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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

ROYAL ASCOT 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 15



CROWD

The crowd on the opening day of Royal Ascot was 47,263, compared to 47,900 last year. But the 2003 figure included 1,354 people on the Heath, which was not open this year due to Ascot’s redevelopment.


Nick Smith, Ascot’s Head of Public Relations, said: “It is a good first-day crowd with more people in the main enclosures than last year. The slight deficit is attributable to the fact that we have no Heath Enclosure this year.


“The Grandstand is now sold out for the rest of the week and the Silver Ring is sold out on Thursday and Friday so on both those days it is an all-ticket event. Friday has completely sold out for the first time ever this year.”


DETTORI BANNED

Frankie Dettori picked up a one-day ban for a whip offence when landing the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes aboard Refuse To Band.


The jockey was found to have struck his mount too many times in the final furlong and is suspended on Saturday, June 26.



GOING UPDATE

The official going remains Good To Firm after the first day of Royal Ascot and the course will be watered tonight.


“I have left the going as good to firm tonight and will take a view in the morning,” said Ascot’s clerk of the course Nick Cheyne. “We will water the whole course overnight, starting in the early hours.


“There is no real rain forecast for the rest of the week, just a chance that we’ll get a minimal amount on Thursday.”




SIX GROUP OR GRADE 1 WINNERS LINE UP FOR PRINCE OF WALES’S STAKES

Wednesday’s feature Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes has attracted a star-studded 11-strong field, of which no less than six can boast Group 1 or Grade 1 victories.


Last season’s Group 1 Emirates Airline Champion Stakes winner Rakti, trained by Michael Jarvis for Gary Tanaka, makes his eagerly awaited seasonal reappearance in this ten-furlong event, in which he finished second 12 months ago when he suffered a hairline fracture to his hind fetlock.


The Aidan O’Brien-trained Powerscourt landed the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on his only start this season while Phoenix Reach crowned a great first-season for trainer Andrew Balding when winning the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine in October.


Another to have tasted Grade 1 victory across the Atlantic is Lunar Sovereign, who has joined Godolphin after a spell with Kiaran McLaughlin, for whom he won the Man O’War Stakes over 11 furlongs on turf at Belmont Park, New York, last year. The five-year-old spent the winter in Dubai and was well beaten in the Dubai Sheema Classic on his last start.


Godolphin’s second representative is Sulamani, who won the Group 1 Prix du Jockey-Club as a three-year-old and was awarded the Grade 1 Arlington Million in August after a stewards’ enquiry. He missed his intended seasonal reappearance in the Tattersalls Gold Cup because of an infection to his pastern.


The Mick Channon-trained Imperial Dancer won the Group 1 Premio Roma at the Capannelle in Rome last year although was well beaten last time out in the 12-furlong Vodafone Coronation Cup.


Kaieteur has yet to bag a top-level success although he finished third to Falbrav in last season’s Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes and was promoted to joint-second in the Grade 1 Arlington Million last year.


The Mark Johnston-trained Bandari has been in great form this season, winning his last three starts, most recently the Group 3 betfair.com Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown, where he beat Ikhtyar by a neck.


Johnston is also represented by the globe-trotting Scott’s View, who won handicaps at Nad Al Sheba in February and March and went on to finish third to River Dancer in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong.


The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Comfy completes the field and will need to improve to figure here, having been beaten by over 13 lengths when fifth to Bandari in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes.


HANNON SEEKS FOURTH QUEEN MARY

Richard Hannon, who has a brilliant record in the Queen Mary Stakes, is bullish about his chances of winning the Group 2 race for the fourth time with Don’t Tell Mum in tomorrow’s two-year-old fillies’ showpiece.


Hannon, successful with Fly Baby, Lyric Fantasy and Niche, accepts that Don’t Tell Mum, who won her only race at Bath, has to improve on that to beat 12 other previous winners, but he remains “very hopeful”.


He said: ”Don’t Tell Mum is very fast, but I hope they put plenty of water on the track overnight as Richard Hughes is not sure how she will handle the ground if it comes up very quick.


“Some of her recent work has been sensational, and not since ‘the pocket rocket’ (Lyric Fantasy) have I seen a horse come up the Everleigh all-weather gallop at such speed as she did last week.


“She is always a bit pottery in the mornings, but that is just the way she is, and, judged on what I have seen at home, she is every bit as good as my other Queen Mary winners. It was fast ground when Don’t Tell Mum won at Bath, so let’s hope we can make it four.”

Hannon, however, admits that he probably made a mistake in not leaving in Spree, who was such an impressive six-length winner at Sandown last week.


He added:”Spree would probably be a sounder filly than Don’t Tell Mum, and she is also very fast.


“She wrenched a joint when disappointing on her debut at Salisbury, but we knew that she was good and she loves this fast ground, so I have decided to let her take her chance in the Norfolk Stakes here on Thursday.


“Everyone is telling me that Blue Dakota is the banker of the meeting, and I have every respect for Jeremy Noseda’s youngster, but he has never been seriously tested in three races so far, and he’ll find this much tougher.


“I know we are a filly taking on the colts, but we won the Norfolk with Niche, so I know it can be done.

“My ambition was to get 40 winners before Ascot, and we have reached 43, so things are going well. I just hope our luck continues through the week.”


GOLD CUP PREVIEW

This Thursday’s Gold Cup has attracted a quality field of 14 which includes two previous winners in the form of the Paul Cole-trained Mr Dinos and Royal Rebel, trained by Mark Johnston.


Last year Mr Dinos forged clear from two furlongs out to easily beat the much-missed Persian Punch, while Royal Rebel rallied gamely under Johnny Murtagh to get the better of Vinnie Roe, the three-time Irish St Leger winner, by a neck in 2002. This was Royal Rebel’s second success in this two mile four furlong event, having beaten Persian Punch by a head the previous year in another tremendous finish.


Godolphin’s Papineau proved too strong for both these previous winners in the bonusprint.com Henry II Stakes at Sandown on the last day of last month, keeping on well under a fine ride from Frankie Dettori to beat Mr Dinos by a length and a half with Royal Rebel back in seventh.


Another of Godolphin’s challengers New South Wales also lined up at the Esher racecourse, finishing a three-length third. He will be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, who will be enjoying his first rides at the Royal Meeting this week. Mick Channon’s Misternando was sixth in the Sandown event - the four-year-old had a brilliant 2003 winning on 10 occasions.


Godolphin’s third and final contestant is Highest, who was placed seventh on his only start this season in the Yorkshire Cup.


