Wednesday, June 15, 2011
ROYAL ASCOT 2011
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
CROWD FIGURE FOR SECOND DAY
A total of 38,794 people attended Royal Ascot for the second day of the meeting, a six per cent increase on last year’s figure of 36,470.
“We’ve had another wonderful day’s racing with a pleasing increase in the crowd number,” said Charles Barnett, Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse.
“It’s always good to see Frankie Dettori win a big race at Royal Ascot and we’re looking forward to tomorrow, when we are expecting a crowd approaching 70,000 for Gold Cup day.”
Today’s totepool on-course cash turnover was £1,178,441, up 5.4 per cent on last year’s figure of £1,117,656.
GOING UPDATE AFTER WEDNESDAY'S RACING
Following racing, Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, reported: "It is still good ground and we are expecting light drizzle overnight.
"Tomorrow it is forecast to be mainly dry until lunchtime, followed by sharp showers in the afternoon.
"I am very happy with everything - the meeting is going well."
LEADING JOCKEY - SECOND DAY STANDINGS
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hughes 3 - -
Eddie Ahern 2 - -
Ryan Moore 1 3 1
Tom Queally 1 1 -
Frankie Dettori 1 - 1
Johnny Murtagh 1 - 1
Jim Crowley 1 - -
Richard Kingscote 1 - -
Wayne Lordan 1 - -
Martin Dwyer - 1 1
Olivier Peslier - 1 1
Steven Arnold - 1 -
George Baker - 1 -
Kieren Fallon - 1 -
Ian Mongan - 1 -
Paul Mulrennan - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Jamie Spencer - - 2
Neil Callan - - 1
Adam Kirby - - 1
Luke Morris - - 1
Tadhg O’Shea - - 1
Robert Winston - - 1
LEADING TRAINER - SECOND DAY STANDINGS
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 3 - -
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 2 -
Sir Henry Cecil 1 1 -
Mahmood Al Zarooni 1 - -
David Brown 1 - -
Robert Cowell 1 - -
Tom Dascombe 1 - -
Tommy Stack IRE 1 - -
Walter Swinburn 1 - -
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Jeremy Noseda - 1 1
Henry Candy - 1 -
Luca Cumani - 1 -
Keith Dalgleish - 1 -
Freddy Head FR - 1 -
Danny O’Brien AUS - 1 -
Pat Phelan - 1 -
Ed Vaughan - 1 -
Saeed bin Suroor - - 1
Marco Botti - - 1
Roger Charlton - - 1
Clive Cox - - 1
James Evans - - 1
Alan McCabe - - 1
Tony Millard HK - - 1
Pat Murphy - - 1
David Simcock - - 1
Roger Varian - - 1
2.30pm QUEEN ANNE STAKES (GROUP ONE)
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) (Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Richard Hannon 4-9-0 Richard Hughes  11/8
3.05pm KING'S STAND STAKES (GROUP ONE)
PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney) Robert Cowell 6-9-4p Jim Crowley  7/1
3.45pm ST JAMES'S PALACE STAKES (GROUP ONE)
FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Tom Queally  30/100 Fav
POWER (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Ryan Moore  4/1 Fav
VEILED (Pump & Plant Services Ltd) Nicky Henderson 5-9-3 Eddie Ahern  11/2
FREDERICK ENGELS (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-9-3 Johnny Murtagh  9/4 Fav
STRONG SUIT (
LOLLY FOR DOLLY (IRE) (David Koeghan) Tommy Stack IRE 4-8-12b Wayne Lordan  11/1
3.45pm PRINCE OF WALES'S STAKES (GROUP ONE)
REWILDING (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-9-0 Frankie Dettori  17/2
4.25pm ROYAL HUNT CUP
JULIENAS (IRE) (Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 4-8-8 Eddie Ahern  12/1
5.00pm QUEEN MARY STAKES (GROUP TWO)
BEST TERMS (Robert Barnett) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes  12/1
RHYTHM OF LIGHT (Lowe, Silver, Deal) Tom Dascombe 3-8-12 Richard Kingscote  8/1
THE GOING AT 8.30AM
The going remains:
Straight course: Good
Round course: Good, Good to Soft in places
GoingStick readings at 8am
Stands’ side 9.4
Far side 9.5
Straight Course: Centre
Round Course: Inside
The Round course rail will be positioned three metres out on the inside from the nine-furlong pole to the home straight both today and tomorrow.
This will increase distances by approximately the following amounts:
Races of 12f and over: 12 yards
Races at 10f: 9 yards
Old Mile: 6 yards
There was no rain overnight but there is the possibility of occasional light showers later today. Sharp showers are forecast tomorrow, rain on Friday and showers on Saturday.
NON-RUNNERS AT 10.30AM
4.25pm ROYAL HUNT CUP
no 6. GREEN DESTINY (IRE) (Going)
no 26. CLOUDY START (Self Certificate - Lame)
no 29. GREENSWARD (Self Certificate - Lame)
KIEREN FALLON RIDES
Kieren Fallon is intending to ride to Royal Ascot today after missing out on two mounts and a winner yesterday afternoon.
Veiled, on whom Eddie Ahern substituted, won the Ascot Stakes (Handicap) for trainer Nicky Henderson.
Fallon jarred his neck riding out yesterday morning but is fine today says his agent Terry Norman.
Royal Carriage List - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
1 THE QUEEN
2 THE DUKE OF
3 The Duke of Abercorn
4 The Earl of Dalhousie
1 The Duke of
2 The Duchess of
3 Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy
4 Mr Christopher Rhys-Jones
1 The Lord Vestey
2 The Lady Vestey
3 The Lady Brabourne
4 Mr Sam Bullard
1 Sir Anthony Bamford
2 Lady Bamford
3 Mr Anthony Loriston-Clarke
4 Mrs Anthony Loriston-Clarke
FRANKEL FRUSTRATES THE HEADLINE WRITERS
The BBC’s 10 o’clock news may have spoiled the party atmosphere by choosing to run a piece about the use of the whip in horseracing on the opening day of Royal Ascot but the papers were in agreement that, as usual, it is a meeting to savour.
