Friday, June 18, 2004
ROYAL ASCOT 2004
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 18
RECORD FRIDAY CROWD
For the first time ever, the Royal Ascot Friday crowd was the biggest of the week, beating the attendance on Ladies’ Day, Thursday.
Today’s crowd was 70,753, up from 68,529 on this day 12 months ago. This year there was no Heath Enclosure, which in 2003 drew a crowd of 2,893.
Nick Smith, Ascot’s Head Of Public Relations, said: “It’s remarkable that the Friday has become so incredibly popular. Thursday is traditionally the busiest day and it shows the strength of the meeting that Friday has caught up.
“Effectively it is an increase of 5,000 because there is no Heath Enclosure today - that puts the day’s popularity into context.
“The crowd is a record for Friday, we have never beaten 70,000 before, and we look forward to a tremendous day tomorrow when there is still some availability in the Silver Ring.”
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
ALBANY STAKES (LISTED)
JEWEL LIGHTS UP WEEK FOR HANNON
Following disappointing runs by a number of his two-year-olds this week, trainer Richard Hannon breathed a sigh of relief when Jewel In The Sand came home in front in the Listed Albany Stakes.
“My other two-year-olds have run like drains and I think it must have been the ground. Horses that win well first time out don’t just turn like that,” said Hannon.
“This is a real relief although I was asking what the hell Richard was doing halfway through the race! But he played it cool, found the gaps and all of a sudden came there.
“She’s not over big but a lovely filly. I’ve trained most of the family, including her dam Dancing Drop, who Mohammed Suhail owned, and loved her at the sales when we saw her at Goffs (where she cost 65,000).
“She was not even blowing after the race, she couldn’t care less and we’ve got to give her a chance in something like the Cherry Hinton Stakes now.”
Race One - Albany Stakes
FIFTH ROYAL ASCOT SECOND FOR THE DUTFIELDS
Nerys Dutfield, whose cough-riddled stable has run up a losing sequence of 57, was delighted with 40-1 runner-up Spirit of Chester, as was her husband Simon, who had a £400 each-way voucher in his back pocket. It was her fifth second at Royal Ascot.
Dutfield said: “I am delighted for Nerys as she has been so low. The horses have just not been right, and we had four more go on the sick list this morning, including Convent Girl, who stopped quickly here earlier in the week.
“I told this filly’s owners, Darren and Grant Mercer, who were paying their first visit to Royal Ascot, not to expect too much and to be prepared for her to hit the wall two out.
“That has been the pattern of our two-year-olds since we got the virus, but Spirit of Chester has always been the best we’ve got. She cost 30,000 euros, which is the most expensive horse that we have bought.
“The Mercers were underbidders for Blue Dakota, but they came home with this one instead.
“She found the five furlongs too sharp at Sandown first time out, but now we will have to think about the Goffs Sales race at The Curragh next Friday. She is a filly with plenty of scope and, whatever she does this year, she ought to make a smashing three-year-old.”
Nick Littmoden was “gutted” that Salsa Brave, who had a nightmare run, finished only third, reflecting “she went half-way round Ascot.”
Part-owner Toby Brereton, however, was delighted with his filly, who may take on the winner again in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket’s July meeting.
He said: “She got a bump from Cours de la Reine, but it was always going to be tough from that draw. However, her courage and class enabled her to battle back. We have always thought that she was a decent filly, and I think she proved it out there.”
Frankie Dettori, who rode 13-8 favourite Masa, said of the ninth home: “She had not run badly as she was very green. She has never seen another horse in a race before today and it was all a new experience for her.”
Race One extra
Albany Stakes Stakes
GROUND TOO FAST FOR HAADEF
Richard Hills had no doubt that the fast ground was responsible for the disappointing run of Haadef, who trailed in fourth of the five runners in the King Edward VII Stakes,
Hills said: “He was travelling OK and I was happy enough, but as soon as I asked him to go a stride faster he came back on me and would not let himself down on the ground.”
John Gosden, who trains Haadef, will now give the colt a break until the ground eases.
He said: “My fellow is by Sadler’s Wells, as is Barat, and you could see that both were struggling on the ground. The winner is by Danehill, which tells you everything.”
After today’s opening race, the following jockeys described the ground as:
Philip Robinson, rider of Sapphire Dream, said: “I think that they’ve put quite a bit of water on - it’s still quick but you better ask some of the other boys as my horse wasn’t moving too well.”
Jean-Pierre Guillambert, rider of Salsa Brava, said: “Good, quick ground.”
Johnny Murtagh, rider of Chantilly Beauty, said: “Very good.”
George Duffield, rider of Justaquestion, said: “Quick.”
Robert Havlin, rider of Spirit Of Chester, said: “Quick but not as quick as the first day.”
Frankie Dettori, rider of favourite Masa, said: “It doesn’t get any firmer.”
Paul Hanagan, rider of Golden Legacy, said: “Quite fast still.”
Jimmy Quinn, rider of Cours De La Reine, said: “Firm and rough.”
