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Sunday, July 28, 2002



HONG KONG DAY 2002
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ASCOT, SUNDAY, JULY 28


PLEASING
CROWD INCREASE



Today's adult attendance came to 15,829, 12.9% higher than the 14,022 seen last year.

The crowd for the first Hong Kong Day in 2000 was 12,587.


In addition to the adults, there were at least 2,000 children at Ascot today


ERSKINE-CRUM REFLECTS



"We have had three very good days and have been blessed with some marvellous weather," said Ascot's chief executive Douglas Erskine-Crum as he looked back at the meeting.


"Yesterday's King George V1 and Qeen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes was a marvellous race with a Guineas winner and a Champion Stakes winner fighting out such a marvellous finish. That is what we want -- to get the best horses racing against each other.


"Today's attendance of 15,829 was very pleasing indeed. The crowd on the Sunday has now gone up by 25% in two years and it is very good that so many children have come. That is what we want.


"And we have been very fortunate to have the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for this day. They are the most marvellous sponsors. "



GOING NEWS AT 10.30 AM




There was no rain last night and the going for the final day of Ascot’s July meeting remains



GOOD TO FIRM.




“Unlike yesterday, when there was cloud cover until the time of the first race, we have had hot sunshine since 7.15 am this morning,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne. “The forecast is that we shall have another hot, dry afternoon.”


GOING CHANGE AT 12.15PM


The going was changed by Ascot’s Clerk of the Course at 12.15pm, to


GOOD TO FIRM, FIRM IN PLACES

from the previous Good to Firm.





NON RUNNER UPDATE

There are currently eight non runners:

2.10pm SINO GROUP TROPHY
No. 1 Jabaar (Ground)

2.40pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTION STAKES
No. 5 Dancinginthestreet (Vet’s Certificate)
No. 9 Tout Seul (Vet’s Certificate)

3.10pm HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT
No. 15 Awake (Vet’s Certificate)
No. 22 Pips Magic (Vet’s Certificate)

Jockey Change - Adrian Nicholls will now ride No. 17 Atlantic Viking.


4.55pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACE DAY HANDICAP
No. 1 Morro Castle (Ground)
No. 2 Indian Plume (Vet’s Certificate)
No. 9 Den’s-Joy (Vet’s Certificate)


GOLAN EARNS THE PLAUDITS


Today’s newspapers are full of praise for Golan’s victory on his seasonal debut in yesterday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, after the death of his owner-breeder Lord Weinstock on Tuesday.


“Golden Golan Strikes In King George Thriller,” was the Racing Post’s front-page headline. Jon Lees wrote that Golan “surpassed many of trainer Sir Michael Stoute’s most noteworthy feats to become the first horse ever to land this middle-distance prize on his seasonal debut.”

“A victory to honour a master trainer and an owner cruelly denied a last great moment,” was Alastair Down’s analysis of the win. “This summer of ghosts at feasts reached its zenith at Ascot yesterday when Golan landed a memorable scrap for the King George only five days after the death of his owner-breeder, Arnold Weinstock.”

“Fallon Hits Golan Heights” declared the Observer with Eddie Freemantle writing “Golan produced a most gutsy performance to land the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes by a head from Nayef ... It was a tremendous feat of training by Sir Michael Stoute to produce Golan ready to win despite such a long lay-off.”

“Golan Hits Heights” said The Sunday Times. “Emotions overflowed in the heat of Ascot,” said Tim Richards. “Golan discovered a hidden strength to narrowly outgun Nayef in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes with his owner Lord Weinstock looking down from above....There were euphoric scenes out on the course, with Stoute and Weinstock’s stud manager, Peter Reynolds, greeting Golan and his jockey, Kieren Fallon, with the cheers of the crowd ringing in their ears.”

“Golan Hits Heights” said Colin Cooper in the News of the World. “Golan roared up the field from last to first to score an emotional victory in the King George at Ascot yesterday.”

The People’s subs also came up with the “Golan Hits Heights”. Reporter Larry Lynx wrote: “Sir Michael Stoute and champion jockey Kieren Fallon teamed up to bring off one of the greatest training coups of all time at Ascot yesterday.


