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Thursday, July 28, 2005



Statistics suggest you need a high number draw more often than not on Saturday for the Ù100,000 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup and, when the draw was made for the big sprint at noon today, most trainers made a beeline for the far side.

Being able to choose your own starting stall position has undoubtedly added spice to the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, and Dandy Nicholls, who is five-handed this year, was the first trainer in the hot seat when Merlin’s Dancer was plucked out of the hat by BBC presenter Clare Balding.

Nicholls went for one off the far rail in stall 27, but he had three of the first six choices, so opted for the plum draw of 28 (4 order chosen in) for Pieter Brueghel and 25 (6) for Colonel Cotton.

However, the two most fancied of Nicholls’ quintet are Lafi and Gift Horse, and the Yorkshire-based trainer was “happy enough” to reserve stalls 23 (10) and 20 (13) respectively.

He said: “There is plenty of pace on both sides (the trailblazing Smoking Beau comes out of stall 2) but we made up our minds to go high, and I am very contented.

“Merlin’s Dancer and Pieter Brueghel are both quick, and they will tow them along on the far side, and the ground might just be that bit better over there.

“I would hate to choose between my five - they are all nice horses with sound chances, and at least with all of them drawn high I need only look on one side!”

William Muir agreed with Nicholls and opted for 22 (9) for Texas Gold, though he had little choice by the time they got to Material Witness and went for stall 8 (22).

Muir said: “I would have gone for 26 and 28, because, though Pivotal Point won from stall one last year, three of the previous four came from 27, 28 and 29.”

However, Ian Willows, representing Luca Cumani and enjoying the luxury of second choice, took a different view and plumped for stall 3 for Ambrose, while Robert Mills, whose father Terry’s High Reach came out next, had no hesitation in choosing stall 1, having been delighted with his horse’s third last year. .


£100,000 Vodafone Stewards' Cup (Heritage Handicap) 6f

No Form Horse Trainer Age/weight Jockey Draw/order out
1) 9010 Smokin Beau Nick Littmoden 8-9-11 (ex3) Ted Durcan 2 (16)
2) -210 Philharmonic Richard Fahey 4-9-10 Tony Hamilton (3) 13 (28)
3) 6022 Lafi David Nicholls 6-9-09 Darryll Holland 23 (10)
4) 6908 Distinctly Game Kevin Ryan 3-9-09 Neil Callan 10 (24)
5) -131 Gift Horse David Nicholls 5-9-07 Kieren Fallon 19 (14)
6) 5718 One Putra Michael Jarvis 3-9-07 Richard Quinn 11(25)
7) 1432 Fruit Of Glory John Jenkins 6-9-07 Seb Sanders 9 (23)
8) 4085 Mutawaffer Richard Fahey 4-9-07 Johnny Murtagh 16 (18)
9) 0350 High Reach Terry Mills 5-9-06 Mick Kinane 1 (3)
10) 0322 Texas Gold William Muir 7-9-06 Martin Dwyer 22 (9)
11) 4119 Out After Dark Clive Cox 4-9-06 Adam Kirby (5) 26 (5)
12) 3900 Material Witness William Muir 8-9-06 Nelson de Souza (3) 8 (22)
13) 6243 Partners In Jazz David Barron 4-9-06 Willie Supple 14 (27)
14) 4980 Halmahera Kevin Ryan 10-9-06 Joe Fanning 21 (12)
15) 2275 Fonthill Road Richard Fahey 5-9-05 Paul Hanagan 17 (17)
16) 0712 Connect Mark Tompkins 8-9-04 (ex3) Saleem Golam (5) 5 (7)
17) 8280 Am Brose Luca Cumani 6-9-03 Nicky Mackay 3 (2)
18) -155 Merlin’s Dancer David Nicholls 5-9-03 Adrian Nicholls 27 (1)
19) 7000 Moayed Nick Littmoden 6-9-03 Chris Catlin 15 (21)
20) -500 Colonel Cotton David Nicholls 6-9-02 Kerrin McEvoy 25 (6)
21) 9070 Caribbean Coral John Quinn 6-9-02 Eddie Ahern 24 (8)
22) 1411 Mecca’s Mate David Barker 4-9-02 (ex5) John Egan 6 (19)
23) -376 Lapwing Christian Wroe UAE 7-9-01 Brian Reilly (3) 7 (20)
24) 1332 Rising Shadow David Barron 4-9-01 Andrew Mullen (5) 18 (15)
25) 0223 Presto Shinko Richard Hannon 4-9-01 Ryan Moore 4 (11)
26) 2800 Hidden Dragon Paul Blockley 6-9-00 - 12 (26)
27) 1326 Fantasy Believer John Quinn 7-9-00 (ex3) Kevin Manning 20 (13)
28) 8210 Pieter Brueghel David Nicholls 6-9-00 (ex3) Liam Keniry 28 (4)

28 runners - the maximum allowed because the new stalls are wider - the safety limit was 30 last year.

3.45pm, Saturday, July 30, 2005, six furlongsYEAR/ WINNER/ DRAW OF FIRST FOUR/ GOING/ RAN/STALLS
2004 PIVOTAL POINT 1 24 28 6 Good to Firm 28 low
2003 PATAVELLIAN 27 29 28 3 Good 29 low
2002 BOND BOY 29 9 22 16 G (G/F patch)28 low
2001 GUINEA HUNTER 19 30 23 7 G (G/F patch 30 low
2000 TAYSEER 28 24 4 19 G (G/F patch)30 low
1999 HARMONIC WAY 8 10 28 6 Good to Firm 30 low
1998 SUPERIOR PREMIUM 28 25 29 23 Good 29 low
1997 DANETIME 5 23 30 2 Good to Firm 30 low
1996 COASTAL BLUFF 29 23 28 15 Good to Firm 30 low
1995 SHIKARI’S SON 30 26 10 4 Good to Firm 27 low
1994 FOR THE PRESENT 16 20 30 23 Firm 26 low
1993 KING'S SIGNET 21 6 13 28 G/S (S patch)29 low
1992 LOCHSONG 5 9 13 11 G (G/F patch)30 low
1991 NOTLEY 28 6 21 16 Good 29 low
1990 KNIGHT OF MERCY 18 14 20 25 Good to Firm 30 low
1989 VERY ADJACENT 20 18 11 14 Firm 22 high
1988 ROTHERFIELD GREYS 9 15 10 8 Good to Soft 28 low
1987 MADRACO 12 30 6 7 Good to Firm 30 low
1986 GREEN RUBY 22 10 12 11 Good 24 low
1985 AL TRUI 20 24 21 11 Good to Soft 28 low
1984 PETONG 11 2 7 21 Good to Firm 26 high
1983 AUTUMN SUNSET 10 3 23 7 Good to Firm 23 high
1982 SOBA 1 23 27 3 Good to Firm 30 high
1981 CREWS HILL 21 8 14 24 Good 30 high
1980 REPETITIOUS 29 4 17 6 Good 28 high
1979 STANDAAN 11 1 3 8 Good 16 high
1978 AHONOORA 15 19 16 6 Firm 23 high
1977 CALIBINA 18 22 17 24 Good 24
1976 JIMMY THE SINGER 5 4 7 10 Good 17
1975 IMPORT 8 14 11 18 Firm 21
1974 RED ALERT 16 20 18 2 Good 25
1973 ALPHADAMUS 20 23 1 21 Firm 27
1972 TOUCH PAPER 6 13 7 16 Good 22
1971 APOLLO NINE 19 23 24 6 Good to Soft 26
1970 JUKEBOX 1 2 23 24 Good 24
1969 ROYAL SMOKE 10 14 15 6 Good 15
1968 SKY DIVER 11 9 15 4 Good 18
1967 SKY DIVER 25 29 7 6 Good 31
1966 PATIENT CONSTABLE 8 2 1 6 Good 25

