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Friday, June 17, 2011

ROYAL ASCOT 2011

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 17

 

GOING CHANGE

 

Following the fifth race, Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, has changed the official going to:

 

SOFT

 

 A total of seven millimetres of rain has fallen today, with three millimetres having fallen since this afternoon's racing commenced.

 

 

CROWD FIGURE

 

The official crowd figure on the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2011 is 64,772, marking a 2% increase on last year's Friday crowd of 63,373.

 

The crowd on each of the first four days at this year's meeting has shown an increase on the corresponding day in 2010.

 

 

            TOTEPOOL TOASTS ANOTHER GREAT DAY'S TAKINGS AS TURNOVER SOARS

 

 

Total totepool on course cash turnover on the fourth day of Royal Ascot was up 9.5% at £1,799,860 as against £1,644,084 in 2010.

 

The toteplacepot pool of £534,673 was the second-highest pool in the history of the Royal Meeting just behind yesterday's £542,102.

 

The totejackpot was not won and a total of £90,544.51 is carried forward to tomorrow's meeting.

 

"We are delighted with the turnover at Royal Ascot so far and hoping it can continue for the last day," said totepool spokesman George Primarolo.

 

 

LEADING JOCKEY - FOURTH DAY STANDINGS

 

Jockey    1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hughes   3   2   1

Jamie Spencer    2   -   2

Eddie Ahern    2   -   -

William Buick    2   -   -

Richard Kingscote   2   -   -

Ryan Moore    1   5   2

Tom Queally    1   3   -

Martin Dwyer    1   1   1

Phillip Makin    1   1   1

Frankie Dettori    1   -   1

Johnny Murtagh    1   -   1

Jim Crowley    1   -   -

Jimmy Fortune    1   -   -

Wayne Lordan    1   -   -

Nicky Mackay    1   -   -

Kevin Manning    1   -   -

Gerald Mosse    1   -   -

Silvestre De Sousa   1   -   -

Kieren Fallon    -   2   1

Mikael Barzalona   -   2   -

Olivier Peslier    -   1   1

Seb Sanders    -   1   1

Steven Arnold    -   1   -

George Baker    -   1   -

Ian Mongan    -   1   -

Paul Mulrennan   -   1   -

Dane O’Neill    -   1   -

Stephane Pasquier    -   1   -

Pierre-Charles Boudot   -   -   1

Neil Callan    -   -   1

Joe Fanning    -   -   1

Danny Grant    -   -   1

Paul Hanagan    -   -   1

Michael Hills    -   -   1

Adam Kirby    -   -   1

Nick Mitchell    -   -   1

Luke Morris    -   -   1

Colm O’Donoghue   -   -   1

Tadhg O’Shea    -   -   1

Robert Winston    -   -   1

 

 

LEADING TRAINER - FOURTH DAY STANDINGS

 

Trainer    1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hannon   3   2   1

Aidan O’Brien IRE   2   2   1

John Gosden    2   1   -

Tom Dascombe   2   -   -

Hughie Morrison   2   -   -

Sir Henry Cecil    1   2   -

Brian Meehan    1   1   1

Kevin Ryan    1   1   -

Mahmood Al Zarooni   1   1   -

Mark Johnston    1   -   1

Jim Bolger IRE    1   -   -

David Brown    1   -   -

Mick Channon    1   -   -

Robert Collet FR   1   -   -

Robert Cowell    1   -   -

Nicky Henderson   1   -   -

Tommy Stack IRE   1   -   -

Walter Swinburn   1   -   -

Luca Cumani    -   2   -

Jeremy Noseda   -   1   2

Saeed bin Suroor   -   1   1

Henry Candy    -   1   -

Rod Collet FR    -   1   -

Keith Dalgleish    -   1   -

Freddy Head FR   -   1   -

John Hills    -   1   -

George Margarson   -   1   -

Danny O’Brien AUS   -   1   -

Pat Phelan    -   1   -

Sir Michael Stoute   -   1   -

Ed Vaughan    -   1   -

Marco Botti    -   -   1

Roger Charlton    -   -   1

Clive Cox    -   -   1

Michael Dods    -   -   1

Tim Easterby    -   -   1

James Evans    -   -   1

Andre Fabre FR   -   -   1

Richard Fahey    -   -   1

Patrick Flynn IRE   -   -   1

Barry Hills    -   -   1

Alan McCabe    -   -   1

Tony Millard HK   -   -   1

Pat Murphy    -   -   1

David Simcock    -   -   1

Roger Teal    -   -   1

Roger Varian    -   -   1

Lucy Wadham    -   -   1

 

ROYAL ASCOT - FIRST DAY WINNERS

2.30pm QUEEN ANNE STAKES (GROUP ONE)

CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE)  (Heffer Syndicate, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Richard Hannon 4-9-0 Richard Hughes [6] 11/8

 

3.05pm KING'S STAND STAKES (GROUP ONE)

PROHIBIT (Dasmal, Rix, Barr, Morley, Mrs Penney) Robert Cowell 6-9-4p Jim Crowley [14] 7/1

 

3.45pm ST JAMES'S PALACE STAKES (GROUP ONE)

FRANKEL (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-9-0 Tom Queally [5] 30/100 Fav

 

4.25pm COVENTRY STAKES (GROUP TWO)

POWER (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-1 Ryan Moore [19] 4/1 Fav

 

5.00pm ASCOT STAKES

VEILED (Pump & Plant Services Ltd) Nicky Henderson 5-9-3 Eddie Ahern [10] 11/2

 

5.35pm WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES (LISTED)

FREDERICK ENGELS (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown 2-9-3 Johnny Murtagh [22] 9/4 Fav

 

ROYAL ASCOT - SECOND DAY WINNERS

2.30pm JERSEY STAKES (GROUP THREE)

STRONG SUIT (USA) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-9-6 Richard Hughes [5] 11/1

 

3.05pm WINDSOR FOREST STAKES (GROUP TWO)

LOLLY FOR DOLLY (IRE) (David Koeghan) Tommy Stack IRE 4-8-12b Wayne Lordan [5] 11/1

 

3.45pm PRINCE OF WALES'S STAKES (GROUP ONE)

REWILDING (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-9-0 Frankie Dettori [6] 17/2

 

4.25pm ROYAL HUNT CUP

JULIENAS (IRE) (Peter Harris) Walter Swinburn 4-8-8 Eddie Ahern [24] 12/1

 

5.00pm QUEEN MARY STAKES (GROUP TWO)

BEST TERMS (Robert Barnett) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [7] 12/1

 

5.35pm SANDRINGHAM HANDICAP (LISTED)

RHYTHM OF LIGHT (Lowe, Silver, Deal) Tom Dascombe 3-8-12 Richard Kingscote [1] 8/1

 

ROYAL ASCOT - THIRD DAY WINNERS

2.30pm NORFOLK STAKES (GROUP TWO)

BAPAK CHINTA (USA) (T Rahman) Kevin Ryan 2-9-1 Phillip Makin [2] 6/1

 

3.05pm RIBBLESDALE STAKES (GROUP TWO)

BANIMPIRE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 3-8-12 Kevin Manning [2] 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 [3] 11/8 Fav

 

4.25pm BRITANNIA HANDICAP

SAGRAMOR (Melksham Craic) Hughie Morrison 3-8-13 Nicky Mackay [23] 8/1

 

5.00pm TERCENTENARY STAKES (GROUP THREE)

PISCO SOUR (USA) (Michael Kerr-Dineen) Hughie Morrison 3-9-0 Jimmy Fortune [11] 20/1

 

5.35pm KING GEORGE V HANDICAP

BROWN PANTHER (Owen Promotions Ltd) Tom Dascombe 3-8-13 Richard Kingscote [12] 4/1 Jt Fav

 

ROYAL ASCOT - FOURTH DAY WINNERS

2.30pm ALBANY STAKES (GROUP THREE)

