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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 26


CROWD UP

The opening day attendance at Glorious Goodwood came to 15,727, up 1,288 (+9%) on last year’s figure. This is subject to audit.



CROWD-PLEASING DAY, DESPITE THE RAIN

Glorious Goodwood endured a damp start as it opened for the first of five days’ of racing, but that did not deter the public from turning up.


Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s Managing Director, said: “The crowd has improved by nine per cent on last year [an increase of 1,288 people taking the attendance to 15,727] which is a reflection of the upturn in advanced bookings.


“Given the weather conditions we’re pleased with that, although more rain is forecast and we hope it doesn’t impact on the crowd as we go through the week.


“The racing has been very good, and while it has rained today the racing surface will be put back overnight and railed-off sections of the course will come into use as the week goes on.”

Goodwood clerk of the course Seamus Buckley, said: “We’ve had less than 2mm of rain today, so we won’t be changing the going overnight. It remains good to soft, but we’ll be taking a fresh look in the morning.”

At the conclusion of the opening day it was reported that Totepool turnover for cash on course was slightly down on last year’s figure (£479,981) at £462,968.



CANTOR SPREADFAIR SUSSEX STAKES PREVIEW

One of the most successful modern-day racemares, Soviet Song, bids to further enhance her position in racing folklore tomorrow when she bids for a second consecutive success in the Group 1 Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes, in which a dozen runners are set to go to post.


The famous mile race, which was first run in 1878, has been open to older horses since 1960 but in that time there has never been a dual winner.

Soviet Song, who won the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on her latest start, will be well-supported by a good number of the many thousand members of her owners in the Elite Racing Club. Meanwhile seven-year-old Nayyir, who finished the neck second to Soviet Song in last year’s race and loves Goodwood, is set to reoppose.


The only unbeaten runner is the four-year-old Sleeping Indian, who has won all his three starts, most recently the Listed John O’Gaunt Stakes at Haydock.


Mac Love has been running well since putting up a career best effort when second to Rakti in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes in May while Quito has had a busy year since winning the five-furlong Palace House Stakes at Newmarket.


Le Vie Dei Colori will be looking to step up on his most recent start when sixth in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket while Chic can be expected to come on for her seasonal return when sixth in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Silver Trophy on the all-weather at Lingfield earlier this month.


Even since the Sussex Stakes was opened to older horses in 1960, three-year-olds have continued to dominate, providing 33 of the winners in that period.


One-time Vodafone Derby hope Proclamation, who beat Tucker by three lengths on May 28 at Goodwood in the Empire Property Group Stakes, went on to land the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot at York while David Junior, who was soundly beaten in the 2000 Guineas, has made amends with two impressive victories since.


Aidan O’Brien has won this race twice in the last five years with Giant’s Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002) and he saddles Ad Valorem, who most recently finished fifth in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat while the Clive Brittain-trained Kandidate has had a busy season but will need to show improvement to figure in this company.



FOLLOWING IN THE HOOFPRINTS OF CLASSIC-WINNING HORSES

A subsequent double Classic winner landed last year’s Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) at Glorious Goodwood, but will there be another Shamardal in tomorrow’s nine-runner field?

While other two-year-old races enjoy greater prestige and status, the seven-furlong contest has featured in the curriculum vitaes of many high-class horses. Last year’s race was a cracker as Shamardal subsequently won four Group 1 contests - the Dewhurst Stakes, the Poule d’Essai Des Poulains, Prix du Jockey-Club and St James’s Palace Stakes - following his victory at Glorious Goodwood 12 months ago, when the runner-up was Wilko, later successful in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.


Trainer Mark Johnston, who was responsible for Shamardal during his juvenile career, also sent out the 2003 winner, Lucky Story, while his first winner of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Stakes was Mister Baileys, later successful in the 2,000 Guineas. Other winners of the Glorious Goodwood race include Derby heroes Troy, Be My Chief and Dr Devious, Guineas winner Don’t Forget Me, and high-class Petoski, Alhaarth and Central Park.


Johnston’s attempt to win the race for a fourth time hinges on Black Charmer, who has been placed in Group company at Newmarket and the Curragh in recent weeks. On the former occasion he was second to Ivan Denisovich, trained by Aidan O’Brien, who runs once-raced Aussie Rules in tomorrow’s contest.


Aussie Rules, who scored at the Curragh last month, is by Danehill out of the mare Last Second, who won the Vodafone Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.


Despite a flashy pedigree and winning debut, Aussie Rules will have to be at his best to beat the likely favourite, Sir Percy, who won the Royal Sussex Regiment Maiden Auction Stakes at Goodwood in May (the runner-up, Right Again, bids to gain revenge tomorrow). The Marcus Tregoning-trained Sir Percy, a son of Mark Of Esteem, subsequently landed a conditions race at Salisbury and looks potentially top-notch.


Asset and Cool Creek are trained by Richard Hannon, while Mick Channon also saddles a pair of contenders in Yasoodd and Zato. The last runner is League Champion who was a close third at Newbury on his most recent start.


GOODWOOD INTRODUCES OWN BRAND ORGANIC FOOD AT ‘GLORIOUS GOODWOOD’

Following its successful introduction of organic meat to the hospitality restaurants at the Racecourse in April, the Goodwood Estate is unveiling a selection of its own brand organic food products at the five-day July Festival Meeting, 26-30 July 2005.


The Goodwood Estate is managed as an integrated organic system to ensure the livestock benefit from the highest standards of animal welfare and the beauty of the Estate’s Sussex Downland is preserved. Goodwood only rears native breeds to the highest welfare standards because they are better suited to organic farming and produce the most flavoursome meat. The feeling is that it is important to help secure a sustainable future for those breeds of farm animals which are at risk. The cattle mature slowly on a natural diet of organic clover pasture supplemented with home-produced rations as this produces some of the finest beef in the country.

A range of meat products will be on sale to racegoers throughout Race Week at the newly launched ‘Goodwood Burger Bar’ in the March Grandstand, and a dedicated stand serving Goodwood organic sausages, which will be located in the Gordon Enclosure.


The Goodwood Burger Bar will sell premium organic beef products. The Goodwood Burger is made from the finest ground, organic Shorthorn beef served in an organic sesame seed bun, with organic salad, and organic mayonnaise, while hungry punters can also feast on succulent slices of roast Shorthorn beef in an organic roll, baked locally. The burger will also be served in the Press Room at the Racecourse on selected days during Race Week, so the racing press will be among the first to sample the organic produce.

Goodwood sausages are made from the finest organic Saddleback pork - the pigs roam freely in the Goodwood Forest for most of the year - and are served in an organic roll. Even the fried onions are organic.


The Earl of March, speaking about the launch of the organic products commented: ”My family has always been committed to organic food and producing local food for local people. In creating sausages and burgers, we have endeavoured to produce the finest organic product that we can - something which not only tastes delicious, but which you can give to your children because all the ingredients are natural and fully traceable from farmyard to plate.”


