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Saturday, October 1, 2005



Today’s attendance 16,394
2004 16,153
2003 15,674


Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, said: “This meeting is going from strength to strength with top class, ultra-competitive racing and excellent crowds every day.

“It augurs really well for our biggest raceday of the year, Champions’ Day, with its six Group races plus the totesport Cesarewitch two weeks today.

“Today has clearly shown that the low attendances for the Ascot Festival here last weekend was all down to the difficulty in marketing someone else’s meeting on a one-off basis.”

Race Three: Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes
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Somewhat unsatisfactory maybe, but the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, for which the 10 runners split into three groups, resulted in a brilliant triumph for Peeress, ridden by Kevin Darley, who ironically, would have been aboard Attraction had she not been pulled out earlier in the week.

Peeress, Summitville and Musicanna, the only three to race up the far side, finished first, second and third respectively, with German-trained Shapira staying on to deprive Chic of third place from the main group who raced up the centre.

One of the two representatives for the Cheveley Park Stud - Chic, the 9-4 favourite who was having her final race before retiring to the paddocks, was the other- Peeress (7-1) relished the rain-softened ground and galloped home by a length and a half and a half.

Chris Richardson, managing director of the Cheveley Park Stud, said: ”I thought that Peeress would be the one when the rain returned as Pivotals just love this ground.

“Ryan (Moore) reported that he had no option but to give chase earlier than he would have liked on Chic, but having hit the front up the middle, she then stopped.

“However, all credit to Peeress. We freshened her up after she ran so well to finish third in the Falmouth Stakes at the July meeting, and whereas the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown was always Chic’s main target, this has been the aim for Peeress all summer.”

Sir Michael Stoute, whose third runner, Favourable Terms, trailed in eighth, said:”It was too soft for her, conditions weren’t ideal for Chic, but Peeress simply loved it.

“She has shown herself to be a good filly all year. In fact, she has never run a bad race in her life, and I am delighted that Mr and Mrs Thompson are keen to keep her in training next season.”

For Chic, however, retirement beckons. “It was a shame that she could not bow out with a win, but the Matron was her race. She ought to have won that.”



Kevin Darley, the winning jockey whose original intended mount for the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes was Attraction, retired earlier this week, found a great substitute in Peeress who won well by a length and a half on the far side of the course.

He said: “Peeress gave me a super ride - Mr Stoute said before the race that the ground had come for her. She is nice and uncomplicated - very straightforward - and Summitville gave me a great lead until the dip and, once I gave her the office to go, she lengthened and kept going very nicely.

“She was a little bit keen from the gate and I just wanted something to follow to just get her in behind. Summitville was the only one in front of me so I followed her.

“At the end of the day, I think it is where the better horses are. The ground is pretty much the same all over to be quite honest - it is quite poached everywhere. I think this filly would have won wherever she ran on the course.

“Peeress was a great substitute in this race for Attraction who will be sadly missed. I think we are all relieved that she is going to the paddocks in one piece.”



Summitville may have been a 50/1 chance but she certainly didn’t run like one, finding only Peeress one and a half lengths too powerful in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.

James Given, trainer of Summitville, said: “I am very, very pleased with her and I told Kerrin [McEvoy, jockey] to be as brave as he could with the pace. In this company I thought that they might ignore her especially if the field split as it did.

“He’s gone out there and executed the plan perfectly and in a sense he’s slipped the field with the others up the middle. Although this wasn’t her ground, it might have helped as she was five or six lengths ahead and it’s difficult to make that up on this ground.

“She doesn’t stop and gets into sixth gear very quickly and stays. That was the best result of her career as she was third in two Group 1s as a three-year-old in the Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks and now she’s finished second in a Group 1.

“That was also possibly her last result as she’s five now and I am very, very proud of her, especially as I bought her for 7,000guineas.

“She will be in the December Sales and, as Cheveley Park Stud keep beating us, it would be nice if they bought her!”

Musicanna was a further two and a half lengths away in third for James Fanshawe, who said: “She ran really well and Jamie [Spencer, jockey] felt the pace of a Group 1 caught her out a bit as she’s not used to this sort of company.

“She’s run a really good race and I think that she might stay 10 furlongs next year. She has exceeded our expectations this season.”

Spencer added: “I think that she will be a top filly next year and it was a big jump from a Listed race to a Group 1. She’s still learning and has run a blinder.”


After this third race, the ground was officially changed to: “Soft.”



“Good trainers always say they plan to win big races at the beginning of the year!” laughed Roger Charlton after Blue Monday had landed a huge gamble, going off the 5/1 favourite in the totesport Cambridgeshire. “On Christmas Day we decided that he was a Cambridgeshire horse!”

This was the trainer’s second success in this race, having saddled Cap Juluca to win in the same colours of Martin Myers of the Mountgrange Stud in 1995.

“For once I wasn’t being pessimistic about a horse, I have been positive all the time even to the press and he was favourite so what more can you say?” he continued.

“Having had a bit of time off, he was a bit fresh last time at Newbury [when beaten a short-head] and he was difficult to saddle, missed the break and showed signs of inexperience.

“I was concerned that he had too hard a race there but the only way to find out was to run him and possibly that run made a man of him.

“I was worried about the ground as he has never really run on soft ground.”

Blue Monday did not run as a three-year-old. “He was unsound, stiff, pottering and struggling,” explained the trainer. “But it’s come with patience.

“There’s not many other races for him this year - we will probably relax him a bit and hope we get some yearlings to train next year. I’m being serious as we are a bit short.”

Winning jockey Steve Drowne said: “Job done. I hadn’t planned to give him such a hard race at Newbury last time but it was £60,000 to the winner.

“Actually it seems to have made more of a man of him as he was a bit of a kid there.

“The boss said at the beginning of the year that this was the target and we probably wouldn’t see the best of him until then.

“Blue Monday handled the ground well.”

Race Four: totesport Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap)
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Two and a half lengths is a long way, but trainer Terry Mills was adamant that Evaluator, runner-up under Darryll Holland in the totesport Cambridgeshire, was beaten by pilot error.

