ELLETELLE PRIMED FOR skybet.com CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
Irish handler Ger Lyons today expressed his delight with star filly Elletelle ahead of her assignment in the £170,000 Group One skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes, run over six furlongs of the NatWest Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Friday, October 5.
The daughter of Elnadim, rated a 10/1 chance with sponsor Sky Bet, has been in tremendous form this year, following success in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June with third place finishes in the Group Two Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes on Newmarket’s July Course and the Group One Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on August 12.
Ger Lyons said today: “Elletelle ran well last time but the ground was totally against her. She is now Group One placed, so it wasn’t a wasted excursion, and the track was beside us so we didn’t have to do any travelling. The next objective was always going to be the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes.
“The ground at the Curragh last time was basically unraceable for her - it was very heavy. But she is such a quality filly that Johnny [Murtagh] thought he might win two furlongs out.
“She is in superb order and she will travel over tonight. She had her last little blow this morning and we couldn’t be happier with her. Her weight is up 20 kilos so she’s in top shape and the faster the ground the better. I’m just delighted to have Elletelle and wouldn’t swap her for anything in the world.”
Despite showing a tendency to break slowly in her races, a trait which arguably cost her victory in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes, Lyons is not unduly concerned ahead of Elletelle’s appearance in the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes.
The County Meath trainer continued: “Although I would prefer Elletelle to jump off level with them, I don’t think it is a massive problem. She can run free and Johnny tends to think that being slowly away just helps her to settle better. It is a little kink, however in time I’m sure it will sort itself out. It is a slight concern, but nothing more than that.
“Elletelle is a very straightforward filly and owes me nothing. We see her as a Guineas filly and that is why we have given her a light season. She must have a great each-way chance on Friday. Being involved in these races is what the game is all about and we’ll enjoy the day.”
Latest Sky Bet prices:
11/4 Visit, 100/30 Fleeting Spirit, 5/1 Natagora, 8/1 Missit, 10/1 Elletelle, 14/1 Unilateral, 16/1 Festoso, 20/1 Falconry, Lady Aquitaine, Perfect Polly, Polar Circle, 33/1 Dubai Princess, Lady Avenger, 40/1 Gone Fast
SKY BET MAINTAIN THEIR CHEVELEY PARK STAKES SPONSORSHIP FOR ANOTHER YEAR
Sky Bet, sponsor of the Cheveley Park Stakes since 2003, continue to back the prestigious six-furlong prize this year, for which a fantastic international 14-strong field has been declared.
The Jeremy Noseda-trained Fleeting Spirit, the decisive winner of the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on September 14, spearheads the home defence along with Sir Michael Stoute’s Group Two Lowther Stakes runner-up Visit, while French interest is provided by the Pascal Bary-trained Natagora, who chased home Myboycharlie in the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville on August 19.
Dale Tempest, Sky Bet's PR Director, said: "Our race sponsorships at Newmarket work really well for us and we supported five races on the July Course this summer, including the Sweet Solera and the Grey Horse Handicap, so I am delighted that we are backing the Cheveley Park Stakes for a fifth consecutive year.
"It frequently proves to be the most pivotal race of the year for two-year-old fillies and the line-up for this year looks to be as strong as ever. Of the home team, Visit looks a filly with huge potential and Sir Michael Stoute invariably brings out improvement in his juveniles from race to race, while Fleeting Spirit has equally top class form to her name. Natagora is one of the best juveniles in France and Elletelle and Perfect Polly will bring strong form with them from Ireland.”
Simon Kershaw, Commercial Manager for Newmarket Racecourses, said: "We're delighted that Sky Bet now have such a strong sponsorship portfolio with us, making them one of our key commercial clients. It should be a really cracking race on Friday."
The skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes (2.05pm) is one of two Group One contests run on a cracking nine-race card at Newmarket on Friday, October 5. The other one is the £170,000 Group One Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (3.15pm), run over six furlongs for two-year-old colts, which has attracted an exciting field of 10, including the James Fanshawe-trained Sir Gerry, who showed a fine turn of foot to capture the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York on August 22, and Tajdeef, trained by Barry Hills, who was fourth in the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on September 15.
