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Wednesday, March 4, 2009



24 CONFIRMATIONS FOR SMURFIT KAPPA CHAMPION HURDLE




The Festival is now almost here and the countdown steps up a gear today with the publication of the six-day confirmations for the opening day, Tuesday, March 10.


Binocular heads the 24 acceptors for the highlight of day one, the £370,000 Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle (3.20pm). The Nicky Henderson-trained five-year-old is chasing a £200,000 bonus offered by Irish bookmakers Boylesports having taken the Boylesports.com International on his latest appearance at Ascot in December and is currently the warm favourite to give the master of Seven Barrows a fourth success in the championship event following See You Then’s hat-trick in 1985, 1986 and1987. Henderson could also run last year’s third Punjabi.


However, Binocular is set to face some stiff opposition, with four previous winners of the race also among today’s acceptors - the 2004 and 2005 scorer Hardy Eustace, 2006 victor Brave Inca, the 2007 winner Sublimity and Katchit, triumphant 12 months ago.

Other leading contenders include last year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle winner Celestial Halo, who is aiming to give champion trainer Paul Nicholls his first Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle success and the David Pipe-trained Osana, runner-up behind Katchit last year. Another Festival winner from 2008 out to record a second success at Jump racing’s greatest event is Crack Away Jack, successful in the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle last year.

There are 10 Irish-trained acceptors. In addition to the aforementioned Hardy Eustace and Brave Inca, these also include the 2005 runner-up Harchibald, last seasons’s leading novice Jered, Won In The Dark, third to Celestial Halo in the JCB Triumph Hurdle last season and Sizing Europe, who disappointed when starting favourite in 2008.


Action gets underway on Tuesday with the traditional curtain-raiser, the £120,000 williamhill.com Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1.30pm) for which there are 30 acceptors, headed by the 2008 Weatherbys Champion Bumper victor Cousin Vinny while in the £170,000 The Irish Independent Arkle Trophy Challenge Trophy Chase (2.05pm) 19 go forward including Henrietta Knight’s highly-regarded Calgary Bay and the Paul Nicholls-trained duo of I’msingingtheblues and Tatenen.


Tuesday, March 10, also plays host to highly-competitive handicap action , beginning with the £90,000 William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase (2.40pm), where 44 go forward and the unique £50,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeplechase (4.00pm) has attracted 27, including a quintet from Cross Country specialist Enda Bolger - last year’s winner Garde Champetre, 2007 victor Heads Onthe Ground, L’Ami, Drombeag and Freneys Well, who are all owned by J P McManus.


The opening day reaches a fascinating climax with the second running of the £100,000 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle (4.40pm), for which last year’s heroine Whiteoak is one of 22 acceptors. The Donald McCain-trained six-year-old is also still engaged in the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle.


GROUND

The going at Cheltenham is currently:

Old Course (used on Tuesday & Wednesday) - Good to Soft
New Course (used on Thursday & Friday) - Good to Soft, Soft in places
Cross Country Course (Tuesday only) - Soft, Heavy in places

The forecast is for a few light showers on Wednesday and Thursday with Friday and Saturday set to be dry. More rain is expected on Sunday.




STRONG FRENCH & IRISH CHALLENGES FOR NEWMARKET’S STAN JAMES 2000 GUINEAS




Excellent entries are announced today for the first two British Classics, the Stan James 2000 Guineas and the Stan James 1000 Guineas, which are the feature races of the stanjames.com Guineas Festival at Newmarket on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

Newmarket’s Director of Racing Michael Prosser said today: “We are thrilled with both the quality and number (88) of entries for this year’s Stan James 2000 Guineas (May 2) which has record prize money of £400,000.


“The race has attracted last year’s top two-year-old Mastercraftsman, our latest Darley Dewhurst Stakes winner Intense Focus and also the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes victor Bushranger among many others.


“There is significant depth to the entry which includes any amount of horses with untapped potential - including Rip Van Winkle - and conjecture about them is always one of the most intriguing aspects of the Stan James 2000 Guineas build-up.”