SAMITAR (Nick & Olga Dhandsa & John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [14] 16/1

 

3.05pm KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP TWO)

NATHANIEL (IRE) (Lady Rothschild) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick [5] 11/4 Fav

 

3.45pm CORONATION STAKES (GROUP ONE)

IMMORTAL VERSE (IRE) (Richard Strauss) Robert Collet FR 3-9-0 Gerald Mosse [11] 8/1

 

4.25pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)

BEACHFIRE (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 4-8-9b William Buick [15] 12/1

 

5.00pm QUEEN'S VASE (GROUP THREE)

NAMIBIAN (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Silvestre De Sousa [8] 7/2 Fav

 

5.35pm BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP

MANASSAS (IRE) (Rebecca Philipps) Brian Meehan 6-9-0 Martin Dwyer [29] 12/1

 

 

 

TODAY’S GOING

 

The going remains

 

Good to Soft, Soft in places

 

GoingStick readings at 8.30am

Stands’ side 8.3

Centre 8.8

Far side 8.8

Round 7.1

 

Stalls

Straight course: Centre

Round course: Inside

 

The rail in place on the round course on the inside from the nine-furlong pole to the home straight has been moved back to its original position for today and tomorrow in order to provide fresh ground.  J

 

There was four millimetres of rain after racing yesterday (16 millimetres since yesterday at 7am)

 

Forecast

Further showers, possibly heavy, later today and tomorrow.

 

Royal Carriage List - Friday, June 17,  2011

 

Carriage 1

1          THE QUEEN                                                                            

2          THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

3          The Earl of Romney                                                                                           

4          Mr John Warren

 

Carriage 2

1          Prince Michael of Kent                                                              

2          Princess Michael of Kent

3          The Lady Carolyn Warren

4          Mr Edward Young

 

Carriage 3

1          The Countess of Romney                                                                                         

2          Mr Bernard Kantor

3          Mrs Bernard Kantor

4          Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards

 

Carriage 4                                                                                                       

1          Mr Carl-Peter Forster                                                                             

2          Mrs Carl-Peter Forster

3          Mr Michael Henriques

4          Mrs Michael Henriques

                                                           

TOTESCOOP6 HEADS TO ROYAL ASCOT AS PUNTERS AIM TO LAND UP TO £750,000

 

The totescoop6 has a distinctly regal theme to it tomorrow (Saturday) as punters try and solve two races from Royal Ascot in order to land the spoils.

 

The bet has not been won for two weeks which means there is a rollover of £153,462 in the win fund, while the bonus pot has now swelled to £358,635.

 

As well as both the Golden Jubilee and the Wokingham from Royal Ascot, the bet includes two races from Newmarket and two from Ayr which are live on Channel 4.

 

Delegator heads the market for another strong renewal of the Golden Jubilee, while Deacon Blues and Hoof It look set to fight it out for favouritism in the Wokingham.

 

“This weekend’s Scoop6 includes some of the very best racing from the Royal Meeting and a single winner could land up to £750,000,” said totepool spokesman George Primarolo.

 

The totejackpot is at Royal Ascot on Saturday, while the totetrifecta rollover race will be the Wokingham Handicap (4.25 Royal Ascot).

 

totescoop6 races – 18/06/11

Leg 1: 2.05 Newmarket

Leg 2: 2.35 Newmarket

Leg 3: 2.50 Ayr

Leg 4: 3.25 Ayr

Leg 5: 3.45 Golden Jubilee Stakes, Royal Ascot

Leg 6: 4.25 Wokingham Handicap, Royal Ascot

 

totescoop6 rollovers – 18/06/11

Win: £153,462

Bonus: £358,635

 

 

PAIN IN THE NECK FOR SIDELINED HANAGAN

 

Champion jockey Paul Hanagan will miss a good book of rides at Royal Ascot today because he is suffering from a stiff neck.

 

Hanagan was expected to ride four horses for trainer Richard Fahey. Replacement jockeys are as follows:

 

Lily’s Angel (2.30) - Richard Hughes

Glen’s Diamond (3.05) - Jimmy Fortune

Barefoot Lady (3.45) - Kieren Fallon

Castles In The Air (5.35) - Richard Hughes

 

Hanagan’s agent, Richard Hale, said: “Paul woke up yesterday morning with a very stiff neck - it had gone into spasm. He took rides yesterday, but it just got worse and they [doctors] are struggling to get to the bottom of it.

 

“It’s a bit like a whiplash injury - he cannot turn his head. We’re just hoping that if he has an easy day today he should be okay tomorrow.”

 

 

ROYAL ASCOT REIGNS AS PRESS ROUND-UP LADIES’ DAY

                                                                          

Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot has become a press fest, in which the world’s media descend for the most colourful day’s racing of the year.

Fashion in all its forms - from haute couture to fun and frankly ridiculous - gives news desks an opportunity to splash striking images of racegoers across the columns, while the sports pages fill their boots with the latest Gold Cup winner. Fame And Glory’s win  under Jamie Spencer is given lavish coverage.

The Daily Telegraph maintains its front-page Royal Ascot slot with a picture of the Duchess of Cambridgeshire’s mother and a headline that reads ‘Mrs Middleton has arrived ... and how’. Carole Middleton is seen enjoying a Royal carriage ride in company with Jim and Fitri Hay, part owners of Fame And Glory, while The Times also places the new Royal associate on page 1 and claims ‘Carole Middleton leads the field on Ladies’ Day’.

 

The Daily Star gives greater coverage to Helen Wood, who joined yesterday’s Royal Ascot crowd having recently added to the massed ranks of footballer’s conquests - it is harder to gain fame by producing a daughter who marries a prince, but Miss Wood is unlikely to ever take part in the Royal Procession.

Ornithologists are catered for on page four of The Daily Telegraph which produces a large photo of six birds. The flightless wonders are all hat creations attached to a sextet of racegoers. Another type of racegoer, the inebriated idiot, is also pictured on this page taking part in a scuffle, a minor incident which The Sun wittily refers to as ‘Bashcot’ and the Daily Mail treats with grave pontification (and moralising). The Daily Mirror claims ‘Yob fight mars day of thrills’, which is only true for the very few unfortunate to be close at hand. Racing has always been able to accommodate losers, but the handful who are also boozers are rare and unwanted.

Not that alcohol need be a problem, and The Guardian and Daily Express print a picture of a woman racegoer demurely enjoying a drink. Her greatest concern seems to revolve around another liquid, the type that falls from the sky, although her umbrella is proving effective.  A brolly is this year’s ideal fashion accessory, a fact borne out on the Daily Express’s front page, which shows two racegoers smiling in the rain, an event summed up by the Racing Post in its headline ‘Brolly good show ladies’.

Of the racing action, ‘Spencer relishes Fame And Glory’ is The Times take on the big race, while a headline writer at The Independent unwittingly alludes to Goodwood’s big summer festival when writing ‘Fame and Spencer join glorious Cup tradition’.

‘Glory day’ is The Sun’s angle, while the Daily Star pronounces ‘Glory Boy - Star jock lands the big one’, a reference to Jamie Spencer’s association with the paper.

Few horses will prove easier winners this week than Brown Panther, and The Guardian claims ‘Tears of joy for Owen as Brown Panther storms to victory’, a reference to the horse’s lachrymose owner/breeder Michael Owen. The Daily Mail says ‘Panther win puts Owen on the bawl’, which deserves to be feted among Fleet Street’s sub-editing collective.

 

 

BETTING NEWS

 

Favourite backers have been piling into the William Haggas-trained Green Destiny in the Listed Wolferton Handicap at 4.25pm. The four-year-old was a non-runner in Wednesday’s Royal Hunt Cup and he is 7/4 from 2/1 with Boylesports for today’s heat and 15/8 from 9/4 with William Hill.

 

Short-priced punters have also backed Teolane from 7/4 into 13/8 with Paddy Power for the opening Albany Stakes at 2.30pm.

