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Thursday, June 17, 2004

ROYAL ASCOT 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 17



GOLDEN JUBILEE STAKES PREVIEW

Roger Charlton’s sprinters must always be respected and he is represented by Avonbridge, who is in fine form having made all in a Group Two contest at Chantilly 11 days ago, in Saturday’s Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes.


Northern raider Monsieur Bond, trained by Bryan Smart, has won his last two starts including the Group Two Duke Of York Stakes at York last month, when he ran on well to defeat Mark Tompkins’s Steenberg by one and a half lengths.


The runner-up was successful on his previous start in a conditions event at Haydock on the first day of May, when he got the better of Bahamian Pirate, trained by David Nicholls, by three and a half lengths.


Others lining up in the six-furlong contest who also ran in the Duke Of York Stakes include the Henry Candy-trained Airwave (6th), who won the Group Two Temple Stakes at Sandown last season, Godolphin’s Country Reel, the winner of the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York when trained by David Loder as a two-year-old, and Bahamian Pirate (10th).

Also featuring at York were the Chris Wall-trained Ashdown Express (12th), who has subsequently finished one and a quarter lengths runner-up to Celtic Mill in a Listed race at Windsor last month, Fayr Jag (13th), trained by Tim Easterby, who struck in a Group Three sprint at the Curragh in September, when getting the better of a tremendous finish by a head with Avonbridge two and a half lengths adrift in third, and the Jeremy Noseda-trained Just James (15th), who had previously been victorious in a seven-furlong Group Two contest at Newmarket on his last start of 2003.


Hong Kong raider Cape Of Good Hope, trained by David Oughton, will be hoping to go one better than he did in Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes in which he found just The Tatling too strong over five furlongs.


French-based trainer John Hammond has twice brought Crystal Castle to Ascot for successful raids. The six-year-old was unable to get his head in front last season but he did win two Pattern events the previous season.


The 15-strong field is completed by the Amanda Perrett-trained Polar Way, a winner of his last start in a conditions event at Doncaster in October, Twilight Blues, trained by Brian Meehan, the Mick Channon-trained Nights Cross and Lochridge, who was always behind in the King’s Stand Stakes, finishing 14th of the 19 runners.



WATERING

Ascot’s Director of Racing Nick Cheyne said: “We’re going to do similar watering to what we did this morning and water the whole of the straight and parts of the round with about 5mm again.”


CROWD

Today’s attendance on Ladies’ Day was 69,928, compared to 74,792 in 2003. As on Tuesday and Wednesday, the difference was attributable to there being no Heath Enclosure this year. The Heath Enclosure had a crowd of 4,940 12 months ago.



FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
NORFOLK STAKES

BLUE PUNTERS IN THE BLACK

Blue Dakota, one of the bankers of the week for many punters, began Ladies’ Day on a good note when justifying 5/4 favouritism to take the opening Norfolk Stakes by a neck from Mystical Land.


The winner, who was purchased by part-owner Jim Ryan of Milltown Stud for 62,000 as a yearling at Goffs, carries the same Adrian Nolan colours as useful chaser Chatam. He is now unbeaten in four starts.


“It’s a big relief to have won, but I thought he would have won even more easily than that,” said winning trainer Jeremy Noseda, who had been in the Royal Procession half an hour earlier.


“He was idling a bit in front and needed a lead for longer. I’ve had a number of two-year-olds coughing in the last couple of weeks so that was the worry.


“He has always been awesome in his homework and I told Jim Ryan in March that he was Royal Ascot material and said we could win the Brocklesby if he wanted to. For a long time he has been a natural at home and in the last month he has been doing the equivalent of what Balmont was doing in August before winning last year’s Gimcrack. It’s a big relief because I’ve been thinking of this day for a long time.


“He has got the physical scope to go on and he’s a strong very well-developed horse so is at an advantage at this stage. We’ll really go for it this year and just see what else turns up to take him on.


“He’ll have a go at six furlongs at some stage and I’m not quite sure where we’ll go now. He could go for the Prix Robert Papin or go over six in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, or he could stick at five in the Molecomb there.”

Jockey Eddie Ahern added: “I predicted Frankie (Dettori on Skywards) might make the running and he went fast enough but not quick enough for my fellow. I let him be in front while leaving a bit for the last half furlong. I felt the other horse coming but the line came in time.”


FIRST RACE QUOTES
NORFOLK STAKES (GROUP 3)


MYSTICAL LAND COULD
GO TO JULY MEETING

Mystical Land, trained by John Gosden for Sheikh Mohammed, ran a fine race to finish strongly and take second in the opening race on day three of Royal Ascot.


The son of Xaar was beaten a neck by favourite Blue Dakota in the Norfolk Stakes, but held the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Skywards by a length for the runner-up spot.


Mystical Land looks well worth every penny of the 20,000gns he cost his connections. Gosden reported that the youngster failed to make his place in the line-up for last year’s Tattersalls’ October Sale because of a minor problem, and he became an inexpensive acquisition at the later December Yearling Sale.


Gosden said: “We’ve given him [Blue Dakota] a fright, but I’d love to meet him over six furlongs. I’m delighted with Mystical Land – the winner is a good horse but we got close to him. I may run mine in a Group Three race [the July Stakes] at the July Meeting.”

Two trainers, Paul Blockley (who ran Windy Prospect, 7th) and Richard Hannon (Spree, last of the nine runners), reported that their horses were unsuited by the fast ground.


Skywards’s trainer Saeed bin Suroor commented: “The winner was the best horse but Skywards will improve for this race.


