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Friday, September 23, 2011

CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING, NEWMARKET

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

SHADWELL DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

 

 

CLERK OF THE COURSE TO WATER THE TRACK AFTER RACING TODAY

 

With the going currently good to firm and further dry conditions expected, Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s clerk of the course, will water the course after racing today.

 

He revealed: “We will water the whole of the Cambridgeshire distance (nine furlongs) after racing, putting on three millimetres to replace the moisture we have lost today.

                       

“Tomorrow, the temperature is forecast to be about 19 or 20 Celcius with a similar wind speed

to today of 10. We have enjoyed fantastic weather today and we are expecting that again tomorrow with further prolonged sunny spells.”

 

CROWD

 

Today’s attendance was 4,250, 14 per cent up on last year’s racing crowd.

 

Michael Prosser, Newmarket’s Director of Racing, commented: “It has been a terrific afternoon of racing. The Shadwell Fillies’ Mile provided a thrilling finish and I’m sure that it will turn out to have been an excellent renewal of this Group One.

 

“Looking forward, tomorrow’s Betfred Cambridgeshire Day card looks exceptional with two Group 1 races and the historic Cambridgeshire race itself, which is always a fabulous spectacle and I’ve no doubt it will be again.

 

“We are forecast excellent weather and I’m anticipating another superb day’s racing.”

 

 

 

Record totejackpot pool shared amongst 124 winners

            There were 124.88 winning tickets of this afternoon’s totejackpot at Newmarket which produced an eventual dividend of £16,610.50 to a £1 stake.

            The record rollover of £1,262,152 that was carried forward from yesterday’s meeting produced a record totejackpot pool of £2,921.589.27 whilst there was a record amount of £1,659,437.49 bet into the pool this afternoon.

            Alsindi took the first race at Newmarket at odds of 5/1 and she was the biggest priced winner all afternoon as punters took advantage of the fancied horses winning to land the bet. A total of 640.02 tickets were left in the bet heading into the final leg and Mahbooba’s victory at 3/1 knocked out all bar the eventual 124.88 winners.

            The total pool of £2,921,589.27 is the biggest in the history of the bet and surpassed the previous largest of £2,308,852 at Haydock Park back in August of last year. The final dividend compared favourably with the equivalent starting-price accumulator for the six winners which was 8,100/1.

            “Congratulations to all the successful totejackpot punters who have landed a tidy sum for their efforts,” said totepool spokesman George Primarolo. “The winners ranged from a £1 bet in a Betfred shop in Ipswich to several big syndicates off-course which just goes to show that the bet appeals to both small and big-staking punters alike.”

            The current record totejackpot dividend came on 8th March this year when heating engineer Steve Whiteley landed £1,445,671 at Exeter having staked just £2.

 

totejackpot – 23/09/11

 

Win: £16,610.50

 

Number of Winners: 124.88

Turnover: £1,659,437.49

 

Total Pool: £2,921,589.27

 

 

totejackpot Leg Breakdown:

 

Leg 1: Alsindi (5/1jf)                   287,886.50

 

Leg 2: Dark Promise (4/1)           50,775.79

 

Leg 3: Ransom Note (4/1)           8,151.62

 

Leg 4: Lyric Of Light (2/1f)           2,752.54

 

Leg 5: Spiritual Star (7/2f)           640.02

 

Leg 6: Mahbooba (3/1)                124.88

 

 

           

GOING REPORT

                                                                          

The going at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Course has changed from yesterday’s good to firm, good in places, to:

 

GOOD TO FIRM

 

After three millimetres of water were applied to the final mile of the course after racing yesterday, conditions at Newmarket remained dry overnight with a heavy morning dew. The forecast is for dry conditions to prevail, accompanied by sunny spells and a temperature of 18-19 Celcius.

 

The GoingStick readings at 8am today were:

Overall: 8.4

Far Side: 8.4

Stands’ Side: 8.2

Centre: 8.2

 

Stalls’ Position:

12 furlongs - centre

remainder - far side

 

JUDDMONTE ROYAL LODGE RUNNERS AIM TO STAKE CLASSIC CLAIMS

 

            It will be a pleasant shock if tomorrow’s Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes winner turns out to be as breathtakingly good as his immediate predecessor, but that fact is in no way a slight on a contest that brings together a high-class and largely progressive septet.

            Frankel powered to a sublime 10-length triumph last year and his unblemished eight-race unbeaten streak has gone on to incorporate an even more stunning six-length victory in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile in May.

            There may be no Frankel in tomorrow’s field, but the mighty 2010 victor is a rare phenomenon and there is plenty of hope that this year’s renewal of the mile contest, relocated to its new home at Newmarket from Ascot, will produce a victor with real Classic aspirations.

            John Dunlop knows a thing or two about winning Classics. The Arundel trainer saddled Shirley Heights to win the Royal Lodge Stakes in the autumn of 1977 and was on hand the following June to welcome his conquering hero into the Epsom winner’s enclosure after an epic Derby triumph.

            Since Shirley Heights, subsequent English Classic winners to have taken the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes are the 1993 victor Mister Baileys (2000 Guineas), 1996 winner Benny The Dip (Derby) and Frankel.

            Dunlop has failed to add to Shirley Heights’ Royal Lodge triumph but has an interesting contender

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in the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Farhaan. The thrice-raced Jazil colt has won his latest two starts, most recently over a mile at Salisbury on September 1 when he showed resilience to repel the useful Mister Music.

            Aidan O’Brien has a notable record in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes. Ireland’s champion trainer has four wins in the race (1999 Royal Kingdom, 2001 Mutinyonthebounty, 2006 Admiralofthefleet, 2009 Joshua Tree) and saddles three this time.

            Of those, Daddy Long Legs is perhaps the most intriguing. The Scat Daddy colt followed a solid maiden victory first time out with a promising fourth-place behind Trumpet Major in the Group Two Champagne Stakes over seven furlongs at Doncaster  two weeks ago.

            Wrote, a son of O’Brien’s 2002 Derby victor High Chaparral, followed a maiden victory with success in a competitive seven-furlong Galway nursery on August 29, while Tenth Star, winner of the Listed Golden Fleece Stakes at Leopardstown in June, was last seen finishing third in the Group Three Tyros Stakes at that venue on July 21.

            The Richard Hannon-trained Rockinante followed second place in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood with a Listed win at Deauville last month but was unable to follow up at the French venue on his subsequent run.

            Mick Channon runs Shamrocked and the field is completed by the Gay Kelleway-trained Swing Alone, a Celtic Swing colt that built on some decent efforts this year to win a nine-furlong Wolverhampton Polytrack maiden on September 9.

 

JACKPOT KEEPS ON ROLLING

 

The totejackpot, operated by Betfred, rolls into Newmarket again today with the pool standing at £1,262,152 after racing yesterday.

 

It is the biggest rollover figure in the Jackpot’s history, although one ticket almost claimed the spoils yesterday at Newmarket.

 

That solitary ticket remained after Faraaj’s defeat at 11/8 in the fourth leg, the Somerville Tattersall Stakes, but that dream died at the final obstacle when the 4/1 favourite Swiss Dream went down by half a length in the concluding leg.

 

Betfred spokesman, George Primarolo, said: “The damage was done for punters yesterday when Farraaj was turned over. That accounted for about 80% of tickets.

 

“Today’s task has been made easier by the number of non-runners, particularly in the Haafhd E.B.F. Maiden, so I fully expect the totejackpot to be won today.

 

“I expect the pot to rise to around £2.5 million today, and that could actually turn out to be a conservative estimate.”

 

A record totejackpot pool could be seen.

 

Today’s totejackpot races are the first six contests on the Newmarket card.

 

 

DARE DANCES INTO CAMBRIDGESHIRE FIELD

 

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            Ante-post supporters of Dare To Dance breathed a huge sigh of relief after Jeremy Noseda’s lightly-raced three-year-old crept into the field for the first leg of the autumn double as a field of 35 were declared for the Betfred Cambridgeshire.

            There had been worries that the recent Newmarket winner may miss out but he made the cut-off point by three and heads the sponsor’s betting as the 7/1 market leader. However, his trainer is due to walk the course tomorrow morning before confirming the participation of Dare To Dance - see separate story.