 

Today’s movers:

 

2.30pm ALBANY STAKES

Illaunglass 7/1 from 9/1 Boylesports

Teolane 13/8 from 7/4 Paddy Power

 

3.05pm KING EDWARD VII STAKES

Genius Beast 8/1 from 10/1 Boylesports

Fulgur 16/1 from 20/1 William Hill

Mijhaar 4/1 from 13/2 Ladbrokes, 9/2 from 11/2 Paddy Power, 5/1 from 6/1 Boylesports

Nathaniel 11/4 from 3/1 Paddy Power and William Hill, 11/4 from 100/30 Coral

 

3.45pm CORONATION STAKES

Nova Hawk 15/2 from 10/1 Boylesports

Theyskens’ Theory 11/2 from 13/2 Coral and Paddy Power

 

4.25pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP

Green Destiny 7/4 from 2/1 Boylesports, 15/8 from 9/4 William Hill

Spanish Duke 8/1 from 12/1 Boylesports

 

5.00 QUEEN’S VASE

Eternal Heart 7/1 from 8/1 William Hill

Halifax 7/1 from 8/1 Paddy Power

 

5.35pm BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP

Docofthebay 9/1 from 11/1 William Hill

Kalk Bay 7/1 from 10/1 Coral and William Hill

 

 

FIRST RACE QUOTES

ALBANY STAKES

 

SAMITAR KEEPS THE ALBANY IN THE FAMILY

 

Samitar broke a four-year Royal Ascot losing streak for trainer Mick Channon with a deserved victory in the Group Three Albany Stakes.

In doing so, the Rock Of Gibraltar filly emulated her half-sister Nijoom Dubai, who landed the six-furlong contest for Channon in 2007.

Samitar headed into the race having finished third at Newmarket on her only previous start and with connections confident that the filly would outrun her 16/1 starting price.

So it proved as Jamie Spencer drove his mount to overhaul runner-up Inetrobil inside the distance and clinch a three quarters of a length verdict.

Channon, who trains the filly for owners Nick and Olga Dhandsa and John and Zoe Webster, revealed: "I bought her for some very good clients of mine and I've always believed in her. She was very unlucky at Newmarket. She was too good at Newmarket and set it up for them. Today we've given her a chance and she's done it like her half-sister."

Channon sold the dam of Samitar and Nijoom Dubai, Aileen's Gift, to Pat and Tanya Trant of Norman Court Stud

He continued: "I'm delighted for the breeders. I sold them the mare and she's had two Albany winners.

"It has been too long of a wait for this one, that's my only complaint. But that's sport, I'm afraid. It's the same with every sport and my complaint with this game is that it's too competitive!"

Channon had endured ill-luck in the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday when the Spencer-ridden Gatepost made late headway having raced from an unfavourable draw,

The former England football captain said: "We've had our fair share of bad luck but I kept saying to everyone, the horses are running great, I just need them to win. I believed in this filly, this was the plan and the man's (Spencer) delivered.

"She's a nice filly but just a shell of a horse at the moment. I'm delighted for the owners who have invested a lot of money. They haven't even turned up today, bless them - they were here yesterday - but they'll be so thrilled.

"I want to give her a bit of a break now and bring her back towards the back end. We have a nice bunch of two-year-olds this year and I'm pleased this filly has won because the colts are good, we were just a little bit unfortunate in the Coventry and I run a nice horse for Jaber (Abdullah) tomorrow in the Chesham."

Spencer was recording his second win of the week after yesterday's Gold Cup triumph aboard Fame And Glory.

He reported: "I rode this filly at Newmarket and she was a bit green going down into the dip that day but once she got on rising ground she really picked up - I thought she had a good chance today.

"Once we got to the furlong post she changed leads and she really picked up and I'm sure she will get better as the year goes on. She's bred to stay and she got the trip well.

"This place is very hard, you appreciate every winner whether it's the handicaps or the Group Ones. It's all the same; the same relief and the same elation."

 

 

FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES

ALBANY STAKES (GROUP 3)

 

CHERRY HINTON FOR SECOND AND THIRD

 

Albany Stakes runner-up Inetrobil and third-placed Illaunglass could reoppose in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket next month.

 

The Kevin Ryan-trained Inetrobil was having her first start in the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing colours and the syndicate's managing director, Harry Herbert, feels she has a bright future.

 

"We're over the moon. She's never been off the bridle before and it was thought to try and make all on that ground," said Herbert. "She looks very good indeed and, we'll take it over with Kevin and her breeder and part-owner (Pat Beirne), but the Cherry Hinton seems a natural progression for her.

 

"She's a filly with a big future and I think she'll be better on faster ground."

 

Illaunglass's trainer Jeremy Noseda said: "It was a solid run and she'll be better on quicker ground. She's likely to have a pop at the Cherry Hinton now."

 

First race quotes

Albany Stakes

 

TEOLANE ‘DIDN'T ACT ON THE GROUND' SAYS MANNING

           

A race to forget sums up Teolane's bid to win the opening Albany Stakes on day four of Royal Ascot.

 

The 5/4 favourite missed the break when the stalls opened, then raced too freely before finishing twelfth of the 13 runners.

 

Jockey Kevin Manning, who rode the daughter of Teofilo for his father-in-law, trainer Jim Bolger, said: "She fell out the gates and never acted on the ground.

 

"From halfway she was struggling when the raced switched on, and she hung a little left. I put it down to nothing but the ground."

 

 

JOCKEYS REPORT ON THE GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

Jamie Spencer, partner of the 16/1 winner Samitar, said: "Good to soft."

 

Phillip Makin, partner of second-placed Inetrobil, said: "Soft."

 

Ryan Moore, jockey of third Illaunglass, said: "Good to soft."

 

Richard Kingscote, on board fourth Switcher, said: "Good to soft and loose."

 

Neil Callan, rider of Judas Jo, said:"Soft."

 

Silvestre De Sousa, partner of Tip Top Gorgeous, said: "Soft. I was surprised because it is nearly the same as yesterday."

 

Richard Hughes, on board Lily's Angel. said: "Soft."

 

Darryll Holland, partner of Luv U Forever, said: "On the slow side."

 

Richard Hills, jockey of Sajwah, said: "It is soft, verging on heavy in places."

 

Kirsty Milczarek, rider of Anakindalika, said: "Soft."

 

Graham Gibbons, jockey of Sweet Chilli, said: "Soft."

 

Kevin Manning, jockey of Teolane, said: "It is on the slow side."

 

Seb Sanders, jockey of Toffee Tart, said: "It is on the slow side."

 

 

SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES

KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP 2)

 

NATHANIEL SO SMART

 

The well-backed Nathaniel was sent off 11/4 favourite for the King Edward VII Stakes and trounced his rivals with a five-length success under William Buick.

 

The winner received a 3/1 quote from the sponsor for the Ladbrokes St Leger and  although trainer John Gosden nominated the final Classic as a likely target, owner Lady Rothschild’s racing manager James Wigan reported that the colt is not certain to head to Doncaster.

 

“The St Leger is the last Classic, so we have got to start thinking about it,” said Goden. “He is a nice horse, he loved the ground and he stayed well. He and (yesterday’s King George V Handicap winner) Brown Panther - I remember buying his dam Treble Heights for Michael Owen and she stayed well - I think that those two now have shown themselves to be legitimate favourites for the St Leger. These are proper staying horses

 

“Nathaniel gets very fizzy and warm but that is just his nature. I have trained three out of the family and that is their nature but the jockey pointed him in the right direction, so that was good.

 

“I ran his brother Percussionist in the Derby but he couldn’t run down the hill because the ground had dried up so we learned from him and didn’t run Nathaniel at Epsom

 

“The Voltigeur is a strong possibility now - he would go there with a penalty - and I also quite like the race at Newbury. We will look at one of those before the St Leger, if the owners wish to go for the race, which I hope they do.”