When the stalls are positioned "low", stall one is placed adjacent to the stands’ rail. When they are placed "high", the highest-numbered stall is placed directly next to the rail on the other side of the course. Because of the large number of runners in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, the horses are spread across virtually the whole course.


Today’s crowd on Ladies Day at Glorious Goodwood came to 22,485, up 216 (+1%) on the 2004 total.


The De Boer Structures Stable Staff Tipping Challenge was won by W S Hardie from Peter Winkworth’s stable. Staff had to nominate a horse in each of the first six races to win the competition sponsored by De Boer which also supported the £40,000 De Boer Handicap this afternoon.


Proclamation and Soviet Song,, who had the Goodwood crowd roaring themselves hoarse as they fought tooth and tail for the feature race of the week, Wednesday’s Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes, were both reported “A1" today by their respective trainers, Jeremy Noseda and James Fanshawe.

“No horse wins a Group 1 without knowing that he has had a race, but I could not happier with the way that Proclamation has come out of the Sussex,” said Noseda this morning.

“He was straight into his food when he got back to Newmarket last night, and he was screaming for his breakfast this morning.”

The future programme for Proclamation will not be decided until Noseda has sat down and discussed the options with Sheikh Mohammed, whose wife Princess Haya owns the colt.

However, Noseda stressed that he is no hurry as the major mile races come up in the autumn.

“I have no real desire to run Proclamation in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, and the obvious route is the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, which is at Newmarket this year, and the Breeders’ Cup Mile in New York.

“Proclamation is a serious horse with a great turn of foot, and Mick (Kinane) gave him a wonderful ride on Wednesday. He is a fantastic jockey.”

However, if Proclamation proved himself king with a scintillating display, Soviet Song lost nothing in defeat and remains queen of the milers.

Fanshawe this morning said: “Soviet Song has been out in her paddock enjoying a pick of grass this morning, and she is absolutely fine.

“She ran a wonderful race and did us all proud, but, though I entered her for the Jacques le Marois yesterday, she is unlikely to run there.

“The Breeders’ Cup Mile could be her long-term target, and beforehand the options are the QE11 and Sun Chariot Stakes, which are on consecutive week-ends in Newmarket, and then the Matron Stakes in Ireland.

“The Sun Chariot is worth about the same as the QE11 this year, but going for the QE11 would give us an extra week.”

Race One: Lillie Langtry Fillies Stakes
Winner’s Quotes:


What better way to start Ladies Day than with a winner for a female trainer, and Lady Herries, who flew the flag for the fairer sex in the opening Group Three Lillie Langtry Stakes, produced the perfect result when winning with Tartouche.

Jimmy Fortune rode an enterprising race on Bowstring and tried to poach an unassailable lead running down the hill, but Seb Sanders always had him in his sights and reeled in the leader in the last quarter-mile, winning by a comfortable length from Without A Trace.

Sanders, who promptly deposed Robert Winston as favourite for the Jockeys’ Championship when being shortened to 6-4 with Paddy Power who go 13/8 about Robert Winston and 7/4 Jamie Spencer, breathed a sigh of relief as he dismounted.

He explained: “Lady Herries was worried about the ground, but I assured her that everything would be fine, and she said that if I was sunk without trace it would be my fault.

“It looked for a few strides as if Jimmy might have slipped the field, but I was determined to play to my filly’s strength.

“She always knows where the winning post is, and in the end I have got to the front too soon. I was hoping that Jimmy stayed in front longer.

“Tartouche got the trip well and handled the conditions well. The ground is soft but it has started to dry out.”

Lady Herries dispelled thoughts that she might take Tartouche out to Australia for the Melbourne Cup - “I have taken a couple of horses out there and they both came back lame” - but, having recently turned down a substantial offer for the four-year-old, she had a smile on her face the size of the Isle of Wight!



Jockeys who rode in the opening race reported that the ground was still soft, though some of them felt that the morning sun and breeze was beginning to dry it out.

Mick Kinane (Rave Reviews), Jimmy Fortune (Bowstring) and Richard Hills (Asawer) reported that the going is “still soft”, but Shane Kelly (Simonda) regarded it as “just soft.”

Martin Dwyer (Without A Trace) said that it was “a bit better and starting to dry out,” and Neil Callan (Astrocharm) considered it to be “getting drier and a bit sticky.”



Although Adrian Nicholls was not overly impressed with the instructions from his father Dandy to go to the far side of the track on Fire Up The Band in the Group Three (registered as the King George Stakes), he did what he was told and was pleased that he did in the end.

“I was worried that I might lose too much ground crossing over there,” he said afterwards, “but clearly it was the right thing to do.

“Having decided to go over there, I had hoped that I would be able to get right over to the far rail, but I couldn’t quite manage that as he wasn’t doing a lot for me.

“But he was going pretty fast and though I knew that the runner-up (The Tatling) was finishing very strongly, I was sure that I would hold on.”

Which indeed Fire Up The Band did, beating The Tatling by a neck and next time out may be the VCbet Nunthorpe Stakes at York next month.

