CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING 2007
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SECOND DAY, NEWMARKET, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing & Clerk of the Course, has left the going unchanged at Good, Good to Firm in places after today’s racing.
He said: “I am leaving the going as given as it is quicker than Thursday, but lovely fast ground.
“The forecast is dry overnight with a heavy dew anticipated and then it should be dry with some cloud cover and some sunshine and temperatures of 17/18C.
“I suspect that it may dry out to good to firm, but it will still be a lovely racing surface.
“Today has been a fantastic day with a real substance to the racing programme with the two Group 1s backed up by the Somerville Tattersall Stakes, the £250000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes, and the Newmarket Equine Security Godolphin Stakes, which was an excellent Listed race.
“I also suspect that within the maidens there were some nice horses for the future.”
SUPER 10 FOR SUN CHARIOT
A superb field of 10 goes to post for tomorrow’s Group One highlight at Newmarket, the £185,000 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (3.20pm), run over a mile for fillies and mares.
Classic-winning form is represented by Speciosa, heroine of the 2006 Stan James 1000 Guineas. Although, winless since that famous triumph, the Pam Sly-trained filly has run some good races in defeat this year, finishing second to superstars Manduro and Peeping Fawn.
Other Group One winners lining up tomorrow include the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Echelon, who was successful on her last two outings in the Group Two Celebration Mile at Goodwood and the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. The Freemason Lodge handler boasts a fine record in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, having scored with Triple First (1977), Kartajana (1990) and Peeress (2005).
Echelon’s owners, David and Patricia Thompson’s Cheveley Park Stud, are also be represented by Nannina. Nannina boasts course winning form, having landed the Group One Fillies’ Mile when it was transferred to Newmarket from Ascot in 2005. She added another Group One to her name when collecting the 2006 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Her trainer John Gosden is no stranger to success in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, having sent out the 1991 victor Ristna.
Simply Perfect landed the Group One highlight for fillies on the July Course, the UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes at the Ritz Club July Festival and represents trainer Jeremy Noseda. She boasts rock solid form, having finished third in the Stan James 1000 Guineas earlier in the season while she won the Group One Fillies’ Mile at Ascot in 2006.
Other contenders tomorrow include Harvest Queen, trained by Peter Makin. She comes into the race on the back of a victory in the Listed Superior Mile at Haydock on September 8. Wake Up Maggie has been a model of consistency for her connections and won the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood in early August.
Barshiba ran a good race to finish fourth in the Prix d’Astarte at Deauville early this season, one place behind Simply Perfect, but has disappointed twice since while Majestic Roi started the season well by winning the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury but has failed to add to that success.
The other two starters, Darrfonah and Whazzis, both look to have a fair amount to find on all known form.
ECHELON (GB) FACTFILE
5 b m Danehill-Exclusive (Polar Falcon)
Form: 17/3932141/1125-115611 Owner/Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: Ryan Moore
The purchase of Exclusive Order for $825,000 at the 1987 Keeneland November Sale by David Minton on behalf of Cheveley Park Stud has proved inspired. Her son Entrepreneur won the 1997 2000 Guineas and daughters Dance A Dream and Exclusive respectively finished second in the Oaks and won the Coronation Stakes. The legacy continues as Exclusive’s daughter Chic and Echelon are now both Group 1 winners. Echelon’s first top-level success came last time out when she won the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 8. Echelon won a Newmarket maiden on her debut and a two-year-old and finished seventh in the Fillies’ Mile on her only other start that year. As a three-year-old her best efforts included a victory in the Listed Valiant Stakes at Newbury and the Listed October Stakes at Newmarket. She improved last season to win the Group 3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield and Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom and also finished two-lengths runner-up to Soviet Song in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot. This year she took the Group 3 StanJamesUK Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on her seasonal comeback before landing the Princess Elizabeth Stakes for a second year. After finishing fifth in the Windsor Forest Stakes and sixth in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh she went on to land the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood before her Matron Stakes victory, when beating Red Evie by a length and a half.
Cheveley Park Stud
Horses have been bred at Cheveley Park Stud, on the outskirts of Newmarket, for more than 1,000 years and the stud has been owned since 1975 by David and Patricia Thompson. It is the most successful British-owned breeding operation in the country. Stretching to 960 acres, its umbrella also also encompasses Sandwich, Warren Hill and Ashley Heath studs. Managed since 1987 by Chris Richardson, Cheveley Park Stud races most of the horses it produces although it sold the 1997 2000 Guineas winner Entrepreneur and this season’s St James’s Palace Stakes hero Excellent Art as yearlings. Russian Rhythm, a sales purchase, brought Classic glory when winning the 2003 1000 Guineas, going on to land both the Coronation Stakes and Nassau Stakes. The stud operation houses around 120 broodmares and stallions include Britain’s dearest sire Pivotal, who stood for £85,000 in 2007, his son Kyllachy, home-breds Medicean, Iceman and Carnival Dancer as well as Where Or When. Dutch Art is likely to retire to Cheveley Park next year. North London-based David Thompson is a former Smithfield meat trader, who first made his business mark with the Hillsdown Holdings food group, which he later sold in two separate deals for about £300 million. In the 2007 Sunday Times Rich List the Thompson family, including entrepreneur son Richard, is ranked 165th with assets of £480 million. They have enjoyed a great year on the racecourse thanks to the likes of Echelon, winner of the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, and Nannina, who landed the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot having taken a Group 1 for the past two seasons. Other past Group 1 stars include Red Bloom, Confidential Lady, Regal Rose, Exclusive, Peeress, Pivotal and Chorist. The Thompsons also won the 1992 John Smith’s Grand National with Party Politics, who was bought a couple of days before the race and still lives at the stud. Their nine trainers - all in Newmarket - are headed by Sir Michael Stoute, a director of the stud, and Sir Mark Prescott and also include Peter Chapple-Hyam, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe, John Gosden, William Haggas, Michael Jarvis and Jeremy Noseda. Previous Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes wins: 2005 PEERESS
Sir Michael Stoute
Born in Barbados on October 22, 1945, where his father was chief of police, Michael Stoute came to Britain in 1965 to nurture his love of racing. He joined Pat Rohan at Malton before moving to Newmarket three years later to work for Doug Smith and then Tom Jones. Stoute took out a public licence to train in 1972, recording his first success that year when Sandal won at Newmarket on April 28. Since then he has been at the top of his profession and has been champion trainer nine times - in 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2006. The year 2000 was memorable for Stoute when his horses included 2000 Guineas winner King’s Best and Kalanisi, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Emirates Airline Champion Stakes while in 2001 Golan gave Stoute his fifth 2000 Guineas. A terrific 1997 was headed by the two older horses Singspiel and Pilsudski. Four Group One successes went Pilsudski’s way - the Coral-Eclipse, Irish Champion Stakes, Emirates Airline Champion Stakes and Japan Cup, while Singspiel won the Dubai World Cup, the Coronation Cup and the Juddmonte International. Stoute has won the Epsom Derby four times - with Shergar in 1981, Shahrastani five years later, Kris Kin in 2003 and North Light the following year but - despite five seconds from 25 runners - he has yet to win the Ladbrokes St Leger. His long list of big-race successes also includes the 2000 Guineas (five times), 1000 Guineas (twice), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (three times), Vodafone Oaks (twice), the Irish Derby (three times), Irish Oaks (six times), Irish 1000 Guineas and Irish 2000 Guineas as well as many other races across the globe. Stoute, who was knighted in 1998 for his services to sport and tourism in Barbados, trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket. He has enjoyed this season Group One victories when Notnowcato landed the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July and Echelon landed the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes wins: 1977 TRIPLE FIRST; 1990 KARTAJANA; 2005 PEERESS
Ryan Moore, who was born on September 18, 1983, was champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 winners and champion jockey just three years later in 2006, when he recorded 182 victories. He comes from a racing family steeped in history. His late grandfather Charlie was a trainer, Brighton-based dad Gary, a former jump jockey, is a successful trainer under both codes, while mum Jayne was an accomplished amateur rider, as was his aunt Candy Morris. His older brother Jamie is a successful jump jockey while his sister Hayley has also ridden a winner under rules. His youngest brother, Josh, is also active in the local pony club and expected to follow his siblings into a riding career. Ryan Moore’s career began over hurdles, when making a winning debut as an amateur on Mersey Beat at Towcester on May 15, 2000. His first major success on the Flat came as a 5lb claimer when he captured the 2002 Cesarewitch at Newmarket on the Martin Pipe-trained Miss Fara. Many major stables now utilise his talents, including those of Richard Hannon, to whom he was apprenticed, Sir Michael Stoute and Amanda Perrett. He enjoyed a first Group One success on Sir Michael’s Notnowcato in the 2006 Juddmonte International and partnered the same horse to victory in the 2007 Coral-Eclipse, when under an enterprising ride he raced alone on the stands’ side where the better ground was to be found. He also enjoyed Group One glory last month aboard Echelon in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. Moore suffered a complex fracture of his right arm following a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of this season as a result. He has been in storming form since returning to action and has got a century up again this season. No previous Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes wins
IS IT JUST A PIPEDREAM?!?
