Friday, June 17, 2011
ROYAL ASCOT 2011
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 17
Following the fifth race, Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, has changed the official going to:
A total of seven millimetres of rain has fallen today, with three millimetres having fallen since this afternoon's racing commenced.
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
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 - -
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
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
SAMITAR (Nick & Olga Dhandsa & John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer  16/1
3.05pm KING EDWARD VII STAKES (GROUP TWO)
NATHANIEL (IRE) (Lady Rothschild) John Gosden 3-8-12 William Buick  11/4 Fav
3.45pm CORONATION STAKES (GROUP ONE)
IMMORTAL VERSE (IRE) (Richard Strauss) Robert Collet FR 3-9-0 Gerald Mosse  8/1
4.25pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)
BEACHFIRE (HRH Princess Haya of
5.00pm QUEEN'S VASE (GROUP THREE)
NAMIBIAN (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Silvestre De Sousa  7/2 Fav
The going remains
Good to Soft, Soft in places
GoingStick readings at 8.30am
Stands’ side 8.3
Far side 8.8
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)
Further showers, possibly heavy, later today and tomorrow.
Royal Carriage List - Friday, June 17, 2011
1 THE QUEEN
2 THE DUKE OF
3 The Earl of Romney
4 Mr John Warren
1 Prince Michael of
2 Princess Michael of
3 The Lady Carolyn Warren
4 Mr Edward Young
1 The Countess of Romney
2 Mr Bernard Kantor
3 Mrs Bernard Kantor
4 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards
1 Mr Carl-Peter Forster
2 Mrs Carl-Peter Forster
3 Mr Michael Henriques
4 Mrs Michael Henriques
TOTESCOOP6 HEADS TO ROYAL
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
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
totescoop6 races – 18/06/11
Leg 1: 2.05
Leg 2: 2.35
Leg 3: 2.50
Leg 4: 3.25
Leg 5: 3.45 Golden Jubilee Stakes, Royal
Leg 6: 4.25 Wokingham Handicap, Royal
totescoop6 rollovers – 18/06/11
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.”
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.
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.
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
Docofthebay 9/1 from 11/1 William Hill
FIRST RACE QUOTES
SAMITAR KEEPS THE
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
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
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
"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,
"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
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
"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
CHERRY HINTON FOR SECOND AND THIRD
Albany Stakes runner-up Inetrobil and third-placed Illaunglass could reoppose in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at
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
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."
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
“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
“He ran a very good race at
“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
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
"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!"
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
"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
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
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
“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
BEACHFIRE GIVES PRINCESS HAYA A FIRST ROYAL
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)
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."
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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.
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
"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
Trainer Brian Meehan and jockey Martin Dwyer are grateful to
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
"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."
BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP
"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
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
£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  16/1
2) INETROBIL (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & P Beirne) Kevin Ryan 2-8-12 Phillip Makin  17/2
3) ILLAUNGLASS (IRE) (George Kent) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Ryan Moore  10/1
4) SWITCHER (IRE) (The Whipper Partnership) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote 
5) LILY'S ANGEL (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XLVIII) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Richard Hughes 
6) LUV U FOREVER (21C Telecom.co.uk) Pat Murphy 2-8-12 Darryll Holland 
7) SAJWAH (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum)
8) SWEET CHILLI (IRE) (Qatar Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 2-8-12 Graham Gibbons 
9) JUDAS JO (FR) (Mrs G Lamprell) Gay Kelleway 2-8-12 Neil Callan 
10) TOFFEE TART (Gary & Linnet Woodward)
11) ANAKINDALIKA (
12) TEOLANE (IRE) (Jackie Bolger) Jim Bolger IRE 2-8-12 Kevin Manning  5/4 Fav
13) TIP TOP GORGEOUS (IRE) (Elizabeth Offord) David O'Meara 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa 
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
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  11/4 Fav
2) FIORENTE (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-12 Ryan Moore  9/1
3) ALEXANDER POPE (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-12 Colm O'Donoghue  12/1
4) MIJHAAR (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-12 Neil Callan 
5) FULGUR (Scuderia Rencati SRL) Luca Cumani 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