DE KOCK HORSES WORK ON NATWEST ROWLEY MILE TOMORROW
The Mike De Kock-trained Mullins Bay and Oracle West will work over six furlongs on the NatWest Rowley Mile at 8.30am tomorrow morning (Thursday, October 4). Mullins Bay is being prepared for a tilt at the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, the highlight of Champions' Day on Saturday, October 20.
24 GO FORWARD FOR EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES
A total of 24 acceptors have stood their ground following the latest forfeit stage for the £350,000 Group One Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, run over 10 furlongs of the NatWest Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Champions’ Day, Saturday, October 20, 2007.
A quality line-up looks guaranteed for the prestigious event and includes the Henry Cecil-trained Multidimensional, who was last seen winning a conditions race at Newbury in September, and was a Group Two winner last August in the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano at Deauville.
Last season’s Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud heroine Passage Of Time also represents Cecil, who has won the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes twice before with Indian Skimmer (1988) and Bosra Sham (1996).
Aidan O’Brien looks set to have a strong hand in one of the few major races to have eluded him so far. George Washington could return to the scene of his Stan James 2000 Guineas success, while Group One Irish Champion Stakes winner Dylan Thomas and Irish Derby victor Soldier Of Fortune both go forward.
The Ballydoyle handler has a total of eight entries remaining in the race, including Derby runner-up Eagle Mountain, Mount Nelson, Red Rock Canyon, Song Of Hiawatha and Yellowstone.
Fresh from his success in the Group One Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, Ramonti could bid to give Godolphin a first victory in the race. Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes winner Stage Gift is also entered for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, along with Blue Ksar.
French-trained horses have won the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes 20 times since 1945, and trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre, successful with Pride in 2006, could be represented by triple Group One winner Mandesha. Jean-Claude Rouget has entered Literato, runner-up in the Group One Prix Du Jockey Club, and Elie Lellouche could send over progressive three-year-old Loup Breton.
Sir Michael Stoute has won the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes twice with Pilsudski (1997) and Kalanisi (2000). Eclipse winner Notnowcato and Group Two Hardwicke Stakes scorer Maraahel could attempt to provide another victory for the Newmarket trainer.
The last two winners of the Stan James 1000 Guineas could also lock horns, with Speciosa and Finsceal Beo both going forward for the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, which has seen 23 female victors since 1945.
THE EMIRATES AIRLINE CHAMPION STAKES
Class, Group 1, £350,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.10pm, Newmarket, Saturday, October 20, 2007. For 3yo & upwards, 1m 2f NatWest Rowley Mile Course. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies & mares 9st. Entries closed August 8 (72 entries), forfeit stage October 2 (24 remain), five-day confirmation & £24,000 supplementary entry stage October 15, final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, October 18. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, October 1, 2007.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
121366 BLUE KSAR (FR) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
011460 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT (IRE) 4 John Livock Mick Channon
122121 DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
523U21 EAGLE MOUNTAIN 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-12106 FINSCEAL BEO (IRE) 3 Michael Ryan Jim Bolger IRE
31(6)-433 GEORGE WASHINGTON (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
1-21211 LITERATO (FR) 3 H Morin Jean-Claude Rouget FR
610143 LOUP BRETON (IRE) 3 Ecurie Wildenstein Elie Lellouche FR
11-1222 MANDESHA (FR) 4 Princess Zahra Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
113135 MARAAHEL (IRE) 6 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
211- MOUNT NELSON 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
2/2-(2)(3)53 MULLINS BAY 6 Summerhill Stud Mike de Kock SAF
1101-1 MULTIDIMENSIONAL (IRE) 4 Niarchos Family Henry Cecil
0-41313 NOTNOWCATO 5 Anthony & David De Rothschild Sir Michael Stoute
111-103 PASSAGE OF TIME 3 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
3452/53- PINOT NOIR (GER) 4 Stall Welzeberg L Ottofulling GER
125021 PRESSING (IRE) 4 Gary Tanaka Michael Jarvis
3-21121 RAMONTI (FR) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
220223 RED ROCK CANYON (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith, Diane Nagle Aidan O'Brien IRE
2-11511 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) 3 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
0-1206 SONG OF HIAWATHA 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael TaborAidan O'Brien IRE
06-2026 SPECIOSA (IRE) 4 Michael Sly, Dr Tom Davies, Pam Sly Pam Sly
21-(0)011 STAGE GIFT (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
034126 YELLOWSTONE (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
24 entries remain after October 2 forfeit stage
1 South African-trained
42 ACCEPTORS IN DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES
The £250,000 Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes, the other Group One contest on Champions’ Day, has 42 acceptors following the October 2 forfeit stage, in what looks set to be one of the two-year-old races of the year.