 

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            Noseda is searching for his first win in the nine-furlong charge down the Rowley Mile  but one trainer who has a remarkable record in the race  is John Gosden, and his Questioning has been the main market mover in recent days.

 

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            The three-year-old was beaten just a neck on his last outing at Haydock and will wear a visor for the first timer as he bids to supplement Gosden’s wins with Halling (1994),  Pipedreamer (2007) and Tazeez (2008).

            Betfred spokesman George Primarolo said: “Without doubt, Questioning has been the best-backed horse in the Betfred Cambridgeshire. He was 20/1 when betting opened during the Ebor meeting last month and was 12/1 when the six-day declarations came out on Monday. Once William Buick was jocked up then the money really poured in and he is now in to 9/1, so his price has more than halved, and he could possibly go off favourite.

            “Godolphin’s Man Of Action was 20/1 before winning at Doncaster recently but we cut him to 12/1 after that success.

            “The other horse worth mentioning is Cry Fury, who is a 10/1 chance.  Fred Done has put up a £100,000 bonus for any stable to complete the Cambridgeshire-Cesarewitch double and Roger Charlton could do that with Cry Fury and Keys.”         

            Dare To Dance is due to come from stall 21 and Questioning from 13 but Primarolo is unsure of any how the effect of the draw will play out.

            “They raced up the centre of the course yesterday so we will really have to wait until after the Standing For Success Stakes (Silver Cambridgeshire) at 4.45pm today before drawing any conclusions,” he added.

            Roger Charlton, who will saddle Cry Fury, landed the Cambridgeshire in 2005 with Blue Monday and has a second string to his bow in the shape of Rowley Mile specialist Proponent

            Proponent finished second to the most-progressive Green Destiny at the track in the spring and has won a total of three times on the course.

            Last year’s Betfred Cambridgeshire winner Credit Swap again takes his chance but this time for trainer Venetia Williams having left the care of Michael Wigham to ply his trade over hurdles last winter.

            Charlie Hills’ father, Barry, most recently won the race with Risen Moon in 1990 and his son will attempt to scoop the £99,600 first prize with his first runner in the shape of Maqaraat after taking over the licence following Barry’s retirement last month.

            There is also a continental feel to the Betfred Cambridgeshire with German Mario Hofer saddling Combat Zone and Ideology while Tony Martin sends out Irish raider Pires.

                                                           

DARE TO DANCE NOT CERTAIN FOR BETFRED CAMBRIDGESHIRE

 

Jeremy Noseda has warned that ante-post favourite Dare To Dance will only take his chance in tomorrow’s Betfred Cambridgeshire should the trainer be satisfied with ground conditions on the Rowley Mile.

 

Noseda will walk the course first thing in the morning and hopes to have made a decision about the participation of the 7/1 market leader by 9am on Saturday.

 

Dare To Dance has won on two of his three racecourse outings and those victories have come on ground described as soft and good to soft.

 

Noseda told At The Races: “I am unsure whether he will run as there is a question mark about the ground at this stage.

 

“I will walk the track tomorrow morning, talk to his owner Mr (Richard) Pegum and Mr Pegum’s advisor Alastair Donald and make a final decision from there.

 

“I do not want to run on ground that is very fast and have been caught in a position here. When I confirmed him on Monday I was mindful that we needed 10 to come out to make the field so I thought we had a one in five chance of making the race. We had no plan to run in the Silver Cambridgeshire so I thought the ballot would make the decision for me.

 

“The course had 3mm of rain last night and we will leave the decision until tomorrow morning.

 

“It will be the owner’s decision as he pays the bills but we will have a good chat and hopefully announce a decision by 9am.”

 

MONEY POURS IN ON ALSINDI

 

Clive Brittain’s Alsindi has been the main market mover on day two of the Betfred Cambridgeshire meeting with several firms trimming her for the opening Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes.

 

Coral, Stan James and Sky Bet have clipped the once-raced Yarmouth winner to 5/1 from 13/2, 6/1 and 10/1 respectively.

 

In the Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes, Coral have trimmed both Wake Up Call and Ragsah in to 12/1 from 16s. Sky Bet have moved Dark Promise marginally to 100/30 from 7/2 and Paddy Power make Off Chance 12/1 from 14/1.                   

 

The fourth race on the card is the feature Shadwell Fillies’ Mile and Sky Bet have cut Lyric Of Light in to 15/8 from 2/1 while Betfred have seen money for Roger Varian’s Firdaws and make her 9/2 from 5/1 - a move mirrored by Paddy Power.

                                                           

Later in the day and the Standing For Success Handicap (Silver Cambridgeshire) is proving a busy event for Stan James with Galiando 5/1 from 6/1, Viva Vettori 12/1 from 16/1 and Licence To Till 9/1 from 11/1.           

                                                                             

First Race Win Quotes -

Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (Group Three)

                                                                       

BRITTAIN REAPS ALSINDI HARVEST

 

            With only 14 wins on the board in 2011, Clive Brittain has endured by some way his quietest season in many a year but Alsindi’s thrilling triumph in the Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes confirmed that the veteran handler has his string back in sparkling form.

            Having travelled smoothly through the opening five furlongs, the Acclamation filly was caught for toe entering the dip under Tom Queally as Questing attempted to make all but stormed home through the final furlong and took the lead two strides from the line to win by neck.

            That success in the seven-furlong contest gave Brittain his fourth winner in 11 days and prompted talk of a Group One assignment for the Saeed Manana-owned two-year-old, sent off the 5/1 joint-favourite.

            A delighted Brittain commented: “The only worry I had coming here was that she won on soft ground at Yarmouth and it was a little bit lively here. I never try to find out on the gallops whether they go on the ground - I think that it’s a big mistake - and she has done all her work on the Al Bahathri gallops. It was just fingers crossed until she won.

            “I will talk it over with Saeed Manana but she is in the Prix Marcel Boussac and that’s a possibility. I think that she is ready to step up to a Group One and she is a filly with a future.”

           

            Tom Queally, who gave a nod of approval to the trainer as he dismounted, was taken with the filly.

            The jockey revealed: “I was impressed and she is a nice filly. Clive was keen on her chances beforehand - he told me to take my time and wait for a turn of foot, which she had. She has won quite comfortably in the end and she is decent.

            “They went a good gallop and I was comfortable the whole way through. It’s important to keep them balanced, especially when you hit the dip, because she has only had one run. She can certainly build on this.”

 

            Brittain shed light on his low strike rate this season. He explained: “We scoped horses and I found some with dirty noses, plus people have to realise that when you have a stable of 80 horses, you can guarantee that 65 or 70 are no good or moderate. In this day and age it is very difficult to win with moderate horses.

            “With the moderate horses, they have to run until they run into a place. But your better quality horses are well catered for, as this proves.

            “I had one or two of my good horses scope just not 100 per cent and rather than crack on I just eased down. Unfortunately, that took a bit of the season out. I had no runners at York and missed Ascot.

            “Now the autumn is the autumn and it’s time to reap the harvest.”

 

 

FIRST RACE PLACED QUOTES

SAKHEE OH SO SHARP STAKES (GROUP 3)

 

QUESTING PLEASES GOSDEN

 

The John Gosden-trained Questing was headed in the closing stages of the Group 3 Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes to lose out by a neck to Alsindi.

 

“She’s been Group 3-placed twice now and has run a blinder,” said Gosden. “She may have been a bit lonely in front but she has a bit of class and these Hard Spuns are tough. That’s it for the season now with her.”

 

Third-placed Nayarra is still a maiden after eight starts and she is likely to be kept going this year.

 

“I don’t wrap them up in cotton wool and like to keep racing them,” said her trainer Mick Channon. “She had every right to come here today despite what they said in the papers and has picked up a bit more black type today.

 

“She’s very solid, her form is good and we’d like to get her head in front somewhere.”

 

 

SECOND RACE WINNING QUOTES

MAWATHEEQ ROSEMARY STAKES (LISTED)

 

DARK PROMISE SCORES POIGNANT SUCCESS FOR VARIAN

            Trainer Roger Varian saddled Dark Promise to take the Listed Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes by a length in the colours of her locally-based breeder, Trevor and Libby Harris’s Lordship Stud.