Jamie Mackay, rider of Alta Petens, said: “Good.”
Michael Hills, rider of Touch Of Silk, said: “Firm.”
Darryll Holland, rider of Extreme Beauty, said: “Fast - same as always.”
Chris Catlin, rider of Umniya, said: “Firm.”
RACE 2 KING EDWARD VII STAKES
FIVE DYNASTIES KING OF ASCOT
Jamie Spencer enjoyed an armchair ride on Five Dynasties to beat Elshadi by four lengths to give the rider his third success of the Royal Meeting and trainer Aidan O’Brien his second.
The master of Ballydoyle said: “When he ran first time at Lingfield a combination of fitness and hating the soft ground probably beat him. He ran a little better in the French Derby on better ground. He’s improved since that race and is on the upgrade.
“He loves racing, quick ground and is definitely a possibility for the Irish Derby. Being realistic Yeats will be lucky to be back this year.
“Jamie is a lovely rider and he gave this horse a text book ride again as he did yesterday on Moscow Ballet.”
Spencer added: “He ran well in France where he didn’t get the run of the race. He was too far back and had to do a lot of work to get to where he did finish.
“He won well today and was going away at the line. He was going very easily and it was just a case of staying on board from then on.
“Like all of our horses which have been improving for their runs and hopefully he’ll improve from this.”
Joint-owner Michael Tabor, who admitted having backed the winner, said: “He ran well at Chantilly in the French Derby which was a Group One - this was a Group Two and with all due respect it looked easy.
“Aidan said that he would like the ground and had improved since France so I was quietly confident.
“The Irish Derby is a possibility and you would be hopeful that he would run.
“This will keep the wolf from the door!”
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP 2)
SECOND AND THIRD TO
DROP BACK IN TRIP
Elshadi, who finished four lengths second to Five Dynasties in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes, and Barati, who was a further three lengths back in third, are both set to drop back to a mile and a quarter.
“He ran a solid race,” said Elshadi’s trainer Marcus Tregoning. “His stamina was tested because Haadef took him on and we’ll be going back to a mile and a quarter next time.
“At least he has run better than last time in the Derby, when I don’t really know what happened. He got a bump very early on in the Derby, which set him alight and perhaps downed tools. I also worked him at the course and he pulled two shoes off so perhaps he remembered - he won’t be going to Epsom again.
“We want to go and win a race somewhere so we’ll probably look for something abroad. He should be able to run in three weeks.”
Barati’s trainer John Oxx said: “He didn’t quite get the trip. He was a bit lazy through the race but when they turned for home he was travelling well, looking for room but in the last two furlongs he didn’t see it out. He’ll go back to a mile and a quarter now.”
Race Three - Coronation Stakes
The Duke of Roxburghe’s unbeaten dual Guineas heroine Attraction produced an awesome performance to win the Group One Coronation Stakes, missing Russian Rhythm’s course record by only 0.03s.
Mark Johnston’s initial reaction was to take a swipe at the racing press, many of whom have doubted whether Attraction is everything her trainer claims her to be.
He said: ”Ye of little faith. Only five of the 16 tipsters went for Attraction, and I don’t know what more she has to do.
“They said that she would not stay the stiff mile in the Irish Guineas and she proved them wrong; they said that she is not as good as the colts; they said that she would not confirm Newmarket form with Red Bloom, and they said that she wouldn’t come round a bend.
“I knew that provided she was 100% she would win, but the pressure has been intense. There is such a cloud over the yard that when I went to see her at 7.15 this morning I was prepared to take her out if there was the slightest thing wrong.
“Nothing less than victory would have been good enough, but luckily she was as bright as a button, and she has produced a performance out of the top drawer. She is the most phenomenal racehorse that I have trained by a long way.
“That is eight out of eight, including three Group Ones off the spin, and it was never in doubt, though I was happy when I saw Kieren (Fallon) niggling at Red Bloom early on.
“We were uptight before the race, but when Kevin (Darley) walked in the paddock he asked me where we were going next. He was that confident.
“Yesterday we entered her for the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, so that will be the next port of call, taking on the older fillies.
“Then, we will have to take on the colts, and long-term I would love to have a crack at the Breeders’ Cup Mile in Dallas in October. Success on the international stage would really ice the cake.”
Darley gave all the credit to Attraction. He said: ”So many good horses can be complicated in one way or another, but she is so easy and is a simply unbelievable filly.
“Jamie Spencer (Royal Tigress) tried to take me on early, but he didn’t have the pace and, though she was a bit keen for the first furlong and a half, she soon settled into her routine and was relaxed, lobbing along happily. She switched leads crossing the road and once into the straight she lengthened and they never got near me.”
RACE 3 CORONATION STAKES
MAJESTIC DESERT FINDS ‘HORSE OF A LIFETIME’ TOO STRONG
Mick Channon described winner Attraction as, “A bit special, you probably won’t see another horse like her in your lifetime. Horses like that don’t come along very often,” after she had beaten his Majestic Desert by two and a half lengths.
