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Sunday, July 27, 2003

HONG KONG DAY 2003
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
ASCOT, SUNDAY, JULY 27

CROWD UP AGAIN

The 2003 adult attendance on Hong Kong Day came to 15,946, a new record for the day. In addition, there were at least 2,000 children present.


Last year’s adult attendance was 15,829, with 14,022 seen in 2001.

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



WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
SINO GROUP TROPHY

NOW FOR THE TRIUMPH

Alan King, for some years assistant to David Nicholson in the Cotswolds and now making a real mark at Barbury Castle in Wiltshire, had his first flat winner at Ascot when Howle Hill got up on the line to touch off hot favourite Hawksbill in the Sino Group Trophy.

“I was beaten a short head with Salsalino in the King George V Handicap at the Royal Meeting so it is nice to get off the mark now,” he said.


“We have 10 Flat horses this year and I would like to extend that side of things a bit. We had three two-year-olds last year, of which this winner was obviously one, and have half a dozen of them now.


“Going up in trip obviously suited Howle Hill but, though he coped with the ground, it was probably soft enough for him.


“We may try to find another race for him back here at the Festival of Racing, but our big hope is the (JCB) Triumph Hurdle (at the Cheltenham Festival in March). He has been schooled several times already and jumps really well and, as his owners are largely jumping people, it would be nice to have a go.”

Winning jockey Eddie Ahern, who said that the ground was “a bit holding and dead”, has just recovered from a course of treatment to a shoulder injury. “I had no problems with it today,” he said, “and though the favourite was going very well when he took the lead, I had a been a bit squeezed out and when I got clear Richard (Hughes) was just sitting on him. My horse was on a roll and, though Hawksbill went a neck up on me, my fellow kept running on and I knew we had won.”

But Ahern had to take a two-day (August 5 and 6) suspension for hitting the winner in the wrong place. This could have been as high as four days but the stewards took a lenient view because of the shoulder injury.


John Gosden, trainer of the runner-up Hawksbill, said: “The ground was just a bit testing for him but he ran well.”

Neil Callan and Richard Hughes described the ground as being soft while Steve Drowne said it was tacky and Pat Eddery called it dead.



SECOND RACE QUOTES
MAIL ON SUNDAY/TOTE MILE HANDICAP

GILDED CONTINUES ON UPGRADE

The William Muir-trained Gilded Dancer, who won a claimer at Lingfield last month, extended his winning sequence to four when landing the Mail On Sunday/Tote Mile qualifier under Richard Mullen.


“Every trainer wanted their horse to get over to the stands rail and all of a sudden Richard got him into a good position,” said Muir.


“I don’t want to run him too much because he has had a lot of injuries. As a three-year-old he was a really good horse, he ran in a big mile race at Haydock on fast ground, which Martin Dwyer said he hated but he still managed to be third to Ecclesiastical who went on (renamed Olympic Express) to win the Hong Kong Derby.


“I kept telling the owners how good he was but a couple of them were getting a bit twitchy. I was sweating when we ran him in a claimer because I thought he was another Tayseer but that was the start of our change of luck.”

Mullen added: “At the furlong and a half pole he was really picking up and I thought nothing would get to him then Mr Hills’s horse arrived. But he stayed on with a real gutsy performance.


“The trainer has done a great job because he took the horse to Lingfield to get his confidence in a claimer and after that he has realised that racing is not going to hurt him.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
MAIL ON SUNDAY/TOTE MILE HANDICAP

MAYBE JUST TOO FAR

“He probably only just gets the mile, seven furlongs probably suit him better,” said Barry Hills after Craiova had been just held by Gilded Dancer in the Mail on Sunday/Tote Mile Handicap. “He wasn’t really making any ground on the winner in the last 50 yards.


“Considering where he was drawn (17) Pat did amazingly well to get him right over to the stands’ side to race. We agreed before the race that we had no chance from where we were drawn so Pat would have to cross over to this side. There is no better man at doing that than he.


