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Saturday, June 18, 2011

ROYAL ASCOT 2011

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 18

 

INCREASED ATTENDANCES EVERY DAY AT ROYAL ASCOT THIS YEAR

 

Today’s attendance at Royal Ascot came to 76,955, the highest number of the week, and completed a nap hand of increased crowds, being 401 more than the 2010 Saturday total.

 

Charles Barnett, Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse, said: “It is incredibly pleasing to have had increased crowds over the five days, with perhaps the most satisfying aspect being the sizeable rise in attendance on the opening day which, by popular consent, was the strongest raceday in the country for a while.

 

“The 3.6% increase in crowd over the week is only half the story though as hospitality was up 12%.

 

“The racing on show over the five days has, we believe, consolidated Royal Ascot’s position as the greatest meeting of the year and we have seen numerous championship performances, perhaps none surpassed by the opening race win of Canford Cliffs.

 

“It has once again been a truly international event and we have welcomed horses from all over the world including representatives of eight nations in the King’s Stand Stakes.

 

“Today’s highlight was obviously a tremendous double for trainer James Fanshawe in the Golden Jubilee and Wokingham in which Star Witness finished a gallant third for Australia, the second time he has been placed this week.

 

“Many congratulations must go to Aidan O’Brien who was top trainer over the week, with the Gold Cup victory of Fame And Glory the highlight, and to Ryan Moore, who once again came from behind to grab top jockey honours on the final day.

 

“We now look forward to an exciting summer and autumn ahead, culminating in QIPCO British Champions Day on October 15.”

 

ATTENDANCE  2011  2010  +  %

 

SATURDAY   76,955 76,554 +401  +0.5%

 

FRIDAY   64,772  63,373   +1,399 +2%

 

THURSDAY   70,509 68,227   +2,282 +3%

 

WEDNESDAY  38,794 36,470   +2,324 +6%

 

TUESDAY   43,354 39,577   +3,777 +10%

 

TOTAL   294,384 284,201 +10,183 +3.6%

 

AIDAN O’BRIEN CROWNED LEADING TRAINER

 

In a ceremony after the Golden Jubilee Stakes, Her Majesty The Queen presented Aidan O’Brien with a Blue Crystal Bowl to commemorate his achievement of being leading trainer at this year’s Royal Ascot.

 

After his victories in the first two races, the Chesham Stakes with Maybe and Await The Dawn in the Hardwicke Stakes, O’Brien’s lead became unassailable.

 

His final tally of  four winners, two seconds and one third meant that his nearest rival Richard Hannon, last year’s leading trainer, was unable to repeat the feat this year.

 

 

MOORE LEADING JOCKEY AGAIN 

 

After a titanic battle with Richard Hughes for the Leading Jockey award at Royal Ascot, Ryan Moore retained his title.

 

The battle went right to the wire with both riders hoping for a win in the last race of the week, the Queen Alexandra Stakes, after coming into it with three successes apiece.

 

As it turned out neither reached the frame so the title went to Moore through second places;  five to four in his favour.

 

Reflecting on the award, Moore said: “I thought that I would have four winners this year. I only had five rides for Sir Michael Stoute and Fiorente ran very well - greenness cost him - and Modun didn’t handle the soft ground.

 

“They were the only two real shots of winning for him and that is just the way it panned out with the horses this year. Nothing came to hand in time but he will get them ready for a big day somewhere else.

 

“I like big-race winners more than anything but it is nice to receive this award.”

 

 

LEADING JOCKEY - FINAL STANDINGS

 

Jockey    1st   2nd   3rd

RYAN MOORE    3   5   2

Richard Hughes   3   4   2

Jamie Spencer    2   -   2

Johnny Murtagh    2   -   1

Eddie Ahern    2   -   -

William Buick    2   -   -

Richard Kingscote   2   -   -

Silvestre De Sousa   2   -   -

Tom Queally    1   3   1

Martin Dwyer    1   1   1

Phillip Makin    1   1   1

Frankie Dettori    1   -   1

Pat Cosgrave    1   -   -

Jim Crowley    1   -   -

Ted Durcan    1   -   -

Jimmy Fortune    1   -   -

Wayne Lordan    1   -   -

Nicky Mackay    1   -   -

Kevin Manning    1   -   -

Gerald Mosse    1   -   -

Kieren Fallon    -   4   2

Mikael Barzalona   -   2   -

Fran Berry    -   2   -

Steven Arnold    -   1   1

Olivier Peslier    -   1   1

Seb Sanders    -   1   1

George Baker    -   1   -

Ian Mongan    -   1   -

Paul Mulrennan   -   1   -

Dane O’Neill    -   1   -

Stephane Pasquier    -   1   -

Michael Hills    -   -   2

Adam Kirby    -   -   2

Pierre-Charles Boudot   -   -   1

Neil Callan    -   -   1

Joe Fanning    -   -   1

Danny Grant    -   -   1

Paul Hanagan    -   -   1

Nick Mitchell    -   -   1

Luke Morris    -   -   1

Colm O’Donoghue   -   -   1

Tadhg O’Shea    -   -   1

Robert Winston    -   -   1

 

LEADING TRAINER - FINAL STANDINGS

 

Trainer    1st   2nd   3rd

AIDAN O’BRIEN IRE   4   2   1

Richard Hannon   3   4   1

John Gosden    2   1   -

Mark Johnston    2   -   1

Hughie Morrison   2   -   1

Tom Dascombe   2   -   -

James Fanshawe   2   -   -

Sir Henry Cecil    1   2   1

Brian Meehan    1   1   1

Kevin Ryan    1   1   -

Mahmood Al Zarooni   1   1   -

Jim Bolger IRE    1   -   -

David Brown    1   -   -

Mick Channon    1   -   -

Robert Collet FR   1   -   -

Robert Cowell    1   -   -

John Dunlop    1   -   -

Nicky Henderson   1   -   -

Tommy Stack IRE   1   -   -

Walter Swinburn   1   -   -

Luca Cumani    -   2   1

Sir Michael Stoute   -   2   -

Jeremy Noseda   -   1   2

Danny O’Brien AUS   -   1   1

Saeed bin Suroor   -   1   1

David Barron    -   1   -

Henry Candy    -   1   -

Rod Collet FR    -   1   -

Keith Dalgleish    -   1   -

Freddy Head FR   -   1   -

William Haggas   -   1   -

John Hills    -   1   -

George Margarson   -   1   -

Pat Phelan    -   1   -

John Queally IRE   -   1   -

Ed Vaughan    -   1   -

Clive Cox    -   -   2

Barry Hills    -   -   2

Marco Botti    -   -   1

Roger Charlton    -   -   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

 

 

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 Keoghan) 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

 

ROYAL ASCOT - FIFTH DAY WINNERS

2.30pm CHESHAM STAKES (LISTED)

MAYBE (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [5] 5/2 Fav

3.05pm HARDWICKE STAKES (GROUP TWO)

AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-0 Ryan Moore [9] 4/6 Fav

3.45pm GOLDEN JUBILEE STAKES (GROUP ONE)

SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 4-9-4 Pat Cosgrave [3] 25/1

4.25pm WOKINGHAM STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)

DEACON BLUES (Jan & Peter Hopper & Michelle Morris) James Fanshawe 4-8-13 Johnnny Murtagh [11] 15/2

5.00pm DUKE OF EDINBURGH HANDICAP

FOX HUNT (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-8v Silvestre De Sousa [21] 12/1

5.35pm QUEEN ALEXANDRA STAKES

SWINGKEEL (IRE) (Heather Slade) John Dunlop 6-9-2p Ted Durcan [15] 11/2

 

 

 

GOING THIS MORNING AT 9AM

 

The going remains

Soft

 

Ascot received seven millimetres of rain after racing yesterday.

 

A total of 26 millimetres of rain has fallen at the course since Wednesday at 7am

 

The forecast is for further showers, maybe heavy, today. 

 

Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said this morning: “The straight track takes rain very well because it drains so effectively.

 

“It is wet on top which is an indication of how much moisture we have had. The going is pretty soft.”

 

 

GoingStick Readings at 8.15am

Stands’ side 7.8

Centre 8.1

Far side 7.8

Round course 6.5

 

Stalls’ Position

Straight course:  Centre

Round course:  Inside

 

 

ROYAL ASCOT - CARRIAGE LIST - SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011

 

1st Carriage              

THE QUEEN         

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

The Duke of Devonshire        

Sir Henry Cecil

 

2nd Carriage

The Duchess of Devonshire       

Mr John Warren

Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen

Mrs Ian Macfadyen

 

3rd Carriage

Sir Donald Gosling         

Miss Gabriella Di Nora

Mr Charles Barratt         

Mrs Charles Barratt 

 

4th Carriage

Air Vice-Marshal Sir David Walker 

Lady Walker

Lady Cecil

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richards

 

 

 

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     THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE STEPS DOWN AS HER MAJESTY’S REPRESENTATIVE AT ASCOT AFTER TODAY’S RACING

 

The Duke of Devonshire stands down as Her Majesty’s Representative and Senior Trustee at Ascot following this year’s Royal Meeting.