 

James Wigan added: “I don’t think that soft ground is essential for him but I don’t think that he would like very firm ground. He has rather a high action and we were nervous about running him on the good to firm ground at Epsom. That was simply why he didn’t run in the Derby - we thought coming down that hill on the ground wouldn’t suit him.

 

“He ran a very good race at Chester but the track didn’t suit him and it was much too sharp for him. He was coming back at the winner in the finish, and the winner has been second in the Derby.”

 

“There are other chances for him before the St Leger. He probably would get a mile and six furlongs but I think that he is good enough to win a Group One over a shorter distance.”

 

Jockey William Buick added: “The sweating had no effect in him. He just wants to get on with it and that is just him. He loved the ground, he stays well and the only thing was that I won by a bit too far. It’s nice to get one in.

 

“I don’t think he has to have it soft, just ground with no jar in it. Good ground would be perfect and I hope I’ll win the Leger again this year!”

 

 

Second race quotes

King Edward VII Stakes 

 

BABYISH' FIORENTE WANTED TO BE WITH THE CROWD

 

Runaway winner Nathaniel proved too good for his King Edward VII Stakes rivals, but strong-finishing Fiorente, ridden by Ryan Moore, produced an eye-catching effort.

 

He finished second, beaten five lengths, and trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: "He acquitted himself well and handled the ground alright - I'm pleased with him."

 

Fiorente and fourth-placed Mijhaar raced wide of their rivals soon after leaving the stalls, along a strip of ground by the rails which often rides quicker following rain - the disadvantage is that horses concede ground, and the two horses which took that option rejoined their colleagues at the rear of the field.

 

Sir Michael said: "Ryan and I had a chat beforehand, but unfortunately the horse was a little too babyish, and wanted to rejoin the others - it didn't really work out."

 

Fiorente has been introduced to Ladbrokes St Leger betting as a 16/1 chance by William Hill, but when asked if the colt might be aimed at that Classic, Sir Michael said: "I hope he might prove even better than that."

 

The third horse, beaten another two lengths, was Alexander Pope, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Colm O'Donoghue.

 

 

Third race win quotes

Coronation Stakes

 

IMMORTAL FOR COLLET SNR 25 YEARS AFTER TYCOON

 

            French horses trained by father and son Robert and Rod Collet finished first and second in today's feature, the £250,000 Group One Coronation Stakes for fillies.

            Collet Snr came out in front thanks to Immortal Verse, who was ridden by Gerald Mosse for owner Richard Strauss. This was Collet's second Royal winner, his first being Last Tycoon, who landed the King's Stand Stakes in 1986 under Cash Asmussen and also wore Strauss's colours.

            Collet said: "This is the best filly I have trained. At Newmarket [in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas] they put a hood on her to enter the stalls and there was a lot of wind, which irritated her [and she did not line up].

            "Then in the French Guineas [the Poule d'Essai Des Pouliches] things didn't go to plan so we have to forget that, and it is great that she has come back and proved herself a Group One filly. Her best weapon is her turn of foot."

            Jockey Gerald Mosse said: "The pace was fast enough on the ground, but not that fast, but she was a bit keen so I decided to drop her in behind to make sure she was totally relaxed.

            "When I pulled her out to challenge her reaction was quicker than I expected and we hit the front too soon. It was the first time I had been on board, but she did it really easily.

            "The last good filly I rode in the Coronation Stakes was Gold Splash [who won in 1993] - this one also has a fantastic turn of foot, and only top-class horses can do that. I would like to congratulate the owner and thank him for putting me on the filly at the last moment. She really was a great ride.

            "It's one of the best moments to ride a winner at Royal Ascot - it is known worldwide and a dream to have a runner, let alone ride a Group 1 winner."

            Asked if he would like to ride Immortal Verse against Golden Lilac, who won the Pouliches, Mosse said: "It would depend on the ground, track and distance, and the filly would have to be right on the day, but I believe she can compete with anyone."

            Does he feel this year's three-year-old French fillies are superior to their British counterparts? Mosse said: "I'm not going to say that and upset anybody!"

 

 

THIRD RACE PLACE QUOTES

CORONATION STAKES

 

COLLET BOWS TO COLLET

 

Rarely is a trainer delighted in defeat but Rod Collet displayed just such emotion after seeing his filly Nova Hawk play second fiddle to Immortal Verse in the Group One Coronation Stakes; the reason being that the winner is trained by none other than his father, Robert Collet.

 

Nova Hawk had finished fourth in both the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas and French 1,000 Guineas this season and was sent off at 9/2 to taste Coronation Stakes success.

 

The three-year-old Hawk Wing filly, keen in the early stages before being settled towards the rear under Stephane Pasquier, hit traffic problems in the straight as the winner swept from last to first with an uninterrupted wide run down the home straight.

 

Collet was pleased with Nova Hawk's effort in taking second, two and a quarter lengths behind his father's filly, but could now look at dropping down in distance.

 

He said: "She ran a great race but she still needs to be a bit more relaxed in her races - she has a lot of speed.

 

"She finished short in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and at Longchamp too. A mile is quite a bit long, so seven furlongs could be a great distance for a filly like that.

 

"I am happy for two things; my father beat me and it is always better when it is your family. Everybody is happy and for me Ascot is a beautiful place to be. And also last year when I came for the first time, Sahpresa was sick and we finished nowhere (Windsor Forest Stakes), so for me you should never say stop, or I was beaten last year so I'm not coming back again; no, you should always keep fighting and try again and in racing sometimes you are down and sometimes you are up."

 

As to future targets, plans have yet to be made for Nova Hawk's next assignment.

 

Collet added: "At the moment I have no idea because I will talk to the owners and then see what we will do next."

 

Richard Fahey, trainer of third-placed Barefoot Lady (16/1), said: "She is very tough and very genuine. She was first beaten but was still there at the finish. I have said it before, she is the toughest I have ever trained and she still probably wants a bit further."

 

 

THIRD RACE ADDITIONAL QUOTES

CORONATION STAKES (GROUP 1)

 

MORE THAN REAL HEADS HOME

 

The rain-softened ground proved far from ideal for several of the leading contenders in the Group One Coronation Stakes, including US raider More Than Real, who finished 11th of the 12 runners.

 

“When they broke it seemed like she found the spot we were looking for, pulling along but settled enough,” said her trainer Todd Pletcher. “But when the race quickened she had no turn of foot on that soft ground. We’ll take her home and look for something at Saratoga now.”

 

More Than Real’s jockey Olivier Peslier added: “She started in a good place and was going OK but when we went to go she couldn’t quicken in the ground.”

 

The 7/2 favourite Together finished fifth and her jockey, Ryan Moore, said : “She didn’t handle the ground.”

 

Jockey Richard Hughes was delighted that Memory, who all but refused to race in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on her previous start, was much happier today after the filly finished seventh.

 

“All the good signs were there with her today and she had a nice easy day out. She’ll go to the Falmouth Stakes now on a track she likes and she’ll have a major chance,” said Hughes.

 

 

FOURTH RACE QUOTES

WOLFERTON HANDICAP

 

BEACHFIRE GIVES PRINCESS HAYA A FIRST ROYAL ASCOT TRIUMPH

 

Beachfire benefited from first time blinkers as he swooped under William Buick to land the Listed Wolferton Handicap and give owner Princess Haya a first Royal Ascot success.

 

The John Gosden-trained Indian Haven four-year-old forged past Lost In The Moment just inside the distance before surging to a two and a quarter-length verdict over that rival. To add spice to the result, the runner-up sported the Godolphin colours of Princess Haya's husband, Sheikh Mohammed.

 

Sent off a 12/1 shot for the 10-furlong contest, Beachfire was the second leg of a near 48/1 Gosden/Buick double, the trainer and jockey having teamed up with Nathaniel to win the King Edward VII Stakes earlier in the afternoon.