Ante-post punters face an anxious wait to see if the heavily-backed totesport.com Cambridgeshire favourite Pipedreamer actually lines up in the £160,000 handicap tomorrow.
The three-year-old has been backed to win over six figures with the race sponsors and is their worst ante-post loser by a long way, having been priced at 12/1 when totesport opened their book last month, a price which has now contracted to 9/2 favourite.
But trainer John Gosden, who won the race with Halling in 1994, has yet to confirm that his charge will definitely compete.
The local handler, who withdrew Pipedreamer from a £100,000 Newbury handicap last month because of fast ground, was quoted in today’s Racing Post: “I’ve been very clear and open all along. I’ll monitor the situation, and if the ground is as it is today [Thursday] he would run, but who knows at this stage what it will be like by 3.55pm on Saturday?”
The going has quickened to good, good to firm in places today from good yesterday, and the GoingStick reading has increased today from 7.9 to 8.5.
Interestingly Gosden also trains Escape Route, the current 9-1 joint third-favourite with totesport, and the three-year-old is the bookmaker’s worst other result, having been a 20/1 shot when betting commenced.
totesport’s spokesman Damian Walker pointed out that everything else in the firm’s book is a good result at this stage and said: “John Gosden looks like he holds the key to the race with two potentially well-handicapped horses. Both are bad results for us, but obviously we don’t know if Pipedreamer is a certain runner and, if he was to withdraw, it would have a major impact on the market.”
The other horse to have been well-backed yesterday with totesport is Luca Cumani’s Monte Alto, who is now 7-1 from an opening 25-1. The stable was in flying form here yesterday, when Lion Sands took the Grove Farm Stud Noel Murless Stakes and Kahara prevailed in the concluding TurfTV Handicap (in memory of Reg Day).
ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA TO BE SHOWN ON BIG SCREEN
Rugby fans can enjoy uninterrupted coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash between England and Australia on a big screen on the Hyperion Lawn (accessible to Premier Enclosure and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure racegoers) on totesport.com Cambridgeshire Day at Newmarket tomorrow (Saturday). Kick-off is at 2pm.
Smaller televisions inside the Greene King marquee on the Hyperion Lawn will show the Manchester United vs Wigan game in the Premiership which kicks off at 12.45pm.
"We think it is important to give sports fans the opportunity to see the big events from elsewhere on the NatWest Rowley Mile, so the rugby will be shown uninterrupted on the big screen, with a split screen employed from when the runners are loading for a Newmarket race," said Lisa Hancock, Managing Director of Newmarket Racecourses.
"We will also be ensuring that the big races from Longchamp and Redcar are shown on our closed circuit TVs across the racecourse whenever possible, obviously as long as they don't clash with our own races."
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
NGK SPARK PLUGS EBF MAIDEN STAKES
FIRESIDE SCORES IN PHOTO
Fireside, who finished sixth after a troubled run in the Goffs Million on his racecourse debut last month, justified 5/6 favouritism to take the opening NGK Spark Plugs EBF Maiden by a short-head in a photo from Slam.
Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam holds the colt in high regard and said: “He’s been to Ireland as well so that will do for the year.
“I think he’s a really nice horse and the second is decent as well so it was a good race. But I’m not sure whether he’ll get a mile next year, we might just stick to seven furlongs.”
Chapple-Hyam saddles the hot favourite Authorized in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and added: “He’s drawn 12 of 12, which is good I think and he should be able to keep out of trouble. I can’t sleep and just want the race to be now but I’d rather be in this state than knowing I’d be watching the Arc on television after a Sunday roast.
“The horse is tucked away in Chantilly, he’ll go to Longchamp on Sunday morning, and the boys over there couldn’t be happier with him.
“I just hope that turning for home he’ll still be on the bridle. It would be unbelievable to win the race and it’s something that would never happen to me again. But it will happen, simple as that.
“I think it will be good ground, which is fine for him, he’s won on good and heavy.”
After the opening NGK Spark Plugs EBF Maiden Stakes, the following jockeys reported the going as:
Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore said: “Good to firm.”
Stephen Donohoe said: “On the fast side of good.”
Jamie Spencer and Richard Quinn said: “Fast.”
Richard Hughes said: ““It’s quick enough - I would say good to firm.”
John Egan said: “Quick , for me it’s quick, quick.”
Richard Hills said: “It’s definitely quicker than yesterday. I would have to say it’s very nearly good to firm.”
Philip Robinson said: “I would say on the firmer side of good.”
Jimmy Fortune said: “Nice good ground, good to firm.”
Neil Callan and Martin Dwyer said: “Good, fast ground.”
Oscar Urbina said: “Good ground.”
Adam Kirby said: “Good and kicking up a bit in the last two furlongs.”
SECOND RACE SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL STAKES
RIVER PROUD BOUNCES BACK
Paul Cole was devastated when River Proud was an unplaced favourite in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, but the Proud Citizen colt proved that running all wrong when winning the Somerville Tattersall Stakes by three-quarters of a length from Iguazu Falls.
The winning trainer said: “He’s wonderful isn’t he after that awful run at Doncaster. We don’t know for sure, but he banged his head in the stalls and was loaded early. He didn’t run his race and ran a bit drunk during it.
“He is a nice horse and he’ll get further. He was selected by David Loder and my son at Fasig-Tipton.
“He was one of the bigger horses in this race and will be better next year. He was desperate at Donnie and the main thing was to get his reputation back and something must have gone wrong up there.
“We wouldn’t rule out anything now and he could go for the Gran Criterium in France, the Racing Post Trophy, the Dewhurst Stakes back here or the Breeders’ Cup. The last one wouldn’t be my favourite race, while I’ve got two others for the Dewhurst in Luck Money and Moynahan, who has to be supplemented. Moynahan beat Iguazu Falls earlier and Luck Money won the Goffs Million in a fast time.”
The winning rider Richard Quinn added: “He ran no race at Doncaster - he was in the stalls for a long time and he thrashed around and we think he banged his head.
“He will probably be better at a mile now and we did not go very fast today.”
Totesport were most impressed with the winner, going 25/1 (from 33) for next year’s Stan James 2000 Guineas, while the sponsor of the classic go 33/1 (from 50). Skybet, vcbet and Paddy Power all leave River Proud at 33/1 for the same event, while Cashmans are the same price (from 66/1).
