GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY JULY 29
VODAFONE NASSAU STAKES PREVIEW
Sir Michael Stoute is hoping to enhance his already impressive training record in the Group One Vodafone Nassau Stakes tomorrow with one-time classic hope Red Bloom.
First on target with Triple First in 1977, Stoute is the most successful trainer in this prestigious race, following up with Optimistic Lass, Kartajana, Hawajiss and taking the last three runnings with Islington, Russian Rhythm and Favourable Terms.
Like Russian Rhythm, Red Bloom carries the colours of the Cheveley Park Stud, and, though she has not fulfilled her juvenile potential, she did finish fourth in last year’s 1000 Guineas.
It was perhaps something of a gamble to keep Red Bloom in training at four, but she has won a Listed race at Pontefract and last time out chased home Alexander Goldrun in the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
Strictly on that form, Red Bloom is held by Alexander Goldrun, who was landing her third Group One victory and ran out a comfortable length and a half winner.
Jim Bolger, who won this race 19 years ago with Park Express, was delighted with his filly’s second to Soviet Song in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket last time, especially as a mile is probably short of her best.
Hazarista, only a length behind Red Bloom when fifth in Ireland, adds strength to the challenge of the older brigade, but the success of Favourable Terms 12 months ago ended a sequence of 11 successes for three-year-olds, and the younger generation again have a strong look about them.
Cassydora, who had looked such an exciting prospect when winning the Lingfield Oaks Trial, never fired in the real thing at Epsom but, together with doubtful runner Karen’s Caper, short-headed by Maids Causeway in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot at York before coming out best of her age group when finishing fourth in the Falmouth, John Dunlop’s filly commands the utmost respect, as does Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Penkenna Princess.
Virginia Waters, the 1000 Guineas winner, has been beaten three times since, in the Irish Guineas, the Vodafone Oaks and the Coronation Stakes, but has the assistance of Kieren Fallon in the saddle, while the David Elsworth-trained Something Exciting drops back in trip after finishing second in the Vodafone Oaks and fourth in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot at York.
The other three-year-olds lining up are the Mark Johnston-trained Secret History, Magical Romance from Brian Meehan’s yard, and Mick Channon’s Joint Aspiration plus Songerie trained by Sir Mark Prescott who is seeking his third Vodafone Nassau success.
LOOKING BACK AT THE MEETING SO FAR
Anyone tempted to think that Mick Kinane may be getting towards swansong time at the age of 46 should have been at Glorious Goodwood this week where the Irishman showed that his talent is increasing with age rather than diminishing.
His two wins, on Proclamation in the Group One Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes on Wednesday and on Distinction in yesterday’s Lady O Goodwood Cup were gained in totally different fashion.
Convinced that last year’s heroine Soviet Song was the big danger to Proclamation in the Sussex Stakes, Kinane tucked in last of the 12 runners, with the filly two places in front of him, as Ad Valorem made the running, until he made the race-winning move two furlongs from home.
Sweeping down the outside, Proclamation went past Soviet Song - and all the others - to take command before the final furlong, and though the filly chased him bravely through the last 200 yards, she was never quite going to get there.
Soviet Song, though, lost no caste in defeat and, with this fine effort following her success in the Child Stakes at Newmarket, she is keeping her form really well at the age of five.
Nor is it impossible that the pair will meet again at the end of the season, for though Soviet Song has the fillies’ options of the Matron and the Sun Chariot Stakes, she could also take an interest in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, a race which, along with the Breeders’ Cup Mile, could be on the agenda for Proclamation.
Distinction went to the front with three furlongs still to cover, earlier than had been planned, and held on well against the persistent challenge of Golden Quest, who had won here two days earlier. He will now have another crack at the Melbourne Cup, in which he ran well last year.
Looking ahead to next year, there was a fine display by Sir Percy in Wednesday’s Group Two Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes as he maintained his 100% record when fighting his way home to beat Cool Creek and Black Charmer. He was quoted at 25-1 for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. The 2004 running of the Vintage Stakes saw Shamardal beat Wilko and both have done well at Group One level since.
There was talk of the Tote Cesarewitch after Afrad, a first winner here for Nicky Henderson, had taken Wednesday’s Goodwood Handicap, and of the VC Bet Nunthorpe at York after Fire Up The Band, switched to the far rails from the start, had led from start to finish in the Group Three Audi Stakes on Thursday to give Dandy Nicholls and his jockey son Adrian another winner at his favourite track. The same pair had scored with Strike Up The Band in the Group Three Betfair Molecomb Stakes on Tuesday.
David Elsworth and Jeff Smith, who went close to King George glory with Norse Dancer last Saturday, put their thoughts up to Classic level after The Geezer had run right away with Tuesday’s Group Three ABN Amro (formerly known as the Gordon Stakes), beating Unfurled by five lengths. The Ladbrokes St Leger is now the target.
The Group Two Betfair Cup the same day saw a thrilling finish, with Court Masterpiece just getting the better of Jack Sullivan who will now challenge for the top American races on dirt.
GROUND MAY BE GOOD BY TOMORROW
“The ground has continued to dry out all through the day,” said clerk of the course Seamus Buckley, “and, granted that we do not get any overnight rain I predict that it may be good by tomorrow.
“We have enjoyed another excellent day’s racing and are much looking forward to another exciting afternoon tomorrow for the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup and the Vodafone Nassau Stakes.”
CROWD UP SIGNIFICANTLY
The attendance on the fourth day of Glorious Goodwood came to 23,083, an increase of 2,887 (+14%) on the 2004 crowd of 20,196.
TOTE TURNOVER UP
Today’s totepool on-course cash turnover amounted to £663,257, compared with last year’s £640,120.
Race One: Racing UK Glorious Stakes
MAMOOL MAKES BRILLIANT COMEBACK
Having sustained two serious injuries and been off the course for 269 days, Mamool’s comeback success in the Racing UK Glorious Stakes was a tribute to the training skill of Saeed bin Suroor and his Godolphin team.
