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Tuesday,July 5, 2005



Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourese, was delighted with a record turn-out for the opening day of the July meeting.

A crowd of 14,192 came today - a modern-day record for the July Meeting. Last year on the opening day, the attendance was 12,808.

She commented: “The crowd has been fantastic and we were all treated to a vintage performance by the mighty Soviet Song. It has been a very special day.

“The size of the crowd has put pressure on some of the facilities which we had augmented with some temporary facilities wherever possible.

“This will be remedied over the next two years by our July Course masterplan, which will see the phased upgrading and refurbishment of the stands.”


The going remains


after the first day of the July meeting.

“We had virtually no rain today and as a result the course has taken the racing and the big fields very well,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser.

“We can expect about four or five millimetres of rain through the evening, but it will probably stop at about the time it gets dark, between 9 and 10 pm.

“We cannot move the rails on either side of the track as they are both in permanent positions, so the course will be exactly the same for all three days.

“But the racing is on ground which has not been used since August of last year and been kept specially for this meeting.”


Michael Jarvis this morning reported that Darley July Cup favourite Iffraaj was ‘fine’ after a pipe-opener on the Newmarket gallops this morning.

The impressive Wokingham winner stepped out on Long Hill and Jarvis is happy with his charge - the 4-1 favourite with Ladbrokes - ahead of Thursday’s Group One contest.

The Kremlin House trainer said: “The horse is fine. He has come through his preparations well and we are hopeful.

“It’s a big step up from handicap company into a Group One but we believe he has earned a crack at it.

“He worked last Wednesday and then had a final blow on Long Hill this morning.”

The four-year-old Zafonic colt has been drawn one of 20 for the showpiece event and Jarvis commented: “I would think they will come up in two groups.”

As for the ground, which was officially ‘good’ on Tuesday morning, Jarvis is hoping there won’t be substantial rain over the next 48 hours.

He added: “I don’t think he wants it too soft - he’s a good ground horse. We had quite a storm at tea-time yesterday (Monday) and then a dry night. I would like the ground to stay as it is.”

One horse who won’t mind cut is Somnus. The Tim Easterby-trained five-year-old, triumphant in the 2003 Haydock Sprint Cup on the soft, is another drawn low in three.

Newmarket handler Jeremy Noseda will be double-handed for the race. He is set to saddle both Balmont and Soldier’s Tale.

Balmont, third in the race 12 months ago, will emerge from box 12 while his stablemate - a Group 3 scorer at Newcastle 10 days ago - is drawn 14.

The two reserves for the Darley July Cup are La Cucaracha and Fayr Jag, while Captain Hurricane was eliminated.


Red Clubs will bid for a fourth straight success tomorrow when he competes in the Group Two TNT July Stakes.

The son of Red Ransom will face 10 rivals as he aims to follow up a length-and-three-quarter win in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot at York.

He will have to shoulder a 5lb-penalty for that victory but connections are approaching the engagement on the July Course content that the horse is in fine fettle.

Charlie Hills, assistant to his father Barry, said this morning: “He’s come out of his race at York well and we are very pleased with him.

“He’s got the penalty for his victory there but physically he’s done very well. He’s got a fantastic attitude.”

The only minor worry would appear to be if a substantial amount of rain got into the rain over the next 24 hours.”

Hills added: “If it does turn up soft, it would be a slight concern, I would think.”

Of his past three wins, Red Clubs has triumphed once on good ground and twice on good to firm.

Mark Johnston sends two down from his Middleham base - Black Charmer and Desert Realm - both of whom won six-furlong maidens on their last start.

Richard Hannon is another trainer set to go in double-handed with Green Park - eighth in the Norfolk Stakes - and Cool Creek, a Pontefract conditions stakes winner, ready for action.

Peter Chapple-Hyam won the race last year with Captain Hurricane and his Newmarket yard will be represented in the latest renewal by Hunter Street. The son of Compton Place romped to a four-length victory in a Yarmouth novice stakes last month and is reported to have worked well at home since.

Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien saddles easy Leopardstown winner Ivan Denisovich while there are two unbeaten colts, Original Source, and Upper Hand.

RACE - President of the UAE International Challenge Derby


Alan Munro may have finished second to Motivator on Walk In The Park at Epsom in the Vodafone Derby, but today he was celebrating a Derby winner after Arsene Rupin bagged a thrilling Group 1 Purebred Arabian success in the President Of The UAE Challenge Derby.

The four-year-old colt continued his progress when he stepped up on his recent Group Three win with a neck triumph from Aikido Vege as the judge was forced to rule on a four-way photo-finish.

Munro said: “He’s quite an exciting horse and wants to compete. He ran a little bit keen early on in this race and just needs a bit more cover.

“He took the lead when there was still two-and-a-half furlongs left and, when he was challenged, he responded bravely. He’s a tough horse. I’m delighted ...and it’s nice to win a Derby!”

The horse is unbeaten this year following this his third victory of the term.

12.50pm THE President of the UAE International Challenge Derby
1) Arsene Rupin
2) Aikido Verge
3) Al Sabeq
4) Muneef
5) Malik D’Or
6) Al Jalfane
7) Hasna De Faust

Time: 2 min 17.41 sec
Distances: nk, sh, hd, 9, sh, 12

Winning Owner: The Day In Toulouse Partnership
Winning Trainer: Miss G Ward
Winning Jockey: Alan Munro



Kamanda Laugh ran out a comfortable winner of the RBS Handicap Stakes, scoring with two-and-a-half lengths to spare.

The four-year-old gelding, a 16-1 chance, bounced back to form after finding the ground a little bit on the quick side in a seven-furlong event at Doncaster last month.

Michael Hills’ mount always travelled well and hit the front over a furlong out on the stands’ side before going on to score from Unshakable who raced on the other side of the course.

Winning trainer Barry Hills said: “Last time he ran, he wouldn’t let himself go on the ground.

“Today, I would think the ground is on the slow side of good. As long as it’s good, he’s alright.

“He’s a good, consistent campaigner, given the right conditions.