 

He has been a Trustee at Ascot since 1982 and became Her Majesty’s Representative in 1997.

 

Asked about leaving his role, the Duke of Devonshire said: “It is sad - I love Ascot and I have been a Trustee here for just about 30 years.

 

“It is a great thing  - I have been very privileged and honoured to do a little bit and it has been fun too.

 

“I have been the link formal and informal between the racecourse and Her Majesty. She likes to know what is going on. I keep in touch with her whenever there is anything interesting happening or if we need a decision.

 

“She likes to know about race names being changed and we would discuss any changes to the programme at the Royal Meeting.

 

“She is always involved in the designs for the Royal Hunt Cup, Queen’s Vase and Gold Cup.

 

“She is involved in some of the detail but broadly she likes to know that everything is going smoothly along.

 

“Of course, she flies over the place a lot and drives past it a lot and when we were rebuilding she was often more up to date than me. She is very, very interested in everything that happens but is mostly interested in the horseracing.”

 

The Duke of Devonshire was in Her Majesty The Queen’s carriage today for the Royal Procession, but normally greets the Royal party in the paddock.

 

Johnny Weatherby, a Trustee at Ascot since 1997 and Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Ltd since 2008, takes over as Her Majesty’s Representative.

 

NON-RUNNERS AT 9.30AM

 

3.05 The Hardwicke Stakes

No.1 Afsare (Going)

 

3.45 The Golden Jubilee Stakes

No. 5 Delegator (Going)

 

4.25 The Wokingham Handicap

No. 2 Masamah (Going)

No. 8 Rock Jock (Going)

No. 27 Global City (Going)

 

5.00 The Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap

No. 1 Salute Him (Travel)

No. 5 Chock A Block (Going)

No.17 Western Pearl (Going)

No. 19 Nice Style (Going)

 

5.35 The Queen Alexandra Handicap

No. 11 Overturn (Going)

No. 18 Trovare (Going)

 

 

ROYAL ASCOT LEADING JOCKEYS’ RIDES TODAY

 

Richard Hughes currently heads the leading jockey table at Royal Ascot 2011 with three wins and has a full book of rides at the meeting today, while his nearest rival Jamie Spencer has four mounts.

 

Ryan Moore, who has had one winner but five seconds and two thirds so far this week, has six rides.

 

Richard Kingscote, who has two chances today, has two winners to his name and Eddie Ahern, also on two winners, just has the one chance after Overturn was taken out of the last.

 

Paddy Power are offering 5/4 about Ryan Moore retaining his title, 8/13 Richard Hughes and 33/1 for Jamie Spencer, while William Hill offer 4/7 Hughes, 5/4 Moore and 40/1 Spencer.

 

Jockey    Win  Second  Third

 

Richard Hughes    3  2   1

Chesham Stakes    No 3 Fort Bastion

Hardwicke Stakes   No 6 Harris Tweed

Golden Jubilee Stakes  No 2 Bated Breath

Wokingham Handicap  No 7 Pastoral Player

Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap No 2 Prompter

Queen Alexandra Stakes  No 5 Deutschland

 

Jamie Spencer  2  -   2

Hardwicke Stakes   No 7 Kings Gambit

Golden Jubilee Stakes  No 6 Genki

Wokingham Handicap  No 22 Gramercy

Queen Alexandra Stakes  No 8 Halla San

 

Eddie Ahern  2  -   -

Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap No 11 Awsaal

 

William Buick  2  -   -

No Bookings at Royal Ascot

 

Richard Kingscote 2  -   -

Wokingham Handicap  No 11 Blue Jack

Queen Alexandra Stakes  No 6 Font

 

Ryan Moore   1  5   2

Chesham Stakes    No 15 Maybe

Hardwicke Stakes   No 2 Await The Dawn

Golden Jubilee Stakes  No 9 Kingsgate Native

Wokingham Handicap  No 1 High Standing

Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap No 4 Modun

Queen Alexandra Stakes  No 4 Degas Art

 

 

LEADING TRAINERS’ RUNNERS TODAY

                                                           

Richard Hannon, the Leading Trainer at Royal Ascot last year, tops the table again going into the fifth and final day of 2011 with three wins, two seconds and a third on the board. He has three chances today.

 

His closest rival Aidan O’Brien, with two wins two seconds and a third, has just two runners.

 

Third placed John Gosden, with only runner today has had two winners and a second previously this week.  

 

Tom Dascombe and Hughie Morrison, each with two winners and no placings, follow and have one runner apiece today.

 

Mark Johnston, who currently has registered one winner and one third,  has five chances to overhaul Richard Hannon today.

 

 

     Win  Second  Third

Richard Hannon   3  2   1

Chesham Stakes    No 3 Fort Bastion: No12 Esentepe

Golden Jubilee Stakes  No 10 Monsieur Chevalier

 

Aidan O’Brien   2  2   1

Chesham Stakes    No 15 Maybe

Hardwicke Stakes   No 2 Await The Dawn

 

John Gosden   2  1   -

Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap No 14 Taqleed

 

Tom Dascombe   2  -   -

Wokingham Handicap  No 11 Blue Jack

 

Hughie Morrison   2  -   -

Wokingham Handicap  No 7 Pastoral Player

 

Mark Johnston   1  -   1

Chesham Stakes    No 2 Bounty Seeker

Wokingham Handicap  No 21 Love Delta

Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap No 3 Jutland: No 6 Fox Hunt

Queen Alexandra Stakes  No 14 Herostatus

 

 

ATTENDANCE UP ACROSS THE BOARD FOR ROYAL ASCOT 2011

 

Economic downturn and rain have in no way deterred racegoers from attending in force at this year’s Royal Ascot.

 

Attendance figures for all four days have shown increases on last year.

 

A crowd of over 70,000 is expected today.

 

ATTENDANCE  2011  2010  +  %

 

FRIDAY   64,772  63,373   +1,399 +2%

 

THURSDAY   70,509 68,227   +2,282 +3%

 

WEDNESDAY  38,794 36,470   +2,324 +6%

 

TUESDAY   43,354 39,577   +3,777 +10%

 

 

REVIEW OF ROYAL ASCOT 2011

 

 Royal Ascot 2011 started on a high, with a brilliant renewal of the Queen Anne Stakes, and the top-class action has come thick and fast through the week.

 Two outstanding performers, Canford Cliffs and Goldikova, battled out the Queen Anne Stakes finish and it was the former who prevailed to claim his fifth Group One victory.

 The brilliant Frankel maintained his unbeaten status when sent off at 30/100 for Tuesday’s Group One St James’s Palace Stakes, although not as easily as many had anticipated,

 The Galileo colt was home-bred by his owner Prince Khalid Abdulla, who also bred Tuesday’s King Stand’s Stakes winner Prohibit. The Oasis Dream six-year-old gave trainer Robert Cowell a first Group One success in the sprint.

 Trainer Aidan O’Brien won the Group Two Coventry Stakes for a sixth time courtesy of Power, while Nottinghamshire-based handler David Brown enjoyed his first Royal Ascot success with Frederick Engels.

 There was a reverse for O’Brien and the Coolmore team in Wednesday’s feature Prince Of Wales’s Stakes when the odds-on So You Think was beaten by Rewilding. But there was a sting in the tail for victorious jockey Frankie Dettori, who picked up a nine-day whip ban.

 Last year’s Coventry Stakes winner Strong Suit returned to form in the Jersey Stakes while his trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Richard Hughes completed a second-day double when Best Terms won the Queen Mary Stakes.

 Walter Swinburn, who enjoyed many Royal Ascot successes as a jockey, had his first as a trainer when Julienas won the Royal Hunt Cup and Tommy Stack broke his training duck at the meeting when Lolly For Dolly won the Windsor Forest Stakes.

 Trainer Tom Dascombe saddled his first Royal Ascot winner when Rhythm Of Light won Wednesday’s concluding Sandringham Handicap and he had his second success after footballer Michael Owen’s home-bred Brown Panther landed the King George V Handicap 24 hours later.

 Aidan O’Brien won his fifth Gold Cup since Ascot reopened when Fame And Glory landed a massive gamble under Jamie Spencer on Thursday, which proved a red-letter day for trainer Hughie Morrison as Sagramor and Pisco Sour gave him back-to-back successes in the Britannia Handicap and Tercentenary Stakes.

