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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009



CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING, NEWMARKET
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SHADWELL DAY, FRIDAY, 2ND OCTOBER, 2009


COURSE TO BE WATERED AGAIN TONIGHT



The last six furlongs of the Rowley Mile will be watered after racing tonight with four millimetres applied. The going remains good to firm.


Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing at Newmarket, commented: “We had a drying wind today but the four millimetres of water we applied to the last six furlongs after racing yesterday certainly helped to maintain the status quo and the course rode well.


“The forecast is for the strong breeze to continue this evening through to tomorrow, when we could experience gusts of up to 40mph. There is a chance of light showers mid-morning through to mid-afternoon tomorrow but these are likely to be short-lived and negligible in nature because of the wind.


“Therefore, given the potential for another very drying day tomorrow, we have decided to apply four millimetres of water to the last six furlongs once again.”


NEWMARKET SET TO WELCOME BACK GUINEAS HEROINE GHANAATI IN SUN CHARIOT

The last time Ghanaati went to post on the Rowley Mile she returned as the length-and-a-half winner of the stanjames.com 1000 Guineas. On Saturday, the daughter of Giant’s Causeway will start as warm favourite to secure her third Group 1 win of the year when she lines up for the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, due off at 3pm. Ghanaati added a Royal Ascot victory to her tally when winning the Coronation Stakes in June and then finished third to Rip Van Winkle when taking on the colts in the Sussex Stakes.


Her main rival, certainly as far as the betting suggests, is likely to be Fantasia, runaway winner of the Leslie Harrison Memorial Nell Gwyn Stakes here in April. Despite, this success, connections chose to bypass the 1000 Guineas to avoid a clash with Rainbow View, who is, like Fantasia, owned by George Stawbridge. Third place in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and a disappointing run in the Prix de Diane led to Fantasia being given a mid-season break, from which she bounced back in style at Doncaster to win the Sceptre Stakes.


Strawberrydaiquiri, who is trained just a few doors down the Bury Road in Newmarket from Fantasia at Sir Michael Stoute’s Freemason Lodge, is set to have her first outing in Group company. The Newsells Park Stud homebred was beaten a neck on her debut in April and since then has not put a foot wrong, winning a maiden on her second start and subsequently stringing together three Listed victories.

Alnadana is one of two French raiders in the field and will be having her first run since finishing runner-up in the G1 Beverley D Stakes in Chicago in August. Her compatriot Saphresa, a four-year-old from the Rod Collet stable, has scored twice at Listed level and finished fourth behind France’s star filly Goldikova in the Prix d’Astarte, also in August.


Heaven Sent and Spacious represent Cheveley Park Stud and they have been virtually inseparable all year. Six-year-old Heaven Sent started her 2009 campaign with victory here in the stanjames.com Dahlia Stakes, before recording second places in the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot (to Spacious), the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (behind Goldikova) and most recently in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown (to Rainbow View). After her hard-fought victory at the Royal Meeting, Spacious then had to settle for third in the Falmouth Stakes and both fillies were unplaced in the ten-furlong Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.


Eva’s Request struck on Derby day at Epsom to land the Princess Elizabeth Stakes and has since added another victory to her globe-trotting CV with success in the Istanbul Trophy during Turkey’s richest race meeting. She is joined in the line-up by her stable-mate Lahaleeb, the Fred Darling Stakes winner who was beaten just a neck in the Irish 1000 Guineas.


Veteran trainer Clive Brittain has been enjoying a vintage season and the hardy Nashmiah has contributed a share of the yard’s spoils this year. The daughter of Elusive City has notched four Listed victories to date, including back-to-back wins on her last two outings.


ADNAMS OFFERS FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD TO ACCOMPANY THE SUPERB RACING

While the Rowley Mile is showcasing the best of British flat racing during the three-day Cambridgeshire Meeting, behind the stands there’s a chance to sample some of the local region’s best fresh produce at the Adnams Festival of Food and Drink.


A range of beers and wines from the Adnams’ nearby Southwold brewery can be tasted and taken away and for those racegoers who are a bit peckish after a hard day trying to pick winners, the food stands range from fresh oysters to cupcakes.


The Colchester Oyster Fishery’s stand boasts a seafood platter guaranteed to have shellfish lovers’ mouths watering. There are free tastings of lobster and oysters while the fishery also has crab and langoustines available to buy.


The Newmarket-based Stoberry Potted Shrimps company is also urging racegoers to come along to sample its wares but those with a heartier appetite will relish Essex Larders’ range of delicious meat pies and quiches.


The Suffolk Pate Company has a variety of meat, cheese and vegetarian pates which would be the perfect accompaniment to the range of homemade bread available on the Gunns Bakery stand.


All manner of chutneys and preserves are on offer, including a collection of unusual mustards from Norfolk and Suffolk Speciality Foods, while there’s a whole stand devoted to chilli lovers, with relishes made from locally-grown Mendlesham chillies.


Those with a sweet tooth are catered for by Missy Moo, which has iced cupcakes, brownies, flapjacks and muffins, but leave room for the beautifully decorated chocolates to be found on the Saffire’s Handmade Chocolates stand.



NON-RUNNERS TOMORROW - RESERVE HOWDIGO RUNS IN totesport.com CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Race 4 - 3.20pm totesport.com Cambridgeshire Heritage Handicap

30 SWEET LIGHTNING (Self Certificate, Temperature)

As Sweet Lightning was declared a non-runner before 9.00am today, the first reserve Howdigo takes his place. Howdigo takes number 36 and the draw number he was assigned yesterday.


Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer Jockey
36 (20) 601332-0 HOWDIGO 4-8-01 G G Racing John Best Martin Dwyer

Race 7 - 5.25pm View Tattersalls Lot 5 & 39 Handicap
5 HINDU KUSH (IRE) (Self Certificate, Cast in Box)


totesport.com CAMBRIDGESHIRE - TRENDS

Betting
Market leaders have a relatively poor record in tomorrow’s totesport.com Cambridgeshire, with just 10 favourites (16%) prevailing in the 64 runnings since Word War II. While on the face on it this may not augur well for Charm School, Salute Him and Sirvino, who currently share favouritism at 10/1 with totesport, it should also be noted that since 1990 seven favourites have won including Blue Monday in 2005 and Pipedreamer in 2007.


The totesport.com Cambridgeshire is one of the most competitive handicaps of the entire season and has something of a reputation for shock results. Last year’s winner Tazeez was sent off at 25/1 while Spanish Don recorded a famous 100/1 victory in 2004. However, results such as this are relatively rare when the facts are examined with only 20 post-war winners (31%) starting at 25/1 or greater.


Age
Open to three-year-olds and upwards, results since 1945 show that the older generation with 37 winners (58%) has the upper hand.

However winners older than six are certainly a rare occurrence with only Rambo’s Hall (7 in 1992) and Baronet (8 in 1980) bucking this trend.


