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Newmarket Racecourses managing director Amy Starkey is pleased to report an 18 per cent attendance increase today on Betfred Cambridgeshire Day.


The ‘Frankel Factor’ helped boost the crowd as 8,510 people came to the Rowley Mile Racecourse as opposed to 7,223 for the same day in 2011.


Starkey said: “Frankel’s gallop prior to racing really added to the day and made it feel extra special.


“With two Group Ones, a Group Two and a historic and valuable handicap, it is already a fantastic day’s racing.


“But having Frankel with us ensured a great atmosphere on the racecourse and that stayed right throughout the day.


“We are pleased that there was an additional 1,300 people here than for the same card last year.


“But we believe that there is potential for further growth for this fixture and the team will continue to work hard to build on today’s increase next year and beyond.




Newmarket clerk of the course and director of racing Michael Prosser expressed himself thrilled with the second staging of the new-look Cambridgeshire Festival.


He said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work at the meeting.


“The racing has been outstanding and there has been depth to all of the races across the three days.


“The meeting has really moved on from last year when we staged the first Cambridgeshire since the reshuffling of fixtures to do with British Champions Day.


“The track has ridden well and has been praised by trainers and jockeys over the course of the meeting.


“We still have plenty to look forward to here with racing next weekend and then Future British Champions Day in two weeks’ time.”




The going remains




for the third and final day of the Cambridgeshire Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.


Betfred Cambridgeshire Day features Frankel’s gallop before racing and terrific racing all afternoon.


It was dry overnight and the forecast is for the weather to remain dry with sunny spells.


Michael Prosser, the clerk of the course, said at 8am: “The track is in very, very good condition. It obviously had a lot of summer rainfall and there is a really dense sward of grass and the track has held up well.


“We have had a lot of runners, more than last year, but the track has been evenly used, with the stalls positioned to accommodate that.


“The going is good. The times have been pretty quick over the last two days but there has been a tailwind and even today there is one slightly behind but not as strong as yesterday.


“I think the track is very even (across). The GoingStick readings show this and I honestly believe it is where the pace is that matters. Richard Hughes commented after the Silver Cambridgeshire yesterday that they went very fast on the far side. At halfway, the far side were probably three lengths in front and I think Shamdarley ran a blinder to finish third given the speed they went.


“Frankel will arrive here at about 12.35pm with two gallop companions. It will be treated as a raceday. They will go to the pre-parade ring, have a good wander around, then get tacked up and come into the parade ring. They will work, with Frankel returning to the winner’s enclosure.”


GoingStick Readings at 10am

Overall  7.7


Stands’ Side 7.7

Centre  7.8

Far Side  7.6


Stalls’ Position on Far Side Course

12f   - Centre

Remainder  - Far Side




The expectation this morning at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse is high, with the world’s highest-rated racehorse, Frankel, working and then terrific racing, which includes two Group Ones and the Betfred Cambridgeshire.


The Racing Post says: “Newmarket will serve up the ultimate in appetisers at lunchtime today when Frankel works with two stable companions as he builds toward his next assignment, Ascot’s QIPCO Champion Stakes in three weeks.”


Racing Plus reiterates Frankel’s scarcity value: “Racegoers will get what is likely to be a penultimate glimpse of Frankel at Newmarket this afternoon.”


The Daily Telegraph concentrates on yesterday’s racing at Newmarket rather than looking forward to today. Racing correspondent JA McGrath wrote “Certify was probably not seen at her best yesterday but she still outclassed a good collection of juveniles in the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket and is now as low as 6/1 favourite for next year’s QIPCO 1,000 Guineas.”


The Guardian also gives most space to what happened at Newmarket yesterday through Greg Wood’s report but Will Hayler, in his TV tips, does preview today’s racing. Hayler reckons: “A change of luck would not come amiss for Mijhaar who can finally take the big prize he deserves in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket today.”


The Times has a different policy, with today’s action the main focus. Rob Wright leads off by saying: “Frankie Dettori has competition in his role as first jockey to Godolphin, but the Italian is riding as well as ever and can steer Man Of Action to victory in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket today.”


Alan Lee, racing correspondent, writes in his Weekend Watch: “Such is the celebrity status of Frankel and his frail but formidable trainer that their every appearance carries the mass appeal of a farewell tour by musical legends. Even their rehearsals can draw a crowd and the Rowley Mile will be animated from 12.30pm this afternoon when Sir Henry Cecil puts his unbeaten star through the simulation of a proper race.”


Chris McGrath in The Independent also starts his article with Frankel: “For many at Newmarket today, even 35 thoroughbreds disputing one of the most venerable prizes in the calendar cannot begin to match the spectacle promised before racing has even begun.”


The Sun’s Favourite pullout deals with the races, with lead tipster Templegate plumping for Bronze Angel in the Betfred Cambridgeshire, while Claude Duval’s feature is about champion jockey-elect Richard Hughes.


Frankel gets more of a look-in from Starform, the Star’s pullout, in which Mark Winstanley goes for Chil The Kite in the Betfred Cambridgeshire.


Newsboy in the Mirror Racing agrees with Winstanley, while Frankie Dettori highlights the chance of Man Of Action.


Marcus Townend, the racing correspondent of the Daily Mail, highlights Lester Piggott being celebrated at Haydock Park today, while his report from Newmarket yesterday centres on Certify.


There are three paragraphs of editorial among the Daily Express’s racing coverage, with tipster Bev Swingell going for Loving Spirit in the Betfred Cambridgeshire.




Henry Cecil made a rare racecourse appearance to witness Frankel, the world’s highest-rated racehorse, work over nine furlongs on the Rowley Mile ahead of his next, and most likely final, start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20.


Cecil has employed similar tactics ahead of some of Frankel’s previous 13 outings and an appreciative crowd gathered around the parade ring to see him stretch his legs before Tom Queally got on board.


Frankel headed down to the starting point of the gallop and, as the action got underway, his stablemates Bullet Train and Specific Gravity led him at a decent pace.


Specific Gravity dropped away three furlongs out and Frankel took over from his usual lead horse Bullet Train over two furlongs from home before extending away to cross the line some 12 lengths to the good.


Cecil, who is currently battling ill health, said: “I am doing fine but I am getting tired and I need a good holiday.


“He has had a good blow which is what we wanted as this is not D-Day.


“We came here instead of running in the Moulin last weekend as I thought this would be a better idea.


“I think he will be retired after Ascot but that is the Prince’s decision.”


Queally said after dismounting: “That is the first time I have sat on him since winning at York and he seems as good as ever.


“He felt fine and that is exactly what you would be looking for.


“He has had a blow afterwards, which is what you would want, and he is 100% on target for  Ascot.”


Frankel was carrying his owner Khalid Abdulla’s colours during the gallop, and afterwards his racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, said: “He has done everything that we hoped he would and Tom said that he was very pleased as Frankel sorted himself out and had a stretch.


“He has had a bit of a blow which was the idea as we wanted to give him a good workout.


“We wanted to do something to keep him up to speed and he has done it with the mininum of fuss and they have gone a good, solid pace from the off.


“It was very kind of Newmarket to allow us to come and he has enjoyed himself. They were race-like conditions and it was a bit more than a usual workout as we wanted to press him a bit more and use more energy and strength.


“It will also help his mental state and keep him a lean, mean, killing machine.


“Frankel never disappoints and he comes out like that every day of the week.


“He is no pussy cat and he does like to be the boss. He is a big, robust and domineering horse but mentally he is much more the finished article.


“As for his retirement you never say never. Everyone has enjoyed Frankel and he has been truly wonderful for Prince Khalid. Retirement will be entirely his decision as he bred and has owned him and has made all the right calls so it is up to him as to when the curtain comes down.”




Frankel continued his preparation for the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20, with a nine-furlong racecourse gallop on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile today. The four-year-old teamed up with big-race rider Tom Queally for the first time since their seven-length romp in the Juddmonte International at York on August 22. The four-year-old was accompanied by regular work companion and pacemaker Bullet Train and Specific Gravity, owned by the Niarchos Family.


The intention of the gallop was to replicate a race and Frankel’s three-parts brother Bullet Train, under regular work rider Danny Dunnachie, set a solid gallop with Specific Gravity and Frankel’s work rider Shane Fetherstonhaugh tracking him, while Frankel was anchored at the back of the trio.


As they approached the final four furlongs, Specific Gravity dropped away and Frankel ranged up alongside Bullet Train before stretching clear in effortless fashion inside the final two furlongs.


Queally said: “Frankel felt fine. That is exactly what we were looking for and he still has a bit of work to do before the Champion Stakes. The last time I rode him was at York so it’s nice to get back on him.”


Cecil said: “Frankel has had a nice blow and he would have wanted to do as it’s not D-Day yet. It was nice to come here as I don’t think going to the Prix du Moulin would have achieved anything.”


Lord Grimthorpe,racing manager to Frankel’s owner Khalid Abdulla, said: “Frankel has done everything we hoped he would do in the gallop. Tom (Queally) was pleased because once he sorted himself out, he really stretched and he has had a little blow.


“The whole idea of this was to give him something a little bit extra so the gallop has achieved that and it’s amazing to see all the people who have come to see him.


“I think the gallop today will keep him up to speed which is the most important thing and he has done it with the minimum of fuss which is the most important thing. He has travelled like he normally does and he has just been his normal self.


“It was a good solid pace from the word go and Danny (Dunnachie) rides Bullet Train regularly so he knows the sort of pace he needs to go. The gallop is also about keeping Frankel lean and mean and reminding him that he still has work to do.


“The QIPCO Champion Stakes is likely to be Frankel’s last race. I would never say never but it’s Prince Khalid’s (Abdulla) call and it will be his decision. Neither me or Sir Henry are going to suddenly come and say he is going for this, that and the other.


