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Wednesday, June 16, 2004



The going remains Good To Firm, Firm in places, after day two of Royal Ascot and the course will again be watered overnight.

“We’ll water the entire course again and put on a similar amount of water - about five millimetres - all round as we did last night,” said Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, Nick Cheyne.


Vodafone Derby winner North Light and Vodafone Oaks heroine Ouija Board are among 57 entries announced today for the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, run at Ascot on Saturday, July 24.

Aidan O’Brien accounts for 18 of the 57 entries including 2003 St Leger winner Brian Boru, Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Powerscourt while the Godolphin stable has a dozen engaged, among them Queen Anne Stakes winner Refuse To Bend, Sulamani, Vodafone Derby second Rule Of Law and leading Gold Cup contender Papineau.

Eight of today’s ten-strong Prince Of Wales’s Stakes field are entered in the 12-furlong showpiece - Bandari, Ikhtyar, Kaieteur, Lunar Sovereign, Phoenix Reach, Powerscourt, Rakti and Sulamani.

The Vodafone Coronation Cup winner Warrsan, the Epsom second Doyen and unlucky third Vallee Enchantee, trained in France by Elie Lellouche, are others among the star-studded entry.

Lellouche said today: “The filly is in great form and her preparation is all going to plan. Olivier Peslier will take the mount unless he has an engagement that day in France for the Wertheimer family, for whom he has a retainer. Epsom was the past, this is the present so let’s move on - that’s history now.”

As well as a strong representation from Britain, Ireland and France, there is also an American-trained Hard Buck, who won a Grade 1 at Gulfstream in February and finished runner-up to Polish Summer in the Dubai Sheema Classic for trainer Kenny McPeek.


Dual 1000 Guineas winner Attraction, the first filly to win both the English and Irish classics, heads the high-class dozen runners who will line up in Friday’s Group One Coronation Stakes.

Mark Johnston’s Efisio filly won the ultimatebet.com 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on the second day of May, when proving half a length too powerful for Sundrop, and then followed up by taking the Irish equivalent at the Curragh three weeks later, when she comfortably held off Alexander Goldrun by a length.

A number of the runners at Newmarket reoppose here including the Sir Michael Stoute-trained fourth Red Bloom, who gained a juvenile course record at Ascot last September, when successful in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile by one and a quarter lengths from Sundrop.

Secret Charm, trained by Barry Hills, was fifth in both the English and Irish Guineas, having won both of her starts last season including a Listed event at Newbury in October.

Mick Channon’s Majestic Desert was ninth and seventh respectively at Newmarket and the Curragh. Before those starts, she was an impressive winner of the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury, where she was pushed out to get the better of Nyramba by a length.

Godolphin’s Cairns improved on her 10th in the ultimatebet.com 1000 Guineas to run sixth, finishing well in the final one and a half furlongs, behind Torrestrella in the French 1,000 Guineas at Longchamp on May 16.

Kelucia, trained in Scotland by Jim Goldie, also lined up the ultimatebet.com 1000 Guineas to finish 11th and she has subsequently been beaten four and a half lengths in a Listed event at Kempton at the end of last month.

Other runners to have taken part at the Curragh include the David Loder-trained Illustrious Miss (3rd) and Kinnaird (4th), trained by Patrick Haslam.

The former had previously won a Group Three contest at Lingfield on May 8, when easily holding off Gonfilia by two and a half lengths, while Kinnaird’s run in Ireland was a fine effort on her seasonal bow. Last season she won the Group Two May Hill Stakes at Doncaster as well as a conditions stakes on Blue Square Shergar Cup Day at Ascot in August, when crossing the line one and a half lengths ahead of Chinsola.

The field is completed by maiden winners, Aricia, trained by John Gosden, the William Haggas-trained Moon Dazzle and Relaxed, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, plus the Aidan O’Brien-trained Royal Tigress, who won a Listed heat at Leopardstown in April.



The Godolphin team, who have a string of good chances today, kicked off the day on the best possible note when Kheleyf landed the opening Jersey Stakes by a length and three quarters.

The three-year-old had not run since October and Godolphin’s racing manager, Simon Crisford, revealed that today’s race had been targeted for some time.

“We set this as the target for him back in February,” said Crisford. “He is a great horse with loads of class and a lot of ability. He has had problems with his ligaments, nothing too serious but it meant we couldn’t push him, so in the winter we decided not to go for the Guineas. It has taken a long, long time to get him back so all credit to the Godolphin team.

“We wanted to give the horse confidence and he still has a lot to prove, but has won a very good Group 3 in the Jersey Stakes and we hope he can step up on that.

“He has been entered in everything over six furlongs to a mile but we hope he can step up on this effort. Sheikh Mohammed is talking about the Sussex Stakes now and that would be a good race for him. If he doesn’t stay the mile he could always go back in trip but I’m sure he will stay, he looked like he was staying on today.”



The Barry Hills-trained Fokine had to be content with the runner-up spot as Kheleyf won the opening race, the Jersey Stakes, on day two of the Royal meeting.

Trainer Barry Hills said: “We hit the bar. He’s a good, solid horse and very genuine. He just found one too good for him.

“We’ll be looking at races over seven furlongs and one mile – I wouldn’t mind trying him over a mile at some time. Frankie [Dettori, who rode the winner] said on pulling up that he [Fokine] was going really behind him. We might think about the Van Gheest Stakes next [now known as the Bango Criterion Stakes (Gr.3) and run at Newmarket on Saturday, June 26].”

Hills revealed that he trains a two-year-old half-sister to the winner by Highest Honor and named Silent Spring. She will make her racecourse debut some time in the next five or six weeks, reported Hills.

Clive Brittain was pleased with Bahiano who finished fourth in this contest. Brittain said: “Darryll [Holland, who rode Bahiano] thought he would have won in another furlong. He just had to switch to get his run and that probably cost him a place. I hope there’s a Group race in him at seven furlongs or a mile.”


After today’s opening contest, the jockeys reported the ground as:

Jamie Spencer, rider of Grand Reward, Pat Smullen, rider of Favourite Nation, Richard Hughes, rider of Psychiatrist, Frankie Dettori, rider of winner Kheleyf, Jimmy Fortune, rider of Sgt Pepper, and Richard Hills, rider of Mukafeh, all said: “Firm.”

