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Saturday, October 15, 2005


CHAMPIONS’ DAY 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
NEWMARKET, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

CROWD UP AGAIN AT NEWMARKET



Champions’ Day 2005 proved a hit with racegoers, with today’s crowd being 15,145, three per cent up on the 14,650 seen last year.


PERSIAN PUNCH STATUE UNVEILED

A roar worthy of a true champion greeted the unveiling of a bronze statue of Persian Punch beside the paddock at Newmarket today.


It is fitting that Newmarket was chosen as the racecourse to commemorate Persian Punch as he won five times here- three Jockey Club Cups, a Bahrain Trophy and a Sagaro Stakes, which was re-routed from Ascot.


Owner Jeff Smith, together with his wife Veronica, trainer David Elsworth, jockey Martin Dwyer and stable lad Dick Brown were on hand to see the wraps taken off Persian Punch, who sadly collapsed and died in the Sagaro at Ascot 18 months ago.


Smith said: ”Persian Punch was everything that you could possibly dream about in a racehorse. It is sad that he has gone, but the memories will live on forever.


“Obviously, his three-timer in the Jockey Club was a special achievement, but I will also always particularly remember his victory in the Goodwood Cup. He had such a ding-dong battle through that final furlong, and, though he was beaten a stride before and a stride past the winning post, it was typical of Punch that where it mattered he had his head in front. He was such a fighter - I have been in racing all my life and I have never seen a horse like him and I don’t think I ever will.”

Elsworth commented: “Persian Punch was pure theatre. In tennis parlance he would have been two sets down and come out on top 3-2, while in golf he would have been three down with three to play and still won.”

Recalling that 20th and final victory in the Jockey Club here two years ago to the day, Dwyer, who rode Punch to six of his victories, declared: ”He was an amazing horse, and it was a privilege to ride him. The old boy retired a few jockeys along the way, but I have never ridden a bigger battler. You could always rely on him to pull out a little extra when our backs were to the wall.


“We were in trouble in that Jockey Club and being attacked on all sides, but he got a crack over the head with another jockey’s whip, and as Pat Eddery came past hard to the bridle on Millenary he looked across at me and was grinning from ear to ear. I think the smack over the head woke up Punch, and I said to me ‘come on boy, let’s not let old grandad beat us’ and he found fresh reserves and snatched the race out of the fire.”

Brown, who idolised Persian Punch, was similarly lavish in his praise. “He was a star,” declared the Whitsbury lad. “He was like a lamb beforehand, but as soon as he walked in the parade ring he became a gladiator.”

Former jump jockey Philip Blacker, who revealed that it took him eight months to sculpt Persian Punch, was “pleased” with the final result. He said:”Persian Punch was a big, robust horse, who looked more like a jumper, so it was important that we did not make him small. I was pleased that Jeff and David wanted him to be looking on the move, and I’d like to think that we have brought out the character of the horse, especially his tenacity and refusal to be beaten.”

There are 12 smaller replicas of this solid bronze statue available, each costing £5,000 plus VAT, with proceeds being in aid of the Persian Punch Memorial Fund, which is funding the statue. They are bound to prove popular as collectors items, and anybody interested should contact the racecourse for more details.


TODAY’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.



WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

SIR PERCY MAKES IT FOUR FROM FOUR

Sir Percy, the first horse to race on the Flat for retired solictor Anthony Pakenham, maintained his 100 per cent record when he made it four wins from four starts with a tenacious defeat of odds-on Horatio Nelson in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


As a result he was catapulted into the forefront of the betting for next year’s Stan James 2,000 Guineas and Vodafone Derby. His price for the Guineas varies between 10-1(totesport) and 20-1 Cashmans and for the Derby where he is on 10-1 with totesport and 25-1 with Cashmans.


The colt’s trainer Marcus Tregoning, though, warned that people “should not start taking a short price about him now. We’ll have to see what happens in the spring and he certainly won’t be rushed,” he said. “He has a lot of speed and I would think he would find a mile and a quarter his optimum trip. But his dam was by Blakeney, so maybe he will stay a mile and a half. I am sure he is in the Derby, but if he isn’t we can always supplement him if we have to.


“He is undoubtedly the best two-year-old I have trained and he is a pleasure to train. He has a great attitude, and though he may get a bit on his toes sometimes, when he comes back after working he always eats up. He is a great one for his three meals a day.


“I think he still has developing to do as he is still quite immature; when I look at him I can see him changing shape.


“When Martin (Dwyer, the horse’s regular jockey) has ridden him in his last three bits of work he has been very pleased with what he has done and he has been adamant that he would win this race.


“If he had still been mine (Tregoning owned the colt briefly between buying him as a yearling for 16,000gns and passing him on to Anthony Pakenham and his wife Victoria last winter), I expect he would probably have been sold to the second bidder after he had won first time out at Goodwood. But he wasn’t mine by then and I am delighted that I am still training him.


“I was a bit worried during the race when for a moment or two around halfway he seemed to come off the bridle for a moment or two, and then when he made his run down the centre of the track. I thought the ground was definitely better nearer the stands, but it was all alright in the end.”




JOCKEY QUOTES
DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

Martin Dwyer was impressed with Sir Percy who retained his unbeaten record in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.


The jockey said: “He's a really good horse, the real deal. I've always had a lot of faith in him. He has not run for a while and he was a bit fresh and full of himself, but I was very impressed with him. He just idled a bit when he heard the crowd.”


SECOND RACE PLACE QUOTES
DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

FALLON TIGHT-LIPPED AS NELSON IS SUNK

Kieren Fallon parried every question and walked past the assembled press without replying following Horatio Nelson’s unlucky neck defeat by Sir Percy in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


Repeatedly denied a run, Horatio Nelson, winner of the Grand Criterium at Longchamp a fortnight ago, finally escaped from his pocket half-way up the hill, but, though he was finishing well, the post came too soon for the 8-11 favourite.


Aidan O’Brien, who trains Horatio Nelson for Sue Magnier, said: “He has run a great race. He was almost brought down at half-way and was on his knees. He did well to stand up.”

Asked whether next year’s Stan James 2000 Guineas remained on Horatio Nelson’s agends, O’Brien replied:”It is hard to say. We will what the spring brings.”

O’Brien has the first two in the betting for the Guineas, with Corals taking a surprise view in easing George Washington (a late defector here because of the ground) half a point to 7-2, while Ladbrokes, who have George Washington as a short as 2-1 favourite, offer Horatio Nelson at a top-priced 7-1. William Hill make George Washington a 11-4 chance and go 6-1 Horatio Nelson.


Corals make ‘Horatio’ 4-1 favourite for the Vodafone Derby, for which Ladbrokes are again top quote at 7-1.