“We have had three fantastic years with Frankel and if people haven’t made up their minds about him then they haven’t been watching the same races I have.”




Before racing on Betfred Cambridgeshire day, racegoers were given the treat of seeing the world’s greatest racehorse, Frankel, in a gallop.


An expectant crowd lined the parade ring as Frankel and his two stable companions were led around, before being taken out on to the course for a nine-furlong gallop.


Frankel sat third of the group before pulling easily away from his stable companions to be greeted by a round of applause and cheers from the packed stands.


Among the excited gathering were industry professionals who gave their views on Frankel after the gallop.


Andy Oliver, who saddles Sendmylovetorose in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes, said: “He looked fantastic, to see a horse of that calibre close up is worth it, no matter that you work with horses. It is always very interesting.”


Tom Goff, chairman of Blandford Bloodstock, said: “It is wonderful to see him. I think it is great that Prince Khalid (Abdulla), Teddy (Lord Grimthorpe) and Sir Henry (Cecil) have allowed the Newmarket crowd to catch one more glimpse of such a remarkable racehorse.”


Alan McCabe, trainer of Levitate in the Betfred Cambridgeshire, said: “He looks fantastic, obviously Sir Henry (Cecil) knew what he wanted to do today and his objective was achieved. Frankel strode away nicely, nothing to write home about - but he is just an awesome horse.”


Grant Pritchard-Gordon, former racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdulla and owner-founder of Badgers Bloodstock, said: “I just think it is the most amazing thing that probably more people turned up today to see his racecourse gallop than turned up yesterday for a Group One.


“What we really need is a great racehorse and people flock to see them and that is what has happened today.


“Frankel looked fantastic, he has as an extravagant action as ever and looked very well. It is great that Sir Henry (Cecil) and Mr Fetherstonhaugh (Frankel’s usual work rider) settled him and that we have got a horse here that is in such a relaxed mood, looking so wonderful and pleasing so many people.”


Emma Berry, journalist and photographer, said: “It was absolutely tremendous and great to see him stretch out. I can’t wait to see him on QIPCO Champions Day.”               



4 b c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Form: 1111/11111-1111  Owner: Khalid Abdulla  Trainer: Sir Henry Cecil

Jockey: Tom Queally  Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Born: February 11, 2008



In 13 racecourse appearances, the unbeaten Frankel has more than proved a fitting tribute to the legendary US trainer Bobby Frankel, who provided owner/breeder Khalid Abdulla with a host of big-race victories in America until his death from cancer at the age of 68 in November, 2009. The home-bred son of Galileo is a three-parts brother to 2010 Lingfield Derby Trial winner Bullet Train, a five-year-old who acts as his pacemaker these days, and a full-brother to three-year-old Noble Mission, winner of the Group Three Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in 2012. Frankel made an eye-catching winning debut when readily scoring in a mile maiden on Newmarket's July Course on August 13, 2010, as he beat subsequent dual Group One victor Nathaniel by half a length. He built on that promising start when quickening clear of two rivals for a bloodless 13-length victory in a seven-furlong conditions race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting on September 10 that year. The manner of his win saw Frankel propelled towards the head of the ante-post markets for both the 2011 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and the Investec Derby and he showed himself as a juvenile of uncommon ability with a stunning success in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes over a mile at Ascot on September 25. 2010. Not content with the sedate pace, Tom Queally took up the running entering the straight and Frankel accelerated away from the field with ease to gain an almost effortless 10-length triumph over Klammer. His trainer then suggested that Frankel was the finest juvenile to have passed through his hands since Wollow in 1975 (who subsequently went on to win the 2,000 Guineas). Frankel's final start of 2010 came at Newmarket on October 16 in the Group One Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. A strong line-up for the very prestigious seven-furlong event also included dual Group One winner Dream Ahead and impressive Group Two victor Saamidd. Held up at the rear of the field, Frankel began to make smooth progress with three furlongs remaining and led before the furlong-pole, defeating Roderic O'Connor by two and a quarter lengths in good style. The runner-up strongly endorsed the form when winning a Group One in France afterwards. Frankel was the joint champion two-year-old in Europe on official ratings with Dream Ahead - rated 126 as well as being named the Two-Year-Old Colt of 2010 at the Cartier Racing Awards. Frankel reappeared in 2011 in the seven-furlong Group Three Greenham Stakes at Newbury on April 16, when he went to the front passing the three-furlong marker to record a comfortable four-length success over subsequent French Group One winner Excelebration. He started the shortest-priced favourite in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket since Apalachee, third at 4/9 in 1974, going off at ½. He galloped his opponents into submission in the mile Classic and was over 10 lengths clear before halfway, winning most impressively by six lengths from Dubawi Gold with the field strung out. After this truly stunning performance, he headed to Royal Ascot for the Group One St James's Palace Stakes, also over a mile, on June 14 and extended his unbeaten run. But the victory was not delivered in the manner expected by his legion of admirers. Queally sent the colt to the lead with well over three furlongs remaining and Frankel was six lengths clear with a quarter of a mile to run. After such an explosive mid-race burst however, his momentum decreased markedly inside the final furlong, allowing the fast closing Zoffany to get within three quarters of a length at the line. Frankel took on older rivals for the first time in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 27 last year, with his main opposition set to come from five-time Group One winner Canford Cliffs in a race billed as the ‘Duel on the Downs'. In reality the mile contest looked distinctly one-sided as Frankel made the running before powering clear for an imperious five-length success. Connections briefly toyed with the idea of stepping Frankel up to a mile and a quarter for either the Juddmonte International or the QIPCO British Champions Stakes, deciding on the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot, October 15, when he cruised to a four-length victory over Excelebration. The World Thoroughbred Rankings for 2011 handed Frankel a rating of 136, 4lb clear of the outstanding Australian sprinter Black Caviar, making him officially the best horse in the world. He was Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt in 2011. He began the current season at Newbury on May 19, when he sauntered to a facile five-length victory over his old rival Excelebration in the Group One JLT Locking Stakes at Newbury over a mile. Despite that deficit being the biggest in four meetings with Excelebration, Sir Henry Cecil was expecting a sharper performance at Royal Ascot and the four-year-old did not disappoint. Frankel faced 10 rivals including Excelebration in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile  - the opening race of the meeting - and produced a performance of the very highest quality, routing the field for an emphatic 11-length victory. In the aftermath of the performance, Timeform gave Frankel a rating of 147, the highest in the organisation’s 64-year history, while the British Horseracing Authority increased Frankel's rating to 140, 1lb behind Khalid Abdulla's outstanding 1986 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe winner Dancing Brave. He achieved another first  when capturing his second QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Goodwood by six lengths on August 1. Frankel ran beyond a mile for the first time when contesting the Group One Juddmonte International over an extended 10 furlongs at York on August 22. The nine-strong field included a host of top-class performers including St Nicholas Abbey, Farhh and Twice Over, but Frankel treated them with complete disdain, cruising into the lead two furlongs out before striding clear for a seven-length victory. The ease of his success persuaded connections to contemplate the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe over an extra furlong and a half but Khalid Abdulla’s racing manager, Lord Grimthorpe, confirmed, after a period of consideration, that Frankel’s target is the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20. The 10-furlong showpiece is likely to be Frankel’s final race before a career at stud. Frankel has started favourite in all his races and, bar his debut, went off at odds-on. Tom Queally has ridden Frankel every time he has run. The work on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket today is to get Frankel spot on for his Ascot finale.

Race Record: Starts: 13; 1st: 13 2nd:-; 3rd:-; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,261,072



Khalid Abdulla

Prince Khalid Abdulla(h), who prefers to be known as plain Mr K Abdulla on the racecard, is a first cousin to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He owns extensive racing and breeding interests in America, Britain, France and Ireland. He is a semi-retired businessman who, along with his four sons, presides over a huge conglomerate, the Mawarid Group, in Saudi Arabia and beyond. He developed a love for British racing during the 1960s when renting a house in London and, with the help of former trainer Humphrey Cottrill, had his first winner on May 14, 1979, when the Jeremy Tree-trained Charming Native scored at Windsor. Born in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in 1937, Abdulla has been one of the most successful owner-breeders in Europe over the past four decades and is the only current owner to have owned and bred the winners of all five British Classics. The first British Classic success came when Known Fact was awarded the 1980 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas on the disqualification of Nureyev. He has won the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas thrice more, thanks to Dancing Brave (1986), Zafonic (1993) and Frankel (2011) who promises to be best of them all, while in 1990 Quest For Fame gave him an initial Investec Derby triumph, followed by Commander In Chief in 1993 and Workforce in 2010. His only Ladbrokes St Leger victory came with the Andre Fabre-trained Toulon in 1991. Abdulla also races with great success in France, Ireland and the United States, where under the Juddmonte Farms banner he won a Triple Crown race in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. In 2003, Abdulla became champion owner in both Britain (78 winners) and France (58 winners), while he also finished third in the USA owners' championship. The full-sisters out of Hasili, Banks Hill (2001) and Intercontinental (2005), gave Abdulla a notable pair of victories in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, a race he also annexed in 2009 with three-time Nassau Stakes (2009, 2010 & 2011) winner Midday. Hasili also produced the owner’s dual Grade One winning mare Heat Haze, trained by the late Bobby Frankel. 2010 was a superb year and Abdulla finished it as champion owner in Britain (74 winners & prize money of over £3 million) for the second time, while Juddmonte was crowned the top breeder once again. Workforce won both the Investec Derby and Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in great style, while the unbeaten Frankel was crowned joint-champion European juvenile after victory in the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes. Special Duty also won two 2010 Classics in the stewards' room. In the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, she was promoted to first ahead of Jacqueline Quest after finishing a nose second and in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, the filly was awarded first place after coming home the head runner-up to Liliside. Abdulla's other 1,000 Guineas win came with Wince in 1999. Twice Over has also been a leading light over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the 2010 Coral-Eclipse and 2011 Juddmonte International. Frankel is probably Abdulla's greatest horse and remains unbeaten in 13 races, nine of which have come at Group One level, including the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes, QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 & 2012), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO, the Queen Anne Stakes and the Juddmonte International. Frankel's exploits last year played a large part in Abdulla winning another owners' championship in Britain in 2011 (63 wins and over £3.4 million in prize money). The owner's Juddmonte breeding operation has nine properties in England, Ireland and Kentucky, including the 373-acre Banstead Manor Stud just outside Newmarket and the 2,500-acre Juddmonte Farms south of Lexington. Juddmonte Farms stand 10 stallions, including Oasis Dream and Dansili, as well as outstanding broodmares in Britain and the US including Hasili, Toussaud and Slightly Dangerous. Abdulla is an honorary member of the British Jockey Club and his daughter was married to the late Prince Fahd Salman, owner of 1991 Derby victor Generous. His notable horses have included the great Dancing Brave, narrowly beaten in the 1986 Derby but successful in the 2,000 Guineas, Eclipse, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, plus Rainbow Quest, Warning, Danehill, Reams Of Verse, Rail Link, Zafonic, Oasis Dream, Chester House, Observatory, Xaar, All At Sea, Commander In Chief, Sanglamore, Ryafan, Exbourne, Marquetry, Raintrap, Sun Shack, Aptitude, Senure, Tates Creek, Cacique, Ventura and Proviso. Abdulla has over 300 broodmares and a similar number of horses in training. Lord Grimthorpe is his racing manager in Europe and Dr John Chandler oversees his US interests. He has won 10 Eclipse Awards in America as well as plenty of Cartier Racing Awards in Europe including the Award of Merit in 2002.


