GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JULY 30
FABRICIUS PRAISES STAFF
Rod Fabricius, managing director at Goodwood, today reflected on “another wonderful Festival” and praised all members of his staff “for showing great determination and good humour in coping with very difficult conditions” on what has been a topsy-turvy week weather-wise.
“The fact that clerk of the course Seamus Buckley has not had a single complaint about the state of the going illustrates what a magnificent job the groundstaff have done,” said Fabricius, who was quick to extend his congratulations to other areas.
He added: “Everyone has played their part, from the police to the car park from the electricians to the plumbers, from the caterers to the stalls handlers, and the wet weather early in the week has made it particularly challenging over the last five days.”
Delighted to report more than 110,000 racegoers having come through the turnstiles this week - an all-time post-war record - Fabricius reckons they have enjoyed moments which come from top-quality racing .
He said: “Crowds were increased on three of the first four days, and one of the most dramatic changes has been the amazing leapfrog of the Friday from fourth best day to second only behind the Saturday, which is a complete sell-out - and that all in the space of 10 years.
“We have more runners for our final day than ever before - the Vodafone Nassau Stakes has attracted a class field, while there is the customary cavalry charge for the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, which promises to be hugely exciting but a puzzle which is virtually impossible to solve.
“The Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes has again been one of the highlights of the week, with two class milers in Proclamation and Soviet Song fighting out the finish, and it will be fascinating to see if the filly can gain her revenge should they clash again in the autumn.”
The totesport on course cash pool turnover was substantially up on that of last year. Today the turnover was £626,310, compared with last year’s £567,545.
JOHNSTON STABLE CELEBRATE
Mark Johnston took the Vodafone Stable Challenge for the fourth time in the last seven years as the most successful trainer at the meeting. The award, which is decided on points, earns his Middleham yard a cheque of £1,500 from the sponsors.
With three wins, three seconds and five thirds, Johnston has enjoyed another great week at what is one of his favourite meetings.
He said: “The stable staff have a special pool, so I expect they will add in this money which should make a decent share-out at the end of the season.
“It has been a terrific five days for us, and everyone at home has worked so hard that they fully deserve this bonus.”
Final standings were as follows: Winner: Mark Johnston 400 points; 2nd Richard Hannon 235 points; 3rd John Dunlop 215 points; 4th David Nicholls 210 points.
FALLON IS TOP JOCKEY
Kieren Fallon just came out on top in a three-way photograph to be the top jockey over the five days of the Glorious Goodwood meeting. He, Martin Dwyer and John Egan all had three winners, but Fallon came out on top after a countback for placed rides.
This was the fourth time that Fallon has won this particular prize, as he also took it in 2003, 1998 and 1997, but his score of three is the lowest winning tally since Steve Cauthen was successful with just two in 1984.
Fallon’s three winners were Gift Horse in today’s Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, Afrad in
Thursday’s Goodwood Stakes and Evaluator in the very first race of the meeting.
After he had been presented with his award by Lester Piggott, who received a great reception from the spectators, Fallon said: “It is always very nice to win a prize like this at a big meeting like Goodwood, and although none of us talks about it during the meeting, we are all thinking about it.
“The highlight of my week is winning the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, even if I may have said that it was one of the worst races I have ever ridden. I had a terrible time trying to get outside Eddie Ahern and I almost needed a machine to get me out.
“The racing here is always very competitive and it is all very tight - the toughest meeting of the year. Though I won the big race today, it takes away from the pleasure of winning if you know that you have not ridden a good race.
“While it is nice to be top jockey at the meeting, a total of three winners in a week is pretty quiet for the book of rides I had. Three winners in a day is the sort of thing you should start getting excited about.”
There was a sting in the tail for Fallon who was suspended for one day (August 10) for careless riding on Wise Dennis in the Vodafone Thoroughbred Stakes.
2005 LEADING JOCKEY AWARD
1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 3 2 4
Martin Dwyer 3 1 1
John Egan 3 1 1
Kerrin McEvoy 2 2 2
Joe Fanning 2 1 3
Mick Kinane 2 1 -
Adrian Nicholls 2 - -
Seb Sanders 2 - -
Ryan Moore 1 3 3
Ted Durcan 1 2 1
Neil Callan 1 1 1
Johnny Murtagh 1 1 1
Steve Drowne 1 1 -
Graham Gibbons 1 1 -
Frankie McDonald 1 - 2
Kevin Manning 1 - 1
Alan Munro 1 - 1
Richard Quinn 1 - 1
Chris Catlin 1 - -
Saleem Golam 1 - -
Frannie Norton 1 - -
Amir Quinn 1 - -
Jimmy Quinn 1 - -
Philip Robinson 1 - -
Richard Hughes - 4 2
Eddie Ahern - 4 1
Richard Hills - 2 1
Jimmy Fortune - 1 1
Michael Hills - 1 1
Darryll Holland - 1 1
Travis Block - 1 -
Eddie Creighton - 1 -
Greg Fairley - 1 -
Paul Hanagan - 1 -
Adrian McCarthy - 1 -
David Allan - - 1
Victoria Behan - - 1
Sam Hitchcott - - 1
Niall McCullagh - - 1
Jamie Spencer - - 1
Willie Supple - - 1
1st 2nd 3rd
Mark Johnston 3 3 5
David Nicholls 3 - 2
Sylvester Kirk 2 1 -
Mark Tompkins 2 - 1
Mick Channon 1 3 -
John Dunlop 1 2 3
Richard Hannon 1 2 3
Saeed bin Suroor 1 2 1
Ed Dunlop 1 2 -
David Elsworth 1 2 -
Jeremy Noseda 1 1 1
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 1
Richard Fahey 1 1 -
Eoghan O’Neill 1 1 -
Clive Brittain 1 - 1
William Muir 1 - 1
David Barker 1 - -
Jim Bolger IRE 1 - -
Jim Boyle 1 - -
Patrick Chamings 1 - -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - -
Roger Charlton 1 - -
Nicky Henderson 1 - -
Lady Herries 1 - -
Bob Jones 1 - -
Nick Littmoden 1 - -
Brian Meehan 1 - -
Terry Mills 1 - -
Marcus Tregoning 1 - -
Gerard Butler - 2 1
Milton Bradley - 2 -
John Gosden - 2 -
Barry Hills - 1 2
James Fanshawe - 1 1
John Quinn - 1 1
Brian Ellison - 1 -
Michael Jarvis - 1 -
Hughie Morrison - 1 -
Amanda Perrett - 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
Race Four: Vodafone Stewards Cup
FALLON ESCAPES ON GIFT HORSE - TWICE!