6) GENIUS BEAST (
7) GLEN'S DIAMOND (S & G Clayton) Richard Fahey 3-8-12 Jimmy Fortune 
8) HURRICANE HIGGINS (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 3-8-12b1 Joe Fanning 
9) GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) (Angus Dundee Distillers Plc) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-12 Ian Mongan 
10) WORLD DOMINATION (
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 (
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:
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  8/1
2) NOVA HAWK (A Mouknass, Pandora Stud LLC) Rod Collet FR 3-9-0t Stephane Pasquier  9/2
3) BAREFOOT LADY (IRE) (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 3-9-0 Kieren Fallon  16/1
4) I LOVE ME (
5) TOGETHER (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-9-0 Ryan Moore  7/2 Fav
6) JOVIALITY (HRH Princess Haya of
7) MEMORY (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Masquerade) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Richard Hughes 
8) THEYSKENS' THEORY (
9) CLAIOMH SOLAIS (IRE) (Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson) Jim Bolger IRE 3-9-0 Kevin Manning 
10) ELSHABAKIYA (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-9-0 Philip Robinson 
11) MORE THAN REAL (
12) CLINICAL (
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
Winning jockey:-Name: Mosse, Gerald Date of birth: 3/1/67 Background: Former champion apprentice in
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
2) LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-11p Mickael Barzalona  8/1
3) WAYDOWNSOUTH (IRE) (W J Souths Racing Club) Patrick Flynn IRE 4-8-10 Danny Grant  20/1
4) RIGHT STEP (Allen Pope & Jarvis Associates) Alan Jarvis 4-8-11 Jim Crowley 
5) BEA REMEMBERED (Perle O'Rourke) Brian Meehan 4-8-11 Martin Dwyer 
6) GALLIC STAR (IRE) (Jon & Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon 4-8-11 Hugh Bowman 
7) GREEN DESTINY (IRE) (Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar) William Haggas 4-8-10
8) RIGGINS (IRE) (
9) BALDUCCI (McMahon, Gorell, Pausewang, Russell) Andrew Balding 4-8-13 Jimmy Fortune 
10) CIRCUMVENT (The Fairy Story Partnership) Paul Cole 4-9-4 Tom Queally 
11) SHAMALI (Abdulla Al Khalifa) William Haggas 6-9-3 Ryan Moore 
12) RESURGE (IRE) (Chris & David Stam) Stuart Kittow 6-9-0 Fergus Sweeney 
13) WORLD HERITAGE (E Phillips & Giggles Partnership) Robert Eddery 5-8-11 Darryll Holland 
14) SPANISH DUKE (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 4-9-0 Eddie Ahern 
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 (
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:
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  7/2 Fav
2) SOLAR SKY (Lordship Stud) Sir Henry Cecil 3-9-1 Tom Queally  9/2
3) ETERNAL HEART (IRE) (Joan Keaney) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Joe Fanning  6/1
5) HALIFAX (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-1 Richard Hughes 
6) HAWAAFEZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-12
7) END OR BEGINNING (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 3-9-1 Jamie Spencer 
8) BORUG (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-1p Mickael Barzalona 
9) ITTIRAD (
10) L'HERMITAGE (IRE) (Paul & Jenny Green) Brian Meehan 3-9-1p Martin Dwyer 
11) QUSHCHI (Lady Howard de Walden) William Jarvis 3-8-12 Jim Crowley 
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,
SIXTH RACE RESULT
£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
2) EXCELLENT GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 4-8-9 Tom Queally  16/1
3) STRIKING SPIRIT (N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing) Tim Easterby 6-8-10 Seb Sanders  50/1
4) DECENT FELLA (IRE) (One Carat Partnership) Andrew Balding 5-8-9v Liam Keniry  16/1
5) DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 7-9-0b Ian Mongan 
6) COURAGEOUS (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) Dandy Nicholls 5-8-7 Kieren Fallon 
7) SMARTY SOCKS (IRE) (R Fell & K Everitt) David O'Meara 7-8-12 Daniel Tudhope 
8) OUR JONATHAN (Dr Marwan Koukash) Kevin Ryan 4-9-4 Franny Norton  5/1 Fav
9) FREEFORADAY (
10) ACROSS THE RHINE (
11) MOONREACH (IRE) (Mark Gittins) James Hartnett IRE 4-8-8 Sam James (5) 
12) FREE FOR ALL (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-9 James Doyle 
13) ATLANTIC SPORT (
15) BELOW ZERO (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-8-7 Silvestre de Sousa 
16) NOBLE CITIZEN (
17) ADVANCED (Thomas Doherty) Kevin Ryan 8-8-8b Amy Ryan (3) 
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 
20) FLIPANDO (IRE) (Mrs J Hazell, Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 10-9-1 Graham Gibbons 
21) LOWTHER (Exors of the Late L Barratt, Alan Bailey) Alan Bailey 6-9-4eb Martin Harley (3) 
22) RAKAAN (IRE) (David Dixon & G Gill) Jamie Osborne 4-9-6 Ryan Moore 
23) KING OF DIXIE (
24) AXIOM (Samanda Racing) Ed Walker 7-9-3 Neil Callan 
25) BEAUCHAMP XERXES (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 5-9-3p Darryll Holland 
Non-runners: 3 Evens And Odds (going); 11 Swilly Ferry (other); 13 Brae Hill (self cert - not eaten up); 14 Kyllachy Star (
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
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
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6 JUDY THE BEAUTY (CAN) (Self Cert (Going))
16 WEOOD (IRE) (Self Cert (Blood Analysis Not Normal))
3.05pm King Edward VII Stakes
3.45pm Coronation Stakes
8 MAQAASID (Going)
4.25pm Wolferton Handicap
1 FORTE DEI MARMI (Going)
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2 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (Vet’s Cert (Bruised Foot))
3 EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Going)
11 SWILLY FERRY (
13 BRAE HILL (IRE) (Self Cert (Not Eaten Up))
14 KYLLACHY STAR (Self Cert (Stiff))
21 NO HUBRIS (
24 KAJIMA (Going)
27 KING OF JAZZ (IRE) (Going)