“He ran well and will be a nice horse in the future. There is a race for him in France, the Prix Robert Papin.(Group Two, five and a half furlongs, Maisons Laffitte, July 25), which we will consider as well as other options.”

GROUND

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

Kieren Fallon, rider of runner-up Mystical Land, said: “Lovely.”

Frankie Dettori, rider of Skywards, said: “Firm.”

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

Kevin Darley, rider of Holbeck Ghyll, said: “A little bit better - I would say that it’s in a bit of better nick, which could be because of the water that they’ve put on.”

Jamie Spencer, rider of Cougar Cat, said: “Firm.”

Pat Smullen, rider of Empire’s Ghodha, said: “Still firm.”

Eddie Ahern, rider of winner Blue Dakota, said: “Going to the start I thought it was nice ground, good to firm. I could feel the extra bit of water.”

Richard Hughes, rider of Spree, said: “Like a road.”

Graham Gibbons, rider of Dance Night, said: “Very quick.”


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


RACE 2 RIBBLESDALE STAKES
WIN QUOTES

PUNCTILIOUS WINS FOR GODOLPHIN

Vodafone Oaks third Punctilious bounced back to winning ways in no uncertain terms beating Sahool by one and a half lengths.


Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor said: “She didn’t handle the track at Epsom but she came back well and had worked very well. Today Frankie [Dettori, jockey] got a good position and she showed a good turn of foot. He said that she had something left in the tank and that is something for the future. There are no plans at the moment.”

Godolphin’s Racing Manager Simon Crisford added: “Punctilious took the Oaks well otherwise we wouldn’t have come here but it was always in the back of our mind that it was soon after that run. We’ve won this race before with Bahr who was second in the Oaks.


“Punctilious won the Musidora Stakes at York so well that we had to be confident going into the Oaks. That form hasn’t worked out but there was no evidence of that going into the classic and we were bullish.

“We were disappointed at Epsom because she was one of the favourites but saying that she needed to step up on York. Maybe she wasn’t suited by the track at Epsom but there are not too many excuses as she was beaten fair and square. Punctilious put in a great effort but the winner of the Oaks [Ouija Board] was outstanding. Our filly would have had to be something absolutely super to win that.


“Winning the Ribblesdale is a fabulous consolation prize and really it was the only alternative to the Irish Oaks after Espom - we took a risk coming here but the French Oaks was even closer.


“She’ll have a little break and then we will have a look but she belongs with the cream of the cream and races such as the Yorkshire Oaks and then maybe the US must be considered.


“One mile two furlongs and one mile four furlongs will be perfect for her and that was a super ride from Frankie and she responded to excellent horsemanship.


“We’ve got a lovely, super filly, who is high-class and there is lots to look forward to for the rest of the summer and the autumn. That was an absolutely super performance and is great form.


Frankie Dettori said: “It was very obvious that she didn’t act at Epsom as her legs were going everywhere. She hated the track and she’s very clever as well as tough and pulled herself up.


“She came out of that race well and is her own person - she doesn’t like too much whip but I always thought that I was going to pick the leader up and I’m glad that we have put Epsom to bed. There’s only one Oaks and we tried.


“At Epsom people said our filly didn’t stay but that’s not true and I kicked today and I thought, ‘come and get me,’ because I knew she stayed.”


SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP 2)

PARK HILL AIM FOR SAHOOL

Ribblesdale Stakes second Sahool will be targeted at Doncaster’s Park Hill Stakes over an extended 1m 6f at Doncaster in September after going down by a length and a half to Punctilious in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes.


“She’s run a good race but the winner was just better,” lamented Sahool’s trainer Marcus Tregoning. “She’d stay all day and the Park Hill is probably just the race for her. She’d stay every bit of 1m 6f and beyond and we might have a look at the Lancashire Oaks in between. She’s getting better all the time.”

Tregoning is represented by High Accolade in Saturday’s Hardwicke Stakes and the trainer added: “He’s taken his last race extremely well and I’m hopeful as long as some heavy rain doesn’t come. The track suits him very well here. He’s probably my best chance of the week now - after this filly has been beaten!”

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdulla - whose Quiff finished third - said: “She got into the race a bit late, partly due to inexperience - this is only her third race. She stayed on well so we’d have to pleased and she is in the Irish Oaks and all the good races over a mile and a half.”

Michael Jarvis, trainer of fourth-placed New Morning, said: “She’s a staying filly and I would think the Park Hill is a possibility and hopefully something before that.”


THIRD RACE QUOTES
GOLD CUP (GROUP 1)

PAPINEAU WINS GOLD CUP – NOW FOR KING GEORGE

Papineau, trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin, and ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Gold Cup, Royal Ascot’s feature race.


The four-year-old showed an impressive turn of foot to overhaul the French colt Westerner with a furlong to run and gain victory by one and a half lengths. A further two and a half lengths further back was Darasim, with the former dual winner Royal Rebel in fourth. The favourite, last year’s winner Mr Dinos, finished sixth.


Papineau now faces an audacious new challenge – an attempt on Ascot’s gala mid-summer race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 24. That event is over one and a half miles, one mile shorter than the Gold Cup, but Godolphin have great faith in the four-year-old’s ability to handle speedier rivals.


Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager, said: “The King George is definitely a possible. We always felt we were taking a big risk in running here and feel he is more of a one-and-a-half-mile horse. He’s in lots of races over that trip, including the Arc.


“The stamina issue was always in the back of our minds, but there was only one winner turning into the straight. Great credit must go to Frankie, who rode a great race.”