            It was a poignant success for Varian, who was also on the scoresheet at Newmarket yesterday with Boogie Shoes, as Dark Promise was winning three days after her trainer’s mentor and long-timer boss Michael Jarvis died.

            “It’s hard to believe Michael’s not here today,” said Varian. “He was out in the car with us for third lot last Wednesday and will be hugely missed. He has left a big hole for everyone.

            “Dark Promise was in the Oaks but is a very fast-actioned filly that wants quick ground. Not many act on that going but she was one I was not worried about.

            “The trainer screwed up after her handicap win in June. She put a lot into it but I got sucked in and ran her 10 days later in a fillies’ Listed race at Pontefract. She ran a bit flat that day and I’m delighted to get her back.

            “She’s a very late-maturing and late-developing filly and there’s every chance she could improve for another year. I will have to speak to Trevor Harris, but he is very enthusiastic about his racing so she might stay in training.”

            Jockey Neil Callan added: “She is quite a big girl with a good pedigree. I tried to do the same thing as today at Haydock but she was a little bit gassy there and didn’t quite see the trip out. It was still a great run to finish third and it’s great to come here and win a nice Listed race.

            “I was trying to suss out the pace and if anyone wanted to go on down at the start because I am pretty adaptable. When it’s there for the taking, you have got to take it with both hands.

            “She jumped out and was pricking her ears most of the way. When they started to come to me in the dip, I was able to balance her and get her to kick out of it.

            “She galloped all the way to the line - she was looking around a little bit in the last 100 yards, but she is tough and is a nice filly. When you get these nice fillies with a bit of pedigree, they always have that bit of class.

            “It’s a great boost and keeps the morale up in the yard. We are very close-knit and it was a very sad loss with Michael but hopefully this will cheer us up again.”

 

Second race - Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes

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SETA SATISFIES IN SECOND

 

Seta failed to oblige as the 2/1 favourite in the Listed Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes but trainer Luca Cumani was pleased with her second-place finish.

                       

The market leader stayed on well in the closing stages under Kieren Fallon but ultimately only got within a length of the Neil Callan-ridden Dark Promise.

                       

Cumani said: “She has run a very good race and I am delighted with her.

 

“The winner got a great front-running ride from Neil Callan and we stayed on well but it is always hard to come from behind.

 

“I am not sure if she will run again this season - I will have to have a look at what there is.”

 

Two lengths further adrift in third was The Shrew, who belied her 25/1 starting price for trainer John Gosden.

 

Gosden said: “She has run a great race and I am thrilled.

 

“She goes well fresh and had been off since running in the 1000 Guineas. She picked up well and I am delighted with her.

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“She has managed to get Listed placed and I will have a look tonight and see if I can find another Listed race for her before the end of the season.”

 

 

 

Third race - Nayef Joel Stakes

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JOEL RIVALS HELD TO RANSOM

 

Ransom Note landed some decent bets as he showed his six rivals a clean pair of heels to make all in the Group Two Nayef Joel Stakes and provide Charlie Hills with a first Group win.

 

Michael Hills bounced the well-backed 4/1 chance out of the stalls and never saw another rival as the four-year-old bounded along to beat Premio Loco by two and a quarter lengths.

 

The win was a second of the year on the Rowley Mile for the colt after he landed the Earl Of Sefton Stakes in April.

 

The trainer said: “He won here early in the year, has been to France and ran at Royal Ascot, all in top company, so we gave him a break and freshened him up to come here.

 

“We thought a break would do him good ahead of an autumn and winter campaign.

 

“He is in the Champion Stakes and could run there as he gets the trip well.

 

“The plan was always to take him to Dubai in the new year and we can look at Hong Kong as well.

 

“There are plenty of nice races with good prize money to look at but we will do what is best for the horse.”

 

Michael Hills added: “We have always thought there were big races in him.

 

“He is a lovely horse but went missing in the middle part of the season but he is back now and has shown today what he is capable of.

 

“He picked up and picked up and stayed on all the way to the line. I knew it would take a good one to catch him.”

 

The Nayef Joel Stakes forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series.

 

Third Race Place Quotes -

Nayef Joel Stakes (Group Two)

 

PREMIO PLEASES WALL AS POET’S BEGINS TO FIND HIS VOICE

 

Premio Loco was unable to add victory in the Group Two Nayef Joel Stakes over the Rowley Mile to his recent triumph in Doncaster’s Park Stakes but lost nothing in defeat with a typically gallant effort.

 

The Chris Wall-trained seven-year-old has been a Pattern race stalwart in recent seasons and once again showed his relish for fast underfoot conditions. George Baker’s mount, sent off a 13/2 shot, quickened well from off the pace to finish two and a quarter lengths runner-up behind the victorious Ransom Note (4/1), who made all under an inspired Michael Hills ride.

 

Wall said of his stable star: “He has run a cracking race again and there is no cast lost in defeat. I think we would have had to have sprouted wings to catch the winner today. They went a good gallop and Michael (Hills) rode a good race on the winner. Our boy was just off the bridle and lost a length or two, which is ground you have to make up at the end.

 

“I think if we run him again we might run him in the Darley Stakes (on October 8) back here. That is a mile and one furlong and I would be tempted to have a look at the conditions of that race. On the evidence of today, you would think he might go further.

 

“But if it starts to rain and the ground comes up soft, that would be his season over.”

 

Poet’s Voice peaked last autumn with a Group One success in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot which, like the Nayef Joel Stakes, is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series.

 

The Godolphin four-year-old, who could be heading back to Ascot on October 15 for QIPCO British Champions  Day, ran his best race for some time as he crossed the line a further length back in third under Frankie Dettori.

 

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor commented: “He ran well, better than last time. The ground did not suit him today and with a bit of moisture in the ground he would have run better still.

 

“We will keep our options open regarding Ascot.”

 

 

 

Fourth Race Win Quotes -

Shadwell Fillies’ Mile (Group One)

 

DETTORI TAKES A SHINE TO LIGHT AFTER SHADWELL FILLIES’ MILE THRILLER

 

            Lyric Of Light and Frankie Dettori gave favourite backers a fright in the Group One Shadwell Fillies Mile but not for nothing does the Italian enjoy a reputation as one of the world’s finest jockeys and he duly notched a sixth victory in the race with a last-gasp thrust.

            With a quarter of a mile to race and the field of seven approaching the famous Rowley Mile dip, the 2/1 market leader was the only contender still on the bridle in the contest, relocated this year to Newmarket from Ascot. But when Dettori asked his mount to close on the game leader Samitar, Lyric Of Light lost momentum with a marked sideways drift.

            As the pair flashed past the post, Lyric Of Light held the advantage by a head over the Jamie Spencer-ridden runner-up, giving trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni a first success in the race.

            The first two pulled four and a half lengths clear of third placed Firdaws (3/1), with the winner, supplemented for the race at a cost of £15,000, registering a fast time of 1m 35.98s.

            Al Zarooni, enjoying a sixth Group One win of 2011 in his second year as a trainer for Godolphin, said: “We will see how she is when we get back home and then sit down with His Highness (Sheikh Mohammed) to see where we go with her. Options are open for this filly and we could look at the Breeders’ Cup but we will decide with His Highness if she runs again this year.

            “If you notice, I still think she did not like the ground. Frankie said he felt that she was not particularly happy on the ground but she is such a good filly she won the race. We have been lucky with the fillies this year and we are doing good with her sire, Street Cry.

            “This was only the third race of her life. Some horses learn from the first and some take five races to learn so I think she is getting there.

            “I don’t like to squeeze and push two-year-old fillies - take time with them and they will come. They will tell you when they are really ready.

            “I think, looking at the way she won today, that she will get further but also she wants better ground.”

           

            Dettori had previously landed the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile aboard Shamshir (1990), Glorosia (1997), Teggiano (1999), Crystal Music (2000) and White Moonstone (2010).

            The rider commented: ““She is a superstar filly - she only does what she has to do. I don’t think that the track would have suited her, with the firm ground, because she is such a tall filly but she has done it well to win.

            “She is a bit green and she idles in front, so I used William (Buick, rider of Fallen For You) as a target, but when he died I went after Jamie. When I asked her to quicken going down into the dip, she got unbalanced so it took me a lot longer to get him than I expected. Once I met the rising ground I passed him and I was fine.