Last year saw Jim Bolger’s Teofilo triumph on the Natwest Rowley Mile course, and the Irish handler looks to have another exceptional colt in the form of Group One National Stakes winner New Approach.
Rio De La Plata finished second behind New Approach on that occasion, and the Group Two Vintage Stakes victor could reoppose in the seven-furlong Darley Dewhurst Stakes. Godolphin could also be represented by recent nursery winner Ibn Khaldun and promising maiden winner Iguazu Falls.
John Gosden has entered hugely promising colt Raven’s Pass, last seen when destroying a quality field in the Group Three Iveco Solario Stakes at Sandown on September 1. The Newmarket-based handler may also be represented by Group Three winner Young Pretender.
Paul Cole still has Coventry Stakes third Luck Money engaged. Last time out the colt made all to win the very valuable Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Million at the Curragh. The Whatcombe-based handler could also run River Proud, beaten a short head in the Group Two TNT July Stakes by Winker Watson. Cole’s previous winner in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes was in 1990, when subsequent Epsom Derby victor Generous prevailed at 50/1.
Dark Angel is another sales race victor, having won the St Leger Yearling Stakes at York in August. Subsequently successful in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury, the talented juvenile could bid to give Barry Hills a fourth success in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes, following Scenic (1988), In Command (1996) and Distant Music (1999).
Hatta Fort was last seen winning the Group Two Weatherbys Superlative Stakes at the Ritz Club July Festival, and his trainer Mick Channon also has Atlantic Sport still engaged.
Mark Johnston has McCartney going forward. The Sheikh Mohammed-owned colt was an impressive winner on his last start in the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on September 15.
Sir Gerry was the decisive victor in the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York in August, and represents Newmarket handler James Fanshawe.
Sir Michael Stoute won the Darley Dewhurst Stakes in 1986 with Ajdal, and facile maiden scorer Seasider could bid to give the trainer a second success.
French-trained horses have won the race six times since 1945, and Pascal Bary could improve this record with Group Two winner Natagora.
Irish handler David Myerscough could aim for a maiden Pattern race success with the unexposed Bruges, bought by Hamdam Al Maktoum following an easy success in Listed company at Leopardstown.
Aidan O’Brien has a dozen entries remaining, including Samsung St Leger 2YO Stakes second Achilles Of Troy, and Champagne Stakes third One Great Cat. The Ballydoyle handler has been victorious in the Darley Dewhurst once before, saddling the first three home in 2001, headed by the great Rock Of Gibraltar.
