Friday, June 4, 2004
VODAFONE DERBY MEETING
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2004
GROUND NOW GOOD, BUT
GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES
Andrew Cooper, clerk of the course at Epsom Downs, has announced that the going on the eve of the Vodafone Derby is good, good to firm in places.
“We’re removing the rail [from the six-furlong point] to give a strip of nice fresh ground, but with the weather as it is we are going to keep drying. We’re not watering - we didn’t see any point in doing that, because it would simply be messing about with it, and no one who has been here today has raised the possibility of watering.”
The subject of water had been uppermost in Cooper’s mind earlier in the day, following a breakdown in supply to the course. Cooper said: “We had a period of about two hours when we had no water at the racecourse, and most importantly at the stables and parade ring. It was caused by a breakdown in the pumping system which sends water to here and the surrounding houses. It seems a switch had tripped out. Water is now back on and fingers crossed it won’t happen again.”
Reflecting on other aspects of the day, Cooper said: “It seemed a healthy Oaks-day crowd, and we had two fairytale results in the big races. Warrsan seemed to be the forgotten horse in the Vodafone Coronation Cup, but he must be something special to win back-to-back runnings.
“Ouija Board looked a most impressive Oaks winner, and her time was fast on not very quick ground.”
Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Vodafone Derby day, Cooper said: “There’s a bit less pressure, because there’s no racing here on the following day, and all the preparations have been set up today. Having said that, everything we do tomorrow is on a bigger scale. I’m looking forward to it.”
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
VODAFONE TEMPLE STAKES (GROUP 2)
NIGHT SPRINGS 33/1 SURPRISE IN OPENING
The Pip Payne-trained Night Prospector, backed in from a morning 66/1 to a 33/1 starting price, sprang a surprise in the opening Group 2 Vodafone Temple Stakes when there was some controversy after a flip start.
“People were talking about this being a substandard Group 2 with some big trainers not having runners and there also was a flip start so it was worth having a go. I thought that if luck was on our side we might have a chance,” said Payne. “It’s nice to win a Group 2 with £110,000 in prize money, I’m not complaining.”
This was Payne’s first win of the year.
“We are a bit low on horses at the moment and they had one or two coughs and colds at the beginning of the year. They seem to becoming right now - we had a second at Sandown last night. This win is not a total surprise as I’ve always thought of Night Prospector as a very, very fast horse. He got an absolute flyer here.
“It’s very difficult with three-year-old sprinters, I think they have to be four to be at his best and he matured really well through the winter.
“I’m not even thought about where we’ll go now but I’d love to go to Hong Kong at the end of the year.”
Despite his success, Payne was critical of the start. He said: “It seems crazy that the powers that be can’t organise stalls for the Derby meeting, it’s racing’s window on the world.”
His grandfather trained at Epsom until 1947 when switching to Lambourn because of too much traffic.
RACE ONE VODAFONE TEMPLE STAKES (GROUP 2)
Frankie Dettori was left ruing the one that got away after finishing third in the Vodafone Temple Stakes on Bishops Court.
Dettori let out a groan of frustration and rapped himself with his stick as he walked back to the weighing room, after Bishops Court had failed to get a run along the rail. He had been tucked in behind the winner Night Prospector and runner-up Autumn Pearl, but they held a straight line and Dettori’s patience in waiting behind failed to provide dividends.
Lynda Ramsden, the trainer of Bishops Court, said: “Frankie’s very disappointed - he feels that if he’d got the split he’d have won. That’s the thing with sprints.
“Frankie said there’s a big race in him - he feels in good form.”
Michael Jarvis, the trainer of runner-up Autumn Pearl, said: “She’s done really well for a three-year-old filly taking on hardened chaps. It was a terrific run.
“I’m sure that our filly and the winner had the best start, but that’s what wins sprints. In the long term I want to run her in the King George Stakes at Goodwood, but might give her one run before.”
THE INQUIRY INTO THE START FOR THE TEMPLE STAKES
Malcolm Wallace, the Jockey Club director of regulation, said: “The stewards held an inquiry into the start of the Vodafone Temple Stakes and had the starter Peter Haynes, the assistant starter, Eddie Ahern and Philip Robinson in, and the trainer of Forever Phoenix, Robert Cowell, came in towards the end.
“They asked all of them what had happened and what the circumstances were - it transpires that the helicopter (HeliTeli used by BBC Television) that was flying very low overhead was making it extremely difficult for the starter to be heard by the jockeys and for the jockeys to be heard by the starter.
“Philip Robinson, who was second in the race, said: “The starter did a terrific job under the circumstances - he would have never have got them back if he hadn’t let them go.”
“The stewards have concluded that the starter did the best job he could under very difficult circumstances.”
Eddie Ahern, whose filly Forever Phoenix, a 9/2 chance, whipped round and was left at the start, said: “I went to walk into the tape like everybody else and my filly put her head to the left and was turning. As soon as she turned to the left, the sprinters were gone - the starter had let them go. I would never blame him - I am blaming the filly for not going ahead. It was completely all new to her - the first time that she had ever started a sprint from a tape. We were just very unfortunate. I found it very hard to hear the starter - it was definitely the helicopter.”
