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Saturday, June 3, 2006


VODAFONE DERBY DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
EPSOM DOWNS, SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2006

VODAFONE DERBY

INITIAL QUOTES - THE WINNING JOCKEY

DWYER PRAISES TRAINER



Martin Dwyer, the rider of 2006 Vodafone Derby winner Sir Percy, said: “There is only one man to thank for this - Marcus (Tregoning - the trainer).


“Sir Percy came back with an injury (after finishing second in the 2000 Guineas) and Marcus and the team have done a great job to get him here in good form - I just sat on him.


“It was a rough race - I had to go where there was room. He pulled a muscle and was very sore indeed and missed a fair bit of work.


“They have all done a great job - the physio and everyone. I did not see the horse until last week when I did a couple of pieces of work on him.


“He is an exceptional horse with a tremendous turn of foot. It is fantastic.”

VODAFONE DERBY

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Marcus Tregoning, the trainer of Sir Percy, was stopped for speeding on the way to Epsom Downs today.

He said: “It was my worst nightmare after the 2000 Guineas as Sir Percy was not quite sound behind.

“We thought it might be better to go to France (for the French Derby) where the track is flatter. The physiotherapist Sarah Pilkington from France did an amazing job - coming over several times. She did a superb job and got the muscle built up again. And my vet Nicole Jones is a genius and thanks to all the staff at home.


“Full credit to the team and I want to say many thanks to Sheikh Hamdan for allowing me to train Sir Percy from his yard and his gallops. He helped me so much and helped me build the place I train from. He has been really interested in Sir Percy, asking me what work he has done and was it enough.”

“I got stopped for speeding coming here. Although I told the policeman that I had the third favourite in the Derby, he said that had nothing to do with it and I should steady up. Luckily he let me go.”

Victoria Packenham, wife of the winning owner Anthony, said: “Unbelievable - I am still pinching myself - to have a finish like that and wait for the photo.....


“The one thing we knew was that Sir Percy had a turn of foot - I was glad he did not go too soon because we weren’t sure he would stay.


“I saw him come up the rail and thought would wow he might just do it. It is absolutely sensational - what an amazing thing Marcus’s team have done - the problems after the Guineas and they have done everything to turn around the horse.”

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Martin Dwyer commented: “Sir Percy dug deep to get there. I wasn’t certain I had won and Darryll (Holland on the second Dragon Dancer) wasn’t either. I just put my head down and was hoping that I had got there. Sir Percy was really tough and determined.

“He is pretty versatile - we were beaten by an exceptional horse in the Guineas but he has more than made up for it today.”


FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES

VODAFONE DERBY

TREGONING’S DELIGHT

After a year of frustrations, Sir Percy repaid his trainer Marcus Tregoning’s patience with a victory in racing’s most sought after prize when getting up by a short-head in a fantastic finish to the Vodafone Derby.


“He’s a streetfighter and a battler and every credit to the horse. This is a huge day for me, my family and the team and I’d particularly like to thank my principal owner Sheikh Hamdan, who has always been so interested in what’s happened with this horse.


“We’ve always known we had a very good horse but we were struggling before the Guineas although I don’t think he’d have beaten the winner,” said Tregoning.

“I spoke to Ian Balding last week and he told me how disappointed he’d been when Mill Reef was beaten in the Guineas but that I shouldn’t be disheartened.


“I was concerned at one stage that he seemed to be getting slower at home but perhaps he was just telling us he wanted further.


“We’ve won the Derby so we have plenty of time to reflect on what we do next but we know we have a seriously high-class tool. He’s still maturing but I’ll chat with the Pakenhams before committing.


“Martin Dwyer has always filled me with a lot of confidence as a jockey. He’s extremely confident and competent.”

Victoria Pakenham, who owned the winner with her husband, was full of praise for the late racing journalist George Ennor, who died on New Year’s Eve.


“I owned a horse called Pelorus with George and the very last conversation I had with him was whether Percy was a Guineas or Derby horse,” said Mrs Pakenham. “I think he was looking down and made the difference of that short-head.


“It’s a magnificent training performance by Marcus and really unbelievable for us. I’ve had shares in a lot of horses over the years but The Dark Lord was pretty much the first proper one we’ve had and this is the second. We are so lucky.”

Sir Percy, who was bred by photographer Harry Ormesher at his Old Suffolk Stud near Newmarket, was bought as a yearling at Tattersalls for 16,000 guineas by bloodstock agent Angie Sykes.


FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES

VODAFONE DERBY

MARTIN DWYER REACTION

Jockey Martin Dwyer produced Sir Percy with a confidently-timed late challenge to get up in a photo to land the Vodafone Derby.


“It was a rough race but I really enjoyed it. I had to take chances by going up the inside and hope the gaps would come,I thought I’d get beat if I came round the outside,” said Dwyer. “I wasn’t sure I’d got up and neither was Darryll (Holland) on Dragon Dancer. I just kept my head down and hoped.


“I was a bit worried when he was reluctant to go in at the start, the excitement probably just got to him, but the rest is history.”

Dwyer had a fall at Bath last night and admitted: “I was very worried when I hit the ground but it was only slight brusiing. Nothing was going to stop me riding today.


“Every jockey wants to win a Derby and you’ve only got to look at Frankie, who has had 14 rides without winning, to see how lucky I am. I can tell you that once you’ve had one you just want more and more.”


THE VODAFONE DERBY WINNER -SIR PERCY (GB) FACTFILE

3 b c Mark Of Esteem (IRE) - Percy’s Lass (Blakeney)

Form: 1111-21 Owner: Anthony Pakenham

Trainer: Marcus Tregoning Breeder: The Old Suffolk Stud Jockey: Martin Dwyer
Sir Percy
Sir Percy, last season’s top-rated British-trained juvenile, is by 2000 Guineas and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner Mark Of Esteem, out of the classy but temperamental Percy’s Lass, and won all four starts at two. A maiden win at Goodwood in May, 2005, was followed by a minor success at Salisbury, where he defeated Don’t Dili Dali by one and a quarter lengths over six furlongs. A return to Goodwood and a step into Group Two company proved fruitful with victory in the Vintage Stakes in July. Sir Percy ran on well that day to score a neck verdict over Cool Creek in the seven-furlong race, which was run on soft going. He then enjoyed a break before heading to Newmarket on October 15, for a first crack at Group One level in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. He proved himself a two-year-old of the highest class as he held the previously unbeaten Horatio Nelson by a neck in a strong renewal of the seven-furlong contest. On his sole start this season, Sir Percy finished a gallant second to George Washington in the Stan James 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6, running on well over the Rowley Mile but only able to get within two and a half lengths of the impressive winner. He overcame training troubles to win today’s Vodafone Derby by a short-head.

Race Record: Starts: 6; Wins: 5; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 0; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,013,343

Anthony Pakenham
A retired solicitor, Anthony Pakenham was born on August 23, 1952. He and his wife Victoria live near Newmarket and spend their winters in France. Both were brought up with very strong racing emphasis from their parents. Trainer Dick Hern’s wife Sheilah was a cousin of Mrs Pakenham’s mother. Victoria Pakenham credits the Herns for providing many of her earliest racing memories. Mrs Pakenham, who works part-time in alternative investment management, has been involved in racehorse ownership since the late 1980s. The best horse she was previously associated with was the useful handicapper, Pelorus - her first involvement. She became great friends with the late racing journalist George Ennor, who was also in the Pelorus syndicate and helped to further Mrs Pakenham’s knowledge of racing. Pelorus was indirectly responsible for the Pakenhams identifying Sir Percy as a potential purchase, via a formline with Braiswick, a half sister to his dam Percy's Lass. After failing to secure Sir Percy as a foal (he was sold to Will Edmeades for 20,000 guineas), Marcus Tregoning, helped by agent Angie Sykes, purchased him for 16,000 guineas as a yearling. Mr Pakenham’s first horse in his own name was The Dark Lord, trained by Lucy Wadham and a useful hurdler/chaser. Sir Percy is only his second horse. The couple decided to start registering horses in Anthony rather than Victoria’s name as they hoped it might bring a change of luck! Anthony Pakenham had only previously been involved with the Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group. Sir Percy was considered a long-term jump prospect before making a mockery of his sales price with a sequence of four wins from four juvenile starts, culminating with Group One success in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. Mr Pakenham, who named the colt after Sir Percy Blakeney, otherwise known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, considers Sir Percy to be the horse of a lifetime and turned down several lucrative offers after the Group One victory at Newmarket. Sir Percy is the second horse they have bought who was bred by the Old Suffolk Stud, the first being a Wolfhound colt called Pagan Wolf who failed to win in 2002 and 2003 when in training with William Jarvis. Pagan Wolf is now Anthony Pakenham’s hack.
Vodafone Derby Record: 2006-1 SIR PERCY