The greatest amount of coverage was given to
The Telegraph claimed the manner of his win “left many scratching their heads”,a theme echoed throughout the media, with a fair sprinkling of criticism for Tom Queally’s ride aboard the “wonder horse”.
The Guardian’s Paul Hayward signed off his analysis of the race with the lines: “Patience and timing are everything. The coup de grace cannot be delivered so early that it invites calamity.”
Such was the hype surrounding Frankel and the newly knighted Sir Henry Cecil that Canford Cliffs, who was recording his third consecutive win on the opening day of the Royal Meeting, was reduced to a near bit-part player.
His beating of last year’s Queen Anne Stakes winner Goldikova was called in to question thanks to the mare’s rider Olivier Peslier weighing in two pounds overweight but Canford Cliffs’ jockey Richard Hughes remains in no doubt, claiming his mount to be “the best horse I’ve ever ridden”.
LUCKY THIRTEEN LINE UP FOR FRIDAY’S CORONATION STAKES
Thursday of the Royal Meeting may traditionally be known as Ladies’ Day but it is the turn of the blueblooded three-year-old fillies to shine on Friday in the feature race of the day, the Group 1 Coronation Stakes.
Thirteen runners have been declared, including two winners at last year’s meeting, Memory, who landed the Albany Stakes, and Queen Mary Stakes winner Maqaasid.
They are joined by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Together, boasting perhaps the smartest form of the season to date, having been runner-up in both the Qipco 1000
Barefoot Lady won the Nell Gwyn Stakes before finishing fifth in the 1000
Another French challenger is Nova Hawk, who was fourth in both the 1000
Princess Haya’s Joviality has been progressive this season, finishing runner-up in a conditions race at Sandown before winning the Musidora Stakes at York, the scene of Theyskens’ Theory’s sole victory this year. The Brian Meehan-trained filly win the Listed Micheal Seeley Memorial Stakes on her only start of the season.
Jim Bolger sent out Lush Lashes to win the Coronation Stakes in 2008 and this year he fields Claiomh Solais, whose busy season has included a fourth-place finish in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.
Cheveley Park Stud have also enjoyed success in the Coronation Stakes - winning the race with Exclusive (1998), Russian Rhythm (2003) and Nannina (2006) - and this year’s homebred contender is Clinical, who was third in the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Oaks day at Epsom.
The Andrew Balding-trained I Love Me and Elshabakiya from the Clive Brittain stable complete a competitive line-up.
Heavy-hitting punters have been piling into Australian superstar ahead of this afternoon’s Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at 3.45pm. William Hill have laid a bet of £90,000 at 4/9 on the four-year-old although have held his price while Boylesports have trimmed him to 1/3 after laying a £45,000 bet at 4/9.
Major bets in the Royal Hunt Cup include £2,000 each-way with William Hill at 50/1 about Chapter And Verse, who is now 33/1. SkyBet have trimmed Proponent in the same race from 25/1 to 20/1 after laying £2,500 each-way.
Today’s other movers are:
Codemaster 11/4 from 3/1 SkyBet, 3/1 from 100/30 Paddy Power
Dever Dream 12/1 from 14/1 Paddy Power
I’m A Dreamer 4/1 from 5/1 William Hill, 4/1 from 9/2 Paddy Power, 9/2 from 5/1 SkyBet
Sajjhaa 7/2 from 4/1 William Hill
3.45pm PRINCE OF
So You Think 1/3 from 4/9 Boylesports
4.25pm ROYAL HUNT CUP
Bronze Prince 12/1 from 16/1 Boylesports, 14/1 from 16/1 William Hill
Chapter And Verse 33/1 from 50/1 William Hill
Julienas 14/1 from 16/1 William Hill, 16/1 from 20/1 Boylesports, 16/1 from 25/1 totesport
Proponent 20/1 from 25/1 SkyBet
5.00pm QUEEN MARY STAKES (GROUP 2)
Gypsy Robin 7/1 from 15/2 Paddy Power
Shumoos 6/5 from 6/4 totesport
Blessed Biata 9/1 from 16/1 SkyBet, 10/1 from 14/1 Paddy Power, 10/1 from 16/1 Boylesports and William Hill
Secret Love 10/1 from 12/1 William Hill
Sonning Rose 16/1 from 28/1 totesport
Winter’s Night 11/2 from 6/1 SkyBet
LATEST NON-RUNNERS AT 12.20pm
4 FURY (Vet’s Certificate, Lame)
4.25pm Royal Hunt Cup
6 GREEN DESTINY (IRE) (Going)
26 CLOUDY START (Self Certificate, Lame)
29 GREENSWARD (Self Certificate, Lame)
GOOD GOING ALL ROUND
The going was changed to
on both courses at 1.40pm, 50 minutes before racing.
It was previously Good on the Straight course and Good, Good to Soft in Places on the Round course.
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
STRONG SUIT BACK TO BEST
Last season’s Coventry Stakes winner Strong Suit bounced back to his best in the opening
The Richard Hannon-trained colt, who is owned by Julie Wood, had had a wind operation since his previous appearance in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April.
“You never heard him going past you but Hughsie said a couple of times that he was gulping and pulling up. I couldn’t believe the way he ran at Newbury, “said Hannon. “So we put an overhead camera on him and you could see that he was closing up.
“It’s quite a new thing but they put a camera up his nose and down his throat and you can watch as he was working.
“We took him to Kempton the other day with Canford Cliffs to do a bit of work and he worked brilliantly. I didn’t quite believe what I saw but the two of them pulled well clear of a decent horse.
