Thursday, JUne 16, 2011
ROYAL ASCOT 2011
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Today's attendance was 70,509, up 3 per cent on last year's figure of 68,227.
The ground remains Good to Soft, Soft in places at the end of racing today.
Today's totesport on-course cash turnover was £1,831,355, up 12.5 per cent on last year's figure of £1,629,067.
Wesley Ward, the American trainer, has withdrawn Judy The Beauty, described as his best chance this week, from tomorrow's Albany Stakes because of the rain-softened ground.
no 6 JUDY THE BEAUTY (CAN) (Self Certificate - Going)
no 3 EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Going)
no 13 BRAE HILL (IRE) (Self Certificate - Not Eaten Up)
no 14 KYLLACHY STAR (Self Certificate - Stiff)class=Section2>
LEADING JOCKEY - THIRD DAY STANDINGS
Jockey 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hughes 3 2 1
Eddie Ahern 2 - -
Richard Kingscote 2 - -
Ryan Moore 1 4 1
Tom Queally 1 1 -
Jamie Spencer 1 - 2
Frankie Dettori 1 - 1
Phillip Makin 1 - 1
Johnny Murtagh 1 - 1
Jim Crowley 1 - -
Jimmy Fortune 1 - -
Wayne Lordan 1 - -
Nicky Mackay 1 - -
Kevin Manning 1 - -
Kieren Fallon - 2 -
Martin Dwyer - 1 1
Olivier Peslier - 1 1
Steven Arnold - 1 -
George Baker - 1 -
Mikael Barzalona - 1 -
Ian Mongan - 1 -
Paul Mulrennan - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Seb Sanders - 1 -
Pierre-Charles Boudot - - 1
Neil Callan - - 1
Paul Hanagan - - 1
Adam Kirby - - 1
Nick Mitchell - - 1
Luke Morris - - 1
Tadhg O’Shea - - 1
Robert Winston - - 1
"Whilst Ryan Moore still has a whole host of fancied mounts to come, Richard Hughes has the winners on the board and he just shades favouritism to be top jockey at the Royal meeting with two days to go," said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
LEADING TRAINER - THIRD DAY STANDINGS
Trainer 1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 3 2 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 2 -
Tom Dascombe 2 - -
Hughie Morrison 2 - -
Sir Henry Cecil 1 1 -
Mahmood Al Zarooni 1 1 -
Jim Bolger IRE 1 - -
David Brown 1 - -
Robert Cowell 1 - -
Kevin Ryan 1 - -
Tommy Stack IRE 1 - -
Walter Swinburn 1 - -
Luca Cumani - 2 -
Brian Meehan - 1 1
Jeremy Noseda - 1 1
Henry Candy - 1 -
Keith Dalgleish - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
Freddy Head FR - 1 -
John Hills - 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
Michael Dods - - 1
James Evans - - 1class=Section3>
Andre Fabre FR - - 1
Alan McCabe - - 1
Tony Millard HK - - 1
Pat Murphy - - 1
David Simcock - - 1
Roger Teal - - 1
Roger Varian - - 1
Lucy Wadham - - 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
BAPAK CHINTA (
3.05pm RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
BANIMPIRE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 3-8-12 Kevin Manning  3/1 Fav
3.45pm GOLD CUP (GROUP ONE)
FAME AND GLORY (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Fitri Hay) Aidan O'Brien IRE 5-9-2 Jamie Spencer  11/8 Fav
4.25pm BRITANNIA HANDICAP
SAGRAMOR (Melksham Craic) Hughie Morrison 3-8-13 Nicky Mackay  8/1
5.00pm TERCENTENARY STAKES (GROUP THREE)
PISCO SOUR (
5.35pm KING GEORGE V HANDICAP
BROWN PANTHER (Owen Promotions Ltd) Tom Dascombe 3-8-13 Richard Kingscote  4/1 Jt Fav
NOON GROUND CHANGE AT
The going is now
Good to Soft, Soft in places
after 11 millimetres of rain since 7am.
It was previously Good.
“It is Good to Soft, Soft in places. I have been very pleased with how the straight course has taken the rain.”
GOING AT 9AM
The Ascot remains GOOD at the moment but rain has fallen at
The rain started at 7am and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels commented: “We are forecast heavy showers on and off all day, but the worst are meant to be over by the end of this morning hopefully.
“I anticipate the ground easing a bit, depending on how much rain we get before the first race.”
Straight course: Centre
Round course: Inside
The inside rail on the Round course is positioned three metres out from the inside line from the nine-furlong pole to the home straight;
This increases distances by approximately the following amounts:
races at 12f and over: 12 yards
races at 10f: 9 yards
races over the Old Mile: 6 yards
The rail will be moved back to the inside line for racing tomorrow.
Showers also due Friday and Saturday
no3 EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Going)
no13. BRAE HILL (IRE) (Self Certificate - Not Eaten Up)
no14. KYLLACHY STAR (Self Certificate - Stiff)
Ryan Moore and Richard Hughes are the even money joint favourites to be top jockey at this year's Royal Meeting with totesport after a double for the latter saw him take the lead in the standings on the second day.
“There’s still all to play for with three days of the Royal Meeting left but Ryan Moore will need a couple of his well-fancied mounts to do the business as Richard Hughes already has three in the bag,” said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
Royal Carriage List -Thursday, June 16, 2011
1 THE QUEEN
2 THE DUKE OF
3 The Duke of
4 The Earl of Romney
1 The Princess Royal
2 Princess Beatrice
3 Mr Anthony Duckworth-
4 Mrs Anthony Duckworth-
1 The Honourable
3 Mr Anthony Andrews
4 Mrs Anthony Andrews
1 Mr Michael Middleton
2 Mrs Michael Middleton
3 Dr Jim Hay
4 Mrs Jim Hay
As the rain fell on
William Hill took a bet of £54,600 at 5/2 about the Ballydoyle-trained colt and another at £40,000 in a
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: “After a first-day thrashing, So You Think helped even the score for the bookmakers. Punters haven’t lost faith in Ballydoyle however, judging by the heavy support for Fame And Glory this morning.”
Simon Clare of Coral reports interest in several outsiders in the Gold Cup. “As the rain has fallen, Fame And Glory proved easy to back and we have eased him to 9/4 but punters have been latching onto the likes of Opinion Poll (14/1 from 18/1), who loves soft ground, Manighar (10/1 from 12/1) and the outsider Aaim To Prosper (33/1 from 66/1),” said Clare.