 

Gosden revealed: "Two things have helped - the soft ground, he loved the soft ground, and secondly he had this naughty habit last year of dropping himself out of the race. When you're running against inferior horses you can do that and get up and win by a head but not running against superior stock like it is at Royal Ascot. We popped the headgear on and it has worked very well. He has come through them like a knife through butter.

 

"I'm very pleased - the wife has beaten the husband in this case and the husband is delighted., so we are not in big trouble.

 

"You have got to get the trip today and he has done it well. We thought he would run well but probably didn't dream he'd run that well.

 

"The mother went on the ground and the father did too, so that gives you the genetics. He has done it nicely and it's not a surprise, he has always shown us that he can do this kind of thing."

 

Buick commented: "He is a very talented horse as we clearly just saw and it's fantastic to ride a winner at Royal Ascot for Princess Haya.

 

"He likes this ground and he showed today how good he was. It all worked out - he needs a bit of luck in running and, thank God, he got it today. They were all coming back to him very quickly so it was like dodging bullets a bit and then I had to give a bit of a sharp right-hander.

 

"I got it wrong - Mr Gosden asked me if he needed blinkers and I said I don't think so. Then he ran at Goodwood last time and he just wasn't concentrating without the blinkers on. Today he wore the blinkers and there was nothing wrong with his head carriage. It's fantastic, it's so tough to ride winners here and two in a day is certainly special." 

 

BUICK PICKS UP TWO-DAY BAN

 

Jockey William Buick was given a two-day ban following his win on Beachfire in the Wolferton Handicap.

 

Buick was found guilty of careless riding in that he allowed his mount to drift right-handed in the final furlong and interfere with Shamali, who was unplaced.

 

The suspension takes effect on Friday, July 1 and Sunday, July 3.

 

FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)

 

MOMENT SECOND

 

Godolphin's Lost In The Moment finished two and a quarter lengths runner-up in the Wolferton Handicap although he proved no match for the winner, Beachfire.

 

Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, said: "We just found one too good on the day but were delighted with that. It was a huge effort and we may look for a conditions race for him now."

 

Irish raider Waydownsouth finished third and trainer Pat Flynn commented: "I thought at one stage he was going to win but he just idled when he hit the front. He's a lazy horse who reserves a bit for himself and it was a good run off a mark of 99. He'll probably go up again now so we'll probably go for a Listed race and he'll improve along the way."

 

Fourth race quotes

Wolferton Handicap

 

FAVOURITE DESTINY HITS TROUBLE IN RUNNING

 

Punters who waded in to back 6/4 favourite Green Destiny knew they were in trouble soon after the gates opened for the Wolferton Handicap.

 

Jockey Michael Hills positioned his horse to take up a place in mid-field, but as the horses on the outside came towards the rails he was squeezed for room, Green Destiny briefly lost his action and was soon relegated to last place.

 

He was still in that position turning for home, and while the winner, Beachfire, was keeping him company, Green Destiny failed to show any real acceleration in the final two furlongs and finished seventh of the 14 runners.

 

Trainer William Haggas said: "Michael said he got murdered early on and that put him too far back. The winner was with him turning in, but he went up the outside and we went up the inside. The jockey's so cross - all we can do is reflect on it tomorrow."

 

 

FIFTH RACE QUOTES

QUEEN'S VASE (GROUP 3)

 

NAMIBIAN SURVIVES ENQUIRY

 

Trainer Mark Johnston enjoyed his sixth success in the last 11 runnings of the Queen's Vase after Namibian beat Solar Sky a neck in the two-mile event.

 

The winner had to survive a stewards' enquiry before keeping the race in which stablemates Eternal Heart and Halifax took third and fifth respectively.

"We came from behind so I would have been disappointed if we had lost the race," said Johnston. "I'd thrown a lot of eggs into this basket going into the race and turning for home I thought everything was perfect because I had three in the first four. I thought Eternal Heart was going to win before a furlong out that I could clearly see that he wasn't. But then Namibian burst onto the scene.

 

"It was a great peformance. First he showed a turn of foot to get into it and then having looked like he'd got it won, another horse came past him and he beat him again so you have to be pleased with that.

 

"It's always a very interesting race because they are not guaranteed to be two milers. We've won it before and gone back in trip so we'll have an open mind about what we do with Namibian.

 

"He's got a few good entries and obviously the Leger would be something that you would think about.

 

"My three horses have all run really good races and were fighting out the finish. I'd have been really disappointed if I'd got it wrong with Eternal Heart. I thought the more rain the better and that he would stay every inch of the trip. He stayed better than all bar two of them and if he'd been worn out of third place I'd have been disappointed."

 

Henry Cecil, trainer of runner-up Solar Sky, said: "He came to win his race. It was good that he ran so well for his owner/breeders [Trevor and Libby Harris of Lordship Stud] and it would have been nice if he had become their first Royal Ascot winner."

 

Silvestre de Sousa, who was enjoying his first Royal Ascot success aboard Namibian, was found guilty of careless riding in that he allowed his mount to hang away from the whip and was suspended for three days. His ban takes place on Friday, July 1, Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

 

 

Sixth race quotes

Buckingham Palace Handicap

 

MANASSAS STRIKES TO SAVE DWYER'S ROYAL BLUES

 

Trainer Brian Meehan and jockey Martin Dwyer are grateful to Manassas for providing them with a much-needed victory in the Buckingham Palace Handicap.

 

The jockey summed up the past four days of action for him and Meehan's stable by saying: "Thank the Lord for that - we've been having a terrible week. We've run some nice horses that haven't won - that's Royal Ascot I suppose, but this horse has pulled it out the bag for us.

 

"It's soft ground, but not as soft on the straight course as it is on the round track. He's a very tough handicapper, he ran very well in the Victoria Cup here and loves Ascot.

 

"I couldn't really see a lot during the race with the rain and my goggles steaming up, so I just kept pushing until I saw the jam stick."

 

As rain fell steadily, and following easing in the ground to an official mark of ‘soft', Meehan said: "I didn't think it would bother him. He's quite versatile and can go on any ground.

 

"The draw didn't bother me either - I was more concerned about the week I've been having. This was my last hope and last runner of the meeting, and he's won so that's good."

 

The Meehan-trained Theysken's Theory was unplaced in the Coronation Stakes, and the trainer said: "We scoped her after the race and while that proved fine her heart rate was a little high. Maybe the ground was an issue for her - we'll just have to consider things when we get home."        

 

SIXTH RACE PLACE QUOTES

BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP

           

MANASSAS PUTS A DAMPENER ON MARGARSON'S EXCELLENT PLAN

 

"Gutted", was George Margarson's reaction after Excellent Guest filled the runner-up berth in a wet renewal of the Buckingham Palace Handicap.

 

The seven-furlong contest, staged in pouring rain, had been the only race on the trainer's mind since the Exceed And Excel four-year-old landed a course and distance handicap in September.

 

Excellent Guest finished strongly under Tom Queally but was unable to overhaul the victorious Manassas on the prevailing soft ground. The John Guest Racing-owned 16/1 shot was a length in arrears at the line.

 

Margarson commented: "Tom said he travelled better than anything. He tracked the winner through, travelled, picked up, did everything right but just didn't get the winner. Tom said he thought the winner was just going to stop a bit but on this ground you don't pick up as quick as you think you will.

 

"This has been the plan since he won here last October and we got it right really, except without the win.

 

"We will come back here for the big seven-furlong race, the Betfair International, in July (24th) and I shouldn't think he will run before. He will probably join his brother in that, Imperial Guest. This actually bodes well for Imperial Guest in tomorrow's Wokingham."