Sir Henry Cecil

Sir Henry Cecil, who was awarded a knighthood for services to racing in the Queen's 2011 Birthday Honours List, has been Britain's champion trainer 10 times and is master of Warren Place Stables in Newmarket. Since taking out a licence in 1969, he has compiled a record of success that ranks him among the pantheon of training legends. He has won 36 European Classics, including 25 in Britain, collected over 400 Pattern successes and saddled well over 3,000 individual winners. He is also the most successful trainer at Royal Ascot, having won 75 races at the meeting. Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was born in Aberdeen on January 11, 1943, 10 minutes before his twin brother David, with whom he enjoyed a close bond. His father, Captain Henry Cecil of the Welsh Guards, brother of the third Baron Amherst of Hackney, was killed in action in North Africa some two weeks prior to the birth. Henry's widowed mother Rohays subsequently married royal trainer Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and moved her brood of four boys to Freemason Lodge from the family farm near Newmarket. His formative years at Freemason Lodge stables, along with his brothers Bow, James, David and later Arthur, infused a desire to pursue a life in racing. This was undoubtedly detrimental to any potential academic distractions that may have robbed the sport of one of its most intuitive talents. In his book, On The Level, published in 1983, Cecil recalls at the age of seven being sent to prep school at Sunningdale where, with his twin David, he “went straight to the bottom form and stayed there”. He failed to get into Eton and spent the remainder of his school life at Canford School in Dorset, which he left with 10 O-Levels, before embarking on a high-spirited year at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural College, where he and David “studied drinking and gambling”, before leaving without sitting any exams. Henry was destined for a career in stud management until accepting the role of assistant to his step-father in 1964. Two years later he married Julie Murless, daughter of the great trainer Sir Noel Murless. Boyd-Rochfort, the man he called Uncle Cecil, retired at the end of the 1968 Flat season, at which point Henry took over the reins at Freemason Lodge. He did not exactly hit the ground running and it was two months before he sighted the winner's enclosure. His initial victory as a licensed trainer came on May 17, 1969, when Celestial Cloud was the short-head winner of an amateur riders' event at Ripon. That success came after a piece of anxious advice from his then father-in-law. After watching the Cecil string work, Sir Noel Murless, never one to interfere, awkwardly declared: “Your horses are galloping like a lot of old gentlemen. You must make them work.” Henry gratefully heeded the advice and big-race glory soon followed with Wolver Hollow in the 1969 Eclipse. A move to Marriott Stables brought his first European Classic, courtesy of Cloonagh in the 1973 Irish 1,000 Guineas. Bolkonski's win in the 1975 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket set the ball rolling in Britain. Wollow's 2,000 Guineas victory a year later came in Henry's first season training at Warren Place, formerly the yard of his father-in-law, and heralded an era of success that has etched his name indelibly in the annals of racing greatness. As the 1980s dawned, the Henry Cecil legend took shape. Supported by Julie Cecil, head man Paddy Rudkin, travelling head man George Winsor and others, he reigned supreme. He ended the 1979 season as champion trainer with a 20th century record of 128 wins to his name. That was his third title in four seasons, in a year that saw One In A Million land the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and Le Moss and Kris emerge as champions. The following decade brought five more training titles, while eight individual English Classic winners, including the Derby heroes Slip Anchor (1985) and Reference Point (1987), and the brilliant fillies' Triple Crown scorer Oh So Sharp (1985), were complemented by champions such as Ardross, Diesis, Indian Skimmer and Old Vic. In 1985, the year of Slip Anchor and Oh So Sharp, Henry became the first trainer in history to pass the £1-million mark in prize money. The 1987 season brought an even more phenomenal feat as Warren Place runners captured 180 races, smashing John Day's 1867 record of 146. Success continued throughout the next decade with a further clutch of Classic triumphs including four Oaks wins in five years with Lady Carla (1996), Reams Of Verse (1997), Ramruma (1999) and Love Divine (2000). He produced the brilliant Bosra Sham to be champion filly, nursing her fragile feet with the patience and care with which he is renowned, while enjoying two further successes in the Derby with Commander In Chief (1993) and Oath (1999). The latter's owner, the late Prince Ahmed Salman, summed up the feeling of many after Oath's triumph when he said, “winning Classics is easy. You just buy a horse and send it to Henry Cecil”. The years have seen many of his owner-breeders pass away, while the loss of Sheikh Mohammed's patronage in 1995 was an undoubted blow. The numbers housed at Warren Place fell dramatically from a peak of near 200, so that by midway through the decade 2000 to 2010 Henry Cecil was no longer seen as a force in the contests that mattered. Owners deserted him, though notably Khalid Abdulla and the Niarchos Family remained loyal. The family standard, run up the flag pole after each Group One win, gathered dust for over six years after Beat Hollow's Grand Prix de Paris win in 2000. In 2006, however, a corner was turned as Multidimensional gave Henry his first Pattern success in four years. October of that year marked a return to the top table as the Khalid Abdulla-owned Passage Of Time captured the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud. Classic success made a welcome return to Warren Place in 2007 when Light Shift, owned by the Niarchos Family, clinched an emotional success in the Investec Oaks under Ted Durcan, while Midday went close to handing the stable a ninth victory in the premier fillies' Classic when a close runner-up to Sariska in 2009. The Khalid Abdulla-owned filly subsequently proved a bona fide superstar, with an unprecedented three victories in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as the Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille in 2010. She also provided Henry with a first success at the Breeders' Cup when landing the 2009 Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Twice Over has also been a standard bearer for Warren Place over the past few seasons, taking the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket in 2009 and 2010 as well as the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in 2010 and York's Juddmonte International in 2011. The unbeaten Frankel is the latest superstar on the block, having won 13 races, nine of which have come at Group One level (the Dewhurst Stakes, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, the St James' Palace Stakes, the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 & 2012), the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO, the JLT Lockinge Stakes, the Queen Anne Stakes and Juddmonte International). He is rated the top horse in the world and Sir Henry believes he is the best he has ever trained. As well as housing equine superstars, Warren Place was also the haunt of champion jockeys, with Joe Mercer, Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen, Pat Eddery and later Kieren Fallon each doing their bit and enjoying the spoils of the master trainer’s meticulously-planned campaigns. Nowadays, the talented young Irishman Tom Queally is the jockey proving his worth atop Cecil-trained contenders. The record books do not lie and Sir Henry Cecil rewrote them as he cultivated and nurtured a string of champions. He is a trainer of great flair - a gifted horseman with an exceptional ability in assessing a horse, and possesses a rare instinctive genius that enables him to appreciate potential far earlier than most. He is also the focus of great fascination, particularly among the media - a champion trainer with a penchant for gardening and fine clothes. He has fought cancer over the last few years and married Jane McKeown, his third wife, in 2008.


Tom Queally

Tom Queally, born on October 8, 1984, has come a long way since riding his first winner on the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel on April 13, 2000, when 15. He was crowned Ireland's champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. The apprenticeship was terminated when Queally's parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002, when apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year's Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of owner/trainer Barney Curley, he moved to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder's Newmarket stable, becoming British champion apprentice that year. He won the 2008 Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Sir Henry Cecil's Warren Place stable. Since his move to Cecil's yard, he has recorded significant victories on Midday, who finished runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks before going on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood (2009, 2010 and 2011), the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2010), Qatar Prix Vermeille (2010) and  the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009). Twice Over has given him success in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 and 2010), and the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2010). Queally gained his first Group One success in Ireland when Chachamaidee was awarded the 2012 Matron Stakes in the stewards’ room after she was hampered in the closing stages. In 2009, he also won two Group One sprints, partnering the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur in Royal Ascot's Golden Jubilee Stakes (Queally's first top level win) and Fleeting Spirit, trained by Jeremy Noseda, in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. He has partnered the world’s highest-rated horse Frankel on all the colt’s 13 appearances, including Group One wins in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2010), QIPCO 2,000 Guineas (2011), St James's Palace Stakes (2011), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 & 2012), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) (2011), JLT Lockinge Stakes (2012), Queen Anne Stakes (2012) and Juddmonte International (2012).