SECOND RACE RESULT
2.35pm THE DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES

Class 1, Group 1, £250,000 Total Prize Fund. 7f, For 2yo entire colts and fillies; Weights colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £145,000; 2nd: £55,000; 3rd: £27,500; 4th: £12,500; 5th: £6,250; 6th: £3,750

1 SIR PERCY (A Pakenham) Marcus Tregoning 9-00 Martin Dwyer [8] 9-2
2 HORATIO NELSON (IRE) (Sue Magnier & Mrs David Nagle) Aidan O'Brien IRE 9-00 Kieren Fallon [3] 8-11fav
3 OPERA CAPE (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 9-00 John Egan [5] 15-2
4 RED CLUBS (IRE) (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 9-00 Michael Hills [2]
5 PALACE EPISODE (USA) (Mrs T Marnane) Kevin Ryan 9-00 Neil Callan [4]
6 HUMUNGOUS (IRE) (Evelyn Hankinson) Charles Egerton 9-00 Steve Drowne [1]
7 CLOSE TO YOU (IRE) (Miss J Leighs) Terry Mills 9-00 Jimmy Fortune [9]
8 PRIMARY (USA) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI) David Loder 9-00 Frankie Dettori [6]

8 ran Non-runner: No 2 George Washington (ground)
Time: 1min 26.52sec Dist: nk, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 2, 2, 5, 9 Breeder: The Old Suffolk Stud Breeding: b c Mark Of Esteem - Percy’s Lass (Blakeney)
Tote Win: £5.30 Places: £1.80; £1.10; £1.90 Exacta: £9.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Winners 1997-2004: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56; 26 Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 High Accolade, 2005 Mubtaker), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2005 Sir Percy) Horses in Training 2001-05: 88; 113; 122; 133; 139

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), Darley Dewhurst 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: 69

DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES WINNERS
Year Horse Jockey Trainer SP
2004 SHAMARDAL Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 9/2
2003 MILK IT MICK Darryll Holland Jamie Osborne 33/1
2002 TOUT SEUL Steve Carson Fulke Johnson Houghton 25/1
2001 ROCK OF GIBRALTAR Mick Kinane Aidan O’Brien IRE 4/6f
2000 TOBOUGG Craig Williams Mick Channon 7/4f
1999 DISTANT MUSIC Michael Hills Barry Hills 4/6f
1998 MUJAHID Richard Hills John Dunlop 25/1
1997 XAAR Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre FR 11/8f
1996 IN COMMAND Michael Hills Barry Hills 10/1
1995 ALHAARTH Willie Carson Dick Hern 4/7f
1994 PENNEKAMP Thierry Jarnet Andre Fabre FR 5/2jf
1993 GRAND LODGE Pat Eddery William Jarvis 9/4f
1992 ZAFONIC Pat Eddery Andre Fabre FR 10/11f
1991 DR DEVIOUS Willie Carson Peter Chapple-Hyam 3/1f
1990 GENEROUS Richard Quinn Paul Cole 50/1
1989 DASHING BLADE John Matthias Ian Balding 8/1
1988 PRINCE OF DANCE Willie Carson Neil Graham 6/4f
SCENIC(ddht) Michael Hills Barry Hills 33/1
1987 ABANDONED
1986 AJDAL Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 4/9f
1985 HUNTINGDALE Michael Hills Jeremy Hindley 12/1
1984 KALA DANCER Geoff Baxter Ben Hanbury 20/1
1983 EL GRAN SENOR Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 7/4f
1982 DIESIS Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 2/1
1981 WIND AND WUTHERING Philip Waldron Henry Candy 11/1
1980 STORM BIRD Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/5f
1979 MONTEVERDI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 15/8f
1978 TROMOS Kipper Lynch Bruce Hobbs 11/4
1977 TRY MY BEST Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 4/6f
1976 THE MINSTREL Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 6/5f
1975 WOLLOW Gianfranco Dettori Henry Cecil 6/4f
1974 GRUNDY Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 6/5f
1973 CELLINI Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 40/85f
1972 LUNCHTIME Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 11/8f
1971 CROWNED PRINCE Lester Piggott Bernard van Cutsem 4/9f
1970 MILL REEF Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 4/7f
1969 NIJINSKY Lester Piggott Vincent O’Brien IRE 1/3f
1968 RIBOFILIO Lester Piggott Fulke Johnson Houghton 8/11f
1967 HAMETUS Frankie Durr Walter Nightingall 100/9
1966 DART BOARD Doug Smith Gordon Richards 10/1
1965 PRETENDRE Ron Hutchinson Jack Jarvis 11/2
1964 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis Ian Balding 13/2
1963 KING’S LANE Joe Sime Sam Hall 10/1
1962 FOLLOW SUIT Lester Piggott Noel Murless 10/1
1961 RIVER CHANTER Joe Mercer George Todd 10/3
1960 BOUNTEOUS Joe Sime Rufus Beasley 2/1f
1959 ANCIENT LIGHTS Eph Smith Ted Leader 100/7
1958 BILLUM Edward Hide Charles Elsey 6/1
1957 TORBELLA III Scobie Breasley W Clout FR 9/4
1956 CREPELLO Lester Piggott Noel Murless 1/2f
1955 DACIAN Willie Snaith Humphrey Cottrill 7/1
1954 MY SMOKEY Doug Smith Jack Watts 7/2
1953 INFATUATION Ken Gethin Vic Smyth 11/8f
1952 PINZA Gordon Richards Norman Bertie Evsf
1951 MARSYAD Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat FR 7/1
1950 TURCO II Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 11/8
1949 EMPEROR II Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat FR 7/2jf
1948 ROYAL FOREST Gordon Richards Noel Murless 5/4f
1947 PRIDE OF INDIA Joe Sime Jack Watts 5/2f
1946 MIGOLI Gordon Richards Frank Butters 5/1
1945 HYPERICUM Doug Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 4/7f

GEORGE WASHINGTON WITHDRAWN


Aidan O’Brien has decided to rely on Horatio Nelson rather than George Washington in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes at 2.35pm today, announcing the decision 20 minutes before the first race.


George Washington has been taken out because of the ground and Kieren Fallon will switch to ride Horatio Nelson.



AIDAN O’BRIEN TALKS


Aidan O’Brien, Ireland’s champion trainer, explained to Channel 4's Derek Thompson before racing why he withdrew George Washington from today’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


He said: “We are just going to run Horatio Nelson. The ground is definitely on the soft side - it is what we would probably call in Ireland yielding ground.


“Of all the good horses we have had, I never thought we would get a better one but George Washington is probably the best horse we have ever had - definitely the best two-year-old we have ever had.

“I just wanted to make sure that we are doing the right thing with him - we are not running him which is definitely not the wrong thing but to run him and to have given him a hard race in ground that he did not like at the end of a long season just might leave its mark on him for the winter.


“We are just giving him every chance. He definitely will not run again this year.”


Turning to Oratorio’s chance in the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, he said: “Oratorio is in good form. Everything was right with him yesterday.


“We had a little bit of a scare with him on Thursday - his white blood cells dropped which was a worry. When that happens there is a little infection somewhere. But when we took his blood on Friday they were back perfect. The only worrying thing about it was when we put him on the scales last night he was a couple of kilos up so he had retained a bit more fluid that we had expected. His scope was perfect.”




EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES
WINNER QUOTES

DAVID JUNIOR IS JUST CHAMPION

Jamie Spencer might be champion jockey-elect, but you could have heard a pin drop with racegoers open-mouted in disbelief as he stunned the huge crowd when springing a 25-1 surprise on David Junior in the feature Emirates Airline Champion Stakes.


Only Hurry Harriet (33-1) in 1973 has produced a bigger shock in this prestigious race since World War Two, but Spencer is adamant that David Junior, who got home by three parts of a length from French challenger Pride, was a worthy winner.


The rider said: ”I have loved David Junior since I won the Select Stakes on him at Goodwood last month. That was a messy race, with Darryll (Holland) pulling up in front, and it developed into a three and a half furlong sprint.