Darryll Holland, rider of Bahiano, said: “Very fast.”

Michael Hills, rider of Fokine, said: “Same as yesterday, nearly firm.”

Kerrin McEvoy, rider of Cartography, said: “A little better today, good ground.”

Robert Winston, rider of Glaramara, said: “Good to firm, a bit of water has taken the sting out.”

Michael Kinane, rider of Leitrim House, said: “Good to firm.”

Ted Durcan, rider of Silca’s Gift, said: “Like yesterday, lightning quick.”

Eddie Ahern, rider of Imtalkinggibberish, said: “Good to firm, fast ground.”



Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon teamed up to win this contest with Favourable Terms, who was two lengths too powerful for Monturani on her seasonal debut.

Stoute said: “Last season she was very impressive when winning at Leopardstown where she won it so easily even though I know the race hasn’t worked out that well. In the Sun Chariot everything that could went wrong and this year she has taken a lot of time to come to herself.

“This has been the plan as Sheikh Maktoum [winning owner] loves Royal Ascot and if we have a genuine contender, we try and bring them here.”

Speaking of his other runner Chic, who clipped heels, the Newmarket trainer added: “Chic is unscathed and she lives to fight another day. She’s a nice filly who wasn’t quite right at home after running at Goodwood.”

Asked about his Vodafone Derby hero North Light, Stoute reported: “He’s fine - he worked this morning and he goes to the Curragh [for the Irish Derby].”

Fallon added: “Favourable Terms is a filly that I’ve always liked. She was very impressive when winning the Group Two in Ireland but the race hasn’t worked out. She did a lovely piece of work the other day and I was quite confident.

“I didn’t ride her in the Sun Chariot [when Darryll Holland took over] because I was suspended when she came flying out of the gate.

“She broke well today and you can forget that last race as it was the end of a long season.

“She feels like a really nice filly and to ride I would say she’s the most fluent mover that I’ve ever ridden - she’s got a great temperament.”

Commenting on American rider Gary Stevens staying in the saddle on Chic after the pair had clipped heels with another competitior, Fallon added: “He must have ridden a few times in rodeos!”



Trainer Geoff Wragg was thrilled with the effort of Monturani to finish two-lengths second to Favourable Terms in the inaugural running of the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes.

“She has run far better than I expected,” admitted Wragg. “She was taking on horses that had beaten her before and completely turned round the form. But she loved this ground and the stiff mile and will probably step up to ten furlongs now.”

Soldera returned from a long lay-off to finish a good third. “She has taken a long time to come to herself,” said the filly’s trainer, James Fanshawe. “I’ve felt all along that she’d get a mile and a quarter and would have preferred a bit more cut. The Golden Daffodil Stakes is a Group 3 now so she could go for that.”



American jockey Gary Stevens was lucky to avoid a fall when riding Chic in the Windsor Forest Stakes.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained filly was pulling double in behind her rivals when she clipped heels with another filly near the two-furlong marker, sprawled, and seemed bound to hit the turf before regaining her balance. Stevens accepted that his chance had gone and let her hack home in her own time.

He said: “She was travelling really well, but she just got into the quarters of the horse in front and clipped heels. I hadn’t pushed any buttons. I’m sure I’d have won.

“She went down on her head, but came up underneath me. She doesn’t have a mark on her – she’s alright, I’m alright. There’s probably a Group race out there for this filly.”

Crimson Palace, who had been backed with off-course bookmakers in the morning, as well as on the course, could finish only sixth as the 6-5 favourite. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “That was disappointing. We’ll get her back home and look for a problem, but she was working good and there are no obvious excuses.”



Michael Jarvis’s long career was given further gilt when he saddled Rakti to win the feature event on day two of Royal Ascot, the (Gr.1) Prince of Wales’s Stakes. It was Jarvis’s second victory in the contest, having trained Bob Back to win in 1985.

Rakti, who won the Derby Italiano when trained in Italy by Bruno Grizzetti, joined Jarvis last year and won the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes at Newmarket in the autumn. Making his seasonal debut today he easily brushed aside his nine rivals and beat Powerscourt by two lengths with Ikhtyar another half a length back in third.

Jarvis said: “To be fair to Bruno Grizzetti he was a good horse when he came to me, but as he’s got older he’s got stronger and he’s got this most wonderful burst of speed on fast ground.

“I must say a word for Yarmy [who led the horse into the stalls] and his lad Bob McGonagle because he’s not straightforward this horse. He’s a bully and he’ll push you out of the box in the mornings, but they’ve done a fantastic job on him.

“He hasn’t been working with his usual freedom this spring, but I put that down to the fact that he’s a year older and knows what’s going on.

“I’m lucky enough to have had some good horses [they include the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Carroll House], but he’s probably the best ten-furlong horse I’ve ever had and I think he’d be good over a mile.

“I think Hong Kong will be on the agenda in the autumn but there are some big races before then. The Eclipse is definitely on the agenda, but I’m not sure about the Juddmonte International [at York]. That’s ten and a half furlongs, and I’d worry about the extra half furlong.”

If Rakti should add the Eclipse and Juddmonte to this victory, he would lift the BHB Summer Triple Crown and with it a £1m bonus.

Winning jockey Philip Robinson said that would be within Rakti’s capabilities, and said: “He’s such a strong horse. York would be a lot easier track than here, and I don’t think the horse was stopping on this occasion.”

Coral, who sponsor the Eclipse, cut Rakti to 7-4 favourite from 5-1 for their race, while Paddy Power offer the horse at 6-1 for the Summer Triple Crown.



Aidan O’Brien’s Powerscourt found just Rakti two lengths too powerful in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

The Ballydoyle trainer said: “He ran and travelled real well today - a great race. I’m not sure what distance he’ll run over next - we have a lot of options and he could go either way - he’s a very versatile horse really.

“The Eclipse, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes are all there.

“He usually takes his races well and he doesn’t mind fast ground - you don’t know what effect it has had on them until a couple of days after.”