Marcus Tregoning
Born in Cornwall on July 31, 1959, Marcus Tregoning has been involved in the racing industry for most of his life. He had a grounding in the bloodstock world that included spells at Jocelyn Hambro’s Waverton Stud, the National Stud, Danny Van Clief’s Virginia stud and the farm of vet and trainer Jim Wallace in New Zealand. He spent 14 years as assistant to the late Dick Hern, initially at the historic West Ilsley stables, and then at Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s purpose-built Kingwood House Stables near Lambourn. Tregoning was a useful amateur rider, winning several point-to-points, often on Bespoke, who became one of the yard hacks. Hern’s retirement from training saw Tregoning take over the licence at Kingwood House in 1997. His major flagbearers to date include Nayef, who won the 2001 Group 1 Dubai Champion Stakes, the 2002 Dubai Sheema Classic, and the 2002 Juddmonte International at York, and stable stalwart Mubtaker, runner-up in the 2003 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and a three-time winner of the Group Two Geoffrey Freer Stakes, as well as last season’s top British-trained two-year-old Sir Percy who this year was second in the first colts’ Classic, the Stan James 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May. Other notable horses he has trained include triple Group Three winner Ekraar, the 2000 Group Two Rockfel Stakes heroine Sayedah, the Group Two King’s Stand Stakes heroine Dominica, and 2003 Royal Lodge Stakes winner Snow Ridge. Tregoning, who had his best-ever year in 2003 with 56 successes and had 49 last year, has 113 horses listed in training in 2006, principally for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, although other owners include Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, Gainsborough Stud and Ballymacoll Stud Farm Ltd as well as the Pakenhams.

Vodafone Derby Record: 2002 Tholjanah (10th); 2004 Elshadi (13th); 2006-1 SIR PERCY

Martin Dwyer
Liverpool-born Dwyer, who was born on June 28, 1975, rides regularly for Andrew Balding, to whose father Ian he was apprenticed. He finished third in the 2002 Vodafone Oaks on Shadow Dancing, trained by another strong supporter, Marcus Tregoning, and enjoyed his biggest success when winning the fillies’ Classic aboard the Andrew Balding-trainer Casual Look in 2003. His other major successes include the Grade One Canadian International, Dubai Sheema Classic and Hong Kong Vase on Phoenix Reach, and he was the great Persian Punch’s final regular partner, winning the Jockey Club Cup in 2002 and 2003 and the Goodwood Cup. He has enjoyed good relationships with Tregoning’s High Accolade, Sir Percy and recently won on old campaigner Mubtaker in the John Porter Stakes at Newbury. This season he has taken over from Willie Supple as second jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum whose first jockey is Richard Hills.

Vodafone Derby Record: 2004 Elshadi (13th): 2006-1 SIR PERCY


FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm VODAFONE DERBY

Class 1, Group One, Epsom Downs, Total Prize Fund £1,304,500, 4.20pm Saturday, June 3, 2006, one mile, four furlongs and about 10 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb, closed December 1, 2004 (639 entries), first forfeit stage February 28, 2006 (136 entries remained - five officially withdrawn subsequently), £8,000 second entry stage April 5, 2006 (12 added - making 143 entries in total going forward), second forfeit stage May 19, 2006 (33 remain - five officially withdrawn subsequently), £75,000 supplementary entry stage May 29, 2006 (one supplementary entry- Papal Bull), five-day confirmation stage noon, May 29, 2006 (22 go forward), final declaration stage 10am June 1, 2006 (18 runners).


1) SIR PERCY (Anthony Pakenham) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer [10] 6/1
2) DRAGON DANCER (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [11] 66/1
3) DYLAN THOMAS (Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [18] 25/1
4) HALA BEK (IRE)(Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 3-9-00 Philip Robinson [5] 9/1
5) VISINDAR (HH Aga Khan) Andre Fabre FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [8] 2/1 Fav
6) BEST ALIBI (Gainsborough Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [17] 33/1
7) SIXTIES ICON (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-00 Shane Kelly [4] 66/1
8) MOUNTAIN (IRE) (Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Seamus Heffernan [13] 50/1
9) LINDA'S LAD (Sean Mulryan) Andre Fabre FR 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [16] 9/1
10) PAPAL BULL (Sue Magnier/Derrick Smith/Michael Tabor) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-00 Robert Winston [14] 11/1
11) CHAMPIONSHIP POINT (John Livock Bloodstock Ltd) Mick Channon 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [7] 12/1
12) SEPTIMUS (Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [9] 17/2
13) BEFORE YOU GO (Tina Smith) Terry Mills 3-9-00 Ian Mongan [3] 100/1
14) SIENNA STORM (IRE) (Beryl Lockey) Mark Tompkins 3-9-00 Michael Hills [6] 200/1
15) ATLANTIC WAVES (Jaber Abdullah) Mark Johnston 3-9-00 Joe Fanning [1] 25/1
16) SNOQUALMIE BOY (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-00 John Egan [2] 150/1
17) NODDIES WAY (Wayne Cox) John Panvert 3-9-00 Robert Miles [12] 500/1
PU) HORATIO NELSON (Sue Magnier/Diane Nagle) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-00 Kieren Fallon [15] 11/2

18 ran

Breeder: The Old Suffolk Stud

Breeding: b c Mark Of Esteem (IRE) - Percy’s Lass (Blakeney)

Time: 2m 35.23s Distances: sh, hd, sh, 2, 1, 2, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 3/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 3/4,1/2, 4, 2 1/2, 10

Tote Win: £7.40 Places: £2.80; £10.50; £5.90 Exacta: £500.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Winners 1997-2005: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32; 56; 26; 49 Classic Wins (1): Vodafone Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar, 2005 Sir Percy), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 High Accolade, 2005 Mubtaker), Dewhurst Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), September Stakes (2003 Mubtaker), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002, 2003, 2004 Mubtaker), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Letheby & Christopher Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker) Horses in Training 2001-06: 88; 113; 122; 133; 139; 113 Wins In 2006: 7

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Background: Raised in Liverpool, he joined Ian Balding aged 15 Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (2) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look), Vodafone Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2004 High Accolade), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Vintage Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker) Wins 1993-2005: 1; 6; 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90; 82, 82 Winners in 2006: 42 Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir


FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

VODAFONE DERBY STAKES

BITTER SWEET FOR DYLAN CAMP


Dylan Thomas ran a tremendous race to finish third in the Vodafone Derby, but a serious injury to his stablemate, Horatio Nelson, ruined the occasion for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stable.


Horatio Nelson stumbled near the two-furlong marker and was immediately pulled up by jockey Kieren Fallon. Vets and a horse ambulance were on the scene within minutes, but it transpired that the colt had sustained a broken near fore leg.


He was taken from the course by horse ambulance, and his joint-owner, John Magnier, who also jointly-owns Dylan Thomas, said of the stricken Horatio Nelson: “He’s seriously injured, but he’s getting the best possible treatment, and we’d like to thank everybody for that. Kieren did a great job in pulling him up as quickly as he did, but I can give you little more detail other than to say it’s serious.


“Our vet, John Halley, is dealing with the local people and I can’t stress enough how grateful we are for the help given by the racecourse.”