“The breathing affected his confidence - the further he was going, the more his throat was closing. Obviously, it frightened him and he lost his confidence. It looks like he has got it back!
“He had a 5lb penalty today so he has done a very good job of that against some good horses after quite a break since Newbury. A mile wouldn’t worry him.
“I told everybody to have a few quid on him today and I should have had a couple of hundred on myself. Anyway, it’s nice to have a winner at
“We’ve always loved the horse and after he won the
Richard Hughes added: “I knew how good he was from the Coventry Stakes last year and I think he definitely did it (had breathing problems) in Ireland last year because I came back in and said that he just cut liked someone had shot him.
“We had him scoped after that and he was perfect so we were scratching our heads because he never seemed the same. His work in the spring was OK but then he got the wobbles in the Greenham, so then we got the camera on him and that revealed exactly how badly he was suffering. You never know after an operation what will happen but it has obviously been a great success. Whoever has operated on him has done a great job.
“He was flowing again today - he couldn’t do that when his breathing was affecting him - and he moved brilliantly.
“Julie keeps horses to get to
First race - The Jersey Stakes
CODEMASTER DOESN’T QUITE CRACK THE
Codemaster did not quite deliver a birthday win for Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, who has horses with his brothers under the Qatar Bloodstock banner, but the three-year-old came very close and pleased his trainer Henry Candy in the process with a half-length second to the rejuvenated Strong Suit.
The lightly-raced colt, who started 7/4 favourite, has now made just five racecourse appearances and has always finished in the first two.
“He did nothing wrong at all. I’m delighted with him but that’s just a very nice horse of Richard’s [Hannon] and clearly the wind operation worked for him,” said Candy.
“He [Codemaster] just lacks a little bit of size but when you see him in action he looks big enough. He’ll get an extra furlong I think but at the moment we haven’t decided what he’ll do next.”
He added: “Hopefully, there’s plenty more to come and not many horses come this far without ever being out of the first two.”
First Race Placed Quotes
NOSEDA HOPING FOR AUTUMN JOY WITH WESTERN ARISTOCRAT
Western Aristocrat may have lost his unbeaten tag in the Group Three Jersey Stakes but trainer Jeremy Noseda is looking to a bright future for the lightly-raced colt.
The three-year-old headed into the seven-furlong contest with a two from two record, having landed a Newmarket maiden last term and a Haydock handicap on his previous start, and took another step forward when coming home third, three quarters of a length behind the victorious Strong Suit.
Noseda said of the 9/2 shot: "I'm delighted - the horse ran well. Looking at it, I'm now thinking I should perhaps have run him in a handicap.
"We will get him home and have a look at it but after that I am inclined to think that we might go up to a mile. It might be the thing to do to drop him into a conditions race over a mile. He's a little bit immature and I want him to get that experience he needs.
"He has proven today that he is a Group horse already but by the autumn I hope he might be going on and winning Group races."
Johnny Murtagh was also pleased with his mount who settled towards the rear as last-placed Utley set a quick tempo through the first five furlongs.
The rider commented: "He ran very well. It was a bit of a funny race. The winner went fast and we went slow and when he quickened, my horse just got a bit tapped for toe."
GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE
Richard Hughes, rider of the half-length 11/1 victor Strong Suit, described today’s going as: “Beautiful good ground.”
Dane O’Neill, jockey of the second-placed 7/4 favourite Codemaster, said: “Good.”
Johnny Murtagh, partner of third Western Aristocrat, said: “It maybe be just a bit quicker than yesterday.”
Ryan Moore, rider of fourth Oracle, said: “Good.”
Frankie Dettori, partner of Splash Point, said: “Good to firm.”
Christophe Soumillon, rider of Havane Smoker, said: “Good.”
Paul Hanagan, partner of Majestic Myles, said: “Just on the fast side of good.”
Phillip Robinson, on board Sikeeb, thought the going: “Perfect.”
William Buick, jockey of Utley, said: “It is just the same as yesterday, good ground.”
Second Race Win Quotes
DOLLY DELIVERS IN
"She likes being busy, she gets fat quick," was Fozzy Stack's summation after Lolly For Dolly gave his father, trainer Tommy Stack, his first Royal Ascot victory in the Group Two Windsor Forest Stakes.
The four-year-old Oratorio filly, sent off at 11/1, had already raced four times this season, winning a pair of Group Three races at the Curragh, before sweeping past rivals for a storming length and a half success in the mile contest.
Fourth in last year's Sandringham Handicap at the Royal Meeting, Lolly For Dolly is an improvedclass=Section2>
performer this season, thanks in large part to the fitting of blinkers.
Stack, assistant trainer to his father, revealed: "She likes a battle and the idea was to take our time through the race because she likes a battle and she likes to pass horses. She is quite idle so that is why she wear blinkers and they help
"The blinkers were the key to the operation, really. We thought that when she was fourth in the
"David (Keoghan - owner) loves coming here so it was always in the back of our minds to come here. She is very tough and she takes a lot of work as she has the constitution of an ox.
"She stays well and she likes passing horses. The last time at the Curragh she took up about two (furlongs) down and probably got left in front a little bit too soon.
"We will give her a little holiday now and then there's a Listed race at
Jockey Wayne Lordan was delighted as Lolly For Dolly also provided him with his first Royal Ascot success.
He said: "Her heart is in the right place and she's tough. Everything happened today as we liked it and I'm just delighted for everybody. She's a great filly. At one stage in the middle of the race, I had to just switch her - she doesn't kill herself, and switching and moving around horses gets her mind going, so it worked today.
"We went a nice gallop and I was just looking for a bit of room at halfway. When I weaved between two horses, she has picked up and she ran to the line quite well. She stays well and it's nice to have a first Royal Ascot winner.