Dettori said: “During the race I couldn’t get the position I wanted to. I was behind Royal Rebel, who was on and off the bridle, but then at the five-furlong marker I got behind Westerner and I knew he would take me there, and I followed him. I’ve got faith in my horse’s turn of foot, and the team [Godolphin] said don’t go too soon like you did at Sandown. This horse has got class.”



RACE 3 GOLD CUP
PLACE QUOTES

WESTERNER RUNNER-UP

French raider Westerner caught a tartar in Papineau in the Gold Cup going down to Godolphin’s runner by one and a half lengths.


Westerner’s trainer Elie Lellouche said: “He has run very well - I thought that he was going to win until a 100 metres before the post.”

Owner Alec Wildenstein added: “That was not the jockey’s [Gerald Mosse] fault - the other two horses with him dropped out of the race and he found himself ahead a bit early, facing daylight too soon.


“He ran well and I now plan to go back to a mile and a half with him. Races like the King George, but I also have another horse for that, the Arc de Triomphe and the Japan Cup, anywhere really, could suit.


“It was a little bit too firm for him but we knew that. The jockey took the earplugs out at the last moment, about a furlong and a half out but I’m not too sure exactly where. It was not the plan to take them out unless he was threatened which is what happened when Dettori passed on the winner.”

Gerald Mosse said: “I took the earplugs out in the last furlong and a half when he got tired. He wasn’t very happy going down the downhill part of the course. His best form has come on softer ground.”

Mosse received a £1,000 fine for removing the earplugs a furlong and a half out. This action broke Jockey Club Instruction H3, headed “Ear Plugs”.



THIRD RACE WRAP-UP
GOLD CUP (GROUP 1)

YOSHIDA PLEASED TO HAVE ATTEMPTED GOLD CUP BID

Teruya Yoshida, whose wife Chizu owns Ingrandaire, declared himself pleased to have brought over the top Japanese stayer for a tilt at the Gold Cup after the five-year-old made much of the running before finishing ninth.


“The jockey said the pace was good all the way, except when he runs like that in the Japan the other horses dropped away - we faced strong opposition today. But that is his way of running,” said Yoshida, owner of Japan’s world famous Shadai Farm.


“This was his first time at this track, which is different to what he is used to but we are pleased to have come here and he will go back to Japan now.”

Ted Durcan jumped off Highest after the horse finished lame in seventh and the horse was taken to the racecourse stables in a horse ambulance. He was given painkillers and his leg was supported. Simon Knapp, the vet in charge today, is monitoring his progress.


Durcan said: “He was lame after the post so I got off but hopefully he’s OK.”

PACE DID NOT HELP DINOS

Trainer Paul Cole felt the pace of the Gold Cup could have attributed to the disappointing run of 5/4 favourite Mr Dinos, who finished sixth.


“It’s a bit early to be definite about anything but when a horse runs moderately something normally comes out in the next two or three days,” said Cole.

“But my suspicion is that the Japanese horse (on Ingrandaire) looked like he was taking a bit of a hold and I don’t think any of the jockeys wanted to get into a battle unless neither of them finished.


“We’re having a problem at the moment ensuring a proper pace and I could see down the back that the horses were queuing up behind the leaders and he was never going to win a race like that. He’s got to have a pace. There were a lot of horses in that race that have a lot of speed and if he comes upside them round the bend he’s never going to win the race”

Jockey Kieren Fallon added: “He seemed to be going well but just didn’t do what he did last year which was disappointing.”

JOHNSTON SLAMS EARPLUG FINE

Trainer Mark Johnston, who saddled Darasim and Royal Rebel to finish third and fourth in the Gold Cup, was highly critical of the stewards’ decision to fine jockey Gerald Mosse only £1,000 for removing the earplugs during the race on runner-up Westerner.


It was the third successive time that jockeys on the Alec Wildenstein-owned horse have been fined for removing the earplugs in the closing stages.


Johnston said: “I feel very strongly about it and have gone to the stewards to object but unfortunately couldn’t because it was after the weighed-in signal.


“We’ve been in a situation wanting to run one Gothenberg with earplugs in Germany and they said we couldn’t, which was a disadvantage. But you have to accept the local rules - when in Rome do as the Romans do. You accept this man can get it wrong once, maybe twice but now he’s flying in the face of the local rules.

“I think it’s diabolical that the Jockey Club can’t enforce its own rules, especially when they knew it was going to happen in advance. With some horses it makes a vast difference. Earplugs have a calming effect and are within the rules in Britain. It can make a big difference on a horse that tends to get over-excited.


“The huge advantage is when you want the horse to be excited when it comes within earshot of the crowd etc, by removing the earplugs you give it a huge adrenalin rush - it makes a huge difference. But we are not allowed to do it within the rules in Britain so we don’t do it.


“The Jockey Club is basically saying do it if you like but you’ll be fined. So clearly in these big races with hundreds of thousands at stake we’re going to do it unless they enforce the rules.


“It’s ridiculous that on two previous occasions they’ve fined the man and all they do is fine him £1,000 again - it’s not enough. They’ve known for weeks that it’s going to happen, he’s just flying in the face of the rules.


“We go to Scandinavia and Germany where there are different whips in two-year-old races and things like that and we abide by the rules. You have to abide by the local rules.”

FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
KING GEORGE V STAKES

DREAM FIRST ASCOT RIDE FOR MACKAY

Apprentice Nicky Mackay had a dream first Royal Ascot ride when winning the King George V Stakes aboard the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Admiral inthe colours of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.


Highclere was enjoying a third win in this handicap following on from Heritage in 1997 and Beekeeper in 2001.


