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Friday, June 23, 2006


ROYAL ASCOT 2006
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FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 23

FANSHAWE/SPENCER TEAM IN STALL ONE FOR WOKINGHAM STAKES


One Putra, trained by Michael Jarvis and to be ridden by Philip Robinson, heads a maximum field of 28 sprinters in tomorrow’s Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap).


No fewer than 50 horses were eliminated from the six-furlongs contest at the overnight stage, including fancied Ice Planet.


The weights have risen 4lb and four-year-old One Putra, who won a Listed race at Windsor recently and carries a 5lb penalty, will shoulder 9st 11lb. His trainer saddled Iffraaj, the winner 12 months ago.


One Putra has been drawn in stall 10, while, among horses near the head of the market, Intrepid Jack will emerge from stall 15, Indian Trail from stall 20, Borderlescott from 19 and Mutamared from 27. Firenze, a sister to top-class sprinter Frizzante, and representing the in-form team of jockey Jamie Spencer and James Fanshawe, has been drawn away from those rivals in stall one.


She will line-up next to Chookie Heiton, who was third in the Wokingham Stakes four years ago.


Intrepid Jack, trained by Hughie Morrison and a stablemate of Prince Tamino - who won the William Hill Trophy on Saturday - was last seen in action in May, when sixth in a York handicap to another Wokingham runner, Borderlescott. Morrison’s runner is now 5lb better off for a two-lengths beating, and, like Prince Tamino will be ridden by Steve Drowne.


Firenze, a handicap winner at Goodwood two weeks ago, is another runner shouldering a 5lb penalty, as does Greenslades (stall 14), Yomalo (stall 4) and Beaver Patrol (stall 11).


Indian Trail, the mount of Kieren Fallon, heads a team of no fewer than seven from Dandy Nicholls’ Thirsk stables, which was successful in the 2004 Wokingham Stakes with Lafi. Six-year-old Indian Trail was fifth to Beaver Patrol at Epsom on Vodafone Derby Day, but is 5lb better off for just over two lengths.


Another Yorkshire raider, the Kevin Ryan-trained Mutamared, was also in action on Vodafone Derby Day, when finishing ninth to his stablemate, Desert Lord.


Once the declared runners and draw was known bookmakers shortened prices on horses drawn near the stands’ rails in low-numbered stalls. William Hill cut Firenze to 7-1 from 12-1 and she now heads the market with Intrepid Jack, while Paddy Power reduced the price on Fanshawe’s mare to 8-1 from 12-1.



AUSTRALIANS READY

The Press Association reported this morning that Joe Janiak believes Takeover Target has every chance of completing the big sprint double for Australia in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot tomorrow.


The seven-year-old bids to add the Group One sprint over six furlongs to his victory in the five-furlong King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.


If successful he will emulate his compatriot Choisir who took both races (the two British legs of the Global Sprint Challenge) for Paul Perry in 2003.


"We're in with a chance of doing the double," said Janiak, who is happier with the stalls position his charge has been allocated for the Golden Jubilee compared to the King's Stand.


Takeover Target will break from stall 13 in a field of 19, having started from 17 of 28 on Tuesday.

"The barrier draw's better than last time," said Janiak.


Before Tuesday's race, Janiak walked the course with jockey Jay Ford, who brought Takeover Target towards the centre of the track to make his winning challenge.


Janiak reported his £500 bargain buy to be in fine shape following his short-head win over Benbaun in the King's Stand. That was his 12th win in 19 starts and victory tomorrow would take his earnings past the £1million mark.


"He's all right and he's been good since Tuesday," Janiak went on.


As expected, the victory has been well received back in Australia.


"We've had lots of messages. The support from home has been great," he added.


A second Australian raider going for glory is Glamour Puss, who was only beaten about a length when seventh in the King's Stand.


"She has come through her first run tremendously well and Danny (O'Brien, trainer) couldn't be any happier with her," said Garry Chittick, the mare's New Zealand owner and breeder.


"She usually takes a run to get to her best form.


"This is the main race we brought her to Europe for," Chittick told New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing.


"The distance of the King's Stand Stakes was always going to be too short for her as she is a 1,200 metres (six-furlong) specialist.


"In saying that, I was very happy with her run the other day and full credit to the winner, Takeover Target, for his performance which was a great result for the Australasian breeding and racing industry."



RECORD FRIDAY CROWD

Today’s crowd came to a record 71,428.


In 2004, the crowd was 70,753.



GOING

The going at Royal Ascot remains:

GOOD TO FIRM

Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course, said: “We will be watering once again tonight with eight millimetres of water on the straight course and four millimetres on the round course.”

All watering at Ascot is executed using water sourced for the racecourse’s own private reservoir and is applied in the interests of equine safety.


TOTE

On-course cash totepool turnover came to £1,899,745.


This compares to £1,866,810 in 2004 and represents an increase of 2%.



Race 1 - Albany Stakes - Winning Quotes

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE FOR OGDEN AND NOSEDA

Owner Sir Robert Ogden and trainer Jeremy Noseda struck gold for the second year running in the Group Three Albany Stakes when Sander Camillo came home a length and a half clear of Silk Blossom, providing Frankie Dettori with his first winner of Royal Ascot 2006. A year ago at York, La Chunga won this contest for the Ogden/Noseda partnership.


Winning rider Frankie Dettori said: “We were kind of shocked when she was beaten first time out but I think you can blame the ground for that.


“I was very pleased to see the winning post for the first time this week.


“It mentally drains you when you don’t have a winner.”

The successful owner, who revealed that the horse is named after his partner, Monica Sander Camillo, commented: “I think this race is ours!

“I am very grateful to win this race, for the prize money and the punters who backed her.


“We were disappointed when she didn’t win first time out but the ground wasn’t right for her.

“I have found the new Ascot a wonderful experience.”

Barry Simpson, Racing Manager to Sir Robert Ogden, added: “We were devastated when she was beaten first time out at Newmarket.


“Although looking back now the ground probably wasn’t right for her, we thought she would win on whatever ground she ran on as Jeremy thought she was way ahead of his other two-year-old fillies.


“La Chunga was beaten before winning last year and this filly has been the same.


“We also purchased her from the Fasig-Tipton sales in Kentucky like La Chunga.


“Today was the aim with her. She could possibly go for the Lowther Stakes next as York is Sir Robert’s home course.