Today’s movers are:
Marcus Augustus 40/1 from 66/1 Boylesports
Silverheels 11/2 from 6/1 Paddy Power, 6/1 from 8/1 William Hill, 6/1 from 7/1 Coral
3.05pm RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP 2)
Creme Anglaise 14/1 from 18/1 Coral, 16/1 from 20/1 William Hill
Rumh 7/2 from 4/1 Boylesports
3.45pm GOLD CUP (GROUP 1)
Aaim To Prosper 33/1 from 66/1 Coral, 40/1 from 50/1 Paddy Power, 40/1 from 66/1 Boylesports and William Hill
Fame And Glory 9/4 from 5/2 Ladbrokes
Manighar 10/1 from 12/1 Coral
Opinion Poll 14/1 from 25/1 Boylesports, 14/1 from 18/1 Coral, 16/1 from 20/1 Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power
4.25pm BRITANNIA HANDICAP
Belgian Bill 9/1 from 14/1 Ladbrokes, 9/1 from 11/1 William Hill
Dream Achieved 16/1 from 18/1 William Hill
Kuala Limpes 16/1 from 18/1 William Hill
Madawi 33/1 from 501/ Ladbrokes, 33/1 from 40/1 William Hill
Tropical Beat 9/1 from 12/1 Boylesports, 10/1 from 12/1 Paddy Power
Vanguard Dream 33/1 from 40/1 William Hill
5pm TERCENTENARY STAKES (GROUP 3)
Slumber 10/1 from 16/1 Paddy Power, 12/1 from 15/1 William Hill, 12/1 from 14/1 Ladbrokes
5.35PM KING GEORGE V HANDICAP
Apache 9/2 from 13/2 Boylesports (after bet of £5,000 each-way), 6/1 from 7/1 Ladbrokes
Brown Panther 9/2 from 13/2 Boylesports, 5/1 from 8/1 Coral, 5/1 from 7/1 Paddy Power, 11/2 from 7/1 William Hill
Communicator 12/1 from 14/1 William Hill
WINNER BY A HEAD THANKS TO RED
Racing transcends industry and becomes a national talking point during Royal Ascot, as witnessed by a wealth of newspaper coverage, much of it on front pages.
‘Winner by a head in the Ascot fashion stakes’ is a headline above a large photograph on page 1 of The Daily Telegraph, which also splashes a feature by Matthew Norman entitled ‘My brief career as a racehorse owner’.
Welsh mega-mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, riveting in a red hat and dress on Wednesday, rivals jockey Frankie Dettori in terms of column inches and large-scale photographs. She graces both the Daily Express’s front page and page 11 under the headline ‘Katherine is red-hot favourite at the races’, and she becomes a page 4 pin-up in the Daily Mirror which claims ‘Diva Kath’s well bRED’. The Daily Star alludes to horses and a current TV hit by declaring ‘Only neigh is
Gossip peddler Richard Kay of the Daily Mail takes to task the Queen’s racing advisor, John Warren, for wearing sunglasses while addressing Her Majesty, while The Sun picks up on the racecourse’s attempts to keep the venue free of drugs by using a drugs honesty box. Its headline for the story is ‘And they’re off ... their heads’.
The Daily Mail’s Alan Fraser, in an article titled ‘Celebrity parade is a novel diversion’, admits the number of achievers who visit the Royal meeting is not without its pitfalls for the unwary sports journalist - he won’t forget author Cecelia Ahern next time they meet.
For local weekly publication Ascot News the Royal racing and fashion festival is of additional significance, and it fills its news and sports pages with photographs and editorials. ‘Shops on a winner thanks to races!’ says the paper in a reference to the boost to local businesses.
On the racetrack, Rewilding’s thrilling victory over So You Think in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes is given substantial coverage, including numerous pictures of Frankie Dettori’s trademark dismount. ‘Dettori joy at Rewilding win’ headlines The Guardian’s sports coverage, while The Independent hails ‘Relentless Dettori ... gets one back on Bart’, a reference to Australian Bart Cummings’ swipe at European racing.
‘Wild One’ screams The Sun’s racing pullout headline, ‘Wild Fire’ is the Racing Post’s take on the race, while the Daily Mirror exclaims ‘Fun-time Frankie’.
However, Dettori’s whip-infused finish landed him with a nine-day ban, which is picked up by the Daily Mail - ‘Frankie Slap’ - and The Times - ‘Dettori holds the whip hand after snatching victory’.
Today’s feature race, the Gold Cup, gives tipsters a challenging assignment - Holberg is the Pricewise selection in the Racing Post, and of
STAR WITNESS (AUS) FACTFILE - GOLDEN JUBILEE4 ch c Starcraft (NZ) - Leone Chiara (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
Form: 1/1103412-302 Owner: Widden Stud Trainer: Danny O’Brien AUS
Breeder: Alma Vale Bloodstock Pty Ltd Jockey: Steven Arnold
Star Witness became the first Group One winner for the 2005 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes victor Starcraft when posting a head verdict in the six-furlong Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on February 20, 2010. The four-year-old is the only runner to date for the former top-class sprinting mare Leone Chiara, who was successful in Group Three company and is a full-sister to Group winners Chinchilla Rose and Ferocity. Star Witness was sold to Danny O’Brien for AUS$150,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and he made an impressive start to his career, following up a debut victory at Moonee Valley on November 28, 2009, with a ready success in a Flemington Listed contest in January, 2010. He subsequently registered a first Group One success in the Blue Diamond Stakes but trailed in 12th on his final juvenile appearance in the Group Two Todman Stakes at Rosehill in March, 2010. Star Witness kicked off the 2010/2011 season by taking third in an extended five-furlong Listed contest at Caulfield in August. After finishing fourth behind Black Caviar in the six-furlong Group Two Schillacci Stakes at the same course on October 9, Star Witness registered his second Group One success as he powered clear of his rivals for a two-length success in the Coolmore Stud Stakes over six furlongs at Flemington on October 30. He reopposed Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic, also over six furlongs at Flemington, on November 6 and lost little in defeat by coming home second, four lengths behind the outstanding sprinter. Star Witness was given a break and returned to action when taking third in a Sandown Listed contest over an extended six furlongs on February 9. He was purchased by Widden Stud shortly after that run to stand at their
Race Record: Starts: 11; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £732,298
Star Witness was purchased by Widden Stud in February, 2011, and the four-year-old Starcraft colt will stand at the
Danny O’Brien AUS
Born on May 13, 1970, Danny O’Brien grew up surrounded by horses at the family home at Kyabram in the
Born and raised in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory of Australia, Steven Arnold, 36, began his riding career as an apprentice to his mother, Sheila, before moving on to the stables of leading Adelaide trainer Ted Cameron. After six months, he was lured to the yard of Lee Freedman, but found it hard to make an impact on the
MORE THAN REAL (
3 ch f More Than Ready (
Form: 121- Owner: Bobby Flay Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Breeder: Santucket Stables Possible Jockey: John Velazquez
More Than Real
The third foal of multiple Listed winner Miss Seffens, who finished fourth in the 2000 Kentucky Oaks, More Than Real comes into Royal Ascot with top-class American turf form. A winner on her debut over an extended mile at
Race Record: Starts: 3; Wins: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £375,752
Bobby Flay was born in
Todd Pletcher, who was born in
John Velazquez was born in Caroline,
FIRST RACE WIN QUOTES
BAPAK CHINTA SPRINTS TO
Bapak Chinta blazed to a length victory over Boomerang Bob in the five-furlong Norfolk Stakes to put jockey Phillip Makin on the Royal Ascot winners' roll for the first time.
