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Saturday, July 26, 2003




Alamshar’s owner the Aga Khan said: “I am very pleased indeed.

“Alamshar and Dalakhani both had logical reasons to run in the Irish Derby and before that race I did say that I was aiming Alamshar at this race. Dalakhani is having an autumn campaign.

“The two horses had a programme that was going to clash in the Irish Derby but probably not after that but who knows.

“I think Alamshar has improved since his Irish Derby victory. I really don’t know if Alamshar and Dalakhani will meet again.

“Good horse’s programmes need to be developed race by race and that is what I am trying to do.

“It does bring back memories of Shergar’s victory in this race. What is exciting is the continuation of the breeding stock which is able to produce horses and of course this horse goes back to Mumtaz Mahal.

“I have a wonderful trainer - his conversations are short and precise - and a wonderful jockey.”

The winning jockey Johnny Murtagh said: “He just picked up the bridle himself half a mile out and I was saying just wait, wait until the two-furlong marker before I let him go.

“I asked him to really quicken then and it went all quiet - I looked round and I couldn’t believe it - he is some horse - he has had to improve as much if not more from the Irish Derby to here.

“He has improved out of all proportion. In the (Vodafone) Derby, I felt that Pat Eddery slowed the pace on Tattenham Hill and he packed us all up and I was so tight coming down the hill so I was galloping on top of two or three horses. I didn’t really get out until the straight and I stayed on really well - he was only having his fifth race then and just wasn’t clued in enough.

“But Epsom really made a man of him and he has bounced. He does not ride small - he rides big - he covers a lot of ground and has a good presence.

“Jeremy Hogan, who rides him all the time, told me that he was absolutely flying at home - even better than before the Irish Derby.

“He has demolished a top-class field and is only going to get better. He will be near the top. I have been very lucky all through my career and these colours have played a big part - I just want to thank everybody.”


Oxx pours praise on Alamshar

Trainer John Oxx was thrilled with his King George winner Alamshar after the three-year-old Key of Luck colt’s stunning three-and-a-half length triumph.

Oxx said: “It was terrific; you couldn’t have expected that against such a high quality field.

“He was always travelling beautifully. The pace slowed down in the middle of the race, so he was in the right position, getting a nice lead from the pacemaker.

“Johnny said he (Alamshar) just came alive four furlongs out when they came up behind him. He was really bombing along into the straight and at the two-furlong marker he quickened up well.

“He was so far in front I didn’t think he’d be caught. With the others behind him, being under pressure so far out, I didn’t think anything could get him. It wasn’t as long a two furlongs as you might think.

“The only thing is, when a horse is in front that long you think, ‘Will he idle a bit?’ And he was idling a little bit but he had enough in hand.

“I was happy enough with the ground. It looks like we might get wet now but I don’t mind! The ground was okay. As long as the rain held off we were going to be okay. If the forecast rain had come at 12 o’clock, we probably would have been in trouble.

“The horse has to be up there with Sinndar. That was a terrific run (today), he was so superior. You can’t knock it. It’s very difficult to compare horses but I don’t think I’ve had a horse run a better race than that.

“The plan is to run in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown (September 6). That’s what we’ve been aiming for. With the speed he’s showing, he should be able to drop down (to 10 furlongs). So that’s the next objective in about six weeks.”


Oxx salutes his ‘machine’

John Oxx branded his Alamshar ‘a real little machine’ after his comprehensive victory in the King George.

Oxx said: “He just keeps improving. People ask you, is he improving, but you never really know until the test comes - and he’s certainly delivered.

“He was taking on a very high class field - the best horses that could have run apart from Dalakhani. Everything turned up that could have turned up.
So you couldn’t expect him to stretch away like that. Mind you we’ve always had a high regard for him. The way he won at The Curragh, beating a very good horse, you’d have to think he was going to take the beating today.

“Then we had the uncertainty about the ground. There’s always some drama. It’s been the horse in the past, it was the ground this time. But when I walked it, it was quite good ground - I wouldn’t have called it soft.”
As to the future, Oxx added: “The plan has always been to run him in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown (September 6) and we will see after that. It’s unrealistic to think that they can go on for ever and ever. A three-year-old like this starts the year very early and you can’t plan a late autumn campaign.

“A horse like this can never wind down, but he will have a little break from fast work. But he will canter every day.

“He’s a beautifully sound horse, wonderful limbs, wonderful conformation and wonderful action. A real little machine.”

Asked to compare Alamshar with his Sinndar, Oxx said: “It’s difficult to work these things out. But I’ve never had a horse who put in a better performance than that. That was a great performance.

“The two horses are pretty similar in that they’re pretty consistent athletes. And attitude - genuine courage is what probably separates those sort of horses from the rest.

“Alamshar is a reasonably good worker, not as lazy as Sinndar was. He’s a nice worker without being a superstar worker. But he can be inconsistent when his back is bothering him. Other than that, he is a very consistent horse in his work.”


Murtagh on ‘Uncomplicated and easy ride’

Johnny Murtagh was left to reflect on a pleasing day at the office after Alamshar triumphed in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

He said: “It was a good days’s work here today. The horse has done a great job. I didn’t have much to do, I just had to steer him around.

“I thought we were going a nice sensible pace and Willie (Supple) picked it up from about five furlongs out. A couple of horses came around me just before the turn in and mine has just picked up the bridle. I sat on him just until I got to the two-marker and when I kicked him in the belly, he just quickened very well.

“It went quiet of all a sudden and I looked up at the TV screen and it was all over, plain sailing. I just had to coax him home the last furlong because he was pricking his ears and having a look. It was a very uncomplicated and easy ride for me.

“I’d say he’s probably improved more today from the Irish Derby than he did from the Epsom Derby to the Irish Derby. He’s improving all the time.

“The Irish Derby made a man of him and he really travelled sweetly in Ireland. Then today he travelled really well and he was the winner a long way out.

“It’s very hard to compare horses and I don’t like doing it but on today, he would be very high up my list.”



Alamshar’s trainer John Oxx said: “The ground was OK but if the rain had come at 12 o’clock who knows. He did win with a good bit in hand but maybe we didn’t have worried.

“He’s progressing, you expect good three-year-olds to get better and better and he seems to be doing it. You couldn’t fault today’s run - I couldn’t have predicted he’d win that well.