THE DARLEY DEWHURST STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £250,000 Total Prize Fund. 2.35pm, Newmarket, Saturday, October 20, 2007. For 2yo entire colts & fillies, 7f NatWest Rowley Mile Course. Weights: colts 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Entries closed August 8 (138 entries), forfeit stage October 2 (42 remain), five-day confirmation & £15,000 supplementary entry stage October 15, final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, October 18. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, October 1, 2007.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
31402 ACHILLES OF TROY (IRE) 2 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
16 ATLANTIC SPORT (USA) 2 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
50 AUSSIE BATTLER (IRE) 2 Miss A C Telling Brendan Duke
11 BRUGES (IRE) 2 Hamdan Al Maktoum David Myerscough IRE
104101 DARK ANGEL (IRE) 2 Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
1102 DECLARATION OF WAR (IRE) 2 Violet Mercer Peter Chapple-Hyam
DUBAI MEYDAN (IRE) 2 T & Z Racing Club Gay Kelleway
DYNAMO DAVE (USA) 2 Roldvale Limited Brian Meehan
11 FAST COMPANY (IRE) 2 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Brian Meehan
21 FIFTEEN LOVE (USA) 2 Khalid Abdulla Roger Charlton
63(4)1 FOOL'S WILDCAT (USA) 2 Favourites Racing XXV Brian Meehan
6 GREAT RUMPUSCAT (USA) 2 Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier, Niarchos Family Aidan O’Brien IRE
002 GREATWALLOFCHINA (USA) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
5131 HATTA FORT 2 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
411 IBN KHALDUN (USA) 2 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
2(1) IGUAZU FALLS (USA) 2 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
4 INCOMPARABLE 2 Paul Dixon and Michael Maguire Alan McCabe
20 INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) 2 Willie McKay, Joey Barton Danny Murphy
JUPITER PLUVIUS (USA) 2 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick SmithAidan O’Brien IRE
131 LUCK MONEY (IRE) 2 Stephanie Smith Paul Cole
42603(2) MAGNA CUM LAUDE (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE
3111 MCCARTNEY (GER) 2 Sheikh Mohammed Mark Johnston
1340(1) MINNEAPOLIS 2 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
612530 NACHO LIBRE 2 Ronnie Arculli & John Grant Barry Hills
211112 NATAGORA (FR) 2 Stefan Friborg Pascal Bary FR
1111 NEW APPROACH (IRE) 2 Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
34 OBSERVATION POST (USA) 2 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
3133 ONE GREAT CAT (USA) 2 Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
POET 2 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
2104 QUICK RELEASE (IRE) 2 Abdullah Saeed Belhab David Simcock
111 RAVEN'S PASS (USA) 2 Stonerside Stable LLC John Gosden
3112 RIO DE LA PLATA (USA) 2 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
120 RIVER PROUD (USA) 2 Mrs Michael Spencer Paul Cole
1 SEASIDER 2 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
110 SHARP NEPHEW 2 Saleh Al Homeizi & Imad Al Sagar Brian Meehan
141 SIR GERRY (USA) 2 Mrs Gerry Galligan James Fanshawe
(1)53102 STRIKE THE DEAL (USA) 2 The Searchers Jeremy Noseda
TALE OF TWO CITIES (IRE) 2 Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
6 WILLIAM HOGARTH 2 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
0 WINDSOR PALACE (IRE) 2 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael TaborAidan O’Brien IRE
111 WINKER WATSON 2 The Comic Strip Heroes & Mrs J D Trotter Peter Chapple-Hyam
11 YOUNG PRETENDER (FR) 2 H R H Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden
42 entries remain after October 2 forfeit stage
62 FOR totesport.com CESAREWITCH
62 horses remain in the totesport.com Cesarewitch following the second forfeit stage on October 2. The famous handicap, run over two and a quarter miles at Newmarket on Champions’ Day, Saturday, October 20, again looks set to be contested by a variety of horses, from Royal Ascot winners to horses who have gone on to glory at the Cheltenham Festival.
Philip Hobbs won the race last season with the high-class hurdler Detroit City. This year he relies on Fair Along, who was second in both the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham and the totesport Chester Cup earlier this season. Triumph Hurdle runner-up Liberate could also represent the Minehead-based handler.
Other horses better known for their jumping exploits include the John Queally-trained Al Eile, winner of the Grade One Aintree Hurdle at the Grand National meeting this year. Burntoakboy is another noted for his exploits over hurdles, having triumphed in the Coral Cup at last season’s Cheltenham Festival.
Samurai Way could look to add to Luca Cumani’s handicap successes this season. Second in the Old Borough Cup at Haydock, the five-year-old won over two miles at Ascot on September 29.