            “The same again, when I hit the front she was happy to stay with the other filly. The thing is, when you ask her to pick one up she picks it up but once she passes she thinks, job done.

            “I don’t think she minds the quick ground but for a young filly, running down into the dip, it is quite unbalancing. The pace was honest and we quickened from three out. It was a fast time. She has a lot of quality and I really like her, she’s nice.”

            “My filly in the first race broke down and I gave Michael Hills too much rope on Poet’s Voice but it’s third time lucky in the biggest race of the day.

            “I had a good idea that my head was in front at the line but you never know until they shout your number!”

 

FOURTH RACE PLACED QUOTES

SHADWELL FILLIES’ MILE (GROUP 1)

 

SO NEAR FOR SAMITAR

 

Samitar lost out by a head in a photo with Lyric Of Light for the Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile.

 

“I’m chuffed with the filly. She has been on the go all year and I thought she’d won, something must be wrong with my eyes!” said the runner-up’s trainer Mick Channon. “Our plan was to ride her a bit differently after her last run and it seemed to work.”

 

Trainer Roger Varian was delighted with the effort of Firdaws, a daughter of 2005 Oaks heroine Eswarah, who finished third.

 

“I’m really pleased. She ran a solid race and stays well,” said Varian. “Richard (Hills) said she has hit a flat spot in all three of her runs and it looks like she will be more of a mile and a half than a mile filly next year.

 

“It’s nice to get a Group 1 place for a filly out of Eswarah, a classic winner for Michael (Jarvis), and we can dream through the winter. She’s not given us any reason so far to think she might not be an Oaks filly and that would probably be the target next spring and we’ll see how we go.”

 

 

FIFTH RACE WINNING QUOTES

HAAFHD EBF MAIDEN STAKES

SPIRITUAL STARS

 

The Andrew Balding-trained Spiritual Star looked a two-year-old out of the ordinary when running out a six-length winner of the Haafhd EBF Maiden Stakes.

 

“We were worried about the ground beforehand but he seemed to cope with it although admittedly he was not over exerted,” said Balding. “His work has always been very good but after his first run at Newbury, Jimmy (Fortune) said that he was just not letting himself down.

 

“We had him thoroughly checked over and when we x-rayed him we found he had an issue in his knees so just had to be patient. We started working him again three weeks ago and all the pieces of work he has done were very good.

 

“The Horris Hill would be an obvious target although I will have to discuss it through with James Stafford (racing manager to owners Thurloe Thoroughbred Racing). He should stay further next year and has not had a hard time this season.”

 

Race five - Haafhd EBF Maiden Stakes

Place quote

PLEASING DEBUT FROM ELLAAL

 

Ellaal continued a pleasing afternoon for Charlie Hills as the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt took second place in the Haafhd EBF Maiden Stakes.

 

 

The son of Oasis Dream sat handy under Hills’ brother Richard and shaped with promise by finishing six-lengths behind the more experienced 7/2 favourite Spiritual Star.

 

 

The trainer said: “He has a lovely temperament and has run well against a horse who had experience and looked pretty smart himself.

 

 

“I think we will step him up in trip next time to a mile and he will run again this year somewhere.

 

 

“He will stay further in time and get a mile and a quarter next year.”

 

 

Snooky took third place and trainer Henry Candy was pleased to see the son of Exeed And Excel bounce back to form after a disappointing effort at Leicester.

 

 

Candy said: “I don’t know what happened last time but he may just have been weak.

 

 

“I was delighted with him today but Dane (O’Neill) said he stills feels weak and I think he will make a most lovely horse next year.

 

 

“He will get a mile plus next year and I will be recommending to his owners, the MacPhersons, that we put him away now.”

 

 

Race six - Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes

Winner and placed quote

MAGNIFICENT MAHBOOBA

 

Mahboobha appreciated the quick ground on the Rowley Mile as she bolted up by six lengths in the Listed Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes.

 

Mike de Kock’s filly had been bogged down in softer conditions at Windsor last time out but bounced off the faster surface to quicken clear under Pat Cosgrave.

 

Although having never raced over the mile-and-a-half distance before, the 3/1 chance strode away to win handsomely from Godolphin’s Al Shemali.

 

De Kock’s assistant Steve Jell said: “We did not think the trip would be a problem as she has always been looking for that and she was well on the day.

 

“The ground made the difference as she wants it decent and it has been too soft for her the last few times she has raced.

 

“We will see how she is and have a think but she could run again this year and if she does then the EP Taylor Stakes in Canada next month would be a possibility.”

 

Diana Cooper, representing Godolphin, said of runner-up Al Shemali: “He has run a nice race, so that is pleasing. A decision will be made in the next month about his future.”

 

 

Seventh Race Quotes -

Standing For Success Handicap (Silver Cambridgeshire)

 

BALDING SEES DOUBLE WITH STARS IN HIS EYES

 

Andrew Balding was seeing stars after completing a more than 57/1 double with victory in the Standing For Success Handicap.

 

Arabian Star’s all-the-way victory at 12/1 in the race registered as the Silver Cambridgeshire followed the earlier success of Spiritual Star, who shone brightest of all when winning the Haafhd E.B.F. Maiden at odds of 7/2.

 

Steve Drowne bounced Arabian Star smartly out of the gate in the nine-furlong handicap and the three-year-old was never headed.

 

Classic Colori, ridden by Danny Tudhope for trainer David O’Meara, burst from the pack to lay down a challenge a furlong and a half from home but despite closing the margin to a head at the line, the 16/1 shot was never able to master the game victor. 

 

Balding commented: “He is a very honest horse and this is his ideal distance - he is very game and loved the ground.

 

“I doubt that he will have another race this year. The owner is keen that he might go hurdling one day but we will have to discuss it because he might want a break and do it next year.”

 

Drowne, who set a perfect tempo in the vanguard, was delighted with Arabian Star’s generous approach to racing.

 

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He said: “This horse is really likeable, he’s game and he tries his heart out. I guess attitude goes a long way.

 

“Andrew said to just bounce out, use him and leave him alone. That’s what I did and he battled on well when the other horse came to him. He was always holding the runner-up.”

 

Eighth Race Quotes -

Newmarket Challenge Whip

 

DETTORI WHIPS UP APPLAUSE ABOARD VITA LIKA

 

Glorious tradition and the joy of pure sporting pursuit have kept the Newmarket Challenge Whip alive into the second decade of the 21st century and those attributes were well to the fore in this year’s renewal as Frankie Dettori guided Vita Lika to a two-length victory in the race that carries no prize money.

 

In keeping with the spirit of the event, Dettori even performed one of his trademark flying dismounts, much to the delight of those assembled around the winners’ enclosure.

 

The 10-furlong contest is open only to members of the Jockey Club and the Jockey Club Rooms and, quite fittingly, Peter Stanley, part owner of the victorious filly, is the recently appointed chairman of the latter.

 

Stanley, the owner of New England Stud and younger brother to Lord Derby, was delighted to see the well-bred Dansili filly register her first success at the sixth attempt.

 

Although evidently no world beater, the close sibling to 2000 Guineas runner-up Vital Equine should be a nice addition to the paddocks.

 

Stanley said: “In these days of shockingly bad prize money it seems strange to choose a race where there is no prize money but the trophy is magnificent and historically my family has been lucky in the race over the years. It was just exciting to have a runner.

 

“I just took over as chairman of the Jockey Club rooms last week and I wanted to be supportive of the race. It is a real privilege.

                                   

“Frankie was very sweet to ride. He is a great friend of my son Algy’s and he was very kind. It was just a great bit of fun.

 

“I bought her as a broodmare, that was the whole plan.”

                       

Erik Penser, owner of runner-up Sand Skier, said: “I thought he ran a great race but they probably went a bit slow for him. I would dearly love to win this race as the trophy is so beautiful. I have tried many times and have been second before. I will try again next year and hopefully the result will be different!”

