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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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GOING

 

The going at Doncaster remains GOOD at the conclusion of day one of the 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

 

Jon Pullin, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, commented: “There is a risk of a light shower overnight and tomorrow morning. Conditions should then brighten up during racing tomorrow.

 

“Friday is forecast to be dry and Saturday should also be predominantly dry. There should also be a rise in temperatures on Friday and Saturday.

 

“Today was a good start to the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival. The rain we had early on just helped to ease the going slightly and it was a nice position from which to start a four-day festival.”

 

CROWD

 

Today’s crowd came to just over 6,000 - a similar figure to that achieved in 2010.

 

Mark Spincer, Managing Director at Doncaster, commented: “Today has been a great start to the 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival and the Legends Race could not have produced a better result, with the world’s greatest woman jockey winning in such spectacular style.”

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING JOCKEY

 

FIRST DAY STANDINGS

 

JOCKEY     1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hughes    2   1   2

Frankie Dettori     1   3   1

William Buick     1   -   1

Julie Krone     1   -   -

Phillip Makin      1   -   -

Tom Queally     1   -   -

Shane Kelly     -   1   -

Dane O’Neill     -   1   -

Charlie Swan     -   1   -

George Duffield    -   -   1

Graham Gibbons    -   -   1

Luke Morris     -   -   1

 

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING TRAINER

 

FIRST DAY STANDINGS

 

TRAINER     1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hannon    2   -   1

Kevin Ryan     1   1   -

George Baker     1   -   -

Declan Carroll     1   -   -

John Gosden     1   -   -

Paul Midgley     1   -   -

Henry Candy     -   1   -

Ed De Giles     -   1   -

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Brian Meehan     -   1   -

Saeed bin Suroor    -   1   -

Tom Tate     -   1   -

Mahmood Al Zarooni    -   1   -

Clive Cox     -   -   1

Jeremy Gask     -   -   1

John Gosden     -   -   1

Dean Ivory     -   -   1

Ed McMahon     -   -   1

Ollie Pears     -   -   1

 

 

 

FIRST DAY WINNERS

 

2.00pm ARENA STRUCTURES NURSERY

GHOSTWRITING (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-4 William Buick [9] 9/2f

 

2.35pm NAPOLEONS SHEFFIELD CONDITIONS STAKES

EUREKA (IRE) (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [3] 7/2

 

3.10pm SCARBROUGH STAKES (LISTED)

HUMIDOR (IRE) (M Khan X2) George Baker 4-9-9 Frankie Dettori [6] 14/1

 

3.45pm CLIPPER LOGISTICS LEGER LEGENDS CLASSIFIED STAKES

INVINCIBLE HERO (IRE) (Sarah Bryan) Declan Carroll 4-11-5t Julie Krone [1] 4/1f

 

4.20pm COOPERS MARQUEES CONDITIONS STAKES

CAI SHEN (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [1] 7/1

 

4.50pm QUATTROVALLI LUXURY WINE CHAMPIONS HANDICAP

LIGHTNING CLOUD (IRE) (Hambleton Racing Ltd XVIII) Kevin Ryan 3-8-11 Phillip Makin [9] 8/1

 

5.20pm GOFFS/DBS ST LEGER CARNIVAL SALES HANDICAP

HAAJES (N Lomas, A Taylor snr, A Taylor jnr) Paul Midgley 7-9-0 Tom Queally [19] 9/1

 

 

 

 

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Race 1 - Arena Structures Nursery - Winning Quotes

 

GOSDEN AND BUICK RESUME WINNING WAYS AT 2011 LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL

 

Trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick famously teamed up to land the 2010 Ladbrokes St Leger with Arctic Cosmos and the duo began the 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival perfectly when 9/2 favourite Ghostwriting landed the seven-furlong Arena Structures Nursery, the first race on Welcome To Yorkshire Day.

 

It looked as if The Blue Banana had the race in the bag when he came with a strong run in the final quarter mile to take up the running, but the Brian Meehan-trained gelding, the mount of Shane Kelly, ruined his chance by hanging badly left in the final furlong.

 

Buick kept Ghostwriting running straight up the centre of the course and he stayed ion resolutely to get up and score by a length and a quarter. Magic City was a further length and three quarters back in third.