The trainer continued: “Our filly pulled back on the winner in the final furlong after the winner looked like she was going to win by five lengths.
“That was much better - we lost her after she won at Newbury and I knew she wasn’t right after that when she went flat on us. But the Guineas come on so quick, all the tests were positive and you’ve got to have a go even though she wasn’t the same filly.
“She wasn’t there in Ireland either but there is not much choice for these three-year-old fillies and I’m delighted with her today.
“In the last 10 days, I have become convinced that she would run a big race today and it’s a relief.”
After nominating the Falmouth Stakes as a possible target for Majestic Desert,
Channon was informed that connections of the winner were also considering this.
He said: “Perhaps we’ll have to go for the July Cup instead! She’s kicked our bottom three times but if no one turned up because of one horse where would we be? One day hopefully we might get some luck and beat her.
“We could also come back to seven furlongs with her.”
Chris Richardson, representing third-placed Red Bloom’s owner’s Cheveley Park Stud, said: “She’s not had the easiest of preparations and has run a blinder but we’ve got no excuses and take nothing away from the winner who is a star.
“Kieren [Fallon, jockey] said she did not quite show the sparkle she had when she won here last year and didn’t either in the Guineas. Stepping her up in trip is an option now.”
William Haggas was delighted with Moon Dazzle’s fourth place. He said: “She has run a fantastic race to come fourth to one of the best fillies we have seen for a long time. To achieve what she has done in such a short space of time is fantastic.
“She’s a half-sister to Dupont so is beautifully-bred and we thought we had to take our chance today. She’s certainly worth a bit more now than she was this morning. She’s talented and we’ll try and win a Group race now. Dupont loved fast ground and so does she.”
HUGHES BANNED FOR ONE DAY
Richard Hughes, who rode the opening winner on Jewel In The Sand in the Albany Stakes, was banned for a day, Tuesday, June 29, for not keeping straight (from his draw) coming out of the stalls.
The jockey, however, was relieved to have his first winner of Royal Ascot 2004. He said: “I was fairly confident with Jewel In The Sand but I was devastated yesterday with Spree who is really good but she never travelled and finished last.
“It sure is a tremendous relief to get my first winner of the week - I was scratching my head after yesterday - and now the pressure is off.
“Jewel In The Sand did it well, she went through the gap about three inches wide.”
FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
WOLFERTON RATED STAKES
RED FOILS PROMOTION GAMBLE
The Michael Jarvis-trained Red Fort foiled a huge gamble on the Queen’s Promotion, who was backed from 11/2 into 2/1 favouritism, when coming home eight lengths clear of that rival in the Wolferton Rated Stakes.
“I couldn’t believe it when I looked round to see how far clear we were, you don’t expect that at Royal Ascot,” said Red Fort’s jockey Philip Robinson.
“At one stage the others were seven or eight lengths clear but I was content to let them go. I took him to the front in my own time.
“He had his problems last season but won well at Haydock this year before finishing third at Newbury when he probably didn’t see out the trip.
“He’s also shown form on soft, so it’s a bonus he can go on any ground, and we’ll probably step up to Group races and see how we get on.”
Jarvis added: “He’s been improving fast but I was surprised how easily he won - it’s not like Philip Robinson to win by eight lengths! Like most Green Deserts he likes fast ground and it’s back to the drawing board - I don’t know about handicaps now
“He wasn’t really doing it last year so we cut him and gave him a bit of time.”
Red Fort was bred by the Swinburn family’s Genesis Green Stud, who still own her in partnership. Former jockey Wally Swinburn, who owns the stud with sons Michael and Walter, said: “I thought riding a winner here was something but owning and breeding one is something else. He’s taken a long time to come to himself but this is fantastic.”
Race Four - Wolferton Stakes
TO LAND GAMBLE
Neither Sir Michael Stoute nor Kieren Fallon offered any excuse for Promotion, who was backed from an early morning 11-2 down to 2-1 favourite in what bookmakers described as “the gamble of the season.”
Stoute, observing that runner-up Promotion was beaten eight lengths by Red Fort, said: “The ground was a bit firm and he wasn’t letting himself down like he does when it is good, but we would never have beaten the winner whatever the condiitons, He has absolutely slaughtered us.”
Ed Dunlop, trainer of third-placed Blythe Knight, said: “He ran well but the winner was in a different county. I haven’t spoken to him yet as I was unsaddling my other runner, but apparently Frankie [Dettori, jockey] said the ground was too quick. He’s run a good solid race and he’ll now have a break.”
Mick Kinane, who rode fourth-placed Persian Lightning, said:”I was further back than I wanted to be early on because of that outside draw, and we could never get into the race.”
RACE 5 THE QUEEN’S VASE
DUKE OF VENICE IMPERIOUS
Godolphin got it spot on once again as they stepped up Duke Of Venice to two miles for the first time and he turned this race into a rout, coming home six lengths ahead of Two Miles West and prompting a Frankie Dettori flying dismount.