“Golan Hits The Heights - Stoute Conjures Up King George Magic” was the Sunday Express headline. Chris Goulding said: “Golan’s bay coat resembled a mahogany table as he ambled round in the preliminaries, he also adopted the same laid-back approach in the race. Shadowing his rivals, Kieren Fallon asked Golan to take his race inside the final furlong and the issue was over in a stride.”

“Golan Pays Brave Tribute” was the Sunday Telegraph’s headline. Brough Scott wrote: “Sometimes it is written in the sky. Golan, owned and bred by Lord Weinstock who died this week, held on heroically from Nayef to land as fine a horse race as you could wish to see. Four-legged tributes have never come better, nor more bitter sweet than this one.”

“Battling Golan Gains Bittersweet Glory” announced the Independent On Sunday, in which Sue Montgomery wrote: “Golan was given a typically masterful ride by Kieren Fallon .... The bonny colt went through it with a will and ran to the line without flinching from his rider’s demands as, to repel Nayef and secure the £435,000 first prize, he had to. No trainer had previously produced a horse to win this 12-furlong test, at the sharp end of international competition, on his seasonal debut. But Stoute is one of the best conditioners of this or any other era.”

“Golan The Gallant” said the Sunday Mirror with Bill Knight writing: “Cool Kieren Fallon took the brave route to glory in the sweltering Ascot sunshine and the inches he saved made the winning difference in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.”

There were eulogies around the world with the Thoroughbred Times in America announcing: “Golan Returns With Sentimental Win in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth”, followed by: “Golan, a four-year-old who had not raced since finishing sixth in the Japan Cup last November, returned with a win in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, less than a week following the death of his owner, Lord Weinstock, on Tuesday.”


The Blood-Horse’s headline was “Emotional Victory For Golan In King George.”



BALDING TO RETIRE


Ian Balding, who has announced that he is to retire at the end of the year, has one runner at Ascot today, Favia, in the Year Of The Horse Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at 3.45pm.


The Press Association this morning reported that Ian Balding will hand over the reins at Park House, Kingsclere, to his son Andrew.


In a statement, Balding said: "Ian Balding has announced his retirement. As from January 1, 2003, Andrew Balding will hold the trainer's licence at Kingsclere."

Explaining his decision Ian Balding said: "Andrew and I have been sharing the horses and he's just done extremely well and it's high time he took over."

Balding, who has held a trainer's licence since June 1964, is best known as the trainer of the brilliant Mill Reef, winner of the Derby, Eclipse Stakes, King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Prix de l'Arc Triomphe in 1971 for the late Paul Mellon.


Recalling a highly-successful career he went on: "It's been wonderful to train a few good horses for lots of wonderful owners.


"I suppose Mill Reef's Arc de Triomphe probably was the high point and more recently emotionally Lochsong's second Prix de l'Abbaye."

Many young jockeys have benefited from his guidance, with Martin Dwyer the latest star to emerge from the Kingsclere academy.


"Ernie Johnson was the first of many good ones and I suppose Martin Dwyer the most recent as well as Philip Waldron, John Matthias and Shaun Payne, whose career was sadly cut short," Balding said.


"Martin Dwyer is a top prospect and we are really proud of him and even this year Liam Keniry is also doing well."

Balding will still be involved with the training at Kingsclere and he added: "We will still have a few jumpers and I will continue to manage one of the yards."

Balding rode around 70 winners as an amateur and "a lot of point-to-point winners".




BETTING NEWS


As is often the case on Sundays, things have been quiet in the major offices this morning, but one horse who has caught the eye is Proud Boast in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap (3.10). The four-year-old, who gave her trainer Geraldine Rees her biggest success when she won the Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle last month, has been backed from 12-1 to 8-1 with Hills and the Tote, and tightened up by a point to 9-1 with Paddy Power.


Proud Boast has also been in demand with Coral, though they are still offering 10-1 about her, and in the same race Atlantic Viking has been a lively outsider from 25-1 to 16-1.


Powers also report good support in the Hong Kong International Auction Stakes (2.40) for favourite Prince Nureyev, who ran well here on his debut at the Royal meeting and has won since. He is now at 5-6 from evens, and in the Sha Tin Handicap (4.20) Madiba has been trimmed from 10-1 to 9-1.

In that race Coral report Statim to be the best backed horse of the day with them, though the morning 5-2 is still on offer.


The Tote have had money in the last race of the day, the Hong Kong International Race Day Handicap (4.55) for True Night, who has come in from 7-1 to 5-1.



WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
SINO GROUP TROPHY

MAYBE GOODWOOD FOR THE PILOT


Beauchamp Pilot could be out at Goodwood later this week after his success over front-running Averted View in the first race of the day, the mile and a quarter Sino Group Trophy.


“When we declared for this race he was the only one to do so, and then we declared him for the William Hill Mile at Goodwood in case the ground here became too firm,” said his trainer Gerard Butler.


“He may still run in that race, but it was very hot here this afternoon and we shall have to see how much it may have taken out of him,” Butler went on. “He gets a 3lb penalty for Goodwood, which brings him up to 8st 2lb, and he is also in a race at the Blue Square Shergar Cup meeting here next month.


“I was pleased that he won this and had a nice time in a small field, because in his last two runs he has been in very big fields, here and in the John Smith’s Cup at York, and this will have been good for his confidence.


“He can get quite excited before his races and he was quite difficult to saddle today, but once he is on the racecourse he is fine and he has won well here.”


FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES
SINO GROUP TROPHY

AVERTED VIEW SEEN TO BETTER EFFECT


The Richard Phillips-trained Averted View, who finished only eighth to Albanova in a Listed race at Chepstow on Friday night, came back to form when going down by a length and a half to Beauchamp Pilot in the opening Sino Group Trophy.


“It was a real shame at Chepstow,” said Gordon Clarkson, Phillips’ assistant.

“But the ground was very false and Wendyll Woods got off and said she just couldn’t handle it. But she loved this fast ground.


“We were trying to get some black type on Friday and I should think we’ll look again somewhere. She’s had two races very quickly back-to-back and has probably earned a bit of a break. I’m chuffed to bits with her, she is so tough and gutsy.”

SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTION STAKES

PUMA IS TOP CAT

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing look to have another exciting juvenile, who stretched his unbeaten record to three wins, when landing the Hong Kong International Sale Auction Stakes by two and a half lengths.


"We thought on form he would run a big race," said Harry Herbert, Highclere's manager. "Richard (Hannon) was so amazed that he didn't win more confortably last time that he was going to give him a break after this. I think he was probably very green at Sandown but today he has proved to be a very nice horse.


"We toyed with going to the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood but thought was probably one step too far at this stage and the conditions of today's race suited him so well.

"He'll probably move up to Pattern company now and may only have one more run this year. He's got size and scope and is a lovely horse to look forward to for next season. He seemed to be relishing it, the further he went and may step up to a mile next.


"I was a little worried that he was warm beforehand, but that's just him. He's a free sweater rather than a fretter.


"He belongs to a syndicate for which things didn't go right so we added him to the team."

Richard Hannon junior, representing his father, added: "He's a very sound horse and might even be better on soft ground. I bought him with Ross Doyle for 37,000gns at the Breeze-Up Sale at Newmarket in April and the only reason he was so cheap is that he is by Catrail, you can't fault him otherwise."

PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTION STAKES


THE FAVOURITE WANTS FURTHER


"It was a very frustrating race," said Rod Millman after his 5-4 favourite Prince Nureyev had managed no better than third behind Puma in the Hong Kong International Sale Auction Stakes.


"He wants a mile already, he will really stay a mile and a quarter now, but they went no pace early on and he just got boxed in until it was too late. But these things happen; he wanted a proper gallop and just did not get one."



Barry Hills, trainer of runner-up River Celebre, also feels that his colt wants a longer trip. "He is by Peintre Celebre, who was a mile and a half horse and I think he needs a bit of time and wants further," he said.

"But he has run well and I think it was a good race. After all, the winner had won both his races before this, and the third had some good form as well," Hills added.


WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT HANDICAP

MILLS FORECASTS BIG FUTURE FOR MILES


"He is a good boy and as long as he keeps his feet on the ground he will do well," enthused Terry Mills of Robert Miles after the apprentice, who is attached to Mills' Headley stable, had gained his biggest success on all the way winner Boleyn Castle in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Handicap.


"He keeps his head down and rides well. I am sure he has a future," added Mills. "He gets on well with this horse and he knows where he is going -- back to the yard for evening stables !"

Mills, who shares the winner with Mark Shipman, said that Boleyn Castle "has bags of speed", and the five-year-old, who was gelded during tthe winter, showed all that pace as Miles got him over from his very high draw of 21 to be over near the stands side after about a furlong.