“We’ve had a lot of false ground this year - but I think this ground is as good as we’ve raced on for a long time.”

Asked whether he would consider running the horse in the Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup on Thursday, Hills said: “It would depend on the conditons. Mid-season, you can’t really plan a horse’s campaign when he wants a bit of ease.”

Paddy Power reacted to Kamanda Laugh’s win by cutting him from 25s to 16-1 for the Bunbury Cup.

Michael Hills, the winning jockey, said: “John Sillett the owner is a great pal of mine so it is a real thrill to win this race on Kamanda Laugh who really picked up well and ran right to the line. We have got a really good team this week.”

John Sillett dreamt that his horse would win today. He said: “I thought I could not tell anybody because it would break the dream. I did tell the kids - I have five - and my partner Flora to go steady. I won the Cup in 1987 (with Coventry City as manager) which was the proudest moment in my life, other than when I go racing and have winners like this - it is wonderful. Newmarket is a lucky course for me. I am not a big punter - I just had a little bit each-way.”



“Beaten by the draw, weren’t we ?” said Bob Jones after his six-year-old Unshakable, racing from stall 4, had beaten all but Kamanda Laugh, who was drawn 19 and raced on the opposite track from the runner-up, in the opening RBS Handicap.

“The same thing happened to us in the Cambridgeshire when we were on the ‘wrong’ side and beat all those, but we finished fifth and got nothing for it,” he added.

“But I am very pleased with the horse. He has run really well and beaten all those on his side decisively. I don’t really know if the draw did make any difference, but I am sure that you want to be drawn where the best horses are.

“He will stay a furlong further than this, as you can tell from is fifth in the Cambridgeshire; a mile to nine furlongs is what he wants. And at last he has been given a chance by the handicapper as he has come down a few pounds and I think he is now on a winning mark.

“If the handicapper leaves him alone I think he can win from where he is, but there is always the danger of him being put back up again because he has run so well.

“There is a race at Newbury over a mile on Saturday week which would suit him well.”

totesport.com HANDICAP


Any idea that a low draw is a disadvantage was kicked firmly into touch when bottom weight Tax Free romped home from stall 4 in the totesport.com Handicap, beating Woodcote by a length and a quarter after taking command a couple of furlongs from home.

And there was talk after the race of the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood, though the winner’s trainer Dandy Nicholls was not optimistic about him making the cut.

With good reason, too, as Tax Free has only 7st 7lb in the big Goodwood handicap and even the 3lb penalty he collected here probably leaves him short of the required mark to get into the race.

However, in case there are any dual optimists who wish to get involved,

Paddy Powers have cut Tax Free’s Goodwood price from 66-1 to 25-1, the same price as today’s runner-up Woodcote.

“I bought him privately as a yearling after he did not make his reserve,” Nicholls recalled. “I would love to boast and say I paid only 1,200gns for him and how clever I have been, but that wouldn’ t be true.

“The reason he did not run last year is that he threw two big splints just below his knees. He is still lame on them sometimes but basically they are hard as nails now.

“His owner Ian Hewitson has been very patient with him, and I think that if I hadn’t run him over a mile at Thirsk on his second run he would now have won four from four.

“Six or seven furlongs is what he wants and the six here with its bit of a stiff finish suits him well, but he has won over seven as well.”

RACE 2 - totesport.com STAKES


Clive Cox wore a smile even though his charge Woodcote finished one-and-a-quarter lengths behind Tax Free in the totesport.com Stakes.

The Hungerford trainer said of the runner-up: “That was super. I’m very positive about his future.

“We’ve got a couple of nice entries for him but we will see how we go. He’s in the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup but he probably wouldn’t get in the first race.

“He is also in the five-furlong Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint at Newbury. We will have a chat with his owner Mr Dennis Shaw and make a plan.

“He’s run all the way to the line here, so you’d have to say six is his trip. But he is a winner over five, so he’s not lacking in that department.”

Walter Swinburn, trainer of third-placed Viking Spirit, said: “He always runs a good race. He’s such a genuine 100 per cent horse.

“He is in the Stewards’ Cup but we will need to look at that. Goodwood is a sharper track than this. If anything, I’m looking at going an extra furlong.”

Paddy Power cut Viking Spirit to 20s from 25 for the Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, while Woodcote was quoted at 25s (from 33-1) for the same contest.

RACE 3 - Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes

Donna Blini earned a quote of 33-1(Paddy Power) for next year’s UltimatePoker.com 1000 Guineas after scorching to victory in the Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes.

The Bertolini filly, a 20,000-guineas purchase at the Doncaster St Leger sale last autumn, made every yard on her way to record a neck win from Salut D’Amour.

Brian Meehan’s charge, ridden by Mick Kinane, had previously swerved Royal Ascot at York for this Group Two contest, following a second in the five-furlong Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley.

Lambourn trainer Meehan said: “She’s a lovely filly. We thought long and hard about going to York with her. But we felt she was a little bit rangy and thought that probably it would do her more good to wait.

“Jimmy (Fortune) said the ground didn’t really suit her (at Beverley) and certainly she wanted further.

“Jimmy thought if the ground had been better, she would have won that day. That comment impressed me and I thought we had a chance in one of these big ones, whether it was the Albany or the Cherry Hinton. But I think we made the right choice.

“Mick said she was fast asleep in front and always there to be challenged whenever they wanted to challenge. I think she did a good job and Mick gave her a great ride.

“There were plenty of challengers and she held on real good.She will go on and improve. She has a nice bit of size to her.”

Meehan wasn’t about to outline a plan for her in the aftermath of this triumph.

He said: “We will wait and see. We’ll get her back and see. I haven’t had a chance to have a proper conversation with Mick and obviously Jimmy was in the race as well. I’d like to talk him.

“This filly will probably go on to be a three-year-old, as well. She definitely wants seven furlongs right now.

“There are so many options at the end of the year, i’m not going to tie myself down to a race right now.”

William Hill introduced her as a 40-1 chance for the 1000 Guineas, while the runner-up Salut D’Amour was unchanged at 33's for the mile Classic.