An intriguing runner is the Japanese-trained Ingrandire, who is no forlorn hope having been victorious in a Grade 1 race at Kyoto on the second day of May, when he made all to easily defy odds of 70/1 to beat Zenno Rob Roy by seven lengths.


France also has a strong challenger in the Elie Lellouche-trained Westerner, who won two French Group Ones at the end of last season including the Prix du Cadran (the French equivalent of the Gold Cup) at Longchamp in October, when he proved five lengths too powerful for Germinis.


Brian Boru justified favouritism in last year’s St Leger at Doncaster, where he kept on well to beat the 2003 King Edward VII Stakes hero High Accolade by one and a quarter lengths. Aidan O’Brien’s charge made a winning reappearance this term in a Listed heat at Leopardstown and he was only three lengths away in fifth last time behind Warrsan in Epsom’s Coronation Cup.


The field is completed by the Hughie Morrison-trained Alcazar, Chimes At Midnight, trained by Luke Comer in Ireland, Mark Johnston’s Darasim and the Michael Bell-trained Dusky Warbler.




FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
COVENTRY STAKES (GROUP 2)

ICE-COOL FALLON LANDS OPENER

Trainer John Gosden was full of praise for Kieren Fallon after the rider brought home Iceman to land the opening Group 2 Coventry Stakes in the colours of David and Patricia Thompson’s Cheveley Park Stud.


“There’s no better jockey than Kieren at weaving his way through,” said Gosden. “And the horse was outpaced early on but Kieren gradually brought him through from his outside draw.


“He’s had three runs now and we’ll put him away for the Champagne Stakes over seven furlongs at Doncaster in September. If he runs a big race there then he’d go for the Dewhurst. This is a stiff track and this was a stiff six furlongs, so he wants seven now.


“He was second first time out on soft ground at Bath when beaten by a nice horse then won easily at Newbury, beating Screwdriver. The form’s solid.


“I had a two-year-old champion two years ago in Oasis Dream, but they are different horses. He was all speed and this one wants seven furlongs now, we’ll probably find five monster types have appeared by the time of the Champagne.


“This is fast, summer ground. As soon as the water is going on, 90 per cent of it is evaporating. I’ve been to soft Ascots and this is definitely a firm one.”

The winner - who earned quotes as low as 20/1 with Cashmans for next year’s 2000 Guineas - was named after George Woolf, the jockey known as The Iceman in the book and film, Seabiscuit.




Coventry Stakes
Place Quotes


BEATEN BY A BETTER ONE, SAYS CRISFORD

Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, had no excuses for Council Member, runner-up in the Coventry Stakes.


Crisford said: ”Frankie (Dettori) always had Council Member in the box seat and it has taken a very good one to get past him. He’ll be a lovely horse for next year.”

Mick Channon was happy with both his horses, 33-1 shot Capable Guest, who finished third, and the seemingly better-fancied Turnkey, who was fifth.


Channon said: “They have done me proud, and I am delighted with Capable Guest - he deserved a shot at the race and we will now step him up a furlong.


“Turnkey has run well, too. It was bottomless when he won at Kempton, and, while he doesn’t need those conditions, this was a bit firm for him. Ted (Durcan) said he came there a furlong out but that the horse then did not let himself down.


“But I have no excuses - we have finished third and fifth and the two horses are what you see. Good solid types.”

Darryll Holland felt inexperience beat Tony James, who finished fourth. He said:”He came here on the back of just one run, at Pontefract, and he probably didn’t learn much there. But I have not lost faith in the horse - he is a smashing prospect.”


GROUND

After today’s opening race, the following jockeys described the ground as:

Kieren Fallon, rider of winner Iceman, said: “They say it’s good to firm, it’s good to me - fast.”

Frankie Dettori, rider of runner-up Council Member, said: “Good to firm.”

Darryll Holland, rider of Tony James, said: “Like a road.”

Johnny Murtagh, rider of Berkhamsted, said: “Good.”

Tom Queally, rider of Goodricke, said: “Quick.”

Kevin Darley, rider of Catwalk Cleric, said: “Firm.”

Ted Durcan, rider of Turnkey, said: “Lightning quick.”

Pat McCabe, rider of Dance Anthem, said: “Fast.”

Chris Catlin, rider of Capable Guest, said: “Very fast.”

Neil Callan, rider of Dario Gee Gee, said: “Pretty fast.”

RACE TWO KING’S STAND STAKES
WIN QUOTES

THE TATLING IS KING OF ASCOT

Chepstow-based trainer Milton Bradley enjoyed his first Royal Meeting success as The Tatling proved one and a half lengths too powerful for Hong Kong raider Cape Of Good Hope. It was his biggest success.


Bradley said: “That was magic - he’s only a little horse but I thought that he could win these sort of races. He hasn’t always been 100% this season but I thought that he was today. Someone from the press phoned me yesterday and I said whoever beat out fellow would win - I was right, wasn’t I?

“I was confident but we’re only a little stable with 60 horses in training. He showed a lot of magic as a two-year-old but he’s had loads of problems - he was claimed and came to us - and I thought that if I could mend them then I’ve got a racehorse on my hands.


“He’s got nuts and bolts in his knees and I’ve always felt the best way to deal with horses is not to do it your way or the horse’s way but meet them at half-way.



“I’ve had a lot of success with horses with problems - just think what I could do with straight horses.


“I claimed The Tatling from Dandy Nicholls two years ago at Catterick for 15,000 guineass. The owner (Dab Hand Racing) was very keen to get him. I’ve never been defeatist and I’ll try anything with the horses and he’s been magic - the best horse that I’ve ever trained and I thought that he would go a long way last year.


“I drove the box down here today and while it will take me a long time to get home, I’ll probably be home before some of those having a drink!

“I seem to end up with loads of sprinters and perhaps we just seem
to make them go faster - I don’t mind what distance they prefer really.


“This is the sort of horse that every trainer would like having. I’d never flown until this horse went to Hong Kong and if we got another invitation, I’d love to go out there. They treated us like Gods out there. I’m 69-years-old and when he ran in the Abbaye last year I got my first passport.


“Royal Ascot is something that I can’t really believe - it’s magic.”

Winning rider Darryll Holland said: “When he ran in France a couple of times earlier in the season they weren’t going any pace. He’s very quick and today I thought that I would ride him like a proper horse.


“The race couldn’t have gone any smoother and he won very well today. This is top-class form against some of the best sprinters around.”


SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
KING’S STAND STAKES (GROUP 2)

PLACED HORSES COULD ALL REAPPEAR ON SATURDAY

Hong Kong raider Cape Of Good Hope, Frizzante and Ringmoor Down, who respectively finished second, third and fourth behind The Tatling in the Group 2 King’s Stand Stakes could all reappear at Royal Ascot on Saturday.


The second and third could head for the six-furlong Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes while Ringmoor Down may take up an engagement in the Wokingham Stakes, for which she received a quote of 16/1 from Paddy Power.


Trainer David Oughton was delighted that his decision to bring over Cape Of Good Hope was justified. “I think he has run up to his Hong Kong form,” said Oughton. “You never quite know until you try with something like this and I’d be tempted to run on Saturday, we’ll see how he comes out of this.”

James Fanshawe said of Frizzante: “She’s a filly prone to stiffness and I was worried about the ground beforehand. But if she’s OK she could run on Saturday.”

Ringmoor Down is not in the Group 1 event and her trainer David Arbuthnot said: “She got no sort of run at all but if she had I think she would have gone very close. They were coming back at her when she was full of running. But she is a hold-up horse so you have to put up with it.


“She is in the Wokingham and it’s going to be a hard call. I’d imagine she’d be pretty much favourite now, we’ve got two days to think about. The immediate thought had been to have a crack at the July Cup.”


King’s Stand Stakes

CONNECTIONS DISAPPOINTED WITH US RAIDER


Californian trainer Eoin Harty confessed to being “disappointed” as Sheikh Mohammed’s US raider Lydgate came ninth behind The Tatling in the King’s Stand Stakes.


Harty said: “We came to win and it is disappointing, but if we hadn’t tried we would always have wondered what might have been. You miss 99% of the shots you fire at this game.”

Frankie Dettori, who rode Lydgate, said: “It was all a bit new to him, but we never really had a hope in hell from that 19 draw.”

Similarly, Richard Hannon felt the 18 draw snookered all chance he had of winning with Boogie Street, who blazed the trail up the centre of the course for four furlongs before fading to finish sixth.


Hannon said: “I knew when the draw came out two days ago that we couldn’t win. Perhaps Hughesie might have been better off staying straight instead of trying to tack over from half-way, but Boogie Street has so much natural speed and he is tailor-made for a race like the Nunthorpe. A flat track like York will suit him perfectly.”

ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES

AZAMOUR GRINDS HIS WAY TO VICTORY

Azamour, who had to be content with a place in both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas, reversed the form with his Newmarket and Curragh conquerors when grinding his way to a hard-fought neck victory in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes.


John Oxx, who trains Azamour, said: ”I am never optimistic, but I did think that today might prove to be his day.


“He was too green and inexperienced for the English Guineas and only got the hang of things from halfway, while, though we had a couple of hiccups in his preparation on the way to the Curragh, he looked like winning three lengths but thought he had done enough and got run out of it.”

Praising Azamour, who will probably now step up in distance, Oxx added:”He is very tough and with a great temperament. He stays well and runs all the way to the line - he is a real athlete, courageous and genuine. In fact, he is a horse who has everything.


“I was worried early on when the pace was only modest and he was racing three wide, but Mick (Kinane), who rides him in most of his work at home, has been getting the right sort of vibes recently, and he was very patient.


“Now we have to decide whether to stay at a mile for the Sussex Stakes, but he looks as if he would appreciate further and he might well go to York for the Juddmonte International and then be aimed at the Irish Champion Stakes.”

Kinane, confirming that the plan was to wait longer than he had in Ireland, said: ”We got mugged at The Curragh and he had no time to react. He is a typical Aga Khan colt - the breed always improve with age, and I knew that he had the scope and physique to get better as the season progressed.”

The Aga Khan, who has had so many big winners on the Royal Heath, said:”I am lucky in that I am surrounded by a great team, but we have always held Azamour in high esteem. He got caught by surprise at The Curragh and we were very hopeful today - John requested one last shot at a Group 1 over a mile, and he has been proved right, but maybe now is the time to look at going up in trip.”


RACE THREE ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES
PLACED QUOTES

NO EXCUSES FOR DIAMOND GREEN

French raider Diamond Green found just Irish-trained Azamour a neck too powerful in a thrilling finish to today’s St James’s Palace Stakes.


Diamond Green’s trainer Andre Fabre said: “He had a perfect race and there are no excuses.”

Diamond Green’s jockey Gary Stevens commented: “We can go anywhere with him. Someone cut him down a little at the start but he’s a proper racehorse and he should have a Group One by his name. He may stay further - something like 10 furlongs.”

Antonius Pius was a further three-quarters of a length away in third for Aidan O’Brien, who said: “He ran a great race. He wouldn’t mind going back in trip but there’s plenty of time for that. He’s got some class this horse.”

Barry Hills, trainer of fourth-placed Haafhd, who won the UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas last month, said: “I don’t want to make too many excuses but it was very, very firm out there and that’s one possibility.


“He’s been off the track for 45 days as well and that doesn’t help. He had a lovely run through the race and when I expected him to pick up two lengths he didn’t. He wasn’t the horse that he was in the 2000 Guineas.


“But horses are not machines and I would like to get him into a nice rhythm of races. Ideally he’d run once a month to keep him ticking over. He’ll be in all the best races and we’ll see how they fit in. The Sussex Stakes [at Glorious Goodwood] is a possibility and it would be nice to have another run before that - but we can’t run them everywhere.”


THIRD RACE QUOTES
ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES

GROUND TOO FAST FOR BRUNEL

German 2,000 Guineas winner Brunel delighted his connections when beaten around two and a half lengths when fifth to Azamour in the St James’s Palace Stakes.


Harry Herbert, racing manager to owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, said: “He ran a terrific race. He slightly missed the break and then Darryll (Holland) said that he was travelling so well into the straight that he thought he was going to win.


“But the ground is very quick and he just didn’t quite let himself down, if it had been slightly nicer going he would have been closer.


“I’m delighted he has proved he is up to this level, finishing so close to two classic winners. He’s improving all the time and we can look at all the top races now, but there’s no decision on where he’ll go next.”

FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
QUEEN ANNE STAKES (GROUP 1)

BEND BOUNCES BACK

Last season’s 2000 Guineas winner Refuse To Bend bounced back to form to land the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes in the Godolphin colours under Frankie Dettori.