“We are governed by the ground for him -- he has to get his toe in, but it does seem that there is a bias towards the stands side on the straight course.


“The only horse who has won on the far side here at the two big meetings is New Seeker in the Britannia. When Craiova won his maiden at Newcastle over seven furlongs it was New Seeker that he beat.”



WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT HANDICAP

WHAT A WAY TO RETURN

Milton Bradley, racing for the first time since an operation to replace his right hip three weeks ago, could not have timed it better as Salviati gave him one of the biggest wins of his career by taking the Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint Handicap by three-quarters of a length from Beyond The Clouds.


“What a lovely day to come back with the sun shining so brightly and to have a winner like that,” he said. “I own the winner and I am very glad that our other horse, Corridor Creeper, ran so well to be third, as sometimes owners do not like it when your have the winner and their horse in the same race does not go so well.


“Unfortunately we missed the entry for the (Vodafone) Stewards’ Cup as I was in hospital at the time the race closed and my wife was away on holiday. One of those things, I am afraid. But we took Salviati up to Catterick last week and when he won there I was sure it would put him just right for this race. It’s a pity about the Stewards’ Cup but this is a nice prize to win.”

Looking back at his hip operation Bradley recalled various conversations with the medical experts, which involved him telling them that he wanted a complete hip replacement -- “and a proper job, a stainless steel one which will last.


“The doctor said that the one he was going to put in would outlast me by 20 years and I can tell you I didn’t think much of that ! I think that the secret of keeping these old horses going is the same as with me -- never give up.”

A couple of years ago Bradley had a purple patch with another sprinter, Brevity, who won eight races in the year and was ridden to almost all those wins by Paul Fitzsimons. The jockey has been having a thin time this year and at one time was near the top of the cold jockeys’ table, but this success on Salviati could help restore his fortunes.



THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES
HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT (SHOWCASE HANDICAP)

CLOUDS SECOND AGAIN

The John Wainwright-trained Beyond The Clouds made the trip down from North Yorkshire worthwhile when belying his 25/1 odds to finish second, beaten three-quarters of a length, to Salviati in the feature £70,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint.


“I’m very pleased with that although he has been second three times now this year and we could do with a win,” said the seven-year-old’s owner Sven Pedersen. “And he never gets let off by the handicapper as a result.


“The secret to him is the ground, he would have liked it a bit firmer today. He will probably go for the Great St Wilfred Handicap at Ripon now.”


FOURTH RACE QUOTES
THE CANTOS MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES

BLUE-BLOODED TADRIS BREAKS DUCK

Marcus Tregoning saddled his third successive winner of the Cantos Maiden Fillies’ Stakes when the well-bred Tadris got up by a short-head under Willie Supple to score by a short-head. Tregoning won the race with Anoof last year and Saaryeh in 2001 with Supple on board the pair.


“She’s quite a tricky filly and we deliberately gave her a break,” said Tregoning. “She was fine today until the start when she started messing around a bit.

“She’s very well bred as she is out of Manwah, who is by Lyphard out of Height Of Fashion.”

Tregoning had news of Manwah’s half-brother Nayef, who disappointed when seventh in yesterday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

“He has come out of the race really well and has just lost 10lb, which equates to two good droppings,” added the trainer. “It was the ground that was the problem really.

“I walked the course and I know Luca (Cumani) was worried but I was really worried about the ground, it was like a gluepot. I am not saying he would have beaten the winner but he was not even in a challenging position. He really does need fast ground because he has such a beautiful action.

“We haven’t quite decided where he’ll go next, the two obvious options are the Juddmonte International at York, where I think Kris Kin is running, or the Irish Champion Stakes, where he would meet Alamshar.

“I would probably just favour York where the track will suit but it may come too soon, we’ll have to see.”

David Elsworth was delighted with the effort of runner-up Blaina, who was bred by Pat Eddery. “She is a lovely filly and, in contrast to her dam Miss Silca Key, who was a real fizzy sort, she is very calm all the time.