“To have a winner on my first ride here is just a dream, it’s such a special meeting,” said a tearful Mackay. “It’s only my second ride for Sir Michael Stoute - the first was Navado who won the Courage Handicap at Newbury last year.


“There was nothing to take me on for the lead so I made the running then gave him a breather when some of the others wanted to take him on, I didn’t really want to make it. I knew we had a real chance of winning in the home straight.


“I went and rode him in work on Tuesday and did think he had a good chance of winning but it’s a bit of a dream.”

Harry Herbert, managing director of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, added: “It’s unbelievable to win this race again, the type of horse John Warren buys for us must mature at this time of year.


“Michael rang me to say Nicky was going to ride because Kieren couldn’t do the weight and I have to say I hadn’t heard of him. Michael said that he was a real rising star who had ridden a £100,000 winner for him and Nicky gave the horse an absolutely faultless ride.”

The winner, who cost 360,000 euros as a yearling, is owned by Highclere’s Satinette Syndicate, featuring 10 people who each paid £41,500 which included the the purchase price of two horses and all costs to the end of the first season of racing. The syndicate includes top South African owner Lawrie Jaffee and first-time owner Michael Gibbs.




RACE 4 KING GEORGE V STAKES
PLACE QUOTES

SECOND GROUP HORSE IN MAKING

Sheikh Hamdan had to be satisified with second and third courtesy of Maraahel and Etmaam respectively as his runners came home behind winner Admiral.


Angus Gold, Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager, said: “That was a great run from both of these horses giving weight to the winner.


“Richard [Hills, rider of top-weight Maraahel] was stuck on the outside but there are no excuses and it was a huge run from him. He’s a Group horse in the making and he might have preferred easier ground but I’m delighted.


“It was also a big run from the third who does not help himself early on by not jumping and going - he’s done that every time he runs. He flew home and I thought he got quite a few lucky breaks to be able to do that. If he had travelled with them earlier it might have been a different story but I’m very pleased.”

Etmaam’s jockey Darryll Holland told connections: “Just watching the end you would say the horse should have won but if you watched it earlier I couldn’t get the right position. The ground was fine for him.”

The Mick Channon-trained Le Tiss defied odds of 40/1 to finish fourth, and his trainer said: “He shouldn’t have been 40/1 - he’s such a topping horse. We didn’t think that we’d get in the handicap and knew we had to win last week at Salisbury, which he did. I’ve no long-term plan for the horse.”

DARRYLL HOLLAND

The stewards found that Darryll Holland, placed third on Etmaam in today’s fourth race, had caused interference to Asiatic. Holland, found guilty of careless riding, was suspended for one day on Monday, June 28.


NICKY MACKAY

The stewards found Nicky Mackay, rider of winner Admiral in today’s fourth race, guilty of using his whip with excessive frequency and without giving his mount time to respond. Holland, found guilty of careless riding, was suspended for three days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28, 29 and 30.





RACE 5 HAMPTON COURT STAKES
WIN QUOTES

MOSCOW BALLET DANCES HOME

A big drop down in class worked the oracle for Moscow Ballet, who had run in a Group 1 race in France last time, as he beat Crocodile Dundee by one and a quarter lengths.


Winning trainer Aidan O’Brien said: “Perhaps he wasn’t fit enough for his first two runs and he’s taken a bit of time to get fit.


“He loves fast ground and he had a very good run here last year in the Royal Lodge on very fast ground. The horse stays very well.


“My horses have been running well, getting placed and running good races. Perhaps I didn’t do a great job in the early part of the season and hopefully we’ll do well in the second part of the season.


“This horse has a lot of options - he loves bowling along and Jamie [Spencer, jockey] gave him a great ride. Moscow Ballet is under way now and hopefully he may be on the upgrade. He’s improved with every run and it was soft ground in the Dante - I always thought that he was a Group One horse.


“This will help me hang in there for another month or two before David Wachman gets my job!”

Spencer added: “He didn’t have his ground at York and in France he was messed around. That was a Group 1 race and we quietly fancied him here today. He needs an even gallop and he picked up well in the straight, staying on well to the line.


“It’s very, very fast ground here and there’s nothing they can do about it - if it rains I will say a few prayers around the bends”

This was the rider’s second success of the Meeting, having won on Damson for Wachman yesterday.


“It’s been great - perhaps I’ll stay in England. I was expecting to go close in this as he ran well 11 days ago and this was no surprise. Saying that there’s no easy race here and most horses are Group horses - he’s improved with every run.”

Jamie Poulton, trainer of second-placed Crocodile Dundee, said: “He might have been a bit unlucky not to win because I think Jamie (Spencer) gave the winner a really clever ride. I was hopeful, but not confident on this firm ground, but he seemed to handle it.


“He’s lovely-looking, tough, genuine horse and will have his day soon. He goes to Klampenborg in Denmark now on August 1 for a Group 3 over a mile and a half, which is really his trip.”


GOING FIRM
The going was changed to Firm after the fourth race by Ascot’s Director of Racing Nick Cheyne.




MORE FIFTH RACE QUOTES
HAMPTON COURT STAKES (LISTED RACE)


ROBINSON DOES WONDERS ON BUCKEYE

Jockey Philip Robinson suffered a hairy moment when riding Buckeye Wonder in the Hampton Court Stakes (4.55).


The Michael Jarvis-trained colt was challenging for the lead on the final bend, between the winner Moscow Express and the unplaced Happy Crusader, when he slipped, sprawled slightly, and left Robinson briefly clutching at thin air. Robinson managed to retain his position in the saddle, but his mount rapidly lost places and drifted back through the field, eventually coming home last of the 13 runners.