Godolphin bought the colt last season and the stable’s proprietor, Sheikh Mohammed, said: “Horses lose their form and you have to be patient with them, he has been pleasing us lately. Daylami was disappointing but we got him back.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been disappointed by this horse, he has had a few problems and if you’re patient you get them back. But if you press hard they go down and down. We’ll see how he comes out of this before deciding where he goes.


“Every meeting matters but this is a beautiful meeting and a beautiful track with everybody here.”

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford added: “This has been a lucky race for us and it’s fabulous to win it again. We were very disappointed with the Lockinge because he had been working exceptionally well so were left scratching our heads. He had also disappointed in Dubai when he had been going well.

“We thought he was in great form at home and there would be a good pace today so we would see what happens.


“He was working so well that we were definitely going to come here, it was just a matter of whether it was for this race or the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes over two furlongs further. But two days ago Sheikh Mohammed watched him work and said to go for the mile. For the time being he will stick to a mile.


“This was great because we expected today to be a slowish start to the week with most of her big guns later on.”

Dettori said: “The horse looked magnificent today, but we couldn’t work out why he ran badly in Dubai or the Lockinge. Today he travelled well the whole way, even when he was boxed in he was going well. The team have done a great job to get him back. The Group 1s are the ones that count at this meeting and it’s a relief to get one in the bag.”


Race Four - Queen Anne Stakes
Place quotes

SOVIET SONG PIPPED ON THE LINE

James Fanshawe, while disappointed that Soviet Song had been touched off on the line by Refuse To Bend in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, was justifiably proud of his filly, who showed all the old fire that epitomised her two-year-old career.


He said: “I thought we had it, but Frankie has come and done us on the line. I have been telling everybody that Soviet Song was a different filly this year and was somewhat surprised when she was beaten in her first two races this season.


“But she was never right last year and has come back in a different filly. Johnny (Murtagh) reckoned there might not be much pace on so rode her handier, and she has done everything right.


“She loves Ascot, but she also loves Newmarket, and it probably makes sense to stick to her own sex for her next race, which will be the Falmouth Stakes at the July meeting.”

Luca Cumani could barely believe his eyes when Salselon flew up the hill to finish best of all in third.


Cumani said:”It was a slow-run race, so to make up such an incredible amount of ground in the last two furlongs is simply remarkable.


“I would like to step up to a mile and a quarter now, so, while we will consider the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, there is always the prospect of another slow-run race in France, which leads me to believe that a more sensible target would be the Juddmonte International at York.


“If he can produce that sort of turn of speed at the end of 10 furlongs he could be quite formidable.”


RACE FOUR QUEEN ANNE STAKES

SIX PERFECTIONS FAILS TO PICK UP

French raider Six Perfections failed to justify favouritism, finishing sixth behind Refuse To Bend.


Six Perfections’s jockey Thierry Thulliez said: “There are no excuses - in the last 200 metres it was very difficult as it is steep and it broke her action.”

Alan Cooper, racing manager to Six Perfections’s owner, the Niarchos Family, commented: “She didn’t get home in the race today. She didn’t quicken as she normally does. The Jacques Le Marois will be her next race.”


RACE FIVE ASCOT STAKES (HANDICAP)
WIN QUOTES

STEP UP IN TRIP WORKS ORACLE FOR DOUBLE OBSESSION

Double Obsession, who has not been placed higher than seventh in his last six starts, got his head in front when stepped up to this two mile four furlong trip in the Ascot Stakes.


Winning trainer Mark Johnston said of the five-length winner: “He wouldn’t be here if he didn’t deserve to be here. I know he’s got a string of duck eggs against his name and we’ve tried different things with him and he’s shown ability at times.


“We thought that we would try a dramatic jump up in distance as a bit of a shot in the dark and he’s got the pedigree for it - we thought that we would see if it wakes him up. It’s strange that being by Sadler’s Wells he loves this ground.


“It’s great to get the first win at the Royal Meeting under your belt - it’s dreadful waiting for the first particularly if the horses have been running unpredictably. The big one [Attraction] runs later in the week.


“John [Egan, winning rider] rides for Ron Huggins [one of the winning owners whose colours were made famous by the great Double Trigger and were carried by the winner] a bit.


“I don’t know where he will go now as there are not too many handicaps over this distance. That’s a bit awkward but he’s a lovely horse and it’s been a disaster as he’s a beautiful physical specimen but he’s not been winning races.


“It’s a jump to go to level weights races but we might be forced to.


“He’s frustrated us since soon after this time last year and he’s been a bit disinterested. He won so nicely today.”

Egan commented: “It’s my first Royal winner and I’m delighted and thankful to Mr Huggins and Mr Johnston.

“They went a good gallop and you know that you can kick and keep going on Mr Johnston’s horses. But I didn’t have to push too much or work too hard on him. I knew Mick [Kinane] would make the running and I sat in second travelling really well. I was surprised how well I got home as usually you don’t if you travel so well.

“The visor was back on and Mr Johnston said he was in good form. I knew that he rides the track and he’s run well.”

Runner-up Promoter looks set to run in the Northumberland Plate a week on Saturday after finishing five lengths behind the winner.


“He ran a terrific race and was six lengths clear of the third,” said James Stafford, racing manager to owners Thurloe Thoroughbreds. “At least he gets into the Northumberland Plate without a penalty and will run there provided he comes out of this OK.”


Race Five - Ascot Stakes

STAMINA RUNS OUT FOR LAND ‘N STARS

Land ‘n Stars, subject of a huge gamble in the offices this morning and backed down to 11-2 favourite, could finish only fifth behind 25-1 shot Double Obsession, leaving each-way backers disappointed.


Paul Doe, who rode Land ‘n Stars, said: “He didn’t stay. I was happy until he hit the wall at the half-mile marker, and from a furlong out he was rolling about.


“We’ll take him back in trip, but he is only four and with another year under his back he might stay better next year.”

Race Six - Windsor Castle Stakes


LITTMODEN TAKES LAST


Nick Littmoden, king of the sand when he was taking Wolverhampton and Southwell by storm, is very much a serious player on the turf these days, and he celebrated his first Royal Ascot winner when Chateau Istana got home by half a length from Tournedos in the concluding Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.


Chateau Istana is owned by former Hong Kong trainer Ivan Allan, who has had horses in the Littmoden stable for three or four years, and Allan, whose best performer in Europe was St Leger winner Commanche Run, was on hand to lead his latest star into the hallowed victor’s circle.


Littmoden said: “I can’t believe it, and this certainly beats training a winner at Dunstall Park.


