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Friday, October 14, 2005


NEWMARKET OCTOBER MEETING 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SECOND DAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

TOMORROW’S £1-MILLION PLUS CHAMPIONS’ DAY


Champions’ Day, which was first staged in 1997, is overall the highest-class raceday in Britain with two Group 1 races, two Group 2s, two Group 3s and one of the season’s most prestigious and valuable handicaps, the £130,000 totesport Cesarewitch. Prize money this year totals £1,073,200.


It is second in the list of the most valuable cards in Britain just behind Vodafone Derby Day at Epsom and just ahead of Diamond Day at Ascot. However, unlike these days, which rely heavily on one big race as their central focus, Champions’ Day has the highest quality throughout its seven races.


The £433,200 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (G1) is Newmarket’s most valuable race of the season and has its 129th anniversary in 2005. Champions’ Day is geared around established champions making their final appearance of the British season and the emergence of the champions of the future.



NEWMARKET LOOKS AHEAD
TO DAY TO SAVOUR

Newmarket Racecourses managing director Lisa Hancock was tonight eagerly anticipating what is sure to be a magnificent day’s racing on Champions’ Day at the Rowley Mile track tomorrow.


She said: “Thursday and Friday’s cards have gone well and we are now all set for Newmarket’s biggest day of the year and the highest-class race meeting in the British calendar.


“The Emirates Airline Champion Stakes likes like a top-class renewal and the Darley Dewhurst Stakes promises to be the two-year-old race of the year.


“There are four other Group races plus the Tote Cesarewitch for racegoers to savour.”


£1/2 Million Scoop6 bonanza
The Scoop6 was not won last week so a massive £1/2 Million is potentially up for grabs to a single winner of the Win Fund and next weekend’s Bonus Fund.


The Win Fund Rollover stands at £162,435 while there is £198,169 in the Bonus Fund Rollover.
Races this weekend are divided between Newmarket and Catterick on the Flat, and Huntingdon over the jumps.

Tote spokesman Damian Walker said: "This is one of the best Scoop6 cards I can remember and the timing is perfect with huge rollovers in the Win and Bonus funds.


Newmarket provides three Group races and the totesport Cesarewitch, while we have a competitive nursery from Catterick and a high-class three-mile handicap chase from Huntingdon.


"Punters have had the edge over the bookies this autumn with a string of favourable results in big races, but the Scoop6 keeps eluding them and that could be the case again with the 36-runner totesport Cesarewitch providing the last leg."

totescoop6 legs tomorrow
Leg 1 2.05 Newmarket
Leg 2 2.10 Catterick
Leg 3 2.20 Huntingdon
Leg 4 2.35 Newmarket
Leg 5 3.10 Newmarket
Leg 6 3.45 Newmarket
Win Fund - £162,435
Bonus Fund - £198,169


TREGONING EXPECTS BOLD SHOW FROM SIR PERCY

Sir Percy puts his unbeaten record on the line tomorrow when he heads the home challenge for glory in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.


The two-year-old Mark Of Esteem colt completed a hat-trick when taking the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood by a neck at the end of July.


He hasn’t been in competitive action since but trainer Marcus Tregoning is anticipating a bold show from his charge in the juvenile feature at Headquarters.


The master of Kingsdown Stables said this morning: “He’s in very good form and will come there a fresh horse.


“He had a bit of time off (after Goodwood) and came back a couple of weeks ago. His first bit of work back was extremely good and we are very happy with him.


“He is in very good form and we expect him to run well. I just hope there is no more rain.”


Barry Hills sends Red Clubs, who has held his form at the highest level throughout the season.


The Coventry Stakes winner was last out in the Group One Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket a fortnight ago when he was second to Amadeus Wolf.


Charlie Hills, assistant to his father, said: “We are very pleased with him. He ran a good race in the Middle Park on ground that he wasn’t ideally suited by. He seems to have come out of the race very well.”

The Red Ransom colt is stepping up to seven furlongs for the first time but connections are confident the increase in distance won’t be an issue.


Charlie Hills added: “We’ve always looked forward to running him over seven furlongs - I’m sure he’ll see the trip out.”

Aidan O’Brien looks to have the strongest hand with the Ballydoyle trainer declaring both of next year’s Stan James 2,000 Guineas market leaders - George Washington and the undefeated Horatio Nelson - but is set to rely on one, depending on the ground.


Opera Cape, second to Horatio Nelson in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere, reopposes tomorrow, while Primary, Palace Episode, Humungous and Close To You complete the nine declared runners.



ORATORIO BIDS TO COMPLETE GROUP 1 HAT-TRICK

ORATORIO will complete a prestigious Group 1 three-timer if he can land the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, worth £433,200, at Newmarket tomorrow. The three-year-old Danehill colt has proved a revelation since being switched to a mile and a quarter.


He defeated this year’s Vodafone Derby winner Motivator in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July and then followed up last month when taking the Irish Champion Stakes in thrilling fashion.


Now Aidan O’Brien’s charge will bid for a hat-trick, lining up for the Champions’ Day showpiece, for which he has been installed as the 11-4 favourite. If Oratorio can triumph, he would provide O’Brien with his first Champion Stakes success.


Newmarket trainer Sir Michael Stoute will be triple-handed in pursuit of a third victory in the race. Both Pilsudski (1997) and Kalanisi (2000) have been on target for him in the past and he will be represented by Maraahel, Chic and Rob Roy tomorrow.


The last-named of the trio comes here off the back of an impressive win in the Rolls Royce Motor Cars London Joel Stakes over a mile but this engagement sees him tackling 10 furlongs for the first time.


High-class filly Alexander Goldrun will be seeking to restore her reputation after getting turned over as the odds-on favourite in the Prix De L’Opera at Longchamp two weeks ago.


Connections will be hoping the four-year-old can recapture the form that saw her scorch to glory in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.


Trainer Jim Bolger said today: “She’s very well. She was a little bit quiet (after the Prix De L’Opera) but has picked up well in the last week.

“I would be optimistic that she would run a good race. If we get good ground we would be happy.”

Alkaased will reoppose the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Pride, his conqueror in the Prix Foy at Longchamp a month ago.


