Racegoers are provided with a further treat later this afternoon when the top-class racing will be followed by a performance by renowned classical singer Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is due to begin at approximately 5pm and will last for an hour. Katherine arrives at Newmarket hot off the back of singing at the Live8 spectacular in Berlin where she had an estimated audience of 250,000.
The 25-year-old said this morning: “It was awesome...absolutely unbelievable. Standing on the stage, looking down towards the Brandenburg Gate, I literally couldn’t see where the people ended.
“It was very humbling to be a small part of such a big event. It was just nice to have a part to play, to be involved in a very historic day for everybody.”
Today marks Katherine’s first-ever visit to a racecourse and she is looking forward to her day.
On the subject of whether she’ll be having a bet, she remarked: “I definitely think I should. I’ve brought my boyfriend with me and he’s quite excited about the whole thing.”
Katherine’s day will not end with the conclusion of her concert here.
She explained: “After I come off stage, I’m going up to Edinburgh for the G8 concert where I’m performing this evening.”
As for the rest of the summer, Katherine will be keeping just as busy.
“I’ve got a whole host of outdoor summer events like Proms In The Park,” she said before adding, “I am recording a new album at the moment, which is going to be out on October 31.”
Katherine has already established a reputation as one of Britain’s top classical singers with two platinum-selling albums to her name.
She became the first classical artist to have two number one albums in the same year. Katherine, who hails from Neath in Wales, also picked up a Classical Brit award for her second album Second Nature.
GOING UPDATE AFTER RACING
The ground remains
GOOD TO SOFT, GOOD IN PLACES
after racing, but clerk of the course Michael Prosser thinks that if there is no rain overnight it may well be good by tomorrow.
“The forecast for tomorrow is that there may be a small residue of any possible rain this evening hanging on tomorrow morning, and just the possibility of a shower during racing in the afternoon. With a bit of luck, though, we shall miss all of it,” he said.
Prosser is delighted by the way the first two days of the meeting have gone. “I have had nothing but compliments about the state of the ground,” he said. “We have obviously had some help from mother nature, but the ground staff have done an excellent job.”
LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
1st 2nd 3rd
Richard Hannon 2 - -
Neville Callaghan 1 2 -
Barry Hills 1 1 3
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 1
Brian Meehan 1 1 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - 1
Aidan O’Brien IRE 1 - 1
David Barker 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
James Fanshawe 1 - -
John Hills 1 - -
David Nicholls 1 - -
Martin Pipe 1 - -
Jeremy Noseda - 2 -
John Dunlop - 1 1
Jim Bolger IRE - 1 -
Clive Cox - 1 -
Ed Dunlop - 1 -
John Gosden - 1 -
Bob Jones - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
Mark Johnston - - 2
Mick Channon - - 1
William Jarvis - - 1
David Nicholls - - 1
Mick Quinn - - 1
Walter Swinburn - - 1
LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY TWO
1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 2 2 1
Johnny Murtagh 1 3 -
Jimmy Fortune 1 2 -
Michael Hills 1 1 2
Michael Kinane 1 1 1
Eddie Ahern 1 1 -
Richard Hughes 1 1 -
Ryan Moore 1 - 1
Alan Munro 1 - 2
Chris Catlin 1 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Jamie Spencer 1 - -
Robert Winston 1 - -
Richard Hills - 1 1
Kevin Manning - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Darryll Holland - - 2
Kevin Darley - - 1
Ted Durcan - - 1
John Egan - - 1
Willie Supple - - 1
NOSEDA UPBEAT ABOUT HIS DUO
Jeremy Noseda today delivered a positive bulletin about Balmont and Soldier’s Tale - the two runners he’ll saddle for tomorrow’s Group One Darley July Cup.
Four-year-old Balmont is heading into the race on the back of two decent performances, finishing third in both the Temple Stakes at Sandown and then the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot at York.
The Stravinsky colt is seeking to build on those displays - and also improve on his third in the Darley July Cup 12 months. He is a 9/1 chance.
He is drawn 12 as he bids for a first triumph since his terrific juvenile campaign in 2003.
The Newmarket-based trainer said: “Balmont is in great shape. I feel he is at the top of his game. He possibly would not want the ground to become too soft. Johnny Murtagh rides.”