“Chateau Istana is a lovely horse with the best attitude in the world, and, though I was disappointed when he was beaten on his debut, he made up for it next time at Leicester, where he won so well that we decided to come here.


“Having won a Listed race, we will now have to think about looking at the Group 3s - he had the speed for this stiff five furlongs, but six won’t be a problem and it is a nice position to be in.”

It was also a red-letter day for apprentice Tom Queally, who only came over to Britain this season - at the encouragement of Barney Curley. The youngster confessed that he could not believe he was standing in the winner’s enclosure on his very first visit.


John Gosden, whose heavily-backed 5-2 favourite Age of Kings could finish only sixth, reflected that the colt, so unlucky first time out at Salisbury, needs further than this five furlongs.


He said: “Age of Kings was outpaced early, and he could then never get a run up the inside. He was staying on well at the end and is crying out for six furlongs or even seven.


“If I had run him in the Coventry Stakes he would have gone close, but I can’t run them all in the same race, and, in any event, we won that with Iceman, so I can’t complain.”

RACE SIX WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES
PLACED QUOTES

CHANNON PLEASED WITH TWO-YEAR-OLDS

Mick Channon expressed himself, “delighted with the two-year-olds - they’ve all run well even though they haven’t won,” after Tournedos was second in today’s concluding event and Capable Guest and Turnkey had finished third and fifth respectively in the opening Coventry Stakes.


He continued: “Tournedos is a good little horse and he did everything right from a high draw - I’m very pleased with him.


“I’ll definitely think about the Molecomb Stakes for him as he showed plenty of speed. The other one [winner Chateau Istana] just kept going better - these things happen in racing.”

Speaking of Turnkey, Channon added: “He came to win his race but rolled about on the ground. Ted said that he might prefer a bit of cut but I have no excuses and you’ve just got to get on with it.”

Anton Pearson, who trains for owner Peter Winkworth, who holds the licence, said of third-placed Safari Sunset: “That was a very good run as he’s run a bit green - he put his head up in the air and then put it down again.


“He’s one of three horses David Redvers bought for us and while the other one in training [Ride Safari] wouldn’t be as good as this fellow, he finished third at Brighton yesterday.


“Safari Sunset has run an absolute blinder and this is our first year training two-year-olds - we have an absolutely perfect gallop for them.


“He is difficult to mount and I can’t praise Paul Doe enough. He was thrown to the ground on him last time at Leicester but got back on him and the pair went on to win in a good time.


“So we were entitled to come here on the back of that. We’ll think about the Molecomb Stakes but we just want to do what is best for the horse.”



GOING

Nick Cheyne, Ascot’s Racing Director, reported this morning that the going remains ‘Good to Firm’.


“We will be watering after the racing every night,” he added.




BETTING NEWS

The Ascot Stakes is proving far and away the biggest betting race of the day, with Jamie Poulton’s Land ‘n Stars heavily backed with all the major firms.


Victor Chandler and Ladbrokes were top offer at 10-1 this morning, but they have been forced to take cover and reduce their quotes to 7-1, and, while Corals are holding on to the 8-1, Cashmans took a hammering at those odds and have slashed their price to 11-2.


However, the marathon handicap is not all about one horse, with the Philip Hobbs-trained pair, Numitas (16-1 from 20-1 with Corals and Chandlers) and Xellance, who is down to 20-1 from twice those odds with the same two firms.


Chandlers have also seen money for Riyadh, who won this race two years ago when with Martin Pipe. Now with Mark Johnston, he has been an each-way order from 20-1 to 16-1.


Got One Too has been the buzz horse for the race this morning with totesport and is down to 12-1 from 16-1, while the same firm report money for Polar Bear for tomorrow’s Royal Hunt Cup and have reduced offers from 10-1 to 7-1, a move mirrored by Victor Chandler.


Chandlers report the King’s Stand Stakes as being a good betting race, with Cape Of Good Hope backed from 8-1 to 13-2 and The Tatling clipped a point to 8-1.


Cashmans have seen plenty of money for Iceman for the Coventry Stakes, John Gosden’s colt being shortened from 6-1 to 9-2, and the same firm have been anxious to lay 2,000 Guineas winner Haafhd for the St James’s Palace Stakes, though, having taken Ù16,000 at 9-4, they have been forced to go 2-1.


Paddy Power, who also have seen money for the “steamers” in the Ascot Stakes, Land ‘n Stars (7-1 from 8-1), Numitas (14-1 from 20-1) and Xellance (20-1 from 25-1), report bits and pieces for Cape of Good Hope (7-1 from 8-1) in the King’s Stand, Azamour (5-1 from 11-2) in the St James’s Palace and Alkaadhem (11-1 from 12-1) in the St James’s Palace.


However, Tony Coleman, representing Paddy Power, says that the most significant moves they have seen is the opposition to Aidan O’Brien’s first two runners, Oratorio in the Coventry and Antonius Pius in the St James’s Palace. Both have been eased to 11-2.


Coleman said:”Paddy Power will be paying on the fifth horse for place punters in the Ascot Stakes, while we will be refunding your stakes if your win bet finishes second to Six Perfections in the Queen Anne.”


FIRST RACE RESULT
2.30pm THE COVENTRY STAKES

Class A, Group Two, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1) ICEMAN (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [11] 5/1 Jt Fav
2) COUNCIL MEMBER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [5] 5/1 Jt Fav
3) CAPABLE GUEST (John Guest) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Chris Catlin [9] 33/1
4) TONY JAMES (Tony Richards) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [7]
5) TURNKEY (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Ted Durcan [14]
6) BERKHAMSTED (Richard Leslie) Jamie Osborne 2-8-12 Johnny Murtagh [8]
7) ORATORIO (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [6]
8) DARIO GEE GEE (Crewe & Nantwich Racing Club) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Neil Callan [3]
9) GOODRICKE (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-8-12 Tom Queally [4]
10) DANCE ANTHEM (The Afternoon Syndicate) Mick Quinlan 2-8-12 Pat McCabe [12]
11) BEAVER PATROL (Kevin Lynch) Fulke Johnson Houghton 2-8-12 Steve Carson [13]
12) KINGS QUAY (John May) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Dane O'Neill [2]
13) CATWALK CLERIC (Favourites Racing) Mark Wallace 2-8-12 Kevin Darley [1]