The Betfred Cambridgeshire, held over a mile and one furlong of the historic turf on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, is one half of the autumn double, the other being the Betfred Cesarewitch on October 13. The Betfred Cambridgeshire was first run in 1839 and is one of the highlights of the gambling year.


This year, sponsors Betfred have had significant support for the Hughie Morrison-trained Chil The Kite (9/1 from 12/1).


Mark Pearson, head of media for Betfred, said this morning: “We have seen money for Mijhaar (12/1 from 14/1) and Talk About (16/1 from 25/1) in the Betfred Cambridgeshire as well as Chil The Kite.


“In the other races today, there is money for Fantastic Moon (9/4 from 7/2) in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge, Maureen (2/1 from 5/2) in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes and Beauty Parlour (2/1 from 5/2) in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.


“It is all about Chil the Kite though, the punters are flying in for him.”





 The first two days of the Cambridgeshire Festival at Newmarket have been headlined by a number of impressive two-year-olds, who look sure to have an impact on next year’s Classics.

 Certify, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, extended her unbeaten record to four with an emphatic victory in the Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile yesterday. The daughter of Elusive Quality was held up towards the rear by Mickael Barzalona but came through strongly for an impressive four and a half length success. This was Godolphin’s third consecutive victory in the Shadwell Fillies Mile following on from Lyric Of Light and White Moonstone. Certify is now as short as 6/1 favourite with BetVictor for next year’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

 Al Zarooni said: “Certify was a bit excited before the race and that is not normal for her. It is her fourth run of the year and I would prefer to put her away for next season. I think she will stay further than a mile but the QIPCO 1000 Guineas will be her first target.”

 Ralph Beckett also unleashed a smart juvenile filly in yesterday’s opening Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes over seven furlongs. Waterway Run, who had won a York nursery by three and a quarter lengths on September 9, showed a tenacious attitude under Jim Crowley to get the better of Light Up My Life by half a length.

 Beckett said: “She will go straight for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf (Santa Anita, USA, November 2, US$1 million) because she was nominated for it as a foal and that seems the next logical step.”

 Yesterday’s eight-race card also featured the Group Two Nayef Joel Stakes over a mile, which is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. Penitent continued to endorse David O’Meara’s training abilities with a hard-fought front-running success under Daniel Tudhope to score by a neck. The six-year-old had his first run for O’Meara in April and has now bagged two Group Twos and a Listed race in six starts this season.

 O’Meara said: “He's been a grand horse to win a Listed and a Group race at the beginning of the season and then come back and win another one at the end of the season.”

 The opening day of the Betfred Cambridgeshire meeting on Thursday saw Richard Hannon’s highly-regarded two-year-old Havana Gold make it four wins from five starts in the feature Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes over seven furlongs. The son of Teofilo picked up stylishly under Richard Hughes for a comfortable length and a half victory and is now as short as 20/1 with Paddy Power for next season’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas.

 Assistant trainer Richard Hannon Jnr said: “He will be better over a mile and is a nice horse for next year.”

 Sir Michael Stoute unleashed a potential Investec Derby prospect when Telescope was a taking winner of the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden over mile. The son of Galileo travelled strongly for Richard Hughes before drawing away in eye-catching fashion for a two and a quarter length success. He is now as short as 12/1 with Stan James to give his trainer a sixth victory in the Epsom Classic.

 Stoute said: “Telescope has run two very promising races and as he's out of a Darshaan mare by Galileo, so he should get further. I don't know if you'll see him again this year. He's in the Racing Post Trophy, but I wouldn't commit myself to that.”

 Another local trainer John Gosden captured a brace of Listed races on the opening day, with Gallipot quickening smartly to win the Princess Royal Richard Hambro Stakes and Caucus staying on dourly to win the Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes over two miles. The staying contest also featured two pleasing performances from the Godolphin duo, Cavalryman and Lost In The Moment, who finished second and third and are now Melbourne Cup bound.







First race: The Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

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Mark Johnston’s Steeler lived up to his name with gutsy victory in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes under Kieren Fallon. The son of Raven’s Pass raced prominently before fighting off Artigiano, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, inside the final furlong to score by a length. Sir Henry Cecil’s representative Al Waab stayed on under pressure to take third.


Johnston said: “Steeler found an extra gear when he hit the rising ground, which we hoped he would. He is very laid back and lazy and there will be plenty more to come next year. 


“I took the liberty of dropping him back to seven furlongs last time and a furlong out it looked as if that was a bad decision.


“He has shown us plenty at home and even in April he was showing us that he was a nice horse but we knew there would be more to come over longer distances. The Racing Post Trophy is his next target.”


Fallon said: “He seems to be getting better and better and this extra furlong suited him today. He is a horse who just keeps finding for you.


“I thought it was a sensible pace for the first half of the race and then we really picked up. What I like most about this fellow is that he puts his head down and really wants to run for you.


“He will come into his own next year and could be a Derby horse.”


First race: The Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

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The Racing Post Trophy is a possible for Artigiano after Frankie Dettori’s mount came off second best in the Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes.


The Mahmood Al Zarooni-trained colt had been off the track since finishing second at Glorious Goodwood some 59 days ago, but lacked nothing in terms of fitness and after being handy throughout was only beaten a length by the tough Steeler.


Al Zarooni said: “He ran well and the main thing is that he has improved so much since Goodwood - I have seen a big difference in him.


“There is no plan but he has many options including the Racing Post Trophy or the Breeders’ Cup. Nothing has been decided yet but the Racing Post Trophy may suit him.”


First race: The Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes




Kieren Fallon, partner of the length winner Steeler, said: “Good.”


Frankie Dettori, partner of second Artigiano, said: “Beautiful good ground.”


Tom Queally, rider of third Al Waab, said: “Good.”


Martin Lane, jockey of Birdman, said: “Good.”


William Buick, rider of Excess Knowledge, said: “It is on the fast side of good.”


Johnny Murtagh, on board Fantastic Moon, said: “It felt fast on mine.”


Robert Havlin, jockey of Mocenigo, said: “Good to firm.”


William Carson, rider of One More Word, said: “Good - with a strong tail wind.”







Second race: The Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes

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Johnny Murtagh landed back-to-back renewals of the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes as Rosdhu Queen blitzed the field to complete a wonderful unbeaten four-timer.


William Haggas’ filly has answered every call from a Ripon maiden win, to a Listed Newbury event and then the Lowther Stakes on her previous outing, when she proved herself over the six furlongs.


Murtagh bounced the game filly out from stall one on the far side and she never saw another rival and the 4/1 chance collected by one length.


Haggas said: “When you get a two-year-old filly you want to win the Lowther and the Cheveley Park and she has done both - I could not say enough about her.


“Her coat has gone but she can run and she is a tough and genuine filly.


“I want to enjoy the moment but we will give the 1000 Guineas consideration. Why not?


“I didn’t think she would stay six furlongs but she looked as though she was going on again in the Lowther and that there was more to come. Who knows if she will stay a mile but we will give the Guineas a shot.”


Murtagh added: “It was very similar to the race at York. She travelled well down the rail on her own, which she didn’t seem to mind, and she battled well when Kieren (Fallon on Baileys Jubilee) came to me. She has done it well.


“I was drawn in stall one, so I just stayed straight. She was on the rail and she wasn’t getting any hassle, so she was kind of flowing for the first three or four furlongs.


“When I got to the three-marker, I thought that we would take a bit of catching because she had loads left in reserve. Kieren got to me but my filly wasn’t for passing today.


“She is pretty fast but maybe she will mature over the winter. You just don’t know and it’s a quick mile here, so I think that she deserves her chance in the Guineas. The Cheveley Park is a great race and has a great record for the Guineas. She can always come back in trip if she doesn’t stay but the 1000 Guineas is a big race.”


Ladbrokes quote the winner at 20/1 for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas.


Second race: The Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes

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Winning Express, supplemented for the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes at a cost of £15,000, repaid that and more when taking second a length shy of the winner Rosdhu Queen.


Ed McMahon, who trains the progressive Camacho filly, said afterwards: “I knew we would get every yard of the trip after her run at Salisbury (where she won a Listed race over six furlongs on September 6). The winner just injected a bit of pace going into the dip and I am not saying Winning Express was caught flat but she tends to just switch off. Franny (Norton, jockey) said she was doing her best work at the end and with another twenty yards she would have got there. We could be an unlucky loser.


“We will wait and see for next year, I am not sure her breeding would say she would get a mile but she will certainly get seven. That is it for this year and we will wait and see next year.”



Mark Johnston, trainer of third-placed Baileys Jubilee, said: “I am very pleased with Baileys Jubilee. I thought she was going to win as she hit the front like a winner. Kieren (Fallon) was very bullish about her and said that the draw and going round that way didn’t help.


“My first impression was that she didn’t stay and Kieren in the past has said she doesn’t stay, but today he said she switched off lovely once he got her behind one.


“She won’t run again this season and will go straight for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas next year.”







Third race: The Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

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French handler Francois Doumen gained his first top level success on the Flat in Britain when Siyouma won the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes. It was a fourth consecutive win for French-trained horses, following on from Rodolphe Collet’s three wins with Sahpresa.


Siyouma raced prominently under Gerald Mosse before taking the lead a furlong from home and kept on strongly for a three quarters of a length success. Elusive Kate ran a good race to be second after stumbling coming out the stalls and Laugh Out Loud held on for third after making the running.


Doumen said: “I was worried about the ground for Siyouma because she is better on softer ground - every time she works on soft ground she absolutely flies.