Horatio Nelson was trotted around at the start by Fallon, a sign that the horse was giving some concern about its soundness. Magnier said: “I was up in the grandstand and wasn’t aware of that, but whatever happened, if there was something, it was checked by the people down there and they passed it so there’s no point in blaming that on it.”

Asked about Dylan Thomas, Magnier was keen to compliment the winner, Sir Percy. He said: “Dylan Thomas ran a good race and we’re delighted with him, but all praise to Sir Percy.”


FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

VODAFONE DERBY STAKES


SO NEAR, SO FAR FOR DANCER


The maiden Dragon Dancer came within a short-head of giving trainer Geoff Wragg a second Vodafone Derby winner, following his 1983 victory with Teenoso. The Newmarket-based trainer also saddled Most Welcome to finish second in 1987.


Wragg said: “So near yet so far. He’s run as well as I expected and I felt sure he could get a place. He’s run better than that.


“From his draw we had to be handy and we knew he’d get the trip very well, so we had to make a bit of use of him early on to get a position - that was the plan. It nearly worked out. I’ll have to speak to the owner about the future, but the horse is not in the Irish Derby - I’m not sure whether I should supplement him for it. He’s entered in the King Edward VII Stakes [Gr.2] at Royal Ascot, but that would be going downhill after this. We’ll go home and make plans.”

Hala Bek took fourth place for Michael Jarvis’s stable, and John Ferguson, bloodstock advisor to the colt’s owner, Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, said: “We’re delighted with the way he’s run. He came to win his race, but just swerved off a line, which may be something to do with his inexperience on the racecourse.


“It was only his second run and we couldn’t be more pleased with him. He ran a superb race and might have been even closer. Michael felt sure he would run a good race and he has done. He’s got plenty of entries, but Michael and Sheikh Ahmed will decide on that.”


Race 5: The Vodafone Derby

UNPLACED QUOTES

JARVIS RUES LATE GLITCH

Michael Jarvis, trainer of Vodafone Derby fourth Hala Bek, said: “I don’t know what he did inside the last half a furlong. He went and changed his legs or took a funny stride and it’s cost him the race. It just stopped his momentum. So unlucky.”

Mick Channon, trainer of 11th Championship Point, said: “He has run a good race. He has done nothing wrong. Ted Durcan said the horse just didn’t come down the hill as well as he wanted. But apart from that, no excuses, he got beaten fair and square.”

Mark Johnston, trainer of 15th Atlantic Waves, said: “I’m very disappointed. He was very keen early on. We were determined not to go too fast up the hill early on. But he has bounced him out of the stalls and suddenly he has taken him there without it being intentional. He has not come down the hill particularly well. In the end it looked like he didn’t stay - time will tell.”

David Elsworth, trainer of 16th Snoqualmie Boy, said: “He got a little buzzed up at the start. He ran probably freer than he wanted to. Having said that, he ran like a horse that perhaps a mile-and-a-half was further than he wanted to go. He ran like a mile-and-a-quarter horse. But another day if he settled, he might well get a mile-and-a-half.”

Terry Mills, trainer of 13th Before You Go, said: “He just got knocked up in the air at the top of the hill and never handled the ground. The ground was too quick.”

Christophe Soumillon, rider of fifth Visindar, said: “He ran a good race. He needs a bit more experience for the future.”

Frankie Dettori, rider of ninth Linda’s Lad, simply said: “No show.”

Race 5: The Vodafone Derby

MORE REACTION

Robbo on his Derby disappointment

It was the Vodafone Derby that got away for jockey Philip Robinson, rider of Hala Bek.


The colt showed his inexperience when jinking right with the Classic up for grabs and he ended up going down less than half-a-length.


Robinson said: “It’s one of those things; inexperience, it’s only his second run.


“It’s a shame - there’s only one Vodafone Derby.

“I think it was just the big occasion, the crowd and everything. I’m going to have to go back and look at the film.


“I felt he was just about to go by to the front. Going to the front there was when he jinked away. He’s seen the occasion and the crowd.”

When asked if the jink cost Hala Bek the race, Robinson replied: “Without a doubt. It stopped all momentum. If there had been another 50 yards we would have got back up.”

Race 5: The Vodafone Derby

More reaction

Webbon on Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson was humanely put down after everything was done to save the colt after he was transported to the racecourse veterinary treatment area

Horseracing Regulatory Authority chief executive Peter Webbon outlined the details pertaining to the injury sustained by the son of Danehill approximately two furlongs out in the Derby and the ensuing veterinary procedure.


Webbon said: “Horatio Nelson has been put down. He had damage all the way around his off-fore fetlock joint; the cannonbone was fractured, the sesamoid bone was fractured and the joint itself was dislocated.


“As the injury happened, the skin itself was broken, so you’ve got a direct contamination of the fractured bone, which means you’ve got to deal with infection as well as everything else.


“The other major problem was there was damage to the collateral ligaments of the joint but more importantly, probably, there was damage to the blood vessels which run over that joint. And if you don’t have a decent blood supply to an area, it will not heal.”

Webbon also outlined that the decision to humanely put down Horatio Nelson was taken promptly following the prognosis of the damage.


He said: “It was done quite quickly. One of the reasons was because the x-ray equipment is all digital. It’s not like the old days when you had to develop films.


“They were able to take about 10 or 12 x-ray pictures in probably a couple of minutes. As soon as the x-rays were seen, you could then see the extent of the damage.

“The question, then, was really to make certain that everybody that needed consulting had been. The owners’ own veterinary surgeon spoke to the owners on the phone; the trainer was there.


“So it took quarter-of-an-hour, 20 minutes in all - to look at the x-ray pictures again, consider all the various options; consider how treatment would be carried out; what the horse would be capable of doing when treatment had been completed.

“I have to say the chances of treatment being successful were pretty remote. It would probably have had a five per cent chance of being turned into a horse that, really, would have had problems for the rest of his life.”

Webbon also remarked upon the situation before the Derby, which saw Horatio Nelson given the green light to take his place in the race.


Webbon said: “At the start, the racecourse veterinary surgeon examined the horse. The trainer was also at the start. Both of them, having watched the horse trot up, discussed whether they thought the horse was fit to compete and both were satisfied that he was.”


BOOKIES REACTION TO 2006 VODAFONE DERBY

Sir Percy, despite starting at just 6/1, was a good result for totesport who were glad to see the well-backed 2/1 favourite Visindar beaten.


Damian Walker, the totesport spokesman, said: “Visindar would have been disastrous result for totesport. At the off we had two losers - Visindar and Linda’s Lad.


“The places were excellent and overall it was a good winning race for us.”

Ladbrokes’ David Williams disagreed. He commented: “Sir Percy was always going to be bad news for the bookies.

“He’s a genuine public horse and he was a poor result in our betting shops.


“Thankfully, he was onside in the antepost book so we are not complaining too much.”

David Hills of William Hill declared: “Sir Percy will be a very popular result in the shops but he only “took the book” and will be well received by punters and bookies alike.”

Neal Wilkins for Vcbet concluded: “Sir Percy was a good result on the day despite being very well backed. Visindar was a £500,000 loser as was Noddies Way (2,000/1 laid).

Sir Percy was laid at 10/1 in the antepost book and was a fair result.”

Paddy Power of the bookmakers of the same name remarked: “Dragon Dancer was easily our biggest winner, better even than Noddies Way. Had he won, it would have been our most successful Derby ever.


“Sir Percy was a loser as he had been a popular choice with punters for a long time. However, it would have been worse had Visindar won.”



SEPTIMUS FRIENDLESS

Punters may be aligning themselves with Kieren Fallon and Horatio Nelson in today’s Vodafone Derby, but they don’t want to know the rejected Septimus.


One of four Aidan O’Brien-trained runners in the big race, Septimus was ridden by Fallon when he won York’s Dante Stakes by eight lengths from Best Alibi, but the jockey has jumped ship for stablemate Horatio Nelson, and punters have taken the hint.


