Thursday, October 2, 2003
CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING - FIRST DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
NEWMARKET, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2003
RACE ONE - THE UNICOIN HOMES NOEL MURLESS STAKES
HILBRE ISLAND HAS CUP POTENTIAL
Brian Meehan struck first blood at the new-look three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting when Hilbre Island (11-2) came from last to first to win the Unicoin Homes Noel Murless Stakes going away by three and a half lengths from 9-4 favourite Singleton.
Meehan said:”Hilbre Island was running in races like the Dante early on and lost his confidence, but Michael (Hills) has done a brilliant job on him in his last two races, and he is clearly right back on song.
“The way he won two miles will not be a problem, and I can see him developing into a Cup horse next year.
“He has won a Listed race in fast ground and he loves these underfoot conditions, so it might be best now to draw stumps until next season.
“He is game and genuine, and a proper horse, and I’d like to think he’d come back for something like the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot in May.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE ONE
UNICOIN HOMES NOEL MURLESS STAKES
“SHE NEEDS TO GET STRONGER”
“I would like to think that she could win a Group race when she gets stronger,” said Henry Cecil after Singleton had gone down to last-to-first Hilbre Island in the Unicoin Homes Noel Murless Stakes.
“But she is such a big filly that she hasn’t really grown into her strength yet and, just as she came to win her race, the winner came past her and he was stronger than she is.
“She was impossible to train last year because she was so big, and then she got badly jarred up when she ran at Ascot (second in the Queen’s Vase) and threw two big splints. She had to have three weeks in her box.
“I don’t know yet if she will stay in training, Prince Khalid has not made a decision about that yet, but she is a lovely filly who never does anything wrong and always runs her race.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
Colonel Cotton, who could finish only eighth in a handicap at Ascot on Sunday, produced a 25-1 shock to take the Listed Rous Stakes and cause his owner-breeder, QC Jeremy Gompertz, to declare himself as “simply astonished.
“I know he was hopelessly drawn at Ascot, but even so he could not win the race on his side, so something amazing must have happened to him between then and now.
“This is his first win this year but he did win twice last year. He seems to like being dropped out and coming from behind. We have tried everything frankly - this time it came off.
“Willie gave him a terrific ride and I think he was second on him last season. We have a yearling half-sister to Colonel Cotton by Benny The Dip who I hope will go into training with Neville. She is at Snailwell Stud where my old pal Nick Angus-Smith looks after her very well.
“This was a surprise which shows that you must always give it a go. I really want to pay tribute to the trainer because he has done it all and I think he is much under-rated
“This is less like hard work than the Hutton Inquiry which I cannot talk about.” added Gompertz, who was counsel for the Kelly family at that recent investigation.
Colonel Cotton, who is named after an old friend of his owner-breeder, was continuing the excellent form of his trainer Neville Callaghan, who is having by far his best season in terms of prize money.
“He has always promised to win a race like this, but he is not an easy horse to ride and the big handicap fields when they spread all across the course are not really right for him,” said the trainer.
“He is at his best when he can be covered up and that is much better in a smaller field like there was today. I told Willie (Ryan) to ride him as if it didn’t matter and let him go to sleep at the back, and that the horse would then take him there.
“He is in the horses in training sale, but I hope we can persuade Jeremy to keep him. Because he is a sprinter I think he might not make the money he should, and it would be good to have him again next year, when he could run in Listed races like this and Group Threes. They can often look easier to win than the big handicaps in which the horse has run so often.”
Race Two: Rous Stakes (Listed)
Placed Horses Quotes
UNLUCKY 13 FOR BALI ROYAL
No13 Bali Royal, having her 13th race of the season, keeps her form remarkably well, but, having looked the winner coming out of the Dip, she was reeled in and beaten half a length by Colonel Cotton, with topweight No Time the same distance back in third.
Malcolm Saunders, who took over Bali Royal in midsummer after the mare’s owners had a fall-out with Milton Bradley, was justifiably proud of this bold effort.
He said:”The row had nothing to do with me, but I have known part-owner Bob Manning for 20 years, and, like me, he comes from Bristol. I have just tried to do things a little differently than Milton, and Bali Royal is such a game mare that you could set your clock by her.”
Jockey Dane O’Neill pleaded with Saunders not to put away Bali Royal just yet.
He said:”She is in great heart, and there is surely another race in her before the season ends. We were unlucky in that Colonel Cotton came at us fast and late - if only he had challenged earlier my filly might have had time to fight back.”
Mark Polglase and owner Paul Dixon were similarly proud of the performance of No Time.
Polglase said:”For a three-year-old with 9st 10lb, that was no mean feat. He is still improving, but the ground is crucial and, though we are lucky to get fast ground in the first week in October, I hope the dry spell continues as I would like to run her off the same mark at York next Friday.”
Race Three: Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1)
CLASSY KATIE NOSEDA’S PRIDE AND JOY
Jeremy Noseda declared Carry On Katie “the best two-year-old filly in training” after his unbeaten Lowther Stakes heroine had made virtually all and held on by a fast-diminishing short head from Majestic Desert in the Group 1 Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes.
Whether Carry On Katie, bought before York by Dubai businessman Mohammed Rashid - a friend of the Maktoum family - will remain with Noseda for next year’s 1,000 Guineas, for which she is 9-1 favourite with Corals, or be switched to Godolphin has yet to be decided, but Jeremy was “enjoying the moment”.
Breathing a sigh of relief when the photo-finish verdict was announced, Noseda said:”That was a bit close, but Carry On Katie has done the job and I could not ask for more.
“She did it the hard way, but she was more relaxed than she had been at York. We have worked hard on her at home, and we brought her down to the track 10 days ago and put her through the stalls and got her to switch off.