                                               

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

2.30pm ALBANY STAKES (GROUP THREE)

£60,000 guaranteed, 6f. For 2yo fillies Weights 8st 12lb Entries 27 pay £420 Penalty value 1st £34,062.00 2nd £12,912.00 3rd £6,462.00 4th £3,222.00 5th £1,614.00 6th £810.00

 

1)         SAMITAR (Nick & Olga Handsa & John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [14] 16/1

2)         INETROBIL (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & P Beirne) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Phillip Makin [16] 17/2

3)         ILLAUNGLASS (IRE) (George Kent) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [6] 10/1

4)         SWITCHER (IRE) (The Whipper Partnership) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [9]

5)         LILY'S ANGEL (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XLVIII) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [1]

6)         LUV U FOREVER (21C Telecom.co.uk) Pat Murphy 2-8-12 Darryll Holland [12]

7)         SAJWAH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Richard Hills [13]

8)         SWEET CHILLI (IRE) (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 2-8-12 Graham Gibbons [2]

9)         JUDAS JO (FR) (Mrs G Lamprell) Gay Kelleway 2-8-12 Neil Callan [8]

10)        TOFFEE TART (Gary & Linnet Woodward) John Hills 2-8-12 Seb Sanders [4]

11)        ANAKINDALIKA (W McLuskey) John Ryan 2-8-12 Kirsty Milczarek [3]

12)        TEOLANE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 2-8-12 Kevin Manning [7] 5/4 Fav

13)        TIP TOP GORGEOUS (IRE) (Elizabeth Offord) David O'Meara 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa [15]

 

13 ran

Non-runners: 2 Hidden Passion (going); 6 Judy The Beauty (going); 16 Weood (self cert - abnormal blood analysis)

Time: 1m 15.93s

Distances: ¾, 1¾, ½, 1¼, 1¾, 2, 2¾, 2½, 1¾, ¾, ¾, ½  

Breeder: Norman Court Stud

Breeding: b f Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Aileen’s Gift (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))

Tote Win: £16.70                                                           Places: £4.50; £3.10; £3.60        Exacta: £163.50

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Trains at: West Ilsley, Berks Date of first training licence: 1990 First Flat Winner: Golden Scissors, Bridlington Bay Maiden, Beverley, March 30, 1990 First Jumps Winner: Wessex Warrior, Wincanton, March 30, 1990 Background: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Seriously injured in a fatal road accident on returning from Doncaster Sales in August 2008. Major wins include: Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes (2008 Please Sing), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2006 Youmzain), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Lotus Evora Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns, 2008 Lahaleeb, 2009 Music Show) Shadwell Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2007 Majestic Roi), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (2008 Orizaba), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show) First Royal Ascot win: Great Deeds (June 18, 1993 - Windsor Castle Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (17): Windsor Castle Stakes (1993 Great Deeds, 1999 Kalindi, 2003 Holborn), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic, 2005 Flashy Wings), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe); Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen), Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift, 2007 Nijoom Dubai, 2011 Samitar), Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Ascot Stakes (2006 Baddam), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2006 Baddam), Wolferton Handicap (2007 Championship Point) Wins in a season (1990-2010): 16; 22; 27; 41; 74; 71; 56; 40; 71; 72; 90; 67; 123; 143; 98; 103; 127; 85; 108; 101; Wins in 2011: 41

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Background:. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain. Formerly married to Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer. Won 2002 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Pizarro. British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Irish Classic Wins (3): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Oaks (2009 Sariska) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Coral-Eclipse (2006 David Junior), Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Haydock Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Middle Park Stakes (2004 Ad Valorem), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House), Matron Stakes (2006 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingarry), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2006 Desert Lord), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2004 Oratorio), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2001 King Charlemagne), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2001 Endless Hall), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior) Royal Ascot wins (18): St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai, 2011 Samitar), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie, 2009 Moneycantbuymelove), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead), Gold Cup (2011 Fame And Glory) Wins in Britain (1998-2010): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 103, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 207 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 153; 130; 108; Wins in 2011: 53

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

3.05pm KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP TWO)

£152,810 guaranteed, 1m 4f. For 3yo colts and geldings Weights 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race of one mile and a quarter or more 3lb Entries 82 pay £ 400 Confirmed 19 pay £ 300 Penalty value 1st £86,750.23 2nd £32,884.71 3rd £16,457.64 4th £8,205.90 5th £4,110.59 6th £2,062.94

 

1)         NATHANIEL (IRE) (Lady Rothschild) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick [5] 11/4 Fav

2)         FIORENTE (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Ryan Moore [10] 9/1

3)         ALEXANDER POPE (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Colm O'Donoghue [6] 12/1

4)         MIJHAAR (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-12 Neil Callan [11]

5)         FULGUR (Scuderia Rencati SRL) Luca Cumani 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [2]

6)         GENIUS BEAST (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi [8]

7)         GLEN'S DIAMOND (S & G Clayton) Richard Fahey 3-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [3]

8)         HURRICANE HIGGINS (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 3-8-12b1 Joe Fanning [4]

9)         GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) (Angus Dundee Distillers Plc) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-12 Ian Mongan [1]

10)        WORLD DOMINATION (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-12 Tom Queally [7]

 

10 ran

Non-runner: 2 Dordogne (going)

Time: 2m 34.48s

Distances: 5, 2, 1¾, 4½, 6, 29, 1¾, 2, nk

Breeder: Kincorth Investments Inc

Breeding: b c Galileo (IRE) - Magnificent Style (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA))

Tote Win: £3.90                                                             Places: £1.60; £3.60; £2.20        Exacta: £36.40

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (5): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi) Royal Ascot Wins (26): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes) (2008-2011): 146; 161; 172; 168; Wins in a season (1989-2010): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; Wins in 2011: 39

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel) Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), EBF Chalice Stakes (2009 Polly’s Mark), E P Taylor Stakes (2009 Lahaleeb), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Investec Diomed Stakes (2010 Bushman), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan) Wins (2006-2010): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; Wins In 2011: 35

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.45pm CORONATION STAKES (GROUP ONE)

£250,000 guaranteed, 1m, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo fillies Weights 9st Entries 67 pay £850 Confirmed 14 pay £600 Penalty value 1st £141,925.00 2nd £53,800.00 3rd £26,925.00 4th £13,425.00 5th £6,725.00 6th £3,375.00

 

1)         IMMORTAL VERSE (IRE) (Richard Strauss) Robert Collet FR 3-9-0 Gerald Mosse [11] 8/1

2)         NOVA HAWK (A Mouknass, Pandora Stud LLC) Rod Collet FR 3-9-0t Stephane Pasquier [10] 9/2

3)         BAREFOOT LADY (IRE) (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 3-9-0 Kieren Fallon [6] 16/1

4)         I LOVE ME (N Botica) Andrew Balding 3-9-0 David Probert [5]

5)         TOGETHER (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-0 Ryan Moore [13] 7/2 Fav

6)         JOVIALITY (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 3-9-0 William Buick [3]

7)         MEMORY (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Masquerade) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Richard Hughes [9]

8)         THEYSKENS' THEORY (USA) (Andrew Rosen) Brian Meehan 3-9-0 Martin Dwyer [8]

9)         CLAIOMH SOLAIS (IRE) (Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson) Jim Bolger IRE 3-9-0 Kevin Manning [2]

10)        ELSHABAKIYA (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-0 Philip Robinson [4]

11)        MORE THAN REAL (USA) (Bobby Flay) Todd Pletcher USA 3-9-0 Olivier Peslier [1]

12)        CLINICAL (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 3-9-0 Seb Sanders [12]

 

12 ran  

Non-runners: 8 Maqaasid (going)

Time: 1m 42.75s

Distances: 2¼, ½, ½, sh, ¾, 1¾, 6, 2¾, 7, 5, 4½   

Breeder: Kilfrush Stud

Breeding: b f Pivotal - Side Of Paradise (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Tote                                                                              Win: £8.80        Places: £2.60; £1.90; £6.00        Exacta: £36.60

 