Wallace added: “The starter did keep an eye on the runners but it is very difficult to keep an eye on every horse - you are trying to get them all moving forward and have as level a break as you can.
“It is very different with a field of five-furlong sprinters here than with a field of three-mile chasers. The jockeys were meant to do their level best to line up in draw order and the jockeys did a good job under the circumstances to get into draw order - we accept it was not going to be quite 1,2,3,4,5 etc like they would be in stalls.
”Jockeys were briefed in the weighing room before going down to the start about the problems they were likely to encounter with a flip start.”
Ahern continued: “The starter told us where we were drawn and asked us to do our best to get into the proper draw. I was drawn in eight and so I was to be about four off the rails - I was lining up there and she just wouldn’t line up properly.
”I have ridden in flip starts before - back in Ireland when there were no stalls and in pony races before that. The starter did a great job - my filly would not line up and took a turn.”
Robert Cowell commented: “I feel very sorry for everybody that has backed her - it is a bit of a disaster. It was such a weak Group 2 race and fitted so nicely into her programme. We will have to go back to the drawing board now.”
Punters and Mick Quinn, trainer of 16/1 hope Dragon Flyer who was slow into her stride and always trailed the field, were angry about what happened.
Quinn said: “We just didn't have a run and it was totally shambolic. They didn't call them in and one jockey was facing the wrong way on the course. The starter just wanted to get them off as quick as he could so that there was no hassle - but try and explain that to my owners who pay their money each month. We draft morning, noon and night. That in any sport is unprofessional - for a Group 2 race with £110,000 in prize money I have seen better starts in National Hunt racing. Stephen Drowne my jockey is absolutely livid and he is usually the most placid of guys. I am just gutted for the owners - we have trained all year for this. What an opportunity we had to win this sort of race and it has just been thrown down the pan.”
As a goodwill gesture, bookmakers Paddy Power and Cashmans are refunding stakes. Paddy Power spokesman Charles Lee said: “ The start was rather a mess, and certainly not ideal for a 5f Group 2 race. Forever Phoenix was a well backed horse (tipped up by the popular Pricewise at 5/1 - into 4/1 in the morning) but her supporters never had a run for their money. Therefore, on this occasion, we felt it was only fair to refund bets on this horse.”
RACE TWO VODAFONE MILE (HANDICAP)
ROYAL ASCOT NEXT
The Kevin Ryan-trained Uhoomagoo heads for Royal Ascot following his game victory in the Vodafone Mile.
Paddy Power cut the six-year-old to 16-1 from 33-1 for the Royal Hunt Cup after he had come with a late run to claim victory from runner-up Alrafid and Definite Guest. It was Uhoomagoo’s first victory at a trip in excess of seven and a half furlongs.
Ryan said: “I was a bit worried about the trip, but there wasn’t a hell of a lot of pace on today.
“He’s not the easiest horse to ride, because he’s often slow out of the gate, loves cover and needs luck in running, and when he travels quite well early in a race he doesn’t always finish. Today he came down the hill well and was balanced.
“He’s got 8st 1lb in the Royal Hunt Cup but will get a penalty and should get in. This race had a lot of money on offer so we decided to come here on the way.”
THIRD RACE QUOTES
VODAFONE ROSE BOWL
LIGHTNING HOLDS ON
Mick Kinane and Persian Lightning held off the fast-finishing Desert Quest to take the Vodafone Rose Bowl by a head.
“Mick was probably quite lucky, as the old boy is prone to pull up in front,” said winning trainer John Dunlop.
“He was a bit unlucky at Goodwood last time but he has to come from behind through the field so that always is liable to happen to him. He just got beat in the new mile and a quarter handicap at Ascot last time so we’ll think about that.”
Michael Jarvis, the trainer of third-placed Shahzan House, who started as the 9-2 favourite, said: “We thought he hung fire a bit at York, so we put cheekpieces on and he’s run well enough today. We’ve no excuses.
“The ground was probably a bit quick for him - the ground is good, but he’d prefer to get his toe in a bit more. We’ll look for another handicap for him.”
Dunlop gave an upbeat report about his Vodafone Derby contender, Let The Lion Roar.
“He’s worked well and had a good clean preparation so we’re as hopeful as we can be,” said the Arundel trainer.
“He’s wearing a visor tomorrow as he didn’t pick up early on at York and was a bit half-hearted in the final furlong so it might make the difference. His half-brother, Millenary, also wears a visor.”
RACE FOUR VODAFONE CORONATION CUP (GROUP 1)
WARRSAN WINS SECOND CORONATION CUP
Warrsan, trained at Newmarket by Clive Brittain for owner Saeed Manana, recorded back-to-back triumphs in the Group One Vodafone Coronation Cup.
The six-year-old came home one and three-quarter lengths ahead of Doyen, with Vallee Enchantee just a short head back in third. Warrsan will next run in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in July.
One of a long list of top-class horses trained by Brittain, Warrsan has not been the easiest member of his string, and the winning trainer said: “I’ve been so lucky to have so many champions over the years - horses like Pebbles, User Friendly, Jupiter Island, Terimon, Mystiko and now this one.