“Once she is racing she is an uncomplicated filly, and my instructions to Frankie were ‘don’t send her and done’t take her back’.”
Asked whether he thought Carry On Katie would get the Guineas mile, Noseda replied:”On the strength of that performance, I think there is a good chance she will.
“She is growing up all the time and, though it will be a big test, I am more than hopeful that she will stay. If she goes to Godolphin then I hope she goes on and wins the Guineas for them, but if she stays with me I will be more than delighted.
“She is a better filly than Wannabe Grand, who won this race five years ago and was only beaten a neck by Wince in the Guineas. Wannabe Grand was a real trier, but Katie has more natural talent.”
Frankie Dettori, who jogged Carry On Katie all the way down to the start, echoed Noseda’s thoughts about next year’s Guineas mile.
Dettori said: “She is still buzzy and full of life, Jeremy and the team have done a great job and she is definitely getting better. I liked her attitude - she is strong and has scope, but she pulled out extra when they came at us and I’d be optimistic that she’d get the mile next year.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
SKY BET CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
“THE RACE IS OVER SIX FURLONGS”
“Another stride and she might well have won, but unfortunately the race is over six furlongs and not six furlongs and one yard,” said Mick Channon after Majestic Desert had been beaten a fast diminishing short head by all- the-way winner Carry On Katie in the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes.
“But there has to be a winner and I think they were two very good fillies, and, considering that mine cost only 8,000gns when Gill Richardson bought her as a yearling, she has been a real snip. She is a lovely filly and has done nothing wrong and her sire, Fraam, may be unfashionable but he is a proper little stallion.
“That will be her final race of the year and she will certainly get a mile next year. Kieren (Fallon) said that she would do so standing on her head. This is as good as she is and she has shown herself a lot better than people have said.”
Majestic Desert was given a 50-1 quote for the 1,000 Guineas by Cashmans, but much more cautious 16-1 by Paddy Power.
Clive Brittain was delighted with the show by third-placed Badminton, who was fractionally closer to Carry On Katie than she had been in the Lowther at York. “I told you she would improve,” he said.
“This filly will be next year’s Crimplene,” Brittain went on with reference to the filly whom he trained to win the Irish and German 1,000 Guineas as well as the Coronation and Nassau Stakes when she was carrying the same colours.
“Crimplene just missed out on the Pattern races when she was a two-year-old, and this filly has done the same, but she will be a proper filly next year - you mark my words.
“She just had a flat patch at one stage of the race but she was really running on again at the end, and she will certainly get a mile next year.”
Badminton is a 66-1 chance for the Guineas with Cashmans.
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL STAKES
FROM BOTTOM TO TOP
“When I looked at the list of owners with runners in the race it was like a Who’s Who of Racing with me right at the bottom,” said owner Paul Dixon after his Milk It Mick had given Jamie Osborne a first Group success with his victory over favourite Bayeux in the Somerville Tattersall Stakes.
Milk It Mick, who came from last to first to win by a neck under a vintage ride from Pat Eddery, was bought for 14,000gns at Doncaster and collected getting on for double that outlay with this victory alone.
As he has won three other races in his very busy (this was his 11th start) season and been placed on several occasions, he has proved a real money spinner.
“We took a chance riding him the way we did today,” said Osborne afterwards. “He has rather been the victim of his own enthusiasm when he is always doing his very best for you -- at Doncaster last time he was always doing that bit too much -- so we decided to drop him in and Pat settled him brilliantly.
“This was the first time Pat had ridden him. Somehow he has always just missed out, and almost everyone else has had a go on him at some time or another.
“He was bred by Paul (Dixon) and his wife Yvette, though sadly they have lost the mare. I had her first foal, who was absolutely useless, but when this fellow came into the yard there was always something about him.
“I don’t know if he will run again this year -- he is in the (Darley) Dewhurst --, but I would love to be able to train him for the Italian Guineas next year.”
Race Four: Somerville Tattersall Stakes (Group 3)
IF ONLY GROANS FRANKIE
Words were not necessary from Frankie Dettori after he had been caught in the dying strides on Sheikh Mohammed’s Bayeux and beaten a neck by Milk It Mick - the grimace from the Italian told its own tale.
On dismounting, Dettori told trainer David Loder: ”We were very unlucky. Bayeux is a good horse, but the winner challenged wide and my fellow never saw him until it was too late. If he had been closer to us then who knows.
“I liked the way Bayeux went through the gaps, and he is a decent prospect.”
James Toller confessed that he briefly smelt the scent of victory on Bachelor Duke, who was eventually beaten two necks into third place.
He said:”I thought he was coming through to win on the far rails, but he is still babyish and on the weak side. I’ll talk to the owner before deciding whether to have another run.”
Toller also revealed that Duck Row, like Bachelor Duke also owned by the Duke of Devonshire, would miss Saturday’s Tote Cambridgeshire and instead head off to France for the Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Longchamp the same afternoon.
Toller added:”It’s a shame, but the ground is just too firm. He has run two great races in the Cambridgeshire, finishing third two years ago and a close seventh 12 months earlier and we were hoping to make it third time lucky, but the promised rain has deserted us and conditions look like being much more suitable in France.”
Race Five: NKG Spark Plugs Nursery (Showcase Handicap)
HILLS ADMITS THAT THE HANDICAPPER WAS RIGHT
Barry Hills had to admit that, contrary to first impressions, the handicapper had it spot on in assessing Danzig River’s revised rating after the Green Desert youngster had bolted up by two and a half lengths, just as he had done at Bath last time.
Hills said: “ thought the handicapper had been harsh in putting Danzig River up 10lb after Bath, but he has been proved right.