13 ran Non-Runner: Russian Blue (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 1 min 14.83 secs Distances: .5, 1.75, nk, 1.75, 1.5, hd, .5, 1, 2, 1, 1.5, 7
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: b c Polar Falcon (USA) - Virtuous (Exit To Nowhere (USA))
Tote Win: £4.00 Places: £1.60; £1.90; £11.20 Exacta: £18.90

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born:Hove, 30/3/51 Classic Winners: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), St Leger (1996 Shantou), Wins in a season (1989-2003):28:87:86:113:110:93:86:75:91:77:74:82:55:85:72 Other major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), 2000 Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 1997 Shantou), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Challenge Stakes (1993 Catrail), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), Hungerford Stakes (1994 Pollen Count - dh with Young Ern), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (1995 Presenting), Prix de l’Abbaye (1991Keen Hunter), Grosser Preis Von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Gran Premio di Milano (1997 Shantou), Prix Lupin (1995 Flemensfirth), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix de la Salamandre (1995 Lord Of Men), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2001 Clearing), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Royal Lodge Stakes (1996 Benny The Dip, 2002 Al Jadeed), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfiled Derby Trial (2004 Percussionist) Trains at Manton, Marlborough Wiltshire. Previously at Newmarket Wins this season: 29 Royal Ascot wins: (18) Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Chesham Stakes (1998 Rhapsodist) Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 211990 - Chesham Stakes)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2003): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149*, 221* *Champion jockey Classic wins: (11) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Other major wins include: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal);Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom); Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav) Royal Ascot wins: 21 First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman)


SECOND RACE RESULT
3.05pm THE KING’S STAND STAKES

Class A, Group Two, £140,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2003, a winner of a Group Two race 2lb; of a Group One race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £81,200; 2nd: £30,800; 3rd: £14,400; 4th: £7,000; 5th: £3,500; 6th: £2,100

1) THE TATLING (Dab Hand Racing) Milton Bradley 7-9-02 Darryll Holland [5] 8/1
2) CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (Exors of the late R Carstairs) David Oughton HK vt1 6-9-02 Michael Kinane [1] 13/2
3) FRIZZANTE (Jan Hopper & Elizabeth Grundy) James Fanshawe 5-8-13 Johnny Murtagh [7] 9/2 Fav
4) RINGMOOR DOWN (Prof C D Green) David Arbuthnot 5-8-13 Dane O'Neill [2]
5) MAJESTIC MISSILE (Flying Tiger Partnership) William Haggas 3-8-10 Kieren Fallon [10]
6) BOOGIE STREET (Hippodrome Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Richard Hughes [18]
7) BAHAMIAN PIRATE (Lucayan Stud, H E Lhendup Dorji) David Nicholls 9-9-02 Gary Stevens [11]
8) NIGHTS CROSS (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Ted Durcan [16]
9) LYDGATE (Sheikh Mohammed) Eoin Harty USA t1 4-9-02 Frankie Dettori [19]
10) THE TRADER (Mrs C J Ward, Mr D G Chambers) Michael Blanshard b6-9-02 Jamie Spencer [17]
11) DRAGON FLYER (Marchwood Aggregrates, Mick Quinn) Mick Quinn 5-8-13 Seamus Heffernan [12]
12) STORMONT (K W & Mrs L A Styles) Hugh Collingridge 4-9-05 Jimmy Quinn [8]
13) IF PARADISE (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Ryan Moore [10]
14) LOCHRIDGE (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 5-8-13 Kevin Darley [6]
15) MORNIN RESERVES (Gary Harrison) Ian Semple 5-9-02 Robert Winston [3]
16) COLONEL COTTON (Jeremy Gompertz) Neville Callaghan b5-9-02 Eddie Ahern [4]
17) SMOKIN BEAU (Turf 2000 Limited) Nick Littmoden b1 7-9-02 Tom McLaughlin [14]
18) SPEED COP (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 Michael Hills [9]
19) DUBAIAN GIFT (Dubai Thoroughbred Racing) Andrew Balding 5-9-02 Kerrin McEvoy [15]

19 ran
Time: 1 min 0.16 sec Distances: 1.5, nk, nk, nk, nk, hd, nk, 1.25, nk ,sh, 1.5 , 1.25, nk, 1.25, .5, sh, 4, 14
Breeder: Patrick J Power Breeding: b/br g Perugino (USA) - Aunty Eileen (Ahonoora)
Tote Win: £11.60 Places: £3.80; £2.00; £2.10 Exacta:£57.90

Winning Trainer: Name: Bradley, John Milton Based: Meads Farm, Sedbury Park, Chepstow, Gwent Notable facts: trained Nineacres to win record-equalling nine handicaps in 2000 season. Royal Ascot Wins (1): King’s Stand Stakes (2004 The Tatling) Big Race Wins: Hong Kong Sprint (2003 Salviati), King George Stakes (2003 The Tatling), King’s Stand Stakes (2004 TheTatling) Horses in training (1973-2004): 25; 28; 31; 34; 43; 38; 37; 39; 26; 35; 20; 25; 43; 32; 37; 39; 42; 52; 36; 24; 18; 17; 20; 29; 28; 19; 16; 40; 34; 38:54:49 Number of wins in a season (1991-2003): 2; 3; 6; 8; 17; 12; 19; 16; 33; 47; 62; 36; 37

Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav), Dewhurst Stakes (2003 Milk It Mick), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan) Wins(1990-2003):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113,157 Wins This Season: 65 Royal Ascot wins: (6) King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef), Jersey Stakes (1998 Diktat), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Chesham Stakes (2003 Pearl Of Love), King’s Stand Stakes (2004 The Tatling) First Royal Ascot win: King George V Handicap, Diaghilef, June 22, 1995

THIRD RACE RESULT
3.45pm THE ST JAMES’S PALACE STAKES

Class A, Group One, £241,200 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo entire colts, 1m. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £139,896; 2nd: £53,064; 3rd: £26,532; 4th: £12,060; 5th: £6,030; 6th: £3,618

1) AZAMOUR (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [1] 9/2
2) DIAMOND GREEN (Lagardere Family) Andre Fabre FR 3-9-00 Gary Stevens [8] 10/1
3) ANTONIUS PIUS (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE t1 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [10] 7/1
4) HAAFHD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Richard Hills [6] 6/4 Fav
5) BRUNEL (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing X) William Haggas 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [4]
6) CASTLETON (Annie Cyzer) Harvey Cyzer 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [7]
7) BACHELOR DUKE (Exors of the late Duke of Devonshire) James Toller 3-9-00 Seb Sanders [9]
8) BYRON (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [3]
9) MADID (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-9-00 Willie Supple [5]
10) PEARL OF LOVE (Mick Doyle) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Kevin Darley [2]
11) NEWTON (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE v1 2-9-00 Paul Scallan [11]