“Saeed told me to give him another year and it’s paid off. We’ve watched the horse go through character changes over the years - he used to be difficult but 100cwt of Polos sorted that out.”
Philip Robinson rode Warrsan last year, but Darryll Holland was in the saddle today, and Brittain said: “Saeed Manana thought a change of jockey would do the horse good. There was a difference of opinion because I thought Philip did a very good job. Both Saeed and Philip are friends of mine. Philip felt unjustly treated and rightly so, because he could have won on the horse today.”
Brittain said Warrsan would go to Ascot in a bid to atone for a poor run in the race last year, and said: “We didn’t have any luck in it last year. Philip wanted to sit handy, but was under instructions and got shuffled back.”
FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
VODAFONE CORONATION CUP
CURTAINS FOR BOEUF
Owner Alec Wildenstein vowed that Dominique Boeuf would not ride Vallee Enchantee again after being boxed in on the filly and flying at the finish to come third.
“We were not unlucky, the filly should have won by two lengths,” said Wildenstein. “This is the second Group 1 he (Boeuf) has lost after not following orders. He was told to come round the outside but he got boxed in. Dettori didn’t let him out but he is entitled to be playing his games, that’s race riding. She’s a very thin filly and that is not the way to ride her
“This year he (Boeuf) has lost two Group 1s and that’s enough - he will not ride her again. He’s our stable jockey and I will choose which other horses he rides in future. If you look at the Prix Ganay, he should have won on her there as well.
“I didn’t even speak to him after the race, you need winners not explanations.
“She travelled so well and is such a good filly, maybe she’ll go to Ascot (for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes).”
Saeed bin Suroor was pleased with Doyen’s second place. “Frankie (Dettori) thinks the horse will improve for this and maybe we’ll go for the King George,” revealed the Godolphin trainer.
“He has matured a lot since he came back from Dubai and was quiet since he came back until the last two weeks when he had come on a lot. The horse had nine months off and probably needed the run.”
Trainer Marcus Tregoning did not rule out a King George tilt with fourth-placed High Accolade. He added: “He’s run a terrific race and we have no excuses. There was no pace early on and luckily Martin took the initiative and laid handy.
“This was his first run of the season and I think he’ll do very well later in the year, he’s very effective on fast ground.”
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES - VODAFONE OAKS
DERBY WINS OAKS
Just as the first running of the Oaks in 1779 was won by the 12th Earl of Derby’s Bridget, the present Lord Derby, the 19th Earl, was in Epsom winner’s enclosure after Ouija Board, the only horse he has in training, landed the 2004 Vodafone Oaks.
The colours worn by Bridget were green and white stripes and it was nine years later that the famous black colours with the white cap were introduced by Lord Derby. The white button on the silks came about after Tommy Weston wore one on the the 17th Lord Derby’s Sansovino when winning the 1924 Derby.
The Cape Cross filly, bred at Derby’s Stanley House Stud in Newmarket, won the classic today by a facile seven lengths to give trainer Ed Dunlop a first British classic victory and jockey Kieren Fallon a third Oaks win.
“She won very impressively at Newmarket and the main thing was to get her switched off in the early stages, which she did” said Fallon. “She never gave me any reason to doubt she’d stay and travelled well then quickened nicely. If you can switch them off in the first half of a race it usually works.
“You are always worried about interference at the top of the hill here but the small field makes it that much easier.
“She’s as good a middle-distance filly as I’ve ridden and if she keeps improving she is going to be hard to beat. Personally I don’t like taking on the colts with a filly, they don’t get enough of an allowance.”
Dunlop said: “She won like a champion. I’ve watched my father win Derbys and Oaks here but to do it myself is great. She won by seven lengths and I don’t think she could have done any better.
“When it came to deciding to run her, I bottled it and I left it to Lord Derby to make the decision.
“She’s not in the Irish Oaks but I think she might be supplemented. It’s one step at a time but I think we might go to Ireland and then the Vodafone Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.
“On her first piece of work she was way above my best two-year-old last week. I was very disappointed she didn’t win the Listed race in which she was third to Spotlight last year.
Lord Derby added: “My wife was very keen to go for it and so was I - the omens were all there.
“My wife (Cassie) came up with the name as the filly is by Cape Cross out of Selection Board. At the time she didn’t know that the grand-dam was called Ouija
“Ouija Board looked so relaxed in the race and that’s what she we wanted because there were doubts about her stamina.
“It’s just unbelievable to win a race here and follow the example of the 12th Earl, whose house the race is named after. She’s going to be a great broodmare and I think we’ll have a few more in training now.
“I tend to sell the colts and race the fillies and it just ended up we have one filly this time, it’s probably the only time I’ve only had one in training. When I got an offer for her after the Pretty Polly I said that you can’t buy dreams.
“The boat will be pushed out tonight, after all it is the first time the family has won a classic since Sun Stream in the 1945 Oaks. It’s great to see the black, white cap and lucky white button back in the winner’s enclosure here.”
RACE FIVE VODAFONE OAKS (GROUP 1)
IRISH OAKS A POSSIBLE FOR
ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL
It was a case of Ouija Board first, the rest nowhere in the Vodafone Oaks, but the result will not have devalued the placed fillies.