Among this year’s declared field Nanton (age 7), Fight Club (age 8), The Cayterers (age 7), Marajaa (age 7) and Granston (age 8) do not have age on their side.


Draw
With 35 runners spread across the expanse of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, the totesport.com Cambridgeshire offers a real “cavalry charge” spectacle.


Unlike a lot of courses however, clues as to the draw are very hard to find at Newmarket.


One trend is that horses with a single-figure draw (who this year include Nanton, Alfathaa, Sirvino, Docofthebay, Bencoolen, Greylami, Credit Swap) do not fare well with only Risen Moon (drawn 2 in 1990), Rambo’s Hall (drawn 7 in 1992) and Spanish Don (drawn 3 in 2004) winning with a draw number in single figures since 1990.

Stall 17 has been a lucky in recent years with Clifton Fox (1996), Pasternak (1997), Chivalry (2003) and Formal Decree (2006) all scoring from this position. This year Hillview Boy starts from stall 17.

Stall 11 suppled the winners I Cried For You (2001) and Pipedreamer (2007). Top weight General Elliott takes stall 11 in 2009.


Weight
Horses with weights less than 9st have been dominant since 1945. Only 19 (30%) winners in that time have scored with 9st or more. 11 of this year’s field have 9st and above.


Trainers
The most successful current trainer with a runner in this year’s totesport.com Cambridgeshire is John Gosden, who this year saddles Charm School. The Newmarket handler is seeking his third consecutive victory following Pipedreamer (2007) and Tazeez (2008) and his fourth in total as he also scored with Halling (1994).


Irish trainer Tony Martin - who runs the well-backed Salute Him - is the only current with a 100% record in the race. She’s Our Mare landed a famous gamble for Martin when successful on the July Course a decade ago.


Jockeys
Surprisingly, no current jockey has won the totesport.com Cesarewitch more than once.



Race 1 - Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (Group Three) - Winning Quotes

TABASSUM TAKES GUINEAS CLAIMS WITH EASY SHARP SUCCESS

Tabassum laid down a marker for next year’s Stan James-sponsored 1000 Guineas when she ran out a hugely impressive winner of the opening seven-furlong Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes.


Partnered by Richard Hills, the Nayef juvenile filly was always in a handy position and fully asserted inside the final furlong to record a four-length success over Electric Feel. The winner was returned at 5/2 in the colours of today’s sponsor, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. This was her second victory from as many starts, following a debut victory over seven furlongs on Newmarket’s July Course in August.


Successful trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “She is a smallish filly but covers a lot of ground.


“Credit must go to Liz Warren who has made this filly more amenable. Liz rode her over the winter and in the spring. She was off her more than on her at the start so credit must go to Liz for her perseverance.


“Once she had a race and was being prepared for another race she became more settled.”

Looking ahead to the 1000 Guineas, Stoute continued: “I think you would certainly have to consider it after that performance.”

Richard Hills added: “She is going the right way and there is plenty more improvement to come being by Nayef.”

Quotes for next year’s Guineas include 10/1 (Paddy Power), 14/1 (Sky Bet) and 16/1 (Boylesports).



ELECTRIC FEEL RETURNS FROM LIFE-THREATENING INJURY TO REAP BLACK TYPE


Electric Feel’s first outing in stakes company ended up in an emergency visit to Newmarket Equine Hospital with an over-reach injury but her comeback 97 days later had a happier ending when the daughter of Firebreak ran on gamely to take second behind Tabassum in the Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes.


“She had a massive injury after her run on the July Course - she had an over-reach cut on her near fore fetlock and nearly bled out,” said trainer Marco Botti. “She had full anaesthetic surgery and one of her nerves at the bottom of the joint was basically dead and they had to take it out.”

Her owner, footballer Joey Barton, could not be at Newmarket to watch his filly as he is having treatment for his own injury but Electric Feel’s performance delighted her trainer, though it was not necessarily a surprise.


Botti added: “She’s so genuine and she has a massive heart even though there’s not much of her. She’s only recently come back into training but she had worked really well at home and she doesn’t need much work.

“We think she’s very much a two-year-old so we’re going to try for a Listed race at Newbury over seven furlongs at the end of the month and after that we’ll see what options are left for her.”


GOING AFTER THE FIRST


Richard Hills, on the 5/2 winner Tabassum, said: “Good to firm.”

Martin Dwyer, rider of the four length second Electric Feel, said: “It is the same as yesterday, fast but with no jar.”

Michael Hills, partner of third placed Hasty, described the ground as “Beautiful. A little bit easier than yesterday.”

Neil Callan, jockey of Amary, said: “Fast but safe ground.”

Adam Kirby, rider of Bella Swan, said: “Nice ground.”

Edward Creighton, on Blue Maiden, described the going as “Quick.”

Richard Hughes, jockey of Crown, thought the ground; “Quicker than yesterday.”

Stephane Pasquier, jockey of Fairy Promises, said: “Fast.”


Second race - The Nayef Joel Stakes
Winner’s quote

CONFRONT LANDS SPOILS IN RACE BEARING HIS SIRE’S NAME

There could have been no more fitting winner of the Nayef Joel Stakes than Confront, a four-year-old son on Shadwell’s stallion Nayef.

The Juddmonte homebred secured a hat-trick of wins with his success in the Group 3 contest and may well now emulate last year’s winner of the race, Eagle Mountain, in heading to the International Meeting in Hong Kong in December.


“Hong Kong’s certainly a possibility if he’s invited,” said Khalid Abdulla’s racing manager Lord Grimthorpe. “He’s in good form and he doesn’t have many miles on the clock.”

Confront’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who was recording a quickfire 8.6/1 double on the Newmarket card after Tabassum won the Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, was quick to praise John Nolan, the gelding’s regular rider, who was leading the horse up today.


“John rides him every day and he’s turned the horse around. He’s settled now - he was pulling a lot in the spring but John has got him to relax and switch off,” said Stoute.


Winning rider Ryan Moore added: “Confront is coming good now and has learned to settle - he wants to win now. He has confidence now and hopefully he will keep on progressing.”

Race 2 - Nayef Joel Stakes (Group Three) - Placed Quotes

GODOLPHIN TEAM & NOSEDA HAPPY

Godolphin’s Rio De La Plata, a Group One-winning two-year-old and runner-up in the French 2000 Guineas last season, had disappointed on his seasonal return at Haydock last month but posted a much more promising effort when second, beaten half a length by Confront, in the Group Three Nayef Joel Stakes.

The Maktoum family’s racing operation was also responsible for fourth-placed Donativum and Young Pretender, who was fifth.


Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s Racing Manager, commented: “Rio De La Plata ran well, but not quite well enough on the day.


“We are running out of time if we want to run him again this season but he could maybe come back here for the Darley Stakes in a fortnight although I’m not sure Newmarket is his ideal track - he doesn’t seem to like the dip. He will stay in training next year.