“He was always travelling well in the right position. It was slow in the middle of the race so he was in the right position and Johnny just said he became alive in his hands four out when he could hear them behind him and he just waited to the two, let him off and the race was over.

“I felt very confident turning into the straight. I always look at the horses behind and I couldn’t see anything going as well as him and I knew he’d quicken up and wouldn’t stop. So I knew the race was over and I was probably calm enough for the last two furlongs - it was just a no worries race, the way he delivered on the day he didn’t give us any anxious moments.

“He has this little weakness and hopefully in time we can build him up and strengthen him so he won’t have the same problems. There are a lot of people to thank, he gets daily physiotherapy from Liz Kent and the chiropractor looks at him from time to time.

“I think the Champion Stakes at Leopardstown is the plan six weeks from now.”



The Godolphin team had to settle for second best as Sulamani, one of three runners bidding to give the Maktoum family’s operation a 100th Group 1 success in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, finished three and half lengths runner-up to the brilliant winner Alamshar.

“Sulamani has run a big race and I think the winner is a top-class horse,” said Godolphin’s trainer Saeed bin Suroor. “We will think about the Arc and the Breeders’ Cup for him.

“But Leadership and Grandera especially were disappointing and we’ll have to take them back and see about them.”

Sulamani’s rider Frankie Dettori added: “It’s nice to see him run a good race but I needed a strong pace and it just didn’t develop. Johnny kicked (on Alamshar) and he just had too much energy and I couldn’t peg him back. On the weight-for-age scale he was getting 12lb which is a big pull but it will be less from now on. A stronger pace will suit us better next time.”

The Vodafone Derby winner Kris Kin was a further two lengths back in third and his trainer Sir Michael Stoute said: “He didn’t get a good position when they turned in for home and he was too far back and too wide the whole way.”

Last year’s St Leger winner Bollin Eric ran on into fourth place and his rider Kevin Darley said: “He ran a very good race but there was no pace - they walked for a mile and a quarter. I’ve tried making the pace before and he doesn’t like it so I had to sit and suffer and run on at the end. But he’s run a really big race.”

Wayne Smith said of the South African-trained Victory Moon, who finished tenth: “He was very disappointing. He was a bit too keen early on with there being no pace and after about seven furlongs he went flat on me.

“I rather think he may be feeling the effects of all his travelling: he’s been in hard training for a long time now and I expect the plan will be to give him a break back in Dubai and get him ready for the World Cup meeting next March.

“As for me, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it all and I am off to Hong Kong the week after next.”


Luca Cumani (Falbrav, fifth): “it was not so much that he did not get the trip, but more than when he turned into the straight and met the softer ground he just faltered.”

Pat Eddery (Millenary, eighth): “he was disappointing, but I don’t think he is really happy going that way round.”

Mick Kinane (Grandera, 11th): “he was never enjoying it at all.”

Jamie Spencer (Leadership, last): “that was disappointing, but maybe the ground did not help him.”

Philip Robinson (Warrsan, sixth): “there was just no pace on at any stage of the race and that was no good to him. I was told to give him a chance but he has to have a proper gallop, which he just didn’t get.”

Richard Hills (Nayef, seventh): “he had every chance but the ground was no good to him. He either wants it loose so that he can go through it, or firm. Out there is was tacky and that makes it very difficult for him. He has a big, long stride and he just cannot use it in ground like that.”



Class A, Group One, £750,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 7lb, fillies 9st 4lb (Southern Hemisphere allowance: 4yo 5lb). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £435,000; 2nd: £165,000; 3rd: £82,500; 4th: £37,500; 5th: £18,750; 6th: £11,250

1) ALAMSHAR (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-8-09 Johnny Murtagh [5] 13/2
2) SULAMANI (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-07 Frankie Dettori [6] 9/2
3) KRIS KIN (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-09 Kieren Fallon [3] 7/2
4) BOLLIN ERIC (Sir Neil & Lady Westbrook) Tim Easterby 4-9-07 Kevin Darley [7]
5) FALBRAV (Scuderia Rencati Srl & Teruya Yoshida) Luca Cumani 5-9-07 Darryll Holland [1]
6) WARRSAN (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 5-9-07 Philip Robinson [14]
7) NAYEF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 5-9-07 Richard Hills [4] 3/1 Fav
8) MILLENARY (Neil Jones) John Dunlop b6-9-07 Pat Eddery [10]
9) IZDIHAM (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-07 Willie Supple [11]
10) VICTORY MOON (MAD Syndicate) Mike De Kock SAF 4-9-02 Wayne Smith [13]
11) GRANDERA (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor p5-9-07 Michael Kinane [2]
12) LEADERSHIP (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-07 Jamie Spencer [8]

11 ran Non-Runners: Indian Creek (Ground), Magistretti (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 2m 33.26s Distances: 3 1/2, 2, 1/2, 3, 1/2, 1 1/2, 2, 4, hd, 11, 6
Breeder: His Highness The Aga Khan’s Stud SC
Breeding:b c Key Of Luck (USA) - Alaiyda (USA) (Shahrastani (USA))
Tote Win: £7.70 Places: £2.40; £2.40; £2.10 Exacta: £55.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Oxx, John Mortimer Date of birth: 14/7/50 Previous occupation: Assistant to father, John Oxx Trains at: Currabeg, Ireland Business interest: farming Major wins include: English Derby (2000 Sinndar), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar), Irish St Leger (1987 Eurobird & 1989 Petite Ile), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Molyglare Stud Stakes (1988 Flamenco Wave), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gallinule Stakes (1993 Massyar & 1995 Shemaran), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Blandford Stakes (1987 Eurobird & 1993 Foresee), Prix Du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Breeder’s Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Meld Stakes (1990 Khalafiya, 1991 Sardaniya), Prix Royal-Oak (1997 Ebadiyla), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli) Horses in training (1987-2000): 108:110:121:n/a:114:112:119 :108: 111: 138:136:130: 134:153

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath Born: May 14, 1970 British Classic Wins (3): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka), Beverley D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 Royal Rebel); National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Doncaster Cup (2000 Enzeli), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai, first jockey to John Oxx Wins in Ireland in 2001: 78 (3rd to Pat Smullen) Wins in Britain 2001-2002: 10; 15


Today’s crowd came to 37,797, 8.5% up on last year attendance of 34,840 on King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes day.