Commenting on the runner-up’s easy six-length victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last time, O’Brien continued: “You can never crab a race until three months after - no-one else knows what the other horses are going to do.”



Trainer John Gosden is set to pitch third-placed Ikhtyar against Prince Of Wales’s Stakes winner Rakti once again in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown next month.

“All being well we’ll go for the Eclipse although I’m afraid we’ll be taking on Rakti again,” said Gosden. “Ikhtyar has run a blinder from a bad draw and with a better run we’d have been second, but he has to come from behind. The winner’s won doing handstands and we just couldn’t get passed Powerscourt, who after all won a Group 1 by six lengths the other day.”

Ikhtyar earned a quote of 14/1 for the Coral-Eclipse with Cashmans.

Godolphin’s racing manager Simon Crisford was disappointed by Sulamani’s fourth place. “That’s a disappointing first run even if the ground was a little too quick for him,” said Crisford.

“But we have a long year ahead of us and have great hopes for the future, he’s a top-class prospect for the rest of the year.

“He missed the race in Ireland (the Tattersalls Gold Cup) which would have been an important starting point for the future but we thought that becuase he was top-class we’d get away with it.

“The winner was brilliant but we know that Sulamani was better than that and you certainly can’t write him off after his first start of the season.

“We stepped him down to a mile and a quarter today which some people thought was amibitious but we have done it successfully before.”

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor added: “He ran well but I think the ground was a bit firm for him. He will improve for the race.”



Trainer James Bethell, whose only previous Royal Ascot success came in 1977 when Celtic Pleasure won the King George V Stakes, sent out Mine to land a blanket finish to the 2004 Royal Hunt Cup.

The winner was completing a rare Victoria Cup-Royal Hunt Cup double and his handicapping days look to be over.

“There is a £100,000 handicap at Sandown for him but I think it would probably be taking the micky,” said Bethell. “He’ll probably come back here on July 10 for a Group 3 then go to Cologne followed by Deauville. We’ve got a few nice days worked out for him.

“I think everything has come right for him this year and his win over seven in the Victoria Cup really gave him confidence. He’s been backward but has probably come to his full strength now.”

Jockey Richard Quinn added: “He gets a mile well and is a versatile, very genuine horse. You can put him where you want in a race and it was just a question today of being in the right place where the pace was and luckily it worked out.

“He’s climbed up the ratings and done very well to win a Hunt Cup off this weight. He’s deserved his chance at a Group race now.”



Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe won the 2003 Royal Hunt Cup with Macadamia and he came within inches of achieving back-to-back victories when Able Baker Charlie finished second, beaten a head by Mine.

Fanshawe said: “Everything we’ve run [at the meeting] has been placed so far. It’s frustrating, but you cannot complain when you finish in the first three.”

Able Baker Charlie, who was ridden by Oscar Urbina, held onto second spot by just a short-head from Zonergem, trained by Lady Herries for owner Tony Perkins. Zonergem has developed a few quirks in recent years, but he has ability, and came to this meeting after two very easy victories over hurdles under amateur Tom Greenall.

Reflecting on that preparation, Perkins said: “We thought we’d go the unorthodox route! He loves running over hurdles – he likes getting stuck in.

“We wondered whether we ought to stick to hurdling, but this was too good a prize to miss, and to be third in the Royal Hunt Cup is marvellous.”

Zonergem was ridden by Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy, and Perkins said: “I doubt whether Kerrin has heard of Zonergem, but he rode a good race on him. He kept him in behind because you cannot get there too soon, and he came through very well.”



Autumn Glory, sent off the 11/2 favourite in the Royal Hunt Cup, ran unplaced for Geoff Wragg and Kieren Fallon.

Last time he was successful on good to soft ground at York, although he has won previously on good to firm ground at Leicester last season.

Wragg said: “He just lost his action completely - I suppose that I’ll have to put it down to the ground, won’t I?”

Fallon agreed saying: “The ground was too firm for him.”



Irish trainer David Wachman watched his first runner at the Royal Meeting come home alone as Damson beat Soar by three lengths.

The trainer said: “When she won at Naas last time in the Swordlestown the ground was quite fast so I had rung Michael Tabor and John Magnier [owner and husband of owner Sue Magnier] and said we would probably bypass Ascot and wait for the Autumn.

“I only entered her last Friday evening when I saw that she was 5lb clear in the Racing Post Ratings. I rung them back and said that we might go to Royal Ascot. We made the decision to come and it has paid off.

“From day one this filly has shown plenty but I didn’t know what I needed to win a Queen Mary - I do now! She’s got loads of pace and a very high cruising speed.

“I told Jamie to jump out and take his time and find his feet as I knew that she would get home being out of a Darshaan mare. She’ll get seven furlongs or a mile and I’m looking forward to the Autumn.

“When she won at Cork first time she was raw and green but the penny dropped towards the end and she got home. She does get warm before her races.”

The winner received a best-priced quote of 25/1 for next year’s ultimatebet.com 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket from Irish bookmaker Cashmans.

Winning rider Jamie Spencer said: “First time out I didn’t think a lot of her but she was so impressive last time.

“David left it up to me and said go out there and enjoy yourself. I gave her a little squeeze during the race and Richard Hughes said I was going so fast that I nearly blew him off.

“I was coming so fast through the other runners and they were stopping in front of me. During these races you have to make split second decisions and I was just looking for a clear run and to do the right thing for the connections.

“When I was in the clear it was a pure adrenaline rush.”



James Fanshawe has enjoyed a frustrating meeting with a string of placed efforts and Soar continued that run when finishing three-lengths second to Damson in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes.

The filly carries the colours of Cheveley Park Stud as did her dam Splice and the stud’s manager Chris Richardson said: “She’s just like her mother and wants to be dropped out. We had to run Splice at Newmarket but she got very worked up but this filly is much more relaxed. A race over a bit further might not go amiss.”

William Haggas, trainer of third-placed Sharplaw Venture, commented: “They must be three good fillies because they were drawn 15,16 and 17, which has been a big disadvantage all week.