“He did well to win that day, but he felt a different horse altogether in today’s fast-run race and I was never going to get beat.


“My only worry was that he would idle in front and he did, but, though I got stuck wide and had to come back from further than I had planned and everything went wrong that could go wrong, he is still won, which says a lot about the quality of the horse.


“To win a Group 1 against the older horses is a real bonus and shows what a good horse David Junior is. He’ll be one hell of a horse next year and, provided Godolphin don’t nick him, he could make my season.”

Brian Meehan, who trains David Junior for David Sullivan, one of the leading lights in Birmingham FC, was ecstatic afterwards - and justifiably so.


He said: ”We have been very patient with this horse and taken our time, and now he has paid us back big time. I was in Keeneland when David Junior won at Goodwood, but Jamie was on the phone straight after the race and assured me that he would make himself available for this race.


“He is one of the best 10 furlong horses around, and, though you can never be confident when you bring an outsider for a Group One, he was in top order and I knew he would run well.


“We will have to see whether he gets an invitation from Hong Kong, but there is always next year. He definitely stays in training.”


JOCKEY QUOTES
EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

Jamie Spencer, after riding his first Emirates Airline Champion Stakes victor on David Junior, said: “It was a tough race and the bookies gave us no chance which I could not believe, but I rode him at Goodwood and I really liked him.


“He travelled so well in the race today. I think I gave him a bad ride as I went way too soon on him - I got my rhythm going from three out and, as he is a long-striding horse, I just let him go and followed Richard (Hills on Maraahel) and he really picked up.


“Brian (Meehan - the trainer) said it is a Group One but to ride it like a normal race - get him nice and relaxed and just ride the race as it comes to you."

Philip Robinson, who rode the sixth home Rakti, said: “It was a ridiculous race - they let one go off a million miles clear and I never saw any daylight at all. There were probably six of us in the same boat.


“I think he was the best horse - he was doing things on the bridle. That’s racing.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

PRIDE’S VALIANT EFFORT

The five-year-old mare Pride put her luckless run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe well behind her with a storming effort to take second place, three quarters of a length behind the 25-1 winner David Junior in the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes, delighting her trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre and jockey Christophe Soumillon.


“She has run very well and I have always said that she is a Group 1 filly,” said the trainer. “In the Arc she was stopped at least twice, but this shows how good she really is. She has been invited to the Japan Cup, but I think that a mile and a half is too far for her and I will see if we can get her into the international at Hong Kong over a mile and a quarter.


“She won’t stay in training next year. She is five years old now and it is time for her to start having babies.”

Soumillon, who was riding Pride for the first time, was very pleased with her effort.

“The trainer told me not to get there too soon as she sometimes stops when she gets in front. So I waited with her and when I saw Jamie Spencer take the lead on the winner I was not sure that he would come back to us, so we went after him. She could not quite get there, but she was very generous in the way she tried.”

Angus Gold, racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, whose Maraahel was third, was very satisfied with the colt’s display. “I think the first time blinkers helped him. He travelled very well -- he always travels very well in his races -- but he has just the one run.


“But he has now been placed in two Group 1s, which is pretty good. I expect that Sheikh Hamdan will like to have him in Dubai in the winter, but maybe we will try for the mile and a quarter race at Hong Kong,” he said.



THIRD RACE RESULT
3.10pm THE EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES

Class 1, Group 1, £433,200 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group 1 or 2 race 4lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £251,256; 2nd: £95,304; 3rd: £47,652; 4th: £21,660; 5th: £10,830; 6th: £6,498

1 DAVID JUNIOR (USA) (Roldvale Ltd) Brian Meehan 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer [13] 25-1
2 PRIDE (FR) (N P Bloodstock) Alain de Royer Dupre FR 5-8-13 Christophe Soumillon [4] 12-1
3 MARAAHEL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-02 Richard Hills [9] 25-1
4 ORATORIO (IRE) (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [2] 9-4fav
5 ALKAASED (USA) (M Charlton) Luca Cumani 5-9-02 Gerard Mosse [7]
6 RAKTI (Gary Tanaka) Michael Jarvis 6-9-02 Philip Robinson [5]
7 CHIC (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 5-8-13 Ryan Moore [10]
8 ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (IRE) (Mrs N O’Callaghan) Jim Bolger IRE 4-8-13 Kevin Manning [3] 9 LAYMAN (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-11 Frankie Dettori [1]
10 PINSON (IRE) (Baron Guy De Rothschild) Jean Claude Rouget FR 3-8-11 Stephane Pasquier [6]
11 PROSPECT PARK (Wertheimer Et Frere) Carlos Laffon-Parias FR 4-9-02 Olivier Peslier [14]
12 WHAZZAT (Bill Gredley) Barry Hills 3-8-08 Seb Sanders [11]
13 TOUCH OF LAND (FR) (Gary Tanaka) Alex Pantall FR 5-9-02 Christophe Lemaire [15]
14 ROB ROY (USA) (Philip Newton) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Mick Kinane [12]
15 ECHO OF LIGHT (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-11 Ted Durcan [8]

15 ran Time: 2min 5.43sec Dist: 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1, sh, sh, 1 1/4, sh, 6, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 2, 1, 9 Breeder: A Appleton Breeding: ch c Pleasant Tap - Paradise River (Irish River)
Tote Win: £31.70 Places: £6.60; £4.60; £7.00 Exacta: £438.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2004): 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), Chevely Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini), Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Major wins include: William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior) Wins in Britain (1998-2004):3,8,78,112,86,102, 27 Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins This Year: 160



EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES WINNERS
Year Horse Jockey Age/Wgt Trainer SP
2004 HAAFHD Richard Hills 3-8-11 Barry Hills 12/1
2003 RAKTI Philip Robinson 4-9-02 Michael Jarvis 11/1
2002 STORMING HOME Michael Hills 4-9-02 Barry Hills 8/1
2001 NAYEF Richard Hills 3-8-11 Marcus Tregoning 3/1f
2000 KALANISI Johnny Murtagh 4-9-02 Sir Michael Stoute 5/1
1999 ALBORADA George Duffield 4-8-13 Sir Mark Prescott 5/1
1998 ALBORADA George Duffield 3-8-08 Sir Mark Prescott 6/1
1997 PILSUDSKI Michael Kinane 5-9-02 Michael Stoute Evsf
1996 BOSRA SHAM Pat Eddery 3-8-08 Henry Cecil 9/4
1995 SPECTRUM John Reid 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 5/1
1994 DERNIER EMPEREUR Sylvain Guillot 4-9-04 Andre Fabre FR 8/1
1993 HATOOF Walter Swinburn 4-9-00 Criquette Head FR 5/2f
1992 RODRIGO DE TRIANO Lester Piggott 3-8-10 Peter Chapple-Hyam 11/8f
1991 TEL QUEL Thierry Jarnet 3-8-12 Andre Fabre FR 16/1
1990 IN THE GROOVE Steve Cauthen 3-8-09 David Elsworth 9/2
1989 LEGAL CASE Ray Cochrane 3-8-10 Luca Cumani 5/1
1988 INDIAN SKIMMER Michael Roberts 4-9-00 Henry Cecil 8/15f
1987 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 5-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 6/5f
1986 TRIPTYCH Tony Cruz 4-9-00 Patrick Biancone FR 4/1
1985 PEBBLES Pat Eddery 4-9-00 Clive Brittain 9/2
1984 PALACE MUSIC Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Patrick Biancone FR 18/1
1983 CORMORANT WOOD Steve Cauthen 3-8-07 Barry Hills 18/1
1982 TIME CHARTER Billy Newnes 3-8-07 Henry Candy 9/2
1981 VAYRANN Yves Saint-Martin 3-8-10 Francois Mathet FR 15/2
1980 CAIRN ROUGE Tony Murray 3-8-07 Michael Cunningham IRE 6/1
1979 NORTHERN BABY Philippe Paquet 3-8-10 Francois Boutin FR 9/1
1978 SWISS MAID Greville Starkey 3-8-07 Paul Kelleway 9/1
1977 FLYING WATER Yves Saint-Martin 4-9-00 Angel Penna FR 9/1
1976 VITIGES Pat Eddery 3-8-10 Peter Walwyn 22/1
1975 ROSE BOWL Willie Carson 3-8-07 Fulke Johnson Houghton 11/2
1974 GIACOMETTI Lester Piggott 3-8-10 Ryan Price 4/1f
1973 HURRY HARRIET Jean Cruguet 3-8-07 Paddy Mullins IRE 33/1
1972 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 4-9-03 Dick Hern 1/3f
1971 BRIGADIER GERARD Joe Mercer 3-8-07 Dick Hern 1/2f
1970 LORENZACCIO Geoff Lewis 5-9-00 Noel Murless 100/7
1969 FLOSSY Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Francois Boutin FR 100/7
1968 SIR IVOR Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 8/11f
1967 REFORM Scobie Breasley 3-8-07 Sir Gordon Richards 100/30
1966 PIECES OF EIGHT Lester Piggott 3-8-07 Vincent O’Brien IRE 5/4f
1965 SILLY SEASON Geoff Lewis 3-8-07 Ian Balding 100/8
1964 BALDRIC II Bill Pyers 3-8-07 Ernie Fellows FR 7/2
1963 HULA DANCER Jean Deforge 3-8-04 Etienne Pollet FR 9/2
1962 ARCTIC STORM Bill Williamson 3-8-07 John Oxx Snr IRE 6/1
1961 BOBAR II Max Garcia 3-8-07 Robert Corme FR 100/8
1960 MARGUERITE VERNAUT Enrico Camici 3-8-04 Ugo Penco ITY 9/4
1959 PETITE ETOILE Lester Piggott 3-8-05 Noel Murless 2/11f
1958 BELLA PAOLA Alain Lequeux 3-8-04 Francois Mathet FR 4/1
1957 ROSE ROYALE II Jean Massard 3-8-04 Alec Head FR 5/2
1956 HUGH LUPUS Rae Johnstone 4-9-00 Noel Murless 3/1f
1955 HAFIZ II Roger Poincelet 3-8-07 Alec Head FR 10/3
1954 NARRATOR Frankie Barlow 3-8-07 Humphrey Cottrill 8/100f
1953 NEARULA Edgar Britt 3-8-07 Charles Elsey 4/1
1952 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 J Glynn FR 4/5f
1951 DYNAMITER Charlie Elliott 3-8-08 Charles Semblat FR 100/8
1950 PETER FLOWER Bill Rickaby 4-9-00 Jack Jarvis 3/1
1949 DJEDDAH Charlie Elliott 4-9-00 Charles Semblat FR 4/6f
1948 SOLAR SLIPPER Eph Smith 3-8-08 Herbert Smyth 6/1
1947 MIGOLI Gordon Richards 3-8-08 Frank Butters Evsf
1946 HONEYWAY Eph Smith 5-9-00 Jack Jarvis 8/1
1945 COURT MARTIAL Cliff Richards 3-8-07 Joe Lawson 4/11f

Race One: VC Bet Challenge Stakes
Winner’s Quotes:

LE VIE DEI COLORI SAVES SPONSORS

Sleeping Indian was all the rage for the opening VC Bet Challenge Stakes, but though the 9-4 favourite had every chance and looked all over the winner in the Dip, he found one too good in the revitalised and first time visored 20-1 shot, Le Vie dei Colori, much to the relief of the sponsors.


Neal Wilkins, PR Director for Victor Chandler, said: ”Someone up there likes us - we have sponsored this race for six years and Le Vie dei Colori is the third 20-1 winner.”

Luca Cumani, who trains Le Vie dei Colori, said: ”He has always been a good horse - he was third in the Sussex and the Prix de la Foret last year - but for some reason he lost his way after winning first time out this year at Leicester.


“I could just never get a tune out of him and he seemed to be stuck in a comfort-zone, but we gave him a piece of work in a visor two weeks ago and he was a revelation.


“They really seemed to perk him up, and they have worked the oracle out there. I thought Gerald (Mosse) gave him a super ride - I told him to let the horse find his rhythm and put him where he was happy and that if he could, to pick him up at the furlong-pole. It could not have worked out better.”

Cumani, who in hindsight, feels that Le Vie dei Colori’s hard race in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in May took more out of him than he first realised, said: ”If we got an invitation to run in Hong Kong we might well consider it, but otherwise he will probably go off to stud.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE ONE`
VC Bet CHALLENGE STAKES

GOSDEN BEATEN BUT UNBOWED

John Gosden may have been disappointed that his 9-4 favourite Sleeping Indian went down to 20-1 shot Le Vie de Colori in the VC Bet Challenge Stakes, but he he was far from disappointed with the way in which his horse ran.


“The winner has certainly refound his form - you could not have predicted that on the form book - but our fellow has run a blinder and I am delighted with him,” he said.


“He will definitely stay in training next year, but before that he could go for the Prix Perth over a mile at Saint-Cloud. If we miss that he will start off next year in the Sandown Mile,” the trainer added.


Chris Richardson of the Cheveley Park Stud felt that their filly Peeress ran extremely well to be fourth. “Maybe this has come a bit too quickly after she won the Sun Chariot a fortnight ago,” he opined.

“She had a pretty hard race in testing ground that day and conditions were pretty testing again here. Mick Kinane said that she was travelling very sweetly, but that when he asked for a bit extra she rather fell in a heap, as if she was saying ‘I’m knackered,” Richardson added. “She will stay in training.”

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

Jamie Spencer thought the ground was “just on the easy side of good”.


Philip Robinson described it as “slow”.


Jimmy Fortune said it was “soft, very dead ground”.


Frankie Dettori said it was “on slow side of good” as did Darryl Holland.


Kieren Fallon described it as “soft”

Seb Sanders thought it was “good ground”.






WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
totesport CESAREWITCH

SERGEANT CECIL MAKES HISTORY

Sergeant Cecil became the first horse to complete the treble of the three big staying handicaps when his victory in the totesport Cesarewitch this afternoon followed those in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and the Ebor at York. Only three horses have ever tried to pull off that treble before him.


And as well as being a notable achievement for his trainer Rod Millman, it also completed a brilliant comeback season for his jockey Alan Munro, who returned to these shores this season after 10 years away and was riding his first Newmarket winner since.


“Rod has been brilliant, not only with this horse but also for me,” said Munro, who will be off on his travels again towards the end of the year when he will be riding for three months in New Zealand.


“When I came back from the wilderness at the start of the year Rod was the first man to pick me up and get me going again. His early two-year-old winners really helped to get me back on the map again.”

