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Thursday, July 7, 2005

THE JULY MEETING 2005
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
NEWMARKET, THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JULY 7


RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR JULY MEETING

The crowd today came to 10,239, up from the 9,561 seen last year on the final day of the July Meeting.


The total attendance over the three days of the 2005 July Meeting was 32,838 - a modern-day record.


Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, commented: “Events in London have clearly lent a sombre mood to today’s proceedings but, although many people due to come from the capital could not get here, our crowd is well up on last year and they witnessed a great sprinting performance from Pastoral Pursuits in the Darley July Cup.


“The three-day attendance of 32,838 is a modern-day record for the July Meeting and shows just how vibrant this meeting has become, but all that pales into insignificance in the light of the London atrocities and we send our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones on this very sad day.”



Recent Attendances at the July Meeting

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Total
2005 14,192 8,407 10,239 32,838
2004 12,808 8,014 9,561 30,383
2003 10,075 8,823 11,813 30,711
2002 9,082 7,849 10,097 27,028


FALLON FINISHES JOCKEY MEETING AS TOP JOCKEY


Kieren Fallon was all smiles after finishing the three-day July Meeting as the top jockey, having notched up four victories.


He scored on Ivan Denisovich and Gamut on Wednesday, following up with Horatio Nelson and Afrad this afternoon.


Fallon said: “The highlights? Aidan’s two-year-olds winning and Gamut’s victory (the Princess Of Wales’s Edward St George Memorial Stakes). They are on a par, really. You can’t single out one. It’s just great to be leading jockey here.


“The two two-year-old colts have done nothing wrong. It’s early days yet...the big guns have yet to come out. But we still have a nice team to come.”

Fallon’s final win was provided by the Nicky Henderson-trained Afrad in the concluding Swan Hotel Lavenham Handicap.


He said: “I love riding for Nicky - he’s a great guy to ride for. Whatever he puts me on, they usually win.





POSITIVE FEEDBACK AFTER
JENKINS PERFORMANCE

Newmarket Racecourses are delighted with the success of classical singer Katherine Jenkins’ concert, which was staged after racing yesterday between 5pm and 6pm at the July Course.


The 25-year-old Welsh mezzo-soprano provided a perfect end to the second day of the July Meeting with a wonderful performance.


Reaction to her performance has been very favourable and Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses, is very pleased with how the first such concert during the July Meeting has been received.


Hancock said: “I was thrilled. It was the first time we’ve held that kind of musical event and the first time we’ve linked a concert to the July Meeting - and it worked better than I could have hoped for.

“Katherine was superb and couldn’t have been more helpful, doing a number of interviews as well giving such a fine performance.


“She has an amazing voice and the audience was captivated by her singing. It certainly appeared as is if she’d enjoyed the experience as well.


“We hope to book her for next year’s July Meeting and we were on the phone to her agent almost before she had left the stage. She’s pencilled in, although we’ve got to confirm dates.


“We’ve had a very favourable reaction to Katherine’s concert and this morning I’ve already received e-mails from people saying how much they enjoyed it.”



WINNING QUOTES RACE ONE
ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON HANDICAP

GELDING HAS MADE THE DIFFERENCE


“He won’t be a proper horse until you cut him,” said Darryll Holland to trainer Mark Tompkins after he had ridden Diamonds And Dust in the Esher Cup at Sandown in April.


Tompkins took the jockey at his word and Diamonds And Dust was gelded almost as soon as Holland had finished speaking, showing the benefit of the operation when he just got up to beat Coup d’Etat in the opening Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Handicap, his first race since.


“I am sure it has made a lot of difference to him; he was making a dreadful noise all the time at Sandown but he was much more relaxed here and Saleem (Golam) was able to get him to settle just as I wanted him to.


“Saleem is riding very well at the moment and the important thing about him is that he listens to what he is told. He has been with me for two years, but he missed about seven months last year after breaking his back in a fall at Warwick, and he was lucky to come back from that.”

Tompkins has no big plans for the winner, but was thinking that he might bring him out again quite soon. “I don’t think he can go up much for that, and I exepct we shall keep him in this sort of grade for the moment,” he said.




QUINN CLEARED

Richard Quinn was called before the stewards after the first race, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Handicap, as he appeared to stop riding a few strides before the winning post on the second Coup D’Etat who was beaten a head by the fast-fishing Diamonds And Dust.


The statement from the stewards read: “The stewards called before them Richard Quinn, the rider of Coup D’Etat, placed second, and asked him to explain why he had appeared to drop his hands shortly before the winning post and was subsequently beaten into second place.


“Having heard his evidence and viewed a video recording of the race, the stewards found that although Richard Quinn had stopped riding shortly before the winning post, his placing had not been affected. They therefore found him not to be in breach of Rule 156(i) and took no further action.”

Rule 156 (I) is about “failing to ride out approaching the finish on a horse that would have been placed first, second, third, fourth or any other placing for which there is prize money.”

The minimum penalty if he had been found guilty of losing out on first place would have been a 28-day ban


QUINN DECISION EXPLAINED

Stewards’ secretary Geoffrey Forster explained the thinking behind the stewards’ decision to take no action against Richard Quinn after he had dropped his hands before finishing second, beaten a head by Diamonds And Dust, on Coup d’Etat in the opening Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Handicap.


“In order to take any action against him they had to be satisfied that he would have won the race if he had not dropped his hands,” he said.


“They did not feel that he would definitely have won and so decided to give him the benefit of the doubt.”



GROUND ‘ON THE SLOW SIDE’

The jockeys returning from the first commented on how the ground was riding on the slow side.