Mamool, the 9-4 favourite, proved too strong for Dubai Success, winning by a snug neck, with Jagger giving each-way punters plenty of satisfaction when taking minor honours at 33-1.
McEvoy said: “At the top of the hill the leaders quickened and Mamool was caught by surprise a bit, but I gave him a kick and we were back in contention three furlongs out.
“Mamool has a bit of class and showed a smart turn of foot, and he is one of my favourites in the yard. I felt he was always going to get there.”
Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, said: “It’s great to be back in the number one spot at Goodwood.
“Mamool’s penalty evaporates in three days time, but the plan is to run him in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes (Group Two), so if we want him spot on for Newbury on August 13 we had to give him a run here.
“He has twice been badly injured in the Melbourne Cup - first he suffered a hind sesamoid problem and then his front suspensory went - but, though they held him up for six months, he is a brave horse and he has battled his way back.
“However, he won’t be going back to Australia - he prefers England - but there are plenty of options and, though he is a six-year-old, he will carry on racing while he shows this sort of enthusiasm. We all love him at Godolphin - he has been through a lot.”
Saeed bin Suroor, the Godolphin trainer, added: "Before the race, we told Kerrin to hold the horse up and just keep him relaxed as this was his first run since last year.”
The Tote, who sponsor next month’s Ebor, promptly cut Dubai Success to 14-1 from 25-1 for the big York handicap - Paddy Power offer 20-1 - while Jagger is quoted at 20-1 with “the nanny” for the Knavesmire showpiece.
GOING QUOTES AFTER RACE ONE
THE GROUND CONTINUES TO DRY OUT
Though jockeys’ opinions varied about the precise state of the going after the first race, the general consensus was that it was continuing to become drier.
“It is drying out well and is very much on the good side of soft,” said Eddie Ahern, who rode third-placed Jagger.
“It is slow and dead,” said John Egan, fourth on The Whistling Teal.
George Baker, who rode Counsel’s Opinion, called it “a bit dead”.
Kerrin McEvoy, successful on Mamool, described the ground as “good to soft.”
“It is soft,” said Ryan Moore, who partnered Wunderwood.
Johnny Murtagh, who rode Orange Touch, did not volunteer an opinion.
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
OAK TREE STAKES
CHANGE OF LUCK AND CLASS
“Frustrating, is she?,” said Mick Channon after he had watched Majestic Desert sweep through to victory over Quickfire and favoured Lucky Spin in the Oak Tree Stakes and someone suggested that the filly had not perhaps been achieving all that might have been hoped of her.
“If she is frustrating I would like to have some more like her, as she has now won more than £400,000 for us.
“She normally runs at top level, well above this, and she has been beaten narrowly in Group One races. So we dropped her down in class a bit and she really deserved this.
“She was a bit out of sorts earlier in the season, with all sorts of niggling problems like mucus in her lungs, but I have had this race in mind for a couple of months for her.
“We needed a bit of luck in running and we got it,” said Channon as he looked back to Ted Durcan extricating Majestic Desert from a pocket two furlongs from home before she went in pursuit of the leaders.
“I don’t know what we shall do with her now,” Channon went on. “I wanted to get a win into her to get her enjoyment and confidence back, so I expect we shall just keep our eyes open for other opportunities like this.”
Race Two: Oak Tree Stakes
“WENT TOO SOON” - HANNON
Words were not necessary - Ryan Moore knew full well that he had blown it on 15-8 favourite Lucky Spin, who, having had the Group Three race won, faded to finish third behind Majestic Desert in the Oak Tree Stakes.
Trainer Richard Hannon said: “Lucky Spin gets the seven furlongs, but unfortunately Ryan got to the front too soon. It’s a shame, but it is one of those things.
“Now we will take him to France the week after next for the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. It’s over six and a half furlongs, which ought to be perfect for her.”
Quickfire held second place from Lucky Spin by a short head, a performance which delighted Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah.
He said: “Richard (Hughes) was pleased with the filly. She behaved very well and we look to have now find her right trip.
“She handled the track well, and two furlongs out I thought that she might sneak it, but the winner then swooped. Our filly certainly looks capable of winning a similar race, either in Listed or Group Three company.”
RYAN MOORE SUSPENDED FOR THREE DAYS
Ryan Moore was suspended for three days - August 9 to 11 inclusive - for careless riding on Lucky Spin in the Oak Tree Stakes.
The stewards judged that he had interfered with Tesary one and a half furlongs out and then interfered with Anna Monda inside the final furlong, in both cases by drifting right.
Race Three: totesport Mile
JONES IS SIMPLY UNSHAKABLE
Bob Jones, who only has three racehorses in his Newmarket yard and claims he looks upon training as a hobby, landed the biggest success of his career when Unshakable got home in a photo-finish with Crosspeace and Cesare in the £150,000 totesport Mile.
Having reeled in Elliot’s World in the last half-furlong, Unshakable, backed from 11-1 to 7-1, just held on, much to the delight of Jones and jockey Frannie Norton.
Jones said: “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but Unshakable has always been capable of winning a big race, and now it has finally happened for him.
“”We did not make enough use of his draw last year, so this time we grasped the nettle and went for it.
“He was going so well at the top of the hill, but I was so relieved that Frannie took a pull and bided his time. He rode a magical race.
“We have a spelling yard at home, which subsidises the training. We break in horses and send them all over the world as well as help many recover from all sorts of injuries.
“We have had Shahrastani and, more recently, Albert Hall, and I suppose we have around 40 or 50 horses at home, but only three of them are actually racehorses.”
Norton, who celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday but missed his rides then because he was unwell, said: “You need a horse with a lot of early pace for this race, and Unshakable fits the bill perfectly. He was going so well at the top of the hill, but he came alive in my hands three out, so I had to take a tug as I did not want to get there too soon.