The credit for issuing orders to go to the far side does not strictly belong to Dandy Nicholls, either, as he was the first to admit.

“Mark Leatham, who has horses with me, walked the course before racing and told me that the ground was definitely faster up the far rail and that we should go across there.”

Leatham explained: “I had time to kill after the draw for the (Vodafone) Stewards’ Cup, where I had been representing Richard Fahey, so I decided to walk the course and had no doubt that the ground was faster over there. So I told Dandy and he told Adrian and it all worked out like we hoped.”

Fire Up The Band was one of three runners who went to the far side from the start, the others being Castelletto and Night Prospector, who finished fourth and sixth respectively, so those who opted for high stalls in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup for Saturday will have been pleased by this result.

Race Two: Audi Stakes
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Milton Bradley reflected on what might have been after his evergreen stable-star The Tatling had run his heart out in the Audi King George Stakes, only to be beaten a neck by Fire Up The Band.

Bradley said: “Without his 5lb penalty, The Tatling would have run out a good winner, and I feel sorry for the horse.

“He is so consistent, and it’s amazing that he has not won the sprinter of the year award before now.

“Some sprinters win one day and are out with the washing the next, but our fellow never runs a bad race. He is so consistent, and Ryan (Moore) is adamant that he is now right back to his best.”

Asked why The Tatling had been slow to find his form this season, Bradley added: “It took him a long time to get over his trip to Hong Kong last December, and we won’t be going back there.

“Next stop will be the Nunthorpe, and after that we will have another day out in Paris for the Prix de l’Abbaye.”

Race Three: Lady O Goodwood Cup
Winner’s Quotes:


Distinction clinched another trip Down Under when justifying 11-4 favouritism with a gritty success in the Group Two Lady O Goodwood Cup.

Mick Kinane committed Distinction fully three and a half furlongs from home, but Mark Johnston’s Golden Quest, who had won here on Tuesday, proved a persistent thorn in the side of the “jolly” throughout the final 200 yards, and Sir Michael Stoute’s giant-sized six-year-old had to dig deep to repel the challenge by half a length. The rest were eight lengths and more adrift.

Kinane said: “Distinction is a real Melbourne Cup horse. He ran well in the race last year, finishing sixth after coming from a long way back, and I would love to ride him out there.

“I know my way around Flemington (Kinane won the Cup on Vintage Crop) and you need a horse that travels. This fellow fits the bill, and he’d have one hell of a chance.”

Asked how the race had gone, Kinane added: “I knew he’d stay and he was going so well that I did not want to break his rhythm, so I let him flow along.

“However, it seemed a long way home from the furlong-pole. Golden Quest took a lot of shaking off, but Distinction has loads of guts and in the last five yards he found a little extra.”

Harry Herbert, brainchild behind the Highclere Thoroughbreds, whose Orangery Syndicate owns Distinction, said: “It is simply unbelievable. He is such a brave horse, but, while Mick did the right thing in kicking three furlongs out, it was a long time out in front.

“He is brave, strong and has proved that he goes on any ground. Distinction is so versatile - he showed that he can handle the firm when runner-up in the Ascot Gold Cup, and now he has done it in the soft.”

Syndicate members refer to Distinction as Big D.

Confirming that Distinction will have a second crack at “the race that stops a nation” on the first Tuesday in November, Stoute said: “We were worried about the ground because he goes so well on firm ground. I know it was soft in Melbourne, but this is a different type of soft.

“He is certainly a suitable type for the Melbourne Cup as he proved last year- he just got a little bit far back which was unfortunate. He came out of the race with a lot of credit and deserves to have another shot.”

Paddy Power make him a 12-1 chance to pull it off in Australia.



Golden Quest, who won here earlier in the week, is favourite for next month’s totesport Ebor Handicap at York after his gallant half-length second to favourite Distinction in the Lady O Goodwood Cup. The sponsors and VCbet both have him at the top of the market at 8-1, from 14-1 in both cases. Paddy Power were even more impressed in put him in a point shorter.

“I was a bit worried about running a horse rated 99, as he is, against this opposition at these weights, but he has run a great race and I am delighted,” said Mark Johnston. “It was a good trial for the Ebor - it was a good trial for anything.

“I expect that the Ebor will be next and, though I shall enter him for the Melbourne Cup on Monday, I am less keen on that race than I used to be and we have worked out that the whole trip costs about £70,000. If you get a high enough rating to get in there, you are almost certain to be asked to races like the Japan Cup and Dubai and Hong Kong, and those are invitations.

“Two furlongs out I thought he was beaten, then a furlong out I felt that he might catch Distinction, and would gradually wear him down but in the end they both seemed to flatten a bit at the same time and he could not quite get there.”

John Dunlop was encouraged by the effort of Millenary, who was beaten eight lengths into third but still put up his best show of the season.

“That was encouraging,” he said. “Last year he often travelled so well in his races and here he was doing the same for a long way until he came off the bridle about two furlongs out and did not really get home. But I was pleased by that and I expect the Lonsdale Stakes at York will be his next run.

“As far as I can tell he is still enjoying it all; certainly in all his work at home he is still showing plenty of enthusiasm, which is quite something in view of the fact that he is eight years old and still an entire horse.”

ladbrokes.com HANDICAP


“He is good, there is no doubt about that,” said William Muir firmly after Enforcer had come from some way off the pace two furlongs from home to
win the £100,000 ladbrokes.com Handicap by half a length.

“And I think that may be the biggest prize I have won,” the trainer added. “I think that this was worth more than the Bunbury Cup which I won last season.

“When this horse ran at Royal Ascot at York the ground was terrible and he was nearly brought down. He came back with a bad cut under his joint and I could not train him for 10 days, so when he ran at Newmarket last time I told Martin (Dwyer) that I might have had to leave him a bit short.

“I don’t know if that was the reason for him running disappointingly then, but it may also have been a factor that nothing which came from the back did any good in that race. Then again it might have been a confidence thing after the unhappy time at York, I don’t really know.

“I think that he is worth trying in Listed races now. Why not ? Let’s have a go. He’s won on going from soft to good to firm and he has a great turn of foot, as he showed there.”

Race Four: ladbrokes.com Heritage Handicap
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Brian Ellison has the totesport Cambridgeshire at Newmarket in October in mind for Ashkal Way, who, having looked all over a winner entering the final furlong of the ladbrokes.com Heritage Handicap, was swallowed up by the whirlwind finish of Enforcer and beaten half a length.