There are three other French raiders, Touch Of Land, Prospect Park and Pinson, the last of whom will line up off the back of four straight victories.


Rakti’s participation is still in the balance with his trainer Michael Jarvis stating this morning that he has yet to speak to owner Gary Tanaka.


Godolphin send two in the shape of Echo Of Light and Layman, while the 15-runner field is completed by David Junior, successful over course and distance in a Listed race back in May, and the Barry Hills-trained Whazzat.

Charlie Hills, assistant to his father, said: “She would appear to be a rank outsider. She was a long time off the track and ran very fresh (at Haydock on her seasonal return last month) and got tired in the last two furlongs.

“She’s had her problems but seems to be moving well now and we feel we’ve got nothing to lose by running her. Her breeding suggests the trip would suit her.”


STOUTE ON HIS CHAMPION STAKES CONTENDERS

Sir Michael Stoute will be three-handed in tomorrow’s Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.


The Newmarket trainer goes in search of a third success in the prestigious Group 1 with Rob Roy, Maraahel and Chic all set to represent him.


Rob Roy is back in action two weeks after taking the mile Group Three Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Joel Stakes here but steps into the unknown with this rise in trip.


Stoute said: “We hope that Rob Roy will enjoy the mile and a quarter - it’s his first time over that trip.”

Chic is another to tackle the distance for the first time and comes into the race after finishing fifth in the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes two weeks ago.


Stoute added: “We are gambling on Chic because it’s her final race and she’s never been beyond a mile before.”

Connections will be hoping Maraahel can return to the form he showed in the Group One Juddmonte International on his penultimate start when he was beaten only by a neck and a head into third.

He subsequently was turned over as the even money favourite in the Group Three Strensall Stakes at York.


Stoute said: “Maraahel was a little disappointing (last time) after a good run in the International. But he’s been freshened up and seems in good shape.”


AMERICAN CONNECTION CELEBRATED

Today and tomorrow (Saturday), Newmarket will be commemorating the birth of racing in America, which began under the reign of Charles II at a course called Newmarket on what is now known as the Hempstead Plains on Long Island, New York.

At the same time as Charles was instituting the first race under written rules ever to be run in Britain, the Town Plate, at his beloved Newmarket in Suffolk in 1665, so the British Governor of New York, Richard Nicolls from Ampthill in Bedfordshire, was carrying out the King’s instructions to found a racecourse called Newmarket in America.


It is not known when racing at Newmarket, Long Island, ceased, but a plaque can be found in Garden City, Long Island, marking the site of the old track, which is just a few miles from the thriving racecourse of Belmont Park, where this year's Breeders’ Cup will take place on Saturday 29th October.


A race at Newmarket today commemorates the anniversary of racing in America, while on Champions’ Day tomorrow representatives from the New York Racing Association and the "I Love New York" tourist authority will present a commemorative plaque to the Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses, Lisa Hancock.

This will be reciprocated at Belmont Park on 28th and 29th October. On Friday 28th, Belmont will be naming a race after the anniversary and Hancock will present a plaque to the Americans, while a wreath will be placed at the site of the old Newmarket course.
On the following day, the Breeders' Cup Opening Ceremony will feature a re-enactment of the first race ever staged in America, a match race at Newmarket, including the use of period costume and royal music played by trumpeters and a fife & drum band.


Lisa Hancock said: “We had no idea until we were contacted by the New York Racing Association earlier this year that at the same time as Charles II was doing so much to advance horse racing in Newmarket, where he used to move his court each year and indulge his passion for the sport, he was also exporting racing and the name of Newmarket to America.

“It is remarkable to think that the town of Newmarket has been pivotal throughout the world of horseracing for nearly 350 years and, with its remarkable concentration of racehorses, training facilities, stud farms, associated industries and, of course, its two racecourses, it continues to be so today.

"It is also very appropriate that toay we are twinning with St Moritz in Switzerland, home of arguably the most dramatic racing in the world on a frozen lake. They also have a race named on today's card and it all goes to highlight the international significance of Newmarket as the "Home of Racing".”


MURTAGH HIT WITH FOUR-DAY BAN

Johnny Murtagh narrowly avoided missing out on the Breeders’ Cup when the stewards slapped a four-day ban on him at Newmarket today.


The Irish jockey was found guilty of careless riding on board at Colisay in the mile handicap at Headquarters and the stewards suspended him for four days – October 25-28.


The ban will finish just in time for Murtagh to take up any potential rides in the Breeders’ Cup, which is to be staged at Belmont Park on Saturday, October 29.


The incident that triggered Murtagh’s enforced lay-off arose after it was deemed that he caused interference by manoeuvring left on Colisay.



TONY CULHANE BANNED ONE DAY

Tony Culhane was banned for one day for careless riding on Compton’s Eleven in the Sporting Index Handicap.


The stewards found that Compton’s Eleven had interfered with Commando Scott after he had failed to straighten up his mount.



THREE CLAIMED

Three horses were claimed after the Grand Prix White Turf St Moritz Premier Claiming Stakes.


The winner Vaughan went to Henry Daly for £50,000.


The second Top The Charts was taken by Mark Wallace for £42,000

The third Hidden Chance was claimed by Tony Martin for £20,000.


RACE ONE, 340TH ANNIVERSARY OF HORSE RACING IN AMERICA
WIN QUOTES

RAMPALLION POWERS TO DEBUT WIN

Rampallion justified 5-1 favouritism when surging through in the final furlong to score on his debut.


The two-year-old Daylami colt needed all of the mile trip as he came into his own late in the piece to beat fellow newcomer Sandglass by three-quarters of a length.


The success continued Manton trainer John Gosden’s fine record in this race, providing him with a fourth victory from the last six renewals.


Gosden said: “It was the perfect introduction for him. We’ve planned to run him in this race for about two months. It’s nice to come here and get the job done.


“He got a little bit taken back and had to sort of edge his way out but he has come and done it nicely in the end.


“He’s a lovely horse to put away and he’ll come out in a mile-and-a-quarter conditions’ race at Newbury next spring.”

Bookies responded to the outcome with a general 33-1 quote available for next year’s Vodafone Derby.