Soldier’s Tale faces a significant rise in grade, stepping up into Group One company off the back of an eye-catching success in the Group Three Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle, but is 4/1 second favourite.
That was only the lightly-raced chestnut’s fourth appearance after injury and sickness badly blighted his three-year-old campaign.
But he has shown this term that he is still improving , bagging a York handicap and then scoring again in good style at Newcastle last month.
The four-year-old by Stravinsky is drawn two higher than his stablemate and will be partnered by Jamie Spencer.
Noseda said: “Soldier’s Tale is approaching the race in tip-top form. I’m sure ground and trip will not be an issue. This is the acid test for him.”
The £250,000 Darley July Cup. Europe’s premier sprint, attracted a maximum field of 20 at yesterday’s declaration stage.
There were two reserves for the first time for the Darley July Cup - La Cucaracha and Fayr Jag - but because there were no non-runners by today at 11.30am neither gets in.
Ladbrokes latest betting on the Darley July Cup is:
10/3 Iffraaj, 4 Soldier's Tale, 7 Galeota, 8 Somnus, 9 Balmont, 11 Camacho, 18 Moss Vale, 20 Avonbridge, 20 Etlaala, 20 Quito, 25 Pivotal Point, 25 Pastoral Pursuits, 25 Royal Millennium, 28 The Trader, 33 Leitrim House, 33 Ashdown Express, 40 Arakan, 40 Bahamian Pirate, 50 Boogie Street, 50 Keeneland Swan (1/5 odds 1,2,3)
DUNLOP GIVES ZABEEL GROUP CHANCE
Zabeel House faces his biggest test in the Group Three Weatherbys Superlative Stakes tomorrow as he seeks to build on the decent start to his career.
The two-year-old Anabaa gelding was second to Leo in a traditionally strong six-furlong Doncaster maiden on his debut.
He finished with real purpose that day and did not need to improve much to despatch a field of eight rivals by an easy two lengths at Ripon last month after making all.
Trainer Ed Dunlop has been pleased by the way his charge has ticked over on the Newmarket gallops since that victory and now feels the time is right to present him with a stiffer challenge.
Dunlop said: “It looks a competitive race. By running him, we rather took the attitude that we would find out where we are with him.
“He has been working well although his Ripon race wasn’t a great contest, but we will see how we go. Jamie Spencer rides.”
Zabeel House again takes on his Doncaster conqueror Leo, who is trained by John Gosden, in the seven-furlong Weatherbys Superlative Stakes.
Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien sends over the Danehill colt Horatio Nelson, a seven-furlong maiden winner on his only start at The Curragh in June.
Two other undefeated types are Private Business, trained by Barry Hills, and John Terry, representing Pulborough handler Amanda Perrett.
Clive Brittain throws in the unraced Well Armed at the deep end, while the field is completed by previous winners Guest Connections, winner of a Group Three in Italy last time out, Observatory Star, Sir Xaar, Right Again and Yasood.
RACE ONE THE BAHRAIN TROPHY
VEGAS GIVES CHAPPLE-HYAM
Mr Vegas provided trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam with his biggest winner of the year so far in the Listed Bahrain Trophy.
The three-year-old Montjeu colt, who was second in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot York, made all to land odds of 2/7.
But the success was not entirely convincing with the powerful bay having to dig fairly deep to put distance between himself and his three rivals.
Chapple-Hyam said: “That’s him, he doesn’t do it easily. He’s always been like that since day one.
“He plays around so much at home - you just have to keep on top of him all the time.
“He’s had plenty of races but he needs it, to get him more experienced. He’s only a baby still and he’ll be a lot better horse next year.
“We might now look at the Great Voltigeur - he’ll step up. The St Leger is the main aim.
“If everything was going right and I didn’t have to go to the Voltigeur, I wouldn’t go. He’s definitely running in the Leger.”
Victorious jockey Alan Munro added: “I’m delighted with him. He just keeps improving. He’s got a good turn of foot, which over this trip is really great to see.”
Mr Vegas was the most expensive yearling purchase in Italy in 2003. Ladbrokes, the St Leger sponsors, make him a 20/1 chance for the final Classic.