VC Bet has shortened Horatio Nelson to 4-1 from 5-1, while Ben Clarke of William Hill, reports: “The biggest bet we’ve taken for Septimus today has been £200 each-way. He is now out to 9-1 from 8-1 and could go off at a double-figure price. His stablemate, Dylan Thomas, is also on the drift, and we now offer 25-1 from 20-1, while Atlantic Waves [28-1 from 22-1] and Before You Go [200-1 from 150-1] are also on the slide.”

William Hill has seen steady support for Visindar (9-4 from 5-2), while VC Bet is running scared from the French horse having been as high as 3-1 at 8.30am. They now offer 11-4 having accepted that Visindar is a £250,000 loser in their books. Hala Bek (9-1 from 11-1) and Sixties Icon (100-1 from double that price after being touted on Channel 4's The Morning Line by Tanya Stevenson) are other supported runners with William Hill.

Sixties Icon, a first Derby runner for trainer Jeremy Noseda, has also been supported with VC Bet (150-1 from 250-1) and Stan James (100-1 from 250-1), while the latter company has seen hefty wagers on Best Alibi. Spokesman Neil Morrice reports: “At 50-1 we were biggest about Best Alibi, but stand to lose a six-figure sum on the colt and now offer 33-1.”

Hala Bek has been steadily supported during the past 48 hours, and his appearance as the Vodafone Derby tip in the Racing Post’s Pricewise column has led to further interest. Coral offer 10-1 from 11-1, but Paddy Power and Cashmans are now 9-1 from 11-1.


Among Derby outsiders there has been money for Mountain, one of Aidan O’Brien’s quartet of runners. Coral cut Mountain’s price to 40-1 from double those odds.


Noddies Way may be unraced and unfancied, but he has been the subject of several hefty bets with Paddy Power. Punters don’t expect the John Panvert-trained colt to win, but they do think he’ll be stone-cold last and more than 125l behind the winner. Paddy Power’s price of 11-10 that Noddies Way trails the field that far behind the first was soon gobbled up, and you can now get a mere 1-3.



VODAFONE DERBY LANDMARKS

Likely market leader Visindar bids to become the first winning favourite since North Light in 2004.


Visindar tries to become the first French-trained winner since Empery in 1976. The last French-based jockey to be successful was Olivier Peslier on High-Rise in 1998.


Horatio Nelson’s trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Kieren Fallon, successful in Friday’s Vodafone Oaks with Alexandrova, bid to become the first trainer/jockey combination to win both Epsom Classics since O’Brien and Mick Kinane were successful in 2001 with Imagine and Galileo.


Visindar and Linda’s Lad bid to help Andre Fabre, successful in Friday’s Vodafone Coronation Cup with Shirocco, to become the first trainer to land the Vodafone Coronation Cup and Vodafone Derby in the same year since Fred Darling in 1931. Parenthesis won that year’s Coronation Cup and Cameronian landed the Derby.


Visindar’s owner, the Aga Khan, aims to equal the record for the number of Vodafone Derby wins. The Aga, whose grandfather as well as Lord Egremont both won the Classic five times, has been successful with Shergar (1981), Shahrastani (1986), Kahyasi (1988) and Sinndar (2000).


Joe Fanning (Atlantic Waves), Ian Mongan (Before You Go), Seamus Heffernan (Mountain), Robert Miles (Noddies Way), Robert Winston (Papal Bull), Shane Kelly (Sixties Icon) and John Egan (Snoqualmie Boy) are all having their first rides in today’s race. Walter Swinburn, successful on Shergar in 1981, was the last winning debutant rider. Ernie Johnson, who scored on Blakeney in 1969, and Chuck Spares, who rode the 1951 winner Arctic Prince, were other post-War riders to win the Derby with their first ride.


Trainers Jeremy Noseda (Sixties Icon) and John Panvert (Noddies Way) bid to win the race with their first runner. John Oxx, successful with Sinndar in 2000, was the latest trainer to achieve that feat.


Noddies Way, a 1,000/1 outsider, and Dragon Dancer bid to become the first successful maidens since Merry Hampton in 1887. Like Noddies Way, he was making his racecourse debut.



CROWD

Today’s estimated attendance at Epsom Downs was 100,000, a similar figure to the same day 12 months ago.



FIRST RACE WINNER’S QUOTES
VODAFONE LIVE! STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)

GIFT TAKES CENTRE STAGE

Stage Gift kept a step ahead of his rivals and the handicapper when running out a convincing winner of the Vodafone Live! Stakes, the opening event on Vodafone Derby day.


Robert Winston’s mount beat Military Cross and Lake Poet by one and a quarter lengths and half a length, making light of the 12lb rise in his handicap mark since scoring at Yarmouth last month.


Winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “He did it well and he’s progressing nicely. Time will tell how good he is, but he’s done well this year - the handicapper has bounced him up, but he’s won and won again and you don’t get too many like that who can remain ahead of him.


“I really don’t know where he’ll go next - he’s won today off 94 so where do we go next? I’ll tell you next Tuesday.”

Winston, who later today has his first ride in the Vodafone Derby on the same stable’s Papal Bull, said: “Stage Gift won it nicely, surprising me by how well he did it.”


FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES

THE VODAFONE LIVE! STAKES

MILITARY CROSSES LINE IN SECOND

The William Haggas-trained Military Cross relished his first step up in trip to ten furlongs when finishing with a late rattle to come a length and a quarter second to Stage Gift.


“He just didn’t really handle the track,” said trainer’s wife Maureen Haggas. “He was a bit fresh and well so was quite keen early on which didn’t make Kieren’s job easy. The camber then caught him out going up the hill at the finish.


“He got the trip well and we may look at a handicap at Royal Ascot.”



SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES

THE VODAFONE LIVE! STAKES

Race 1: The Vodafone Live!

GROUND: Jockeys’ reaction

JOCKEYS’ GROUND VERDICT

The jockeys returned from the opening race were clear on the state of the going: it’s on the quick side of good.


Kieren Fallon called it ‘fast’, while Paul Hanagan went further branding the ground ‘very quick’.


Philip Robinson summed up: ‘It’s lovely - good, fast ground.’

Franny Norton reported it ‘fast enough’, with Kerrin McEvoy’s verdict being, ‘It’s good ground...drying out all the time’.


Kevin Darley claimed it was ‘quick enough’ while Martin Dwyer concluded, ‘It’s good, fast ground’.

Robert Winston declared: “It’s lovely ground with no jar; good, good to firm.”


Race 2: The Vodafone Woodcote Stakes
WIN QUOTES

SADEEK IS ASCOT BOUND

Sadeek could reappear at Royal Ascot later this month after running out an easy three-quarter length winner of the Vodafone Woodcote Stakes under Neil Callan.


“He’s still a relatively inexperienced horse and I was worried that the big crowd and all the buzz would get to him,” said winning trainer Kevin Ryan.


The winner, who was bought by agent Gill Richardson for 40,000 guineas at Doncaster’s St Leger Sale, was cut from 8/1 to 6/1 for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and Ryan added: “If he comes home OK then we would obviously have to think about Royal Ascot and the Coventry. He’s very laid back and just does what you like.”


Race 2: The Vodafone Woodcote Stakes

PLACE QUOTES

CONNECTIONS THRILLED WITH GUTSY GOING STRAIGHT

Trainer Ian Wood was delighted with the brave display of Going Straight who ran the favourite Sadeek to within three-quarters of a length when second in the Listed Vodafone Woodcote Stakes.


She built on her recent Lingfield win with a bold front-running effort but just couldn’t hold off Sadeek.


Wood said: “We’re very pleased with her. She was a filly against colts and has performed well.


“We thought she may just be Listed class - we weren’t sure and took a chance.


“We weren’t sure of the trip, either. She’s got so much natural speed.


“But she battled back, so she got every inch of the xix furlongs. Perhaps she’ll get seven furlongs in time.


“We’re not looking to go that route at the moment. Ryan Moore said she has improved with every run.


“We might be tempted by the Albany Stakes (Group Two, June 23) at Royal Ascot. We’ll see how she comes out of this.”

Always Fruitful flew at the end to finish third but his trainer Mark Johnston was left cursing a tardy start.