Not everyone, including it must be said his jockey Frankie Dettori, was convinced before the race that Duke of Venice would stay the distance of the Queen’s Vase, but trainer Saeed bin Suroor was confident that he wanted an increase in trip from the mile and a quarter and how right he was.
“From the way he ran last time and the way he has been training, he looked as if he wanted a longer distance, so we felt it would be a good idea to give him the chance,” said the trainer.
Dettori settled Duke of Venice, whose pedigree (by Theatrical out of a mare by Dayjur) gave understandable stamina doubts, in midfield as Zouave took the ten runners along at a good gallop, followed by Tarandot and Two Miles West.
Jamie Spencer sent the favourite Two Miles West into the lead as soon as they had made the home turn, but Duke of Venice was going so easily as he moved up behind him that he looked sure to win whenever Dettori asked him to go.
“He relaxed so well and when I pressed the button he just went,”said Dettori of the fifth Godolphin winner of the meeting. He judged that moment to be a furlong and a half from home, and once Duke of Venice was in front all was over.
Simon Crisford, Godolphin’s racing manager, said: “That was a big punt running him in a race like that.
“We didn’t have a clue if he would stay although he was the top-rated horse over a mile and two furlongs.
“That was the brilliant and the St Leger or that sort of race will be for him. We were guessing over the trip as he’s never been tried over further than 10 furlongs - he did have good form against Hazyview though which has worked out well.
“He was staying on really strongly in the last two furlongs and he will definitely have another outing before the St Leger.
“It has been a fabulous meeting for us with five winners [the other four being Refuse To Bend in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes, Kheleyf in Wednesday’s Jersey Stakes, and Punctilious and Papineau respectively in yesterday’s Ribblesdale Stakes and Gold Cup].
“Unfortunately, Highest had to be put down because of a ruptured suspensory - that was a big sad loss to the team - it puts racing into perspective as he ran in the Gold Cup that Papineau won.”
FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
QUEEN’S VASE (GROUP 3)
INEXPERIENCE FOILS TWO MILES
Jockey Jamie Spencer felt inexperience cost the gambled-on Two Miles West in the Queen’s Vase after the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt, who was sent off 5/2 favourite, had to settle for second behind Duke Of Venice.
“There was a lot of noise when he hit the front and he was just a little bit green,” said Spencer. “He ran well very well but was just showing his inexperience.”
Mick Channon felt third-placed Top Seed would have fared better with more give underfoot.
“He’s ran a cracker here but I know he’d have been better on soft ground,” said Channon. “He stayed on well and we’ll now keep all options open but if it came up soft we’d think about the St Leger.”
Race Six - Buckingham Palace Handicap
FANSHAWE WINNER AT LAST
After five places earlier in the week, James Fanshawe finally clinched his first winner at the meeting when Unscrupulous bolted up by five lengths under Oscar Urbina in the Buckingham Palace Handicap, in which only one horse in the first six was drawn under 20.
Fanshawe said: ”We only brought six horses, and we have had three seconds and two thirds, so this success was long overdue.
“This horse was in the sales last year, but his breeder Mark Weinfeld stuck with him and retained an interest, and we managed to keep him in the yard.
“He went lame behind after Yarmouth last year so we had to be put him away, but he could not have done that any better. He has to be held up, but we were drawn 23 and made a conscious decision to head straight for the far rail as we did not want to be left in no-mans land up the middle.
“He used to be a bit fractious, but as he has got older he has become sensible - and faster!”
Urbina, celebrating his first Royal Ascot winner, said: ”I have had three seconds, so it is a relief to finally get a winner here.
“I was surprised how well he won. I got a great lead, but when I let him go he really picked up. He used to be wound up, but today he was relaxed and everything went to plan.”
RACE 6 BUCKINGHAM PALACE STAKES
Maghanim found Unscrupulous five lengths too wily in the concluding event, the Buckingham Palace Stakes.
The four-year-old’s trainer John Dunlop said: “He found one too good but was carrying a lot of weight (9st 7lb) and that was a very good run - I’m pleased. I don’t really have any plans at the moment.”
David Nicholls, trainer of True Night, who was a further neck away in third, said: “He’s run well and all mine in the race ran well. I’m not sure about the draw - it seems as if it just pans out.
“He’s a summer horse who loves this ground. He’ll get lucky one day and hopefully it will be in a big handicap. He could run at Goodwood.”
FOUR-DAY BAN FOR NICHOLLS
Adrian Nicholls was suspended for four days (June 29 and 30, July 1 and 2) after being found guilty of careless riding on Loyal Tycoon, who finished eighth behind Unscrupulous in the closing Buckingham Palace Handicap.
Nicholls had manouevred to his right two furlongs from home and in so doing caused interference to Selective (24th), Sawwaah (16th) and Kareeb (21st).