First race quotes - going
GOING COMMENTS AFTER FIRST RACE
Alan Munro, who rode the all-the-way winner Mr Vegas, described the going as “perfect”, adding that “some of the boys will say that it is a bit on the soft side”.
Sure enough, the other riders endorsed Munro’s comments with Jean-Pierre Guillambert and Eddie Ahern saying that the ground is “on the soft side of good”, and Ted Durcan calling it “on the soft side”.
WINNING QUOTES RACE TWO
TNT JULY STAKES
IVAN NOW GUINEAS FAVOURITE
Ivan Denisovich came with a powerful late dash to take the TNT July Stakes by two lengths from Northern Empire and emerged as favourite for the UltimatePoker.com 2000 Guineas next year.
He is as low as 12-1 with Coral and totesport, but other firms are less cautious and you can get 25-1 about the Danehill colt with Cashmans and Ladbrokes.
“He is a very well made horse,” said his trainer Aidan O’Brien of the colt.
“He was very green when he ran at Newbury first time out, but Kieren (Fallon) liked him a lot and said that he would improve a lot for that first run.
“Sure enough, he won very easily at Leopardstown on his next run.
“I don’t know what we shall do with him now, but we shan’t be in any panic with him as he has now had three pretty quick runs. The Gimcrack, though, could be a possibility.”
Kieren Fallon, the winning rider, added: “I was further back than I wanted to be - I got shuffled back early.
“He idled when he hit the front - a little baby. I have always liked this colt - if he had run in the Coventry Stakes (at Royal Ascot at York) he’d have won it. He has got a big future.”
RACE TWO: THE TNT JULY STAKES
MEEHAN GIVES NORTHERN EMPIRE
Brian Meehan was full of praise for Northern Empire, despite his charge going down by two lengths to Ivan Denisovich.
Meehan said of the runner-up: “It was a great performance - he’s the real deal. The winner is the best two-year-old I’ve seen out this year, so he (Northern Empire) is the second best and that will do me.
“Our plan was the Prix Morny and the Middle Park. But he is in the Robert Papin and that might be a nice slot for him towards the end of the month.
“We’ve given him the time...he’s ready to go now, he’s all set.
“This year I’ll probably keep him to six because he’s a speedy horse. But next year, I’d have no doubt in my mind that he’d get further.”
Mark Johnston was also happy after Black Charmer finished third, a short-head adrift.
He said: “It was a very good run. It was a little bit of a shot in the dark. He’d just won a maiden and, as the paper said beforehand, it was a big jump up for him. But we’ve always thought he was very nice and it was time I was having two-year-olds running in Group races, so I thought we’ve got to test the water.
“Desert Realm ran well, as well, in sixth. So at least they both showed they deserved to be here.”
Johnston also mentioned that perhaps the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood could be an option for Black Charmer.
RACE THREE: THE BLANDFORD BLOODSTOCK JOSS COLLINS HANDICAP
CALLAGHAN PRAISE FOR CATLIN
Chris Catlin was seen to good effect when riding Danehill Willy to a two-and-a-half length victory in the Blandford Bloodstock Joss Collins Handicap.
The rider, who is enjoying a great year, came in for a handsome tribute from successful trainer Neville Callaghan after the 20/1 triumph.
Newmarket-based Callaghan said: “Chris is a very good rider. At eight stone, I don’t think you can better him.
“He rides out for me twice a week and I give him quite a few rides.
“He’s very, very capable and he’s probably under-rated. When he gets a chance, he’s very good.”
Danehill Willy’s success may have surprised a few with connections not entirely sure he’d be suited by the prevailing surface.
Callaghan said: “I thought the softer ground might not help, but there you are. I’m delighted.
“The race is sponsored by Blandford Bloodstock, who have been quite good supporters of ours. They do provide us with one or two horses, so it’s a dream to win their race - more than I could have expected.
“He’s a real nice sort of staying horse and I suppose he’ll go jumping.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE THREE
BLANDFORD BLOODSTOCK JOSS COLLINS HANDICAP
TOO MUCH WEIGHT TO CONCEDE
Mark Johnston was the first to admit that top weight Elliots World is too high in the handicap after the colt had finished third behind Danehill Willy and Kerashsan in the Blandford Bloodstock Joss Collins Handicap.