“I think she would have won that at seven furlongs and I wouldn’t be afraid to drop her back to that trip - or even to six - she has a lot of speed. I think she can win at a mile but a shorter trip might suit her better.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTION STAKES

BIG IRISH SALES RACE BECKONS

Chinsola completed a hat-trick with impressive ease when he romped home by seven lengths from Waterline Blues in the Hong Kong International Sale Auction Stakes.


“I must admit he surprised me when he won here last time, not so much that he won but in the way that he did it -- I didn’t think he was that sort of a horse,” said Richard Hannon junior, whose father trains the winner.


“But after seeing him win like that I would have to think that he is right up there with the best of ours. I am not saying that he is a megastar, but I think he is pretty decent.


“As he was fairly cheap as a yearling -- he cost 25,000gns -- he got a useful 10lb allowance here -- he looks the sort for the big sales race at the Curragh in September.


“The first thing Hughesey said to me when he got off him was that he is a hardy fellow.”


David Evans, trainer of second-placed Waterline Blue, said: “They went very slow early on but he has run well. He should have won at Doncaster last time and it wouldn’t worry me dropping him back to six. He went on the ground today but I’ve no particular plans for him.”


SIXTH RACE QUOTES
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY HANDICAP

ADOPTED IS LAST RACE HERO

The John Gosden-trained Adopted Hero, carrying the colours of Robert Sangster, comfortably landed the concluding Hong Kong International Raceday Handicap by two and a half lengths.



“He did that well and I think it was a bit of a test of stamina,” said Gosden.

“It’s fairly specialist ground, I call it gluepot ground and not many horses actually like it. It’s not the sort of ground that you can get through very easily.”

HOW THE SUNDAY PAPERS SAW ALAMSHAR

Alamshar and all involved with him came in for unstinting praise from the Sunday newspapers’ racing correspondents after his defeat of Sulamani in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes yesterday.


The one word “dazzling” dominated the front page of the Racing Post above their picture of the Aga Khan’s colt, and their reporter Jon Lees referred to how he “comprehensively dismantled the evidence...against the classic generation.”

The Observer’s Eddie Fremantle described, under the headline of ‘Shades of Shergar’, the “exemplary performance to trounce a smart field” and quoted Johnny Murtagh about the colt’s “amazing improvement” since the Derby.


Hugh McIlvanney in the Sunday Times took the line about restoring the status of this year’s classic colts. “All the scepticism was obliterated...as Alamshar surged effortlessly away...a comprehensive demonstration of superiority,” he wrote.


In the Independent on Sunday Sue Montgomery referred to how Alamshar “comprehensively turned the tables on his Epsom conqueror, Kris Kin,” and quoted the colt’s trainer John Oxx as referring to “a no worries race.”

In the opinion of Brough Scott in the Sunday Telegraph, this year’s King George “had as much strength in depth as any field in its 53 year history,” and how as Alamshar “asked the others the question, none of them ever looked too close to an answer.”

Chris Goulding in the Sunday Express wrote about “one of the strongest fields” for the race and how Alamshar “brushed them aside like he was facing opponents from Blackpool sands.”

“Alamshar was crowned Europe’s top colt with a brilliant victory,” wrote Larry Lynx in the Sunday People; Colin Cooper in the News of the World called it “a devastating victory”.


Alamshar himself rightly took the bulk of the praise, but none of his team was forgotten. Johnny Murtagh was rated by Brough Scott to be “right at the top of the tree”; Nick Townsend in the Independent on Sunday called John Oxx “a man with exceptional faith in a horse”, and in the Sunday Times Tim Richards referred to “the unbridled pride and complete satisfaction” of the Aga Khan.


Rather sadly, there was one jaundiced note. In the Daily Star on Sunday Shaun Baggs suggested that Alamshar “should be unbeaten instead of having two defeats on his CV,” though he agreed that the colt “demolished a strong field.”