Freddie Head, the French trainer of leading Stan James 2000 Guineas hope Naaqoos who is quoted at 10/1 by the sponsor, revealed: “ We have given Naaqoos an entry in the Stan James 2000 Guineas and the plan at the moment is for him to go to Newmarket.

“He’s done very well over the winter and I am very happy with him. He was already a big horse last year with a long stride but he has grown since then and he’s beautiful at the moment.


“I think that we will give him a trial in France at the end of March or the beginning of April and the Prix Djebel at Maison-Laffitte (April 10) is my preferred race as things stand.

“We will see how he gets on before making a final decision between the Stan James 2000 Guineas and the French alternative.”

Naaqoos won three of his four races last year over seven furlongs including the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp, France, on Arc day, October 5.


The initial British Classic, run over the Rowley Mile, has also attracted a strong entry of 23 from Ireland. Jim Bolger, who trained New Approach to be just pipped in the race last year, has five hopefuls - Intense Focus (20/1 with Stan James), Gan Amhras (33/1), Smart Miler, L’Impresario and O’Graolaigh.


Bolger commented: “Intense Focus has done very well since his Dewhurst success and is currently taking everything in his stride. He seems to be on target for the Guineas and a decision will be made later as to whether he will have a trial or not.


“Gan Amhras has done very well since his second in the Parknasilla Goffs Million. He missed out on a trip to Doncaster for the Racing Post Trophy due to illness but he is very well at the moment. He is entered in the English and Irish 2000 Guineas and a decision as to whether he goes for a Guineas or the Derrinstown Derby Trial will be made later.


“Smart Miler ran well on his only start last year in a maiden at the Curragh and is more likely to visit the Irish Guineas.”

Another Irish trainer going for Stan James 2000 Guineas success is John Oxx. Arazan (14/1), owned by the Aga Khan, won twice before finding heavy ground and Mastercraftsman (8/1) too much in the National Stakes at the Curragh in September.


He remarked: “Arazan has wintered well and is in good form. He is up to schedule with his work and at this stage is an intended participant in the 2000 Guineas.”

Oxx has two others for the Classic, the unbeaten Rayeni (25/1 ), another owned by the Aga Khan, and Sea The Stars (33/1) who has won his last two races.

Zacinto, the neck second in Doncaster’s Group Two Champagne Stakes in September, will miss the Classic but his trainer Sir Michael Stoute hopes to run Evasive (12/1) instead.

Sir Michael said: “Zacinto will not be ready for the 2000 Guineas but Evasive has made satisfactory physical progress and is entered for the 2000 Guineas. We will decide nearer the time whether we give him a prep race.”

Evasive, owned by Cheveley Park Stud, ended his two-year-old campaign with victory in the Group Three Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury on October 25 after winning a maiden at Newmarket earlier the same month.


Crowded House (7/1) ran away with the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last year and has plenty of options this year.


His trainer Brian Meehan has also entered Darley Dewhurst Stakes fifth Delegator and Tattersalls Timeform Million third Nasri in the Stan James 2000 Guineas.


Meehan declared: “We are open-minded about Crowded House. You’ve got to think about the 2000 Guineas, definitely.


“Delegator will probably head to the Craven Stakes at Newmarket (April 16) and Nasri will maybe go for the Free Handicap (Newmarket, April 15).”

Art Connoisseur (25/1) won three of his five races during his first season last year for owner Richard Green and trainer Michael Bell who commented: “Art Connoisseur has been entered in the Stan James 2000 Guineas and has wintered nicely. We are looking at giving him a trial at the Craven meeting in the Craven Stakes or the European Free Handicap. We will see how he gets on in either race before deciding about the Stan James 2000 Guineas.”

The two main forces in European racing, Godolphin and Coolmore, have the most entries in the Stan James 2000 Guineas.


Saeed bin Suroor, the Godolphin trainer, has 12 entries, with Ashram (20/1), Shaweel (25/1) and Kite Wood (25/1) being the most prominent in the betting with Stan James. He has won the Classic with Mark Of Esteem (1996) and Island Sands (1999).