Alan Munro, rider of Killena Boy, said: “It’s just a bit dead.”

Martin Dwyer, the jockey on Dhaular Dhar, reported the at the surface was ‘slow’.


David Allan, who rode Harvest Warrior, commented: “It is good to soft, soft.”

Ryan Moore, rider of Amazin, said: “It’s slow.”

Philip Robinson, who rode Dansili Dancer, said: “It’s on the slow side.”

Joe Fanning, returning from riding Leo’s Lucky Star, also called the going on the slow side of good.


Saleem Golam, partner of the winner Diamonds And Dust, said: “It’s good ground really, just on the soft side.”



RACE 2: THE WEATHERBY’S SUPERLATIVE STAKES
WIN QUOTES

HORATIO 16-1 FOR DERBY AFTER SUPERLATIVE JOY
Horatio Nelson earned a couple of 16-1 quotes (Cashmans, Ladbrokes) for the Vodafone Derby after romping to a two-and-a-half length triumph in the Group Three Weatherby’s Superlative Stakes.


The regally-bred Danehill colt - he’s out of dual Oaks winner Imagine - took the seven-furlong contest by the scruff of the neck early on under Kieren Fallon and ran on well to justify 9-4 favouritism with Leo in second and Yasoodd third.


Trainer Aidan O’Brien, who also saddled yesterday’s TNT July Stakes winner Ivan Denisovich, said: “He’s a lovely horse - always has been. He won his maiden first time which some of the others didn’t and he came forward lovely from it.


“When we went to the Curragh first time, we thought he’d run a lovely race and he did.


“He always looked a special horse. He has speed and he settled and when Kieren asked him to knuckle down to it, he did so real well and finished real well.


“He won’t mind stepping up and I’d say he wouldn’t mind stepping back, either.


“But we started him at seven furlongs and we might leave him up there for the minute.


“He’s a Group Three winner now and he can only go up. We could have a look at something like the Champagne at Goodwood - the Beresford at Leopardstown something like that.”

Commenting on the success of both Ivan Denisovich and Horatio Nelson at the July meeting, O’Brien added: “It is great that these two colts have done it the way they have.”

Kieren Fallon added: “He’s lovely little horse who is going the right way. I think he has a big future - he has done nothing wrong so far. He and Ivan Denisovich are two different types - this one will stay a lot further.”



PLACED QUOTES RACE TWO
WEATHERBYS SUPERLATIVE STAKES


LEO WILL HAVE A REST


“He has run a good, solid race, but the winner is very smart and he (Aidan O’Brien) has brought a couple of good youngsters over here this week,” said John Gosden after his Leo had finished second behind Horatio Nelson in the Weatherbys Superlative Stakes.


“He was staying on well at the end and I think we will give him a break now until the autumn and bring him back then with the Royal Lodge as his target,” the trainer added.


“He went through this (good to soft) ground well enough, and as it was good to firm when he won it looks as if he is one of the versatile horses who can go on anything.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE THREE
LADBROKES BUNBURY CUP

CUP NUMBER TWO FOR MINE

Mine won the Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup for the second time when he just got the best of a driving finish with Polar Magic and Pivotal Flame to win by a short head and the same.


In so doing he provided better luck for Richard Quinn, who was beaten a head in the opener on Coup d’Etat in controversial circumstances but found the camera ruling in his favour this time.


Mine was successful in the race three years ago when there was all sorts of drama after the race involving the runner-up’s weightcloth and a thunderstorm hit the course as soon as the race was over.


Two years ago he was beaten a short-head by Patavellian, but this time all went well and he can add this prize to the Victoria Cup and the Royal Hunt Cup, both of which he won last year.

“I wish I had 10 like him,” said his trainer James Bethell. “He has been a wonderful servant to us over the years and he just seems to love these big handicaps on a straight course.


“When he ran in the Hunt Cup this year he got behind and could never catch up on that loose ground.

“He is in the seven-furlong totesport International at Newbury but he’ll get a penalty and that may be too sharp for him, but I have not entered him for the totesport Mile at Goodwood.


“I have also entered him for a couple of Pattern races in Cologne but, although he can win these big handicaps under big weights, something always seems to go wrong when he tries Listed or Group races.


“This is a very happy day, in contrast to yesterday when I buried my old friend Richard Whiteley. He was a great supporter of ours and we miss him very much.”



RACE 3: THE LADBROKES BUNBURY
PLACE QUOTES

SO CLOSE FOR POLAR AND PIVOTAL

James Fanshawe watched Polar Magic get beaten by a short-head in a thrilling finish but commented: “He’s got one of these sort of races in him.”

As Mine, Polar Magic and Pivotal Flame flew for the line, Fanshawe initially wondered if his charge had got up.


The Newmarket trainer said: “It’s a deceptive angle and when you get lucky, you get lucky. When you don’t, you don’t. That’s all you can say.”

Fanshawe added: “He’s a tough horse, Mine.”

The Ed McMahon-trained Pivotal Flame was only a further short-head back in third.


McMahon said: “He was not good enough on the day. Darryll (Holland) said he had his run delayed slightly longer than he would have liked.

“He couldn’t get out. When he did, he was rolling but it was too late. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.


“He’s in the totesport International at Newbury later this month.”





RACE 4: THE DARLEY JULY CUP
WIN QUOTES

PASTORAL PURSUITS GIVES MORRISON FIRST GROUP ONE WIN

East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison put a 27-day streak without a winner behind him in the best possible fashion - by bagging his first-ever Group One success.