BETTING NEWS

In spite of the plethora of non-runners, in which the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap Sprint (3.05) has been particularly affected with no fewer than eight absentees, there has still been a fair amount of activity in the offices this morning and the sprint has attracted plenty of attention.


There will, inevitably, be deductions under Rule 4 for those who have taken a price prior to the withdrawals, but if Boleyn Castle can repeat last year’s success those who have backed him with Victor Chandler (16-1 to 10-1) and Skybet (18-1 to 8-1) will be able to put up with the inconvenience.


Salviati has also proved popular and has come in from 8-1 to 6-1 with Stan James and Sean Graham and from 9-1 to 7-1 with the Tote. Baltic King has also been in demand with Stan James, who have cut him to 7-1 from the morning 9-1.


In the Mail on Sunday/Tote Mile Handicap (2.35) there has been money for Sawwaah with Sean Graham, who have cut him from 16-1 to 11-1, and in the closing Hong Kong International Raceday Handicap (4.50) Skybet have cut Curlew River from 6-1 to 9-2, and Stan James have trimmed Bahlino from 5-1 to 7-2.



GOING NEWS AT 10 AM

Following the rain of the past two days the ground for the third day of the Diamond meeting is now

GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES.


“We had eight millimetres of rain yesterday, most of it during racing and another 1.5 mills this morning, so that together with the eight mills on Friday we have had about two-thirds of an inch since Friday morning,” said clerk of the course Nick Cheyne.


“Today’s forecast is for a mainly dry day.”


FIRST RACE RESULT

2.05pm SINO GROUP TROPHY

Class B, Classified Stakes, £20,000 Added. For 3yo+ Rated 0-95 (also open to horses rated 96-100), 1m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 7lb; fillies 8st 4lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st (for horses rated 96 or higher, the excess in any rating above 95 shall be added to the weights stated). Penalties: after July 19, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 10lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £11,681.20; 2nd: £4,430.80; 3rd: £2,215.40; 4th: £1,007 5th: £503.50; 6th: £302.10

1) HOWLE HILL (J Brown, R Benton, R Devereux, R Lucas) Alan King 3-8-07 Eddie Ahern [8] 8/1
2) HAWKSBILL (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 3-8-07 Richard Hughes [2] 5/4 Fav
3) SERIEUX (Mrs S L Whitehead) Amanda Perrett 4-9-07 Pat Eddery [6]
4) PRINCE NUREYEV (H Gooding) Rod Millman 3-8-11 Steve Drowne [3]
5) TYCOON HALL (Cathal Ryan) Richard Hannon 3-8-08 Dane O'Neill [5]
6) PULAU TIOMAN (H R H Sultan Ahmed Shah) Michael Jarvis 7-9-06 Neil Callan [7]
7) KINGHAM (Richard Hambro) Mary Hambro 3-8-07 Dale Gibson [4]

7 ran
Non-Runner: Broadway Score (Ground)
Time: 2m 14.10s Dist: sh, 5, 1, 7, 1 1/2, 1/2
Breeder: Leon O’Coileain
Breeding: b g Ali-Royal (IRE) - Grandeur And Grace (USA) (Septieme Ciel (USA))
Tote Win: £10.20 Places: £3.90; £1.40 Exacta: £29.10

Winning Trainer: ALAN KING Born: December 13, 1966 Based: Barbury Castle Stables, Wroughton, Wiltshire Big Race Wins (National Hunt): Bula Hurdle (1999 Relkeel), Long Walk Hurdle (1999 Anzum), Jim Ford Challenge Cup (2000 Spendid) Number of horses in training (2000-2003): 65; 51; 56; 74 Flat Wins This season: 2

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins in Ireland in 2001: 36 Wins in Britain 2000- 2002: 2; 3; 83 Wins this season: 63