The Speightstown colt, sent off at 6/1 and sporting the colours of Malaysian owner Tengku Rahman, has always been highly regarded at trainer Kevin Ryan's Hambleton stables in
Makin revealed: "He gave a 102-rated horse a stone and a beating. I've never sat on one like him - he's a different breed. He doesn't just feel like an early sharp two-year-old. He feels like there's more to him than that.
"I have always had a lot of faith in this horse and I have never sat on a two-year-old as sharp as him, even from day one. Obviously, we thought that he just had to turn up at
"Today he was just unbelievable. He took me down to the two and, when I let him off, I was just half thinking what was going to happen because we gave him a blow the other day and it was the first time he had ever been off the bridle. But he tried his guts out today and he didn't really like the ground. He will be a better horse on better ground.
"I think he will get six furlongs eventually but he has so much speed. We wanted to tuck him in and get a lead today but he is so fast.
"I have been so confident for the past couple of months but then you get to the day - you are having second thoughts and the ground went against him. I am just so glad that he has shown how good he is. It's a great occasion and I just hope that it is the first of many winners here."
Ryan was saddling his second Royal Ascot winner after Uhumagoo in the 2006 Buckingham Palace Handicap.
The winning trainer said: "He is a very good horse and he does everything right at home. We were very confident when we went to
"His breeding suggests that he wants top of the ground but it's the sign of a good horse when they can overcome the ground as well. He will have found it tough work on that ground and his breeding suggests top of the ground but he just a very, very good horse.
"It takes an older horse to lead him on the gallops. He just relaxes and had never been off the bridle before he went to
"We have got a lot of nice horses but there is something different about him - everything he does, he does it easily and he has a great attitude. He is a lovely horse to train and he is only a May foal.
"He will get a Nunthorpe entry because the weight allowance is massive."
FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES
BOOMERANG BOUNCES BACK TO BEST
"It was a super run and he's a lovely little horse with a professional attitude and he got his head in front at one stage," said Hills. "He is only medium-sized but he has a massive action. I thought he was twice the price he should have been and this is probably only the second time he's gone on grass in his life.
"He's never worked on it and, after winning on the all-weather, he came second to Charles The Great at Windsor when we felt he was taken across the course a bit and he was also giving 5lb to the winner. He could go for something like the Prix Robert Papin now although we'll look at what some of the other horses are doing."
Richard Hannon felt Crown Prosecutor was slightly unlucky when finishing third. "He got a bang which could have cost him the race and he's a nice long-term prospect," said Hannon. "He's a fine horse, he's very quick and we might leave him now until the end of July and go for either the Molecomb or
First race unplaced quotes
NOT AN EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE FOR SANCHEZ
Puerto Rican jockey Jeffrey Sanchez, one of many overseas visitors to Royal Ascot this week, is enjoying his first taste of racing in
He would love to notch a winner, however, and had to take another defeat on the chin after the opening Norfolk Stakes in which he rode the Wesley Ward-trained Everyday Dave, who finished eleventh.
Sanchez, 25, said: "My horse broke good from the gate, and had a good position, but he did not finish. The ground was too soft for him and he became tired.
"It is good experience for me to ride at Royal Ascot - I would like to come back again next year. Maybe I have a winner tomorrow."
JOCKEY’S REPORT ON THE GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE
Phillip Makin, partner of the one-length 6/1 winner Bapak Chinta, said: “It is nearly soft.”
Seb Sanders, rider of second-placed Boomerang Bob, said: “Good.”
Richard Hughes, on board third Crown Dependency, said: “Good to soft.”
Silvestre De Sousa, on board Bannock, said: “Good, good to soft.”
Jimmy Fortune, rider of Charles The Great, said: “Good to soft.”
Joe Fanning, jockey of Cravat, said: “Soft.”
Tom Queally, partner of Marcus Augustus, said: “It is nearly soft.”
Robert Winston, on board Sans Loi, said: “Soft.”
Richard Kingscote, partner of Pyman’s Theory, said: “It is on the slow side and loose, but they are getting through it easily enough.”
SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES
RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP 2)
BANIMPIRE COMES OUT ON TOP
The gutsy Banimpire fought off Field Of Miracles to win the Ribblesdale Stakes by a short-head just four days after her last victory at
"After she won at
"She's a very gross filly, she eats and sleeps and does nothing else at home, she won't mind me saying that. The only times she exerts herself a bit is on the racecourse and we can't get her to do much work at home.
"We would have preferred good ground and she didn't handle it too well today but she got there anyway. She is very courageous and gutsy and she stuck at it. She takes her racing well but that was a bit tougher than I expected but I suppose the going had a bit to do with that. She's not wild about soft ground but her courage and stamina got her through.
"She's a late developer and will go for the Irish Oaks but I will probably find a race for her in between just to keep her pipes clean. After that, we might do what the French do and give her a little break and have her back for the Prix de l'Opera."
Jockey Kevin Manning added: "She is very tough and improving all of the time. The ground maybe wasn't ideal for her - I travelled very well on her but, when I asked her to quicken from the home straight, I just had to dig deep on her. She usually shows me a little bit more of a turn of foot but I think that she wasn't as effective on the ground. All her winning has been on a quicker surface and she's a tough, improving filly.
"I always felt, knowing her turn of foot, that she would pick up the second, but she didn't pick up as well as I first thought because of the ground.
"Jim usually pitches horses up and they are in tip-top shape - he knows what he is doing. He said after she won at
"A Group One looks the natural step now and, while it's up to the boss, the Irish Oaks has always been the long-term plan.
"I thought that the ground was quite slow down the back and it was very slow from the time we left the gate right down to Swinley Bottom and across the bottom down into the straight - the straight is definitely the best of it.”