All Too Beautiful, a sister to Vodafone Derby winner Galileo and the 11-4 favourite for this classic, came out best of the rest, finishing seven lengths behind the winner, but three and a half lengths ahead of third-placed Punctilious.
Aidan O’Brien, who trains All Too Beautiful, said: “She ran very well, but she was just green. She hasn’t had a lot of racing. We were always very hopeful, but then we always thought she was a smashing filly.
“[The Irish Oaks] could be the next target - hopefully she will have learnt a lot today.”
O’Brien, who ran three fillies in the race, was pleased with Necklace who finished fourth, while his other runner, Kisses For Me, trailed in last of the seven runners.
Godolphin ran two fillies in the race - Punctilious and Sundrop, who finished sixth. Kerrin McEvoy, who rode Sundrop, said: “She was just too keen. She never settled like I thought she would, and had nothing to come home with.”
RACE SIX PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES (SPONSORED BY VODAFONE) (GROUP 3)
GONFILIA PROVIDES UPLIFT FOR GODOLPHIN AFTER VODAFONE OAKS
The Godolphin racing team could do no better than third in the Vodafone Oaks, but they gained a measure of compensation when Gonfilia made all to win the following contest, the Princess Elizabeth Stakes, under Frankie Dettori.
“That was a much-needed boost after the Oaks,” admitted racing manager Simon Crisford, who said of Punctilious, third to Ouija Board: “Frankie was convinced she didn’t handle the track.”
No such problems occurred with Gonfilia, who was adding this win at Group 3 level to three earlier victories at Listed level, including the EBF Conqueror Stakes at Goodwood last month.
“She was super - we’re really pleased with her,” said Crisford of Gonfilia. “She’s such a fantastically tough filly.
“That was a career-best effort - she seems to like being in front. She’s entered in the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot.”
SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES HANDICAP
MAK NO FOOL
Makfool struck a good omen for stablemate Gatwick’s Vodafone Derby bid when landing the concluding Vodafone Group Services Handicap.
Makfool finished second to Gatwick in a Haydock handicap last time out and the duo’s trainer Mick Channon said: “Let’s hope it’s a good omen, it certainly doesn’t do any harm.
“Makfool has got plenty of speed and they went a real good clip at Haydock last time. He’s a very hard horse to place being rated 90-plus and we’ll have a look at the Britannia at Royal Ascot.
“I’m hopeful but not optimistic about Gatwick tomorrow, but all his form everywhere has worked out very well. The owners have been very brave paying £75,000 to supplment him but there are 12 of them so they’ve paid just over £6,000 each and it’s not quite so much. They may never get another chance to have a Derby runner.”
GOING REMAINS GOOD
Rain that fell in the south of England overnight missed Epsom Downs racecourse and the going for day one of the Vodafone Derby meeting remains good.
Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper said: “Any overnight rain fell to the east of us and I’m leaving the ground as good. There is no rain forecast, temperatures are set to warm up, and this ground is clearly only going to do one thing over the next two days, continue to dry.
“It’s been a difficult fortnight for preparing the track - the weather forecasts haven’t always been as accurate as I would have liked, but I’m pleased with the way things are. In our planning for these two days, this is pretty much where we wanted to be.”
Cooper and the team at Epsom face the added pressure of being responsible for a five-furlong race that will be started by a flip barrier. The Group 2 Vodafone Temple Stakes (1.45pm), the opening race on today’s card, is being started without stalls following a strike by stalls’ handlers.
Cooper said: “The flip start is not new to us, although it is new to the horses. However, it is every trainer’s responsibility to acquaint horses with a flip start for those rare occasions when stalls cannot be used, due to ground conditions etc. I’m confident the race will start without a problem.”
The stalls handlers’ strike action is selective and races held during the remainder of the Vodafone Derby meeting will start from stalls in the normal way.
SUPPORT FOR PHOENIX
Punters hoping for a winning start to the two-day Vodafone Derby meeting have latched onto Forever Phoenix in the Vodafone Temple Stakes (1.45).
The Robert Cowell-trained four-year-old was second in a Listed race over six furlongs on her latest start, but now drops back to five furlongs, a distance over which she was successful at Lingfield in May. Eddie Ahern takes the mount today.
While Victor Chandler, Paddy Power and Skybet have shortened Forever Phoenix from 5-1 to 4-1, Totesport have trimmed her another half a point to 7-2. Chandler also report a move in this race for outsider Night Prospector, now a 40-1 chance from 66-1.
Danelor, who will be ridden by Paul Hanagan for trainer Richard Fahey in the Vodafone Rose Bowl (2.50), has also been the subject of punter interest this morning. The son of Danehill is now 5-1 from 11-2 with Paddy Power, 9-2 from 6-1 with Totesport, 9-2 from 11-2 with Skybet, and 4-1 from 5-1 with Victor Chandler.