The Middleham handler said: “If he had jumped out of the stalls, he would have won.


“He gave them five lengths at the start and was beaten three-quarters-of-a-length and a neck.


“If he comes out of this well, we will think about stepping him up to seven furlongs for the Chesham Stakes (Royal Ascot - June 24).”


Race 3: The Vodafone Diomed Stakes

WIN QUOTES

BUTLER COMES IN FROM THE COLD

Gerard Butler will have been a relieved man after Nayyir gave him his first winner in five weeks when successful in the Group Three Vodafone Diomed Stakes.


The Blewbury handler, who saddled Tarfah in yesterday’s Princess Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Vodafone), had gone 18 runners without a success.


But Nayyir changed all that after being given a text-book hold-up ride by jockey Frankie Dettori.


The Italian swooped late and with purpose on board the 11-2 shot and ran out a neck winner from Boule D’Or.


Butler said: “It was a very cool ride. The last 10 days to two weeks he has been looking very well. We’ve been very pleased with him - and the filly yesterday, who got a little tired on us.


“We’ve had very few runners. I knew something wasn’t right in the yard and have been very careful.


“About three weeks ago, we ran six or seven horses and I thought they should go very well. Instead, the opposite was happening.


“So we stopped and regrouped and we seem to be through the eye of the storm. Hopefully, over the next few weeks, we’ll be back in form.


“I thought if these two guys didn’t run up to scratch, then I’d have been looking for a bridge to jump over on the way home.


“But thank god, he did. He always pulls out us out of the fire.

“He won’t go to Royal Ascot. Goodwood is on his agenda next - the Lennox, I’d say.


“He’s won it twice before. He ran very well in the Sussex two years but I think that category just catches him out a little bit now.”


THIRD RACE - WINNING JOCKEY

VODAFONE DIOMED STAKES

DETTORI HAPPY

The winning jockey Frankie Dettori said: “Nayyir likes coming between horses. Gerard said to me today to wait as long as I dared.


“I think I tested his nerves because I could not have waited any longer!”

THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES

VODAFONE DIOMED STAKES

UNLUCKY AFFAIRS HAS NO ROUTE HOME

Nayyir won the Vodafone Diomed Stakes, but the connections of third-placed Home Affairs were left wondering what might have been had their colt enjoyed a clear run.


Jockey Richard Hughes found himself at the back of packing horses, and when daylight appeared the winner, and runner-up Boule d’Or, were gone beyond recall.


Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager to Home Affairs’ owner, Prince Khalid Abdulla, was stern-faced when he said: “It was just one of those things - you saw what happened. On, on, it’s all history now, thank God.


“He’s in the Queen Anne Stakes [at Royal Ascot], but I don’t know, we’ll have to think a bit now.”

In contrast to the Home Affairs camp, the team behind Boule d’Or, who is trained next to the racecourse, were delighted. Trainer John Akehurst said: “He had a hard race on Tuesday when just touched off at Sandown, yet two hours ago he was walking round on his hind legs at my yard - that’s how tough he is.


“He’s had a hard race today and he’s going to need three or four weeks rest, but we ran today because there’s no where else to run him. If there’s a worker as a horse it’s him, and if ever a horse deserved to win a Group race it’s him.

“He’s now rated 107 and will probably go up a bit more for this. I should think Germany is the place for him in the future - I like the Germans!”


FOURTH RACE WINNER’S QUOTES

VODAFONE “DASH” STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)


RYAN DOUBLES UP WITH LORD


Kevin Ryan recorded a near 32-1 Vodafone Derby Day double when Desert Lord’s win in the Vodafone “Dash” Stakes complemented an earlier victory by stablemate Sadeek.


Desert Lord was ridden by Daragh O’Donohoe, who is now based in Britain after three seasons living in Dubai, while Ryan’s stable jockey, Neil Callan, opted to ride Mutamared who finished ninth. Ryan said: “They’re both good horses, but Desert Lord [who joined the yard late last season from Alan Berry’s yard] had the draw. Fair play to Neil, because he could have jumped off the other one once the draw was made, but Daragh was down to ride this one and Neil felt loyalty to the owners of Mutamared having ridden two victories on the horse.


“Desert Lord is a proper good horse. The last time we brought him here he had a bad draw in the middle of the course, whereas he had prime position today. Mutamared was always rolling down the hill - he’ll go for the Wokingham Stakes next, but I’ve no idea where Desert Lord will go.”

Asked for his feelings having recorded the double, Ryan said: “If I complain on a day like this I want taking out and shooting!”

Desert Lord ran in the colours of the Bull & Bell Partnership that also owns Danetime Lord trained by Ryan. “They’re a great bunch of people and they always enjoy themselves win, lose or draw,” said Ryan.


Ten pub drinkers make up the partnership which gets its name from the Bell Inn and Bull Inn, both based near Wakefield in Yorkshire.



FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

VODAFONE ‘DASH’ STAKES

MUSSELBURGH NEXT FOR 50/1 BOND

Bond City defied his 50/1 starting price to finish an excellent second on his seasonal debut in the Vodafone ‘Dash’.


“He’s been ready to run for a month but just needed this type of ground so we’ve been waiting,” said owner Reg Bond. “The harder the better for him and we knew he’d act on the course because he ran here in the autumn. He’ll head to Mussleburgh for the big sprint next week.”


SEVENTH RACE WINNER’S QUOTES

VODAFONE SPRINT STAKES (HANDICAP)

BEAVER PATROL A DOUBLE FOR OWNER AND JOCKEY

Beaver Patrol, trained by Fulke Johnson-Houghton, landed a gamble in the closing race on Vodafone Derby Day when winning the Vodafone Sprint Stakes.


The victory resulted in a double for owner Gary Stevens and jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who teamed up to win the previous event, the Vodafone Simply Stakes, with the Amanda Perrett-trained Alfie Noaks. Stevens runs a contract cleaning business based at High Wycombe.


Johnson-Houghton said of the winner: “He got stuck in the mud at York on his previous outing having run well at Kempton before that - I thought he’d run well today, but he didn’t carry any of my money.


“If he gets in the Wokingham Stakes he’ll run there - he’s got 8st 3lb at the moment and he’ll get a 6lb penalty, so I think he probably will get in. He needs good ground - he doesn’t want it rock hard, but he doesn’t want heavy either.


“It’s lovely to have a winner on Derby day.”

SUN SHINES ON CARIBBEAN BETS

As the sun beamed bright upon Epsom Downs on Vodafone Derby Day, bets rained in for Caribbean Coral in the Vodafone ‘Dash’ Heritage Handicap.


Totesport’s Damian Walker said: “Punters have noted that Caribbean Coral’s handicap mark is 13lb lower than the mark off which he last won - that and the fact he’s got a high draw. We’ve been forced to cut him to 9-1 from 12-1, and we’ve shortened another high-drawn horse, Zowington, to 9-1, having been 11-1 from 16-1.”

Other firms have seen activity for Caribbean Coral - William Hill is now 9-1 from 10-1, while Paddy Power and Coral offer 9-1 from 11-1. The same trio have also seen activity for Zowington - Coral offer 11-1 from 12-1, William Hill go 10-1 from 12-1 and Paddy Power have been forced to slash the price from 14-1 to 9-1. Ladbrokes, on the other hand, is holding its early-morning price of 12-1. Also in the ‘Dash’, William Hill report support for Night Prospector (14-1 from 18-1), while Stan James’s 10-1 about Mutamared has dwindled to 15-2.


Ladbrokes’ and Cashmans’ best-backed horse of the day has been Stage Gift, one of two runners from the stable of Sir Michael Stoute in the opening Vodafone Live! Heritage Handicap (2.00). Stage Gift is now 5-2 from 7-2 with Cashmans following a £12,000 bet at 3-1, while the same horse is 100-30 from 4-1 with Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. William Hill and totesport have cut the gelding to 3-1 from 7-2.


Momtic, William Jarvis’s runner in the Vodafone Diomed Stakes (3.00), has been another market mover. The five-year-old has the considerable support of Kieren Fallon in the saddle, and tipster Henry Rix from the sidelines. Paddy Power has shortened Momtic to 5-1 from 7-1, while William Hill now offers 5-1 from 13-2.