There will be no watering after racing because rain is forecast tomorrow
LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY FOUR -
FOR THE LONDON CLUBS TROPHY
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Saeed bin Suroor 5 1 3 1
Michael Jarvis 3 - - 1
Sir Michael Stoute 2 3 2 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 2 1 1
Mark Johnston 2 - 2 1
James Fanshawe 1 3 2 -
John Gosden 1 1 1 1
Richard Hannon 1 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 1 - -
Nick Littmoden 1 - 1 -
John Oxx IRE 1 - 1 -
James Bethell 1 - - -
Milton Bradley 1 - - -
Alec Stewart 1 - - -
David Wachman IRE 1 - - -
Mick Channon - 2 2 2
Marcus Tregoning - 2 - -
Barry Hills - 1 - 2
John Dunlop - 1 - 1
Andre Fabre FR - 1 - 1
Elie Lellouche FR - 1 - 1
Nerys Dutfield - 1 - -
David Oughton HK - 1 - -
Jamie Poulton - 1 - -
Geoff Wragg - 1 - -
Ed Dunlop - - 2 -
Clive Cox - - 1 1
William Haggas - - 1 1
Luca Cumani - - 1 -
Lady Herries - - 1 -
David Nicholls - - 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
Mark Tompkins - - - 1
Dermot Weld IRE - - - 1
LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY FOUR -
FOR THE LONDON CLUBS TROPHY
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Frankie Dettori 5 1 3 1
Kieren Fallon 3 3 2 -
Jamie Spencer 3 2 2 2
Philip Robinson 2 - - 2
Kevin Darley 2 - - -
Darryll Holland 1 2 2 3
Michael Kinane 1 1 1 1
John Egan 1 1 - 1
Eddie Ahern 1 1 - -
Oscar Urbina 1 1 - -
Tom Queally 1 - - 1
Richard Quinn 1 - - 1
Richard Hughes 1 - - -
Nicky Mackay 1 - - -
Richard Hills - 3 2 3
Johnny Murtagh - 2 2 1
Ted Durcan - 2 1 -
Michael Hills - 1 1 1
Gary Stevens - 1 1 1
Robert Havlin - 1 - -
Gerald Mosse - 1 - -
Willie Supple - 1 - -
Kerrin McEvoy - - 2 -
Chris Catlin - - 1 1
Paul Doe - - 1 -
Jean-Piere Guilambert - - 1 -
Joe Fanning - - 1 -
Jimmy Quinn - - 1 -
Sam Hitchcott - - - 1
David Kinsella - - - 1
Dane O’Neill - - - 1
Olivier Peslier - - - 1
Pat Smullen - - - 1
GREAT MEETING FOR GODOLPHIN TEAM
The 2004 Royal Meeting has been incredible for Godolphin with Sheikh Mohammed’s racing entity already having accrued four winners - Refuse To Bend in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes, Kheleyf in Wednesday’s Jersey Stakes, and Punctilious and Papineau respectively in yesterday’s Ribblesdale Stakes and Gold Cup.
Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor could achieve their highest haul at the Royal Meeting, having equalled their previous record of four victories, which was achieved in 1998 courtesy of Intikhab in the Queen Anne Stakes, Faithful Son in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Bahr in the Ribblesdale Stakes and Kayf Tara in the Gold Cup. Bin Suroor is two ahead of his nearest rivals Sir Michael Stoute and Michael Jarvis at this year’s meeting and now has 24 successes to his name at the Royal Meeting.
Jockey Frankie Dettori is a best-priced 4/7 favourite with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power for the London Clubs Trophy for the leading jockey at Royal Ascot thanks to his four wins so far.
The popular Italian has some way to go to equal or overhaul his best year in 1998, when he achieved seven successes. On that occasion he won on Intikhab, the Britannia Handicap on Plan-B, the Queen Mary Stakes on Bint Allayl, Bahr, Kayf Tara, Rhapsodist in the Chesham Stakes and Dovedon Star in the Queen Alexandra Stakes.
Dettori has also achieved four victories on two previous occasions, in 1997 and 1999.
He now has 35 victories to his name at the Royal Meeting.
According to the bookmakers, champion jockey Kieren Fallon is Dettori’s only serious challenger for the London Clubs Trophy at the moment with totesport going a best-priced 6/4.
Fallon gained his three successes to date in the Coventry Stakes on Iceman, the Windsor Forest Stakes on Favourable Terms and the Britannia Stakes on Mandobi.
Sir Michael Stoute’s stable jockey requires one further victory to equal his best Royal Meeting score of four in 2000 when he won the Queen Anne Stakes on Kalanisi, the Queen’s Vase on Dalampour, the Royal Hunt Cup on Caribbean Monarch and the Chesham Stakes on Celtic Silence.
Fallon’s treble this week means that he has now ridden 23 winners at the meeting.
LOOKING BACK AT THE FIRST THREE DAYS
In the battle of the superpowers, the score stands at Godolphin four - Coolmore two going into the fourth day of the Royal meeting, with Frankie Dettori being very much the darling of the punters.