11 ran
Time: 1 min 39.02 sec Distances: nk, .75, nk, 1.5, sh, 1.25, 1.5, .5, 3, 20
Breeder: His Higness the Aga Khan’s Stud SC
Breeding: b c Night Shift (USA) - Asmara (USA) (Lear Fan (USA))
Tote Win: £5.50 Places: £1.80; £3.40; £2.90 Exacta: £39.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Oxx, John Mortimer Date of birth: 14/7/50 Previous occupation: Assistant to father, John Oxx Snr Trains at: Currabeg, Ireland Business interest: farming Major wins include: English Derby (2000 Sinndar), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Irish St Leger (1987 Eurobird & 1989 Petite Ile), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Molyglare Stud Stakes (1988 Flamenco Wave), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gallinule Stakes (1993 Massyar & 1995 Shemaran), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Blandford Stakes (1987 Eurobird & 1993 Foresee), Prix Du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeder’s Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Meld Stakes (1990 Khalafiya, 1991 Sardaniya), Prix Royal-Oak (1997 Ebadiyla), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar) First Royal Ascot win: Ridgewood Pearl (June 21, 1995 - Coronation Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (5) Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000 Katiykha), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), St James’s Palace Stakes (2004 Azamour)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing) Royal Ascot wins: (31) First Royal Ascot win: St James’s Palace Stakes (June 15, 1982 Dara Monarch) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1982 Dara Monarch, 1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2004 Azamour), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Coronation Stakes (1994 Kissing Cousin, 2002 Sophisticat), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear)


FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE QUEEN ANNE STAKES

Class A, Group One, £250,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 1m. Weights: colts & gelings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb (southern hemisphere allowance: 4yo 2lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £145,000; 2nd: £55,000; 3rd: £27,500; 4th: £12,500; 5th: £6,250; 6th: £3,750

1) REFUSE TO BEND (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-9-00 Frankie Dettori [1] 12/1
2) SOVIET SONG (Elite Racing Club) James Fanshawe 4-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [3] 6/1
3) SALSELON (Scuderia Briantea Srl) Luca Cumani b5-9-00 Darryll Holland [9] 12/1
4) NEBRASKA TORNADO (Khalid Abdulla) Andre Fabre FR 4-8-11 Gary Stevens [4]
5) TILLERMAN (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 8-9-00 Richard Hughes [5]
6) SIX PERFECTIONS (Niarchos Family) Pascal Bary FR 4-8-11 Thierry Thulliez [12] 5/2 Fav
7) BOWMAN'S CROSSING (Dr Fuk To Chang) David Oughton HK 5-9-00 Michael Kinane [6]
8) CHECKIT (Tim Corby) Mick Channon v1 4-9-00 Ted Durcan [7]
9) MARTILLO (Gestut Hony-Hof) Ralf Suerland GER 4-9-00 William Mongil [10]
10) HURRICANE ALAN (Ian Wight) Richard Hannon 4-9-00 Pat Dobbs [11]
11) ALKAADHEM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-00 Richard Hills [8]
12) ARAKAN (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon [17]
13) JUST JAMES (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 5-9-00 Eddie Ahern [16]
14) NORSE DANCER (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-9-00 Richard Quinn [14]
15) LATEEN SAILS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [2]
16) BEAUCHAMP PILOT (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 6-9-00 Jamie Spencer [15]

16 ran Non-Runner: Firebreak (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 1 min 39.14 sec Distances:nk, .75, 1, 1.25, .75, hd, 1.5, nk, 2.5, 1.75, 5, 1.5, 12, 7, 24
Tote Win: £12.50 Places: £3.20; £2.70; £4.80 Exacta: £123.50

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. British Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Breeders Cup Turf (2001 Fantastic Light), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami); Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross; 2000 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1998 Sea Wave), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre) Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light), Man O'War Stakes (2000 Fantastic Light), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Handicap (2002 Imperial Gesture), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture), Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), American Oaks (2002 Jilbab), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera), Grosser Bugatti Preis (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium), 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool) Wins in a season (1995-2003) 14:48:41:38:41:17:24:21:23 Other details: Champion trainer 1996;1999 Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the Sagitta 1000 Guineas. First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (21): Cork and Orrery Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool)

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, ItalyFirst winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami),Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr); Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel); Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano) Royal Ascot wins: (32) First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), St James’s Palace (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend)

FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm THE ASCOT STAKES

Class C, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ Rated 0-95, 2m 4f. Minimum Weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 5, a winner of a Class D to F race 3lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Weight for age: 4 from 5yo+ 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1) DOUBLE OBSESSION (Ron Huggins, R Huckerby, Atlantic Racing) Mark Johnston v4-9-02 John Egan [24] 25/1
2) PROMOTER (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XII) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-01 Eddie Ahern [28] 14/1
3) PENNY PICTURES (Terry Neill, Martin Pipe) Martin Pipe 5-9-06 Gary Stevens [15] 25/1
4) REDSPIN (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 4-7-12 David Kinsella [2] 100/1
5) LAND 'N STARS (Kenneth Wilkinson) Jamie Poulton 4-8-09 Paul Doe [14] 11/2 Fav
6) TERESA (Sir Eric Parker) John Dunlop 4-8-08 John Quinn [11]
7) RIYADH (A S Helaissi) Mark Johnston v6-8-01 Royston Ffrench [29]
8) ALMIZAN (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 4-8-12 Ted Durcan [13]
9) STANCE (N J Jones) Gary Moore 5-8-10 Ryan Moore [16]
10) DON FERNANDO (Lucayan Stud) Martin Pipe 5-8-09 Darryll Holland [27]
11) WASTED TALENT (Wasted Talent Partnership) Johnny Portman 4-8-05 Dane O'Neill [20]
12) GOT ONE TOO (Sir Eric Parker) Nicky Henderson 7-8-06 Michael Kinane [25]
13) GRALMANO (Coleorton Motor Racing) Kevin Ryan 9-9-02 Neil Callan [6]
14) ESTABLISHMENT (Annie Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 7-8-03 Kerrin McEvoy [10]
15) HERNANDITA (P Clarke) Emma Lavelle 6-7-12 Frankie McDonald [23]
16) AMID THE CHAOS (Dr Michael Smurfit, Donald Keogh) Dermot Weld IRE vt1 4-9-04 Pat Smullen [4]
17) HAWADETH (Nicky Viney) Victor Dartnall p9-8-12 Kevin Darley [22]
18) MANA D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 7-9-07 Joe Fanning [19]
19) KING FLYER (J W Jenkins) Julia Feilden 8-9-00 Simon Whitworth [7]
20) GLORY QUEST (WRB Racing 40) Gay Kelleway 7-8-08 Ian Mongan [21]
21) SENTRY (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing IV) John Gosden 4-9-02 Frankie Dettori [1]
22) ONCE (Lady Blyth) Jamie Osborne 4-8-05 Shane Kelly [26]
23) NUMITAS (Cheveley Park Stud) Philip Hobbs 4-9-05 Seb Sanders [12]
24) CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (Luke Comer) Luke Comer IRE b7-10-00 Seamus Heffernan [18]
25) MALARKEY (A Liddiard) Stef Liddiard 7-8-10 Kieren Fallon [5]
26) DOMENICO (Skullduggery) John Jenkins 6-8-03 Willie Supple [17]
27) CARLYS QUEST (Yorkeys Knod Racing Club) Ferdy Murphy vt10-9-01 Robert Winston [3]
28) INVITATION (Woodhaven Racing Syndicate) Tony Charlton 6-8-06 Richard Hughes [9]
29) XELLANCE (The Five Nations Partnership) Philip Hobbs 7-8-08 Jamie Spencer [8]

