Tuesday, July 29, 2003
GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2003
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 29
THOUGHTS ON THE DAY
“It was a great shame that the weather spoiled things at the end of the day, but by and large I was delighted with the first day of the meeting,” said general manager Rod Fabricius.
“The racing was excellent and produced some exciting finishes and I was very pleased with the Lennox Stakes now that it has been promoted to a Group 11 race. It was a great achievement by Nayyir to win in two years in a row.”
SATURDAY TICKETS AVAILABLE
More tickets have been released for Saturday, so that racegoers can pay on the day to enter the Gordon and public enclosures. Tickets for the Gordon enclosure cost £27 and for those for the public enclosure are priced at £12.
NO CHANGE IN GOING
There will be no change tonight to the official description of the going which remains ‘good’ on the round course and ‘good to soft’ on the straight course.
“I shall see how the track has taken this rain and make a decision in the morning,” said clerk of the course Seamus Buckley.
BETDAQ TROPHY FOR LEADING JOCKEYS AFTER FIRST DAY
Jockey 1sts 2nds 3rds
Martin Dwyer 1 2 1
Kieren Fallon 1 2 1
Eddie Ahern 1 1 -
Joe Fanning 1 1 -
Sam Hitchcott 1 - -
Darryll Holland 1 - -
Dane O’Neill 1 - -
Jamie Spencer - 1 -
Kevin Darley - - 1
Frankie Dettori - - 1
Paul Hanagan - - 1
Richard Hughes - - 1
Adrian Nicholls - - 1
LATEST BETDAQ BETTING
Kieren Fallon 4.0
Darryll Holland 4.0
Frankie Dettori 4.2
Mick Kinane 8.0
Richard Hughes 10.0
Kevin Darley 10.0
Eddie Ahern 10.0
Martin Dwyer 18.0
LEADING TRAINERS AFTER FIRST DAY
Trainer 1sts 2nds 3rds
Gerard Butler 1 1 -
David Elsworth 1 1 -
Marcus Tregoning 1 1 -
Mick Channon 1 - 1
Andrew Balding 1 - -
Mark Johnston 1 - -
Brian Meehan 1 - -
Sir Michael Stoute - 1 1
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Aidan O’Brien IRE - 1 -
Andrew Reid - 1 -
Michael Bell - - 1
Richard Fahey - - 1
Richard Hannon - - 1
Barry Hills - - 1
David Nicholls - - 1
ZUHAIR BIDS FOR FIVE IN A ROW
The ten-year-old Zuhair will be bidding for a remarkable five-timer when he runs in the race named after him, the Zuhair Handicap, tomorrow.He has made the race his own in the last four seasons and the Goodwood executive feel that such an achievement deserved special recognition as the highspot of a career which has seen him win ten of 103 starts and earn £127,631.
His bandwagon in the race which until this year has been known as the Charlton Handicap began in 1999 when he was ridden by Kieren Fallon and won by a neck. And two days later he came out under his penalty in the Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (the consolation race for those who do not make the cut in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup), this time ridden by Alex Greaves, the wife of his trainer Dandy Nicholls, and won by a head.
Alex Greaves has partnered Zuhair to all his three subsequent wins in what has become ‘his’ race. They won by a length and a quarter in 2000, by half a length in 2001 and by a length and a quarter again last year..
He had another Goodwood success in September, 2000 when he was ridden by Jimmy Quinn, but long before he began his affair with the Sussex Downs he was one of Dick Hern’s team and gained his first success in a maiden race at Newmarket in 1995 when he was partnered by Richard Hills.
He then moved on to Ginger McCain of Red Rum fame and won an amateurs’ handicap at Wolverhampton in 1997 in the hands of Geoff Lake, who later turned professional and became a jump jockey, and had his first success for the combination of Nicholls, Greaves and the Gardening Partnership who own him, at Lingfield in 1999. He won again at York later that year but since then it is only at Goodwood that his light has shone.
“He lights up like a Christmas tree when he comes here, though sometimes he gets so far behind that you can never be confident,” said Nicholls last year.
And as far as tomorrow is concerned, the trainer says that the old horse is in very good form. “It is quite something to get him to be able to run in the same race five years in a row, and as for winning it, well....”, he said.
●Ladbrokes opened a special book on Zuhair winning and he was backed from 5-1 to 4-1.
TWO FACTFILES FOR THE SUSSEX STAKES AND HISTORY
KALAMAN AND MOON BALLAD - more to follow tomorrow
The Sussex Stakes, first run in 1841, is one of the most prestigious mile races in the European Flat season. But it was not until 1878 that it began to resemble its present format. The Sussex Stakes was originally a two-year-old race and from 1841 it was uncontested 25 times in 37 years, including 14 walkovers.
It was no surprise therefore to see the conditions changed in 1878, making the race a three-year-olds only event. In 1960 four-years-old were allowed to compete and from 1975 five-year-olds and upwards could also take part.
Until the Vodafone Nassau Stakes was upgraded in status in 1999, the Sussex Stakes was the only Group One race run at Goodwood and is the highest-quality race at the five-day Festival Meeting, although in the early days it was not as prestigious as either the Goodwood Cup or Stewards’ Cup.
By the late 19th century, however, the race was coming to be seen as a premier event and its prestige was enhanced by the victories in 1885 of the 2,000 Guineas winner Paradox and in 1909, King Edward VII’s Derby winner Minoru.
The Sussex Stakes was not run from 1915 to 1918 because of the First World War, or from 1942 to 1945 because of the second conflict. The 1941 running, won by Eastern Echo, took place on Newmarket’s July Course.
It is during the post-war era that the Sussex Stakes has really come to the fore. In 1948 the Maharaja of Baroda’s My Babu, who had earlier won the Newmarket classic, the 2,000 Guineas, became the first of five horses since 1945 to win the first colt ’s classic and the Sussex Stakes in the same season.
The others to have completed this notable double were Palestine in 1950, Bolkonski in 1975, Wollow in 1976 and, possibly best of them all, Brigadier Gerard in 1971.
The latter recorded his seventh straight career win in the Sussex Stakes when cruising home to beat Faraway Son by five lengths in 1971. Queen’s Hussar, Brigadier Gerard’s sire, had himself landed the Sussex Stakes in 1963.
Three fillies have won the 1,000 Guineas and Sussex Stakes in the same season - Sir Philip Oppenheimer’s On The House in 1982, Humble Duty in 1970 and the great Petite Etoile, who, ridden by Lester Piggott, justified odds of 1/10 to beat five rivals in 1959.
Trained by Sir Noel Murless for Prince Aly Khan, the grey Petite Etoile had also won the Free Handicap and Oaks before Goodwood and was to later win the Yorkshire Oaks, Champion Stakes and the Coronation Stakes twice. She won a total of 14 races ranging in distance from five furlongs to a mile and a half.
Le Levanstell, trained in Ireland by Seamus McGrath, became the first four-year-old to win in 1961, while the only older horses to have succeeded are six-year-old Noalcoholic (1983) and the five-year-old Sayyedati (1995), winner of the 1,000 Guineas two years earlier.