“He was well bought by Adrian Nicoll for 50,000 euros at Deauville as he is a half-brother to a Group 1 winner in Lady Of Chad, and, though we never had a penny on, his owner Ronnie Arculli, who is chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, will be delighted. We might even find another one before the curtain comes down.”
The success completed a 38-1 double for the winning trainer’s son Michael, who had earlier been successful on Hilbre Island.
WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
JRA MAIDEN STAKES
GOOD RACE FOR PERRETT
Amanda Perrett had a very satisfactory race as she sent out not only the successful Art Trader as well as third placed Heir To The Throne, with Buckeye Wonder and five lengths between the stablemates.
“They work together at home, but as we never try them seriously we did not really know what to expect as far as they were concerned,” said the trainer.
“They went nicely together with a couple of other backward two-year-olds when we worked them over seven furlongs at Lingfield last week, and we brought them up here to give them a nice opening experience on some decent ground.
“I don’t know if either will run again this season, though there is obviously plenty of time if we decide that they are to do so. We shall have to find out how they are after this.”
Owner Matthew Green, who shares the winner with Oliver Simmons, had a good time last year with Cat On A High at Coombelands last year, and the winner was bought for them by agent James Delahooke in America last year for $130,000.
Art Trader is a son of Arch, a Kris S horse who stands at Claiborne. “He was a good racehorse but has not done very well as a sire so far; I have not bought anything by him this time,” said Delahooke.
Race Six: JRA Maiden Stakes
Placed Horses Quotes
Buckeye Wonder, a three-parts brother to Coshocton who was tragically killed in the Derby, made a promising debut to be beaten only a neck by Art Trader, the pair pulling five lengths clear of the rest.
Michael Jarvis, who trains Buckeye Wonder, said:”He has been very backward and immature, and this introduction ought to bring him on a lot. He was always going to make a much better three-year-old.”
Philip Robinson, who rode Buckeye Wonder, said:”He tried his heart out, but he is still a bit weak and, physically, he is not quite there yet. That run will have done him the power of good.”
Race Seven: Lone Star Park Fillies’ Rated Handicap
FANSHAWE PRAISES NEWMARKET COURSE
Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe was lavish in his praise of his home course after Frizzante, under the cheekiest ride from Jamie Spencer, had won the finale.
Fanshawe, stressing that Frizzante cannot operate on firm going, said:”Newmarket have done a wonderful job, but why couldn’t Ascot produce this sort of ground last week?
“Michael Prosser and his team have shown what can be done if you put on a drop of water, and the ground they come up with today was in a different league to that which was produced for the Festival of Racing meeting.”
Fanshawe conceded that when Spencer was hemmed in on the stands’ rails at the two-furlong pole he began to think that it might not be his day.
He added:”The breaks had not gone our way with Torosay Spring in the opener, and I feared the same again.
“Frizzante had no luck with the draw in either the Stewards’ Cup or Ayr Gold Cup, so she has deserved this win.
“She has a terrific turn of foot, and with the ground likely to be easier from now on we might come back here for a Group 3 or Listed race. I am looking forward to having her next season.”
BY OVER 7%
Lisa Hancock, Newmarket Racecourses’ Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted with today’s crowd which vindicates our decision to condense the Cambridgeshire Meeting into three top-class racedays.”
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
Following a dry night, the going for the first day of the Cambridgeshire meeting is
GOOD TO FIRM.
Two days of watering ended yesterday evening, and clerk of the course Michael Prosser says that in view of the problems with the weather, particularly the lack of rain in recent weeks, he is pleased with the condition of the track.
“ We put on eight millimetres over the whole track from the pull up area down to the mile and six start, and in the circumstances I am very happy with things. It is decent, fast ground and we are providing a safe, decent racing surface.
“The forecast is very changeable and we could get between four and six millimetres of rain, or there might be far less than that. There is also a chance of some rain on Saturday and in view of that forecast I have no intention of further watering.”
Although many may regard the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes (2.20) as a match between Carry On Katie and Much Faster, there are plenty of punters prepared to oppose the pair of them and there has been solid support for Nyramba, winner of the Watership Down Stud Sales Stakes at Ascot on Friday. She has been backed from 6-1 to 11-2 with Coral and from the same price to 9-2 with the sponsors.
There has also been sustained interest in the outsider Voile, the last ride in the Cheveley Park for 11 times champion jockey Pat Eddery. She has been cut from 33-1 to 25-1 by Ladbrokes, from 50-1 to the same price by Victor Chandler, William Hill and Bet365 and from 40-1 to 25-1 by Coral.
Carry On Katie’s stablemate Flying Wanda has been popular in the opening Unicoin Homes Noel Murless Stakes (1.10) and she has been brought in from 9-2 to 4-1 by Chandlers and Coral and from 5-1 to 7-2 by Stan James.
In the Rous Stakes (1.45) there has been money for Torosay Spring, who has been cut from 5-1 to 9-2 by Paddy Power.
Bayeux is in from 7-2 to 3-1 with Ladbrokes, who have eased Gold History from 6-1 to 7-1, in the Somerville Tattersall Stakes (2.55). He has also been trimmed from 3-1 to 11-4 with Bet365, while Paddy Power have shortened Brunel from 100-30 to 3-1.
Free Trip has caught the eye in the NGK Spark Plugs Nursery (3.30) and has come in from 7-2 to 3-1 with Powers and Stan James.
GREAT SHADWELL STUD MIDDLE PARK STAKES
Roger Charlton, down in the dumps after one-time 2,000 Guineas favourite Three Valleys flopped in the Independent Waterford Wedgewood Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh last month, is optimistic about getting back on the right track when Khalid Abdullah’s home-bred colt takes on 11 opponents in Friday’s feature race at Newmarkket, the Group One Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes.