“Donativum and Young Pretender, who hadn’t run for over a year, have both run well too.”

Trainer Jeremy Noseda said of third-placed Forgotten Voice: “He ran well.


“He finished well, but not well enough. We will get him home before deciding whether he runs again this season.”


Race 3 - Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes (Group One)

SPECIAL DUTY GIVES HEAD-MAAREK FOURTH CHEVELEY PARK SUCCESS

French trainer Criquette Head-Maarek celebrated her fourth victory in the Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes when Special Duty put a up a classy performance to gain the Group One prize in 2009. Head-Maarek’s previous winners were Ma Biche (1982), Ravinella (1987) and Pas De Reponse (1996). The first two of those winners went on to victory in the 1000 Guineas the following spring.


The Hennessy filly was always in a handy position under Stephane Pasquier and saw off challenges from both 11/8 favourite Lady Of The Desert and then Misheer to record an authoritative two and three-quarter length victory. The winner runs in the colours of Khalid Abdulla and was returned at 3/1.


Head-Maarek said: “She proved herself today and Stephane rode a great race on her.


“At Deauville (when she finished second to the colt Arcano in the Group One Prix Morny) she went too fast and today I told Stephane to wait as long as you can. She settled well today.


“She was going away at the end and I hope we can come back here next year for the Guineas. Good horses make good trainers!

“If I had to compare her to my other winners of this race I would say she has the heart of Ravinella, the class of Ma Biche and the physique of Pas De Reponse.


“Nothing can come close to her in the yard. She has lots of speed but stamina as well.


“Next year is next year however. She is finished for this year.

“We tried it once with the boys this year and she has made a girl trainer very proud!”

Pasquier added: “She is a very fast filly. I was abit disappointed in the Prix Morny in which she was just beaten. She won easily today.”

Special Duty’s victory today pushed her to the head of the betting for the 2009 Stan James-sponsored 1000 Guineas. Prices available include 5/1 totesport & Sky Bet, 11/2 (William Hill), 6/1 Paddy Power, 8/1 Boylesports & Ladbrokes.


TWO JOCKEYS GET ONE-DAY BANS

Richard Hills was banned for a day - Friday, October 16 - for careless riding on the winner Awzaan in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.


The stewards found that Hills had allowed his mount to drift left onto Poet’s Voice without sufficient correction inside the final furlong.


Edward Creighton, rider of fifth home Blue Maiden in the opening Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, was found to have used his whip with excessive frequency - he was also banned for a day on Friday, October 16.


Third race - The Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes
Placed quotes

BRITTAIN HAILS ‘BEST FILLY IN ENGLAND’ AS MISHEER BOWS TO FRENCH RAIDER

Misheer’s exploits in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes and the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot led trainer Clive Brittain to believe she was the best filly in England and her runner-up finish to Special Duty in the Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes have done nothing to change his mind.


The ever ebullient Brittain said: “I said the one that beat us would win and that’s exactly what has happened.


“I was right - you can forget the Doncaster run (in the Flying Childers Stakes), everything went wrong for her that day but she’s a very good filly. Okay, we were beaten today but she’s still a very good filly.”

Brittain, who also fields multiple Listed winner Nasmiah in tomorrow’s Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, is enjoying a wonderful season, particularly with his distaffers.

He added: “You get the odd filly doing a u-turn on you but in the main they’ve run right up to the mark and today it’s taken one from abroad to beat Misheer. I said she was the best filly in England and she’s proved it today.

Misheer is likely to head for a well-deserved winter break now before being prepared for next season’s stanjames.com 1000 Guineas.

“She deserves a break - she’s had a really good season from Ascot onwards,” said Brittain.



The Shadwell Middle Park Stakes
Winner’s quotes

AWESOME AWZAAN GIVES SHADWELL A DAY TO REMEMBER

Shadwell Stud has been a loyal sponsor at this meeting and they were richly rewarded when Sheikh Hamdan’s homebred colt, by the Shadwell stallion Alhaarth, landed the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes by three quarters of a length from the fast-finishing Radiohead.


The Mark Johnston-trained colt is now unbeaten in four starts including the Mill Reef Stakes and he looks likely to retain his spotless juvenile record as he is almost certain not to run again this season.


Johnston said: “He looked like they were going a bit quick for him for a while there and he stumbled at least twice so I had started to think that he wasn’t going to pick up but when he goes, he goes.


“He’s very easy at home, he’s fantastic. He got a little bit buzzed up here on the July Course. It was Sheikh Hamdan’s idea to give him a break then and that has worked perfectly.”

Reflecting on Awzaan’s progress this season, Johnston added: “It was a very good maiden that he won at Hamilton and we knew we had a decent horse after that. We came here for the conditions race and again, they don’t come much hotter than they did in that race - they had all won their last start.

“So he’s run in very good races and he’s improved and coped with whatever has been thrown at him.”

Asked whether he thought that the colt, who has received quotes of 12/1 from both Boylesports and Paddy Power for next year’s stanjames.com 2000 Guineas at the Rowley Mile, would get the mile of the Classic, the trainer replied: “He’s the classic speed horse and doesn’t go until you ask him so he doesn’t waste any energy. I’ve never thought that a mile would be a problem for him.”

Richard Hills, the winning rider, said: “He’s quite a special horse. He has got a good cruising speed and he can really quicken. He did it well - he was just slightly tempted to go left at the end but if that’s all he does, it’s not bad.

“It was pretty full on from the start. I was stuck on the outside and I wanted to get some cover but I couldn’t really get to where I wanted. He’s pretty straightforward and he quickened up and got the trip really well. He’s a super horse with a great attitude. He has his ears pricked and he is always enjoying himself.”

Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager Angus Gold agreed about the mile, adding: “Richard Hills says he’ll stay a mile. I imagine that’s it for him now this season and we can spend the winter dreaming.”

Three of the first four stakes races on the card today have fallen to the offspring of Shadwell stallions, with the winner of the Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes, Tabassum, by Nayef, another juvenile for the team to be excited about for next year.


“For the last few years, we haven’t really had a two-year-old to look forward to and now we have Awzaan and the filly (Tabassum),” said Gold, who added, “Hopefully Arcano will run in the Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes too.”

Looking ahead to the participation of stanjames.com 1000 Guineas heroine Ghanaati in tomorrow’s Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, Gold said: “If she runs well tomorrow, there’s always been talk of her having a go at the Champion Stakes.”


Race 4 - Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (Group One)

RADIOHEAD COULD BE BREEDERS’ CUP BOUND

SHOWCASING UNSUITED BY TRACK

Connections were very happy with the effort of Radiohead, who came from way off the pace with a strong run inside the final furlong to finish second in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, beaten three-quarters of a length by Awzaan.


Trainer Brian Meehan said: “I am very happy, delighted.