 

The winning trainer was not present on Town Moor today but the successful jockey said: "He went down with me very keenly, so I wanted to get him relaxed and out of the wind.

 

"He worked his way nicely into the race and is a real little street fighter. He loves a battle and really deserves the success he gets. He is as tough as they come and he really dug deep for me.

 

"You want to get cover with the wind out there and you want to delay your challenge - it’s a big help if you can get a tow for as long as you can.

 

"It’s nearly perfect ground out there, near to perfect good ground."

 

 

GOING NEWS AFTER THE FIRST RACE

 

JOCKEY VIEWS

 

William Buick, jockey of the winner Ghostwriting, said: “Good.”

 

Shane Kelly, partner of second-placed The Blue Banana, said: “Good.”

 

Richard Hughes, on board third Magic City, said: “Good.”

 

Michael Hills, on the fourth West Leake Hare, said: “It is possibly a touch on the slow side of good.”

 

Silvestre De Sousa, rider of Es Que Love, said: “There is a bit of give in it but I would say it is good.”

 

Kieran O’Neill, partner of Wolfgang, said: “It is lovely ground. There are no excuses.”

 

David Nolan, rider of Jessie’s Spirit, said: “Perfect.”

 

Robert Winston, rider of See Clearly, said: “Just on the easy side.”

           

Phillip Makin, on board Indepub, said: “It is on the easy side, they are making a print.”

 

Paul Pickard, jockey of Travis County, said: “Good.”

 

Graham Gibbons, rider of Nameitwhatyoulike, said: “Good.”

 

Billy Cray, partner of Man Of My Word, said: “Good.”

 

 

FURTHER GOING CHANGE

 

The going was changed to Good from Good, Good to firm in places after the first race.

 

 

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

2.00pm ARENA STRUCTURES NURSERY

£15,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 2yo Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Wolfgang's Handicap Mark 88 Entries 32 pay £75 Penalty value 1st £9,703.50 2nd £2,887.50 3rd £1,443.00 4th £721.50

 

1 GHOSTWRITING (USA) (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden 2-9-4 William Buick [9] 9/2f

2 THE BLUE BANANA (IRE) (Lanesborough) Brian Meehan 2-8-10b1 Shane Kelly [3] 10/1

3 MAGIC CITY (IRE) (Baker, Ferguson, Mason, Hassiakos, Done) Richard Hannon 2-9-7 Richard Hughes [10] 11/2

4 WEST LEAKE HARE (IRE) (Henry Barton) Charlie Hills 2-8-11 Michael Hills [6]

5 INDEPUB (David Barker) Kevin Ryan 2-8-8p Phillip Makin [8]

6 JESSIE'S SPIRIT (IRE) (David & Carole McMahon) Ann Duffield 2-9-4 David Nolan [12]

7 WOLFGANG (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-9-4 Kieran O'Neill (3) [7]

8 ES QUE LOVE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Mark Johnston 2-9-5 Silvestre De Sousa [4]

9 NAMEITWHATYOULIKE (S Bowett) Mick Easterby 2-8-7b Graham Gibbons [2]

10 TRAVIS COUNTY (IRE) (D Gilbert, M Lawrence, A Bruce) Brian Ellison 2-8-5 Paul Pickard (3) [1]

11 MAN OF MY WORD (Paul Dixon & Partners) David Nicholls 2-7-9 Billy Cray (3) [5]

12 SEE CLEARLY (Ryedale Partners No.4) Tim Easterby 2-8-9 Robert Winston [11]

 

12 ran

Time:1m 27.73s

Distances: 1 1/4, 1 3/4, sh, 1 3/4, 4 1/2, nse, 2, 1 1/2, 1/2, hd, 2 3/4 

Breeder: Darley

Breeding: b c Ghostzapper (USA) - Miss Halory (USA)

Totes: Win: £5.00 Places: £1.80, £3.20, £2.60 Exacta: £59.20

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (5): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah) French Classic Wins (2): Poule

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d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel) Royal Ascot Wins (27) include: Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), First Horses in Training (2008-2011): 146; 161; 172; 168; Wins in a season (1989-2010): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; Wins in 2011: 75

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (1): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire) Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead) Wins (2006-2010): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; Wins In 2011: 84

 

 

 

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Race 2 - Napoleons Sheffield Conditions Stakes - Winning Quotes

 

IT’S EUREKA ALL THE WAY

 

Eureka made all the running to collect the second race of the afternoon, the six-furlong Napoleons Sheffield Conditions Stakes.