SECOND RACE RESULT

2.35pm MAIL ON SUNDAY/TOTE MILE HANDICAP (QUALIFIER)

Class C, £14,000 Added. For 3yo+ Rated 0-90, 1m. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,896.25; 2nd: £3,045; 3rd: £1,522.50; 4th: £761.25

1) GILDED DANCER (Perspicacious Punters Racing Club) William Muir 5-9-12 Richard Mullen [12] 10/1
2 CRAIOVA (Ahmed BuHaleeba) Barry Hills 4-9-13 Pat Eddery [17] 10/1
3) TRUE NIGHT (Benton & Partners) David Nicholls 6-9-01 Eddie Ahern [2] 8/1
4) J R STEVENSON (Claret & Blue Army) Michael Wigham 7-9-04 Frannie Norton [13] 16/1
5) KRUGERRAND (The Square Table II) Willie Musson 4-9-07 Lisa Jones (5) [4]
6) TOPTON (Liam Sheridan) Paul Howling b9-9-10 Kevin Darley [18]
7 WELSH WIND (D Hassan) Michael Wigham 7-8-07 Jamie Mackay [3]
8) MISTER SWEETS (David Fravigar-Alan Mann) Michael Chapman 4-8-13 Andrew Webb (7) [5]
9) EASTERN HOPE (T C Chiang) Linda Stubbs 4-9-02 Robert Winston [9]
10) SAWWAAH (Fayzad Thoroughbred Limited) David Nicholls 6-9-07 Adrian Nicholls [10]
11) YORKER (G Carstairs) James Eustace 5-8-06 Jason Tate [1]
12) LAGGAN MINSTREL (Propak Sheet Metal Limited) Paul D'Arcy 5-9-01 John Egan [6]
13) BATHWICK BRUCE (W Clifford) Rod Millman 5-8-09 George Baker [23]
14) BALLINGER RIDGE (Hazel Barber) Andrew Balding 4-8-12 Martin Dwyer [14]
15) INCLINE (Pauline Merrick) Terry Mills 4-9-04 Robert Miles (5) [15]
16) NAJEEBON (Aziz Merza) Mick Channon 4-9-07 Chris Catlin [22]
17) SHENLEY CHARM (Roy Skeggs) Hughie Morrison 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [7] 6/1 Fav
18) MY RAGGEDY MAN (The Waney Racing Group Inc) David Nicholls 4-10-00 Jimmy Fortune [11]
19) YORK CLIFF (R Van Gelder) John Gosden 5-9-07 Robert Havlin [8]
20) DEL MAR SUNSET (R A Hawson) William Haggas 4-9-00 Paul Hanagan [20]
21) MARLO (Ray Richards) Barry Hills 4-9-08 Tony Culhane [16]

21 ran Non-Runners: Vortex (Ground), Woodland Spirit (Ground)
Time: 1m 44.71s
Dist: 1/2, 1 3/4, sh, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 1/2, 7, 3/4, 1 1/2, 2, 1/2, 16, 3 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2, 9, 2, 6, dist, 25
Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Breeding: b g Bishop Of Cashel - La Piaf (FR) (Fabulous Dancer (USA))
Tote Win: £10.90 Places: £2.90; £3.00; £2.50l £3.60 Exacta: £71.60

Winning trainer:- Name: Muir, William R Born: May 3, 1958 Background: Previously worked Pat Taylor and Fulke Johnson Houghton First trainer’s licence: 1990 Trains at Linkslade, Wantage Road, Lambourn, Berks Horses in training (1995-2003): 39, 50, 72,71,78,78,75,59,53 Wins in a season (1993-2002): 13: 21: 28: 36: 40: 40:26:28:26:20 Major wins: King George Stakes (1997 Averti) Wins This Season: 16

Winning Jockey: Mullen, Richard Peter Riding Weight:7-07 First Winner: Burnt Sienna, Windsor, 1995 Wins 2000-02: 47; 32; 21 Wins This Season: 20