Pastoral Pursuits, back in trip after the mile Queen Anne Stakes, skipped clear to score by one-and-a-half lengths from Avonbridge in the Group One Darley July Cup over six furlongs.


But Morrison came within an inch of pulling out the four-year-old Bahamian Bounty colt on the morning of the race because of ground concerns

He revealed: “I nearly didn’t run because of the ground. I was staying down the road and I spoke to Michael Prosser at six o’clock this morning and he said ‘10 millimetres of rain’ and I thought, ‘Oh my God’.


“I rang them up in the yard and said, ‘No we won’t’. Then I thought about it and we changed our mind.


“But actually, we walked the course and it is absolutely fantastic ground out there. I would call it perfect ground.


“Anyway, his brother Goodricke likes good to soft and he won on good to soft as a two-year-old.”

Pastoral Pursuits has not had an entirely straightforward career as Morrison explained.


“He had a small chip in his knee at the end of his two-year-old season, so we put him away. Every year as a two-year-old, a three-year-old and this, he’s just not come to hand.


“He had what we call juvenile spots in his throat in May - that’s why we didn’t run in the Lockinge. But I felt this was the right track for him if we were coming back to six. It’s a stiff track.


“And John Egan just said he couldn’t believe how easily he was going in a Group One.

“We might go six-and-a-half - the Prix Maurice du Gheest (at Deauville on August 7) is the next target I suppose.


“It’s our first Group One winner and it’s immense. I can’t believe it. I wasn’t exactly confident. But my assistant Gerry Gracey who rides him at home said ‘This horse is back to his best’. He worked well on Sunday.


“I bought him for 24,000 guineas as a yearling at the October Sale (at Tattersalls in Newmarket) and sold him to five people who wanted a share in a horse. The National Stud own 40 per cent now and they buy the syndicate out at the end of the year.


“He will go to stud next year with a proper CV.”


PLACED QUOTES RACE FOUR
DARLEY JULY CUP

“HE IS MR CONSISTENT”

“He is a very brave horse and has run the best race of his life,” said Roger Charlton after Avonbridge had beaten all but Pastoral Pursuits in the Darley July Cup.


“He is also Mr Consistent. That is his 19th race and in all but one of them he has been in the money -- the only time he has missed was his first run as a two-year-old --, and I worked out that before today he had averaged about £10,000 for every time he had run.He has got another £45,725 today so that will boost up his average even more.


“There was a moment in the race when I thought he had it won. Then I felt ‘he can’t hang on, then yes, he can, but in the end he just couldn’t.


“I don’t think the soft ground posed any problems for him; he has just run the best race of his life, so I don’t see how he could have.


“I expect we shall go for the Nunthorpe; I know it is dropping back a furlong but he showed plenty of pace there.”

“That was much more like it, very much the real deal,” enthused Angus Gold, racing manager to Etlaala’s owner Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, after the colt’s had finished third.


“He is improving all the time and wasn’t trying to rip his jockey’s arms out. He settled much better. Richard (Hills) said that he was getting a lovely lead as he raced down the centre of the track, and though he had originally planned to go over to the far side he said there was no need to do so.


“He also said that the colt has so much speed you could run him in the Prix de l’Abbaye, so I expect we shall look at that and the Nunthorpe and the race at Haydock.”

WINNING QUOTES RACE FIVE
HEATHAVON STUD EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES

THE PRINCESS MARGARET ON THE AGENDA


“That was a very pleasing start,” said Ed Dunlop after Nidhaal, whom he trains for Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, had made a winning debut in the Heathavon Stud EBF Maiden Stakes, beating Ribh by four lengths.


“Her sire Observatory has made a very bright start with his first crop of runners this year, and she has been working nicely at home.


“ But, as you know, not very many of mine win first time out.


“It is likely that her next race will be the Princess Margaret Stakes at Newbury, though obviously we shall have to go home and think about it.”


RACE 6: THE EDMONDSON HALL SOLICITORS NURSERY
WIN QUOTES


BEST JOY AFTER RISING CROSS PREVAILS

Rising Cross wore down Johnny The Fish inside the final furlong to give John Best a welcome success on the July Course.


Jamie Spencer’s mount may not be the biggest, but she revealed a huge heart in battling to a half-length victory.


Best, based near Maidstone, said: “We didn’t expect to be coming here on July Cup day to be running in a race like this for £15,000 with a horse like her.


“I thought she’d get placed b ecause she is so hard and tough but I didn’t expect her to win.


“She was fifth in the Hilary Needler and then she won a maiden at Beverley.


“We thought that handicapper wasn’t that hard on her, which gave us a bit of a squeak and she has gone and done it quite well.


“Jamie said she is as tough as old nails and doesn’t know when to get beaten.


“When they’re running like she is, you’ve got to crack on because you never know whether they’ll ever come back into the form that she’s in now.


““We just can’t believe that a horse so little can do it, really. She’s so small but she’s so tough and genuine.

“She sees out every yard of this trip - probably a little bit further.”


WINNING QUOTES RACE SEVEN
SWAN HOTEL LAVENHAM HANDICAP

A FLAT WINNER FOR HENDERSON

Nicky Henderson is much better known for his exploits with jumpers, but he has a winner or two on the flat most years and he got off the mark for this season when Afrad outran Tedstale to give Kieren Fallon his fourth success at the meeting.


“He is not very big and was first lot into the ring when he was sold at the Arc sale last year,” said agent Anthony Bromley, who recalled buying the grey for “peanuts, 15,000 euros.


“Nicky put together a syndicate -- The Not Afraid Partnership -- and he has been a very useful hurdler for them. He won once and was also second at Ayr and Punchestown and is rated about 128.”

