Friday, July 25, 2003
DIAMOND MEETING FIRST DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ASCOT, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2003
FRANKIE DETTORI TALKS ABOUT
THE KING GEORGE
Frankie Dettori rides Sulamani, the new favourite for tomorrow’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
He said this afternoon: “Sulamani looks a lot better in his coat and his physique than he did at Saint-Cloud. The race will have brought him on..
“He's an absolutely appalling worker. But one thing we know is that when he gets to the races and you press the button, he goes.
“The rain is welcome but we don’t want too much rain which would make it into a mile and six furlongs slogging match because that would kill his turn of foot.
“We have all had a go on Grandera and now it is Mick’s (Kinane) turn - he is quite lucky in the race, having won it four times.
“I told him to bring his manual because he will need every trick in the book to get Grandera
“In an ideal world, Grandera would want good to firm ground but he has never really tackled soft ground so we are going to give it a whirl. He was favourite for the race last year and if he decided to go it will be no surprise if he wins.”
Dettori rode Falbrav to win the Japan Cup last year and he commented: “He is a great horse - my query is the stiff mile and a half for him - he showed tremendous cruising speed in the Eclipse and a tremendous turn of foot.
“If he can repeat that over a mile and a half then he will win but I have my doubts if he stays this trip. But there is only one King George and I am sure they will give it a go.
“It looks to be the race of the year - everyone is in there - two Derby winners - and apart from the pacemaker all the others have a chance.”
Dettori fells Nayef is the horse to beat. “He is the rock of the race. He will be first or second.
“He was second last year and he's going to stay. He loves the track, he's got a good draw. Whatever gets past him wins the race. It's as simple as that.”
4/1 each of four in the King George
"We cannot split them so we shall let market forces dictate who the public think the favourite should be," said Ladbrokes' Balthazar Fabricius.
The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes will be traded as below from 18-00 tonight.
Saturday 26th July 2003
3-50pm Ascot, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes
14/1 BOLLIN ERIC
20/1 INDIAN CREEK
10/1 VICTORY MOON
4/1 KRIS KIN
1/5 Odds 1-2-3
KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES FACTS
♦ Britain's top middle-distance race for three-year-olds and older horses is a relatively new race, first run in 1951.
♦ It was initiated to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1851 Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace and the 1951 Festival of Britain. In the first year it was called the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Festival of Britain Stakes.
♦ That first running saw Supreme Court beat a field that included a winner of the French Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Tantieme), a Derby winner (Arctic Prince), a French Derby and St Leger winner (Scratch II), winners of the 1,000 Guineas (Belle of All) and 2,000 Guineas (Ki Ming) and Washington International Stakes (Wilwyn).
♦ Prize money in 1951 amounted to total stakes of £30,000, with £20,000 added including a piece of plate presented by Their Majesties and £5,000 by the Jockey Club.
♦ The 1951 winner received £25,322 and 10 shillings. The 2003 running carries £750,000 in total prize money.
♦ A course record was set in the first running when Supreme Court won in a time of 2m 29.4 seconds.
♦ In 1975 there was what is still remembered as the race of the last century, when Grundy beat Bustino by half a length in an epic encounter up the home straight. Grundy set a race record time of 2m 26.98 seconds, which still stands today.
♦ The Diamond Trading Company (formerly De Beers), the largest diamond company in the world, is sponsoring the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes for the 32nd year in 2003. Through its own mines in South Africa, and in partnership with the governments of Botswana and Namibia, the company produces about half of the world’s gem diamonds by value.
♦ The Minstrel in 1977 helped Irish-based Vincent O'Brien collect the British trainers’ title despite his horses winning only 18 races.
♦ Similarly in 2001, Galileo’s victory in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes helped Aidan O’Brien to become the first Irish-based trainer to capture the British trainers’ title since Vincent O’Brien, even though he only won 20 races.
♦ Lammtarra’s victory in 1995 was the middle leg of a rare treble. He had won the Derby and went on to take the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October on his only three starts that year. The last horse to win these three races was Mill Reef in 1971.
♦ French-trained horses have won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes nine times, including Dahlia who was joined by Swain in 1998 as the only horse to have won the race twice. Dahlia won in 1973 and 1974, while Swain took the contest in 1997 and 1998.
♦ Jockey Michael Kinane has a great record in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. The Irishman tasted success with Belmez (1990), King’s Theatre (1994), Montjeu (2000) and Galileo (2001). He also was second on Classic Cliche (1996) and Pilsudski (1997). His only other ride in the race saw him finish fourth in 1998 aboard Daylami. He partners Grandera for Godolphin.