A sixth success in nine years for the boys in blue in the Queen Anne Stakes with 12-1 shot Refuse To Bend made it a great opening day for Dettori fans, who also started off in flying style on the Wednesday when Kheleyf won the Jersey Stakes. Both could now run in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.
But Gold Cup day saw Godolphin produce the king and queen from the pack, Punctilious leaving her Oaks disappointment behind when winning the Ribblesdale Stakes, while winner number four with Papineau in the staying crown equalled their best previous tally - four winners in 1998 - and there are still two days to go!
Papineau has the class to win over two and a half miles, but Dettori has no doubt that he could also win a Group One over a mile and a half, and connections are now contemplating a crack at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Stakes back at Ascot on July 24.
Arguably, the riding performance of the week so far came in the very first race, the Coventry Stakes, in which Kieren Fallon, having been pushing and scrubbing from his wide draw to get Iceman into the race, somehow managed to weave his way through an equine wall to win going away. Winning trainer John Gosden thinks that Iceman already wants seven furlongs and he now plans a break before having a tilt at the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster in September.
In terms of popularity, however, a first Royal Ascot triumph for 69-year-old Chepstow trainer Milton Bradley with The Tatling in the King’s Stand Stakes took some beating.
The Irish have also enjoyed a profitable meeting, John Oxx winning the St James’s Palace Stakes with Azamour - earmarked to step up in distance and be aimed at the Juddmonte International at York en route to a shot at the Irish Champion Stakes - David Wachman celebrating a first Royal winner when his mother-in-law Sue Magnier’s classy filly Damson bolted up in the Queen Mary Stakes and Moscow Ballet, whom Mrs Magnier also owns, in partnership with Michael Tabor, landing a bit of a punt in the Hampton Court Stakes.
Other highlights so far include a spectacular success for Rakti in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes - next stop is the Eclipse at Sandown - a gritty victory for Mine, who got home in a five-way photo-finish for the Royal Hunt Cup and another blistering display from the speedy Blue Dakota, who stretched his unbeaten record to four in the Norfolk Stakes.
The monumental gamble surrounding today’s Wolferton Rated Stakes (4.20pm) was summed up by Neal Wilkins, who groaned: “A win for Promotion would mean relegation for Victor Chandler!” Promotion, who will be attempting to become The Queen’s first Royal winner since Blueprint scored here in 1999, is down to 5-2 with Corals, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Skybet, and to 11-4 with Cashmans, but Chandlers were still valiantly holding on to their offer of 7-2 at lunchtime.
Wilkins said: “This has been the busiest morning in our traderoom since we started off-shore six years ago - and that includes Derby Day and Grand National Day. We had laid Promotion to lose more than £100,000 within 15 minutes, during which we fielded over 1,000 calls, and we have been forced to reduce the price from 11-2 to 7-2.”
Simon Clare of Corals agreed that Promotion is developing into the biggest gamble of the entire year. He said: “By mid-morning the industry knew that Promotion would cost them at least £5 million, and the fact that he carries the Royal colours and is ridden by Kieren Fallon could see the gamble escalate, and it would come as no surprise if the horse proved a loser to the tune of £10 million.
“This day last year was dubbed Black Friday by the bookmakers, following the gambles landed by In Time’s Eye, Shanty Star and Attache, but if Promotion wins it will be even worse.”
The bookmakers have in general had the edge over the first three days, but Tony Coleman of Paddy Power is already fearing the worst.
He said:”We got lucky with Crimson Palace on Wednesday, but Promotion is far and away the best-backed horse of the week, and we have not seen a brass razoo for anything else in the race.”
The other public punt has been for Mystic Man in the Buckingham Palace Handicap (5.30pm), and, while Paddy Power have slashed his odds from 22-1 to 12-1 following the withdrawal of Mutawaqed, Corals took even more drastic action, chopping Kevin Ryan’s sprinter to 15-2.
Mystic Ryan is also down to 12-1 with Chandlers - “we have laid him to lose more than £250,000,” reported Wilkins - and is 9-1 with Skybet and a point shorter with Ladbrokes, whose spokesman Balthazar Fabricius said: “The phones have been red hot all morning, but we also had a cash client plonk a bucketful of readies on the counter of one of our shops and ask for a £64,000-£8,000 about New Seeker for the finale.”
Attraction has been very easy to back in the feature race, the Coronation Stakes (3.45pm), easing to 11-8 with Paddy Power, but all firms report plenty of interest in Red Bloom, who has been cut to 4-1 by Cashmans and to 7-2 with Ladbrokes, Skybet and Paddy Power, the last-named firm having also seen professional money for Masa (7-4 from 15-8) in the opener (Albany Stakes - 2.30pm) and each-way cash for True Night in the final race.
Cashmans also report good support for Two Miles West from Aidan O’Brien’s yard in the Queen’s Vase (4.55pm), but their morning 4-1 is still on offer.