“We thought she was a speed horse at first but Jeremy now think she will get further in time, unlike La Chunga who is an out and out sprinter.”

Bookmaker reaction for next year’s 1000 Guineas ranged between quotes of 14/1 and 20/1.


The Albany Stakes
More Winning Quotes


FRANKIE DETTORI WINS FIRST

Frankie Dettori rode his first Royal Ascot winner of 2006 in the opener on the fourth day, the Albany Stakes.


The jockey said: “ It is nice to get the first one on the board. We have always thought a lot of this filly and were surprised when she got beat at Newmarket - it was the soft ground that day.


"The smile is back! It would have pretty sad to leave here without a winner.


“I've still got nine more rides - let's make hay while the sun shines! Her homework has been unbelievable and Jeremy was very hopeful.


“I was pleased to see the winning post for the first time. The first day I was excited, the second day I started arguing with people, and by the last race yesterday I was actually fighting with people!

“It's a great uplift and let's hope I can give some of my horses some of my magic!

“Sander Camillo won like a classy filly in a professional manner.


“For us jockeys, it is probably one of the best racecourses in the world if not the best. They have created the perfect ground for the first four days - good to firm throughout.

“The facilities for us are fantastic, the paddock is beautiful and you cannot for ask for anything better than all those many thousands of people cheering.”



FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES
ALBANY STAKES (GROUP 3)

SILK BLOSSOMING IN TIMES FOR GOFFS RACE

Silk Blossom, a 50,000 euro yearling, is set to chase a bumper prize in the Goffs Million sales race at the Curragh in September after finishing runner-up in the opening Group 3 Albany Stakes.


“She’s a nice filly who’ll get a bit further and is in the Goffs Million fillies’ race - it’s certainly worth considering,” said the runner-up’s trainer Barry Hills. “The draw didn’t help her today and it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t run her at York when we wanted to because of the ground.”

John Dunlop, who saddled Scarlet Runner to be third, said: “I was very pleased and it was a good run. She was drawn in the middle and managed to overcome it. I don’t know where we’ll go next.”


FIRST RACE: Albany Stakes

MEDLEY RUNS WELL FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

No horse would have been a more popular winner of the Albany Stakes than Medley, who carried the colours of Her Majesty The Queen.


Her Majesty’s arrival in the winner’s enclosure at the conclusion of the Royal procession, which precedes each day of the meeting, is always greeted by prolonged applause, and many racegoers will have backed her filly blindly in the hope of latching onto a topical winner.


Medley gave those followers a run for their money, but had to settle for fourth in the field of 18. John Warren, racing advisor to The Queen, said: “Medley was homebred by The Queen out of a mare called Marl, who was a very good winner first time out at Newbury. She was a fast filly and her daughter was bred to be an early type.

“She’s very mature, but still green, and she didn’t help her jockey [Richard Hughes] today. She was drawn six and ended up on the outside, because it was all too much for her, but when the penny dropped she flew and finished really well. Now she’ll hopefully pick up her maiden and we’ll sort out whether she wants six or seven furlongs - she could be a Lowther Stakes contender and one day she’ll be a nice filly to breed from.


“She’s got lovely conformation and she’s by the right sire in Danehill Dancer. She’ll win a race, but it would have been lovely if it had been today.”



‘PERFECT GOING’, REPORT JOCKEYS

Jockeys who rode in the opening Albany Stakes on day four of Royal Ascot gave the ground a thumbs-up.


Eddie Ahern said: “It’s a tad quicker than earlier in the week, but it’s ideal, perfectly good ground.


Mick Kinane and Shane Kelly said: “It’s good to firm.”

Darryl Holland said: “It’s lovely - but fast.”

Michael Hills said: “It’s good to firm, but that’s the same as it’s been all week.”

Kerrin McEvoy said: “It’s good, fast ground.”

Neil Callan said: “It’s lovely ground.”

Olivier Peslier said: “It’s lovely ground. They have clearly watered it, because I was out the back and I’ve got a little mud on my colours.”



SECOND RACE: King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
Winner’s quotes:

PAPAL BULL MAKES CHARGE IN ST LEGER BETTING

Papal Bull’s price for the Ladbrokes St Leger was cut in half after his victory in the King Edward VII Stakes, although trainer Sir Michael Stoute warned no plans had been made for the colt.


After Ladbrokes had cut Papal Bull to 5-1 from 10-1 for the Doncaster classic, Sir Michael said: “I’ll have to liaise with the Coolmore team [his owners] because they’ve got plenty of staying three-year-olds. The Irish Derby would have been possible if they’d put it back a month, but it’s next week so that’s out. I really cannot comment on plans for the horse.”

Papal Bull, a son of Coolmore stallion Montjeu, was supplemented into the Vodafone Derby at a fee of £75,000, but finished tenth. Sir Michael said: “We had traffic problems in the Derby. He’s been working very well, and he’s a Group 3 winner and now a Group 2 winner so he’s going the right way.”

Winning jockey Kieren Fallon said: “He completely switched off with me at half-way and was on the wrong lead on the turn, and it wasn’t until I got upsides the three-furlong pole that I started getting confident. I thought he was going to do it easy, but he’s a typical Montjeu, they seem to get better and better and I think he’s got a future. He’s a playboy, but he’s great to ride because he does everything for you.


“These types of horses keep improving and after today’s he’s up with the best of them.”


Race 2 - King Edward VII Stakes - Placed Quotes

RED ROCKS AND SIXTIES ICON BOTH RUN SOUND RACES

Connections of Red Rocks and Sixties Icon both expressed their satisfaction after their horses finished second and third respectively in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes.

Red Rocks made much of the running before being overhauled in the final furlong by Papal Bull to go down by a neck.

Jamie McCalmont, representing owner Paul Reddam, said: “He has run a great race and we were just beaten by a better horse on the day.


“I’m not blaming the ground, as he goes on any ground. The winner has won fair and square and that’s racing.


“We need to discuss things with Brian Meehan, but he could possibly go for the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp now.”

Jeremy Noseda, trainer of Sixties Icon who stayed on to finish a further two and a half lengths back in third, said: “We were delighted with his run.


“He would have preferred softer going but has still run a good, game race.”

“He may get further in time - we’ll just have to see.”


THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES
CORONATION STAKES (GROUP 1)

NANNINA PROVES HERSELF BEST FILLY IN EUROPE

Nannina finished two lengths clear of a glittering field featuring Europe’s finest three-year-old mile fillies when winning the Group 1 Coronation Stakes under Jimmy Fortune.


The Medicean filly, home-bred by David and Patricia Thompson’s Cheveley Park Stud, had disappointed on her only previous run this season in the Stan James 1000 Guineas.


“It was fast ground on the Saturday for the 2000 Guineas but they had an inch and a half of rain overnight and she hated it on the Sunday,” recalled winning trainer John Gosden. “It was always going to be good to firm here though.


“She was a little further back than we we wanted but fortunately she was able to get up the inner and Frankie let her through. The plan was always to try to get lucky.


“The owners are fabulous breeders, they’ve bred a classic winner this season and they have won the championship fillies’ mile race here. I’ve been second in this race three times so it’s great to win it.”

Chris Richardson, managing director of Cheveley Park Stud, added: “We decided to run her in the Guineas because we are Newmarket-based, you only get one go at the race and the Thompsons were keen to have a go. But I said all along that the ground would make a difference here.


“When going into a race like today’s with four or five classic winners and a champion two-year-old, you’d be happy with just a place.


“It’s great for the Thompsons, as she is from the first crop of a home-bred stallion. It justifies the policy of racing, rather than selling, the colts and standing them as stallions.”

Jockey Jimmy Fortune added: “Today she showed what a good filly she is. She’s a bit of character at home, and all credit to Robert Havlin who rides her out usually, and I got a bit excited when I rode her in some work last week.


“The boss had said to me in the Guineas to take it easy if she was not enjoying it but she’s always been a very nice filly, she was a Group 1 winner last year and has done nothing but progress.


“She had the draw, the pace and everything went right for her today. She’s tough with a lot of class and is a real character. On the form today, she’s the best filly in Europe and she’s good enough to take on the colts now.”


THIRD RACE: The Coronation Stakes
More quotes

JIMMY FORTUNE HAPPY

Jimmy Fortune, the winning jockey on Nannina, said: "She's a beautiful filly and did nothing but progress last year.

“She didn't come to herself in the spring but today she showed what a very good filly she is. I rode her in work last week and got a bit excited - she gave me a lovely feel.

“A lot of the credit must go to Robert Havlin who rides her out every day at home, because she's not a straight forward filly and is a bit of a character.

“She didn't like the ground at Newmarket [in the 1000 Guineas] and the boss told me that day if she's not enjoying herself to take it easy on her - and it's a good job I did! I

“t's always lovely to have a winner at Royal Ascot but to do it in a race like that is absolutely fantastic."

Patricia Thompson, who owns Cheveley Park Stud with her husband, commented: "I've won this race three times and bred the winner twice.

“She showed a tremendous turn of foot and won it more convincingly than Russian Rhythm - the competition was amazing today as well.

“I'm almost speechless. We bred her sire Medicean so it's a fairytale and I feel very blessed today. It's been a great week and we're thrilled with her.”

Pam Sly, trainer of the ninth Speciosa, declared: "She's fine. I think the ground was probably a little bit quick for her. She'll have a rest now until the autumn when we should get more give in the ground.

“We've beaten some of those fillies before but it was on slightly different ground. It's nice to see other people win and we've had a great run."


THIRD RACE: The Coronation Stakes
Placed quotes:

CHANNON CHUFFED WITH BACK-TO-FORM WINGS

Trainer Mick Channon expressed delight with Flashy Wings after she had finished second to Nannina in the Coronation Stakes, the highlight of day four of Royal Ascot.


A daughter of Zafonic, Flashy Wings was returning to her best form, having been a tip-top juvenile. She subsequently reappeared this season in the 1000 Guineas, but finished unplaced behind the winner, Speciosa, on ground that was softer than ideal.



Channon said: “It all came a bit quick for us, but there’s more to come. The winner is a good horse so I’m thrilled my filly’s back. I’m just pleased she’s run such a good race. She’s come from a long way back - Jamie said she was a bit rusty, but we’ve had a few niggles with her so I’m really pleased.


“I’ve no idea where we’ll go next, but we’ll be looking at Group 1 races.”

Richard Hannon, trainer of third-placed Nasheej, said: “I’m very happy to take third. That was one of the best Coronation Stakes there’s been for a while. She’s had hard races in two Guineas and now this so we’ll see how she is when she gets home.”


Race 3 - Coronation Stakes - Other News

SPECIOSA SET FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY

Stan James 1000 Guineas heroine, Speciosa, is now set to enjoy a summer holiday after finishing ninth in the Coronation Stakes.


Trainer Pam Sly said of her stable star: “She’s still run a fine race.


“I think she has now earned herself a summer holiday.


“The ground would have been plenty lively enough for her today.


“We will now save her and come back for an autumn campaign.”


Race 4 - Wolferton Handicap - Winning Quotes

LUCKY PROVIDES FIRST ROYAL WIN FOR FANNING

I’m So Lucky gave jockey Joe Fanning his first Royal Ascot win and trainer Mark Johnston his 24th when making virtually all the running to land the Wolferton Handicap.


The four-year-old was clear entering the straight and held on gamely to prevail by a length and a quarter from Wild Savannah with stablemate Crosspeace back in third.


The winning rider said: “He travelled well and settled in front.

“I gave him a breather in the straight and then he’s picked up again.”

Successful trainer Mark Johnston said: “Frankly, our strike rate has been very poor this season and is about half what it usually is.


“I would still not say that all our horses are right but we knew that they couldn’t all be sick.


“We have been very choosy about what horses we have run,

“While I couldn’t be confident about this horse, he is stabled in the section of the yard that has not been so bad.


“You would have said that in the past when one of ours was clear like I’m So Lucky was then they wouldn’t have got beat, but today you couldn’t be sure of that.


“He was a really good horse at the beginning of last last but then got a bit sore and went to his owner (Roger Brookhouse) in the autumn.


“He still didn’t show any sparkle when he came back and we thought about missing this race to go to Redcar at the weekend but Roger Brookhouse said all the conditions were right for him today.


“Hopefully, things are now taking shape.


“I don’t know where he will go next - we will try and win some more good prizes and as his owner trains jumpers, he might finish up there.”