 

 

 

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING, NEWMARKET

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

SHADWELL DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

 

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

1.15pm SAKHEE OH SO SHARP STAKES

Class 1, Group 3, £34,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 7f. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £19,281.40; 2nd: £7,310; 3rd: £3,658.40; 4th: £1,822.40; 5th: £914.60; 6th: £459

 

1)  ALSINDI (IRE) (Saeed bin Suroor) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Tom Queally [10] 5/1 Jt Fav

2)  QUESTING (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 2-8-12 William Buick [1] 5/1 Jt Fav

3)  NAYARRA (IRE) (Prince A A Faisal) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [5] 14/1

4)  MINIDRESS (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Ahmed Ajtebi [8]

5)  DESERT GAZELLE (USA) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [4]

6)  EMIRATES ART (M M Racing) David Simcock 2-8-12 Martin Lane [3]

7)  VILLENEUVE (Gary & Lesley Middlebrook) William Muir 2-8-12 Martin Dwyer [6]

8)  ELUSIVE FLAME (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [9]

9)  COCKNEY DANCER (Phil Cunningham) Charlie Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [2]

PU)  RAKASA (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7]

 

10 ran

Non-Runner: Albaspina (Vet’s Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 24.46s

Distances: nk, ½, 1¼, 1½, 1, 4½, 2¼, 6  

Breeder: D G Hardisty Bloodstock

Breeding:b f Acclamation - Needles And Pins (IRE) (Fasiliyev (USA))

Tote Win: £5.80 Places: £1.90; £2.30; £3.80 Exacta:£18.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Brittain, Clive Edward Born: Calne, Wiltshire, 15/12/33 Trains at Carlburg Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Brittain first earned money out of horses at the age of eight, breaking in ponies. He served his apprenticeship with Sir Noel Murless, for whom he worked as a groom for 23 years. Wife Maureen was Murless' secretary, and she eventually became secretary for Brittain. Helped by some gambling winnings, largely gleaned from Altesse Royale's win in the 1971 Oaks, he set up as a trainer from Pegasus House Stables in Newmarket in 1972, having his first winner, Vedvyas, at Doncaster on April 1 of that year. Three years later he moved across town to his current yard, which was purchased for him by his then principal patron, Captain Marcos Lemos. Date of first licence: 1972 First winner: Vedvyas, Doncaster, April 1, 1972 British Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1984 Pebbles,1993 Sayyedati); 2000 Guineas (1991 Mystiko); Vodafone Oaks (1992 User Friendly), St Leger (1978 Julio Mariner, 1992 User Friendly) Other major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Turf (1985 Pebbles), Champion Stakes (1985 Pebbles), Chester Vase (1995 Luso, 2003 Dutch Gold, 2005 Hattan), Cheveley Park Stakes (1992 Sayyedati), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1985 Pebbles), UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (1992 Gussy Marlowe, 2006 Rajeem), German 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1993 User Friendly), Grosser Volkswagen Preis von Baden (2004, 2005 Warrsan), Hong Kong International Vase (1997 Luso); Irish 1,000 Guineas (2000 Crimplene), Italian Derby (1991 Hailsham, 1995 Luso), Japan Cup (1986 Jupiter Island), Juddmonte International (1991 Terimon), Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (1999 Teggiano); Nassau Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Prix Jacques Le Marois (1993 Sayyedati), Prix Jean Prat (1988 Lapierre), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1997 Air Express), St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Sussex Stakes (1995 Sayyedati), Vodafone Coronation Cup (2003 and 2004 Warrsan), Yorkshire Oaks (1992 User Friendly) First Royal Ascot win: Averof (June 6, 1974 - St James’s Palace Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (16): St James’s Palace Stakes (1974 Averof, 1976 Radetzky), Queen Anne Stakes (1978 Radetzky, 1991 Sikeston, 1993 Alflora), Queen’s Vase (1982 Evzon), Coronation Stakes (2000 Crimplene), Royal Hunt Cup (1985 Come On The Blues), Hardwicke Stakes (1985 Jupiter Island), Chesham Stakes (1987 Lapierre, 1995 World Premier, 2010 Zaidan), Ribblesdale Stakes (1992 Armarama), Britannia Handicap (1992 Efharisto), King Edward VII Stakes (1996 Amfortas), Jersey Stakes (2003 Membership) Horses in training (1972-2011): 37; 57; 71; 84; 81; 108; 81; 104; 104; 85; 92; 101; 102; 88; 115; 125; 130; 119; 145; 176; 143; 118; 124 ; 111; 114; 75; 104; 100; 77; 94; 69; 67; 83; 114; 95; 111; 97; 84; 117; 101; Wins (1983-2010):45: 33: 51: 39: 38: 40: 36: 42: 53: 63: 37: 37: 51: 35: 26: 23: 40: 27: 28: 31: 41: 28: 32; 48; 28; 27; 44; 41; Wins in 2011: 14

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (2009, 2010 & 2011 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2011 Timepiece), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 Frankel), Juddmonte International (2011 Twice Over) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel)  Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 83

 

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

1.50pm MAWATHEEQ ROSEMARY STAKES (LISTED RACE)

Class 1, Listed Race, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies & mares, 1m. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st. Penalties: after February 28, 2011, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,013;  2nd: £6,450; 3rd: £3,228; 4th: £1,608; 5th: £807; 6th: £405

 

1)  DARK PROMISE (Lordship Stud) Roger Varian 4-9-00 Neil Callan [2] 4/1

2)  SETA (Sarah Leigh) Luca Cumani 4-9-00 Kieren Fallon [3] 2/1 Fav

3)  THE SHREW (Bill Gredley) John Gosden 3-8-10 William Buick [4] 25/1

4)  OFF CHANCE (Brook Holliday) Tim Easterby 5-9-00 Duran Fentiman [8]

5)  WAKE UP CALL (J G Lambton) Chris Wall 5-9-00 George Baker [7]

6)  ELECTRA STAR (Mohamed Obaida) William Haggas 3-8-10 Adam Beschizza [9]

7)  SOORAAH (Mohammed Jaber) William Haggas 4-9-00 Richard Hughes [1]

8)  REEM (AUS) (Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum) Mike de Kock RSA 4-9-00 Pat Cosgrave [5]

9)  RAGSAH (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori [6]

 

9 ran

Time:1m 36.94s

Distances: 1, 2, 1¼, nk, 1, sh, ¾, 9

Breedder: Lordship Road

Breeding: b f Shamardal (USA) - La Sky (IRE) (Law Society (USA))

Tote Win: £4.50 Places: £1.50; £1.40; £3.70 Exacta: £10.60

 

Winning Trainer: Varian, Roger Born: March 14, 1979 Based: Kremlin House Stables, Newmarket Background: Spent weekends riding out for Alan and Lawney Hill when he was still at school. Moved to California aged just 15 and spent six months riding for Hollywood Park trainer Frank Garza Jnr after finishing school. Moved back to the UK and rode seven winners as an amateur and conditional during three years with Josh Gifford. Subsequently spent three months riding for trainer Jack Fisher in Maryland, USA, enjoying three winners, before returning to Britain in May, 2001, to become assistant to Michael Jarvis. Took over in March, 2011. First Runner: Laheeb (4th), Dubai Sheema Classic, Meydan, March 26, 2011 First Winner: Eton Forever, William Hill Spring Mile, Doncaster, April 2, 2011 Wins (2011): 45

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Francis Born: July 6, 1978 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Hails from County Kildare. Rode for Willie Fitzpatrick at The Curragh and Kevin Prendergast in Ireland. After a luckless spell, he had applied for a job as a kitchen fitter before joining Karl Burke in February 1998 as a work-rider on a six-month contract. After two months Burke suggested he should take out a British licence. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Oaks d’Italia (2007 Fashion Statement), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2006 Mulaqat), Portland Handicap (2004 Halmahera, 2011 Nocturnal Affair) Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Persimmon Homes Flying Childers Stakes (2006 Wi Dud), Duke Of York Stakes (2007 Amadeus Wolf), Premio Roma At The Races (2007 Pressing), Topkapi Trophy (2008, 2009 & 2010 Pressing), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2009 Pressing), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2009 Bordeslescott) Other details: champion apprentice in 1999, champion all-weather jockey 2000, 2003 and 2007 Royal Ascot Wins (2): Buckingham Palace Stakes (2006 Uhoomagoo), Wolferton Handicap (2010 Rainbow Peak) First Royal Ascot Winner: Uhoomagoo, Buckingham Palace Stakes, June 22, 2006 Wins (1998-2010): 29, 56, 80, 38, 52, 52, 126, 151, 129, 102, 170; 144; 107; Wins in 2011: 88