Second race placed quotes
MIRACLE ALMOST IN A FIELD OF HER OWN
Jockey Richard Hughes committed Field Of Miracles on the final bend in the Ribblesdale Stakes and the ploy came within a short-head of success.
Only Banimpire proved too good, cutting down the runner-up in the final furlong, but trainer John Gosden was satisfied with Field Of Miracles' effort.
Gosden, who also ran seventh-placed Highest, said of the runner-up: "She ran a great race and was coming back at the winner near the line. I like to see a filly coming back and trying to nail the winner.
"Highest couldn't handle the ground - it was like she was on an ice rink. She found it too loose."
Stephen Kemble, breeder and joint-owner of third-placed
Trainer Lucy Wadham subsequently reported
"The strange thing is Lucy told us last summer that she thought the filly was good enough for Royal Ascot, although she had a few niggling problems that prevented her running at two.
"She's progressing, but she hated the ground today despite finishing well clear of the fourth. We'll think about the Yorkshire Oaks next."
Third race quotes
Gold Cup Stakes
GOLD FOR GLORY
Fame And Glory added extreme stamina to his undoubted class and ran out an easy winner of today's Gold Cup.
Trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Jamie Spencer in the colours of Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, Sue Magnier and Fitri Hay, Fame And Glory won by three lengths after swooping into the lead in
The winning trainer said: "That was a great ride by Jamie and it's thanks to everybody who allowed a horse of this class to run in the Gold Cup. You'll see very few mile-and-a-quarter Group 1 winners tackling the race. I'm delighted.
"When horses have so much class they often stay and he did - it's a privilege to train him. Jamie had ridden him in two races [earlier this season] and he was confident he would stay.
"He's a mature horse now, and he's been running in Group 1 races at two, three and four - he was the ideal candidate for this race if he stayed the trip. I'm never confident, I'm always hopeful, but he stayed a mile and a half at top level and you just hoped he would stay this extreme distance.
"The plan after today was to give him a rest and train him for the Arc, but we'll take one day at a time. We'll give him a break now and then a race before the Arc, and then back for the Gold Cup next year.
Spencer said: "We didn't go very fast early but they injected some pace after a mile and a half. My fellow was keen, but he's used to going a different pace and he wanted the extra pace to feel comfortable. I'm privileged to ride him and I'm grateful to Dr and Mrs Hay for investing in the horse. It's a great training performance by Aidan - people had their doubts as to whether he would stay but I never had any doubts."
Spencer was out of luck on Cape Blanco - another horse in which the Hays are new shareholders - in Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes, and he said: "If I could have put a bag over my head and got to the car without being spotted by anyone I would - this place is great when you are winning, but it's the loneliest place when things go wrong."
John Magnier, head of the Coolmore/Ballydoyle axis, said: "This race has a history and Derrick and Michael love their racing. The Hays bought into the horse during the winter - Jim made a statement to someone that he had plenty of money and he wanted plenty of fun.
"The horse had all the credentials in that he had the class, so the question was whether he would stay. If he got the trip, all the stars were aligned.
"If I said I wanted to retire him to stud now I know the others would say ‘let's keep racing'. If the horse is well and healthy this is the place for him.
"He could run up a sequence in this race, but if Sea The Stars hadn't run at Epsom this horse would be retired to stud as a
Third race - more win quotes
Gold Cup Stakes
COOLMORE BOSS PREFERS TODAY TO YESTERDAY
John Magnier, the Coolmore boss, said after Fame And Glory's victory in the Gold Cup: "In the old days, we used to think in more a commercial way but then Derrick (Smith), Michael (Tabor) and Jim (Hay) love their racing. This race is a very special race - it has a history - and, believe me, you get a good buzz out of winning it.
"He had all of the credentials in the way that he is a class horse and it was just a matter of would he stay or not. If he got the trip, we felt that all of the stars were aligned and this was the day to have a go.
"If I said that I wanted to retire him now, I know what the others would say - there is no way that they would want to retire him. If the horse stays well and healthy, this is the place for him.
"Jim and Fitri bought into the horse over the winter. Jim loves racing and I think he made a statement to somebody that he had plenty of money and he definitely wanted plenty of fun.
"He is a very consistent horse and he could run up a sequence unless we mess him up. If Sea The Stars hadn't have been around, this horse would be at stud as the
"We felt that he would get the trip and his price shortened, so I think a lot of people thought he would stay, but you couldn't be sure and it's easy to be talking about it now.
"Yesterday wasn't one of our better days, the whole thing, and I believe that there will be another day (with So You Think).
"There was a combination of factors and we will just wait and see what happens next time. I wouldn't write him off just yet. Aidan said he was sorry and that is it."
GOLD CUP WINNER SPENCER GETS FOUR-DAY BAN
Jamie Spencer's Gold Cup victory aboard Fame And Glory came at a price for the rider who was suspended for a total of four days after being found guilty of two separate infractions in the two and a half-mile contest.
The stewards banned the jockey for an initial one day after concluding that he was in breach of Rule (B) 54.1, and therefore guilty of careless riding, in that he caused interference to fourth-placed Manighar by allowing his mount to shift right when not sufficiently clear.
Spencer picked up a further three days on the sidelines for using his whip down the shoulder in the forehand position, thus falling foul of Schedule (B)6 Part 2.
The jockey's cumulative four-day suspension runs from Thursday, June 30, until Monday, July 4, inclusive.
NO POUR MOI REPEAT FOR BARZALONA
Mickael Barzalona swooped with a famous late flourish to snatch the
The Godolphin five-year-old relished the rain-softened ground as he bravely pursued the victorious Fame And Glory down the home straight in the two and a half-mile showpiece.
Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, commented: "That was a super effort and the Goodwood Cup would be a suitable next step. The ground helped him today - he goes on quicker ground but he really does prefer to get his toe in.
"He finished very well but not quite as well as Pour Moi. We were hoping for that stand-up finish with Mickael but it wasn't to be.
"Mickael put him to sleep at the back of the field and he picked up really well, so we are pleased."
Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni added: "There are no certain plans right now - we need to sit down and discuss options. I am pleased that he has come back to form and the jockey said he loved the ground. He was just beaten by a better horse."
Andre Fabre saddled the French raider Brigantin to finish a further four and a half lengths back in third, sporting the colours of Team Valor. The Pierre-Charles Boudot-ridden four-year-old was also sent off at odds of 16/1.
David Munro, part-owner of Brigantin, said: "This horse is coming into his own now and will hopefully improve from today. The race went fine for him and the Melbourne Cup is where we would like to go. I don't know where he will run next, Barry Irwin (of Team Valor) makes the decisions."