“He took a while to get going again, but the horse on the outside spurred him on, and he did it well. I heard the cavalry coming, but Unshakable could have gone another furlong and he would still have held them at bay. He is so tough.”
Unshakable finished fifth in last year’s Cambridgeshire when badly drawn and, while that nine-furlong cavalry charge could again be on the agenda, ultimately Jones would like to send him hurdling.
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
First viewing may have given the impression that both Crosspeace and favourite Cesare, who finished second and third behind Unshakable, may have been a bit unlucky in running and with better fortune could have been closer.
But connection were not making excuses, with Andy Clifton, managing director of Favourites Racing, who own runner-up Crosspeace trained by Mark Johnston, explaining his view of what happened.
“We are delighted with that,” he said. “He may have been a bit keen early on, but in the final furlong and a half he has had a brilliant run. I have just watched the head on replay and I think that it may have looked worse from the side on view than it actually was.
“He is rated at 100 at the moment, but I expect that he will go up 4lb or 5lb after this. He has all sorts of Group Three entries all over the place but we shall have to discuss precise plans with the genius who trains him.”
James Fanshawe, who trains Cesare, denied that the Cheveley Park horse was in any way unfortunate. “He was not unlucky at all,” he said firmly.
“Neil (Callan) said that he had an absolutely clear run all the time up the straight, but he just could not quicken for those vital few strides when he really had to, though he was running on really well again at the finish.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
STERLING INSURANCE RICHMOND STAKES
BEST WINNERS FOR TRAINER AND JOCKEY
Eoghan O’Neill and Graham Gibbons had their best winners in England - in the jockey’s case his best anywhere - when 12-1 Always Hopeful galloped to victory in the Group Two Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes.
“That is my best winner in England, though I have had Group Two winners in Ireland and on the continent,” said O’Neill, whose first success at Goodwood this was, as it was also for Gibbons.
“We came here very hopeful that he would run a big race,” went on the trainer, who has had 20 juvenile winners this season out of a tally of 26 with 25 seconds.
“Most of our horses are two-year-olds and John Fretwell, who owns this winner, has about 18 of them and we are off to Nottingham now where Sydney Symphony runs in the fifth race.
“I am in my fifth season training and Always Hopeful would be my best horse over six furlongs, though Prickett, who was second here on Tuesday in the Betfair Molecomb Stakes, would be faster over five.
“I bought this fellow at Newmarket October sales last year for 31,000gns and my old guv’nor Sir Mark Prescott was the under-bidder.
“Now we shall have a go at the Prix Morny at Deauville next month. I know that is a Group One race, but why should we not have a crack at it ?”
Mick Channon might have only been standing in the position reserved for the runner-up after the Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes, but he could barely have been happier if Upper Hand finished first rather than being thumped two and a half lengths by Always Hopeful.
Channon said: “I am obviously disappointed that Upper Hand did not win, but I am chuffed to bits with his performance.
“Ted (Durcan) has summed it up perfectly. Upper Hand has so much natural speed and so much natural ability, but he is such a big horse that, having come to win his race, weakness found him out.
“We won’t make any fancy plans, because I will have to give him time to strengthen up and fill his frame, but he is a smashing horse for the future.”
Richard Hannon jnr, representing his father, trainer of Mutawajid, the 2-1 equal favourite who finished last, said: “We thought we might get away with the ground, but, though it has dried up, it is sticky and he just could not handle it.”
Race Five: Scottish Equitable/Jockeys Association of Great Britain Nursery
JOHNSTON ENJOYS TRAINER-BREEDER CELEBRATION
Mark Johnston chalked up his third winner of the week when Always Baileys, carrying the colours of the 20-strong Always Trying Partnership, popped up at 12-1 in the Scottish Equitable/Jockeys Asociation of Great Britain Nursery.
Johnson said: “Always Trying has been a bit erratic. We thought that he was a sharp little two-year-old, but he let us down in his first two races and, though he won really well at Carlisle, he has since run two more disappointing races.
“Kevin Darley advised us to find a seven-furlong race with some cut in the ground, so we owe him a drink after this.”
In Darley’s absence - he has been forced to sit out the whole of Glorious Goodwood through suspension - John Egan deputised and, having congratulated his jockey, Johnston revealed that he is not only the trainer but the breeder of Always Baileys.
He added: “The dam of this one (Dubiously) is sadly dead, but we have three mares at home, and we use the nominations that we have for Mister Baileys and Fruits Of Love. Every horse that I have had by Mister Baileys has won.”
GOLDEN QUEST OUT FOR 12 MONTHS
Golden Quest, runner-up to Distinction in Thursday’s Lady O Goodwood Cup, suffered a serious injury and will be out of action for a year.
Mark Johnston, who trains Golden Quest, said: “He sustained a slab fracture to his left-fore. The racecourse vet predicted the injury when he examined him on pulling up, and they rang me at the Goodwood Ball last night to confirm the news.
“It is sad, but he had a routine operation today and, though they estimate he will be out of action for 12 months, the aim is to bring him back for next year’s Goodwood Cup.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE FIVE
SCOTTISH EQUITABLE JOCKEYS’ ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN NURSERY
“SHE WILL BE BETTER NEXT YEAR”
“She will be a bigger and better filly next year, though whether she will be any better tempered may be another thing,” said Nerys Dutfield after Catherines Cafe, whom she also owns, had finished third to Always Baileys in the Scottish Equitable Jockeys’ Association of Great Britain Nursery.
“She has run really well there. It was only her fourth race and her first venture on ground like that, so I am delighted with her.
“She is a fine, big filly but like a lot of her sex she can be very bossy. She knows her own mind and wants to do what she wants.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
LINKS OF LONDON HANDICAP
ONE MORE TO GO
Frankie McDonald needs one more winner after his all the way success on Abientot in the Links of London Handicap before he loses his allowance and starts to take on the likes of Frankie Dettori and Kieren Fallon on level terms.