Aidan O’Brien, the main Coolmore trainer, has sent out five winners of the Stan James 2000 Guineas from his Irish yard - King Of Kings (1998), Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), Footstepsinthesand (2005), George Washington (2006) and Henrythenavigator (2008).


His 11 entries this year include two of the market leaders, Rip Van Winkle, who is the 6/1 favourite with Stan James, and Mastercraftsman, winner of four of his five races in 2008 including two Group Ones and fourth to Naaqoos at Longchamp on October 5.


Charlie McCann of sponsor Stan James reflected on the entries: "Once again, we are delighted with the quality of the entries for both of the Stan James-sponsored Guineas at the Home of Horseracing.

“Back in 2007 we witnessed the fastest-ever running of a Newmarket Classic when a wind-assisted Finsceal Beo scorched her way down the Rowley Mile to win the Stan James 1000 Guineas, and last season we saw the best three-year-olds only race staged anywhere in the world in 2008 as multiple Group One winner Henrythenavigator edged out subsequent Derby winner New Approach with Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Raven’s Pass back in fourth.

“Aidan O'Brien once again looks to have a strong hand in the colts’ race as he bids for a fourth Stan James 2000 Guineas success in the last five years.”

The latest Stan James betting is: 6 Rip Van Winkle, 7 Crowded House, 8 Mastercraftsman, 10 Naaqoos, 12 Evasive, 14 Arazan, 16 Westphalia, 20 Bushranger, 20 Intense Focus, 20 Ashram, 25 Art Connoisseur, 25 Shaweel, 25 Rayeni, 25 Kite Wood, 33 Himalya, 33 Gan Amhras, 33 Lord Shanakill, 33 Sea The Stars, 33 Cityscape, 33 Delegator, 33 War Native, 33 Finjaan, 40 Skanky Biscuit, 40 Jukebox Jury, 40 Sayif, 50 Orizaba, 50 Alwaary, 50 Sri Putra, 50 The Cheka, 50 Hail Caesar,100 Soul City.
Each-way 1/4 the odds 1,2,3.