HORSES CAN DO THE TALKING

The team responsible for staging Glorious Goodwood have been working flat out in recent days to ensure the meeting goes according to plan - little wonder that the course’s Managing Director, Rod Fabricius, said this morning: “It’s time to let the horses do the talking.”

High-class racing and competitive handicaps are a feature of this mid-summer racing festival, and Fabricius said: “I’m pleased with the entries today - we would have liked a few more runners in the ABN Amro Stakes [Gordon Stakes], but it’s a competitive race, and the handicaps have filled very well. The Betfair Cup [Lennox Stakes] has attracted a particularly strong field and is worthy of Group 2 status.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s feature event, the Group 1 Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes, Fabricius said: “It could be a crackerjack. To the best of my knowledge no horse has won the race twice and it would be marvellous if Soviet Song becomes the first to achieve the feat.”

He added: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our sponsors whose input means we offer record prize money in excess of £2m. Sponsorship underpins prize-money, while the meeting gives sponsors a wonderful opportunity to expose their brands. Our relationship with the BBC, which goes back to the 1950s, helps us to attract these partners in sponsorship.


Fabricius welcomed car manufacturer Audi, a new sponsor at the meeting that has put its name to Thursday’s Group 3 sprint registered as the King George Stakes, and said he felt a suitable compromise had been achieved in maintaining traditional race names while encouraging companies to put money into racing.


“It’s important to remember that the BHB said Pattern races would maintain permanent status and we haven’t lost traditional names from the recording and classification of races, albeit some have been moved to a sub-text. Clearly sponsors want their name or branding to be recognised, and sponsors put up a third of our prize money. Without their help everyone in racing would be severely disadvantaged.”

Balancing the old and the new, and maintaining popularity with regular racegoers while encouraging first-time visitors is never easy, but Glorious Goodwood offers something for everyone. Those attending for the first time since last year will notice a new champagne and seafood bar has opened in the Gordon Enclosure on the Sussex Lawn, while an additional culinary delight centres on the recently-introduced organic sausages and beefburgers from the Goodwood Estate.


Fabricius added: “A service I’m very proud of, and which Goodwood has promoted for 15 years, is the headphone facility around the parade ring. It’s free, and it helps racegoers, many of whom are first-timers, to find out about the horses and get information from the betting ring.


“Also popular is our regular coach trips to the start with host Colin Fleetwood-Jones. If you’ve never seen the start of a race at close quarters it’s a trip that’s well worth making - details are in the racecard.”


RACEGOERS CAN VIEW THE BIG PICTURE IN PRODUCTION

Racegoers can witness a piece of art in action at Glorious Goodwood this week.


Scottish artist Alasdair Banks, assisted by Sarkar Darton, is working on a 40ft by 12ft canvas called ‘The Big Picture’, which depicts scenes from the meeting. The commission follows last year’s successful art theme, a sand sculpture of Lady O Goodwood Cup winner Persian Punch.


Banks said: “Sarkar is working on the fashions [worn by racegoers] and general figure work, while I’m doing the racing action. It will all come together in the middle with ... I’m not quite sure what ... but we’re looking forward to blending together beautiful people with the grit and determination of racing.


“Working with a canvas this big is pretty daunting, although I did a similar piece that was commissioned by Lord March at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed. From that I’ve learnt to make big marks with charcoal to get started, and suddenly the canvas shrinks.”

Banks added: “The Elisabeth Frink sculpture [a horse, unveiled in 1980 and located in the members’ enclosure] has been a big inspiration to me this morning - I’ve done a drawing of it to get myself started, so it could be said a dead artist is firing up a living one.”

Glasgow-based Banks has had a number of exhibitions around the country, including one at London’s Osborne Studio Gallery last month. His work also sells at British racecourses.


He names Leonardo Da Vinci, the master draftsman, and France’s Toulouse Lautrec, among artists who have given him inspiration.


Banks has travelled many miles to produce this week’s big picture, while Darton has come to the course from the Czech Republic via Chichester University. She has spent 12 years in Britain, and recently graduated with a first-class honours degree in art.



FIRST RACE WINNING QUOTES
SUMMER STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)

FALLON BEGINS WEEK ON RIGHT NOTE

Kieren Fallon began Glorious Goodwood week in the best possible fashion aboard Evaluator when holding on from a fast-finishing Ofaraby to land the opening Summer Handicap.


“He’s really improved from three to four since being gelded and has been in great form lately. He seems to go on any ground which is a great help,” said Richard Ryan, assistant to winning trainer Terry Mills.


“Kieren gave the horse a fantastic ride and we really miss him not being here all the time.


“He’ll have a bit of a rest now and then go for something like the John Smith’s Handicap at Newbury and then the Cambridgeshire.”

Fallon added: “He just gets the this trip and it’s lovely fresh ground out there.Terry’s horses are in great form and that gives you confidence.


“He thought he had done enough when hitting the front - he didn’t realise that he had another furlong and a half to go. He picked up again.

“You always worry when you hit the front, thinking you might have gone too soon - there is only one person to blame when that happens - yourself.


“I have good rides all week - on good ground they would be fantastic rides but it might be different on this ground which could get softer.”


JOCKEYS CONFIRM THE GOING IS GOOD TO SOFT

Jockeys returning to scale following the opening Summer Handicap were almost unanimous in calling the ground good to soft.


Kieren Fallon, who rode the winner, Evaluator, said: “It’s riding on the slow side,” a remark echoed by Seb Sanders, while Michael Hills, Richard Quinn and Robert Winston all confirmed the official going of ‘good to soft’.


Alan Munro said: “It’s on the soft side. Good to soft at the moment, but it will end up soft.”

Ryan Moore said: “It’s nearly soft, but riding good to soft at present.”

Lisa Jones said: “It’s good to soft, but they’re going into it nicely and coming out of it easily.”

Jamie Spencer said: “It’s on the soft side.”

Martin Dwyer said: “Good to soft, but it’s going to get softer.”


SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES
ABN AMRO STAKES (REGISTERED AS THE GORDON STAKES) (GROUP 3)

GEEZER PROVES THE BOSS

The Geezer was the emphatic winner of the ABN Amro Stakes when beating Unfurled and Brahminy Kite by five lengths and half a length.


It was a performance which saw a tumble in his price for the Ladbrokes St Leger. Generally on offer at around 14-1 before his victory, the David Elsworth-trained colt was cut to 10-1 for the Doncaster Classic by Coral, to 9-1 by Totesport, to 8-1 by Paddy Power and to 6-1 by William Hill and Ladbrokes.


One very poor run in the Vodafone Derby is the only serious blemish on the colt’s record this season, and Elsworth referred to that Epsom disappointment when he said: “He has run on ground that hasn’t been suitable for him, but I was impressed today. I hoped he’d win, but he was quite good today.”

Asked about a Ladbrokes St Leger bid, Elsworth said: “The opposition will be tougher, but he saw the mile and a half out well here and an extra two furlongs shouldn’t be a problem. But we might take in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York first.