THIRD RACE RESULT

3.05pm HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SPRINT

Class B, Showcase Handicap, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5f. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb, minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 28, a winner of a race 5lb, of a race value £7,500 8lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600.25; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050

1) SALVIATI (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley 6-8-02 Paul Fitzsimons [1] 7/1
2) BEYOND THE CLOUDS (S Pedersen) John Wainwright 7-8-01 Paul Hanagan [11] 25/1
3) CORRIDOR CREEPER (Gary & Libby Johnson) Milton Bradley p6-7-13 Chris Catlin [15] 20/1
4) CROESO CROESO (Mrs Richard Evans) John Spearing 5-8-13 Seb Sanders [6]
5) COLONEL COTTON (Jeremy Gompertz) Neville Callaghan v1 4-8-01 Frannie Norton [4]
6) PICCLED (The Pain And Heartache Partnership) Eric Alston 5-7-12 Jimmy Quinn [3]
7) GOOD GIRL (Peter Bourke) Tim Easterby e/s 4-8-09 Jimmy Fortune [19]
8) CARIBBEAN CORAL (The Boardroom Syndicate) Chris Wall 4-7-13 Jamie Mackay [22]
9) PROUD BOAST (J W Gittins) Geraldine Rees 5-8-13 Tony Culhane [10]
10) GOLDEN BOUNTY (George Teo) Richard Hannon 4-8-03 Ryan Moore (3) [13]
11) BALTIC KING (Thurloe Thoroughbred VIII) Hughie Morrison t3-8-04 Kevin Darley [20] 11/2 Fav
12) BOLEYN CASTLE (M A Shipman) Terry Mills 6-9-05 Robert Miles (5) [7]
13) AFAAN (Bomber Marvin) Bomber Marvin b10-7-07 Richard Thomas (5) [9]
14) ATLANTIC VIKING (David Faulkner) David Nicholls 8-9-00 Adrian Nicholls [5]

15 ran
Non-Runners: Peruvian Chief (Ground), Bond Becks (Ground), My American Beauty (Ground), Strathclyde (Ground), Connect (Ground), Artie (Vet’s Certificate), Ptarmigan Ridge (Vet’s Certificate), Tommy Smith (Ground), Dubaian Gift (withdrawn not under starter’s orders)
Time: 1m 03.30s Dist: 3/4, 1, 2, 1, 3/4, 1, 3/4, 1 1/2, 5, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 1, 1 3/4
Breeder: Cyril Humphries Breeding: b g Lahib (USA) - Mother Courage (Busted)
Tote Win: £8.10 Places: £2.90; £7.50; £5.90 Exacta: £329.60

Winning Trainer: Name: Bradley, John Milton Based: Meads Farm, Sedbury Park, Chepstow, Gwent Notable facts: trained Nineacres to win record-equalling nine handicaps in 2000 season. Wins this season: 26 Big race Wins: Hong Kong Sprint (2003 Salviati) Horses in training (1973-2003): 25; 28; 31; 34; 43; 38; 37; 39; 26; 35; 20; 25; 43; 32; 37; 39; 42; 52; 36; 24; 18; 17; 20; 29; 28; 19; 16; 40; 34; 38:54 Number of wins in a season (1991-2002): 2; 3; 6; 8; 17; 12; 19; 16; 33; 47; 62; 36 Wins This Season: 27

Winning Jockey: Name: Fitzsimons, Paul John Christopher First winner: Summerville Wood, Folkestone, April 1997. Apprenticed to Richard Hannon’s stable. Wins 2001-2002: 34; 24 Big Race Wins: Hong Kong Sprint (2003 Salviati) Wins This Season: 4


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.40pm CANTOS MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES

Class D, £8,000 Added. For 3yo, 1m. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,486; 2nd: £1,688; 3rd: £844; 4th: £422