THE STAN JAMES 2000 GUINEAS
Class 1, Group 1 Race, Total Prize fund £400,000. Newmarket, 3.25pm, Saturday, May 2, 2008, one mile. For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. Entries closed March 3, entries released March 4 (88 Entries). First scratchings deadline noon, April 21. Five-day confirmation and £30,000 supplementary stage noon, April 27. Final declaration stage 10.00am, April 30. Weights: colts 9st, fillies 8st 11lb. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Monday, March 2, 2008. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
12- ABBEYSIDE Carmen Burrell Paul Cole
1- ALBAHER Hamdan Al Maktoum John Dunlop
415- ALMIQDAAD Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
(3)1- ALWAARY (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
01- ALYARF (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
113- ARAZAN (IRE) H H Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
11120- ART CONNOISSEUR (IRE) Richard Green Michael Bell
1(2)16- ASHRAM (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
163116- AWINNERSGAME (IRE) Saeed Suhail Jeremy Noseda
(1)- BAB AL SALAM (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
021- BORN TO BE KING (USA) Sue Magnier & Roisin Henry Aidan O'Brien IRE
21311(0)- BUSHRANGER (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor David Wachman IRE
1- CHIEF LONE EAGLE (USA) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
1- CHOCK A BLOCK (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
212- CITYSCAPE Khalid Abdulla Roger Charlton
(1)- CLOSE ALLIANCE (USA) Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
1525- COURAGEOUS (IRE) H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bryan Smart
0(1)21- CROWDED HOUSE Paul Reddam, Carmen Burrell & J Harvey Brian Meehan
215- DELEGATOR Poilin Good Brian Meehan
215542- DRUMBEAT (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
23- DUC DE SAVOIE (USA) Dr Michael Smurfit/Donald R Keough Dermot Weld IRE
(3)- DUKES ART Matthew Green James Toller
411(1)- ELNAWIN Noodles Racing Richard Hannon
2212- ENDERBY SPIRIT (GR) We-Know Partnership Bryan Smart
(3)11- EVASIVE Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
11- FAME AND GLORY Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
5- FANTASTIC DUBAI (USA) Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
12103- FINJAAN Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
312- GAN AMHRAS (IRE) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
01- GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Ballymacoll Stud Sir Michael Stoute
660(3)33- GLUTEUS MAXIMUS (IRE) Vesalius Syndicate Aidan O'Brien IRE
1243- GRAND DUCAL (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
(1)- HAASHED (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
14- HIMALYA (IRE) Gillian Khosla Jeremy Noseda
2- HYADES (USA) Niarchos Family Henry Cecil
514031- IMPERIAL GUEST John Guest George Margarson
356331- INTENSE FOCUS (USA) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
(3)- INVISIBLE MAN H R H Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden
31306- JOBE (USA) J & L Duddy, A Bailey, B McDonald, A Heeney Kevin Ryan
14312- JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) Alan Spence Mark Johnston
40(3)(1)- KAOLAK (USA) Simon Kerr John Ryan
211- KITE WOOD (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
L'IMPRESARIO (USA) Kilboy Estate Jim Bolger IRE
2- LA DE TWO (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
0(1)- LAURIE GROVE (IRE) Mrs L M Askew Terry Mills
3114- LIBERATION (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
014- LIEBERMANN (GER) Lisselan Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE
323512- LORD SHANAKILL (USA) Mark Gittins Karl Burke
(1)5- MAFAAZ Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
1- MALIBU BAY (USA) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
11114- MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
361- MONITOR CLOSELY (IRE) Lawrie Inman Peter Chapple-Hyam
1511- NAAQOOS Hamdan Al Maktoum Freddie Head FR
021130- NASRI Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Brian Meehan
10- NORTH EAST CORNER (USA) Thomas Barr Barry Hills
O'GRAOLAIGH (USA) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
5(4)5(1)- OCEAN'S MINSTREL Ocean Trailers Ltd John Ryan
31231- ON OUR WAY J R May Henry Cecil
1514- ORIZABA (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
(2)- PEDASUS (USA) Andrew Duffield Tommy Keddy
31- PELIGROSO (FR) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
1(1)31- PLAYFELLOW (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
6400(2)(5)- PRAYER BOAT (IRE) D Mac A'Bhaird John Murphy IRE
120- PRIME SPIRIT (IRE) Prime Equestrian Bryan Smart
01010- PURE POETRY (IRE) Mrs J Wood Richard Hannon
11- RAYENI (IRE) HH Aga Khan John Oxx IRE
110- RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) Sue Magnier Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
1- SAND TIGER (IRE) Sheikh Mohammed Andre Fabre FR
1- SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) Sir Robert Ogden Jermey Noseda
223320- SAYIF (IRE) Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Peter Chapple-Hyam
411- SEA THE STARS (IRE) Christopher Tsui John Oxx IRE
(1)0- SERVA JUGUM (USA) Fitri Hay Paul Cole
6104- SET SAIL (IRE) Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
035124- SHAWEEL Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
13- SKANKY BISCUIT Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
3- SMART MILER (USA) Craig B Singer Jim Bolger IRE
(4)1(2)(2)- SON OF THE CAT (USA) Brian Gubby Brian Gubby
141110- SOUL CITY (IRE) Patrick Fahey Richard Hannon
5(1)- SPRING OF FAME (USA) Eastwind Racing Ltd & Martha Trussell Mikael Magnusson
1100- SRI PUTRA HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah Michael Jarvis
4322- STRIKER TORRES (IRE) Reg Bond Bryan Smart
12- TAAMEER Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
12- THE CHEKA (IRE) Anthony Pye-Jeary & Mel Smith Eve Johnson Houghton
011- TYNEDALE (FR) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
51- WANNABE KING Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer David Lanigan
1(1)0- WAR NATIVE (IRE) Ballygallon Stud Limited Jeremy Noseda
121012- WESTPHALIA (IRE) Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
311415- ZAFISIO (IRE) H Downs & D Looney Roger Curtis
88 entries
23 Irish-trained
12 UAE-trained
2 French-trained