Luca Cumani has no intention of pitching fourth-placed Manighar against Fame And Glory again. The five-year-old, half a length behind Brigantin, is being aimed towards
Cumani revealed: "I think he ran a great race and this soft is okay for him. There were two or three quicker than him in the end but he has shown today that he belongs in Cup races. I think we were cost third today by exposing too early, perhaps. We will try and keep away from Fame And Glory and then he might have his own fame and glory.
"We don't want to run on fast ground and we will avoid the winner but we will look at Goodwood, York, Doncaster and races in
Richard Hughes, rider of Geordieland, said: "He was hacking early on and ran too gassy all the way."
FOURTH RACE WIN QUOTES
JOY FOR MACKAY AS SAGRAMOR STRIKES
Nicky Mackay returned from the Royal Ascot wilderness with an emotional victory aboard Sagramor in the Britannia Handicap to pull off a Hughie Morrison "plot" that began with the purchase of the gelding's mother at Tattersalls in October, 1999.
Morrison trained Sagramor's dam, Jasmick, for a partnership originally made up of six friends known as Melksham Craic, and the ownership group enjoyed its biggest thrill to date when Sagramor fulfilled a long-held ambition to have a winner at Royal Ascot when taking the Britannia Handicap by a battling half-length.
Morrison revealed: "This one was a plot because the owners have been planning this since we bought Jasmick in 1999 - I bought her for six grand and the sire (Pastoral Pursuits) for 20 grand. It's a fantastic day and I thought that we had had our day at Haydock - we went up 8lb - but he was gutsy.
"I didn't read the race very well because I was watching on the television rather than in real life. I thought that we were going to be third actually, so when I suddenly looked up, we were in front and he held on. Nicky gave him a great ride as well.
"He has taken a bit of effort, He had a couple of crises in the spring - he galloped a bank loose when he didn't like the horsewalker and galloped down again. Normally horses hurt themselves when they do that but he thought that it was good fun - he's very athletic."
Mackay, who has struggled since his days as a promising apprentice for Luca Cumani, was riding his second Royal Ascot winner, having opened his account at the first attempt aboard Admiral in the 2004 King George V Handicap.
The jockey whipped down his goggles and punched the air after passing the winning post on the 8/1 hope.
Mackay, whose father Allan rode a Royal Ascot winner atop Grand Unit in the 1983 Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap, said: "My first ride here was a winner at Royal Ascot and I have had to wait a long time since that day. It's fantastic to get a Royal Ascot winner and I'd like to thank Mr Morrison and whoever has been riding the horse at home.
"I knew the Elsworth horse would go forward and I wanted to be handy but I didn't want to get boxed in - I know how much planning goes into a race like this. It all went perfect for me. I was very happy with the draw and it could not have gone better.
"I thought we were going to be third and then when we got to the front I thought something was going to get me. He really dug and he is incredibly tough. It felt great when we crossed the line. It's easily the best day of my riding career.
"People who know me know what this means to me, especially my wife. After I finished at Luca Cumani's, there was a time when for two years I struggled to even get a ride. Mr Gosden has helped me out a lot and gives me opportunities and it's thanks to him that I'm back on track.
"Jim Boyle has also been great. He is a very good trainer and very loyal and he has helped me a lot, so it's a big thank you to both him and Mr Gosden."
FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
CAI SHEN TAKES SECOND
Top-weight Cai Shen lost out by half a length when finishing second to Sagramor in the Britannia Handicap.
"We are thrilled, because it was his first time in a handicap and he was giving the winner 8lb," said owner Julie Wood. "It was a tough task for him off top-weight and he has done everything he has been asked in all his races. He has run where his rating has taken him so far and I'm not sure where he will go now."
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
TERCENTENARY STAKES (GROUP 3)
MORRISON AT THE DOUBLE
20/1 chance Pisco Sour captured the Tercentenary Stakes to complete a 188/1 double for trainer Hughie Morrison, who had won the previous contest with Sagramor.
Pisco Sour was bouncing back from a disappointing ninth place in the Investec Derby on his previous outing and he received quotes ranging from 12/1 to 33/1 for the Ladbrokes St Leger in September.
“They say that the
“If you’d seen him gallop with Sagramor on Saturday morning then you’d have been queuing up to back him today. He cost 100,000 guineas and is the dearest yearling I’ve had.
“Jimmy (Fortune) said that once he hit the front he knew he wasn’t going to stop.
“We had a good day at Cheltenham nine years ago when Marble Arch was second in the Champion Hurdle and Frenchman’s Creek, who I bred, won a handicap chase and we have also won Group 1s but I think today has to be the number one in my career - Royal Ascot is where everyone wants to be. Before today, my last Royal Ascot runner was Cill Rialaig, who won the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap last year, so we’ve actually have three consecutive winners here from our last three runners. Days like this won’t be repeated.”
Fortune added: “When he went to Epsom he was a bit fresh. He pulled hard in the race and I don’t think he handled the track. Today we saw the real horse.
“I was surprised how easy I got to the front but I was always confident because I knew he stays a mile and a half well.
“He’s improved a hell of a lot from last year and Hughie said he’d done some really good work after the
Fifth race placed quotes
LUCA NOT SOUR WITH ALKIMOS EFFORT
Pisco Sour proved sweet for his supporters in the Tricentenary Stakes, but runner-up Alkimos did little wrong in defeat.
The son of High Chaparral is trained by Luca Cumani and was ridden by Kieren Fallon. Cumani said: "I was very pleased with that, because he showed a good turn of foot and didn't mind the ground. I'm happy with his progression because that was his best race so far and he is clearly going the right way.
"I've not got any plans for him yet, but a similar type of race would be likely."
Sixth race winner's quotes
King George V Handicap
PANTHER STRIKES FOR OWEN AND DASCOMBE
Trainer Tom Dascombe saddled his second Royal Ascot winner - 24 hours after the first - when Brown Panther, the 4/1 joint-favourite, romped home in the King George V Stakes for owner/breeder Michael Owen.
The victory confirmed the two men, who teamed up to train horses at Owen's
Manchester United striker Owen was briefly in tears as well-wishers surrounded him in the winner's enclosure, and he said of the Richard Kingscote-ridden winner: "Owning a horse that wins at Royal Ascot is one thing, but breeding it and having the mare at home - well it doesn't get any better.
"I've nearly lost my voice shouting, ‘Come on Richard'. I bought Manor House [his racing stables] about five years ago and when we recruited Tom two years ago he brought Richard with him. You can see why. We've now gone from housing a few horses at Manor House to over 100, and Richard is very much a part of the team.