Clerk of the course Nick Cheyne will make no alteration to the official description of the going until he reassesses the ground tomorrow morning.


Boleyn Castle, who carried off the prize last year, heads a field of 23 for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Handicap at Ascot tomorrow, the third and final day of the Diamond meeting.

He will be running off a mark of 110, 2lb higher than when he was successful 12 months ago, and will again be ridden by Terry Mills’ apprentice Robert Miles, who was a 7lb claimer when they scored last season but has been going great guns since and has had his allowance cut to 5lb.

Having made an encouraging reappearance when third at Kempton, Boleyn Castle has been a bit disappointing on his two most recent runs, but he was flying a bit high in the King’s Stand Stakes at the Royal meeting and was badly drawn at Sandown last time.

Tim Easterby is sending down two horses from his Yorkshire yard to contest the Ù70,000 prize and both of them, Good Girl and My American Beauty, carry 8lb penalties for recent wins. Good Girl, who was one of the top juvenile fillies of her day, came right back to form when she scored at Newmarket last weekend.

Another man dually represented is Milton Bradley with Salviati and Corridor Creeper, with Salviati another of the penalised contenders. He picked up 5lb extra for his win at Catterick on Wednesday

And yet another two-horse team is that of John Wainwright, who has both Beyond The Clouds and Tommy Smith under orders, though Tommy Smith has also been declared for a race at Newcastle today.

Baltic King has been in excellent form all season and having won first time out this year at Leicester, he has been runner-up in two big handicaps since -- to Move It at Newmarket and to the latter’s stablemate Deportivo at the Royal meeting.

Peruvian Chief, who gained his first grass win after a whole string of all weather successes in a big handicap last autumn, has been rather out of form in recent efforts, but his stable had been going through a quiet patch. They have come back to form in the last few days, which could mean that Peruvian Chief will follow their example.

Another stable in form is that of John Spearing, whose Croeso Croeso has a useful weight pull with Dubaian Gift on their form at Windsor earlier this year.


Hanbury Pleased With Itnab Success

Itnab came with a late rattle to give trainer Ben Hanbury his eighth win of the season in the Trilogy Diamond Rated Stakes.

The three-year-old Green Desert filly, who was running over 10 furlongs for the first time, swooped under Richard Hills to record a three-quarters of a length success at odds of 10-1.

The victory gave Hanbury extra satisfaction as he trained the dam Midway Lady to success in both the 1986 1,000 Guineas and Oaks.

He said: “It’s a fantastic winner. I thought she wanted a little further but when I saw her pushing so far out, I feared the worst.

“But she’s like that at home - very lazy. When you pull her out, she really goes. She’s a deceptive filly. We will probably even up her in trip again, but the (softer) ground was a big factor (today).”

Comparing Itnab with Midway Lady, Hanbury added: “The mother only ran six times, winning five - three of which were Group 1s. She was very unsound and had crooked legs.

“This is a very correct filly but she’s very nervous in the box, like her mother. And she has the same heart.”

Hanbury has fewer horses now than in his hey-day and admits he wouldn’t say no to an increase in numbers.

He said: “I have 25 horses and that’s not enough. I need more. Sheikh Hamdan has the majority of my horses and he’s the most wonderful, loyal man. But I need more horses, so if anyone’s looking, the yearling sales are approaching - more horses, please!”



“I am delighted with that. She has had a nice break since the Royal meeting when a mile and a half was too far for her,” said Brian Meehan after Silence Is Golden had only been caught close home by the strong finish of Itnab in the opening Trilogy Diamond Handicap.

“This sort of trip clearly suits her better and there is the Weatherbys Bank Fillies’ Rated Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday over this sort of distance which we shall look at for her,” Meehan went on.

“She is very brave and Eddie (Ahern) said that in the final furlong she simply would not let the horse on her inside (long time leader King’s Thought) go past her. But unfortunately the winner came too fast and too late for her to do anything about it.”

Steve Gollings was ruing the way in which King’s Thought was so determined to get on with things from flagfall that he overdid things. “He tried to burn the candle at both ends and you can’t do that,” he said.

“He is very keen, but we took him the long way round to the start in the hopes of calming him down, but when the stalls opened he just went off and there was nothing Ian (Mongan) could do about it. Ian put his hands up when he came back but there was nothing he could have done.

“We originally bought him as a Triumph Hurdle horse but it was hopeless trying to school him; he would just run straight through a brick wall. So we came back to the flat and he has done very well for us. I am sure that there is a big handicap in him and maybe a small Group 111 race abroad.”


Philip Robinson said: “it’s just on the easy side of good.” Steve Drowne described it as “a little bit dead, it’s dried out and slightly on the slow side” and Ian Mongan said that the ground was “good.”



Bargain filly River Belle justified her trainer Alan Jarvis’s high opinion when running away with the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes, pushed out to facile length and a quarter success from Rosehearty.

“She’s a very relaxed filly, it’s the same in her home work, but she’s got three or four gears,” said Jarvis. “And Kieren said she hasn’t had a hard race at all today.

“Her great thing was her attitude from day one as yearling. She was no trouble to break then went straight into the stalls first time without a lead.

“She cost 14,000gns at the Doncaster St Leger Sale last year and I told Harry Beeby in January that she was the best yearling he had ever sold.

“I probably slipped up because I didn’t enter her in the Lowther and she’s the best filly I’ve had since (Lowther second) Imperial Jade.

“We took her to Lingfield one morning to work and it was breathtaking. Kieren turned down four other mounts to ride her today.

“She’ll definitely be better over seven furlongs or a mile but I only really want to give her one more run this year. Kieren said the Fillies’ Mile might be a little late for her so we’ll probably look for something a bit sooner.

“I had a scare this morning when my head lad left me a message to call urgently as she had reared over and kicked herself. But fortunately she just had a cut on her back leg.”

Owner Christopher Shankland, who is based at Henley and works in the motor trade, added: “It’s great for a small yard to get a top-class filly like this. This is a really good horse for a young horse, there were eight runners and no problems with the draw. It will be interesting to see what price she is for the Guineas - and I mean that quite seriously.”