 

Partnered by Richard Hughes, the Kheleyf juvenile saw off challenges of Gold City and Artistic Jewel to score by half a length and a short-head. He was returned at 7/2. It was win number 150 of 2011 for trainer Richard Hannon.

 

Assistant trainer Richard Hannon Jr, representing his father, commented: “He made all of the running in the end and that’s probably quite difficult to do here with the strong headwind. A number of horses were cantering behind him but they never got by him.

 

“He is a pretty decent horse. He ran well in the Richmond Stakes and the form of that race is working out very, very well.

 

“Once it became clear that no one wanted to go on, we didn’t want to turn it into one of those silly races and our horse probably wants seven furlongs anyway. There was no point waiting around for the others - we could only go for it.

 

“I don’t know what we will do with him from here. Mentally, we might give him a bit of a break and leave him until next year but, if the right race pops up, then we might give him one more start.”

 

Talking about Census, who runs in Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger, Hannon continued: “Census is working fine at the moment. He is just doing his routine canters now and we will bring him up on Saturday morning and go from there. He is in good form.”

 

Referring to some of the stable’s other leading lights, Hannon said: “Most of the two-year-old form this season seems to revolve around Harbour Watch. He is in both the Middle Park and the Dewhurst but we haven’t decided where he will go yet. He has filled out more now and is more mature.

 

“We have left both Dubawi Gold and Dick Turpin in the Prix du Moulin on Sunday. Dubawi Gold is the more likely runner, although it is still an option for Dick Turpin. They should both like the ground.”

 

Richard Hughes added: “Frankie asked me what I was going to do at the start and I said that I would rather have some cover in this wind, but Eureka jumped quick so I let him roll along and saved a little bit.

 

“He was there to be beaten and they could have gone by him at the furlong-pole. I would say that he would have still been in front if we had carried on for another 100 yards.”

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

2.35pm NAPOLEONS SHEFFIELD CONDITIONS STAKES

£15,000 guaranteed, 6f. For 2yo which have not won a Class 1 race Weights colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 6lb Penalties for each Class 4 race won 2lb; for each Class 3 race won 4lb; for each Class 2 race won 6lb (nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb) Allowances horses which have never run 3lb Entries 14 pay £75 Penalty value 1st £9,337.50 2nd £2,796.00 3rd £1,398.00 4th £699.00 5th £349.50

 

1 EUREKA (IRE) (Noodles Racing) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [3] 7/2

2 GOLD CITY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-1 Frankie Dettori [1] 2/1f

3 ARTISTIC JEWEL (IRE) (R Bedding) Ed McMahon 2-8-8 Graham Gibbons [2]

4 FOXTROT ROMEO (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Bryan Smart 2-8-13 Tom Eaves [5]

5 ALASKAN BULLET (IRE) (Partners In Crime) Michael Bell 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [4]

 

5 ran

Time: 1m 14.14s

Distances: 1/2, sh, 1, 2 3/4   

Breeder: Jerry Murphy

Breeding: Kheleyf (USA) - Fancy Theory (USA)

Totes: Win: £4.30 Places: £2.00, £1.30 Exacta: £6.80

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 & 2010  First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin)  Royal Ascot wins: 32 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 150

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment)) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192;  Wins in 2011: 87

 

 

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Race 3 - Scarbrough Stakes (Listed) - Winning Quotes

 

PERFECT RIDE FROM DETTORI ON HUMIDOR

 

Humidor was the 14/1 winner of the five-furlong Listed Scarbrough Stakes in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

 

Dettori timed his challenge to perfection on the four-year-old to come with a strong late run in the final furlong and overhaul Dinkum Diamond by half a length.

 

Winning trainer George Baker had gone to Kempton to saddle a runner but his wife Candida was present at Doncaster and thrilled with the victory.

 

She said: “The ground came right for Humidor today and he was very relaxed. He can be quite tricky going down to the start and plant himself, but went down perfectly with Frankie today.

 

“Hopefully, we have the measure of him now. Whitsbury is such a great place to train and that has been very helpful. His owners the Khans have also been incredibly supportive.