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
As has been the case for the previous days of the meeting, there has been no rain overnight and the ground for the fourth day of the meeting remains
“We put on five millimetres of water last night, as we have done on the previous nights, and there is the possibility of an odd shower during the afternoon,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne.
“The forecast suggests that there could be more rain tomorrow, so we shall review the watering situation through the day.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.30pm THE ALBANY STAKES
Class A, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Penalties: a winner of a Class D race 2lb; of a Class C race 4lb; of a Class A or B race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600
1) JEWEL IN THE SAND (Sand Associates) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes  10/1
2) SPIRIT OF CHESTER (Darren Mercer, Grant Mercer, R G Toes) Nerys Dutfield 2-8-09 Robert Havlin  40/1
3) SALSA BRAVA (Vanessa Church, Toby Brereton) Nick Littmoden 2-8-11 Jean-Pierre Guillambert  14/1
4) UMNIYA (Kuwait Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Chris Catlin 
5) PARK ROMANCE (Con Wilson) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
6) ARABIAN DANCER (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Ted Durcan 
7) EXTREME BEAUTY (Dr Ali Ridha) Clive Brittain 2-8-09 Darryll Holland 
8) GOLDEN LEGACY (P N Devlin) Richard Fahey 2-8-09 Paul Hanagan 
9) MASA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori  13/8 Fav
10) ALTA PETENS (Joy & Valentine Frrrick) Michael Bell 2-8-09 Jamie Mackay 
11) NUFOOS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Richard Hills 
12) JUSTAQUESTION (Christopher Shankland) Ian Wood 2-8-11 George Duffield 
13) COURS DE LA REINE (Classic St Gatien Partnership) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-09 Jimmy Quinn 
14) CHANTILLY BEAUTY (Robert Ng) Rupert Pritchard-Gordon FR p1 2-8-09 Johnny Murtagh 
15) TOUCH OF SILK (Rick Barnes) Barry Hills 2-8-09 Michael Hills 
16) GOLDEN ANTHEM (S Birdseye) Jeff Pearce 2-8-09 Richard Quinn 
17) SAPPHIRE DREAM (P T Tellwright) Alan Bailey 2-8-11 Philip Robinson 
Time: 1 min 16.13s
Distances: 1.5, 1, nk, 1.5, hd, 1.25, nk, .5, .75, .75, nk, nk, 1, .5, 2, 6
Breeder: Gerrardstown House Stud
Breeding: b f Bluebird (USA) - Dancing Drop (Green Desert (USA))
Tote Win: £10.00 Places: £2.80; £14.80; £6.20 Exacta: £815.10
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Falmouth Stakes (1994 Lemon Souffle), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1992 Shalford), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) Number of horses in training; (1985-2004): 67:75:74:80:85 :107:131:139:155:178:167:155:149:145:155:162:147:169:169 Number of wins in a season (1982-2003):38:49:28:37:56:33:43:55:73:126:154:182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110:121:122 Wins this season: 47 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 Royal Ascot wins: 19 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton)
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins in Britain (1994-2003):19,68,62,33,55,95,102, 90, 126, 122 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Three Valleys), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post) 1st Group One Success in Britain: July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Royal Ascot wins: (12) Jersey Stakes (1995, Sergeyev) King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1996 Lucayan Prince), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002, Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys) Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand)
SECOND RACE RESULT
3.05pm THE KING EDWARD VII STAKES
Class A, Group Two, £140,065 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo colts & geldings, 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: £81,237.69; 2nd: £30,814.30; 3rd: £15,407.15; 4th: £7,003.25; 5th: £3,501.63; 6th: £2,100.98
1) FIVE DYNASTIES (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer  11/4 Fav
2) ELSHADI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning b3-8-11 Willie Supple  4/1
3) BARATI (Lady Clague) John Oxx IRE 3-8-11 Michael Kinane 
4) HAADEF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 3-8-11 Richard Hills 
5) GOLD HISTORY (AbdullaBuhaleeba) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 Joe Fanning 
5 ran Non-Runners: African Dream (Ground), Rule Of Law (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 2 min 32.26 sec
Distances: 4, 3, hd, 3.5
Breeder: Pacelco S A & Chelston Stud
Breeding: b c Danehill (USA) - Star Begonia (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Tote Win: £4.00 Places: £1.90; £2.90 Exacta: £24.10
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: (13) 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), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties) 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): 3
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: (5) Coventry Stakes (2001Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties) 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): 25
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.45pm THE CORONATION STAKES
Class A, Group One, £241,075 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 9st. Penalty Values: 1st: £139,823.49; 2nd: £53,036.50; 3rd: £26,518.25; 4th: £12,053.75; 5th: £6,026.88; 6th: £3,616.13
1) ATTRACTION (Duke of Roxburghe) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Kevin Darley  6/4 Fav
2) MAJESTIC DESERT (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon3-9-00 Ted Durcan  25/1