An angry Mills did not mince his words afterwards and said:”Everything was right today, and we told Darryll to be up there on the pace. If he had carried out his instructions he would have won, but jockeys won’t listen and he has come from too far back. It’s very disappointing.”

Holland took the verbal “punches” with a smile and told Mills: “Don’t worry Terry, he’ll win you a Group race next year.”

Northern challenger My Paris was an honourable third, and Jonathan Spensley, who owns the Kevin Ryan-trained four-year-old, said:”That was some performance with his big weight, and I suppose we’ll go up again now. He won’t race again this season.”

Crosspeace finished fourth, leaving trainer Mark Johnston well pleased. “The draw played a big part, with the first three coming from stalls 28, 26 and 25 respectively, but Kevin (Darley) had no excuses.

“He reported that they quickened away from him at the two-furlong pole and that he was staying on again all too late.”

Connections are now toying with the idea of stepping Crosspeace up to a mile and a half as an experiment.


Damian Walker of totesport, sponsor of this afternoon’s £130,000 totesport Cambridgeshire, said: “Blue Monday made it a Black Saturday for us at totesport.

“The winner has landed the £75,000 first prize but the punters have taken us for over half a million."


Champions’ Day is now just two weeks away, and with the prospect of Aidan O’Brien’s George Washington, ante-post favourite for the Stan James 2000 Guineas, being flown over from Tipperary for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, along with stablemate Oratorio, whose target is the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, predicts “this could be the best day’s Flat racing of 2005".

Hancock said: ”Champions’ Day is unique in that it is the only raceday in Britain which can boast six Group races.

“With £1m in prize money on offer, and the totesport Cesarewitch complementing the Pattern race sextet, you would have to go a long way to find such a high-class programme.”

The curtain goes up on Champions’ Day at 2.05pm, but 35 minutes earlier the paddock steps will be jam-packed to see a lifesize bronze statue of the mighty Persian Punch being unveiled.

Hancock added: ”Newmarket was Persian Punch’s second home - his five wins here included three Jockey Club Cups, a re-routed Sagaro Stakes and a Bahrain Trophy - so it is only fitting that we should commemorate the horse.

“Owner Jeff Smith and trainer David Elsworth will join forces to unveil the statue, which has been sculpted by Philip Blacker.”



Startori and top-weight Catabria treated racegoers to a tremendous finish in the EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery, with the former just prevailing by a short-head under Paul Eddery.

The winning rider said: “Her form is good - she was second on her debut, then third in a very hot maiden at Redcar. I was shocked when she got beaten at Beverley but she came back a bit flat.

“Then she won last time at Musselburgh. She is all heart, very genuine and tough and she is improving.

“I got there a bit soon today and ideally I would have liked to have been behind a bit longer.”

Asked when he had his last winner at Newmarket, Eddery replied: “Not that long ago, I’m not that old! Things are picking up with Bryan Smart (Startori’s trainer) giving me some winners and I am riding one for my brother (Pat) later today.”


Paul Eddery after returning victorious in the first on Startori described the ground as “on the soft side”.

Richard Hughes described it as “soft and dead”.

Ted Durcan thought it was “a bit holding”.

Andrew Mullen said it was “good to soft”.

Darryll Holland said it was “dead”.

Richard Hills said it was “just on the dead side”.

Jimmy Fortune thought it had “dried out a bit since yesterday”


Richard Hills was banned for one day (Wednesday, October 12) for careless riding on Marie in the opening European Breeders’ Fund Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery.

The stewards judged that he had interfered with Almost Spinning, manoeuvring right-handed when “not sufficiently clear”.

Race One: EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery
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Cantabria, disappointing in the Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury last time, showed his true colours when beaten only a short head by 25-1 shot Startori in the EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery, in which she was conceding 13lb to the winner.

Sir Michael Stoute, who trains Cantabria for Khalid Abdullah, said: ”She never fired at Salisbury where she was in trouble early on, but in contrast, she was always travelling today, and it was only the weight which beat her.”

Richard Hannon was delighted with La Fanciulla, another 25-1 chance who finished third. “That was a good run, and she seems to be going the right way. She is still a maiden, but hopefully, we can soon change that.”

Race Two: Finnforest Oh So Sharp Stakes
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Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team, who won both the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Newmarket this season, are only 14-1 with Cashmans to stage a repeat in the Stan James-sponsored classics back here next May.

George Washington is already a red-hot favourite for the colt’s classic, and Race For The Stars, a half-sister to the mighty Hawk Wing, looks a likely lass for the 1000 following her success in the Finnforest Oh So Sharp Stakes. Corals offer 33-1, but Cashmans were more impressed, slashing her odds to 16-1, while Paddy Power introduced her at 20-1.

This might only have been a Listed race, but, having been hampered at the start, Race For The Stars, the 7-2 favourite, did it the hard way, coming from an uncompromising position to reel in Scottish Stage close home and win by half a length.

Kieren Fallon dismounted and declared “this filly has a big future”, and O’Brien said: ”Kieren has always loved her, but he was worried about the ground. He thinks she is a fast ground filly.

“She has plenty of pace and obviously takes after Hawk Wing in that respect, and while Alexandrova, who won the Fillies Mile here last week, looks every inch Oaks material, I am not sure that Race For The Stars would have the stamina for a mile and a half.

“She is much more likely to come back here for the Stan James 1000 Guineas. We all like her, and Kieren gave her a terrific ride. He took his time after another horse came over on top of him at the start, and the filly picked up really well in the Dip.”



Scottish Stage looked like she might hold on and win the Finnforest Oh So Sharp Stakes but she was just collared in the closing stages by Race For The Stars.

Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of Scottish Stage, said: “I am absolutely delighted with her - Jamie [Spencer, jockey] felt that he got to the front just a little too early.”