 

“I am chuffed to bits. This is our biggest winner, although Belgian Bill ran well when second in Turkey at the weekend. We have only been training for three and a half years and hopefully we can have some more days like this.

 

“The track suited him today and having Frankie ride him helped a lot, lets be honest. Good horses need the best jockeys on top.

 

“With the strong headwind, the plan was to cover him up and come with a run in the final furlong. That is what Frankie did and It has worked out perfectly.”

 

Frankie Dettori added: “That was the first time I have ridden the horse but Mrs Baker told me exactly what to do. She said that there would be plenty of pace and I knew that the front runners were at a disadvantage in this headwind, whereas this horse likes to come from behind.

 

“His fifth at Goodwood was decent and my plan was to get him to run into the first three but it all fell right and there was only one winner from a long way out. He would have been a good thing at Leicester yesterday!

 

“I think that the wind will play a big part if you are on a horse that is keen - it will be a great disadvantage. You could see from Richard Hughes in the second race that you can make the running if the horse relaxes. It’s definitely going to throw up a few different results.”

 

The third

Scarbrough Stakes (Listed)

 

STUMBLE DID NOT COST MEDICEAN MAN THE RACE

 

Trainer Jeremy Gask was philosophical after 11/4 favourite Medicean Man’s third in the feature £40,000 Scarbrough Stakes over five furlongs at Doncaster this afternoon.

 

He said: “The stumble at the start did not help him but I don’t think it made a huge difference.

 

“He’s better when he has less of a space between his races. I have had to get after him a bit at home to keep him fit and he’s best when fresh.

 

“I think we will go to Newbury now for a Group Three (the Dubai International World Trophy over five furlongs on Saturday, September 17).”

 

 

 THIRD RACE RESULT

 

3.10pm SCARBROUGH STAKES (LISTED)

£40,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 2yo+ Weights 2yo colts and geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 7st 12lb 3yo colts and geldings 9st 8lb; fillies 9st 3lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 4lb Penalties after February 28th, 2011, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb Entries 22 pay £200 Penalty value 1st £23,680.00 2nd £8,956.00 3rd £4,476.00 4th £2,236.00

 

1 HUMIDOR (IRE) (M Khan X2) George Baker 4-9-9 Frankie Dettori [6] 14/1

2 DINKUM DIAMOND (IRE) (Eight Star Syndicate) Henry Candy 3-9-8 Dane O'Neill [7] 5/1

3 MEDICEAN MAN (Stuart Dobb & Kate Dobb) Jeremy Gask 5-9-9 Richard Hughes [3] 11/4f

4 GROUP THERAPY (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 6-9-9 Jamie Spencer [11]

5 CAPTAIN DUNNE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing XV & Partners) Tim Easterby 6-9-9 David Allan [2]

6 BEAR BEHIND (IRE) (Bellman, Black, Marantelli, Owen) Tom Dascombe 2-8-3 Richard Kingscote [1]

7 ANEEDAH (IRE) (Ali Saeed) John Gosden 3-9-3 William Buick [10]

8 ANNE OF KIEV (IRE) (P Bamford) Jeremy Gask 6-9-7 Luke Morris [4]

9 BREATHLESS KISS (USA) (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 4-9-4 Phillip Makin [5]

10 DUCHESS DORA (IRE) (The Clay Family) John Quinn 4-9-4 Padraig Beggy [9]

11 SHOSHONI WIND (Hambleton Racing Ltd XVI) Kevin Ryan 3-9-3 Kieren Fallon [12]

 

11 ran

Time: 59.48s

Non-runner: 6 Stone Of Folca (self certificate - not eaten up)

Distances: 1/2, 1, hd, 2 1/4, 3/4, nk, sh, 1/2, 3, 1   

Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud

Breeding: Camacho - Miss Indigo (Indian Ridge

Totes: Win: £14.50 Places: £4.00, £1.60, £1.80 Exacta: £98.60

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Baker, George Based: Whitsbury Manor Racing Stables, Whitsbury, Fordingbridge, Hampshire Background: Studied at Edinburgh University before working in the City, notably for Baring Bank at the same time as Nick Leeson, before turning his back on the square mile and spending three years living in Vietnam. Returned to England and bought a house at the bottom of Paul Webber’s drive. Spent five years as Webber’s assistant before joining The Sportsman writing features and working as their Lambourn correspondent. Returned to Webber after the paper failed and set up on his own at the start of 2008. Notable wins: Scarbrough Stakes (2011 Humidor) First Winner (Jumps): Friendly King, Wood Farm Stud Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race, Exeter, April 15, 2008 First Winner (Flat): Music Box Express, Visit Pontin's For Great Short Breaks Handicap, Wolverhampton, March 28, 2008 Flat Wins (2008-2010): 15; 26; 40; Wins This Year: 33