“That will be the tough time for him, though he can be sure of plenty of support from this end,” said his mentor Brian Meehan, whose yard McDonald joined last season.
“I just hope that he gets the support from outside. He is a very good lad who works really hard, seven days a week and he is always ready to ride one out even on Sundays. He deserves all the success he gets.”
McDonald, who said that “the guv’nor has been brilliant to me,” began his racing life in Ireland where he was apprenticed to Frank Berry and had a spell at the Irish Racing School. “I had never sat on a horse before I went to Mr Berry’s,” he said.
He then had a spell in Spain where he rode six winners before coming back to the British Isles. He then had two years under the eye of David Arbuthnot before going to Meehan last year.
Speaking of Abientot, Meehan said: “he is a tough and consistent horse and will be even better as a four-year-old. He took a bit of a time to come to himself as a two-year-old and we gelded him at the end of last season.
“His owners, Clipper Group Holdings, include Steve Parkin and I was hoping that their Northern Empire would be able to run here in the (Sterling Insurance) Richmond. His run in the July Stakes at Newmarket suggested that he could have gone close, but unfortunately he has not been quite right since Newmarket and it has not been possible to run him.”
Race Six: Links of London Handicap
BROOK IMPROVES BUNDLES FOR BRADLEY
Peopleton Brook proved disappointing last year, but since joining Milton Bradley he has found a rich vein for form, and he ran another cracker in the Links of London Handicap, finding only Abientot too good.
Bradley said: “He only beat a handful of horses in all his races last year, but no sooner had I got him than I turned him out in a field and roughed him off.
“He was simply too weak, but he came back in a different horse, and from six runs for us he has now won three and been placed in the other three. He is a real tryer.”
Richard Hannon, who trained third-placed Lindbergh and also bred the gelding, said: “He has run a corker, and Richard (Hughes) was adamant that had he been better drawn he would have won.”
RACE SEVEN -- STEWARDS’ SPRINT
NO IDLING FOR AMIR
Apprentice Amir Quinn received lavish praise from trainer Jim Boyle after they had teamed up to win the Stewards’ Sprint with Idle Power, the seven-year-old’s fourth success on the course.
Boyle, celebrating his first winner at Glorious Goodwood, said: “Amir told me that the leaders had gone off too quick, but he had the confidence to settle Idle Power at the back.
“It was a bold decision to go inside, but he nipped up the rail and got a great run out of the old horse.
“People have labelled Idle Power a dog and a rogue, but the secret is keeping the horse fresh and we turn him out in a field during the winter.
“I always knew that there was a big one in him - he is a star, and his last run at Yarmouth told me that he was better than he has ever been.
“He is now winning off his highest mark ever (84), but, though we only just missed out on a place in tomorrow’s Stewards’ Cup field, it was a blessing in disguise as this consolation race was made for him.”
LEADERS FOR 2005 LEADING JOCKEY AWARD AFTER DAY FOUR
1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 2 2 3
Joe Fanning 2 1 3
Martin Dwyer 2 1 1
John Egan 2 1 1
Kerrin McEvoy 2 - 1
Mick Kinane 2 - -
Adrian Nicholls 2 - -
Seb Sanders 2 - -
Neil Callan 1 1 1
Ted Durcan 1 1 1
Steve Drowne 1 1 -
Graham Gibbons 1 1 -
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 -
Frankie McDonald 1 - 2
Alan Munro 1 - 1
Richard Quinn 1 - 1
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Amir Quinn 1 - -
Jimmy Quinn 1 - -
Philip Robinson 1 - -
Richard Hughes - 4 2
Ryan Moore - 3 2
Eddie Ahern - 3 1
Richard Hills - 2 1
Jimmy Fortune - 1 1
Michael Hills - 1 1
Darryll Holland - 1 1
Travis Block - 1 -
Eddie Creighton - 1 -
Adrian McCarthy - 1 -
David Allan - - 1
Sam Hitchcott - - 1
Niall McCullagh - - 1
Jamie Spencer - - 1
LEADING TRAINERS AFTER DAY FOUR
1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 3 2 4
David Nicholls 2 - 1
Mick Channon 1 2 -
Ed Dunlop 1 2 -
David Elsworth 1 2 -
John Dunlop 1 1 2
Eoghan O’Neill 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 -
Clive Brittain 1 - 1
William Muir 1 - 1
Jeremy Noseda 1 - 1
Mark Tompkins 1 - 1
David Barker 1 - -
Jim Boyle 1 - -
Patrick Chamings 1 - -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Richard Fahey 1 - -
Nicky Henderson 1 - -
Lady Herries 1 - -
Bob Jones 1 - -
Brian Meehan 1 - -
Terry Mills 1 - -
Saeed bin Suroor 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Richard Hannon - 2 2
Gerard Butler - 2 1
Milton Bradley - 2 -
John Gosden - 2 -
Barry Hills - 1 2
James Fanshawe - 1 1
Brian Ellison - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Amanda Perrett - 1 -
John Quinn - 1 -
Christian Wroe UAE - 1 -
Gary Moore - - 2
Aidan O’Brien IRE - - 2
Michael Dods - - 1
Nerys Dutfield - - 1
Tim Easterby - - 1
Rod Millman - - 1
Jamie Poulton - - 1
Patrick Prendergast IRE - - 1
Brooke Sanders - - 1
VODAFONE STABLE STAFF CHALLENGE LEADERS AFTER DAY FOUR
1 Mark Johnston 340 points
2 John Dunlop 155 points
3 Richard Hannon 150 points
Pricewise, the hugely popular tipping column in the Racing Post, drew a blank on the first three days of Glorious Goodwood, but his faithful followers remain undeterred and have steamed in for his twin-attack on today’s totesport Mile, with both his recommendations, Unshakable and Elliot’s World, being heavily backed in the offices this morning.