Macorville finished fourth in the Irish St Leger, only six-and-a-half lengths behind Yeats. A reproduction of that form would surely see him go close.
Irish handler Tony Martin won the totesport.com Cambridgeshire in 1999 with She’s Our Mare, and bids for the second leg of the Autumn double with Leg Spinner, Top The Charts and Arc Bleu. Sandymount Earl, owned by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and trained by Jessica Harrington, is another Irish contender still engaged.
The last two winners of the Ascot Stakes also remain Full House won the race this year, while Baddam triumphed in 2006, before going on to win the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes at the same meeting. Enjoy The Moment beat Baddam is this year’s renewal of the 2m 5f event, and the progressive four-year-old could take his chance in the totesport.com Cesarewitch.
THE totesport CESAREWITCH
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £160,000 Total Prize Fund. Newmarket, Saturday, October 20, 2007. For 3yo & upwards, 2m 2f (Cesarewitch Course, NatWest Rowley Mile). Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; lowest weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after September 1, a winner 4lb; of any 2 races 7lb. Entries closed August 22, entries revealed August 23 (82 entries), weights revealed September 5, forfeit stage September 18 (69 remained), second forfeit stage October 2 (62 remain), five/six-day confirmation stage October 15, final declaration stage 10.00am, October 18. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, October 1, 2007.
Form Horse Age/Wt Owner Trainer
00-202005 BADDAM 5-9-10 Noel Martin Mick Channon
000033406 LAND 'N STARS 7-9-07 Paul Blows Richard Fahey
030104 ENJOY THE MOMENT 4-9-05 Lynn Wilson & Martin Landau Jamie Osborne
26-212221 SAMURAI WAY 5-9-02 (4lb ex) K Bailey, P Booth, D Boorer Luca Cumani
05-100004 GREENWICH MEANTIME 7-9-02 K Lee D Barlow B Crumbley & L Rutherford Richard Fahey
1/43/22-4 AL EILE (IRE) 7-9-01 Michael Ryan John Queally IRE
0-0606224 KASTHARI (IRE) 8-9-00 Elliott Brothers James Bethell
06-33400 GOLDEN QUEST 6-9-00 Syndicate 2002 Mark Johnston
0-666224 MACORVILLE (USA) 4-9-00 Geoff & Sandra Turnbull Gary Moore
51U520- LIGHTNING STRIKE (GER) 4-8-13 John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd Venetia Williams
(2)-063505 MUDAWIN (IRE) 6-8-12 Franconson Partners Jane Chapple-Hyam
4/////0-321 CARACCIOLA (GER) 10-8-11 (4lb ex) Piers Pottinger Nicky Henderson
1/01/-401 LEG SPINNER (IRE) 6-8-11 Billy Moffett Tony Martin IRE
10/0-062 AFRAD (FR) 6-8-11 The Not Afraid Partnership Nicky Henderson
6-53503 SOM TALA 4-8-09 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Mick Channon
5050150 ODIHAM 6-8-09 D L Brooks, J F Dean, Julia Scott- Hughie Morrison
140-110 FULL HOUSE (IRE) 8-8-09 The Chamberlain Addiscott PartnershipPaul Webber
1-11000 NOSFERATU (IRE) 4-8-08 Lady Clague Amanda Perrett
6-26(2)0263 WHISPERING DEATH 5-8-07 G Roberts/F M Green William Haggas
(3)/4114-2 FAIR ALONG (GER) 5-8-07 Alan Peterson Philip Hobbs
1102/20-2 TOP THE CHARTS 5-8-06 Seamus Carroll Tony Martin IRE
2650-13 ARC BLEU (GER) 6-8-06 P J McGee Tony Martin IRE
6(4)(4)11-0 RASLAN 4-8-05 D J Reid David Pipe
122(1)13- LIBERATE 4-8-05 Mrs D L Whateley Philip Hobbs