 

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:  Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass) Royal Ascot wins: 45 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: 47

 

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NOW IT’S 3,708 WINNERS FOR JULIE KRONE AFTER LEGER LEGENDS SUCCESS

 

Julie Krone, the most successful female rider the world has ever know, now has a career total of US and British 3,708 victories to her name after Invincible Hero won the second renewal of the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classfield Stakes.

 

Krone, who rode three winners at Redcar in 1992 on her only previous visit to Britain, always had the Declan Carroll-trained four-year-old close to the pace and took up the running approaching the final quarter mile. Skyfire (ridden by Charlie Swan) and Dialogue (partnered by George Duffield) both came with challenges, but they were never able to get to Krone, who scored comfortably by three and a half lengths.

 

Krone said on unsaddling: “I had a lot of horse galloping down to the post - he was really strong and loved the going. I had a lot of things to sort out in my mind, like where the good path was and what the trainer said. Michael Dickinson and I walked the course earlier today and that really helped a lot.

 

“I was waiting a bit because he was quite keen and strong, but I am not really fit enough to take much of that away from him so I just let him be natural and he took me to the wire.

 

“I think I would be better if I rode the race again but, the one race after such a long time was hard.

 

“All the way from being at home with Richard Mandella and Eoin Harty helping me get ready, to all of the horses that I have got on - I can’t help but thank them too.

 

"What a great beast today and the whole cause and reason to be here has been amazing. It’s interesting because you teach people to ride at the racing college and, if something happens, you take care of them. You guys have it from all of the angles and it was a really good raceday with a good reason for it.”

 

After collecting her tophy, Krone reflected: “Let’s be honest - I was on the best horse today. I can tell you that because I know, with my fitness level, he only had half a rider today.

 

“I saw the eighth of a mile (furlong) pole and thought we are nearly there. I just gave him a couple of swats to keep him going and I tried not to bounce around too much.”

 

Speaking about her training routine, ahead of today’s race, Krone commented: “I have been riding for the past 40 days, for both Richard Mandela and Eoin Harty. At Richard’s, I was riding two-year-olds and they certainly help to get you fit, both physically and mentally, while at Eoin’s I was breezing horses over six and seven furlongs.”

 

Krone visited the Northern Racing College, a beneficiary of today’s race, on Monday, Tuesday and today. She said: “I have just fallen in love with everyone at the Northern Racing College and would love to come back. It was just so cool to see the expression of desire by the students there. In the US, we only have Chris McCarron’s jockey school. I would love to teach at some point - it feels natural to me to share my knowledge of horses.”

 

Krone turned the chance to appear on hit US TV show Survivor to ride at Doncaster today but explained that it was not too difficult a decision to make.

 

She joked: “I could get hung or shot on Survivor so I thought I’d better go ride in a race!

 

“They just rang me up. I know about the wonderful work that Jack Berry and the Injured Jockeys’ Fund do, so I was delighted to be involved.

 

“This was my first ride since a Legends race at Santa Anita and everyone has been such great sports. Everyone complemented me passing the post and they even wanted to tell my goggles weren’t straight when I pulled up!”

 

Today’s race was run in aid of two Yorkshire-based charity projects - the IJF House That Jack Built in Malton and the redevelopment at the Northern Racing College.

 

 

JULIE KRONE AT DONCASTER

Julie Krone’s participation in today’s fourth race, the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes 3.45pm), has attracted plenty of media interest.

 

The American, the most successful woman jockey to date, joins 15 other former professional jockeys in the race which raises funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund “Oaksey House” (the house that Jack built) in the North and the Northern Racing College, which is based just outside Doncaster.

 

Krone, fresh from walking the course this morning, said: “I guess the main thing is to make sure there is a little bit for the finish - both horse and rider! I feel very fit.”