“She has been improving throughout the season and when she ran in the Falmouth Stakes in July she was still quite immature as she didn’t run much as a three-year-old.


“She is the most satisfactory thing in the world. She is easy to train - she has an easy temperament and is very calm. Gerald (Mosse) said she won with something in hand and nobody will be able to criticise his ride today.


“As she has won easily, she could go for the E P Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in two weeks’ time - we could get some cut in the ground there. There is also Japan and Hong Kong to consider - the fact she has won on fast ground today reassures me that we can go there.


Gerald Mosse added: “She was very well today and she worked very well last week, so we were pretty confident before we came.


“I was expecting the ground to be a bit softer, which would have helped, but we have been lucky. I had a good pace in front of me and I would say that the race was pretty clear for everyone. She picked up and really went to the line with a lot of potential.


“She is definitely better over a mile - not because she won today but I have already been saying it to the trainer for a long time. She can go to a mile and a quarter, but a mile is definitely the best for her.”


Third race: The Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

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The ever consistent Elusive Kate showed her bravery when coming three-quarters-of-a-length second to Siyouma in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.


Her trainer, John Gosden, attempted to remove the off-fore shoe in the winner’s enclosure when she came back in before calling for the racecourse farrier to take it off. The foot was then bandaged and she was led off to the unsaddling boxes for further inspection by her lad and trainer.


William Buick, who rode her, said: “She stumbled out of the stalls and her shoe came loose and that has cost her the race I think.”


Mick Channon, who trained the third-placed Laugh Out Loud, commented after the race: “I am obviously delighted, she has been a high class filly all year. We gave her a break after Ascot and she ran a cracker in Ireland and she has run another one today.


“Obviously, you want to win but we are very pleased. It is difficult to make all especially on a straight track like here. I would have thought we will have a chat with the owners as where we go next. She is entered in the Dubai Challenge Stakes (Group Two, October 13) back here.”







Fourth race: The Betfred Cambridgeshire

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Marcus Tregoning claimed the biggest prize of his season so far as Bronze Angel scored in the Betfred Cambridgeshire, with stablemate Boom Or Bust also in the frame in third place.


Tregoning had given the three-year-old a break since finishing third in the Britannia at Royal Ascot, and William Buick’s mount scraped in to the field as the final runner to make the cut.


The 9/1 chance raced in the stands’ side group and came through late to register success by three-quarters of a length.


The winning trainer said: “I looked at the programme book and this looked to be his race and he only scraped in by one. There is nothing you can do when you are waiting to see if a horse gets in a race but thankfully he did and I am very pleased.


“I am thrilled for Lady Tennant as she has been a great supporter of mine, even from when I first started training.


“It is very exciting to have pulled it off, stunning really. We gave him a break as he had been busy early in the year and he has come on great.


“I am pleased for the whole team at home as it hasn’t been the best of years but we have done well with what we have got. This is our Group One!


“Sheikh Hamdan owns the yard and it is the same team that looked after Nashwan, Dayjur, Sir Percy and all of those good horses. We needed a bit of a boost and we got one today so we are thrilled.”


He added of Boom Or Bust: “He only ran last week so this was somewhat of an afterthought, but the ground was right and he took his chance. He won the race over on the far side so I am very pleased.”


Buick said: “It’s a real tough race to win. I thought that he had a very good chance when I looked this morning but it’s very hard because there are so many runners and you can make a case for so many of them.


“They split into three groups and I stayed where I was. There weren’t that many runners there so I was just lucky that the horses took me far enough because he doesn’t like to be in front too soon. He has won really well and you could say that he was well in.


“He was looking for a bit of company in the end and I wanted him to race against something as well. I am sure that he has got a big future.”


Fourth race: The Betfred Cambridgeshire

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Mull Of Killough, won his battle coming up the far side of the course, after the field had split into three, but just failed to take the overall prize when finishing three-quarters-of-a-length second to Bronze Angel, in the Betfred Cambridgeshire.


Jane Chapple-Hyam, who trains the 33/1 chance in Newmarket, said afterwards: “I was worried about the pace but he settled nicely on the far side, and second isn’t too bad. He looked to me, like I always thought, that he could be a mile and a quarter horse. I am just pleased that he has run well on what he has shown at home.


“I might wrap him up and put him away until the Winter Derby at Lingfield. He has won there before, but you know me, I may just keep him running. There might be a race in France. A little conditions race, maybe one on those all weather tracks. As long as he comes out of the race alright - though he looks fine now. It is very good prize money for one of those conditions races.”


Joseph O’Brien, rider of the six-year-old Mull Of Kintyre gelding, added: “He ran a blinder - he was just a bit unlucky to be run out of it in the last hundred yards.”



William Carson, rider of the 50/1 fourth for trainer Michael Appleby, said: “Bancnuanaheireann has run a cracker and is on an upward curve. He is very lightly raced and is a massive horse.


“He took me there the whole way and was doing it nicely. All he did is keep going and if the ground was a bit slower, I’m not saying I would have won, but it would have helped me a bit by slowing the race down.


“He would tank through anything and he just keeps going and galloping.


“You’ve got to go where the races are but I would go a mile and a quarter before I went a mile, although nine furlongs on slow ground would probably be ideal for him - but how many of those races are there at this level.”






Fifth race: The EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery


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Annecdote, trained by Jonathan Portman, continued her progression with a narrow victory in the EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery over seven furlongs. The daughter of Lucky Story, ridden by Richard Kingscote, battled on gamely inside the final furlong to score by three quarters of a length from Fleeting Smile, with a neck back to Godolphin’s Ghanaian.


Portman said: “We have had this race in mind for a long time for Annecdote. We ran her at Doncaster last time over six and a half furlongs and that was a little bit too sharp for her.


“She has been quite well handicapped for a while because she has shown some good form in her maidens behind the likes of Maureen and a few others. I trained the half-brother who won first time out but he wasn’t anything like as nice as her.


“I’m not sure if we will run her again this year as I think she will be better next year -it would be nice to think she could make up into a black-type filly and she will get a mile next year.”


Richard Hannon, trainer of the Fleeting Smile, said: “She ran really well and I think we will get a mile with her. We will leave her till next year now.”


Paul Hanagan, rider of Fleeting Smile, said: “I was really pleased with her - she went down fighting. She really grinded it out to the line and has a great temperament. I think she will be nice next year when she grows and fills out a bit.”







Sixth race: The Racing UK Handicap

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Mark Johnston enjoyed his second winner of the afternoon as Idler kept on finding under Silvestre de Sousa to win the Racing UK Handicap.


The 10/1 chance was ultra-game out in front and kept on finding to collect by four and a half lengths.


Johnston said: “I was concerned about the draw but it didn't matter in the end and he has won well.


“He has entries later in the week and will no doubt turn out again somewhere. I doubt if he will get in the Betfred Challenge Cup though.”


Paddy Power quote the winner at 10/1 from 25s for the aforementioned race at Ascot next Saturday.


Sixth race: The Racing UK Handicap

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Redvers, who fought out a tight finish for second, going down to the winner by four-and-a-half lengths, nonetheless pleased his trainer Ed Vaughan, who commented afterwards: “I am delighted with him, he’s run a good race.


“I don’t think we were going to beat Idler, who has gone away by four-and-a-half lengths and is a good handicap winner.


“Had he won today and gone up in the weights, we probably wouldn’t have got into the race at Ascot (the Betfred Challenge Cup handicap at Ascot, in a week’s time)so we will give him one more run and put him away. He is versatile enough on ground but probably seven (furlongs) is his trip. We have tried to stretch him to a mile and he doesn’t quite get it.


“The owners are game and will hang on to him for another season. We think there is one decent one in him. Granted you will keep meeting these young improving horses - still he’ll have his day. He’s done well and is running solidly enough.”







Seventh race: The Baileys Horse Feeds Handicap

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Saytara, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, took her form to a new level with an emphatic victory in the concluding Baileys Horse Feeds Handicap. The daughter of Nayef stayed on strongly inside the final half mile under Silvestre De Sousa to record a seven-length success over Taglietelle, with a further three quarters of a length back to Brockwell in third.


Bin Suroor said: “Saytara has won really well. She has really improved physically towards the end of this season. I told the jockey to keep her handy and she showed a good turn of foot over a mile and a half.


“There are no plans but we will find a better race for her and she will stay in training next year.”


Andrew Balding, who trains the second-placed Taglietelle, said: “The big question mark was the trip but he stays well and he should win his races next year.”









Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 guaranteed. For 2yo colts and geldings, 1m. Weights 8st 12lb. Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty value 1st £56,710.00 2nd £21,500.00 3rd £10,760.00 4th £5,360.00 5th £2,690.00 6th £1,350.00


1)  STEELER (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [5] 11/4

2)  ARTIGIANO (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1] 7/1

3)  AL WAAB (IRE) (Mubarak Al Naemi) Sir Henry Cecil 2-8-12 Tom Queally [9] 4/1

4)  BIRDMAN (IRE) (Anthony Hogarth) David Simcock 2-8-12 Martin Lane [6]

5)  FANTASTIC MOON (Saeed Suhail) Jertemy Noseda 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [7] 9/4 Fav

6)  ONE WORD MORE (IRE) (Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer) Charlie Hills 2-8-12 William Carson [2]

7)  EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-8-12 William Buick [4]   

8)  MOCENIGO (IRE) (Eledy SRL) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-12 Robert Havlin [8]


8 ran Non-Runner: AFONSO DE SOUSA (USA) (Vets Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 35.67s Distances: 1, 3½, nose, ½, 2¾, 4, 2  

Breeder: Airlie Stud

Breeding: ch c Raven’s Pass (USA) - Discreet Brief (IRE) (Darshaan)

Tote Win: £3.60 Places: £1.40; £1.60; £1.40 Exacta: £19.30


Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (1): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Rheinland-Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Gran Criterium (1997 Lend A Hand, 2003 Pearl Of Love 2006 Kirklees), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Preis Von Europa (2009 Jukebox Jury), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Phoenix Stakes (1997 Princely Heir), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Grosser Dallamyr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2010 Lady Jane Digby) Irish Field St Leger (2011 Jukebox Jury)  Royal Ascot wins (35): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection, 2012 Fennell Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2011): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179 Wins in 2012: 194


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 win after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 First Group One win after return to riding: Gitano Hernando, Goodwood Stakes (Santa Anita), October 10, 2009 British Classic wins (15):  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) Irish Classic Wins (6): Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run, 2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija, 2006 Alexandrova), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats) French Classic Wins (1): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Coral-Eclipse (2001 Medicean, 2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2002 Golan), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean, 2004 Russian Rhythm, 2006 Peeress), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Sun Chariot Stakes (2001 Independence), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 2002 & 2003 Islington, 2004 Quiff), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio, 2006 & 2007 Dylan Thomas), Matron Stakes (2003 Favourable Terms), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin), National Stales (2005 George Washington), Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva, 2006 Hurricane Run), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run, 2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Prix Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City, 2007 Myboycharlie), Prix de l’Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Grosser Preis von Baden (1997 Borgia), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Oak’s d’Italia (2002 Guadalupe), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love, 2000 Fantastic Light), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington, 2004 Ouija Board), Goodwood Stakes (2009 Gitano Hernando), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain) Dubai Golden Shaheen (2012 Krypton Factor) Royal Ascot wins: 29  First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong, 2012 Most Improved), 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 (1988-2011): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27,-, -, 50, 140, 154 * = champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2012: 79






Class 1, Group 1, £150,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights 8st 12lb. Penalty value 1st £92,720.85 2nd £35,152.50 3rd £17,592.60 4th £8,763.60 5th £4,398.15 6th £2,207.25

1)  ROSDHU QUEEN (IRE) (Clipper Logistics) William Haggas 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [1] 4/1

2)  WINNING EXPRESS (IRE) (Milton Express Limited) Ed Mcmahon 2-8-12 Franny Norton [2] 13/2

3)  BAILEYS JUBILEE (G R Bailey Ltd (Baileys Horse Feeds)) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [12] 20/1

4)  UPWARD SPIRAL (Qatar Racing Limited) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 William Buick [10]

5)  JILLNEXTDOOR (IRE) (Nick & Olga Dhandsa & John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Martin Harley [3]

6)  SENDMYLOVETOROSE (J Gildea) Andrew Oliver 2-8-12 Colm O'Donoghue [11]

7)  CEILING KITTY (Andrew Black & The Master Bettors) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [7]

8)  JADANNA (IRE) (Danethorpe Racing Partnership) James Given 2-8-12 Graham Lee [8]

9)  MAUREEN (IRE) (Ahmad Alkhallafi) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [4] 2/1 Fav

10)  HOYAM (Ahmad Al Shaikh) Michael Bell 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [9]

11)  THE GOLD CHEONGSAM (IRE) (Arashan Ali) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [6]


11 ran Non-Runner: SANDREAMER (IRE) (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

Time: 1m 11.10s Distances: 1, nose, 1¼, nose, hd, nk , nk, ¾, nk, ½   

Breeder: Old Carhue & Graeng Bloodstock

Breeding: b f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Green Minstrel (FR) (Green Tune (USA))

Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £1.80; £2.20; £4.00 Exacta: £35.70


Winning Trainer: Name Haggas, William John Date of Birth: 23/8/60 Trains at Somerville Lodge, Newmarket Suffolk Date of first trainer's licence: 20/11/86 First winner: Tricky Note, Newmarket, April 15, 1987, EBF Bartlow Stakes Previous Occupation: Assistant trainer to Sir Mark Prescott and John Winter British Classic wins: (2) Shaamit (1996 Investec Derby - his first (and so far only) runner in the Classic); Dancing Rain (2011 Investec Oaks) Other Major wins include: Stewards’ Cup (2008 Conquest), Italian 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont, 2004 Brunel), Audi Stakes (2008 Enticing), Betfred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Champagne Stakes (1990 Bog Trotter), Park Stakes (1991 Bog Trotter), Joel Stakes (1996 Yeast), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Victoria Cup Handicap (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2000 Superstar Leo), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Molecomb Stakes (2003 Majestic Missile), Pretty Polly Stakes (2004 Chorist), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), Prix du Petit Couvert (2006 Majestic Missile) totesport.com Challenge Cup (2007 Candidato Roy), William Hill Lincoln (2007 Very Wise, 2010 Penitent), Diadem Stakes (2008 King’s Apostle), Dee Stakes (2009 South Easter), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain), QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2011 Dancing Rain), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve), Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes (2012 Rosdhu Queen), Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes (2012 Rosdhu Queen) Royal Ascot wins (8): Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Hampton Court Stakes (2008 Collection), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2000 Superstar Leo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Britannia Handicap (2012 Fast Or Free)  First Royal Ascot Win: Yeast (June 19, 1996 - Royal Hunt Cup) Number of horses in training (1993-2012): 47; 37; 37; 42; 45; 49; 53; 58; 72; 63; 70; 82; 88; 96; 102; 106; 110; 129; 130 Wins in a Year (1991-2011): 25; 13; 13; 22; 19; 27; 12; 24; 46; 45; 39; 43; 44; 46; 53; 59; 66; 86; 69; 59; 76 Wins in 2012: 67


Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) French Classic Wins (1): Prix De Diane (2012 Valiyra) Other Major Wins: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida, 2004 Soviet Song, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman, 2009 Alfred Nobel, 2010 Zoffany), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song, 2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies’ Mile (2007 Listen), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan, 2009 St Nicholas Abbey), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2008 Fame And Glory), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2000 Namid, 2009 Total Gallery), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Cadran (2002 Give Notice), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Royal-Oak (2008 Yeats), Prix Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2009 Man Of Iron), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida, 2000 Greek Dance), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), E P Taylor (2001 Choc Ice, 2007 Mrs Lindsay), Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes (2011 Lightening Pearl, 2012 Rosdhu Queen),QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (2011 Deacon Blues), QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2011 Dancing Rain) Royal Ascot Wins (39): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl, 2010 Lillie Langtry); Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel, 2002, Royal Rebel, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (2000 Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (2000 Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George V Handicap (2001 Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (2001 Nice One Clare, 2010 Laddies Poker Two, 2011 Deacon Blues), Queen Anne Stakes (2002 No Excuse Needed, 2008 Haradasun), King Edward VII Stakes (2002 Balakheri, 2012 Thomas Chippendale), Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue, 2011 Frederick Engels), King’s Stand Stakes (2003 Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (2003 Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel, 2008 Honolulu), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Windsor Forest Stakes (2009 Spacious), Queen’s Vase (2010 Mikhael Glinka) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) Wins in Britain 1999-2011: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; 11 Wins in Britain in 2012: 11









The time of 1 minute 35.67 seconds recorded by Steeler in today’s first race, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, is a new course record by a two-year-old for a mile at Newmarket.

The previous record was 1 minute 35.70 seconds, recorded by Forward Move in 2004.






Class 1, Group 1, £160,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, fillies and mares, 1m. Weights 3yo.8st 13lb; 4yo+ 9st 3lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty value 1st £90,736.00 2nd £34,400.00 3rd £17,216.00 4th £8,576.00 5th £4,304.00 6th £2,160.00

1)  SIYOUMA (IRE) (Robert Jeffock) Francois Doumen FR 4-9-03 Gerald Mosse [1] 12/1

2)  ELUSIVE KATE (USA) (Teruya Yoshida) John Gosden 3-8-13 William Buick [3] 11/4

3)  LAUGH OUT LOUD (Ann Black, M Al Qatami & K M Al Mudhaf) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Martin Harley [2] 16/1

4)  LA COLLINA (IRE) (Jorg Vasicek) Kevin Prendergast IRE 3-8-13 Declan McDonogh [6]

5)  CHACHAMAIDEE (IRE) (R A H Evans) Sir Henry Cecil h5-9-03 Tom Queally [5]

6)  UP (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-13 Joseph O'Brien [7]

7)  BEAUTY PARLOUR (Wildenstein Stables Limited) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Christophe Soumillon [4] 13/8 Fav

8)  GAMILATI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-13 Frankie Dettori [8]


8 ran

Time: 1m 34.66s

Distances: ¾, 1¾, ¾, 1, ½, 4, 22 

Breeder: Haras de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan SCEA

Breeding: b f Medicean - Sichilla (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Tote Win: £12.40 Places: £2.70; £1.10; £5.80 Exacta: £53.70


Winning trainer:-Name: Doumen, Francois Date Of Birth: 11/6/40. Date Of First Trainer’s Licence: 1977 Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship (trainers) with father, Jean, who trained for James Hennessy at Maisons-Laffitte. Riding Career: Amateur 1956-70, rode more than 100 Flat winners including the Prix Georges Courtois, at Deauville in 1969/70. Big Race Wins Include: King George VI Chase (1987 Nupsala, 1991 & 1992 The Fellow, 1994 Algan, 2000 First Gold), Racing Post H’cap Chase (1995 Val d’Alene), Grande Steeplechase de Paris (1991 The Fellow, 1994 Ucello II, 1995 Ubu III), Grande Course De Haies D’Auteuil (1992 & 1993 Ubu III), Prix Heros XII (1992 The Fellow, 1993 Ucello II), Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Feltham Novices’ Chase (1997 Djeddah), Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (1997 Djeddah), Wragge & Co Finesse Four-Year-Old Hurdle (1999 Hors La Loi III), Axminster 100 Kingwell Hurdle (2000 Hors La Loi III), Voice Newspaper Adonis Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle (2000 Snow Drop), Long Walk Hurdle (2000 Baracouda, 2001 Baracouda), Capel Cure Sharp Novices’ Hurdle (2000 Ben Ewar), Martell Cup Chase (2001 First Gold), Hong Kong International Bowl (1998 Jim And Tonic); Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic); Hong Kong Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic); Dubai Duty Free (2001 Jim And Tonic); Qatar Prix du Cadran (2011 Kasbah Bliss), King of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2012 Siyouma) Wins in Britian in 2012: 1