Winning trainer:-Name Collet, Robert Born: May 6, 1948 Based: 32 Avenue Marie-Ameilie, 60500 Chantilly, France Background: father worked as a groom at stud near Rambouillet. After military service, Collet worked for both John and Jacko Cunnington. Began training in 1977. Big Race Wins Include: St Leger (1979 Son Of Love), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1981 Ukraine Girl); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1985 No Pass No Sale); Grand Prix de Deauville (1979 First Prayer); King’s Stand Stakes (1986 Last Tycoon), Nunthorpe Stakes (1986 Last Tycoon), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1986 Last Tycoon), Japan Cup (1987 Le Glorieux); Prix Jacques le Marois (2004 Whipper); Prix Lupin (1988 Exactly Sharp); Prix Maurice de Gheest (2005 Whipper); Haydock Park Sprint (1986 Last Tycoon), Prix de Saint-Georges (1991 Pont-Aven, 1998 Sainte Marine); Prix du Gros-Chene (1998 and 1999 Sainte Marine); Prix Saint-Alary (1999 Cerulean Sky); Prix Robert Papin (2001 Zipping, 2005 New Girlfriend); E P Taylor Stakes (2001 Choc Ice); Prix de Boulogne (2002 Choc Ice); Prix de Ris-Orangis (2002 Zipping), Prix Morny (2003 Whipper), Pix du Petit Couvert (2005 Nipping) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King’s Stand Stakes (1986 Last Tycoon); Coronation Stakes (2011 Immortal Verse) Wins in Britain in 2011: 1

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Mosse, Gerald Date of birth: 3/1/67 Background: Former champion apprentice in France (with Patrick Biancone). Has spent 15 seasons (up to 2007/08) riding in Hong Kong, and has been successful over 450 times, including thee Hong Kong Derbies. Major wins include: Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash, 2011 Immortal Verse), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), Prix du Jockey-Club (1994 Celtic Arms, 1996 Ragmar), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1990 Saumarez), Prix de Diane (1988 Resless Kara, 1993 Shemaka, 1997 Vereva, 1999 Daryaba); Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1999 Sendawar, 1997 Daylami, 1996 Ashkalani); Prix Vermeille (1994 Sierra Madre, 1999 Daryaba); Prix Lupin (1994 Celtic Arms); Prix Ganay (1996 Valanour, 1999 Dark Moondancer); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo, 1996 Ashkalani, 1999 Sendawar); Prix Jean Prat (1990 Priolo; 2000 Suances); Grand Prix de Paris (1995 Valanour, 2010 Behkabad); Prix Morny (1988 Tersa, 1991 Arazi, 1997 Charges d’Affaires, 2000 Bad As I Wanna Be); Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1989 Intimiste); Prix Marcel Boussac (1992 Gold Splash, 1993 Sierra Madre); Prix Robert Papin (1991 Arazi); Prix de la Salamandre (1991 Arazi); Prix du Moulin (1991 Priolo); Prix du Cadran (1999 Tajoun), Prix Royal Oak (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Tiraaz), Hong Kong Cup (1999 Jim And Tonic), Prix d’Ispahan (2000 Sendawar), Nunthorpe Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1989 Cricket Ball, 1994 Dolphin Street, 2002 May Ball) Hong Kong Sprint (2002 All Thrills Too, 2007 Sacred Kingdom), Prix Saint-Alary (1998 Zainta, 2010 Sarafina), Melbourne Cup (2010 Americain) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Coronation Stakes (1993 Gold Splash; 2011 Immortal Verse), St James’s Palace Stakes (1999 Sendawar), King’s Stand Stakes (2000 Nuclear Debate) First Royal Ascot wins: Coronation Stakes (June 16, 1993, Gold Splash) Wins in Britain in 2011: 1

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

4.25pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)

£50,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f. For 4yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum weight 8-7 Penalties after June 4th, a winner of a Class 1, 2 or 3 race 3lb Forte Dei Marmi's Handicap Mark 110 Entries 30 pay £50 pay £200 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)         BEACHFIRE (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 4-8-9b William Buick [15] 12/1

2)         LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-11p Mickael Barzalona [11] 8/1

3)         WAYDOWNSOUTH (IRE) (W J Souths Racing Club) Patrick Flynn IRE 4-8-10 Danny Grant [10] 20/1

4)         RIGHT STEP (Allen Pope & Jarvis Associates) Alan Jarvis 4-8-11 Jim Crowley [12]

5)         BEA REMEMBERED (Perle O'Rourke) Brian Meehan 4-8-11 Martin Dwyer [4]

6)         GALLIC STAR (IRE) (Jon & Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon 4-8-11 Hugh Bowman [13]

7)         GREEN DESTINY (IRE) (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) William Haggas 4-8-10 Michael Hills [2] 6/4 Fav

8)         RIGGINS (IRE) (Dubai Thoroughbred Racing) Ed Walker 7-9-5 Neil Callan [8]

9)         BALDUCCI (McMahon, Gorell, Pausewang, Russell) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [16]

10)        CIRCUMVENT (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 4-9-4 Tom Queally [6]

11)        SHAMALI (Abdulla Al Khalifa) William Haggas 6-9-3 Ryan Moore [5]

12)        RESURGE (IRE) (Chris & David Stam) Stuart Kittow 6-9-0 Fergus Sweeney [1]

13)        WORLD HERITAGE (E Phillips & Giggles Partnership) Robert Eddery 5-8-11 Darryll Holland [3]

14)        SPANISH DUKE (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 4-9-0 Eddie Ahern [7]

 

14 ran

Non-runner: 1 Forte Dei Marmi (going), 4 Anmar (going)

Time: 2m 10.48s

Distances: 2¼, 1, 4½, 1¾, 1¾, nk, nose, 3, ¾, 8, 2, 3¼, 20

Breeder: Bridgewater Equine Ltd

Breeding: ch c Indian Haven - Marine Lobster (USA) (Woodman (USA))

Tote Win: £13.50                                                           Places: £3.80; £1.90; £6.70        Exacta: £110.60

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (5): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi) Royal Ascot Wins (27): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes) First Goodwood winner: Thakib (Surplice Stakes, August 4, 1990) Wins in a season (1989-2010): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; Wins in 2011: 40

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), EBF Chalice Stakes (2009 Polly’s Mark), E P Taylor Stakes (2009 Lahaleeb), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Investec Diomed Stakes (2010 Bushman), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan) Wins (2006-2010): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; Wins In 2011: 36

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

5.00pm QUEEN'S VASE (GROUP THREE)

£60,000 guaranteed, 2m. For 3yo Weights colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties after August 31st, 2010, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb Entries 19 pay £420 Penalty value 1st £34,062.00 2nd £12,912.00 3rd £6,462.00 4th £3,222.00 5th £1,614.00 6th £810.00

 

1)         NAMIBIAN (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Silvestre De Sousa [8] 7/2 Fav

2)         SOLAR SKY (Lordship Stud) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-1 Tom Queally [9] 9/2

3)         ETERNAL HEART (IRE) (Joan Keaney) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Joe Fanning [11] 6/1

4)         REGENT STREET (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-1p Ryan Moore [2]

5)         HALIFAX (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Richard Hughes [12]

6)         HAWAAFEZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-12 Richard Hills [10]

7)         END OR BEGINNING (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 3-9-1 Jamie Spencer [3]

8)         BORUG (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-1p Mickael Barzalona [5]

9)         ITTIRAD (USA) (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-9-1 Neil Callan [6]

10)        L'HERMITAGE (IRE) (Paul & Jenny Green) Brian Meehan 3-9-1p Martin Dwyer [7]

11)        QUSHCHI (Lady Howard de Walden) William Jarvis 3-8-12 Jim Crowley [1]

 

11 ran

Non-runner: 2 Caravan Rolls On (vet cert. - bruised foot)

Time: 3m 40.97s

Distances: nk, 7, 1, ¾, 3, 3½, 12, 6, 25, 56

Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Studs

Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Disco Volante (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Tote                                                                              Win: £4.50        Places: £2.00; £2.30; £1.80        Exacta: £20.40