 

She has decided where the best ground is and will utilise the knowledge if at all possible. Krone arrived at Manchester Airport on Monday morning with her husband and daughter and was picked up by Dawn Goodfellow, chief executive of the Northern Racing College. The 48-year-old, who rode 3,704 winners in the United States and three in Britain (at Redcar in 1992), has had a busy time since. She coached 20 NRC students on a simulator on Monday afternoon and did the same for another 20 the following afternoon after riding out that morning at both the college and at owner Paul Dixon’s yard.

 

Krone continued: “We had a lot of fun - the students and I - and I had plenty of rides - it was a pretty nice time.

 

“The reason that this race is run is just wonderful and I have already talked to Jack Berry - it was good to see him - because he put me on a winner at Redcar.”

 

In an At The Races interview recorded yesterday, Krone added: “I had been looking for an excuse not to do Survivor (television series in the US) and riding in a race seemed easier - afterwards I thought what have a I gotten myself into.

 

“This summer I ended up on two or three horses for 40 days which was really cool and now I have been to the racing college and seen what it is all about, I feel so honoured to be participating in something that brings money and attention to the college and the house that Jack built.

 

“I walked the course at Redcar with Jack - in America you don’t walk courses - and everything we learnt from doing that worked out. It was a fun experience.”

 

Each rider in the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes has raised sponsorship and money is also generated from 450 people attending a lunch today, a live auction, a silent auction and donations from major bookmakers. Last year, the inaugural Leger Legends’ race raised £150,000 and organisers would be delighted to produce a similar sum in 2011.

 

JULIE KRONE’S PREVIOUS RIDES IN BRITAIN

Redcar - the evening of July 8, 1992 - (it rained a lot during the racing)

6.40pm - 1st AL KARNAK 2/11f (trainer - Mohammed Moubarak), Julie Krone Maiden Stakes, 1m 3f, 4 ran

 

7.10pm - 5th Morning News 11/1 (Mark Tompkins) Lisa Cropp Claiming Stakes, 7f, 13 ran

 

7.40pm - 4th Flying Down To Rio 8/1 (Mick Naughton), Fairfield Industries International Challenge Handicap, 1m 2f, 9 ran

 

8.10pm - 1st GANT BLEU 9/1 (Richard Whitaker), Redcar Motor Mart Handicap, 7f, 17 ran

           

9.10pm - 1st COCKERHAM RANGER 3/1 (Jack Berry), Susanne Berneklint Maiden Stakes, 5f, 5 ran

Rides: 5; Wins: 3; Strike Rate: 60%

 

 

LEGENDS’ REACTIONS

 

Jack Berry, the prime mover behind the house that Jack built for the Injured Jockeys Fund, one of the charities benefiting, commented: “That was absolutely brilliant, just super. It was marvellous for Julie to come over from America to ride in this race. She rode me a winner  at Redcar when she was over before and she hasn’t lost anything at all, if anything she has gained a bit. You don’t ride over 3,000 winners without being something special. For the IJF,  we have had the main auction today which went really well and the silent auction is still ongoing so we don’t know at the moment how much we have raised, but it is going really, really well.”

 

Michael Dickinson, the former trainer in Britain and the US, walked the course with Julie Krone this morning. He recalled: “We decided the middle was the best - I took my penetrometer. She rode quite a few winners for me in America. She has really good hands to settle a horse - she often earned the riding fee before she got out of the paddock because she got them so relaxed. She is just a natural and she loves horses - on her days off her hobby was show jumping. She is great rider and person but very modest. She was very good with the owners, having done her homework about the horses  she was riding each day. And she was good with the fans too.”

 

Charlie Swann, who was the winner of last year’s Legends race and finished second on Skyfire in this year’s renewal, said: “It was great. I got a good ride but the winner was an improver.”

 

George Duffield, on the third home Dialogue, declared: “It went very well - he just didn’t quite get the trip. I think I would have given the winner a good race over seven. That last furlong just found us out.”

 

Ray Cochrane, fourth on Inpursuitoffree, commented: “It was very nice (to be back race riding). I tracked George (Duffield) all the way and the horse ran lovely in fourth. It is nice to have a good ride after all this time. I will have to see how my neck is before committing to next year.”

 

Gay Kelleway, on the the sixth Conducting, remarked: “I probably did the wrong thing coming up the rail looking for better ground so I was running on my own a bit but it seemed to suit him and he performed well.”