♦ Other current jockeys to have won the contest more than once are Frankie Dettori, who triumphed on Lammtarra (1995), Swain (1998) and Daylami (1999). Pat Eddery has had two successes on Grundy (1975) and Dancing Brave (1986).
♦ The most successful jockey of all time in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes is Lester Piggott. The ‘Long Fellow’ was victorious seven times on Meadow Court (1965), Aunt Edith (1966), Park Top (1969), Nijinsky (1970), Dahlia (1974), The Minstrel (1977) and Teenoso (1984).
♦ Major Dick Hern, who sadly died in 2002, was the most successful trainer of all time in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. He recorded five victories with Brigadier Gerard (1972), Troy (1979), Ela-Mana-Mou (1980), Petoski (1985) and Nashwan (1989).
♦ Among current trainers, the most successful is Godolphin’s Saeed bin Suroor. His four victories came with Lammtarra (1995), Swain (1997 & 1998) and Daylami (1999). Henry Cecil has trained three winners, Reference Point (1987), Belmez (1990) and King’s Theatre (1994), as has Sir Michael Stoute (Shergar (1981), Opera House (1993) and Golan (2002)), Geoff Wragg (Teenoso (1984) and Pentire (1996)) and Maurice Zilber (Dahlia (1973 & 1974)) each have two wins.
♦ The Queen has had one victory in the race named in honour of her parents when Aureole came home in front in 1954. Her French Oaks winner Highclere was second in 1974, chasing home another great filly in Dahlia.
♦ The 2001 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, the 51st renewal, saw Galileo become the first Epsom Derby (and three-year-old) winner to be successful in the Ascot contest since Lammtarra in 1995. Aidan O’Brien’s colt fought out a tremendous finish with Godolphin’s Fantastic Light, who was runner-up for the second successive season. Fantastic Light gained his revenge on Galileo when taking the Irish Champion Stakes in another thrilling finish, which helped him to go on and claim his second World Racing Series Championship.
♦ Besides Galileo and Lammtarra, other Epsom Derby heroes to have gone on to success at Ascot in the same season are Generous (1991), Nashwan (1989), Reference Point (1987), Shergar (1981), Troy (1979), The Minstrel (1977), Grundy (1975), Mill Reef (1971), Nijinsky (1970), Pinza (1953) and Tulyar (1952). Teenoso (1984) and Royal Palace (1968) were victorious at Ascot the year after winning at Epsom.
♦ Pawnese (1976) is the only Epsom Oaks winner to have gone on to win at Ascot in the same season. Time Charter (1983) was successful at Ascot the year after her success in the Oaks. Dahlia recorded the first of her wins in 1973 after winning the Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
♦ Last year’s winner Golan took the race on his seasonal debut.
RECORD OF JOCKEYS RIDING IN THE 2003 KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES (SINCE 1980)
Kevin Darley (Bollin Eric)
2000-4 Beat All
Frankie Dettori (Sulamani)
1990-10 Legal Case
1993-5 Drum Taps
2001-2 Fantastic Light
Pat Eddery (Millenary)
1981-3 Fingals Cave
1982-3 Glint Of Gold
1984-2 Sadler's Wells
1985-4 Law Society
1986-1 DANCING BRAVE
1987-9 Bourbon Girl
1988-3 Tony Bin
1993-3 Commander in Chief
1997-8 Kingfisher Mill
1998-6 Silver Patriarch
2001-6 Golden Snake
* ALSO 1975-1 GRUNDY
Kieren Fallon (Kris Kin)
1998-3 Royal Anthem
Richard Hills (Nayef)
1994-3 Wagon Master
1995-5 Broadway Flyer
1996-5 Annus Mirabilis
Darryll Holland (Falbrav)
no previous rides
Michael Kinane (Grandera)
1994-1 KING'S THEATRE
1996-2 Classic Cliche
Johnny Murtagh (Alamshar)
1999-5 Sunshine Street
Richard Quinn (Indian Creek)
1994-11 Urgent Request
1995-3 Strategic Choice
1996-8 Strategic Choice
1999-4 Silver Patriarch
Philip Robinson (Warrsan)
1984-6 Jupiter Island
1994-8 Bob's Return
Wayne Smith (Victory Moon)
2001-10 Chimes At Midnight
2001-7 Anabaa Blue
Jamie Spencer (Leadership)
Willie Supple (Izdiham)
2002-8 Sir Effendi
RECORD OF TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS IN THE KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH DIAMOND STAKES (SINCE 1980)
Clive Brittain (Warrsan)
1995-7 Environment Friend
1993-4 User Friendly
1989-3 Top Class
1986-7 Supreme Leader
1984-6 Jupiter Island
1984-12 Miramar Reef
Neville Callaghan (Magistretti)
No previous runners
Luca Cumani (Falbrav)
1990-10 Legal Case
1987-2 Celestial Storm
John Dunlop (Millenary)
1999-4 Silver Patriarch
1998-6 Silver Patriarch
1988-10 Moon Madness
1987-4 Moon Madness
Tim Easterby (Bollin Eric)
No previous runners
David Elsworth (Indian Creek)
Mike De Kock SAF (Victory Moon)