Kinane commented: “She hit the gate quick and everybody seemed to want to drop in so I thought I would make my own way. She is a nice filly.“



Although inevitably disappointed, Jeremy Noseda was not heartbroken when his odds-on Salut d’Amour was beaten a neck by all the way leader Donna Blini in the Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes.

“She has run a good, solid race,” he said. “I know she was a bit outpaced about halfway through the race but that is the way she runs. I shall need to look at it again, but my first impression is that Mick (Kinane, on the winner) has ridden a brilliant race from the front.

“She was certainly much better behaved than she was at York, when she got very upset, but there is no malice in her, though she does like to do things her own way a bit.”

Barry Hills was very pleased with the effort by third-placed Spinning Queen, who was a neck behind the runner-up.

“She has run a very good race,” he said. “The ground was too firm for her at York and today we decided to drop her in and give her a chance.

“The trouble was that the filly (Dhekraa) who Richard (Hills) was riding stopped in front of her just at the crucial moment and that cost her a length.

“She wants seven furlongs now and I shall bring her back here for the Sweet Solera Stakes.”



Soviet Song repeated her success of last year with a stylish defeat of Alexander Goldrun in the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes, coming from last to first under a very confident ride from Johnny Murtagh to win, going away, by two and a half lengths.

“That really was very good,” enthused her proud and delighted trainer James Fanshawe. “Before the race I had been a bit worried that there might not be any pace in the race, but when Johnny and I walked the course this morning we decided that there was no way in which we would change our plan to hold her up.

“And I told him that, given that we were going to hold her up, he had to make his effort down the middle of the course and not run the risk of not getting a run if he tried to come through the middle or up the rails.

“There are very few horses in training who can quicken up like she can and though, before she ran at York, she was just getting past her lead horse on the gallops, since she ran there she has been whizzing by, as she did when we worked her last Wednesday.

“Not that much of this is due to me. All the credit goes to my head lad Paul Chambers and Mark Denaro, who rides her out every day; I just keep out of the way and make the occasional suggestion to Matthew (Budden, racing manager for the Elite Racing Club which owns the mare).

“Being beaten at York was a bit of a disappointment - for a filly like her to be beaten is always disappointing, but I wanted to run her before she came here and I much preferred the idea of running her in the Windsor Forest rather than the Queen Anne as I was sure she would have a less tough race in the Windsor Forest whatever happened. There is no doubt that she has come on a lot since that York race.

“I expect that now she will go for the Sussex Stakes, which she won last year, though I shall have to talk to Matthew about that, and very long term planning has brought in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.”

Paddy Power offer 5-1 about Soviet Song for the Belmont race.

“But before that,” Fanshawe went on,”there are lots of big races here we must look atlike the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, which this year is being run here at Newmarket (while Ascot is being rebuilt)”.

Johnny Murtagh endorsed Fanshawe’s enthusiasm about the mare. “She is really tough and classy,” he said. “I won a Breeders’ Cup Mile on Ridgewood Pearl and you would have to put this filly up there with her.

“When James and I walked the course this morning and talked about tactics we were adamant that we would hold her up.

“When she won last year we were guaranteed a good pace because of Attraction being in the field, but there was no such guarantee this time.

“But holding her up and getting her relaxed is how she likes to be ridden, and so we were determined to stick to that with that.

“I dropped her out and tracked Seb (Sanders on Penkenna Princess), and when the time came to make her effort I just switched her round Seb and away she went.”



Jim Bolger led the tributes to Soviet Song after his charge Alexander Goldrun finished second to her in the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes.

The Irish trainer said: “Soviet Song is not just good, she’s brilliant. We salute her, she’s the real deal.

“We will have a look at the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown but we will not be in a hurry to take on Soviet Song over a mile again...but it has been very pleasant trying it once!

“We were pleased with our filly’s efforts and we’re very happy to be here - it’s very pleasant.

“The ground was perfect and the track was in excellent condition, so we’ve no excuses and we’re not looking for any.”

Michael Stoute, trainer of the third-placed Peeress, was also keen to acknowledge the ability of the winner.

He said: “I think a very high-class filly won the race. But I am delighted with Peeress. It was her first time in a Group One and she’s acquitted herself well.”



Gin Jockey made just about every yard as he began his racing career in the best possible fashion with a victory.

Drawn 18, Richard Hannon’s charge sparred with The Visualiser early on and then had enough in the tank to repel the late thrust of Kilworth by a neck.

Marlborough trainer Hannon said: “He would have needed that badly, too. He will have come on a lot for that run.

“It was amazing watching him walk around the paddock because all he wanted to do was go in the middle and have a pick of grass.

“The draw helped him quite a lot.

“He’s started to come good just lately. I thought I was probably going a little bit too early with him.

“He should stay further as he’s out of a full sister to an Arc winner. But there’s a lot of speed too, mind you.”

Connections will discuss where the Soviet Star colt goes next and no plan was outlined after the race.



John Hills followed the example of his father Barry by making the number one spot when Clinet, ridden by Eddie Ahern, won the racingpost.co.uk Fillies’ Handicap by two lengths from Salamanca.

“She has done nothing but improve, this filly,” enthused Hills afterwards.

“She has always shown plenty of pace and though her wins have been over longer trips than this she has encouraged us to drop her back in trip, to seven furlongs as we did here.

“And she has shown enough pace here that she could even go back to six. With today it was simply a case of her getting the split when she needed it and in the end she has beaten what I think was a good field pretty well.

“Andrew (Cohen of the Wood Hall Stud, who owns the filly) bought her as a yearling and last year she was at his stud and trained by Pat Phelan.

“She won for Pat at Bath and, though she was a bit fizzy when she came to us this season, she has improved all the time and as she has done so she has become calmer.”

Sylvester Kirk, trainer of second placed Salamanca, said: “I am happy enough with that effort. We’ve got her in another fillies’ handicap on Saturday night at Salisbury and will now have to discuss whether we go for that.”

Angus Gold, racing manager to Sheikh Hamdan - owner of third placed Tahrir - said: “We are very happy with her run. Seven furlongs seems to be the right trip for her. We would not rush her back, we’ll just look for another seven furlong handicap for her in about three weeks, maybe at Goodwood.”