“We will take him home and see how he is but he could go for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, a race his father (Johannesburg) won.”

Part-owner Peter Burrell added: “He has been on the go since the meeting here in May and he has never disappointed us.


“When he won at Ascot it was a great day. We will let Brian decide where he goes next.”

Back in third, beaten a further neck, was Showcasing and his trainer John Gosden believes the Oasis Dream colt was unsuited by the course.


The Newmarket handler said: “He wasn’t happy coming into the dip and just got a bit unbalanced, as he can do sometimes.


“He will be better back on a flatter track. He just got in a bit of a tangle today.


“That’s it for this season and he will probably reappear at York next year before going to Ascot.”


Race 5 - Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes

FALLON GALVANISES CROSS FOR LAST-GASP VICTORY

It looked almost certain that the blue and white silks of owner Hamdan Al Maktoum would enter the winner’s enclosure for the third time today when 10/11 favourite Esaar was out in front in the Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes inside the final furlong.


However, Kieren Fallon managed to galvanise a strong run from 10/1 hope Swiss Cross inside the distance and the Cape Cross colt asserted strongly close home to score by a length in the colours of Alan Spence.


Trainer Gerard Butler revealed: “I messed up with him on his first two starts. I trained his mother Swiss Lake for the Thoroughbred Corporation. She probably only stayed about 4.8 furlongs and I thought this horse wanted a sprint too.


“However, the step up to seven furlongs today was what he needed and it was a great ride from the ex-champion.


“That will be it for the season now. There is nothing to gain from running him again this season and we will look ahead at next season now.


“His owner Alan Spence has been enjoying a great time of it lately and is coming back from Spain today.”


The Haafhd Godolphin Stakes

GODOLPHIN STAKES GOES TO GODOLPHIN

After Shadwell won the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes, it was only fitting that the Haafhd Godolphin Stakes should fall to Godolphin and the battling Chock-A-Block ensured that Sheikh Mohammed’s team did not go home empty-handed. His short-head victory over the tough-as-teak Drill Sergeant will have made Frankie Dettori’s efforts to ride at his lowest weight in recent times - 8st 7lbs - all the more worthwhile.


“We’re very pleased with him and he’ll probably go for the St Simon Stakes next,” said Godolphin’s racing manager Simon Crisford.


“He gives the impression that he’d like the ground a bit easier than that so a bit of cut in the ground might work in his favour. But he showed a really good attitude there - Mark Johnston’s horses take some passing.”

Mark Johnston had already enjoyed success on the card in the Middle Park Stakes and he was magnanimous in defeat, with one of stable stalwarts Drill Sergeant again posting an excellent effort.

“He’s run awfully well again,” said Johnston. “He’s had a lot of runs from the front when he’s just been caught so Joe took him back a bit - perhaps his best run of the year was at Ascot when he had a loose horse to chase - but we’ve regretted taking him back today as he was still running on strongly at the end.

“But he’s so tough - he’s had about 20 starts this year if you include his runs in Dubai and he always runs a good race.”



Race 7 - Standing For Success Handicap

ALAINMAAR GIVES HAMDAN AND HILLS COMBINATION 34/1 TREBLE ON SHADWELL DAY

Owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s generous sponsorship of Shadwell Day has certainly been rewarded as Alainmaar gave the owner and his retained jockey Richard Hills a 34/1 treble on the day. The duo’s earlier victories had been with Tabassum in the opening Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes and with Awzaan in the feature Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.


The evens favourite was a convincing winner, seeing off the challenges of Bab Al Salam and Rumble Of Thunder to record a two and a half lengths victory.


Gay Jarvis, representing her husband trainer Michael who is recovering from heart surgery, said: “He is a nice horse and still very green.


“Once he got himself sorted out today, he galloped nicely.


“He is a progressive horse and should make a nice four-year-old next season.


“Michael is recovering well and looking forward to getting back on the racecourse next year.”


The Newmarket Challenge Whip
Winner’s quotes

SECOND WHIP FOR BECKETT

With two non-runners, the Newmarket Challenge Whip turned into a match race between two homebreds owned by Peter Savill and Erik Penser with Dreamwalk landing the spoils for former BHA Chairman Savill.


Dreamwalk’s trainer Ralph Beckett said: “This is the second time I’ve won the race - my hundredth winner was in the Whip for Mr David Oldrey (in 2005).

“That was a very important day for me and I’m sure this is the first time Mr Savill has had a runner in the race so he’ll be thrilled.”

Beckett added: “Dreamwalk’s next outing will be at Newmarket too but it will be in the horses-in-training sale at Tattersalls. He’ll make a lovely jumper for someone - he’s a big, scopey horse.”



MARKET MOVERS

1.25pm Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes
10 Tabassum - 7/4 from 3/1 (Paddy Power), 15/8 from 5/2 (William Hill, Sky Bet)

1.55pm Nayef Joel Stakes
1 Ordnance Row - 9/1 from 11/1 (William Hill), 10/1 from 12/1 (Paddy Power)
4 Forgotten Voice - 11/2 from 13/2 (Sky Bet)
7 We’ll Come - 11/1 from 14/1 (William Hill, Sky Bet), 10/1 from 14/1 (Paddy Power & totesport)

2.30pm Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes
2 Lady Of The Desert - 2/1 from 9/4 (William Hill), 7/4 from 9/4 (Paddy Power)
7 Shamandar - 12/1 from 14/1 (William Hill), 11/1 from 14/1 (Sky Bet), 12/1 from 16/1 (totesport)

3.05pm Shadwell Middle Park Stakes
3 Poet’s Voice - 11/4 from 7/2 (Paddy Power), 3/1 from 100/30 (totesport, William Hill)

3.40pm Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden Stakes
2 Esaar - 11/10 from 5/4 (Paddy Power)

4.15pm Haafhd Godolphin Stakes
4 Funday - 17/2 from 10/1 (Paddy Power), 9/1 from 10/1 (totesport)



GOING REMAINS GOOD TO FIRM AFTER WATERING



With another dry day forecast for Newmarket, Clerk of the Course Michael Prosser opted to water the last six furlongs of the Rowley Mile after racing on Thursday. The going remains good to firm and the going stick reading at 9am on Friday was 8.2.


“We put 4mm of water on the track last night,” confirmed Prosser. “The going stick reading is now 8.2, having been 8.4 yesterday so that’s done the trick and helped maintain the status quo.


“We had a good day’s racing yesterday and everything went smoothly and we’re now looking forward to two superb days. The temperature today should be about 16 degrees. There’s a possibility of light showers tomorrow and it could be quite a windy day.”