No previous runners
John Oxx IRE (Alamshar)
Sir Michael Stoute (Kris Kin)
2000-4 Beat All
1993-1 OPERA HOUSE
1992-5 Rock Hopper
1992-3 Opera House
1992-2 Saddlers' Hall
1991-6 Saddlers' Hall
1991-3 Rock Hopper
Saeed bin Suroor (Sulamani, Leadership, Grandera)
2001-11 Give The Slip
2001-2 Fantastic Light
1999-2 Fantastic Light
1998-7 Happy Valentine
1996-5 Annus Mirabilis
1996-2 Classic Cliche
Marcus Tregoning (Nayef, Izdiham)
2002-8 Sir Effendi
WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
MERCHANT MAIDEN STAKES
SPARKLING START BY KATIE
Carry On Katie galloped her rivals into the ground when she made just about all the running to win the Merchant Maiden Stakes by no fewer than 12 lengths from Three Secrets and qualify for a 20-1 quote from Hills for the 1,000 Guineas.
Her trainer Jeremy Noseda was not getting carried away, though. “She is a nice filly and we came here confident that she would do well, but she had them all in trouble two furlongs out and I doubt if there was much behind her.
“She is in the Lowther and we shall certainly look at that, but it may be too big a step mentally for her at this stage. She is quite a sparky filly and it was very important to have a nice quiet introduction for her as she did.
“They can certainly run, these horses by Fasliyev (the winner’s sire), and Dwayne Woods bought her in Deauville last year for 100,000 euros, which is about £65,000". George Margarson, trainer of runner-up Three Secrets, said: “she’ll come on a lot for that and will go for the Lowther now. I was quite surprised how far Jeremy’s filly finished ahead of ours, but his two-year-olds are flying. She’s a late foal (May 10) and would prefer faster ground and I think she is very useful. She showed so much speed today that she might be better going back to five furlongs but we will take the six route because she settled well.”
Darryll Holland said that the ground was on the soft side of good, while Adrian McCarthy, who rode the second, said “it was nice ground with cut in it” and Chris Catlin, who partnered fourth home Negwa, reported the going as “good.”
SECOND RACE QUOTES
THE JOHN GUEST BROWN JACK STAKES (HANDICAP)
ANOTHER WIN FOR KAHYASI
Trainer Mark Johnston landed his 96th success of the year when the rapidly-improving Kahyasi Princess ran away with the John Guest Brown Jack Stakes by six lengths.
“She’s very game and straightforward and the step up to two miles has made a big difference,” said the trainer’s wife Deirdre.
“She won a claimer very easily at Carlisle in June and we had 12 claims in. I submitted my friendly claim and all the other trainers stood watching saying how jammy I was as mine was picked!
“She was bred by John Keaney who had Yavana’s Pace and after she was fifth at Hamilton he was disappointed and wanted to sell her so I recommended her to Steven Kimberley. John has a lot of yearlings coming through and it will be good for the mare anyway.
“That’s 96 for the year now and I really want to get to 100 at Goodwood next week as my parents are going.”
Winning rider Royston Ffrench added: “She won well last time and just keeps on improving. Mr Johnston’s horses are very tough and keep on going. When you ask them they always find a bit more.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
JOHN GUEST BROWN JACK HANDICAP
TOM PADDINGTON “SO BRAVE”
Hughie Morrison was delighted with the effort of top weight Tom Paddington, who stayed on well to take third place behind Kahyasi Princess.
“He is so brave after all the problems we have have with his legs,” he said, “and he ran on really well then in that very tiring ground under such a big weight.
“All our plans with him have to be governed by where the going is suitable for him; he has to have it on the soft side.
“I don’t think he will get into the Ebor, but if he did and the ground was soft enough he would certainly run.” Tom Paddington has 7st 11lb in the big York handicap.
Richard Hughes, who was third on Tom Paddington, said that the ground was “tiring”; Eddie Ahern, who rode the second Sindapour, described it as “very loose on top and the rain will get into the ground further, while both Frankie Dettori and Darryll Holland called the going “soft”. Winning rider Royston Ffrench said: “it’s on the soft side of good.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
WEATHERBYS BANK HANDICAP
FANTASY FOR RIPON
“He likes to get his toe in so we were pleased when the rain came,” said John Quinn after Fantasy Believer had snatched the Weatherbys Bank Handicap after a sharp battle with Onlytime Will Tell.