Most of the best milers of recent years have landed the Sussex Stakes and the roll of honour includes such greats as Kris (1979), Chief Singer (1984), the fillies Sonic Lady (1986) and Marling (1992), Warning (1988), Zilzal (1989) and his son Among Men, who was successful in 1998.
In 1999 Godolphin’s Aljabr put up a tremendous front running display and proved too tough for his rivals, breaking the course record in the process.
Aljabr returned in 2000, finishing fifth to the great Giant’s Causeway who pulled out all of his battling qualities to hold off runner-up Dansili by three quarters of a length.
This was the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt’s third Group One victory of the season and he went on to score twice more in the highest company during the campaign to equal the great Mill Reef in landing five consecutive Group One contests.
Last year Godolphin gained a second victory in three years when Noverre proved two lengths too good for No Excuse Needed under a fine ride from Frankie Dettori. He was rated the top European three-year-old miler in the International Classifications.
Rock Of Gibraltar won the Sussex Stakes for Aidan O’Brien in 2002, equaling Mill Reef’s record of six consecutive Group One victories. He went on to claim another Group One victory at Longchamp, bringing his total to seven consecutive Group One wins, making him one of the most outstanding racehorses of all time.
KALAMAN (IRE) FACTFILE
3 b c Desert Prince (IRE) - Kalanba (IRE) (Green Dancer (USA))
Form: 4-112 Owner: H H Aga Khan
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Breeder: His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S C Jockey: Johnny Murtagh
Kalaman, who bids to continue a great summer for his owner-breeder, the Aga Khan, is from the first crop of top miler Desert Prince and a half-brother to the 2000 Champion Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Turf hero Kalanisi. He had his only juvenile start in a Kempton maiden in September, finishing four lengths fourth to Artistic Lad, and made his comeback in a high-class three-year-old maiden at Newbury in April, when beating Act Of Duty by three-quarters of a length with Ikhtyar a further five lengths back in third.
He followed up that victory with a Listed success at Kempton in May under top French jockey Christophe Soumillon when beating Ikhtyar by a length and a half. He was then stepped up to the highest level for the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he enjoyed a far from clear passage when a length second to Zafeen.
Race Record: Starts: 4; 1st: 2; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 0; Win & Place prize money: £84,458.75
H H Aga Khan
Born in Geneva on December 13, 1936, the Harvard-educated Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, is the son of Prince Aly Khan, whose racing interests he inherited after his father’s death in a car accident in May, 1960. However, it was not until the 1970s that the Aga Khan resumed the family’s rich racing traditions. His grandfather won the Derby five times with Blenheim (1930), Bahram (1935), Mahmoud (1936), My Love (1948) and Tulyar (1952). In 1973, he built a new stud in Normandy, the Haras de Bonneval, and in 1978 opened the magnificent Aiglemont complex near Chantilly, which includes a 100-box training centre, a chateau where the Aga resides, and an office building from where the owner’s worldwide business interests - which include an airline, hotels and a resort in Sardinia - are conducted. The Aga Khan has an enterprising breeding policy and is never afraid to use stallions away from the mainstream. He races only home-breds but is always keen to acquire new bloodlines, as when paying £1.3 million in September, 1977, for 82 mares, yearlings and foals owned by Francois Dupre’s widow, Anna, and £4.7 million the following year for more than 100 head of bloodstock owned by the late Marcel Boussac. Gilltown and Sallymount Studs in Ireland provide over 2,000 acres of pastures and he has a further 550 acres of paddocks in France, where his farms include the Haras de Saint-Crespin. He has seen his famous emerald green and red colours carried to victory in the Vodafone Derby four times, the most memorable being the record-breaking 10-length victory in 1981 of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Shergar, who also went on to triumph in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot. Shahrastani, also trained by Stoute, held off the fast-finishing challenge of Dancing Brave in 1986, Kahyasi triumphed for Luca Cumani two years later while Sinndar in 2000 became the first horse to win the Vodafone Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same season. The Aga Khan, whose full title is His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, boycotted British racing from December, 1990 until Royal Ascot in June, 1995, as a result of his filly Aliysa’s disqualification from the 1989 Oaks. Aliysa tested positive to camphor in her post-race dope test and, after losing a long battle with the Jockey Club, the Aga Khan withdrew his horses from Britain. A positive test led the owner to withdraw 30 horses he had with Cumani in January 2000, with Sir Michael Stoute the chief beneficiary. The Aga Khan is currently enjoying one of his best ever seasons, with Dalakhani, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre in France, giving the owner a fifth French Derby success earlier this season and Alamshar, landing both the Budweiser Irish Derby and Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. No previous Sussex Stakes Wins
Sir Michael Stoute
Born in Barbados on October 22, 1945, where his father was chief of police, Michael Stoute came to Britain in 1965 to nurture his love of racing. He joined Pat Rohan at Malton before moving to Newmarket three years later to work for Doug Smith and then Tom Jones. Stoute took out a public licence to train in 1972, recording his first success that year when Sandal won at Newmarket on April 28. Since then he has been at the top of his profession and has been champion trainer six times - in 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997 and 2000, when his stars included Sagitta 2000 Guineas winner King’s Best and Kalanisi, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Dubai Champion Stakes. A memorable 1997 was headed by the two older horses Singspiel and Pilsudski. Four Group One successes went Pilsudski’s way - the Coral-Eclipse, Irish Champion Stakes, Dubai Champion Stakes and Japan Cup, while Singspiel won the Dubai World Cup, the Vodafone Coronation Cup and the Juddmonte International. Stoute has won the Vodafone Derby three times - with Shergar in 1981, Shahrastani five years later and Kris Kin this year. His long list of big-race successes also includes the Sagitta 2000 Guineas (five times), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (twice), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (three times), Vodafone Oaks (twice), the Irish Derby (three times), Irish Oaks (six times), Irish 1,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas (three times) as well as many other races across the globe. Stoute, who was knighted in 1998 for his services to sport and tourism in Barbados, has 190 horses in training this year at his Freemason Lodge yard in Newmarket. He has won the Sussex Stakes three times, with Sonic Lady, Zilzal and Among Men.