Asked if he thought Rampallion, who carries an entry for the Classic, was a possible for next year’s Blue Riband, Gosden replied: “He’s on the leg a lot for Epsom. But you must remember that most of them that could potentially stay a mile and a half are put in for £250 as yearlings. It’s not like we’ve thumped in at £500 as two-year-olds.


“But he is the type of horse you would hope would be staying in at the second stage - I would admit that.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE ONE
340TH ANNIVERSARY OF HORSE RACING IN AMERICA EBF MAIDEN STAKES

NEARLY A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

“It is a shame that she didn’t win as George Gregorowitz, who looks after her, is celebrating his 21st birthday today,” said Amanda Perrett after newcomer Sandglass had beaten all but Rampallion in the opener.


“But I am delighted with the way she has run first time out - apart from winning she could not have made a better start.”

Paddy Power quoted the filly at 33-1 for the Stan James 1,000 Guineas and at 25-1 for the Vodafone Oaks.


David Elsworth was equally pleased with the display by Persian Punch’s half brother Classic Punch, who dead-heated for third.


“Maybe it is a pity that we were drawn where we were as the first two were drawn lower and came up the stands’ side, rather stealing a march on us.


“But that was a very decent effort and he won’t run again this season. We’ll give him time to grow and strengthen,” he said.



GOING AFTER THE FIRST

Simon Whitworth described the ground as a “bit tacky”.


Johnny Murtagh said it was “a lot better than yesterday, good to soft really”.


Ted Durcan thought it was “not as wet as yesterday, though it is sticky and a bit holding”.


Darryll Holland said it was “just on the slow side”.


John Egan said the ground was “dead and chopped up. Not nice”.


Ryan Moore described it as “a bit sticky.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE NURSERY

ERYTHEIS THE BRAVE

The filly Erytheis came in for high praise from both Kieren Fallon and Jimmy Scott, travelling head lad to her trainer Sir Michael Stoute, after she had short headed Yankee George in the Taittinger Champagne Nursery.


“She’s a game little thing,” said Scott, “and she likes to get on with things. She was a bit nervy going out, but once she was on the course and we left her to Kieren she was fine. It was the same when Kieren was taking her saddle off and she was jigging around -- she likes to get on with it.”

Fallon described Erytheis as “a very tough and improving filly and one who will always do her best for you.”

RACE TWO, THE TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE NURSERY HANDICAP
PLACE QUOTES

CHANNON HITS BOTH POSTS

Trainer Mick Channon narrowly failed to register yet another winner as Yankee George and Musical Guest finished second and third respectively.


Tim Corby, representing Channon, said: “They both are genuine honest horses. The runner-up goes up 6lb tomorrow.


“He ran very well. He saw a lot of daylight and didn’t quite get up.


“The third is as genuine as could be. He doesn’t know how to run a bad race. If it had been over seven furlongs he would have won as he was probably finishing better than anything. He will be retained for next year.


“As long as they are both bright and well, they will keep running to the end (this season).”

Corby confirmed that Yankee George is in the sales.


RACE THREE, THE NEWMARKET RACECOURSES.CO.UK HOUGHTON CONDITIONS STAKES
WIN QUOTES

ON-SONG GODOLPHIN SCORE AGAIN

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor has the Godolphin team in flying form and Achill Bay notched another success for the ‘Boys in Blue’ with this neck win over dead-heaters Red Rocks and Edaara.


Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said: “He showed tenacious, battling qualities to get back up.

“He’s not a sprinter but he needed to be today to win, so it was a good effort. They had gone too slow and he’s had to do something that we’ve never really tried to get him to do before.


“He’s a nice horse for next year – a mile-and-a-quarter horse. There’s quite a bit of speed in his family but he strikes us as being a horse that will probably stay.”

Asked about the recent hot streak Godolphin are enjoying – this was their sixth winner inside two days – Crisford said: “That’s because the right opportunities are there for these horses at this particular moment. It’s not because the horses are suddenly any better than they were two months ago.”

Crisford also provided preview comments about both of Godolphin’s runners in tomorrow’s Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes – Echo Of Light and Layman, the latter of whom disappointed in the Celebration Mile.


He said: “His last run was very disappointing. He saw too much daylight at Goodwood.


“We do think he’d be much better on a really fast surface and this track could be against him if it’s going to be on the easy side of good.


“But he’s in good form. We’re going to keep him for next year.


“It’s a big step up for Echo Of Light. He’s in good form. He’s a nice colt for next year. Whatever he does tomorrow, we know that he can build on that next season.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
newmarketracecourses.co.uk HOUGHTON CONDITIONS STAKES

HOW FAR WILL SHE STAY ?

“It looked as if she was coming to win that,” said Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s racing manager Angus Gold after Edaara had dead-heated for second place,a neck behind Achill Bay, in the newmarketracecourses.co.uk Houghton Stakes.


“But she will be a lovely filly next year,” Gold went on, a view very much supported by the filly’s trainer William Haggas. “I am not at all worried about her,” he said, “though I must admit I don’t know how far she will stay.


“I have the impression that she may not get very far as she is out of a Green Desert mare. She was the last one still on the bridle and looked as if she would beat the pair in front of her, but they look to have outstayed her. Richard (Hills) thinks it was weakness and he may be right.”

Haggas was looking at the skies for his totesport Cesarewitch hope Escayola. “He wants it on top, so I wish we could have some sun, but he will run regardless. There’s nothing else to go for.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
IGLOOS BENTINCK STAKES

TATE’S FIRST GROUP WINNER

Thomas Tate enjoyed his first Group winner when Welsh Emperor made just about all the running to take the Igloos Bentinck Stakes, though he had to do it at long range as a prior appointment prevented him from making the trip from Yorkshire to Newmarket.


“He is very tough and gutsy, and we have been praying for ground like this,” said Tate’s travelling head lad Len Humphrey after Welsh Emperor had held off Baltic King by a length.


The plan is now for the six-year-old to go to France next month for the Prix Seine-et-Oise at Maisons Laffitte, in which he may be joined by yesterday’s 50-1 winner Coconut Squeak.