“I was worried when he seemed to be stuck on the rail with two furlongs to go, but luckily he got out in time and that is our best season. We have now had 23 winners this season from our 35 horses,” said the winner’s trainer John Quinn.
“We did not put him in the Stewards’ Cup because the ground is so often too firm for him at Goodwood, though he did run well there the other day,” added Quinn with a rueful look upwards at the grey sky.
“We decided at the start of the season not to go for Goodwood for that reason and his big target is the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon. He likes the course and has won there in the past, and it is a Ù50,000 race so it is well worth going for.”
Darryll Holland, who rode the winner, denied any cause for alarm two furlongs out. “I was only waiting for a bit of room,” he said, “and when I got him out and balanced he put his head down and really went for it.” Holland is now one short of 100 for the season after completing a 6.85-1 double following his first race win on Carry On Katie.
Runner-up Onlytime Will Tell is a 25-1 chance and third placed Budelli a 33-1 shot for the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup tomorrow week with Paddy Power.
FOURTH RACE QUOTES
THE OCTOBER CLUB TREEHOUSE TRUST EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND VALIANT STAKES (LISTED)
LISTED VICTORY DELIGHTS COHEN
The James Fanshawe-trained Soldera delighted owner Andrew Cohen of Wood Hall Stud when gaining black type by winning the Listed October Club Treehouse Trust European Breeders Fund Valiant Stakes.
“We bought her as a yearling (for Ir£100,000) at the Orby Sale, really for the stud because she’s from the family of Fanfreluche, a champion mare in Canada,” said Cohen, best known as the owner of Grand National second Suny Bay.
“So she was really bought as a breeding prospect and it’s great she has brought on the pedigree another stage.
“As for her next race, you’d have to ask the trainer but he’s got quite a lot of good fillies this year.
“She just didn’t get the run at Sandown last time and before that ran into Khulood when she broke the course record at Newmarket.”
Geoff Wragg, trainer of runner-up Miss Ivanhoe, said: “The rain came just right for her and she’s run a good race but really she got to the front a bit too soon. The trouble was that she was going so well that Darryll (Holland) had no option to go when he did.”
Andreas Lowe, who trains the third home Pearl Queen, was equally delighted with his mare’s run. “She has run really well and we both like coming to England as she ran third at Epsom earlier in the season. She would have been happier on firmer ground and I have not got any race in mind for her at the moment: she’ll have a break of four or five weeks.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND MAIDEN STAKES
NO SURPRISE FOR HANNON
Richard Hannon had two runners in the second of the two-year-old maiden races and though he won with 9-1 newcomer Fantastic View and favoured Just Tim was out of the frame, he was not surprised.
“They are in different yards so there in no way of comparing them, but the winner has been doing nothing wrong at home and going well.
“As far as Just Tim is concerned, Pat (Eddery) said when he rode him at Newmarket that he was still weak, and he said the same after this race.”
The winner cost 35,000gns at the Newmarket breeze-up earlier this year and is one of eight horses whom Hannon trains for Dubai owner Malih Albasti, who has eight horses with the winning trainer and another with Ed Dunlop.
Deirdre Johnston, whose husband Mark trains the runner-up Caracara, said: “She just ducked after the line and the saddle slipped slightly, so Keith (Dalgeish) got off her.
“She was just green in front, but he did not want to take her back because she was travelling so nicely. She’s a lovely, big filly and this was a nice introduction, and she is one to look forward to for the future.”
DIAMOND MEETING FIRST DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2003
SIXTH RACE QUOTES
THE SINGAPORE TURF CLUB HANDICAP
BENEVENTA JUSTIFIES FAVOURITISM IN FINALE
Beneventa justified 7/4 favouritism in the concluding Singapore Turf Club Handicap to be pushed out to a two and a half length success from Tender Falcon.
The John Dunlop-trained winner, who carried the colours of owner-breeder Rabi Khan, was completing an 11.375/1 double for jockey Jamie Spencer.
“She did it quite nicely but that is probably as good as she is,” said Dunlop, who did not have any future plan in mind.
Ron Hodges, trainer of runner-up Tender Falcon, said: “He’s run a good race and I expect he’ll be able to win another one for us, but the winner looked like a decent filly.”
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
The going for the first day of the Diamond Meeting remains unchanged from overnight and is
GOOD TO FIRM, GOOD IN PLACES
on all parts of the track.
However, there have been three millimetres of rain so far this morning and it is likely that the rain will continue for much of the afternoon, so that the going could change before racing starts in just over four hours’ time.