Kieren Fallon, who missed being kicked by inches when about to mount Gift Horse in the paddock before the £100,000 Vodafone Stewards Cup, played the Houdini role for a second time when escaping from a pocket to land the big sprint handicap for the first time on the Dandy Nicholls-trained 9-2 shot.
The race was monopolised by the high numbers, and Fonthill Road looked to have the race won on the far side, having beaten off fellow northern raider Fantasy Believer, only to be swallowed up by the whirlwind finish of Gift Horse, who came from the clouds to get up and win by a neck.
Reflecting on the pre-race antics of Gift Horse, Fallon said: “Just as I pulled down the iron to climb aboard, he lashed out. Luckily, Dandy had seen how fresh he was and he was on the other side holding his head - otherwise he would definitely have given me both barrels in the stomach.
“It was a hairy moment, but I also a nightmare on the return journey. Eddie Ahern went right and left on Caribbean Coral and kept taking me further back through the field.
“A furlong out I had no chance. There was no way I thought we could make up that ground, but Gift Horse has clearly improved plenty since Epsom and he flew through those last 50 yards and got me out of jail.”
Nicholls, landing his second Vodafone Stewards’ Cup following Tayseer in 2000 and having partnered Soba to victory in 1982, said: “It took us time to discover how to ride Gift Horse. He was in front too soon at both York and Epsom, so I told Kieren to wait as long as possible.
“It was too close for comfort in the paddock when Gift Horse tried to kick Kieren, but I was never worried in the race even when he was a long way back. He has one run and has to be produced late at the right time.
“Gift Horse needs a laid-back jockey, and they don’t come more switched off than Kieren. He is king of the planet, and I sometimes wonder whether he has yet got out of bed!”
Part-owner Henry Rix, a professional tipster, said: “We paid £25,000 for Gift Horse, and he is a star. He needed to be ridden today the way Richard Hughes rode Tayseer for us five years ago, and Kieren has done the job.”
MORE VODAFONE STEWARDS’ CUP WINNER QUOTES
“MY WORST RIDE EVER”
Kieren Fallon told the BBC that his winning performance on Gift Horse in the £100,000 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup was the “worst ride I have ever given a horse”.
He said: “That was the worst ride I have ever given a horse. I was stuck back behind and couldn’t really get out and when I did he absolutely flew - it was amazing.
“I was back much too far - way too far - it is only because he has so many gears that he won.
“The horses did not spread out like they normally do. I was trying to follow one or two of the horses that I fancied to take me forward. It worked out in the finish but I was quite lucky.
“Once I got out, I always felt that I was going to get it as he did not mind the ground.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE FOUR
VODAFONE STEWARDS’ CUP
NO EXCUSES FROM HANAGAN
Paul Hanagan had very mixed emotions after he and Fonthill Road had just been touched off by a neck by Gift Horse in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup.
“I am delighted with the way he has run, but I just wish he had been able to hold on,” he said. “I have known this horse since he came into the yard as a yearling and I have always loved him; it would be marvellous to win a big race like this on him.
“I thought he had come to win his race when we took up the running, but the winner has just come and caught us. He has run a super race and there can be no excuses.”
Trainer John Quinn described himself as “very pleased” with the effort of third placed Fantasy Believer. “He has run really well, but just came up against two younger and progressive horses and they just had the edge on him.
“The draw was absolutely vital. Those on the stands’ side had no chance and yet, when I walked the course this morning I felt that it was faster on the stands’ side and that if the draw had been today I would have chosen a low number!
“I expect that we shall think again about the Ayr Gold Cup, in which he was second last year, but whatever happens with him he has been a star for them. He cost 7,000 guineas as a yearling and has won £210,000. I am looking for a horse like that for myself.”
THE VODAFONE STEWARDS’ CUP DRAW HISTORY
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.
WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
KIRK’S FIRST GLORIOUS STRIKE
Sylvester Kirk had his first success at the big Goodwood meeting when 25-1 Group Captain romped home in the opening Vodafone Handicap, beating Self Respect by three lengths.
“ That was a nice surprise,” said the trainer afterwards. “He had won well at Sandown two runs ago but then when I fancied him a lot at Windsor last time he could not handle the tight track at all - it was very disappointing.
“I missed the 33-1 when he won at Sandown and I wasn’t on here either, but it is very good to have a winner at a high profile meeting like this. We have been having a rather quiet time in the last two months.
“Though this is my first Glorious Goodwood winner, the course has been a lucky place for me overall, and I clearly did the right thing in booking Martin Dwyer, as he is now top jockey at the meeting with three winners this week.
“Group Captain has been a funny sort of horse with his share of problems since we have had him. We had him sold as a two-year-old but he came back to us because he had a wind problem; then he won on the all weather, but he has been a bit in and out since.”
Martin Dwyer said: I had a perfect run through the race. He really picked up for me and handled the ground.”
Group Captain belongs to the Speedlith Group, who had their biggest success when Reel Buddy, trained by Kirk’s former mentor Richard Hannon, won the Cantor Spreadfair Sussex Stakes a couple of years ago.
GOING CHANGED TO GOOD TO SOFT
Having heard the views of the jockeys after the opening race, clerk of the course Seamus Buckley changed the official going to:
GOOD TO SOFT
However, all the riders who rode in the first race were united in describing the ground as soft.