“I always thought he lacked a bit of class, but he’s disproved it. He’s run well behind Motivator on this sort of ground, and while the Derby was awful, that aside he’s run to a fairly high level. I’ve probably underrated him, which is rare for me because I usually overrate them.”

Owner Jeff Smith said: “A bit of cut has made a huge difference. He’s such a brave horse, and while he won at Haydock [previous start] he wouldn’t let himself down. People have said his head came up a bit and his tail swished, but he was hating the ground.


“He’s a horse that loves his racing. There’s no question he’s a St Leger horse - he’s won this race by five lengths going away. If you look back at the fourth in the Irish Derby [Brahminy Kite, who was third here] this is pretty damn good form. So just a little bit of cut and we might win a Classic.”

Smith could be in for a big-race double at York’s Ebor meeting, for his Norse Dancer is also due to run there in the Juddmonte International Stakes.


Jockey Richard Quinn: “When The Geezer got levelled out in the straight he won nicely. You’ve got to forgive him the Derby run on firm ground down a hill.”


SECOND RACE PLACED QUOTES
ABN AMRO STAKES (REGISTERED AS GORDON STAKES)

UNFURLED COULD HEAD FOR LEGER

Unfurled could return to Goodwood on Saturday, August 27, for the Windflower March Stakes ahead of a possible tilt at the Ladbrokes St Leger after finishing five-lengths second to The Geezer in the Group 3 ABN Amro Stakes.


“He’s an honest genuine horse and I’m a bit disappointed to have been beaten so far,” said Unfurled’s trainer John Dunlop.


“He stayed on and looks like he’ll go further and I think we’ll step him up to a mile and six for the March Stakes. We’ll see if he stays in that and then take a view about the St Leger.”


ABN AMRO STAKES (GORDON STAKES) (GROUP 3), GOODWOOD, AS A TRIAL FOR THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

Four of the five runners in today’s ABN Amro Stakes (Gordon Stakes) are entered in the final Classic of the season, the Ladbrokes St Leger, at Doncaster on September 10. They are Brahminy Kite, First Row, The Geezer and Unfurled.

The ABN Amro Stakes is a good trial for the St Leger. In the past 11 years, seven Goodwood winners have gone on to run in the St Leger, producing two victories, a second place, two thirds and a fourth.


The pair who completed the double were Godolphin’s Nedawi (who dead-heated here with Rabah) in 1998 and Millenary, trained by John Dunlop, in 2000.


In 1994 Broadway Flyer, trained by John Hills, beat all bar Moonax in the St Leger and two recent winners at Goodwood, Bandari (Mark Johnston) in 2002 and Phoenix Reach (Andrew Balding) a year later, both subsequently finished third at Doncaster. The 2003 running also produced the St Leger runner-up, because High Accolade (Marcus Tregoning), a short-head behind Phoenix Reach, reversed the placings in the Classic. Last year’s Goodwood winner Maraahel came fourth behind Rule Of Law in the St Leger.


The 1996 Goodwood winner St Mawes could finish only fifth at Doncaster but Samraan, the sixth, improved past him to take third place in the St Leger.


Three other colts have won both races, Athens Wood (trained by Tom Jones) in 1971, Commanche Run (Luca Cumani) in 1984 and Minster Son (Neil Graham) in 1988.


YEAR HORSE GOODWOOD POSITION DONCASTER POSITION
2004
Maraahel WON 4th
Go For Gold 2nd 7th
Mikado 4th 5th

2003
Phoenix Reach WON 3rd (to Brian Boru)
High Accolade 2nd 2nd
Let Me Try Again 5th 7th
Gold Medallist 6th 8th
Wavertree Boy 8th 9th
Titurel 9th 12th

2002
Bandari WON 3rd (to Bollin Eric)
First Charter 2nd 7th

2001
Demophilos 2nd (to Alexius) 2nd (to Milan)
When In Rome 5th 4th
Saddler’s Creek 10th 9th

2000
MILLENARY WON WON
Air Marshall 2nd 2nd
Kuwait Trooper 5th 11th
Going Global 9th 10th

1998
NEDAWI WON (dht with Rabah) WON

1997
Poseidon 2nd (to Stowaway) 8th (to Silver Patriarch)

1996
St Mawes WON 5th (to Shantou)
Mons 4th 4th
Samraan 6th 3rd
Desert Boy 7th 11th

1995
Istidaad 3rd (to Presenting) 3rd (to Classic Cliché)
In Camera 4th 4th
Kalabo 5th 5th

1994
Broadway Flyer WON 2nd (to Moonax)
Party Season 3rd 6th

1993
Shareek 2nd (to Right Win) 4th (to Bob’s Return)
Azzilfi 4th 6th

1992
Bonny Scot WON 3rd (to User Friendly)

1990
Karinga Bay WON 6th (to Snurge)

1989
Alphabel 2nd (to Warrshan) 7th (to Michelozzo)
N C Owen 3rd 6th

1988
MINSTER SON WON WON

1987
Love The Groom WON 6th (to Reference Point)

1986
Allez Milord WON 8th (to Moon Madness)
Sirk 3rd 6th

Other ABN Amro Stakes winners who have gone on to win the Ladbrokes St Leger since 1970: Athens Wood (1971), Commanche Run (1984)


THIRD RACE WINNING QUOTES
BETFAIR CUP (REGISTERED AS THE LENNOX STAKES)

MASTERPIECE HOLDS COURT

Philip Robinson wore down a persistent Jack Sullivan on the line to give Court Masterpiece a Group 2 victory in the Betfair Cup (Registered as the Lennox Stakes).


“The other horse (Jack Sullivan) gave me a bit of a fright as he kept finidng more and it took me a while to get by him,” said Robinson.


“We came over to this side as it’s always better ground when it gets soft here and it is soft now.”

Winning trainer Ed Dunlop added: “I’m thrilled for the horse, he’s been placed in so many Group races and finally managed to win one.


“I was pleased to see Philip go across as I’m not sure he would have won on the other side and the horse could come back here for the Celebration Mile. He’s been a great horse to have, seems to be improving with age, handled the ground and loves this course.”


THIRD RACE PLACED QUOTES
BETFAIR CUP (REGISTERED AS THE LENNOX STAKES) (GROUP 2)

JACK REMAINS ON COURSE TO CROSS THE POND

Jack Sullivan put up a fine effort in the feature race on day one of the Glorious Goodwood meeting, going down by just a short-head in the Betfair Cup.


Future tasks could be even tougher, culminating in America’s most valuable race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, but trainer Gerard Butler is convinced his horse can handle himself at the top level on dirt.


Reflecting on the horse’s effort in today’s race, Butler said: “The winner, Court Masterpiece, came and caught us very late. If he’d challenged us sooner we might have got back up, but the winning post is where it counts.


“My horse took me by surprise at Lingfield [on his previous outing] when I had probably undercooked him and he was very rusty. He’d been exceptional before then and I hoped he’d give a good account today.


“All we’re doing here is gearing him up for Belmont [the Breeders’ Cup venue] later in the year. He’ll start off in the Woodward Stakes on September 10th, then that will lead to the Jockey Club Handicap in October, but I really want to get him to the Breeders’ Cup. He’s a dirt horse - you only have to look at his action. His knee barely moves and is a real dirt action.