"We have something quite special now, and while it wasn't easy in our first season last year patience is beginning to pay off. We're all delighted for Richard and for Tom, because we knew he can train.
"The problem with racing is you have no control whatsoever on the track. I don't get nervous playing football because I can do something in the match and change things, but racing is in the lap of the gods. I don't deserve any credit - I invest money in the game, but it's all down to Tom and the team."
Kingscote said: "It's exhilarating to win another race here - he's a lovely animal. I was in front far too long, but he kept pulling out more. He's the sort of horse that likes to be interested, and when he was enjoying himself passing horses down the back I didn't want to disappoint. I just let him roll on. He's a bull of a horse and he's wonderful this year."
Dascombe was clearly relieved and proud, and said of the winner: "He's out of handicaps now - he's been in the German Derby since May 1. We'll celebrate today and think about that race another time, but the [Ladbrokes] St Leger is possibly not ridiculous. He clearly stays well and he's a fantastic horse."
Reflecting on his change in fortunes this season compared to 2010, Dascombe said: "We're in a different place now. We're doing a lot of things differently. You always hope to learn a bit and we know we've learnt a lot."
Richard Kingscote was found guilty of careless riding in guiding Brown Panther to success in the concluding King George V Stakes.
The stewards decreed that the jockey had interfered with the unplaced Apache in that he allowed his mount to hang right.
He is suspended for two days: Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1.
KING GEORGE V HANDICAP
DODS TAKES CONSOLATION FROM SHARP EFFORT
Well Sharp was no match for the impressive Brown Panther in the King George V Handicap but the 40/1 shot pleased trainer Michael Dods in finishing seven lengths third to Michael Owen's colt.
"We came here thinking he was one of our better chances this week but then when we saw the draw we thought all chance had gone, so I'm pleased he has made the frame.
"We now know that he stays a mile and a half well so we will get him home and have a look at where we go next."
MACKAY & HILLS HANDED BANS
Nicky Mackay will be taking an unwelcome break after the stewards hit him with a four-day ban for using his whip with excessive frequency during the final quarter-mile of the Britannia Handicap.
In urging his mount, Sagramor, to victory in the mile handicap, the jockey was found to be in breach of Schedule (B)6 Part 2.
His suspension incorporates Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1, Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.
Hills fell foul of Rule (B)54.1 and his two-day careless riding ban takes effect on Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1.
FIRST RACE RESULT
£75,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 2yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 31 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) BAPAK CHINTA (
2) BOOMERANG BOB (IRE) (R Tufft)
3) CROWN DEPENDENCY (IRE) (Coriolan Links Partnership III) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Richard Hughes  8/1
4) BURWAAZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-1
5) SIGNIFER (IRE) (Insignia Racing (Roundel)) Mick Channon 2-9-1 Jamie Spencer 
6) BANNOCK (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-1 Silvestre De Sousa 
7) FOREVERTHEOPTIMIST (IRE) (G & T Bloodstock) Linda Stubbs 2-9-1 Kieren Fallon 
8) SILVERHEELS (IRE) (Goldswain, Hunter, Jefferson, Williams) Paul Cole 2-9-1 Ryan Moore  4/1 Fav
9) PYMAN'S THEORY (IRE) (Delawarr Racing, Michael Owen, M Williams, M Hughes) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote 
10) CHARLES THE GREAT (IRE) (
11) EVERYDAY DAVE (CAN) (Wesley Ward & Ice Wine Stables) Wesley Ward
12) TELL DAD (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Pat Dobbs 
13) SANS LOI (IRE) (Mrs Z Wentworth) Alan McCabe 2-9-1 Robert Winston 
14) CRAVAT (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-1 Joe Fanning 
15) MARCUS AUGUSTUS (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-1 Tom Queally 
Non-runners: 1 Ballesteros (self cert. - lame); 4 Bear Behind (Going); 7 Caspar Netscher (s.c. - not eaten up); 13 Frederik Engels (s.c. - not eaten up); 14 Lupo D'Oro (s.c. - not eaten up); 20 Ebony Clarets (s.c. - dehydrated)
Time: 1m 03.03s
Distances: 1, 1¼, ½, 3¾, nk, ¾, ½, ½, ½, ¾, 1¼, 2, ¾, 2¼
Breeder: E T Buckley,
Breeding: gr or ro c Speightstown (USA) - Suena Cay (USA) (Maria’s Mon (USA))
Totes: Win: £7.30 Places: £2.60; £6.40; £2.80 Exacta: £460.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Kevin Trains at Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire First trainer’s licence: June, 1998 Background: Former jump jockey from Tipperary, partnered 47 winners during his riding career. Spent five years as head lad with Jack Berry and then three years in same capacity with Richard Fahey. First winner: Komlucky, Catterick, July 22, 1998 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), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2005 Balthazaar’s Gift), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2006 Wi Dud, 2008 Madame Trop Vite); Duke Of York Stakes (2007 Amafeus Wolf) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2007 Advanced), Princess Margaret Stakes (2008 African Skies), Sapphire Stakes (2009 Benbaun) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Buckingham Palace Stakes (2006 Uhoomagoo); Norfolk Stakes (2011 Bapak Chinta) First Royal Ascot Winner: Uhoomagoo, Buckingham Palace Stakes, June 22, 2006 Number of horses in training (1999-2011): 28; 40; 50; 51; 59; 65; 86; 118; 140;130; 88; 107; 97; Wins (1998-2010): 6; 11; 29; 22; 54; 41; 67; 82; 95; 107; 108; 96; 107; Wins in 2011: 72
Winning jockey:-Name: Makin, Phillip Born: June 22, 1984 Status: graduated from
SECOND RACE RESULT
3.05pm RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP TWO)
£100,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f. For 3yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race of 1m2f or more 3lb Entries 84 pay £290 Confirmed 16 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) BANIMPIRE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 3-8-12 Kevin Manning  3/1 Fav
2) FIELD OF MIRACLES (IRE) (
4) LOOK AT ME (IRE) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Ryan Moore 
5) ZAIN AL BOLDAN (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
6) RUMH (GER) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori 