Darryll Holland, Mick Kinane, John Egan, Richard Quinn, Ted Durcan, Ryan Moore, Seb Sanders and Willie Supple all called it soft while winning jockey Martin Dwyer insisted the going was “soft, with no good in it”.
It was a case of “hats off” after the Vodafone Thoroughbred Stakes, when The Queen’s 14-1 shot Forward Move recaptured his juvenile form with a convincing length victory over Oude.
Her Majesty is holidaying at Balmoral, but trainer Richard Hannon feels that dropping back to a mile played a big part in the resurrection of Forward Move.
Hannon, who, like winning jockey Ryan Moore, was belatedly celebrating his first winner of the meeting, said: “Forward Move ran so well in the Craven Stakes that we thought he might be a Derby horse.
“He is a half-brother to Turnstile, who stays a mile and six, but obviously Forward Move takes more after his sire (Dr Fong) and, consequently, he does not stay so well.
“He had come to win the Dee Stakes at Chester and we’ve always thought he was pretty good - his only disappointment was at Royal Ascot at York, where both the mile and a half and firm ground found him out. We will have to go home and peruse through the form book, but this trip seems to suit him.”
Ryan Moore added: “Things have not gone right for him season, with the wrong ground or wrong trips. There were perfect conditions for him today.”
Hannon had news of one of his two-year-old stars, Mutawajid, who, having started co-favourite for yesterday’s Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes, ran disappointingly and trailed in last.
He said: “Richard Hughes got off and insisted that the ground had beaten Mutawajid, but good horses are not beaten that far because of the ground.
“I did not think they could kick him out of the first two and I have never been more disappointed in my life. He travelled beautifully, but he shut off as if they had turned the lights out.
“We had the vet around at 6 o’clock this morning, which did not best please him, and he scoped Mutawajid. He was as clean as a whistle, but we think that he could have got his tongue over the top of his windpipe so, in effect, displaced his palate.
“It is not a big problem - we can tie his tongue down next time, and we will kick on and head for York for the Gimcrack Stakes.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
VODAFONE THOROUGHBRED STAKES
OUDE PLEASES CONNECTIONS
“That was a super run,” enthused Godolphin’s racing manager Simon Crisford after Oude had beaten all but The Queen’s Forward Move in the Listed Vodafone Thoroughbred Stakes.
“He settled very well there and was much happier than he had been when he ran in the Jersey Stakes (at Royal Ascot at York), when they went a million miles an hour.
“He is the sort of horse who will progress at this sort of level and we shall not be flying any higher than this with him, but we shall certainly keep him going and I think he will do well.
“He handled the ground well, but I do not think that it suited our other runner, Council Member (fifth). He wants it much more on top.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
VODAFONE NASSAU STAKES
VERMEILLE THIS YEAR -- THE ARC NEXT
Alexander Goldrun maintained her admirably consistent record with a clear cut defeat of Cassydora in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes and, having shown top level form over a mile and a mile and a quarter, will now try to do so over a mile and a half.
Her next target will be the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp in September, which her trainer Jim Bolger described as “a scouting mission for next year’s Arc”, and after that she will drop back in trip for the Prix de l’Opera on Arc day.
“I shall be totally up front with her owners about my plans, and though it is not yet definite that she will stay in training next year, it is certainly definite that I shall be looking forward to her next year,” said the trainer. “After that we shall wait for the invitations for the big races in Hong Kong.
“She has a very good temperament, but as with all fillies it can be a fine borderline. On big days like this with hot weather and a big crowd it can be a big test for them, but so far we have managed to stay on the right side of the line with her.
“But you wouldn’t want to be riding her out at home with your knees under your chin; she can spot a fly at 50 metres and can drop her shoulder with the best of them.
“As others more knowledgeable than I have said in the past, it is impossible to try to compare the different generations. I have been lucky enough to have trained some top class fillies like Park Express (she was brilliant), Give Thanks, Flame of Tara, Polonia and Park Appeal, but I could see in a year’s time that this filly could be right up there with the best of them.”
Race Three: Vodafone Nassau Stakes
CASSYDORA BOUNCES BACK
Cassydora, such a disappointment in the Vodafone Oaks, bounced back to the sort of form which made her a serious contender for the Epsom classic when coming out best of the three-year-olds in the Group One Vodafone Nassau Stakes, being beaten only a length and a quarter by the globe-trotting Irish superstar Alexander Goldrun.
John Dunlop, who trains Cassydora, said: “I don’t know what went wrong at Epsom - perhaps it was the firm ground or the fact that our horses were not sparking at the time, but it is just marvellous to see her come back.
“She was always travelling and has been beaten by a very good filly, but Kerrin (McEvoy) was pleased with Cassydora, and we might now look for a race at Deauville.”
Sir Michael Stoute, seven times successful in this race, was similarly pleased with Red Bloom, who finished third.
He said: “I came here not expecting to beat the winner, while there were some good three-year-olds in the race, so the fact that we have finished third has to be pleasing.
“Red Bloom has won a Group One and has been second and third in a Group One, but where we go next I am not sure. One thing is certain, we will try and avoid the big guns.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
VODAFONE EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Sylvester Kirk and Jeff Smith had their second winners of the meeting - in the trainer’s case completing a 181-1 double on the day after the success of Group Captain - when Opera Cape got the better of True Cause in the Vodafone EBF Maiden Stakes.
Smith had earlier been successful with The Geezer on the first day of the meeting, and with his five-length success followed by this decisive win, he was prompted to say: “we don’t muck about with photographs !”.
“I don’t know how I managed to get him beat last time, but maybe he was just a bit short - he certainly finished tired,” said Kirk as he and Smith wondered if they had done the right thing in not entering the winner for the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
“You can’t supplement for Group Two races, so we shall have to look elsewhere and hopefully he will prove that good,” said Kirk. “I have always liked him, but when you have been having a quiet year like we have it is not always easy to tell what you have got.”
Jeff Smith, who also bred the winner, recalled that his dam, Optaria, won first time out at Kempton in what turned out to be a useful maiden.