“I think it’s my fault that this is Joe’s first winner at Royal Ascot as he’s usually been riding at Ayr or somewhere up north for us in the past when this meeting was on. He has been very loyal to the stable and I’m sure this won’t be his last Royal Ascot winner.”

Speaking about third-placed Crosspeace, Johnston added: “He ran a great race as well.


“He’s a good horse but slightly frustrating in that we can’t seem to find the right trip for him.


“You wouldn’t think that a horse who was running over six furlongs last year would have difficulty laying up with the pace early on.”



Race 4 - Wolferton Handicap - More Winning Quotes

FIRST ROYAL ASCOT WINNER FOR FANNING

Joe Fanning, who had his first Royal Ascot win on I’m So Lucky, said: “I just let him enjoy himself.

“A mile and a half was too far last time but a mile and two furlongs is ideal. Mark said if someone else wanted to take us on to let them go.

“I got a little breather into him around the home bend and once I kicked I thought it would take a good one to get by me. He's a very straight forward horse.

“It's very nice [to have a first Royal Ascot winner] and he did it well."



FOURTH RACE: Wolferton Handicap
Placed quotes:

GOSDEN DRAWN TO MAGNET CUP FOR WILD SAVANNAH

Trainer John Gosden is eyeing York’s John Smith’s Magnet Cup on July 15 for Wild Savannah after the four-year-old finished second in the Wolferton Handicap.


Newmarket-based Gosden, who had won the previous race, the Coronation Stakes, with Nannina, said of Wild Savannah: “He’s got an entry at York and he should go there because he hasn’t got a penalty.


“He had a lovely run around, but had to hesitate at a crucial moment - but for that it would have been ding-dong to the finish. We got a clear run with Nannina and not with him, but that’s racing. He’s run a very good race - to come to Royal Ascot and finish second you cannot complain.”

Crosspeace finished third for the stable of Mark Johnston, who also saddled the winner, I’m So Lucky.


Johnston’s wife, Deirdre, said of Crosspeace: “He’s been unlucky not to get the best of runs. He was finishing really strongly and could have finished second with a clearer passage. He’s run a fantastic race. We’ve just got to look at races that are suitable now - he’s got a few nice entries, and he could go back to a mile and a half.”

FIFTH RACE: Queen’s Vase
Winner’s quotes:

SOAPY CLEANS UP IN QUEEN’S VASE

Mark Johnston made it a quick Royal Ascot double when Soapy Danger’s victory in the Queen’s Vase complemented a win for I’m So Lucky in the Wolferton Handicap.


Soapy Danger squeezed runner-up Galient against the rail while making his winning run, but scored readily by one and a quarter lengths and the placings remained unaltered after the stewards decided to take no action.

Johnston said: “Clearly he’s gone past full of running and scored going away, so the best horse won and we’d have been surprised to lose the race.


“He’s consistent, but a lazy horse - someone asked me earlier if he was like Royal Rebel [a dual Gold Cup winner, but a hard ride]. He’s not physically a stayer or on pedigree a stayer, but he has a very laid-back attitude which you’ve seen to an extreme today when he had to be scrubbed early in the race.


“I saw a video of Royal Rebel winning the Gold Cup and he was being punched along before the bend, so I thought, well, if Royal Rebel can win like that so can this horse. You’d never think he was in trouble six furlongs out when you see how easily he’s won.


“He’s in the King George, and his owner [Klaus Jacobs of Newsells Park Stud] was concerned about going up to two miles with this horse while thinking about the future and his plans for his stud, but we said it’s a Group 2 race and they’re important to win.


“He struggled to hold his position today, and it wouldn’t seem the obvious thing to drop him down to a mile and a half now, but I’ll have to talk to the owner.”

The Ladbrokes St Leger is one possible target for Soapy Danger, and the sponsors introduced the colt into their betting at 20-1.



FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
QUEEN’S VASE (GROUP 3)

CUP CAMPAIGN FOR GALIENT

Trainer Michael Jarvis felt Galient would have come close to winning the Queen’s Vase if the winner Soapy Dancer had not interfered with his charge in the two-mile event.


“The winner’s a big improver and I thought that as the rules stand now we had no chance of getting the race. You can’t be categorical about whether we would have have won but he got back to within a length and a quarter of the winner so he made up a lot of ground. He’ll be a nice Cup horse next year and we might go for the Doncaster Cup at York this year.”

Ermine Sea was third and his trainer John Gosden reported: “He’s run a blinder, two miles suited him well and he has a big future in staying races.”

DETTORI RECEIVES SIX-DAY BAN

Frankie Dettori was handed a six-day ban after finishing second on Red Rocks in the King Edward VII Stakes. The stewards found Dettori to have been guilty of improper riding because he had used his whip with excessive frequency without giving his mount time to respond.


The suspension runs from Wednesday, July 5, to Monday, July 10.



SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
KING GEORGE V HANDICAP

LINA’S BRINGS UP JOHNSTON HAT-TRICK

Mark Johnston completed a 466.5/1 three-timer - his first single day Royal Ascot hat-trick - when Lina’s Selection ran out an easy winner of the concluding King George V Handicap under Kevin Darley.


Johnston’s team have been out of form for much of the season and the Middleham handler said: “The horses are still not quite back to normal and even the three winners have been affected.


“I was a little insulted earlier in the week when I wasn’t quoted in the betting for the leading trainer - they mentioned Michael Jarvis at 33/1 but not me. I don’t bet but I said to Deirde I was very tempted - but I’d rather have the winners.


“It’s great to win with that horse and Soapy Dancer for the Jacobs’ Newsells Park Stud. They have put an awful lot into racing.


“For a while we’ve thought that Lina’s Selection and Soapy Dancer were the two we had confidence in this week and I’m So Lucky was a pleasant surprise.


“What we do with Lina’s Selection now slightly depends on the handicapper, he’s not going to be too kind to us.”

Jockey Kevin Darley added: “After Swinley Bottom I crept a little closer and was then able to give him a breather. I kicked on from four furlongs out and he always looked like getting there. The further he went today the better he was

“This is the best racing stage in the world to me, there’s no second to it, so winning here is fantastic.”


SIXTH RACE: King George V Stakes
Placed quotes:

OSBORNE ENJOYS THE MOMENT WITH 50-1 SHOT

Enjoy The Moment, a winner at Brighton earlier this month, belied odds of 50-1 to finish second in the King George V Stakes, the closing race on day four of Royal Ascot.