 Banimpire, winner of a Group Three contest at Cork four days earlier, won the Ribblesdale Stakes for trainer Jim Bolger, while jockey Phillip Makin had his first Royal Ascot victory when Bapak Chinta took the Norfolk Stakes.

 There was a first French-trained success of the week on Friday when Robert Collet saddled Immortal Verse to win the feature Coronation Stakes from Nova Hawk, trained by his son Rod. John Gosden saddled a double on the same card with Nathaniel in the King Edward VII Stakes and Beachfire in the Wolferton Handicap.

 Samitar emulated her half-sister Nijoom Dubai when winning the Albany Stakes and Namibian gave Mark Johnston a sixth victory in the Queen’s Vase. Brian Meehan got on the scoresheet for 2011 when Manassas won the Buckingham Palace Handicap.

 

 

BETTING NEWS

 

Short-price punters have piled into Await The Dawn in today’s Hardwicke Stakes at 3.05pm. William Hill laid an even £50,000 about Aidan O’Brien’s charge yesterday and backers are happy to keep supporting him at odds-on prices.

 

Coral are now going 8/11 from 4/5 while Hills and Paddy Power are 4/6 from 4/5 and elsewhere it has been soft-ground performers who have been supported.

 

Today’s movers:

 

2.30pm Chesham Stakes

Bounty Seeker 16/1 from 20/1 Coral

Fort Bastion 5/1 from 7/1 William Hill, 11/2 from 15/2 Coral, 11/2 from 7/1 totesport, 6/1 from 7/1 Boylesports

 

3.05pm Hardwicke Stakes

Await The Dawn 4/6 from 4/5 Paddy Power and William Hill, 4/5 from 8/11 Coral

Harris Tweed 14/1 from 16/1 Coral

Poet 10/1 from 12/1 totesport, 10/1 from 14/1 Boylesports

 

3.45pm Golden Jubilee Stakes

Amico Fritz 16/1 from 33/1 Coral, 20/1 from 33/1 William Hill

Bewitched 7/2 from 11/2 William Hill, 7/2 from 5/1 totesport, 7/2 from 9/2 Boylesports and Coral

Dalghar 8/1 from 10/1 Coral

Definightly 9/1 from 16/1 Coral, 11/1 from 14/1 William Hill

Monsieur Chevalier 28/1 from 40/1 William Hill

 

4.25pm Wokingham Handicap

Colonel Mak 22/1 from 28/1 Coral

Hoof It 6/1 from 8/1 Boylesports, 7/1 from 9/1 William Hill

Lui Rei 14/1 from 22/1 Coral and totesport, 16/1 from 18/1 William Hill

Fathsta 20/1 from 33/1 William Hill

 

5pm Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap

Averroes 12/1 from 16/1 Coral

Dayia 6/1 from 7/1 Coral

Modun 4/1 from 9/2 William Hill

Sharaayeen 7/1 from 15/2 Coral

 

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes

Deutschland 6/1 from 10/1 Paddy Power, 7/1 from 12/1 totesport and William Hill

 

ROYAL ASCOT 2011

 

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 18

 

COMMENDATION FOR CLYDE

 

Clyde, a police horse, was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen at Ascot Racecourse today.

 

The horse, who retires at the end of the month to the Horse Trust in Speen, Bucks, received a Chief Constable’s Commendation to recognise 18 years of police service.

 

Clyde has been lead horse for numerous State visits in Windsor and attended Royal Ascot 18 years in a row.

 

He has also policed several high-profile protests and been a regular at football matches around Britain, including at Cardiff, Portsmouth and Reading.

 

Her Majesty made the presentation to Clyde’s rider, Police Sergeant John Thurston, and was accompanied by Johnny Weatherby, Chairman of Ascot Racecourse, and Sara Thornton, Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

 

 

FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES

CHESHAM STAKES (LISTED)

 

IT’S DEFINITELY MAYBE

 

Maybe drifted from a price of around 5/4 this morning before being sent off as 5/2 favourite for the Listed Chesham Stakes because of concerns about her ability to act in the soft ground, but there was never much doubt to the race’s outcome.

 

The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly, a daughter of Galileo from the family of Derby winner Dr Devious, proved two and a quarter lengths too good for Fort Bastion, an effort that saw her promoted to favouritism for next year’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas with many bookmakers,

 

“We were afraid of the conditions out there,” admitted O’Brien. “She has always looked vert natural and is a very classy filly at home. She was very impressive first time out but obviously you would have to be very worried when the ground changed the way it did. We didn’t really know what was going to happen but I always thought that she was racing on it.

 

“It’s obviously very soft ground. She is like a lot of those very talented horses - she hits the gates very naturally and travels very easily. Ryan (Moore) let her coast into a lovely rhythm and then she was very tough at the end.

 

“She won her maiden over six furlongs and this was seven - we always thought that she would get further than six. She got seven furlongs very well today so you’d imagine that she would have no problem getting a mile.”

 

 

FIRST RACE PLACE QUOTES

CHESHAM  STAKES

 

OGDEN'S BASTION TO TREAD A FAMILIAR PATH

 

Fort Bastion (9/2) was no match for Maybe in the Listed Chesham Stakes but connections retain plenty of faith in the Lawman colt.

 

The Richard Hannon-trained two-year-old crossed the line two and a quarter lengths behind the 5/2 favourite but was in turn three lengths clear of third-placed Self Centred.

 

Owner Sir Robert Ogden landed the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket followed by the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last season, and Fort Bastion is likely to aim for those same targets.

 

Barry Simpson, racing manager to the owner, said: "He ran really well and we are delighted with the performance. He handled the ground with no issues and I think we have been beaten by an exceptional filly.

 

"We thought we had a great chance beforehand - no excuses. The winner is probably very good because they have pulled a long way clear of the remainder of the field, so it was a solid performance.

 

"We will probably follow the same path as we did with King Torus last year and go to Newmarket for the Group Two race there and then there is Goodwood.

 

"For a horse that is inexperienced, we are pleased with what we've got and we think he will improve."

 

The Barry Hills-trained Self Centred, sent off an 18/1 chance, ran on to take third under Michael Hills.

 

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, commented: "We are delighted with the run. She ran a nice race at Newmarket ad she seemed to run right the way to the line. We will maybe go for a maiden next."

 

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST RACE

 

Ryan Moore, jockey of the two and a quarter-length winner Maybe, said: “Soft.”

 

Richard Hughes, jockey of second-placed Fort Bastion, said: “Soft.”

 

Jimmy Fortune, rider of Esentepe, said: “Soft and tacky.”

 

Silvestre De Sousa, rider of Bounty Seeker, said: “Soft.”

 

David Probert, rider of Goldoni, said: “Soft.”

 

Liam Keniry, jockey of Island Melody, said: “Soft and a bit dead.”

 

Phillip Robinson, partner of Manomine, said: “It is soft and very testing.”

 

Luke Morris, on board Polydamos, said: “Soft.”

 

Tom Queally, rider of Singalat, said: “Soft.”

 

Adam Kirby, partner of Swing Along, said: “Soft.”

 

Neil Callan, jockey of Telwaar, said: “Soft and a bit holding.”

 

Sam Hitchcott, jockey of Yammos, said: “Soft and a bit tacky.”

 

Ahmed Ajtebi, on board Falls Of Lora, said: “It is loose on top and soft but not really heavy. You need a horse that can handle it.”

 

 

 

SECOND RACE WIN QUOTES

HARDWICKE STAKES

 

BREEDERS' CUP DREAM ALIVE AS JET-ENGINED DAWN ROARS TO VICTORY

 

Aidan O'Brien has been dreaming about the Breeders' Cup Classic for Await The Dawn and that dream is very much alive and kicking after the four-year-old demolished his rivals to take the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes.

The Ballydoyle-trained colt's brilliant sire, Giant's Causeway, was an agonisingly unlucky runner-up in the 2000 renewal of the Breeders' Cup Classic and Await The Dawn could attempt to make amends in the Stateside championship on dirt at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in November.

O'Brien revealed: "The plan was to come here first and then we go home and talk. He has a lot of options. We always dreamt that he could be a Breeders' Cup Classic horse - that was always the dream about him. We will go gently and go home and see where he goes next."

The imposing colt was sent off a warm 4/6 favourite to land today's mile and half contest after impressively annexing the 10-furlong Huxley Stakes at Chester in May. The issue was never in doubt here as Ryan Moore kicked for home at the top of the Ascot straight and powered past runner-up Harris Tweed for a three-length triumph.

O'Brien continued: "I would say that there is no question that he has won despite the ground. He is a daisy cutter in how he moves his legs across the ground and it's the same old story - it's his class.