FIRST RACE RESULT

1.25pm SAKHEE OH SO SHARP STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£50,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo fillies. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. Entries: 20 pay £350. Penalty value: 1st £28,385, 2nd £10,760, 3rd £5,385, 4th £2,685, 5th £1,345, 6th £675

1 TABASSUM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 2-8-12 Richard Hills [2] 5/2
2 ELECTRIC FEEL (Joseph Barton) Marco Botti 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [1] 12/1
3 HASTY (IRE) (Richard Morecombe & James Netherthorpe) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [7] 10/1
4 BELLA SWAN (Pendley Farm) Walter Swinburn 2-8-12 Adam Kirby [3]
5 BLUE MAIDEN (Peter Charter) Charlie McBride 2-8-12 Edward Creighton [8] 2/1f
6 AMARY (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Neil Callan [6]
7 FAIRY PROMISES (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Pat Eddery 2-8-12 Stephane Pasquier [4]
8 CROWN (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [5]

8 ran
Non-runner: 8 Pipette (Going); 9 Sweet Sonnet (withdrawn) 15p in the £ deduction for bets struck before her withdrawal
Time: 1m 23.90s
Distances: 4, 2 3/4, 1, sh, 4, sh, dist
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd
Breeding: b f Nayef (USA) - Tomoohat (USA) (Danzig (USA))
Totes: Win: £2.80; Places: £1.20; £2.60; £2.30; Exacta: £25.60

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. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (14) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Other big race wins: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Sponsored by Betfair (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan, 2009 Conduit), 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), Investec 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),Breeders’ Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 Conduit), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington) Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High, 2009 Spanish Moon), 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),, Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), 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) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (1986 Shardari, 1991 Rock Hopper, 1992 Saddlers’ Hall, 2000 Little Rock, 2005 Gamut, 2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle) Royal Ascot Wins: 60 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins (1984-2008): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111; 87; Wins in 2009: 83

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: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2008 Tazeez), 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), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), 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) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Wins (1990-2008):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72, 66 Wins This Year: 85


SECOND RACE RESULT

1.55pm NAYEF JOEL STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£65,000 guaranteed, 1m, For 3yo+. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: after February 28th, 2009, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 3lb. Entries: 19 pay £450. Penalty value: 1st £36,900.50 2nd £13,988, 3rd £7,000.50, 4th £3,490.50, 5th £1,748.50, 6th £877.50.


1 CONFRONT (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-0 Ryan Moore [1] 7/4f
2 RIO DE LA PLATA (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 4-9-0 Frankie Dettori [5] 4/1
3 FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE) (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-0 Johnny Murtagh [3] 5/1
4 DONATIVUM (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 3-8-11 Ted Durcan [8]
5 YOUNG PRETENDER (FR) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 4-9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi [4]
6 CAPTAIN BRILLIANCE (USA) (Bluehills Racing Ltd) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-0 Tom Queally [2]
7 WE'LL COME (Stephen Dartnell) Michael Jarvis 5-9-0b Darryll Holland [9]
8 ORDNANCE ROW (Poilin Good) Richard Hannon 6-9-3 Richard Hughes [7]
9 KHATEEB (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 4-9-0t Richard Hills [6]

9 ran
Time: 1m 36.18s
Distances: 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, hd, 2 3/4, 1 1/2, 20, 7
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd
Breeding: b g Nayef (USA) - Contiguous (USA) (Danzig (USA))
Totes: Win: £2.50; Places: £1.10; £1.70; £1.90; Exacta: £8.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle art Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. British Classic wins: (14) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Other big race wins: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Sponsored by Betfair (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan, 2009 Conduit), 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), Investec 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),Breeders’ Cup Turf (1996 Pilsudski, 2000 Kalanisi, 2008 Conduit), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2003 Islington) Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut, 2007 Mountain High, 2009 Spanish Moon), 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),, Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), 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) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato) Prix Royal-Oak (2007 Allegretto) Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (1986 Shardari, 1991 Rock Hopper, 1992 Saddlers’ Hall, 2000 Little Rock, 2005 Gamut, 2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle) Royal Ascot Wins: 60 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins (1984-2008): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95; 107; 111; 87; Wins in 2009: 84

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful national hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Champion apprentice in 2003 with 59 wins. Broke 100-winner barrier for first time in 2004, and was crowned champion jockey in 2006 with 180 victories. Off track for several months in 2007 with fractured arm, but still finished third in the Jockeys’ Championship with 126 wins. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Group One Wins: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle) Other Big Race Wins Include: Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2009 PlumPudding), Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Blue Square Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Betfair Gordon Stakes (2009 Harbinger), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (6): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing) Number of Wins 2002-08: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132; 120; 180 (champion jockey), 126; 186 (champion jockey) Wins in 2009: 161



THIRD RACE RESULT

2.30pm ELECTROLUX CHEVELEY PARK STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£170,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo fillies. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries: 72 pay £550. Confirmed: 16 pay £500. Penalty value: 1st £96,509, 2nd £36,584, 3rd £18,309, 4th £9,129, 5th £4,573, 6th £2,295.


1 SPECIAL DUTY (Khalid Abdulla) Criquette Head-Maarek FR 2-8-12 Stephane Pasquier [7] 3/1
2 MISHEER (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Neil Callan [6] 9/1
3 LADY OF THE DESERT (USA) (Jaber Aabdullah) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [3] 11/8f
4 PUFF (IRE) (David Aykroyd) Ralph Beckett 2-8-12 Jim Crowley [4]
5 SHAMANDAR (FR) (Mr & Mrs R Scott) William Haggas 2-8-12 Michael Hills [1]
6 SONG OF MY HEART (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) David Wachman IRE 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [5]
7 SAND VIXEN (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2]
8 HABAAYIB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-8-12 Richard Hills [8]