Nuwara Eliya was victorious at the third time of asking, winning the concluding Creature Comforts Maiden Stakes by three-quarters of a length.

The Grand Lodge colt, beaten over seven furlongs and a mile in his two previous career starts, clearly relished this step up in trip to 10 furlongs.

He got down to battle it out with Elraawy in the final 200 yards and prevailed for jockey Jamie Spencer and trainer Gerard Butler.

Butler said: “I’m delighted for the owner Mr McFadden. He has been a big supporter of ours since we opened up the place.

“I’m also delighted for the horse. He’s a lovely, big imposing colt. We will see what the handicapper does now and take it from there.

“He needed every inch of the mile and aquarter. He will certainly stay a mile and a half in time.”

Ed Dunlop, trainer of the runner-up Elraawy, said: “He is improving but he is still a baby and he was very green when he hit the front.

“I’m sure that if he gets the chance he can win a handicap.”

William Jarvis was equally pleased with third-placed Papality.

He said: “She is a nice filly. I think she’l win us a race or two - in fact, she may be a bit better than that.”


Glenda Loke from Ely was adjudged the best dressed lady among the crowd on the July Course today, Ladies’ Day, and won a £1,000 outfit from Jaeger and a seven-day luxury all-inclusive holiday in Barbados courtesy of Virgin Holidays and Escape Hotel & Spa.

Runner-up was Nicky Christie from Wakefield, who will receive a weekend for two at the Swan Hotel at Lavenham, and third-placed Charlotte Rose from Billericay will get a hospitality package for four for the Newmarket Friday finale night featuring Brian McFadden and a session at the Sangdao Thai Spa in Newmarket.

The judges were fashion designer Anne Louise Roswald and Alison East from Jaeger.


Following a virtually dry night the going for the first day of the July Meeting remains


“We had two and a half millimetres of rain yesterday between 3.30 and 4.30pm, and a few spits and spots overnight, but nothing measurable,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser. “The going stick measured 8.1 yesterday and 8.2 this morning.

“We are forecast rain for later in the day and, depending on which version you believe, it may arrive at lunchtime or a bit later.”


Everest is becoming a regular in the opening RBS Handicap (1.20) and will be running in the race for the third time today. Having been beaten a short head two years ago, he was successful last season and there are plenty of punters prepared to see him follow up with another win this afternoon with VC Bet bringing him in from 9-2 to 4-1. In the same race they have also trimmed rank outsider Takes Tutu from 33-1 to 20-1.

Betting has taken a very wide range in the totesport.com Handicap (1.55) and the sponsors report support for Coleorton Dancer (10-1 from 16-1) and Stetchworth Prince (10-1 from 12-1). VC Bet have also laid Stetchworth Prince, from 16-1 to half that price, as well as having had support for Hornpipe (7-1 to 6-1) and Guildenstern (16-1 to 12-1). Stetchworth Prince has also been in demand with Paddy Power where the early 22-1 has long since vanished and 8-1 is now best.

The much-travelled Alexander Goldrun is very popular in the day’s feature event, the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (3.05) and totesport have brought her in from 100-30 to 5-2. Paddy Power report good money for the filly, though she remains an 11-4 shot with them.

Two outsiders have caught the eye in the Fillies’ Handicap (4.15) with Lamh Eile being backed from 16-1 to 12-1 with Powers and from the same opening price to a point shorter with VC Bet. Powers have also brought in Salamanca from 33-1 to 22-1.

totesport make Iffraaj 7-2 favourite for Thursday’s Darley July Cup with Soldier’s Tale a point longer. They then offer 8-1 about Camacho, Galeota and Somnus, with Balmont on 9-1 and 16 bar.

Class 3, £18,000-added. For 3yo+ Rated -90, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 12lb; minumun weight 8st 7lb (3yo 7st 12lb). Penalties: after June 25, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values 1st: £12,745.20; 2nd: £3,921.60l 3rd: £1,960.80; 4th: £980.40

1) KAMANDA LAUGH (John Sillett, Flora Lane) Barry Hills 4-9-10 Michael Hills [19] 16/1
2) UNSHAKABLE (Unshakable Partnership) Bob Jones 6-9-10 Johnny Murtagh [4] 9/1
3) SELECTIVE (Peter Savill) David Nicholls 6-9-06 Darryll Holland [20] 16/1
4) NERO'S RETURN (Christine Ahmad Shah) Mark Johnston 4-9-12 Joe Fanning [1] 16/1
5) STAR OF LIGHT (J H Widdows) Brian Meehan 4-9-05 Alan Munro [10]
6) EVEREST (I S Sandhu & Partners) Brian Ellison 8-8-13 Eddie Ahern [2] 5/1 Fav
7) LUCAYAN LEGEND (Lucayan Stud) Richard Hannon 4-9-10 Dane O'Neill [5]
8) AFRICAN SAHARA (Debbie Mountain) Debbie Mountain t6-8-13 Philip Makin (3) [3]
9) GAELIC PRINCESS (M K F Seymour) Tony Newcombe 5-9-03 Simon Whitworth [11]
10) DOUBLE VODKA (Alison Iles) Lynda Ramsden 4-8-13 Martin Dwyer [17]
11) SPRING GODDESS (Grant 7 Bowman Ltd, Ann Jarvis) Alan Jarvis 4-9-04 Jamie Spencer [8]
12) RED SPELL (Mrs John Lee) Richard Hannon 4-9-12 Ryan Moore [15]
13) VICIOUS KNIGHT (The McCauley Boys) David Nicholls v7-9-08 Adrian Nicholls [6]
14) TAKES TUTU (Bernard Bargh, Jeff Hamer, Steve Henshaw) Karl Burke 6-9-01 Seb Sanders [12]
15) JOOLS (Anthony Parsons) Dean Ivory 7-9-01 Richard Quinn [14]
16) KRUGERRAND (The Square Table II) Willie Musson 6-9-11 Michael Kinane [16]
17) PRESUMPTIVE (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XV) Roger Charlton 5-9-10 Steve Drowne [9]
18) CARDINAL VENTURE (Lucayan Stud) Kevin Ryan p7-9-10 Neil Callan [13]
19) DENVER (Gigginstown House Stud) Brian Meehan 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [7]