“We stayed outside with Soar while the winner went up the inside. She’ll stay at five furlongs for her next run - there is a conditions race at Newmarket on Sunday week but that will probably come a bit soon.”


Today’s attendance was 56,477, marginally down on last year’s figure of 57,052.

The difference is attributable to the fact that there is no Heath Enclosure this year - there were 1,922 in the Heath Enclosure on this day in 2003.



Peter Savill, the outgoing chairman of the British Horseracing Board, was both the owner and breeder of the final-race winner on day two of the Royal meeting.

Celtic Heroine, who completed a double for trainer Michael Jarvis (successful earlier with Rakti), was ridden to victory in the Sandringham Rated Stakes by Kevin Darley. The partnership beat Coy and Zosimah by half a length and two lengths.

Savill, who completes a six-year stint as chairman later this month, was accompanied in the winner’s enclosure by his parents, Harry, 92, and Betty, 90, who are regular visitors to Royal Ascot. They have witnessed a number of Savill winners at the meeting, including two Gold Cup victories for Royal Rebel, who attempts a hat-trick in the race tomorrow.

Reflecting on Celtic Heroine’s career, Savill said: “She is the first black-type winner we’ve bred at Oakhill Stud – which was formerly called Springfield Stud. We didn’t put her in the sales because she was a most backward foal, but all the way through her yearling year she got better and better. As you can imagine for a filly by Hernando, she’s improved with age.

“Kevin said he thought she could win a Listed race and she travelled like a winner all through the race today.”

Looking ahead to Royal Rebel’s Gold Cup bid, Savill said: “He’s unbelievably well and the vibes are pretty good.”

Jarvis, who has now trained ten Royal Ascot winners during his career, said: “This is mission accomplished. She’s won a Listed race now. Don’t forget she was running on the all-weather last winter and she’s come a long way.”


Racegoers on the second day of the Royal Meeting were treated to a battle royale in the concluding race as Celtic Heroine just got the better of Coy by half a length.

Coy’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “That was a good, game performance and the winner was too good. That’s probably the best race that she’s ever run.”

Chris Richardson, managing director of the Cheveley Park Stud, which owns the runner-up, said: “She’s run very well and will benefit from a little further. She’s a progressive filly who could continue to improve with a bit of a step up in trip.

“She’s only just coming in her coat now - we’re delighted to have got black-type anyway.”

Third-placed Godolphin representative Zosima finished well in third position.

Zosima’s jockey Frankie Dettori said: “She ran brilliant but I couldn’t get out soon enough. There were a lot of horses in front of me who were stopping and there was nothing I could have done. That’s life.”


Newmarket trainer Michael Jarvis is the champion stayer among members of his profession at Royal Ascot today.

Jarvis, who saddles the highly-fancied Rakti in the day’s feature race, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (3.45), sent out his first winner at the meeting no less than 35 years ago. The horse in question was Tudor Music, who won the equivalent of the Golden Jubilee Stakes in 1969 under Frankie Durr.

Among current trainers only Fulke Johnson Houghton can claim an earlier winner at the meeting – Tin King, who was ridden by Lester Piggott to win the New Stakes in 1965 – although he does not have a runner today.

Jarvis has saddled a further seven winners in the intervening period, and runs four horses on today’s card.

Yorkshire-based trainer Mark Johnston is a relative freshman in comparison to Jarvis – his first Royal Ascot winner came just nine years ago when Double Trigger won the Gold Cup – but he has been leading trainer at the meeting for the past two years.

Johnston, one of six trainers who saddled a single winner yesterday, runs Bandari and Scott’s View in the day’s feature race, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Gr.1) (3.45) and Mystical Girl in the Sandringham Rated Stakes (5.30).

Johnston’s Royal Ascot haul has risen to 20, one fewer than Saeed bin Suroor, who has been leading trainer at the meeting on three occasions.

Today bin Suroor saddles no fewer than seven runners, headed by Sulamani in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (in which he also runs Lunar Sovereign).

Considering Aidan O’Brien’s dramatic rise among European trainers it is surprising that he has been leading trainer at the meeting only once, when saddling four winners in 2001. O’Brien has gathered 13 victories at Royal Ascot, but is represented by just two runners today, including Powerscourt in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

But when it comes to statistics and trainer records at the meeting, one name stands top hat and tails above the rest – Henry Cecil has sent out no fewer than 70 winners in a 34-year period, although his armoury is no longer as strong. Today he saddles just one runner – Force Of Nature, in the 8.50 at RIPON!!

Psychiatrist shrinks

Punters who drew a blank on the first day of Royal Ascot have latched onto a topical tip in the opening event on day two.

Psychiatrist, the mount of Richard Hughes and trained in Wiltshire by Richard Hannon, has been backed for the Jersey Stakes (2.30) with several leading layers.

Coral report “tip-line money” for Psychiatrist, although their offer of 16-1 (from 18-1) is longer than Paddy Power (14-1 from 20-1) and Skybet (12-1 from 18-1).

The day’s biggest betting opportunity comes in the Royal Hunt Cup (4.20), when no less than 32 horses will bewitch and bedazzle. Paddy Power has had to shorten several runners in this one-mile event, and now offer 16-1 Kings County (from 18-1), 18-1 Able Baker Charlie (from 20-1) and 20-1 about former winner Norton (from 22-1).

A long-shot has been on the march in the most valuable race of the day, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (3.45pm). Kaieteur, the mount of Mick Kinane, is into 20-1 from 25-1 with totesport, and is now 18-1 from 28-1 with Skybet.

The ‘Frankie factor’ is always evident at major mid-summer meetings and especially at Ascot and Dettori’s mount Crimson Palace seems bound to start favourite for the Windsor Forest Stakes (3.05). She has hardened into 6-4 from 15-8 with Paddy Power and Coral.

Soar, who carries the Iceman colours that won on the opening day of the meeting, is one of two supported horses in the Queen Mary Stakes (4.55). Johnny Murtagh’s mount is 5-1 from 11-2 with Paddy Power, while Damson is into 11-2 from 7-1 with Skybet.

Looking ahead to Friday’s Coronation Stakes (Gr.1), the unbeaten filly Attraction is 6-5 favourite with Paddy Power, who bet 5-1 Red Bloom, 10-1 bar.