“He was trying to give 20lb to the winner and 11lb to the runner-up and he just has too much weight,” said Johnston.
“It is the result of having run in all those good two-year-old races last year and all we can do is keep persevering in handicaps and start looking at little conditions races for him.
“But one good thing is that he was probably calmer before this race than he ever has been. He used to be a bundle of nerves and get very over-excited, but he was definitely better today. I hope that his behaviour will continue to improve.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE FOUR
PRINCESS OF WALES’S EDWARD ST GEORGE MEMORIAL STAKES
GAMUT FOR THE KING GEORGE
Gamut put up a highly impressive display to lead from start to finish under a most determined ride from Kieren Fallon to take the Princess of Wales’s Edward St George Memorial Stakes by eight lengths from the 6/5 favourite Day Flight.
His next target will be the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Newbury on July 23, for which his odds vary from 14-1 (Cashmans), via 12-1 for the Tote and Paddy Power to Hills’ cautious 8-1.
“He is a tough and honest horse and we love having him around,” said Gamut’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who was winning the race for the fifth time.
“When we made the running in the Jockey Club Stakes we had had no plan to do so, but it looked as if there would be no pace on again today, so we made it once more.”
Having made that decision, Kieren Fallon, who was completing a 12.5-1 double following the success of Ivan Denisovich in the other big race, the TNT July Stakes, went on after the runners dawdled after the start and gained a good advantage. Very soon only Day Flight could keep tabs on him.
But with well over a furlong to go, Day Flight’s cause was lost and Gamut galloped all the way to the line for his eight-length success.
“He didn’t ride a bad race and I think he is improving,” joked Stoute about his former stable jockey.
“The horse showed he was as good as ever when he ran in the Jockey Club Stakes, and the ground was far too firm for him when he ran in the Hardwicke. This has shown how good he still is.”
Fallon added: “My first thought was there might have been a false start. I kicked on when I saw the Channel 4 camera truck go on.
“He is a really good horse on his day. All he needs is a bit of cut in the ground and he got it here today. I didn’t really want to go on but decided to.”
RACE FOUR: THE PRINCESS OF WALES’S EDWARD ST GEORGE MEMORIAL STAKES
GAMUT WAS TOO PLAIN GOOD - GOSDEN
John Gosden is eyeing an autumn campaign for Day Flight, who received a comprehensive eight-length beating from Gamut in the Princess Of Wales’s Edward St George Memorial Stakes.
Gosden said: “This was his fourth run this year. My feeling with him now is that we’ll freshen him up and I’d like to look at September or October with him.
“There is a nice race at San Siro for him, a nice race at Baden-Baden - we’d be looking in those directions.
“He’s done nothing wrong today - he’s just run up against a horse who was too plain good for him. But anyone who reads form will know that.
“Day Flight is a nice genuine horse but not up to Gamut on his best. Gamut is superior on his ratings and it’s very clear to me he’s run to his rating.
“Why our horse was favourite over him is beyond me. And I did point out in today’s Racing Post, that he’d never run against the likes of Gamut before. So I think I was very accurate before the race and what I said is proven afterwards.”
Barry Hills, trainer of third-placed Dubai Success, summed up: “He was a bit disappointing, really.”
RACE FIVE: THE CAPANNELLE RACECOURSE EBF NOVICE STAKES
HANNON BAGS SECOND JULY MEETING TWO-YEAR-OLD WINNER
Mutawajid followed up his stable companion Gin Jockey’s success yesterday to give Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon his second juvenile scorer at the 2005 July Meeting.
Mutawajid broke his maiden tag at the third time of asking after two seconds, landing a convincing two-length victory in the six-furlong Capannelle Racecourse EBF Novice Stakes.
The two-year-old Zafonic colt put up a most polished performance, recording a quicker time than seen in the TNT July Stakes earlier this afternoon.
Amadeus Mozart and Soto went a good clip early on and when they began to labour over a furlong out, there was Mutawajid to take advantage and go on conclusively.
Trainer Richard Hannon said: “He shouldn’t be a maiden, coming here even. We thought he was a certainty at Chepstow the last time he ran and he got beat.