19 ran Non-Runner: Putra Kuantan (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 1 min 38.74 sec Distances: 2.5, .5, 1.25, 1.25, .75, 1.5, nk, sh, .75, sh, .5, .75, .75, 2, 2, 6, 4, 14
Breeder: Kirsten Rausing Breeding: ch g Most Welcome - Kamada (USA) (Blushing Groom (USA))
Tote Win: £21.50 Places: £4.40; £2.60; £5.20; £4.20 Exacta: £169.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Barrington William Born: Worcester, 2/4/37 Date of first licence:1969;First winner: La Dolce Vita (Thirsk, April 18,1969) Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship with Fred Rimell and George Colling, Head Lad with John Oxley for 10 years Classic wins: (4) 1000 Guineas (1978 Enstone Park), 2000 Guineas (1979 Tap on Wood, 2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1994 Moonax), Other major wins: Ascot Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), Challenge Stakes (2001 Munir), Champagne Stakes (1977 Sexton Blake, 1985 Sure Blade, 1998 Auction House, 1999 Distant Music), Champion Stakes (1983 Cormorant Wood, 2002 Storming Home), Chester Vase (1979 Cracaval, 1973 Proverb, 1999 Peshtigo, 2001 Mr Combustible), Classic Trial (2001 Chancellor), Dee Stakes (1970 Golden Monad, 1972 Our Mirage, 1973 Natsun, 1975 Ravel, 1979 Two Of Diamonds, 1985 Infantry, 1987 Sir Harry Lewis, 1989 Free Sweater, 1990 Blue Stag, 1998 Prolix, 2002 Sohaib), Dewhurst Stakes (1988 Scenic (DH), 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Falmouth Stakes (1976 Duboff), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Irish Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1994 Bolas), French St Leger (1994 Moonax), Irish Derby (1987 Sir Harry Lewis), Irish 1000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prestige Stakes (2002 Geminiani), Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe (1973 Rheingold), Royal Whip Stakes (2002 Chancellor), Sussex Stakes (1990 Distant Relative), Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks (1974 Dibidale, 1987 Chaudennay, 1992 Aquamarine, 1994 Bolas, 1998 High And Low, 1999 Valentine Girl, 2005 Alumni), Hardwicke Stakes (1973 Rheingold), Gold Cup (1984 & 1985 Gildoran), St James’s Palce Stakes (1986 Sure Blade), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1997 Royal Applause), King Edward VII Stakes (2001 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (2005 Maids Causeway) Wins in a season (1987-2004): 96:93:73:113:99:63:39:44:74:84:79:78:109:72:107:91:107:82 Horses in training (1984-2005):107,125,139,131,140,152,175,159,129,n/a,113,120,130,137 ,145,150,148,160,167,168, 186, 148 Trains at South Bank Stables, Lambourn Wins This Season: 35

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Michael Patrick.Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Jeremy Hindley. First winner: Sky Thief (Nottingham 13/8/79) Classic wins: (1) Vodafone Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic, 1996 In Command, 1999 Distant Music), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Goodwood Cup (1992 Further Flight), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix de l'Abbaye (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island) Wins (1990-2004):61,65,91,86,89,74,80,84,61,94,73,58,66,58,66 Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Wins this season: 26


1.55pm totesport.com STAKES
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £60,000 guaranteed. For 3yo Rated 0-105, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; minumun weight 7st 12lb Penalties: after June 25, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values 1st: £34,800; 2nd: £13,200; 3rd: £6,600; 4th: £3,000; 5th: £1,500; 6th: £900

1) TAX FREE (Ian Hewitson) David Nicholls 3-8-00 Adrian Nicholls [4] 10/1
2) WOODCOTE (Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 3-8-09 Dane O'Neill [18] 33/1
3) VIKING SPIRIT (The Masterminds) Walter Swinburn 3-8-11 Darryll Holland [19] 9/1
4) STETCHWORTH PRINCE (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) David Loder 3-9-04 Jamie Spencer [12] 11/2 Fav
5) ANDRONIKOS (Constantinos Shiacolas) Paul Cole t3-9-07 Johnny Murtagh [8]
6) KING MARJU (Bryan Fry) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-11 Alan Munro [14]
7) PIKE BISHOP (Michael Pescod) Roger Charlton 3-8-13 Steve Drowne [17]
8) ONE PUTRA (H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah) Michael Jarvis 3-9-03 Philip Robinson [2]
9) BRIANNSTA (B Brooks) Mick Channon 3-8-05 Sam Hitchcott [3]
10) DAHTEER (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 3-8-01 Martin Dwyer [13]
11) INTOXICATING (Anthony Pye-Jeary & Mel Smith) Fulke Johnson Hougton 3-9-00 Richard Quinn [1]
12) JOSEPH HENRY (John Brown & Megan Dennis) Mark Johnston 3-8-13 Joe Fanning [15]
13) EXCUSEZ MOI (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain p3-9-02 Kerrin McEvoy [20]
14) DON PELE (Pedro Rosas) Sylvester Kirk 3-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [9]
15) ZOMERLUST (P J Carr) John Quinn 3-8-07 Seb Sanders [6]
16) GUILDENSTERN (Scott-Barrett, Tufnell, Kerr-Dineen, Bur) Hughie Morrison t3-8-04 John Egan [7]
17) SCREWDRIVER (Raymond Tooth) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Ryan Moore [11]
18) COLEORTON DANCER (Coleorton Moor Racing) Kevin Ryan 3-9-04 Neil Callan [5]
19) HORNPIPE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-08 Michael Kinane [10]
20) ORANMORE CASTLE (Sangster Family, Cavendish Inv, Peter Savill) Barry Hills t3-8-04 Eddie Ahern [16]