Previous Sussex Stakes Wins: 1998 AMONG MEN; 1989 ZILZAL; 1986 SONIC LADY
Born in Co Meath, Ireland on May 14, 1970, Johnny Murtagh, who is married to Orla with two children, was apprenticed to John Oxx and became Irish champion apprentice in 1989. Weight problems forced him to relinquish his position as stable jockey to Oxx but Murtagh overcame those difficulties and in 1993 finished runner-up in the Irish jockeys’ championship. In 1995, he became Irish champion jockey for the first time and has since gained international prominence, riding in Dubai during the winter (where he has been champion rider), winning the 1995 Breeders’ Cup Mile on Ridgewood Pearl and the following year’s Beverly D Stakes on Timarida. Murtagh finished runner-up to Christy Roche in the Irish jockeys’ championship in 1997, regained the title in 1998 with 87 victories, was fourth to Mick Kinane in 1999, second to Pat Smullen with 66 winners in 2000, third to the same rival with 78 wins in 2001 and second to Kinane with 76 successes in 2002. Murtagh enjoyed a phenomenal international season in 2000, winning 12 Group Ones in six different countries, partnering Sinndar to victory in both the English and Irish Derbys and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, winning the Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks and Prix de l’Opera on Petrushka and the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Kalanisi among others. He was the most successful rider at Royal Ascot in 2001 with five wins, including the Gold Cup on Royal Rebel and St James’s Palace Stakes on Black Minnaloushe, aboard whom he also won the 2002 Irish 2,000 Guineas. He was the leading Royal Ascot rider again in 2002 with four wins. He is still attached to John Oxx’s stable although frequently travels to Britain to ride for Sir Michael Stoute and others. He won last season’s Sagitta 2000 Guineas for Aidan O’Brien on Sir Alex Ferguson’s Rock Of Gibraltar and landed a second Vodafone Derby aboard what again seemed the O’Brien second string, High Chaparral. This season he has won both the Budweiser Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on Alamshar and enjoyed two memorable victories at Royal Ascot on Australian superstar Choisir in the King’s Stand Stakes and Golden Jubilee Stakes. No previous Sussex Stakes Wins
MOON BALLAD (IRE) FACTFILE
4 ch c Singspiel (IRE) - Velvet Moon (IRE) (Shaadi (USA))
Form: 2/1421312-(1)(1)9 Owner: Godolphin
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor Breeder: Newgate Stud Co Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Bred by the late Fahd Salman’s Newgate Stud and sold for 350,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, Moon Ballad is out of the 1993 Lowther Stakes winner Velvet Moon. On his one outing for David Loder as a two-year-old,the Singspiel colt was first past the post in a maiden at Newmarket on September 2, but was disqualified for hanging badly to his left in the final furlong. As with all Godolphin horses, Moon Ballad spent the winter in Dubai and got last year off to a good start when taking a nine-furlong dirt event at Nad Al Sheba in March, defeating stable companion Opportunist by just over six lengths. He followed up on that win with an excellent effort when fourth to Essence Of Dubai in the Group Two UAE Derby over ten furlongs on dirt. He had his first British outing of 2002 in the ten-furlong Listed Pearl & Coutts Newmarket Stakes at Newmarket, where he was caught in the last stride by Highdown, with the third eight lengths away. Moon Ballad came into the picture for the 2002 Vodafone Derby when winning the Group 2 Convergent Dante Stakes at York in May 15, making all the way to defeat Bollin Eric by a length and a quarter, and was a creditable 14-lengths third to High Chaparral at Epsom. He had a break until the Group 3 Select Stakes at Goodwood in September, winning by two and a half lengths from Sir George Turner and finished the year with an good second to Storming Home in the Group 1 Champion Stakes at Newamrket. He began 2003 with a six-length success on dirt at Nad Al Sheba in February and followed up with a career best effort a month later in the world’s richest race, the US$6 million Group 1 Dubai World Cup, scoring by five lengths from Harlan’s Holiday. He failed to sparkle on his only subsequent run when ninth of ten behind Nayef in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Race Record: Runs: 11; 1st: 5; 2nd: 2 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,720,595
Godolphin is the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, other members of the ruling Maktoum family of Dubai and friends, and its aim is to prepare horses in Dubai during the winter to gain the advantage when challenging for major races worldwide. The experiment began on a small scale in the winter of 1992, with horses enjoying the benefits of the warm climate before arriving in Britain for the 1993 season. The Godolphin operation was properly established in 1994, with Hilal Ibrahim as trainer, when Balanchine won the Vodafone Oaks and Irish Derby. The following year Saeed bin Suroor was appointed as the official trainer. When flown over from Dubai, the horses are stabled at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket, and, in 1999 and 2000, Godolphin’s two-year-olds were housed at the former Evry racecourse in France under the care of David Loder, who in 2001 relocated to Godolphin Stables in Newmarket, although this year will be his last as Godolphin’s juvenile handler. In 2000, Godolphin set up an additional training base at Santa Anita racecourse in the United States, where Eoin Harty supervises a select band of two-year-olds. Godolphin’s colours have been carried to victory in every British classic bar the Vodafone Derby, although Saeed bin Suroor did train Lammtarra to win the premier classic for Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum in 1995. The British Godolphin classic successes so far have been Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia) and St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq). Daylami led an historic 1-2-3 in the 1998 Coral-Eclipse, the first time that the same owner and trainer has had the first three in a British Group 1, and the Godolphin ambitions, other than landing the Vodafone Derby, include taking the American Triple Crown series, winning the Japan Cup, Melbourne Cup and capturing the World Series Racing Championship which was achieved in 1999, the inaugural year, by Daylami, in 2000 and 2001 by Fantastic Light and last year by Grandera. Godolphin’s tally of 99 Group/Grade 1 wins includes the Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), French 2,000 Guineas (2000 Bachir), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (2001 Tempera), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami), Ireland The Food Island Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish St Leger (1998, 1999 Kayf Tara) and three successes in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes. Godolphin has been leading British owner in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001. Sussex Stakes Wins: 1999 ALJABR, 2001 NOVERRE
Saeed bin Suroor
Godolphin’s principal trainer, former policeman Saeed bin Suroor, was born in Dubai on October 10, 1967. He has been champion British trainer three times - in 1996, 1998 and 1999 - but a low-key season for Godolphin in 2000 saw him finish only seventh in the table, recovering to third in 2001 and fifth last season. Coupled with his phenomenal achievements with Godolphin, bin Suroor trained the unbeaten Lammtarra for Sheikh Mohammed’s nephew, Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum, to win the 1995 Vodafone Derby, Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Prix de l Arc de Triomphe. That the horse raced only four times in his career and yet was trained by bin Suroor to succeed in those three pre-eminent Group One events is an achievement which cannot be overstated. Bin Suroor is helped with the training by Tom Albertrani, formerly assistant to Cigar’s handler Bill Mott in America, with Simon Crisford acting as racing manager. Cape Verdi’s Sagitta 1000 Guineas win completed the full set of British classics for bin Suroor in 1998. His domestic classic winners are Sagitta 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1998 Nedawi, 1999 Mutafaweq). Godolphin has enjoyed numerous other big-race wins worldwide and took the Dubai World Cup again earlier this year with Moon Ballad while Dubai Destination provided another top-level success when landing the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.Sussex Stakes Wins: 1999 ALJABR, 2001 NOVERRE
Born in Milan on December 15, 1970, the son of Gianfranco, a former multiple champion jockey in Italy, Frankie Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He was champion British apprentice in 1989 and passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes. Has since captured the hearts of racegoers with his flamboyant style, phenomenal riding successes, and charisma in and out of the saddle. Champion jockey in 1994 and 1995, Dettori created history when riding all seven winners on the first-day card at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. His ground-breaking exertions brought recognition beyond racing s own sphere when he was voted into third place in the 1996 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. While victory in the Vodafone Derby still eludes Dettori, Cape Verdi s win in the 1998 Sagitta 1000 Guineas means that he has tasted success in all four other domestic classics at least once, as well as a host of high-profile international successes, including the 1995 and 2002 Arc on Lammtarra and Marienbard respectively, the Japan Cup on Singspiel in 1996 and Falbrav in 2002, the Dubai World Cup on Dubai Millennium (2000), and Moon Ballad (2003) and the Breeders Cup Turf on Daylami in 1999 and in 2001 on Fantastic Light. Dettori, who is retained by the Godolphin team, survived an horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed and missed part of the season as a result. Highlights last season included wins on Kazzia in the Sagitta 1000 Guineas and Vodafone Oaks, while this year Dubai Destination has won at Royal Ascot. He is married to Catherine with three young children.Sussex Stakes Wins: 1991 SECOND SET, 1999 ALJABR, 2001 NOVERRE
FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE LITTLEWOODS BET DIRECT SUMMER STAKES (SHOWCASE HANDICAP)
IMPERIAL FLIES TO FIRST-RACE SUCCESS
Five-pound claimer Sam Hitchcott rode the Mick Channon-trained Imperial Dancer to land the opening race of Glorious Goodwood 2003, flying at the finish to defeat April Stock in a photo by a head.