Jamie Spencer was suspended for two days for careless riding on Catch The Wind, who made a lot of the running and finished last. He was considered gulity of crossing over too soon after the start from his draw in stall eight.

Mick Kinane described the ground as “just on the soft side of good” and Martin Dwyer called it “good to soft”


Loder, Dettori, happy with Rosehearty

Trainer David Loder was more than content with the effort of second-placed Rosehearty, who improved considerably on her seventh to Attraction in the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month.

He said: “She’s run a very nice race - as well as could possibly be expected. She won a little maiden at Catterick; (today) she’s second in a Group 3.”

Her jockey Frankie Dettori said: “She’s an interesting filly. I thought I had everything covered but I forgot Kieren Fallon was behind me!

“This was encouraging because we thought she was not going through with it, but she showed that she’s capable of winning a good race.”

Dane O’Neill, rider of third-placed Voile, felt the ground may have been just a little on the easy side for his filly.

He said:”She got stuck in the ground a little bit. The ground isn’t very soft or anything but it was just a little bit patchy and she’s quite a clean-actioned filly. I feel she would appreciate faster ground. She ran well at Newmarket on faster ground.”

Voile’s trainer Richard Hannon said:”I wouldn’t be frightened to take these on again, especially over seven furlongs. We’re going to enter her in some nice races but obviously it will have to be on faster ground.”



“To lead all the way against older horses like that was phenomenal,” declared a delighted Clive Cox after New Seeker had won his third big prize of the year when he landed the Ù67,575 of the Tote International Handicap for the 16,000 members of the Elite Racing Club.

“He has had a fantastic year with this following his win at Newmarket and in the Britannia Stakes at the Royal meeting, and he is such a big horse that I think there may well be more improvement in him.

“I came to walk the course last night and was delighted with the ground by the stands rails in stall three. I felt that the ground was definitely tighter on the stands’ side and it was certainly a contrast to when he won the Britannia from right over on the far side.

“He is such a big horse that I think it would be wrong to get stuck into him too much at this stage of his life. We took him out of the William Hill Mile this morning and we shall go home and put our heads around things to see what is the best route to follow for him.

“I bought him as a yearling in Ireland for IR30,000gns though the first time I saw him I walked away from him as I felt he was just too big. But he kept coming back to you, almost hitting you in the eyes, so in the end I bought him. I am certainly glad that I did !

“We have 32 boxes and 30 horses at our yard and it is wonderful for a small stable like ours to win a big race like this.

“John Francome owns the yard and I spoke to him about New Seeker last night. I think John backed the horse and I am pretty certain that most of the Elite members did so as well.”


Osborne Eyes Lennox Stakes or Vodafone Stewards’ Cup At Goodwood For Danger Over

Jamie Osborne, trainer of third-placed Danger Over, wasn’t ruling out a swift return to the racetrack for his six-year-old.

He said: “It will all depend on the ground. We will probably leave him in the Stewards’ Cup (Goodwood, Saturday, August 2).

“But we will look at the Lennox Stakes (at Goodwood on Tuesday), as well. He will run wherever the ground is right for him. So the Lennox Stakes is a possibility and he will be left in the Stewards’ Cup.”

Assessing his charge’s display in the Tote International, he added: “He’s done very well. It’s hard for him in a handicap, running off 111.

“Lack of opportunities on the right ground drove us here. The ground is the key to him; he has to have his toe in a little bit.

“I think he’s more likely to win a little Group race than he is a handicap.”

Mark Weld, son and assistant to the runner-up One More Round’s trainer, Dermot Weld, wished there had been more early pace on in the race.

He said: “I am very happy with the way the horse ran. He tried hard and Johnny Murtagh gave him a very good ride.

“They went very, very slow earlier on, which I would say cost us the race. All our horses like a good, strong gallop. They crawled for the first furlong or two.

“The winner got first run, controlled the race from the front and the rest of us were always playing catch-up.”



“That was my third ride in the race. I was third a couple of years ago and then nowhere last year,” said Christine Hannaford after she had taken the Agra Diamond Ladies’ Race on 20-1 Resonate.

“The race worked out really well for me. Tony (Newcombe) said that I should get over as near to the rails as I could from my draw (stall 11) and he has run on really well when he hit the front. It was wonderful to ride the winner of the race after the King George; the crowd was buzzing and the atmosphere was brilliant.”

The trainer endorsed the rails ploy, saying: “Christine is brilliant tactically and did really well to get over to the rails in the way she did. She and her partner (former jump jockey) John Lovejoy work in the yard where John is head lad.

“I bought this horse last November and he has never really had his ground. Even today the rain has come too late for him, but he has dropped from 80 to 65 since we have had him and that has helped.”



The Barry Hills-trained Mutawaffer came with a late run under Willie Supple to deny the well-backed Brunel by a neck in the EBF Crocker Bulteel Maiden Stakes.

“I’ve been pleased with him and he won that well,” said Hills. “He would be one of my better two-year-olds although I’ve got a few coming through now.

“I would think we’ll step him up a furlong now and go for something like the Acomb at York.”

Harry Herbert, managing director of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, was very pleased with the first effort of their Brunel. “That was a very encouraging start: just the ground and a touch of immaturity found him out but Darryll (Holland) was very impressed with the colt and is sure that he has a bright future.

“He cost 230,000 euros as a yearling which is right at the top of our price range but the syndicate team that own him know what to expect when they join as this is our highest-spending partnership. They also have an unraced two-year-old by Machiavellian with Sir Michael Stoute.”


Johnston closing in on ton
Trainer Mark Johnston moved ever closer to a century of domestic triumphs this season when Double Obsession gave him win number 98.

The three-year-old Sadler’s Wells colt won for the second time on the trot and is likely to run in a similar race at Goodwood on Wednesday.

Johnston said: “He is obviously just coming into his own now. He has taken a long time to mature; a typical Sadler’s Wells, just a backward horse.”

This was the third time Double Obsession has worn blinkers to good effect but Johnston isn’t convinced that they are the sole factor in bringing about some improvement in the horse this summer.

Johnston said: “We’ve got these blinkers on and they will probably stay on. But I’m not absolutely sure he needs them. It was just that early on he was immature and not really getting the hang of things.

“We’re not going to start taking the blinkers off at this stage of his career, but maybe they’ve coincided with him getting his act together. I’m not sure they’re necessarily the reason for it.