Robinson said: “He just lost his legs on the bend. We’ve since found that he’s lost a shoe, and that probably happened at the same time. He was very lucky to stay on his feet.


“It was too early to say we would have won or been placed, but we were going very well at the time.”


PAT SMULLEN

The stewards found that Pat Smullen, placed fourth on Simple Exchange in today’s fifth race, had caused interference to Lord Mayor. Smullen was suspended for two days on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29.



SIXTH RACE QUOTES
BRITANNIA STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)


STEWART BACK AMONG THE ROYAL ASCOT WINNERS

Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum’s colours were carried by three horses in the Britannia Stakes, the final event on day three of Royal Ascot, and they came home first courtesy of Mandobi – his other runners, Mokabra and Makfool, came 17th and 21st respectively.


The winner, who became Kieren Fallon’s third winner at this year’s meeting, beat Lucayan Legend and Thyolo by one length and half a length. In doing so he became trainer Alec Stewart’s fourth winner at Royal Ascot, but his first for 16 years, dating back to Mtoto’s victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.


Stewart said: “We’ve had an awful lot of seconds and thirds down the years so it’s nice to have another winner here.”

Of Mandobi, Stewart said: “He was most unlucky in a nursery at York last year, and then very unlucky at Epsom [on his latest start] when second and making fantastic late headway. This is pay-back time.


“He enjoyed the mile and could probably go further, but he looked happy at this trip and liked the ground.”

Stewart’s horses have not been in great shape recently, but he put that down to a bug, and said: “A number of horses came into the yard in April, and quite a few had been abroad. One of them brought a bug into the yard, unfortunately, but I’m pretty sure they’re healthy now.”

Richard Hannon, trained of Lucayan Legend, said: “He ran a very good race on ground that we didn’t think he would like. Darryll [Holland] said he couldn’t get him going early on, but he ran on well. We’re happy.”

FALLON AND FRANKIE SET FOR ROUND THREE

Kieren Fallon rides in all six races on day three of Royal Ascot, and that gives him a slight numerical advantage over Frankie Dettori in the battle for the London Clubs Trophy, given to the leading jockey at the meeting.


After two days of action both men have ridden a pair of winners, but Dettori heads the table by virtue of placings. He has five rides today, but is not booked for a mount in the closing race (perhaps he’s got other plans involving a football match!) in which Fallon rides Mandobi for Alec Stuart.


Earlier on the card the two rivals square up in the day’s feature race, the Gold Cup (Gr.1), in which Fallon rides likely favourite Mr Dinos and Dettori partners Papineau.


Bookmakers reckon the London Clubs Trophy is a two-horse race – Victor Chandler make Dettori 5-4 favourite, with Fallon at 11-8 (10-1 bar), while totesport offer Dettori at 6-4 and make Fallon a 7-4 shot.


Of current jockeys Dettori has ridden the most Royal Ascot winners and been leading rider at the meeting four times. Beginning with his Queen Anne Stakes win in 1990 on Markofdistinction, the Italian has notched 33 successes, and overhauled the crack Irish jockey Mick Kinane, who is now two behind having ridden one winner this week. Kinane’s first win at the meeting was gained 22 years ago, when he landed the St James’s Palace Stakes on Dara Monarch. By comparison Fallon is a relative new boy at the meeting, having ridden his first winner as recently as 1996, when he guided Yeast to victory in the Royal Hunt Cup. A further 21 winners is a measure of his rapid climb.


Those who believe experience counts on the big occasion will be disappointed that George Duffield is not in action at Royal Ascot today. Duffield, 57, rode his first winner at the meeting on Fluke in the Jersey Stakes. The date was June 17, 1970, Fallon was five and Frankie Dettori was still in his mother’s womb (he was born six months later)!

QUIFF READY TO MAKE BOOKIES’ TOES CURL

Bookmakers will be tugging their forelocks in reverence to punters if Quiff win the Ribblesdale Stakes (3.05) on day three of Royal Ascot.


Both Victor Chandler and Paddy Power report support for the Kieren Fallon-ridden filly – Chandler have shortened her from 13-2 to 11-2 while Power now offers 5-1 from a point longer. Quiff won at Salisbury last month, is bred in the purple, and her connections will be praying she can gain some black type in today’s contest.


The day’s main betting moves have been centring on the two handicaps – Chandler has seen support for three horses in the King George V Handicap (4.20) and has cut Maraahel from 7-1 into 5-1, Etmaam from 12-1 into 10-1 and Swagger Stick from 7-1 into 6-1. Paddy Power has also seen money for Maraahel (11-2 from 7-1) and Etmaam (10-1 from 14-1).


Totesport report money for several runners in the closing race, the Britannia Stakes (5.30), most notably for the Jamie Spencer-ridden Thyolo who has been slashed from 10-1 into 15-2 (Power go 9-1 from 10-1 about Thyolo). Mandobi is another mover with totesport, and his price has been shaved two points into 8-1 – the same firm offer Zonus at 13-2 from 8-1 and have reduced the price of Fine Silver, who is 16-1 from 25-1.


Market watchers looking for a really big gamble at this week’s Royal Meeting should note Simple Exchange in the Hampton Court Stakes (4.55). The Dermot Weld-trained three-year-old has been heavily punted in his native Ireland this morning and is now a 5-1 shot from 15-2 with Paddy Power, and 9-2 from 6-1 with totesport.


The day’s feature race, the Gold Cup (3.45) has seen little early action, but Paddy Power has been forced to reduce Brian Boru by a point into 8-1 and are keen to lay Papineau, a 9-2 shot. The same firm offers punters their money back on win-single bets if their selection finishes second to Mr Dinos.