7 ran
Non-runner: 4 Nimue (vet certificate)
Time: 1m 10.38
Distances: 2 3/4, hd, 3/4, 3 1/2, 9, 5, 9
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd
Breeding: ch f Hennessy (USA) - Quest To Peak (USA) (Distant View (USA))
Totes: Win: £3.00; Places: £1.20; £2.40; £1.30: Exacta: £24.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Head-Maarek, Criquette Date of Birth:6/11/48 Date of first licence:1978;Champion trainer in France 1986 Previous Occupation: Rode as an amateur in 17 ladies races, never finishing out of the first four; Assistant trainer to her father Alec Head English Classic wins: (3) 1000 Guineas (1983 Ma Biche, 1988 Ravinella, 1992 Hatoof) Major wins include: Arc de Triomphe (1979 Three Troikas), Falmouth Stakes (1996 Sensation), French Derby (1986 Bering), French Oaks (1982 Harbour, 2000 Egyptband); French 2,000 Guineas (1994 Green Tune, 2004 American Post), French 1,000 Guineas (1979 Three Troikas, 1985 Silvermine, 1986 Baiser Vole, 1988 Ravinella, 1995 Matiara, 1997 Always Loyal), Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash), July Cup (1996 Anabaa); Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes (1982 Ma Biche, 1987 Ravinella, 1996 Pas De Reponse, 2009 Special Duty), Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (1993 Hatoof), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1982 Saint Cyrien, 2000 Okawango, 2003 American Post), Prix d’Ispahan (1995 Green Tune), Prix Jean Prat (1991 Sillery, 1996 Le Triton, 2002 Rouvres), Prix Maurice De Gheest (1988 Blue Note,1996 Anabaa, 1997 Occupandiste), Prix Marcel Boussac (1992 Gold Splash, 1994 Macoumba, 1997 Loving Claim, 1998 Juvenia), Prix de l’Abbaye (1978 Sigy, 1996 Kistena), Prix de la Foret (1983 Ma Biche, 1990 Septieme Ciel, 1997 Occupandiste, 2002 Dedication, 2003 Etoile Montante), Prix de l’Opera (1984 Reine Mathilde, 1987 Mona Stella, 1988 & 1988 Athyka, 1992 Hatoof), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1994 Poliglote, 1997 Special Quest), Prix Saint-Alary (1979 Three Troikas, 1982 Harbour, 1985 Fitnah, 1988 Riviere d’Or, 1991 Treble, 2003 Fidelite), Racing Post Trophy (2003 American Post), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2007 Full Of Gold), Ladbrokes Sprint Cup (2008 African Rose) Trains at Chantilly, France Royal Ascot Wins (1): Gold Splash (June 16, 1993 - Coronation Stakes) Number of Horses in training (2004-2009): 124; 125; 85; 62; 62; 65; Wins in Britain in 2009: 1

Winning Jockey: Pasquier, Stephane Date Of Birth: January 17, 1978 Background: started apprenticeship with Robert Collet, winning on his second ride for the trainer. Won first Listed race with Bleu Nuit in the Swiss Derby in June 1999, and scored at Group Three level on Acceleration in the Prix Corrida in June 2001. Became second jockey to Wildenstein family in July 2004, winning his first Group One with Westerner in the Prix Royal Oak in October 2004. Appointed Wildenstein first jockey in 2005, before accepting contract to ride for Khalid Abdulla in April 2007. French Champion Jockey for the first time in 2007. First Winner: Floris, Amiens, September 9, 1995 Group One Wins: Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes (2009 Special Duty), Prix Royal-Oak (2004 Westerner), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2006 Rail Link), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Manduro), Prix Jacques Le Marios (2007 Manduro), Prix d’Ispahan (2007 Manduro), Grand Prix de Paris (2007 Zambezi Sun), Prix de la Foret (2007 Toylsome), Ladbrokes Sprint Cup (2008 African Rose), Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Manduro) Wins in Britain in 2009: 2


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.05pm SHADWELL MIDDLE PARK STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£170,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo entire colts. Weights: 8st 12lb. Entries: 63 pay £550. Confirmed: 9 pay £500. Penalty value: 1st £104,116.18, 2nd £39,467.68, 3rd £19,752.18, 4th £9,848.58, 5th £4,933.46.


1 AWZAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Richard Hills [5] 4/1
2 RADIOHEAD (Carmen Burrell & Jonathan Harvey) Brian Meehan 2-8-12t Martin Dwyer [1] 14/1
3 SHOWCASING (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [2] 2/1
4 POET'S VOICE (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 2-8-12t Frankie Dettori [3] 15/8f
5 ARCTIC (IRE) (R Pegum) Tracey Collins IRE 2-8-12 Pat Smullen [4]

5 ran
Time: 1m 10.11s
Distances: 3/4, nk, 1, 2 3/4
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd
Breeding: br c Alhaarth (IRE) - Nufoos (Zafonic (USA))
Totes: Win: £5.00; Places: £2.00; £2.20; £3.30; Exacta: £33.10

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Urban-I Champagne Stakes (2003 Lucky Story, 2007 McCartney), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Gran Criterium (2006 Kirklees), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari, 2006 Soapy Danger), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2008 Jukebox Jury), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2003 Lucky Story, 2004 Shamardal), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2008 Shaweel) Royal Ascot wins (30): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 71 (47 at July Meeting) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a season (1987-2008): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 130; 126; Wins in 2009: 189

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: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil, 2009 Awzaan), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2008 Tazeez), 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), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), 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) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Wins (1990-2008):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72, 66 Wins This Year: 86



FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.40pm NUNNERY STUD E.B.F. MAIDEN STAKES
£10,000 guaranteed, 7f, For 2yo, which are E.B.F. eligible. Weights: colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Entries: 37 pay £50. Penalty value: 1st £6,476, 2nd £1,927, 3rd £963, 4th £481.


1 SWISS CROSS (Alan Spence) Gerard Butler 2-9-3 Kieren Fallon [7] 10/1
2 ESAAR (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-9-3 Richard Hills [5] 10/11f
3 INVINCIBLE SOUL (IRE) (Patrick Fahey) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [1] 20/1
4 TARTAN TRIP (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 2-9-3 David Probert [6]
5 MUSHREQ (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-3 Tadhg O'Shea [8]
6 TOTAL COMMAND (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-3 Ryan Moore [2]
7 TOY RAZOR (IRE) (A Bloom) Henry Candy 2-9-3 Dane O'Neill [9]
8 INDIGO INK (Michael Tabor) Simon Callaghan 2-8-12 Ted Durcan [3]