29 ran
Time: 4 min 20.99s Distances: 5, 6, 1, 1.25, nk, 1.5, .5, 2, 1.25, .5, 2, 1.25, 2, 1.25, 3, 1.25, 1.5, 1.25, 16, 2, .5, 5, 5, 9, 1.5, 13, 15, dist
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Obsessive (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
Tote Win: £37.00 Places: £11.70; £8.60; £5.80; £58.60 Exacta: £1,117.50
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced 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) UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139 Number of horses in training (1987-2003): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 60 Royal Ascot wins (20): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, , 2003 Fanrtastic Love), 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), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup)

Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle), Irish 2000 Guineas (2003 Indian Haven) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession) Wins (1995-2003): 9,36,63,46,70,43,27,31,61

SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm THE WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES

Class A, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class D race 2lb; of a Class C race 4lb; of a Class A or B race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1) CHATEAU ISTANA (Ivan Allan, J Caplan) Nick Littmoden 2-8-13 Tom Queally [7] 12/1
2) TOURNEDOS (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 2-8-13 Ted Durcan [12] 12/1
3) SAFARI SUNSET (Peter Winkworth) Peter Winkworth 2-8-11 Paul Doe [1] 12/1
4) JUANTORENA (H E Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed) Michael Bell 2-8-11 Darryll Holland [5]
5) CELTIC SPA (Steve Evans, Nerys Dutfield) Nerys Dutfield 2-8-06 Ryan Moore [6]
6) AGE OF KINGS (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden 2-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [3] 5/2 Fav
7) DARK CHEETAH (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Betty Moran) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-13 Jamie Spencer [13]
8) ALPAGA LE JOMAGE (The Top Banana Partnership) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Pat Smullen [10]
9) ROYAL ISLAND (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 2-8-13 Kevin Darley [14]
10) SAFSOOF (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori [4]
11) BOLD MARC (Market Avenue Racing Club 1) Karl Burke 2-8-11 Darren Williams [2]
12) NEXT TIME AROUND (T Osborne, P Shorrock) Linda Stubbs 2-9-01 Robert Winston [8]
13) PROSPECT COURT (John Lund) James Bethell 2-8-11 Richard Quinn [9]
14) ELSIE HART (C H Stevens) Tim Easterby 2-8-08 Willie Supple [11]
15) IAM FOREVERBLOWING (Christine Priest) Simon Burrough 2-8-06 Dean Corby [15]

15 ran
Time: 1 min 01.45s
Distances: .5, .5, nk, 1.5, .5, hd, 1, 2, .75, .75, .5, 1.25, 6, 8
Breeder: High Bramley Grange Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch c Grand Lodge (USA) - Miss Queen (USA) (Miswaki (USA))
Tote Win: £19.90 Places: £5.30; £4.00; £4.30 Exacta: £209.10

Winning trainer:- Name Littmoden, Nicholas Paul Date of Birth: 3/1/63 Riding Career: Amateur, Flat & Point-to-Points Date of first trainer’s licence: October 1994. Previously pupil assistant to Mick Masson for three years; Assistant trainer to John Ffitch Heyes for one year & Jenny Pitman for six months Number of Horses in training (1998-2004): 46, 57, 73, 94, 94, 97, 49 Wins in a season (1994-2003): 0,9,6,18, 40, 61, 57, 51, 79, 54 Trains at Southgate, Newmarket, Suffolk Major wins: Jubilee Handicap (1998 & 1999 Tertium) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana)

Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana)



LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Saeed bin Suroor 1 1 - -
Milton Bradley 1 - - -
John Gosden 1 - - -
Mark Johnston 1 - - -
Nick Littmoden 1 - - -
John Oxx IRE 1 - - -
James Fanshawe - 1 1 -
Andre Fabre FR - 1 - 1
Mick Channon - 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda - 1 - -
David Oughton HK - 1 - -
Mick Channon - - 1 -
Luca Cumani - - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - - 1 -
Martin Pipe - - 1 -
Peter Winkworth - - 1 -
David Arbuthnot - - - 1
Michael Bell - - - 1
Clive Brittain - - - 1
Barry Hills - - - 1
Stan Moore - - - 1

LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Frankie Dettori 1 1 - -
Michael Kinane 1 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 - 1 2
John Egan 1 - - -
Kieren Fallon 1 - - -
Tom Queally 1 - - -
Gary Stevens - 1 1 1
Johnny Murtagh - 1 1 -
Eddie Ahern - 1 - -
Ted Durcan - 1 - -
Chris Catlin - - 1 -
Paul Doe - - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - - 1 -
Richard Hills - - - 1
David Kinsella - - - 1
Dane O’Neill - - - 1

LATEST PADDY POWER PRICES FOR THE LONDON CLUBS TROPHY

5/4 Frankie Dettori
9/4 Kieren Fallon
7/1 Darryll Holland
7/1 Michael Kinane
10/1 Jamie Spencer
10/1 Johnny Murtagh
20/1 Richard Hughes
25/1 Kevin Darley
33/1 BAR


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