Winning jockey:-Name: Mosse, Gerald Date of birth: 3/1/67 Background: Former champion apprentice in France (with Patrick Biancone). Has spent 15 seasons (up to 2007/08) riding in Hong Kong, and has been successful over 450 times, including thee Hong Kong Derbies. Major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash, 2011 Immortal Verse), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), Prix du Jockey-Club (1994 Celtic Arms, 1996 Ragmar), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1990 Saumarez), Prix de Diane (1988 Resless Kara, 1993 Shemaka, 1997 Vereva, 1999 Daryaba); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1999 Sendawar, 1997 Daylami, 1996 Ashkalani); Prix Vermeille (1994 Sierra Madre, 1999 Daryaba); Prix Lupin (1994 Celtic Arms); Prix Ganay (1996 Valanour, 1999 Dark Moondancer); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo, 1996 Ashkalani, 1999 Sendawar); Prix Jean Prat (1990 Priolo; 2000 Suances); Grand Prix de Paris (1995 Valanour, 2010 Behkabad); Prix Morny (1988 Tersa, 1991 Arazi, 1997 Charges d’Affaires, 2000 Bad As I Wanna Be); Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1989 Intimiste); Prix Marcel Boussac (1992 Gold Splash, 1993 Sierra Madre); Prix Robert Papin (1991 Arazi); Prix de la Salamandre (1991 Arazi); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo); Prix du Cadran (1999 Tajoun, 2011 Kasbah Bliss), Prix Royal Oak (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Tiraaz), Hong Kong Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic), Prix d’Ispahan (2000 Sendawar), Nunthorpe Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1989 Cricket Ball, 1994 Dolphin Street, 2002 May Ball) Hong Kong Sprint (2002 All Thrills Too, 2007 Sacred Kingdom), Prix Saint-Alary (1998 Zainta, 2010 Sarafina), Melbourne Cup (2010 Americain), Prix Jacques Le Marios (2011 Immortal Verse), Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2012 Siyouma) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash; 2011 Immortal Verse), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), King’s Stand Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate) First Royal Ascot wins: Coronation Stakes (June 16, 1993, Gold Splash) Wins in Britain in 2012: 1





Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £160,000 guaranteed.For 3yo+, 1m 1f. Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (115 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (115 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried). Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties after September 1st, a winner 4lb; a winner of any 2 races 7lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty value 1st £99,600.00 2nd £29,824.00 3rd £14,912.00 4th £7,456.00 5th £3,728.00 6th £1,872.00

1)  BRONZE ANGEL (IRE) (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning p3-8-08 William Buick [21] 9/1

2)  MULL OF KILLOUGH (IRE) (Invictus) Jane Chapple-Hyam 6-9-04 Joseph O'Brien [7] 33/1

3)  BOOM AND BUST (IRE) (Jas Singh) Marcus Tregoning 5-9-08 George Baker [2] 20/1

4)  BANCNUANAHEIREANN (IRE) (Dallas Racing) Michael Appleby 5-8-09 William Carson [12] 50/1

5)  MUKHADRAM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-9-00 Paul Hanagan [17] 10/1

6)  CHIL THE KITE (Hazel Lawrence & Graham Doyle) Hughie Morrison 3-8-10 Richard Hughes [1] 8/1 Fav

7)  MORAN GRA (USA) (D T Breen/Michael Ryan) Joanna Morgan IRE p1 5-9-04 Declan McDonogh [16]

8)  JACK'S REVENGE (IRE) (PJL Racing) George Baker bt4-8-08 Gerald Mosse [6]

9)  DOUBLE DEALER (Marmoon Racing) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-8-13 Mickael Barzalona [34]

10)  FURY (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas h1 4-9-10 Johnny Murtagh [33]

11)  NAVAJO CHIEF (Geoffrey Bishop) Alan Jarvis 5-9-09 Darryll Holland [15]

12)  LICENCE TO TILL (USA) (The Vine Accord) Mark Johnston 5-8-11 Franny Norton [10]

13)  CREDIT SWAP (Palatinate Thoroughbred Racing Limited) Michael Wigham 7-8-10 Jim Crowley [31]

14)  PRINCE OF JOHANNE (IRE) (David Storey) Tom Tate p6-9-03 Brendan Powell (5) [24]

15)  TALK ABOUT (FR) (Marquise de Moratalla) Mikel Delzangles t1 4-8-10 Umberto Rispoli [27]

16)  ANDERIEGO (IRE) (Ebor Racing Club) David O'Meara 4-8-10 Daniel Tudhope [9]

17)  KING'S WARRIOR (FR) (Paul Hancock) Peter Chapple-Hyam 5-9-00 Michael Murphy (5) [4]

18)  SWIFTLY DONE (IRE) (D Watts, Miss C King, J Syme & M Syme) Declan Carroll 5-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [22]

19)  SPA'S DANCER (IRE) (T Gould) Ed De Giles 5-8-11 Liam Keniry [35]

20)  LOVING SPIRIT (Patrick Dalby & Richard Schuster) James Toller 4-8-10 Pat Cosgrave [30]

21)  BURANO (IRE) (Jonathan Harvey) Brian Meehan 3-9-05 Kieren Fallon [13]

22)  MAKING EYES (IRE) (Starter For Ten Partnership) Hugo Palmer 4-9-03 Ian Mongan [29]

23)  ARABIAN STAR (IRE) (Jackie & George Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-02 Daniel Muscutt (7) [11]

24)  START RIGHT (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor p5-9-03 Silvestre De Sousa [14]

25)  SILVERY MOON (IRE) (R J Swinborne, Habton Farms) Tim Easterby 5-8-09 Ted Durcan [3]

26)  DRAGONERA (Preston Lodge Stud, Champneys) Ed Dunlop 4-9-02 James Doyle [8]

27)  LEVITATE (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe v4-8-09 Martin Harley [5]

28)  REWARDED (Patrick Dalby & Richard Schuster) James Toller 3-9-00 Kirsty Milczarek [26]

29)  POSTSCRIPT (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ian Williams 4-8-10 Graham Lee [28]

30)  SPANISH DUKE (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-8-13 Eddie Ahern [25]

31)  MAN OF ACTION (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v5-9-01 Franmkie Dettori [20]

32)  MIJHAAR (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian h4-9-08 Neil Callan [32]

33)  EXCELLENT GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 5-9-01 Tom Queally [19]


33  ran Non-Runners: EDMAAJ (IRE) (Self Certificate, Going), STEVIE THUNDER (withdrawn at start)

Time 1m 47.73s: Distances: ¾, ¾, ½, ¾, 1, ½, nk, 1½, 1¾, ½, hd, 1, 1¼, hd, nk, 1¾, ½, ½, ½, 2¼, 1½, 1½, ½, 1¼, 2¼, hd, 4, nk, 3¼, 1, 29, 5

Breeder: Rihana Partnership

Breeding: b c Dark Angel (IRE) - Rihana (IRE) (Priolo (USA))

Tote Win: £9.30 Places: £2.60; £10.80; £5.70; £23.00 Exacta: £379.60


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): Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 High Accolade, 2005 Mubtaker), Dewhurst Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002, 2003, 2004 Mubtaker), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker), Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), Juddmonte International (2002 Nayef), 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), Lingfield Derby Trial (2007 Aqaleem), Lennox Stakes (2009 Finjaan), Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), totesport Mile (2011 Boom And Bust), Betfred Cambridgeshire (2012 Bronze Angel) 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: 50 (8 at July Meeting) Horses in Training 2001-10: 88; 113; 122; 133; 139; 113; 100; 101; 98; 88; Winners (1997-2011): 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56; 26; 49; 29; 34; 35; 30; 27; 21 Wins in 2012: 22


Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. 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, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Windsor Forest Stakes (2012 Joviality), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Coronation Stakes (2012 Fallen For You), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborn) Total Goodwood Wins: 22 (5 at July Meeting) First Group One Win: Lahaleeb, E P Taylor Stakes, Woodbine, October 17, 2009 Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Qatar Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead) Gran Premio Di Milano (2012 Earl Of Tinsdal), Pretty Polly Stakes (2012 Izzi Top), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), Prix Rothschild (2012 Elusive Kate), Nunthorpe Stakes (2012 Ortensia), Betfred Cambridgeshire (2012 Bronze Angel)  Wins (2006-2011): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; 106 Wins In 2012: 109






Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 2yo which are E.B.F. eligible, 7f. Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb. Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties after September 22nd, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £12,450.00 2nd £3,728.00 3rd £1,864.00 4th £932.00 5th £466.00 6th £234.00


1)  ANNECDOTE (Tom Edwards & Partners) Jonathan Portman 2-8-08 Richard Kingscote [9] 5/1

2)  FLEETING SMILE (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Richard Hannon 2-9-02 Paul Hanagan [1] 7/1

3)  GHANAIAN (FR) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-05 Mickael Barzalona [2] 11/2

4)  SUPERNOVA HEIGHTS (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [12]

5)  BOTANICA (IRE) (Carmichael Simmons Humber) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [11]