“I am going to walk the course again later this morning and may alter the going description after that,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne.
GOING CHANGE AT 11.30
Following the persistent morning rain, the going on all parts of the course is now
The going was changed after the fourth race to
GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES
The sun is now shining at Ascot
END OF DAY GOING
The ground at the end of the day remains
GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.
“We have had about eight millimetres of rain during the day, but I think that the worst of it is now over and only a few showers are left,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne.
The two handicaps have inevitably collared the bulk of the business in the offices before racing with Tom Paddington among those popular in the John Guest Brown Jack Stakes (2.45). He has been backed from 12-1 to 10-1 with Victor Chandler and to the same price from 11-1 with Paddy Power, who have also had money for Decisive, in by two points from the morning 12-1. Sean Graham have brought in Tom Paddington from 11-1 to 8-1.
In the Weatherbys Bank Handicap (3.20) Chandlers and the Tote have had money for Onlytime Will Tell and Loyal Tycoon. Chandlers have trimmed the pair from 14-1 to 8-1 and 10-1 to 6-1 respectively, and the Tote have cut them from 10-1 to 15-2 and from 8-1 to 6-1. The Tote have also cut Fantasy Believer to 5-1 from 100-30, as have William Hill, while Ladbrokes have trimmed that Yorkshire raider from 5-1 to 7-2 and have brought in Onlytime Will Tell from 12-1 to 9-1.
Paddy Power report interest in two fillies in the October Club Treehouse Trust Valiant Stakes and have brought in from Soldera from 5-1 to 9-2 and Pearl Queen from 16-1 to 14-1.
Sulamani is all the rage for tomorrow’s King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and is taking over at the head of affairs from Alamshar, whose hopes have not apparently been improved with the rain softening the ground.Powers have the pair at 7-2 each, with Sulamani in from 5-1 and Alamshar out from 11-4; Chandlers have them both at 4-1 from 5-1 and 100-30 respectively, and the two are on 4-1 with the Tote where Sulamani has come in by a point.
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm MERCHANT MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
Class D, 6f, £8,000 added, Penalty values: 1st: £5,408; 2nd: £1,664; 3rd: £832; 4th: £416
1 CARRY ON KATIE (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-11 Darryll Holland  7-4fav
2 THREE SECRETS (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson 2-8-08 Adrian McCarthy (3)  10-1
3 BREAD OF HEAVEN (Kevin Mercer) Amanda Perrett 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon  4-1
4 NEGWA (Kuwait Racing Syndicate 2002) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Chris Catlin 
5 PINK SAPPHIRE (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill 
5 ran Distances: 12, 1.5, 4, 6 Time: 1 minute 17.22 seconds Breeding: Fasliyev - Khubza (Woodman) Breeder: Swordlestown Stud Tote: Win: £2.30; Places: £1.40; £3.10 Exacta: £16.00
Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James
Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years), John Gosden (5 years) and Godolphin (2 years). Trained for a while in America before returning to Britain. Horses in training (1998-2003): 48: 78:66:70:71:67 Wins in a season (1997-2002): 0,18,39,40,37,43 Major wins: Cherry Hinton Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand) - Noseda’s first Group race win in Britain; Nell Gwyn (2001 Lil’s Jessy), Princess Margaret Stakes (2001 Leggy Lou), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Lancashire Oaks (2002 Mellow Park), Musidora Stakes (2003 Cassis) Wins this season:
Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Select Stakes (1992 Knifebox), Cheshire Oaks (1998 High And Low, 2001 Rockerlong), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Greenham Stakes (2002 Redback), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), September Stakes (2002 Asian Heights), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen) Wins(1990-2002):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113 Wins this season: 98
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.45pm JOHN GUEST BROWN JACK STAKES (HANDICAP)