20 ran
Time: 1 min 11.78 sec Distances: 1.25, sh, hd, 1, .5, .75, .75, .5, nk, .5, .5, hd, 1, hd, 1.25, 1.25, 1.75, .5, 3.5 Breeder: Denis & Teresa Bergin Breeding: b g Tagula (IRE) - Grandel (Owington)
Tote Win: £11.90 Places: £3.20; £9.60; £2.40; £2.00 Exacta: £1,673.80

Winning trainer:- Name: Nicholls, David Date of birth: 30/4/56 Riding career: Professional - 421 winners Trains at Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, Yorkshire Horses in training (1996-2005): 37:45: 45: 46: 58:78:74:82:82:84 Wins in a season (1993-2004): 0: 21: 26: 30: 44: 50:75: 73:47:65:65:55 Other details: Married to Alex Greaves: two children Major wins:Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2001 Continent, 2002 & 2004 Funfair Wane), Ballyogan Stakes (1999 Proud Native), Darley July Cup (2002 Continent), King George Stakes (1999 Rudi’s Pet), Nunthorpe Stakes (1997 Ya Malak (dh with Coastal Bluff), 2004 Bahamian Pirate), Stewards’ Cup (2000 Tayseer), Victoria Cup (2002 Scotty’s Future), William Hill Trophy (1999 Pepperdine), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi) Wins This Season: 42

Winning jockey:-Name: Nicholls, Adrian Wins 2000-2004: 39; 23; 24; 32; 23 Born: July 16, 1981 Big Race Wins: Ayr Gold Cup (2000 Bahamian Pirate, 2002 Funfair Wane), Vodafone “Dash” (2002 Rudi’s Pet) Wins This Season: 39

Class 1, Group Two, £70,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 6f. Weights: 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group Three 3lb; of a 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) DONNA BLINI (Mrs T S M Cunningham) Brian Meehan 2-8-09 Michael Kinane [2] 12/1
2) SALUT D'AMOUR (Michael Tabor) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-09 Johnnny Murtagh [4] 10/11 Fav
3) SPINNING QUEEN (Marston Stud & Cavendish Investing Ltd) Barry Hills 2-8-09 Michael Hills [8] 7/1
4) QUEEN OF FIRE (Lordship Stud) Mick Channon 2-8-09 Ted Durcan [5]
5) NANNINA (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 2-8-09 Jimmy Fortune [6]
6) MY AMALIE (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-09 Brett Doyle [1]
7) DHEKRAA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 2-8-09 Richard Hills [7]
8) RAPSGATE (Team Havana) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Ryan Moore [3]

8 ran
Time: 1 min 13.00 sec Distances: nk, nk, .75, .5, 2, 6, 5
Breeder: James Thom & Sons
Breeding: ch f Bertolini (USA) - Cal Norma’s Lady (IRE) (Lyphard’s Special (USA))
Tote Win: £13.00 Places: £2.50; £1.10; £2.00 Exacta: £28.10

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), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Trains at Tumbleweed Cottage, Upper Lambourn, Berks Wins This Season: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Kinane, Michael Joseph Born: County Tipperary, Ireland, 22/6/59.Apprenticeship: With Liam Browne. First winner: Muscari (Leopardstown 19/3/75) Classic wins: (8) Vodafone Derby (1993 Commander In Chief, 2001 Galileo); Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), 2000 Guineas (1990 Tirol, 1997 Entrepreneur, 1998 King Of Kings), St Leger (2001 Milan) Other major wins include:Champion Stakes (1997 Pilsudski), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2005 Donna Blini) Cheveley Park Stakes (1995 Blue Duster); Coral Eclipse (1993 Opera House, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), Derby Italiano (1992 In A Tiff, 1995 Luso); Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibralter); Falmouth Stakes (1996 Sensation), Fillies’ Mile (1996 Reams Of Verse); French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 2000 Kayf Tara), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire, 1999 Ciro, 2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg, 2003 One Cool Cat), Hong Kong Invitational Bowl (1991 Additional Risk), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1988 Trusted Partner, 2003 Yesterday), Irish St Leger (1993, 1994 Vintage Crop), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish Oaks (1989 Alydaress, 1996 Dance Design), Irish Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral); Irish Champion Stakes (1989 Carroll House,1994 Cezanne, 1997 Pilsudski, 2000 Giant’s Causeway,2003 High Chaparral), Japan Cup (1997 Pilsudski), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), Juddmonte International (2000 Giant’s Causeway), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1990 Belmez, 1994 King's Theatre, 2000 Montjeu, 2001 Galileo), Melbourne Cup (1993 Vintage Crop), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesburg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1994 Definite Article; 1998 Mus-If; 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart); Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasliyev; 2000 Minardi; 2001 Johannesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Prix de l'Abbaye (1985 Committed), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1989 Carroll House, 1999 Montjeu), Prix de la Salamandre (1999 Giant’s Causeway), Prix Vermeille (2000 Volvoreta), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasliyev); Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs), St James's Palace (1992 Brief Truce, 1994 Grand Lodge, 2000 Giant’s Causeway), Sussex Stakes (1998 Among Men, 2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2000 Montjeu, 2003 Black Sam Bellamy) Wins in Britain 1992-2004: 4; 4; 23; 28; 29; 23; 24; 22; 26; 26; 15; 3; 9 Wins This Season in Britain: 14

Class 1, Group One, £200,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m. Weights: 3yo 8st 6lb; 4yo+ 9st 1lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 9lb. Penalty Values 1st: £116,000; 2nd: £44,000; 3rd: £22,000; 4th: £10,000; 5th: £5,000; 6th: £3,000

1) SOVIET SONG (Elite Racing Club) James Fanshawe 5-9-01 Johnny Murtagh [1] 7/4 Fav
2) ALEXANDER GOLDRUN (Miriam O’Callaghan) Jim Bolger IRE 4-9-01 Kevin Manning [6] 7/2
3) PEERESS (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Michael Kinane [3] 4/1
4) KAREN'S CAPER (Stonerside Stable Llc) John Gosden 3-8-06 Jimmy Fortune [2]
5) PENKENNA PRINCESS (Mrs H M Chamberlain) Ralph Beckett 3-8-06 Seb Sanders [5]
6) CAPE COLUMBINE (Mrs R F Lowe) David Elsworth 3-8-06 Richard Quinn [4]
7) SUNDROP (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-01 Kerrin McEvoy [7]