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL STAKES (GROUP 3)
IGUAZU TO DUBAI
Godolphin’s juvenile Iguazu Falls will be put away for the season after going down by three-quarters of a length in the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes.
“I think we will take him back to Dubai now,” said trainer Saeed bin Suroor. “He’s improved from his first run but needs to learn to relax, he was quite keen early on. He needs to improve mentally and physically and I think he will get a mile next year.“
Third-placed Yankadi could also be put away for the season. His trainer Barry Hills said: “He’d only had one run in soft ground and just lacked some experience. If he does have another run it will be in the Horris Hill Stakes but otherwise he will be put away, we’ll see how he comes out of it.“
THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
skybet.com CHEVELEY PARK STAKES (GROUP 1)
NATAGORA BREAKS BARY’S DUCK
After 25 years of trying, trainer Pascal Bary finally saddled his first winner at Newmarket when Natagora proved herself one of Europe’s best juvenile fillies when capturing the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes.
“I’ve probably been trying to win a race here for 25 years, so I’m very pleased,“ said Bary. “I’ve come close a few times but always been second, including with Six Perfections in the 1000 Guineas when I thought she was going to win. I love Newmarket and was assistant to Sir Mark Prescott here for a year.
“Natagora has run seven times this year and I don’t think she’ll be out again this season, she probably needs to be put away now. But maybe we will be back here for the Guineas next year, I hope she will get a mile. Today she has shown that she is the best two-year-old filly in Europe.“
Natagora is as short as 10/1 with Coral and Cashmans for next year’s Stan James 1000 Guineas but jockey Christophe Lemaire is far from convinced she will see out the mile trip.
“She has a lot of natural speed so it is difficult to think she will stay a mile,“ said Lemaire. “I am sure her trainer will try and make her stay but he will have a hard job.
“The plan was to settle her in behind but unfortunately all the jockeys were thinking each other would go to the front so I let her gallop and she relaxed well in front.
“She is very easy to ride and can go at the pace I want to go. She quickened very well in the last furlong and a half and was generous enough to keep going well.
“Her performances from the beginning were very good, she broke the record in the Prix Robert Papin, has won the Cheveley Park now and is one of the best two-year-olds in the world. She doesn’t like the soft and is even better on fast ground.“
The successful groom Gildas Pouive received a cheque for £500 from sponsors skybet.com
Race 3 - skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes - Placed Quotes
NOSEDA PLEASED WITH RUNNER-UP FLYING SPIRIT
Trainer Jeremy Noseda was very satisfied with the effort of Fleeting Spirit, who finished the neck runner-up behind Natagora in the Group One skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes.
The Invincible Spirit filly finished some four lengths clear of third-placed Festoso in the six-furlong contest for juvenile fillies.
Jeremy Noseda said: “That was a great run and it has fully vindicated our decision to come here.
“We couldn’t ask for more and she was beaten by a good filly. If you had said to me that we would be beaten a neck by the winner and finish four lengths clear of the rest before the race, I would have been very satisfied.
“Obviously, I am disappointed she hasn’t won but she ran a huge race and owes us nothing.
“She is entered in the December Sales - we will have to wait and see what the plan is for her.”
Jockey Frankie Dettori added: “She is a very honest filly with a big heart.”
THIRD RACE SKYBET.COM CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
FESTOSO COULD LINE UP IN GUINEAS
Harry Dunlop might not have won the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes with Festoso, but in finishing third with the Diesis filly, the fledgling trainer could not have been happier.
He said of his first Group One runner: “I am delighted and absolutely thrilled. It is fantastic to finish third at this level in a Group One race.
“Eddie said that she was just changing her legs and the ground was fast enough and, with a bit more give, she could be better still.
“I think we’ll go for a trial next year and then the 1000 Guineas back here. Seven furlongs for the trial would be the obvious thing to do. She obviously likes Newmarket and stays on up the hill.”
Festoso’s rider Eddie Ahern told connections: “Seven furlongs would be ideal. During the race, she would hop on to one leg and then hop on to the other and go back again.
“During the last furlong, she was tearing and she also got a smack across the head during the race.”
NO VISIT TO WINNER’S ENCLOSURE FOR STOUTE
The 11/4 favourite Visit was only able to manage eighth position. Trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “She hasn’t run to her form today - disappointing.”
FOURTH RACE £250000 TATTERSALLS OCTOBER AUCTION STAKES
EXCLAMATION MAKES HIS MARK
Exclamation, who cost 36,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Auction Sales, claimed the first prize of £148,359 for connections in the race named after the sale when beating Anosti by a neck.
The winner was bought by Johnny McKeever of McKeever St Lawrence.
Winning trainer Brian Meehan said: “My two-year-olds look a lovely bunch and are going forward all the time. We had a tough first half of the season, but they are really coming through now.
“This fellow ran green at Newbury, then was very professional at Haydock and Jamie rode a great race today. These races are always tactically difficult and he was always in the right place and it was right to go over to the far side for cover. Half-way uphill, I knew that he wouldn’t be headed.
“I wasn’t worried about this coming just a week after Haydock and I talked in depth about that to Tony Stafford, the owner’s [Raymond Tooth] racing manager, about that. I thought that he was bang there after that race and he needed to win to get in the race - this has been the plan for a while.
“We’ll wait and see about future plans - we probably want to step him up in trip as this six furlongs was a bit short, but he got there in a nice time. He will go a bit further and could be a bit better.”
Stafford went on to reveal that Tooth’s Indian Ink will go to the Tattersalls December Sales in Newmarket.
SIR GERRY UNKNIGHTED
James Fanshawe had expressed the hope that the ground would not dry out too much for 2/1 favourite Sir Gerry in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, and after the Carson City colt had finished eighth of the nine runners, he reiterated those sentiments.
The Newmarket trainer said: “He has gone hairy in his coat, but seemed in good form at home, although you never quite know. The ground was plenty quick enough for him and Jamie [Spencer, jockey] said that he likes a bit of juice in it.”
However, Spencer was more inclined to blame an off day than the racing surface.
He said: “It wasn’t the ground. They are not machines and it wasn’t his day. He didn’t feel great and in the last furlong, he wasn’t showing his form and finished second last which proves it.
“It’s disappointing because I knew that I was on the best horse in the race but that’s life.”
Yorkshire-based trainer Kevin Ryan was extremely pleased with the effort of Anosti, beaten a neck by Exclamation in the £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes.
Ryan said: “That was a great run. Anosti has been very consistent all year for us.
“Last time out at Ascot, the ground was too much for her as she is still quite weak.
“I thought she might get there today, but just has been out-battled in the last 100 yards.
“She has a high-cruising speed and is a nice filly to look forward to for next year.
“So far, so she hasn’t shown me anything to suggest that she would benefit from a step up in trip, but horses can change from two to three.”
Race 5 - Shadwell Middle Park Stakes - Winning Quotes
“TOUGH, ISN’T HE?”
Trainer Barry Hills recorded his third victory in the Group One Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, following Gallic League (1987) and Royal Applause (1995) when Dark Angel recorded a game success in the 2007 renewal.
Partnered by Michael Hills, the two-year-old Acclamation colt led for most of the way and stayed on well to hold on by half-a-length from Strike The Deal in the six-furlong race. This was a first Group One success for Dark Angel, who had previously won the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury and the valuable St Leger Sales Race at York.
“Tough, isn’t he?” was the initial reaction from Barry Hills.
“I had £3,000 on him when he ran in the July Stakes in the summer and he finished fourth. Now he has won a Group Two and a Group One!
“”He has a good cruising speed and is tough.
“As he has got more experience, he has improved.
“If he does run again this season, he could maybe go for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (run over seven furlongs at Newmarket on Champions’ Day, Saturday, October 20). I think he will be a sprinter next year, but you never know.”