Class D, £14,000 added, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-85, two miles, Penalties, after July 12, a winner 4lb. Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 17lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,782.50; 2nd: £3,010; 3rd: £1,505; 4th: £752.50
1 KAHYASI PRINCESS (S Kimberley) Mark Johnston 3-8-00 Royston Ffrench  11-2
2 SINDAPOUR (Mary Burke) Martin Pipe 5-9-09 Eddie Ahern  4-1fav
3 TOM PADDINGTON (M Wilson,Mrs Wilson (Camp Farm Racing)) Hughie Morrison 8-10-00 Richard Hughes  9-1
4 KALUANA COURT (Derek & Cheryl Holder) Richard Price 7-7-07 Robert Miles (5) 
5 OPPORTUNE (The Ox Hill Flyers) Mark Brisbourne 8-7-07 Frankie McDonald (5) 
6 OUR MONOGRAM (The Foxons Fillies Partnership) Ralph Beckett 7-8-05 Richard Mullen 
7 DECISIVE (Peter Jensen) Paul Webber 4-9-05 Kieren Fallon 
8 POSITIVE PROFILE (Chelgate Public Relations Ltd) Patrick Haslam 5-9-00 Dominic Fox (5) 
9 DON FERNANDO (Lucayan Stud) Martin Pipe 4-9-12 Darryll Holland 
10 CAQUI D'OR (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-9-08 Pat Eddery 
11 DIGGER (The Inside Rail) Gay Kelleway 4-8-08 Steve Drowne 
12 HIGH POINT (The Aedean Partnership) Gerry Enright 5-9-10 Frankie Dettori 
13 JOELY GREEN (Paul Dixon) Nick Littmoden 6-7-12 Jimmy Quinn 
13 ran Non-runners: No 6 Star Member (vet’s certificate) and No 11 Ulshaw Distances: 6, 2, 3, 1.25, 3, 1.25, 2.5, 8, 4, 18, 5, 10 Time: 3 minutes 38.57 seconds Breeding: Kahyasi - Dungeon Princess (Danehill) Breeder: Limestone Stud Tote: Win: £5.70; Places: £2.20; £2.00; £2.90 Exacta: £21.70
Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced 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 Classic win: (1) Sagitta 2,000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 Royal Rebel), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction) Wins in a season (1987-2002): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1987-2003): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins this season: 96
Winning jockey:- Name: Ffrench, Royston Apprenticeship: With Luca Cumani Major wins: St Simon Stakes (1997 Kaliana), Cesarewitch (1996 Inchcailloch) Wins 2001-2002: 20; 27 Wins this season: 18
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.20pm WEATHERBYS BANK RATED STAKES
Class C, Showcase Handicap, £14,000 added, for three-year-olds and upwards Rated 0-95, six furlongs, Minimum weight 8st 7lb, 3yo 8st 2lb, Penalties, after July 12, a winner 3lb. Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £8,688.40; 2nd: £3,295.60; 3rd: £1,647.80; 4th: £749; 5th: £374.50; 6th: £224.70
1 FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 5-8-08 Darryll Holland  15-8fav
2 ONLYTIME WILL TELL (J Hair & D Faulkner) David Nicholls 5-9-07 Frannie Norton  8-1
3 BUDELLI (Mrs C Roper) Mick Channon 6-8-11 Dean Corby (3)  10-1
4 GOLDEN DIXIE (Holistic Racing Ltd) Andrew Balding 4-8-11 Kevin Darley 
5 LOYAL TYCOON (Michael & Mrs Mandy Hall) David Nicholls 5-9-02 Paul Doe 
6 MARKER (Betty Swire) Toby Balding 3-8-13 Steve Carson 
7 CURRENCY (Robert Bailey) Milton Bradley 6-8-07 Jamie Spencer 
8 SEVEN NO TRUMPS (Paul McNamara) Barry Hills 6-8-11 Michael Hills 
9 BANDANNA (Miss R Dobson) Ron Hodges 6-8-11 Richard Hughes 
10 JAYANJAY (Peter Crate) Brooke Sanders 4-8-07 Kieren Fallon 
11 GREENWOOD (Jeff Smith) James Eustace 5-8-05 Frankie McDonald (5) 
11 ran Non-runners: No 5 Seel Of Approval (ground) and No 12 Branston Tiger (ground) Distances: 0.5, 0.75, 1.5, 0.5, 1.25, 5, 3.5, 5, 1.5, 1.75 Time: 1 minute 15.56 seconds Breeding: Sure Blade - Delicious (Dominion) Breeder: John Khan Tote: Win: £2.90; Places: £1.30; £3.30; £3.60 Exacta: £22.90
Winning Trainer:-Name: Quinn, John Joseph Born: April 29, 1961 Trains at Bellwood Cottage Stables, Settrington, Nr. Malton, Yorkshire Riding Career: 1979-93 Date of First Trainer’s Licence: August 1, 1994 Number of horses in training (1995-2003): 17; 26; 30; 32; 32; 35; 39; 44; 44 Wins in a season (1995-2002): 1; 5; 15; 7; 12; 17; 19; 17 Wins this season: 23
Winning jockey:-Name: Holland, Darryll Paul. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Barry Hills. First winner: Sinclair Boy (Warwick 7/5/90) Major wins include: Coral-Eclipse (1999 Compton Admiral), Yorkshire Oaks (1997 My Emma), Rockfel Stakes (1992 Yawl), Select Stakes (1992 Knifebox), Cheshire Oaks (1998 High And Low, 2001 Rockerlong), Goodwood Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Doncaster Cup (1998 Double Trigger), Gordon Richards Stakes (2001 Island House), Ormonde Stakes (2001 St Expedit), Greenham Stakes (2002 Redback), Italian 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), Victor Chandler Lupe Stakes (2002 Mellow Park), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), September Stakes (2002 Asian Heights), St James’s Palace Stakes (2003 Zafeen) Wins(1990-2002):30,79,68,68,55,71,30,104,128,74,78,105,113 Wins this season: 99