"He is so low moving - for him to be able to do those things on that ground. I don't know if Ryan even hit him. He was always a horse that had a jet engine. He was a big baby but the engine was always very big. He's like his dad, he is a big fellow, a big rangy horse.

"We were hoping that he had so much class that he would get the mile and a half and he is a very serious horse.

"We were always dreaming of the Breeders' Cup Classic but it's a long way away. Ryan rode him at Chester and he loved him. The race has always been the dream and we were thinking that it would be something to look at for the end of the year. The dream is still alive."

O'Brien has an abundance of talent with which to go to war this season, with Await The Dawn joining Coronation Cup hero St Nicholas Abbey and Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes runner-up So You Think among an elite echelon of middle distance performers.

As to plans for his trio, O'Brien said: "It's very hard to think about where to go. We were thinking after Epsom with St Nicholas Abbey that he could be coming back here for the King George. So You Think ran here the other day so we have to decide where to go with him next too, whether he should go to the Eclipse or whether he should go somewhere else."

O'Brien and Moore were combining for a rapid-fire near 5/1 double in the first two races of the afternoon, having taken the Chesham Stakes with 5/2 favourite Maybe. Both winners sported the Michael Tabor silks.

Moore said of Await The Dawn: "He had form on soft ground as a young horse but he has got bigger, stronger and a heavier horse - it's probably harder for him to get himself out of the ground. He has won in spite of the ground and he has a lot of quality.

"He travelled very well and just does enough in his races."

 

 

SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES

HARDWICKE STAKES (GROUP 2)

 

MELBOURNE NEXT FOR SECOND AND THIRD

Hardwicke Stakes runner-up Harris Tweed and third-placed Drunken Sailor could meet again in Australia in November with connections of both horses eyeing the Melbourne Cup.

 

William Haggas, Harris Tweed’s trainer, commented: “I think the winner (Await The Dawn) will turn out to be a multi Group 1 winner and we have given him a race so I couldn’t be more thrilled.

 

“Maybe Harris Tweed needs this ground but he stays well and I would like to save him a bit for the autumn because Melbourne Cup looks quite enticing and he would have to start blood tests for there on Monday.

 

“My father, who owns and bred this horse, is 80 and I don’t think he fancies the trip to Australia as much as his son. But he owns the Harris Tweed company and this horse could run against the New Zealand-bred Harris Tweed so it would be a good plug for the business!”

 

Harris Tweed’s jockey Richard Hughes added: “I got a lovely lead and he galloped all the way to the line. Mine did idle a bit in front but the winner would have to have idled an awful lot more for me to beat him.”

 

Luca Cumani, trainer of Drunken Sailor, said: “I’m delighted. He’s come a long way from winning handicaps to being placed in a Group 2 today. I think the owners are keen for another trip to Australia for the Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup and he might go for the Glorious Stakes at Goodwood next.”

 

 

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Race Two: The Hardwicke Stakes

 

VARIAN NOT DISPLEASED

 

Roger Varian, trainer of fourth home Laaheb, was happy with the way his charge ran in the second race, the Hardwicke Stakes, on day five of Royal Ascot.

 

“I thought he ran up to his mark and I wasn’t displeased.” he said “He travelled into the straight and you get excited with the horse because you think he is going to quicken but he never does.

 

“If he could quicken, he would be a very good horse because he travels beautifully.

 

“We trainers get fussy about the ground. He wants a bit of cut, but Richard (Hills) said it was heavy down the back and if there is any turn of foot the ground has blunted it.”

 

Richard Hills, Laaheb’s jockey,  added: “He ran a very good race and I am happy with that.”

 

 

 

THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES

GOLDEN JUBILEE STAKES (GROUP 1)

 

SOCIETY ROCKS JUBILEE FIELD

 

            Last year’s Golden Jubilee Stakes runner-up Society Rock went one place better this afternoon when belying his 25/1 starting price with a half-length success in the Group One, giving jockey Pat Cosgrave a first Royal Ascot victory.

            Winning trainer James Fanshawe commented: “We have kept plugging away with this horse and it is fantastic that he has come good.

            “I am absolutely thrilled with the horse because he was slightly forgotten last year when he was second and then he was never really right afterwards. He has taken his time to fire this spring and the last two bits of work have been very good but you never quite know if they are going to go on the ground or not. He has never raced on the ground but he obviously liked it.

            “It’s fantastic result for his owner Simon Gibson. He’s not here because he had a fall down his stairs and banged his head. He’s recovering and this will make him feel a lot better.

            “It’s great for Pat because he has been riding for me for the past year and he has ridden a fantastic race today.”

            Cosgrave added: “I think a lot of people doubted this horse on his first two runs this year but I think James has had this as his target all along. Over the past three weeks, he has been showing the old Society Rock to me. I would have probably appreciated quicker ground but that’s the way it is and he handled it well and showed how good a horse he is.

            “I jumped too good and myself and Richard Hughes were getting a bit tight for the first furlong - it was just a case of two of us going for the one gap. I thought my chance might have disappeared at the start when we were hampered. I couldn’t really get out because I was travelling a little bit keen but I eventually got out the back and followed Richard Hughes - he gave me a nice lead - and I ended up getting the splits at the right time.

            “To be fair to the horse, he put his head through a gap that was pretty tight and picked up good.

 

 

            “I know it was a competitive field but I was quite confident beforehand with the main concern being the ground because he has a turn of foot and had done all his winning on a quicker surface.

            “I ended up having a nice draw with the good horses around me and although there was a tight gap to go through near the furlong pole it worked out for me.

            “He’s probably had a hard race and James and the horse will tell us where we go next. I’m not totally sure the track suits him for the July Cup.”

            “All Group Ones are nice but it is nice to get a first Royal Ascot winner and to meet the Queen was fantastic.”

 

THIRD RACE PLACE QUOTES

GOLDEN JUBILEE STAKES

 

GALLANT CHEVALIER'S GOLDEN DEFEAT

 

Monsieur Chevalier could not land a blow when down the field in the five furlong King's Stand Stakes here on Tuesday but the Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old relished the extra furlong of the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes as he failed by half a length to see off Society Rock.

 

The Chevalier four-year-old, who did not race at all last year due to suffering from recurring problems with back muscles, reminded everyone of his high-class two-year-old form as he burst from off the pace under Kieren Fallon to challenge for the lead inside the final furlong, only for the winner to sweep by him.

 

Richard Hannon jnr, assistant trainer to his father, said of the 25/1 shot: "The horse has run an absolute blinder - we are delighted. He has had a long time off and Kieren said he just didn't see the horse on the far side. We will take that and I am very happy.

 

"We will look at the July Cup and all of the above - six furlongs rather than five. He has always been a gentleman and he looks a picture.

 

"I think he might have liked the ground. It takes a bit of speed out of the others."

 

First season trainer Roger Varian was pleased with fourth-placed Elzaam and could also be looking to the Group One July Cup at Newmarket next month for the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned three-year-old.

 

He said of the 12/1 shot: "I am really thrilled with how he ran. I thought in the last two furlongs he made up more ground on the field than anything and at least it shows he can do it at this level.

 

"I think you will see a much better horse on faster ground. Today, on this ground, I'm really pleased with him.

 

"I think that provided he came out of this race well and we were happy with his training, I would like to look at the July Cup. On the back of this, he looks up to that level. If he got better ground, he would be quite exciting."  

 

 

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Race Three: The Golden Jubilee Stakes

 

JULY CUP NEXT FOR STAR WITNESS

 

Australian visitor Star Witness, who ran second to Prohibit in the King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday, was again in the places as he finished third to Society Rock in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

 

Danny O’Brien, Star Witness’s trainer, said after the race: “We are really pleased, he ran super on Tuesday and super here. 

 

“He probably found the ground a little testing here today - he was really tired in the last 50 metres. He was travelling like the winner at the furlong but just peaked at the end. Steven (Arnold, jockey) said you could attribute that to the ground.

 

“He travelled really well throughout and had a good little kick but the ground just found him out.

 

“I brought him over here with the intention of running him the three times so I would think we would go for the July Cup now. He has showed he is running to his true form and we would love to win one.

 

“We have three weeks now so we will see how he comes out of this race but we will probably go for the July Cup (Newmarket, Saturday July 9).

 

“The horse is really enjoying Newmarket and we are really enjoying being part of the big races here over the summer, the only thing that would make it better is getting a win on the board.”

 

Steven Arnold added: “I had a nice run and he travelled great. I could see the outside ones were getting away from us a bit so I decided to go, but when we got to the front on that wet ground he just bottomed out with 50 metres to go.