6)  NEED YOU NOW (IRE) (Franconson Partners) Peter Chapple-Hyam p1 2-7-12 Kieran O'Neill [4]

7)  WOODLANDSWAY (The Storm Again Syndicate) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Pat Dobbs [6]

8)  TUSSIE MUSSIE (Inner Circle Thoroughbreds) Mark Johnston 2-8-06 Silvestre De Sousa [14]

9)  ENTWINED (IRE) (Loose Connections) Clive Cox 2-8-02 John Fahy [5]

10)  THREES GRAND (Paul Dixon) Scott Dixon 2-9-07 Tom Queally [7]

11)  RED TURBAN (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-08 William Buick [10] 9/2 Fav

12)  RAINBOW BEAUTY (D O’Donohoe & J Cavanagh) Gerard Butler 2-8-04 Franny Norton [8]


12 ran Non-Runners: TESTAMATTA (Self Certificate, Lame), LAUGHING ROCK (IRE) (Self Certificate, Not Sound)

Time: 1m 23.38s Distances: ¾, nk, nk, 3½, ¾, 1¾, hd, 7, 2¼, ½, 9  

Breeder: The Hon Mrs R Pease

Breeding: b f Lucky Story (USA) - May Fox (Zilzal (USA))

Tote Win: £6.20 Places: £2.10; £2.60; £2.30 Exacta: £54.10


Winning trainer:-Name: Portman, Jonathan G Based: Hamilt Compton, Berkshire Born: June 18, 1965 Background: Former amateur rider, winning Flat and NH races in Britain and France. Assisted father with training of arab racehorses and point-to-point horses at an early age. Previously assistant trainer to classic winning Luca Cumani in Newmarket and Breeders’ Cup winning Jonathan Pease in Chantilly, France. He has also worked in Australia and USA. Date of first trainer’s licence: 1998 Big Race Wins: DBS St Leger Yearling Stakes (2006 Cheap Street), Tattersalls (Ireland) EBF Mares’ Chase Final (2004 Annie Byers) Number of Flat Wins (2001-2011): 11; 3; 5; 6; 5; 15; 6; 11; 11; 10; 23 Flat Wins in 2012: 19


Winning jockey:- Name: Kingscote, Richard Background: Builder’s son from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Spent winter 2005/06 riding in Australia for Sydney trainer Ron Quinton. Is famous for his large collection of tattoos. First Goodwood Winner: Little Eye, Eros Apprentice Stakes, August 13, 2005 First Pattern Race Success: Classic Blade (2008 TNT July Stakes) Big Race Wins: Weatherbys Superlative Stakes (2008 Firth Of Fifth); TNT July Stakes (2008 Classic Blade); Rockingham Stakes (2007 Max One Two Three), National Stakes (2011 Pyman’s Theory) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Sandringham Stakes (2011 Rhythm Of Light); King George V Handicap (2011 Brown Panther); Queen Mary Stakes (2012 Ceiling Kitty) Wins 2004-2011: 2; 31; 33; 44; 60; 69; 47; 64 Wins in 2012: 78





Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below), 7f. Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 4lb Minimum weight 8-7, 3-y-o 8-4. Penalties after September 22nd, each race won 6lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 3lb. Penalty value 1st £12,450.00 2nd £3,728.00 3rd £1,864.00 4th £932.00 5th £466.00 6th £234.00

1)  IDLER (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-05 Silvestre De Sousa [20] 10/1

2)  REDVERS (IRE) (J C & E J C Hawkes) Ed Vaughan b4-8-10 Paul Hanagan [14] 16/1

3)  AL AASIFH (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-05 Frankie Dettori [21] 40/1

4)  BERTIEWHITTLE (Norton Common Farm Racing II) David Barron 4-9-00 Graham Gibbons [7] 9/1

5)  JONNY MUDBALL (Woodgate Family) Tom Dascombe t6-9-05 Richard Kingscote [4]

6)  SMARTY SOCKS (IRE) (Direct Racing Club) David O'Meara 8-9-01 Daniel Tudhope [2]

7)  YAIR HILL (IRE) (The Earl Cadogan) John Dunlop 4-8-07 Mirco Demuro [3]

8)  REDACT (IRE) (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds III) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 William Twiston-Davies (7) [17]

9)  CAPE CLASSIC (IRE) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 4-9-05 Adam Beschizza [16] 7/2 Fav

10)  JOHNNY CASTLE (George Materna & John McInerney) Amanda Perrett 4-8-13 William Buick [19]

11)  LUTINE BELL (Rogerson, Carr & Murphy) Mike Murphy 5-8-13 Richard Hughes [12]

12)  DIESCENTRIC (USA) (Axom (XVIII)) Julie Camacho 5-8-11 Micky Fenton [6]

13)  ESPRIT DE MIDAS (Geoff Copp) Dean Ivory b6-8-13 Neil Callan [11]

14)  RED ART (IRE) (Des Anderson & Ronald Arculli) Charlie Hills 3-8-10 Michael Hills [1]

15)  ACCESSION (IRE) (Brighthelm Racing) Clive Cox 3-8-07 Gerald Mosse [10]

16)  POETIC DANCER (The Laureates) Clive Cox 3-8-07 John Fahy [18]

17)  HARRISON GEORGE (IRE) (Racing To The Max) P J O'Gorman t7-8-10 Kieren Fallon [15]

18)  CITRUS STAR (USA) (Induna Racing Partners Two) Chris Wall 5-9-00 Franny Norton [13]

19)  DECENT FELLA (IRE) (One Carat Partnership) Andrew Balding vt6-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [9]

20)  BALTY BOYS (IRE) (Sir Alex Ferugson, Cavendish Investment Ltd, Jack Hanson) Charlie Hills 3-8-13 William Carson [5]

21)  GOLD CITY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-9-00 Mickael Barzalona [8]


21 ran          

Time: 1m 23.00s Distances: 4½, ½, ½, sh, sh, 1, nk, ¾, 1, 1¼, 1¼, ½, ¾, ¾, 1, 2, ½, ½, nk, 4½   

Breeder: Darley

Breeding:b g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Dilly Dally (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS)

Tote Win: £10.70 Places: £2.90; £5.20; £8.30; £2.70 Exacta: £237.70


Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (1): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Rheinland-Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Gran Criterium (1997 Lend A Hand, 2003 Pearl Of Love 2006 Kirklees), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Preis Von Europa (2009 Jukebox Jury), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Phoenix Stakes (1997 Princely Heir), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Grosser Dallamyr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2010 Lady Jane Digby) Irish Field St Leger (2011 Jukebox Jury)  Royal Ascot wins (35): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection, 2012 Fennell Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2011): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179 Wins in 2012: 195


Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: December 31, 1980, Brazil Background: The youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. 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. Became a retained rider for Godolphin in 2012 Big Race Wins: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer, 2010 Ladies Are Forever), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios), bet365 Gordon Stakes (2011 Namibian), City Of York Stakes (2011 Doncaster Rover), Deutsches St Leger (2011 Fox Hunt) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2011 Fox Hunt) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2011): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100; Wins in 2012: 104






Class 2, £20,000 guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 80 and below), 1m 4f. Weights highest weight 9st 7lb. Minimum weight 8-2. Penalties after September 22nd, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £12,938.00 2nd £3,850.00 3rd £1,924.00 4th £962.00

1)  SAYTARA (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-07 Silvestre De Sousa [11] 14/1

2)  TAGLIETELLE (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 3-7-13 Simon Pearce [8] 40/1

3)  BROCKWELL (South Wind Racing 3) Tom Dascombe 3-9-03 Richard Kingscote [15] 9/1

4)  DAGHASH (Mohammed Al Nabouda) Clive Brittain 3-8-06 Martin Lane [1]

5)  PERENNIAL (Khalid Abdulla) Charlie Hills 3-9-07 Michael Hills [10]

6)  MARSHGATE LANE (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-06 Mickael Barzalona [9] 9/2 Fav

7)  RAYVIN BLACK (R White & V J Walsh) Mark Tompkins 3-8-02 Mirco Demuro [3]

8)  ENERY (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Franny Norton [5]

9)  ANGEL GABRIAL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ian Williams 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [13]

10)  TRADER JACK (John Deer) Roger Charlton 3-9-04 George Baker [14]

11)  BIG JOHNNY D (IRE) (Clive Washbourn) John Dunlop 3-8-08 Ted Durcan [4]

12)  GOODWOOD ATLANTIS (IRE) (Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group (18) Ltd) John Dunlop 3-8-08 Paul Hanagan [2]

13)  AMARAJA (GER) (Niarchos Family) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-07 Tom Queally [7]

14)  BEAUFORT TWELVE (Tony Foster & John Kelsey-Fry) William Jarvis 3-9-02 Frankie Dettori [12]


14 ran Non-Runner: LITTLE DUTCH GIRL (Going), SUN CENTRAL (withdrawn)

Time: 2m 28.17s Distances: 7, ¾, nk, ¾, 1¼, nk, hd, 4, 5, hd, 13, 2¼, 2½ 

Breeder: Peter Savill       

Breeding: b f Nayef (USA) - Celtic Silhouette (FR) (Celtic Swing) 

Tote Win: £17.20 Places: £7.10; £9.90; £4.20 Exacta: £641.20


Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool, 2011 Campanologist) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (34): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh, 2012 Tha’ir), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2011): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; 58 Wins in 2012 (in Britain): 52


Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: December 31, 1980, Brazil Background: The youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. 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. Became a retained rider for Godolphin in 2012 Big Race Wins: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer, 2010 Ladies Are Forever), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios), bet365 Gordon Stakes (2011 Namibian), City Of York Stakes (2011 Doncaster Rover), Deutsches St Leger (2011 Fox Hunt) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2011 Fox Hunt) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2011): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100; Wins in 2012: 59



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