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.50pm OCTOBER CLUB TREEHOUSE TRUST EBF VALIANT STAKES
Class A, Listed, total prize fund £32,000, for three-year-old and upwards fillies and mares only which are EBF eligible and which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race after September 1, 2002, one mile, Weights: 3yo 8st 5lb; 4yo+ 8st 13lb, Penalties, after September 1, 2002, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 6lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties), Wfa 3 from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty values: 1st: £18,560; 2nd: £7,040; 3rd: £3,520; 4th: £1,600; 5th: £800; 6th: £480
1 SOLDERA (Wood Hall Stud Ltd) James Fanshawe 3-8-05 Jamie Spencer  7-2
2 MISS IVANHOE (The Eclipse Partnership) Geoff Wragg 3-8-05 Darryll Holland  6-1
3 PEARL QUEEN (Stall Anika) Andreas Lowe (GER) 5-8-13 Jimmy Quinn  14-1
4 WALDMARK (Newsells Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-05 Kieren Fallon  7-4fav
5 LUCKY DATE (East Wind Racing Ltd) Mikael Magnusson 3-8-05 Eddie Ahern
6 IRTAHAL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-05 Willie Supple 
7 LONDONNETDOTCOM (Derek and Jean Clee) Mick Channon 3-8-05 Steve Drowne 
8 URAIB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ben Hanbury 3-8-05 Dane O'Neill 
9 SHARPLAW VENTURE (Tina Miller) William Haggas 3-8-05 Richard Mullen 
10 PETROSA (Michael Tabor) David Elsworth 3-8-05 Kevin Darley 
11 ZAFFRANI (Gigginstown House Stud) David Wachman (IRE) 4-8-13 Richard Hughes 
11 ran Distances: 0.5, 3.5, 0.75, 7, 5, 1.5, 5, 8, 4, dist Time: 1 minute 45.13 seconds Breeding: Polish Numbers - La Pepite (Mr Prospector) Breeder: Morven Stud Ltd Tote: Win: £5.90; Places: £1.80; £1.60; £3.00 Exacta: £29.20
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 (1990-2002):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38:58 Number of horses in training (1990-2003): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84:110 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), royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) 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: 21
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 54 Other details: Has also ridden over hurdles. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999.
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND MAIDEN STAKES
Class D, £8,000 added, for two-year-olds which are EBF eligible, seven furlongs, Weights colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty values: 1st: £5,512; 2nd: £1,696; 3rd: £848; 4th: £424
1 FANTASTIC VIEW (Malih Albasti) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Pat Dobbs  9-1
2 CARACARA (Abdulla Buhaleeba) Mark Johnston 2-8-09 Keith Dalgleish  7-2
3 RESPLENDENT KING (Resplendent Racing Ltd) Terry Mills 2-9-00 Kevin Darley
4 THYOLO (Mike Watts/Steve Woodhams) Clive Cox 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer 
5 CHARLIE TANGO (P Trant) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Steve Drowne 
6 JUST TIM (D Walker) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Pat Eddery  5-2fav
7 PREVIEW (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-9-00 Richard Hughes 
7 ran Distances: hd, 2.5, hd, 4, 0.5, 18 Time: 1 minute 32.63 seconds Breeding: Distant View - Promptly (Lead On Time) Breeder: George Strawbridge & LTS Tote: Win: £11.60; Places: £2.90; £2.00 Exacta: £41.60
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), Betfair.com Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy) Number of wins in a season (1982-2002): 38: 49: 28: 37: 56: 33: 43: 55: 73: 126:154:182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110:121 Number of horses in training; (1985-2003): 67:75:74:80:85 :107:131:139:155:178:167:155:149:145:155:162:147:169 Wins this season: 70
Winning jockey:-Name: Dobbs, Patrick James Background: The son of a builder from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Dobbs’ first job for four and a half years was with Dessie Hughes at Osborne Lodge in Kildare. He enjoyed two winners from 60 rides on the Flat for Hughes. The trainer’s son, Richard, then suggested that he transferred to England to work for Richard Hannon. Weight: 7st 12lb Wins 2001-2002: 40; 21 Wins this season: 16