Hills believes the ground may have been to blame for Dark Angel’s disappointing effort in the five-furlong Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on his penultimate appearance.
He continued: “I have thought about asking Matthew Tester (BHA Handicapper) to do an analysis of the form at Doncaster.
“A lot of my horses didn’t run up to form at the St Leger meeting and I think the ground was a bit funny up there.
“Like Ascot, it seems there is no bottom to the ground and it needs time to settle.”
Winning rider Michael Hills added: “Dark Angel has done nothing but improve all year and always sticks his neck out and gives 100 percent.
“He really couldn’t give you any more from a jockey’s point of view.”
Barry Hills also saddled third-placed Tajdeef and commented: “I was slightly disappointed with Tajdeef today as I thought he would run better and probably finish in front of the winner.
“Having said that, he had only had two races before today and it is always tough in Group One races. “
FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES (GROUP 1)
GUTSY STRIKE THE DEAL COULD HEAD TO SALES
Strike The Deal could be offered at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale later this month after putting in a gutsy performance to finish a half length behind Dark Angel when second in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes.
“It was a good performance and I couldn’t ask for more,“ said trainer Jeremy Noseda. “I said beforehand that although I didn’t think he would win, he would definitely be in the first three.
“We’ll have a talk with the team that own him about what to do, I’ve got a few ideas, but he is entered in both the Horses In Training Sale and December Sale here.“
Trainer Neville Callaghan was pleased with the effort of fourth-placed Red Alert Day. “He wants seven furlongs really so it was a good run, slower ground would have helped. We thought we’d take a chance at this trip and `we’re not far off, that’s him for the year now,“ said Calllaghan.
“He’s a good-tempered, sound horse and whether he goes over seven or a mile next year, there are some decent races in him.“
Galactic Star gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute some compensation for Visit’s disappointing run in the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes by making a successful step into Listed company from handicaps and completing a hat-trick in the process.
Stoute said: “He is going the right way after having had his misfortunes - you can see on his face where he banged himself in the stalls once and he cracked his tibia in the spring.
“The St Simon Stakes at Newbury is a possibility, although at this time of year you have to see how you go with them.”
The Mark Johnston-trained Soapy Danger, the 2/1 favourite, could line up in the Canadian International at Woodbine on October 21 after finishing third in the Listed Newmarket Equine Security Godolphin Stakes.
“We’re still in the Canadian International and still very interested in the race,“ said Johnston, who may also run Majounes Song in the E P Taylor Stakes at the same meeting.
“He showed his ability is still there today but it was his usual style of running, he just doesn’t do anything in a great hurry and is lined up for the others to come to him.“
SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
NGK SPARK PLUGS EBF MAIDEN STAKES
SMOOTH FIRST TIME OUT WIN FOR ALMAJD
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained 11/4 chance Almajd lined up with a big home reputation in the NGK Spark Plugs EBF Maiden and did not disappoint his supporters with a comfortable victory under Richard Hills.
“I was very pleased with that, he showed a lot of professionalism first time out and quickened away well,” said Stoute.
Almajd was quoted at 20/1 (Paddy Power, Stan James and Ladbrokes) and 25/1 (Cashmans) for next year’s Stan James 2000 Guineas and the colt may have another run this year.
“He had worked very pleasingly at home and is a quick learner. He’s not a robust horse so didn’t take a lot of getting ready. He won’t necessarily be put away, we might have a look for something suitable but a lot depends on the weather. I would say he could be useful but I never like to get carried away!“
Trainer Clive Brittain was in an ecstatic form after Habalwatan was a gutsy winner of the 10-furlong Greene King IPA Handicap.
Partnered by Kerrin McEvoy, the three-year-old battled on well inside the final furlong to overhaul Free Offer and score by a head.
Brittain danced his way into the winner’s enclosure and said: “Habalwatan is a tough horse but he won’t go near a gallop at home! He would not get out of bed unless I knocked on his stable door every morning at 3.30am!
“We have to drive him in the horsebox every morning to the bottom of the Limekilns. This horse has so much character, but he is very tough in a fight when he is racing.
“I would like to pay tribute to Gary King. He rides Habalwatan every day and has the patience of Job. Gary has spent a lot of time hacking the horse round the trotting ring.
“He canters round once and then doesn’t want to go another time!”
The Earl Cadogan, owner of runner-up Free Offer, said: “We found out eventually that Free Offer goes on firm ground.
“We tried her on good to soft but she won’t go on it at all.”
Sister Maria carried the colours of her breeder Philip Freedman’s Cliveden Stud to a gutsy victory in the Newmarket Challenge Whip to the delight of trainer Ed Dunlop.
“I have actually won the race before when it was a maiden and my owner Mr Freedman was pleased to support it and I’m pleased to win it,“ said Dunlop.
“She’s a very well-bred filly so I’m delighted to have now won two races with her.“
MICHAEL HILLS & VALDIR DE SOUZA SUSPENDED
Michael Hills was suspended for two days (Tuesday, October 16 & Wednesday, October 17) following his winning ride on Dark Angel in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.
The stewards held that Hills had caused interference to third-placed Tajdeef, ridden by Richard Hills, who in turn had interfered with fourth-placed Red Alert Day, the mount of Frankie Dettori. It was held that the interference was caused by careless riding on the part of Michael Hills, in that he allowed his mount to drift right into the whip.
Valdir De Souza was suspended for three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 16, 17 and 18), following his ride on Rock Of Rochelle in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.
It was decided by the stewards that De Souza was guilty of improper riding in light of instruction H9 of the Rules Of Racing, in that he used his whip with excessive frequency and when out of contention.
Following the skybet.com Cheveley Park Stakes, winning Christophe Lemaire was found guilty in light of instruction H9 of the Rules Of Racing in that he used his whip in an incorrect place. He was cautioned as to the future use of his whip.
The going has changed to “Good, Good to Firm in places” from Good yesterday, and the GoingStick reading has altered from yesterday’s 7.9 to 8.5 with a dry forecast.
Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing & Clerk of the Course, said: “The weather is set fair, with temperatures set to reach 18C to 19C today and Saturday, with plenty of sunshine. Conditions could get towards good to firm by Saturday.
“We had a good, heavy dew this morning and a light frost last night when air and ground temperatures went below 2C. The Good to Firm places are at the Bushes between the three and two-furlong markers and between the 10 and 12-furlong markers.
“The track is the same as yesterday: 36 metres wide to accommodate 35 runners in the Cambridgeshire Stakes.
“Yesterday the stalls were on the stands’ side, while they are on the far rail today and tomorrow.