“As I recall Greville (Starkey) rode her, and he fancied her for the Queen Mary, but she didn’t go on. But because of\ what she showed first time we decided to breed from her and she has already produced Grey Shot and Night Shot before this fellow.”
True Cause escaped from a pocket on the rails all too late and Simon
Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, which owns the runner-up, said: “He was unlucky. He finished full of running but the bird had flown. However, he will have learned plenty and he is a nice colt in the making.”
Race Six: Vodafone Racegoers Club Nursery
TIBER TILLY ANOTHER
Apart from big-race winners Alexander Goldrun and Gift Horse, punters found it hard going on the final day, and another bitter pill to swallow was the 14-1 success of Tiber Tilly in the Vodafone Racegoers Club Nursery.
Trainer Nick Littmoden opted to attend his local Newmarket meeting instead, but owner Mark Harniman was on a high after Chris Caitlin had got Tiber Tilly home by a head from Grantley Adams, who took the honours as he was conceding a stone.
Harniman said: “We had big hopes of Tiber Tilly early on, but he has never reproduced on the track what he has shown us on the gallops in the morning.
“The easier ground has helped him make it fourth time lucky, and Chris gave him a super ride.”
VODAFONE APPRENTICE HANDICAP
JAMES CAIRD WRAPS IT UP
Top weight James Caird sent punters home happy when he won the closing race of the meeting, the Vodafone Apprentice Handicap, for which he started favourite at 7-2.
Ridden by Saleem Golam, the only person ever to have won on him, James Caird got home by two lengths from the long time leader Adoration.
“He does exactly what he is told, which is very important for this horse in particular,” said the winner’s trainer Mark Tompkins, who owns James Caird in partnership with Kenneth McPherson. “You just have to wait and wait and be very patient with him.
“I think he might be the sort who could make a jumper, though I haven’t schooled him yet. But he is a fine, big, strong horse and I might be tempted to have a go.”
Tompkins does not have many jumpers nowadays, but he has done well with his hurdlers in the past, particularly with horses like Halkopous and Staunch Friend.
LOOKING BACK AT FOUR THRILLING DAYS
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 Thursday’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 Falmouth 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.
Friday’s card was a great day for the smaller trainer and particularly for Eoghan O’Neill, who saddled the best winner of his career in Britain when Always Hopeful won the Group Two Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes. The two-year-old colt, who also provided a biggest win for jockey Graham Gibbons, is now bound for the Prix Morny at Deauville.
Bob Jones, who has only three horses in his yard at Newmarket, where he runs a ‘spelling’ operation, also hit a career high when Unshakable held off Crosspeace in the £150,000 totesport Mile
Another to enjoy his first ‘Glorious Goodwood’ winner was Jim Boyle when Idle Power, partnered by Amir Quinn, won the Stewards’ Sprint Handicap.
Though it has been a quiet meeting for Godolphin runnerwise, they got on the board when Mamool pipped Dubai Success (the new favourite for the Tote Ebor) in the Racing UK Glorious Stakes.
TIES BENEFIT THE IJF
Goldring Securities, who provide the stewarding staff at Goodwood and many other race meetings, have continued their custom of selling ties to members at the course to benefit the Injured Jockeys’ Fund.
Their spokesman Mike Edland said: “this year we have raised the sum of £1,500 for the fund, and it gives us great pleasure to make the donation to a fund which carries out such tremendous work in providing support to injured jockeys and their families.”
GOING NEWS AT 10AM
The going for the fifth and final day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting, which features the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup and the Vodafone Nassau Stakes, has changed to
from Good to Soft yesterday.
“We have had nearly two millimetres of rain this morning after a dry night,” said clerk of the course Seamus Buckley, “and we have opened up a fresh strip of ground, about two furlongs long, on the top bend, so that the fillies in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes will have new ground to race on there.”
Inevitably, with Pricewise of The Racing Post, fresh from his triumph yesterday with Unshakable (started at 7-1 after opening at 11-1) in the £150,000 totesport Mile, pinpointing Gift Horse for today’s £100,000 Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, there was a rush to take the 5-1 with Hills and Ladbrokes, and 9-2 is now the top offer about the Dandy Nicholls-trained sprinter.
However, David Stevens of Corals stressed that his firm “are only too willing lay as much of the 9-2 as possible”.
He said: “We stuck our heads above the parapet and caught a cold when we went 11-4 Azamour in last Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Newbury, but we take the view that for a 28-runner cavalry charge 9-2 is plenty short enough, and, despite Kieren Fallon being on board, we want to “get” Gift Horse.
“We have seen plenty of money for Caribbean Coral from 16-1 to 14-1 and each-way cash for Smoking Beau from 40-1 to 33-1.”
Other moves in the Coral offices surround the opening Vodafone Handicap, in which Self Respect has been clipped a point to 5-1 and Dahman tightened up to 11-2 from 6-1.
VCbet report a relatively quiet Stewards’ Cup market, though they have cut Merlin’s Dancer from 22-1 to 16-1, and the same firm have seen each-way opposition to hotpot Alexander Goldrun in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes, with Secret History now 16-1 from 25-1 and Songerie 12-1 from 16-1
MORE BETTING NEWS
The wide-ranging interest in Gift Horse in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (3.45) has been extended to totesport, and they have cut Dandy Nicholls’ favourite from 9-2 to 7-2.
They also report good business over Something Exciting and Hazarista in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (3.10) with Oaks runner-up Something Exciting being trimmed by a point to 5-1, and Hazarista coming into 9-1 from 11-1.