That was Three Valley’s only defeat in three races, and he had previously broken the two-year-old course record for Ascot’s six furlongs when emulating Mill Reef’s eight lengths winning margin in the Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting.
Declaring Three Valleys “in good form”, Charlton said: “We were somewhat shell-shocked when he was beaten into third place behind One Cool Cat in Ireland, and it came as a relief when we discovered mucus in his throat afterwards.
“Unfortunately, that took longer than we hoped to clear up, and it was only two weeks ago that we got the green light, but he has worked well since and I still maintain that he is potentially the best horse I’ve trained, so, while he has not had the best preparation, I will be looking for a big run.”
Aidan O’Brien, who has won this prestigious race with Johannesburg (2001) and Minardi (2000), has a powerful squad of four - Old Deuteronomy, second in the Curragh race, Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes runner-up Grand Reward, Born in America and Colossus - while Kheleyf, rated David Loder’s best two-year-old and also beaten only once in three races, carries plenty of stable confidence for what might well prove his final race before he is transferred to the Godolphin team for next season.
Andre Fabre won the race twice in the 90s, with Lycius and Zieten, and France are again strongly represented, with Robert Collet’s Whipper, a surprise winner of the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville, fancied to go close under Christophe Soumillon.
Auditorium, the neck second in Doncaster’s Champagne Stakes who was supplemented on Saturday, is the mount of current champion jockey Kieren Fallon while Pat Eddery, who took the title no fewer than 11 times and who retires at the end of the season, is very sweet on the chance of his Scottish Equitable Gimcrack Stakes winner Balmont, as is the colt’s trainer, Jeremy Noseda.
Noseda said:”Balmont has won three out of four and is a an exciting prospect. He has a relaxed attitude, and Dave Goodwin, who looks after him, has ‘done’ plenty of top horses, including Derby winners Slip Anchor and Commander In Chief. I’d like to think we might have another star for him in Balmont.”
NEWMARKET’S NEW-LOOK CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING
Lisa Hancock, Managing Director at Newmarket, is very upbeat about the new three-day format to the Tote Cambridgeshire Meeting.
Hancock, enthusiastic about the quality of the meeting, said:”They are three fantastic days - the advance bookings have been good, and, considering we had virtually no rain in August, the fields have held up well.
“It has not been easy, but Michael Prosser and his team have put in a lot of hard work and a lot of water on to the course, and the track is in tremendous condition.
“We are unfortunate in having lost three champion jockeys for Saturday, Frankie Dettori, Kieren Fallon and Kevin Darley all being out through suspension, and, though it is also tough going head-to-head with the Arc meeting at Longchamp, we have to put up with that.
“We have had discussions with the European Pattern Committee, and we hope that it won’t be too long before the Peugeot Sun Chariot Stakes is upgraded to Group One status. That would give Saturday’s programme a real boost.”
Peugeot Charity Trophy for the Leading Jockey at the Cambridgeshire Meeting
This is the second year of the Peugeot-sponsored jockeys’ challenge at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting. In addition to a handsome trophy, the leading rider over the three days receives the use of a Peugeot vehicle for six months to donate to the charity of his choice.
Last year’s successful jockey, Richard Quinn, nominated SENSE, a charity that works to improve the quality of life for the deaf and the blind, as his chosen beneficiaries. SENSE offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help sensory impaired people of all ages fulfil their full potential despite the many challenges facing them.
“It’s a fantastic gesture from Peugeot, as it offers the victorious jockey a chance to support a cause that they feel particularly strongly about,” commented Lisa Hancock, Newmarket’s Managing Director.
If there is no clear-cut champion based on number of winners, the following points system will apply to determine the leading jockey – win 4 points, second 3 points, third 2 points and fourth 1 point, with the rider accumulating the greatest points total being declared victorious.
LONE STAR PARK SPONSOR
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, will be hosting its first-ever Breeders' Cup Championships in 2004.
To help publicise the track, which as yet is little known outside the USA but which will be catapulted into the headlines next year, Lone Star Park are sponsoring a race on the first day of Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting today (Thursday (October 2).
Corey Johnsen, President of Lone Star Park, and Mike Renfro, the track’s Business Development Director, will be at Newmarket to watch the Lone Star Park Fillies Rated Stakes.
They will be accompanied by the former top international jockey, Cash Asmussen, who is acting as consultant to the track. Cash will be making a rare return visit to Newmarket, where he won the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes, the highlight of today’s card, on Dead Certain back in 1989.
The trio will be aiming to meet trainers, owners, racing managers and the media to give them the lowdown on the Texas track to where next year’s European stars will be travelling to take on America’s best in October, 2004.
Lone Star Park’s amenities include a mile dirt track with a 7-furlong chute and a 7-furlong turf course with an inside chute for races up to 1m 1f. The spacious barn area includes 29 barns which stable more than 1,300 horses.
A HISTORY OF THE SKY BET CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
The Cheveley Park Stakes, this year sponsored for the first time by Sky Bet, was first run in 1870 and the Group One contest over six furlongs has proved a major pointer to the following season's classics in its 132-year history.
In the first half of the last century, for example, its winners included Pretty Polly, Fifinella and Light Brocade, all of whom went on to classic glory, as well as Selene, who became the dam of Hyperion.
Since the Second World War the race has fallen to fillies like Fleet, Humble Duty, Waterloo and Mrs Penny and in more recent years Marwell and her daughter Marling, Ma Biche and Ravinella have hit the high spots in their second seasons.
The last Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes winner to go on to classic success was Sayyedati, who won in 1992 for Clive Brittain and Walter Swinburn. She won the 1000 Guineas the next year and the Sussex Stakes as a five-year-old and gave a second success in the race for her jockey, who had also won on Marling in the previous year.