Totesport report moves for three runners in the Group One Vodafone Coronation Cup (3.30) - Systematic is 8-1 from 11-1, last year’s winner Warrsan is into 5-1 from 6-1, while Vallee Enchantee’s odds have been cut from 9-1 into 6-1. Paddy Power have also seen support for Vallee Enchantee, and now offer 15-2 from 9-1, while going 7-1 from 8-1 about High Accolade.
Punters hoping to get away from Epsom on a winning note have put their faith in Botanical and Spanish Ace in the Vodafone Group Services Handicap (5.25). Spanish Ace has been shortened from 50-1 to 33-1 by Paddy Power, while Victor Chandler’s price about Botanical is now 14-1 from 20-1.
STRIP OF FRESH GROUND
FOR VODAFONE DERBY
Horses tackling tomorrow’s Vodafone Derby will race into the home straight and to the winning post on a strip of fresh ground which is railed off for today’s card.
Andrew Cooper, clerk of the course at Epsom Downs, said: “The strip has been unraced on since last September. It begins at the six-furlong pole [just before Tattenham Corner] and is about seven yards wide, tapering slightly at the beginning and end.”
Cooper paid tribute to the work carried out at the racecourse by head groundsman Nigel Thornton and his colleagues. “It’s been a team effort, headed by Nigel,” said Cooper. “They’ve done a marvellous job.”
1.45pm THE VODAFONE TEMPLE STAKES
Group Two, Class A, Total Prize Fund £110,000, three-year-olds colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb, five furlongs, Penalties: after September 1, 2003, a winner of a Group 2 race 4lb; of a Group 1 Pattern race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £63,800; 2nd: £24,200; 3rd: £12,100; 4th: £5,500; 5th: £2,750; 6th: £1,650.
1 NIGHT PROSPECTOR (C Cotran) Pip Payne 4-9-04 Johnny Murtagh  33-1
2 AUTUMN PEARL (Mr & Mrs Kevan Watts) Michael Jarvis 3-8-08 Philip Robinson  10-1
3 BISHOPS COURT (D Brotherton) Lynda Ramsden 10-9-04 Frankie Dettori  3-1fav
4 BOSTON LODGE (The International Carnival Partnership) Gerard Butler 4-9-04 Mick Kinane 
5 COLONEL COTTON (Jeremy Gompertz) Neville Callaghan 5-9-04 Darryll Holland 
6 IF PARADISE (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes 
7 REPERTORY (Malcolm Saunders) Malcolm Saunders 11-9-04 Tom McLaughlin 
8 DUBAIAN GIFT (Dubai Thoroughbred Racing) Andrew Balding 5-9-04 Martin Dwyer 
9 SPEED COP (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 4-9-01 Kevin Darley 
10 INCISE (Mr & Mrs David Brown) Brian Meehan 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon 
11 DRAGON FLYER (Marchwood Aggregates) Mick Quinn 5-9-01 Steve Drowne 
DNF FOREVER PHOENIX (J Greetham) Robert Cowell 4-9-01 Eddie Ahern 
12 ran Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1, 3/4, 2, 1 1/4, 1, 1, 4, 5 Time: 55.83 seconds Breeding:Night Shift - Pride Of My Heart (Lion Cavern) Breeder: Miss S Ralphs Tote: Win: £54.00; Places: £10.10; £2.20; £1.80 Exacta: £338.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Payne, John William "Pip"
Date of birth:24/7/48 Date of first licence:1975 (France), Private trainer to Malcolm Parrish;1985 (UK)Trains at: Frankland Lodge, Newmarket, Suffolk Previous occupation: Assisted J Doyasbere (Fr) D Watson (Fr); Wins in a season (1987-2001):9:9:5:4:12:9:11:6 :16:11:5:8:12:7:13
Horses in training (1988-2004):16:19:27:10:22:16:16:18:23:16:18:22:25:27:23:19:19 Big Race Wi ns Include: Vodafone Temple Stakes (2004 Night Prospector); Nice One Clare (June 22, 2001 Wokingham Handicap) Wins this season: 1
Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath Born: May 14, 1970 British Classic Wins (3): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral), UltimateBet.co 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka), Beverley D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel); National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Vodafone Temple Stakes (2004 Night Prospector) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai Wins in Ireland in 2001: 78 (3rd to Pat Smullen) Wins in Britain 2001-2003: 10; 15; 12 Wins this season in Britain: 31
2.15pm THE VODAFONE MILE HANDICAP STAKES
Class B, Total Prize Fund £40,000, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-105, one mile 114 yards, Penalties: after May 22, a winner 5lb, Penalty values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600.