The trainer’s assistant Charlie Longsdon said: “a lot of our flat horses seem to have 4lb or 5lb too much, but he was alright here. We shall certainly run him again on the flat before he goes back jumping.”


BETTING NEWS


Things have been fairly quiet in the offices this morning but there have still been some horses who have taken the public fancy and one who has particularly done so is Ballast in the Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (2.30). The colt, who just failed to land a touch in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot at York last month, has been in demand with totesport, where he has been cut from 6-1 to 9-2, and with VC Bet, who have reduced his price by a point to 5-1.


In the same race Polar Magic has been popular with totesport and has come in from 7-2 to 11-4, and VC Bet report interest in Tuesday’s winner Kamanda Laugh, who has been brought in from 10-1 to 8-1, and My Paris has been trimmed from 20-1 to 16-1.


Pivotal Flame has been popular with Hills’ clients, though the 16-1 remains available.


The opening Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London Handicap (1.20) has been thrown into confusion by the four withdrawals, but in the re-formed market Hills report interest in Killena Boy, who has been cut from 12-1 to 10-1.


In the Darley July Cup (3.05) a couple of outsiders have been in demand with VC Bet, who have trimmed Moss Vale from 22-1 to 20-1 and cut Pastoral Pursuits from 33-1 to 20-1, while totesport have done business over Johnny The Fish from 7-1 to 11-2 in the Edmondson Hall Solicitors Nursery (4.15) and Wellington Hall, whose odds for the Swan Hotel Lavenham Handicap (4.45) have been cut from 10-1 to 8-1.




GOING UPDATE AT 10 AM


Following a rainy night the ground for the final day of the July meeting is

GOOD TO SOFT

on all parts of the track, with a going stick measurement of 6.5, compared with 8.2 on Tuesday morning.


“We had eight and a half millimetres of rain last night,” reports clerk of the course Michael Prosser, “of which six fell before midnight and two and a half after that, and there has been no rain since 5 am.


“Though the breeze may dry the track out a bit, the forecast is for more showers late this morning, between 11 am and 1pm, though they are not expected to be heavy.


“The afternoon will be similar to yesterday, with temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees (66 to 70F), with 75% cloud cover and some patches of sun and blue sky.”



FIRST RACE RESULT

1.20pm ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS LONDON HANDICAP
Class 2, £20,000 added. For 3yo rated 0-100, 1m. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 2lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,291.36; 2nd: £4,622.24; 3rd: £2,331.12; 4th: £1,059.60; 5th: £529.80; 6th: £317.88

1) DIAMONDS AND DUST (Mrs S Ashby) Mark Tompkins 3-8-05 Saleem Golam (5) [15] 40/1
2) COUP D'ETAT (Susan Abbott (Susan Abbott Racing)) John Dunlop 3-8-09 Richard Quinn [16] 9/1
3) ASHKAL WAY (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 3-8-02 Frannie Norton [10] 6/1
4) YO PEDRO (Lucayan Stud) David Loder 3-8-07 Jamie Spencer [2] 8/1
5) DANSILI DANCER (The Troupers) Clive Cox 3-8-12 Philip Robinson [13] 11/2 Fav
6) KILLENA BOY (Capel (CS) Ltd) William Jarvis 3-8-03 (1lb ow) Alan Munro [8]
7) BOLODENKA (Spoons, Weaves, Jamie, Dukey) Willie Musson 3-8-03 Richard Mullen [14]
8) AMAZIN (Jack Panos) Richard Hannon v3-8-05 Ryan Moore [6]
9) DHAULAR DHAR (Maktoum Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-04 Martin Dwyer [7]
10) INFATUATE (Nigel & Carolyn Elwes) James Fanshawe 3-8-05 Kerrin McEvoy [12]
11) HARVEST WARRIOR (Mr & Mrs W J Williams) Tim Easterby 3-9-07 David Allan [1]
12) LEO'S LUCKY STAR (Mrs S J Brookhouse) Mark Johnston 3-9-04 Joe Fanning [11]

14 ran
Non-Runners: Prince Samos (Ground), Macauley (Ground), Cross Time (Ground), Humble Opinion (Ground)
Time: 1 min 39.86 sec Distance: hd, .75, 2, nk, nk, 6, sh, 5, .75, 2, 6
Breeder:Whitsbury Manor Stud Breeding: b g Mister Baileys - Dusty Shoes (Shareef Dancer (USA))
Tote Win: £31.70 Places: £7.00; £2.70; £2.60 Exacta: £196.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Tompkins, Mark Harding; Date of Birth: 7/4/51;Date of first licence: 1979; Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Walter Wharton, Willie Musson and Ryan JarvisWins in a season (1982-2004):12:17:13:17:19:24:16:44:46:42;42:28:35:23:23:26:24:21:10:40:32:28:34Number 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 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 Wins This Season:19

Winning jockey:-Name: Golam, (Rassoude) Saleem Born: February 19, 1983 Based: Newmarket. Apprentice with Mark Tompkins Wins In 2004:5 Wins This Season: 13


SECOND RACE RESULT
1.55pm WEATHERBYS SUPERLATIVE STAKES

Class 1, Group Three, £40,000 guaranteed. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group Three race 5lb; of a Group One or Group Two race 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £23,200; 2nd: £8,800.24; 3rd: £4,400; 4th: £2,000; 5th: £1,000; 6th: £600