Jamie Osborne, who trains Enjoy The Moment, said: “He’s run a good race because he’s still inexperienced [this was the gelding’s fifth race]. Not many Brighton maiden winners come here and run as well as he’s done.


“He’s a nice horse and he’ll eventually go jumping. Mr Wilson [owner Lynn Wilson] owns Greenhope who I bought for him and who won the Grand Annual Chase this year. This horse was bought to go jumping and will join Nicky Henderson in the autumn - he could be a Triumph Hurdle horse.”

Mark Perrett, whose wife Amanda trains third-placed Bandama, said of that colt: “We’re pleased with that and he’ll get better as the year goes on. Today was the first objective and we’ll take it from here.”

DARLEY BANNED

Kevin Darley received a one-day ban for careless riding on Soapy Danger in the Queen’s Vase. The ban is on July 4.


Darley said: “The damage had been done so you have to expect a day’s suspension.”

LONDON CLUBS CHARITY TROPHY FOR LEADING
JOCKEY AT ROYAL ASCOT 2006

STANDINGS AFTER DAY 4

JOCKEY 1st 2nd 3rd
Jamie Spencer 4 4 -
Kieren Fallon 3 3 2
Kevin Darley 2 - 1
Alan Munro 2 - 1
Frankie Dettori 1 4 3
Richard Hughes 1 3 -
Jimmy Fortune 1 2 1
Mick Kinane 1 1 1
Michael Hills 1 1 -
Olivier Peslier 1 1 -
Ted Durcan 1 - 1
Neil Callan 1 - -
John Egan 1 - -
Joe Fanning 1 - -
Jay Ford 1 - -
Declan McDonogh 1 - -
Ian Mongan 1 - -
Christophe Soumillon - 1 1
Fran Berry - 1 -
Tom Eaves - 1 -
Philip Robinson - 1 -
Craig Williams - 1 -
Ryan Moore - - 3
Kerrin McEvoy - - 2
George Baker - - 1
Tony Culhane - - 1
Martin Dwyer - - 1
Royston Ffrench - - 1
Richard Hills - - 1
Shane Kelly - - 1
Nicky Mackay - - 1
Willie Supple - - 1

Latest betting: Totesport : Jamie Spencer 8/11 (from 1/3), Kieren Fallon Evens (from 9/4)



LONDON CLUBS CHARITY TROPHY FOR LEADING
TRAINER AT ROYAL ASCOT 2006

STANDINGS AFTER DAY 4
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 3 - 1
James Fanshawe 3 - -
Jeremy Noseda 2 3 1
Sir Michael Stoute 2 2 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 - 1
Richard Hannon 1 2 3
John Gosden 1 2 1
Ed Dunlop 1 2 -
Mick Channon 1 1 2
Michael Bell 1 1 -
William Haggas 1 1 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - 1
David Elsworth 1 - -
Joe Janiak AUS 1 - -
Sylvester Kirk 1 - -
Kevin Ryan 1 - -
Bryan Smart 1 - -
Andre Fabre FR - 1 1
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 1
Nicolas Clement FR - 1 -
Barry Hills - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Tony Martin IRE - 1 -
Jamie Osborne - 1 -
Ian Semple - 1 -
Mark Wallace - 1 -
John Best - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Patrick Chamings - - 1
John Dunlop - - 1
Charles Egerton - - 1
Pat Haslam - - 1
Peter Makin - - 1
Amanda Perrett - - 1
Marcus Tregoning - - 1
Mark Usher - - 1



Ascot Racecourse reaction to The Sun newspaper report today


Nick Smith, Ascot Racecourse’s Head of Public Relations, commented: “Incidents such as this are, of course, regrettable but in the context of the huge crowds attracted to events of this stature (over 70,000 yesterday), they are rarely an accurate reflection of an event as a whole.


“Arrests after three days of Royal Ascot number just 33, pretty much in line with 2004 when there were 50 arrests made over the whole week.


“Ideally, of course, you would like to stamp this kind of anti-social behaviour out altogether but a small minority will always set out to over-indulge, which can lead to this sort of incident, so it would be naive to expect that ever to become reality.


“To an extent this kind of media coverage is formulaic with all high-profile events, to such an extent that the incident covered in today’s Sun actually happened on Wednesday in a car park, but was held over a day for maximum impact in the “ladies’ day” reviews.


“That does not mean that the incident did not happen, of course, but it puts the agenda of the piece into some context.


“It was a credit to our security and the police that they were onto the scuffle in question like a shot so as to minimise the disruption to other people in the area.”


GOING NEWS AT 10AM

The ground remains

GOOD TO FIRM

on day four of Royal Ascot.


Chris Stickels, Ascot’s clerk of the course, said: “The course is still good to firm and we watered again last night. We put eight millimetres of water on the straight course and four millimetres on the round course.


“The forecast is for a fine day today with the temperature due to get to 22 degrees and there is a chance of one or two millimetres of rain this evening before a dry day tomorrow.”



FIRST RACE RESULT

2.35pm ALBANY STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£60,000 guaranteed, 6f, For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Entries 37 pay £270 Penalty Value 1st £34,068; 2nd £12,912; 3rd £6,462; 4th £3,222; 5th £1,614; 6th £810

1 SANDER CAMILLO (USA) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7] 4/1f
2 SILK BLOSSOM (IRE) (E Kessly) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [16] 7/1
3 SCARLET RUNNER (Nicholas Jones) John Dunlop 2-8-12 Kerrin McEvoy [17] 20/1
4 MEDLEY (The Queen) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [6] 8/1
5 SATULAGI (USA) (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 2-8-12 John Egan [8]
6 BAHAMA MAMA (IRE) (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [13]
7 RIVERSIDE DANCER (USA) (J Shannon) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Neil Callan [20]
8 BALTIC BELLE (IRE) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds VIII) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [4]
9 LA ROCA (IRE) (P Gardner) Ralph Beckett 2-8-12 Michael Kinane [10]
10 DANSEUSE (Wyck Hall Stud) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [3]
11 CASSIARA (Emma Ellie Simon & Wayne Partnership) Jeff Pearce 2-8-12 Jimmy Quinn [14]
12 GOODBYE CASH (IRE) (D Healy) David Evans 2-8-12 Shane Kelly [9]
13 AMBER VALLEY (T & Mrs M Holdcroft) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Robert Winston [15]
14 EMMA'S SURPRISE (M White) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Daragh O'Donohoe [19]
15 ELIZABETH STREET (USA) (Faisal Salman) Paul Cole 2-8-12 Eddie Ahern [5]
16 JUST JOEY (Rosemary’s Racing)) John Weymes 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [12]
17 BICOASTAL (USA) (Andrew Rosen) Brian Meehan 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [11]
18 CHEVEME (IRE) (Jim McCarthy) Brendan Duke 2-8-12 Olivier Peslier [1]