“He’s a lovely colt and I think he just needed a little bit of give in the ground. The ground at Chepstow was fast.
“There’s no reason why he won’t go seven furlongs. I wouldn’t run him on firm ground again.”
PLACED QUOTES RACE FIVE
CAPANNELLE EBF NOVICE STAKES
JAMIESON PLEASES HILLS
Barry Hills was very pleased with the debut effort of Jamieson Gold, who ran on strongly through the final furlong to take second place, two lengths behind the successful Mutawajid.
“He has run well and that was a very promising start,” he said. “I have no big plans for him at the moment, but the idea will be to win his maiden and then take in a novice and go on from there.”
Hills also excused his Coventry Stakes winner Red Clubs for his disappointing run in the TNT July Stakes, in which he was only seventh.
“You can forget that,” he said firmly. “He never had any racing room and was constantly being taken back. I shall now run him in the Phoenix Stakes.”
WINNING QUOTES RACE SIX
WHAT A SURPRISE
It is a long time since Fortune Island showed any form but he bounced back to his best to take the two-mile Gist Handicap at 33-1 by two lengths from Race The Ace.
“He just seemed to have lost his form, though he did win over hurdles last season at Hereford,” said Craig Wylie, travelling head lad to the winner’s trainer Martin Pipe.
“But he has got ability. A couple of years ago he won the Queen’s Prize and was well fancied for the Chester Cup, but he ran disappointingly and has shown nothing on the flat this year.”
With neither Pipe nor the winner’s owner John Brown at Newmarket, Wylie left the racecourse armed with the owner’s memento and the trainer’s champagne.
RACE SIX:THE GIST HANDICAP STAKES
CHAPPLE-HYAM DELIGHT AT
Sentinel returned to action after a 663-day lay-off and served up a big comeback performance when just short-headed into third spot in the Gist Handicap Stakes, two lengths and a short-head behind the winner.
The six-year-old old warrior only just lost out in the Northumberland Plate in 2003 and appeared to be a stayer with a real future.
But a subsequent leg injury meant a long lay-off before this afternoon’s outing.
Over the two-mile trip, jockey Alan Munro held him at the rear for the majority of the contest and then asked his mount for a serious effort over two furlongs out.
Sentinel responded well to Munro’s urgings and stayed on past most runners before making the frame.
Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam said: “He has run fantastic and Alan Munro has given him a superb ride.
“It’s good to see him return to form and, hopefully, there’s still a decent race to be won with him.”
John Dunlop, trainer of the runner-up Race The Ace, said: “I’m delighted with him. He had rather an unfortunate race on the Rowley Mile course at the Guineas meeting.
“He ran too free and got rather upset by it all. But today he has relaxed and run a good race.”
RACE SEVEN:THE GIST HANDICAP STAKES
BARKER CLAIMS FIRST HQ SUCCESS
Yorkshire trainer David Barker secured a first winner at Newmarket when Sierra Vista burnt them off in the Classic FM Handicap Stakes.
The five-year-old Atraf mare followed up her Newcastle success last time out with a one-and-a-half length triumph from Tony The Tap on the July Course.
A delighted Barker said: “She cost 500 guineas as a yearling at Doncaster. There won’t be too many that get in the winner’s enclosure here for 500 guineas!
“That’s my first winner at Newmarket. We don’t travel too often down here - I think we’ve had three runners here in the past five years.
“We’ve had a couple of seconds on this course and it’s nice to go one better.
“She’s a five-year-old sprinter and I love them. They get to their peak when they are five.
“She’s done it well...she has improved.”
Sierra Vista may well be quickly turned out as she is in a six-furlong 66-85 handicap at Haydock on Sunday.
GOING NEWS AT 10 AM
Following seven millimetres (about 1/4 inch) of rain yesterday evening, the going for the second day of the July meeting is now
GOOD TO SOFT, GOOD IN PLACES.
“Most of the rain fell after racing yesterday - there was about 1 millimetre between 3.30 and 5pm - and it stopped some time before midnight,” said clerk of the course Michael Prosser.
“Most of the good ground is between the two mile and one mile starts and the straight is largely good to soft.