GOING

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


He said: “The whole of the track was watered early this morning between 4am and 9am and we put five millimetres on.


“I think it is unlikely that we will get any rain today - this wind will probably keep it going away. But they are forecasting the possibility of a shower tomorrow and again, I don’t think it’s that high of a probability.

“There is a much higher probability of getting showers on Saturday than Friday. So the likelihood is that we will go in again and water early tomorrow morning as we did today.”

Asked about the stalls and any effect of the draw at Royal Ascot this week, he replied: “I think the biggest pointer is the Royal Hunt Cup yesterday.


“I think it was quite plainly clear that there was no draw bias whatsoever and there was a fantastic finish with the horses drawn high and low spread right across.

“So let’s hope it continues that way during the week. Obviously, what we’ve been doing is watering with the boom system which should alleviate a lot of the draw bias.”


FIRST RACE RESULT

2.30pm THE NORFOLK STAKES
Class A, Group Three, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb.Penalty Values: 1st: £34,800; 2nd: £13,200; 3rd: £6,600; 4th: £3,000; 5th: £1,500; 6th: £900

1) BLUE DAKOTA (Adrian Nolan, Mrs J M Ryan, Mrs P Duffin) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [5] 5/4 Fav
2) MYSTICAL LAND (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [4] 9/1
3) SKYWARDS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1] 4/1
4) COUGAR CAT (Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier & Betty Cat) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [10]
5) EMPIRE'S GHODHA (Clipper Group Holdings) Brian Meehan b2-8-12 Pat Smullen [2]
6) DANCE NIGHT (J C Fretwell) Bryan McMahon 2-8-12 Graham Gibbons [9]
7) WINDY PROSPECT (Bellhouseracing.com) Paul Blockley 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [7]
8) HOLBECK GHYLL (Holbeck Ghyll Partnership) Andrew Balding 2-8-12 Kevin Darley [12]
9) SPREE (A F Merritt) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Richard Hughes [8]

9 ran
Non-Runners: Joseph Henry (Vet’s Certificate), Iam Foreverblowing (Vet’s Certificate), Mytton’s Bell (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 1 min 01.97 sec Distances: nk, 1, 3, 2, 6, sh, 1.5, 6
Breeder: Michael O’Donnel
Breeding: b c Namid - Touraya (Tap On Wood)
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.20; £1.60; £1.40 Exacta: £14.00

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2004): 48: 78:66:70:71:67: 81 Wins in a season (1997-2003): 0,18,39,40,37,43,37 Major wins: Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand) - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain; Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie) Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy) Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow ParK), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James) Wins this year: 11 Royal Ascot Wins (2) Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota)

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in Britain 2000-2003: 2; 3; 83; 108 Wins this season: 28 Royal Ascot Wins (2): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota)

SECOND RACE RESULT
3.05pm THE RIBBLESDALE STAKES

Class A, Group Two, £130,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo fillies, 1m 4f. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group One or Group Two race of 1m 2f or more 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £75,400; 2nd: £28,600; 3rd: £14,300; 4th: £6,500; 5th: £3,250; 6th: £1,950

1) PUNCTILIOUS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-8-11 Frankie Dettori [1] 9/2
2) SAHOOL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-11 Richard Hills [3] 7/1
3) QUIFF (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [5] 7/2 Fav
4) NEW MORNING (Nick Springer) Michael Jarvis 3-8-11 Philip Robinson [2]
5) HIDDEN HOPE (Mrs Stephen Lussier, Mrs Anthony Oppenheimer) Geoff Wragg 3-8-11 Ted Durcan [9]
6) FEAAT (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-11 Willie Supple [8]
7) CRYSTAL CURLING (Urs Schwarzenbach) Barry Hills 3-8-11 Michael Hills [6]
8) MODESTA (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [7]
9) RAVE REVIEWS (Prince A A Faisal) John Dunlop 3-8-11 Kevin Darley [4]

9 ran
Time: 2 min 30.12 sec Distances: 1.5, 1.5, nk, 1, 6, nk, 5, 1.5
Breeder: Bjorn Neilsen
Breeding: b f Danehill (USA) - Robertet (USA) (Roberto (USA))
Tote Win: £3.30 Places: £1.40; £2.60; £1.30 Exacta: £35.50

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 (23): 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, 2004 Punctilious) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf) Wins This season: 25

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: (34) 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: 51

THIRD RACE RESULT
3.45pm THE GOLD CUP

Class A, Group One, £241,200 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 2m 4f. Weights: 4yo colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb; 5yo+ horses & geldings 9st 2lb; mares 8st 13lb (Southern Hemisphere allowance - 4yo 7lb). Weight for age: 4yo from 5yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £139,896; 2nd: £53,064; 3rd: £26,532; 4th: £12,060; 5th: £6,030; 6th: £3,618