18 ran
Non-runners: 14 My Lovely Lesley; 20 Silkie Smooth
Distances: 1 1/2, 1/2, 2 1/2, sh, sh, 3, 3/4, 1, 3/4, 1/2, 4, nk, 1/2, nk, sh, 1/2, 1 1/4
Time: 1m 14.27s
Breeder: P Robertson & Brenda Robertson
Breeding: b f Dixie Union (USA) - Staraway (USA) (Star De Naskra (USA))
Tote: Win: £5.30 Places: £2.10; £2.70; £5.60 Exacta: £42.10

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2005): 48: 78: 66: 70: 71: 67: 81: 91: 114 Wins in a season (1997-2005): 0,18,39,40,37,43,37,34, 47 Wins in 2006: 15 Major wins: Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa); Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand) - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain; Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie), Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis), Challenge Stakes (2003 Just James), Gimcrack Stakes (2003 Balmont), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Musidora Stakes (2000 Kalypso Katie), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation) Royal Ascot Wins (6): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa)

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco.Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) First Success: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986) Classic wins; (9) Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion), 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1992, 1993 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Grosser Preis Von Baden (2002 Marienbard), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera); Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara); Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale). Wins 1987-2004: 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2006: 43 Royal Ascot wins: (38) First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend), Albany Stakes (2006 Sander Camillo) Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins)



SECOND RACE RESULT

3.10pm KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£215,560 guaranteed, 1m 4f, For 3yo colts and geldings Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race of one mile and a quarter or more 3lb Entries 86 pay £500 First Forfeit 53 pay £580 Second Forfeit 1 pay £17,000 Confirmed 20 pay £360 Penalty Value 1st £122,394.98; 2nd £46,388.51; 3rd £23,215.81; 4th £11,575.57; 5th £5,798.56; 6th £2,910.06

1 PAPAL BULL (Sue Magnier, Derrick Smith & Michael Tabor) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [4] 5/2f
2 RED ROCKS (IRE) (Paul Reddam) Brian Meehan 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [9] 3/1
3 SIXTIES ICON (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-12 Shane Kelly [2] 8/1
4 DEGAS ART (IRE) (Matthew Green) David Elsworth 3-8-12 John Egan [1] 14/1
5 TAM LIN (Gainsborough Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Robert Winston [5]
6 MORGHIM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-12 Richard Hills [6]
7 BAAN (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Martin Dwyer [8]
8 STEPPE DANCER (IRE) (Chris Van Hoorn) Dennis Coakley 3-8-12 Jamie Spencer [7]
9 YOUMZAIN (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Tony Culhane [3]

9 ran
Non-runners: 3 Magicalmysterytour
Distances: nk, 2 1/2, 2, 1, 4, 1, 2, 7
Time: 2m 28.02s
Breeder: B & C Simpson
Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Mialuna (Zafonic (USA))
Tote: Win: £2.20 Places: £1.20; £1.30; £2.00 Exacta: £4.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), Coral-Eclipse (1993 Opera House; 1994 Ezzoud;1997 Pilsudski, 2001 Medicean), Falmouth Stakes (1983 Royal Heroine, 1986 and 1987 Sonic Lady, 1998 Lovers Knot), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Prix de l’Opera (1983 Royal Heroine, 1985 Bella Colora, 2000 Petrushka, 2003 Zee Zee Top), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms) Wins in a season (1984-2005): 96: 120: 76: 105: 99: 116: 78: 83: 74: 65: 109: 73: 73: 84: 79: 81: 91: 75: 104: 115: 87: 95 Horses in training (1985-2005): 145: 142: 142: 170: 186: 191: n\a: 171: 147: 157 : 159: 159: 162: 162: 173: 190: 185: 181: 190: 184: 189 Wins in 2006: 50 Royal Ascot Wins: 54 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 - Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 8 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003,2005) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2005): 31, 28, 39, 29, 45, 60, 47, 91, 136, 202*, 204*, 202*, 149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200*, 70, *Champion jockey Wins in 2006: 25 British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board, 2006 Alexandrova), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Dee Stakes (1999 Oath, 2005 Gypsy King), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Eclipse Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom); Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board), Irish Champion Stakes (2005 Oratorio), Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board); July Stakes (2003 Nevisian Lad), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2006 Aussie Rules), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Prix de l’Ard de Triomphe (2005 Hurricane Run), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal);Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Royal Ascot wins: 27 First Royal Ascot win: Royal Hunt Cup (June 19, 1996, Yeast) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), King Edward VII Stakes (1998 Royal Anthem, 2006 Papal Bull), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos, 2006 Yeats), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm) , Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem)




THIRD RACE RESULT

3.50pm CORONATION STAKES (GROUP ONE)
£268,000 guaranteed, 1m Old Mile Course, For 3yo fillies Weights 9st Entries 73 pay £700 First Forfeit 45 pay £800 Second Forfeit 1 pay £20,000 Confirmed 19 pay £500 Penalty Value 1st £152,170.40; 2nd £57,673.60; 3rd £28,863.60; 4th £14,391.60; 5th £7,209.20; 6th £3,618

1 NANNINA (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [13] 6/1jf
2 FLASHY WINGS (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [9] 13/2
3 NASHEEJ (USA) (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [15] 20/1
4 RACE FOR THE STARS (USA) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [5]
5 RAJEEM (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [14]
6 SILCA'S SISTER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [7]
7 VAGUE (USA) (Paul Reddam) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [11]
8 PRICE TAG (Khalid Abdulla) Pascal Bary FR 3-9-00 Thierry Thulliez [12] 6/1jf
9 SPECIOSA (IRE) (Michael Sly, Dr Tom Davies, Pam Sly) Pam Sly 3-9-00 Micky Fenton [1]
10 WAKE UP MAGGIE (IRE) (J Lambton) Chris Wall 3-9-00 Alan Munro [10]
11 LOLITA (GER) (Martin Schwartz) Andreas Lowe GER 3-9-00 Olivier Peslier [8]
12 NANTYGLO (Usk Valley Stud) Michael Bell 3-9-00 Richard Quinn [2]
13 DONNA BLINI (Mrs T Cunningham) Brian Meehan 3-9-00 Richard Hughes [6]
14 MOSTAQELEH (USA) (Handan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-00 Richard Hills [4]
15 NIGHTIME (IRE) (Marguerite Weld) Dermot Weld IRE 3-9-00 Pat Smullen [3]