“Before all that we might run him in a Listed race over seven furlongs at York, and while we’ll going there with all guns blazing it won’t be the be-all and end-all.”


FOURTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
BETFAIR MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP 3)

BAND STRIKES BACK

Dandy Nicholls, the jockey-turned-trained who will forever be associated with the sprinting mare Soba, returned to the winner’s enclosure at Glorious Goodwood after saddling Strike Up The Band to land the Betfair Molecomb Stakes.


Strike Up The Band could turn out again on Friday in the Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes.


Nicholls and Soba were double winners at Glorious Goodwood, taking the Stewards Cup in 1982 and the Audi Stakes (King George Stakes) one year later. Today’s victory will have been particularly satisfying for the trainer, not least because Strike Up The Band was ridden by his son, Adrian, but also because the horse finished second twice at York’s Royal Ascot meeting and was due a major-meeting victory.


Nicholls Snr said: “I’ll see how he is in the morning, but the plan is to run him again on Friday. My horse loved the ground today. Adrian slotted him in, has been patient and has given him a good ride. People have criticised me and sometimes Adrian for the fact that the horse hasn’t always started very well, but he’s just a bit slow into his stride.


“He’s very laid back pre-race and after the race. I’m sure he’ll get stronger. He’s in the sales race at Redcar and the Nunthorpe, which might be a bit optimistic, but he’s also in the Gimcrack.”

Adrian Nicholls said: “I thought the draw [stall 15] was against me. I wanted to be drawn against Masta Plasta who beat us at York. I got him out of the stalls as best I could and when I got to the two marker he had a bit of company on the inside and he’s gone away well in the end. He’s a special horse. I was confident he would keep finding something in the final two furlongs.”


FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
BETFAIR MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP 3)

ONLY BAND TOO GOOD FOR FLYING PICKETT

The Eoghan O’Neill-trained Pickett continued an excellent season for owner John Fretwell when just failing to catch Strike Up The Band in the Betfair Molecomb Stakes.


“This is a long way from a Hamilton nursery, which is what he won last time out,” said O’Neill.


“But I knew he’d run well today and the aim will be to try and win a Listed race somewhere in Europe with him, I don’t think it matters whether it’s over five or six. He’s a nice horse to have about the place.”


FIFTH RACE WIN QUOTES
TATLER SUMMER SEASON STAKES (HANDICAP)

QUEST TO BID FOR DOUBLE GOLD

Golden Quest is set to make a quick return in Thursday’s Lady O Goodwood Cup - en route to the totesport Ebor - after getting up under top weight of 10 stone by a short-head in a thrilling photo-finish for the Tatler Summer Season Handicap.


“He’s in the Ebor and will definitely go for that,” said winning trainer Mark Johnston. “And he’ll probably run in the Goodwood Cup on Thursday as well. I know it’s a long shot but we’ve done it before with horses that have come out of handicaps and run well.


“Beforehand I thought that things were perfect for both he and Swift Sailor other than the weight this one had to carry. And I think all credit to Joe Fanning, people say he has to ride from the front but he can win from anywhere,\which is the mark of a great jockey.”

The winner is part-owned by former William Hill chairman John Brown, who added: “It was a game battling performance and, if he comes out OK, he’ll go for the Goodwood Cup.

“He’s really a two-mile Flat horse which makes winning over a mile and six off 10 stone all the more meritorious. If he does have a problem it would be that he’s a bit slow so he needs to kick on two out.”

HOLLAND BANNED FOR TWO DAYS

Darryll Holland was banned for two days - Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7 - for causing intereference on Royal Storm to Azarole in the Betfair Cup, moving to the right when not sufficiently clear. He was found guilty of careless riding.



FIFTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
TATLER SUMMER SEASON STAKES (HANDICAP)

SERGEANT UNDER ORDERS FOR TOTESPORT EBOR HANDICAP

Golden Quest took the honours when landing the Tatler Summer Season Handicap, but placed horses Balkan Knight and Sergeant Cecil put down markers for next month’s totesport Ebor Handicap.


Rod Millman, who trains Sergeant Cecil, has already landed one big handicap with his six-year-old this season, having taken last month’s Northumberland Plate, and he has the York race in his sights.


Reflecting on today’s race, Millman said: “He doesn’t like soft ground and is better on a fast surface and a flat track. But he’s had a lovely run and we’re very pleased with him.


“As long as he’s okay he’ll go for the Ebor. His victory over two miles in the Northumberland Plate was probably his best ever run, but he’s won over a mile and a half. Having said that, after the Ebor we’ll probably go back to two miles.


“We’re hoping it stays dry for the next three weeks and that we get Alan Munro to ride him.”

Following today’s race Paddy Power left Sergeant Cecil unchanged at 14-1 for the totesport Ebor Handicap, although the sponsors cut him by two points to 12-1. Totesport also cut Balkan Knight to 12-1 from 16-1, and slashed the price on today’s winner, Golden Quest. He is now a 14-1 shot from 20-1, despite a 7lb penalty which takes his weight up to 9st 6lb.


Ladbrokes and William Hill make Zeitgeist 10-1 favourite for the totesport Ebor Handicap - Ladbrokes offer Sergeant Cecil at 12-1, Balkan Knight at 14-1 and Golden Quest at 16-1.



SIXTH RACE WINNER’S QUOTES
TURF CLUB EBF MAIDEN STAKES

PRINCE OF LIGHT KEEPS MUM’S NAME ON THE BIG SCENE

Miss Queen may not be known to most racegoers, but she has a knack of producing the goods at festival meetings.


At Royal Ascot last year she was responsible for two winners - Chateau Istana, who won the Windsor Castle Stakes, and Mandobi, who took the Britannia Handicap. She followed up that feat when her two-year-old, Prince Of Light, a son of Fantastic Light, landed the Turf Club EBF Maiden Stakes at today’s first day of Glorious Goodwood.


Ridden by Joe Fanning for trainer Mark Johnston, Prince Of Light was scoring at the second time of asking, following a run at Doncaster.


Johnston, who was completing a 44-1 double along with Fanning at the meeting following Golden Quest’s victory in the previous race, said of Prince Of Light: “He’s showing me more toe than I expected, because I looked at sons and daughters of Fantastic Light last year and thought they’d need time.

“They’re sharper than I would have imagined. This horse looks particularly sharp, although he might go up another furlong in time.”

Prince Of Light was bought by his owners, Claire Riordan and Kieren Couglan, at Goffs Sale. Coughlan said: “Claire and I picked him out and decided to send him to Mark. I liked the horse from the moment we saw him.


“Nobody knew who we were, but we bought him for fun, and the following day we tried to buy his mother, but backed out. I wish we’d bought her now.”


SIXTH RACE PLACED QUOTES
TURF CLUB EBF MAIDEN STAKES

BETTER TO COME FROM CRIMINAL ACT

Trainer Barry Hills filled third and fourth positions in the Turf Club EBF Maiden Stakes respectively with promising debutant Criminal Act and 11/4 favourite Laith.