8 ran
Non-runner: 1 Azimuth
Time: 1m 24.72s
Distances: 1/2, 1 1/2, 1/2, 4 1/2, 7, 4, 1 1/4
Breeder: Lordship Stud
Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Swiss Lake (USA) (Indian Ridge)
Totes: Win: £9.90; Places: £1.80; £1.10; £4.30; Exacta: £24.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Background: Started out as a stable lad in Chantilly. Spent four years as assistant to D Wayne Lukas before spending a year with Chris Hayes in Australia and three years working for John Dunlop. Father owned Pier House Stud on the Curragh and brother Edward was a trainer in Ireland. Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Cadland Stables, Newmarket (moved there in May 2008, having previously trained from Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire) Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir)Total Goodwood winners: 17 (8 at July Meeting) Wins (1998-2008): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19; 29; 10; Wins in 2009: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis Date Of Birth: February 22, 1965 Background: Became apprentice to Kevin Prendergast when 17, riding his first winner the following year. Moved to Britain when still an apprentice in 1988, working for Jimmy Fitzgerald and then Lynda Ramsden in 1993. Signed to ride for Henry Cecil in 1996, and became champion jockey for the first time in 1997 with 202 wins, also winning his first two classics. Joined Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 after acrimonious split with Cecil, but suffered a bad fall at Royal Ascot that nearly ended his career, and ruled him out of the rest of the season. Replaced Jamie Spencer as Ballydoyle stable jockey in 2005, although continued to ride for Stoute when allowed. Charged with race-fixing by City of London Police in 2006, and banned from riding in Britain pending trial. Also failed drugs test in France, resulting in worldwide six month ban in the same year. Returned to action in June 2007, although gave up riding in October 2007 to concentrate impending court case. Cleared of attempting to defraud Betfair customers when trial collapsed in December 2007, only to be found guilty of failing a drugs test in France in August 2007. Started riding out for Sir Michael Stoute after being given an 18 month ban and launched his own website. Returned to race riding on September 4, 2009, coming second on his first ride back (Rare Malt, Withyham Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Lingfield Park) First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) First winner after return to riding: Our Kes, William Hill 0800 444040 - Get £25 Free Bet Handicap, Wolverhampton, September 5, 2009 British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Big Race Wins: Grosser Pries von Baden (1997 Borgia), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali Royal), Prince ofWales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Epsom Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), La Foret (1998 Tomba), Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Epsom Oaks (1999 Ramruma), Epsom Derby (1999 Oath), 1000 Guineas (1999 Wince), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantasic Light), Coronation Cup (2000 Dlaiapour), 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best), Lockinge Stakes (2001 Medicean), Eclipse Stakes (2001 Medicean), 2000 Guineas (2001 Golan), Italian Oaks (2002 Guadalupe), Yorkshire Oaks (2002 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (2002 Golan), Coronation Cup (2002 Boreal), Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lagardere (2002 Hold That Tiger), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2003 Islington), Yorkshire Oaks (2003 Islington), Nassau Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom), Epsom Derby (2003 Kris Kin), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), 1000 Guineas (2003 Russian Rhythm), Opera (2003 Zee Zee Top), Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare (2004 Ouija Board), Pheonix Stakes (2004 Damson), Irish Oaks (2004 Ouija Board), Yorkshire Oaks (2004 Quiff), Racing Post Trophy (2004 Motivator), Epsom Oaks (2004 Ouija Board), Nassau Stakes (2004 Favourable Terms), Lockinge Stakes (2004 Russian Rhythm), Epsom Derby (2004 North Light), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2004 Gamut), Arlington Million (2005 Powerscourt), Phoenix Stakes (2005 George Washington), National Stakes (2005 George Washington), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2005 Rumplestiltskin),Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Eclipse stakes (2005 Oratorio), Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), 2000 Guineas (2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Marcel Boussac (2005 Rumplestiltskin), Lagardere (2005 Horatio Nelson), Grand Prix de Paris (2005 Scorpion), Arc de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run), Phoenix Stakes (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2006 Hurricane Run), Irish Derby (2006 Dylan Thomas), Irish Champion Stakes (2006 Dylan Thomas), Preis von Europa (2006 Youmzain), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem), Epsom Oaks (2006 Alexandrova), Lockinge Stakes (2006 Peeress), Gold Cup (2006 Yeats), 2000 Guineas (2006 George Washington), Poule d’Essai des Poulins (2006 Aussie Rules), Lagardere (2006 Holy Roman Emperor), Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats), Irish Champion Stakes (2007 Dylan Thomas), Morny (2007 Myboycharlie), Grand Prix de Saint-CLoud (2007 Mountain High), Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas) Wins (1988-2006): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200, 70, 27 *Champion jockey Wins in Britain in 2009: 26



SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.15pm HAAFHD GODOLPHIN STAKES (LISTED)
£40,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo+ which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race in 2009. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 7lb; fillies 8st 2lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: after February 28th, 2009, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 7lb. Entries: 16 pay £200. Penalty value: 1st £22,708, 2nd £8,608, 3rd £4,308, 4th £2,148

1 CHOCK A BLOCK (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 3-8-7 Frankie Dettori [1] 7/4
2 DRILL SERGEANT (J Barson) Mark Johnston 4-9-0 Joe Fanning [2] 11/8f
3 FUNDAY (Sir Eric Parker) Gary Moore 3-8-2 Tadhg O'Shea [3]
4 CLASSIC PUNCH (IRE) (The Classic Bunch) David Elsworth 6-9-0 Ryan Moore [4]

4 ran Time: 2m 29.27s Distances: sh, 8, 22 Totes: Win: £2.70 Exacta: £5.00
Breeder: Kilfrush & Waterside Studs Breeding: gr c Dalakhani (IRE) - Choc Ice (IRE) (Dolphin Street (FR))

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (11) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Italy: Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif, 2009 Mastery), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly, 2004 Ancient World) Japan:Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in a season in Britain (1995-2008): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; Wins in 2009: 90

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (13) Derby (2007 Authorized), Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Wins (1987-2008): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2009: 80


SEVENTH RACE RESULT

4.50pm STANDING FOR SUCCESS HANDICAP
£20,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f, For 3yo Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below). Weights: highest weight 9st 4lb. Weight raised 3lb. Minimum weight: 8-4. Penalties: after September 19th, each race won 6lb; Alainmaar's Handicap Mark 97. Entries: 17 pay £100. Penalty value: 1st £12,462, 2nd £3,732, 3rd £1,866, 4th £934, 5th £466

1 ALAINMAAR (FR) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-4 Richard Hills [1] Evens fav
2 RUMBLE OF THUNDER (IRE) (Francis Ward & Anthony Ward) David Arbuthnot 3-8-4 Martin Dwyer [3] 7/1
3 BAB AL SALAM (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed Suroor 3-9-2 Frankie Dettori [5]

3 ran
Non-runners: 3 Inhibition; 4 Elliptical
Time: 2m 03.93s
Distances: 2 1/2, 11
Breeder: Fares Stables Ltd
Breeding: b g Johar (USA) - Lady Elgar (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Totes: Win: £1.80; Exacta: £5.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, Michael Andrew Born: Lewes, 14/8/1938 Trains at: Kremlin House, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence: 1968 First winner: Knotty Pine, Doncaster, March 26, 1968 Previous Occupation: Son of jump jockey Andrew Jarvis, worked for Bob Turnell and Ryan Price, rode 3 winners as National Hunt jockey, head lad to Towser Gosden for 6 years, head lad to Gordon Smyth for 2 years, private trainer to David Robinson for 8 years. British Classic Wins: 1000 Guineas (2001 Ameerat), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Major wins include: Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti), Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan), Coronation Cup (1982 Easter Sun), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Haydock Sprint Cup (1969 Tudor Music, 1971 Green God, 1984 Petong), Italian St Leger (1989 Sierra Star), Italian Derby (1989 Prorutori, 2001 Morshdi), Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2005 Rakti), July Cup (1968 So Blessed, 1969 Tudor Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1968 Flying Legs, 1973 Bitty Girl), Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (1985 Bob Back, 2003 Rakti), Premio Parioli (1984 Southern Arrow), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2004 Rakti), Racing Post Trophy (1980 Beldale Flutter), Italian Oaks (2007 Fashion Statement), Gran Premio di Milano (2007 Sudan), Premio Roma (2007 Pressing), Tattersalls Timeform Fillies’ 800 (2008 Tiger Eye) Royal Ascot wins (14): Cork and Orrery Stakes (1969 Tudor Music), Queen Mary Stakes (1973 Bitty Girl), Jersey Stakes (1973 Pitskelly), Queen’s Vase (1980 Toondra), Wokingham Handicap (1984 Petong, 2005 Iffraaj), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1985 Bob Back, 2004 Rakti), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001 Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003 Attache), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), Chesham Stakes (2006 Champlain), Ribblesdale Stakes (2007 Silkwood), Topkapi Trophy (2008 Pressing) First Royal Ascot win: Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 19, 1969 Tudor Music) Number of horses in training (1991-2008): 59: 46: 39: 39: 43: 36: 45: 66: 61: 73: 95: 106: 103: 94:100: 110; 113; 124 Wins in a season (1991-2008): 24: 28: 21: 15: 18: 20: 17: 19: 35: 38: 56: 55: 57: 65: 59; 73; 62; 88; Wins in 2009: 63