15 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 2, 3/4, sh, 1, sh, 1, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 2, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 2, 9
Time: 1m 39.14s
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: b f Medicean - Hill Hopper (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
Tote: Win: £7.80 Places: £3.10; £2.70; £9.10 Exacta: £30.10

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Classic Winners: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), St Leger (1996 Shantou), Wins in a season (1989-2005): 28; 87; 86; 113; 110; 93; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 82; 55; 85; 72; 66; 92 First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 Other major wins include: Challenge Stakes (1993 Catrail), Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), French 1,000 Guineas (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (1995 Presenting), Gran Premio di Milano (1997 Shantou), Grosser Preis Von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), Hungerford Stakes (1994 Pollen Count - dh with Young Ern), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lingfield Derby Trial (2004 Percussionist), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Ormonde Stakes (2005 Day Flight), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 1997 Shantou), Prix de l’Abbaye (1991Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix de la Salamandre (1995 Lord Of Men), Prix Lupin (1995 Flemensfirth), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Royal Lodge Stakes (1996 Benny The Dip, 2002 Al Jadeed, 2005 Leo), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), European Free Handicap (2001 Clearing) Trains at Manton, Marlborough Wiltshire. Previously at Newmarket Wins in 2006: 17 Royal Ascot wins: (20) Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Chesham Stakes (1998 Rhapsodist) Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 211990 - Chesham Stakes)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. Big wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream); Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff); Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act; 2005 Nannina), Royal Lodge Stakes (2005 Leo) Wins (1988-2005): 8, 29, 46, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 93, 71, 92, 46, 72, 96 Wins in 2006: 28 Royal Ascot Winners: (5) Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina)




FOURTH RACE RESULT

4.25pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)
£55,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f, For 4yo+ rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum Weight 8st 7lb Penalties after June 10, a winner of a Class 1, 2 or 3 race 3lb Blue Monday’s Handicap Mark 113 Entries 38 pay £250 Penalty Value 1st £31,229; 2nd £11,836; 3rd £5,923.50; 4th £2,953.50; 5th £1,479.50; 6th £742.50

1 I'M SO LUCKY (Sandra Brookhouse) Mark Johnston 4-8-07 Joe Fanning [11] 16/1
2 WILD SAVANNAH (Anthony Oppenheimer) John Gosden 4-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [16] 9/2
3 CROSSPEACE (IRE) (Favourites Racing) Mark Johnston 4-9-03 Royston Ffrench [9] 20/1
4 BLUE MONDAY (Mountgrange Stud) Roger Charlton 5-9-10 Steve Drowne [8] 15/2
5 STAR OF LIGHT (J Widdows) Brian Meehan 5-8-11 Alan Munro [3]
6 BOULE D'OR (IRE) (Friends And Family) John Akehurst 5-9-04 Michael Hills [2]
7 SALAMANCA (Wood Street Syndicate) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-08 Jamie Spencer [7]
8 COURAGEOUS DUKE (USA) (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 7-8-11 Olivier Peslier [10]
9 FORWARD MOVE (IRE) (The Queen) Richard Hannon 4-9-05 Ryan Moore [13]
10 BLUE SPINNAKER (IRE) (G Sparkes G Harts S Curtis & T Dewhirst) Mick Easterby 7-8-10 Paul Mulrennan [5]
11 MOMTIC (IRE) (Heath, Keenan, Verrier) William Jarvis 5-9-03 Kieren Fallon [15]
12 PUBLIC FORUM (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-07 Richard Hughes [14] 7/2f
13 KINGS QUAY (Marie Taylor) John Quinn 4-8-07 Graham Gibbons [1]
14 COMPTON BOLTER (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 9-9-02b Frankie Dettori [6]
15 KEW GREEN (USA) (Peter Jensen) Paul Webber 8-9-06 Dane O'Neill [12]
16 GRAND PASSION (IRE) (H Morriss) Geoff Wragg 6-9-01 Ted Durcan [4]

16 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 1/2, nk, hd, 3/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1, 2, 2, 3/4, 10
Time: 2m 04.15s
Breeder: Leydens Farm Stud
Breeding: b g Zilzal (USA) - City Of Angels (Woodman (USA))
Tote: Win: £21.90 Places:£3.40; £1.50; £5.50; £2.10 Exacta: £115.10

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) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic)Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2005): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain):141 Wins in 2006: 45 Number of horses in training (1987-2005): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Royal Ascot wins (24): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic 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, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue), 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), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Based: Middleham, North Yorkshire Details: Rides mainly for Mark Johnston Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Betty Barclay-Rennen (2004 Darasim), Goodwood Cup (2004 Darasim), Musidora Stakes (2005 Secret History), Great St Wilfrid Handicap (2004 Smokin Beau), Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying), Sirenia Stakes (2005 Prince Of Light), Vintage Stakes (2004 Shamardal) Wins (1991-2005): 43, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19, 18, 18, 67, 63, 71, 76, 84, 97, 76 Wins in 2006: 47 Royal Ascot Wins: (1) Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky) First Royal Ascot Winner: I’m So lucky, Wolferton Handicap, June 23, 2006




FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm QUEEN’S VASE (GROUP THREE)
£60,000 guaranteed, 2m Round Course, For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8 st 12lb Penalties after September 1, 2005, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 5lb Entries 18 pay £280 Penalty Value 1st £34,068; 2nd £12,912; 3rd £6,462; 4th £3,222; 5th £1,614; 6th £810