Things had not gone smoothly for the winner, who was blocked on the rail at one stage by the favourite Persian Lightning, but Hitchcott, who was unseated at Yarmouth last night, bounced back to victory.
“It’s just one of those things, when you take the risk of going up the inner you have to expect that,” said Hitchcott. “But when he got to the outside he flew and picked up fantastically.
“He ran a cracker in the Group 2 at Ayr last time, it was a good race and he was dropping back to a handicap. He’ll probably have to step back up again but abroad he’ll win a Group 3 no problem.”
Channon, who was having his 40th Goodwood winner, added: “He was down to a mark of 109 so he just got into the race. He’s so consistent but he’s very hard to place.
“He didn’t get the best of luck, Sam fell off last night and nearly fell off again. Kieren Fallon squeezed him up on the rail and nearly pushed him off but the horse’s class got him out of it.”
Looking to Zafeen in tomorrow’s Group 1 Sussex Stakes, Channon added: “I will let the horse do the talking but he was unlucky in the Guineas when he finished second. I know he’s good but this is probably the best mile race for a long time so we’ll find out how good he is.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE ONE
LITTLEWOODS BET DIRECT SUMMER HANDICAP
SHE GOT THERE TOO SOON
“I could not believe how the gaps opened up for her on the inside,” said Gerard Butler after his April Stock had been caught on the line by top weight Imperial Dancer in the opening Littlewoods Bet Direct Summer Handicap.
The trouble was that Butler did not want the gaps to open as early as they did. “I told Eddie (Ahern) that if he stayed on the inside that he would get a good lead for as long as he wanted, but the gaps just opened up and she was in front too soon.
“There was nothing he could have done about it, so then to get caught like that made it all even worse. Something has to be second, though, and I am really delighted with her.
“We have been cold as a stable, but she has been going very well in the last couple of weeks. She is in foal to Dr Fong and her racing days will come to an end in the middle of September. I hope we can win something with her between now and then.”
Pat Eddery missed his intended first-race ride on Persian Lightning because of transport problems.
“Something was wrong with the engine of my plane and I was stuck on the runway for an hour,” he said. “Luckily the engineer was able to fix it but I got here too late as a result.”
Eddery was replaced by Kieren Fallon, but he missed only his riding fee as Persian Lightning, who started favour
ite, had an appalling run in the straight, having to pull back sharply when short of room, and could finish no nearer than tenth.
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES
PHOENIX REACHES FOR THE ST LEGER
The lightly-raced Phoenix Reach, running for only the third time in his life, put himself into the forefront of the St Leger picture with a courageous defeat of High Accolade after a very rough race for the Peugeot Gordon Stakes, an event which has proved a good guide to the final classic over the years.
He was one of the sufferers, along with High Accolade and Hawk Flyer (ironically they were the first three) and Titurel after about half a mile, and for a moment his trainer Andrew Balding, whose first Goodwood winner this was, feared the worst.
“My heart was in my mouth when that happened,” he said. “He is a fragile horse at the best of times and we could have done without anything else happening to him.”
None the worse for that encounter, Phoenix Reach battled his way to the front entering the final furlong and ran all the way to the line to beat High Accolade by a short head, with Hawk Flyer half a length back in third.
“Darryll (Holland) was very impressed with him and wants to ride him at Doncaster,” said Balding. “He won’t run again before that and he is bred to get the trip well, but he will not run on ground which is any firmer than good.
“He has had his problems with injuries as last year he split the pastern of his near fore on the day before he was to have had his second run, having been second to Norse Dancer first time out.
“He is not a great worker at home, but we took him to Lingfield the other day and he went very well.
“He is a reward for the patience of his owner Andrew Christou, whom I have told he would just have to wait for this horse. He deserves this.”
Christou is a former international show jumper who works in finance and corporate development and also has horses under the banner of Holistic Racing. This colt runs in the same of his Winterbeck Manor Stud near Grantham, which he bought a couple of years ago.
Phoenix Reach was put into the St Leger market as 7-1 second favourite behind 4-1 market leader High Accolade by Coral, while Bet365 go 8/1 and make High Accolade a 3/1 chance.
SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
THE PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES (GROUP 3)
ACCOLADE NOT ON A HIGH AFTER PEUGEOT RUN
High Accolade, the 9/2 St Leger favourite with Ladbrokes, did no harm to his credentials for the final classic when finishing with a wet sail to come second in a roughly-run Group 3 Peugeot Gordon Stakes.
“There was a lot of argy bargy and we were possibly a bit unlucky,” said the runner-up’s trainer Marcus Tregoning.
“It was a tremendous effort and I was thrilled given how much trouble there was in a race. I will talk to (owners) the Tennants and we’ll possibly go for the Great Voltigeur - he should certainly get the Leger trip well.”
Third-placed Hawk Flyer, who is ante-post favourite for the Tote Ebor at York, also suffered trouble in running.
Coral Pritchard-Gordon, partner of trainer Sir Michael Stoute, said: “He had a very rough race and we’ll have to see what Michael thinks about York.”
Hawk Flyer is quoted at 6/1 for the St Leger with Ladbrokes and 12/1 with Paddy Power and is another Great Voltigeur Stakes possible.
PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES A GOOD ST LEGER TRIAL
The Peugeot Gordon Stakes has been an informative guide to the season’s final classic, the St Leger at Doncaster in September, and there is every chance that we shall learn something positive this afternoon as all ten runners in today’s renewal have been entered for the St Leger.
Three years ago, for example, Millenary, trained just a few miles away from Goodwood at Arundel by John Dunlop, produced a spectacular late swoop at Goodwood before going on to classic glory on Town Moor.
Just two years earlier Nedawi dead-heated in the Gordon Stakes before carrying the royal blue jacket of Godolphin to Doncaster glory, and in 1988 Minster Son completed the Goodwood-St Leger double.
He was bred and ridden by Willie Carson for that great supporter of racing Lady Beaverbrook, and goes down in history as trained for the St Leger by Neil Graham. At that time he was assistant to that great Goodwood fan Major Dick Hern, who won every race here worth winning, but at the time of the race was in hospital after having suffered a heart attack.
With the Major obviously unable to take direct control of matters at West Ilsley, someone had to be in charge and that was Neil Graham. The records show that he trained Minster Son to win the St Leger.