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (1): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Rheinland-Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Dewhurst Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Dubai Sheema Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Gran Criterium (1997 Lend A Hand, 2003 Pearl Of Love 2006 Kirklees), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Sun Chariot Stakes (2004 Attraction), Preis Von Europa (2009 Jukebox Jury), Matron Stakes (2005 Attraction), Phoenix Stakes (1997 Princely Heir), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2009 Awzaan), Royal Ascot wins (33): Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 - Gold Cup) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2010): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; Wins in 2011: 78

 

Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: December 31, 1980, Brazil Background: Formerly a leading apprentice in Brazil where he partnered 82 winners, riding alongside his good friend Nelson de Souza. Worked for Dermot Weld in Ireland before joining Dandy Nicholls’ yard in 2004. First Brazilian to ride in the 2000 Guineas when partnering Danum Dancer for Neville Bycroft in 2007. Big Race Wins: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer, 2010 Ladies Are Forever), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2010): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100; Wins in 2011: 50

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

5.35pm BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP

£50,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 3yo+ Rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 4th, a winner 5lb; a winner of 2 races 7lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 9lb King Of Dixie's Handicap Mark 105 Entries 81 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)         MANASSAS (IRE) (Rebecca Philipps) Brian Meehan 6-9-0 Martin Dwyer [29] 12/1

2)         EXCELLENT GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 4-8-9 Tom Queally [28] 16/1

3)         STRIKING SPIRIT (N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing) Tim Easterby 6-8-10 Seb Sanders [2] 50/1

4)         DECENT FELLA (IRE) (One Carat Partnership) Andrew Balding 5-8-9v Liam Keniry [23] 16/1

5)         DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 7-9-0b Ian Mongan [32]

6)         COURAGEOUS (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) Dandy Nicholls 5-8-7 Kieren Fallon [31]

7)         SMARTY SOCKS (IRE) (R Fell & K Everitt) David O'Meara 7-8-12 Daniel Tudhope [25]

8)         OUR JONATHAN (Dr Marwan Koukash) Kevin Ryan 4-9-4 Franny Norton [9] 5/1 Fav

9)         FREEFORADAY (USA) (Inside Track Racing Club) John Best 4-8-12 Hayley Turner [22]

10)        ACROSS THE RHINE (USA) (Thistle Bloodstock Ltd) Tracey Collins IRE 5-9-4 Harry Bentley (5) [30]

11)        MOONREACH (IRE) (Mark Gittins) James Hartnett IRE 4-8-8 Sam James (5) [5]

12)        FREE FOR ALL (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-9 James Doyle [6]

13)        ATLANTIC SPORT (USA) (Mohammed Jaber) Mick Channon 6-9-7 Hugh Bowman [10]

14)        KALK BAY (IRE) (Bernard Kantor) William Haggas 4-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [12]

15)        BELOW ZERO (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-8-7 Silvestre de Sousa [3]

16)        NOBLE CITIZEN (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock 6-8-8eb Mickael Barzalona  [26]

17)        ADVANCED (Thomas Doherty) Kevin Ryan 8-8-8b Amy Ryan (3) [16]

18)        CASTLES IN THE AIR (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 6-9-5 Richard Hughes

19)        KINKY AFRO (IRE) (Phil Cunningham, Stan Moore) Stan Moore 4-9-3 Luke Morris [18]

20)        FLIPANDO (IRE) (Mrs J Hazell, Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 10-9-1 Graham Gibbons [17]

21)        LOWTHER (Exors of the Late L Barratt, Alan Bailey) Alan Bailey 6-9-4eb Martin Harley (3) [15]

22)        RAKAAN (IRE) (David Dixon & G Gill) Jamie Osborne 4-9-6 Ryan Moore [13]

23)        KING OF DIXIE (USA) (Bluehills Racing Ltd) William Knight 7-9-10 Jim Crowley [24]

24)        AXIOM (Samanda Racing) Ed Walker 7-9-3 Neil Callan [21]

25)        BEAUCHAMP XERXES (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 5-9-3p Darryll Holland [11]

 

25 ran

Non-runners: 3 Evens And Odds (going); 11 Swilly Ferry (other); 13 Brae Hill (self cert - not eaten up); 14 Kyllachy Star (s.c. - stiff); 21 No Hubris (going); 24 Kajima (going); 27 King Of Jazz (going).

Time: 1m 29.71s

Distances: 1, nk, nk, hd, nk, ½, 5, ¾, 1½, nk, 2, 1, 2¼, 1½, ¾, 4, ½, 4½, 4½, 19, 4½, 13, 6, 6      

Breeder: Rebecca Philipps

Breeding: b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Monnavanna (IRE) (Machiavellian (USA))

Tote                                                                                          Win: £15.30       Places: £3.60; £5.00; £16.50; £4.40            Exacta: £169.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67 Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Background: Spent two seasons working for the Irish National Stud prior to moving to Wiltshire and becoming Richard Hannon’s assistant trainer. Set up on his own at end of 1992, moving into a yard in Lambourn, Berks. Moved to the famous Manton Stables in Wiltshire at the end of the 2005 flat season. Major wins include: totesport.com Cesarewitch (2010 Aaim To Prosper), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2006 Red Rocks, 2010 Dangerous Midge), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Coral-Eclipse (2006 David Junior), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House) First Royal Ascot win: Tomba (June 18, 1998 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (5): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Windsor Castle Stakes (2000 Autumnal), Queen Mary (2002 Romantic Liason), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead); Buckingham Palace Handicap (2011 Manassas) Horses in training (1993-2011):17; 38; 60; 72; 81; 89; 106; 100; 109; 118; 108; 121; 115; n/a; 164; 162; 150; 142; 146; Wins (1992-2010): 0; 13; 28; 47; 44; 57; 53; 58; 42; 71; 47; 55; 60; 43; 74; 61; 72; 62; 73; Wins In 2011: 17

 

Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Background: Raised in Liverpool, he joined Ian Balding aged 15. Married to daughter of trainer William Muir Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (2) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look), Vodafone Derby (2006 Sir Percy) Big Race Wins: Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2004 High Accolade), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Park Hill Stakes (2006 Rising Cross), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Vintage Stakes (2005 Sir Percy), John Porter Stakes (2006 Mubtaker), Tatterslls Timeform Million (2008 Donativum), TNT July Stakes (2009 Arcano), Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes (2009 Lady Of The Desert) Royal Ascot Wins (6): King’s Stand Stakes (June 18, 2002, Dominica), Ascot Stakes (June 18, 2003, Sindapour), Balmoral Handicap (2002 Zargus), King Edward VII Stakes (June 20, 2003, High Accolade), Windsor Castle Stakes (2007 Drawnfromthepast), Buckingham Palace Handicap (2011 Manassas) Wins (1993-2010): 1; 6; 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90; 82; 82; 90; 70; 64; 86; 68; Wins in 2011: 21

 

UPDATED NON-RUNNERS AT 1.45pm

 

2.30pm Albany Stakes

2          HIDDEN PASSION (USA) (Going)

6          JUDY THE BEAUTY (CAN) (Self Cert (Going))

16         WEOOD (IRE) (Self Cert (Blood Analysis Not Normal))

 

3.05pm King Edward VII Stakes

2          DORDOGNE (IRE) (Going)

 

3.45pm Coronation Stakes

8          MAQAASID (Going)

 

4.25pm Wolferton Handicap

1          FORTE DEI MARMI (Going)

4          ANMAR (USA) (Going)

 

5.00pm Queen’s Vase

2          CARAVAN ROLLS ON (Vet’s Cert (Bruised Foot))

 

5.35pm Buckingham Palace Handicap

3          EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Going)

11         SWILLY FERRY (USA) (Other)

13         BRAE HILL (IRE) (Self Cert (Not Eaten Up))

14         KYLLACHY STAR (Self Cert (Stiff))

21         NO HUBRIS (USA) (Going)

24         KAJIMA (Going)

27         KING OF JAZZ (IRE) (Going)

 

 

 


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