“He’d not really run in these conditions before but he obviously stays every inch of the trip. So from that point of view we thought it would suit him fine. But he can win on fast ground as well.”


Sarah Moore, who was third in the ladies’ race on Looking For Love, was suspended for seven days (to be notified by the Jockey Club) for using her whip with excessive frequency and without giving her mount time to respond.

The stewards also inquired into interference in the King George between Sulamani and Falbrav two furlongs out, but decided that no riding offence had been committed and took no further action.

The dates of Jamie Spencer’s suspension (noted earlier) are August 4 and 5.


The World Racing Championships Ltd has forged a partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited.

The deal is to incorporate today’s mid-summer showpiece of the Flat racing season - the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes - and selected World Series events on four continents later in 2003.

Unveiling the news, James E Bassett III, the chairman of World Racing Championships Ltd, said: “Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is an icon and unarguably a definition of excellence. The membership of the World Series and all enthusiasts who enjoy the best of thoroughbred racing worldwide will recognise this partnership as a great compliment to our world sport and championship.

“We welcome Rolls-Royce as our partner and look forward to an enduring relationship with them.”

On behalf of Rolls-Royce, its sales and marketing director Howard Mosher said: “We are delighted to be working with this prestigious racing series, which will give race-goers around the world the chance to see the new Rolls-Royce Phantom.”

The Phantom, made at Rolls-Royce’s new manufacturing plant at Goodwood, is worth £253,000.

Today it is on display next to the winner’s enclosure where a representative of Rolls-Royce is on hand to discuss matters concerning the car.

Fred Fruth, Rolls-Royce’s General Manager Public Affairs, said: “If people are interested, we will show them the car and its features, let them have a seat in it - and enjoy themselves.”


The going remains


for the second day of the Diamond Meeting.

“We had about eight millimetres of rain yesterday, but there has been nothing since the end of racing,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne.

“The forecast is for rain to arrive at about midday and for there to be a steady band of rain through the afternoon.”


After walking the course and discussions with his jockey Darryll Holland and the owners, trainer Luca Cumani has decided to run Falbrav in this afternoon’s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

Cumani said: “The decision is to run because the horse is extremely well. I am told he doesn’t like soft ground but we haven’t really had any chance of working him on very soft ground so I would not have an experience of knowing how he goes on it.

“So the owner bravely said let him run but the ground is on the soft side - it is not heavy but it is soft slow ground.

“The decision has been made now and we hope for the best. I truly don’t know if he will go on the ground. It is not the kind of ground you encounter on training grounds. It is slightly slippery underfoot and in certain places they go in a good deal and in certain other places they don’t.

“If he stays, if he goes on the ground and if he is the best horse in the field, then he wins.”


Magistretti will not be able to run in the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes this afternoon.

The colt is injured and a veterinary certificate will be submitted.

A field of 13 will now go to post for the day’s big race at 3.50.


David Elsworth has decided that the rain has made the ground too soft for Indian Creek and the five-year-old will miss the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes this afternoon.

Luca Cumani will walk the course after the first race and decide then whether Falbrav should take his place in the big race line-up.


Nayef, who came so close to glory in the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes 12 months ago, has very much caught the public fancy in anticipation of his second attempt this afternoon. He has been supported in many of the offices this morning with William Hill and Paddy Power cutting him from 9-2 to 4-1, Skybet to the same price from 5-1, Cashmans from 11-2 to 9-2 and Coral from 4-1 to 7-2. Others in demand in the big race are Bollin Eric (16-1 from 18-1 with Powers), Victory Moon (10-1 to 14-1 with Coral) and Warrsan (20-1 to 16-1 with Hills).

In the opening Trilogy Diamond Handicap (2.0) there has been a lot of money for Shahzan House. Coral have cut him to 4-1 from 6-1, Hills, Powers and Victor Chandler from 7-1 to 5-1 and Skybet from 7-1 to 11-2.

The latter have also had money for top weight Nadour Al Bahr from 5-1 to 9-2.

In the Princess Margaret Stakes (2.35), Hills report money for Wavertree Girl, who has come in from 20-1 to 14-1.

There has been a wide range of interest in the Tote International Handicap (3.10) with Funfair in strong demand. He has been cut by the Tote and Skybet from 16-1 to 14-1 and by Powers from 12-1 to 10-1. The latter have also had support for Mine (13-2 from 8-1) and One More Round (14-1 to 16-1), while One More Round has also been popular with Chandlers and is in from 20-1 to 14-1. With Reason has also been in demand with Chandlers and is in to 20-1 from 25-1, while Ladbrokes report business over Ratio (5-1 to 9-2) and Stanley have cut Capricho from 14-1 to 11-1.

Ladies’ race like the Agra Diamond Handicap (4.25) are not always recorded as the best of betting mediums, but punters have taken a shine to Jane Allison on Camberley, and the six-year-old has been cut from 6-1 to 5-1 by Powers, from 7-1 to 11-2 by Bet365 and from 5-1 to 9-2 by Chandlers. Last year’s winner Taranaki is in from 8-1 to 6-1 with Coral.

In the closing Damtshaa Diamond Handicap (5.35) there has been good money for Double Obsession, who is in from 5-2 to 2-1 with Bet365 and from the same price to 15-8 with Hills.


Class B, Handicap, £30,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ Rated 0-105, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight 9st 8lb. Minimum weight 8st 8lb, 3yo 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner 3lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 10lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450

1) ITNAB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ben Hanbury 3-8-05 Richard Hills [1] 10/1
2) SILENCE IS GOLDEN (Miss J Semple) Brian Meehan 4-8-08 Eddie Ahern [10] 12/1
3) KING'S THOUGHT (Mrs E Houlton) Steve Gollings 4-8-08 Ian Mongan [4] 12/1
4) SHAHZAN HOUSE (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 4-8-13 Philip Robinson [12]
5) KING'S COUNTY (Gary Coull) Luca Cumani 5-9-01 Frankie Dettori [8]
6) SHOT TO FAME (The Conquistadors) Peter Harris 4-9-00 Steve Drowne [3]
7) COURAGEOUS DUKE (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-03 Kieren Fallon [11] 100/30F
8) NADOUR AL BAHR (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 8-9-03 Robert Miles (5) [5]
9) SHAMROCK CITY (Liam Sheridan) Paul Howling 6-9-08 Hiroki Goto [2]
10) ISLAND SOUND (Mrs Michael Meredith) David Elsworth 6-9-05 Martin Dwyer [6]
11) JOHANNIAN (Ms A M Williams) Ian Wood t5-9-01 Jamie Spencer [7]