The crowd on the opening day of Royal Ascot, Tuesday, June 15, came to 47,263, as against 47,900 last year. The 2003 figure included 1,354 people on the Heath which is not open this year due to the start of Ascot’s redevelopment work.

Nick Smith, Ascot’s Head of Public Relations, said: “It was 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.”

The on-course cash totepool turnover yesterday was £1,606,376, four per cent down on the 2003 opening day figure of £1,671,042.

Andy Clifton, the tote spokesman, attributed this to the Heath being closed, saying that turnover of £80,000 was recorded usually in that enclosure.

He added: “We had a good day with totepool beating starting price on four of the six races yesterday while the toteplacepot paid out £4,842 to a £1 stake.”

2004 Crowd (2003) 2004 totepool (2003)
Tuesday 47,263 47,900 £1,606,376 £1,671,042


Nick Cheyne, Ascot’s Racing Director, reported the current going this morning as: “Good To Firm, Firm in places”. This is a change from yesterday’s “Good To Firm”.

“We have put 5mm of water on the track this morning,” he said. “We will probably water again after racing - we will review it today.”


Class A, Group Three, £65,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo which have not won a Group One or Group Two Pattern race, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £37,700; 2nd: £14,300; 3rd: £7,150; 4th: £3,250; 5th: £1,625; 6th: £975

1) KHELEYF (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori [1] 6/1
2) FOKINE (Sangster Family) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Michael Hills [2] 11/2 Fav
3) CARTOGRAPHY (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 2-8-10 Kerrin McEvoy [6] 8/1
4) BAHIANO (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 Darryll Holland [3]
5) MUKAFEH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Richard Hills [8]
6) FAVOURITE NATION (Dr Michael Smurfit, J Higgins) Dermot Weld IRE 3-8-10 Pat Smullen [5]
7) LEITRIM HOUSE (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Brian Meehan 3-9-02 Michael Kinane [11]
8) IMTALKINGGIBBERISH (The Groovy Gang) John Jenkins 3-8-10 Eddie Ahern [4]
9) SILCA'S GIFT (Aldridge Racing Limited) Mick Channon 3-8-13 Ted Durcan [15]
10) PSYCHIATRIST (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 3-8-10 Richard Hughes [10]
11) SGT PEPPER (A T Macdonald) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [9]
12) AUDITORIUM (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-13 Kieren Fallon [12]
13) GLARAMARA (C M & Mrs S A Martin) Alan Bailey 2-8-10 Robert Winston [14]
14) TASHKIL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-10 Willie Supple [7]
15) GRAND REWARD (Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Beverley Lewis) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [13]

15 ran
Time: 1 min 27.35 sec Distances: 1.75, .5, hd, 2.5, 5, 1.5, nk, 1.25, 1.5, nk, 5, sh, 8, 7
Breeder: Darley
Breeding: b or br c Green Desert (USA) - Society Lady (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA))
Tote Win: £7.20 Places: £2.40; £2.20; £3.30 Exacta: £40.90

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 (22): 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), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf) Wins This season: 24

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: (33) 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) Wins This season: 50


Class A, Group Two, £140,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ fillies & mares, 1m. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2003, a winner of a Group Two race 3lb; of a Group One race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £81,200; 2nd: £30,800; 3rd: £15,400; 4th: £7,000; 5th: £3,500; 6th: £2,100

1) FAVOURABLE TERMS (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-12 Kieren Fallon [4] 13/2
2) MONTURANI (Rebecca Philipps) Geoff Wragg 5-8-09 Darryll Holland [8] 20/1
3) SOLDERA (Wood Hall Stud Limited) James Fanshawe 4-8-09 Johnny Murtagh [3] 25/1
4) ACTRICE (Ecurie Wildenstein) Elie Lellouche FR 4-8-12 Olivier Peslier [10]
5) MARBYE (Teruya Yoshidai) Bruno Grizzetti ITY t1 4-8-12 Mirco Demuro [1]
6) CRIMSON PALACE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-8-09 Frankie Dettori [6] 6/5 Fav
7) CHIC (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-09 Gary Stevens [2]
8) BENEVENTA (Exors of the late Rabi Khan, John dunlop) John Dunlop 4-8-09 Seb Sanders [11]
9) GONFILIA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-8-09 Kerrin McEvoy [9]
10) STARBECK (Miss T J Fitzgaerald) Paul Howling 6-8-10 (1lb ow) Pat McCabe [5]

10 ran Non-Runner: Hanami (Ground)
Time: 1 min 40.37 sec Distances: 2, 3.5, 1, 1.75, 1.25, 1.25, sh, 5 ,5
Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management Ltd
Breeding: b f Selkirk (USA) - Fatefully (USA) (Private Account (USA)
Tote Win: £6.10 Places: £1.70; £.6.40; £.6.70 Exacta: £225.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (13) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Italian Oaks (1988 Melodist, 1986 Ivor’s Image), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Celebration Mile (2000 Medicean), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1975 Girandole), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom) Wins in a season (1984-2003):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75: 104:115 (champion trainer) Horses in training (1985-2004):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190; 184 Wins this season: 24 Royal Ascot Wins: 47 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 7 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket

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: 22 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) Wins this season: 78


Class A, Group One, £350,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 1m 2f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb (southern hemisphere allowance - 4yo 4lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £203,000; 2nd: £77,000; 3rd: £38,500; 4th: £17,500; 5th: £8,750; 6th: £5,250

1) RAKTI (Gary Tanaka) Michael Jarvis 5-9-00 Philip Robinson [10] 3/1
2) POWERSCOURT (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-00 Jamie Spencer [5] 9/2
3) IKHTYAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 4-9-00 Richard Hills [3] 8/1
4) SULAMANI (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-00 Frankie Dettori [4] 11/4 Fav
5) SCOTT'S VIEW (Great Escape Partnership) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Stanley Chin [2]
6) PHOENIX REACH (Winterbeck Manor Stud) Andrew Balding 4-9-00 Darryll Holland [7]
7) COMFY (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-00 Kieren Fallon [11]
8) KAIETEUR (Susan McCarthy) Brian Meehan 5-9-00 Michael Kinane [9]
9) BANDARI (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Willie Supple [1]
10) LUNAR SOVEREIGN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 5-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [8]