7 ran
Time: 1 min 38.99 sec Distances: 2.5, hd, .75, 2, 5, .75
Breeder: Elite Racing Club
Breeding: b m Marju (IRE) - Kalinka (IRE) (Soviet Song (USA))
Tote Win: £2.40 Places: £1.70; £2.40 Exacta: £7.80

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation:Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Wins in a season (1990-2004):18:22:28:34:24:29:22:23:52:46:40:38:58:46:44 Number of horses in training (1990-2005): 32:51:78:71:82:76:62:59:58:65:98:87:84:110; 106; 105 Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005Soviet Song), Darley July Stakes (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel) Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Wins This Season: 23

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Based: Moattown, Kildalkey, Co Meath and Newmarket Born: May 14, 1970 First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (4): Vodafone Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar) Big Race Wins include: Ascot Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel); Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Dubai Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Falmouth Stakes (2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis (2000 Greek Dance), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1998 Edabiya), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix de l’Opera (2000 Petrushka), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar), Racing Post Trophy (2000 Dilshaan), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Yorkshire Oaks (1996 Key Change, 2000 Petrushka) Other details: Champion Irish apprentice in 1989, champion jockey in Ireland 1995 and 1998, has also been champion in Dubai Wins in Britain 1999-2004: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77 Wins in Britain this season: 30

Class 3, £13,000 added. For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values 1st: £9,152; 2nd: £2,816; 3rd: £1,408; 4th: £704

1) GIN JOCKEY (Bob Lalemant) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore [18] 6/1
2) KILWORTH (Neville Callaghan) Neville Callaghan 2-9-00 Michael Kinane [5] 6/1
3) AAMAAQ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 2-9-00 Willie Supple [12] 25/1
4) KING'S HEAD (A D Spence) Michael Jarvis 2-9-00 Philip Robinson [10]
5) SHAHIN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Richard Hills [6]
6) GIGANTICUS (D M James, Cavendish Inv Ltd, Matthew Green) Barry Hills 2-9-00 Michael Hills [11]
7) AFTER THE RAINBOW (H Channon & ORS) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer [15]
8) THE VISUALISER (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [16] 5/1 Fav
9) PELHAM CRESCENT (Cathal Ryan) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Dane O'Neill [7]
10) MANSTON (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Brian Meehan 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [14]
11) LENOIR (The Contretemps Partnership) Vince Smith 2-9-00 Michael Tebbutt [8]
12) MONTJEU MAN (Khalifa Sultan) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Darryll Holland [9]
13) SIENNA STORM (Beryl & Conrad Lockey) Mark Tompkins 2-9-00 Neil Callan [4]
14) HOH BLA DAA (David Allport, Hoh Oilfield Services Limited) Sylvester Kirk 2-9-00 Richard Quinn [20]
15) ZABEEL TOWER (Mohammed Jaber) Mick Channon 2-9-00 Ted Durcan [13]
16) BLITZKRIEG (R J Baines) Vince Smith 2-9-00 Matthew Henry [19]
17) CAVEWARRIOR (Arashan Ali) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-00 Eddie Ahern [2]
18) DAWN ASSAULT (Anthony Speelman) Paul Cole 2-9-00 Steve Drowne [17]
19) WISE CHOICE (A A Goodman) Nick Littmoden 2-9-00 Pat Cosgrave [1]
20) MOOHIMM (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer [3]

20 ran
Time: Distances: nk, nk, nk, nk, .5, 1, sh, .75, sh, nk, .5, nk, hd, 1.5, 3.5, 2.5, 1.75, .5, 4
Breeder: P Chedeville Breeding: b c Soviet Star (USA) - Singing Lark (FR) (Pampabird)
Tote Win: £7.60 Places: £3.10; £2.80; £8.90 Exacta: £53.50

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 season: 74 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 Season: 55


4.15pm racingpost.co.uk FILLIES’ HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 added. For 3yo fillies rated 0-100, 7f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values 1st: £12,212.48; 2nd: £4,632.32; 3rd: £2,316; 4th: £1,052.80; 5th: £526.40; 6th: £315.84

1) CLINET (Wood Hall Stud Limited) John Hills 3-9-00 Eddie Ahern [20] 10/1
2) SALAMANCA (Wood Street Syndicate) Sylvester Kirk 3-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [13] 20/1
3) TAHRIR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-04 Richard Hills [15] 11/2 Fav
4) ROODEYE (Mrs H Johnson Houghton) Fulke Johnson Houghton 3-9-04 Richard Quinn [6] 20/1
5) ABERDOVEY (Usk Valley Stud) Michael Bell 3-8-06 Richard Mullen [11]
6) TRIPLE TWO (Cheveley Park Stud) Ed Dunlop 3-8-13 Darryll Holland
7) FREE LIFT (The Queen) Roger Charlton 3-8-13 Steve Drowne
8) BIRD OVER (Mrs Robert Langton) Ralph Beckett 3-9-00 Seb Sanders [14]
9) DESERT IMP (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-9-03 Michael Hills [3]
10) ARABIAN DANCER (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Ted Durcan [16]
11) FANTAISISTE (Alfiya Shaykhutdinova) Paul Cole 3-8-09 Nelson De Souza [7]
12) MISS MEGGY (David Armstrong) Tim Easterby 3-9-01 Graham Gibbons [8]
13) EXTREME BEAUTY (Dr Ali Ridha) Clive Brittain 3-9-07 Brett Doyle [4]
14) LAMH EILE (Oghill House Stud) David Barron 3-9-06 Jamie Spencer [19]
15) MIZZ TEE (Salifix) Tim Easterby es3-9-01 David Allan [9]
16) WEDDING PARTY (Cheveley Park Stud) Amanda Perrett 3-9-04 Johnny Murtagh [5]
17) MARAJUANA (G Howard-Spink) John Berry 3-8-12 Paul Doe [10]
18) LOVE AFFAIR (Speedlith Group) Richard Hannon 3-8-06 Ryan Moore [18]
19) HALLE BOP (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-04 Kerrin McEvoy [1]
20) THE ABBESS (Girsonfield Ltd) Henry Candy 3-9-06 Dane O'Neill [2]