Ladbrokes were top price at 11-1 about Unshakable, but there was a stampede at that price and they have reduced offers to 8-1, while the Tote (15-2 from 10-1) and Corals and VCbet (8-1 from 9-1) reported heavy money for Bob Jones’s charge, who is running in the race for the third time.
Elliot’s World was also popular. Ladbrokes (from 8-1) and the Tote (from 9-1) slashing his odds to 6-1, VCbet going 13-2 from 8-1 while, though only going 7-1 this morning, Corals also took a hammering and now quote Elliot’s World at 11-2.
One of the most popular outsiders in the race is William Muir’s Impeller, an each-way plunge with Ladbrokes from 28-1 to 16-1.
Patrick Chamings, on the mark with Foxhaven here on Wednesday, saddles a fancied horse in Midas Way for the opening Racing UK Glorious Stakes and, though both Corals and the Tote offered 9-1 this morning, they were quick to beat a retreat and now quote him at 15-2 and 7-1 respectively.
The major firms report Lucky Spin a solid favourite around 7-4 for the Oak Tree Stakes, but plenty of punters have been looking for an alternative and the popular choice has been Tesary, who is down to 15-2 (from 9-1) with Corals and 7-1 with the Tote (from 9-1).
Glenmuir has been a mover for the Scottish Equitable/Jockeys Association of Great Britain Nursery, being shortened to 12-1 from 16-1 with Corals, who also report a run on Sierra Viesta for the finale, the Stewards’ Sprint Handicap.
Successful here on Wednesday, Sierra Viesta has been backed to pull off the double with Corals, who have tightened his odds to 3-1 from 7-2.
VCbet also report “a massive nationwide gamble” on the Dandy Nicholls-trained Gift Horse for tomorrow’s Vodafone Stewards Cup.
Nicholls might have five representatives in the traditional midsummer cavalry charge, but Neal Wilkins, the VC spokesman, insists that the punters only want to know one horse, with Gift Horse, put up by one of the major tipping lines, now 4-1 favourite from 6-1.
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
Following a dry night, the going for the fourrth day of the
has changed to
GOOD TO SOFT
from soft, good to soft in places.
Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley said: “The ground has dried and is still drying out and we have taken down the temporary rail from the three furlong marker back round the lower bend to the six furlong marker to provide fresh ground there.
“The going stick reading today is 7.8, compared with 7.5 yesterday, which is indicative of the drying conditions.
“If it remains dry we might be looking at good ground for the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup and the Vodafone Nassau Stakes tomorrow.”
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.15pm THE RACING UK GLORIOUS STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £30,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ which hace not won a Group One or Group Two race after 2003, 1m 4f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,400; 2nd: £6,600; 3rd: £3,300; 4th: £1,500; 5th: £750; 6th: £450
1 MAMOOL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 6- 9-04 Kerrin McEvoy  9-4fav
2 DUBAI SUCCESS (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 5- 8-12 Michael Hills  4-1
3 JAGGER (C McFadden) Gerard Butler 5- 8-12 Eddie Ahern  25-1
4 THE WHISTLING TEAL (Mrs F Veasey) Geoff Wragg 9- 8-12 John Egan 
5 MIDAS WAY (Alexandra Chandris) Patrick Chamings 5- 8-12 Darryll Holland 
6 COUNSEL'S OPINION (Mrs J Roberts) Chris Wall 8- 8-12 George Baker 
7 ORANGE TOUCH (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 5- 8-12 Johnny Murtagh 
8 WUNDERWOOD (Tony Perkins) Lady Herries 6- 9-01 Ryan Moore 
8 ran Time: 2min 39.96sec
Dist: nk, 4, 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 6, 1 3/4
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Breeding: b h In The Wings - Genovefa (Woodman)
Tote Win: £3.20 Places: £1.30; £1.80; £5.30 Exacta: £11.80
Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. British Classic wins: (10) UltimatePoker.com 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), UltimatePoker.com 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Vodafone Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Vodafone Derby (1995 Lammtarra); St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq) Other major wins include:American Oaks (2002 Jilbab), Ascot Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche; 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2005 Papineau), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture), Breeders Cup Turf (2001 Fantastic Light), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq), Derby Italiano (1998 Central Park, 1999 Mukhalif), Deutschlandpreis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad), Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), French 2000 Guineas (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Gazelle Handicap (2002 Imperial Gesture), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2001 Kutub), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly), Grosser Bugatti Preis (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light), Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr),Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool), Premio Vittorio Di Capua (2001 and 2002 Slickly), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre) Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Vodafone Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Wins in a season (1995-2004) 14:48:41:38:41:22:24:21:23:115 Wins this year: 21First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) First Goodwood Win: Tamayaz (Vodapage Conditions Stakes, July 29, 1995) Total Goodwood wins: 41 (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: 6 (3 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 33