"When Norton ran here yesterday he was never able to get over near enough to the stands rails and I was delighted when I spoke to the clerk of the course (Nick Cheyne) this morning and he told me that they had not watered the course overnight," added Mills.


"It is not that he can't go on the soft, but the faster ground made it easier for him to get over from that draw," the trainer went on."He is not in any races at Goodwood at the moment, but we might have a look now and see if there is anything there for him on Saturday."

Miles, who has been with Mills for two years and has now ridden six winners this year, admitted that he was "getting a bit worried in the last 100 yards when he was getting a bit tired and I was praying for the post to come.But he had done enough early on to see the others off and he held on really well."

FOURTH RACE QUOTES
THE YEAR OF THE HORSE MAIDEN FILLIES' STAKES

ANOOF BREAKS DUCK
The Marcus Tregoning-trained Anoof landed the Year of the Horse Maiden Fillies' Stakes by a length under a front-running ride by Willie Supple.


"She's pretty game and Willie gave her a super ride," said Tregoning. "She goes on top of the ground and has run some very good races. We won this race with Saaryeh last year, who Willie also rode.


"She might get another win, but these fillies are very hard to place."

Tregoning reported that King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes runner-up Nayef has returned home in good shape.


"He is in great form and lost virtually no weight, which I couldn't believe because of the hot weather. But the main thing is that he's bang there at the moment, in the top of his form.


"The Juddmonte International is a real possibilty for him because the track would really suit him, especially going left-handed.


"If he stayed in training that would be wonderful. He could go for the Dubai World Cup, which was the original intention this year.


"He was a baby last year and is still improving physically, although whether that makes him go faster I don't know."

William Muir, trainer of runner-up Zyzania, said: "I have to admit that I was very disappointed with her at Chepstow last time but this was much better. She's a nice filly and has run a good race here and I am very happy with her."

Richard Mullen told Muir that Zyzania would have been better suited if there had been a stronger gallop.


WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
SHA TIN HANDICAP

REVEILLEZ WAKES UP IN STYLE

"I was very worried during the race that nothing was going right for him," said ‘Jacko' Fanshawe after Reveillez, who is trained by her husband James, had produced too strong a finish for front running Tasneef in the mile and a half handicap.


"He was meant to lay handy but he could never get close enough, but he has stuck to the job and run on really well. He was very, very brave.


"I take a special interest in him because he is my ride at home, and I was not very happy when he was put up 10lb for his win at Yarmouth. I was afraid that would be a bit much for him, but clearly it wasn't.


"He often gets very warm before his races, as he did here, but in fairness to him it is a very hot and muggy day. I think he just wants to get on with things; he is still only a big baby. One of the good things about him is that he seems to go on any ground."

Reveillez belongs to Miss Ann Church, who has been a supporter of Pegasus Stables for some years and has done particularly well with Persiano.


Sadly Persiano will not be carrying her colours any more. "He broke down very badly at Nottingham last time and I don't think we shall be able to get him back," Mrs. Fanshawe added.

Tim McCarthy, trainer of runner-up Tasneef, said: "He's a game horse and run a great race but just needs to be dropped a couple of pounds. If he go down 1lb to 80 it would give us a lot more options - at least he could run off top weight in a 0-80.

He's not good enough to go for Listed races or anything like that."

SIXTH RACE QUOTES
THE SHA TIN HANDICAP STAKES

AHERN DOUBLES UP ON NIGHT

Jockey Eddie Ahern completed a 9/1 double when winning the closing Hong Kong International Race Day Handicap aboard 4/1 favourite True Night, owned by a syndicate headed by tipster Henry Rix.


"He's been so unlucky all year and deserved this," said winning trainer David Nicholls.


"Eddie Ahern has ridden him really well. He remained calm and cool and waited on him and fair play to him. The horse doesn't win too often from the front or the middle.


"Henry really believed in the horse and the jockey, who has ridden him exactly how he was told to.


"He'll run at Goodwood in the 0-85 handicap on Tuesday and could run there later in the week as well."

Runner-up Salty Jack could be out at Goodwood as well, in his case in the William Hill Mile on Friday. "He could well have a go at that and it was nice to see him run so well as a lot of our horses have been under a cloud," said his trainer David Elsworth.