Millman, equally complimentary about the jockey, was also lavish in his praise of his stable staff, including Sharon Steel, who rides Sergeant Cecil out every day. “Everyone involved has done a marvellous job,” he said. “I have been up here at the sales all week, but I knew very well that he was in safe hands at home.


“I first got him when he was a three-year-old, when he had been with Seamus Mullins,” Millman recalled. “He had run a few times but his owner Terry Cooper wanted to try him in a flat yard, while Seamus’ is more of a jumping stable and so he came to me. He was in superb condition when he arrived.” To confirm that there was no bad blood between trainers over the horse’s move, Mullins and his wife Sally were among the first to congratulate Millman after the race.


“We have had our eye on these three big handicaps all the year and the Doncaster Cup, when he ran so well against Millenary, was really a bit of an afterthought,” the winning trainer went on. “Then after that we thought we would run in the Jockey Club Cup as there would be a smaller field and a better chance of picking up some prize money, but then we thought about the big handicap treble.
Terry was very keen on the idea and so we decided to have a go. It was only quite recently that we realised that no-one had pulled it off.


“Now we shall have to start thinking about the Cup races with him for next season. He is not a difficult horse to ride but he needs a jockey who is confident in him. He wants to be ridden like the jockey knows the gap will come when you need it; it’s no good taking him to the wide outside to get a run, it’s almost as if he wants to have to fight to get there.”

Those comments were very much echoed by Munro, who said of Sergeant Cecil, “When I pulled him out I was confident that we would catch King Revo, even though he did have quite a good lead. He is a great horse to ride - he will fight to hold his place if you want him to he make a move when you want him to and he will come back to you if you want him to.”

And thinking of coming back, Munro is delighted that he made the move to return to these shores for this season. “It has been brilliant to ride winners here again and I am very much looking forward to next year. As soon as I am back from New Zealand, it will be first stop Rod’s.”



totesport CESAREWITCH - Place quotes

DETTORI LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR


Frankie Dettori dismounted from Vinando (25-1), who ran out of his skin to finish fourth behind Sergeant Cecil in the totesport Cesarewitch, and told trainer Charles Egerton “roll on next year”.


Dettori said: ”I got stopped twice, and you can’t get away with that in a race with so many runners. It cost me valuable ground, and, in the circumstances, he has run a blinder. I would love to ride him next year - he’ll nearly win.”


Tim Fitzgerald might also be back in 12 months time with Inchnadamph, who belied his odds of 50-1 when finishing third.


He said:”Martin (Dwyer) has given him a terrific ride, and, while he said that it was a messy race, I’m delighted to have finished in the money.


“Why he was that price baffles me. He was 12-1 before he ran at Haydock, where he hated the dead ground, and I could not believe it when they pushed him out to 50-1.


“He has done us proud this season. He ran in a boys’ race at Doncaster on the first day of the season and here he is at Newmarket on Champions’ Day running three weeks before the curtain comes down. He needs two miles plus, so perhaps we’ll come back next year.”


Race Five: Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes
Winner’s Quotes

SLY ON A HIGH AS PUNTERS HIT ROCK BOTTOM


Peterborough trainer Pam Sly, known more for her jumping successes at nearby Huntingdon, celebrated her first Pattern winner and also her first at Newmarket when Specios (20-1) put another nail in the coffin for many punters when winning the Group 2 Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes.


Sly, who only has nine Flat horses, was showered with congratulations, declaring: ”It is simply unbelievable - I had two runners at Huntingdon and they ran like pup!

“But we have always thought the world of Speciosa, whom we bought at the Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale from Willie Browne for 30,000 guineas.


“I’d be hopeful that she would train on as she is a big filly with a lot of scope. My feet have not left the ground and I have not even thought about the (Stan James) 1000 Guineas, but I hear that the tote quote her at 33-1, so perhaps we better have a think about it.”

Michael Fenton, who rode Speciosa, said: ”I told Pam after she won at Beverley that we would have to start talking Group races, and she ran a cracker to finish third behind Nasheej in the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.


“I advised Pam to drop her back a furlong as she is a filly with tons of speed. She also has plenty of class.”






MANNING SUSPENDED

Kevin Manning was suspended for five days (October 26 through 30) after being found guilty of two instances of careless riding on Abigail Pett, who finished third in the Owen Brown Rockfel Stakes.


In the first instance he impeded Darryll Holland on Queen Cleopatra, and in the second interfered with John Egan’s mount Oh How Lovely, who in turn interfered with Beauty Bright, the mount of Kieren Fallon.



WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
JOCKEY CLUB CUP

COVER UP STILL GOING STRONG

More than two years since his previous success, the eight-year-old Cover Up showed that he is anything but a light of other days when he held the late effort of Tungsten Strike in the Jockey Club Cup.


And he could well be back again next year as Peter Reynolds, manager of the Ballymacoll Stud who own the winner, said “there had been a bit of a doubt about him staying in training next year, but I think after that we will give him another season.

“We had him back at the stud for a year last season and he got very fat, so when we sent him back to Sir Michael (Stoute) he complained about that.


“I said to him, ‘just give the horse time and get the weight off him and we’ll see what he can still do.


“He really enjoyed himself out there and he liked having horses round him through the race. What an old character he is !”




JOCKEY CLUB CUP
PLACE QUOTES

NO DOUBLE FOR MILLENARY


Millenary was made 11-10 favourite to win the Jockey Club for the second year running, but John Dunlop’s evergreen eight-year-old entire, who had barely broke sweat to win the Doncaster Cup, showed the other side of his character and finished a third behind 20-1 shot Cover Up in the Jockey Club Cup.


Dunlop, who has conjured 12 winners out of the enigmatic Millenary, including the 2000 St Leger, said: “He has finished well, but he saw too much daylight. It is not easy to get cover here, but he has run some of best races on the course, and perhaps Richard (Quinn) had him a bit wide.


“The plan is to keep Millenary going for another year. He still seems as enthusiastic as ever, so we’ll soldier on until he tells us that he has had enough.”





SEVENTH RACE
LEXUS DARLEY STAKES

ENFORCER PUTS MUIR BACK IN BIG TIME


Last word on Champions’ Day went to trainer Willie Muir, who struck with 12-1 shot Enforcer in the Group 3 Lexus Darley Stakes.


Martin Dwyer got Enforcer home in a photo-finish with the Kieren Fallon-ridden Mullins Bay, and Muir was all smiles afterwards.


Muir said:”When the rain came earlier in the week I told Martin that Enforcer would win. He finished well in front of Hazy View last time, yet that one was second favourite and we have been as big as 20-1.


“That is our first Group winner since Averti took the King George V Stakes at Goodwood a few years ago, so this is a special moment.


“Martin had to ride Enforcer much handier than he normally does as they went no pace, but he is a jockey who is flexible enough to change tactics when necessary.


“Next year Enforcer will be going for all the top races, and I’d love to win the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.”

Part-owner Denis Clarke said:”Enforcer got beat off a mark of 79 first time out this year at Doncaster, but Martin got off and assured us that he was the real deal.”



GOING NEWS AT 10 AM

Following a dry night, conditions on the track have continued to improve and the going for Champions’ Day is


GOOD TO SOFT, GOOD IN PLACES,

with a going stick measurement of 7.1, compared with 6.6 at the same time yesterday.