 

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.25pm NAYEF JOEL STAKES (GROUP TWO)

Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 guaranteed, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 13lb; 3yo fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 3lb; 4yo+ fillies 9st. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £56,710;  2nd: £21,500; 3rd: £10,760; 4th: £5,360; 5th: £2,690; 6th: £1,350

 

1)  RANSOM NOTE (Raymond Mould) Charlie Hills 4-9-03 Michael Hills [1] 4/1

2)  PREMIO LOCO (USA) (Bernard Westley) Chris Wall 7-9-03 George Baker [5] 13/2

3)  POET'S VOICE (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori [4]

4)  TAZAHUM (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-13 Richard Hills [7] 5/2 Fav

5)  EMERALD COMMANDER (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-03 William Buick [2]

6)  KARAM ALBAARI (IRE) (Fhad Al Harthi) John Jenkins 3-8-13 Kieren Fallon [6]

7)  LIBRANNO (McDowell Racing) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [3]

 

7 ran

Time: 1m 34.68s

Distances: 2¼, 1, 4, ¾, 2¾, 10

Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limiterd

Breeding: b c Red Ransom (USA) - Zacheta (Polish Precedent (USA))

Tote Win: £5.10 Places: £2.30; £3.20 Exacta: £16.40

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Charles Born: September 29, 1978 Trains: Wetherdown House, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Background: son of legendary trainer Barry and half-brother to trainer John and jockeys Michael and Richard. Briefly worked for his father after leaving school before heading to Australia when 18 to work for Peter Hayes and Gai Waterhouse. Returned to Britain for a spell with James Fanshawe before becoming assistant to his father. Took over the licence following his father’s retirement in August, 2011. First Runner (and First Winner): Blaise Chorus, 32 for Slots Maiden Fillies' Stakes, Kempton Park, August 22, 2011 (ridden by Michael Hills) First Group Winner: Ransom Note - Nayef Joel Stakes, Newmarket, 24/09/11 Wins in 2011: 10

 

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) Derby (1996 Shaamit) Other major wins include: Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1993 Nicer, 1999 Hula Angel) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2002 Storming Home), Dewhurst Stakes (1985 Huntingdale, 1988 Scenic (dh), 1999 Distant Music), Fillies’ Mile (1989 Silk Slippers), Haydock Sprint Cup (1997 Royal Applause, 2007 Red Clubs), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1996 Pentire), Lockinge Stakes (1997 First Island), Middle Park Stakes (1993 First Trump, 2007 Dark Angel), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Nunthorpe Stakes (1988 Handsome Sailor, 2005 La Cucaracha), Sun Chariot Stakes (2006 Spinning Queen), Sussex Stakes (1996 First Island), Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1988 Handsome Sailor), Prix d’Ispahan (1997 Sasuru), Prix Jean Prat (1999 Golden Snake), Prix Morny (1994 Hoh Magic), Hong Kong Cup (1996 First Island), Irish Champion Stakes (1995 Pentire), Matron Stakes (1987 Pixie Erin ), National Stakes (1986 Lockton), Pretty Polly Stakes (2000 Lady Upstage), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1995 Nicolotte), Dubai Golden Shaheen (2003 State City), Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (2010 Redwood) Other details: champion apprentice 1983 Royal Ascot wins: 16 First Royal Ascot win: King Edward VII Stakes (June 15, 1993 Beneficial) Major Royal Ascot wins: King’s Stand Stakes (2010 Equiano), Gold Cup (1994 Arcadian Heights), Queen Anne Stakes (1995 Nicolotte), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1996 First Island), Coronation Stakes (1997 Rebecca Sharp, 2005 Maids Causeway), King Edward VII Stakes (1993 Beneficial, 2001 Storming Home), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile) Wins (1988-2010): 75; 77; 61; 64; 91; 86; 88; 73; 80; 84; 61; 94; 73; 58; 66; 57; 66; 56; 69; 50; 47; 57; 45; Wins in 2011: 29

 

 

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.00pm SHADWELL FILLIES’ MILE (GROUP ONE)

Class 1, Group 1, £163,500 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £92,720.85;  2nd: £35,152.50; 3rd: £17,592.60; 4th: £8,763.60; 5th: £4,398; 6th: £2,207.25

 

1)  LYRIC OF LIGHT (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7] 2/1 Fav

2)  SAMITAR (Nick & Olga Dhandsa, John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [3] 17/2

3)  FIRDAWS (USA) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 2-8-12 Richard Hills [1] 3/1

4)  SALFORD ART (IRE) (Tony Thompson & Matthew Green) David Elsworth 2-8-12 Dane O'Neill [4]

5)  FALLEN FOR YOU (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 2-8-12 William Buick [8]

6)  DEVOTION (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12 Colm O'Donoghue [2]

7)  SEMAYYEL (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon [6]

8)  ALBAMARA (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott Bt 2-8-12 Seb Sanders [5]

 

8 ran

Non-Runner: Swingland (Self Certificate, Sore Shins)

Time: 1m 35.98s

Distances: hd, 4½, hd, ¾, 1½, 1¾, ½  

Breeder: Darley Breeding: b f Street Cry (IRE) - Suez (Green Desert (USA))

Tote Win: £2.80 Places: £1.10; £2.40; £1.30 Exacta: £21.50

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati), german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2011 Discourse), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Shadwell Fillies Mile (2011 Lyric Of Light) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Wins (2010): 43; Wins in 2011: 59

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco. Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (14) Investec Derby (2007 Authorized), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple, 2011 Bleu Bunting), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1997 Glorosia, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music, 2010 White Moonstone, 2011 Lyric Of Light), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale, 2011 Blue Bunting), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Morny (2011 Dabirsim); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Royal Ascot wins: 45 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins) Wins (1987-2010): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67; 103; 123; ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2011: 59

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

3.35pm HAAFHD EBF MAIDEN STAKES

Class 4, £8,000 guaranteed. For 2yo which are EBF eligible, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £5,175.20; 2nd: £1,540; 3rd: £769.60; 4th: £384.80

 

1)  SPIRITUAL STAR (IRE) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXIX) Andrew Balding 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [5] 7/2 Fav

2)  ELLAAL (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 2-9-03 Richard Hills [11] 5/1

3)  SNOOKY (Janis MacPherson) Henry Candy 2-9-03 Dane O'Neill [9] 9/1

4)  MR CHURCHILL (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [14]

5)  CONFIRMED (HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan) Marco Botti t2-9-03 Adam Kirby [2]

6)  BAYAN (IRE) (Iraj Parvizi) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Martin Dwyer [6]

7)  RED BAY (Julie Martin) Jane Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 George Baker [4]

8)  THECORNISHCOWBOY (C Letcher & John Ryan) John Ryan 2-9-03 Kirsty Milczarek [1]

9)  CAYUGA (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Tom Queally [8]

10)  AUBRIETIA (ColinMurfitt) Ed Vaughan 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [15]

11)  CLAPPED (Hamer & Hawkes) Ed Vaughan 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [7]

12)  TARKOOR (Ziad Galadari) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 William Buick [12]

 

12 ran

Non-Runners: Cape Samba (Self Certificate, Injured in Box), Lean On Pete (Going), Strictly Private (Vet’s Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 24.53s Distances: 6, 1¾, 1¼, 1¼, hd, 2½, 2½, hd, 8, 13, 26 

Breeder: John Quigley Breeding: b c Soviet Star (USA) - Million Spirits (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))

Tote Win: £4.70 Places: £1.80; £2.10; £2.60 Exacta: £18.40

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Derby with Mill Reef as well as a many other top races. Attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, joined uncle Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as amateur. In just over 100 rides he rode 20 winners under Rules, including The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 joined Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter joined the Kingsclere team when Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who is personal assistant to Andrew’s sister Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), totepool Sovereign Stakes (2011 Side Glance) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2011): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121; 136; 136; 147; Wins in a Year (2003-2010): 54; 48; 40; 48; 39; 67; 68; 78; Wins in 2011: 60