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.50pm THE OAK TREE STAKES
Class 1, Group Three, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 7f. Weights: 3yo 8st 6lb; 4yo+ 8st 13lb. Penalties: after September 1, 2004, a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group Two race 5lb; of a Group One race 8lb (races won at 2yo not to count for penalties). Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £29,000; 2nd: £11,000; 3rd: £5,500; 4th: £2,500; 5th: £1,250; 6th: £750
1 MAJESTIC DESERT (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 4- 8-13 Ted Durcan  6-1
2 QUICKFIRE (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 3- 8-06 Richard Hughes  11-1
3 LUCKY SPIN (George Scudder) Richard Hannon 4- 9-02 Ryan Moore  15-8fav
4 ROODEYE (Mrs H Johnson Houghton) Fulke Johnson Houghton 3- 8-06 Richard Quinn 
5 SHOHRAH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 3- 8-06 Richard Hills 
6 TESARY (Khalifa Sultan) Ed Dunlop 3- 8-06 Philip Robinson 
7 ANNA MONDA (Gestut Brummerhof) Peter Rau GER 3- 8-11 Thierry Mundry 
8 CLINET (Wood Hall Stud Ltd) John Hills 3- 8-06 Eddie Ahern 
9 PARK LAW (Sangster Family) John Gosden 3- 8-06 Jimmy Fortune 
10 CAVERAL (A Stalder) Richard Hannon 4- 8-13 Kieren Fallon 
10 ran Time: 1min 27.25sec
Dist: 1 1/2, sh, sh, 1 1/2, nk, nk, 2, 3 1/2, 2
Breeder: Bloodhorse International Ltd Breeding: b f Fraam - Calcutta Queen (Night Shift)
Tote Win: £7.10 Places: £2.40; £2.50; £1.30 Exacta: £53.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Channon, Michael Roger Date of birth: 28/11/48 Date of first training licence: 1990 First Flat Winner: Golden Scissors, Bridlington Bay Maiden, Beverley, March 30, 1990 First Jumps Winner: Wessex Warrior, Wincanton, March 30, 1990 Previous occupation: International footballer, assistant trainer to John Baker and Ken Cunningham-Brown Wins in a season (1990-2004):16:22:27:41:74:71:56:40:71:72:90:67:123:143 (most victories in Britain):98 Number of horses in training (1990-2005):20:35:45 :44:64:86:91:84:106:124:135:159:177:184:203:175 Major wins include: Ballyogan Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Coventry Stakes (2000 CD Europe), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2000 Tobougg), Field Marshall Stakes (1994 Great Deeds), Fred Darling Stakes (2002 Queen’s Logic, 2004 Majestic Desert), Gimcrack Stakes (1998 Josr Algharoud), King’s Stand Stakes (1995 Piccolo), Lowther Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit), Mill Reef Stakes (1998 Golden Silca), Moet & Chandon Rennen (1996 Muchea), Molecomb Stakes (1998 Inya Lake), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert), Nunthorpe Stakes (1994 Piccolo), Prix De La Salamandre (2000 Tobougg), Queen Mary Stakes (1998 Bint Allayl), Ribblesdale Stakes (2000 Miletrian), Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns) Shadwell Stud Cheveley Park Stakes (1999 Seazun, 2001 Queen’s Logic), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force) First Goodwood winner: You Know The Rules (Ultramar Handicap, June 28, 1991) Total Goodwood wins: 56 (8 at July Meeting) Wins this year: 71
Winning jockey:-Name: Durcan, Thomas Edward (Ted) Born: February 25, 1973 Married: to Sue, who works for the Godolphin website Background: Apprenticed to Jack Berry, went to ride work for Paddy Rudkin in Dubai in 1997, having lost claim in England and believing that it would be impossible without the allowance. Wins 2000 to 2004: (23, 54, 58, 29, 40) Other details: Champion jockey in Dubai 1999/2000 (58 wins from 280 rides), 2000/2001 (56 wins), 2001/2002 (56 wins), 2003/2004 (39 wins) Big Race Wins include: Cheshire Oaks (2004 Hidden Hope), Dubai Duty Free (Rhythm Band, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000), Godolphin Mile (Conflict, Nad Al Sheba, March 25, 2000); Rockfel Stakes (2003 Cairns), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (2000 Pipalong, 2003 Somnus) Total Goodwood Wins: 9 (3 at July Meeting) First Goodwood winner: Royal Millennium (EBF Racegoers Club Classified Stakes, August 3, 2002) Wins This Year: 43
THIRD RACE RESULT
3.25pm THE totesport MILE
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £150,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 2, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £87,000; 2nd: £33,000; 3rd: £16,500; 4th: £7,500; 5th: £3,750; 6th: £2,250
1 UNSHAKABLE (Unshakable Partnership) Bob Jones 6- 8-01 Frannie Norton  7-1
2 CROSSPEACE (Favourites Racing) Mark Johnston 3- 8-06 Darryll Holland  12-1
3 CESARE (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 4- 8-07 Neil Callan  4-1fav
4 ELLIOTS WORLD (Atlantic Racing Ltd) Mark Johnston 3- 8-06 John Egan  9-2
5 BABODANA (M Bowring) Mark Tompkins 5- 9-05 Saleem Golam (5) 
6 ST PETERSBURG (P Heath) Mark Tompkins 5- 8-12(inc3lbpen) Eddie Ahern 
7 HELM BANK (Mr & Mrs G Middlebrook) Gerard Butler 5- 9-02 Jamie Spencer 
8 IMPELLER (D Clarke & C Edginton) William Muir 6- 8-04 Ryan Moore 
9 CAPE FEAR (Kennett Valley Thoroughbreds II) Brian Meehan 4- 9-00 Jimmy Fortune 