"I was hoping that the rain might come a bit sooner because I was worried the ground might be a little bit quick but she handled it well.
"You are just watching all of the good racing and the good horses and I am just delighted to get the chance to ride a winner here."
Lolly For Dolly is the first Irish-trained winner of the Windsor Forest Stakes, which was first staged in 2004. Her owner is the husband of best-selling novelist Cecelia Ahern.
Second race - The Windsor Forest Stakes
MIXED FORTUNES FOR TRAINERS OF PLACED HORSES
Horses trained by Sir Henry Cecil and David Simcock filled the minor places in the Windsor Forest Stakes as Chachamaidee took second and First City ran home for third. However, Cecil's other runner, Jacqueline Quest, refused to leave the stalls and took no part in the race, while the Simcock-trained I'm A Dreamer finished a well-beaten fifth.
Cecil said: "She's [Chachamaidee] run a great race. I'm not sure whether the stiff mile quite suited her. She might be better off at seven furlongs, maybe a race like the Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood, but I'm very pleased with her.
"The other filly [Jacqueline Quest] just didn't come out of the stalls, I don't know why."
Jacqueline Quest's jockey Johnny Murtagh added: "She gave me a lovely ride down to the start, loaded fine and just didn't jump out. I don't know why."
David Simcock said: "I'm really disappointed with I'm a Dreamer. William [Buick, jockey] said she has a lack of zip for one reason or another. There's no way she should be beaten by
"I'm A Dreamer didn't disgrace herself but she was flat three [furlongs] out and that just isn't her. She's usually a strong-travelling filly and has real zest."
Of his placed filly, the trainer added: "
Third race - The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes
REWILDING BURSTS SO YOU THINK’S BUBBLE
Rewilding provided the surprise result of the meeting so far when overturning Australian superstar and long odds-on favourite So You Think by a neck in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes to give the Godolphin team its fifth win in the race and second-season trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni his first at the Royal Meeting.
Frankie Dettori, who won this race in consecutive years on Fantastic Light (2001) and Grandera (2002), said of Rewilding who was a 17/2 chance: “That’s one of the best fights there’s been for a while.
“Two great champions fought to the line. That was one of those epic Royal Ascot races that we’ll remember for a while. My fellow doesn’t get the credit he deserves but now we know the key is not to over-race him.
“He ticked a lot of boxes today. I’m overwhelmed. I only have three days here (at
Al Zarooni said: “We always plan the races with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and he said that we needed a fast pace so we put Debussy in to make sure it was fast.
“It’s a dream to win big races like this, especially in
Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin, said: “Rewilding takes a while to get into his rhythm and that’s why Frankie gets on well with him. He gets him into that rhythm and then he’s got that great finishing touch.
“I expect we’ll look at the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (back at
Sheikh Mohammed, the driving force behind Godolphin, said: “All the races give you pleasure but this is a special one because of the way Rewilding was trained and prepared for this race after winning in
“He has speed so we thought we would try this shorter distance and he did it - he was the better horse.
“There has to be a special way of training this horse and the trainer did very well.
“We know this horse much better now - I was always hopeful that he would win because I knew he would stay on as well as have speed.
“We will see how Rewilding is tomorrow and then decide where to go next.”
Frankie Dettori, the winning rider on Rewilding, added “I must say that even the second (So You Think) never gave up. It was a tremendous battle with two great horses - it’s sheer joy when you see two great horses battle it out like that. It’s sheer joy to be in the race. Rewilding is a very good horse and he has shown his true colours today.
“Godolphin and Ballydoyle are two great teams and we put out life and soul into the job. This is what we are here for, to have these kind of finishes in great races like this one, and I am privileged to be in it. It was a good effort from So You Think as well.
“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed had a chat with me early doors and Ahmed (Ajtebi) did a great job (on Debussy - Godolphin’s pacemaker). You also need the horses to do it and full credit to the whole team.”
Mahmood Al Zarooni, the winning trainer, added: “I have to be honest it is not me who has trained this horse but Sheikh Mohammed. He always gives us the instructions on how to deal with the horses, their training programmes and how to feed them - everything in the yard. I have a good team working with me so I am very happy.
“It was His Highness who decided to go for this race. We are still learning but he has been here more than 30 years in
“We will go for the King George now and see what happens there.”
Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, added: “It was a fantastic win for Rewilding.
“A strong-run 10-furlong race suits him well and a mile and a half is good too.
“He needs plenty of time between his races which we learnt from the St Leger last year.
“Rewilding is probably a horse who has been underestimated. When he won the Voltigeur, he looked like a world-beater and it was a fantastic performance in this year’s Sheema Classic in
THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES
SO YOU THINK BEATEN
Australian superstar So You Think was turned over at odds of 4/11 when going down by a neck to Rewilding in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.
“It was more my fault than anyone else’s that he got beaten and all I can say is sorry. I think I just didn’t have him fit enough,” said So You Think’s trainer Aidan O’Brien. “I probably didn’t get stuck into him enough at home and he had a heavy blow after the race.
“I would expect plenty of improvement from him. He got tired and was just caught by Frankie (Dettori) in the last half furlong and was beaten by a horse that gets a mile and a half well.
“Because he won his first two races so easily I didn’t want to change things at home. His work has always been incredibly good, he does a demolition job at home and I think that maybe he needed to have done a bit extra because he has such a capacity for work
“Obviously the Eclipse is a definite possibility but as always we’ll go home and talk it over with the lads after this week.”
Jockey Ryan Moore added: “He was a bit gassy in the first two furlongs and then just didn’t pick up at the end.”
Prince of Wales's Stakes
SULTAN'S PRIDE IN SRI PUTRA AS PLANTEUR LEAVES LELLOUCHE PERPLEXED
Sultan Ahmad Shah expressed pride in Sri Putra after the Roger Varian-trained five-year-old carried the owner's colours to third place in the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes.