Swinburn's record, though, is not a patch on that of Pat Eddery, whose long and distinguished career in the saddle will come to an end when this season finishes. He has won the race on no fewer that five occasions, beginning with Pasty for Peter Walwyn in 1975. His most recent victory came on Wannabe Grand, who was second in the 1,000 Guineas the following year, in 1998 and, in between, Eddery struck on Woodstream (1981), Prophecy (1993) and Gay Gallanta (1994).
Sir Michael Stoute, who trained Gay Gallanta, was also responsible for the 2000 winner Regal Rose, but the outstanding training record in recent seasons is that of Criquette Head-Maarek, who sent out Ma Biche to win in 1982 and has followed that with Ravinella in 1987 and most recently with Pas de Reponse in 1996.
The suggestion that fillies are unpredictable is not really borne out by the Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes results. There have been long-priced winners, like the 20/1 Embla in 1985 and Gay Gallanta, who went off at 14/1, but since then only the 10/1 Seazun (the first of two winners for Mick Channon), has scored at a double-figure price.
Although the winners inevitably attract most post-race attention it can often pay to look a bit further back with an eye on the future. In 1994 Harayir, who won the 1000 Guineas some six months later, was third behind Gay Gallanta. Five years after that Crimplene, who won the Irish and German 1,000 Guineas as well as the Coronation and Nassau Stakes the following season, was third to Seazun and last year the superb Russian Rhythm went down to Airwave
Ruinart Champions Challenge
With five Group races due to take place at this year’s Cambridgeshire Meeting, the leader board in the Ruinart Champions Challenge could change dramatically. John Dunlop has proven what strength in depth he has in his Arundel yard, winning three Group races at Newmarket this year with three different horses. However, his slender two-point lead over Sir Michael Stoute, Dermot Weld and John Gosden is sure to be put under pressure this weekend.
A surprising omission from the leader board at present is Aidan O’Brien, but it would be no surprise to see him pick up points with his Ballydoyle string now in top gear.
Points have been awarded for all Group races at Newmarket this season, with a Group 1 worth 10, a Group 2 worth 6 and a Group 3 worth 3 points. There’s plenty still to play for as there is a total of 32 points up for grabs at the Cambridgeshire Meeting.
The leading trainer after Champions’ Day (October 18) (on which the last Group races of the season at Newmarket are run) wins his or her weight in Ruinart Champagne.
John Dunlop ……………………………………………………………………...12
Khulood (Shadwell Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes [Gr3])
Olden Times (Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes [Gr3])
Millenary (Princess of Wales’s UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Stakes [Gr2])
John Gosden ………………………………………………………………………10
Oasis Dream (Darley July Cup [Gr1])
Sir Michael Stoute…………………………………………………………………........10
Russian Rhythm (USA) (Sagitta 1000 Guineas Stakes [Gr1])
Dermot Weld ………………………………………………………………………10
Refuse to Bend (Sagitta 2000 Guineas Stakes [Gr1])
Michael Bell, Clive Brittan, James Fanshawe, Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston all currently have 6 points; Roger Charlton and Bryan McMahon both have 3 points.
SKY BET REWARDS STABLE STAFF
The member of stable staff who leads up the winner of today’s Group One Sky Bet Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket will receive a £500 cash prize to reward them for their efforts.
The successful groom will be presented with their prize after the race along with the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the very prestigious two-year-old fillies’ event.
In addition, the lad or lass in charge of the best turned out horse will gain a £100 cash prize.
Dale Tempest of Sky Bet said: “This is the first Group One event sponsored by Sky Bet and we felt it was important to reward not only the winning owner, trainer and jockey but also the groom who has led up the horse.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.10pm THE UNICOIN HOMES NOEL MURLESS STAKES
Class A, Listed, £26,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f, for three-year-olds. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: in 2003, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £15,470; 2nd: £5,720; 3rd: £2,860; 4th: £1,300; 5th: £650
1 HILBRE ISLAND (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan 3-8-12 Michael Hills  11-2
2 SINGLETON (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-07 Willie Ryan  9-4fav
3 GOLD MEDALLIST (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-01 Dane O'Neill 
4 FLYING WANDA (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-07 Darryll Holland 
5 DALARAM (H H Aga Khan) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
Time: 2m 56.86s Distances: 3.5, 5, 2, 8
Breeder: Rebecca Philipps Breeding: Halling - Faribole (Esprit Du Nord)
Tote: Win: £7.30 Places: £2.60; £1.40 Exacta: £23.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph
Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2002): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47 Horses in training (1993-2003):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108 Major wins include: Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks Wins This Year: 49
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home)