7) HIGHEST (Denford Stud) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick 
8) MUSHARAKAAT (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-8-12
10) MAKE MY HEART SING (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Pat Smullen 
11) CREME ANGLAISE (Mrs G Rowland-Clark) Michael
12) SUNDAY BESS (JPN) (Andrew Black) Tom Dascombe 3-8-12v1 Richard Kingscote 
Time: 2m 37.06s
Distances: sh, 7, 6, 4, 6, 18, 5, 9, 1¾, 1½, 6
Breeder: Kilcarn Stud
Breeding: br f Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - My Renee (USA) (Kris S (USA))
Totes: Win: £3.80 Places: £1.70; £4.70; £3.80 Exacta: £54.30
Winning Trainer:- Name: Bolger, Jim (James) Born: County Wexford, December 25, 1941 Based: Glebe House, Coolcullen, Co. Carlow, Ireland First Winner: Peaceful Pleasure, Roscommon, September 20, 1976 Classic Winners: Vodafone Derby (2008 New Approach), Irish Derby (1992 St. Jovite), Vodafone Oaks (1991 Jet Ski Lady); Irish Oaks (1983 Give Thanks; 2002 Margarula), English 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo), Irish 1000 Guineas (2007 Finsceal Beo) First Royal Ascot win: Coronation Stakes (June 15, 1983, Flame Of Tara) Royal Ascot wins (6): Coronation Stakes (1983 Flame Of Tara, 2008 Lush Lashes), Queen Alexandra Stakes (1991 Easy To Please, 1993 Riszard), Albany Stakes (2008 Cuis Ghaire); Ribblesdale Stakes (2011 Banimpiere) Other Major Wins: Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach), Anglesey Stakes (1991 St Jovite); Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Craven Stakes (2005 Democratic Deficit), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach, 2008 Intense Focus), Debutante Stakes (2006 Gaudeamus); Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (1992 St Jovite); Futurity Stakes (1991 StJovite, 2006 Teofilo); King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Meld Stakes (2006 Heliostatic); National Stakes (2006 Teofilo, 2007 New Approach); Prix de l’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun); Prix Marcel Boussac (2006 Finsceal Beo); Rockfel Stakes (2006 Finsceal Beo); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1986 Park Express, 2005 Alexander Goldrun), Phoenix Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2007 Saoirse Abu), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2008 Lush Lashes), Matron Stakes (2008 Lush Lashes), Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (2008 New Approach) Wins in Britain (2005-2010): 2; 2; 2; 7; 1; 0 Wins in Britain in 2011: 1
Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill,
THIRD RACE RESULT - 3.45pm GOLD CUP (GROUP ONE)
£272,500 guaranteed, 2m 4f, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 4yo+ Weights 4yo colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb; 5yo+ horses and geldings 9st 2lb; mares 8st 13lb Weight for age 4 from 5yo+ 2lb Allowances southern hemisphere allowance: 4yo 10lb Entries 44 pay £850 Confirmed 16 pay £600 Penalty value 1st £154,698.25 2nd £58,642.00 3rd £29,348.25 4th £14,633.25 5th £7,330.25 6th £3,678.75
1) FAME AND GLORY (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Fitri Hay) Aidan O'Brien IRE 5-9-2 Jamie Spencer  11/8 Fav
2) OPINION POLL (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 5-9-2 Mickael Barzalona  16/1
3) BRIGANTIN (
4) MANIGHAR (FR) (OTI Racing & The Hon Earle Mack) Luca Cumani 5-9-2 Kieren Fallon 
5) ASKAR TAU (FR) (Nurlan Bizakov) Marcus Tregoning 6-9-2v George Baker 
6) DUNCAN (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 6-9-2 William Buick 
7) KASBAH BLISS (FR) (Henri de Pracomtal) Francois Doumen FR 9-9-2 Thierry Thulliez 
8) AAIM TO PROSPER (IRE) (CGA Racing Partnership 2) Brian Meehan 7-9-2 Ryan Moore 
9) MOTRICE (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 4-8-11 Seb Sanders 
10) BLUE BAJAN (IRE) (Dr John Hollowood) David O'Meara 9-9-2 Daniel Tudhope 
11) THE BETCHWORTH KID (Henry Ponsonby) Alan King 6-9-2 Hayley Turner 
12) FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) (Cill Choca Syndicate) Vincent Ward IRE 6-8-13 Fran
13) HOLBERG (UAE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-2 Frankie Dettori 
PU) GEORDIELAND (FR) (A Taylor, K Conlan, D Carberry) Jamie Osborne 10-9-2 Richard Hughes 
PU) TASTAHIL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
Time: 4m 37.51s
Distances: 3, 4½, ½, ½, 2¼, sh, 1¾, 6, ½, 26, 2¼, 73
Breeder: Ptarmigan Bloodstock & Kirsten Rausing
Breeding: b h Montjeu (IRE) - Gryada (
Totes: Win: £2.40 Places: £1.20; £4.70; £4.60 Exacta:£32.60
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (25) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry) Royal Ascot wins (33): Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator, 2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem, 2008 Haradasun), Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Yeats, 2011 Fame And Glory), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler, 2010 Mikhail Glinka) Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2008 Honolulu), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010 Starspangledbanner) Wins in Britain 2000-2010: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2011 (In Britain): 7
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Background:. Champion apprentice in
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm BRITANNIA HANDICAP
£100,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 3yo colts and geldings Rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weight raised 3 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 4th, a winner 5lb; a winner of 2 races 7lb Cai Shen's Handicap Mark 101 Entries 47 pay £300 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) SAGRAMOR (Melksham Craic) Hughie Morrison 3-8-13 Nicky Mackay  8/1
2) CAI SHEN (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-9-7 Ryan Moore  20/1
3) THE TICHBORNE (IRE) (Chris Simpson & Mick Waghorn) Roger Teal 3-8-7 Jack Mitchell  100/1
4) BELGIAN BILL (PJL, Cooper & Heath) George Baker 3-9-3t Tony Culhane  10/1
5) TRADE STORM (Universal Racing) John Gallagher 3-9-4 Darryll Holland 
6) CRUISER (Clive Edginton) William Muir 3-8-5 Martin Dwyer 
7) BAHCELI (IRE) (
8) CHAIN LIGHTNING (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes  6/1 Fav
9) MADAWI (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-13 Philip Robinson 
10) TROPICAL BEAT (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 3-8-6b1 William Buick 
11) TINKERTOWN (IRE) (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 3-9-5 Jamie Spencer 
12) ASHVA (
13) MUBTADI (Abdulla Al Mansoori) David Simcock
14) VANGUARD DREAM (Malih Lahej Al Basti) Richard Hannon 3-9-1 Pat Dobbs 
15) BRIDGEFIELD (