1) PAPINEAU (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-9-00 Frankie Dettori [4] 5/1
2) WESTERNER (Ecurie Wildnestein) Elie Lellouche FR 5-9-02 Gerard Mosse [9] 13/2
3) DARASIM (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston v6-9-02 Joe Fanning [1] 28/1
4) ROYAL REBEL (Peter Savill) Mark Johnston 8-9-02 Johhny Murtagh [2]
5) BRIAN BORU (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE t4-9-00 Jamie Spencer [11]
6) MR DINOS (Constantinos Shiacolas) Paul Cole 5-9-02 Kieren Fallon [3] 5/4 Fav
7) HIGHEST (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t1 5-9-02 Ted Durcan [14]
8) MISTERNANDO (John Duggan) Mick Channon 4-9-00 Sam Hitchcott [6]
9) INGRANDIRE (Mrs Chizu Yoshida) Yoshinami Shimizu JPN 5-9-02 Norihiro Yokoyama [8]
10) NEW SOUTH WALES (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t4-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [13]
11) CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (Luke Comer) Luke Comer IRE b7-9-02 Seamus Heffernan [7]
12) DUSKY WARBLER (Sir Thomas Pilkington) Michael Bell 5-9-02 Darryll Holland [10]
13) ALCAZAR (J Repard, F Melrose, O Pawle, M Stokes, R Black) Hughie Morrison 9-9-02 Michael Fenton [12]

13 ran Non-Runner: Vinnie Roe (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 4 min 20.90 sec Distances: 1.5, 2.5, 5, nk, 1.25, nk, 1.25, 24, 14, 10, 1.75, 9
Breeder: Exors of the late Peter Winfield
Breeding: ch c Singspiel (IRE) - Early Rising (USA) (Grey Dawn II)
Tote Win: £4.70 Places: £1.50; £2.50; £7.40 Exacta: £44.30

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 (24): Golden Jubilee 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, 2004 Papineau), 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, 2004 Punctilious) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf) Wins This season: 26

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: (35) First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), 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: 52
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE KING GEORGE V STAKES

Class B, Heritage Handicap, £50,200 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo Rated 0-105+, 1m 4f. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 5, a winner of a Class D to F race 4lb;of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1) ADMIRAL (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XI) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-00 Nicky Mackay (3) [14] 9/1
2) MARAAHEL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-07 Richard Hills [4] 6/1 Fav
3) ETMAAM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Darryll Holland [13] 8/1
4) LE TISS (P Trant) Mick Channon 3-8-05 (1lb ow) Sam Hitchcott (3) [6] 40/1
5) GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 3-8-03 Joe Fanning [8]
6) SWAGGER STICK (Robin Scully) John Dunlop 3-8-11 Kevin Darley [16]
7) ANOUSA (Arkland International (UK) Ltd) Paul Howling 3-8-02 Chris Catlin [3]
8) DESTINATION DUBAI (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v3-8-13 Frankie Dettori [15]
9) ODIHAM (Odiham Partnership) Hughie Morrison 3-8-06 Ryan Moore [10]
10) ASIATIC (Sheikh Mohammed) Mark Johnston 3-8-07 Stanley Chin [17]
11) SETTLEMENT CRAIC (Buxted Partnership) Terry Mills 3-8-07 Michael Kinane [11]
12) GIRONDE (The Celle Syndicate Incorporated) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon [7]
13) WOODCRACKER (Sir Thomas Pilkington) Michael Bell 3-8-11 Richard Quinn [19]
14) MUDAWIN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-05 Willie Supple [5]
15) OVER THE RAINBOW (Harrison, Jamieson, Parker, Snowden) Barry Hills 3-8-06 Michael Hills [20]
16) KEELUNG (Norman Cheng) Michael Jarvis 3-8-09 Philip Robinson [18]
17) GOLDEN GRACE (Saeed Suhail) Ed Dunlop 3-8-09 Pat Smullen [9]

17 ran Non-Runners: Lochbuie (Ground), Uig (Vet’s Certificate), Tiger Tiger (Ground)
Time: 2 min 31.30 sec Distances: nk ,sh, nk, 1, .5, .75, 1.25, nk, 1.75, nk, 2.5, 3, 2, 3, 7, nk
Breeder: R Lee
Breeding: b c Alhaarth (IRE) - Coast Is Clear (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
Tote Win: £12.80 Places: £3.40; £2.10; £2.40; £5.70 Exacta: £372.50

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: 25 Royal Ascot Wins: 48 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: Mackay, Nicky Wins in 2002-03: 13; 36 Background: Son of jockey Allan Mackay and grandson of former jockey Eric Eldin. Apprenticed to Luca Cumani in Newmarket. Brother Jamie is also a jockey Royal Ascot Wins: King George V Stakes (2004 Admiral) Wins This Season: 8



FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm THE HAMPTON COURT STAKES

Class A, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo which have not won a Pattern Race, 1m 2f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class B race of 7f or more 3lb; of a Listed race of 7f or more 5lb (handicaps excluded for the purposes of penalties). Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1) MOSCOW BALLET (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer [11] 8/1
2) CROCODILE DUNDEE (Ron Huggins) Jamie Poulton 3-8-11 John Egan [9] 20/1
3) MUTAFANEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-8-11 Richard Hills [13] 9/1
4) SIMPLE EXCHANGE (Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd) Dermot Weld IRE 3-9-02 Pat Smullen [7]
5) LORD MAYOR (John Greetham) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [8] 7/2 Fav
6) GATWICK (Henry Ponsonby) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Richard Quinn [12]
7) LEICESTER SQUARE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-8-11 Frankie Dettori [10]
8) HAPPY CRUSADER (Team Havana) Paul Cole 3-8-11 Darryll Holland [5]
9) PRIVY SEAL (Sheikh Mohammed) John Gosden v1 3-9-02 Johnny Murtagh [2]
10) BARATHEA DREAMS (Fitri Hay, Stan Moore) Stan Moore 3-8-11 Jimmy Quinn [1]
11) WHITSBURY CROSS (McDowell Racing, David Elsworth) David Elsworth 3-8-11 Dane O'Neill [6]
12) MUTAHAYYA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-11 Willie Supple [4]
13) BUCKEYE WONDER (John Phillips) Michael Jarvis 3-8-11 Philip Robinson [3]