Another colt to pull off the Gordon/St Leger double was Athens Wood, who landed the spoils in 1971. He was trained by Tom Jones for Eileen Rogerson and was ridden by Greville Starkey, though Lester Piggott had taken over by the time things reached Yorkshire.
THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE LENNOX STAKES (GROUP 2)
BUTLER SERVED WELL BY NAYYIR
Nayyir won the £100,000 Lennox Stakes, upgraded to Group 2 status this year, for a second successive time when holding on by a head from the fast-finishing Arakan to give trainer Gerard Butler a first success for 28 days.
“It’s been a sticky time but we’ve just kept our heads down and we’re beaten a head in the first,” said Butler.
“This horse was our flagship last year and this year he’s our admiral. It was always the plan to come here and I knew this guy would dig us out of the hole.
“I wasn’t too happy with the draw but it worked out to be better where we were.
“This poor guy nearly died on us but ran well at Newcastle - it was probably not very fair travelling him that far for his first run back - and he had been working well. He went out to Hong Kong, weighing 517 kilos when he left us and two days later was down to 475 kilos.
“He got very depressed, wouldn’t eat or drink and got colitis, which is extreme diarrhoea. Our vets in Newbury had to fly over with plasma for him because they did not have in Hong Kong and he nearly died.
“He is in the Prix Maurice de Gheest but will probably come back here for the Celebration Mile.”
Winning rider Eddie Ahern said: “Kieren (Fallon) and everyone were all trying to take the shortest route which can either win or lose races. But I went to the outside but was just hoping the line would come in time and fortunately it did.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
“THE BEST HORSE IN THE RACE”
“He was clearly the best horse in the race as he went further than any of the others and was beaten only a head,” said Alan Cooper, racing manager to the Niarchos family, after their Arakan had been beaten a head by Nayyir in the Lennox Stakes.
Arakan had a very unlucky run for, having been taken to make his effort near the inside rail, he had no space to manoeuvre there and had to be switched to the wide outside to try again.
Having got a clear run, Arakan finished very strongly, but the post came just too late for him.
“Very unfortunate, though it certainly has not diminished his reputation,” said Cooper, and if we could not win I am delighted for Gerard (Butler, who trains the winner).
“He and I were in Hong Kong last winter when neither Nayyir nor our horse Domedriver could run out there, and in fact Nayyir was very ill, so it is good to see him come back and win like this.”
With the colt’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute not among the team at Goodwood, there were no precise plans for Arakan, but he has been entered for the Celebration Mile back here next month and the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury is also a possibility.
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
ladbrokes.com PRESTIGE HANDICAP
DARASIM BACK TO HIS BEST
Darasim, who had been out of form in recent runs, bounced back to his best under top-weight in the ladbrokes.com Prestige Handicap and will now be out again in the Listed Glorious Rated Stakes on Friday.
“He wouldn’t be able to do that if we had 48-hour declarations,” chortled his trainer Mark Johnston, who has made no secret of his antipathy to such a scheme, and who sent out Scotts View to win this race last year.
He was the first to admit that Darasim had been out of sorts earlier. “There is no doubt about it,” he said. “He had just been running like a stale horse but luckily his owner (Markus Graff, who hails from Switzerland) understands all about the problems of training horses and said that we should give him a break for as long as it takes to get him back.
“It was a bit of a worry that we had decided to give him the break a bit later than we should have, but you could see what good it has done him.
“The commentator said halfway round that he was racing enthusiastically, which is just what he had not been doing. He couldn’t even lay up with the pace in two-mile races.”
Johnston was very complimentary about the ride Darasim was given by Joe Fanning.
“He has ridden some brilliant races for us in recent weeks and he has never had the praise he deserved for doing so. It can be so very much a question of confidence with jockeys and Joe’s is rightly sky high at the moment.
“When he kicked on early in the straight as he did, I said to Deirdre (the trainer’s wife) that was just the sort of positive ride you expect from a jockey going as well as Joe is.”
David Elsworth, trainer of runner-up Romany Prince, said: “We’d lost him a bit, but he had a smile on his face today. We went to Chester which was a mistake and then he ran a poor race here afterwards, so we have given him a break.
“He’s rated 91 now and we’ll try to win a little race but I think he will get better with age. He’s a very nice horse and, after his first run, I would not have believed that he has not won a race by August.”
FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE FOUR STAR SALES RICHMOND STAKES (GROUP 2)
CARRIZO GETS MEEHAN OUT OF CREEK
Carrizo Creek handed trainer Brian Meehan his first winner for more than three weeks when giving the Lambourn trainer his second winner in the Four Star Sales Richmond Stakes, scoring by half a length from Irish raider Old Deuteronomy.
“This is a very, very good horse and won well last time at the Curragh, in a sales race that we had to really go for,” said Meehan, who with Johnny McKeever bought the colt at Goffs for 42,000 euros last year.
“Without sounding over confident, he toyed with his rivals today. He’s in the Gimcrack but we’ll play it by ear and the Middle Park sounds like an ideal plan. He’s got lots of talent and would be my best juvenile at the moment.
“Goodwood has been one of the luckiest tracks for me and I was surprised to read in yesterday’s Racing Post that I was a trainer to avoid at this meeting as I’ve won the Richmond and William Hill Mile before.”
The official going was changed after the fifth race to
GOOD TO SOFT on the Straight Course but remains GOOD on the Round
WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
TATLER SUMMER SEASON HANDICAP
FINISHED ARTICLE GETS THERE
Spectators who needed something to warm them up as the rain became heavier received just what the doctor ordered with a tremendous finish to the Tatler Summer Season Handicap.
Four horses flashed across the line separated by only three heads as Dane O’Neill forced Finished Article up in the final strides to touch off long time leader Haripur.
The stablemates Sawwaah and last year’s winner True Night -- both are trained by Dandy Nicholls -- were third and fourth.
“People say that he hasn’t got a very good strike rate and I must admit that he has been second more often than he has won, but he’s a good old horse,” said David Elsworth of the winner.
“You have to have the luck sometimes and we certainly had it there with the others spreading out all over the course so that Dane was able to get his run up the inside.
“I trained his sire (Indian Ridge - a top-class racehorse and a very successful stallion) and his dam (Summer Fashion),” the trainer recalled.
SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
THE EVENING STANDARD MAIDEN STAKES
TAHREEB RELISHES GROUND
The Marcus Tregoning-trained Tahreeb, who had finished second on his two previous starts, relished the rain-softened ground to run away with the concluding Evening Standard Maiden Stakes by six lengths from Finders Keepers.
“He was quite impressive and did that really well,” said Tregoning. “I like to run my two-year-olds at Goodwood because it teaches them a lot here, they really learn.
“He is in the Gimcrack Stakes and is something to look forward to on the autumn ground.”
From The Jockey Club Press Office
Result of an Appeal held by the Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday 29th July 2003
Panel: Andrew Merriam (Chairman), John Wallinger and Nicholas Wrigley
The Disciplinary Panel of the Jockey Club, on 29th July 2003, considered an
appeal lodged by Kieren Fallon, the rider of the winner PRINCELY VENTURE
(IRE) in the Daily Record Scottish Derby, against the decision of the
Stewards at Ayr to find him guilty of careless riding and to suspend him
from riding for two days, following an enquiry on 21st July 2003.