"In our present form I am grateful to be second," added Elsworth, pointing out ruefully that the winner is out of Dead Certain, who he trained to win the Queen Mary Stakes here as well as the Cheveley Park and the Lowther.


URBINA BANNED

Oscar Urbina was given a two-day suspension for careless riding, for interfering with Khams-Alhawas, when winning the Sha Tin Handicap Stakes on Reveillez. The suspension takes place on August 6 and 7.




FIRST RACE RESULT

2.10pm SINO GROUP TROPHY
Class B, Classified Stakes, £18,000 Added. For 3yo+ rated 0-95 (also open to horses rated 96-100 - see below), 1m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb. For any horses rated 96-100, the excess in any rating above 95 shall be added to the weights stated. Penalties: after April 27, 2002, each race won 2lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 10lb.Penalty Values: 1st: £12,122.50; 2nd: £3,730; 3rd: £1,865; 4th: £932.50

1) BEAUCHAMP PILOT (Erik Penser) Gerard Butler 4-9-07 Eddie Ahern [3] EvensF
3) AVERTED VIEW (Flying Tiger Partnership) Richard Phillips 5-9-06 Michael Kinane [4] 6/1
3) EPICENTRE (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [5] 13/8
4) WELSH MAIN (Marcus Reeder) Simon Magnier 5-9-05 John Egan [1]

4 ran Non-Runner: Jabaar (Ground)
Distances: 1 1/2, 4, 6 Time: 2m 07.77s
Breeder: Erik Penser Breeding: ch g Inchinor - Beauchamp Image (Midyan (USA))
Totes: Win: £2.00 Exacta: £5.70

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Horses in Training 2001-2002: 82; 94 Previous Experience: Worked for Wayne Lukas and John Dunlop Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 Trains at: Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire Wins (1998-2001): 5:22:28:51 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins this season: 37

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in Ireland in 2001: 36 Wins in Britain 2000- 2001: 2; 3 Wins this season: 41



SECOND RACE RESULT

2.40pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTION STAKES
Class B, £20,000 Added. 6f. For 2yo which were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction (under the hammer) at sales administered by Tattersalls, Tattersalls (Ireland), Goffs, Ascot or Doncaster Bloodstock Sales or as a 2yo at the “Breeze Up” sales, for 75,000gns or less (first sale to govern the price if sold more than once). Weights: colts & geldings: 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class C race 2lb; a winner of a Class B race 4lb; of a Listed race 6lb; a winner of a Pattern race 8lb. Allowances: for each 5,000gns paid under 75,000gns 1lb (maximum allowance 10lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £12,557; 2nd: £4,763; 3rd: £2,381.50; 4th: £1,082.50; 5th: £541.25; 6th: £324.75

1) PUMA (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-07 Dane O'Neill [6] 4/1
2) RIVER CELEBRE (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 2-8-10 Darryll Holland [10] 11/2
3) PRINCE NUREYEV (H & Mrs A A Gooding) Rod Millman 2-8-11 Steve Drowne [1] 5/4F
4 BLUEGRASS BEAU (Christopher Shankland) Ian Wood 2-8-07 Ryan Moore [3]
5) SPITTING IMAGE (J Shack) Clive Brittain 2-8-02 Hiroki Goto [2]
6) OVERRIDE (Paul Kan) James Eustace 2-8-08 Michael Kinane [7]
7) EDMO YEWKAY (Edmolift UK Ltd) Tim Easterby 2-8-07 Willie Supple [9]
8) EASTERN MAGENTA (T C Chiang) Linda Stubbs 2-8-07 Eddie Ahern [8]

8 ran Non-Runners: Dancinginthestreet (Vet’s Certificate), Tout Seul (Vet’s Certificate)
Distances: 2 1/2, 1/2, 6, 1 1/4, 2, 1, 16 Time: 1m 29.61s
Breeder: Irish National Stud Breeding: Catrail (USA) - Rahwah (Northern Baby (CAN))
Totes: Win: £3.30 Places: £1.20; £1.70; £1.30 Exacta: £17.50

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Falmouth Stakes (1994 Lemon Souffle), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Cork and Orrery Stakes (1992 Shalford), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley Number of wins in a season (1982-2001): 38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126:154:182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110 Number of horses in training; (1985-2002): 67:75:74:80:85 :107:131:139:155:178:167:155:149:145:155:162:147 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992 Royal Ascot wins: 18 Major Royal Ascot wins: Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton) Wins This Season: 85

Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge) Royal Ascot wins: (2) Jersey Stakes (June 16, 1999, Lots Of Magic); Cork and Orrery Stakes (June 17, 1999, Bold Edge) Wins This Season: 36


THIRD RACE RESULT

3.10pm HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT
Class B, £80,000 Guaranteed. 5f. For 3yo+. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb. Any horse rated above 110 (114 if 3yo) shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 (114 if 3yo) shall be added to the weight allotted. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 29, a winner of a race 5lb; of a race value £7,500 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £46,400; 2nd: £17,600; 3rd: £8,800; 4th: £4,000; 5th: £2,000; 6th: £1,200

1) BOLEYN CASTLE (M A Shipman) Terry Mills 5-9-01 Robert Miles (7) [21] 20/1
2) ATLANTIC VIKING (David Faulkner) David Nicholls 7-7-12 Adrian Nicholls [15] 20/1
3) PROUD BOAST (J W Gittins) Geraldine Rees 4-8-09 Willie Supple [11] 10/1
4) MITSUKI (John Lund) James Bethell 3-7-09 David Kinsella (3) [23] 50/1
5) GREENWOOD (Jeff Smith) James Eustace b4-7-07 Fran Ferris (5) [12]
6) PERUVIAN CHIEF (M C S D Racing Ltd) Nick Littmoden 5-8-01 (1lb OW) John Egan [1]
7) DANCING MYSTERY (Austco Limited) Eric Wheeler 8-8-09 Steve Carson [18]
8) GOOD GIRL (Peter Bourke) Tim Easterby b3-8-06 Michael Kinane [6] 11/2F
9) SALVIATI (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley 5-8-08 Jimmy Fortune [2]
10) BALI ROYAL (Mrs R J Manning & T A Godbert) Milton Bradley 4-8-07 Liam Keniry (5) [8]
11) TEDBURROW (Irene & Peter Davies) Eric Alston 10-9-13 Dean McKeown [7]
12) LORD KINTYRE (M Calvert & Colin Lewis) Rod Millman 7-8-08 Steve Drowne [17]
13) FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 4-8-01 Ryan Moore (5) [10]
14) SOAKED (David Chapman) David Chapman b9-7-10 (3lb OW) Glenn Sparkes (5) [16]
15) BOANERGES (P A & D G Sakal) Rae Guest 5-8-02 Simon Whitworth [19]
16) PADDYWACK (T S Redman & David Chapman) David Chapman b5-7-05 Dominic Fox (7) [9]
17) PTARMIGAN RIDGE (Heather Galbraith) Linda Perratt 5-8-00 Matthew Henry [20]
19) SMART PREDATOR (B Shaw) John Quinn 6-8-13 Darryll Holland [14]
19) KARAOKE KING (Mrs M B Fernandes) John Long 4-7-12 Gary Bardwell [5]

21 ran Non-Runner: Pips Magic (Vet’s Certificate), Awake (Vet’s Certificate), Corridor Creeper (Withdrawn Not Under Starters Order), Henry Hall (Withdrawn Not Under Starters Order)
Distances: 1 1/4, nk, 1 1/4, hd, nk, 1, sh, 3/4, hd, nk, 1/2, 1/2, hd, 3/4, nk, 2, 3, 1 Time: 1m 00.38s
Breeder: Larry Millison Inc Breeding: ch g River Special (USA) - Dance Skirt (CAN) (Caucasus (USA))
Totes: Win: £17.40 Places: £3.40; £4.30; £2.50; £11.00 Exacta: £745.00

Winning trainer:-Name: Mills, Terrence George Date of first licence: 1993 Wins in a season: (1993-2001) 9:15:9:17:7:11:22:23:34 Horses in training (1993-2002):26:24:32:24:23:25:35:42:41:43 Major wins include: Hardwicke Stakes (1994 Bobzao); Kings Stand Stakes (1999 Mitcham), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Tattersalls Sommerville Stakes (2001 Where Or When), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2002) Boleyn Castle) Trains at Loretta Lodge, at Headley, Epsom Wins This Season: 21

Winning Jockey:-Name: Miles, Robert P Major Wins: Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2002 Boleyn Castle) Other Details: Apprenticed to Terry Mills Wins This Season: 6