Tiana was a further one and a quarter lengths away in third. Her trainer John Gosden commented: “I am thrilled as she is Listed placed. She didn’t like the ground but she had the guts and the class to finish third.

“I would think that the first and the second are two nice fillies. I will put her away for next year and bring her back and run her at a mile.”

Race Five: Lettergold Plastics Handicap
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Brian Meehan is enjoying an autumn harvest, and the Lambourn trainer was on the mark again with Admiral’s Cruise, who justified 9-2 favouritism in the Lettergold Plastics Handicap.

Yet again, the far rail was the place to be, and Admiral’s Cruise forged clear of Clueless in the final furlong to win by three lengths.

Meehan said: ”Admiral’s Cruise is a lovely horse, and I was very pleased with that performannce.

“We could have run him last year, but time got away from us so we backed off him. The patience has paid dividends as he has gone on improving this season.

“He is a big horse who can only get better, and he has got the scope to progress again from three to four.”

William Haggas, who trained runner-up Clueless, said:”Kieren (Fallon) felt that the winner had the rail and the run of the race.

“Saying that, he won fair and square, and my fellow has run well. I will put him away now and he should be a nice horse for next year - he’s got a bit of scope.”

Race Six: Suffolk Insulation and Renovation Services EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
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Richard Hughes, who rides Breeders’ Cup Juvenile possible Cool Creek in the Grade 1 Lane’s End Futurity on the dirt in Belmont next Saturday, wriggled through a tiny gap to get Choosy up by a neck and the same from Shamila and Antica to win the Suffolk Insulation and Renovation Services EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

With hot-favourite Queen Cleopatra all at sea on the rain-softened ground, Choosy, who is a tough filly with a great attitude, got the split just in time.

Richard Hannon, who trains Choosy for Bill Durkan of Anaglog’s Daughter-fame, said: ”This looked a decent maiden, but I told Richard that if there were any chinks in the armour of the top two in the betting this filly had a great chance of turning them over.

“She was in trouble and if she had been beaten she would have been an unlucky loser. My son (Richard) bought her. She is a well-bred filly who did nothing wrong at Haydock and has come on since then.”

Looking ahead to New York next week, Hannon said: ”The idea is to find out whether Cool Creek will handle the dirt, but if he does we would definitely consider going back for the Juvenile.”



Shamila was second on her debut on the all-weather at Lingfield in August and she filled the same position this afternoon on her turf debut, a neck behind the winner Choosy.

Gerard Butler, trainer of Shamila, who is a half-sister to his stable star Nayyir, said: “She’s still a bit green and should gradually fulfil her potential.

“She’s a nice filly and the winner had good form at Haydock.

“I’m not keen on running her on soft ground again and she could go back to the all-weather.

“Whether she runs again or not, there is a lot to look forward to next year.”



Diamond Circle managed to win the concluding Home Of Racing Handicap by a length from Chocolate Caramel despite her trainer believing that she might not be that well in at the weights.

Barry Hills said: “I always thought that she was badly handicapped. She has run well, stays well and handles this ground.

“We’ll find another race in a couple of weeks time before the back-end and if I can find the right race, she might win another one.

“She might go to stud after that - I’m not sure if she is in the December Sales.”

Johnny Portman, trainer of third-placed Spinning Coin, said: “I only wish that I had taken the 33/1 each-way. We were stepping her up in trip and could have done without the rain making it even more of a stamina test, but she never stopped trying and that will be it now. We’ll put her away until next season.


Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course at Newmarket, reports today’s ground as remaining: “Good to Soft,” after the racecourse had two millimetres of rainfall overnight.

He said: “This was less rain than was forecast, most of it coming before midnight and it has been dry since the early hours of the morning.

“It’s a nice, bright day although there is a chance of showers this afternoon.”

Asked which side he thought today’s totesport Cambridgeshire winner would come from, he replied: “I have no idea.”


Today’s main sponsor totesport report money for Blue Monday in the feature totesport Cambridgeshire (3.55pm). Roger Charlton’s charge is 7/1 (from 9/1). Blythe Knight has also been supported from 40/1 into 25/1, while Royal Prince is 20/1 (from 25/1).

Damian Walker, totesport’s Racecourse PR Manager, said: “Blue Monday is the big one and our worst loser on the day - we will probably have a six-figure liability by the off.

“Ashkal Way is our worst loser antepost and that horse is probably another six-figure payout.

“We are going five places on the race and if Blue Monday or Ashgar Way are placed, it will be a terrible result for us.”

Blue Monday and Blythe Knight have also been backed with Coral, with the former still holding firm at 8/1, while Blythe Knight is 25/1 (from 40/1).

The Barking-based firm also reports further support for Crosspeace, who is 8/1 (from 9/1) after being 14/1 yesterday.

Paddy Power has also seen money for Blue Monday, Royal Prince and Blythe Knight in the totesport Cambridgeshire. The former is 15/2 (from 9/1), Royal Prince has been trimmed into 20/1 (from 25/1), while Blythe Knight is a 25/1 shot from 40/1.

The Irish bookmaker has slightly pushed Ashkal Way out in the betting from 11/2 to 6/1, while Duck Row and Invasian have attracted some money, both coming in to 50/1 (from 66/1).

Tony Coleman, Paddy Power’s representative, said of Invasian: “It would be a fairytale comeback for Henry Cecil to win this prestigious event at his local course.”


totesport has shortened Spear Thistle in the concluding Home Of Horse Racing Handicap (5.40pm). The Duke Of Devonshire’s gelding is 9/2 (from 11/2).

Paddy Power reports money for Peeress in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (3.15pm). The Pivotal filly is now 7/1 (from 8/1).

The Irish bookmaker has also seen support for Chocolate Caramel, who is now 5/1 (from 11/2) in the Home Of Horse Racing Handicap.

Tony Coleman, Paddy Power’s representative, said: “They are sweet on Chocolate Caramel, who was a tasty 11/2 into a delicious 5/1.”


Paul Hanagan, who took a nasty fall when unseated from Maximus in the paddock before the maiden here yesterday, sustained a broken right collarbone and will not ride again this year.