The 66/1 shot, partnered by Neil Callan, finished six lengths behind the front pair of Rewilding and the vanquished favourite So You Think in the 10-furlong showpiece.
The Sultan commented: "I am very proud to have a horse running in a Group One race here at Royal Ascot.
"He ran in the Eclipse Stakes last year but I will talk to my trainer about where we will run him next time."
A further half a length back in fourth was the French hope, Planteur, winner of the Group One Prix Ganay on his previous start and sent off at 11/2 under Christophe Soumillon.
Trainer Elie Lellouche said of the Wildenstein Family's four-year-old: "I am naturally a bit disappointed with that performance and I have no explanation. I have no plans at this moment."
FRANKIE BANNED FOR NINE DAYS
Frankie Dettori has incurred a nine-day ban for using his whip with excessive frequency (Schedule (B) 6) on his
The ban is to run from June 29 - July 7 inclusive. This is will rule him out of the Group One Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 2.
This is on top of the 10-day ban he received for dropping his hands and losing out on third on Blue Bunting in the Investec Oaks.
FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
ROYAL HUNT CUP
JULIENAS SCORES FOR SWINBURN
Walter Swinburn, who enjoyed many big-race successes at Royal Ascot as a jockey, had his first victory at the meeting as a trainer when Julienas brought off a longstanding plan when winning the Royal Hunt Cup.
The four-year-old, who is owned and bred by Swinburn’s father-in-law Peter Harris, was giving his rider Eddie Ahern a second success at Royal Ascot this year although he had to survive a stewards’ enquiry before keeping the race.
“It’s always easy to say afterwards but this had been the plan for a long time,” said Swinburn. “We’ve given him time to strengthen up and grow up, both physically and mentally.
“We couldn’t train him at two as he was the size he is now and just gave him one run for education at the backend. We’ve gone at his pace and given him time to fill his frame and he’s done nothing but progress. It was nobody’s fault when he got beaten at Sandown last time but I think that has put him spot on.
“He only won by half a length but I think we were well on top. He’s battle-hardened now and I think he could progress more. I put him in the John Smith’s Cup at
“I thought I knew a lot about thoroughbreds as a rider but it’s nothing compared to when you are on the ground with them at home. Sheikh Mohammed pointed out when I first took out a training licence that top jockeys don’t make top trainers. I hope to prove him wrong. When you’re riding you think you know everything about thoroughbreds but you realise you know very little when you start training.
“I had some great wins here as a jockey, including Indian Queen in the Gold Cup and Zilzal in the Jersey Stakes, but when you ride a winner you go in and get changed for the next race. This is much more satisfying, it’s the result of months of hard work from all the staff at home.”
Ahern added: “Ryan (
“Even though they were going pretty quick, they were going a normal gallop for me. I was sitting in behind the leaders travelling very well and he is such a big horse, I can see why Walter has taken his time with him.
“He covers his ground so easily and he travelled so well. A nice gap on the rail came at the two-furlong pole and, when I asked him to pick up, he did. I felt him idle a little but then Ryan came to me and off he went again.”
Eddie Ahern received a ban for careless riding on the winner Julienas in the Royal Hunt Cup after causing interference to runner-up Dance And Dance.
The suspension runs from June 29 - June 30 inclusive. Ahern received a further ban of two days (July 1 and July 3) for excessive use of the whip on the same mount.
Fourth race - The Royal Hunt Cup
HAMPERED RUN PUTS PAID TO DANCE’S CHANCE
Trainer Ed Vaughan was ruing his bad luck in the Royal Hunt Cup when 7/1 favourite Dance And Dance found trouble in running in the closing stages of the race. After appearing to be hampered by the winner, Julienas, the five-year-old ran on to finish just half a length behind him in second.
“He just got checked at the vital time when he was winding up to make his final run,” said
“He’s battled back after he got checked and it was a wonderful run but I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
The stewards held an enquiry into the incident but the placings remained unaltered.
Royal Hunt Cup
PENDRAGON DELIGHTS OWNERS WHILE INVISIBLE MAN RETUNS TO FORM
Pendragon made the leap from Scottish bumpers to Royal Ascot via sellers and claimers to take fourth place in the Royal Hunt Cup.
The Brian Ellison-trained gelding, a 33/1 outsider for the mile handicap, thrilled his owners Dan Gilbert and Kristian Strangeway in coming home a little over two and a half lengths behind the victorious Julienas.
Strangeway, the trainer's stepson, commented: "We are over the moon with that - we think the draw beat us as much as anything. He hasn't done bad for a horse that cost us 10 grand out of a claimer.
"He's an eight-year-old but he has very few miles on the clock. He started out as a four-year-old running in bumpers for Lucy Normile and she picked him up for only 7,000 euros, so we think he might have had a bit of a problem when he was younger.
"Hopefully we can come back here with him next year. This is my first time with runners at Royal Ascot. My first runner finished seventh yesterday and to have this horse finish fourth is a thrill - it's a dream to be here. Both of us are ambitious owners so hopefully we can go on and keep coming back here."
Gilbert added: "We couldn't see where he was for most of the race but Jimmy said he was buried in the middle of them. If the handicapper sticks him up for that we will be disappointed. We hoped he would run well but we didn't even know if he would get in."
As to the future for Pendragon, the duo has an eye on the totesport Mile at Glorious Goodwood.
Strangeway said: "If he can get in the mile race at Goodwood we will go for it. We were planning to enter him in the John Smith's Cup at
Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor was pleased with the effort of Invisible Man in taking third, having won the race last year off a 10lb lower handicap mark.
He said: "He won the race last year and he travelled well through the race this time - third is a good run from him.