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Fortune, James Joseph. Date of birth: 14/6/72 Apprenticeship: With Mike O'Neill. English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2007 Lucarno) Big wins Include: Coolmore Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2009 Dar Re Mi), Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (2009 Virtual), Cheveley Park Stakes (2008 Serious Attitude), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2008 Raven’s Pass), Premio Vittorio di Capua (2007 Linngari), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina), Shadwell Stud Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Prix de la Foret (2001 Mount Abu), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins) Royal Ascot Winners (14): Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Royal Hunt Cup (2002 Norton, 2007 Royal Oath), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2003 Waverley), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Wokingham Handicap (2006 Baltic King), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Norfolk Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ascot Stakes (2007 Full House), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michita), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Tercentenary Stakes (2011 Pisco Sour) Leading Rider at Royal Ascot: 2007 (5 wins) Wins (1988-2010): 8, 29, 47, 32, 26, 25, 56, 46, 83, 78, 108, 94, 91, 71, 92, 46, 72, 95, 77, 110, 87, 73, 77 Wins in 2011: 47

 

 

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

4.10pm AQLAAM GODOLPHIN STAKES (LISTED RACE)

Class 1, Listed Race, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race in 2011, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; 3yo fillies 8st 5lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; 4yo+ fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties: after February 28, 2011, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group Three race 7lb.  Penalty Values: 1st: £17,013; 2nd: £6,450; 3rd: £3,228; 4th: £1,608; 5th: £807; 6th: £405

 

1) MAHBOOBA (AUS) (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum) Mike de Kock RSA 4-8-11 P Cosgrave [7] 3/1

2)  AL SHEMALI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 7-9-04 Ahmed Ajtebi [1] 9/2

3)  ALL THE ACES (IRE) (Alan Spence) Roger Varian 6-9-04 Neil Callan [2]

4)  SIRVINO (Theo Williams & Chrles Mocatta) David Barron 6-9-04 Tom Queally [3]

5)  MYPLACELATER (Tony Thompson, David Elsworth) David Elsworth 4-8-13 William Buick [6] 9/4 Fav

 

5 ran

Non-Runners: Dangerous Midge (Vet’s Certificate, Lame), Ted Sprerad (Self Certificate, Blood Analysis Not Normal)

Time: 2m 28.56s

Distances: 6, 2, sh, 7

Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

Breeding: b f Galileo (IRE) - Sogha (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))

Tote Win: £3.80 Places: £1.10; £3.20 Exacta: £18.80

 

Winning trainer:-Name: De Kock, Mike Based: Randjesfontein, near Johannesburg, South Africa and Abington Place Stables, Newmarket Background: Mike’s family lived 500m from Newmarket (SA) racetrack, and Mike satisfied his curiosity by visiting stables in the area, studying race forms and listening to commentaries on radio. In 1981, he was drafted into the Equestrian Unit of the SA Defence Force where he became a riding instructor and held the rank of corporal. He prepared horses for combat and also for Endurance races. He started his career in horseracing as an assistant to former SA Champion trainer Ormond Ferraris, before moving on to trainer Robbie Sage and later to trainer Ricky Howard-Ginsberg. When Ginsberg died in 1989, Mike was left to take over the yard at age 25. He won his first Grade 1 race within months: The Administrator's Champion Stakes (now the Summer Cup; R400,000) with four-year-old filly Evening Mist. He became the preferred trainer for the Oppenheimer family in 1995; Enjoyed considerable success at the Dubai Carnival in the past few seasons, finishing as top trainer between 2004-2007. Now also based at Abington Place Stables in Newmarket after the yard was purchased by de Kock’s major international patron Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum following the retirement of Geoff Wragg at the end of the 2008 season. Big Race Victories Include: Cape Argus Guineas (1999 Horse Chestnut, 2002 Flight Alert); Cape Fillies’ Guineas (2003 Emerald Beauty); J & B Met (1999 Horse Chestnut, 2000 Badger’s Coast); Clairwood Gold Challenge (1995 Record Edge, 1998 Golden Hoard); Durban July Handicap (2002 Ipi Tombe); Dubai Duty Free (2003 Ipi Tombe); Dubai Duty Free (2004 Right Approach); Gommagomma Summer Cup (2003 Wolf Whistle); Godolphin Mile (2005 Grand Emporium), Dubai Sheema Classic (2008 Sun Classique) First Win in Britain: Archipenko, Plymouth Gin Summer Mile, Ascot, July 12, 2008 Wins in Britain (2008-2010): 5; 4; 0 Wins in Britain in 2011: 1

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Pat Cosgrave Born: Banbridge, County Down, June 2, 1982 Background: Ireland’s champion apprentice in 2003. Spent two season’s at Ballydoyle under Aidan O’Brien. Came to Britain in November 2004 to ride on the all-weather for Newmarket trainer Nick Littmoden. Nephew of Banbridge trainer Gerry Cosgrave. Rode 35 winners on the pony racing circuit. Big race wins: Braveheart Stakes (2006 Akarem); Buckhounds Stakes (2006 Akarem), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2008 Borderlescott), Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (2010 Markab), Haydock Sprint Cup (2010 Markab), Betfred Cecil Frail Stakes (2011 Anne Of Kiev) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock) First Ride: Hunan Scholar, Navan, April 24, 1999 First Winner: Perugino Lady, Dundalk, November 2, 1999 First Winner in Britain: Tango Step, Lingfield, December 15, 2004 Wins in Britain (2004-2010): 1; 13; 48; 39; 57; 61; 51; Wins in 2011: 28

 

 

 

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

4.45pm STANDING FOR SUCCESS HANDICAP (SILVER CAMBRIDGESHIRE)

Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ which were delclared to run, but which were eliminated at the 48-hour declaration stage from the 2011 Betfred Cambridgeshire. Weights: highest weight 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after August 27, a winner 4lb; of any 2 races 7lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £18,675; 2nd: £5,592; 3rd: £2,7096; 4th: £1,398; 5th: £699; 6th: £351

 

1)  ARABIAN STAR (IRE) (Jackie & George Smith) Andrew Balding 3-8-13 Steve Drowne [1] 12/1

2)  CLASSIC COLORI (IRE) (The Classic Strollers Partnership) David O'Meara 4-9-10 Daniel Tudhope [10] 16/1

3)  VIVA VETTORI (Mike Watson) David Elsworth 7-9-09 Nicky Mackay [3] 12/1

4)  CARRAGOLD (Mel Brittain) Mel Brittain 5-8-04 Duran Fentiman [16] 33/1

5)  SHAMDARLEY (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 3-8-13 Steve Drowne [22]

6) LAYLINE (IRE) (Whispering Winds & Partner) Gay Kelleway 4-9-06 Andrea Atzeni [11]

7)  JO'BURG (USA) (Richard Walker) David O'Meara 7-8-13  85 [18]

8)  LICENCE TO TILL (USA) (The Vine Accord) Mark Johnston 4-9-05 Joe Fanning [23]

9)  CAMEROONEY (Jean Stapleton) Brian Ellison 8-9-08 Jack Mitchell [19]

10) EMERALD WILDERNESS (IRE) (Mrs J Morley & Khalifa Dasmal) Robert Cowell v1 7-9-02 Frankie Dettori [13]

11)  DOLPHIN ROCK (Mia Racing) David Barron 4-9-08 Lee Newman [24]

12)  PARAMOUR (R G Fell) David O'Meara 4-9-09 Darryll Holland [7]

13)  HAWAANA (IRE) (E Jagger, Gay Kelleway, D Clarke) Gay Kelleway 6-9-03 Neil Callan [15]

14)  FOLLOW THE FLAG (IRE) (S Gillen, Alan McCabe) Alan McCabe v7-8-09 Martin Lane [6]

15)  TINSHU (IRE) (Llewellyn, Runeckles) Derek Haydn Jones 5-9-09 Dane O'Neill [21]

16)  DESTINY BLUE (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Ian Bendelow) Jamie Osborne 4-9-07 Pat Cosgrave [2]

17)  DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XLV) Jim Goldie 9-9-05 Gary Bartley (3) [9]

18)  NIGHT LILY (IRE) (K Snell) Paul D'Arcy 5-9-06 Kieren Fallon [14]

19)  JEWELLED (Seymour Bloodstock (UK) Ltd) Lady Herries 5-9-00 Richard Hughes [12]

20)  CAPAILL LIATH (IRE) (D Hanafin) Michael Bell p3-9-09 Jamie Spencer [5]