1 UHOOMAGOO (J Duddy & T Fawcett) Kevin Ryan 6-9-01 Neil Callan  7-1
2 ALRAFID (Gillespie Brothers) Gary Moore 5-9-01 Ryan Moore  7-1
3 DEFINITE GUEST (G Leatham) Richard Fahey 6-8-12 Paul Hanagan  20-1
4 SAWWAAH (Fayzad Thoroughbred Ltd) David Nicholls 7-8-12 Joe Fanning 
5 DUMARAN (Propak Sheet Metal Ltd) Willie Musson 6-9-08 Kieren Fallon 
6 IMPELLER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 5-9-03 Steve Drowne 
7 CONVENT GIRL (Axminster Carpets Ltd) Nerys Dutfield 4-9-10 Robert Havlin 
8 MYSTERINCH (Colin & Melanie Moore) Jedd O'Keeffe 4-9-08 John Egan 
9 JAY GEE'S CHOICE (John Guest) Mick Channon 4-8-13 Sam Hitchcott (3) 
10 OCEAN OF STORMS (The Ramscam Syndicate) Christian Wroe UAE 9-8-10 Martin Dwyer 
11 VOICE MAIL (Roger Parry) Andrew Balding 5-8-05 Liam Keniry (3) 
12 BLUE TROJAN (The Ex Katy Boys) Sylvester Kirk 4-9-00 Francis Norton 
13 IRONY (John Nicholls Ltd/Mobley Homes) Andrew Balding 5-9-02 Kevin Darley 
13 ran Distances: 3, 1.5, 3/4, nk, nk, nk, hd, 0.5, 1, 1, sh, sh (no photo finish available - placings and distances judged by eye) Time: 2m 15s Breeding: Namaqualand - Point Of Law (Law Society) Breeder: C Mason & Mrs N Pope Tote: Win: £7.70; Places: £3.00; £2.20; £5.70 Exacta: £53.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Kevin Trains at Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Number of horses in training (Flat and Jumps,1999-2003): 28; 40; 50; 51; 59 Wins in a season on the Flat (1998-2004): 6; 11; 29; 22; 54; 41; 65 Major races won: Greenlands Stakes (1999 Eastern Purple) Wins This Season: 25
Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Background: Hails from County Kildare. Rode for Willie Fitzpatrick at The Curragh before joining Karl Burke in February 1998 as a work-rider on a six-month contract. After two months Burke suggested he should take out a British licence. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Sunday Special Handicap (1998 Raise A Prince) Wins (1998-2003): 29,56,80,38,52,52 Wins This Season: 44 Other details: champion apprentice in 1999
2.10pm THE VODAFONE ROSE BOWL HANDICAP STAKES
Class B, Total Prize Fund £40,000, for four-year-olds and upwards, one mile two furlongs 18 yards, Penalties: after May 22, a winner 4lb, Penalty values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600.
1 PERSIAN LIGHTNING (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-9-02 Mick Kinane  11-2
2 DESERT QUEST (Belinda Strudwick) Andrew Balding 4-8-03 Martin Dwyer  20-1
3 SHAHZAN HOUSE (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 5-8-10 Philip Robinson  9-2fav
4 COUNSEL'S OPINION (Mrs J Roberts) Chris Wall 7-9-04 Seb Sanders 
5 COMPTON BOLTER (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 7-9-10 Richard Hughes 
6 BLYTHE KNIGHT (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori 
7 DANELOR (Mark Leatham) Richard Fahey 6-8-00 Paul Hanagan 
8 ST PANCRAS (Michael Hill) Neville Callaghan 4-7-07 Dominic Fox (5) 
9 GUILDED FLYER (The Racing Guild) Stuart Kittow 5-8-01 John Egan 
10 SIR GEORGE TURNER (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Joe Fanning 
11 ROCKET FORCE (Saeed Suhail) Ed Dunlop 4-8-11 Kieren Fallon 
11 ran Distances: hd, 2, 1.75, 1.5, 0.5, 1.25, 5, nk, 28, 1.5 Time: 2 minutes 6.36 seconds Breeding: Sri Pekan - Persian Fantasy (Persian Bold) Breeder:Windflower Overseas Tote: Win: £6.20; Places: £2.10; £3.90; £2.00 Exacta: £102.70
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to N J Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) Wins in a season (1984-2004):89:62 :106:61 :66:66:78:58:75:93:82:126:88:96:111:122:97:107:79:86
Horses in training (1985-2003):177:200:192:194 :169:148 :126:131:129:131:142:157:161:153 :183:187: 172:198:178:162:155 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Wins this season: 19
Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph.Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include: Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Dubai Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi), Acomb Stakes (2000 Hemingway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (2000 Royal Rebel), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing) Wins This Season in Britain: 4
3.30pm THE VODAFONE CORONATION CUP
Group 1, Class A, Total Prize Fund £250,000, for four-year-olds and upwards, one mile and four furlongs and 10 yards, Weights: colts and geldings: 9st; fillies: 8st 11lb. Penalty values: 1st: £145,000; 2nd: £55,000; 3rd: £27,500; 4th: £12,500; 5th: £6,250; 6th: £3,750
1 WARRSAN (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 6-9-00 Darryll Holland  7/1
2 DOYEN (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 4-9-00 Frankie Dettori  9-2
3 VALLEE ENCHANTEE (Ecurie Wildenstein) Elie Lellouche FR 4-8-11 Dominic Boeuf  6-1
4 HIGH ACCOLADE (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-00 Martin Dwyer  4-1fav
5 BRIAN BORU (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-00 Jamie Spencer 
6 MAGISTRETTI (Michael Tabor) Neville Callaghan 4-9-00 Johnny Murtagh 
7 SCOTT'S VIEW (Great Escape Partnership) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Kieren Fallon 