For most of his career Tate has been predominantly a jumping trainer, but has become increasingly involved with the flat and Humphrey reported that he has bought a nice bunch of yearlings this autumn.



RACE FOUR, THE IGLOOS BENTINCK STAKES
PLACE QUOTES

MORRISON HAPPY WITH BALTIC

East Ilsley trainer Hugh Morrison was more than happy with Baltic King, who was beaten a length by Welsh Emperor in this Listed race.


Morrison said: “It was a great performance on what was totally unsuitable ground.


“He would definitely have won it if we had been on fresh ground. But he’s run a huge race. We might pile into Italy for a Group 3 in Rome on November 6.”

Handler Barry Hills saw his charge Moss Vale finish third but wasn’t too disappointed.


He said: “I feel if the ground was a bit quicker he might have won it.

“He’s going to the sales on Tuesday week and after that we will see what happens.”


RACE FIVE, THE SPORTING INDEX HANDICAP STAKES
WIN QUOTES

KENMORE BAGS SECOND
SEASONAL SUCCESS

Kenmore got his head back in front to secure a second win this term when scoring with a bit to spare from Compton’s Eleven.


Richard Hills was well in control of the race on board the Compton Place colt as the big field entered the final furlong.


None of the challengers ever looked like reining in him and he eventually triumphed by a length-and-three-quarters.


Trainer Barry Hills said: “He’s in the sales on the Tuesday week. He does make a little bit of noise but obviously it doesn’t stop him.


“He’s a useful horse, really. We have always liked him. He probably wants gelding and he’ll make a nice horse. He likes to get his toe in.”

Hills runs Red Clubs in tomorrow’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes just two weeks after the horse took second spot in the Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes.


He summed up: “Hopefully, the ground will dry out a bit. I’d like it quicker than slower. The step up to seven furlongs is not a big worry. He came out of the Middle Park in good form.


“He’s a nice horse. When he made the one blip in Ireland (the Pheonix Stakes) he got completely knocked over coming out of the stalls. He never got in the race and Michael Kinane, who rode him, said to forget it.”

Hills will also saddle Etlaala in the VC Bet Challenge Stakes.


He said: “I’m looking forward to running him over seven furlongs. There’s a worry about him on the ground but he’s by Selkirk out of a Night Shift mare, so I would think he would cope with a bit of cut.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
GRAND PRIX WHITE TURF ST MORITZ PREMIER CLAIMING STAKES

VAUGHAN GETS THE GAP IN TIME

Vaughan, owned in partnership by John Bodie (in whose colours he ran) and Richard Wills, was dropped into claiming company for the Grand Prix White Turf St Moritz Premier Claiming Stakes after finding life tough in handicaps and showed his appreciation of the easier opposition with a decisive success.


More of a problem than actually winning the race was getting a run in time to do so, as Vaughan was for a long time trapped on the far rails and every time a door opened to give him a chance of getting clear it was instantly slammed in his face.


Eventually, however, the gap came and Vaughan went through it readily, going on to win by a length and three-quarters.

But any winning he does in the future will not be for today’s connections as Vaughan was claimed for £50,000 by Henry Daly.


Richard Hannon, junior, whose father trains Top The Charts and Hidden Chance, who were second and third, said “Top The Charts ran a nice race. He battled hard and was just unlucky to run into one. He is a tough, hardy horse.


“Hidden Chance also ran well. I did not think she would get the trip but she clearly has.” Hannon indicated that the pair will be out again before the end of the season.



RACE SEVEN, THE RACING WELFARE WILLIAM BRINDLE LIFETIME IN RACING HANDICAP SUPPORTED BY BETFAIR
WIN QUOTES


STOUTE DOUBLES UP AS NOTNOWCATO WINS

Notnowcato gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Kieren Fallon a 21.5/1 double on the day when scoring in the mile handicap.


The Inchinor colt has been a fair performer this term and deserved his second success in 2005.

He was beaten a neck by Focus Group at Newmarket two week earlier but went one better thanks to a thrilling late surge.


Fallon brought the three-year-old – the 11-4 favourite – with a withering run inside the final furlong and the pair got home with a length to spare.


Stoute, who also was on the mark with Erytheis in the Taittinger Champagne Nursery, said: “He’s a tough and consistent handicapper and I’m happy with that.


“We are going to keep him in training as a four-year-old.”



PLACED QUOTES RACE SEVEN
RACING WELFARE WILLIAM BRINDLE LIFETIME IN RACING HANDICAP

COLISAY OFF TO DUBAI

“That’s three seconds I have had today, two here and one at Brighton,” said Amanda Perrett after Colisay had beaten all but Notnowcato in the Racing Welfare William Brindle Lifetime In Racing Handicap.


“I know I have had a winner (Vaughan in the previous race), but he was claimed so that hardly counts,” she went on. “It has been a thoroughly frustrating day.


“Colisay has run a super race with all that (joint top) weight, especially when he did not get the best of runs.


“I would like to bring him back here for the Autumn Handicap at the last meeting and then he will be going to Dubai to race there in the winter. I was going to run him in the Darley Lexus Stakes here tomorrow but decided on this race instead. Let’s hope I did the right thing.”



WINNING QUOTES RACE EIGHT
NEWMARKET CHALLENGE WHIP

CENTURY UP FOR BECKETT

Ralph Beckett sent out the 100th winner of his training career - he is now in his sixth season - when Vamp won the eighth and last race of the day, the Newmarket Challenge Whip.


“And what makes it all the better is that Vamp is owned and trained by David Oldrey and it was he who owned my very first winner, Order, in a bumper at Huntingdon on January 27, 2000, ridden by Glenn Tormey,” related the delighted trainer as if he could have given a yard by yard commentary on the race almost six years on.



GOING NEWS AT 10 AM

Following a dry night the going for the second day of the October meeting is

GOOD TO SOFT,

with a going stick measurement of 6.6. It was soft yesterday.


“It is going to get better, too,” says clerk of the course Michael Prosser. “The temperature today will be around 15/16 degrees celcius (60/62 fahrenheit) with thin cloud and a bit of sun and breeze, and tomorrow will be even better when the forecast is for 19 degrees with a bright sunny day. It should be dry for the next 48 hours.