1) TADRIS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3-8-11 Willie Supple [3] Evens Fav
2) BLAINA (Kevin Mercer) David Elsworth 3-8-11 Richard Quinn [7] 7/1
3) MISS PEBBLES (A A Lyons) Brett Johnson 3-8-11 Martin Dwyer [1]
4) PERUVIA (Noodles Racing) Hughie Morrison 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [2]
5) BIJOUX (The Royal Ascot Racing Club) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Dane O'Neill [4]
6) RADIANT ENERGY (Shirley Taylor) John Gosden 3-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [5]
7) STORMY DAY (Sir Eric Parker) Michael Jarvis 3-8-11 Steve Drowne [6]

8 ran
Non-Runner: Manna Rose (Ground)
Time: 1m 46.64s Dist: sh ,4, 2 1/2, 4, 1, 3/4
Breeder: Shadwell Farm Llc Breeding: b f Red Ransom (USA) - Manwah (USA) (Lyphard (USA))
Tote Win: £1.70 Places: £1.20; £4.20 Exacta: £9.90

Winning trainer:-Name: Tregoning, Marcus Philip Born: July 31, 1959 Based: Kingwood House Stables, Lambourn, Berkshire Riding Career: Point-to-Points Date of First Trainer’s Licence: 1997. Previously assistant-trainer to Major Dick Hern for 14 years. Winners 1997-2002: 0; 13; 26; 21; 53; 32 Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), Champagne Lanson Vintage Stakes (1999 Ekraar), Cumberland Lodge Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), King’s Stand Stakes (2002 Dominica), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2003 Nayef), King Edward VII Stakes (2003 High Accolade) Horses in Training 2001-03: 88; 113; 122 Wins This Season: 20

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: 27


FIFTH RACE RESULT

4.15pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SALE AUCTIONS STAKES

Class C, Conditions Race, £12,000 Added. For 2yo which were sold or bought in as yearlings by public auction (iunder the hammer) at sales administered by Tattersalls, Tattersalls (Ireland), Goffs, Ascot or Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, or as 2yo at he “Breeze Up” sales for 75,000gns or less (first sale to govern the price if sold more than once), 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class C race 2lb; of a Class B race 4lb; a winner of a Listed race 6lb; a winner of a Pattern race 8lb. Allowances: for each 5,000gns paid under 75,000gns 1lb (maximum allowance 10lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £7,772; 2nd: £2,948; 3rd: £1,474; 4th: £670; 5th: £335; 6th: £201

1) CHINSOLA (Nicholas Hodges) Richard Hannon 2-8-07 Richard Hughes [2] 5/4 Fav
2) WATERLINE BLUE (Mike Lawrence) David Evans 2-8-07 John Egan [5] 7/1
3 SEVILLANO (Pedro Rosas) Peter Cundell 2-8-07 Seb Sanders [8] 4/1
4 LORD LINKS (Coriolan Links Partnership) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Dane O'Neill [6]
5) BATHWICK BILL (Mrs S Clifford) Rod Millman 2-8-08 Steve Drowne [7]
6) ARFINNIT (Tim Corby) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Chris Catlin [1]
7) EASTERN FAITH (T C Chiang) Linda Stubbs 2-8-07 Robert Winston [4]
8) MISS PORCIA (Charles Mackenzie) Michael Wigham 2-8-02 Jason Tate [3]

8 ran
Time: 1m 32.56s Dist: 7, 1/2, 3, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1, 5
Breeder: Mrs H Owen Breeding: ch c Inchinor - Skerray (Soviet Star (USA))
Tote Win: £1.90 Places: £1.10; £2.00; £1.80 Exacta: £10.20