3) RED BLOOM (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon  100/30
4) MOON DAZZLE (Wentworth Racing (PTY) Ltd) William Haggas 3-9-00 Richard Hills 
5) KINNAIRD (Mrs R J Jacobs) Patrick Haslam 3-9-00 Michael Kinane 
6) KELUCIA (B Scanlon & Frank Brady) Jim Goldie 3-9-00 Willie Supple 
7) ROYAL TIGRESS (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer 
8) RELAXED (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Richard Hughes 
9) CAIRNS (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori 
10) ARICIA (George Strawbridge) John Gosden 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh 
11) SECRET CHARM (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Michael Hills 
11 ran Non-Runner: Illustrious Miss (Ground)
Time: 1 min 38.54 sec
Distances: 2.5, hd, 3.5, 3.5, 1, nk, 1.5, hd, nk, 5
Breeder: Floors Farming
Breeding: b f Efisio - Flirtation (Pursuit Of Love)
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.40; £7.10; £1.40 Exacta: £67.00
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA Classic wins: (2) UltimateBet.com 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Betdaq Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Wins in a season (1987-2003): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139 Number of horses in training (1987-2003): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 49 Royal Ascot wins (21): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, , 2003 Fanrtastic Love), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup)
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: (12) 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), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction) First Royal Ascot Win: Wokingham Handicap (June 21, 1996, Emerging Market) Wins this season: 36
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm THE WOLFERTON RATED STAKES
Class A, Listed Race, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ Rated 0-110, 1m 2f. 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: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600
1) RED FORT (The Red Fort Partnership) Michael Jarvis 4-8-08 Philip Robinson  6/1
2) PROMOTION (The Queen) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-07 Kieren Fallon  2/1 Fav
3) BLYTHE KNIGHT (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori  10/1
4) PERSIAN LIGHTNING (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-9-04 Michael Kinane 
5) BONECRUSHER (Mohammed Rashid) David Loder 5-9-04 Tom Queally 
6) FOODBROKER FOUNDER (Food Brokers Ltd) David Elsworth 4-8-11 Dane O'Neill 
7) ANANI (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 4-9-01 Jamie Spencer 
8) MILLAFONIC (Lancen Farm Bloodstock) Luca Cumani 4-8-07 Darryll Holland 
9) CORRIOLANUS (Richard Cohen) Philip Mitchell 4-8-08 Gary Stevens 
10) COMPTON BOLTER (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 7-9-07 Richard Hughes 
11) AKSHAR (Dr R Lambe) Dermot Weld IRE b5-9-04 Pat Smullen 
12) ULUNDI (David Heath) Paul Webber 9-8-07 Richard Quinn 
13) SIR GEORGE TURNER (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 5-8-09 Joe Fanning 
14) TUNING FORK (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 4-8-07 Jimmy Quinn 
15 ran Non-Runner: Consonant (Ground), Bourgainville (Withdrawn not under Starter’s Orders)
Time: 2 min 04.00 sec
Distances: 8, 1.25, 1.25, .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 1.25, 2, .5, 6, 12, 7
Breeder: Genesis Green Stud Ltd
Breeding: b g Green Desert (USA) - Red Bouquet (Reference Point)
Tote Win: £7.90 Places: £3.00; £1.30; £2.50 Exacta: £23.00
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: 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: 30 Royal Ascot wins: (11) 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), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort) 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: (6) 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), Wolferton Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort) First Royal Ascot winner: Coronation Stakes (June 20, 1984, Katies)
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm THE QUEEN’S VASE
Class A, Group Three, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 2m. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2003,a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £34,800; 2nd: £13,200; 3rd: £6,600; 4th: £3,000; 5th: £1,500; 6th: £900
1) DUKE OF VENICE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor t3-8-11 Frankie Dettori  9/2
2) TWO MILES WEST (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-11 Jamie Spencer  5/2 Fav
3) TOP SEED (John Livock Bloodstock Limited) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Ted Durcan  11/2
4) BUMPTIOUS (Beryl & Conrad Lockey) Mark Tompkins b1 3-8-11 Philip Robinson 
5) STRIKE (Duke of Devonshire) John Gosden v1 3-8-11 Johnny Murtagh 
6) RED LANCER (Fox And Cub Partnership) Richard Price 3-9-00 Robert Miles 
7) TARANDOT (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson 3-8-08 Adrian McCarthy 
8) NESSEN DORMA (Hokey Cocky Partnership) James Given v1 3-8-11 Michael Fenton 
9) TAMARILLO (H E Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed) Michael Bell 3-8-08 Darryll Holland 
10) ZOUAVE (E H Jones (Paints) Ltd) Brian Meehan b3-8-11 Pat Smullen 
Time: 3 min 29.14 sec
Distances: 6, 6, 1.25, 3, 1.75, 1, .5, 17, 5
Breeder: Forenaghts Stud
Breeding: b c Theatrical - Rihan (USA) (Dayjur (USA))
Tote Win: £4.30 Places: £1.70; £1.50; £2.60 Exacta: £9.80
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 Fos
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