1) HORATIO NELSON (Sue Magnier & Diane Nagle) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon [2] 9/4 Fav
2) LEO (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [6] 8/1
3) YASOODD (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Ted Durcan [8] 8/1
4) RIGHT AGAIN (Christopher Shankland) Alan Jarvis 2-8-11 Darryll Holland [11]
5) PRIVATE BUSINESS (Khalid Abdulla) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Richard Hughes [1]
6) SIR XAAR (Pinnacle Xaar Partnership) Bryan Smart 2-8-11 Kevin Darley [5]
7) ZABEEL HOUSE (Mohammed Jaber) Ed Dunlop 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [10]
8) JOHN TERRY (A D Spence) Amanda Perrett 2-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [9]
9) GUEST CONNECTIONS (John Guest) Mick Channon 2-9-02 Tony Culhane [3]
10) WELL ARMED (WinStar Farm LLC) Clive Brittain 2-8-11 Brett Doyle [7]
11) OBSERVATORY STAR (John & Barbara Cotton) Tim Easterby 2-8-11 John Egan [4]

11 ran
Non-Runners: Prince Samos (Ground), Macauley (Ground), Cross Time (Ground)
Time: 1 min 26.40 sec Distance: 2.5, nk, 1.75, 1.25, 1.5, .5, 6, 8, 5, 1.5
Breeder: Beaverstone & Tower Bloodstock
Breeding: b c Danehill (USA) - Imagine (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
Tote Win: £2.70 Places: £1.40; £2.60; £2.40 Exacta: £21.60

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): 12

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: 26

THIRD RACE RESULT
2.30pm LADBROKES BUNBURY CUP

Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £70,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ rated 0-105, 7f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 5lb. Weight for age: 3 from 4yo+ 8lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £45,500; 2nd: £14,000; 3rd: £7,000; 4th: £3,500

1) MINE (Mike Dawson) James Bethell v7-9-09 Richard Quinn [6] 16/1
2) POLAR MAGIC (R C Thompson) James Fanshawe 4-8-09 Johnny Murtagh [13] 5/2 Fav
3) PIVOTAL FLAME (R L Bedding) Ed McMahon 3-8-09 Darryll Holland [2] 14/1
4) PARTNERS IN JAZZ (Sporting Occasions Racing No 2) David Barron 4-9-00 Willie Supple [3] 11/1
5) MILLENNIUM FORCE (Aziz Merza, Mick Channon) Mick Channon 7-9-03 Tony Culhane [10]
6) APPALACHIAN TRAIL (G L S Partnership) Ian Semple b4-8-11 Robert Winston [8]
7) KAMANDA LAUGH (John Sillett, Flora Lane) Barry Hills 4-8-11 Michael Hills [14]
8) MUTAWAFFER (P D Smith Holdings Ltd) Richard Fahey 4-8-12 Tony Hamilton (3) [18]
9) DESERT DESTINY (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v5-9-10 Kerrin McEvoy [19]
10) JUST JAMES (Lucayan Stud) Jeremy Noseda 6-9-10 Shane Kelly [5]
11) HIGH REACH (Four M’s) Terry Mills 5-9-00 Michael Kinane [4]
12) COMPTON'S ELEVEN (PCM Racing) Mick Channon 4-9-02 Ted Durcan [7]
13) MOAYED (Nigel Shields, Nick Littmoden) Nick Littmoden bt6-8-11 Oscar Urbina [15]
14) MARSHMAN (J H Ellis) Mark Tompkins 6-8-06 Saleem Golam (5) [20]
15) BALLAST (R C Thompson) Luca Cumani 4-9-08 Kieren Fallon [9]
16) MY PARIS (J D & Mrs M A Spensley) Kevin Ryan p1 4-9-02 Neil Callan [16]
17) MATERIAL WITNESS (M J Caddy) William Muir 8-9-00 Martin Dwyer [17]
18) ST PETERSBURG (P Heath) Mark Tompkins 5-9-00 Richard Hills [11]

18 ran
Non-Runners: Fruit Of Glory (Ground), Night Air (Ground)
Time: 1 min 26.25 sec Distance: sh, sh, nk, .75, .5, sh, .5, sh, hd, hd, 1.75, nk, .5, sh, .75, .75, .75
Breeder: David John Brown Breeding: b h Primo Dominie - Ellebanna (Tina’s Pet)
Tote Win: £20.40 Places: £3.90; £1.30; £3.30; £2.80 Exacta: £91.20

Winning trainer:- Name: Bethell, The Hon James David William Date of birth: 22/2/52 Date of first licence: 1975. Assistant trainer to Bruce Hobbs & Arthur Budgett (1970-75) Trains at Manor House Stables, Middleham, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire Horses in training (1975-2005): 52; 48; 33; 42; 45; 45; 47; 33; 30; 26; 28; 19; 19; 14; 20; 25; 24; 20; 19; 28; 29:28:22: 25: 28: 18:25: 27: 29: 28: 32 Number of wins in a season (1999-2004): 9:8:11:9:11:19 Major wins: King George V Handicap (1977 Celtic Pleasure), Zetland Gold Cup, Rosebery Handicap, Bahrain Handicap Trophy, July Stakes, Victoria Cup (2004 Mine), Royal Hunt Cup (2004 Mine), Bunbury Cup (2002 & 2005 Mine) Wins This Season: 6