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.45pm YEAR OF THE HORSE MAIDEN FILLIES STAKES
Class D, £10,000 Added. 1m. For 3yo fillies. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,857.50; 2nd: £2,110; 3rd: £1,055; 4th: £527.50

1) ANOOF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-11 Willie Supple [4] 7/2
2) ZYZANIA (Dr & Mrs John Wilson) William Muir 3-8-11 Richard Mullen [2] 20/1
3) GROOVY (Wood Hall Stud Limited) John Hills 2-8-11 Eddie Ahern [10] 12/1
4) OOPSIE DAISY (Mrs M Slater) James Fanshawe 2-8-11 Oscar Urbina [8] 3/1F
5) EPITOME (The Leigh Family) Luca Cumani 3-8-11 Michael Kinane [7]
6) HOT TO TANGO (Helen Groves) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [1]
7) FAVIA (Dr Cornel Li & Jane Armstrong) Ian Balding 3-8-06 Liam Keniry (5) [3]
8) PINJARRA (Mrs R W Gore-Andrews) James Toller 3-8-11 Simon Whitworth [9]
9) CASTAIGNE (Susan Livesey, Ian Griffiths) Brendan Duke 3-8-11 Darryll Holland [5]
10) BOGUS BALLET (W Wood) John Bridger 3-8-06 Glenn Sparkes (5) [11]
11) GRETA (Jenny Powell) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Pat Dobbs [6]

11 ran
Distances: 1, 2, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2, 5, 2 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 6 Time: 1m 46.24s
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited Breeding: b f Marju (IRE) - Waqood (USA) (Riverman (USA))
Totes: Win: £4.20 Places: £1.50; £3.70; £2.20 Exacta: £61.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Winners 1997-2001: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53 Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown) Horses in Training 2001-02: 88; 113 Royal Ascot Wins: (1) King’s Stand Stakes (June 18, 2002, Dominica) Wins This Season: 22

Winning jockey:- Name: Supple, William Born: June 8, 1968 Major wins include: Lockinge Stakes (1999 Fly To The Stars), Coventry Stakes (1996 Verglas) Wins (1998-2001): 0; -; 49; 73 Other details: Has ridden in Dubai since 1994, where he was champion in 1997/8, 1998/9, rode as stable jockey to Eric Alston in 1999, second rider to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum since 2000 Wins This Season: 35





FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.20pm SHA TIN HANDICAP
Class D, £10,000 Added. 1m 4f. For 3yo rated 0-85. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 20, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £7,068.75; 2nd: £2,175; 3rd: £1,087.50; 4th: £543.75

1) REVEILLEZ (Mrs A Church) James Fanshawe 3-9-00 Oscar Urbina [9] 4/1
2) TASNEEF (Alan Spence) Tim McCarthy 3-9-04 Dane O'Neill [3] 14/1
3) TRIPLEMOON (Dream Chasers) Peter Harris 3-7-13 Matthew Henry [2] 11/1
4) MADIBA (Eastwell Manor Racing Ltd) Simon Dow 3-8-10 Darryll Holland [4]
5) PLAYBACK (Alessandro Gaucci) Richard Hannon b3-9-00 Ryan Moore (5) [8]
6) KHAMS-ALHAWAS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-07 Willie Supple [10]
7) STATIM (Lord Hartington) Luca Cumani 3-9-00 Michael Kinane [1] 9/4F
8) EASTBOROUGH (Christopher Shankland) Ian Wood 3-8-07 Liam Keniry (5) [7]
9) SIR ALFRED (W A Harrison-Allan & D Bellamy) Rod Millman 3-8-09 Steve Drowne [5]
10) SHEBA'S COAST (J P Carrington) Giles Bravery 3-7-08 Fran Ferris (5) [6]

10 ran
Distances: nk, 1 3/4, 3/4, 1, sh, 1 1/2, hd, 1 3/4, dist Time: 2m 33.85s
Breeder: Mrs A Yearley Breeding: gr g First Trump - Armalancher (USA) (Alleged (USA))
Totes: Win: £5.70 Places: £2.00; £3.90; £2.30 Exacta: £99.40

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2001):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38 Number of horses in training (1990-2002): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84 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) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Wins this season: 32