“The going is on the slow side of good,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser. “The mist will soon go and the sun will come out, and if the breeze gets up I can see the track drying up a bit more. I shall walk the course again about two hours before racing.”


BETTING NEWS

The prospect of some brilliant racing on Champions’ Day has brought the punters out in droves and the totesport Cesarewitch (3.45), always a very popular betting medium, has seen support for a wide range of horses.


One of those is Land ‘n Stars, who provided a big turn-up when he won here last month and has come in from 11-1 to 9-1 with VCBet, from the same price to 8-1 with the sponsors and from 11-1 to 10-1 with Paddy Power. Power have also had support for King Revo, whom they have brought in from 18-1 to 14-1, while Coral have made the same move with the five-year-old and VCBet and Hills have brought him in from 16-1 to 12-1.

Mirjan is another who has been in general demand and has been trimmed from 20-1 to 16-1 with Paddy Power and VCBet and from the same price to 14-1 with Coral and totesport. Coral is among the firms who have had money for Swift Sailor, whom they have cut from 18-1 to 14-1, while totesport have cut Mark Johnston’s horse to that price from 20-1. Fortune Island has been brought in from 20-1 to 16-1 by Paddy Power and VCBet, with the former also reporting interest in Ten Carat (28-1 to 25-1) and the rank outsider Quedex (50-1 to 40-1).


Betting has taken a wide range in the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes (3.10) with Paddy Power, Hills, VCBet and totesport bringing Prospect Park in from 20-1 to 14-1 and Coral to the same price from 25-1. Layman has been cut from 20-1 to 14-1 by VCBet, from 22-1 to 16-1 by Paddy Power and from 25-1 to 16-1 by totesport. Coral have also cut Alkaased from 15-2 to 13-2 and Alexander Goldrun from 11-1 to 10-1, while Powers have eased out Rakti from 10-1 to 12-1.


In the opening VCBet Challenge Stakes (2.05) Somnus has been popular with Paddy Power and Hills, where he is at 12-1 from 14-1, while he is at the same price to 10-1 with totesport. Sleeping Indian has been trimmed by the sponsors from 11-4 to 5-2 and to the same price from 3-1 with Powers.


Art Eyes has been popular in the Jockey Club Cup (5.05) and is at 100-30 from 7-2 with Paddy Power and from the same price to 3-1 with VCBet.

Betting on the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2.35) has inevitably been quiet with the uncertainty surrounding Aidan O’Brien’s horses, but Hills report steady support for Sir Percy at 6-1.


FIRST RACE RESULT
2.05pm THE VC BET CHALLENGE STAKES

Class 1, Group Two, £90,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 7f. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group 1 or 2 race 4lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £52,200; 2nd: £19,800; 3rd: £9,900; 4th: £4,500; 5th: £2,250; 6th: £1,350

1 LE VIE DEI COLORI (Scuderia Archi Romani) Luca Cumani 5-9-00 Gerald Mosse [6] 20-1
2 SLEEPING INDIAN (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 4-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [1] 9-4fav
3 ARAKAN (USA) (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Ryan Moore [5] 8-1
4 PEERESS (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Mick Kinane [8]
5 SOMNUS (Legard Sidebottom & Sykes) Tim Easterby 5-9-00 Ted Durcan [14]
6 TIGER DANCE (USA) (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [2]
7 PIVOTAL FLAME (R Bedding) Ed Mcmahon 3-8-12 Darryll Holland [15]
8 ETLAALA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Richard Hills [13]
9 NEW SEEKER (Elite Racing Club) Clive Cox 5-9-00 Philip Robinson [9]
10 BARON'S PIT (J & K Thomas) Amanda Perrett 5-9-04 Jamie Spencer [7]
11 BABODANA (M Bowring) Mark Tompkins 5-9-00 Eddie Ahern [3]
12 COUNCIL MEMBER (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [12]
13 ANDRONIKOS (C Shiacolas) Paul Cole 3-8-12 Christophe Soumillon [11]
14 KANDIDATE (Tony Richards) Clive Brittain 3-8-12 Seb Sanders [4]
15 SOMETHING (IRE) (John Humphreys) Terry Mills 3-8-12 Kevin Darley [10]

15 ran
Time: 1min 25.34sec Dist: 2 1/2, 1, 3 1/2, 3/4, 1, 3/4, 1, 1, 3 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 1, 8, 7 Breeder: Scuderia Archi Romani Breeding: b h Efisio - Mystic Tempo (El Gran Senor)
Tote Win: £29.00 Places: £6.10; £1.50; £3.10 Exacta: £92.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Cumani, Luca Matteo Date of birth: 7/4/49; Date of first licence: 1976; First winner: Three Legs, Duke Of York Stakes, York, May 13, 1976 Previous Occupation: Jockey in Italy, France and Britain with 84 winners assistant to Sergio Cumani and Henry Cecil; Classic wins: (3) Vodafone Derby (1988 Kahyasi, 1998 High-Rise), St Leger (1984 Commanche Run) Other major wins include:Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Eclipse-Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Gran Premio di Milano (2000 Endless Hall), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 Ensconse, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Derby (1988 Kahyasi), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1993 Barathea), Italian Oaks (1998 Zomaradah), Japan Cup (2003 Falbrav), Juddmonte International Stakes (1985 Commanche Run, 1998 One So Wonderful, 2003 Falbrav), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 2003 Falbrav), St James’s Palace Stakes (1985 Bairn, 1987 Half a Year), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set), Yorkshire Oaks (1993 & 1994 Only Royale) Wins in a season (1984-2004):50:60:67:83:73:88:109:72:54:39:47:39:62:66:54:34:29:25:24:57:42 Horses in training (1985-2005):100:112:119:151:165 :187:150:132:121:96:103:124:139:152:135:100:83:84:103: 102:103

Winning jockey:-Name: Mosse, Gerald Date of birth: 3/1/68Apprenticeship: With Patrick Biancone. Major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), Prix du Jockey-Club (1994 Celtic Arms, 1996 Ragmar), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1990 Saumarez), Prix de Diane (1988 Resless Kara, 1993 Shemaka, 1997 Vereva, 1999 Daryaba); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1999 Sendawar, 1997 Daylami, 1996 Ashkalani); Prix Vermeille (1994 Sierra Madre, 1999 Daryaba); Prix Lupin (1994 Celtic Arms); Prix Ganay (1996 Valanour, 1999 Dark Moondancer); Prix du Moulin (1996 Ashkalani, 1999 Sendawar); Prix Jean Prat (1990 Priolo; 2000 Suances); Grand Prix de Paris (1995 Valanour); Prix Morny (1988 Tersa, 1991 Arazi, 2000 Bad As I Wanna Be); Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1989 Intimiste); Prix Marcel Boussac (1993 Sierra Madre); Prix Robert Papin (1991 Arazi); Prix de la Salamandre (1991 Arazi); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo); Prix du Cadran (1999 Tajoun), Prix Royal Oak (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Tiraaz), Hong Kong Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic), Prix d’Ispahan (2000 Sendawar), Nunthorpe Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball) Wins This Season in Britain: 1 (from one ride)



3.45pm THE TOTESPORT CESAREWITCH (HERITAGE HANDICAP) STAKES
Class 2, £130,000 Added. 2m 2f, For 3yo+ Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 27, a winner of a class 4 race 3lb; of a class 3 race 5lb; of a class 1 or 2 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £75,400; 2nd: £28,600; 3rd: £14,300; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £3,250; 6th: £1,950