11 ran Non-Runner: Loweswater (Ground)
Time: 2m 09.25s Distances: 3/4, 1/2, 4, 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 8, 3, 3/4, 5, 19
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b f Green Desert (USA) - Midway Lady (USA) (Alleged (USA))
Tote Win: £14.30 Places: £3.90; £2.60; £4.30 Exacta: £136.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Hanbury, Benjamin Date of Birth: 25/3/46 Date of first licence: 1974 Previous occupation: with Ryan Price, Dan Moore (in Ireland) and Bernard van Cutsem. Also amateur national hunt jockey Major wins include: 1000 Guineas and Oaks (1986 Midway Lady) Irish 1000 Guineas (1996 Matiya), Prix Marcel Boussac (1985 Midway Lady), Tattersalls Gold Cup Stakes (1990 Batshoof), Dewhurst Stakes (1984 Kala Dancer), Queen Alexandra Stakes (1975 Cumbernauld), Chesham Stakes (1988 Jacamar), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1990 Batshoof), Norfolk Stakes (1996 Tipsy Creek) Wins in a season (1982-2002):22:35:34:20:24:31:40:42:36:36:39:35:25:36:29:27:28:36:20:24:18 Horses in training(1983-2003):72:66:75:67:79:84:95:86:117:n/a:67:76:64:62:65:49:49:49:36 Wins this season: 8 Trains at Diomed Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins: German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium); Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Flutter.com Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed) Wins (1990-2002):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81 Wins this season: 26 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson.


Class A, Group Three, £45,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £26,100; 2nd: £9,900; 3rd: £4,950; 4th: £2,250; 5th: £1,125; 6th: £675

1) RIVER BELLE (Christopher Shankland) Alan Jarvis 2-8-09 Kieren Fallon [3] 4/1JF
2) ROSEHEARTY (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 2-8-09 Frankie Dettori [9] 13/2
3) VOILE (De La Warr Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Dane O'Neill [4] 9/2
4) WAVERTREE GIRL (Wavertree Racing Club (2002) Ltd Syndicate B) Nick Littmoden 2-8-09 Ian Mongan [2]
5) CALDY DANCER (Mohammed Rashid) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Steve Drowne [6]
6) NEEDLES AND PINS (DGH Partnership) Michael Bell 2-8-09 Micky Fenton [7]
7) NOYAC (N Hayes) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Michael Kinane [1] 4/1 JF
8) FORTUNATELY (J R Salter) David Evans 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [5]
9) CATCH THE WIND (C S Tateson) Ian Wood 2-8-09 Jamie Spencer [8]

9 ran
Time: 1m 15.55s Distances: 1 1/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1, 3/4, 3, 2, 1
Breeder: Sue Camacho
Breeding: ch f Lahib (USA) - Dixie Favor (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA))
Tote Win: £4.10 Places: £1.40; £2.00; £2.30 Exacta: £27.90

Winning trainer:- Name: Jarvis, Alan Peter Date of birth: 15/12/38 Apprenticeship: Walter Nightingall (Epsom 1953/56) Riding career: Professional (NH) 1965/66 Date of first licence: 1969 Trains at The Thatch, Frimley Stables, Aston Upthorpe, Nr Dicot, Oxon Major wins include: JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (2002 Jardines Lookout), Princess Margaret Stakes (2003 River Belle) Horses in training (1995-2003): 55,55,59,49,58,59,63, 50, 44 Wins this season: 10

Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2002): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149* *Champion jockey Classic wins: (9) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin) Other major wins include: King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal); Cherry Hinton Stakes (1996 Dazzle), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Ribblesdale Stakes (1997 Yashmak), Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 Islington), Gimcrack Stakes (1994 Chilly Billy, 1998 Josr Algharoud); Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Craigsteel); Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma); Budweiser International Stakes (1999 Great Dane); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal), Jockey Club Stakes (2000 Blueprint), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Dante Stakes (2001 Dilshaan), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2002 King Of Happiness), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (1997 Daggers Drawn, 2002 Elusive City), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Lowther Stakes (2002 Russian Rhythm), Diadem Stakes (2002 Crystal Castle), July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad) Wins This Season: 145


Class B, Showcase Handicap, £150,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 7f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 28, a winner of a race value £10,000 3lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £87,000; 2nd: £33,000; 3rd: £16,500; 4th: £7,500; 5th: £3,750; 6th: £2,250

1) NEW SEEKER (Elite Racing Club) Clive Cox 3-7-12 Jimmy Quinn [3] 15/2
2) ONE MORE ROUND (Dr Michael Smurfit) Dermot Weld IRE 5-9-02 Johnny Murtagh [5] 16/1
3) DANGER OVER (Paul J Dixon and Mountgrange Stud) Jamie Osborne 6-9-07 Michael Kinane [2] 14/1
4) CAPRICHO (Canisbay Bloodstock Ltd) John Akehurst 6-9-05 Richard Quinn [1] 10/1
5) POLAR BEN (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 4-8-12 Oscar Urbina [12]
6) WITH REASON (Sheikh Mohammed) David Loder 5-9-04 Jamie Spencer [6]
7) VANDERLIN (R & E H Investments Ltd) Andrew Balding v1 4-8-09 Liam Keniry (3) [4]
8) ATTACHE (John Good) Michael Jarvis 5-9-03 Philip Robinson [9]
9) HURRICANE FLOYD (Lucayan Stud) Martin Pipe t5-7-12 Hiroki Goto [8]
10) CAMP COMMANDER (Tony & Simon Richards) Clive Brittain t4-8-07 Darryll Holland [19]
11) FUNFAIR (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-8-10 Kieren Fallon [18]
12) WIZARD OF NOZ (C Fox & J Wright) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-08 Pat Eddery [16]
13) CRAFTY CALLING (Craig Singer) Paul Cole 3-8-00 Martin Dwyer [7]
14) BABODANA (M P Bowring) Mark Tompkins 3-7-12 Gary Bardwell [17]
15) RATIO (Mrs John Davall) John Hammond FR tb5-9-01 Frankie Dettori [13] 5/1 Fav
16) CONTRACT (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XVII) Amanda Perrett 4-7-13 Frannie Norton [10]
17) TOUGH LOVE (The Gordon Partnership) Tim Easterby 4-8-01 Willie Supple [11]
18) MINE (Mike Dawson) James Bethell v5-8-03 Eddie Ahern [21]
19) ENCHANTED (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson t4-8-01 Adrian McCarthy (3) [22]
20) MILLENNIUM FORCE (Aziz Merza) Mick Channon 5-9-07 Chris Catlin [15]
21) PIETER BRUEGHEL (David Faulkiner) David Nicholls t4-8-02 John Egan [14]
22) ROYAL MILLENNIUM (Jackie & George Smith) Mick Channon 5-8-13 Kevin Darley [20]