0//(0)0000-00 SAVANNAH BAY 8-8-05 The Last Minute PartnershipBrian Ellison
(1)-04201 DESERT SEA (IRE) 4-8-04 Bonusprint David Arbuthnot
(3)(2)4114 ARTLESS (USA) 4-8-04 Dr Catherine Wills Sir Mark Prescott
02-00130 INCHNADAMPH 7-8-04 R N Cardwell Tim Fitzgerald
1160/0///- ATTORNEY GENERAL (IRE) 8-8-04 Wally Sturt Jim Old
516216 TAKAFU (USA) 5-8-02 Midd Shire Racing Stuart Kittow
0211120 OLIMPO (FR) 6-8-02 Pot Black Racing Rod Millman
061D41 SANDYMOUNT EARL (IRE) 4-8-02 Ronnie Wood Jessica Harrington IRE
200-224 NED LUDD (IRE) 4-8-02 M J Vandenberghe Jonathan Portman
35341433 SUNLEY PEACE 3-8-01 Davies, Sunley, Coombs & Cox David Elsworth
3140513 GEE DEE NEN 4-8-01 David Noblett Mark Tompkins
1-006033 DR SHARP (IRE) 7-7-13 The Ivy Syndicate Tom Tate
043134 TRANCE (IRE) 7-7-13 Nigel Shields David Barron
4-234021 INDONESIA 5-7-11 (4lb ex) G E Dempsey Tim Walford
2123650 GREAT AS GOLD (IRE) 8-7-11 Keith Middleton Brian Ellison
16413 SECRET PLOY 7-7-11 A M Carding Hughie Morrison
12(0)03610 MISTER ARJAY (USA) 7-7-10 (4lb ex) Keith Middleton Brian Ellison
1(6)2300/-0 INCHPAST 6-7-10 Marcoe Racing Welwyn Mark Tompkins
344310- SPINNING COIN 5-7-10 T J & Mrs H Parrott Jonathan Portman
3P/650-0 DIEGO CAO (IRE) 6-7-10 Vetlab Supplies Ltd Nick Gifford
24114- SOUFFLEUR 4-7-08 Karen Bowen Peter Bowen
3-43120 MAMLOOK (IRE) 3-7-08 Peter Deal David Pipe
000/(4)(5)2- RIO DE JANEIRO (IRE) 6-7-08 Fraser Miller Racing Emma Lavelle
(2)(5)-1011 GALLILEO FIGARO (USA) 4-7-06 The Not Over Big PartnershipNeil King
3/3-000621 MISSOULA (IRE) 4-7-05 (4lb ex) Pollards Bloodstock Mark Tompkins
20-10254 INDUSTRIAL STAR (IRE) 6-7-04 Racing Management & Training LtdMicky Hammond
(2)0(3)101 PHREEZE 3-7-03 Bill Gredley Alan Swinbank
22005-0 BURNTOAKBOY 9-7-03 Dr Richard & Mrs L J Newland Dr Richard Newland
626020/- HISTORIC PLACE (USA) 7-7-03 Keay, Geake & Balding Jonathan Geake
0505(0)23 HIGH POINT (IRE) 9-7-02 The Aedean Partnership Gerry Enright
(1)(1)-(0)125 REHEARSED (IRE) 4-7-02 Mrs G C Maxwell & Mr J D N Tillyard Hughie Morrison
53(1)(4)-33 APHORISM 4-7-00 Dr Catherine Wills James Fanshawe
0-00242225 PRINCE ZAFONIC 4-7-00 Michael Cohen Gay Kelleway
00032112 IRISH QUEST (IRE) 3-6-13 (4lb ex) Alan Spence Michael Jarvis
0120/0/2-5(0) JOCKSER (IRE) 6-6-12 The D M L Partnership Seamus Mullins
(4)2303352 NODDIES WAY 4-6-12 Wayne Cox John Panvert
(0)1421151 ATLANTIC COAST (IRE) 3-6-07 (4lb ex) Atlantic Racing Limited Mark Johnston
6344244 SA NAU 4-6-02 Howard Fielding Tom Keddy
62 entries remain after October 2 forfeit stage
LATEST totesport PRICES
5 FAIR ALONG, 5 SAMURAI WAY, 9 MACORVILLE, 10 LEG SPINNER, 12 TOP THE CHARTS, 14 ENJOY THE MOMENT, 14 SOM TALA, 16 AL EILE, 16 ARC BLEU, 16 CARACCIOLA, 16 INCHNADAMPH, 16 LIBERATE, 16 SANDYMOUNT EARL, 16 SECRET PLOY, 16 WHISPERING DEATH, 20 AFRAD, 20 ARTLESS, 20 BURNTOAKBOY, 20 SUNLEY PEACE, 25 DESERT SEA, 25 DR SHARP, 25 FULL HOUSE, 25 GOLDEN QUEST, 25 GREENWICH MEANTIME, 25 KASTHARI, 25 LAND 'N STARS, 25 LIGHTNING STRIKE, 25 MAMLOOK, 25 NED LUDD, 25 PHREEZE, 25 RASLAN, 33 APHORISM, 33 ATTORNEY GENERAL, 33 BADDAM, 33 DIEGO CAO, 33 GALLILEO FIGARO, 33 GEE DEE NEN, 33 GREAT AS GOLD, 33 ODIHAM, 33 SAVANNAH BAY, 40 ATLANTIC COAST, 40 IRISH QUEST, 40 JOCKSER, 40 MUDAWIN, 40 NOSFERATU, 40 RIO DE JANEIRO, 40 TRANCE, 50 HISTORIC PLACE, 50 MISTER ARJAY, 50 SOUFFLEUR, 50 TAKAFU, 66 HIGH POINT, 66 INCHPAST, 66 INDUSTRIAL STAR, 66 NODDIES WAY, 66 PRINCE ZAFONIC, 66 REHEARSED, 66 SPINNING COIN, 100 MISSOULA, 200 SA NAU