FIRST RACE RESULT
2.00pm VODAFONE HANDICAP
Class 3, £20,000 added. For 3yo rated 0-90, 1m 3f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after July 23, a winner 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £14,128.80; 2nd: £5,359.20; 3rd: £2,679.60; 4th: £1,218; 5th: £609; 6th: £365.40
1) GROUP CAPTAIN (Speedlith Group) Sylvester Kirk 3-8-13 Martin Dwyer  25/1
2) SELF RESPECT (Saif Ali) Jeremy Noseda v1 3-9-00 Michael Kinane  5/1 Fav
3) DAHMAN (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy  8/1
4) ACTIVE ASSET (aAIM Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Ted Durcan  16/1
5) VALE DE LOBO (Mrs M Findlay) William Haggas 3-8-11 John Egan 
6) BRADS HOUSE (K W Bell & Son Ltd) John O'Shea 3-9-02 Ben Swarbrick (5) 
7) CONSCRIPT (R J Baines) Vince Smith 3-8-11 Eddie Ahern 
8) EBTIKAAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-9-06 Willie Supple 
9) CAVALLINI (John Deer) Gary Moore 3-9-05 Ryan Moore 
10) PAGAN SWORD (The Gap Partnership) Amanda Perrett 3-9-01 Johnny Murtagh 
11) PICCOLOMINI (Around The World Partnership) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Richard Quinn 
12) PLANET (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XX) Michael Bell v3-8-12 Kieren Fallon 
13) MONT SAINT MICHEL (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 3-8-12 Darryll Holland 
14) STANCOMB WILLS (Kenneth MacPherson) Mark Tompkins b3-8-03 Saleem Golam (5) 
15) MICHAELS PRIDE (Dalua Racing) Mark Johnston 3-8-06 Joe Fanning 
16) OPERA BELLE (T H Bambridge, Brian Oakley) Alan Jarvis 3-8-07 Seb Sanders 
Time: 2 min 28.71 sec Distances: 3, 2.5, hd, hd, 1, .5, 7, 4, .75, 3, 3.5, sh, 2, 2, 1.75
Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Studs Breeding: b g Dr Fong (USA) - Alusha (Soviet Star (USA))
Tote Win: £41.40 Places: £7.30; £1.60; £2.60; £3.60 Exacta: £183.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Sylvester Kirk Background: Former assistant to East Everleigh-based trainer Richard Hannon Wins In 2002-04: 23; 28; 35 Horses in training (2003-05): 40; 53; 66 First Goodwood winner: Duke Of Earl (Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Handicap, May 21, 2002) Total Goodwood wins: 5 (1 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: 34 winners (7 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 49
SECOND RACE RESULT
2.30pm VODAFONE THOROUGHBRED STAKES
Class 1, Listed Race, £35,000 guaranteed. For 3yo which have not won a Group One or Group Two Patern race, 1m. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group Three race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £20,300; 2nd: £7,700; 3rd: £3,850; 4th: £1,750; 5th: £875; 6th: £525
1) FORWARD MOVE (The Queen) Richard Hannon 3-8-12 Ryan Moore  14/1
2) OUDE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-12 Eddie Ahern  20/1
3) MUSEEB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-12 Willie Supple  4/1
4) MISTER GENEPI (Mike Caddy & Brian Moss) William Muir 3-8-12 Martin Dwyer 
5) COUNCIL MEMBER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-02 Kerrin McEvoy 
6) WISE DENNIS (Quadrillian Partnership) Alan Jarvis 3-9-02 Kieren Fallon 
7) CUPID'S GLORY (Hesmonds Stud) Sir Mark Prescott b1 3-8-12 Seb Sanders  3/1 Fav
8) BRECON BEACON (Elite Racing Club) Paul Cole 3-8-12 Johnny Murtagh 
9) COEUR COURAGEUX (Classic Racing I) David Flood 3-8-12 Darryll Holland 
10) BORTHWICK GIRL (Wendy English) Brian Meehan b3-8-07 Michael Kinane 
Time: 1 min 40.70 sec Distances: 1, 1.75, nk, 1.25, .75, 1.75, nk, 10, 14
Breeder: The Queen Breeding: ch c Dr Fong (USA) - Kissing Gate (USA) (Easy Goer (USA))
Tote Win: £15.20 Places: £3.70; £5.70; £1.70 Exacta: £376.90
Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Brigadier Gerard Stakes (1995 Alriffa), Cherry Hinton Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle, 2004 Jewel In The Sand), Diomed Stakes (1994 Bluegrass Prince), European Free Handicap (2000 Cape Town), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Hungerford Stakes (2002 Reel Buddy), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low), Lowther Stakes (1992 Niche), Wokingham Stakes (1994 Venture Capitalist), Macau Jockey Club Craven Stakes (2000 Umistim, 2001 King’s Ironbridge), Molecomb Stakes (1993 Risky), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Queen Mary Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy & 1993 Risky), Rockfel Stakes (2001 Distant Valley), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy), Yorkshire Cup (1993 Assessor) Number of horses in training; (1985-2005):67:75:74:80:85 :107:131:139:155:178:167:155:149:145:155:162:147:169:169:149 Number of wins in a season (1982-2004):38:49:28:37:56:33:43:55:73:126:154:182:112:115:109:94:108:123:135:110:121:122:113 Wins this year: 86 First Goodwood winner: Crespinall (July 29, 1972 - Nassau Stakes) Total Goodwood wins: 137 (39 at July Meeting) Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer 1992
Winning Jockey :- Name: Moore, Ryan Lee Born: 18th September 1983 Other Details: Apprenticed to Richard Hannon having previously been with his father Gary at Woodingdean in Brighton First winner: Mersey Beat (Land Rover Defender Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle, Towcester, May 15, 2000) Major Wins: totesport Cesarewitch (2002 Miss Fara) Wins in 2002-04: 39; 59 (champion apprentice); 132 Wins This Year: 70 First Goodwood win: Barbason (The News Amateur Riders’ H’cap, June 9, 2000) Goodwood winners: 19 (3 at July Meeting)
1) ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (Miriam O’Callaghan) Jim Bolger IRE 4-9-03 Kevin Manning  13/8 Fav
2) CASSYDORA (Hesmonds Stud) John Dunlop 3-8-07 Kerrin McEvoy  16/1
3) RED BLOOM (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-03 Johnny Murtagh  9/1
4) SONGERIE (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-07 Seb Sanders 
5) SOMETHING EXCITING (Setsquare Recruitment) David Elsworth 3-8-07 Richard Quinn 
6) VIRGINIA WATERS (Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE t3-8-07 Kieren Fallon 
7) PENKENNA PRINCESS (Mrs H M Chamberlin) Ralph Beckett 3-8-07 Ryan Moore 
8) JOINT ASPIRATION (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 3-8-07 Ted Durcan 
9) HAZARISTA (H H Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 4-9-03 Michael Kinane 
10) SECRET HISTORY (J Shack, G Barnard) Mark Johnston 3-8-07 Joe Fanning 
11) MAGICAL ROMANCE (Con Wilson) Brian Meehan 3-8-07 Liam Keniry 
Trainer:- Name: Bolger, Jim (James) Based: Glebe House, Coolcullen, Co. Carlow, Ireland First Winner: Peaceful Pleasure, Roscommon, September 20, 1976 Classic Winners: Irish Derby (1992 St. Jovite), English Oaks (1991 Jet Ski Lady); Irish Oaks (1983 Give Thanks; 2002 Margarula) First Royal Ascot win: Coronation Stakes (June 15, 1983, Flame Of Tara) Royal Ascot wins: (3) Coronation Stakes (1983 Flame Of Tara), Queen Alexandra Stakes (1991 Easy To Please, 1993 Riszard) Other Major Wins: Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Prix L’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (1986 Park Express, 2005 Alexander Goldrun) . First Goodwood winner: Park Express (Vodafone Nassau Stakes, August 2, 1986) Total Goodwood wins: 2 (2 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Manning, Kevin James Born: March 7, 1967 Based: Blackmiller Hill, Kildare, Ireland First Winner: Keynes (The Curragh, 1983) Big Race Wins: Irish Oaks (2002 Margarula); Group One Phoenix Stakes (1994 Eva Luna); Group Three John Roarty Memorial Railway Stakes (1994 Eva Luna), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2004 Alexander Goldrun), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1992 St Jovite); Prix L’Opera (2004 Alexander Goldrun), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun) Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting) First Goodwood Winner: Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2005 Alexander Goldrun)
FOURTH RACE RESULT
3.45pm VODAFONE STEWARDS’ CUP
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 6f.Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minumum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 3lb; a winner of 2 races 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £58,000; 2nd: £22,000; 3rd: £11,000; 4th: £5,000; 5th: £2,500; 6th: £1,500
1) GIFT HORSE (Alfi & Partners) David Nicholls 5-9-07 Kieren Fallon  9/2
2) FONTHILL ROAD (Una Towell) Richard Fahey 5-9-05 Paul Hanagan  10/1
3) FANTASY BELIEVER (The Fantasy Fellowship B) John Quinn 7-9-00 Kevin Manning  16/1
4) MERLIN'S DANCER (Chalfont Foodhalls Ltd) David Nicholls 5-9-03 Adrian Nicholls  16/1
5) OUT AFTER DARK (The Night Owls) Clive Cox p4-9-01 Adam Kirby (5) 
6) ONE PUTRA (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 3-9-07 Richard Quinn 
7) PIETER BRUEGHEL (David Faulkner) David Nicholls 6-9-00 Liam Keniry 
8) LAFI (Alfi & Partners) David Nicholls 6-9-09 Darryll Holland  4/1 Fav
9) MOAYED (Nigel Shields, Nick Littmoden) Nick Littmoden tb6-9-03 Chris Catlin 
10) RISING SHADOW (G Morrill) David Barron 4-8-11 Andrew Mullen (5) 
11) PARTNERS IN JAZZ (Sporting Occasions Racing No 2) David Barron 4-9-06 Willie Supple 
12) FRUIT OF GLORY (R B Hill) John Jenkins 6-9-07 Seb Sanders 
13) HIDDEN DRAGON (Jane, Victoria, Aimee & Thelma Whiting, Adele Dilschneider) Paul Blockley 6-8-09 Ben Swarbrick (5) 
14) MECCA'S MATE (David Metcalfe, David Barker) David Barker 4-9-02 John Egan 
15) PRESTO SHINKO (Major Tony Everett, Lucayan Stud) Richard Hannon 4-9-01 Ryan Moore 
16) PHILHARMONIC (R Cowie, Richard Fahey) Richard Fahey 4-9-07 Tony Hamilton (3) 
17) MUTAWAFFER (PD Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 4-9-07 Johnny Murtagh 
18) COLONEL COTTON (Lucayan Stud) David Nicholls v6-9-02 Kerrin McEvoy 
19) DH SMOKIN BEAU (Vanessa Church) Nick Littmoden 8-9-11 Ted Durcan 
19) DH HALMAHERA (J Duddy & Gillian Quinn) Kevin Ryan 10-9-06 Joe Fanning 
21) CONNECT (P R Bowring, Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins b8-8-13 Saleem Golam (5) 
22) CARIBBEAN CORAL (Dawson, Green, Quinn, Roberts) John Quinn v1 6-9-02 Eddie Ahern 
23) AM BROSE (Il Papalupo srl) Luca Cumani 6-9-03 Nicky Mackay 
24) MATERIAL WITNESS (M J Caddy) William Muir 8-9-03 Martin Dwyer 
25) DISTINCTLY GAME (Mr & Mrs Julian, Rosie Richard) Kevin Ryan 3-9-09 Neil Callan 
26) HIGH REACH (Four M’s) Terry Mills 5-9-06 Michael Kinane 
27) LAPWING (A & M Emmerson, M & P Raynor) Christian Wroe UAE t7-8-12 Brian Reilly (3) 
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, 2005 Gift Horse), 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: 27 (17 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 53