8 DUBAI SUCCESS (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 4-9-00 Michael Hills 
9 IMPERIAL DANCER (Peter Taplin) Mick Channon 6-9-00 Ted Durcan 
10 SYSTEMATIC (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Kevin Darley 
11 SUNNY GLENN (Mrs H Mahr) Nerys Dutfield 6-9-00 Robert Havlin 
11 ran Non-runners: No 6 Leadership (vet’s certificate) Distances: 1.75, sh, sh, 1.5, 1, sh, 0.5, 3, 1.25, 6 Time: 2 minute 35.96 seconds Breeding: Caerleon - Lucayan Princess (High LIne) Breeder: Des Reape Tote: Win: £9.60; Places: £2.90; £2.40; £2.40 Exacta: £51.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Brittain, Clive Edward
Born: Calne, Wiltshire, 15/12/33 Date of first licence: 1972 Previous Occupation: Joined Sir Noel Murless as stable lad in 1949 British Classic wins: (6) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles,1993 Sayyedati); Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1991 Mystiko); Vodafone Oaks (1992 User Friendly), Pertemps St Leger (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly) Other major wins include: German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Japan Cup (1986 Jupiter Island), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Sussex Stakes (1995 Sayyedati), Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Juddmonte International (1991 Terimon), Yorkshire Oaks (1992 User Friendly), Cheveley Park Stakes (1992 Sayyedati), Champion Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Prix Jean Prat (1988 Lapierre), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1993 User Friendly), Prix Jacques Le Marois (1993 Sayyedati), Italian Derby (1991 Hailsham, 1995 Luso), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), Hong Kong International Vase (1997 Luso); Nell Gwyn Stakes(1998 Cloud Castle) Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (1999 Teggiano); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 and 2004 Warrsan)Wins in a season(1983-2003):45:33:51:39:38:40:36:42:53:63:37:37:51:35:26: 23:40:27:28:31:41 Horses in training (1972-2004):37;57; 71; 84; 81; 108; 81; 104; 104; 85; 92; 101;102:88:115:125:130:119:145:176:143:118 :124 :111:114:75:104:100:77:94:69:67:83
Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral, 2003 Falbrav), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Select Stakes (1992 Knifebox), Cheshire Oaks (1998 High And Low, 2001 Rockerlong), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Greenham Stakes (2002 Redback), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), September Stakes (2002 Asian Heights), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2003 Falbrav),Milk It Mick (2003 Dewhurst Stakes), Juddmonte International (2003 Falbrav), Normandie Stud Lupe Stakes ((2002 Mellow Park, 2004 Halicardia); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2004 Warrsan)
Wins(1990-2003):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113,157 Wins This Season: 65
4.10pm THE VODAFONE OAKS
Group 1, Class A, Total Prize Fund £350,000, for three-year-old fillies only, one mile and four furlongs and 10 yards. Penalty values: 1st: £203,000; 2nd: £77,000; 3rd: £38,500; 4th: £17,500; 5th: £8,750; 6th: £5,250.
1 OUIJA BOARD (Lord Derby) Ed Dunlop 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon  7-2
2 ALL TOO BEAUTIFUL (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer  11-4fav
3 PUNCTILIOUS (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori  100-30
4 NECKLACE (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh 
5 CRYSTAL (Fergus Wilson) Brian Meehan 3-9-00 Michael Hills 
6 SUNDROP (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy 
7 KISSES FOR ME (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Paul Scallan 
7 ran Distances: 7, 3.5, 1.5, 18, 4, dist Time: 2 minute 35.41 seconds Breeding: Cape Cross - Selection Board (Welsh Pageant) Breeder: Tracy Potter Tote: Win: £4.20; Places: £2.40; £1.90 Exacta: £15.50
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2003:1:17:22:27:35:67:53:74: 32: 50 Horses in training (1995-2004):69:63:84:108:105:131:128:154:141:115 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani) Wins This Season: 21
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: (10) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 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) Other major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (1997 Daggers Drawn, 2002 Elusive City), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Diadem Stakes (2002 Crystal Castle), July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom) Wins This Season: 65
4.50pm THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES (Sponsored by Vodafone)
Group 3, Class A, Total Prize Fund £50,000, for three-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares, one mile and 114 yards, Weights: 3yo 8st 8lb; 4yo and up 9st 6lb; Penalties: after September 1, 2003, a winner of a Group 3 Pattern race 3lb; a winner of a Group 2 Pattern race 5lb; a winner of a Group 1 Pattern race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750.