21 ran
Time: 1m 26.64s
Dist: 1 1/2, 3/4, 3 1/2, sh, nk, 1 1/2, 3/4, hd, 1, 2 1/2, nk, sh, 3/4, nk, 1/2, 3/4, sh, 1 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, 3 1/2
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b c Green Desert (USA) - Ahbab (IRE) (Ajdal (USA))
Tote Win: £7.10 Places: £2.00; £3.40; £4.30; £2.80 Exacta: £241.90

Winning trainer: Name: Cox, Clive Trains at: Beechdown Farm, Sheepdrove, Lambourn, Berks Former Occupation: Professional jump jockey Royal Ascot Wins (1): Britannia Stakes (2003 New Seeker) Other Major Wins Include: Tote International (2003 New Seekwr) Wins on Flat in 2002: 11 Wins This Season: 11

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, James Anthony. Date of birth: 20/5/67 Apprenticeship: Apprentice school in Ireland. Served with John Oxx for a year, and Pat Rohan between 1984-87 First winner: Tarleton (Ayr, March 25, 1984) Major wins include: Lincoln Handicap (1992 High Low), Tote International (2003 New Seeker) Wins (1987-2002): 14,23,19,31,32,48,73,43,56,73,61,58,77,36,31,101 Wins this season: 45


Class C, £14,000 Added. For 3yo+ Rated 0-90 (for riders who have ridden a minimum of one winner and had a minimum of ten rides), 7f. Weights: highest weight not less thanv 11st 4lb, minimum weight 9st. Penalties: after July 19, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Allowances: riders who, prior to July 24, 2003, have not ridden more than 10 winners under any Rules of Racing 3lb; more than 5 such winners 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,260.25; 2nd: £3,157; 3rd: £1,578.50; 4th: £789.25

1) RESONATE (S Langridge) Tony Newcombe 5-9-07 Miss Christine Hannaford (3) [11] 20/1
2) LABRETT (Tony Griffin) Gay Kelleway 6-10-13 Miss Emily Jones [6] 15/2
3) LOOKING FOR LOVE (Out To Grass Partnership) Jonny Portman p5-9-07 Mrs Sarah Moore (3) [8] 25/1
4) MACHINIST (Exors of the late Lord Weinstock) Sir Michael Stoute 3-10-02 Mrs Sally Eddery (5) [2] 14/1
5) TARANAKI (Eric Evers) Peter Cundell 5-10-04 Miss Serena Brotherton (3) [23]
6) CRYFIELD (Ms Andrea Moran) Nigel Tinkler 6-9-07 Miss Laura Ellison [15]
7) SAVILE'S DELIGHT (Roy Brotherton) Roy Brotherton t4-9-08 Miss Laura Sheen (5) [7]
8) ALAFZAR (Waterline Racing Club) David Evans 5-9-11 Miss Hayley Bryan (5) [13]
9) MASTER ROBBIE (Alec Tuckerman) Mick Channon 4-10-13 Miss Joanna Rees (3) [21]
10 FEN GYPSY (Thats Racing Partnership) David Evans 5-9-09 Miss Emma Folkes (3) [14]
11) DIFFERENTIAL (Bryan Smart) Bryan Smart 6-9-011 Mrs Vicky Smart (5) [25]
12) MISTER SWEETS (David Fravigar-Alan Mann) Michael Chapman 4-10-10 Mrs Fiona Needham [17]
13) ANOTHER DEAL (Ron Hodges) Ron Hodges 4-10-01 Miss Polly Gundry [20]
14) BUTRINTO (Brett Johnson) Brett Johnson 5-8-13 Mrs Marie King (5) [1]
15 MUTARED (Emma Littmoden) Nick Littmoden 5-9-07 Mrs Emma Littmoden (3) [5]
16) CAMBERLEY (HRH Sultan Ahmed Shah) Paul Cole 6-11-04 Miss Jane Allison [9] 9/2 Fav
17) VINDICATION (B & F Mechanical Services Ltd) James Fanshawe t3-10-08 Miss Emma Ramsden [18]
18) FRUIT OF GLORY (Buy And Sell Partnership) John Jenkins 4-10-08 Ms Carol Williams [3]
19) SENIOR MINISTER (Phil Kelly) Peter Hiatt 5-9-05 Miss Natasha McKim (5) [16]
20) KAREEB (The Finos Partnership) Willie Musson 6-10-03 Miss Tor Sturgis (5) [19]
21) ARDWELSHIN (Paul Townsley) Pru Townsley 5-8-13 Mrs Charlotte Thompson (5) [12]
22) CAL MAC (Adrian McAlpine & Partners) Hughie Morrison 4-10-13 Mrs Sarah Bosley [22]

22 ran Non-Runners: Mobo-Baco (Ground), Persian Pearl (Ground), Camelot (Ground)
Time: 1m 30.13s
Distances: 2, 1/2, 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, nk, 1 1/2, 4, 3, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, hd, 3/4, nk, 1 3/4, 1 3/4, 1/2, 10, 2 3/4
Breeder: Harry Dobson Breeding: b h Erins Isle - Petronello (USA) (Sir Ivor)
Tote Win: £37.80 Places: £8.20; £2.50; £3.80; £2.70 Exacta: £316.10

Wining Trainer: Name Newcombe, Anthony Based: Barnstaple, Devon Wins in a season (1994-2002); 3,6,6,8,9,10,13,10,15 Other Information: Former assistant John Hill