1 SERGEANT CECIL (Terry Cooper) Rod Millman 6-9-08 Alan Munro [28] 10-1
2 KING REVO (IRE) (Dick Renwick & Mrs C Barclay) Patrick Haslam 5-8-03 Philip Robinson [1] 20-1
3 INCHNADAMPH (R Cardwell) Tim Fitzgerald 5-8-00(inc1lbow) Martin Dwyer [4] 50-1
4 VINANDO (Evelyn Hankinson) Charles Egerton 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori [11] 25-1
5 ELUSIVE DREAM (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 4-8-09 Seb Sanders [10]
6 LAND 'N STARS (Paul Blows) Jamie Poulton 5-9-00 Paul Doe [22]
7 MIRJAN (IRE) (Len Lungo Racing Ltd) Len Lungo 9-8-07 Paul Mulrennan (3) [36]
8 ESCAYOLA (IRE) (Mrs M Findlay) William Haggas 5-8-06 John Egan [9]
9 TOTAL TURTLE (IRE) (W Smith & M Dudley) Paul Cole 6-8-08 Neil Callan [23]
10 DISTANT PROSPECT (IRE) (The Rae Smiths & Pauline Gale) Andrew Balding 8-8-06 Nicky Chalmers (3) [5]
11 QUEDEX (Fox & Cub Partnership) Richard Price 9-7-07 Colin Haddon (5) [18]
12 HIGH POINT (IRE) (The Aedean Partnership) Gerry Enright 7-7-12 David Kinsella [7]
13 TRUE LOVER (GER) (First Impressions Racing Group 3) Seamus Mullins 8-9-05 Adam Kirby (5) [20]
14 LETS ROLL (A Crute & Partners) Chris Thornton 4-7-13(inc1lbow) Saleem Golam (5) [8]
15 BADDAM (N Martin) John Dunlop 3-7-12 Royston Ffrench [2]
16 INCHPAST (Marcoe Racing Welwyn) Mark Tompkins 4-7-12 Nelson De Souza (3) [13]
17 CORDIAL (IRE) (Mrs L Burnet - Osborne House) Sir Mark Prescott 5-8-06 Jamie Mackay [17]
18 BRONWEN (IRE) (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Jeremy Noseda 3-7-12 Jimmy Quinn [34]
19 ODIHAM (D Brooks, J Dean, Mrs J Scott) Hughie Morrison 4-8-10 Steve Drowne [3]
20 SWIFT SAILOR (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-8-11 Greg Fairley (5) [31]
21 FORTUNE ISLAND (IRE) (J Brown & M Blackburn) Martin Pipe 6-8-08 Jimmy Fortune [16]
22 CALAMINTHA (David Jenks) Martin Pipe 5-7-12 Lisa Jones [25]
23 MASTER WELLS (IRE) (Jordan Lund) James Unett 4-7-07 Darren Fentiman (5) [6]
24 CONSIDINE (USA) (Elias Haloute) Paul Howling 4-7-12 Frankie McDonald [27]
25 TEN CARAT (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 5-8-10 Richard Hughes [33]
26 ESTABLISHMENT (Annie Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 8-7-12 Hayley Turner [14]
27 HIGHLAND GAMES (IRE) (K Bailey, P Booth, D Boorer) Luca Cumani 5-8-01 Nicky Mackay [12]
28 AFRAD (FR) (The Not Afraid Partnership) Nicky Henderson 4-8-11 Kieren Fallon [30] 3-1fav
29 SWEET INDULGENCE (IRE) (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson 4-7-12 Dean Mernagh [26]
30 TEMPSFORD (USA) (Syndicate 2001) Sir Mark Prescott 5-9-01 J-P Guillambert [19]
31 PENNY PICTURES (IRE) (Terry Neill) Martin Pipe 6-8-02 Joe Fanning [29]
32 HIPPODROME (IRE) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-03(inc1lbow) Eddie Ahern [32]
33 DOMENICO (IRE) (Skulduggery) John Jenkins 7-7-09(inc4lbow) John Jones (7) [21]
34 THE LAST CAST (D Barrie) Hughie Morrison 6-7-12 Fran Ferris [35]

34 ran Non-runners: No 33 Mostarsil (vet’s certificate) and No 35 Salut Saint Cloud (vet’s certificate) Time: 3min 54.79sec
Dist: 3/4, 2, 2, 3, 1, hd, nk, 2, 1, nk, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 2, 3/4, 3, nk, hd, hd, 1, 6, 1/2, 3/4, 3, 2 1/2, 6, 11, 3, 3/4, 15, 6, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, dist Breeder: D Hazzard Breeding: ch g King’s Signet - Jadidh (Touching Wood) Tote Win: £11.40 Places: £2.70; £7.50; £11.40; £8.30 Exacta: £370.10

Winning trainer:- Name: Millman, Brian Roderick Date of Birth: 25/5/57 Riding Career: Professional 1972-89; served apprenticeship with Reg Akehurst; 5 winners on Flat; freelance NH jockey from 1980 Date of first trainer’s licence: 1/11/89 Trains at The Paddocks, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon Wins in a season (1993-2004): 6,6,3,6,11,12,18,29,21,21,26,25 Horses in training (1999-2005): 35, 44, 48, 60, 58, 55, 47 Major wins: Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (1997 Lord Kintyre), Miles Gosling Handicap Chase (1998 Kendal Cavalier), Northumberland Plate (2005 Sergeant Cecil), Ebor (2005 Sergeant Cecil), totesport Cesarewitch (2005 Sergeant Cecil)

Winning jockey:-Name: Munro, Alan Born: January 14, 1967 Classic Wins: Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous), Irish Derby (1991 Generous) First Winner: Sentimental Roses, Yarmouth, August, 1985 Background: Partnered his first success for trainer Barry Hills before joining Mel Brittain’s North Yorkshire stable the following year while spending winters riding in America. He moved on to ride for Bill O’Gorman, and in the spring of 1991 was appointed retained rider to owner Prince Fahd Salman, for whom he won the Derby on Generous. In the mid 1990s he headed to the Far East, riding in Japan and Hong Kong before in 2000 deciding he wanted to take a break from horses. He took up karate and is now a black belt in the sport but decided it was time for a return to racing, explaining “No-one calls and you lose your identity - you have to readjust to being just a small person in the world and it's really hard.'' He returned to Britain this season and, riding mainly for Rod Millman, he has ridden 56 winners in 2005. Other Big Race Wins Include: Coventry Stakes (1990 Macs Imp), Ebor (2005 Sergeant Cecil), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), Northumberland Plate (2005 Sergeant Cecil), totesport Cesarewitch (2005 Sergeant Cecil) Wins This Year: 56

FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm THE OWEN BROWN ROCKFEL STAKES
Class 1, Group Two, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 7f. Penalties: a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1 SPECIOSA (IRE) (Michael Sly, Dr T Davies, Pam Sly) Pam Sly 8-09 Michael Fenton [5] 20-1
2 VIOLETTE (C Rowles Nicholson) Sir Mark Prescott 8-12 Seb Sanders [6] 4-1
3 ABIGAIL PETT (June Judd) Jim Bolger IRE 8-12 Kevin Manning [2] 8-1
4 STAGE FLIGHT (Racegoers Club Owners Group) Brian Meehan 8-09 Richard Hughes [1]
5 OH HOW LOVELY (USA) (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 8-09 John Egan [11]
6 SPINNING QUEEN (Marston Stud & Cavendish Investing Ltd) Barry Hills 8-09 Michael Hills [13]
7 SHORT SKIRT (J Greetham) Sir Michael Stoute 8-09 Mick Kinane [14] 11-4fav
8 BEAUTY BRIGHT (IRE) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 8-09 Kieren Fallon [9]
9 QUEEN CLEOPATRA (IRE) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 8-09 Darryll Holland [10]
10 ARM CANDY (IRE) (J Charrington & Partners) James Toller 8-09 Kevin Darley [4]
11 SAABIQ (USA) (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 8-09 Ryan Moore [7]
12 LA MOTTIE (Lordship Stud) Ralph Beckett 8-09 Jamie Spencer [8]
13 EXPENSIVE (M Tilbrook) Chris Wall 8-09 Eddie Ahern [15]
14 MONTREUX (UAE) (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden 8-09 Jimmy Fortune [12]

14 ran Non-runner: No 6 Giulia (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1min 27.01sec Dist: nk, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, nk, nk, 1 1/4, sh, 1/2, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 1 3/4, 9, 19 Breeder: K & Mrs Cullen Breeding: b f Danehill Dancer - Specifically (Sky Classic)
Tote Win: £31.80 Places: £4.90; £1.80; £2.80 Exacta: £199.80

Winning trainer: PAM SLY Date of birth: July 27, 1943 Horses in Training (2003-05): 20; 18; 22 Based: Singlecote, Thorney, Peterborough, Cambs Background: rode two point-to-point winners Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1987 Big wins include: Rockfel Stakes (2005 Speciosa)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fenton, Michael Date of birth: 18/1/72 First winner: Miss Gantlet (Spur EBF Maiden, Navan, April 5, 1989) Apprenticeship: With Michael Bell. Wins (1993-2004): 56,39,51,42,34,55,50,63,75,55,60 Big wins: Italian Oaks (2001 Zanzibar), William Hill Cup (1996 Grand Selection), Tote Cambridgeshire (2001 I Cried For You), Molecomb Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Flying Childers Stakes (2002 Wunders Dream), Rockfel Stakes (2005 Speciosa) Wins this year: 42

SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.05pm THE JOCKEY CLUB CUP
Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 COVER UP (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 8-9-00 Kieren Fallon [8] 20-1
2 TUNGSTEN STRIKE (USA) (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 4-9-00 Mick Kinane [9] 16-1
3 MILLENARY (L Neil Jones) John Dunlop 8-9-05 Richard Quinn [6] 11-10fav
4 DANCING BAY (Elite Racing Club) Nicky Henderson 8-9-00 Jamie Spencer [5]
5 LOCHBUIE (IRE) (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 4-9-05 John Egan [3]
6 ART EYES (USA) (Matthew Green) David Elsworth 3-8-00 Martin Dwyer [7]
7 RHODESIAN WINNER (GER) (R Witsch) Marion Rotering GER 6-9-00 E Botti [4]
8 BRAHMINY KITE (USA) (Gainsborough Stud) Mark Johnston 3-8-03 Joe Fanning [1]
9 ETENDARD INDIEN (FR) (Belinda Harvey) Nicky Henderson 4-9-00 Michael Hills [2]
10 CLEAR THINKING (Derek & Jean Clee) Venetia Williams 5-9-00 Richard Hughes [10]

10 ran
Time: 3min 26.79sec Dist: 1/2, 1, nk, sh, 21, 3, dist, 25, dist Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Farm LtdBreeding: b g Machiavellian - Sought Out (Rainbow Quest)
Tote Win: £13.60 Places: £2.80; £3.90; £1.20 Exacta: £142.20

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

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 Year In Britain: 62





SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.40pm THE LEXUS DARLEY STAKES
Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group 3 race 4lb; of a Group 2 race 6lb; of a Group 1 race 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 ENFORCER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 3-8-10 Martin Dwyer [2] 12-1
2 MULLINS BAY (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-04 K Fallon [8] 3-1jt-fav
3 ST ANDREWS (IRE) (Team Havana) Michael Jarvis 5-9-00 P Robinson [3] 15-2
4 INTO THE DARK (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-00 L Dettori [5] 3-1jt-fav
5 DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT (IRE) (D Dobson) Jim Bolger 3-9-00 K J Manning [4]
6 HAZYVIEW (T Mohan) Neville Callaghan 4-9-04 D Holland [10]
7 HELM BANK (Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook) John Dunlop 5-9-00 T Quinn [11]
8 ECCENTRIC (Gary Tanaka) Andrew Reid 4-9-04 J F Egan [12]
9 STEENBERG (IRE) (Kenneth Macpherson) Mark Tompkins 6-9-00 E Ahern [6]
10 MOUNTAIN HIGH (IRE) (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-10 M J Kinane [13]
11 ADMIRAL'S CRUISE (USA) (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3-8-10 J Fortune [9]
12 BAHAR SHUMAAL (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 R L Moore [7]

12 ran Non-runners: No 7 Polar Bear (vet’s certificate); No 10 Aldora (vet’s certificate); and No 13 Chrysander (vet’s certificate)
Time: 1min 53.38sec Dist: hd, 1, 3/4, nk, sh, 3/4, nk, 12, 8, 8, dist Breeder: Mrs H Raw Breeding: b c Efisio - Tarneem (Zilzal)
Tote Win: £17.10 Places: £3.60; £1.60; £2.70 Exacta: £78.00

Winning trainer:- Name: Muir, William R Born: May 3, 1958 Background: Previously worked Pat Taylor and Fulke Johnson Houghton First trainer’s licence: 1990 Trains at Linkslade, Wantage Road, Lambourn, Berks Horses in training (1995-2005): 39, 50, 72,71,78,78,75,59,53,47,47 Wins in a season (1993-2004): 13: 21: 28: 36: 40: 40:26:28:26:20:26:20

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), Darley Dewhurst 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 year: 70

LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING TRAINER AWARD AT END OF MEETING

1st 2nd 3rd
Saeed bin Suroor 4 - 1
Sir Michael Stoute 3 - 3
Amanda Perrett 1 4 -
Richard Hannon 1 2 2
John Dunlop 1 1 2
David Barker 1 1 -
John Gosden 1 1 -
Brian Meehan 1 1 -
Barry Hills 1 - 2
Ralph Beckett 1 - -
Luca Cumani 1 - -
Stef Liddiard 1 - -
Rod Millman 1 - -
William Muir 1 - -
Pam Sly 1 - -
Tom Tate 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Mick Channon - 2 1
Hughie Morrison - 2 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 2 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam - 1 -
Alain De Royer-Dupre FR - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Patrick Haslam - 1 -
Mark Johnston - 1 -
Sir Mark Prescott - 1 -
Mark Usher - 1 -
David Elsworth - - 2
David Barron - - 1
Jim Bolger IRE - - 1
Milton Bradley - - 1
Paul Cole - - 1
Tim Fitzgerald - - 1
Michael Jarvis - - 1
Sylvester Kirk - - 1
Ian McInnes - - 1



LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING JOCKEY AWARD AT END OF MEETING

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


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