The Panel heard evidence from Fallon. It also viewed video recordings of the
The Panel found that PRINCELY VENTURE (IRE) had interfered with PRIVATE
CHARTER, ridden by M Hills, placed fourth, inside the final furlong and that
it was caused by careless riding on the part of Fallon in that he allowed
the colt to drift away from the whip without taking any steps to prevent the
interference from occurring.
Fallon accepted that interference took place but stated that he considered
the interference was very minor.
The Panel therefore dismissed his appeal against a breach of careless riding
but upheld his appeal against penalty and suspended him from riding for 1
day on 31st July (Thursday). It ordered that the deposit of £450 be returned.
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
The going for the first day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting is
“I am delighted with the state of the course,” said clerk of the course Seamus Buckley. “Rod (Fabricius, general manager) and I feel that this is the first time for some years that we have been able to start the Festival meeting on genuinely good ground.
“Our rainfall for July has been down by about one third on a normal year, so the four millimetres of rain we had overnight have been very welcome and came at just the right moment.
“We have dolled off five metres on the lower bend from the six-
furlong marker to the winning post, and the upper bend for about a furlong round the bend, so that we can preserve fresh ground for later in the week.
“The rail along the four furlongs on the far side of of the straight will be taken down on Wednesday night, that on the lower bend will be removed after racing on Thursday, and that on the upper bend on Friday evening so that there is a fresh strip for Saturday’s Group 1 race, the Vodafone Nassau Stakes.”
One of the day’s big outsiders has very much caught the public fancy today and if Farqad lands the Lennox Stakes (3.15) at fancy odds he will be anything but a skinner for the bookmakers. Farqad, last seen in public galloping riderless down the July course at Newmarket, has been backed from 40-1 to 20-1 with Paddy Power and Victor Chandler, from 33-1 to 25-1 with Ladbrokes, and from the same price to 20-1 with the Tote and Coral.
But he is anything but the only horse to have attracted support in that race. Hurricane Alan has come in from 14-1 to 12-1 with Chandlers, from 16-1 to 11-1 with Coral and from that price to 12-1 with Ladbrokes. Arakan is at 5-1 from 6-1 with Coral and at 9-2 from 6-1 with Skybet, and Danger Over is in from 7-1 to 11-2 with Chandlers and to the same price from 15-2 with the Tote.
In the opening Littlewoods Bet Direct Summer Handicap (2.05) Ladbrokes have had money for Persian Lightning from 5-1 to 9-2 and Coral and Stanleybet have tightened up Imperial Dancer from 20-1 to 14-1 and from 18-1 to 12-1 respectively.
There has been money with Chandlers for High Accolade in the Peugeot Gordon Stakes (2.40) from 5-1 to 9-2, and Skybet and Bluesquare have respectively shortened Let Me Try Again from 4-1 to 3-1 and from the same price to 100-30.
In the ladbrokes.com Prestige Handicap (3.50) Chandlers report business over Treasure Trail (12-1 to 10-1) and Coolbythepool (10-1 to 8-1), while Coral have brought in Romany Prince from 28-1 to 16-1 and Shabernak from 10-1 to 8-1. William Hill have also shortened Shabernak from 11-1 to 8-1, and Bluesquare. have cut Big Moment from 9-1 to 6-1. .
Money in the Four Star Sales Richmond Stakes (4.25) has taken in Cop Hill Lad, who is at 10-1 from 12-1 with Paddy Power, and in the Tatler Summer Season Handicap (5.0) Skybet report interest in Haripur from 15-2 from 6-1, and Sporting Odds have brought in True Night from 7-2 to 3-1.
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.05pm THE LITTLEWOODS BET DIRECT SUMMER STAKES (HANDICAP)
CLASS B, four-year-olds and upwards, 1m 1f 192yds, £50,000 total prize fund. Penalties, after July 19th, a winner 4lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750
1 IMPERIAL DANCER (Imperial Racing) Mick Channon 5-9-05 Sam Hitchcott (5)  14-1
2 APRIL STOCK (Mrs M Fairbairn) Gerard Butler 8-8-02 Eddie Ahern  20-1
3 DEFINITE GUEST (George Leatham) Richard Fahey 5-7-12 Paul Hanagan  9-1
4 LOWESWATER (Manton Racing Partnership (Wiltshire)) John Gosden 4-8-12 Jimmy Fortune 
5 ATHENIAN (John Khan) Dave Morris 4-8-03 Martin Dwyer 
6 RAFFERTY (Sheikh Marwan Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 4-8-04 (1lbow) Kevin Darley 
7 PAGAN DANCE (The Gap Partnership) Amanda Perrett 4-8-08 (1lbow) Seb Sanders 
8 PRAIRIE WOLF (B Warren) Michael Bell 7-7-07 Robert Miles (5) 
9 SOLO FLIGHT (Lady Hardy) Barry Hills 6-8-04 Philip Robinson 
10 PERSIAN LIGHTNING (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 4-9-04 Kieren Fallon  7-2fav
11 TAKES TUTU (Chris, Basil & Rosie Batterham II) Mark Johnston 4-8-01 John Egan 
12 ALBUHERA (DJ & FA Jackson) Mark Johnston 5-9-00 Keith Dalgleish 
13 THE JUDGE (The Hon Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Paul Cole 5-8-03 Frannie Norton 
14 BROADWAY SCORE (Freddy Bienstock & Martin Boase) John Hills 5-8-13 Richard Hills 
15 BAGAN (Niarchos Family) Henry Cecil 4-7-12 Jimmy Quinn 
15 ran Distances: hd, 1.75, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5, nk, hd, 1, 0.75, 6, 12, hd, 5, 0.75 Time: 2 minutes 7.26 seconds Breeding: Primo Dominie - Gorgeous Dancer (Nordico) Breeder: Launceston Stud Tote: Win: £12.00; Places: £3.10; £7.80; £3.10 Exacta: £418.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 Wins in a season (1990-2002):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71 :72:90:67:123 Number of horses in training (1990-2003):20:35:45:44:64:86 :91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184 Major wins include: King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force) Wins this season: 76 First Goodwood winner: You Know The Rules (Ultramar Handicap, June 28, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 40 (5 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:- Name: Hitchcott, Samuel Cooper Born: September 16, 1982 Background: Apprenticed to Mick Channon, having previously been with Mick
Easterby Riding Weight: 7st 12lb Wins in 2002: 14 First Goodwood win: Naahy (Bonusprint Stakes H’cap, May 21, 2003) Goodwood winners: 2 (one at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 18
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.40pm PEUGEOT GORDON STAKES
Class A, Group 3, three-year-olds only, 1m 4f, £55,000 total prize fund. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 10lb, fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: in 2003, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb, a Group 2 race 5lb, a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £31,900; 2nd: £12,100; 3rd: £6,050; 4th: £2,750; 5th: £1,375; 6th: £825