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hannaford, Christine Born: April 13, 1974 Based: Torrington, Devon Big Race Wins: Agra Diamond Handicap Stakes (2003 Resonate)


Class D, £10,000 Added. For 2yo colts & geldings which have never run and are EBF eligible, 6f. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,792.50; 2nd: £2,090; 3rd: £1,045; 4th: £522.50

1) MUTAWAFFER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Willie Supple [7] 9/2
2) BRUNEL (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing X) William Haggas 2-8-11 Darryll Holland [5] 4/1 JF
3) MOONLIGHT MAN (J A Lazzari) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Dane O'Neill [2]
4) TREASURE HOUSE (Susan Roy) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori [1] 4/1 JF
5) BOOGIE STREET (Hippodrome Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Pat Eddery [4]
6) RIVER NUREY (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills [6]
7) MICHABO (Seymour Cohn) David Elsworth 2-8-11 Richard Quinn [3]

7 ran Non-Runners: Mobo-Baco (Ground), Persian Pearl (Ground)
Time: 1m 17.03s Distances: nk, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, hd, 16, nk
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b c Marju (IRE) - Absaar (USA) (Alleged (USA))
Tote Win: £5.60 Places: £3.00; £2.70 Exacta: £28.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37;Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood), Rothmans Royals St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 HandsomeSailor), Flying Childers Stakes (1987 Gallic League, 1998 Sheer Viking), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Chester Vase (2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani) Wins in a season (1982-2002):55:58:58:68:55:96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84 :79:78:109:72:107:91 Horses in training (1983-2003):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Other details: Has trained four runners-up of the Derby: Rheingold (1972), Hawaian Sound (1978), Glacial Storm (1988) and Blue Stag (1990) Wins this season: 58

Winning jockey:- Name: Supple, William Born: June 8, 1968 Major wins include: Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Lockinge Stakes (1999 Fly To The Stars), Coventry Stakes (1996 Verglas) Wins (1998-2002): 0; -; 49; 73; 67 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: 26


Class C, Handicap, £17,500 Added. For 3yo Rated 0-95. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 8st 10lb (3yo 7sr 12lb). Penalties: after July 19, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,834.40; 2nd: £4,109.60; 3rd: £2,054.80; 4th: £934; 5th: £467; 6th: £280.20

1 DOUBLE OBSESSION (Ron Huggins, R B Huckerby, Atlantic Racing) Mark Johnston b3- 8-09 John Egan [8] 5/2 Fav
2) TREASURE TRAIL (Terry Neill & Mrs John Lee) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-10 Kevin Darley [3] 33/1
3) RING OF DESTINY (The Ringleaders) Peter Harris 4-9-03 Willie Supple [9] 25/1
4) PROMOTER (J F Kunkel) Jeremy Noseda 3-8-05 Wendyll Woods [12]
5) PRINS WILLEM (Chris Van Hoorn) James Fanshawe 4-8-13 Jamie Spencer [6]
6) NIGHT SIGHT (David Fravigar-Alan Mann) Michael Chapman 6-8-03 Andrew Webb (7) [7]
7) RULE BRITANNIA (Lady Bland) James Fanshawe 4-8-13 Oscar Urbina [10]
8) FOOL ON THE HILL (Eric Gadsden) Gerald Cottrell 6-8-10 Liam Keniry (3) [13]
9) KUSTER (Sarah Cumani) Luca Cumani b7-9-02 Frankie Dettori [14]
10) COUP DE CHANCE (Mrs K Cross) Paul Blockley 3-7-12 Jimmy Quinn [2]
11) COLLIER HILL (R H Hall) Alan Swinbank 5-9-10 Pat Eddery [5]
12) CHAMPION LION (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4-9-01 Darryll Holland [1]
13) JASMICK (Melksham Craic) Hughie Morrison 5-9-00 Steve Drowne [4]
14) HIGH HOPE (Rdm Racing) Gary Moore 5-8-11 Ian Mongan [11]

14 ran Non-Runners: Mobo-Baco (Ground), Persian Pearl (Ground)
Time: 2m 37.54s Distances: 3/4, sh, 3/4, 4, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1, nk, 11, 8, 4, dist, hd
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud
Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Obsessive (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
Tote Win: £3.20 Places: £1.80; £5.90; £5.60 Exacta: £90.20

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: 98

Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle) Wins (1995-2002): 9,36,63,46,70,43,?,31 Wins this season: 38


Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Mark Johnston 2 1 -
Richard Hannon 1 - 2
Clive Cox 1 - -
John Dunlop 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
Ben Hanbury 1 - -
Barry Hills 1 - -
Alan Jarvis 1 - -
Tony Newcombe 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda 1 - -
John Oxx IRE 1 - -
John Quinn 1 - -
William Haggas - 1 -
Ron Hodges - 1 -
Gay Kelleway - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
David Loder - 1 -
George Margarson - 1 -
Brian Meehan - 1 -
David Nicholls - 1 -
Martin Pipe - 1 -
Saeed bin Suroor - 1 -
Dermot Weld IRE - 1 -
Geoff Wragg - 1 -
Mick Channon - - 1
Steve Gollings - - 1
Peter Harris - - 1
Andreas Lowe GER - - 1
Charlie McBride - - 1
Terry Mills - - 1
Hughie Morrison - - 1
Jamie Osborne - - 1
Amanda Perrett - - 1
Jonny Portman - - 1
Sir Michael Stoute - - 1


Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Darryll Holland 2 2 -
Jamie Spencer 2 - -
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 -
Kieren Fallon 1 - 2
Jimmy Quinn 1 - 1
Willie Supple 1 - 1
Pat Dobbs 1 - -
John Egan 1 - -
Royston Ffrench 1 - -
Miss Christine Hannaford 1 - -
Richard Hills 1 - -
Eddie Ahern - 2 -
Frankie Dettori - 2 -
Kevin Darley - 1 1
Keith Dalgleish - 1 -
Miss Emily Jones - 1 -
Adrian McCarthy - 1 -
Frankie McDonald - 1 -
Frannie Norton - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - - 2
Dean Corby - - 1
Dominic Fox - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Michael Kinane - - 1
Ian Mongan - - 1
Mrs Sarah Moore - - 1

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