1 SOAPY DANGER (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston 3-9-01 Kevin Darley [10] 4/1
2 GALIENT (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Kevan Watts) Michael Jarvis 3-9-01 Philip Robinson [9] 11/4f
3 ERMINE SEA (Lady Bamford) John Gosden 3-9-01 Jimmy Fortune [5] 33/1
4 ROAD TO MANDALAY (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-01 Kieren Fallon [3]
5 LIGHTNING STRIKE (GER) (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 3-9-01 Ian Mongan [4]
6 SHIPMASTER (Nigel Bunter) Alan King 3-9-01 Eddie Ahern [11]
7 PRIVATE BUSINESS (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 3-9-01 Richard Hughes [2]
8 MOUNT KILIMANJARO (IRE) (Neil Jones) John Dunlop 3-9-01 Michael Kinane [8]
9 KASSIOPEIA (IRE) (Jackie & George Smith) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Tony Culhane [6]
10 OGEE (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-01 Ryan Moore [7]
11 BLUE KSAR (FR) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-01t Frankie Dettori [1]

11 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, sh, 1/2, 1 1/2, nk, 1 1/2, nk, 1
Time: 3m25.6s
Breeder: Newsells Park Stud
Breeding: b c Danzig (USA) - On A Soapbox (USA) (Mi Celo (USA))
Tote: Win: £5.40 Places: £1.90; £1.80; £7.60 Exacta: £11.70

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) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic)Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2005): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain):141 Wins in 2006: 46 Number of horses in training (1987-2005): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Royal Ascot wins (25): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic 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, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), 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), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky) 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); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Prix de l’Opera (2005 Kinnaird), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction, 2005 Peeress),Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-2005: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 119; 155*; 162; 113; 125; 85, 100 Wins in 2006: 31 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000 Royal Ascot Wins: (15) 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, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), 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), Windsor Castle Stakes (2005 Titus Alone) First Royal Ascot Win: Wokingham Handicap (June 21, 1996, Emerging Market)



SIXTH RACE RESULT

5.30pm KING GEORGE V STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
£55,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f, £55,000 guaranteed For 3yo Rated 0-105Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Minimum weight 7st 12lb Penalties after June 10, a winner 4lb; a winner fo two races 7lb The Last Drop’s Handicap Mark 102 Entries 45 pay £240 Penalty Value 1st £34,276; 2nd £10,263; 3rd £5,131.50; 4th £2,568.50; 5th £1,281.50; 6th £643.50

1 LINAS SELECTION (Renata Jacobs) Mark Johnston 3-8-09 Kevin Darley [7] 9/2
2 ENJOY THE MOMENT (Lynn Wilson & Martin Landau) Jamie Osborne 3-8-03 Craig Williams [3] 50/1
3 BANDAMA (IRE) (Lady Clague) Amanda Perrett 3-8-10 Ryan Moore [11] 7/1
4 LAKE POET (IRE) (Mohammed Rashid) Clive Brittain 3-8-08 Kerrin McEvoy [14] 9/1
5 LONDON EXPRESS (IRE) (Leung Kai Fai & Vincent Leung) Mark Johnston 3-8-09 Robert Winston [13] 25/1
6 DOCTOR SCOTT (Irene White & Helen Bogie) Mark Johnston 3-8-00 Royston Ffrench [5]
7 PEARLY KING (USA) (Gainsborough Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-02 Kieren Fallon [2]
8 SALUTE THE GENERAL (Mrs D Edginton) William Muir 3-8-01 Richard Mullen [10]
9 NUMERIC (GER) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXX) John Gosden 3-8-02 Martin Dwyer [4]
10 PRINCE CHARLEMAGNE (IRE) (Neil Ryan) Nick Littmoden 3-7-12 James Doyle (5) [9]
11 BALANCED BUDGET (Hesmonds Stud) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-11 Shane Kelly [1]
12 GRACECHURCH (IRE) (Gracechurch Syndicate) Mick Channon 3-7-11 Edward Creighton (3) [17]
13 HARD TO EXPLAIN (IRE) (Earle Mack) Luca Cumani 3-9-00 Nicky Mackay [12]
14 ROAD TO LOVE (IRE) (Grant Mercer & R Toes) Mark Johnston 3-8-03 Joe Fanning [8]
15 BECKETT HALL (IRE (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 3-7-13 Frankie McDonald [18]
16 BEAU NASH (USA) (Peter Deal) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-08 Alan Munro [19]
17 THE LAST DROP (IRE) (Jack Hanson, Cavendish inv Ltd, A Patrick) Barry Hills 3-9-07 Michael Hills [15]
18 FIDDLERS WOOD (Stephen Dartnell) Vince Smith 3-8-01p Adrian Nicholls [6]
19 IDARAH (USA) Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-8-10 Richard Hills [16]

19 ran
Non-runners: None
Distances: 3 1/2, 1 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, nk, 3/4, sh, 2, 1/2, 3 1/2, 7, 1, sh, 9, 5, hd
Time: 2m 27.24s
Breeder: Newsells Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch c Selkirk (USA) - Lines Of Beauty (USA) (Line In The Sand (USA))
Tote: Win: £5.80 Places: £1.90; £1.80; £7.60 Exacta: £11.70

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) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic)Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2005): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain):141 Wins in 2006: 47 Number of horses in training (1987-2005): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Royal Ascot wins (26): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 and 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), 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, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), 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), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky) 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); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) First big win: Bovis Handicap (Van Laser - Ascot, October 8, 1977) Major wins include: Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium), Harvest Stakes (2001 Lilium, 2002 Love Everlasting), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Jockey Club Cup (2001 Capal Garmon), Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Coastal Bluff - dead-heat with Ya Malak), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic) Park Hill Stakes (1984 Borushka), Prix du Jockey-Club (1995 Celtic Swing), Prix de l’Opera (2005 Kinnaird), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2002 Where Or When), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing, 2001 High Chaparral), Rockfel Stakes (2002 Luvah Girl), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction, 2005 Peeress),Swinley Stakes (2002 Monturani), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) Wins 1991-2005: 66; 91; 143; 154; 148; 113; 128; 94; 119; 155*; 162; 113; 125; 85, 100 Wins in 2006: 32 Other Details: Champion Jockey 2000 Royal Ascot Wins: (16) 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, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger), King George V H’cap (2002 Systematic, 2006 Linas Selection), Hardwicke Stakes (2002 Zindabad), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2004 Celtic Heroine), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Windsor Castle Stakes (2005 Titus Alone) First Royal Ascot Win: Wokingham Handicap (June 21, 1996, Emerging Market)


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