BREAKDOWN OF ENTRIES BY TRAINER WITH PAST SUCCESSES IN THE STAN JAMES 2000 GUINEAS

12 Entries
Saeed bin Suroor UAE (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands)

11 Entries
Aidan O’Brien IRE (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator)

5 Entries
Jim Bolger IRE

4 Entries
John Gosden
Jeremy Noseda
Bryan Smart

3 Entries
Richard Hannon (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol)
Brian Meehan
John Oxx IRE

2 Entries
Henry Cecil (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow)
Peter Chapple-Hyam (1992 Rodrigo De Triano)
Paul Cole
Barry Hills (1979 Tap On Wood, 2004 Haafhd)
Michael Jarvis
Mark Johnston (1994 Mister Baileys)
John Ryan
Sir Michael Stoute (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan)
Marcus Tregoning
Dermot Weld IRE (2003 Refuse To Bend)

1 Entry
Michael Bell
Karl Burke
Mick Channon
Roger Charlton
Roger Curtis
John Dunlop
Andre Fabre FR (1993 Zafonic, 1995 Pennekamp)
Brian Gubby
Freddie Head FR
Eve Johnson-Houghton
Tom Keddy
David Lanigan
Mikael Magnusson
George Margarson
Terry Mills
John Murphy IRE
Kevin Ryan
James Toller
David Wachman IRE



RAINBOW VIEW AND SERIOUS ATTITUDE SET FOR STAN JAMES 1000 GUINEAS CLASH AT NEWMARKET




Rainbow View, the top European filly of last season following four victories culminating in a comprehensive win in Ascot’s Group One Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile, heads the 65 entries for the Stan James 1000 Guineas, worth £400,000 and run at Newmarket on May 3, which are released today.


Trained by John Gosden in Newmarket and owned by George Strawbridge, she is the clear favourite for the British fillies’ Classic with sponsor Stan James at 2/1.


Gosden is happy with the filly: “Rainbow View has wintered well. The plan is to have a racecourse gallop during the Craven meeting and then go straight to the Stan James 1000 Guineas.”

Newmarket’s Director of Racing Michael Prosser commented today: “All the main players are included in the initial entry for the Stan James 1000 Guineas.


“The exceptional and unbeaten Group One winners Rainbow View and Serious Attitude are in, as are two exciting and also unexposed fillies in Apple Charlotte and Sariska who both won at our final 2008 meeting last November.”

Stan James rate Fantasia (9/1), recently purchased by George Strawbridge but trained by Luca Cumani, and Serious Attitude (10/1) as the most serious opponents to Rainbow View over the Rowley Mile.

Serious Attitude won on all three of her starts last year, most recently taking the six-furlong Cheveley Park Stakes (Group One) at Newmarket on October 3.

Her trainer and part-owner Rae Guest reported: “We are optimistic and believe she has got a great chance in the Stan James 1000 Guineas.


“We are not planning to go for a trial. The Guineas is early enough, so we wouldn’t want to push her to a trial.

“What we might do is give her a (racecourse) gallop on Craven day. If we’ve decided on a jockey by then, he could come and sit on her. But that’s all six weeks away.


“If Serious Attitude was flying and the trial was there we might go for it, bit it’s not a plan. The other thing is she’d get a penalty in a trial. So the likelihood is we’ll go straight to the Guineas.

“We turned her out two or three weeks after the Cheveley Park at Pantile Stud, near Soham. She was there until the beginning of January.


“She did fantastic while she was out. She really enjoyed herself and came back looking big and strong. She has done really, really well - put weight on and matured.

“Serious Attitude was trotting for about a month early in the year. With the bad weather, we didn’t start cantering quite as soon as we wanted her to. But she has been cantering now for three weeks and is just starting to do stronger canters.


“Jimmy Fortune is not available to ride because of Rainbow View. But we are not going to think about that until we see what’s going to be running. It could be any one of 10 jockeys, but it will be one of the top ones.


“When she does her first gallop will depend on a lot of things but it won’t be until late March or maybe early April.


“I think she’ll stay a mile. She likes to get on and do her work but she is not a buzzy filly. You’d think a mile was perfect for her.”