"I am happy the horse is back now because I was disappointed with him in
Fifth Race Quotes
Queen Mary Stakes
HANNON MAKES IT FIVE WITH BEST TERMS
Best Terms gave trainer Richard Hannon a fifth Queen Mary Stakes with a tenacious short-head victory under Richard Hughes.
The 12/1 winner brought up a 155/1 double on the day for Hannon and Hughes who had earlier teamed up for an 11/1 triumph with Strong Suit in the Jersey Stakes.
Best Terms showed plenty of speed in the five-furlong contest and then battled hard in the final strides to repel runner-up Shumoos and the fast-finishing Caledonian Lady.
The Exceed And Excel filly, carrying the colours of her owner/breeder Robert Barnett, made famous thanks to the exploits of 1982 Oaks heroine Time Charter, joined Fly Baby (1981), Lyric Fantasy (1992), Risky (1993) and Gilded (2006) as Hannon-trained winners of the Group Two race.
The trainer said: "She wasn't born until the 19th of May but she is vey quick. I thought the horse this side (Caledonian Lady) was going to catch her but she stuck her head out and she's still unbeaten."
Richard Hannon jnr., assistant trainer to his father, said: "She ran well last time but she had a lot more on her plate today - I thought she had a bit too much on her plate.
"We will give her a break now and might go to
"This is the meeting that really matters and it's always great to have winners here."
Hughes, riding his second Queen Mary Stakes winner after Gilded, said: "We always liked her. She's so small but she keeps pulling it out. They say good things come in little packages."
Will Edmeades, racing manager to the owner, added: "We chucked the mare (Sharp Terms) in a field two years ago because she was not coming up with the goods but she is back in foal now to Exceed And Excel."
Fifth race - The Queen Mary Stakes
MEEHAN SETS SIGHTS ON NEXT BIG TARGET FOR SHUMOOS
A three-way finish in the Queen Mary Stakes saw Best Terms hold off the Brian Meehan-trained Shumoos and Caledonia Lady, trained by Pat Murphy, by a short-head and a head.
Meehan was in no doubt of the runner-up’s next target, saying: “I think she wants six [furlongs] so we’ll go and win the Cherry Hinton instead!”
Murphy, perhaps better known as a jumps trainer but clearly equally adept with young Flat horses, was delighted with the performance of Caledonia Lady, who was sent off at 100/1.
He said: “We knew she was useful. We’ve had a couple of two-year-olds who have won and she’s better than them. She got a little tired in her last run at
“She might have been a 100/1 shot but she wasn’t coming as a no-hoper from the yard. We knew she’s run a very respectable race. I must admit that I felt that there were three fillies in the race that I thought were out of the top drawer so I was hoping she’d run into the first half-dozen. To run that well is fantastic.”
SIXTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
DASCOMBE HITS WINNING RHYTHM
Trainer Tom Dascombe and jockey Richard Kingscote enjoyed their first Royal Ascot victories when Rhythm Of Light landed the concluding Sandringham Handicap in good style.
Dascombe moved to
“It’s been well documented that you need time to settle into a new place and this filly is a classic example of what happened to us,” said Dascombe. “She’s always been good but I told her owners not to back her first time out and she won at 20/1 but then she ran terribly on her other two runs last year. But she’s done nothing but improve this year.”
Kingscote added: “She’s got great cruising speed and the step up to a mile was a plus with her again. It was unfortunate she got beaten at Haydock but the run may have done her good.”
Michael Owen did not have a share in the winner but was delighted with the result and is looking forward to seeing Brown Panther run in the King George V Handicap tomorrow.
“It was almost more pleasing for me that somebody else owned the first Royal Ascot winner from the yard,” said Owen. “But hopefully tomorrow will be my day. He’s my favourite horse because I bred him and raced his mother
Sixth race - The Sandringham Handicap Stakes
CUMANI PLEASED WITH RUNNER-UP DUBAI QUEEN
Dubai Queen, who started 9/2 joint-favourite for the Sandringham Handicap with the Queen’s Humdrum, ran a very promising race in second, finishing a length and a quarter behind the winner, Rhythm Of Light.
Her trainer, Luca Cumani, said: “I’m extremely pleased with the way she ran. She travelled really well through the race. Two [furlongs] out Kieren [Fallon] was sitting still and I was thinking we were in with a good chance.
“She never stopped running - she just found one too strong in the final furlong but she was pulling away from the third and I’m very happy with that.”