 

“With dry ground it might have been a different story. The ground is wet and there is a bit of a headwind which has made it a bit too testing for him.”

 

 

FOURTH RACE WIN QUOTES

WOKINGHAM HANDICAP

 

FANSHAWE AT THE DOUBLE

 

Deacon Blues gave trainer James Fanshawe a 220/1 Royal Ascot double in the space of less than an hour with a victory in the Wokingham Handicap that followed hard on the heels of Society Rock's Golden Jubilee triumph.

 

The 15/2 shot, owned by Jan & Peter Hopper and Michelle Morris, burst through to lead at the furlong pole and held on by a neck under Johnny Murtagh to repel the strong challenge of runner-up Waffle.

 

A delighted Fanshawe reflected: "It's been fantastic. The straight course at Ascot has been really good to me - we've won the Hunt Cup twice, the Windsor Forest - it has been good to us. Today has been really special.

 

"I didn't know whether Society Rock would go on the ground but I was fairly confident Deacon Blues would because he comes from a family of soft ground horses. He looks like he has really improved from three to four. He has been gelded so hopefully he's a horse to follow.

 

"I think, the thing is, these horses, Deacon Blues and Society Rock, are owned by people who have given me time. Sometimes it pays off and it has paid off for Deacon Blues and Society Rock.

 

"This has been the plan, to win the Wokingham. The owners were unlucky with Frizzante in the Wokingham and ended up winning the July Cup with her but they have never won one of these big handicaps here.

 

"We have had some good ones but it has been a fantastic hour. Deacon Blues is a horse that just missed out all last year. We kept running him rather than having a plan with him. We never really timed it right to get the ground for him last year.

 

"I was very confident he would handle the ground, I just thought he had a rubbish draw until I saw the Golden Jubilee and then it was a perfect draw. When you're luck's in racing, you make the most of it."

 

Murtagh said: "He loved the ground and he travelled really well. James said he hits a flat spot in his races but when I let him go today he quickened very well. We got to the front a bit soon but when the second came he stuck his head out. I think he is a nice horse.

 

"I came to England and things didn't work out with David Loder, and the first man I bumped into was James Fanshawe, so he said come and ride for me. I have a great relationship with him, he's a marvellous trainer and he loves winning at Royal Ascot.

 

"Every day is great at Ascot, it's a brilliant track, I love riding here and this is what it's all about for me."

 

FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

WOKINGHAM HANDICAP

 

WAFFLE BATTERED IN WOKINGHAM

 

The David Barron-trained Waffle was just touched off in the Wokingham Handicap to the disappointment of rider Fran Berry.

 

“I joined the winner (Deacon Blues) and got upsides when Johnny (Murtagh) idled a little in front. We had a good battle but the winner just found a bit more in the last 100 yards,” said Berry.

 

Trainer Hughie Morrison is planning a step in class for third-placed Pastoral Player.

 

“He ran a blinder. He quickened past the winner, who he was giving weight to, and then quickened again,” said Morrison. “There is not a lot of difference between the quality of this race and a Group 1 sprint and the time of this was quicker than the Golden Jubilee. We’ll give him an entry in the Nunthorpe. He’s rated 103 so we might as well go for those good races while he’s in form and I wouldn’t be frightened to go back to five furlongs.

 

“He pulled off a shoe in the race. He was at the back and the next moment he was in front and he can really quicken. I think he’s better on better ground.”

 

 

 

FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES

DUKE OF EDINBURGH HANDICAP

 

DE SOUZA OUTFOXES FIELD

 

Trainer Mark Johnston and jockey Silvestre de Souza, who teamed up to win Friday’s Queen’s Vase with Namibian, made it two for the week when Fox Hunt took the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap by two and a quarter lengths.

“It was a long week up until yesterday! He has been a very difficult horse - you can see the changes of headgear over the year and he has really disappointed us a few times,” said Johnston.

 

“I didn’t get him until late last year or early this year and, to be honest, he was in the sales at one stage. He has been quite tricky temperament-wise. He is getting better and better and he just looked a lot better today - he looked like he had come on physically since Epsom - but I was surprised that he could overcome that wide draw.

 

“Silvestre said he was never where he wanted to be but, at the same time, the horse was always travelling very well for him. Looking at the horse beforehand, I wasn’t surprised because he was looking so well.

 

“Silvestre is very confident and I think that is a huge thing in a jockey, despite the fact that he has not been on the big stage until this year. It doesn’t phase him at all and he is clearly not put off by the big time.”

 

De Souza added: “It has been a great time and it is unbelievable. The horse has travelled like a dream and I was always happy in my position. I was giving away a lot ground to the other horse but he battled well and he was the best horse in the race.

 

“I can’t describe winning here. When I look at my background, I never thought that I would ride a winner at Royal Ascot and I took my licence out over here just to have a spin and see how I go. It is unbelievable the way it is going and I am delighted for Mr Johnston and thank him for putting me up.”

 

 

FIFTH RACE PLACE QUOTES

DUKE OF EDINBURGH HANDICAP

 

STOUTE DRAWS FIRST BLANK FOR 16 YEARS

 

Sir Michael Stoute has drawn a blank at this year's Royal Ascot after 11/1 shot Blissful Moment chased home Fox Hunt in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap.

 

Stoute, who also saddled Modun to finish unplaced in the mile and a half handicap, does not have a runner in the concluding Queen Alexandra Stakes and goes winless at the Royal meeting for the first time since 1995.

 

The Saeed Suhail-owned Blissful Moment was no match for the winner and passed the post two and a quarter lengths behind his Mark Johnston-trained rival, with the Clive Cox-trained Averroes a further length away in third. 

 

Stoute commented: "We were only second best - the winner was too good for him. He ran very well."

 

Kieren Fallon, the rider of the runner-up, felt that his mount was outpaced in the closing stages.

 

He said: "I should have stretched him more but I played into the hands of the winner. He had a better turn of foot than me. I should have taken it out of him earlier.

 

Adam Kirby partnered 8/1 chance Averroes into third place for Cox.

 

The trainer reported: "Delighted - it was a great run. He has backed up a good performance at York but he has just come up against two better ones on the day.

 

"As to where he goes next, we will be guided by the handicapper but he has performed at the highest (handicap) level and he deserves to win something similar."

 

HUGHES BANNED FOR TWO DAYS

 

Richard Hughes received a two-day ban for careless riding on Prompter in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap because he allowed his mount to drift left away from the whip into Awsaal.

 

The ban is on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4.

 

 

SIXTH RACE WIN QUOTES

QUEEN ALEXANDRA STAKES

 

SWINGKEEL TAKES THE LAST FOR DUNLOP AND DURCAN

 

Forty years on from his first Royal Ascot success, John Dunlop was back in the winner's spot with a 35th triumph at the meeting thanks to the battle-hardened Swingkeel, who outstayed his rivals to clinch the longest race in the Flat race calendar, the Queen Alexandra Stakes.

 

The six-year-old, third in the extended two miles, five furlong contest a year ago, made smooth progress through the field under Ted Durcan and relied on his ample stamina reserves down the home straight to draw three and a half lengths clear of runner-up Elyaadi.

 

Reminded of his first Royal Ascot win with Arthur in the 1971 Prince Of Wales's Stakes, Dunlop said: "That's a terrifying thought - 40 years ago. It's lovely to win today, he's a grand old horse, he stays very well and he ran a good race last year in the same race. He went jumping through the winter and won a little novice hurdle.

 

"He stays well but one was obviously apprehensive today because of the ground. Ted gave him a lovely ride and the owner, Mike Slade, is a great enthusiast."

 

Swingkeel, successful over hurdles for Nigel Twiston-Davies in the winter, provided Durcan with his fourth Royal Ascot triumph and his first since Hellvelyn took the Coventry Stakes in 2006

 

The jockey reported: "He's a horse that likes to warm up and early on he wasn't loving it. I was actually last early on but once I was able to work my way up the middle of them he was interested. He loves passing horses so as the race went on other horses started to empty out and stop and he was passing them.

 

"Swinging in I was on the bridle again so it was just a matter of letting one horse lead me until halfway up the straight and he put his head out and he is honest.

 

"It is really soft ground so you need a horse that is hardened and stays - he stays well.

 

"It is great, it's lovely to ride a winner for Mr Dunlop. He's a lovely man to ride for and has been a huge help to me over the years. To ride him a winner here at Ascot is great, it's special."

 

John Queally saddled Irish raider Elyaadi, sent off the 4/1 favourite, to finish second.

 

The trainer said: "Sadly we were second again and found one too good. I don't think the trip or ground bother her and she will go to York for the Ebor meeting and could possibly go for the Lonsdale Stakes but she will run somewhere before that."