There are 18 Irish-trained entries for the Stan James 1000 Guineas, with seven from Jim Bolger who was successful with Finsceal Beo in 2007 and had the third Saoirse Abu and sixth Lush Lashes last year.

His possibles are Aaroness, Blas Ceoil, Cuis Ghaire (16/1) who won the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, Guard Hill, Maidin Maith, Maoineach and Oh Goodness Me.


Bolger said: “Cuis Ghaire is very well currently and is on target for Newmarket. Blas Ceoil is also very well and likely to go to Newmarket as well. Aaroness has done well since last year and she will also be considered for Newmarket.”

The Brian Meehan-trained Super Sleuth failed to win in four 2008 starts but could still go for the Stan James 1000 Guineas.


Her handler explained: “ Super Sleuth may go for the Nell Gwyn (Newmarket ,April 15) or to Newbury (for the Fred Darling).”

The latest Stan James betting for the 1000 Guineas is: 2 Rainbow View, 9 Fantasia, 10 Serious Attitude, 16 Cuis Ghaire, 16 Shimah, 16 Again, 25 Sariska, 33 Wajaha, 33 Lahaleeb, 33 Pursuit Of Glory, 33 Maoineach, 33 Summer Fete, 33 Apple Charlotte, 40 Infamous Angel, 40 Penny's Gift, 50 Dunes Queen, 50 Aspen Darlin, 50 Blas Ceoil, 50 Purissima, 66 Please Sing
Each-way 1/4 the odds 1,2,3.


Charlie McCann of Stan James commented: “The brilliant unbeaten filly Rainbow View looks the one to beat in the Stan James 1000 Guineas in 2009.”

THE STAN JAMES 1000 GUINEAS
Class 1, Group 1 Race, Total Prize fund £400,000. Newmarket, 3.20pm, Sunday, May 3, 2008, one mile. For three-year-old fillies only. Entries closed March 3, entries revealed March 4 (65 entries). First scratchings deadline noon, April 21.Six-day confirmation and £30,000 supplementary stage noon, April 27. Final declarations to be made by 10.00am, Friday, May 1. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, March 2, 2008. May not include some overseas form.