Richard Hale, Hanagan’s agent, said this morning: ”It is the same collarbone which kept Paul out for six weeks in August, and it probably never really healed properly.

“He was released from hospital last night and Joe Fanning drove him home, but that will be it for this year.

“Paul gets married in November, so he will go on honeymoon and have a complete break, with the idea being to return on the all-weather after Christmas. He has had some terrible luck in 2005, and we can only hope that 2006 will be kinder to us.”

Hanagan, 25, who has booted home 71 winners this year, had five booked rides at Newmarket today, including Penkenna Princess in the Group One Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.

Martin Dwyer now takes the ride on Penkenna Princess in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot, and also on Torrens in the mile and a quarter Lettergold Plastics Handicap, while Franny Norton replaces Hanagan on La Fanciulla in the EBF Jersey Lilly Fillies’ Nursery and Pat Cosgrave takes the ride on Realism in the totesport Cambridgeshire.

Class 2, £35,000 added, For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 7f,Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties:after September 24, a winner 6lb, Penalty value: 1st: £22, 475; 2nd: £8,524; 3rd:£4,262.50; 4th: £1,937.50; 5th: £968.75; 6th: £581.25

1 STARTORI (Star Alliance (I)) Bryan Smart 2- 8-08 Paul Eddery [8] 25-1
2 CANTABRIA (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2- 9-07 Richard Hughes [2] 6-1
3 LA FANCIULLA (Roger barby) Richard Hannon 2- 8-02 Franny Norton [1] 25-1
4 FANGORN FOREST (J P Hames, P Saxton, R.J.H. Ltd, D Hale) Kevin Ryan 2- 9-03 Andrew Mullen(5) [6]
5 FANN (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2- 8-04 Kerrin McEvoy [12]
6 BEST DOUBLE (M Berger) Gerard Butler 2- 8-06 Darryll Holland [3]
7 FEAR TO TREAD (Robin F Scully) John Dunlop 2- 8-07 Ryan Moore [14] 11-2f
8 PERSIAN EXPRESS (D M James) Barry Hills 2- 8-10 Michael Hills [16]
9 CRYSTAL AIR (Mr & Mrs M Jenner, E Jenner) Julie Feilden 2- 8-10 Dane O'Neill [10]
10 CATHERINES CAFE (Nerys Dutfield) Nerys Dutfield 2- 8-10 Martin Dwyer [11]
11 MARIE (Mrs Corbett & Christopher Wright) Barry Hills 2- 8-04 Richard Hills [13]
12 VIOLET BALLERINA (Racegoers Club Owners Group) Brian Meehan 2- 8-11 Jimmy Fortune [7]
13 SUESAM (Terry Cooper) Rod Millman 2- 8-08 Alan Munro [5]
14 ALMOST SPINNING (Box 41) Mick Channon 2- 9-07 Ted Durcan [15]
15 DAMELZA (Salifix) Tim Easterby 2- 9-03 Kevin Darley [9]

15 ran Non-runner: 11 Zambach (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1m 26.13s Distances: sh, 2 1/2l, 1/2l, 1l, 1 1/4l, nk, 1 1/2l, sh, 2 1/2l, 3l, nk, 2l, 3 1/2l,4l
Breeder: The Welcome Alliance
Breeding: b f Vettori - Celestial Welcome (Most Welcome)
Tote Win: £24.90 Places: £5.40, £2.60, £8.30 Exacta: £236.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Smart, Bryan Date of birth: 26/11/56 Riding career: Amateur & Professional - first jockey to Jenny Pitman 1973-81: rode approx 200 winners Date of first trainer’s licence: 1985/6 season - Head lad to Jenny Pitman Trains at Hambleton House, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Horses in training (1987-2005): 14; 28; 33; 32; 17; 13; 18; 22: 22: 30:30: 30: 42: 58:55:46:63:74:81 Wins in a season (1993-2004): 3:2:10:11:6:11:17:9:27:27:39:27 Major races won: French Oaks (1996 Sil Sila), St Leger Yearling Stakes (1998 Boomerang Blade), Vodafone Stewards Cup (2002 Bond Boy), Duke Of York Stakes (2004 Monsieur Bond) Wins this year: 29

Winning jockey:-Name: Eddery, Paul Anthony
Date of birth: 14/7/63
Apprenticeship: 1979-83 with Reg Hollinshead, remainder with Henry Cecil
First winner: Tufu (Wolverhampton)
Big race victories: Ayr Gold Cup (1982 Famous Star), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1986 Sperry), Falmouth Stakes (1988 Inchmurrin, Lockinge Stakes (1985 Prismatic, 1989 Most Welcome), July Cup (1989 Cadeaux Genereux, 1994 Owington)
Wins 2001-2004: 36; 16; 11; 14 Wins this season: 10


£23,500 added, For 2yo fillies, 7f, Weights 8st,9lb, Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 4lb of a Pattern race 7lb, Penalty value:
1st; £13,630; 2nd:£5,170; 3rd: £2,585; 4th: £1,175; 6th: £352.50

1 RACE FOR THE STARS (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-09 Kieren Fallon [4] 7-2f
2 SCOTTISH STAGE (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 2- 8-09 Jamie Spencer [1] 5-1
3 TIANA (Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2- 8-09 Jimmy Fortune [5] 16-1
4 SHORT DANCE (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2- 8-09 Richard Hughes [3]
5 SUZY BLISS (Mrs Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 2- 8-09 Ted Durcan [11]
6 MELAAYA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2- 8-09 Joe Fanning [13]
7 SAABIQ (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 2- 8-09 Kerrin McEvoy [2]
8 GIVING (The Sporting Partnership) Geoff Wragg 2- 8-09 Steve Drowne [7]
9 NANTYGLO (Usk Valley Stud) Michael W Bell 2- 8-09 Kevin Darley [10]
10 ASAAWIR (Kuwait Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 2- 8-09 Darryll Holland [6]
11 LUCYSYKES (Andrew Rosen) Brian Meehan 2- 8-09 Michael Hills [12]
12 GAMESTERS LADY (Gamesters Partnership) Mark Brisbourne 2- 8-09 Shane Kelly [9]