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm SINGAPORE TURF CLUB HANDICAP
Class D, £8,000 added, for three-year-olds Rated 0-85, one mile and two furlongs, Minimum weight 7st 12lb, Penalties, after July 12, a winner 5lb. Penalty values: 1st: £5,499; 2nd: £1,692; 3rd: £846; 4th: £423
1 BENEVENTA (R Khan) John Dunlop 3-9-04 Jamie Spencer  7-4fav
2 TENDER FALCON (P Axon) Ron Hodges 3-7-08 Frankie McDonald (5)  3-1
3 PIRI PIRI (Charlie McBride & T Wells) Charlie McBride 3-7-11 Dominic Fox (5) 
4 REBATE (R Gander) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Pat Dobbs 
4 ran Non-runner: No 1 Low Cloud (ground) Distances: 2.5, 1.5, 2.5 Time: 2 minutes 16.35 seconds Breeding: Most Welcome - Dara Dee (Dara Monarch) Breeder: R and Mrs Khan Tote: Win: £2.20 Exacta: £6.30
Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, John Leeper Date of birth: 10/7/39. Date of first licence:1966 Classic wins: (10) Sagitta 1,000 Guineas (1980 Quick As Lightning, 1990 Salsabil, 1991 Shadayid), Vodafone Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1994 Erhaab), Vodafone Oaks (1984 Circus Plume, 1990 Salsabil), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1986 Moon Madness, 1997 Silver Patriarch, 2000 Millenary), Other Major wins: Irish Derby (1978 Shirley Heights, 1990 Salsabil), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1994 Mehtaaf), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1970 Black Satin, 1983 Wassl), Irish St Leger (Mountain Lodge), Italian Derby (1986 Tommy Way), Lockinge Stakes (1984 d.h Wassl), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1980 Sea Chimes; 1998 Silver Patriarch), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1973 Scottish Rifle), July Cup (1983 Habibti, 1998 Elnadim), Sussex Stakes (1980 Posse), Yorkshire Oaks (1982 Awaasif, 1984 Circus Plume), Nunthorpe Stakes (1983 Habibti), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1981 Runnett, 1983 Habibti, 1994 Lavinia Fontana, 2002 Invincible Spirit), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1977 Trusted, 1992 Lahib, 1995 Bahri), Fillies’ Mile (1979 Quick As Lightning, 1994 Aqaarid), Racing Post Trophy (1995 Beauchamp King), Dewhurst Stakes (1998 Mujahid), Preis von Europa (2000 Golden Snake), Prix du Cadran (2000 San Sebastian), Gran Premio del Jockey Club Italiano (2000 Golden Snake), Weatherbys Earl of Sefton Stakes (2001 Right Wing), John Porter Stakes (2001 Lucido), Jockey Club Stakes (2001 Millenary), Sagaro Stakes (2002 Give Notice), Princess of Wales’s Stakes (1968 Mount Athos, 1995 Beauchamp Hero, 2002 and 2003 Millenary), Falmouth Stakes (2002 Tashawak), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1987 Sergeyevich, 1990 Lucky Moon) Wins in a season (1984-2002):89:62 :106:61 :66:66:78:58:75:93:82:126:88:96:111:122:97:107:79 Horses in training (1985-2003):177:200:192:194 :169:148 :126:131:129:131:142:157:161:153 :183:187: 172:198:178:162 Trains at Arundel, West Sussex Wins this season: 41
Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Scottish Classic (2000 Endless Hall), Hungerford Stakes (2000 Arkadian Hero), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Lonsdale Stakes (2002 Boreas), Vintage Stakes (2002 Dublin), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia) Wins (1998-2002): 3,8,78,112,86 Wins this season: 55 (2nd success of Diamond Meeting)
LEADING TRAINERS AFTER FIRST DAY
Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Mark Johnston 1 1 -
John Dunlop 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
Richard Hannon 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
John Quinn 1 - -
Ron Hodges - 1 -
George Margarson - 1 -
David Nicholls - 1 -
Martin Pipe - 1 -
Geoff Wragg - 1 -
Mick Channon - - 1
Andreas Lowe GER - - 1
Charlie McBride - - 1
Terry Mills - - 1
Hughie Morrison - - 1
Amanda Perrett - - 1
LEADING JOCKEYS AFTER FIRST DAY
Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Darryll Holland 2 1 -
Jamie Spencer 2 - -
Pat Dobbs 1 - -
Royston Ffrench 1 - -
Eddie Ahern - 1 -
Keith Dalgleish - 1 -
Adrian McCarthy - 1 -
Frankie McDonald - 1 -
Frannie Norton - 1 -
Dean Corby - - 1
Kevin Darley - - 1
Kieren Fallon - - 1
Dominic Fox - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Jimmy Quinn - - 1
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