13 ran
Time: 2 min 07.98 sec Distances: 1.25, 1.25, .5, nk, 1.75, 1.75, 1.5, nk, 1.25, 3.5, 2, 10
Breeder:R D Hubbard & constance Sczesny
Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Fire The Groom (USA) (Blushing Groom (FR))
Tote Win: £12.10 Places: £3.20; £4.60; £3.50 Exacta: £237.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2,000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru) Other major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru)), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johanesburg), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat), St James Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesberg), Grand Criterium (2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Royal Ascot wins: (12) Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet) Wins in Britain 2000-2003: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6 Wins This Season (in UK): 2

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: (4) Coventry Stakes (2001Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Became stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien at the start of the 2004 season Wins This Season (in UK): 24


SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm THE BRITANNIA STAKES

Class B, Heritage Handicap, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo Rated 0-105, 1m. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 5, a winner of Class D to F race 5lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1) MANDOBI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [3] 8/1
2) LUCAYAN LEGEND (Lucayan Stud) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Darryll Holland [6] 20/1
3) THYOLO (Mike Watts & Steve Woodhams) Clive Cox 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [13] 9/1
4) FINE SILVER (SIV Corporation) Paul Cole 3-8-05 Richard Quinn [2] 16/1
5) FREE TRIP (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-03 (1lb ow) Willie Supple [17]
6) FORTHRIGHT (Wyck Hall Stud, Clive Brittain) Clive Brittain 3-8-07 Kerrin McEvoy [21]
7) ALSHAWAMEQ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-03 Richard Hills [28]
8) JAZZ SCENE (Exors of the late Robert Sangster) Mick Channon 3-8-05 Chris Catlin [11]
9) LORD LINKS (Coriolan Links Partnership VI) Richard Hannon 3-8-02 Ryan Moore [5]
10) CREDIT (Highclere Throughbred Racing XV) Richard Hannon 3-8-05 Michael Kinane [24]
11) ZONUS (Concord Racing, Bonnycastle, Grant, Morton) Barry Hills 3-8-07 Kevin Darley [14] 11/2 Fav
12) STATE DILEMMA (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-11 Michael Hills [8]
13) BENTLEY'S BALL (On Trak Partnership) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Richard Hughes [7]
14) FITTING GUEST (John Guest) George Margarson 3-7-12 Adrian McCarthy [10]
15) GOLD MASK (William S Farish) John Gosden b1 3-8-00 Franny Norton [25]
16) KING JOCK (Eliza Long) Dermot Weld IRE 3-8-09 Pat Smullen [22]
17) MOKABRA (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon v1 3-9-04 Sam Hitchcott (3) [4]
18) PARKVIEW LOVE (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [1]
19) MASTER MARVEL (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Joe Fanning [23]
20) ODDSMAKER (D Maloney, S Dudolf) David Evans 3-8-02 (2lb ow) Dean McKeown [26]
21) MAKFOOL (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-9-01 Ted Durcan [9]
22) BURLEY FLAME (Burley Appliances Ltd) James Given 3-7-09 Nicky Mackay (3) [19]
23) NEVER WILL (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-05 Stanley Chin [12]
24) PIZAZZ (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 3-7-10 Frankie McDonald (3) [18]
25) CELLO (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 3-7-12 David Kinsella [15]
26) PRINCIPAL WITNESS (M J Caddy) William Muir 3-7-13 Jimmy Quinn [20]
27) RESPLENDENT ONE (Resplendent Racing Limited) Terry Mills 3-8-12 Robert Miles (3) [29]

27 ran Non-Runners: Flip And Fly (Vet’s Certificate), Doctorate (Ground), Mbosi (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 1 min 40.85s
Distances: 1, .5, .5, hd, 1.25, sh, 2, nk ,nk, .75, 2.5, 1.25, .75, .75, hd, 1, .75, 2.5, 1, 1.5, 1.75, nk, .5, sh, 1.5, .5
Breeder: High Bramley Grange Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch c Mark Of Esteem - Miss Queen (USA) (Miswaki (USA))
Tote Win: £6.20 Places: £1.80; £7.20; £3.20; £7.20 Exacta: £205.70

Winning trainer:-Name: Stewart, Alexander Christie; Date of Birth: 21/6/55; Date of first licence: March 1983; Previous occupation: Assistant to Gavin Hunter for one year and Tom Jones for five years; Wins in a season (1983-2003):6:13:22:26:37:40:30:41:29:22:11:22:27: 22:18:17:17:22:26:31:26 Number of horses in training (1993-2004): 66:56:60:53:53:51:58:53:52:57:65; 68 Major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1988 Mtoto), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1987 & 88 Mtoto), Queen Anne Stakes (1988 Waajib), Yorkshire Cup (1990 Braashee), Nell Gwyn Stakes (1988 Ghariba), Ormonde Stakes (1990 Braashee), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master), Doncaster Cup (1990 Al Maheb), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (1998 Mutamam), Select Stakes (1998 Mutamam), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam) Trains at Clarehaven, Newmarket, Suffolk Wins This Season: 4 Royal Ascot wins: (4) Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 & 1988 Mtoto), Queen Anne Stakes (1988 Waajib), Britannia Handicap (2004 Mandobi)

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: 23 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: 79

LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY THREE

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


LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY THREE -
FOR THE LONDON CLUBS TROPHY

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

LATEST PADDY POWER PRICES FOR THE LONDON CLUBS TROPHY

4/7 Frankie Dettori
11/8 Kieren Fallon
20/1 Jamie Spencer

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