Winning Jockey:-Name: Urbina, Oscar Born: July 23, 1972 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Spainish-born freelance jockey who rides principally for trainer James Fanshawe Number of Wins (1995-2001): 3; 30; 5; 6; 25; 16; 20 First Winner: Don Giorgio, San Sebastien Spain - July 25, 1988 Big Race Victories: Tote Scoop6 H’cap (2002 Heretic) Wins This Season: 23



SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.55pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DAY HANDICAP
Class C, £12,000 Added. 1m. For 3yo rated 0-90. Minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 20, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,482.50; 2nd: £2,610; 3rd: £1,305; 4th: £652.50

1) TRUE NIGHT (Benton And Partners) David Nicholls 5-8-04 Eddie Ahern [7] 4/1F
2) SALTY JACK (Salts Of The Earth) David Elsworth 8-9-01 Dane O'Neill [5] 9/1
3) INCHDURA (S M De Zoete) Roger Charlton 4-9-09 Steve Drowne [4] 5/1
4) ADOBE (P R Kirk) Mark Brisbourne 7-8-13 George Baker [2]
5) LEARNED LAD (J Wotherspoon) Jamie Poulton 4-7-09 David Kinsella (3) [3]
6) HORMUZ (The Knavesmire Alliance) David Nicholls 6-8-09 Adrian Nicholls [13]
7) DOLLAR KING (David O’Connor & Keith Dack) Jeremy Noseda v4-8-07 Darryll Holland [16]
8) CHOTO MATE (Vernon Carl Matalon) Sylvester Kirk 6-9-05 Pat Dobbs [15]
9) BOND DIAMOND (D P Barrie & M J Reed) Paul Webber 5-8-08 Jimmy Fortune [14]
10) DEVOLUTION (The Macdougall Partnership) James Eustace 4-8-07 Jason Tate [12]
11) JUST NICK (D G Clarke) William Muir 8-9-01 Richard Mullen [8]
12) HARMONY HALL (Eddie Hayward) Milton Bradley 8-7-12 Richard Smith [10]
13) EASTERN HOPE (T C Chiang) Linda Stubbs 3-8-02 Kristin Stubbs (7) [11]

13 ran Non-Runners: Morro Castle (Ground), Indian Plume (Vet’s Certificate), Den’s-Joy (Vet Certificate)
Distances: 1/2, nk, 1/2, hd, 5, 1/2, 5, sh, sh, 1 3/4, 1, 2 1/2 Time: 1m 41.25s
Breeder: Crichel Farms Ltd Breeding: b g Night Shift (USA) - Dead Certain (Absalom)
Totes: Win: £5.60 Places: £2.00; £2.40; £2.00 Exacta: £29,90

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Horses in training (1996-2002): 37:45: 45: 46: 58:78:74 Wins in a season (1993-2001): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50:75: 73:47 Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children Major wins: Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak dh with Coastal Bluff), Ladbroke (Ayr) Silver Cup (1998 Royal Result), Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent)Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), William Hill Golden Spurs Handicap (1999 Pepperdine), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent) Wins This Season: 41

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in Ireland in 2001: 36 Wins in Britain 2000- 2001: 2; 3 Wins this season: 42


LEADING TRAINERS AFTER DAY THREE

Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Sir Michael Stoute 2 - -
Mick Channon 1 2 1
Marcus Tregoning 1 2 -
Richard Hannon 1 1 1
Tim Easterby 1 1 -
Barry Hills 1 1 -
Terry Mills 1 1 -
David Nicholls 1 1 -
Ed Dunlop 1 - 2
John Dunlop 1 - 1
Mark Johnston 1 - 1
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Peter Cundell 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
John Hammond FR 1 - -
Brian Meehan 1 - -
Gary Moore 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -

LEADING JOCKEYS AFTER DAY THREE

Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Kieren Fallon 3 - -
Eddie Ahern 2 - 1
Dane O’Neill 1 2 1
Frankie Dettori 1 2 -
Richard Hughes 1 1 2
Richard Quinn 1 1 2
Richard Hills 1 1 1
Willie Supple 1 1 1
Ryan Moore 1 - 1
Miss Serena Brotherton 1 - -
Dean Corby 1 - -
Keith Dalgleish 1 - -
Pat Eddery 1 - -
John Egan 1 - -
Robert Miles 1 - -
Oscar Urbina 1 - -


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