 

 

 

 

   

FIRST RACE RESULT - 2.30pm CHESHAM STAKES (LISTED)

£50,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 2yo, sired by a winner of a race of a 1m2f or over (this includes races in excess of 1m 1f 110 yards and in excess of 1900m) Weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb Entries 20 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £28,385.00 2nd £10,760.00 3rd £5,385.00 4th £2,685.00 5th £1,345.00 6th £675.00

 

1)  MAYBE (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [5] 5/2 Fav

2)  FORT BASTION (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [12] 9/2

3)  SELF CENTRED (Bunny Roberts) Barry Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [4] 18/1

4)  ESENTEPE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XXXVIII) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [11]

5)  SWING ALONE (IRE) (Whatley, Stanbrook, Bowles & Krolikowski) Gay Kelleway 2-9-3 Adam Kirby [7]

6)  TELWAAR (Ziad Galadari) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-3 Neil Callan [13]

7)  BLING KING (Peter Deal & C Brown) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-9-3 Fergus Sweeney [3]

8)  FALLS OF LORA (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi [6]

9)  GOLDONI (IRE) (Mick & Janice Mariscotti) Andrew Balding 2-9-3 David Probert [8]

9)  POLYDAMOS (Bluehills Racing Limited) Harry Dunlop 2-9-3 Luke Morris [16]

11)  SINGALAT (Danethorpe Racing Partnership) James Given 2-9-3 Tom Queally [1]

12)  ISLAND MELODY (IRE) (D Kerr & Stan Moore) Stan Moore 2-9-3 Liam Keniry [2]

13)  YAMMOS (IRE) (B York, Nicola McGreavy) Mick Channon 2-9-03 Sam Hitchcott [10]

14)  MAJESTIC ROSE (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Hugh Bowman [14]

15)  MANOMINE (Maureen Brittain) Clive Brittain 2-9-3 Philip Robinson [9]

16)  BOUNTY SEEKER (USA) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 2-9-3 Silvestre De Sousa [15]

 

16 ran

Time: 1m 32.46s

Distances: 2¼, 3, ½, 1½, nose, 4, nk, ¾, dead heat, sh, 1½, 2¼, 1¼, 1, 7   

Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) - Sumora (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Totes: Win: £3.10 Places: £1.30; £2.00; £6.10  Exacta: £12.20

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (25) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry) Royal Ascot wins (34): Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator, 2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach, 2011 Maybe), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem, 2008 Haradasun), Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Yeats, 2011 Fame And Glory), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler, 2010 Mikhail Glinka) Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2008 Honolulu), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010 Starspangledbanner) Wins in Britain 2000-2010: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2011 (In Britain): 8 Third winner of Royal Ascot 2011

 

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Irish Classic Wins(1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (12): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe) Number of Wins 2000-2010: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; Wins in 2011: 55 Second winner of Royal Ascot 2011

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT- 3.05pm HARDWICKE STAKES (GROUP TWO)

£109,150 guaranteed, 1m 4f. For 4yo+ Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties after August 31st, 2010, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Entries 55 pay £290 Confirmed 13 pay £210 Penalty value 1st £61,964.45 2nd £23,489.07 3rd £11,755.45 4th £5,861.36 5th £2,936.14 6th £1,473.53

 

1)  AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) (Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 4-9-0 Ryan Moore [9] 4/6 Fav

2)  HARRIS TWEED (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 4-9-0 Richard Hughes [2] 12/1

3)  DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) (Samanda Racing & Tony Bloom) Luca Cumani 6-9-0b Kieren Fallon [7] 9/1

4)  LAAHEB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 5-9-0 Richard Hills [6]

5)  CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 6-9-0 Ted Durcan [4]

6)  CALVADOS BLUES (FR) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 5-9-0 Johnny Murtagh [8]

7)  KINGS GAMBIT (SAF) (Fitri Hay) Tom Tate 7-9-0 Jamie Spencer [10]

8)  POET (H E Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 6-9-0 p1 Adam Kirby [3]

9)  PASSION FOR GOLD (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-0 Mickael Barzalona [1]

 

9 ran

Non-runner: 1 Afsare (going)

Time: 2m 38.40s

Distances: 3, 2½, nk, 2¼, 10, 1¼, 41, 45

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc

Breeding: b c Giant’s Causeway (USA) - Valentine Band (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA))

Totes: Win: £1.60 Places: £1.10; £3.10; £1.90 Exacta: £12.30

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (25) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Other major wins include: Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingary, 2002 Alberto Giacometti), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2009 Beethoven), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing, 2008 Mount Nelson), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer, 2006 Aussie Rules, 2007 Astronomer Royal), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2010 Cape Blanco), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Galileo, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), National Stakes (1996 Desert King, 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat, 2005 George Washington, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere/Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2002 Hold That Tiger, 2004 Oratorio, 2005 Horatio Nelson, 2006 Holy Roman Emperor),Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2007 Dylan Thomas), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2006 George Washington, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 So You Think), Yorkshire Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Blue Square Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn), Investec Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats, 2007 Scorpion, 2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace, 2005 Rumplestiltskin, 2010 Misty for Me), Matron Stakes (2010 Lillie Langtry) Royal Ascot wins (35): Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty, 2007 Henrythenavigator, 2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach, 2011 Maybe), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2007 Excellent Art, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Queen Anne Stakes (2006 Ad Valorem, 2008 Haradasun), Gold Cup (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Yeats, 2011 Fame And Glory), Queen’s Vase (2007 Mahler, 2010 Mikhail Glinka) Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur, 2011 Await The Dawn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2008 Honolulu), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2010 Starspangledbanner) Wins in Britain 2000-2010: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2011 (In Britain): 9 Fourth win of Royal Ascot 2011 - now leading trainer

 

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success on the level when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce) Irish Classic Wins(1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins: Jumeirah Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Matron Stakes (2007 Echelon), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2008 Promising Lead), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce) Other Big Race Wins Include: Pride Stakes (2008 Crystal Capella), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2007 Papal Bull, 2009 Doctor Fremantle), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2009 Askar Tau), DFS Doncaster Cup (2009 Askar Tau), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), TNT July Stakes (2010 Libranno) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (13): King George V Stakes (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger, 2011 Await The Dawn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe) Number of Wins 2000-2010: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; Wins in 2011: 56 Third win of Royal Ascot - now leading jockey (has more placed mounts than Richard Hughes)

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT - 3.45pm GOLDEN JUBILEE STAKES (GROUP ONE)

£400,000 guaranteed, 6f, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series & second British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. For 3yo+ Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 7lb Entries 67 pay £1300 Confirmed 26 pay £1100 Penalty value 1st £227,080.00 2nd £86,080.00 3rd £43,080.00 4th £21,480.00 5th £10,760.00 6th £5,400.00

 

1)  SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 4-9-4 Pat Cosgrave [3] 25/1

2)  MONSIEUR CHEVALIER (IRE) (Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson) Richard Hannon 4-9-4 Kieren Fallon [7] 25/1

3)  STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Widden Stud) Danny O'Brien AUS 4-9-4t Steven Arnold [11] 4/1

4)  ELZAAM (AUS) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-11 Richard Hills [10]

5)  BATED BREATH (Khalid Abdulla) Roger Charlton 4-9-4 Richard Hughes [4]

6)  AMICO FRITZ (GER) (Alexandre Pereira) Henri-Alex Pantall FR 5-9-4 Maxime Guyon [13]

7)  HOORAY (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-8 Seb Sanders [2]

8)  GENKI (IRE) (Gillian Khosla) Roger Charlton 7-9-4v Jamie Spencer [1]

9)  JIMMY STYLES (Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers) Clive Cox 7-9-4p Adam Kirby [8]

10)  KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 6-9-4 p1 Ryan Moore [5]

11)  HITCHENS (IRE) (Laurence O'Kane & Paul Murphy) David Barron 6-9-4 Fran Berry [16]

12)  DALGHAR (FR) (N Botica, Rex & Wendy Gorell) Andrew Balding 5-9-4 Jimmy Fortune [15]

13)  ROYAL ROCK (Aida Fustoq) Chris Wall 7-9-4 George Baker [6]

14)  BEWITCHED (IRE) (Sue Magnier & Jacqueline O'Brien) Charles O'Brien IRE 4-9-1t Johnny Murtagh [12] 3/1 Fav

15)  DEFINIGHTLY (S Emmett & Miss R Emmett) Roger Charlton 5-9-4b Olivier Peslier [17]

16)  PALACE MOON (Canisbay Bloodstock) William Knight 6-9-4t Jim Crowley [14]

 

16 ran

Non-runner: 5 Delegator (going)