The trainer, delighted by how well Ashkal Way ran from a pound out of the handicap, said: “Adrian (McCarthy) got there too soon, but he was left there when the leader ‘died’ and had no option.

“It was the same story at Newmarket last time, but he travels so well, and, though Enforcer looked like winning a couple of lengths when he swept past, we were coming back at him at the end and might have got back up in another 50 yards.

“He is versatile enough to win over a mile to a mile and a quarter, so the Cambridgeshire could be his race.”

Race Five: De Boer Handicap
Winner’s Quotes:


Malton trainer Richard Fahey is enjoying the delights of Galway, but a pre-race telephone conversation with Jimmy Quinn gave the jockey every reason to be confident about 20-1 shot Tagula Sunrise in the De Boer Handicap, and they duly obliged.

Quinn said: “Richard was very confident and told me that on this soft ground this filly would take a lot of beating, and he has been proved right.

“I did not fire into the race that quickly and they went off very quick, but between the two and one-furlong poles we started to get into the race and, when I saw the split, I thought ‘take it and pray that you don’t knock anybody over’. And everything worked out great.”

Mel Roberts, whose part-owner David Knaggs had to cry off because he was having his wisdom teeth removed, said: “I could tell that Jimmy had a full tank of petrol, but it was just a case of whether the gaps would come.

“Thankfully, they did, and Tagula Sunrise is a several pounds better filly on this ground.”



“She has run very well and it is a bit disappointing that after she has beaten all the fancied horses, she is beaten by an outsider like that,” said Sylvester Kirk after Salamanca had been touched off by 20-1 Tagula Sunrise in the de Boers Handicap.

“Still, it is nice to see her running as well as she is and I am sure that the ground is a vital factor for her.

“It is tempting to think that when she has run badly on faster ground that she has lost her form, but it is simply a question of the ground.

“She is rated on 89 at the moment and I expect that she will go back up to 92 or 93 after that, so we may start looking to find a little Listed race for her. It would be nice to get some black type and the going really is the key.”


Pat Dobbs was suspended for a day for causing interference through careless riding on Kings Quay to Babe McCool in the ladbrokes.com Handicap. The ban is on August 8.



Deveron, trained by Clive Brittain for Saif Ali and a promising second on her debut at Newmarket earlier in the month, put the experience of that debut to good use when holding Innocent Air through the final furlong of the EBF New Ham Maiden Stakes.

“She is a nice, uncomplicated filly who is easy to ride and will be a better filly next year,” said winning rider Kerrin McEvoy after Deveron had led almost from start to finish.”

Jonathan Mills, racing manager to the winner’s owner, had been very impressed with Deveron’s first run. “She was racing all by herself on the stands’ side. The time was good and the form of the race is working out well,” he said.

“I don’t know what will happen with her now, but obviously Clive and Saif will have a chat and start to make some plans for her.”

John Gosden, trainer of runner-up Innocent Air, said: “She ran well first time out at Lingfield and I hade hoped she would win today, but the other filly had the rails, which is always a help and she proved just too strong. Now we will look for a mile maiden.”

Race Seven: Albert EBF Classified Stakes

Winner’s Quotes:


St Petersburg, who justified 100-30 favouritism when powering away for a two lengths success in the closing Albert Classified Stakes, will stay overnight at the racecourse stables in readiness to attempt a bold double in the totesport Mile here tomorrow.

Tompkins, who will also saddle top-weight Babodana in the £150,000 handicap, confessed that he would have been surprised if St Petersburg had been beaten.

He said: “I was never in any doubt that he would win and, while the mile will suit him better than this seven furlongs, it will obviously be a lot tougher tomorrow with a 3lb penalty in that hot race, especially from the two draw.

“St Petersburg has been a wonderful servant. He only cost me 4,000gns as a yearling and he has now won more than £60,000 in prize money.

“There were excuses for his last two runs - he slipped coming out of the stalls at York and then ran too free on the far side in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket - and the softer ground today was certainly a help.

“Once Neil Callan got him running in the straight I knew he would do the business - it would be nice to think that Eddie Ahern will do likewise tomorrow, but he is a smashing horse who owes us nothing.”

1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 2 2 3
Joe Fanning 2 1 3
Martin Dwyer 2 1 -
Mick Kinane 2 - -
Adrian Nicholls 2 - -
Seb Sanders 2 - -
John Egan 1 1 1
Steve Drowne 1 1 -
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 -
Neil Callan 1 - 1
Kerrin McEvoy 1 - 1
Alan Munro 1 - 1
Richard Quinn 1 - 1
Jimmy Quinn 1 - -
Philip Robinson 1 - -
Richard Hughes - 3 1
Eddie Ahern - 3 -
Richard Hills - 2 1
Jimmy Fortune - 1 1
Ryan Moore - 1 1
Travis Block - 1 -
Graham Gibbons - 1 -
Sam Hitchcott - 1 -
Adrian McCarthy - 1 -
Frankie McDonald - - 2
Michael Hills - - 1
Darryll Holland - - 1
Niall McCullagh - - 1
Jamie Spencer - - 1

1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 2 1 4
David Nicholls 2 - -
David Elsworth 1 2 -
Ed Dunlop 1 2 -
John Dunlop 1 1 2
Clive Brittain 1 - 1
William Muir 1 - 1
Jeremy Noseda 1 - 1
Mark Tompkins 1 - 1
David Barker 1 - -
Patrick Chamings 1 - -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
Nicky Henderson 1 - -
Lady Herries 1 - -
Terry Mills 1 - -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Gerard Butler - 2 -
John Gosden - 2 -
Milton Bradley - 1 -
Mick Channon - 1 -
Brian Ellison - 1 -
James Fanshawe - 1 -
Richard Hannon - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Eoghan O’Neill - 1 -
Amanda Perrett - 1 -
John Quinn - 1 -
Barry Hills - - 2
Gary Moore - - 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE - - 2
Michael Dods - - 1
Rod Millman - - 1
Jamie Poulton - - 1
Patrick Prendergast IRE - - 1
Brooke Sanders - - 1

1 Mark Johnston 245 points
2 John Dunlop 155 points
3= David Elsworth 120 points
Ed Dunlop 120 points


Today’s on-course totepool cash betting turnover came to £623,654 (£659,427 in 2004).


The official going was changed to SOFT, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES from SOFT after the second race.


The going remains


There was half a millimetre of rain after 8am this morning and nothing overnight.