“The forecast for today is similar to yesterday’s with the possibility of a few showers, some of which may be heavy, but with luck most of the rain will not arrive until after racing.”
Michael Jarvis is enjoying an excellent season, headed by his Vodafone Oaks success with Eswarah, and there are plenty of punters prepared to believe that he can add to his gains with Consular in the Blandford Bloodstock Joss Collins Handicap (2.30). VC Bet have brought Consular in by a point to 6-1, and they have also shortened Foxhaven from 16-1 to 14-1.
Paddy Power have also had money for Foxhaven, whom they have brought in from 16-1 to 12-1, and they have also had support for Very Wise, who has been trimmed by a point to 5-1.
Consular and Very Wise have also proved popular with totesport, who have cut the former from 7-1 to 6-1 and the latter by half a point to 11-2.
Original Source has been attracting interest in the TNT July Stakes (1.55) and Coral have reduced his price from 16-1 to 12-1.
In the Gist Handicap (4.15) VC Bet have had money for Mesmeric, who has come in from 8-1 to 7-1, and Paddy Power report interest in Sharadi, who is half a point shorter at 11-2.
Sierra Vista has been in demand with Powers for the Classic FM Handicap (4.45) and has been cut from 8-1 to 13-2, and they have also brought in Plateau from 12-1 to 10-1.
FIRST RACE RESULT
1.20pm BAHRAIN TROPHY
Class 1, Listed Race, £28,000 guaranteed. For 3yo, 1m 6f 175 yds. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb. Penalties: in 2005, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £16,240; 2nd: £6,160; 3rd: £3,080; 4th: £1,400
1) MR VEGAS (V Covone) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-11 Alan Munro  2/7 Fav
2) DETROIT CITY (Edward & Michael Kelly) Jeremy Noseda v3-8-11 Eddie Ahern  9/2
3) DESERT MOVE (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 3-8-06 Ted Durcan  14/1
4) HEATHCOTE (Annie Cyzer) Charles Cyzer 3-8-11 Jean-Pierre Guillambert  33/1
Time: 3 min 19.23 sec Distances: 2.5, .5, 3.5
Breeder: Allevamento Gialloblu S R L
Breeding: b c Montjeu (IRE) - Germignaga (ITY) (Miswaki Tern (USA))
Tote Win: £1.30 Exacta: £1.80
Winning trainer:-Name: Chapple-Hyam, Peter William Date of birth:2/4/63 Date of first licence:1991Previous Occupation: Assistant to Barry Hills. Trained at Manton, now occupied by John Gosden. Returned from spell training in Hong Kong at the beginning of 2004. Classic wins: (2) Sagitta 2000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), Vodafone Derby (1992 Dr Devious) Wins in a season (1991-2004): 27:41:52:39:37:52:37:37:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:30 Horses in training (1992-2005): 73:79:98:96:113:84:86:96:n/a:n/a:n/a:n/a:40:71 Other major wins include: Champion Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1995 Spectrum), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), French 2000 Guineas (1998 Victory Note), Grand Criterium (1996 Revoque), Irish Champion Stakes (1992 Dr Devious), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Italian Derby (1993 White Muzzle, 1997 Single Empire), Juddmonte International Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane) Prix de la Salamandre (1996 Revoque) Wins this season: 15
Winning jockey:-Name: Munro, Alan Born: January 14, 1967 Classic Wins: Vodafone Derby (1991 Generous), Irish Derby (1991 Generous) First Winner: Sentimental Roses, Yarmouth, August, 1985 Background: Partnered his first success for trainer Barry Hills before joining Mel Brittain’s North Yorkshire stable the following year while spending winters riding in America. He moved on to ride for Bill O’Gorman, and in the spring of 1991 was appointed retained rider to owner Prince Fahd Salman, for whom he won the Derby on Generous. In the mid 1990s he headed to the Far East, riding in Japan and Hong Kong before in 2000 deciding he wanted to take a break from horses. He took up karate and is now a black belt in the sport but decided it was time for a return to racing, explaining “No-one calls and you lose your identity - you have to readjust to being just a small person in the world and it's really hard.'' He returned to Britain this season and, riding mainly for Rod Millman. Other Big Race Wins Include: Coventry Stakes (1990 Macs Imp), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1991 Generous) Wins This Season: 26