1 PHOENIX REACH (Winterbeck Manor Stud) Andrew Balding 3-8-10 Darryll Holland  12-1
2 HIGH ACCOLADE (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-01 Martin Dwyer  9-2
3 HAWK FLYER (Saeed Suhail) Sir Micahel Stoute 3-8-10 Kieren Fallon  7-1
4 SALSALINO (Nigel Bunter) Alan King 3-8-10 Pat Eddery 
5 LET ME TRY AGAIN (Terry Mills) Terry Mills 3-8-10 Kevin Darley  4-1fav
6 GOLD MEDALLIST (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-8-10 Dane O'Neill 
7 DUBAI SUCCESS (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-10 Michael Hills 
8 WAVERTREE BOY (Wavertree Racing Club (2002)) David Elsworth 3-8-10 Richard Quinn 
9 TITUREL (Brian Voak) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer 
10 UNIGOLD (Abdulla Buhaleeba) Ed Dunlop 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori 
10 ran Distances: sh, 0.5, 0.5, 3, 1.25, 5, 6, 6, 3 Time: 2 minutes 36.53 seconds Breeding: Alhaarth - Carroll’s Canyon (Hatim) Breeder: Christine Kiernan Tote: Win: £14.30; Places: £3.70; £2.10; £2.10 Exacta: £88.40
Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Vodafone Derby with Mill Reef as well as a whole host of other top races. Previously worked for uncle, Toby Balding, and assisted Lynda Ramsden for two years. Sister is Clare Balding, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Number of horses in training (2003): 114 First Goodwood winner: Phoenix Reach (July 29, 2003 - Peugeot Gordon Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting)
Wins this season: 36
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 Wins this season: 102 First Goodwood winner: Kasikca (Goodwood Aerodrome Stakes, May 21, 1991) Goodwood winners: 49 (13 at July Meeting)
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.15pm LENNOX STAKES
Class A, Group Two, £100,000 Total prize fund. For three-year-olds and upwards, 7f. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings: 8st 7lb, fillies: 8st 4lb. 4-y-o and up colts and geldings: 9st, fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties, after September 1, 2002, a winner of a Group Two race 4lb; of a Group One race 7lb. Races won at 2-y-o not to count for penalties. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500
1 NAYYIR (Abdulla Al Khalifa) Gerard Butler 5-9-04 Eddie Ahern  6-1
2 ARAKAN (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 7-8-07 Kieren Fallon  4-1jf
3 TANTE ROSE (Wafic Said) Barry Hills 3-8-04 Martin Dwyer  25-1
4 SUGGESTIVE (Barbara Bassett) William Haggas 4-9-00 Philip Robinson 
5 HURRICANE ALAN (Mrs D Wight) Richard Hannon 9-8-07 Jimmy Fortune 
6 MONSIEUR BOND (Reg Bond) Bryan Smart 4-8-07 Darryll Holland 
7 MEMBERSHIP (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 4-8-07 Kevin Darley 
8 DANGER OVER (Paul Dixon & Mountgrange Stud) Jamie Osborne 6-9-00 Pat Eddery 
9 FARQAD (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 5-9-00 Richard Hills 
10 FIREBREAK (Godolphin) Saeed Bin Suroor 4-9-04 Frankie Dettori 
11 ATAVUS (Stableside Racing Partnership II) George Margarson 6-9-00 Jamie Mackay 
12 BARON'S PIT (J & K Thomas) Richard Hannon 4-8-07 Dane O'Neill 
13 TILLERMAN (Khalid Abdulla) Amanda Perrett 4-9-00 Richard Hughes  4-1jf
13 ran Distances: hd, nk, 0.75, 0.75, 2, 3, nk, 0.5, 1, 17, 2.5, 1 Time: 1 minute 27.06 seconds Breeding: Indian Ridge - Pearl Kite (Silver Hawk) Breeder: Saeed Manana Tote: Win: £7.70; Places: £2.70; £1.90; £6.20 Exacta: £29.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Horses in Training 1998 -2003: 18; 33; 62; 82; 94; 86 Previous Experience: Worked for Wayne Lukas and John Dunlop Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 Trains at: Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire Wins (1998-2002): 5:22:28:51:59 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beaucahmp Pilot) , Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins this season: 28 Total Goodwood winners: 9 (5 at July Meeting)
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), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 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: 64 First Goodwood winner: True Night (The Tatler Summer Season Handicap, July 30, 2002) Goodwood winners: 4 (3 at July Meeting) Tu16
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.50pm THE ladbrokes.com PRESTIGE
Class B, three-year-olds and upwards, rated 0-105, 1m 6f, £50,000 total prize fund. Penalties: after July 19, a winner 3lb; of a Class A to C race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750
1 DARASIM (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 5-9-13 Joe Fanning  11-1
2 ROMANY PRINCE (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-9-01 Martin Dwyer  20-1
3 SHABERNAK (Thurloe Thoroughbreds VII) Michael Bell 4-8-13 Kevin Darley  8-1
4 BIG MOMENT (R Doel, A Black, Dr J Howells & D Broad) Amanda Perrett 5-9-05 Richard Hughes 
5 HAMBLEDEN (Stag And Huntsman) Michael Jarvis 6-9-05 Philip Robinson 
6 MR ED (Gwilym Morris) Peter Bowen 5-8-02 Jimmy Quinn 
7 TREASURE TRAIL (T Neill & Mrs John Lee) Sylvester Kirk 4-8-04 John Egan 
8 CAPITANO CORELLI (Alessandro Gaucci) Paul Cole 4-8-12 Kieren Fallon  7-1fav
9 WAIT FOR THE WILL (Rdm Racing) Gary Moore 7-8-13 Ryan Moore 
10 DEFINING (Mrs V Shelton) James Fanshawe 4-9-06 Oscar Urbina 
11 FLOWNAWAY (Sales Race 2001 Syndicate) William Jarvis 4-9-07 Darryll Holland 
12 THEATRE (Lone Star Racing Partnership) Jamie Poulton 4-8-09 Neil Callan 
13 PRAIRIE FALCON (Penny Hills) Barry Hills 9-8-12 Michael Hills 
14 COOLBYTHEPOOL (J Morrison) Mark Johnston 3-7-12 Adrian Nicholls 
15 TIMING (Times Of Wigan) Tim Easterby 4-8-04 Willie Supple 
15 ran Non-runner: No 15 Marakabei Distances: 3.5, 2.5, 2.5, hd, nk, 1, 2, 5, 10, 1.75, 3, 1.75, 6, 5 Time: 3 minutes 2.38 seconds Breeding: Kahyasi - Dararita (Halo) Breeder: HH Aga Khan’s Studs SC Tote: Win: £15.00; Places: £4.60; £6.10; £3.40 Exacta: £374.50
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: 99 Goodwood winners: 37 (27 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying)
Wins (1991-2002): 45, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19,18,18,67,63,71,76 First Goodwood winner: Super Benz (Pilley Green Handicap, August 24, 1991) Goodwood wins: 5 (one at July Meeting) Wins this season: 41
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.25pm FOUR STAR SALES RICHMOND STAKES
Class A, Group 2, for two-year-old colts and geldings, six furlongs, £70,000 guaranteed. Penalties, a winner of a Pattern race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050
1 CARRIZO CREEK (J Threadwell) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon  5-1
2 OLD DEUTERONOMY (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer  3-1