Seamus Buckley, clerk of the course, said: “The going stick reading today is 7.5, up from 7 yesterday.

“This indicates that the course has dried out slightly and also takes into account the lovely fresh strip of ground that has not been used for five weeks which we have opened up on the far rail from the the three furlong marker to the finishing line.

“I am looking forward to another exciting day’s racing and the forecast is more hopeful, predicting the possibility of brighter spells.”

The safety factor for Saturday’ big handicap, the £100,000 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, has been reduced to 28 from 30, due the new stalls which are in operation at Goodwood this year. The stalls are slightly wider than their predecessors.


Sir Mark Prescott’s horses, having had what is now their customary late introduction to the season, have been running into form, and though the stable’s older horses have not yet done as well as the two-year-olds, there is every confidence that Comic Strip can strike a blow for the senior generation in the ladbrokes.com handicap (4.0)

Coral report him as the best backed horse of the day as he bids to extend his run of four wins on the trot at the end of last term and have brought him in from 11-4 to 9-4, while totesport say that almost every telephone call this morning was for him and they now have the gelding at 9-4 from 100-30.

But in spite of all this he is not unopposed, as totesport have also had good money for Dansili Dancer, whose odds have been cut from 12-1 to 9-1.

Dansili Dancer has also been in demand with Paddy Power, where he is at 10-1 from 12-1, and the same firm report money for Babe Maccool, who has been trimmed by a point from 11-1.

There has been plenty of money about for Bahamian Pirate and Indian Maiden in the Audi Stakes (2.50) with totesport and Coral trimming the former from 6-1 to 5-1 and VC Bet to half a point longer from the same opening price.

There has also been support across the board for Indian Maiden, who has been brought in from 9-1 to 6-1 by VC Bet, from 15-2 to 11-2 by totesport and from 8-1 to 13-2 by Coral, while Moss Vale has been in demand with Paddy Power, who have cut him by half a point to 7-2.

totesport have also been doing business over Lost Soldier Three in the Lady O Goodwood Cup (3.25), and have brought him in from 9-2 to 7-2, while Paddy Power have cut him to the same price from their opening 4-1.

In tomorrow’s totesport mile the sponsors have Cesare as their clear favourite at 3-1, with Pedrillo at 9-2, Elliots World a 9-1 chance and 12-1 bar.

Dandy Nicholls’ brace of Lafi and Gift Horse hold clear sway at the top of the lists for Saturday’s Vodafone Stewards’ Cup. totesport have them both at 11-2 and they are the only horses in single figures, as the next two in their list are Mutawaffer at 11-1 and Mecca’s Mate, who is a point longer. They then go 14-1 bar.


Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m 6f. Weights: 3yo 8st 7lb; 4yo+ 9st 7lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group Two race 5lb; of a Group One race 7lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 14lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 TARTOUCHE (Lady Herries And Friends) Lady Herries 4- 9-07 Seb Sanders [2] 7-2
2 WITHOUT A TRACE (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3- 8-07 Martin Dwyer [7] 5-1
3 ASTROCHARM (Mystic Meg Ltd) Mark Tompkins 6- 9-07 Neil Callan [3] 9-1
4 RAVE REVIEWS (Prince A Faisal) John Dunlop 4- 9-07 Mick Kinane [6]
5 SIMONDA (S Tindall) Amanda Perrett 4- 9-07 Shane Kelly [1]
6 BOWSTRING (Sangster Family & Sue Magnier) John Gosden 4- 9-07 Jimmy Fortune [4]
7 TARANDOT (Norcroft Park Stud) George Margarson 4- 9-07 Adrian McCarthy [9]
8 ASAWER (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3- 8-07 Richard Hills [5]

8 ran Non-runners: No 1 Mazuna (ground) and No 9 Natalie Jane (ground)
Time: 3min 7.81sec Dist: 1, 2, 3, 3/4, 1, 8, 26
Breeder: Angmering Park Stud
Breeding: b f Pursuit Of Love - Megan’s Flight (Welsh Pageant)
Tote Win: £4.60 Places: £1.50; £1.40; £2.50 Exacta: £19.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Herries, Lady Anne Elizabeth
Date of Birth 12/6/38 Date of first flat licence:1986 Previous Occupation: Held a NH permit Major wins include: French Derby (1995 Celtic Swing) Coronation Cup (1989 Sheriff's Star), Grand Prix de St Cloud (1989 Sheriff's Star), Aral Pokal (1994 River North), Racing Post Trophy (1994 Celtic Swing), King Edward VII (1988 Sheriff's Star), Great Voltigeur (1988 Sheriff's Star), Sagaro Stakes (1994 Safety in Numbers), Prix Gladiateur
Horses in training (1988-2005):22:26:30:22:22:22:41:73:81:71:72:57:32:25:31:26:25:27 Wins This Year: Trains at Angmering Park, West Sussex First Goodwood winner: Santi Sana (August 23, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 18 (5 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Sanders, Sebastian Date of birth: 25/9/71 First winner: Band On The Run (Pontefract, Whitelane Apprentice Series Stakes, June 12, 1990) Major wins include: Chester Vase (2005 Hattan), Dahlia Stakes (2004 Beneventa), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2004 Bachelor Duke), July Cup (Compton Place 1997), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Oak Tree Stakes (2002 Desert Alchemy), Palace House Stakes (2003 Needwood Blade), Royal Lodge Stakes (1997 Teapot Row), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (2004 Pivotal Point) Wins (1991-2004): 2,10,7,23,61*,97,105,82,90,80,83,123,101,165 *champion apprentice First Goodwood win: Hi-Aud (Jacob’s Bakery Nursery, September 30, 1994) Goodwood winners: 36 (12 at July Meeting) Royal Ascot wins: (2) Wokingham Handicap (1995 Astrac), Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (2004 Wunderwood) Background: appointed stable jockey to Sir Mark Prescott at beginning of 2004 campaign. Wins This Year: 81


Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 5f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Three race 5lb; of a Group Two race 8lb; of a Group One race 10lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750