Winning jockey:-Name: Quinn, Thomas Richard. Born: Stirling, Scotland, 2/12/61 Apprenticeship: With Paul Cole, First winner: Bolivar Baby (Kempton, October 21, 1981) Classic wins: (3) St Leger (1990 Snurge, 2000 Millenary), Vodafone Oaks (2000 Love Divine) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Pass The Peace, 1999 Seazun); Derby Italiano (1987 Zaizoom, 1994 Time Star); Dewhurst Stakes (1990 Generous); Fillies Mile’ (1991 Culture Vulture), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1990 Knight's Baroness), Irish St Leger (1990 Ibn Bey, 1995 Strategic Choice), Lockinge Stakes (1988 Broken Hearted, 1996 Soviet Line), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1992 Culture Vulture), Prix Royal Oak (1992 Assessor), Rothmans International (1992 Snurge), Royal Hunt Cup (1986 Patriach, 2004 Mine), Yorkshire Oaks (1987 Bint Pasha)
Wins 1984-2004: 62,47,69,55,46,63,90,99,117,123,115,111,149,74,108,151,140,116,104,82, 76
Wins This Season: 53


FOURTH RACE RESULT

3.05pm DARLEY JULY CUP

Class 1, Group One, £250,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, 6f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st 2lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 6lb.Penalty Values: 1st: £145,000; 2nd: £55,000; 3rd: £27,500; 4th: £12,500; 5th: £6,250; 6th: £3,750

1) PASTORAL PURSUITS (The Pursuits & National Stud Partnership) Hughie Morrison 4-9-05 John Egan [10] 22/1
2) AVONBRIDGE (John Deer) Roger Charlton b5-9-05 Steve Drowne [4] 40/1
3) ETLAALA (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Barry Hills 3-8-13 Richard Hills [11] 40/1
4) SOLDIER'S TALE (Budget Stable) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-05 Jamie Spencer [14] 4/1 Jt Fav
5) BALMONT (Sanford Robertson & Hatta Bloodstock) Jeremy Noseda 4-9-05 Johnny Murtagh [12]
6) ASHDOWN EXPRESS (W J P Jackson) Chris Wall 6-9-05 Richard Quinn [5]
7) BAHAMIAN PIRATE (Lucayan Stud, H E Lhendup Dorji) David Nicholls 10-9-05 Robert Winston [8]
8) ARAKAN (Niarchos Family) Sir Michael Stoute t1 5-9-05 Kerrin McEvoy [17]
9) QUITO (Michael Hill, David Chapman) David Chapman b8-9-05 Tony Culhane [18]
10) CAMACHO (Khalid Abdulla) Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [6]
11) MOSS VALE (John Grant & Cheveley Park Stud) Barry Hills 4-9-05 Michael Hills [9]
12) KEENELAND SWAN (Toyomitsu Harai) Hideyuki Mori JPN 6-9-05 Andreas Suborics [19]
13) SOMNUS (Legard, Sidebottom & Sykes) Tim Easterby 5-9-05 Michael Kinane [3] 4/1 Jt Fav
14) IFFRAAJ (Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum) Michael Jarvis 4-9-05 Philip Robinson [1]
15) ROYAL MILLENNIUM (Jackie & George Smith) Mick Channon 7-9-05 Ted Durcan [20]
16) THE TRADER (Mrs C J Ward, D G Chambers) Michael Blanshard b7-9-05 Kieren Fallon [13]
17) LEITRIM HOUSE (Gallagher Equine Ltd) Brian Meehan 4-9-05 Jimmy Fortune [7]
18) GALEOTA (John Lazzari) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Ryan Moore [15]
19) PIVOTAL POINT (R A Bernard & John Perry) Peter Makin 5-9-05 Darryll Holland [2]

19 ran
Non-Runners: Boogie Street (Ground)
Time: 1 min 11.86 sec
Distance: 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, nk, nk, .75, .5, .5, nk, nk, 1.75, .75, nk, .5, .75, 1, 2.5, .5
Breeder: Red House Stud Breeding: b c Bahamian Bounty - Star (Most Welcome)
Tote Win: £33.30 Places: £6.00; £10.20; £10.60 Exacta: £860.20

Winning Trainer: Hughie Morrison Date of Birth: 7/11/60 Based: East Illsley, Berkshire Date of First Licence: 1997. Had five point-to-point wins and previously assistant to Paul Cole for two years. Major Wins: William Hill National Hunt Chase (2002 Frenchman’s Creek), Ladbroke Hurdle (2001 Marble Arch) Major Flat Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2005 Pastoral Pursuits - first Group One winner), City & Suburban Handicap (2002 Salim Toto), Vodafone Rated Stakes (2002 Salim Toto), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint (2004 Baltic King), Sirenia Stakes (2003 Pastoral Pursuits) Wins on Flat 2002-04: 28; 46; 34 Horses in training (2003-2005): 65; 73; 92 Wins This Year: 26

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 Wins This Year: 45


FIFTH RACE RESULT
3.40pm HEATHAVON STUD EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES
Class 3, £13,000 added. For 2yo fillies which are EBF eligible, 6f. Weights: 8st 11lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,957; 2nd: £2,756; 3rd: £1,378; 4th: £689

1) NIDHAAL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-8-11 Richard Hills [6] 9/1
2) RIBH (Saif Ali) Clive Brittain 2-8-11 Kerrin McEvoy [12] 20/1
3) CHOIR PRACTICE (Cheveley Park Stud) John Gosden 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [14] 8/1
4) NANTYGLO (Usk Valley Stud) Michael Bell 2-8-11 Johnny Murtagh [7]
5) SILCA'S SISTER (Aldridge Racing Limted) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Ted Durcan [3] 9/4 Fav
6) STAGE FLIGHT (Racegoers Club Owners Group) Brian Meehan 2-8-08 Frankie McDonald (3) [13]
7) NAMU (Philip Harvey) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills [4]
8) LADY LIVIUS (Mrs John Lee) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes [8]
9) BEST DOUBLE (M Berger) Gerard Butler 2-8-11 John Egan [10]
10) GILT LINKED (Bill Gredley) Barry Hills 2-8-11 Kevin Darley [5]
11) SPECTACULAR SHOW (Mrs S G Davies) Mick Quinn 2-8-11 Frannie Norton [2]
12) THE LADY CASTER (D P Barries & M J Rees) Dave Morris 2-8-11 Neil Callan [11]