In this race Totesport has seen support for the favourite, Home Affairs, who is now 13-8 from 15-8.



HM The Queen heads Royal party

The Queen is today attending the 227th Vodafone Derby at Epsom.


Her Majesty is due to arrive at Tattenham Corner at 12.55pm before proceeding down the course. She is accompanied by members of her family and guests.


The Duke Of Edinburgh will also be at Epsom. He will be joining The Queen ahead of the Derby.


Her Majesty is likely to visit the Paddock ahead of the Blue Riband to cast her eye over the field for the Classic.


The Queen’s party at Epsom will also include The Duke and Duchess Of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra - the Hon.Lady Ogilvy, Lord and Lady Vestey, Sir Michael and Lady Angela Oswald.


The party will be completed by Mr John and Lady Carolyn Warren, Mr and Mrs Alan Reid, The Hon.Mrs Whitehead and the Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards.



COOPER LOOKING FORWARD TO EPSOM’S BIG DAY

Andrew Cooper is eagerly anticipating his 11th Vodafone Derby as Epsom’s Director of Racing.


“My first one was Shaamit,” says Cooper, whose first tendency - like many in the sport - is clearly to remember the horse rather than the year.


He first savoured the unique experience of working at racing’s Blue Riband when Nashwan conquered all. That was back in 1989 when Cooper served as the Surrey racecourse’s assistant clerk of the course. Seventeen years later and the attraction of the race - and the day itself - retains its lustre.


Assessing the 227th running of the Derby, Europe’s richest race, Cooper said: “It looks a fascinating renewal. In terms of its quality, you can only judge after the event or perhaps later in the season.”

Staging the two days’ entertainment of the Vodafone Derby Festival is a major undertaking and Cooper, while giving an insight into his own role, is quick to point to the support he receives.


He said: “Fundamentally, you are doing the same job as any other meeting to get the ground right and to ensure the racing operation goes successfully.


“But it is a huge team effort. On the groundstaff alone, we’ve got a team of 75 in terms of full-time staff, casuals and treaders.”

Cooper is thrust into the spotlight in the weeks leading up to the race with the ground often the major area of interest for trainers, owners and the media.


Indeed, this morning Cooper changed the official going description from ‘good’ on Vodafone Oaks day to good, good to firm in places this morning.


He confirmed: “I’ve changed the ground for the overall track to good, good to firm in places. The straight course is definitely mixed, with good and good to good firm. The round course is primarily good ground.


“If you were to run the Derby now,” he said at 10.45am, “it would be good ground. The going stick is showing 7.8, which is what it was yesterday.”

Cooper added: “From six furlongs from home, we have an eight-yard strip of fresh ground on the inside rail which has not been raced on since September last year.”


GOING CHANGE AFTER THE THIRD RACE

The going was changed after the Vodafone Diomed Stakes to

Good to Firm

from Good, Good to firm in places.



BEFORE YOU GO TO STAND HIS GROUND

Despite this, connections of Before You Go have decided to let the colt take his chance in the Vodafone Derby. They had been worried about the ground for the Sadler’s Wells colt.



GOING CHANGE

The going changed at 10am to

GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES

from GOOD after Andrew Cooper, director of racing and clerk of the course, walked the track.


FIRST RACE RESULT

2.00pm VODAFONE LIVE! HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, for 3yo rated 0-105. 1m 2f 18yds. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after May 27, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £46,740; 2nd: £13,995; 3rd: £6,997; 4th: £3,502.50; 5th: £1,747.50; 6th: £877.50

1) STAGE GIFT (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-07 Robert Winston [8] 5/2 Fav
2) MILITARY CROSS (Cheveley Park Stud) William Haggas 3-9-03 Kieren Fallon [11] 10/1
3) LAKE POET (Mohammed Rashid) Clive Brittain 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [10] 16/1
4) KING'S HEAD (A D Spence) Michael Jarvis 3-9-07 Philip Robinson [7]
5) BURNBANK (Dr J Walker) William Jarvis 3-8-00 (1lb ow) Franny Norton [2]
6) ROAD TO LOVE (Grant Mercer & R G Toes) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Kevin Darley [3]
7) SALUTE THE GENERAL (Mrs D Edington) William Muir 3-8-09 Martin Dwyer [4]
8) GRACECHURCH (Gracechurch Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 3-8-09 Chris Catlin [9]
9) LONDON EXPRESS (Leung Kai Fai & Vincent Leung) Mark Johnston 3-9-05 Stanley Chin [15]
10) CHARLIE TOKYO (S CL Tse) Richard Fahey 3-8-05 Paul Hanagan [14]
11) MERVEILLES (H R H Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [6]
12) REGAL ROYALE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-05 Michael Kinane [13]
13) PUNTA GALERA (John Lazzari) Richard Hannon 3-9-02 Richard Hughes [5]
14) GENARI (R A Instone) Paul Cole 3-9-03 Steve Drowne [12]
15) NIHAL (Jaber Abdullah) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 Joe Fanning [1]

15 ran
Breeder: Ballymacoll Stud Co
Breeding: ch g Cadeaux Genereux - Stage Struck (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Time: 2m 06.57s Distances: 1 1/4, 1/2, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, sh, sh, 1, sh, 3/4, 3/4, hd, 1/2, 5, nk
Tote Win: £3.50 Places: £1.70; £2.50; £4.90 Exacta: £26.20

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 (2000 Petrushka), 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: 43

Winning jockey:-Name: Winston, Robert Francis Born: November 28, 1979 in Dublin Career: Appointed stable jockey to Jack and Lynda Ramsden on their return to England in 2001. Now freelance. Based: York First winner: The Butterwick Kid (Trent Bridge Handicap, April 21, 1997, Nottingham) First Group 1 winner: Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance - a chance ride after Jimmy Fortune was sidelined at a late stage) First Group winner: Golden Nun (2004 Ballyogan Stakes) Big Race Wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance), Gosforth Park Cup (2004 Caribbean Coral), John Smith’s Cup (2004 Arcalis), Lincoln (2004 Stream Of Gold), Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), Vodafone Dash Handicap (2001 Bishops Court, 2004 Caribbean Coral), Wins (1997-2005): 22, 39, 54*, 43, 62, 59, 93, 114, 124 (*champion apprentice) Wins In 2006: 79


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.30pm VODAFONE WOODCOTE STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, for 2yo. 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class 3 race 3lb; of a Class 1 or 2 race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,034; 2nd: £6,456; 3rd: £3,231; 4th: £1,611; 5th: £807; 6th: £405

1) SADEEK (John Browne) Kevin Ryan 2-9-00 Neil Callan [1] 6/4 Fav
2) GOING STRAIGHT (Christopher Shankland) Ian Wood 2-8-09 Ryan Moore [4] 20/1
3) ALWAYS FRUITFUL (Always Trying Partnership III) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 Kevin Darley [2]
4) MUBAASHIR (Atiq Ejtebi) Ed Dunlop 2-9-05 Frankie Dettori [5]
5) LOVES BIDDING (Ellangowan Racing Partners) Roger Ingram 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [6]
6) LORD CHARLES (Mrs M Teversham) Bill Turner 2-9-00 John Egan [3]

6 ran
Breeder: T K & Mrs P A Knox Breeding: ch c Kyllachy - Miss Mercy (IRE) (Law Society (USA))
Time: 1m 10.49s Distances: 3/4, nk, 2, 1 3/4, 5
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.50; £3.60 Exacta: £35.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Kevin Trains at Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Number of horses in training (Flat and Jumps,1999-2006): 28; 40; 50; 51; 59; 65; 86; 118 Wins in a season on the Flat (1998-2005): 6; 11; 29; 22; 54; 41; 67; 82 Major races won: Portland Handicap (2002, 2003, 2004 Halmahera), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Greenlands Stakes (1999 Eastern Purple), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2005 Balthazaar’s Gift) Wins in 2006: 51

Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Francis Born: July 6, 1978 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk 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. Spent the winter of 1998 in Dubai. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Sunday Special Handicap (1998 Raise A Prince), Vodafone Fillies’ Stakes (2004 Astrocharm), Portland Handicap (2004 Halmahera) Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode) Wins (1998-2005): 29, 56, 80, 38, 52, 52, 126, 151 Wins in 2006: 64 Other details: champion apprentice in 1999, champion all-weather jockey 2000 and 2003



THIRD RACE RESULT

3.00pm VODAFONE DIOMED STAKES
Class 1, Group 3, for 3yo+. 1m 114yds. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 6lb; fillies 8st 3lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2005, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £42,585; 2nd: £16,140; 3rd: £8,077.50; 4th: £4,027.50; 5th: £2,017.50; 6th: £1,012.50

1) NAYYIR (Abdulla Al Khalifa) Gerard Butler 8-9-04 Frankie Dettori [2] 11/2
2) BOULE D'OR (Friends And Family) John Akehurst 5-9-04 Michael Hills [5] 12/1
3) HOME AFFAIRS (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-04 Richard Hughes [7] 7/4 Fav
4) MOMTIC (Heath, Keenan & Verrier) W Jarvis 5-9-04 Kieren Fallon [1]
5) ZERO TOLERANCE (The Hornsey Warrors Racing Syndicate) David Barron 6-9-04 Jamie Spencer [4]
6) KINGS POINT (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey p5-9-04 Paul Hanagan [3]
7) CHRYSANDER (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon v1 4-9-04 Ted Durcan [6]
8) MULAQAT (Shiekh Ahmed Al Maktoum) MarcusTregoning 3-8-06 Martin Dwyer [8]

8 ran
Breeder: Saeed Manana Breeding: ch g Indian Ridge - Pearl Kite (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA))
Time: 1m 43.48s Distances: nk, 1/2, sh, 2, 3/4, 1/2, hd
Tote Win: £6.70 Places: £1.90; £3.00; £1.30 Exacta: £83.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Horses in Training 1998 -2005: 18; 33; 62; 82; 94; 86; 83; n/a Previous Experience: Worked for Wayne Lukas and John Dunlop Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire Wins (1998-2005): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31 Horses in Training (2006): 72 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in 2006: 9

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), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir, 2001 Noverre), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain), 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 1987-2005: 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: 28



FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.30pm VODAFONE “DASH” HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, for 3yo+, 5f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after May 6, a winner 4lb; a winner of 2 or more races 7lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £46,740; 2nd: £13,995; 3rd: £6,997.50; 4th: £3,502.50; 5th: £1,747.50; 6th: £877.50

1) DESERT LORD (Bull & Bell Partnership) Kevin Ryan b6-8-08 Daragh O'Donohoe [17] 12/1
2) BOND CITY (Reg Bond) Bryan Smart 4-9-01 Robert Winston [8] 50/1
3) CONTINENT (Lucayan Stud & G G N Bloodstock) David Nicholls 9-8-08 Paul Hanagan [20] 33/1
4) SIERRA VISTA (David Metcalfe) David Barker 6-9-03 John Egan [5] 16/1
5) GREEN MANALISHI (Derrick Broomfield) David Arbuthnot 5-9-02 Frankie Dettori [14]
6) CARIBBEAN CORAL (Dawson, Green, Quinn Roberts) John Quinn 7-7-13 Nicky Mackay [18] 8/1 Co Fav
7) CORRIDOR CREEPER (Gary & Libby Johnson) Milton Bradley p9-10-00 Shane Kelly [9]
8) MERLIN'S DANCER (Chalfont Foodhalls Ltd) David Nicholls 6-8-09 Adrian Nicholls [3]
9) MUTAMARED (Errigal Racing) Kevin Ryan 6-8-13 Neil Callan [4] 8/1 Co Fav
10) NIGHT PROSPECTOR (S M F Ltd) Gary Moore 6-8-00 Adrian McCarthy [11]
11) EMPRESS JAIN (Dennis Yardy) Michael Jarvis 3-8-05 Philip Robinson [19] 8/1 Co Fav
12) PEACE OFFERING (Lady O’Reilly) David Nicholls 6-8-11 Joe Fanning [12]
13) INTRIGUING GLIMPSE (Edward Hyde) Brooke Sanders 5-8-00 Frankie McDonald [1]
14) JAYANJAY (Peter Crate) Brooke Sanders 7-8-07 Richard Thomas [13]
15) TEXAS GOLD (C L A Edington) William Muir 8-9-04 Martin Dwyer [7]
16) FROMSONG (Dean Ivory) Dean Ivory 8-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [2]
17) ZOWINGTON (O Pointing) Chris Wall 4-8-10 Alan Munro [16]
18) CAPE ROYAL (Eddie Hayward) Milton Bradley b1 6-8-13 Ryan Moore [10]
19) HOH HOH HOH (David Allport) Andrew Balding 4-8-04 Chris Catlin [15]
20) FIRE UP THE BAND (P Crane, A Barker, S Short) David Nicholls 7-9-09 Richard Hughes [6]

20 ran
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd
Breeding: b g Green Desert (USA) - Red Carnival (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA))
Time: 54.49s Distances: 1 1/2, nk, 3/4, sh, 1, sh, nk, hd, nk, sh, 1/2, 1/2, 1, nk, 1/2, nk, 1, hd, 2 1/2
Tote Win: £19.20 Places: £4.40; £8.60; £12.70; £4.20 Exacta: £19.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Kevin Trains at Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Number of horses in training (Flat and Jumps,1999-2006): 28; 40; 50; 51; 59; 65; 86; 118 Wins in a season on the Flat (1998-2005): 6; 11; 29; 22; 54; 41; 67; 82 Major races won: Portland Handicap (2002, 2003, 2004 Halmahera), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Greenlands Stakes (1999 Eastern Purple), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2005 Balthazaar’s Gift) Wins in 2006: 52

Winning jockey:- Name: O’Donohoe, Daragh Date of birth: 8/7/72 Apprenticeship: Pupil at Racing Apprentice School in Kildare before joining Dermot Weld. Other details: Champion Irish apprentice 1995. Came to Britain in 1997 as stable jockey to Ed Dunlop; member of the Godolphin team of jockeys; based in Dubai; resumed riding in Britain in 2006 Major wins include: Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park), BMW Europachampionat (1998 Central Park) Wins in 2001-2005: 5; 1; 0; -; - Wins in 2006: 7


SIXTH RACE RESULT

5.05pm VODAFONE SIMPLY HANDICAP
Class 2, £40,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f 10yds. For 4yo+ rated 0-100. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb. Minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after May 27, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £24,928; 2nd: £7,464; 3rd: £3,732; 4th: £1,868; 5th: £932; 6th: £468

1) ALFIE NOAKES (G C Stevens) Amanda Perrett 4-8-08 Kerrin McEvoy [10] 12/1
2) GAVROCHE (M Khan X2) Jim Boyle 5-9-07 Frankie Dettori [12] 6/1
3) CONSULAR (Poilin Good) Michael Jarvis 4-8-11 Philip Robinson [14] 11/2
4) AMEEQ (C E Stedman) Gary Moore 4-8-04 Alan Munro [2]
5) WINGMAN (D M Kerr) John Hills 4-8-10 Eddie Ahern [9]
6) GLISTENING (P Makin, G Peterson & O Glenn) Luca Cumani 4-9-04 Nicky Mackay [4]
7) TOP SEED (John Livock Bloodstock Limited) Mick Channon 5-8-09 Ted Durcan [7]
8) VENGEANCE (T Staplehurst) Simon Dow 6-9-04 Pat Dobbs [5]
9) SAVANNAH BAY (The Last Minute Partnership) Brian Ellison 7-8-12 Neil Callan [8]
10) FOCUS GROUP (Ross Harmon) John Quinn 5-8-13 Graham Gibbons [6]
11) SOLENT (Mrs J Wood) Richard Hannon 4-9-04 Richard Hughes [1] 5/1 Fav
12) FOODBROKER FOUNDER (Michael Baker) David Elsworth 6-8-02 Martin Dwyer [13]
13) MASSIF CENTRALE (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth t5-9-03 John Egan [3]
14) KINRANDE (G & R Marchant Ahier Carrington & Moore) Peter Makin 4-8-09 Fergus Sweeney [11]