Time: 1m 17.22s

Distances: ½, 1¼, hd, nk, ¾, ¾, nk, ¾, 1¼, 1, ½, nose, 2½, hd, 31   

Breeder: San Gabriel Investments

Breeding: b c Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - High Society (IRE) (Key Of Luck (USA))

Totes: Win: £36.80  Places: £8.30; £5.90; £2.10  Exacta: £720.20

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious) Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2007 Zidane), Sony Summer Mile (2007 Cesare), Gimcrack Stakes (2007 Sir Gerry) Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia, 2006 Cesare), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song, 2009 Spacious), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock) Number of horses in training (1990-2011): 32; 51; 78; 71; 82; 76; 62; 59; 58; 65; 98; 87; 84; 110; 106; 105; 103; 101; 99; 93; 55; 47; Wins (1990-2010): 20; 20; 28; 34; 24; 29; 22; 23; 52; 46; 40; 38; 58; 46; 44; 43; 46; 36; 33; 24; 29; Wins in 2011: 12

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Pat Cosgrave Born: Banbridge, County Down, June 2, 1982 Background: Ireland’s champion apprentice in 2003. Spent two season’s at Ballydoyle under Aidan O’Brien. Came to Britain in November 2004 to ride on the all-weather for Newmarket trainer Nick Littmoden. Nephew of Banbridge trainer Gerry Cosgrave. Rode 35 winners on the pony racing circuit. Big race wins: Braveheart Stakes (2006 Akarem); Buckhounds Stakes (2006 Akarem), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2008 Borderlescott), Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (2010 Markab), Haydock Sprint Cup (2010 Markab), Betfred Cecil Frail Stakes (2011 Anne Of Kiev) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock) First Ride: Hunan Scholar, Navan, April 24, 1999 First Winner: Perugino Lady, Dundalk, November 2, 1999 First Winner in Britain: Tango Step, Lingfield, December 15, 2004 Wins in Britain (2004-2010): 1; 13; 48; 39; 57; 61; 51; Wins in 2011: 11

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT - 4.25pm WOKINGHAM STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)

£100,000 guaranteed, 6f.  For 3yo+ Rated 0-110 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after May 21st, a winner 5lb; a winner of 2 races 8lb High Standing's Handicap Mark 109 Entries 119 pay £175 Confirmed 89 pay £110 Penalty value 1st £62,310.00 2nd £18,660.00 3rd £9,330.00 4th £4,670.00 5th £2,330.00 6th £1,170.00

 

1)  DEACON BLUES (Jan & Peter Hopper & Michelle Morris) James Fanshawe 4-8-13 Johnnny Murtagh [11] 15/2

2)  WAFFLE (IRE) (Laurence O'Kane & Paul Murphy) David Barron 5-9-1 Fran Berry [16] 12/1

3)  PASTORAL PLAYER (The Pursuits Partnership) Hughie Morrison 4-9-4 Richard Hughes [15] 12/1

4)  ANNE OF KIEV (IRE) (P Bamford) Jeremy Gask 6-9-3t Luke Morris [3] 25/1

5)  GRAMERCY (IRE) (M Hawtin) Michael Bell 4-8-13 Jamie Spencer [1]

6)  FATHSTA (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 6-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [5]

7)  HOOF IT (Chubby Chandler, Lee Westwood) Mick Easterby 4-9-6 Kieren Fallon [13] 9/2 Fav

8)  MAC'S POWER (IRE) (Michael McDonnell, T Mohan) James Fanshawe 5-9-1t Pat Cosgrave [22]

9)  LUI REI (ITY) (Rei of Sunshine Partnership) Robert Cowell 5-9-0 p1 Jim Crowley [25]

10)  COLONEL MAK (Norton Common Farm Racing, O'Kane, Murphy) David Barron 4-8-13 Lee Newman [24]

11)  EVENS AND ODDS (IRE) (Dab Hand Racing) Dandy Nicholls 7-9-5 George Baker [28]

12)  CHEVETON (Mrs K Oseman) Richard Price 7-8-11 Silvestre De Sousa [12]

13)  IMPERIAL GUEST (John Guest Racing) George Margarson 5-8-13 Philip Robinson [9]

14)  NASRI (Dab Hand Racing) Dandy Nicholls 5-8-9 Michael O'Connell (3) [29]

15)  HIGH STANDING (USA) (Tony Bloom) William Haggas 6-9-10 Ryan Moore [21]

16)  BARNEY MCGREW (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 8-8-11 Liam Keniry [27]

17)  SWILLY FERRY (USA) (John Grant) Barry Hills 4-8-13 Michael Hills [8]

18)  SWISS CROSS (Alan Spence) Gerard Butler 4-8-12t Neil Callan [4]

19)  GOLDEN DESERT (IRE) (S Parker, John Humphreys) Robert Mills 7-8-11 Tom Queally [20]

20)  PRIME DEFENDER (S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion) Barry Hills 7-9-3 Olivier Peslier [17]

21)  BLUE JACK (Andrew Black & Michael Owen) Tom Dascombe 6-9-3v Richard Kingscote [26]

22)  LOVE DELTA (USA) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 4-8-13 Joe Fanning [30]

23)  VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XVIII) Dandy Nicholls 4-9-4 Adrian Nicholls [14]

24)  MISTER HUGHIE (IRE) (Mulryan Partnership) Tim Easterby 4-9-4 p1 Sam Hitchcott [19]

25)  BURNING THREAD (IRE) (Tim Etherington) Tim Etherington 4-8-12 Dale Swift (5) [10]

 

25 ran

Non-runners: 2 MASAMAH (going); 8 ROCK JOCK (going); 27 GLOBAL CITY (going)

Time: 1m 16.90s

Distances: nk, 2¾, 1¾, ¾, 1¼, nk, hd, 2, ½, hd, nose, nk, ½, 1, ½, ½, 2, 1¾, hd, ½, 4, 3¾, 1½, 11     

Breeder: Mr & Mrs K W Grundy, Jan & Peter Hopper

Breeding: b g Compton Place - Persario (Bishop Of Cashel)

Totes: Win: £7.90  Places: £2.10; £2.60; £3.00; £6.40  Exacta: £76.80

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious) Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2007 Zidane), Sony Summer Mile (2007 Cesare), Gimcrack Stakes (2007 Sir Gerry) Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Royal Ascot Wins (9): Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia, 2006 Cesare), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song, 2009 Spacious), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock), Wokingham Handicap (2011 Deacon Blues) Number of horses in training (1990-2011): 32; 51; 78; 71; 82; 76; 62; 59; 58; 65; 98; 87; 84; 110; 106; 105; 103; 101; 99; 93; 55; 47; Wins (1990-2010): 20; 20; 28; 34; 24; 29; 22; 23; 52; 46; 40; 38; 58; 46; 44; 43; 46; 36; 33; 24; 29; Wins in 2011: 13

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) Other Major Wins: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Matron Stakes (1995 Timarida, 2004 Soviet Song, 2010 Lillie Langtry), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar, 2008 Mastercraftsman), Phoenix Stakes (2008 Mastercraftsman, 2009 Alfred Nobel, 2010 Zoffany), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2007 Notnowcato, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Fame And Glory), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song, 2007 Simply Perfect), Fillies’ Mile (2007 Listen), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), July Cup (2004 Frizzante, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Nassau Stakes (2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Halfway To Heaven), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan, 2009 St Nicholas Abbey), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2008 Fame And Glory), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2000 Namid, 2009 Total Gallery), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Cadran (2002 Give Notice), Prix Ganay (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Opera (1995 Timarida, 2000 Petrushka), Prix Royal-Oak (2008 Yeats), Prix Vermeille (2007 Mrs Lindsay), Total Prix Marcel Boussac (2010 Misty For Me), Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2009 Man Of Iron), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2000 Kalanisi), Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (1996 Timarida, 2000 Greek Dance), Hong Kong Vase (2000 Daliapour), E P Taylor (2001 Choc Ice, 2007 Mrs Lindsay) Royal Ascot Wins (38): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl, 2010 Lillie Langtry); Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel, 2002, Royal Rebel, 2008 & 2009 Yeats), St James’s Palace Stakes (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000, Katiykha), Ascot Handicap Stakes (2000 Barba Papa), Golden Jubilee (2000 Superior Premium, 2003 Choisir, 2007 Soldier’s Tale, 2010 Starspangledbanner), King George V Handicap (2001 Beekeeper), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), Wokingham Handicap (2001 Nice One Clare, 2010 Laddies Poker Two, 2011 Deacon Blues), Queen Anne Stakes (2002 No Excuse Needed, 2008 Haradasun), King Edward VII Stakes (2002 Balakheri), Windsor Castle Stakes (2002 Revenue, 2011 Frederick Engels), King’s Stand Stakes (2003 Choisir), Hampton Court Stakes (2003 Persian Majesty), Jersey Stakes (2005 Proclamation), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel, 2008 Honolulu), Queen Mary Stakes (2007 Elletelle), Britannia Handicap (2007 Eddie Jock), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Hardwicke Stakes (2008 Macarthur), Windsor Forest Stakes (2009 Spacious), Queen’s Vase (2010 Mikhael Glinka) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2001 (5 wins); 2002 (4 wins), 2008 (6 wins)) Wins in Britain 1999-2010: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; Wins in Britain in 2011: 4