E/W 1/4 THE ODDS A PLACE 1-2-3-4-5. ALL QUOTED.
for immediate release, Wednesday, October 3, 2007
RAMONTI CONFIRMS HIS CLASS AS HE CHASES CARTIER AWARDS RECOGNITION
Godolphin’s fantastic miler Ramonti made it three Group One wins for the season with a characteristically tenacious victory under Frankie Dettori in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on September 29, to keep himself firmly in contention for Cartier Racing Awards honours.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained five-year-old has 128 points in the race to be crowned Cartier Older Horse, 20 points less than current leader Dylan Thomas, after holding the late charge of the three-year-old Excellent Art for the second time this season.
The Cartier Racing Awards, now in their 17th year, are European horseracing’s most prestigious accolades, and will be presented during a glittering ceremony in London on November 14, 2007. The coveted eight horse awards celebrate the champions of the Turf, plus one person.
Horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, the Cartier Racing Awards are determined by points earned in Pattern races combined with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists plus votes from readers of the Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph, a system which accurately rewards supreme excellence.
Ramonti’s excellent five-race campaign has seen him win three of the biggest mile races in Europe - the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, the BGC Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, while taking runner-up spot in both the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.
The Godolphin horse appears locked in a three-way battle for the Cartier Older Horse Award, with Cartier Horse Of The Year possibilities as well, with King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Dylan Thomas and the brilliant Andre Fabre-trained Manduro (120), whose career was sadly cut short due to injury, while the trio are also in the running for the Cartier Horse of The Year Award.
Crack French filly Darjina (112), owned by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, was unable to enhance her already glittering record as she came home last of the seven runners in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on unsuitably soft ground. She still trails four-time Group One winner Peeping Fawn (142) in the contest for the Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly Award.
English and Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Finsceal Beo (88), winner of the 2006 Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly Award, will attempt to close the gap on the leading pair in the Three-Year-Old Filly division when she contests the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday, October 6.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Listen (56) shook up the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly category when defeating the highly-regarded French raider Proviso by a length in the Group One Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile at Ascot on September 29, with dual Group One winner Saoirse Abu (76) third.