3 CEDARBERG (Sheikh Mohammed) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Frankie Dettori 
4 VENABLES (Team Havana) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes 
5 COP HILL LAD (Mrs G Austen Smith/C Lewis/M Calvert) Rod Millman 2-8-11 Steve Drowne 
6 FOKINE (Robert Sangster) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills  2-1fav
7 GREAT SCOTT (Great Escape Partnership) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Keith Dalgleish 
7 ran Distances: 0.5, hd, 0.75, 0.75, sh, 6 Time: 1 minute 12.25 seconds Breeding: Charnwood Forest - Violet Spring (Exactly Sharp) Breeder: James Hanly Tote: Win: £5.70; Places: £3.00; £2.40 Exacta: £24.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2002): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47 Horses in training (1993-2003):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108 Major wins include: Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks First Royal Ascot win: Tomba (June 18, 1998 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot wins: (3) Cork and Orrery Stakes (Tomba - 1998), Windsor Castle Stakes (2000 Autumnal), Queen Mary (2002 Romantic Liason) First Goodwood winner: Silent Expression (May 25, 1995) Goodwood wins: 21 (3 at July Meeting) Wins This Season: 31
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: 148 First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 54 (23 at July Meeting)
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.00pm TATLER SUMMER SEASON STAKES (HANDICAP)
CLASS D, for three-year-olds and upwards rated 0-85, 1 mile, £15,000 added. Penalties, after July 19th, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £11,115; 2nd: £3,420; 3rd: £1,710; 4th: £855
1 FINISHED ARTICLE (The Caledonian Racing Society) David Elsworth 6-9-11 Dane O'Neill  6-1
2 HARIPUR (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 4-8-03 Joe Fanning  11-2
3 SAWWAAH (Fayzad Thoroughbred Ltd) David Nicholls 6-9-09 Adrian Nicholls  8-1
4 TRUE NIGHT (Benton and Partners) David Nicholls 6-9-03 Eddie Ahern  3-1fav
5 OMAHA CITY (Brian Gubby Ltd) Brian Gubby 9-9-11 Darryll Holland 
6 IRONY (John Nicholls Ltd/Mobley Homes) Andrew Balding 4-10-00 Martin Dwyer 
7 THESAURUS (John Purcell) Ian Wood 4-9-03 John Egan 
8 ZEUSS (Sir Eric Parker & Mary Anne Parker) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Michael Hills 
9 BALDOUR (Khalifa Sultan) Ed Dunlop 4-9-13 Kieren Fallon 
10 CRAFTY POLITICIAN (Gary Moore) Gary Moore 6-8-03 Robyn Brisland 
11 STYLE DANCER (Mrs C Hodgetts) Tim Easterby 9-8-12 Kevin Darley 
12 QUANTUM LEAP (Mrs M O’Shea) Simon Dow 6-8-11 Paul Eddery 
13 BORDER EDGE (Allsorts) John Bridger 5-9-02 Steve Drowne 
14 BORDER ARTIST (F F Racing Services Partnership V) David Nicholls 4-8-12 Iona Wands 
15 MUSH (Turf 2000 Ltd) Nick Littmoden 6-8-08 Neil Callan 
16 CLIMATE (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 4-9-13 Richard Hughes 
17 CHEVRONNE (Dulford Strollers) Gerald Cottrell 3-8-11 Frankie Dettori 
17 ran Non-runners: No. 6 Incline; No. 7 Parisien Star; No. 9 Joint Statement; No 11 Unicorn Reward (vet’s certificate) and No. 19 Muyassir Distances: hd, hd, hd, 2.5, 1.25, 5, 3.5, 0.5, 1.5, 1, 0.75, 4, 1.25, 5, hd, 8 Time: 1 minute 41.48 seconds Breeding: Indian Ridge - Summer Fashion (Moorestyle) Breeder: D Davis Tote: Win: £7.00; Places: £2.10; £2.10; £2.30; £1.80 Exacta: £61.40
Winning trainer:-Name Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39;Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; Wins in a season (1992-2002):40:32: 33:14:16:24:33:50:32:36:20 Horses in training (1998-2003): 60:83:100:87:72: 61 Major wins include: Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 98 Persian Punch), Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Jockey Club Cup (2000 & 2002 Persian Punch), JP Morgan Private Bank Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 Persian Punch), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) , Royal Hunt Cup (1983 Mighty Fly, 1990 Pontenuovo), Wokingham Handicap (1983 Melindra), King’s Stand Stakes (1989 Indian Ridge), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Hardwicke Stakes (2003 Indian Creek) Trains at Whitsbury, Dorset. Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990 Desert Orchid), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) Wins This Season: 27 First Goodwood winner: Heighlin (Goodwood Handicap, July 30, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 62 (13 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: O’Neill, Dane William Date of birth: 1/8/75 Big Race Wins Include: Cork and Orrery Stakes (1999 Bold Edge); Diadem Stakes (1999 Bold Edge), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge) Wins 2000-2002: 32; 63; 70 Wins This Season: 61 First Goodwood win: Prends Ca (NSPCC Maiden Stakes, June 16, 1995) Goodwood winners: 29 (6 at July Meeting)
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.35pm EVENING STANDARD MAIDEN STAKES
CLASS D, for two-year-old colts and geldings, 6 furlongs, £15,000 added. Penalty values: 1st: £10,367.50; 2nd: £3,190; 3rd: £1,595; 4th: £797.50
1 TAHREEB (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-11 Martin Dwyer  6-4fav
2 FINDERS KEEPERS (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon 13-8
3 MISTER SAIF (Malih Albasti) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes 
4 MOTIVUS (Andrew & Philippa Wyer) Gerard Butler 2-8-11 Eddie Ahern 
5 JACK SULLIVAN (Roldvale Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-8-11 Pat Eddery 
6 HABANERO (The Waney Racing Group Inc) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
6 ran Distances: 6, 0.75, sh, 3, 3 Time: 1 minute 14.75 seconds Breeding: Indian Ridge - Native Twine (Be My Native) Breeder: S C E A Haras de Bois Carrouges Tote: Win: £2.50; Places: £1.60; £1.80 Exacta: £3.60
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: 21 Goodwood Winner: Maghaarb (Frizell Insurance Maiden Stakes, June 28, 1998) Goodwood wins: 20 (3 at July Meeting)
Winning Jockey:- Name: Dwyer, Martin Joseph Date of Birth: 28/06/75 Based: Hungerford, Berks Classic Successes: (1) Vodafone Oaks (2003 Casual Look) Big Race Wins: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Jockey Club Cup (2002 Persian Punch) Wins 1995-02: 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104 Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir Wins this season: 47 Royal Ascot Wins: (3) King’s Stand Stakes (June 18, 2002, Dominica), Ascot Stakes (June 18, 2003, Sindapour), King Edward VII Stakes (June 20, 2003, High Accolade) First Goodwood winner: Ivory’s Dawn (Ambrose Harcourt’s Heart and Soul Handicap, June 13, 1997) Goodwood wins: 18 winners (3 at July Meeting) Wins In 2003: 52
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