12 ran
Non-Runners: Beauty Bright (Ground), Smitten Kitten (Ground) Sophie’Jo (Ground)
Time: 1 min 13.26 sec Distance: 4, 4, nk, .5, 1.25, 1, 1.5, 1.25, 6, 1, 6
Breeder:Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: ch f Observatory (USA) - Jeed (IRE) (Mujtahid (USA))
Tote Win: £11.90 Places: £3.50; £4.00; £2.20 Exacta: £164.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68.Date of first licence:October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) First British Classic winner: Vodafone Oaks (2004 Ouija Board) Wins in a season (1994 (Part season only)-2004:1:17:22:27:35:67:53:74:32:50:49 Horses in training (1995-2005):69:63:84:108:105:131:128:154:141:115:123 Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 Ouija Board), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Beeswing Stakes (1996 Iktamal), Ladbroke Bunbury Cup (1995 Cadeaux Tryst), Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Tote International (2004 Court Masterpiece) Wins This Season: 19

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (5) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other major wins: Autumn Stakes (2000 Nayef), Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2002 Mubtaker), German Oaks (2002 Salve Regina), Great Voltigeur Stakes (2002 Bandari), Greenham Stakes (2001 Munir), Hungerford Stakes (1998 Muhtathir), Juddmonte International Stakes (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil), Norfolk Stakes (1986 Sizzling Melody, 1989 Pettilante), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (1994 Wagon Master; 2001 Mutamam; 2004 Bandari), Queen Mary Stakes (1997 Nadwah), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner); Rockfel Stakes (1999 Lahan); Royal Lodge Stakes (1998 Mutaahab, 2002 Al Jadeed), Select Stakes (2000 Ekraar, 2001 Nayef), September Stakes (2000 Mutamam); Temple Stakes (1999 Tipsy Creek); Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Yorkshire Cup (1985 Ilium) Wins (1990-2004):56, 67,52,57,59,70,71,85,83,77,81,79,81,75,66 Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson Wins This Season: 33

SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.15pm EDMONDSON HALL SOLICITORS NURSERY

Class 3, £15,000 added. For 2yo which before June 26, have been placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in GB, 7f. Minimum weight: 7st 12lb. Penalties: after June 25, a winner 6lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,452; 2nd: £3,216; 3rd: £1,608; 4th: £804

1) RISING CROSS (Heading For Rocks Partnership) John Best 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer [12] 7/1
2) JOHNNY THE FISH (The Second Pheasant Inn Partnership) Brian Meehan 2-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [11] 5/1
3) POWER BROKER (Spencer, Salman, Burrell, Blott) Paul Cole 2-8-11 Joe Fanning [4] 5/1
4) BLUSHING HILARY (L A Bolingbroke) Bryan Smart 2-8-06 Kevin Darley [3]
5) NORMAN BECKETT (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 2-8-08 Ted Durcan [2]
6) CAPE PRESTO (Major Tony Everett) Richard Hannon 2-9-05 Richard Hughes [6] 4/1 Fav
7) DREAM FACTOR (Jan Harris) Paul D'Arcy 2-8-03 Frannie Norton [10]
8) WOVOKA (Mrs T Burns) Mick Channon 2-9-01 Tony Culhane [8]
9) KING MALACHI (June Powell) Neville Callaghan 2-9-07 Dane O'Neill [9]
10) PRETTILINI (David Shorthouse) Tony Carroll 2-8-06 Ryan Moore [5]
11) DON'T TELL SUE (Mr & Mrs Peter Orton) Barry Hills 2-9-04 Michael Hills [1]
12) TWILIGHT AVENGER (Paul Dixon) Mark Polglase 2-7-11 (2lb ow) Frankie McDonald (3) [7]
13) BAYTOWN VALENTINA (P S J Croft) Phil McEntee 2-7-07 (2lb ow) Donna Caldwell (7) [13]

13 ran
Non-Runners: Sophie’Jo (Ground)
Time: 1 min 28.56 sec Distance: .5, 2.5, .5, hd, 2.5, 1, .5, .5, 1.25, 7, 3, nk
Breeder: J R Wills Breeding: bl f Cape Cross (IRE) - Woodrising (Nomination)
Tote Win: £9.60 Places: £3.30; £2.60; £2.20 Exacta: £64.10

Winning trainer:-Name: Best, John Born: January 11, 1962 Trains at: Scragged Oak Farm, Hucking, Maidstone, Kent Background: former point-to-point jockey Date of first trainer’s licence: December, 1996 Wins in 2002-2004: 20; 16; 45 Horses in training (1998-2005): 9; 9; 19; 26; 23; 26; 39; 56 Wins This Season: 10

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: 83

SEVENTH RACE RESULT
4.45pm SWAN HOTEL LAVENHAM HANDICAP

Class 3, £15,000 added. For 3yo+ rated 0-90, 1m 4f. Weights: highest weight 10st; minimum weight 8st 9lb (3yo 7st 12lb). Penalties: after June 25, a winner 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 13lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,623.60; 2nd: £3,268.80; 3rd: £1,634.40; 4th: £817.20