“The general consensus yesterday was that the track was in good condition and that the draw was very fair and very even. It is a lovely racing surface that is just a bit quicker than yesterday.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.05pm NGK SPARK PLUGS EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Class 3, £9,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,829.30; 2nd: £1,734.30; 3rd: 866.70; 4th: £432.90
1) FIRESIDE (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing VCI) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 Ryan Moore  5/6 Fav
2) SLAM (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Richard Hughes  5/2
3) DEO VALENTE (J S Threadwell & W O’Donnell) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Stephen Donohoe  66/1
4) WHITCOMBE MINISTER (The Whitcombe Racing Partnership 1) Jamie Poulton 2-9-03 John Egan 
5) LAZY DAYS (Lordship Stud 3) David Elsworth 2-9-03 Richard Quinn 
6) SPEEDY DOLLAR (Stephen Dartnell) Michael Jarvis 2-9-03 Philip Robinson 
7) THARAWAAT (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Richard Hills 
8) CADRE (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune 
9) ACCUSED (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori 
10) RED MERLIN (Reid’s Allstars) Clive Cox 2-9-03 Adam Kirby 
11) SUN (Cheveley Park Stud) Peter Chapple-Hyam t2-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
12) FALCATIV (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer 
13) CHINESE PROFIT (J P Carrington) Giles Bravery 2-9-03 Oscar Urbina 
14) HELLZAPOPPIN (Bill Gredley) Barry Hills 2-9-03 Neil Callan 
14 ran Non-Runners: Grand Cuvee (Vets certificate), Major Willy (Ground)
Time: 1m 25.85s Distances: sh, 2.5, nk, 1.75, .5, nk, 1.5, .75, 2, sh, 1.75, 1.25, .5
Breeder: Brick Kiln Farming Breeding: b c Dr Fong (USA) - Al Hasnaa (Zafonic (USA))
Tote Win: £2.00 Places: £1.10; £1.30; £10.80 Exacta: £4.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Chapple-Hyam, Peter William Based: St Gatien, All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of birth: 2/4/63 Date of first licence:1991 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Barry Hills. Trained at Manton, now occupied by Brian Meehan. Returned from spell training in Hong Kong at the beginning of 2004 Other details: From Coventry but supports West Bromwich Albion FC Classic wins: (3) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), Derby (1992 Dr Devious, 2007 Authorized) Wins in a season (1991-2006): 27; 41; 52; 39; 37; 52; 37; 37; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 30; 32; 40 Horses in training (1992-2007): 73; 79; 98; 96; 113; 84; 86; 96; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 40; 71; 71; 74 Wins this year: 27 Other major wins include: Betfair Cup (2007 Tariq), Champion Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1995 Spectrum), Cornwallis Stakes (2005 Hunter Street), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), French 2000 Guineas (1998 Victory Note), Grand Criterium (1996 Revoque), Irish Champion Stakes (1992 Dr Devious), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Italian Derby (1993 White Muzzle, 1997 Single Empire), Juddmonte International Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Prix de l’Abbaye (1997 Carmine Lake), Prix de la Salamandre (1996 Revoque), Prix Morny (2006 Dutch Art), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins), Richmond Stakes (2004 Montgomery’s Arch, 2006 Hamoody), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1991 Rodrigo De Triano, 2006 Dutch Art)
Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: September 18, 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton. Champion jockey for the first time in 2006 with 180 winners. Suffered a complex fracture of his right arm in a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of the season.. First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) First Group One Win: Notnowcato (2006 Juddmonte International Stakes) Major Wins: Celebration Mile (2005 Chic, 2007 Echelon); totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara); Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2007 McCartney), Dubai International Airport World Trophy (2004, 2005 The Tatling); Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato); Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej); Further Flight Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata); Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2006 Admiral’s Cruise, 2007 Papal Bull); Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike); Juddmonte International Stakes (2006 Notnowcato); Lancashire Oaks (2006 Allegretto); Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon); Mill Reef Stakes (2004 Galeota); Skybet York Stakes (2006 Best Alibi); Steventon Stakes (2006 Tam Lin); totesport.com Winter Hill Stakes (2006 Tam Lin), £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (2006 Caldra), ABN Amro Goodwood Cup (2007 Allegretto) Number of Wins 2002-06: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey) Wins this season: 106
SECOND RACE RESULT
1.35PM SOMERVILLE TATTERSALL STAKESClass 1, Group 3 £60,000 Guaranteed. For 2 yo colts and geldings, 7f. Weights 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 5lb. Penalty value 1st £34,068 2nd £12,912 3rd £6,462 4th £3,222 5th £1,614 6th £810
1) RIVER PROUD (Mrs Michael Spencer) Paul Cole - 2-8-12 Richard Quinn  11/4
2) IGUAZU FALLS (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor - 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori  9/4 Fav
3) YANKADI (K Abdulla) Barry Hills - 2-8-12 Richard Hughes  10/3
4) BAZERGAN (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain - 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy 
5) FOOL'S WILDCAT (Favourites Racing XXV) Brian Meehan - 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune 
6) PAVEROC (Uplands Acquisitions Limited) Stan Moore - 2-8-12 John Egan 
7) BELLOMI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon - 2-8-12 Darryl Holland
8) TASDEER (Hamdem Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis - 2-8-12 Richard Hills 
8 ran Non-Runners: Declaration Of War (ground) Newly Elected (vets certificate)
Time: 1m 25.71s Distances: .75, nk, 1, 3.5, nk, 2, 4
Breeder: Brereton C. Jones and B. Ned Jones
Breeding: B c Proud Citizen (USA) - Da Hoss (USA) (River Special (USA))
Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £1.50; £1.40; £1.40 Exacta: £9.20
Winning trainer:-Name Cole, Paul Frederick Irvine Date of birth: 11/9/41 Trains at Whatcombe, Wantage, Oxfordshire Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Richmond Sturdy & George Todd Classic wins: (2) St Leger (1990 Snurge); Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous) Major wins include: Irish Derby (1991 Generous), Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous), Italian Derby (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star), King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous), St Leger (1990 Snurge), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Italian Oaks (1993 Bright Generation), Queen Mary Stakes (1996 Dance Parade), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1991 & 1992 Ruby Tiger), Premio Legnano (1993 Ruby Tiger), Coventry Stakes (1991 Dilum), Richmond Stakes (1991 Dilum), Grand Prix de Deauville (1993 Snurge), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lincoln Handicap (1997 Kuala Lipis, 2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1996 Putra, 1997 Central Park, 2006 Strategic Prince) Wins in 2007: 26 Wins (1984-2006): 61; 54; 64; 55; 43; 51; 53; 73; 86; 67; 69; 77; 74; 60; 64; 76; 51; 56; 61; 56; 41; 31; 44 Other details: Champion trainer in 1991 Horses in training (1985-2007): 84; 107; 112; 120; 120 ; 117; 105; 131; 136; 157; 129; 140; 141; 134; 118; 117; 111; 114; 97; 92; 83; 73; 61
Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Wins 1984-2006: 62, 47, 69, 55, 46, 63, 90, 99, 117, 123, 115, 111, 149, 74, 108, 151, 140, 116, 104, 82, 76, 82, 27 Wins this season: 27 Classic wins: (3) St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Fillies’ Mile (1991 Culture Vulture), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Royal Hunt Cup (1986 Patriach, 2004 Mine), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha) Other details: Champion European apprentice 1983, Champion British apprentice 1984, associated with Paul Cole for many years; retained rider to Henry Cecil from 2000 to 2003. Won on what was thought to be his final ride aboard Young Mick in the 2006 Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot. He announced his retirement on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, as a result of experiencing continual pain due to two slipped discs in his spine. Took up the post of assistant trainer to John Hills. Following successful treatment, he began riding out for Hills in February 2007 and surprisingly returned to action at Goodwood on May 24, 2007. He is married to TV presenter Alex Hammond
THIRD RACE RESULT
2.05 pm SKYBET.COM CHEVELEY PARK STAKES
Class 1 Group 1 £170,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 6f, Penalty values 1st £102,601.46 2nd 38,886.64 3rd 19,461.39 4th £9,703.59 5th £4860.83 6th 2,439.45
1) NATAGORA (Stefan Friborg) Pascal Bary - 2-8-12 Christophe-Patrice Lemaire  7/22) FLEETING SPIRIT (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda - 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori  7/2
3) FESTOSO (Prince A A Faisal) Harry Dunlop - 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern  33/1
4) PERFECT POLLY (Miss Zhanneta Maltseva) Andrew Oliver - 2-8-12 Ted Durcan 
5) MISSIT (Tim Corby) Mick Channon - 2-8-12 Darryl Holland 
6) ELLETELLE (Jesse Club Syndicate) Ger Lyons - 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh 
7) LADY AQUITAINE (Sangster Family) Brian Meehan - 2-8-12 Kevin Darley 
8) VISIT (K Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute - 2-8-12 Ryan Moore  11/4 Fav
9) UNILATERAL (Prime Equestrian) Bryan Smart - 2-8-12 Tom Eaves 
10) DUBAI PRINCESS (A F O’Callaghan) Jamie Osborne - 2-8-12 Tom Queally 
11) POLAR CIRCLE (Sangster Family) Peter Chapple-Hyam - 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune 
12) GONE FAST (Dr Ali Ridha) James Fanshawe - 2-8-12 Oscar Urbina 
13) LADY AVENGER (J C Smith) James Eustace - 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy 
14) FALCOLNRY (Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson) James Fanshawe - 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer 
Time: 1m 11.55s Distances: nk,4,1,sh, .75, .5, nk, hd, .5, nk, 1, 1.5, 2
Breeder: Mr Bertrand Gouin & Mr Georges Duca
Breeding: Gr f Divine Light (JPN) - Reinamix (FR) (Linamix (FR))
Tote Win: £4.90 Places: £1.80, £1.90, £9.30 Exacta: £23.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Bary, Pascal Born: April 7, 1953 Based: Chantilly, France Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1981 Background: Worked for Sir Mark Prescott in 1975, before spending five years with Francois Boutin from 1976 to 1980 French Classic Wins: Prix du Jockey Club (1994 Celtic Arms, 1996 Ragmar, 1998 Dream Well, 2002 Sulamani, 2004 Blue Canari), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2000 Bluemamba, 2005 Divine Proportions) Other Major Wins: Irish Derby (1998 Dream Well), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1991 Miss Alleged), Breeders’ Cup Mile (2002 Domedriver, 2003 Six Perfections) Prix Marcel Boussac (1993 Sierra Madre, 2000 Amonita, 2002 Six Perfections, 2003 Denebola, 2004 Divine Proportions), Prix Gontaut-Biron (2002 Wellbeing), Prix de Psyche (2002 Serisia), Prix Du Calvados (2002 Six Perfections), Prix Lupin (1994 Celtic Arms, 1998 Croco Rouge), Prix Morny (1982 Deep Roots, 2004 Divine Proportions), Prix Saint-Alary (1997 Brilliance), Prix D’Ispahan (1987 Highest Honor, 1999 Croco Rouge), Prix Vermeille (1994 Sierra Madre), Prix de la Foret (1999 Field Of Hope), Prix Jacques Le Marois (2003 Six Perfections), Prix Robert Papin (2003 Much Faster) Number of horses in training (1989-2007):72; 64; 83; 94; 91; 78; 93; 110; 103; 119; 129; 140; 168; 139; 124; 109; 110; 102; 100 First victory in United Kingdom
Winning jockey:-Name: Lemaire, Christophe-Patrice Age: 24 Background: attached to Andre Fabre’s stable having become a professional rider against his father’s wishes. Gained 14 winners as an amateur. Big Race Wins: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2006 Pride), Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2006 Pride), Prix de Diane Hermes (2005 Divine Proportions), Prix Kergorlay (2002 Cut Quartz), Prix La Force (2003 Vespone), Grand Prix de Paris (2003 Vespone), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2006 Pride), Prix Marcel Boussac (2003 Denebola, 2004 Divine Proportions), King’s Stand Stakes (2005 Chineur), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2005 Divine Proportions), Prix Daphnis (2007 Loup Breton), Prix du Moulin (2005 Starcraft), Prix Morny (2004 Divine Proportions), Prix Saint-Alary (2007 Coquerelle), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2005 Starcraft), Prix Vicomtesse Vigier (2007 Lord Du Sud) First Group Victory: Prix Kergorlay (2002 Cut Quartz) First Group One Victory: Prix Jean Prat (June 1, 2003, Chantilly, Vespone) Wins in France (2000-2006): 52; 26; 52; 75; 71; 81; 68 Wins in Britain (2005-2007): 2; 1;1
FOURTH RACE RESULT
2.40 pm £250,000 TATTERSALLS OCTOBER AUCTION STAKES
Class 2 £250,000 Guaranteed. For 2 yo catalogued in Part 2 and Part 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales of 2006 and which have been declared by Tattersalls as eligible to run. Weights (determined by price at which horse was sold or bought in under the hammer); if sold or bought in for 40,000 gns or more 8st 13lb; for 30,000 gns to 39,999 gns 8st 11lb; for 20,000 to 29,999 gns 8st 9lb; for 10,000 to 19,999 gns 8st 7lb; for 9,999 gns or less 8st 5lb 6f Penalties a winner of a class 4 race 2lb; of a class 3 race 4lb; of a class 2 race 6lb; of a class 1 race 8lb (penalties not cumulative) Allowances fillies 5lb Penalty value 1st £189, 390.87 2nd £75,756.34 3rd £37,839.71 4th £22,726.90 5th £15,112.82 6th 7575.64
1) EXCLAMATION (Raymond Tooth) Brian Meehan - 2-8-13 Jamie Spencer  13/2
2) ANOSTI (Theobalds Stud) Kevin Ryan - 2-8-02 Daragh O'Donohoe  12/1
3) COPYWRITER (H R H Princess Haya OF Jordan) John Gosden - 2-8-13 Jimmy Fortune  10/3 Fav
4) TERRY'S TIP (Des Thurlby) Linda Stubbs - 2-8-07 Tom Eaves 
5) PERFECT ACT (Dr Bridget Drew & E E Dedman) Clive Cox - 2-8-04 Martin Dwyer 
6) GASPAR VAN WITTEL (Matthew Green) Neville Callaghan - 2-9-01 Dane O'Neill 
7) FANATICAL (C J Murfitt) Ed Vaughan - 2-8-04 Richard Kingscote 
8) EASTERN GIFT (J A Lazzari) Richard Hannon - 2-9-01 Ryan Moore 
9) BOSUN BREESE (Lodge Hyson Delnevo And Breeze RAcing) Paul D'Arcy - 2-8-09 Liam Keniry 
10) ARCHIVED (Swan Racing) Mick Quinlan - 2-8-07 Eddie Ahern 
11) CAT WHISTLE (R A Fahey) Richard Fahey - 2-8-08 Paul Hanagan 
12) WISE SON (Wise Move UK Limited) William Haggas - 2-8-11 Kerrin McEvoy 
13) JEBEL TARA (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain - 2-8-07 Hayley Turner 
14) ELLEMUJIE (Mrs J A Cornwell & John G Smith) Dean Ivory - 2-8-07 Pat Dobbs 
15) LOYAL KNIGHT (Pillar To Post Racing (IV)) Sylvester Kirk - 2-8-07 Franny Norton 
16) RASH JUDGEMENT (Reg Gifford) Stuart Kittow - 2-8-11 Fergus Sweeney 
17) ERRIGAL LAD (Errigal Racing) Kevin Ryan - 2-9-01 Neil Callan 
18) THOUGHT IS FREE (Graham P Malpas) Stan Moore - 2-8-08 John Egan 
19) ANOTHER DECREE (Mrs Karen S Pratt) Michael Dods - 2-8-11 Philip Robinson 
20) PRINCE DESIRE (de la Warr Racing) Barry Hills - 2-9-01 Michael Hills 
21) GEOFFDAW (Mike & Denise Dawes) Mark Wallace - 2-8-07 Chris Catlin 
22) DRY SPEEDFIT (John Guest) George Margarson - 2-8-11 Richard Quinn 
23) CRACKING (A C Pickford & N A Woodcock) R Hannon - 2-9-03 Richard Hughes 
24) MAXIMUS AURELIUS (K Snell) Jonathan Jay - 2-9-01 Luke Morris 
25) MAGICAL SPEEDFIT (John Guest) George Margarson - 2-8-11 Tom Queally 
26) DHHAMAAN (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain - 2-8-05 Paul Doe 
27) FEELING PROUD (Hunters Green Partnership) Jane Chapple-Hyam - 2-8-06 Tadgh O'Shea 
28) GRACEFUL DESCENT (Miss S Bowles) Richard Fahey - 2-8-04 Dale Gibson 
Non-Runners: Dan Chillingworth (Vets certificate), Writingonthewall (Vets certificate)
Time: 1m 12.63s Distances: nk, 1.25, .5, nk, sh, .75, sh, .5, hd, .75, sh, nk,sh,sh,.5, .5, hd, .5, .75, 1.5, nk, nk, 1.5, sh, hd, 2, 2