Wins (1990-2002):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58,66 Wins this year: 48
SECOND RACE RESULT
1.45pm THE ROUS STAKES
Class A, Listed, £26,000 guaranteed, 5f, for three-year-olds and upwards which have not won a Group 1 race in 2003. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: in 2003, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 6lb; of a Group 2 race 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £15,080; 2nd: £5,720; 3rd: £2,860; 4th: £1,300; 5th: £650; 6th: £390
1 COLONEL COTTON (Jeremy Gompertz) Neville Callaghan 4-8-11 Willie Ryan  25-1
2 BALI ROYAL (Mrs R Manning) Malcolm Saunders 5-8-09 Dane O'Neill  7-1
3 NO TIME (Paul Dixon) Mark Polglase 3-9-00 Luke Fletcher  20-1
4 TOROSAY SPRING (C I T Racing Ltd) James Fanshawe 5-8-12 Jamie Spencer 
5 ABSENT FRIENDS (Jo Hardy) John Balding 6-8-11 Richard Hughes 
6 PROUD BOAST (J Gittins) Geraldine Rees 5-8-06 Tony Culhane 
7 OLIVIA GRACE (Aston House Stud) Luca Cumani 5-8-06 Kevin Darley  11-4fav
8 HALMAHERA (J Duddy & Mrs G Quinn) Kevin Ryan 8-8-11 Frankie Dettori 
9 PERUVIAN CHIEF (M C S D Racing Ltd) Nick Littmoden 6-9-00 Martin Dwyer 
10 VISION OF NIGHT (Hesmonds Stud) John Dunlop 7-8-11 Pat Eddery 
11 PEACE OFFERING (Mrs L Askew) Terry Mills 3-8-11 Tony Clark 
12 MANAAR (Saleh Al Homeizi) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
13 SMOKIN BEAU (Turf 2000 Ltd) Nick Littmoden 6-8-11 Ian Mongan 
14 SHARARAH (Stuart Williams) Stuart Williams 4-8-06 Ted Durcan 
14 ran Non-Runners: No 8 Matty Tun (ground) and No 9 Night Prospector (ground)
Time: 59.11s Distances: 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, nk, sh, nk, 0.75, hd, 0.75, 1, 2, 8, 3
Breeder: Jeremy Gompertz Breeding: Royal Applause - Cutpurse Moll (Green Desert)
Tote Win: £33.80 Places: £8.10; £2.80; £4.60 Exacta: £331.60
Winning Trainer: Name Callaghan, Neville Anthony Horses In Training (1971-2003): 22; 18; 31; 32; 33; 41; 46; 49; 57; 59; 45; 40; 43; 39; 20; 20; 43; 53; 46; 47; 45; 46; 34; 32; 31; 36; 34; 31; 30; 38; 41; 33; 32 Winners in a Season (2001-2002): 26; 35 First Winner: Blessed Beauty (Salisbury, August 13, 1970) Big Race Wins:Gimcrack Stakes (1978 Stanford), July Stakes (1986 Mansooj, 1988 Always Valiant), Diadem Stakes (1989 Chummy’s Favourite), Diomed Stakes (1990 Eton Lad), Lingfield Derby Trial (1991 Corrupt), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1991 Corrupt), Fillies’ Mile (1993 Fairy Heights), Phoenix Stakes (1995 Danehill Dancer), National Stakes (1995 Danehill Dancer), Greenham Stakes (1996 Danehill Dancer), Stewards’ Cup (1997 Danetime), Dante Stakes (2002 Magistretti) Big Race Wins Over Hurdles: Irish Champion Hurdle (1983 Royal Vulcan, 1993 Royal Derbi), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1983 Royal Vulcan), Bula Hurdle (1991 Royal Derbi) Wins This Year: 29
Winning jockey:-Name: Ryan, William Born: Cambridge, 22/12/64 Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip) Major wins include: Prince of Wales's Stakes (1992 Perpendicular); Ribblesdale Stakes (1987 Queen Midas); Racing Post Trophy (1993 King’s Theatre); Norfolk Stakes (1996 Tipsy Creek); Mill Reef Stakes (1988 Russian Bond); Haydock Park Sprint (1996 Iktamal); May Hill Stakes (1995 Solar Crystal) Wins (1982-2002): 5,27,41,37,56,69,58,49,59,72,105,96,70,87,80,66,65,60,34,31,22 Wins this year: 17
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.20pm SKY BET CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
Group One, Class A £170,000 guaranteed. 6f. For 2yo fillies. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty values: 1st: £98,600; 2nd: £37,400; 3rd: £18,700; 4th: £8,500; 5th: £4,250; 6th: £2,550
1 CARRY ON KATIE (Mohammed Rashid) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori  13-8fav
2 MAJESTIC DESERT (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon  16-1
3 BADMINTON (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 2-8-11 Darryll Holland  12-1
4 RUBY ROCKET (Thurloe Thoroughbreds IX) Hughie Morrison 2-8-11 Kevin Darley 
5 VOILE (De La Warr Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Pat Eddery 
6 CHINA EYES (Rick Barnes) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills 
7 TOTALLY YOURS (Foursome Thoroughbreds) William Muir 2-8-11 Richard Mullen 
8 INDIANA BLUES (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 2-8-11 Martin Dwyer 
9 MUCH FASTER (Ecurie J-L Bouchard) Pascal Bary FR 2-8-11 Thierry Thulliez 
10 NYRAMBA (Salem Suhail) John Gosden 2-8-11 Richard Hughes 
10 ran Non-Runner: No 9 Show Me The Roses (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1m 13.03s Distances: sh, 1.75, 1, sh, 3, 0.5, hd, 2, 0.75
Breeder: Swordlestown Stud Breeding: Fasliyev - Dinka Raja (Woodman)
Tote Win: £2.60 Places: £1.30; £3.40; £2.80 Exacta: £38.50
Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James
Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2003): 48: 78:66:70:71:67 Wins in a season (1997-2002): 0,18,39,40,37,43 Major wins: Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand) - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain; Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy) Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow ParK), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis) Wins this year: 30