“Today we shall be racing on the same part of the track as we did yesterday, but this time the stalls will be on the far side, whereas yesterday they were on the stands’ side of that strip.


“Then tonight it is all change when all the rails are moved and tomorrow we shall be racing on the stands’ side of the course with 22 metres of fresh ground, which was last used for the Ascot Festival at Newmarket.”


BETTING NEWS


Though things have been quiet in the offices this morning, there has been wide interest in one particular horse -- Notnowcato in the Racing Welfare William Brindle Lifetime in Racing Handicap (4.55).


The chestnut has been backed from 4-1 to 3-1 with Paddy Power and Coral, and from the same price to 11-4 with totesport.


In the Sporting Index Handicap (3.45) the outsider Psychiatrist has been popular with Coral, who have brought him in from 18-1 to 14-1, and Rising Shadow has been in demand with totesport, where he has been cut from 10-1 to 8-1.


Top of the Charts has been the one for money in the Grand Prix White Turf St Moritz Premier Claiming Stakes (4.20), with Paddy Power trimming his odds by a point to 6-1.

1.30pm THE 340TH ANNIVERSARY OF HORSE RACING IN AMERICA EBF MAIDEN STAKES
FIRST RACE RESULT

Class 4, £10,000 Added. For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 1m. Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £7,176; 2nd: £2,208; 3rd: £1,104; 4th: £552

1 Rampallion (Duke Of Devonshire) John Gosden 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [6] 5-1fav
2 Sandglass (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 2-8-09 Richard Hughes [15] 25-1
3= Classic Punch (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-9-00 John Egan [18] 8-1
3= Ruler's Gold (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Frankie Dettori [24] 6-1
5 Font (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 2-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [22]
6 Nawaadi (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Richard Hills [7]
7 Smart Enough (East Wind Racing Ltd) Mikael Magnusson 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [10]
8 Madame Medusa (IRE) (N Williams) James Toller 2-8-09 Kevin Darley [12]
9 Historic Appeal (USA) (Sangster Family) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Ted Durcan [13]
[23]
10 Semi Detached (IRE) (Allen Pope) Jim Boyle 2-8-11 Amir Quinn (3) [5]
11 Cool Customer (USA) (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Kieren Fallon [9]
12 Ermine Sea (Lady Bamford) John Gosden 2-9-00 Ryan Moore [3]
13 Alf Tupper (Kenneth Macpherson) Mark Tompkins 2-8-09 Saleem Golam (5) [21]
14 Prime Meridian (J Hill) James Nicol 2-9-00 Neil Callan [11]
15 Valerie (Sarah and Robin Leigh) Luca Cumani 2-8-09 Nicky Mackay [2]
16 Spaceman (Fittocks Stud) Luca Cumani 2-9-00 Jamie Mackay [20]
17 Chaco (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Darryll Holland [14]
18 Raslan (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer [17]
19 Kaladin (D Deer) Gary Moore 2-9-00 Liam Keniry [4]
20 Grey Paint (USA) (Lord Donoughmore & T Hely-Hutchinson) John Gosden 2-9-00 Robert Havlin
21 Ohana (Frnaconson Partners) Neville Callaghan 2-9-00 Simon Whitworth [19]
22 Katsumoto (IRE) (Paul Dixon) Nick Littmoden 2-9-00 Luke Fletcher [8]

22 ran Non-runners: No 11 Majority Vote (vet’s certificate) and No 21 The Last Drop (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1min 42.37sec Dist: 3/4, 1, dd ht, 1/2, hd, 1/2, 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 2, 1 3/4, hd, sh, 1 1/2, 5, 3, 3/4, 1/2, nk, 2 1/2, 2
Breeder: Side Hill Stud Breeding: b c Daylami - Minute Waltz (Sadler’s Wells)
Tote Win: £5.90 Places: £2.40; £7.40; £1.70; £1.30 Exacta: £304.10

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born:Hove, 30/3/51 Classic Winners: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), St Leger (1996 Shantou), Wins in a season (1989-2004):28:87:86:113:110:93:86:75:91:77:74:82:55:85:72:66 First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 Other major wins include: Challenge Stakes (1993 Catrail), Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), French 1,000 Guineas (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (1995 Presenting), Gran Premio di Milano (1997 Shantou), Grosser Preis Von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), Hungerford Stakes (1994 Pollen Count - dh with Young Ern), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2004 Percussionist), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 1997 Shantou), Prix de l’Abbaye (1991Keen Hunter), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix de la Salamandre (1995 Lord Of Men), Prix Lupin (1995 Flemensfirth), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Royal Lodge Stakes (1996 Benny The Dip, 2002 Al Jadeed, 2005 Leo), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), European Free Handicap (2001 Clearing) Trains at Manton, Marlborough Wiltshire. Previously at Newmarket Wins this Year:85

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: 81


SECOND RACE RESULT
2.00pm TAITTINGER NURSERY HANDICAP

Class 4, £10,000 Added. For 2yo rated 0-95, 6f. Weights: minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after October 1, a winner 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,994; 2nd: £2,152; 3rd: £1,076; 4th: £538

1 Erytheis (USA) (Nairchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-08 Kieren Fallon [6] 5-1
2 Yankee George (IRE) (Capital) Mick Channon 2-8-13 Tony Culhane [2] 4-1
3 Musical Guest (IRE) (John Guest) Mick Channon 2-8-07 Ted Durcan [7] 16-1
4 Angus Newz (J Dooley) Mick Quinn 2-8-09 Frannie Norton [5]
5 Charlton (J Harley) Terry Mills 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [8]
6 High Curragh (Mrs D Davenport, T&R Fawcett, J Nattrass) Kevin Ryan 2-8-11 Neil Callan [10] 7-2fav
7 Balik Pearls (Alan Brazil Racing Club) Neville Callaghan 2-7-12 Fran Ferris [12]
8 Surely Truly (IRE) (Bega Racing) Karl Burke 2-8-06 John Egan [11]
9 Crooner (IRE) (F Hope) William Muir 2-8-10 Martin Dwyer [9]
10 Sun Catcher (IRE) (A Merritt) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [4]
11 Tiber Tilly (Mark Harniman) Nick Littmoden 2-8-04 Richard Quinn [3]
12 Scarlet Flyer (USA) (The Optima Partnership) Gary Moore 2-8-06 Ryan Moore [1]