Clive Cox, trainer of third-placed Winter’s Night, said: “That was a really good run. I’m not sure where we’ll go next.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
£70,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb Entries 22 pay £490 Penalty value 1st £39,739.00 2nd £15,064.00 3rd £7,539.00 4th £3,759.00 5th £1,883.00 6th £945.00
1) STRONG SUIT (
2) CODEMASTER (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) Henry Candy 3-9-1 Dane O'Neill  7/4 Fav
3) WESTERN ARISTOCRAT (
4) ORACLE (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-1 Ryan Moore 
5) SPLASH POINT (
6) SIKEEB (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-1t Philip Robinson 
7) MAJESTIC MYLES (IRE) (James Gaffney) Richard Fahey 3-9-1 Paul Hanagan 
8) HAVANE SMOKER (Daniel-Yves Treves) Jean-Claude Rouget FR 3-9-1 Christophe Soumillon 
9) UTLEY (
Non-runner: 4 Fury (self certificate - lame)
Time: 1m 26.09s
Distances: ½, nk, ¾, ½, 1, ½, 3½, ¾
Breeder: McDowell Farm, Gainsborough Farm et al
Breeding: ch c Rahy (
Totes: Win: £11.80 Places: £2.60; £1.50; £2.00 Exacta: £31.10
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 & 2010 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin) Royal Ascot wins: 31 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 72
Second win of Royal Ascot 2011 - leading trainer
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (25): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192; Wins in 2011: 47
Second win of Royal Ascot 2011 - leading jockey
SECOND RACE RESULT
£100,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 4yo+, fillies and mares Weights 8st 12lb Penalties after August 31st, 2010, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Entries 30 pay £290 Confirmed 15 pay £210 Penalty value 1st £56,770.00 2nd £21,520.00 3rd £10,770.00 4th £5,370.00 5th £2,690.00 6th £1,350.00
1) LOLLY FOR DOLLY (IRE) (David Keoghan) Tommy Stack IRE 4-8-12b Wayne Lordan  11/1
2) CHACHAMAIDEE (IRE) (R Evans) Sir Henry Cecil 4-8-12h Tom Queally  16/1
4) SAJJHAA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-12 Frankie Dettori  100/30 Fav
5) I'M A DREAMER (IRE) (St Albans Bloodstock LLC) David Simcock 4-8-12 William Buick 
6) FIELD DAY (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Brian Meehan 4-8-12t Ryan Moore 
7) MUSIC SHOW (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-8-12 Richard Hughes 
8) SETA (Sarah Leigh) Luca Cumani 4-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
9) FONTLEY (Virginia Neale) Eve Johnson Houghton 4-8-12 Darryll Holland 
10) DEVER DREAM (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) William Haggas 4-8-12 Eddie Ahern 
11) ANNA SALAI (
12) SHAMANDAR (FR) (Mr & Mrs R Scott) William Haggas 4-8-12
REF TO RACE) JACQUELINE QUEST (IRE) (Noel Martin) Sir Henry Cecil 4-8-12 Johnny Murtagh 
Time: 1m 38.72s
Distances: 1½, 1, 2¾, ½, 1¼, 3, ½, ¾, ¾, ½, 2¾
Breeder: J Jamgotchian
Breeding: b f Oratorio (IRE) - Heart Stopping (
Totes: Win: £14.20 Places: £3.00; £4.30; £9.10 Exacta: £200.70
Winning trainer:-Name: Stack, Thomas Brendan Date of Birth: 15/11/45, Moyvane, Co Kerry Trains at
Winning jockey:-Name: Lordan, Wayne Born:
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.45pm PRINCE OF
£400,000 guaranteed, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. 1m 2f. For 4yo+ Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Southern hemisphere allowance: 4yo 3lb Entries 43 pay £1300 Confirmed 11 pay £1100 Penalty value 1st £227,080.00 2nd £86,080.00 3rd £43,080.00 4th £21,480.00 5th £10,760.00 6th £5,400.00
1) REWILDING (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-9-0 Frankie Dettori  17/2
2) SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Dato Tan, T Yahaya) Aidan O'Brien IRE 5-9-0 Ryan Moore  4/11 Fav
3) SRI PUTRA (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Roger Varian 5-9-0 Neil Callan 
4) PLANTEUR (IRE) (Ecurie Wildenstein) Elie Lellouche FR 4-9-0 Christophe Soumillon 
5) TWICE OVER (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 6-9-0 Tom Queally 
6) JAN VERMEER (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-0 Joseph O'Brien 
7) DEBUSSY (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 5-9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi 
Time: 2m 04.24s
Distances: nk, 6, ½, 10, 43, 95
Breeder: Watership Down Stud
Breeding: b c Tiger Hill (IRE) - Darara (Top Ville)
Totes: Win: £10.80 Places: £3.50; £1.10 Exacta: £18.30
Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Wins (2010): 43; Wins in 2011: 19
Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco. Born: 15/12/70 in
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm ROYAL HUNT CUP
£100,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 3yo+ Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb (any horse rated above 110 (121 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb; subsequently, the excess over 110 (121 if 3yo) in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted) Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after May 21st, a winner 5lb; a winner of 2 races 7lb Fareer's Handicap Mark 109 Entries 97 pay £175 Confirmed 65 pay £110 Penalty value 1st £62,310.00 2nd £18,660.00 3rd £9,330.00 4th £4,670.00 5th £2,330.00 6th £1,170.00
1) JULIENAS (IRE) (Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 4-8-8 Eddie Ahern  12/1
2) DANCE AND DANCE (IRE) (Mohammed Rashid) Ed Vaughan 5-9-3 Ryan Moore  7/1 Fav
3) INVISIBLE MAN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-6b Frankie Dettori  20/1
4) PENDRAGON (
6) START RIGHT (Leonidas Marinopoulos) Luca Cumani 4-8-13 Kieren Fallon 
7) KYLLACHY STAR (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 5-8-12 Philip Makin 
8) FAREER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 5-9-10b1 Richard Hills 
9) CHAPTER AND VERSE (IRE) (D Ellis) Mike Murphy 5-7-11 Kieran O'Neill (5) 