10 ran Non-Runner: Imperial Dancer (Ground)
Time: 2 min 4.95 sec Distances: 2, .5, 1.5, nk, .75, 2.5, 2.5, 3, 1.25
Breeder: Azienda Agricola Rosati Colarieti
Breeding: b h Polish Precedent (USA) - Regera (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Tote Win: £4.50 Places: £1.90; £1.80; £3.10 Exacta: £16.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, Michael Andrew Born: Lewes, 14/8/1938 Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Son of jump jockey Andrew Jarvis, worked for Bob Turnell and Ryan Price, rode 3 winners as National Hunt jockey, head lad to Towser Gosden for 6 years, head lad to Gordon Smyth for 2 years, private trainer to David Robinson for 8 years.Wins in a season (1991-2003): 24:28:21:15:18:20:17:19:35:38:56:55:57 Number of horses in training (1991-2003): 59: 46: 39: 39: 43: 36: 45: 66: 61:73:95:106:103 British Classic Wins: Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (2001 Ameerat) Major wins include: French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House), Italian Derby (1989 Prorutori, 2001 Morshdi), Premio Parioli (1984 Southern Arrow), 1989 Italian St Leger (Sierra Star), July Cup (1968 So Blessed, 1969 Tudor Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1968 Flying Legs, 1973 Bitty Girl), Haydock Sprint Cup (1969 Tudor Music, 1971 Green God, 1984 Petong), Racing Post Trophy (1980 Beldale Flutter), Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter), Coronation Cup (1982 Easter Sun), Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (1985 Bob Back, 2003 Rakti); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); totesport Chester Cup (2004 Anak Pekan) Trains at: Kremlin House, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins this season: 28 Royal Ascot wins: (9) Cork and Orrery Stakes (1969 Tudor Music), Queen Mary Stakes (1973 Bitty Girl), Jersey Stakes (1973 Pitskelly), Queen’s Vase (1980 Toondra), Wokingham Handicap (1984 Petong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1985 Bob Back, 2004 Rakti), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001 Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003 Attache) First Royal Ascot win: Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 19, 1969 Tudor Music)

Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: 10/1/61 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) Classic wins: (6) 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return); German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court) Other major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return); Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2003 Rakti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 Warrsan); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti) Wins (1992-2003): 52,52,50,41,31,0,28,53,57,47,55,70 Other details: Rode in Hong Kong 1989-91 (leading rider 1989 and 1990) and returned in 1997 Royal Ascot wins: (5) Coronation Stakes (1984, Katies and 2000, Crimplene); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti) First Royal Ascot winner: Coronation Stakes (June 20, 1984, Katies)

Class B, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after May 22, a winner of a Class D to F race 5lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500

1) MINE (Mike Dawson) James Bethell v6-9-05 Richard Quinn [8] 16/1
2) ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (David Croft & Partners) James Fanshawe 5-8-05 Oscar Urbina [3] 14/1
3) ZONERGEM (Tony Perkins, Lady Herries) Lady Herries p6-8-04 Kerrin McEvoy [23] 33/1
4) AMANDUS (Mohammed Rashid) David Loder 4-8-05 Tom Queally (3) [29] 20/1
5) CAMP COMMANDER (Tony & Simon Richards) Clive Brittain t5-8-09 Gary Stevens [31]
6) LAGO D'ORTA (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 4-9-00 Jamie Spencer [15]
7) NORTON (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 7-8-05 (1lb ow) Michael Kinane [9]
8) AUDIENCE (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst p4-8-04 Ryan Moore [30]
9) IMPELLER (D G Clarke & C L A Edginton) William Muir 5-8-01 Jimmy Quinn [5]
10) VORTEX (Coriolis Partnership) Gay Kelleway es t5-8-12 Frankie Dettori [6]
11) UHOOMAGOO (J Duddy & T Fawcett) Kevin Ryan b6-8-01 Paul Fessey [4]
12) LANGFORD (Marlborough Electronics) Mark Tompkins 4-8-01 Fran Ferris [26]
13) EL COTO (R J H Ltd & J P Hames) Bryan McMahon 4-9-02 Seb Sanders [13]
14) WING COMMANDER (Steve Ryan, Jan Fletcher) Richard Fahey 5-8-07 Paul Hanagan [24]
15) PUTRA KUANTAN (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 4-9-01 Philip Robinson [27]
16) FINISHED ARTICLE (The Caledonian Racing Society) David Elsworth 7-8-05 (1lb ow) Dane O'Neill [11]
17) ZERO TOLERANCE (The Hornsey Warriors/PV Racing) David Barron 4-8-04 Kevin Darley [1]
18) FLIGHTY FELLOW (David Armstrong) Tim Easterby 4-8-08 Willie Supple [10]
19) CALCUTTA (Catherine Corbett & Chris Corbett) Barry Hills 8-8-10 Michael Hills [32]
20) COURAGEOUS DUKE (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 5-8-08 (1lb ow) Olivier Peslier [2]
21) VICIOUS KNIGHT (The McAuley Boys) David Nicholls 6-9-00 Richard Hughes [17]
22) WIZARD OF NOZ (C Fox & J Wright) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-04 Eddie Ahern [22]
23) CHINKARA (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 4-8-06 Ted Durcan [28]
24) POLAR BEAR (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 4-8-04 Richard Hills [20]
25) PENTECOST (J C, J R & S R Hitchins) Andrew Balding 5-8-07 Liam Keniry (3) [16]
26) HIGHLAND REEL (Sir Gordon Brunton) David Elsworth 7-7-12 Lisa Jones (3) [18]
27) EVOLVING TACTICS (Dr Michael Smurfit) Dermot Weld IRE v1 4-9-10 Pat Smullen [21]
28) AUTUMN GLORY (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 4-9-03 Kieren Fallon [7] 11/2 Fav
29) KING'S COUNTY (Gary Coull, Sara Cumani) Luca Cumani 6-8-09 Darryll Holland [14]
30) CONVENT GIRL (Axminster Carpets Ltd) Nerys Dutfield 4-8-08 Robert Havlin [12]
31) SHAMROCK CITY (Liam Sheridan) Paul Howling 7-8-07 Robert Winston [25}