“Laith was slightly disappointing and we may bring him back to five now,” said Charlie Hills, assistant to his father.


“But Criminal Act is a lovely horse with a lot of potential. We’ll get a win under his belt and then take it from there.”


SEVENTH RACE WINNING QUOTES
DARNLEY HANDICAP

MUNRO BACK IN GOODWOOD WINNER’S ENCLOSURE

Alan Munro rode his first winner at Goodwood since 1993 when partnering Plectrum to victory for Peter Chapple-Hyam in the closing Darnley Handicap.


The winner could make a quick comeback at Newmarket on Friday and Chapple-Hyam said: “He’s a nice horse and I ran him over too far last time. It’s not easy for a maiden four-year-old having to give 14lb to those three-year-olds.


“The ground helped him today and I don’t see why we shouldn’t run him at Newmarket on Friday.”


LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING JOCKEY AWARD AFTER DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd
Joe Fanning 2 - 1
Kieren Fallon 1 2 -
Alan Munro 1 - 1
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Richard Quinn 1 - -
Philip Robinson 1 - -
Jimmy Fortune - 1 1
Eddie Ahern - 1 -
Travis Block - 1 -
Graham Gibbons - 1 -
Richard Hills - 1 -
Michael Hills - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Niall McCullagh - - 1
Jamie Spencer - - 1

LEADERS FOR THE ROLLS-ROYCE DICK HERN AWARD FOR LEADING TRAINER AFTER DAY ONE

1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 2 - 2
David Elsworth 1 1 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - -
Ed Dunlop 1 - -
Terry Mills 1 - -
David Nicholls 1 - -
Gerard Butler - 1 -
John Dunlop - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Eoghan O’Neill - 1 -
Barry Hills - - 1
Rod Millman - - 1
Gary Moore - - 1
Jeremy Noseda - - 1
Patrick Prendergast IRE - - 1


VODAFONE STABLE STAFF CHALLENGE AFTER DAY ONE

1 Mark Johnston 150 points

2 David Elsworth 85 points

3 Peter Chapple-Hyam 60 points


GOING

The going on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood is

Good To Soft

Seamus Buckley, Goodwood’s Clerk of Course, said: “We are very pleased with the condition of the course which has drained very well after two inches of rain over the weekend and on Monday.

“We are describing today’s ground as Good to Soft although I feel it is nearer Good. It may ride a bit slow for the first day and the forecast is for a largely dry day today.


“It has been the driest six months in the South East since 1976. We have managed to keep mositure in the ground through watering and this has helped the weekend’s rain drain away.”

Throughout the week, various rails will be moved to provide fresh ground and Buckley added: “On the far side of the straight from the six-furlong marker to the winning post the course is dolled out for five metres. The top bend, which is used for the long-distance races, is also dolled out.

“After racing on Wednesday the rail from the three-furlong marker to the winning post is coming down and then after racing on Thursday the rail from the six-furlong marker to the three-furlong marker is being removed.

“The rail on the top bend is coming down after racing on Friday to give fresh ground for the Vodafone Nassau Stakes.”


BETTING NEWS

The Racing Post’s Pricewise column is in unbeatable form at present and it has sparked much of this morning’s betting activity.


Autumn Glory, who was tipped at 9/2 this morning for the Betfair Cup (3.25pm) has been shortened from that price to 3/1 with VCBet and totesport and is into those odds from 4/1 with Paddy Power. William Hill have cut Geoff Wragg’s charge into 5/2 from 9/2.

In the same race, Royal Millennium is 12/1 from 14/1 with VCBet, while William Hill report ante-post interest in Steenberg for Haydock’s Group 1 William Hill Sprint Cup.


Another Pricewise selection, Promotion, has been well supported to provide a royal success in the opening Summer Handicap (2.15pm) and is 9/2 from 8/1 with totesport as well as 11/2 from 6/1 with both Paddy Power and VCBet.


The latter have cut Zero Tolerance from 10/1 to 8/1 and Evaluator into 13/2 from 8/1 in the same heat.


Paddy Power have also clipped Evaluator into 13/2 from 7/1 while the Irish firm have also shortened Kieren Fallon’s mount Briland from 16/1 into 14/1 in the Betfair Molecomb Stakes (4pm) and Selective from 8/1 to 7/1 in the concluding Darnley Handicap (5.45pm).


Camrose, trained locally by John Dunlop, is a 14/1 chance from 20/1 with William Hill for the Tatler Summer Season Handicap (4.35pm).



FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm SUMMER STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP)
Class 2, four-year-olds and upwards, 1m 1f 192yds, £50,000 guaranteed. Penalties, after July 16, a winner 4lb; of a Class 1 to 3 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750.


1 EVALUATOR (Mrs L Askew) Terry Mills 4- 8-11 Kieren Fallon [7] 7/1
2 OFARABY (T Warner) Michael Jarvis 5- 8-10 Richard Hills [12] 16/1
3 NERO'S RETURN (Christine Budden) Mark Johnston 4- 8-07 Joe Fanning [16] 12/1
4 SHAHZAN HOUSE (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 6- 9-02 Richard Quinn [8] 33/1
5 TIGER TIGER (R Huggins) Jamie Poulton 4- 8-13 Ian Mongan [18]
6 ECCENTRIC (Gary Tanaka) Andrew Reid 4- 8-09 John Egan [9]
7 MASAFI (G Waters) Sir Mark Prescot 4- 8-11 Seb Sanders [14]
8 SEW'N'SO CHARACTER (Aykroyd and Sons Ltd) Michael Blanshard 4- 8-09 Ted Durcan [6]
9 MOTIVE (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Howard Johnson 4- 8-08 Robert Winston [13]
10 IMPELLER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 6- 8-08 Steve Drowne [2]
11 PROMOTION (The Queen) Sir Michael Stoute 5- 9-05 Jamie Spencer [19] 5/1fav
12 PAGAN SKY (The Gap Partnership) James Toller 6- 8-02 Lisa Jones [3]
13 REALISM (G Leatham) Richard Fahey 5- 8-06 Paul Hanagan [10]
14 CELLO (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 4- 8-02 Martin Dwyer [1]
15 ZONERGEM (Tony Perkins) Lady Herries 7- 8-10 Ryan Moore [11]
16 FRUHLINGSSTURM (Gary Tanaka) Michael Jarvis 5- 9-10 Philip Robinson [15]
17 PENTECOST (JC, JR & SR Hitchins) Andrew Balding 6- 9-08 Liam Keniry [4]
18 CHANCELLOR (Andrew Reid) Andrew Reid 7- 9-05 Michael Hills [20]
19 ZERO TOLERANCE (The Hornsey Warriors Racing Syndicate) David Barron 5- 9-08 Alan Munro [17]
DNF BOULE D'OR (Friends And Family) John Akehurst 4- 9-08 Nigel Day [5]