10) CAPITAL ATTRACTION (USA) (HE Sh. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Sir Henry Cecil 4-8 10b1 -Tom Queally 
11) STUNNING VIEW (IRE) (Dr Ronan Lambe) Dermot Weld IRE 4-9-0p1 Pat Smullen 
12) PINTURA (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 4-8-10 Jamie Spencer 
13) SOORAAH (Mohammed Jaber) William Haggas 4-8-4 John Fahy (3) 
14) POINT NORTH (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 4-8-2t Mickael Barzalona 
15) BRONZE PRINCE (Ali Saeed) John Gosden 4-8-2 Nicky Mackay 
16) GUNNER LINDLEY (IRE) (P McNamara, N Browne, S Richards)
17) KAY GEE BE (IRE) (George Leatham & Mark Leatham) Richard Fahey 7-8-6 Paul Hanagan 
18) HACIENDA (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-8-3 Silvestre De Sousa 
19) PROPONENT (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) Roger Charlton 7-8-8 Harry Bentley (5) 
20) BREAKHEART (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 4-8-5 Franny Norton 
22) ALBAQAA (Racing To The Max) P J O'Gorman 6-8-13t Darryll Holland 
23) MR DAVID (
24) BRAE HILL (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 5-8-7 Lee Topliss (5) 
25) BRICK RED (Brick Racing) Andrew Balding 4-8-7 William Buick 
26) LORD AERYN (IRE) (Mrs H Steel) Richard Fahey 4-8-3p Chirs Catlin 
27) SUPER SAY (IRE) (Peter Jones) Andrew Oliver IRE 5-8-10 Ben Curtis (3) 
28) INVINCIBLE SOUL (IRE) (Patrick Fahey) Richard Hannon 4-8-12p Richard Hughes 
Non-runners: 6 Green Destiny (going); 26 Cloudy Start (self cert. - Lame); 29 Greensward (self cert. - lame)
Time: 1m 38.53s
Distances: ½, 2, nose, 4, ¾, nk, hd, 1, ½, ¾, ½, 1, 1, 1¼, 1¾, ¾, 1, 3¼, 1½, ¾, 1¾, 3, 1¼, 1¼, 9, 1¼, 57
Breeder: Pendley Farm
Breeding: b g
Totes: Win: £14.70 Places: £3.70; £2.00; £4.30; £9.20 Exacta: £128.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Swinburn, Walter Born: 7/8/61 in
Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, November 7, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1999 Preseli), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Acomb Stakes (2009 Elusive Pimpernel), Northumberland Plate (2010 Overturn), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve), Sky Bet Strensall Stakes (2009 Palavicini), Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (2010 Aviate) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian, 2011 Veiled), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), King Edward VII Stakes (2009 Father Time), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola), Royal Hunt Cup (2011 Julienas) Wins in Britain (2000-2010): 1; 3; 84; 107; 111; 120; 140; 89; 84; 99; 68; Wins in 2011: 34
FIFTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm QUEEN MARY STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£75,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Entries 20 pay £635 Penalty value 1st £42,577.50 2nd £16,140.00 3rd £8,077.50 4th £4,027.50 5th £2,017.50 6th £1,012.50
1) BEST TERMS (Robert Barnett) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes  12/1
2) SHUMOOS (
4) FIRE LILY (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) David Wachman IRE 2-8-12 Ryan Moore 
5) KOHALA (IRE) (M Dalby) David Barron 2-8-12 Graham Gibbons 
6) RUBY'S DAY (Rachael Archer) Eoghan O'Neill FR 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori 
7) GYPSY ROBIN (
8) VOCATIONAL (
9) ON THE DARK SIDE (IRE) (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer 
10) SOMASACH (
11) CHARLOTTE ROSINA (Edward Hyde) Roger Teal 2-8-12 John Fahy 
12) DOZY (IRE) (David Redvers & J & S Wall) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Phillip Makin 
13) EBONY CLARETS (The Matthewman Partnership) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan 
14) BUBBLY BALLERINA (The Champagne Club) Alan Bailey 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona 
Time: 1m 00.22s
Distances: sh, hd, 1½, ¾, sh, 1, ½, 1½, 2½, 1¼, ½, 2½, 4½
Breeder: W and R Barnett Ltd
Breeding: b f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Sharp Terms (Kris)
Totes: Win: £11.20 Places: £2.90; £1.20; £19.00 Exacta: £31.60
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 & 2010 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin) Royal Ascot wins: 32 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 73
Third winner of Royal Ascot 2011 - Leading Trainer
Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192; Wins in 2011: 48
Third winner of Royal Ascot 2011 - Leading Jockey
SIXTH RACE RESULT
£50,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 3yo fillies Rated 96-110 (also open to such fillies rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum weight 8-7 Penalties after June 4th, a winner of a Class 1, 2 or 3 race 3lb Cape Dollar's Handicap Mark 103 Entries 18 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £28,385.00 2nd £10,760.00 3rd £5,385.00 4th £2,685.00 5th £1,345.00 6th £675.00
1) RHYTHM OF LIGHT (Lowe, Silver, Deal) Tom Dascombe 3-8-12 Richard Kingscote  8/1
3) WINTER'S NIGHT (IRE) (J Thomas) Clive Cox 3-9-0 Luke Morris  11/2
5) HUMDRUM (The Queen) Richard Hannon 3-8-8 Richard Hughes  9/2 Jt Fav
6) BLESSED BIATA (
7) SONNING ROSE (IRE) (Alf Heaney & Alec Tuckerman) Mick Channon 3-8-7 Chris Catlin 
8) ROUGETTE (Derek James)
9) SWEETIE TIME (Lordship Stud) Michael Bell 3-8-10 Hayley Turner 
10) EMMA'S GIFT (IRE) (Emma Raffan) Julia Feilden 3-8-10 Adam Beschizza 
11) SECRET LOVE (IRE) (Eastwind Racing Ltd & Martha Trussell) Mikael Magnussbon 3-8-7 Paul Hanagan 
12) TRAFFIC SISTER (
13) WREKIN SUNSET (Ray Bailey) Elaine Burke 3-8-8 Andrew Elliott 
14) MORTITIA (Terry & Margaret Holdcroft) Brian Meehan 3-8-13 Phillip Makin 
Time: 1m 39.93s
Distances: 1¼, 2, 2¾, 1½, 1¾, nose, hd, 1¼, ¾, 2¼, 18, ½, 2½
Breeder: Hermes Services Ltd
Breeding: b f Beat Hollow - Luminda (IRE) (Danehill (
Totes: Win: £11.70 Places: £3.40; £2.00; £2.40; Exacta: £59.20
Winning trainer:-Name: Dascombe, Tom Born:
Winning jockey:- Name: Kingscote, Richard Background: Builder’s son from Weston-Super-Mare,