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: 72 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Apprenticeship: With father, Dessie Hughes, in Ireland. Wins in Britain (1994-2002):19,68,62,33,55,95,102, 90, 126 Major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (2002 Zenda), French Oaks (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), King's Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince), Yorkshire Cup (1999 Churlish Charm); Duke Of York Stakes (1999 Sampower Star), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Cambridgeshire (1995 Cap Juluca), Stewards’ Cup (1995 Shikari’s Son, 1999 Harmonic Way, 2000 Tayseer), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town, Jockey Club Cup (2000 Persian Punch), 2001 Clearing), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2001 King’s Ironbridge), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Lingfield Derby Trial (2001 Perfect Sunday), Prix D’Isphan (2001 Observatory), Celebration Mile (2002 Tillerman), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) 1st Group One Success in Britain: July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Other details: Retained jockey to Khalid Abdulla Wins This Season: 78


SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.50pm HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY HANDICAP
Class D, £8,000 Added. For 3yo Rated 0-85, 1m 4f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 19, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,460; 2nd: £1,680; 3rd: £840; 4th: £420

1) ADOPTED HERO (Robert Sangster) John Gosden 3-9-07 Jimmy Fortune [7] 7/2
2) GOLD RING (Bridget Swire) Toby Balding 3-9-02 Steve Drowne [8] 13/2
3) BAHLINO (The Bahlino Partnership) William Jarvis 3-8-09 Martin Dwyer [4] 3/1 Fav
4) THE RING (Peter Savill) Mick Channon 3-8-04 Chris Catlin [9]
5) CURLEW RIVER (Mrs A J K Dunn) David Elsworth 3-9-07 Kevin Darley [5]
6) SOVEREIGN DREAMER (Ben Arbib) Paul Cole 3-8-09 Eddie Ahern [6]
7) DIAMOND ORCHID (Diamond Racing Ltd) David Evans 3-8-0a Lisa Jones (5) [1]
8) EXQUISITE AFFAIR (Lordship Stud) John Dunlop 3-8-10 Pat Eddery [2]
9) ALCHEMYSTIC (Paul Hancock) Amanda Perrett 3-8-12 Richard Quinn [3]

9 ran
Time: 2m 38.53s Dist: 2 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 4, 1, 4, 6, 2 1/2
Breeder: Swettenham StudBreeding: b g Sadlers Wells (USA) - Lady Liberty (NZ) (Noble Bijou (USA))
Tote Win: £3.90 Places: £1.90; £2.20; £1.30 Exacta: £33.80

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born:Hove, 30/3/51 Classic Winners: (3) Sagitta 1000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Vodafone Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), St Leger (1996 Shantou), Wins in a season (1989-2002):28:87:86:113:110:93:86:75:91:77:74:82:55:85 Other major wins include: French 1,000 Guineas (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda), 2000 Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 1995 Muhtarram, 1997 Shantou), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Challenge Stakes (1993 Catrail), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), Hungerford Stakes (1994 Pollen Count - dh with Young Ern), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (1995 Presenting), Prix de l’Abbaye (1991Keen Hunter), Grosser Preis Von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Gran Premio di Milano (1997 Shantou), Prix Lupin (1995 Flemensfirth), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix de la Salamandre (1995 Lord Of Men), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan), Theo Fennell Lennox Stakes (2000 Observatory), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory), Victor Chandler European Free Handicap (2001 Clearing), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Royal Lodge Stakes (1996 Benny The Dip, 2002 Al Jadeed), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream) Trains at Manton, Marlborough Wiltshire. Previously at Newmarket Wins this season: 31

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. Big wins Include: Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1994 For The Present,1996 Coastal Bluff), Ayr Gold Cup (1989 Joveworth, 1996 Coastal Bluff), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins); Sun Chariot Stakes (1999 Lady In Waiting), Lincoln Handicap (2000 John Ferneley, 2001 Nimello), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream) Wins (1988-2002): 8,29,46,32,26,25,56,46,83,78,108,94,93,71,92 Wins this season: Other details: Champion apprentice 1990; Stable jockey to Lynda Ramsden 1997; 1999 retained rider to Robert Sangster Wins This Season: 31



LEADING TRAINERS AFTER THIRD DAY

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

LEADING JOCKEYS AFTER THIRD DAY

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

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