31 ran Withdrawn not under Starter’s Orders: Court Masterpiece
Time: 1 min 40.85 sec
Distances: hd, sh, hd, sh, .5, sh, sh, hd, nk, .75, sh, .75, sh, 1, 1.5, .75. hd, .75, 1.75, 1, 2.5, nk, hd, 2.5, .5, 5, .75, 3, .5, 2
Breeder: David John Brown Breeding: b h Primo Domininie - Ellebanna (Tina’s Pet)
Tote Win: £17.40 Places: £3.70; £3.20; £12.70; £6.80 Exacta: £193.30

Winning trainer:- Name: Bethell, The Hon James David William Date of birth: 22/2/52 Date of first licence: 1975. Assistant trainer to Bruce Hobbs & Arthur Budgett (1970-75) Trains at Manor House Stables, Middleham, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire Horses in training (1975-2004): 52; 48; 33; 42; 45; 45; 47; 33; 30; 26; 28; 19; 19; 14; 20; 25; 24; 20; 19; 28; 29:28:22: 25: 28: 18:25: 27: 29: 28 Number of wins in a season (1999-2003): 9:8:11:9:11 Major wins: King George V Handicap (1977 Celtic Pleasure), Zetland Gold Cup, Rosebery Handicap, Bahrain Handicap Trophy, July Stakes, Victoria Cup (2004 Mine), Royal Hunt Cup (2004 Mine) Royal Ascot wins: (2) Celtic Pleasure (1977 King George V Handicap), Royal Hunt Cup (2004 Mine)

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard. Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Royal Hunt Cup (1986 Patriach, 2004 Mine) Wins 1984-2003: 62,47,69,55,46,63,90,99,117,123,115,111,149,74,108,151,140,116,104,82 Other details: Champion European apprentice 1983, Champion British apprentice 1984, retained rider to Henry Cecil from 2000 to 2003, now freelance Royal Ascot wins: (24) First Royal Ascot Winner: Royal Hunt Cup, June 18, 1986 (Patriarch)


Class A, Group Two, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 5f. Weights: 8st 10lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1) DAMSON (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) David Wachman IRE 2-8-10 Jamie Spencer [15] 11/2 Jt Fav
2) SOAR (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 2-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [16] 11/2 Jt Fav
3) SHARPLAW STAR (Tina Miller) William Haggas 2-8-10 Michael Hills [17] 10/1
4) BUNDITTEN (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 2-8-10 John Egan [1]
5) BRIGHT MOLL (A Buxton, P Fenwick & Losford Manor Stud) Michael Bell 2-8-10 Ian Mongan [13]
6) DON'T TELL MUM (Teresa Moriarty) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Richard Hughes [6]
7) LADY FILLY (Mrs M S Teversham) Bill Turner 2-8-10 Alan Daly [7]
8) SIENA GOLD (N Attenborough & Mrs L Mann) Brian Meehan 2-8-10 Frankie Dettori [3]
9) MISS MEGGY (David Armstrong) Tim Easterby 2-8-10 David Allan [9]
10) LADY ANN SUMMERS (Gold Group International Ltd, Roldvale Limited) Brian Meehan 2-8-10 Jimmy Fortune [12]
11) POLLY PERKINS (Vanessa Church, Toby Brereton) Nick Littmoden 2-8-10 Kevin Darley [10]
12) HIGH CHART (Dennis Russell & Yvonne Norris) George Margarson 2-8-10 Adrian McCarthy [4]
13) INDIANNIE STAR (Timberhill Racing Partnership) Mick Channon 2-8-10 Ted Durcan [2]
14) GLOVED HAND (Mrs M X Chaworth-Musters, Claire White) James Given 2-8-10 Kieren Fallon [8]
15) TARA TARA (Tara Leisure) John Quinn 2-8-10 Robert Winston [14]
16) CASTELLETTO (John Fretwell) Bryan McMahon 2-8-10 Graham Gibbons [11]
17) MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW (Christine Priest) Simon Burrough 2-8-10 Liam Keniry [5]

17 ran
Time: 1 min 01.81 sec Distances: 3, 1.25, 1.25, 1.25, sh, sh, 1, .5, .75, .5, nk, .75, 2.5, 1, sh, 13
Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd Breeding: b f Entrepreneur - Tadkiyra (IRE) (Darshaan)
Tote Win: £7.20 Places: £2.70; £2.60; £4.90 Exacta: £47.50

Winning Trainer:- Name: Wachman, David Based: Longfield Stud, Goolds Cross, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Eire Royal Ascot Wins (1): Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson) Other Details: Married to Katie Magnier, daughter of Coolmore supremo John Magnier

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard) Wins (1998-2003): 3,8,78,112,86,102 Royal Ascot wins: (3) Coventry Stakes (2001Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Became stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien at the start of the 2004 season.

Class A, Listed Race, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo fillies Rated 0-110, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties: after June 5, a winner of a Class A, B or C race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1) CELTIC HEROINE (Peter Savill) Michael Jarvis 3-8-07 Kevin Darley [17] 11/1
2) COY (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [2] 11/2
3) ZOSIMA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 3-9-07 Frankie Dettori [7] 11/2
4) BRINDISI (M H Dixon) Barry Hills 3-8-12 Michael Hills [14] 14/1
5) DANCLARE (Peter Maher) John Gosden 3-8-07 Kerrin McEvoy [4]
6) QASIRAH (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis b3-8-12 Philip Robinson [13]
7) RED TOP (Bill Durkan) Richard Hannon 3-8-07 Richard Hughes [19]
8) DOCTRINE (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 2-9-02 Jimmy Fortune [20]
9) CUSCO (Family Amusements Ltd, Richard Hannon) Richard Hannon 3-8-07 Ryan Moore [18]
10) CRAFTY FANCY (Mrs F Houlihan) Dominic Ffrench Davis 3-8-10 Richard Quinn [6]
11) BAY TREE (Faisal Salman) David Loder 3-9-02 Tom Queally [8]
12) MYSTICAL GIRL (T T Bloodstocks) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 Stanley Chin [1] 7/2 Fav
13) BUZZ BUZZ (Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 3-8-04 Lisa Jones (3) [5]
14) MADAEH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Richard Hills [10]
15) SURF THE NET (Godrey Bostock & P Tellwright) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Dane O'Neill [3]
16) SAND N SEA (Josephine Hogan) Tom Hogan IRE 3-8-07 Willie Supple [12]
17) TOTALLY YOURS (Foursome Thoroughbreds) William Muir 3-8-07 Seb Sanders [11]
18) ST FRANCIS WOOD (Sandford Robertson) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-07 Eddie Ahern [16]
19) SUMMER SUNSET (Gita Weld) Dermot Weld IRE b1 3-8-12 Pat Smullen [9]