10 AUDIENCE (Canisbay Bloodstock) John Akehurst 5- 8-13 Paul Doe 
11 KAMANDA LAUGH (John Sillett) Barry Hills 4- 8-04 Martin Dwyer 
12 NERO'S RETURN (Christine Budden) Mark Johnston 4- 8-03 Joe Fanning 
13 PEDRILLO (Hesmonds Stud) Sir Mark Prescott 4- 8-13 Jimmy Quinn 
14 KINGS POINT (David Knaggs & Mel Roberts) Richard Fahey 4- 9-02 Paul Hanagan 
15 CELLO (Louis Stalder) Richard Hannon 4- 7-10(inc1lbow) Frankie McDonald 
16 LOVE PALACE (M Doyle) Mark Johnston 3- 7-12 Fran Ferris 
17 VICIOUS KNIGHT (The McCauley Boys) David Nicholls 7- 8-01 Adrian Nicholls 
18 GO PADERO (Pagodero Partnership) Mark Johnston 4- 7-12 Eddie Creighton (3) 
18 ran Time: 1min 38.80sec Dist: nk, nk, hd, nk, nk, 3/4, 1/2, 1, 1, 2, sh, nk, 2 1/2, 1, 8, 8, 4
Breeder: Timothy Coughlan Breeding: b g Eagle Eyed - Pepper And Salt (Double Schwartz)
Tote Win: £7.40 Places: £1.80; £3.50; £1.90; £1.60 Exacta: £126.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Bob Jones Born: November 9, 1944 Based: Boyden End House, Wickhambrook, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: He trains three horses and is a former apprentice jockey to Sam Armstrong.He runs a spelling yard with about 50 horses which subsidises the training. Date of First Trainer’s Licence: March, 1990 First Goodwood win: totesport Mile (2005 Unshakable) Goodwood winners: 1 (1 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Norton, Francis Born: July 28, 1970 Big Race Wins Include: Ebor Handicap (1991 Deposki), Cambridgeshire (1999 She’s Our Mare), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser) Wins this year: 47 First Goodwood Winner: Peppiatt (Consolation Stewards’ Cup H’cap, September 12, 1998) Total Goodwood wins: 13 (6 at July Meeting)
FOURTH RACE RESULT
4pm THE STERLING INSURANCE RICHMOND STAKES
Class 1, Group Two, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo colts & geldings, 6f. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 5lb.Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £7,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050
1 ALWAYS HOPEFUL (John Fretwell) Eoghan O'Neill 2- 8-11 Graham Gibbons  12-1
2 UPPER HAND (Wood Street Syndicate II) Mick Channon 2- 8-11 Ted Durcan  4-1
3 MULLAAD (Croft, Taylor & Stone Partnership) Tim Easterby 2- 8-11 David Allan 
4 AMIGONI (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2- 9-00 Kieren Fallon  2-1jt-fav
5 GREEN PRIDE (R Greatorex) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Ryan Moore 
6 MUTAWAJID (Malih Al Basti) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Richard Hughes 
Dist: 2 1/2, hd, sh, 3 1/2, 3 Time: Unofficial handtimed 1m 13s
Breeder: Lostford Manor Stud Breeding: b c Mind Games - Expectation (Night Shift)
Tote Win: £14.30 Places: £3.70; £2.40 Exacta: £66.10
Winning trainer:-Name: Eoghan O’Neill Based: Averham Park, Averham, Nottinghamshire Born: January 17, 1971 Date of First Trainer’s Licence: December 1999 Big Races Won: C. L. Weld Park Stakes (2001 Red Rioja); Preis Der WGZ Dusseldorf (2000 Yorba Linda) First Winner: Billy Bathwick (Cat, Egremont Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Carlisle, June 29, 2000)First Winner for John Fretwell: Memphis Man (Royal Bank Of Scotland Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Musselburgh, April 29, 2005) First Goodwood winner: Always Hopeful (Richmond Stakes, July 29, 2005) Total Goodwood wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 26
Winning jockey:-Name: Gibbons, Graham Background: Was apprenticed to Reg Hollinshead. Son of psychiatric nurse. On horseback since the age of seven, he is a former all-Ireland pony club champion. First Goodwood winner: Always Hopeful (Richmond Stakes, July 29, 2005) Total Goodwood wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 25
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.35pm SCOTTISH EQUITABLE/JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN NURSERY HANDICAP
Class 3, £15,000 Added. For 2yo which before July 17 have been placed first, second, third or fourth in Great Britain, 5f. Weights: minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £11,310; 2nd: £3,480; 3rd: £1,740; 4th: £870
1 ALWAYS BAILEYS (The Always Trying Partnership) Mark Johnston 2- 8-04 John Egan  12-1
2 CHARLIE TOKYO (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 2- 8-07 Ryan Moore  13-2
3 CATHERINES CAFE (Nerys Dutfield) Nerys Dutfield 2- 8-08 Martin Dwyer 
4 OCEAN PRIDE (D Churston) Richard Hannon 2- 8-11 Richard Hughes  7-2fav
5 ZAFANTAGE (Vernon Carl Matalon) Sylvester Kirk 2- 7-13 Nelson De Souza (3) 
6 INDIAN WIZARD (Box 41) Mick Channon 2- 8-10 Ted Durcan 
7 NORMAN BECKETT (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 2- 8-02 Eddie Creighton (3) 
8 GLENMUIR (Glenmuir Partnership) Rod Millman 2- 9-05 Steve Drowne 
9 GRANDAD BILL (Taylor Fry) Tim Easterby 2- 8-07 David Allan 
10 ZENNERMAN (Zen Racing) Mark Brisbourne 2- 9-07 Fergal Lynch 
11 WOODLANDS FLOWER (Christopher Shankland) Alan Jarvis 2- 7-10 Frankie McDonald (3) 
12 MUJOOD (Eden Racing) Fulke Johnson Houghton 2- 9-03 Steve Carson 
12 ran Time: 1min 29.77sec Dist: 1, nk, 3/4, 2, hd, 1/2, 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/4, nk, nk
Breeder: Mark Johnston Racing Ltd Breeding: ch c Mister Baileys - Dubiously (Jolie Jo)
Tote Win: £15.30 Places: £4.20; £2.50; £3.80 Exacta: £92.80