20 ran Distances: nk, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 3/4, sh, 1/2, nk, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, 1/2, hd, 2 1/2, sh, 1 1/4, 3/4, dist, 17
Time: 2 minutes 7.38 seconds Breeding: b g Ela-Mana-Mou - Summerhill (Habitat) Breeder: Airlie Stud
Tote: Win: £5.90; Places: £1.90; £4.10; £2.70; £7.70 Exacta: £79.20

Winning trainer:-Name: Mills, Terrence George Date of first licence: 1993;Wins in a season: (1993-2004) 9:15:9:17:7:11:22:23:34:35:27:19 Horses in training (1993-2005):26:24:32:24:23:25:35:42:41:43:49:?:40 Major wins include: Hardwicke Stakes (1994 Bobzao); Kings Stand Stakes (1999 Mitcham), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton), Tattersalls Sommerville Stakes (2001 Where Or When), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2002 Boleyn Castle), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2002 Where Or When) Trains at Loretta Lodge, at Epsom First Goodwood winner: Usaidit (30 July, 1993 - Schroders Glorious Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 13 (4 at July Meeting)

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 (1988-2004): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200* *Champion jockey British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Dee Stakes (1999 Oath, 2005 Gypsy King), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom); Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board); July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal);Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington) First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 74 (30 at July Meeting)


SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm ABN AMRO STAKES (REGISTERED AS THE GORDON STAKES) (GROUP 3)
Class 1, Group 3, three-year-olds only, 1m 4f, £50,000 total prize fund. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 10lb, fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb, a Group 2 race 5lb, a Group 1 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250.


1 THE GEEZER (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3- 8-10 Richard Quinn [3] 3-1
2 UNFURLED (Mrs M Slade) John Dunlop 3- 8-10 Kieren Fallon [1] 7-4fav
3 BRAHMINY KITE (Gainsborough Stud) Mark Johnston 3- 8-10 Darryll Holland [2]
4 FIRST ROW (Joe Allbritton) Brian Meehan 3- 8-10 Jimmy Fortune [4]
5 CAPE GREKO (Holistic Racing Ltd) Andrew Balding 3- 8-10 Martin Dwyer [5]
5 ran Distances: 5, 1/2, 9, 5 Time: 2 minutes 38.83 seconds
Breeding: ch c Halling - Polygueza (Be My Guest) Breeder: Wickfield Farm Partnership
Tote: Win: £3.00; Places: £1.50; £1.60 Exacta: £6.10

Winning trainer:-Name Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39;Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; First winner: Fortune Cookie, Devon, March 23, 1979 First winner on Flat: Raffia Set, Salisbury, April 7, 1979 Wins in a season (1992-2004):40:32: 33:14:16:24:33:50:32:36:20:40:37 Horses in training (1998-2005): 60:83:100:87:72: 61:64:84 Major wins include:Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear, 2004 Spanish Don), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Doncaster Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 1998 Persian Punch), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), William Hill Mile (2002 Smirk) 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 Year: 29 First Goodwood winner: Heighlin (Goodwood Handicap, July 30, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 68 (15 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard. Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Royal Hunt Cup (1986 Patriach, 2004 Mine), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha)
First Goodwood win: Aqaba Prince (Birdless Grove H’cap, May 23, 1984)
Goodwood winners: 114 (30 at July Meeting)
Wins 1984-2004: 62,47,69,55,46,63,90,99,117,123,115,111,149,74,108,151,140,116,104,82, 76

THIRD RACE RESULT
3.25pm BETFAIR CUP (REGISTERED AS THE LENNOX STAKES) (GROUP 2)
Class 1, Group 2, £125,000 guaranteed, 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, 2004, a winner of a Group 2 race 4lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Races won at 2-y-o not to count for penalties. Penalty Values: 1st: £72,500; 2nd: £27,500; 3rd: £13,750; 4th: £6,250; 5th: £3,125; 6th: £1,875

1 COURT MASTERPIECE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 5- 9-00 Philip Robinson [13] 4-1
2 JACK SULLIVAN (The International Carnival Partnership) Gerard Butler 4- 9-00 Eddie Ahern [14] 33-1
3 MAJORS CAST (Susan Roy) Jeremy Noseda 4- 9-00 Jamie Spencer [8] 20-1
4 ROYAL STORM (The Cloran Family) Amanda Perrett 6- 9-00 Darryll Holland [2]
5 ARAKAN (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute 5- 9-00 Kieren Fallon [6]
6 STEENBERG (Kenneth Macpherson) Mark Tompkins 6- 9-00 Joe Fanning [3]
7 ASHDOWN EXPRESS (W Jackson) Chris Wall 6- 9-00 Richard Quinn [12]
8 VANDERLIN (JC, JR & SR Hitchins) Andrew Balding 6- 9-00 Richard Hughes [4]
9 SUGGESTIVE (Barbara Bassett) William Haggas 7- 9-00 Michael Hills [7]
10 AZAROLE (Lord Vestey) James Fanshawe 4- 9-00 Jimmy Fortune [5]
11 MONTGOMERY'S ARCH (Franconson Partners) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3- 8-07 Alan Munro [1]
12 KAMAKIRI (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3- 8-07 Ryan Moore [15]
13 AUTUMN GLORY (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 5- 9-00 Steve Drowne [9] 11-4fav
14 VORTEX (Coriolis Partnership) Gay Kelleway 6- 9-00 Martin Dwyer [10]

14 ran Non-runner: No 8 Royal Millennium (vet’s certificate) Distances: sh, 3, 1 1/4, sh, 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, nk, hd, 1, 4, 2 1/2, 16 Time: 1 minutes 26.23 seconds Breeding: b h Polish Precedent - Easy Option (Prince Sabo) Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management Ltd Tote: Win: £5.20; Places: £1.90; £9.90; £5.40 Exacta: £226.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2004:1:17:22:27:35:67:53:74:32:50:49 Horses in training (1995-2005):69:63:84:108:105:131:128:154:141:115:123 Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 Ouija Board), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Tote International (2004 Court Masterpiece) First Goodwood winner: Marguerite Bay (Finnboard Maiden Stakes, May 24, 1995) Total Goodwood wins: 26 (7 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Robinson, Philip Peter. Born: 10/1/61 in Newmarket Apprenticeship: With father, Peter Robinson. First winner: Busting (Yarmouth, June 14, 1978) British Classic wins: (3) 1,000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles; 2001 Ameerat); St Leger (1993 Bob's Return) Other major wins include: German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), French Derby (2000 Holding Court), Coronation Stakes (1984 Katies, 2000 Crimplene); Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene) Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return); Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2003 Rakti), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 Warrsan); Champion Stakes (2003 Rakti); Queen Alexandra Stakes (2001, Life Is Life), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2003, Attache), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2004 Rakti), Wolferon Rated Stakes (2004 Red Fort), totespory Chester Cup (2004, 2005 Anak Pekan) Wins (1992-2004): 52,52,50,41,31,0,28,53,57,47,55,70,67 First Goodwood win: Karamita (Extel H’cap, August 1, 1980) Total Goodwood wins: 22 (8 at July Meeting)