12 ran Non-runner: No 1 Grantley Adams (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1min 14.67sec Dist: sh, 1, nk, hd, 3/4, nk, hd, sh, 6, 1 3/4, 3 1/2
Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Ltd Breeding: b f Theatrical - Enthused (Seeking The Gold)
Tote Win: £4.90 Places: £2.00; £1.70; £5.90 Exacta: £16.50

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: 84

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)


THIRD RACE RESULT
2.35pm THE NEWMARKETRACECOURSES.CO.UK HOUGHTON CONDITIONS STAKES
Class 2, £15,000 added. 1m, For 2yo which have not won a Class 1 or 2 race, 1m. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: for each Class 5 race won 3lb; for each Class 4 race won 5lb; for each Class 3 race won 7lb (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 10lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £9,065.40; 2nd: £3,438.60; 3rd: £1,719.30; 4th: £781.50; 5th: £390.75; 6th: £234.45

1 Achill Bay (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 8-12 Frankie Dettori [4] 6-5fav
2= Red Rocks (IRE) (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan 8-12 Jimmy Fortune [2] 14-1
2= Edaara (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 8-07 Richard Hills [6] 5-4
4 Envision (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 9-03 Ryan Moore [3]
5 Salute The General (Mrs D Edginton) William Muir 8-12 Steve Drowne [1]
6 Bekoning (IRE) (Mrs S Davies) Mick Quinn 8-12 Frannie Norton [5]

6 ran Time: 1min 42.07sec Dist: nk, dd ht, 5, 2 1/2, dist
Breeder: Kilfrush Stud & Knocktoran Stud Breeding: b c Peintre Celebre - Albacora (Fairy King)
Tote Win: £2.10 Places: £1.30; £1.40; £0.70 Exacta: £5.80; £1.40

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (10) UltimatePoker.com 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), UltimatePoker.com 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include:American Oaks (2002 Jilbab), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2005 Papineau), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture), Breeders Cup Turf (2001 Fantastic Light), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif), Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Gazelle Handicap (2002 Imperial Gesture), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly), Grosser Bugatti Preis (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr),Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Wins in a season (1995-2004) 14:48:41:38:41:22:24:21:23:115 Wins this year: 72

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); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale).

Wins 1987-2004: 8,22,75^,141,94,101,149,233*,216*,123,176,132,132,47,94,69,101, 195* ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins This Season (since March 26): 80

FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.10pm THE IGLOOS BENTINCK STAKES

Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group Three race 4lb; of a Group Two race 6lb; of a Group One race 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 1lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 Welsh Emperor (IRE) (Sylvia Clegg) Tom Tate 6-8-12 Darryll Holland [14] 16-1
2 Baltic King (Thurloe Thoroughbreds VIII) Hughie Morrison 5-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [10] 11-1
3 Moss Vale (IRE) (John Grant & Cheveley Park Stud) Barry Hills 4-8-12 Kieren Fallon [9]
5-1co-fav
4 Patavellian (IRE) (D Deer) Roger Charlton 7-8-12 Steve Drowne [2]
5 The Tatling (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) Milton Bradley 8-9-02 Ryan Moore [6]
6 Tremar (T Jacobs) Terry Mills 3-8-11 Kevin Darley [8]
7 Camacho (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [11]5-1co-fav
8 Quito (IRE) (Michael Hill) David Chapman 8-8-12 Tony Culhane [13] 5-1co-fav
9 Azarole (IRE) (Lord Vestey) James Fanshawe 4-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1]
10 The Kiddykid (IRE) (Claire Massey) David Evans 5-9-04 John Egan [4]
11 Goldeva (M Pyle & Mrs T Pyle) Reg Hollinshead 6-8-09 Neil Callan [5]
12 Tony James (IRE) (Tony Richards) Clive Brittain 3-8-11 Philip Robinson [7]

12 ran No 1 Baron’s Pit (ground) and No 8 Presto Shinko (ground)
Time: 1min 13.06sec Dist: 1, sh, 3/4, nk, 3, 5, 1 1/4, 1, 1/2, 3 1/2, 1
Breeder: Times Of Wigan Ltd Breeding: b g Emperor Jones - Simply Times (Dodge)
Tote Win: £19.40 Places: £5.10; £3.10; £2.20 Exacta: £190.80

Winning trainer: TOM TATE: Based: Castle Farm, Hazelwood, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Date of birth: 22/01/1948 Previous career: rode 60 winners as an amatuer under NH Rules
Date of first licence: 1968 Permit; 1969 Full Licence Trains: Castle Farm, Tadcaster, N Yorks.

Number of horses in training (1998-2005): 18, 19, 23, 15; 17, 12, 17, 22 Aintree Festival wins: Sandeman Maghull Novices’ Chase (1996 Ask Tom); Martell Red Rum Handicap Chase (2001 Aghawadda Gold) Major wins include: Game Spirit Chase (1998 Ask Tom), Tingle Creek Chase (1997 Ask Tom), Victor Chandler Chase (1997 Ask Tom), Greenalls Grand National Trial (1996 Lo Stregone), Ladbroke Gold Cup (1994 Lo Stregone), Bentinck Stakes (2005 Welsh Emperor)

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Ebor Handicap (2004 Mephisto), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Yorkshire Cup (2005 Franklins Gardens), Bentinck Stakes (2005 Welsh Emperor)
Wins(1990-2004):30,83,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113,157,152


3.45pm THE SPORTING INDEX HANDICAP STAKES

Class 2, £18,000 Added. 7f, For 3yo+ rated 86-100. Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb; minimum weight 8st 4lb, 3yo 8st 2lb. Penalties: after October 1, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £11,275.20; 2nd: £4,276.80; 3rd: £2,138.40; 4th: £972; 5th: £486; 6th: £291.60