14 ran
Breeder: Exors of the late Jill Rossdale Breeding: b g Groom Dancer (USA) - Crimson Rosella (Polar Falcon (USA))
Time: 2m 36.60s Distances: nk, hd, 1, 1 1/4, hd, sh, sh, 1/2, 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 6, nk
Tote Win: £15.10 Places: £3.90; £2.10; £2.50 Exacta: £93.40

Winning Trainer:- Name: Perrett, Amanda Born: December 31, 1969 Married: July 2, 1995 Trains at: Coombelands Stables, Pulborough, West Sussex Riding Career: 54 wins under Rules, 40 point-to-point winners First Trainer’s Licence: 1996 First Group 1 Win: Prix du Moulin (2000 Indian Lodge) Other Big Race Wins: Prix de la Foret (2000 Indian Lodge); Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy); Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman); Gordon Richards Stakes (2005 Weightless); Diadem Stakes (2005 Baron’s Pit); Lupe Stakes (2006 Soft Centre (dht Rising Cross)), Henry II Stakes (2006 Tungsten Strike) Winners 1996-2005: 1; 8; 11; 18; 27; 37; 60; 55; 52; 42 Horses in Training 2001-06: 99; 104; 100; 120; 109; 104 Wins in 2006: 8

Winning jockey:-Name: Kerrin McEvoy Born: October 24, 1980, Streaky Bay, Australia Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004 Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 Rule Of Law), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride In Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2nd) Winners (2004-2005): 44, 82 Wins in 2006: 12




SEVENTH RACE RESULT

5.40pm VODAFONE SPRINT HANDICAP
Class 2, £40,000 guaranteed, 6f. For 4yo+ rated 0-100. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb. Minimum weight 8st 5lb. Penalties: after May 27, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £24,928; 2nd: £7,464; 3rd: £3,732; 4th: £1,868; 5th: £932; 6th: £468

1) BEAVER PATROL (G C Stevens) Fulke Johnson Hougton 4-9-01 Kerrin McEvoy [5] 7/1
2) PRINCE NAMID (S Adamson) Nerys Duffield 4-9-02 Michael Hills [17] 20/1
3) BAHAMIAN PIRATE (Lucayan Stud & G G N Bloodstock) David Nicholls 11-9-09 Eddie Ahern [6] 25/1
4) IDLE POWER (The Idle B’s) Jim Boyle 8-9-02 Frankie Dettori [1] 7/1
5) INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love) David Nicholls 6-9-06 Richard Hughes [11] 9/2 Fav
6) FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 8-8-11 Graham Gibbons [10]
7) FUNFAIR WANE (The Wayward Lads) David Nicholls 7-8-09 Silvestre de Sousa (3) [3]
8) RISING SHADOW (G Morrill) David Barron 5-9-02 Jamie Spencer [16]
9) COMMANDO SCOTT (Ann Morris) Ian McInnes 5-9-04 Paul Hanagan [14]
10) MACHINIST (Berry & Gould Partnership) David Nicholls 6-9-02 Adrian Nicholls [8]
11) HIDDEN DRAGON (Jane, Victoria, Aimee & Thelma Whiting) Jeff Pearce 7-9-00 Nicky Mackay [15]
12) GIFTED GAMBLE (Margaret’s Partnership) Kevin Ryan b4-9-01 Neil Callan [13]
13) SWINBROOK (Matthew Green & Lady Sophia Topley) James Toller v5-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [12]
14) FANTAISISTE (Alfiya Shaykhutinova) Paul Cole 4-8-13 Nelson De Souza (3) [2]
15) JOSEPH HENRY (John Brown & Megan Dennis) Mark Johnston 4-9-01 Joe Fanning [4]
16) MINE BEHIND (M Folan, R Lees, R Crampton) John Best 6-9-00 Alan Munro [7]
17) JUST JAMES (Lucayan Stud) David Nicholls 7-9-10 Ted Durcan [9]

17 ran
Breeder: Kevin Lynch Breeding: ch g Tagula (IRE) - Erne Project (IRE) (Project Manager)
Time: Distances: nk ,nk, 1, 3/4, 3/4, sh, sh, 3/4, nk, 1 1/4, hd, sh, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3, dist
Tote Win: £9.00 Places: £2.20; £5.00; £6.50; £1.50 Exacta: £380.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Johnson Houghton, Richard Fulke Born: May 9, 1940 Based: Woodway, Blewbury, Didcot, Oxfordshire Riding Career: Amateur - winner on the flat Date of First Trainer’s Licence:1961 Classic Winners: Irish Derby (1967 Ribocco, 1968 Ribero), St Leger (1967 Ribocco, 1968 Ribero) Major wins include: Sussex Stakes (1962 Romulus), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1962 Romulus, 1975 and 1976 Rose Bowl), Prix Du Moulin (1962 Romulus, 1969 Habitat), Racing Post Trophy (1966 Ribocco), Nassau Stakes (1966 Haymaking), Dewhurst Stakes (1968 Ribofilio, 2002 Tout Seul), Falmouth Stakes (1966 Chrona, 1974 Himawari), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1978 Ile De Bourbon), Champion Stakes (1975 Rose Bowl), Coronation Cup (1979 Ile De Bourbon), Haydock Sprint Cup (1979 Double Form), Prix de l’Abbaye (1979 Double Form) Horses in Training 1990-2005: 39; 34; 22; 30; 25; 23; 29; 23; 23; 32; 41; 40; 33; 31; 36 Wins 1991-05: 13; 10; 7; 11; 13; 17; 11; 8; 13; 19; 14; 16; 8;12;16 Wins In 2006: 4

Winning jockey:-Name: Kerrin McEvoy Born: October 24, 1980, Streaky Bay, Australia Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004 Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 Rule Of Law), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 & 2005 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race), Prix Jacques le Marois (2005 Dubawi), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Yorkshire Oaks (2005 Punctilious) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride In Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2nd) Winners (2004-2005): 44, 82 Wins in 2006: 13

LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE VODAFONE DERBY FESTIVAL

Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 2 1 -
Kerrin McEvoy 2 - 1
Frankie Dettori 1 2 -
Ryan Moore 1 1 -
Robert Winston 1 1 -
Philip Robinson 1 - 2
Martin Dwyer 1 - 1
Jimmy Fortune 1 - 1
Neil Callan 1 - -
John Egan 1 - -
Daragh O’Donohoe 1 - -
Christophe Soumillon 1 - -
Jamie Spencer - 2 1
Michael Hills - 2 -
Paul Hanagan - 1 1
George Baker - 1 -
Darryll Holland - 1 -
Nicky Mackay - 1 -
Adrian Nicholls - 1 -
Eddie Ahern - - 1
Kevin Darley - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Mick Kinane - - 1
Alan Munro - - 1
Johnny Murtagh - - 1
Richard Quinn - - 1


LEADING TRAINERS AT THE VODAFONE DERBY FESTIVAL

Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - 2
Kevin Ryan 2 - -
Michael Jarvis 1 - 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 - 1
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Andre Fabre FR 1 - -
John Gosden 1 - -
Richard Hannon 1 - -
Fulke Johnson Houghton 1 - -
Ernst Oertel 1 - -
Amanda Perrett 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Ed Dunlop - 2 -
John Best - 1 1
William Muir - 1 1
John Akehurst - 1 -
Michael Bell - 1 -
Jim Boyle - 1 -
Nerys Dutfield - 1 -
Richard Fahey - 1 -
James Fanshawe - 1 -
William Haggas - 1 -
Bryan Smart - 1 -
Ian Wood - 1 -
Geoff Wragg - 1 -
Dandy Nicholls - - 3
David Barron - - 1
Clive Brittain - - 1
Mark Johnston - - 1
Brian Meehan - - 1


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