1) AFRAD (The Not Afraid Partnership) Nicky Henderson 4-9-07 Kieren Fallon [20] 14/1
2) TEDSTALE (Yorkshire Racing Club & Derek Blackhurst) Kevin Ryan b7-9-05 Neil Callan [19] 33/1
3) WELLINGTON HALL (Allan Darke & Tom Matthews) Peter Chapple-Hyam 7-9-02 Jimmy Fortune [14] 8/1
4) SWEET INDULGENCE (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson 4-8-10 Richard Mullen [13] 33/1
5) TAWQEET (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Dunlop 3-8-13 Richard Hills [3] 9/4 Fav
6) TOP SPEC (The Hill Top Partnership) Richard Hannon 4-8-13 Ryan Moore [1]
7) SOULACROIX (G C Stevens) Amanda Perrett 4-10-00 Shane Kelly [11]
8) CAPTAIN CLIPPER (Clipper Group Holdings) James Fanshawe 5-9-03 Johnny Murtagh [6]
9) LETS ROLL (A Crute & Partners) Chris Thornton 4-9-08 Dean McKeown [10]
10) SKYLARKER (Midd Shire Racing) Stuart Kittow 7-9-07 Alan Munro [17]
11) RING OF DESTINY (The Ringleaders) Jonathan Jay 6-8-13 Dominic Fox (3) [18]
12) RED ADMIRAL (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor v3-9-00 Kerrin McEvoy [8]
13) SIMONDA (Simon Tindall) Amanda Perrett 4-9-12 Joe Fanning [12]
14) TRUE COMPANION (S J Simmons) Nick Littmoden 2-9-06 Paddy Mathers (5) [5]
15) QUIZZENE (Favourites Racing VII) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Kevin Darley [15]
16) ANNAMBO (Bloomsbury Stud) Dave Morris 5-9-01 Ted Durcan [7]
17) COUNTRYWIDE LUCK (Countrywide Steel & Tubes Ltd) Nick Littmoden 4-9-05 Pat Cosgrave [4]
18) HIGHLAND GAMES (K Bailey, P Booth, D Boorer) Luca Cumani b1 5-9-12 Darryll Holland [2]
19) NIGHTSPOT (John Deer) Roger Charlton 4-9-08 Steve Drowne [9]
20) BUMPTIOUS (Beryl Lockey) Mark Tompkins 4-9-12 Michael Hills [16]

13 ran
Time: 2 min 35.06 sec Distance: 1, .5, 1.25, hd, .5, hd, .5, sh, 1.25, .75,.75, .5, .5, hd, 3.5, 1.5, .5, hd, .75
Breeder: S A Aga Khan Breeding: gr g Linamix (FR) - Afrahga (IRE) (Darshaan)
Tote Win: £18.50 Places: £2.90; £6.40; £2.80; £6.30 Exacta: £556.70

Winning Trainer: Henderson, Nicholas John Based: Seven Barrows, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Date of birth:10/12/50 Date of first licence: July (1978) Previous occupation/ apprenticeship: Amateur jockey, assistant to Fred Winter 1975-78 Number of horses in training (1984-2005): 56, 45, 56, 66, 76, 67, 66, 72, 71, 71, 65, 64, 69, 80, 83, 84, 91, 115, 114, 116, 113, 105 Major Flat Wins: Tote Cesarewitch (2003 Landing Light) Other Details: Leading Jumps trainer Flat Wins This Season: 1

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: 27


LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF DAY THREE

1st 2nd 3rd
Aidan O’Brien IRE 2 - 1
Richard Hannon 2 - -
Neville Callaghan 1 2 -
Brian Meehan 1 2 -
Barry Hills 1 1 4
Sir Michael Stoute 1 1 1
Ed Dunlop 1 1 -
James Fanshawe 1 1 -
Peter Chapple-Hyam 1 - 2
David Barker 1 - -
John Best 1 - -
James Bethell 1 - -
Gerard Butler 1 - -
Nicky Henderson 1 - -
John Hills 1 - -
Hughie Morrison 1 - -
David Nicholls 1 - -
Martin Pipe 1 - -
Mark Tompkins 1 - -
John Dunlop - 2 1
John Gosden - 2 1
Jeremy Noseda - 2 -
Jim Bolger IRE - 1 -
Clive Brittain - 1 -
Roger Charlton - 1 -
Clive Cox - 1 -
Bob Jones - 1 -
Sylvester Kirk - 1 -
Kevin Ryan - 1 -
Mick Channon - - 2
Mark Johnston - - 2
Paul Cole - - 1
Brian Ellison - - 1
William Jarvis - - 1
Ed McMahon - - 1
David Nicholls - - 1
Mick Quinn - - 1
Walter Swinburn - - 1


LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF DAY THREE

1st 2nd 3rd
Kieren Fallon 4 2 1
Jamie Spencer 2 - -
Jimmy Fortune 1 4 2
Johnny Murtagh 1 4 -
Michael Hills 1 1 2
Richard Hills 1 1 2
Michael Kinane 1 1 1
Eddie Ahern 1 1 -
Richard Hughes 1 1 -
Richard Quinn 1 1 -
John Egan 1 - 1
Ryan Moore 1 - 1
Alan Munro 1 - 2
Chris Catlin 1 - -
Saleem Golam 1 - -
Adrian Nicholls 1 - -
Robert Winston 1 - -
Neil Callan - 1 -
Steve Drowne - 1 -
Kevin Manning - 1 -
Kerrin McEvoy - 1 -
Dane O’Neill - 1 -
Darryll Holland - - 3
Ted Durcan - - 2
Kevin Darley - - 1
Joe Fanning - - 1
Frannie Norton - - 1
Willie Supple - - 1


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