Winning jockey:-Name: Fallon, Kieren Francis. Born: County Clare, Ireland, 22/2/65 Apprenticeship: 1983 Kevin Prendergast First winner: Piccadily Lord (Navan, June 18, 1984) Wins (1988-2004): 31,28,39,29,45,60,47,91,136,202*,204*,202*,149, 166*, 149*, 221*, 200* *Champion jockey British Classic wins: (13) 2000 Guineas (2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan, 2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2005 Virginia Waters), Vodafone Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Derby (1999 Oath, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1997 Embassy), Coronation Stakes (2003 Russian Rhythm), Dee Stakes (1999 Oath, 2005 Gypsy King), Dubai Sheema Classic (2000 Fantastic Light), Fillies’ Mile (2003 Red Bloom); Gold Cup (2003 Mr Dinos), Irish Derby (2005 Hurricane Run); Irish Oaks (1999 Ramruma, 2004 Ouija Board); July Stakes (2003Nevisian Lad), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2002 Golan), Masai Mile (2001 Nicobar), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1997 Bosra Sham), Prix d’Ispahan (2003 Falbrav), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean), St James’s Palace Stakes (1998 Dr Fong), Sussex Stakes (1997 Ali-Royal);Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva); Vodafone Coronation Cup (2000 Daliapour, 2002 Boreal, 2005 Yeats), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2002 Islington, 2003 Russian Rhythm, 2004 Favourable Terms), Yorkshire Oaks (1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruma, 2002 and 2003 Islington) Wins This Season In Britain (since March 26): 37 First Goodwood winner: Aughfad (Grant Thornton Handicap, October 5, 1990) Goodwood wins: 76 (32 at July Meeting)
FIFTH RACE RESULT
4.20pm VODAFONE EBF MAIDEN STAKES
Class 2, £15,000 added. For 2yo colts & geldings which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,985; 2nd: £3,380; 3rd: £1,690; 4th: £845
1) OPERA CAPE (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 2-8-11 John Egan  6/1
2) TRUE CAUSE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-11 Kerrin McEvoy  9/2
3) PEPPERTREE LANE (Peter Savill) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon  11/2
4) GRACECHURCH (Gracechurch Racing Syndicate) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Ted Durcan  7/2 Fav
5) MUNNINGS (P F I Cole Ltd) Paul Cole 2-8-11 Neil Callan 
6) PERMANEX PRIDE (Davies, Sunley, Coombs & Cox) David Elsworth 2-8-11 Richard Quinn 
7) DYNAMIC RHYTHM (Peter Goulandris) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-11 Michael Kinane 
8) MR FLOODLIGHT (N A Woodcock & Simon Leech) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Ryan Moore 
9) HOTEL DU CAP (John Pearce) Geoff Wragg 2-8-11 Darryll Holland 
10) ALF TUPPER (Kenneth MacPherson, Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 2-8-11 Saleem Golam 
11) WAR SWORD (H E Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed) Gerard Butler 2-8-11 Eddie Ahern 
12) ALKHABAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 2-8-11 Willie Supple 
Winning trainer:-Name: Sylvester Kirk Background: Former assistant to East Everleigh-based trainer Richard Hannon Wins In 2002-04: 23; 28; 35 Horses in training (2003-05): 40; 53; 66 First Goodwood winner: Duke Of Earl (Mitsubishi Diamond Vision Handicap, May 21, 2002) Total Goodwood wins: 6 (2 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: 15 (7 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 58
SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.55pm VODAFONE RACEGOERS CLUB NURSERY
Class 3, £15,000 added. For 2yo which before July 24 have been placed first, second, third or fourth in GB, 6f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after July 23, a winner 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,855; 2nd: £3,340; 3rd: £1,670; 4th: £835
1) TIBER TILLY (Mark Harniman) Nick Littmoden 2-8-07 Chris Catlin  14/1
2) GRANTLEY ADAMS (Tania Trant) Mick Channon 2-9-07 Ted Durcan  8/1
3) GODFREY STREET (J A Leek & Partners) Richard Hannon 2-9-07 Ryan Moore  5/2 Fav
4) CHRONOMATIC (Ms C L Bourke-Jones, Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 2-8-12 Saleem Golam (5) 
5) DON'T TELL SUE (Mr & Mrs Peter Orton) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Paul Hanagan 
6) SOUNDS SIMLA (The Millennium Madness Partnership) Ralph Beckett 2-9-00 Nelson De Souza (3) 
7) MONTZANDO (The Links Partnership) Rod Millman 2-9-00 James Millman (7) 
8) COOL STING (The Toucan Syndicate) Andrew Balding 2-8-09 Joe Fanning 
9) TRANS SONIC (Eurostrait Ltd, Ann Jarvis) Alan Jarvis 2-9-05 Kieren Fallon 
10) RIDGEWAY CROSS (Ridgeway Downs Racing) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Eddie Creighton (3) 
11) MULL OF DUBAI (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 2-8-11 John Egan 
12) COUNTRYWIDE BELLE (Countrywide Partnership) Kevin Ryan 2-9-00 Neil Callan 
13) CARMENERO (Middleham Park Racing XXXVIII) William Muir 2-9-05 Martin Dwyer 
13 ran Non-Runner: Bee Seventeen (Ground)
Time: 1 min 14.09 sec Distances: hd, 2, sh, 5, hd, hd, .5, 5, 1.25, nk, .75, 3
Breeder: Mill House Stud
Breeding: b f King Charlemagne (USA) - Clarice Orsini (Common Grounds)
Tote Win: £18.40 Places: £4.20; £2.60; £1.30 Exacta: £281.10