12 ran Non-runners: 4 La Mottie (ground), 7 Mostaqeleh (ground)
Time:1m 25.47s Distances: 1/2l, 1 1/4l, sh, 1 1/2l, 1/2l, hd, 5l, 1 1/4l, 1/2l, 14l, 2l
Breeder: Strategy Bloodstock
Breeding: b f Fusaichi Pegasus - La Lorgnette (Val de L’Orne)
Tote Win: £3.80 Places: £1.90, £2.40, £3.80 Exacta: £19.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (10) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters),Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru) Other major wins include:Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Dee Stakes (2005 Gypsy King), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Grand Criterium (2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2001 Galileo), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesberg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Wins in Britain 2000-2004: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6; 4 Wins in 2005 (In Britain):18
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2004): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200* *Champion jockey British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Dee Stakes (1999 Oath, 2005 Gypsy King), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Eclipse Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom); Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board); July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal);Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins This Season In Britain (since March 26): 57

£200,000 guaranteed, For 3yo+ fillies and mares, 1m, Weights: 3yo 8st 11lb; 4yo+ 9st Wfa: 3 from 4yo+ 3lb Penalty value: 1st: £116,000; 2nd: £44,000; 3rd: £22,000; 4th: £10,000; 5th; £5,000; 6th: £3,000

1 PEERESS (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4- 9-00 Kevin Darley [10] 7-1
2 SUMMITVILLE (Mountain High Partnership) James Given 5- 9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [7] 50-1
3 MUSICANNA (Ne’er Do Wells III) James Fanshawe 4- 9-00 Jamie Spencer [8] 8-1
4 SHAPIRA (Stall Granum) Andreas Lowe GER 4- 9-00 Terry Hellier [9]
5 CHIC (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 5- 9-00 Ryan Moore [4] 9-4f
6 PENKENNA PRINCESS (Mrs H Chamberlain) Ralph Beckett 3- 8-11 Martin Dwyer [2]
7 MAIDS CAUSEWAY (Martin Schwartz) Barry Hills 3- 8-11 Michael Hills [2]
8 FAVOURABLE TERMS (Sheika Alia Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 5- 9-00 Jimmy Fortune [5]
9 ATTUNE (Wyck Hall Stud) Brian Meehan 4- 9-00 Ted Durcan [1]
10 VIRGINIA WATERS (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3- 8-11 Kieren Fallon [6]

10 ran
Time: 1m 38.81s Distances: 1 1/2L, 2 1/2L, 2 1/2l, 1 1/4l, 11l, 5l, sh, 13l, 10l
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch f Pivotal - Noble One (Primo Dominie)
Tote Win: £8.40 Places: £2.60, £6.90, £2.30 Exacta: £295

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins:Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady), 1998 Lovers Knot), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms) Wins in a season (1984-2004):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75:104:115:87 Horses in training (1985-2005):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190:184:189 Wins This Year: 78

Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976, with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) Classic Wins (2): St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction, 2005 Peeress),Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-2004: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 119; 155*; 162; 113; 125; 85 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000 Meeting) Wins this season: 89

£130,000 guaranteed, For 3yo+, 1m 1f, weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (114 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (114 if 3yo) in any rating shall e added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight: 7st 12lb Wfa 3 fromo 4yo+ 4lb, Penalty value: 1st: £75,400; 2nd: £28,600; 3rd: £14,300; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £3,250; 6th: £1,950

1 BLUE MONDAY (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 4- 9-03 Steve Drowne [28] 5-1f
2 EVALUATOR (Mrs L Askew) Terry Mills 4- 9-01 Darryll Holland [26] 16-1
3 MY PARIS (J Spensley &Mrs M Spensley) Kevin Ryan 4- 9-04 Andrew Mullen(5) [25] 33-1
4 CROSSPEACE (Favourites Racing) Mark Johnston 3- 9-03 Kevin Darley [20] 17-2
5 ACE OF HEARTS (Lady Stuttaford & W Bovill) Chris Wall 6- 8-13 Slade O'Hara(7) [4]
6 DESERT DESTINY (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5- 9-06 Kerrin McEvoy [29]
7 BLYTHE KNIGHT (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 5- 9-02 Jimmy Fortune [9]
8 IMPELLER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 6- 9-00 Martin Dwyer [6]
9 COLISAY (Robert Brown & Partners) Amanda Perrett 6- 9-08 Ryan Moore [24]
10 DUCK ROW (Lady Sophia Topley) James Toller 10- 9-00 Tom Queally [22]
11 ST PETERSBURG (Inside Track One) Mark Tompkins 5- 9-02 Shane Kelly [14]
12 BRINDISI (M Dixon) Barry Hills 4- 9-02 Michael Hills [5]
13 ROYAL PRINCE (Gainsborough Stud) James Fanshawe 4- 9-03 Jamie Spencer [10]
14 COUNSEL'S OPINION (Mrs J Roberts) Chris Wall 8- 9-08 George Baker [16]
15 ASHKAL WAY (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 3- 8-13 Kieren Fallon [15]
16 STAR OF LIGHT (J Widdows) Brian Meehan 4- 8-07 Travis Block(7) [30]
17 BLUE SPINNAKER (G Sparkes, G Hart, S Curtis & T Dewhirst) Mick Easterby 6- 8-12 Paul Mulrennan(3) [19]
18 SPANISH DON (Exors of the late Richard Cohen) David Elsworth 7- 9-03 Liam Keniry [23]
19 SHOT TO FAME (The Conquistadors) Walter Swinburn 6- 8- 13 Adam Kirby(5) [8]
20 ANOTHER BOTTLE (Jack Hanson) Tom Tate 4- 9-02 Richard Hughes [12]
21 MOMTIC (Heath, Keenan & Verrier) William Jarvis 4- 9-10 Alan Munro [18]
22 NERO S RETURN (Christine Budden) Mark Johnston 4- 8-12 Joe Fanning [11]
23 PEDRILLO (Hesmonds Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 9-05 Jean-Pierre Guillambert [13]
24 CIMYLA (Peter Botham) Chris Wall 4- 8-12 Ted Durcan [27]
25 REALISM (G Leatham) Richard Fahey 5- 8-13 Pat Cosgrave [1]
26 TREW CLASS (Russell Trew Ltd) Mark Tompkins 4- 8-12 Richard Hills [21]
27 LANGFORD (Marlborough Electronics) Mark Tompkins 5- 8-07 Saleem Golam(5) [17]
28 WOODCRACKER (Sir Thomas Pilkington) Michael Bell 4- 8- 06 Steve Donohoe(5) [3]
29 KEW GREEN (Peter Jensen) Paul Webber 7- 9-07 Dane O'Neill [2]
30 INVASIAN (Dr Karen Sanderson) Henry Cecil 4- 8-11 Franny Norton [7]