1 FIRE UP THE BAND (P Crane, A Barker & S Short) David Nicholls 6- 9-00 Adrian Nicholls [13] 10-1
2 THE TATLING (Dab Hand Racing) Milton Bradley 8- 9-05 Ryan Moore [7] 9-1
3 MOSS VALE (John Grant & Cheveley Park Stud) Barry Hills 4- 9-00 Kieren Fallon [4] 3-1fav
4 CASTELLETTO (Poonawalla Racing Partnership) Richard Hannon 3- 8-07 Darryll Holland [11]
5 MECCA'S MATE (David Metcalfe) David Barker 4- 8-11 Fergal Lynch [2]
6 NIGHT PROSPECTOR (Pietro Addis) David Feek 5- 9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [12]
7 TOURNEDOS (Vimal Khosla) John Akehurst 3- 8-10 Simon Whitworth [10]
8 INDIAN MAIDEN (Chris Scott & Peter Hall) Malcolm Saunders 5- 8-11 Ted Durcan [5]
9 MALTESE FALCON (Christopher Wright) Paul Cole 5- 9-00 Neil Callan [9]
10 BALI ROYAL (Roger O’Callaghan) Tommy Stack IRE 7- 8-11 Wayne Lordan [3]
11 BAHAMIAN PIRATE (Lucayan Stud) David Nicholls 10- 9-00 Seb Sanders [6]
12 BLUE DAKOTA (A Nolan, Mrs J Ryan, Mrs P Duffin) Jeremy Noseda 3- 8-10 Mick Kinane [1]

12 ran Non-runner: No 11 Obe Gold (ground) Time: 58.52sec Dist: nk, 1, 1, 3/4, 1/2, nk, 2 1/2, 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 5, 12
Breeder: Miss A Rawding & P Crane Breeding: b g Prince Sabo - Green Supreme (Primo Dominie)
Tote Win: £7.90 Places: £2.50; £3.40; £1.60 Exacta: £57.70

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: 26 (16 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 50

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: 13 (7 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 42

Class 1, Group Two, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 2m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 2lb; fillies 7st 13lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Two race 3lb; of a Group One race 5lb (races won at 2yo 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 DISTINCTION (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd) Sir Michael Stoute 6- 9-05 Mick Kinane [2] 11-4fav
2 GOLDEN QUEST (Syndicate 2002) Mark Johnston 4- 9-05 Joe Fanning [8] 8-1
3 MILLENARY (L Neil Jones) John Dunlop 8- 9-08 Richard Quinn [6] 8-1
4 LOCHBUIE (Mollers Racing) Geoff Wragg 4- 9-05 John Egan [4]
5 DANCING BAY (Elite Racing Club) Nicky Henderson 8- 9-05 Jamie Spencer [10]
6 HEARTHSTEAD WINGS (Hearthstead Homes Ltd) Mark Johnston 3- 8-02 Willie Supple [1]
7 TUNGSTEN STRIKE (John Connolly) Amanda Perrett 4- 9-05 Shane Kelly [3]
8 LOST SOLDIER THREE (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 4- 9-05 Kieren Fallon [9]
9 WINGED D'ARGENT (Daniel Couper) Mark Johnston 4- 9-05 Philip Robinson [7]
10 SHABERNAK (Thurloe Thoroughbreds VII) Michael Bell 6- 9-05 Richard Hughes [5]

10 ran Time: 3min 29.56sec Dist: 1/2, 8, 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, nk, 2 1/2, 5, 27 Breeder: Orpendale & Minch Bloodstock Breeding: b g Danehill - Ivy Leaf (Nureyev) Tote Win: £3.50 Places: £1.60; £2.50; £2.70Exacta: £30.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Classic wins: (13) 1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Vodafone Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light), Vodafone Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite) Other big race wins:Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish Derby (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist, 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1992 Saddler’s Hall, 1993 Opera House, 1997 Singspiel, 2000 Daliapour), Dubai World Cup (Singspiel 1997), 1998 Lovers Knot), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 1997 Pilsudski), Sussex Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady; 1989 Zilzal; 1998 Among Men), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1985 Shadeed; 1987 Milligram; 1989 Zilzal), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1981 Shergar; 1993 Opera House, 2002 Golan), Juddmonte International Stakes (1993 & 1994 Ezzoud; 1997 Singspiel), Yorkshire Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia; 1985 Sally Brown; 1986 Untold; 1990 Hellenic; 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka, 2002 and 2003 Islington), July Cup (1981 Marwell; 1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1986 Green Desert; 1987 Ajdal), Fillies’ Mile (1985 Untold), Cheveley Park Stakes (1980 Marwell; 1994 Gay Gallanta; 2000 Regal Rose), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1977 Temple First, 1984 Optimistic Lass, 1990 Kartajana, 1994 Hawajiss, 2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed) Wins in a season (1984-2004):96:120:76:105:99:116:78:83:74:65:109:73:73:84:79:81:91:75:104:115:87 Horses in training (1985-2005):145:142:142:170:186:191:n\a:171:147:157 :159:159:162:162:173:190:185:181:190:184:189 Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 7 times (1981,1986,1989,1994,1997, 2000, 2003) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins This Year: 55 First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 120 (57 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include:Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo, 2005 Alamshar), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway),Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes (1998 Among Men, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Proclamation), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Wins in Britain 1992-2004: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9 First Goodwood win: Allez Cyrano (Kinrara H’cap, July 28, 1994) Goodwood winners: 19 (15 at July Meeting) Wins in Britain This Year: 18


4.00pm THE ladbrokes.com HERITAGE HANDICAP
Class 2, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo, 1m 1f 192yds. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 4lb; of a Class 1,2 or 3 race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500

1 ENFORCER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 3- 8-09 Martin Dwyer [10] 6-1
2 ASHKAL WAY (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 3- 7-12 Adrian McCarthy [5] 10-1
3 BEST PROSPECT (Karen Pratt) Michael Dods 3-7-10(inc1lbow) Frankie McDonald (3) [3] 20-1
4 COMIC STRIP (Neil Greig - Osborne House) Sir Mark Prescott 3- 9-07 Seb Sanders [4] 2-1fav
5 DANSILI DANCER (The Troupers) Clive Cox 3- 8-06(inc1lbow) Jamie Spencer [6]
6 ALAMIYAN (H H Aga Khan) Sir Michael Stoute 3- 8-05 Mick Kinane [8]
7 KINGS QUAY (J May) Richard Hannon 3- 9-05 Pat Dobbs [11]
8 HALLHOO (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3- 9-00 Ted Durcan [7]
9 CHEERLEADER (Sheikh Mohammed) Michael Jarvis 3- 8-04 Philip Robinson [2]
10 BABE MACCOOL (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 3- 7-13 Jimmy Quinn [9]
11 PRIME NUMBER (A Spence) Gerard Butler 3- 7-13(inc1lbow) Chris Catlin [1]
11 ran Time: 2min 9.29sec Dist: 1/2, 3, 2, nk, 4, 1, 4, 1, nk, 8
Breeder: Mrs H Raw Breeding: b c Efisio - Tarneem (Zilzal)
Tote Win: £7.80 Places: £2.50; £3.60; £6.10 Exacta: £110.80