20 ran
Time: 1 min 25.73 sec Distances: 2, .5, .5, nk, nk, 1.5, nk, .5, 1.5, 2.5, 1, 1.5, sh, 1, 1, 4, 1.25, 5, sh
Breeder: Mrs J Costelloe Breeding: b f Docksider (USA) - Oiche Mhaith (Night Shift (USA))
Tote Win: £11.50 Places: £2.80; £4.90; £2.20; £4.90 Exacata: £236.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, John William Date of birth: 25/9/60 Date of first licence: 1/2/87; Previous occupation: assistant trainer to Edward O'Grady (Ire), Tom Jones, John Gosden (USA), Colin Hayes (Aus) and Barry Hills; Number of wins in a season (1987-2004):13:14:16:28:20,25,26,27:12:28:26:32:37:27:19: 28:17:24 Horses in training (1987-2005):45:44:41:37:39:37:43: 47:61:55:58:74:70:73:78:71:63:49:50 Major wins include: Cheser Vase (1994 Broadway Flyer), Gordon Stakes (1994 Broadway Flyer), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Wind in her Hair), Stockholm Cup (1995 Glide Path), September Stakes (1998 Crimson Tide) Trains at Lambourn, Berks Queen Alexandra Stakes (2000 Dominant Duchess) Wins this season: 10

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy Weight: 7st 12lb First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi) Wins in Britain 2000-2004: 2; 3; 83; 108; 111 Wins this season: 53


Class 4, £12,000 added. For 3yo, 1m 2f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalty Values: 1st: 8,365.50; 2nd: £2,574; 3rd: £1,287; 4th: £643.50

1) NUWARA ELIYA (C McFadden) Gerard Butler 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [3] 8/1
2) ELRAAWY (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 3-9-00 Richard Hills [9] 40/1
3) PAPALITY (Plantation Stud) William Jarvis 3-8-09 Alan Munro [2] 8/1
4) TOP THE CHARTS (P T Wellwright) Richard Hannon 3-9-00 Dane O’Neill [11]
5) FEARLESS SPIRIT (Sangster Family) John Gosden 3-8-09 Jimmy Fortune [6]
6) COUNTRY PURSUIT (Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum) Clive Brittain 3-9-00 Ted Durcan [20]
7) CONSCRIPT (R J Baines) Vic Smith 3-9-00 Darryll Holland [19]
8) TAKAFU (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-9-00 Willie Supple [13]
9) BAIE DES FLAMANDS (Gainsborough Stud) Barry Hills 3-9-00 Michael Hills [1]
10) DARLING DEANIE (Mrs D M Solomon) David Elsworth 3-8-09 Richard Quinn [18]
11) STAR WOOD (Lady Vestey) Roger Charlton 3-8-09 Steve Drowne [10]
12) ENGLISH VICTORY (J E Harley) Terry Mills 3-9-00 Shane Kelly [8]
13) BLOOD MONEY (G C Hartigan) Neville Callaghan 3-9-00 Oscar Urbina [5]
14) NOBLE DUTY (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [3] 9/4 Fav
15) SUN AND SHOWERS (George Strawbridge) John Gosden t3-9-00 Johnny Murtagh [17]
16) MEDORA LEIGH (Thoroughbred Farms Ltd) James Toller 3-8-09 Eddie Ahern [14]
17) IMPERIAL RULE (Imperial Rule Partnership) Marcus Tregoning 3-9-00 Martin Dwyer [12]
18) CIEL BLEU (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Barry Hills 3-8-09 Philip Robinson [4]
19) VALIANT SHADOW (Ian David Ltd & P Byrne) William Jarvis 3-9-00 Paul Doe [7]

19 ran Non-Runner: Admiral’s Cruise (Vet’s Certificate)
Time: 2 min 07.49s Distances: .75, 1, .5, .75, .5, 1.25, sh, 1.5, 5, .75, nk, 5, 1, nk, nk, 1.25, .5, 17
Breeder: Floors Farming, HMH Management Ltd & John Warren
Breeding: ch c Grand Lodge (USA) - Delirious Moment (IRE) (Kris)
Tote Win: £12.00 Places: £3.60; £11.70; £2.60 Exacata: £584.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Born: April 26, 1966 Horses in Training 1998 -2005: 18; 33; 62; 82; 94; 86; 83; n/a Previous Experience: Worked for Wayne Lukas and John Dunlop Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 Trains at: Churn Stables, Blewbury, Oxfordshire Wins (1998-2004): 5:22:28:51:59:63:32 Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Vodafone Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Gerrard Investment Management Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Tote Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot) , Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir) Wins This Year: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 British Classic Wins: St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Major wins include: Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Jockey Club Stakes (2002 Marienbard), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2002 Pizarro) Wins in Britain (1998-2004):3,8,78,112,86,102,27 Royal Ascot wins: (6) Coventry Stakes (2001Landseer), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga) Other details: Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance Wins This Season: 82


1st 2nd 3rd
Barry Hills 1 - 2
Gerard Butler 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
Richard Hannon 1 - -
John Hills 1 - -
Brian Meehan 1 - -
David Nicholls 1 - -
Jim Bolger IRE - 1 -
Neville Callaghan - 1 -
Clive Cox - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
Bob Jones - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
Jeremy Noseda - 1 -
John Dunlop - - 1
William Jarvis - - 1
David Nicholls - - 1
Sir Michael Stoute - - 1
Walter Swinburn - - 1


1st 2nd 3rd
Johnny Murtagh 1 2 -
Michael Kinane 1 1 1
Michael Hills 1 - 1
Eddie Ahern 1 - -
Ryan Moore 1 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Jamie Spencer 1 - -
Richard Hills - 1 1
Jimmy Fortune - 1 -
Kevin Manning - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Darryll Holland - - 2
Alan Munro - - 1
Willie Supple - - 1

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