30 ran
Time:1m51.49s Distances: 2 1/2l, 2 1/2l, 1l,1l, 3/4l, 1/2l, 3l, 1/2l, hd, 3/4l, 3/4l, nk, 1 1/4l, sh, hd, nk, nk, 3/4l, 3/4l, 1 1/2l, 1 1/4l, 2l, 1/2l, 1/2l, 3/4l, 1/2l, 1 3/4l, 7l, 13l
Breeder: Darley
Breeding: b g Darshaan - Lunda (Soviet Star)
Tote Win:£6.70 Places: £2.80, £4.70, £5.80, £3.60 Exacta: £120.50
Winning trainer:-Name Charlton, Roger John Born: Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, 18/1/50First winner: Deploy (Haydock, April 14, 1990) Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation: Amateur rider (three wins including 1969 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase on Pride Of Kentucky), worked for Colin Davies, stockbroker, 1975-77 ran equine swimming pool in Lambourn, 1978-89 assistant to Jeremy Tree Classic win: (1) Vodafone Derby (1990 Quest For Fame) Other major wins include: Criterion Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Dante Stakes (1990 Sanglamore), French Derby (1990 Sanglamore), Greenham Stakes (1993 Inchinor), Hungerford Stakes (1993 Inchinor), John Porter Stakes (1996 Spout), Lancashire Oaks (1996 Spout), Lingfield Derby Trial (1996 Mystic Knight), Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge), Prix de l’Opera (1994 Andromaque), Prix d’Ispahan (1991 Sanglamore), Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Sandown Mile (1997 Wixim), Scottish Classic (1995 Baron Ferdinand), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1998 Tamarisk), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1999 Harmonic Way, 2003 Patavellian) Wins in a season (1990-2004):37:26:43:47:48:42:52:40:22:30:34:33:56:57:36 Number of horses in training (1990-2005):73:73:70: 79:93:109:104:110:96:70:75:84:76:91:105:97 Wins this year:41
Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. Riding Weight: 8st 2lb First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow September 15, 1990 Winners (1995 to 2004): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80; 104; 108; 99 Seasonal Best: 80 winners last season Wins This Season: 68 Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Coventry Stakes (C D Europe 2000); Darley Stakes (2004 Autumn Glory), Dubai Duty Free Stakes (reg’d as the Fred Darling Stakes) (Queen’s Logic 2002), Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Lowther Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit); Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert (first win in Ireland), Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge), Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian), Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001)

Class 2, £18,000 added,For 3yo Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below), 1m 2f, Weights: Highest weight 9st 4lb, Weights raised 3lb; Minimum weight 8-4, Penalties: after September 24, a winner 6lb, Penalty value: 1st: £10,968.96; 2nd: £4,160.64; 3rd: £2,080.32; 4th: £945.60; 5th: £472.80; 6th: £283.68

1 ADMIRAL'S CRUISE (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3- 8-08 ow1lb Jimmy Fortune [9] 9-2f
2 CLUELESS (Bill Gredley) William Haggas 3- 8-11 Kieren Fallon [5] 5-1
3 SALINJA (Priscilla Graham) Amanda Perrett 3- 9-04 Ryan Moore [11] 16-1
4 BAYEUX DE MOI (Lady Clague) Amanda Perrett 3- 8-13 Jamie Spencer [8]
5 TANZANITE (D C Broomfield& N Cronin) David Arbuthnot 3- 8-11 Dane O'Neill [6]
6 RED RACKETEER (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3- 9-03 Steve Drowne [3]
7 GROSVENOR SQUARE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3- 8-13 Kerrin McEvoy [7]
8 TORRENS (Catherine Reynard) Richard Fahey 3- 8-07 Martin Dwyer [10]
9 ALL THAT AND MORE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3- 9-00 Michael Hills [4]
10 DANEHILL WILLY (T Mohan) Neville Callaghan 3- 8-12 Saleem Golam(5) [2]
11 TODMAN AVENUE (Paul Makin) Luca Cumani 3- 9-02 Kevin Darley [1]

11 ran
Time: 2m 06.04s Distances: 3l, 1 3/4l, sh, 3/4l, 1 1/4l, 3/4l, nk, 4l, 2l, dist
Breeder: Lazy Lane Stables
Breeding: b c A P Indy - Ladies Cruise (Fappiano)
Tote Win:£5.90 Places:£2.10, £1.80, £5.80 Exacta: £21.40

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 (1992-2004): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47:55:60 Horses in training (1993-2005):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108:121:115 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), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks Wins This Season: 34

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo) Wins (1988-2004): 8,29,46,32,26,25,56,46,83,78,108,94,93,71,92,46,72 Wins This Season: 80

Class 4, £10,000 added, For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 6f, Weights:8st 11lb Penalty value: 1st: £6,812; 2nd: £2,096; 3rd: £1,048; 4th: £524