Winning trainer:- Name: Muir, William R Born: May 3, 1958 Background: Previously worked Pat Taylor and Fulke Johnson Houghton First trainer’s licence: 1990 Trains at Linkslade, Wantage Road, Lambourn, Berks Horses in training (1995-2005): 39, 50, 72,71,78,78,75,59,53,47,47 Wins in a season (1993-2004): 13: 21: 28: 36: 40: 40:26:28:26:20:26:20 Major wins: King George Stakes (1997 Averti); Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness); ladbrokes.com Handicap (2005 Enforcer) First Goodwood winner: Wild Honour (July 30, 1991) Goodwood wins: 17 (4 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:Bunbury Cup (2004 Material Witness), Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Cheshire Oaks (2002 Shadow Dancing), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance); Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Goodwood Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Jockey Club Cup (2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Newmarket Stakes (2002 Highdown), Predominate Stakes (2003 High Accolade, 2004 Manyana), Princess Elizabeth Stakes (2001 Sheppard’s Watch), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (2002 Highdown), Royal Lodge Stakes (2003 Snow Ridge), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2005 Sir Percy) Wins 1993-2004: 1; 6; 6; 36; 57; 46; 36; 61; 65; 104; 90; 82 Other Details: Married to daughter of trainer William Muir First Goodwood winner: Ivory’s Dawn (Ambrose Harcourt’s Heart and Soul Handicap, June 13, 1997) Goodwood wins: 33 winners (6 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 46


Class 2, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo rated 81-100, 7f. Minimum weight: 8st. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1 TAGULA SUNRISE (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey 3- 8-02 Jimmy Quinn [16] 20-1
2 SALAMANCA (Wood Street Syndicate) Sylvester Kirk 3- 8-11 Steve Drowne [18] 13-2
3 SPIRIT OF FRANCE (A Spence) Mark Johnston 3- 8-12 Joe Fanning [15] 8-1
4 KENMORE (John Grant) Barry Hills 3- 8-12 Michael Hills [12]
5 KING MARJU (Bryan Fry) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3- 9-02 Kieren Fallon [5] 5-1fav
6 SAFARI SUNSET (Peter Winkworth) Peter Winkworth 3- 9-00 Paul Doe [7]
7 CAPABLE GUEST (John Guest) Mick Channon 3- 9-05 Ted Durcan [13]
8 GIFTED GAMBLE (Margaret’s Partnership) Kevin Ryan 3- 9-03 Neil Callan [1]
9 OCEAN GIFT (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3- 8-02 John Egan [9]
10 INGLETON (Gillespie Brothers) Gary Moore 3- 8-07 Ryan Moore [8]
11 COUP D'ETAT (Mrs Dan Abbott (Susan Abbott Racing) John Dunlop 3- 8-13 Richard Quinn [11]
12 LOOKS COULD KILL (It’s A Breeze) Gerard Butler 3- 8-07 Eddie Ahern [2]
13 BENTLEY'S BUSH (Off Trak Partnership) Richard Hannon 3- 9-02 Richard Hughes [14]
14 DON PELE (Pedro Rosas) Sylvester Kirk 3- 9-02 Jimmy Fortune [6]
15 BLACK VELVET (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning 3- 8-10 Martin Dwyer [3]

15 ran Non-runners: No 2 Viking Spirit (ground), No 8 Tax Free (ground) and No 11 Sea Hunter (ground)
Time: 1min 29.37sec Dist: 1/2, 1 3/4, 3/4, nk, 1 1/2, nk, 1 3/4, 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, sh, 7, 2
Breeder: Thomas Doherty
Breeding: ch f Tagula - Lady From Limerick (Rainbows For Life)
Tote Win: £25.40 Places: £5.30; £2.90; £3.10 Exacta: £130.00

Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard
Date of birth: 2/2/66 Riding career: Approximately 100 winners Date of first licence: 1993 Trains at Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Horses in training (1995-2005): 18, 24, 32, 53, 44, 51, 48, 60, 85, 98, 92 Wins (1993-2004): 1, 2, 7, 11, 25, 20, 26, 38, 26, 46, 50, 77 Big Race Wins: Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear) Total Goodwood Wins: 6 (4 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 50

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, James Anthony. Date of birth: 20/5/67 Apprenticeship: Apprentice school in Ireland. Served with John Oxx for a year, and Pat Rohan between 1984-87 First winner: Tarleton (Ayr, March 25, 1984) Major wins include: Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), Lincoln Handicap (1992 High Low), Tote International (2003 New Seeker)
Wins (1987-2004): 14,23,19,31,32,48,73,43,56,73,61,58,77,35,31,101,49,72
First Goodwood win: USA Dollar (Longley Construction H’cap, June 29, 1990) Goodwood winners: 25 (5 at July Meeting) Wins this year: 46

Class 2, £15,000 Added. For 2yo fillies which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,725; 2nd: £3,300; 3rd: £1,650; 4th: £825

1 DEVERON (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 2- 8-11 Kerrin McEvoy [4] 4-1
2 INNOCENT AIR (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2- 8-11 Richard Hughes [5] 15-2
3 ALEXANDROVA (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 8-11 Kieren Fallon [3] 6-4fav
4 IN DUBAI (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2- 8-11 Martin Dwyer [12]
5 STAGE FLIGHT (Racegoers Club Owners Group) Brian Meehan 2- 8-11 Jimmy Fortune [2]
6 BEST LADY (Mrs E Roberts) Barry Hills 2- 8-11 Michael Hills [7]
7 FEAR TO TREAD (Robin Scully) John Dunlop 2- 8-11 Richard Quinn [8]
8 PERSIAN EXPRESS (D James) Barry Hills 2- 8-11 Philip Robinson [10]
9 YOU CALL THAT ART (Frankie O’Connor) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Pat Dobbs [11]
10 MISSOULA (Pollards Bloodstock) Mark Tompkins 2- 8-11 Neil Callan [1]
11 BINT AL HAMMOUR (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2- 8-11 Tony Culhane [9]
11 ran Non-runner: No 10 Shamila (ground)