Epsom Derby winner Authorized (112) heads to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, October 7, in pole position to claim the Cartier Three-Year-Old Award, and is also a leading contender for the coveted Cartier Horse Of The Year Award, having added the Juddmonte International Stakes at York to his Epsom triumph.
Authorized will not have it all his own way in Europe’s big end of season showpiece as he faces a strong field including fellow three-year-old Soldier Of Fortune (88), stunning winner of the Budweiser Irish Derby and successful in the Group Two Prix Niel Casino Barriere d’Enghien over the Arc course and distance on September 16.
Prix du Jockey Club Mitsubishi Motors victor Lawman (89) and dual 2,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel (72) have both retired to stud, while Ladbrokes St Leger hero Lucarno (80) is finished for the campaign.
There is no change in the points standings in the Cartier Two-Year-Old colt category with Jim Bolger’s unbeaten colt New Approach leading the way with 56 points. With Group One contests at Longchamp and Newmarket this week, the picture could change dramatically.
Yeats (72) appears on course for a second Cartier Stayer Award to go with the one he collected last year after an unbeaten campaign that has seen him collect a second Gold Cup at Ascot as well as securing success in the Irish Field St Leger, and the brilliant Ballydoyle stayer is pencilled in for a trip to Longchamp this weekend for either the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe or Prix du Cadran.
The Kevin Prendergast-trained Haatef’s triumph in the Group Two John Guest Diadem Stakes at Ascot on September 30, was not enough to trouble the leaders in the points table for the Cartier Sprinter Award, headed by Group One Betfred Sprint Cup winner Red Clubs (56), who is closely followed by French speedster Marchand D’Or (52). Soldiers Tale has 36 points and two-year-old Kingsgate Native, Dutch Art and Sakhee’s Secret are all on 32 points. Many of the leading contenders will line up in the five-furlong Group One Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp in Paris on Sunday.
Harry Herbert, Cartier’s racing consultant, said today: “The competition for Cartier Racing Awards is really hotting up now as the season moves towards a thrilling climax.
“The air of excited anticipation is palpable as we head to Longchamp and Newmarket this weekend for a real feast of racing, which epitomises what the Cartier Racing Awards are all about.
“Ramonti threw down a real challenge for the Cartier Horse Of the Year Award by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and it will be interesting to see whether the likes of Authorized and Soldier Of Fortune can rise to it.”
POINTS AWARDED IN PATTERN RACES UP TO AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 30
ITM TO BACK BEST-EVER OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE AT CHELTENHAM
Owners with runners at Cheltenham during the 2007/2008 season will enjoy an enhanced experience thanks to a new link-up between the racecourse and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.
The ‘Cheltenham Ownership Experience’, supported by ITM, will offer a variety of initiatives, old and new, throughout the season to ensure that - win or lose - those who have a runner at Jump racing’s most famous venue will have a day to remember.
Both at The Festival and other fixtures, owners will enjoy a personalised marquee, free lunch plus gifts such as magazines and radio earpieces while, enjoying the unique hospitality that ITM is so famous for.
ITM will also support Cheltenham’s Frequent Runner Scheme, a long-standing initiative which is popular with leading trainers.
To celebrate the launch of the association, ITM will be sponsoring the £20,000 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Novices' Chase on day two of Cheltenham's initial meeting of the season, The Showcase, on Saturday, October 20. The three-mile race has proved a stepping stone to bigger things, having been won last season by the Paul Nicholls-trained Gungadu and 12 months before by Iris's Gift.
Daithí Harvey, Marketing Executive at Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, said today: “This is a very exciting venture for ITM. Cheltenham is the Mecca of National Hunt racing and this partnership will help ITM maintain and strengthen links with all our valued British clients.”
Peter McNeile, Director of Sponsorship at Cheltenham Racecourse, added: “Ownership of horses is a unique and wonderful experience and, for many, having a runner at Cheltenham is the ultimate thrill.
“Owners are the backbone of the sport and ITM’s support will ensure that whether an owner’s horse finishes first or last this season, the experience they enjoy at Cheltenham will be a world leader.”