FOURTH RACE RESULT
4.00pm BETFAIR MOLECOMB STAKES (GROUP 3)

Class 1, £50,000 guaranteed, 5f, for two-year-olds. Weights: colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb. Penalty values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 STRIKE UP THE BAND (The Oak Apple Syndicate) David Nicholls 2- 9-01 Adrian Nicholls [15] 6-1
2 PICKETT (John Fretwell) Eoghan O'Neill 2- 8-12 Graham Gibbons [9] 16-1
3 WATERWAYS (Pearse Gately) Patrick Prendergast IRE 2- 8-12 Niall McCullagh [10] 9-2
4 HUNTER STREET (Byculla Thoroughbreds) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2- 8-12 Jimmy Fortune [7]
5 BRILAND (Kilboy Estate) Michael Halford IRE 2- 8-09 Kieren Fallon [12]
6 GODFREY STREET (J Leek & Partners) Richard Hannon 2- 8-12 Richard Hughes [2]
7 OOH AAH CAMARA (Willie McKay) Richard Guest 2- 8-09 John Egan [5]
8 MASTA PLASTA (Transcend Bloodstock Llp) Howard Johnson 2- 9-03 Robert Winston [4] 11-4fav
9 DANJET (E Morgans) David Evans 2- 8-09 Ryan Moore [1]
10 TABARET (T Adams) Richard Whitaker 2- 8-12 Alan Munro [6]
11 LADY LIVIUS (Mrs John Lee) Richard Hannon 2- 8-09 Martin Dwyer [8]
12 SMART CASSIE (Mr & Mrs D Smart) Anne Duffield 2- 8-09 Michael Hills [13]
13 FIGJAM (A Bell) John Best 2- 8-12 Tom Queally [14]
14 RAG TAG (W & Mrs E Robins) Andrew Balding 2- 8-12 Liam Keniry [11]
15 BOW BRIDGE (Mrs A Jarvis) Mick Easterby 2- 8-12 Dale Gibson [3]

15 ran Distances: 3/4, 1/2, 3/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 3/4, 3/4, 1, 3/4, hd, 3 1/2, 4 Time: 58.36 seconds
Breeding: b c Cyrano De Bergerac - Green Supreme (Primo Dominie) Breeder: Miss A Rawding & P CraneTote: Win: £6.00; Places: £2.10; £4.20; £2.40 Exacta: £121.10

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Horses in training (1996-2005): 37:45: 45: 46: 58:78:74:82:82:84 Wins in a season (1993-2004): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50:75: 73:47:65:65:55 Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children Major wins:Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine) First Goodwood winner: Double Oscar (The Charlton Stakes - July 29, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 25 (15 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 49

Winning jockey:-Name: Nicholls, Adrian Wins 2000-2004: 39; 23; 24; 32; 23 Born: July 16, 1981 Big Race Wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2002 Funfair Wane), Vodafone “Dash” (2002 Rudi’s Pet) First Goodwood Winner: River Beat (CSMA’s 75th Anniversary Rated Stakes H’cap, June 28, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 12 (6 at July Meeting)


FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.35pm TATLER SUMMER SEASON STAKES (HANDICAP)
Class 2, three-year-olds and upwards, rated 86-105, 1m 6f, £25,000 added. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £15,992.92; 2nd: £6,066.28; 3rd: £3,033.14; 4th: £1,378.70; 5th: £689.35; 6th: £413.61

1 GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 4-10-00 Joe Fanning [13] 9-1
2 BALKAN KNIGHT (Raymond Tooth) David Elsworth 5- 9-11 Kieren Fallon [1] 5-2fav
3 SERGEANT CECIL (Terry Cooper) Rod Millman 6- 9-11 Alan Munro [12] 8-1
4 CAMROSE (Nicholas Cooper) John Dunlop 4- 9-03 Jimmy Fortune [8]
5 LARKWING (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 4- 9-05 Ted Durcan [4]
6 RED DAMSON (W Sturt-Osborne House V) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 9-03 Seb Sanders [2]
7 SWIFT SAILOR (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4- 9-12 Darryll Holland [6]
8 PAGAN DANCE (The Gap Partnership) Amanda Perrett 6- 9-05 Ryan Moore [5]
9 BIG MOMENT (R Doel, A Black, Dr J Howells, R & P Scott) Amanda Perrett 7- 9-13 Shane Kelly [14]
10 VAUGHAN (J Bodie & R Wells) Amanda Perrett 4- 9-09 Jim Crowley [7]
11 PEAK OF PERFECTION (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 4- 9-02 Philip Robinson [3]
12 FIRST BALLOT (Matthew Green) David Elsworth 9- 9-12 John Egan [10]
13 STAR MEMBER (A Morton) Ian Williams 6- 9-07 Jamie Spencer [11]

13 ran Non-runner: Turnstile Distances: sh, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, 1/2, 3 1/2, hd, 2 1/2, 15, 1 1/2, 3/4
Time: 3 minutes 3.34 seconds Breeding: ch g Rainbow Quest - Souk (Ahonoora) Breeder: Fittocks Stud Tote: Win: £11.40; Places: £3.10; £1.80; £2.50 Exacta: £47.00

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 Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic)Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2004): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1987-2005): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins This Season: 75 First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 44 (32 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Goodwood Cup (2004 Darasim), Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying), Vintage Stakes (2004 Shamardal) Wins (1991-2004): 43, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19,18,18,67,63,71,76,84,97 First Goodwood winner: Super Benz (Pilley Green Handicap, August 24, 1991) Goodwood wins: 11 (3 at July Meeting)


SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.10pm TURF CLUB EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Class 3, for two-year-old colts and geldings which are EBF eligible, 6 furlongs, £12,000 added. Penalty values: 1st: £8,229; 2nd: £2,532; 3rd: £1,266; 4th: £633

1 PRINCE OF LIGHT (Claire Riordan & Kieran Coughlan) Mark Johnston 2- 8-11 Joe Fanning [7] 7-2
2 RACER FOREVER (Mohammed Obaida) John Gosden 2- 8-11 Jimmy Fortune [6] 4-1
3 CRIMINAL ACT (Sangster Family) Barry Hills 2- 8-11 Michael Hills [3] 9-2
4 LAITH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 2- 8-11 Richard Hills [1] 11-4fav
5 BECKETT HALL (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Richard Hughes [5]
6 JUDRAAN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2- 8-11 Willie Supple [4]
7 BLU MANRUNA (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 2- 8-11 Simon Whitworth [2]
8 MERCURIALIST (A Darke & J & P Powell) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2- 8-11 Alan Munro [8]

8 ran Distances: 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1/2, hd, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 3 1/2 Time: 1 minute 13.28 seconds
Breeding: ch c Fantastic Light - Miss Queen (Miswaki) Breeder: Claire Riordan & Kieran Coughlan
Tote: Win: £3.40; Places: £1.50; £1.60; £1.70 Exacta: £20.20