Time: 1min 29.94sec Dist: 1/2, 2, hd, 1 1/4, 5, nk, 1 1/4, sh, 15, 6
Breeder: Dr Kramer & Cozzene Syndicate Breeding: br f Cozzene - Cruisie (Assert)
Tote Win: £5.50 Places: £2.10; £2.20; £1.20 Exacta: £38.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Brittain, Clive Edward Born: Calne, Wiltshire, 15/12/33 Date of first licence: 1972 First winner: Vedvyas, Doncaster, April 1, 1972 Previous Occupation: Joined Sir Noel Murless as stable lad in 1949 British Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles,1993 Sayyedati); 2000 Guineas (1991 Mystiko); Vodafone Oaks (1992 User Friendly), St Leger (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Champion Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Chester Vase (1995 Luso, 2003 Dutch Gold, 2005 Hattan), Cheveley Park Stakes (1992 Sayyedati), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Falmouth Stakes (1992 Gussy Marlowe), German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1993 User Friendly), Hong Kong International Vase (1997 Luso); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Italian Derby (1991 Hailsham, 1995 Luso), Japan Cup (1986 Jupiter Island), Juddmonte International (1991 Terimon), Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (1999 Teggiano); Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Nell Gwyn Stakes(1998 Cloud Castle), Prix Jacques Le Marois (1993 Sayyedati), Prix Jean Prat (1988 Lapierre), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Sussex Stakes (1995 Sayyedati), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 and 2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1992 User Friendly) Wins in a season(1983-2004):45:33:51:39:38:40:36:42:53: 63:37 :37:51:35:26: 23:40:27:28:31:41:28 Horses in training (1972-2005): 37;57; 71; 84; 81; 108; 81; 104; 104; 85; 92; 101;102:88:115:125:130:119:145:176:143:118 :124 :111:114:75:104:100:77:94:69:67:83:114 Wins this year: 18 First Goodwood winner: Grey Thunder (August 1, 1974 - Gordon Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 36 (13 at July Meeting)

Winning jockey:-Name: Kerrin McEvoy Born: Streaky Bay, Australia Background: Father Philip was a jockey - he hails from the fishing hamlet of Streaky Bay, six hours west of Adelaide in Australia. He has partnered winners worldwide, has ridden in Dubai for the past three winters and also in Hong Kong. Appointed number two rider behind Frankie Dettori for Godolphin in March 2004. Big Race Victories: St Leger (2004 rule Of Law), Grosser Preis von Baden (2004 Warrsan), Melbourne Cup (2000 Brew - second-youngest jockey to ever win Australia's premier race) First Ride In Britain: Realism, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, Freephone Stanleybet Flat vJump Jockeys Handicap, 3rd First Winner In Britain: Destination Dubai, Haydock, Saturday, May 1, 2004, stanleybet.com Maiden Stakes First Classic Ride In Britain: Sundrop, Sunday, May 2, 2004, Newmarket, UltimateBet.com 1000 Guineas (2nd) Wins in 2004: 44First Goodwood Win: Papineau (M-Real Conditions Stakes, May 19, 2004) Total Goodwood wins: 5 (2 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 32

Class 2, £20,000 added. For 3yo+ rated 0-95, which are EBF eligible. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 6lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,209; 2nd: £4,631; 3rd: £2,315.50; 4th: £1,052.50; 5th: £526.25; 6th: £315.75

1 ST PETERSBURG (P Heath) Mark Tompkins 5- 9-02 Neil Callan [9] 10/3fav
2 COMPTON'S ELEVEN (Pcm Racing) Mick Channon 4- 9-02 Sam Hitchcott [5] 11-2
3 MATERIAL WITNESS (M Caddy) William Muir 8- 9-02 Richard Hughes [1] 5-1
4 JOSEPH HENRY (John Brown & Megan Dennis) Mark Johnston 3- 8-09 Joe Fanning [7]
5 SERIEUX (Billy Hughes) David Nicholls 6- 9-02 Adrian Nicholls [8]
6 PRINCE TUM TUM (The International Carnival Partnership) Gerard Butler 5- 9-02 Eddie Ahern [4]
7 DORIC (Mr & Mrs D Gamble) Brian Ellison 4- 9-02 Jimmy Fortune [2]
8 PRINCE OF THEBES (N Harris/Dr E Harris/Miss M Green) Andrew Balding 4- 9-02 Martin Dwyer [6]
9 DRAMATICUS (Derek & Jean Clee) Bryn Palling 3- 8-09 Tony Culhane [3]
9 ran
Time: 1min 29.39sec Dist: 2, 1, nk, 1, hd, hd, 1 3/4, 17
Breeder: Kirtlington Stud Ltd
Breeding: ch g Polar Falcon - First Law (Primo Dominie)
Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £1.80; £2.00; £2.20 Exacta: £26.60

Winning trainer:-Name: Tompkins, Mark Harding Number of horses in training (1983-2005): 34:46:35:57:49:57:71:98:98:93:72:74:76:65:75:65:69:75:58:60:62:62:76 Date of Birth: 7/4/51;Date of first licence: 1979; Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Walter Wharton, Willie Musson and Ryan Jarvis Wins in a season (1982-2004):12:17:13:17:19:24:16:44:46:42;42:28:35:23:23:26:24:21:10:40:32:28:34
Major wins include: St Leger (1993 Bob’s Return), Great Voltigeur Stakes (1993 Bob’s Return), Strensall Stakes (1996 Even Top), Lingfield Derby Trial (1993 Bob’s Return, 2003 Franklins Gardens) Trains at Flint Cottage Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk First Goodwood winner: Pokey’s Pride (July 29, 1989) Total Goodwood wins: 8 (3 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 22

Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Francis Born: July 6, 1978 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Hails from County Kildare. Rode for Willie Fitzpatrick at The Curragh before joining Karl Burke in February 1998 as a work-rider on a six-month contract. After two months Burke suggested he should take out a British licence. Spent the winter of 1998 in Dubai. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Sunday Special Handicap (1998 Raise A Prince), Vodafone Fillies’ Stakes (2004 Astrocharm), Portland Handicap (2004 Halmahera) Wins (1998-2004): 29,56,80,38,52,52,126 Wins This Year: 109 Other details: champion apprentice in 1999, champion all-weather jockey 2000 and 2003 First Goodwood winner: Tarxien (Horseracing Abroad H’cap, June 26, 1998) Goodwood winners: 4 (2 at July Meeting)

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