21)  NELSON'S BOUNTY (The Newmarket Pirates) Paul D'Arcy 4-9-09 William Buick [8]

22)  GALIANDO (Bluehills Racing Limited) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-10 Jimmy Fortune [4] 5/1 fAV

 

22 ran

Non-Runners: Nazreef (Going), Sirgarfieldsobers (Self Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 48.53s

Distances: hd, 6, ¾, ½, ½, 1¾, 2, ½, 1, hd, ½, hd, sh, ½, 1, 1, ½, 1, 27, hd, 2½      

Breeder: G A E & J Smith Bloodstock Ltd

Breeding: b g Green Desert (USA) - Kassiopeia (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))

Tote Win: £14.80 Places: £4.40; £4.90; £4.40; £6.70 Exacta: £267.10

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Andrew Balding Born: December 29, 1972 Based: Kingsclere Stables, Newbury, Berkshire Background: Son of former trainer Ian Balding, who retired at the end of 2002 having won the 1971 Derby with Mill Reef as well as a many other top races. Attended Radley College before obtaining a degree at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, during this time he rode as an amateur and spent working holidays with trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies and Dan Hendricks in California. After leaving Cirencester, joined uncle Toby Balding’s Fyfield Stables as amateur. In just over 100 rides he rode 20 winners under Rules, including The Horse and Hound Cup and The Moet and Chandon at Epsom. In 1997 joined Yorkshire based trainer Lynda Ramsden for two seasons. During this time he was closely associated with horses such as Nuclear Debate, Hawksley Hill, Bishops Court and Top Cees. The latter joined the Kingsclere team when Ramsden stopped training in 1998 and Andrew returned home assist his father. Andrew is now married to Anna Lisa who is personal assistant to Andrew’s sister Clare, the BBC racing and sports presenter. Classic Successes: (1) Oaks (2003 Casual Look) First Winner: Easter Ogil, Bet Direct Football Cashbacks Classified Stakes, Lingfield, January 11, 2003 Other Major Wins: Canadian International (2003 Phoenix Reach), Darley Oettingen-Rennen (2003 Passing Glance), Diomed Stakes (2004 Passing Glance), Dubai Sheema Classic (2005 Phoenix Reach), Hong Kong Vase (2004 Phoenix Reach), Play The King Handicap (2005 Vanderlin), Samsung St Leger Yearling Stakes (2007 Dream Eater) ladbrokes.com Stakes (2007 Buccellati), intercasino.co.uk St Simon Stakes (2008 Buccellati), betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes (2009 Buccellati), totepool Sovereign Stakes (2011 Side Glance) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2007 Dark Missile) Number of horses in training (2003-2011): 114; 128; 133; 128; 120; 121; 136; 136; 147; Wins in a Year (2003-2010): 54; 48; 40; 48; 39; 67; 68; 78; Wins in 2011: 60

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Drowne, Steven Born: December 10, 1971 Based at Hungerford, Berkshire. Previously tutored at the British Racing School, a short period with Chuck Spares, and two years apiece with Richard Holder and Ron Hodges. First Winner: Sigwell’s Gold, Chepstow September 15, 1990 Race Wins Include: Cambridgeshire (2005, Blue Monday), Cheveley Park Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Darley Stakes (2004 Autumn Glory); Fred Darling Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2002); Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial (2006 Blue Monday); Joel Stakes (2010 Cityscape), La Coupe (2006 Blue Monday); Lowther Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001); Maurice Lacroix-Trophy (2002 Checkit); Mill Reef Stakes (2002 Zafeen); Moyglare Stud Stakes (2002 Mail The Desert (first win in Ireland); Ormonde Stakes (2006 The Whistling Teal); Palace House Stakes (2005 Avonbridge); Prix de l’Abbaye (2003 Patavellian, 2005 Avonbridge); William Hill Trophy (2006 Prince Tamino); Zetland Gold Cup (2005 Blue Monday), Bluequare.com Stewards’ Cup (2003 Patavellian, 2009 Genki) First Royal Ascot Win: June 17, 1997, Ascot Stakes Handicap, Sea Freedom Royal Ascot Wins (11): Ascot Stakes (Sea Freedom 1997); Coventry Stakes (CD Europe 2000); Golden Jubilee Stakes (Harmonic Way 2001); Queen Mary Stakes (Queen’s Logic 2001), Albany Stakes (2003 Silca’s Gift), Windsor Castle Stakes (2003 Holborn, 2008 Flashmans Papers), King George V Handicap (2007 Heron Bay), Britannia Handicap (2008 Third Set), Wolferton Handicap (2008 Suoaseus), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2010 Cill Rialaig) Winners (1995-2010): 25; 43; 57; 25; 36; 36; 80; 104; 108; 99; 90; 83; 82; 64; 93; 98; Wins in 2011: 42

 

 

 

EIGHTH RACE RESULT

 

5.20pm NEWMARKET CHALLENGE WHIP

Class 6, For 3yo which are at least 50 per cent the property of and which run in the colours of Members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Club Rooms or their registered Stud Companies and which are rated 0–85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and above). Weights: highest weight 4yo+ 9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 2lb. For horses rated 86 and above, the excess in any rating above 85 shall be added to the weights stated.

 

1)  VITA LIKA (Peter & Frances Stanley, J Marsh, P Vela, S Farr) Brian Meehan 3-8-12 Frankie Dettori [10] 11/4

2)  SAND SKIER (Erik Penser) Hans Adielsson 4-9-01 William Buick [3] 5/1

3)  FUJIN DANCER (FR) (W A Bethell) Brian Ellison 6-9-07 Richard Hughes [7]

4)  CORNISH BEAU (IRE) (M Winter, Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 4-7-13 Charles Eddery (7) [5]

5)  AMBALA (Claude Lilley) Chris Wall 3-8-05 Nicky Mackay [6]

6)  GETCARTER (David Minton & Jenny Powell) John Best 5-9-02 George Baker [4]

 

6 ran

Non-Runners: Sohar (Going), Rocky Rebel (Going), Striding Edge (Self Certificate, Lame), Old Boy Ted (Self Certificate, Blood Analysis Not Normal)

Time: 2m 05.65s

Distances: 2, 4½, 2¾, 3¼, 14

Breeder: Breeding Capital PLC

Breeding: b f Dansili - Bayalika (IRE) (Selkirk (USA))

Tote Win: £3.40 Places: £2.30; £2.90 Exacta: £19.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Meehan, Brian Joseph Date of birth:16/6/67 Date of first licence: 1/12/92; Background: Spent two seasons working for the Irish National Stud prior to moving to Wiltshire and becoming Richard Hannon’s assistant trainer. Set up on his own at end of 1992, moving into a yard in Lambourn, Berks. Moved to the famous Manton Stables in Wiltshire at the end of the 2005 flat season. Major wins include: totesport.com Cesarewitch (2010 Aaim To Prosper), Ballycorus Stakes (1998 & 1999 Tumbleweed Ridge), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2006 Red Rocks, 2010 Dangerous Midge), Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Cheveley Park Stakes (2004 Magical Romance, 2005 Donna Blini), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior), Coral-Eclipse (2006 David Junior), Prix de la Foret (1998 Tomba), Prix Morny (2000 Bad As I Wanna Be), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House) First Royal Ascot win: Tomba (June 18, 1998 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot wins (5): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1998 Tomba), Windsor Castle Stakes (2000 Autumnal), Queen Mary Stakes (2002 Romantic Liason), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead); Buckingham Palace Handicap (2011 Manassas) Horses in training (1993-2011):17; 38; 60; 72; 81; 89; 106; 100; 109; 118; 108; 121; 115; n/a; 164; 162; 150; 142; 146; Wins (1992-2010): 0; 13; 28; 47; 44; 57; 53; 58; 42; 71; 47; 55; 60; 43; 74; 61; 72; 62; 73; Wins In 2011: 51

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco. Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (14) Investec Derby (2007 Authorized), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple, 2011 Bleu Bunting), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1997 Glorosia, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music, 2010 White Moonstone, 2011 Lyric Of Light), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale, 2011 Blue Bunting), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Morny (2011 Dabirsim); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Royal Ascot wins: 45 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins) Wins (1987-2010): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67; 103; 123; ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2011: 60

 

 

 

 


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