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born:Glasgow, 10/9/59 Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practiced as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland Classic wins: (2) 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001, 2002 Royal Rebel), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2003 Attraction), Chester Vase (2002 Fight Your Corner), Classic Trial (2002 Simeon), Cornwallis Stakes (1994 Millstream), Credit Suisse Private Banking Pokal (2002 Yavana’s Pace), Doncaster Cup (1995,1996 & 1998 Double Trigger), Dubai Turf Classic (1999 Fruits Of Love), Futurity Stakes (1994 Jural), Gordon Stakes (2002 Bandari), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits of Love), Harvest Stakes (2002 Love Everlasting), Lady O Goodwood Cup (1995, 1997 & 1998 Double Trigger, 2000 Royal Rebel, 2004 Darasim), Lingfield Derby Trial (2002 Bandari), Ormonde Stakes (2004 Systematic)Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Fruits Of Love, 2004 Bandari), Princess Margaret Stakes (1992 Marina Park), Royal Lodge Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys), Sagaro Stakes (1995 & 1996 Double Trigger), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D'Inde), Veuve Cliquot Vintage Stakes (1993 Mister Baileys, 2004 Shamardal) Wins in a season (1987-2004): 1: 5: 15: 28: 31: 53: 77: 117: 114: 116: 123: 100:113:130:116: 134 (most victories in Britain): 139: 119 (most victories in Britain) Number of horses in training (1987-2005): n/a: 17: 18: 35: 35: 39: 49: 72: 120: 117: 120:130: 147:152:159:178:178: n/a:n/a Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Wins This Season: 77 First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 45 (33 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Goodwood Cup (2004 Darasim), Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying), Vintage Stakes (2004 Shamardal) Wins (1991-2004): 43, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19,18,18,67,63,71,76,84,97 First Goodwood winner: Super Benz (Pilley Green Handicap, August 24, 1991) Goodwood wins: 12 (4 at July Meeting)

SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.45pm DARNLEY STAKES (HANDICAP)
Class 4, for three-year-olds and upwards rated 66-85, 1 mile, £12,000 added. Penalties, after July 16, a winner 6lb. Penalty values: 1st: £9,301.50; 2nd: £2,862; 3rd: £1,431; 4th: £715.50.


1 PLECTRUM (D Heath) Peter Chapple-Hyam 4- 9-01 Alan Munro [13] 8-1
2 PANGO (Pangfield Partners) Hughie Morrison 6- 9-04 Travis Block (7) [5] 16-1
3 RIDGE BOY (Con Harrington) Richard Hannon 4- 9-09 Ryan Moore [21] 13-2fav
4 WATERSIDE (Nigel Shields) Gary Moore 6- 9-04 Jimmy Fortune [12] 10-1
5 GOODWOOD SPIRIT (Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group (Ten)) John Dunlop 3- 9-01 Ian Mongan [22]
6 TABADUL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4- 9-10 Richard Hills [8]
7 SPRING GODDESS (Grant & Bowman Ltd) Alan Jarvis 4- 9-06 Kieren Fallon [19]
8 JAY GEE'S CHOICE (Tony Head) Brendan Powell 5- 9-02 George Baker [4]
9 BORDER MUSIC (Kingsclere Stud) Andrew Balding 4- 9-02 Jamie Spencer [1]
10 OCEAN OF STORMS (Christian Wroe UAE) Christian Wroe UAE 10- 9-01 Sam Hitchcott [9]
11 LORD LINKS (Coriolan Links Partnership VI) Richard Hannon 4- 9-09 Richard Hughes [3]
12 GREENWOOD (The Golden Anorak Partnership) Pat Murphy 7- 8-11 Steve Drowne [17]
13 ROYAL DIGNITARY (Middleham Park Racing XXXVI) David Nicholls 5- 9-05 David McCabe [20]
14 TRUE NIGHT (Mrs L Scaife, Mrs S Radford) David Nicholls 8- 9-02 Victoria Behan (7) [11]
15 SELECTIVE (Peter Savill) David Nicholls 6- 9-10 Darryll Holland [18]
16 VICIOUS WARRIOR (Alan Crossan) Richard Whitaker 6- 9-09 Eddie Ahern [6]
17 SERIEUX (Billy Hughes) David Nicholls 6- 9-07 Adrian Nicholls [14]
18 CALY DANCER (The Caledonian Racing Society) David Elsworth 3- 8-10 Richard Quinn [10]
19 ANOTHER FAUX PAS (Jubert Family) Richard Hannon 4- 8-09 Martin Dwyer [15]
20 GREY BOY (Sir Eric Parker & Mary Anne Parker) Amanda Perrett 4- 8-12 Shane Kelly [2]
21 RED CONTACT (Meddler Bloodstock) Julian Poulton 4- 9-01 John Egan [7]

21 ran Non-runner: Barton Sands Distances: 5, nk, nk, 3 1/2, 1/2, 3, 1 3/4, 3/4, 2 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/4, sh, 2, nk, hd, 2, 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 1 1/2 Time: 1 minute 39.14 seconds
Breeding: ch g Awesome Again - Berceau (Alleged) Breeder: D Heath
Tote: Win: £11.00; Places: £2.90; £4.70; £2.60; £2.30 Exacta: £580.60

Winning trainer:-Name:Chapple-Hyam, Peter William Date of birth:2/4/63 Date of first licence:1991 Classic wins: (2) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), Vodafone Derby (1992 Dr Devious) Wins in a season (1991-2004):27:41:52:39:37:52:37:37:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:30Horses in training (1992-2005): 73:79:98:96:113:84:86:96:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:40:71 Wins This Year: 14 Other major wins include: Champion Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1995 Spectrum), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), French 2000 Guineas (1998 Victory Note), Grand Criterium (1996 Revoque), Irish Champion Stakes (1992 Dr Devious), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Italian Derby (1993 White Muzzle, 1997 Single Empire), Juddmonte International Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane) Prix de la Salamandre (1996 Revoque), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins) First Goodwood winner: Cambrian Hills (June 14, 1991) Total Goodwood winners: 25 (2 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Munro, Alan Born: January 14, 1967 Classic Wins: Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous), Irish Derby (1991 Generous) First Winner: Sentimental Roses, Yarmouth, August, 1985 Background: Partnered his first success for trainer Barry Hills before joining Mel Brittain’s North Yorkshire stable the following year while spending winters riding in America. He moved on to ride for Bill O’Gorman, and in the spring of 1991 was appointed retained rider to owner Prince Fahd Salman, for whom he won the Derby on Generous. In the mid 1990s he headed to the Far East, riding in Japan and Hong Kong before in 2000 deciding he wanted to take a break from horses. He took up karate and is now a black belt in the sport but decided it was time for a return to racing, explaining “No-one calls and you lose your identity - you have to readjust to being just a small person in the world and it's really hard.'' He returned to Britain this season and is riding mainly for Rod Millman. Other Big Race Wins Include: Coventry Stakes (1990 Macs Imp), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous) First Goodwood Winner: Plectrum (Darnley Handicap, August 2, 2000) Total Goodwood Wins: 25 (5 at July Meeting)


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