1 CHOOSY (William Durkan) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Richard Hughes [4] 13-2
2 SHAMILA (Abdulla Al Khalifa) Gerard Butler 2- 8-11 Darryll Holland [10] 4-1
3 ANTICA (Phil Green & Partners) Mark Tompkins 2- 8-06 Saleem Golam(5) [6] 11-1
4 PIROUETTING (Mrs J Corbett, Christopher Wright, P Hills) Barry Hills 2- 8-11 Michael Hills [7]
5 QUEEN CLEOPATRA (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-11 Kieren Fallon [3] 5-4f
6 NYARHINI (Mrs HugoMorris) Geoff Wragg 2- 8-11 Steve Drowne [2]
7 INBUILT BEAUTY (Dr Ali Ridha) Clive Brittain 2- 8-11 Kerrin McEvoy [9]
8 WHERE'S BROUGHTON (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson 2- 8-11 Pat Cosgrave [11]
9 NATIVE TIPTOE (A Barrett, C Cook, P Peachey, Trevor) Gay Kelleway 2- 8-04 Sheldon Russell(7) [5]
10 LADY ROMANOV (P Heath) Mark Tompkins 2- 8-11 Richard Hills [8]
11 LADY AGNES (Anthony Oppenheimer) Geoff Wragg 2- 8-11 Ted Durcan [12]
12 ART CRITIC (Sangster Family & B V Sangster) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2- 8-11 Alan Munro [1]

12 ran
Time: 1m 14.85s Distances: nk, nk, nk, sh, nk, 3l, 2l, 1 1/2l, 3/4l, 1 1/4l, 3 1/2l
Breeder: John and Leslie Young
Breeding: b f Kalanisi - Hawksbill Special (Taufan)
Tote Win: £6.00 Places: £1.70, £1.60, £2.90 Exacta: £25.20

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor) Number of horses in training; (1985-2005):67:75:74:80:85:107:131:139:155:178:167:155:
Number of wins in a season (1982-2004):38:49:28:37:56:33:43:55:73:126:154: 182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110:121:122:113 Wins this year: 129

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) Wins in Britain (1994-2004):19,68,62,33,55,95,102, 90, 126, 122, 73 Major wins include: Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Blue Square Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight)Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Jersey Stakes (1995, Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins this season: 113

Class 4, £10,000 added, 1m 6f, For 3yo rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 or higher and below are also eligible), Weights; highest weight 9st 5lb (any horse rated above 85 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 5lb; subsequently, the excess over 85 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Weights raised 1lb;minimum weight 8-0, Penalties after September 24, a winner 6lb, Penalty value: 1st: £7,033; 2nd: £2,164; 3rd: £1,02; 4th: £541

1 DIAMOND CIRCLE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3- 9-00 Martin Dwyer [14] 16-1
2 CHOCOLATE CARAMEL (Priscilla Graham) Amanda Perrett 3- 9-02 Kieren Fallon [16] 11-2cf
3 SPINNING COIN (Hockham Racing) Johnny Portman 3- 8-13 Pat Cosgrave [5] 33-1
4 SPEAR THISTLE (Duke Of Devonshire) John Gosden 3- 9-05 Jimmy Fortune [3] 11-2cf
5 QUEEN OF ICENI (I Stewart-Brown & M Meacock) John Dunlop 3- 8-05 Kerrin McEvoy [17]
6 TIAMO (P & D Sakal) Mark Tompkins 3- 8-05 Saleem Golam(5) [12]
7 SPANISH RIDGE (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 3- 8-06 Dane O'Neill [8]
8 TOP THE CHARTS (P Tellwright) Richard Hannon 3- 9-05 Richard Hughes [4]
9 DARLING DEANIE (Mrs D Solomon) David Elsworth 3- 8-06 Liam Keniry [7]
10 KARLU (Pat Eddery Racing (RainbowQuest)) John Dunlop 3- 9-04 Paul Eddery [6] 11-2cf
11 TAKAFU (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3- 9-00 Richard Hills [9]
12 WOTCHALIKE (Fox and Cub Partnership) Richard Price 3- 7-12 James Doyle(7) [13]
13 POCKETWOOD (M Lewin) Jean-Rene Auvray 3- 8-10 Ryan Moore [15]
14 CEIRIOG VALLEY (Robert McAlpine) Barry Hills 3- 8-12 Michael Hills [2]
15 ISLE DE MAURICE (Chegwidden Systems Ltd) David Feek 3- 8-03 Darryll Holland [11]
16 EPICES (Christopher Spence) Sir Mark Prescott 3- 8-08 Jean-Pierre Guillambert [1]
17 SAND REPEAL (The Sultans Of Speed) Julie Feilden 3- 7-10 Donna Caldwell(7) [10]

17 ran
Time: 3m 00.65s Distances: 1l, 3/4l, 2l, 3/4l, 1 1/4l, 6l, 1 1/2l, sh, 3l, 4l, 1 1/2l, 5l, 2 1/2l, 18l, 1l, 5l
Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management
Breeding: br f Halling - Canadian Mill ( Mill Reef)
Tote Win:£18.20 Places: £3.60, £1.80, £4.70,£2.20 Exacta: £108.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni) Wins This Year: 92
Wins in a season (1987-2004): 96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84:79:78:109:72:107:91:107:82 Horses in training (1984-2005):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168, 186, 148 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) Big Race Wins:Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2004 High Accolade) Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance); Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Vintage Stakes (2005 Sir Percy) Wins 1993-2004: 1; 6; 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90; 82 Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir Wins this season: 66


Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds

Kieren Fallon 3 4 -
Kevin Darley 3 - 2
Jimmy Fortune 2 1 1
Richard Hughes 2 1 -
Michael Kinane 2 - -
Richard Hills 1 2 2
Martin Dwyer 1 - 1
John Egan 1 - 1
Travis Block 1 - -
Neil Callan 1 - -
Steve Drowne 1 - -
Paul Eddery 1 - -
Johnny Murtagh 1 - -
Jimmy Quinn 1 - -
Jamie Spencer - 2 5
Frankie Dettori - 2 -
Michael Hills - 2 -
Darryll Holland - 2 -
Eddie Ahern - 1 -
Tony Culhane - 1 -
David Kinsella - 1 -
Kerrin McEvoy - 1 -
Alan Munro - 1 -
Pat Cosgrave - - 1
Ted Durcan - - 1
Michael Fenton - - 1
Saleem Golam - - 1
Ryan Moore - - 1
Andrew Mullen - - 1
Adrian Nicholls - - 1
Franny Norton - - 1
Oscar Urbina - - 1



3:15pm Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) 1m


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1) (1) 8532 Attune Brian Meehan 4-9- 0 Ted Durcan
Consistent enough performer in Listed company but will struggle in this grade. BP= 66/1

2) (4) 6012 Chic Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Ryan Moore
Just touched off by Attraction in this race last year and looks as good as ever, following her second Celebration Mile and unlucky second in Ireland last time. Leading chancebut the question is whether she is value. BP= 9/4

3) (5) 61-1 Favourable Terms Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Jimmy Fortune
Group One winner at Goodwood in 2004 and successful on sole start this year in Listed contest at Doncaster in September. Comes here fresher and has a chance. BP= 5/1

4) (8) -111 Musicanna James Fanshawe 4-9-00t Jamie Spencer
Progressed from handicap company to win Listed event at Sandown in August. However, this is much tougher and this unbeaten filly has something to prove. Will like the ground. BP= 11/2

5) (10) 1213 Peeress Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-00 Kevin Darley
Impressive when winning Group Two race at Royal Ascot at York and ran well again when last seen out in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in July. A mile is her best trip and she is another much-respected runner from Sir Michael Stoutebut the gap of two months without a runner is a slight worry. BP= 8/1

6) (9) -432 Shapira Andreas Lowe GER 4-9-00 Terry Hellier
She is a Group Two winner in her native Germany and only found Divine Proportions too good when last seen out in a Deauville Group One in July. Any rain would be in her favour. An interesting sort who looks progressive. BP= 14/1

7) (7) 3314 Summitville James Given 5-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy
Consistent sort but poor record win record overall and certain to find a few of these too quick for her. BP= 50/1

8) (3) -251 Maids Causeway Barry Hills 3-8-11 Michael Hills
Runner-up in the 1000 Guineas and very game when taking the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot at York. Came back lame after that appearance and, although she has a great chance on paper, a watching brief is advised. BP= 15/2

9) (2) 0257 Penkenna Princess Ralph Beckett 3-8-11 Paul Hanagan
Looks slightly flattered by her second in the Irish 1000 Guineas earlier this season based on her subsequent performances. But dropping back to a mile and softer ground will suit. BP= 33/1

10) (6) 4663 Virginia Waters Aidan O'Brien 3-8-11t Kieren Fallon
Has largely been disappointing since her 1000 guineas success earlier this season and but showed a return to form was imminent last time out when third, just behind Chic. BP= 7/1

This is an interesting contest and looks open for such a high-class race. German raider SHAPIRA could reward each-way support.


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£130,000 totesport CAMBRIDGESHIRE HANDICAP, 1m 1f


Main Trends

Look for winners earlier this season

Horses should ideally have finished in the first four last time out

Disregard horses who have already had nine or more outings

Three and four-year-olds have the best record

Better-fancied horses (16/1 and under) have a good record

High draw generally favoured

As the leaves begin to turn brown, it means that it must be time for the first leg of the Autumn Double at Newmarket - the totesport Cambridgeshire.

This historic Newmarket handicap takes place over nine furlongs at the Rowley Mile course on Saturday, October 1 and has 30 runners this year, five less than normal because ofsmaller safety limits.

Despite the size of the field, a clear set of trends has emerged which enables Codebreaker to hopefully identify the likely winner of this great betting heat.

The 2001 victor I Cried For You and Chivalry (who won on his seasonal debut in 2003) were anomalies in that he had not managed to win earlier in the year, whereas every other winner since 1985 had.

So it seems prudent to eliminate those horses who have failed to win this year, meaning an exit for Colisay, Shot To Fame, Royal Prince, Spanish Don, Brindisi, Blythe Knight, Blue Spinnaker, Duck Row, Cimyla, Invasion, and Woodcracker.

Good recent form also appears to be an important factor, with only Balthus in 1987 and Spanish Don last year not having finished in the first four on their last start prior to Newmarket in the last 19 years, while Chivalry won on his seasonal debut. None of Kew Green, Ace Of Hearts, Desert Destiny, Another Bottle, St Petersburg, Evaluator, Impeller, Ashkal Way, Trew Class, and Nero's Return managed to finish in the top four last time out and have to be discounted.

Every winner since 1985 had not run on more than nine occasions earlier in the season so we must regard Langford as being over-raced as he has had more than nine outings.

14 of the last 20 Cambridgeshire victors were either three or four-year-olds, so it seems prudent to side with horses of these two age groups. The door must be shown to Counsel's Opinion and Realsim who both look too old.

Although a class horse does sometimes win this event, such as Cap Julica who shouldered 9st 10lb to victory in 1995, it generally goes to a runner with a more modest burden, with only six horses since 1985 having carried more than 9st to victory.

As all of our remaining entries have more than 9st, it seems wise to refine this statistic. Of those that carried more than 9st, only four had more than 9st 5lb so we can rule out Momtic and My Paris.

Despite its competitive nature, the totesport Cambridgeshire is usually won by a fancied horses with only three horses since 1985 having been returned at odds greater than 16/1. That enables us to exclude Star Of Light.

Choosing between our three remaining entries is not easy.

Preference is given to PEDRILLO over Crosspeace and Blue Monday, as his trainer Sir Mark Prescott boasts three previous winners.

If we concentrate on the draw, it can be seen that those drawn high have a distinct advantage in recent times, with only seven winners since 1985 having had a single figure draw. The selection's draw of 13 should be fine.


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