1 Kenmore (John Grant & Barry Hills) Barry Hills 3-8-06 Richard Hills [21] 20-1
2 Compton's Eleven (PCM Racing) Mick Channon 4-9-04 Tony Culhane [19] 16-1
3 Commando Scott (IRE) (Ann Morris) Ian McInnes 4-8-01 Nelson De Souza (3) [18] 40-1
4 Uhoomagoo (J Duddy & T Fawcett) Kevin Ryan 7-9-03 Neil Callan [16] 25-1
5 Rising Shadow (IRE) (G Morrill) David Barron 4-8-09 Frannie Norton [17]
6 Zomerlust (P Carr) John Quinn 3-8-08 Richard Quinn [4]
7 Psychiatrist (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 4-8-09 Ryan Moore [5]
8 Lord of The East (Stephen Hackney & Martin Higgins) Ian McInnes 6-8-04 Pat Mathers (5) [22]
9 Marshman (IRE) (J Ellis) Mark Tompkins 6-8-04 Saleem Golam (5) [23]
10 Spirit of France (IRE) (A Spence) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Kevin Darley [3]
11 Rock Music (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 3-8-06 Martin Dwyer [1]
12 King's Caprice (Bridget Swire) Jonathan Geake 4-8-09 Steve Drowne [13]
13 Steel Blue (Country Lane Partnership) Richard Whitaker 5-8-06 Michael Hills [15]
14 Chief Scout (P Good) Brian Meehan 3-8-02 Frankie McDonald [9]
15 Primo Way (Gordon McDowall) Ian Semple 4-8-08 Tom Eaves [12]
16 Marching Song (The Queen) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [6]
17 Visionist (IRE) (Pat Eddery Racing (Alvaro)) Jamie Osborne 3-8-11 Darryll Holland [11]
18 Pango (Pangfield Partners) Hughie Morrison 6-9-04 Travis Block (5) [10] 6-1fav
19 Munaddam (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-02 Frankie Dettori [8]
20 Capricho (IRE) (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 8-8-08 Alan Munro [2]
21 Moayed (Nigel Shields & Nick Littmoden) Nick Littmoden 6-8-13 Ted Durcan [14]
22 Royal Orissa (Llewelyn, Runeckles) Derek Haydn Jones 3-8-05 Philip Robinson [20]
23 Tagula Sunrise (IRE) (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey 3-8-04 Jamie Mackay [7]

23 ran
Time: 1min 27.19sec Dist: 1 3/4, nk, sh, sh, nk, hd, sh, 3/4, nk, 1/2, sh, 3/4, sh, 1/2, hd, 1/2, 1, 1/2, 1 1/4, 1/2, 3, 3/4 Breeder: Downclose Stud Breeding: b c Compton Place - Watheeqah (Topsider)
Tote Win: £28.10 Places: £5.70; £5.20; £11.70; £5.30 Exacta: £689.80

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: 94

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
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Wins (1990-2004):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81,75,66 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson.



4.20pm THE GRAND PRIX WHITE TURF ST. MORITZ “PREMIER” CLAIMING STAKES
Class 4, £10,000 Added. 1m 4f, For 3-5yo, each claimable at their advertised claiming price. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 9st 6lb; fillies 9st 1lb; 4yo and 5yo colts and geldings 9st 13lb; fillies 9st 8lb. Allowances: for each £2000 below the maximum advertised claiming price of £50000 1lb. Minimum claiming price £16000.00. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,773; 2nd: £2,084; 3rd: £1,042; 4th: £521

1 Vaughan (J Bodie & R Wells) Amanda Perrett 4-9-13 Ryan Moore [9] 3-1fav
2 Top The Charts (P Tellwright) Richard Hannon 3-9-02 Richard Hughes [10] 11-2
3 Hidden Chance (Nicholas Hodges) Richard Hannon 3-8-00 Frannie Norton [13] 12-1
4 Blue Torpedo (USA) (A Spence) Amanda Perrett 3-9-03 Johnny Murtagh [6]
5 Topkat (IRE) (R Standring & David Elsworth) David Elsworth 4-9-08 Richard Quinn [12]
6 Stancomb Wills (IRE) (Kenneth MacPherson & Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 3-8-02 Saleem Golam (5) [5]
7 Pagan Magic (USA) (The Gap Partnership) James Toller 4-8-12 Lisa Jones [2]
8 Suivez Moi (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Heywood & Mr & Mrs Bovingdon) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-13 Alan Munro [11]
9 Easibet Dot Net (Raeburn Brick Ltd) Ian Semple 5-8-12 Tom Eaves [7]
10 Chigorin (D Rosenblaum) James Eustace 4-8-12 Luke Fletcher [8]
11 Speightstown (Sir Martyn Arbib) Paul Cole 3-8-05 Nelson De Souza (3) [3]
12 Mr Tambourine Man (IRE) (C Wright & The Hon Mrs J Corbett) Paul Cole 4-9-01 Neil Callan [1]
13 Castle Valentine (Mark Warwick & Partners) Alistair Lidderdale 3-8-10 Steve Drowne [4]

13 ran
Time: 2min 35.84sec Dist: 1 3/4, 1, 1, sh, 5, 6, 1, 1 1/2, 8, 14, 1 1/4, 14
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Co Ltd Breeding: b c Machiavellian - Labibeh (Lyphard)
Tote Win: £3.90 Places: £2.00; £2.70; £3.60 Exacta: £26.00

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); Diadem Stakes (2005 Baron’s Pit) Winners 1996-04: 1; 8; 11; 18; 27; 37; 60; 55; 52 Horses in Training 2001-05: 99; 104; 100; 120; 109

Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: 18th September 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) Major Wins: Celebration Mile (2005 Chic); Dubai International Airport World Trophy (2004, 2005 The Tatling); Mill Reef Stakes (2004 Galeota); totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara) Wins in 2002-04: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132 Wins This Season: 104


4.55pm THE RACING WELFARE WILLIAM BRINDLE LIFETIME IN RACING HANDICAP (SUPPORTED BY BETFAIR) STAKES
Class 2, £18,000 Added. 1m, For 3yo+ rated 86-100. Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb; minimum weight 8st 4lb, 3yo 8st 1lb. Penalties: after October 1, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £11,238.08; 2nd: £4,262.72; 3rd: £2,131.36; 4th: £968.80; 5th: £484.40; 6th: £290.64