Breeder: Exors of the Late Seymour Cohn
Breeding: Br c Acclamation - Summer Siren (FR) (Saint Cyrien FR))
Tote Win: £7.60 Places: £2.90, £5.30, £2.50 Exacta: £161.10
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: Based: Manton, Wiltshire, where he moved at the end of the 2005 flat season from his former base in Upper Lambourn Wins (1992-2006): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47:55:60:43; 74 Horses in training (1993-2007):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108:121:115; n/a; 164 Major wins include: Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2006 Red Rocks), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Dahlia Stakes (2006 Violet Park), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Gordon Richards Stakes (2007 Red Rocks), Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Sirenia Stakes (2006 Dhanyata) Wins In 2007: 48
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Achievements: Champion Jockey in 2005 with 162 wins that Turf season. First jockey since 1885 to complete the Autumn Double (2006 Formal Decree and Detroit City) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Cesarewitch (2006 Detroit City), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Eclipse Stakes (2006 David Junior), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Frenchgate First For Fashion May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Matron Stakes (Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), William Hill Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), totesport Cambridgeshire (2006 Formal Decree), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2001 Guinea Hunter, 2007 Zidane) Wins in Britain (1998-2006): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 102, 27, 180* (*Champion Jockey), 155 Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain Wins in Britain this season: 150
FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.15PM SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES
Class 1 Group 1 £170,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo entire colts 6f Weights 8st 12lb Penalty value 1st £102,601.46 2nd 38,886.64 3rd 19461.39 4th 9,703.59 5th £4,860.83 6th 2,439.45
1) DARK ANGEL (The Hon Mrs J M Corbett & C Wright) Barry Hills - 2-8-12 Michael Hills  8/1
2) STRIKE THE DEAL (The Searchers) Jeremy Noseda - 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern  9/1
3) TAJDEEF (Hamdam Al Maktoum) Barry Hills - 2-8-12 Richard Hills  9/2
4) RED ALERT DAY (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Neville Callaghan - 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori 
5) ACHILLES OF TROY (M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE - 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh
6) DREAM EATER (J C Smith) Andrew Balding - 2-8-12 Franny Norton 
7) ROCK OF ROCHELLE (Her Diamond Necklace Farms Fze) Andrew Kinsella IRE - 2-8-12 Valdir De Souza 
8) SIR GERRY (Mrs Gerry Galligan) James Fanshawe - 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer  2/1Fav
9) PROUD LINUS (J M Walsh) Declan Carroll - 2-8-12 Stephen Donohoe 
Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Betfred Sprint Cup (2007 Red Clubs), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Diadem Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1972, 1973 Rheingold), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir, 2006 Red Clubs), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Lowther stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sunn Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen); Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni) Wins in 2007: 80 Wins in a season (1987-2006): 96: 93: 73: 113: 99: 63: 39: 44: 74: 84: 79: 78: 109: 72: 107: 91: 107: 82: 101; 103 Horses in training (1984-2007): 107, 125, 139, 131, 140, 152, 175, 159, 129, n/a, 113, 120, 130, 137, 145, 150, 148, 160, 167, 168, 186, 148, 163, 153 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Duke Of York Stakes (2006 Steenburg), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Greenham Stakes (2006 Red Clubs), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Lowther Stakes (2006 Silk Blossom), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Shelbourne Hotels Goffs 500 (2006 Silk Blossom), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen) Wins (1990-2006): 61, 65, 91, 86, 89, 74, 80, 84, 61, 94, 73, 58, 66, 58, 66, 56, 69 Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Wins in 2007: 45
SIXTH RACE RESULT
3.50PM NEWMARKET EQUINE SECURITY GODOLPHIN STAKES
Class 2 £27,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo and upwards which have not won a Group 1 Or Group 2 Pattern Race in 2007 1m 4f Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 7lb; fillies 8st 2lb 4yo upwards colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lbs Penalties in 2007, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb Penalty value 1st £15,330.60 2nd £5,810.40 3rd £2,907.90 4th £1,449.90 5th £726.30 6th 364.50
1) GALACTIC STAR (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute - 4-9-00 Ryan Moore  11/8 Fav
2) MUNSEF (Hamdam Al Maktoum) John Dunlop - 5-9-00 Richard Hills  14/1
3) SOAPY DANGER (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston - 4-9-00 Kevin Darley  2/1
4) CRIME SCENE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor - 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
5) KONG (L Neil Jones) John Dunlop - 5-9-00 Eddie Ahern 
5) FOXHAVEN (Mrs Ann Jenkins) Patrick Chamings - v5-9-00 Jim Crowley 
6) BOOK OF MUSIC (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor - 4-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy 
8) YOUNG MICK (Mike Kentish) George Margarson - 5-9-00 Richard Quinn 
Time: 2m 34.49s Distances: hd, 1, .75, 1.75, 2.5, nk, 2.5
Breeder: Hascombe and Valiant Studs Breeding: Ch c Galileo(IRE) - Balisada (Kris)
Tote Win: £2.20 Places: £1.20, £3.00, £1.20 Exacta: £20.90
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 British 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 (1981 -Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107 Horses in training (1985-2007): 145: 142: 142: 170: 186: 191: n\a: 171: 147: 157 : 159: 159: 162: 162: 173: 190: 185: 181: 190: 184: 189: n/a; n/a Wins in 2007: 98
Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: September 18, 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton. Champion jockey for the first time in 2006 with 180 winners. Suffered a complex fracture of his right arm in a fall at Lingfield on March 16, 2007, and missed three months of the season.. First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) First Group One Win: Notnowcato (2006 Juddmonte International Stakes) Major Wins: Celebration Mile (2005 Chic, 2007 Echelon); totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara); Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2007 McCartney), Dubai International Airport World Trophy (2004, 2005 The Tatling); Coral-Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato); Fred Darling Stakes (2006 Nasheej); Further Flight Stakes (2006 Frank Sonata); Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2006 Admiral’s Cruise, 2007 Papal Bull); Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike); Juddmonte International Stakes (2006 Notnowcato); Lancashire Oaks (2006 Allegretto); Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon); Mill Reef Stakes (2004 Galeota); Skybet York Stakes (2006 Best Alibi); Steventon Stakes (2006 Tam Lin); totesport.com Winter Hill Stakes (2006 Tam Lin), £250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (2006 Caldra), ABN Amro Goodwood Cup (2007 Allegretto) Number of Wins 2002-06: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey) Wins this season: 107
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.25PM NGK SPARK PLUGS EBF MAIDEN STAKES (DIV II)Class 3, £9,000 Guaranteed. For 2yo, which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,829.30; 2nd: £1,734.30; 3rd: 866.70; 4th: £432.90
1) ALMAJD (Hamdam Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute - 2-9-03 Richard Hills  11/4
2) VIRTUAL (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden - 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune  2/1 Fav