1 GONFILIA (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 4-9-06 Frankie Dettori  11/10fav
2 KUNDA (James Wigan) Richard Hannon 3-8-08 Richard Hughes  20/1
3 QASIRAH (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-8-08 Philip Robinson  20/1
4 TOP ROMANCE (Mrs Denis Haynes) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Kieren Fallon 
5 BLUE OASIS (E Duggan & D Churchman) Rae Guest 3-8-08 Kevin Darley 
6 TIZDUBAI (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-8-08 Kerrin McEvoy 
7 GLEN INNES (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 3-8-08 Darryll Holland 
8 IMPERIALISTIC (Bigwigs Bloodstock II) Karl Burke 3-8-08 Darren Williams 
8 ran Non-runner: No 3 Desert Cristal (vet’s certificate) & No 8 Snow Goose (vet’s certificate) Distances: 2.5, 1, 0.75, 3, sh, 2, 6 Time: 1 minute 45.61 seconds Breeding: Big Shuffle - Gonfalon (Slip Anchor) Breeder: Tote: Win: £2.10; Places: £1.20; £3.20; £4.20 Exacta: £22.00
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); Rothmans Royals 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 Wins this season: 17
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); Rothmans Royals St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 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), Predominate Stakes (2000 Roscius), Duke of York Stakes (2000 Lend A Hand), Yorkshire Cup (2000 Kayf Tara, 2003 Mamool), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Royal Lodge Stakes (2000 Atlantis Prince), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1999 Kayf Tara), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Gimcrack Stakes (2002 Country Reel), Winter Hill Stakes (2002 Naheef) Wins 1987-2003: 8,22,75^,141,94,101,149,233*,217*,123,176,132,132,47,94,69,101 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins This Season: 45
5.25pm THE VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES HANDICAP STAKES
Class C, Total Prize Fund £40,000, for three-year-olds only Rated 0-100, seven furlongs, Penalties: after May 22, a winner 5lb, Penalty values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600.
1 MAKFOOL (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Ted Durcan  9-1
2 MANDOBI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Alec Stewart 3-8-13 Kieren Fallon  14-1
3 FANCY FOXTROT (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3-8-08 Mick Kinane  40-1
4 MISTER SAIF (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Pat Dobbs  20-1
5 FREE TRIP (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-04 Robert Havlin 
6 DESERT DREAMER (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Michael Hills 
7 FLIP FLOP AND FLY (Mike Browne) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-05 John Egan 
8 PARKVIEW LOVE (Paul Dean) Mark Johnston 3-9-07 Joe Fanning 
9 CELLO (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 3-8-03 Ryan Moore 
10 SPANISH ACE (The Farleigh Court Racing Partnership) Andrew Balding 3-8-13 Martin Dwyer 
11 TARUSKIN (Michael Tabor) Neville Callaghan 3-8-07 Frannie Norton 
12 BETTALATETHANNEVER (John May) Simon Dow 3-8-13 Dane O'Neill 
13 OVERDRAWN (Paul Dixon) Jamie Osborne 3-8-11 Shane Kelly 
14 ISKANDER (Margaret Forsyth) Kevin Ryan 3-8-08 Neil Callan 
15 BOTANICAL (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 3-9-05 Frankie Dettori 
16 SECRET PLACE (Khalifa Sultan) Ed Dunlop 3-8-11 Eddie Ahern 
17 FIRST CANDLELIGHT (Skeltools Ltd) James Given 3-8-06 Michael Fenton 
17 ran Distances: 0.75, nk, hd, 2.5, 0.75, hd, 1, 1, 0.75, nk, sh, 1.5, nk, 6, 2, 0.5 Time: 1 minute 33.39 seconds Breeding: Spectrum - Abeyr (Unfuwain) Breeder: Darley Stud Management Tote: Win: £8.90; Places: £2.30; £3.50; £7.20; £4.80 Exacta: £47.40
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2003):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123:143 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1990-2004):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184:203 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Wins this season: 24
Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Wins 1997 to 2003: (15, -, 0, 23, 54, 58, 29) Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins from 280 rides), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins) Big Race Wins include: Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000); Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus), Letheby & Christopher Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope) Wins This Season: 17
TOP TRAINERS AFTER FRIDAY
Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Saeed bin Suroor 1 1 1
Clive Brittain 1 - -
Mick Channon 1 - -
John Dunlop 1 - -
Ed Dunlop 1 - -
Pip Payne 1 - -
Kevin Ryan 1 - -
Michael Jarvis - 1 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Andrew Balding - 1 -
Richard Hannon - 1 -
Gary Moore - 1 -
Alec Stewart - 1 -
Richard Fahey - - 1
Elie Lellouche FR - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1
Lynda Ramsden - - 1
VODAFONE STABLE STAFF CHALLENGE
After the first day Saeed bin Suroor’s stable is in first place on 225 points (1 win,1 2nd, 1 3rd), followed by Michael Jarvis’s on 175 points (1 2nd and 2 3rds), and in joint-third place Clive Brittain’s, Pip Payne’s, Kevin Ryan’s, John Dunlop’s, Ed Dunlop’s and Mick Channon’s all on 100 points.
Vodafone have generously provided £2,000 for the winning stable, £1,000 for second and £500 for third.
Scoring is 100 points for a winner, 75 for second, 50 for third and 25 for fourth.
TOP JOCKEYS AFTER FRIDAYJockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Frankie Dettori 1 1 2
Kieren Fallon 1 1 -
Mick Kinane 1 - 1
Neil Callan 1 - -
Ted Durcan 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 - -
Johnny Murtagh 1 - -
Philip Robinson - 1 2
Martin Dwyer - 1 -
Richard Hughes - 1 -
Ryan Moore - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - 1 -
Dominique Boeuf - - 1
Paul Hanagan - - 1
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