16) CAPAILL LIATH (IRE) (D Hanafin) Michael Bell 3-8-2p Harry Bentley (5) 
17) POLAR KITE (IRE) (John & Barbara Cotton) Richard Fahey 3-8-7 Paul Hanagan 
18) COMMON TOUCH (IRE) (Nicholas Wrigley & Kevin Hart) Richard Fahey 3-8-12 Lee Topliss (5) 
19) CHILWORTH LAD (7RUS) Mick Channon 3-9-2 Martin Harley (3) 
20) CROWN COUNSEL (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-6 Silvestre De Sousa 
21) CATALYZE (Robert Hanson & Partners) Andrew Balding 3-8-5t David Probert 
22) CAPTAIN BERTIE (IRE) (A Morton)
23) HONEY OF A KITTEN (
24) BAPTIST (
25) EKTIBAAS (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
26) KUALA LIMPER (IRE) (John Dwyer) David Elsworth 3-8-11 Tom Queally 
27) RIGOLLETO (IRE) (
28) NORSE BLUES (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-10 James Doyle 
29) DREAM ACHIEVED (Khalid Abdulla)
29 ran Non-Runner: Dimension (Ground)
Time: 1m 44.55s
Distances: ½, hd, nse, 1, nk, ½, ½, nk, hd, ¾, sh, 2, ¾, hd, 1¾, hd, ½, hd, 1¾, sh, 2, 11, 1¾, 1¼, ¾, 1¼, 10, 34
Breeder: Melksham Craic
Breeding: ch c Pastoral Pursuits - Jasmick (IRE) (Definite Article)
Totes: Win: £7.20 Places: £2.40; £7.30; £29.50; £3.10 Exacta: £223.80
Winning Trainer:-Name: Morrison, Hughie Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley,
Winning jockey:-Name: Mackay, Nicky Background: Son of jockey Allan Mackay and grandson of former jockey Eric Eldin. Formerly apprenticed to Luca Cumani in Newmarket Big race wins: Courage Best Stakes (2003 Navado), Old Newton Cup (2005 Zeitgeist), Spring Cup (2006 Forgery) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Stakes (2004 Admiral); Britannia Handicap (2011 Sagramor) Wins (2002-2010): 13; 36; 52; 34; 57; 46; 15; 31; 37; Wins in 2011: 15
FIFTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm TERCENTENARY STAKES (GROUP THREE)
£70,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f. For 3yo which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern Race Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties a winner of a Group 3 race of seven furlongs or more 4lb Entries 27 pay £350 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) PISCO SOUR (
2) ALKIMOS (IRE) (Leonidas Marinopoulos) Luca Cumani 3-9-0 Kieren Fallon  13/2
3) SLUMBER (Khalid Abdulla)
4) SPECIFIC GRAVITY (FR) (Niarchos Family) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Ian Mongan 
5) TAZAHUM (
6) LAAJOOJ (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-9-0 Mickael Barzalona 
7) MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-0 Ryan Moore  100/30 Fav
8) HUNTER'S LIGHT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-0 Frankie Dettori 
9) AHLAAIN (
10) AULD BURNS (Patsy Byrne) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Jamie Spencer 
11) MORIARTY (IRE) (Justin Dowley & Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-9-0v1 Richard Hughes 
12) MAALI (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-0 Philip Robinson 
13) MIDSUMMER SUN (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Tom Queally 
14) LOVING SPIRIT (P Dalby & R Schuster) James Toller 3-9-0 Robert Havlin 
15) HAPPY TODAY (
16) SLIM SHADEY (Phil Cunningham) Stan Moore 3-9-0 Luke Morris 
Time: 2m 11.84s
Distances: 1¾, 2, ¾, ¾, hd, nk, 3½, 2¼, 2, ½, ¾, ½, 5, 14, 5
Breeder: Hascombe Stud
Breeding: b or br c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Lynnwood Chase (USA) (Horse Chestnut (SAF))
Totes: Win: £28.60 Places: £6.70; £2.10; £4.40 Exacta: £210.60
Winning Trainer:-Name: Morrison, Hughie Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley,
Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Coolmore Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2009 Dar Re Mi), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), Premio Vittorio di Capua (2007 Linngari), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Prix de la Foret (2001 Mount Abu), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins) Royal Ascot Winners (14): Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Tercentenary Stakes (2011 Pisco Sour) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2010): 8, 29, 47, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 91, 71, 92, 46, 72, 95, 77, 110, 87, 73, 77 Wins in 2011: 15
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.35pm KING GEORGE V HANDICAP
£50,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f. For 3yo Rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weight raised 4 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 4th, a winner 4lb; a winner of 2 races 7lb Apache's Handicap Mark 99 Entries 42 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £31,155.00 2nd £9,330.00 3rd £4,665.00 4th £2,335.00 5th £1,165.00 6th £585.00
1) BROWN PANTHER (Owen Promotions Ltd) Tom Dascombe 3-8-13 Richard Kingscote  4/1 Jt Fav
2) CENSUS (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Beeswing)) Richard Hannon 3-9-2 Richard Hughes  6/1
3) WELL SHARP (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 3-8-12 Phillip Makin  40/1
4) COMMUNICATOR (Lady Davis) Michael Bell 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer  16/1
5) DANADANA (IRE) (Sh. Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 3-8-8 Kieren Fallon 
6) SUD PACIFIQUE (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-0 Ryan Moore 
7) GREYFRIARS DRUMMER (Greyfriars UK Ltd) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Joe Fanning 
8) MALTHOUSE (GER) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-6 Mickael Barzalona 
9) CHARLES CAMOIN (IRE) (Chris Wright, Catherine Corbett) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-12 Liam Keniry 
10) JEHANBUX (
11) PICTURE EDITOR (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-7 Tom Queally 
12) MICA MIKA (IRE) (Una Towell) Richard Fahey 3-8-7 Paul Hanagan
13) ART HISTORY (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-10 Silvestre De Sousa 
14) APACHE (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-4 Joseph O'Brien (3)  4/1 Jt Fav
15) PURIFICATION (IRE) (Martin Hughes & Michael Kerr-Dineen) John Gosden 3-8-10 William Buick 
16) DISCOTECA (David Brownlow) Andrew Balding 3-9-0 Jimmy Fortune 
17) THE BELLS O PEOVER (D & G Mercer) Mark Johnston 3-8-12
18) REFLECT (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Pat Dobbs 
Non-runner: 9 Eternal Heart (going)
Time: 2m 36.93s
Distances: 6, 1, 2, 6, 1¾, ¾, 4½, ¾, ½, nk, 13, 3¼, 6, 27, nk, 2¼, 9
Breeder: Owen Promotions Ltd
Breeding: b c Shirocco (GER) -
Totes: Win: £5.90 Places: £1.60; £1.70; £8.10; £4.60 Exacta: £24.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Dascombe, Tom Born:
Winning jockey:- Name: Kingscote, Richard Background: Builder’s son from Weston-Super-Mare,