1 Notnowcato (Anthony & David De Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [14] 11-4fav
2 Colisay (Robert Brown & Partners) Amanda Perrett 6-9-04 Johnny Murtagh [15] 25-1
3 Zero Tolerance (IRE) (The Hornsey Warriors Racing Syndicate) David Barron 5-9-04 Neil Callan [11] 8-1
4 Unshakable (IRE) (Unshakable Partnership) Bob Jones 6-8-09 Frannie Norton [4]
5 St Petersburg (Inside Track One) Mark Tompkins 5-8-10 Saleem Golam (5) [17]
6 Shot To Fame (USA) (The Conquistadors) Walter Swinburn 6-9-02 Ryan Moore [16]
7 Impeller (IRE) (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 6-9-00 Steve Drowne [12]
8 Blythe Knight (IRE) (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 5-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [1]
9 Duck Row (USA) (Lady Sophia Topley & Mrs James Toller) James Toller 10-8-13 Alan Munro [13]
10 Prince Samos (IRE) (Suzanne Costello-Haloute & Richard Hannon) Richard Hannon 3-8-01 Martin Dwyer [10]
11 Salamanca (Wood Street Syndicate) Sylvester Kirk 3- 8-13 John Egan [8]
12 Liakoura (GER) (Mark Tracey) Amanda Perrett 3-8-03 Jamie Mackay [7]
13 Sew'n'so Character (IRE) (Aykroyd & Sons Ltd) Michael Blanshard 4-8-07 Tony Culhane [5]
14 Ettrick Water (Mr & Mrs E Vestey) Luca Cumani 6-8-12 Nicky Mackay [6]
15 In The Fan (USA) (O Murphy) John Dunlop 3-8-08 Richard Quinn [3]

15 ran Non-runners: No 6 Spanish Don (ground), No 12 Calcutta (ground) & No 16 Red Spell
Time: 1min 39.91sec Dist: 1, 3/4, 3/4, 1, hd, 1, 3/4, nk, nk, 1, hd, 3, 8, 1 Breeder: Southcourt StudBreeding: ch c Inchinor - Rambling Rose (Cadeaux Genereux) Tote Win: £3.50 Places: £1.80; £9.20; £2.90 Exacta: £94.70

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: 85

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)


5.25pm THE NEWMARKET CHALLENGE WHIP (HANDICAP) STAKES
Class 6, For 3yo+, which are at least 50% the property of and which run in the colours of members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Club rooms or their registered stud companies, and which are Rated 0-85 Weights: highest weight 4yo+ 9st; 3yo 8st 9lb. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb Penalties: after October 1, a winner 6lb.


1 Vamp (A Oldrey) Ralph Beckett 4-7-10 Nelson De Souza (3) [4] 11-4jt-fav
2 Miss The Boat (J Macdonald-Buchanan) John Dunlop 3-7-13 Richard Quinn [5] 7-2
3 Untimely (J Macdonald-Buchanan) Hughie Morrison 3-7-12 David Kinsella [6]
4 Monash Lad (IRE) (Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 3-7-07 Saleem Golam (5) [1] 11-4jt-fav
5 River Gypsy (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-8-06 John Egan [3]
6 Penny Stall (Bloomsbury Stud/Sir David Sieff) Emma Lavelle 4-7-12 Frannie Norton [2]

6 ran
Time: 2min 10.74sec Dist: 1 3/4, 1 1/2,
Breeder: A Oldrey Breeding: b f Dracula - Circe (Main Reef)
Tote Win: £3.50 Places: £1.70; £2.10 Exacta: £10.70

Winning traner:-Name: Ralph Beckett Born: June 24, 1971 Based: Windsor House Stables, Lambourn (formerly home to Peter Walwyn from whom he rents his yard) Background: Cousin of Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe and he has previously worked for Peter Walwyn, Martin Pipe, Arthur Moore, Jimmy FitzGerald, David Loder, Colin Hayes in Australia and Tom Skiffington in the USA Big Race Wins: Fred Darling Stakes (2005 Penkenna Princess), Oh So Sharp Stakes (2004 Penkenna Princess), Shergar Cup Distaff (2001 Flying Millie) Wins in 2000-2004: 11; 15; 13; 17; 17 Date of First Trainer’s Licence: November, 1999 Number of horses in training (2000-2005): 20; 30; 47; 50; 46; 42

Winning jockey:-Name: De Souza, Nelson Background: apprenticed to Paul Cole Date of First Winner: Alfata at Sao Paolo in 2000 Date of First Winner in Britain: July 3, 2004 Dr Thong at Leicester Big Races Won: Ayr Silver Cup on Eisteddfod in 2004




LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING TRAINER AWARD AFTER DAY TWO

1st 2nd 3rd
Saeed bin Suroor 4 - 1
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - 1
Amanda Perrett 1 3 -
Richard Hannon 1 2 2
John Dunlop 1 1 1
David Barker 1 1 -
Barry Hills 1 - 2
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
John Gosden 1 - -
Stef Liddiard 1 - -
Tom Tate 1 - -
Mick Channon - 2 1
Hughie Morrison - 2 1
Peter Chapple-Hyam - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
Mark Usher - 1 -
David Elsworth - - 2
David Barron - - 1
Milton Bradley - - 1
Paul Cole - - 1
Ian McInnes - - 1

LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING JOCKEY AWARD AFTER DAY TWO

1st 2nd 3rd
Frankie Dettori 4 - 1
Richard Hills 2 1 2
Kieren Fallon 2 - 1
Richard Hughes 1 3 -
Jimmy Fortune 1 2 1
John Egan 1 - 2
Nelson De Souza 1 - 1
Ryan Moore 1 - 1
Michael Fenton 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 - -
Tony Culhane - 2 -
Johnny Murtagh - 2 -
Neil Callan - 1 1
Kevin Darley - 1 -
Steve Drowne - 1 -
Martin Dwyer - 1 -
Jamie Mackay - 1 -
Alan Munro - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - - 2
Ted Durcan - - 1
David Kinsella - - 1
Frannie Norton - - 1


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