19 ran Non-Runner: Capestar (Ground)
Time: 1 min 40.41 sec Distances: .5, 2, 2.5, 1.75, 2.5, nk, 1.75, sh, nk, 1.5, 8, sh, 2, 3, 5, 3.5, 4, 9
Breeder: Peter Savill Breeding: ch f Hernando (FR) - Celtic Fling (Lion Cavern (USA))
Tote Win: £15.20 Places: £2.90; £1.70; £1.90; £2.90 Exacta: £94.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Jarvis, Michael Andrew Born: Lewes, 14/8/1938 Date of first licence: 1968 Previous Occupation: Son of jump jockey Andrew Jarvis, worked for Bob Turnell and Ryan Price, rode 3 winners as National Hunt jockey, head lad to Towser Gosden for 6 years, head lad to Gordon Smyth for 2 years, private trainer to David Robinson for 8 years.Wins in a season (1991-2003): 24:28:21:15:18:20:17:19:35:38:56:55:57 Number of horses in training (1991-2004): 59: 46: 39: 39: 43: 36: 45: 66: 61:73:95:106:103: 94 British Classic Wins: Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (2001 Ameerat) Major wins include: French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House), Italian Derby (1989 Prorutori, 2001 Morshdi), Premio Parioli (1984 Southern Arrow), 1989 Italian St Leger (Sierra Star), July Cup (1968 So Blessed, 1969 Tudor Music), Nunthorpe Stakes (1968 Flying Legs, 1973 Bitty Girl), Haydock Sprint Cup (1969 Tudor Music, 1971 Green God, 1984 Petong), Racing Post Trophy (1980 Beldale Flutter), Juddmonte International (1981 Beldale Flutter), Coronation Cup (1982 Easter Sun), Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (1985 Bob Back, 2003 Rakti); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); totesport Chester Cup (2004 Anak Pekan) Trains at: Kremlin House, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins this season: 29 Royal Ascot wins: (10) Cork and Orrery Stakes (1969 Tudor Music), Queen Mary Stakes (1973 Bitty Girl), Jersey Stakes (1973 Pitskelly), Queen’s Vase (1980 Toondra), Wokingham Handicap (1984 Petong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1985 Bob Back, 2004 Rakti), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001 Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003 Attache), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine) First Royal Ascot win: Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 19, 1969 Tudor Music)

Winning jockey:-Name: Darley, Kevin Paul. Born: Tettenhall, Staffordshire, 5/8/60 Apprenticeship: 1976, with Reg Hollinshead. First winner: Dust Up (Haydock 5/8/77) Classic Wins (2): St Leger (2002 Bollin Eric); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Wins 1991-03: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 118; 155; 162; 113; 125 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000 Royal Ascot Wins: (11) Wokingham Handicap (1996 Emerging Market), Jersey Stakes (2000 Observatory), Queen Mary Stakes (2000 Romantic Myth, 2003 Attraction), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star), King George V H’cap (2002 Systematic), Hardwicke Stakes (2002 Zindabad), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine) First Royal Ascot Win: Wokingham Handicap (June 21, 1996, Emerging Market) Wins this season: 35


1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Saeed bin Suroor 2 1 2 1
Michael Jarvis 2 - - -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 - -
John Gosden 1 - 1 -
James Bethell 1 - - -
Milton Bradley 1 - - -
Mark Johnston 1 - - -
Nick Littmoden 1 - - -
John Oxx IRE 1 - - -
David Wachman IRE 1 - - -
James Fanshawe - 3 2 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 - 2
Andre Fabre FR - 1 - 1
Mick Channon - 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda - 1 - -
David Oughton HK - 1 - -
Geoff Wragg - 1 - -
Mick Channon - - 1 -
Luca Cumani - - 1 -
William Haggas - - 1 -
Lady Herries - - 1 -
Martin Pipe - - 1 -
Peter Winkworth - - 1 -
Clive Brittain - - - 2
David Arbuthnot - - - 1
Michael Bell - - - 1
David Loder - - - 1
Elie Lellouche FR - - - 1
Stan Moore - - - 1
Andrew Reid - - - 1


1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Frankie Dettori 2 1 1 1
Kieren Fallon 2 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 1 1 3
Jamie Spencer 1 1 1 -
Michael Kinane 1 1 - -
John Egan 1 - - 1
Tom Queally 1 - - 1
Kevin Darley 1 - - -
Richard Quinn 1 - - -
Philip Robinson 1 - - -
Johnny Murtagh - 2 2 -
Michael Hills - 1 1 1
Gary Stevens - 1 1 1
Eddie Ahern - 1 - -
Ted Durcan - 1 - -
Oscar Urbina - 1 - -
Kerrin McEvoy - - 2 -
Richard Hills - - 1 1
Chris Catlin - - 1 -
Paul Doe - - 1 -
David Kinsella - - - 1
Dane O’Neill - - - 1
Olivier Peslier - - - 1


5/4 Frankie Dettori
5/4 Kieren Fallon
8/1 Jamie Spencer
10/1 Darryll Holland
16/1 Kevin Darley
16/1 Michael Kinane
33/1 Johnny Murtagh
40/1 Richard Quinn
40/1 Philip Robinson
100/1 BAR

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