Form Horse Owner Trainer
31546- AARONESS (USA) June Judd & Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
0(5)(1)- ACT GREEN Bill Gredley Michael Bell
01110- AGAIN (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier David Wachman IRE
1- APPLE CHARLOTTE De La Warr Racing Henry Cecil
051122- ASPEN DARLIN (IRE) Indian Haven Syndicate Alan Bailey
101624- BAILEYS CACAO (IRE) William Durkan Richard Hannon
5- BALAAGHA (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
104204- BEAT SEVEN Winterbeck Stud, Mullin, Edwards, Crook Gay Kelleway
(4)110(4)0- BLAS CEOIL (USA) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
1221- CHINTZ (IRE) Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith David Wachman IRE
113- COPPERBEECH (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
(2)- CROSS SECTION (USA) Ali Saeed Ed Vaughan
11120- CUIS GHAIRE (IRE) Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson Jim Bolger IRE
2(1)- DAMANIYAT GIRL (USA) Mohamed Obaida William Haggas
(1)(3)-(0)(1) DEVOTEE (USA) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
3- DUNES QUEEN (USA) Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
04- EMPRESS OF FRANCE (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
112- FANTASIA George Strawbridge Luca Cumani
(3)(1)- GHANAATI (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
(2)- GLEAMING SILVER (IRE) Sean Jones Ger Lyons IRE
1- GUARD HILL (USA) Mrs J McCormack & Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
030- HAAKIMA (USA) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
310452- HEART SHAPED (USA) Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Betty Moran Aidan O'Brien IRE
61210- INFAMOUS ANGEL Geoff Howard-Spink & Peter Marshall Richard Hannon
IT MUST BE MAGIC (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
114321- LAHALEEB (IRE) M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf Mick Channon
10- LASSARINA (IRE) Jack Hanson Barry Hills
5114- LUMINOUS EYES (IRE) Ronan Lambe Dermot Weld IRE
(1)- MAIDIN MAITH (IRE) Ballylinch Stud Jim Bolger IRE
10- MAOINEACH (USA) Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
(2)2(1)050- MARQUESA (USA) Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor David Wachman IRE
02(1)20- MISDAQEYA Hamdan Al Maktoum Barry Hills
16- MISS EZE John Pearce Michael Bell
6(1)25- MOONLIFE (IRE) Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor UAE
5- MOVING HEART (IRE) Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd Dermot Weld IRE
(4)01453- NASHMIAH (IRE) Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
03122- OH GOODNESS ME June Judd & Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
1- PEACE CAMP (USA) Sheikh Mohammed Andre Fabre FR
202161- PENNY'S GIFT Malcolm & Penny Brown Richard Hannon
10150- PLEASE SING Ann C Black Mick Channon
411- PROPORTIONAL Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
10- PURISSIMA (USA) Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
(4)(1)3(0)- PURSUIT OF GLORY (IRE) Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier David Wachman IRE
221022- QALAHARI (IRE) West Ilsley Racing Denis Coakley
QUEEN MARTHA (USA) Eastwind Racing Ltd & Martha Trussell Mikael Magnusson
1111- RAINBOW VIEW (USA) George Strawbridge John Gosden
5- RESORT Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
415240- ROSE DIAMOND (IRE) Bjorn Nielsen Roger Charlton
1- SARISKA Lady Bamford Michael Bell
41034(1)- SERADIM The Fairy Story Partnership Paul Cole
111- SERIOUS ATTITUDE (IRE) Derek J Willis & Rae Guest Rae Guest
112- SHIMAH (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum Kevin Prendergast IRE
0150- SILVER GAMES (IRE) Box 41 Mick Channon
031120- SNOQUALMIE GIRL (IRE) Jeff Smith David Elsworth
2(1)4(3)- SPANISH CYGNET (USA) Slade, James, Tracey, Cotton Amanda Perrett
(1)3- SPLASHDOWN Fittocks Stud Luca Cumani
1- SPY EYE (USA) Niarchos Family Sir Michael Stoute
141- SUMMER FETE (IRE) HE Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bryan Smart
0252- SUPER SLEUTH (IRE) Lucinda Freedman Brian Meehan
3(1)336- TOUCHING (IRE) Tim Hely-Hutchinson & Lord Donoughmore Richard Hannon
(2)12- VITORIA (IRE) HE Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bryan Smart
WADAAT Saeed Manana Clive Brittain
4(1)- WAJAHA (IRE) Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
4- WELSH ANTHEM Usk Valley Stud Wiliam Muir
20313- YORKSTERS GIRL (IRE) B P York Mick Quinlan
65 entries
18 Irish-trained
3 United Arab Emirates-trained
2 French-trained


BREAKDOWN OF ENTRIES BY TRAINER WITH PAST SUCCESSES IN THE STAN JAMES 1000 GUINEAS

7 Entries
Jim Bolger IRE (2007 Finsceal Beo)

4 Entries
Mick Channon
Richard Hannon
David Wachman IRE

3 Entries
Michael Bell
Clive Brittain (1984 Pebbles, 1993 Sayyedati)
Barry Hills (1978 Enstone Spark)
Aidan O’Brien IRE (2005 Virginia Waters)
Sir Michael Stoute (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm)
Saeed bin Suroor UAE (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia)

2 Entries
Luca Cumani
John Gosden (2000 Lahan)
Bryan Smart
Dermot Weld IRE

1 Entry
Alan Bailey
Henry Cecil (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince)
Roger Charlton
Denis Coakley
Paul Cole
David Elsworth
Andre Fabre FR
Rae Guest
William Haggas
Criquette Head-Maarek FR (1983 Ma Biche, 1988 Ravinella, 1992 Hatoof)
Michael Jarvis (2001 Ameerat)
Gay Kelleway
Ger Lyons IRE
Mikael Magnusson
Brian Meehan
William Muir
Amanda Perrett
Kevin Prendergast IRE
Mick Quinlan
Ed Vaughan


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