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) 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 Year: 79 First Goodwood win: The Can Can Man (SIS H’cap, May 23, 1991) Goodwood winners: 46 (34 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey: John Egan Date Of birth: 24/5/68 Date & Place of first winner: Celtic Match, Mallow, August 1984 Big Race Wins Include: Ayr Gold Cup (1998 Always Alight), Irish 2000 Guineas (2003 Indian Haven), Tote International (2002 Crystal Castle), Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits) Wins (1995-2004): 9,36,63,46,70,43,-,31,61,63 First Goodwood Winner: Get Tough (Wiley Europe Handicap, June 7, 1996) Total Goodwood wins: 14 (6 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 57
SIXTH RACE RESULT
5.10pm THE LINKS OF LONDON STAKES
Class 4, £15,000 Added. For 3yo rated 76-95. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after July 16, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £9,303.20; 2nd: £3,528.80; 3rd: £1,764.40; 4th: £802; 5th: £401; 6th: £240.60
1 ABIENTOT (Clipper Group Holdings) Brian Meehan 3- 8-01 Frankie McDonald (3)  16-1
2 PEOPLETON BROOK (G Thompson & P Banfield) Milton Bradley 3- 8-04 Ryan Moore  5-1jt-fav
3 LINDBERGH (Cathal Ryan) Richard Hannon 3- 9-02 Richard Hughes  13-2
4 TALCEN GWYN (D Watkins) Milton Harris 3- 8-02 John Egan 
5 AUWITESWEETHEART (D Windebank) Rod Millman 3- 9-00 Steve Drowne 
6 FOLGA (The Thrill Of Ownership) James Given 3- 8-09 Jamie Spencer  5-1jt-fav
7 ORANMORE CASTLE (Sangster Family, Cavendish Inv, Peter Savill) Barry Hills 3- 8-11 Michael Hills 
8 TARTATARTUFATA (Danethorpe Racing Ltd) Derek Shaw 3- 8-10 Paul Hanagan 
9 RIGHT ANSWER (T & Mrs M Holdcroft) Tim Easterby 3- 9-05 Fergal Lynch 
10 WESTBROOK BLUE (Bob Chandler) Bill Turner 3- 9-02 Colin Haddon (5) 
11 LADY FILLY (Mrs M Teversham) Bill Turner 3- 8-09 Alan Daly 
12 TRIM IMAGE (Ms I Bristow) Ian McInnes 3- 8-02 Richard Thomas 
Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67; Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Other occupation: Thoroughbred breeding;20 months with the Irish National Stud: Wins in a season (1992-2004): 0:14:29:47:43:57:53:58:42:71:47:55:60 Horses in training (1993-2005):17:38 :60: 72:81:89:106:100:109:118:108:121:115 Major wins include: Horris Hill Stakes (1995 Tumbleweed Ridge), Schweppes Golden Mile Handicap (1995 Khayrapour), Bunbury Cup (1997 Tumbleweed Ridge), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Prix de Lutece (2002 Savannah Bay), Duke Of York Stakes (2003 Twilight Blues), Chevely Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks First Goodwood winner: Silent Expression (May 25, 1995) Goodwood wins: 23 (5 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 20
Winning jockey:-Name: McDonald, John Francis (Frankie) Background: Apprenticed to David Arbuthnot Riding Weight: 7st 5lb First Goodwood winner: Kyle Of Lochalsh (May 29, 2003, Aviation Industries Handicap Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 4 (1 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 16
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.45pm THE STEWARDS’ SPRINT HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 Added. For 3yo+ which were declared to run, but were eliminated at the 48 hour declaration stage from the 2005 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 3lb; of 2 races 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,586; 2nd: £4,774; 3rd: £2,387; 4th: £1,085; 5th: £542.50; 6th: £325.50
1 IDLE POWER (The Idle B’s) Jim Boyle 7- 9-04 Amir Quinn (3)  9-1
2 SIR EDWIN LANDSEER (Biz-Ability Syndicate) Christian Wroe UAE 5- 8-04 Eddie Creighton (3)  8-1
3 DANZIG RIVER (Julia Graves) David Nicholls 4- 9-05 Ted Durcan  16-1
4 BRIANNSTA (B Brooks) Mick Channon 3- 9-07 Sam Hitchcott 
5 SIERRA VISTA (David Metcalfe) David Barker 5- 9-08 John Egan  3-1fav
6 RUSSIAN SYMPHONY (Evelyn Hankinson) Charles Egerton 4- 9-10 Steve Drowne 
7 WANCHAI LAD (Ambrose Turnbull) David Nicholls 4- 9-02 Adrian Nicholls 
8 PRINCE CYRANO (I Johnson) Willie Musson 6- 8-09 Darryll Holland 
9 BLUE TOMATO (Dab Hand Racing) Milton Bradley 4- 8-12 Paul Hanagan 
10 SENESCHAL (P Cook) Charlie Mann 4- 8-13 Tom O'Brien (7) 
11 JAYANJAY (Peter Crate) Brooke Sanders 6- 9-10 Richard Thomas 
12 SIR DON (Mrs Dian Plant) David Nicholls 6- 7-07 (2lbow) James Jones (7) 
13 SEVEN NO TRUMPS (E Hayward) Milton Bradley 8- 8-10 Richard Quinn 
14 PAX (David Nicholls) David Nicholls 8- 8-09 Liam Keniry 
15 VALJARV (V & J Properties) Nick Littmoden 4- 9-08 Graham Gibbons 
15 ran Non-runners: No 9 Ingleton (vet’s certificate) and No 11 Lord Of The East (claimed at Epsom yesterday evening)
Time: 1min 12.96sec
Dist: 1 1/2, 1, nk, hd, 3/4, 1/2, 1, 1/2, 1 3/4, sh, 1/2, 1 3/4, 3/4, 6
Breeder: Mountarmstrong Stud Breeding: b g Common Grounds - Idle Fancy (Mujtahid)
Tote Win: £9.60 Places: £2.80; £2.90; £4.60 Exacta: £75.30
Winning trainer:-Name Boyle, Jim Based: South Hatch Stables, Burgh Heath Road, Epsom, Surrey Background: former assistant trainer to Paul Cole and qualified veterinarian First Winner: Parisien Star (June 28, 2002, Wiley Europe Handicap Stakes, Goodwood) Horses in training (2002-2005): 12; 18; n/a; 33 First Goodwood winner: Parisien Star (June 28, 2002, Wiley Europe Handicap Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 7 (one at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Amir Background: apprentice based with Gary Moore in Brighton First Goodwood win: Wait For The Will (The Renault Van Stakes, June 18, 2004) Goodwood winners: 4 (one at July Meeting)