Winning trainer:- Name Littmoden, Nicholas Paul Date of Birth: 3/1/63 Riding Career: Amateur, Flat & Point-to-Points Date of first trainer’s licence: October 1994. Previously pupil assistant to M Mason for three years; Assistant trainer to J Ffitch Heyes for one year & Jenny Pitman for six months Number of Horses in training (1998-2005): 46, 57, 73, 94, 94, 97, 49, 60 Wins in a season (1994-2004): 0,9,6,18, 40, 61, 57, 51, 79, 54, 44 Trains at Southgate, Newmarket, Suffolk Major wins: Jubilee Handicap (1998 & 1999 Tertium), Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Flying Childers Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana) Wins this year: 27 First Goodwood winner: Tallulah Belle (The Drawing Room Stakes - July 30, 1998) Total Goodwood Wins: 6 (2 at July Meeting)
Winning jockey:-Name: Catlin, Christopher Bernard Born: 1981 Apprenticeship: with Ken Ivory First Winner: Forgotten Times (Marlow Apprentice H’cap, Windsor, August 16, 1999) Big Race Wins: Ladbroke Autumn Stakes (2000 Greenaway Bay), Tote Trifecta Stakes (2002 Millennium Force), Vodafone Stewards Cup (2002 Bond Boy) Wins 2000-2004: 22; 71 (champion apprentice); 67; 59; 62 Wins this season: 64 First Goodwood winner: Hilltop Warning (A & J Bull Handicap, May 24, 2001) Goodwood winners: 11 (2 at July Meeting)
SEVENTH RACE RESULT
5.30pm VODAFONE APPRENTICE HANDICAP
Class 3, £15,000 added. For 3yo+ rated 0-90, 1m 1f. Weights: highest weight 10st; minimum weight 8st 9lb (8st). Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 9lb. Allowances: riders who, prior to July 27, 2005, have not ridden more than 50 winners under any Rules of Racing 3lb; more than 25 such winners 5lb; more than 5 such winners 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,764; 2nd: £3,312; 3rd: £1,656; 4th: £828
1) JAMES CAIRD (Kenneth MacPherson, Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 5-9-11 Saleem Golam (3)  7/2 Fav
2) ADORATION (Durham Thoroughbred Racing) Mark Johnston 3-8-04 Greg Fairley (7)  13/2
3) LUCAYAN DANCER (James Greaves) David Nicholls 5-8-12 Victoria Behan (7)  15/2
4) LORD LINKS (Coriolan Links Partnership VI) Richard Hannon 4-9-12 Frankie McDonald 
5) FABRIAN (Glyn Byard) Richard Price 7-8-03 James Doyle (7) 
6) MEELUP (Ms P M Marks) Jane Southcombe 5-8-07 Mark Halford (3) 
7) SILVALINE (Andrew Duffield) Tommy Keddy 6-8-12 Colin Haddon (3) 
8) DESERT REIGN (Allen Pope, Andrew King) Alan Jarvis 4-8-12 Ben Swarbrick (3) 
9) VOICE MAIL (Roger Parry) Andrew Balding 6-9-03 Liam Keniry 
10) ARABIE (G Ferrigno) Ian Williams 7-9-05 David Nolan 
11) ARRY DASH (Mike & Denise Dawes) Mark Wallace 5-9-09 Dean Corby 
12) DANELOR (Mark & George Leatham) Richard Fahey 7-9-10 Tony Hamilton 
13) NIMELLO (Geraldine O’Reilly) Tony Newcombe 9-8-13 Neil Chalmers 
14) SCOTTISH RIVER (Mark Usher) Mark Usher 6-9-02 Adam Kirby (3) 
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: 9 (4 at July Meeting) Wins This Year: 23
Winning jockey:-Name: Golam, (Rassoude) Saleem Born: February 19, 1983 Based: Newmarket. Apprentice with Mark Tompkins Wins In 2004:5 Wins This Season: 20 First Goodwood Winner: James Caird (Vodafone Apprentce Handicap, July 30, 2005) Total Goodwood Wins: 1 (1 at July Meeting)
THE VALUE BETTING COLUMN EVERY SATURDAY
GOODWOOD, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2005
3.10pm £200,000 Vodafone Nassau Stakes 9f 192yds
going - good
for the best odds from British bookmakers, go to britodds.com
BP= best price at the time of writing
1(9) 6312 Alexander Goldrun Jim Bolger IRE 4-9-03 Kevin Manning
Top-class filly. But she was beaten last time out when raiding Britain and has yet to win here. Worth opposing at these odds. BP= 6/4
2(10) 30-5 Hazarista John Oxx IRE 4-9-03 Michael Kinane
Ridden by the jockey of the moment, this Irish raider is strictly held by Alexander Goldrun, being beaten two and a half lengths by her. But that was Hazarista’s seasonal debut and improvement can be expected - the one doubt is the ground - she might want it faster. BP= 10/1
3(2) -512 Red Bloom Sir Michael Stoute 4 9-03 Johnny Murtagh
Second to Alexander Goldrun two runs ago, beaten a length and a half. Consistent sort but she may not have the scope of some of the others. BP= 11/2
4(1) 4-17 Cassydora John Dunlop 3-8-07 Kerrin McEvoy
Well beaten seventh in the Vodafone Oaks and on that form would not be good enough but could do better. BP= 20/1
5(11) 0709 Joint Aspiration Mick Channon 3-8-07 Ted Durcan
Well beaten last two runs and does not look up to this. BP= 80/1
6(8) 1424 Karen ìs Caper Non-runner
7(5) 1-66 Magical Romance Brian Meehan 3-8-07 Liam Keniry
Sixth in the Vodafone Oaks but her form does not appear up to this form. BP= 40/1
8(6) 1025 Penkenna Princess Ralph Beckett 3-8-07 Ryan Moore
Fifth in the Falmouth Stakes and second in the Irish 1000 Guineas and cannot be totally dismissed. Unproven at this distance. BP= 20/1
9(3) 2135 Secret History Mark Johnston 3-8-07 Joe Fanning
Gets the ease in the ground that she needs and could be the surprise package in the race. BP= 20/1
10(12) -124 Something Exciting David Elsworth 3-8-07 Richard Quinn
Second in the Vodafone Oaks and then fourth at York when Secret History was only a head behind. Drops back in distance. BP= 6/1
11(7) 191- Songerie Sir Mark Prescott 3-8-07 Seb Sanders
Did well in lesser races at two - acts on soft ground. BP= 14/1
12(4) 1846 Virginia Waters Aidan O ‘Brien 3-8-07t Kieren Fallon
The 1000 Guineas winner who has not run up to that form since. Could still run well but there are doubts. BP= 8/1
The clear value is SECRET HISTORY each-way.