SECOND RACE RESULT
1.55pm TNT JULY STAKES
Class 1, Group Two, £70,000 guaranteed. For 2yo colts & geldings, 6f. Weights: 8st 10lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group Three race 3lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £40,600; 2nd: £15,400; 3rd: £3,700; 4th: £3,500; 5th: £1,750; 6th: £1,050
1) IVAN DENISOVICH (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, I Cowan) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-10 Kieren Fallon  7/2
2) NORTHERN EMPIRE (Clipper Group Holdings) Brian Meehan 2-8-10 Jimmy Fortune  4/1
3) BLACK CHARMER (A D Spence) Mark Johnston 2-8-10 Kevin Darley  16/1
4) COOL CREEK (Michael Pescod & Justin Dowley) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Richard Hughes 
5) UPPER HAND (Wood Street Syndciate II) Mick Channon 2-8-10 Ted Durcan 
6) DESERT REALM (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-10 Joe Fanning 
7) RED CLUBS (Ronnie Arculli) Barry Hills 2-9-01 Michael Hills  2/1 Fav
8) HUNTER STREET (Byculla Thoroughbreds) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-10 Johnny Murtagh 
9) THE BEAR (Matt Sawers & Philip Burns) Ian Semple 2-8-10 Darryll Holland 
10) GREEN PARK (G Battocchi, A J Ilsley & Ken Ivory) Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Ryan Moore 
11) ORIGINAL SOURCE (Transcend Bloodstock LLP) Howard Johnson 2-8-10 Robert Winston 
Time: 1 min 12.42 sec Distances: 2, sh, nk, hd, 1.25, sh, 1.25, nk, 1.25, dist
Breeder: Irvine Cowan Breeding: b c Danehill (USA) - Hollywood Wildcat (USA) (Kris S (USA))
Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £1.90; £1.80; £6.00 Exacta: £23.00
Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Anne-Marie Crowley O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (10) Vodafone Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand), 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters),Vodafone Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine), St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru) Other major wins include:Coronation Cup (2005 Yeats), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master), Dante Stakes (1998 Saratoga Springs), Darley Dewhurst Stakes (2001 Rock Of Gibraltar), Dee Stakes (2005 Gypsy King), Eclipse Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Hawk Wing), French 2,000 Guineas (2002 Landseer), French 1,000 Guineas (2001 Rose Gypsy), Futurity Stakes (2002 Van Nistelrooy), Grand Criterium (2001 Rock Of Gibralter), Grand Criterium (1997 Second Empire), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday), Irish Champion Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2003 High Chaparral), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), Juddmonte International Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2003 Hawk Wing), July Cup (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2001 Galileo), Middle Park Stakes (2000 Minardi, 2001 Johannesberg), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah, 2001 Quarter Moon, 2003 Necklace), National Stakes (1996 Desert King; 1997 King Of Kings, 2000 Beckett, 2001 Hawk Wing; 2003 One Cool Cat), Nunthorpe Stakes (1999 Stravinsky, 2001 Mozart), Phoenix Stakes (1999 Fasiliyev, 2002 Spartacus, 2003 One Cool Cat), Phoenix Stakes (1998 Lavery, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2000 Minardi, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix Morny (1998 Orpen, 1999 Fasiliyev, 2001 Johanesburg), Prix du Moulin (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Racing Post Trophy (1997 Saratoga Springs, 1999 Aristotle, 2001 High Chaparral, 2002 Brian Boru), Sussex Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2003 Black Sam Bellamy), Coventry Stakes (1997 Harbour Master, 1999 Fasliyev, 2001 Landseer, 2002 Statue Of Liberty), Chesham Stakes (1999 Bach), St James’s Palace Stakes (2000 Giant’s Causeway, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar), Norfolk Stakes (2001 Johannesburg), Jersey Stakes (2001 Mozart), Coronation Stakes (2002 Sophisticat), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet, 2005 Indigo Cat), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties) Wins in Britain 2000-2004: 10; 20 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 10 (champion trainer for win and place prize money); 6; 4 Wins this season (In Britain): 11