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, ItalyFirst winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami),Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr); Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara, 2003 Mamool), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Royal Lodge Stakes (2000 Atlantis Prince), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Gimcrack Stakes (2002 Country Reel), Winter Hill Stakes (2002 Naheef) Wins This Year: 86
FOURTH RACE RESULT
2.55pm SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL STAKES
Group Three, Class A, £55,000 guaranteed, 7f, two-year-olds colts and geldings. Weights:8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb, of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £31,900; 2nd: £12,100; 3rd: £6,050; 4th: £2,750; 5th: £1,375; 6th: £825
1 MILK IT MICK (Paul Dixon) Jamie Osborne 2-8-09 Pat Eddery  12-1
2 BAYEUX (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-8-09 Frankie Dettori  9-4fav
3 BACHELOR DUKE (Duke Of Devonshire) James Toller 2-8-09 Seb Sanders  25-1
4 AZAROLE (Lord Vestey) James Fanshawe 2-8-09 Jamie Spencer 
5 BRUNEL (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing X) William Haggas 2-8-09 Darryll Holland 
6 MOKABRA (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Ted Durcan 
7 GOLD HISTORY (Abdulla Buhaleeba) Mark Johnston 2-8-09 Joe Fanning 
8 MANDOBI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 2-8-09 Kieren Fallon 
Time: 1m 24.90s Distances: nk, nk, 1.75, 1.5, 1.5, 6, sh
Breeder: Yvette Dixon Breeding: Millkom - Lunar Music (Komaite)
Tote Win: £7.90 Places: £1.90; £1.30; £5.60 Exacta: £43.60
Winning trainer:-Name: Osborne, Jamie Background: Former professional jump jockey Big Race Wins Include: Irony (2001 Windsor Castle Stakes), Milk It Mick (2003 Somerville Tattersall Stakes) Wins 2001-2003: 31; 48; 65 Horses in training (2002): 57 Wins in 2003: 42
Winning jockey:-Name: Eddery, Patrick James John.Born:County Galway, Ireland, 18/3/52 Apprenticeship: Frenchie Nicholson 1967-72.First winner: Alvaro (Epsom 24/4/69) Classic wins: (14) Vodafone Derby (1975 Grundy, 1982 Golden Fleece, 1990 Quest For Fame); Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1996 Bosra Sham), Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1983 Lomond, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1993 Zafonic); Pertemps St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1991 Toulon, 1994 Moonax, 1997 Silver Patriarch); Vodafone Oaks (1974 Polygamy, 1979 Scintillate, 1996 Lady Carla). Other major wins include: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1980 Detroit, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1987 Trempolino), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1975 Grundy, 1986 Dancing Brave); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (1991 Sheikh Albadou), Dubai Champion Stakes (1976 Vitiges, 1985 Pebbles, 1996 Bosra Sham), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse, 1981 King’s Lake, 1988 Warning, 1992 Marling, 1994 Distant View), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1995 Silver Patriarch; 1995 Sunshack, 1986 Sister Estephe, 1985 Rainbow Quest, 1978 Crow), Ascot Gold Cup (1972 Erimo Hawk, 1997 Celeric), Coronation Stakes (1988 Magic of Life); St James’s Palace Stakes (1976 Radetzsky, 1980 Posse, 1988 Persian Heights); Eclipse (1974 Coup de Feu, 1983 Solford, 1984 Sadler’s Wells); July Cup (1982 Sharpo, 1995 Lake Coniston); Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter, 1982 Assert, 1983 Caerleon, 1998 One So Wonderful); Yorkshire Oaks (1975 May Hill, 1977 Busaca); Nunthorpe Stakes (1980, 1981 Sharpo, 1989 Cadeaux Genereux, 1991 Sheikh Albadou); Haydock Sprint Cup (1976 Token, 1988 Dowsing, 1989 Danehill); Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1987 Milligram, 1988 Warning, 1993 Bigstone); Middle Park Stakes (1973 Habat, 1977 Formidable, 1984 Bassenthwaite, 1999 Primo Valentino); Dewhurst Stakes (1992 Zafonic, 1993 Grand Lodge); Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy); Fillies’ Mile (1995 Bosra Sham); Irish Derby (1975 Grundy, 1984 El Gran Senor, 1985 Law Society, 1993 Commander In Chief); Irish 2,000 Guineas (1975 Grundy, 1981 King’s Lake, 1990 Tirol); Irish Oaks (1986 Colorspin, 1993 Wemyss Bight, 1994 Bolas); Irish St Leger (1985 Leading Counsel, 1994 Moonax); Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1990 Houseproud); Prix du Jockey-Club (1983 Caerleon, 1988 Hours After, 1990 Sanglamore); Prix Royal-Oak (1983 Old Country); Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy); Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1990 Sapience, 1991 Rock Hopper, 1992 Saddler’s Hall, 2000 Little Rock, 2002 and 2003 Millenary) Wins This Year: 64
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.30pm THE NGK SPARK PLUGS NURSERY
Class B, Showcase Handicap, 6f, £11,000 added, two-year-olds Rated 0-95. Penalties: 7lb for a winner after September 20. Penalty values: 1st: £7,621.25; 2nd: £2,345; 3rd: £1,172.50; 4th: £586.25
1 DANZIG RIVER (R Arculli) Barry Hills 2-8-10 Michael Hills  5-1jt-fav
2 FREE TRIP (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-8-03 Frannie Norton  5-1jt-fav
3 FICTIONAL (Jeff Fretwell) Bryan McMahon 2-8-00 Graham Gibbons  6-1
4 TRAYTONIC (Colin Davey) Harvey Cyzer 2-9-07 Jamie Spencer 
5 JOHNNY PARKES (Joseph Heler) Lynda Ramsden 2-8-03 Martin Dwyer 
6 HOH BLEU DEE (David Allport/Hoh Oilfield Services Ltd) Sylvester Kirk 2-9-04 Frankie Dettori 
7 SCOTCH N' DRY (C Scott/T Leigh) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Sam Hitchcott (3) 
8 GO BETWEEN (Ahmed Buhaleeba) Ed Dunlop 2-8-08 Kieren Fallon 