3) PORTHOLE (K Abdulla) Barry Hills - 2-9-03 Richard Hughes  9/2
4) ROARING FORTE (Flying Tiger Partnership) William Haggas - 2-9-03 Johnnny Murtagh 
5) FOOLIN MYSELF (W J Gredley) Barry Hills - 2-9-03 Neil Callan 
6) KING'S WONDER (D G Clarke & C L A Edington) William Muir - 2-9-03 Richard Mullen 
7) RESURGE (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda - 2-9-03 Tom Queally 
8) KINNEGO BAY (John C Grant & R Arculli) Barry Hills - 2-9-03 Michael Hills 
9) WHISTLEDOWNWIND (Mrs Susan Roy) Peter Chapple-Hyam - 2-9-03 Ryan Moore 
10) CONQUISTO (Reid’S Racers) Clive Cox - 2-9-03 Philip Robinson 
11) COSSACK PRINCE (Wyck Hall Stud) Brian Meehan - 2-9-03 Ted Durcan 
12) BLUE ADMIRAL (Roalco Limited) Mark Tompkins - 2-9-03 Jimmy Quinn 
13) ARABIAN SPIRIT (P A Deal A L Deal & G Holland-Bosworth) Ed Dunlop - 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer 
14) MIGHT BE MAGIC (Jaber Abdullah) Peter Chapple-Hyam - 2-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
15) LADY FLORENCE (A B Coogan) Scobie Coogan - 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy 
Time: 1m 26.21s Distances: 1.25, 2, hd, 1, .5, .5, .5, nk, 1, .5, sh, 1, 7, 20
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding:B c Marju (IRE) - Irish Valley (USA) (Irish River (FR))
Tote Win £4.30 Places £1.60, £1.70, £2.10 Exacta £12.00
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 British 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 (1981 -Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean, 2007 Notnowcato), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2007 Mountain High), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel; 2006 Notnowcato), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins in a season (1984-2006): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107 Horses in training (1985-2007): 145: 142: 142: 170: 186: 191: n\a: 171: 147: 157 : 159: 159: 162: 162: 173: 190: 185: 181: 190: 184: 189: n/a; n/a Wins in 2007: 99
Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Wins (1990-2006):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Wins this season: 61
EIGHTH RACE RESULT
5.00PM GREENE KING IPA HANDICAP
Class 2 £20,000 Guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below) 1m2f Minimum Weight 8st 4lbs Penalty value 1st £12,464 2nd £3,732 3rd £1,866 4th £934 5th £466 6th £ 234
1) HABALWATAN (Mohammed Rashid) Clive Brittain - 3-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy  9/1
2) FREE OFFER (The Earl Cadogan) John Dunlop - 3-8-07 Dane O'Neill  12/1
3) GOLD SOVEREIGN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor - 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori  9/4 Fav
4) ERADICATE (A D Spence) Mark Johnston - 3-9-04 Greg Fairley 
5) SNAAFY (Hamdam Al Maktoum) Barry Hills - 3-8-09 Richard Hills 
6) URBAN SPIRIT (K Abdulla) Barry Hills - 3-8-12 Richard Hughes 
7) GYROSCOPE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute - 3-8-12 Ryan Moore 
8) FIRST BUDDY (W J Gredkley) William Haggas - 3-8-04 Paul Hanagan 
9) NOTICEABLE (Tareq Al-Mazeedi) Mick Channon - 3-8-04 Tadgh O'Shea 
Time: 2m 5.04s Distances: hd, 1.5, sh,1 , 2, 6, 5, 11
Breeder: Darley Breeding: B c In The Wings - Mureefa (USA) (Bahri (USA))
Tote Win: £12.20 Places: £2.80, £2.50, £1.40 Exacta £ 143.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Brittain, Clive Edward Born: Calne, Wiltshire, 15/12/33 Date of first licence: 1972 First winner: Vedvyas, Doncaster, April 1, 1972 Previous Occupation: Joined Sir Noel Murless as stable lad in 1949 British Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles,1993 Sayyedati); 2000 Guineas (1991 Mystiko); Vodafone Oaks (1992 User Friendly), St Leger (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Champion Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Chester Vase (1995 Luso, 2003 Dutch Gold, 2005 Hattan), Cheveley Park Stakes (1992 Sayyedati), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1985 Pebbles), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (1992 Gussy Marlowe, 2006 Rajeem), German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1993 User Friendly), Grosser Volkswagen Preis von Baden (2004, 2005 Warrsan), Hong Kong International Vase (1997 Luso); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Italian Derby (1991 Hailsham, 1995 Luso), Japan Cup (1986 Jupiter Island), Juddmonte International (1991 Terimon), Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (1999 Teggiano); Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Nell Gwyn Stakes(1998 Cloud Castle), Prix Jacques Le Marois (1993 Sayyedati), Prix Jean Prat (1988 Lapierre), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), September Stakes (2006 Kandidate), St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Sussex Stakes (1995 Sayyedati), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 and 2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1992 User Friendly) Wins in a season (1983-2006):45: 33: 51: 39: 38: 40: 36: 42: 53: 63: 37: 37: 51: 35: 26: 23: 40: 27: 28: 31: 41: 28: 32; 48 Horses in training (1972-2007): 37; 57; 71; 84; 81; 108; 81; 104; 104; 85; 92; 101; 102; 88; 115; 125; 130; 119; 145; 176; 143; 118; 124 ; 111; 114; 75; 104; 100; 77; 94; 69; 67; 83; 114; 95; 111 Wins in 2007: 27 Trains at Carlburg Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk
Winning jockey:-Name: McEvoy, Kerrin Born: October 24, 1980, Streaky Bay, Australia Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004 Big Race Victories: Betfair Cup (2007 Tariq), St Leger (2004 Rule Of Law), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2006 Excellent Art), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race), Princess Royal Stakes (2006 Acts Of Grace), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse KolnBonn (2006 Cherry Mix), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (2006 Rajeem), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride in Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2nd) Winners (2004-2006): 44, 82, 74 Wins this season: 85
NINTH RACE RESULT
5.30PM NEWMARKET CHALLENGE WHIP
For 3yo and upwards which are at least 50% the property of and which run the colours of Members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Club Rooms or their registered stud companies, and which are rated 0-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and above - see weights) Weights highest weight 4yo+ 9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 2lb (for the purposes of this race, Order 94 (iii) (b) has been suspended and , accordingly, the weights shall not be raised at any stage) (for horses rated 86 or higher, the excess in any rating above 85 shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7st 12lb Weight for age 3 from 4 + 5lb
1) SISTER MARIA (Cliveden Stud) Ed Dunlop - 3-8-07 Dane O'Neill  3/1
2) ROYAL FANTASY (Nigel & Carolyn Elwes) James Fanshawe - 4-8-08 Jamie Spencer  3/1
3) OPERA MUSIC (J C Smith) Sylvester Kirk - 3-9-00 Richard Hughes 
4) SUMNER ( Beryl Lockey) Mark Tompkins - 3-8-07 Jimmy Quinn  9/4 Fav
5) KITEBROOK (Richard Hambro) Mrs Mary Hambro - 6-7-12 David Kinsella 
Time: 2m 6.66s Distances: .5, 1.25, 5, 6
Breeder: Cliveden Stud Breeding: B or Br f Kingmambo (USA) - Fraulein (Acatenango GER))
Tote Win: £3.70 Places: £2.00, £2.00 Exacta: £11.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2006: 1; 17; 22; 27; 35; 67; 53; 74; 32; 50; 49; 45; 56 Horses in training (1995-2007): 69; 63; 84; 108; 105; 131; 128; 154; 141; 115; 123; 119; 130 Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 & 2006 Ouija Board), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board), Lennox Stakes (2005 Court Masterpiece), Prix de la Foret (2005 Court Masterpiece), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Tote International (2004 Court Masterpiece); Princess Royal John Doyle Stakes (2004 Ouija Board), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece) Wins in 2007: 39
Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Temple Stakes (2003 Airwave), Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)) First Winner: Port Sunlight, Sandown, July 1, 1994 Wins 2000-2006: 32; 63; 70; 110; 74; 86; 94 Wins in this season: 76