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT - 5.00pm DUKE OF EDINBURGH HANDICAP

£50,000 guaranteed, 1m 4f. For 3yo+ Rated 0-105 Weights highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Weight raised 3 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after June 11th, a winner 4lb A winner of 2 races 7lb Salute Him's Handicap Mark 102 Entries 51 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)  FOX HUNT (IRE) (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-8v Silvestre De Sousa [21] 12/1

2)  BLISSFUL MOMENT (USA) (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-5 Kieren Fallon [10] 11/1

3)  AVERROES (IRE) (HE Sh. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Clive Cox 4-9-3 Adam Kirby [8] 11/1

4)  ROCK A DOODLE DOO (IRE) (The Doodle Doo Partnership) William Jarvis 4-9-6 Olivier Peslier [15] 8/1

5)  HALICARNASSUS (IRE) (Mrs Begum Atman Karatas) Mick Channon 7-9-7 Hugh Bowman [2]

6)  ILE DE RE (FR) (Michael Watt) Freddy Head FR 5-9-2 Jim Crowley [19]

7)  PROMPTER (The Royal Ascot Racing Club) Michael Bell 4-9-10 Richard Hughes [9]

8)  COIN OF THE REALM (IRE) (B Siddle & B Haynes) Gary Moore 6-9-0 Tom Queally [6]

9)  AWSAAL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 4-9-5 Eddie Ahern [18]

10)  SHARAAYEEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 4-9-7 Richard Hills [3]

11)  VERY GOOD DAY (FR) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-9-4v1 Sam Hitchcott [5]

12)  TAQLEED (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 4-9-3 Jimmy Fortune [22]

13)  MODUN (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-8 Ryan Moore [13] 100/30 Fav

14)  JUTLAND (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-9 Joe Fanning [11]

15)  LIFE AND SOUL (IRE) (Alan Spence) Amanda Perrett 4-9-2 Johnny Murtagh [14]

16)  HEDDWYN (IRE) (J Tabet) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-2 George Baker [1]

 

16 ran

Non-runners: 1 SALUTE HIM (travel); 5 CHOCK A BLOCK (going); 9 ALBAQAA (going); 17 WESTERN PEARL (going); 19 NICE STYLE (going)

Time: 2m 40.03s

Distances: 2¼, 1, ¾, ¾, 1¼, hd, 4½, sh, 6, 1¾, 4½, 3½, 12, 25, 2¾  

Breeder: Ballylinch Stud

Breeding: ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Kiltubber (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Totes: Win: £18.70  Places: £3.70; £1.70; £4.10; £1.40  Exacta: £227.80

 

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 (34): 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, 2011 Fox Hunt), 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: 80

 

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 (2): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2011 Fox Hunt) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2010): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100; Wins in 2011: 51

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT - 5.35pm QUEEN ALEXANDRA STAKES

£50,000 guaranteed, 2m 5f 159y. For 4yo+ Weights 4yo colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb 5yo+ horses and geldings 9st 2lb; mares 8st 11lb Penalties after June 16th, 2010, each Class 3 race or Class 2 race won 3lb for each Class 1 race won 5lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 10lb) Entries 40 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)  SWINGKEEL (IRE) (Heather Slade) John Dunlop 6-9-2p Ted Durcan [15] 11/2

2)  ELYAADI (Michael Ryan) John Queally IRE 7-8-11 Fran Berry [13] 4/1 Fav

3)  AJAAN (Niarchos Family) Sir Henry Cecil 7-9-5b Tom Queally [11] 10/1

4)  DAYIA (Lady Green) Lydia Pearce 7-9-02 Olivier Peslier [4]

5)  L FRANK BAUM (IRE) (Aussie Connection) Gay Kelleway 4-9-0 Neil Callan [12]

6)  FONT (Alan Hill & Simon Florey) Lawney Hill 8-9-2t Richard Kingscote [16]

7)  DEGAS ART (IRE) (Barber, Bruce, Fleming, Levein, Russell) Lucinda Russell 8-9-2p Ryan Moore [6]

8)  DEUTSCHLAND (USA) (Allan McLuckie) Willie Mullins IRE 8-9-2 Richard Hughes [17]

9)  GASELEE (USA) (Paula Smith, Rae Guest) Rae Guest 5-8-11 David Probert [20]

10)  KAYEF (GER) (Chua, Katriya, Hunter & Ong) Michael Scudamore 4-9-0 Pat Cosgrave [7]

11)  MOMKINZAIN (USA) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-9-0 Hugh Bowman [2]

12)  LADIES BEST (Danethorpe Racoing Partnership) James Given 7-9-2t Jim Crowley [10]

13)  NOT TIL MONDAY (IRE) (The Three Honest Men) John Jenkins 5-9-2b Kieren Fallon [14]

14)  CHINK OF LIGHT (David Brownlow) Andrew Balding 4-9-0v Jimmy Fortune [1]

15)  HEROSTATUS (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-0v1 Silvestre De Sousa [5]

16)  HALLA SAN (Una Towell) Richard Fahey 9-9-2 Jamie Spencer [9]

17)  GRAND ART (IRE) (Diamond Racing Ltd) Tim Vaughan 7-9-2 James Doyle [3]

 

17 ran

Non-runners: 2 AMERICAN SPIN (going); 11 OVERTURN (going); 18 TROVARE (going)

Time: 5m 02.73s 

Distances: 3½, 2 ½, 2, 9, 2¾, 11, 15, 8, 3¼, 6, 60, ½, 21, 46, 38, 54  

Breeder: R J Cornelius

Breeding: ch g Singspiel (IRE) - Anniversary (Salse (USA))

Totes: Win: £6.80  Places: £2.60; £1.90; £3.80  Exacta: £21.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex First winner: Tamino, Palace House Stakes, Newmarket, April 27, 1966 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth. Classic wins: (10) 1000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Investec Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Investec Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Coral-Eclipse (1973 Scottish Rifle), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Millenary), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian, 2002 Give Notice), Prix Marcel Boussac (1987 Ashayer, 1989 Salsabil, 1990 Shadayid), Prix Vermeille (1990 Salsabil, 1998 Leggera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Haydock Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Investec Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume) Other details: Champion trainer 1995 Royal Ascot wins: 35 First Royal Ascot winner: Arthur (June 15, 1971 - Prince of Wales’s Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1974 Ragstone), St James’s Palace Stakes (1980 Posse, 1991 Marju, 1995 Bahri), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1971 Arthur), Queen Anne Stakes (1992 Lahib), Sandringham Handicap (2008 Festivale) Horses in training (1985-2011): 177; 20; 192; 194; 169; 148; 126; 131; 129; 131; 142; 157; 161; 153; 183; 187; 172; 198; 178; 162; 155; 139; 135; 129; 118; 106; 95; 86; Wins (1984-2010): 89; 62; 106; 61; 65; 65; 78; 58; 75; 93; 82; 124; 88; 98; 111; 123; 98; 107; 79; 86; 55; 70; 53; 57; 37; 50; 38; Wins in 2011:  17

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins), 2004/2005 (44 wins), 2006/2007 (33 wins), 2007/2008 (27 wins) British Classic Wins: (2) Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Mastery), Vodafone Oaks (2007 Light Shift) Other Big Race Wins include: Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope, 2007 Light Shift), Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), John Smith’s Stakes (2006 Pinpoint), Oak Tree Stakes (2005 Majestic Desert), Predominate Stakes (2006 Championship Point), Premio Roma (2003 Imperial Dancer), Prix Morny (2005 Silca’s Sister), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Haydock Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus), St Simon Stakes (2003 Imperial Dancer), Polypipe Flying Childers (2008 Madame Trop Vite), Skybet.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2009 Long Lashes), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2009 Sahpresa) Number Of Royal Ascot Wins (4): Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point), Queen Mary Stakes (2005 Flashy Wings), Coventry Stakes (2006 Hellvelyn), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2011 Swingkeel) First Royal Ascot Winner: Chesham Stakes (2005 Championship Point) Wins in Britain (2000-2010): 23, 54, 58, 29, 40, 60, 71, 95, 75, 94, 88, Wins in 2011: 19

 

 

 


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