9 MISTER SAIF (Malih Basti) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes 
10 SCORCHING (Anthony Pye-Jeary & Mel Smith) Fulke Johnson Houghton 2-8-00 Adrian Nicholls 
11 IMPERIUM (Mrs H Raw) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
12 ERTE (Imperial Racing) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Chris Catlin 
12 ran Non-runner: No 5 Lake Garda (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1m 13.06s Distances: 2.5, 0.5, sh, 0.75, 4, 3.5, 0.75, 2, 0.75, 4, 3
Breeder: Orpendale Breeding: Green Desert - Sahara Breeze (Ela-Mana-Mou)
Tote Win: £6.90 Places: £2.40; £2.40; £2.30 Exacta: £27.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2002):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91 Horses in training (1983-2003):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168 Wins this season: 91
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Dewhurst Stakes (1999 Distant Music), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home) Wins (1990-2002):61,65,91,86,89,73,80,84,61,94,73,58,66 Wins this year: 49 (2nd success of Cambridgeshire Meeting)
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.05pm JRA MAIDEN STAKES
Class D, £8,000 Added. For 2yo colts and geldings, 1m. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,616; 2nd: £1,728; 3rd: £864; 4th: £432
1 ART TRADER (Matthew Green) Amanda Perrett 2-8-11 Seb Sanders  9-1
2 BUCKEYE WONDER (John Phillips) Michael Jarvis 2-8-11 Philip Robinson  8-1
3 HEIR TO THE THRONE (Seymour Cohn) Amanda Perrett 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill  20-1
4 SCREENPLAY (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-11 Richard Hughes 
5 KING OF MUSIC (Mrs B Macalister) George Prodromou 2-8-11 Oscar Urbina 
6 PRESENT ORIENTED (Frederick Seitz) Henry Cecil 2-8-11 Willie Ryan  85-40fav
7 HAZYVIEW (T Mohan) Neville Callaghan 2-8-11 Richard Mullen 
8 ANOTHER CHOICE (A Goodman) Nick Littmoden 2-8-11 Ian Mongan 
9 GREY ADMIRAL (D Caslon) Andrew Balding 2-8-11 Martin Dwyer 
10 ALQAAYID (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-11 Richard Hills 
11 HOH NELSON (David Allport & Michael Lynch) Hughie Morrison 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
12 PLANTERS PUNCH (Lucayan Stud) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
13 BUNINO VEN (Alasdair Simpson) Stuart Williams 2-8-11 Ted Durcan 
12 ran Non-runner: No 5 Lake Garda (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1m 39.64s Distances: nk, 5, 2.5, 1.25, 5, 2, sh, nk, 1, 6, 6, 20
Breeder: R Thomson Breeding: Arch - Math (Devil’s Bag)
Tote Win: £12.70 Places: £3.10; £2.60; £5.60 Exacta: £128.00
Winning Trainer:- Name: Perrett, Amanda Born: December 31, 1969 Married: July 2, 1995 Trains at: Coombelands Stables, Pulborough, West Sussex Riding Career: 54 wins under Rules, 40 point-to-point winners First Trainer’s Licence: 1996 First Group 1 Win: Prix du Moulin (2000 Indian Lodge) Other Big Race Wins: Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge); Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy); Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman) Winners 1996-02: 1; 8; 11; 18; 27; 37; 60 Horses in Training 2001-03: 99; 104; 100 Wins This Year: 42
Winning jockey:-Name: Sanders, Sebastian Date of birth: 25/9/72 Major wins include: July Cup Stakes (Compton Place 1997), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy), Victor Chandler Palace House Stakes (2003 Needwood Blade) Wins (1991-2002): 2,10,4,23,61,97,105,82,90,80,83,123 Wins this year: 89
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.40pm THE LONE STAR PARK FILLIES’ RATED STAKES
Class B, Handicap, 6f, £15,000 added, three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-105. Highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight: 4yo and up: 8st 7lb; 3yo 8st 6lb. Penalties: a winner after September 20, 3lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,080.48; 2nd: £3,444.32; 3rd: £1,722.16; 4th: £782.80; 5th: £391.40; 6th: £234.84
1 FRIZZANTE (Jan Hopper & Elizabeth Grundy) James Fanshawe 4-9-04 Jamie Spencer  10-11fav
2 RINGMOOR DOWN (Prof C Green) David Arbuthnot 4-8-09 Dane O'Neill  12-1
3 FRUIT OF GLORY (Buy & Sell Partnership) John Jenkins 4-9-03 Darryll Holland  4-1
4 LOOK HERE'S CAROL (S Edwards) Bryan McMahon 3-8-09 Frankie Dettori 
5 FOREVER TIMES (Times Of Wigan) Tim Easterby 5-8-10 Willie Supple 
6 SAFRANINE (Caron Stokell) Ann Stokell 6-8-07 Chris Catlin 
7 ON THE BRINK (T & Mrs M Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 3-8-06 Kevin Darley 
8 PRESTO VENTO (Ian Wight, Mrs D Wight, Major A Everett) Richard Hannon 3-9-06 Richard Hughes 
9 BARALINKA (Elite Racing Club) Paul Cole 4-8-04 Sam Hitchcott (3) 
10 MEDEENA (Prince A Faisal) John Dunlop 3-9-02 Seb Sanders 
11 CALA (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 3-9-07 Kieren Fallon 
Time: 1m 12.54s Distances: nk, 2.5, sh, 1, nk, hd, 0.5, nk, 8, 5
Breeder: Mrs J Hopper & Mrs E Grundy Breeding: Efisio - Juliet Bravo (Glow)
Tote Win: £2.10 Places: £1.20; £3.00; £2.00 Exacta: £18.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2002):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38:58 Number of horses in training (1990-2003): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84:110 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Wins this season: 42
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 86 Other details: Has also ridden over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999
For old articles (from 1st March 2000) go to the Newslink