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: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil, 2009 Awzaan), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2008 Tazeez), 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), Betfair Molecomb Stakes (2008 Finjaan), 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) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot win: Queen’s Vase (June 19, 1985 Wassl Merbayeh) Major Royal Ascot wins: Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef), Hardwicke Stakes (2006 & 2007 Maraahel), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham) First Goodwood win: King Of Comedy (John Kent H’cap, September 14, 1985) Wins (1990-2008):56, 67, 52, 57, 59, 70, 71, 85, 83, 77, 81, 79, 81, 75, 66, 72, 54, 72, 66 Wins This Year: 87


EIGHTH RACE RESULT

5.25pm NEWMARKET CHALLENGE WHIP HANDICAP
1m 2f, For 3yo+ which are at least 50% the property of and which run in the colours of Members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Club Rooms or their registered stud companies, and which are Rated 0-85 (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, Rule (F) 36.2 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 weights stated) Minimum weight 7-12 Bothy's Handicap Mark 87 Entries 6 pay £100.

1 DREAMWALK (IRE) (Peter Savill) Ralph Beckett 3-8-9v Jim Crowley [4] 4/11f
2 BEAUCHAMP WIZARD (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 4-8-10t Kieren Fallon [1] 2/1

2 ran
Non-runners: 1 Bothy (vet certificate - temperature), 2 Opera Prince
Time: 2m 04.28s
Distance: 8
Breeder: Peter Savill
Breeding: b g Bahri (USA) - Celtic Silhouette (FR) (Celtic Swing)
Tote: Win: £1.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Ralph Beckett Born: June 24, 1971 Based: Whitsbury (formerly trained at Windsor House Stables, Lambourn, home to Peter Walwyn from whom he rented the yard) Background: Cousin of Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Has previously worked for Peter Walwyn, Martin Pipe, Arthur Moore, Jimmy FitzGerald, David Loder, Colin Hayes in Australia and Tom Skiffington in the USA Classic Wins (1): Juddmonte Oaks (2008 Look Here) Big Race Wins: Fred Darling Stakes (2005 Penkenna Princess), Oh So Sharp Stakes (2004 Penkenna Princess), Shergar Cup Distaff (2001 Flying Millie) totesport.com Oaks Trial (2007 Kayah) Date of First Trainer’s Licence: November, 1999 First Goodwood Winner: Cape Secret, Paddy Duffy Lifetime in Racing Maiden Handicap, June 16, 2006 Total Goodwood Wins: 5 (2 at Festival Meeting) Number of horses in training (2000-2008): 20; 30; 47; 50; 46; 42; 60; 76; 85 Wins in 2000-2008: 11; 15; 13; 17; 17; 32; 31; 40; 41; Wins in 2009: 43

Winning jockey:-Name: Crowley, Jim Born: July 14, 1978 Based: Pulborough, West Sussex. Formerly a conditional rider for Sue Smith. Enjoying a burgeoning career on the flat after making his name over jumps First Winner: Robbo (Southwell, August 15, 1997, Mars Amateur Riders’ Maiden Handicap) Big Race Wins: Fenwolf Stakes (2006 Hawridge Prince), Jockey Club Cup (2006 Hawridge Prince); totesport Lanzarote Hurdle (Crossbow Creek 2005), totesport Chester Cup (2008 Bulwark), Dubai Duty Free 25th Anniversary World Trophy (2008 Moorhouse Lad), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2008 Lord Shanakill), Investec Woodcote Stakes (2009 Corporal Maddox), Coutts Glorious Stakes (2009 Illustrious Blue) First Group One Win: Lord Shanakill, Etihad Airways Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, July 5, 2009 Total Goodwood Wins: 21 (3 at Festival Meeting) First Glorious Goodwood Winner: Coasting, Royal & SunAlliance Nursery, August 3, 2007 Number of Flat Wins (2004-2008): 1; 0; 36; 65; 92; 76; Wins in 2009: 95


MASTERCRAFTSMAN HEADS TO SANTA ANITA AFTER DUNDALK VICTORY


It is next stop Santa Anita for the Aidan O’Brien-trained Mastercraftsman, winner of this season’s Classic, the Irish 2,000 Guineas, plus the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, after his easy success in this evening’s Group Three Diamond Stakes at Dundalk in Ireland.


The Diamond Stakes is of 11 European races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge, guaranteeing the winner a place in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon, but O’Brien has his sights on another prize at Santa Anita, either the $2 million (US) TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile or the $5 million (US) Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7.


After Mastercraftsman’s five-length victory over Fiery Lad in the extended 10-furlong ace on Polytrack, Ireland’s champion trainer said: “I’m delighted with that performance. There was no pussy-footing around and they went a very strong gallop.


“Johnny (Murtagh), as per usual, kept very cool and he knows the horse better than anyone.


“You'd have to be very impressed with that performance and Johnny said when he went to follow the leaders he probably got there a bit too soon. He is a great horse and showed all his class.


“He’s proved he can go on the surface and cruised home. He will definitely go to Santa Anita, probably for the Classic - though he's in the Mile too - along with Rip Van Winkle. If both horses are well, I imagine they will run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”

Sent off the 2/9 favourite, Mastercraftsman was settled in third by Johnny Murtagh as stable companion Augustusthestrong led initially and then Via Galilei took over the pacesetting role.


He was 15 lengths back at one stage but made progress turning for home and closed on the weakening leaders strongly at the two-furlong pole. He led within another half furlong and went clear under a hands and heels ride. The time for the 10 furlongs and 150 yards was 2m 12.18s.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 63 races whose winners earn qualifying positions into a corresponding race at the World Championships, following the payment of applicable entry fees on October 26.


Following tonight’s Diamond Stakes, there are two more European races still to come in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on Sunday, for which the winner earns a place in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, and the Group One Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket on October 17, for which the victor is guaranteed a place in the $3 million (US) Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf.


For the full schedule of the Breeders' Cup Challenge races, please visit http://www.breederscup.com/content.aspx?id=40070


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