Ernie Johnson, on the eighth Whitechapel, said: “It was really good fun.”

 

Steve Smith-Eccles, on ninth Wisecraic, said: “The horse jumped off and was travelling well for half a mile, but he has his own mind. I gave him a smack and he ran for another furlong but he was beaten an long way out so I let him coast home. I have learnt something today. When you retire, stay retired!”

 

Dale Gibson on 10th Ginger Grey said: “I think Julie had a bit in hand basically - my horse probably looks after himself a bit and wants some headgear on. I was pleased with my fitness - I only had a little blow. The main thing is that we have raised lots of money for two great charities and everyone has had a good day. Doncaster and everybody have been great. I rang Julie back in January (to ask her to come). We have had lots of chats and emails  - she has been fantastic so I am glad she is going back to California with a winner. It makes it worthwhile.”

 

Luke Harvey, on 11th Kalahaag, said: “That was absolutely brilliant, though you forget how unfit you get. At least I didn’t fall off. I was quite pleased the trainer (David Nicholls) wasn’t here, the last time I met him he had me in a headlock at the Lesters.”

Kevin Darley, 12th on Tribal Myth, declared: “It was great fun - they went very quick early on, for us old guys anyway! My horse had brief show at half-way but just could not live with the pace - he needs a mile and quarter. It was a great result - they brought Julie Krone over and she has done the business.”

 

Norman Williamson - 13th on Aquilifer - said: “It was good - he travelled well to the three-furlong pole and then did not pick up - the ground was probably a bit soft but he came back in one piece.”

 

Graham Bradley, 14th on Ocean Legend, commented: “I really enjoyed it - a great result for the executive with Julie winning it. My horse just didn’t fire on the day unfortunately.”

 

Jamie Osborne, 15th on Ahlawy, said: “It was an improvement on last year when I was last - this year I beat one! So in about 12 years’ time I will get there.”

 

 FOURTH RACE RESULT

                                                                                         

3.45pm CLIPPER LOGISTICS LEGER LEGENDS CLASSIFIED STAKES

£10,000 guaranteed, 1m. For 3yo+ Rated 0-70 Weights 3yo.11st; 4yo+ 11st 5lb (for horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated) Penalties after August 27th, a winner 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb Entries 43 Penalty value 1st £6,469.00 2nd £1,925.00 3rd £962.00 4th £481.00

 

1 INVINCIBLE HERO (IRE) (Sarah Bryan) Declan Carroll 4-11-5t Julie Krone [1] 4/1f

2 SKYFIRE (Ali Montazavi) Ed De Giles 4-11-5 Charlie Swan [13] 9/1

3 DIALOGUE (Ollie Pears) Ollie Pears 5-11-5 George Duffield [6] 6/1

4 INPURSUITOFFREEDOM (P J McBride) P J McBride 4-11-5 Ray Cochrane [10] 9/1

5 LOCKANTANKS (Dallas Racing) Michael Appleby 4-11-5 Thierry Gillet [19]

6 CONDUCTING (Sam Smith) Gay Kelleway 3-11-0 Gay Kelleway [15]

7 DR RED EYE (The Red Eye Partnership) Dandy Nicholls 3-11-0 John Reid [18]

8 WHITECHAPEL (Gary & Lesley Middlebrook & Mr & Mrs Nicholson) Andrew Balding 4-11-5 Ernie Johnson [7]

9 WISECRAIC (Mrs L Mann & N Attenborough) Stan Moore 4-11-5p Steve Smith-Eccles [12]

10 GINGER GREY (IRE) (Liam, Johnny & Mecca Too) David O'Meara 4-11-5 Dale Gibson [8]

11 KALAHAAG (IRE) (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 3-11-0b Luke Harvey [14]

12 TRIBAL MYTH (IRE) (Mr & Mrs K Hughes & Dr J Gozzard) Kevin Ryan 4-11-5 Kevin Darley [11]

13 AQUILIFER (IRE) (John Kelsey-Fry) Elaine Burke 3-11-0 Norman Williamson [4]

14 OCEAN LEGEND (IRE) (W McLuskey) Tony Carroll 6-11-5 Graham Bradley [2]

15 AHLAWY (IRE) (Diamond Racing Ltd) Frank Sheridan 8-11-5tb Jamie Osborne [17]

16 TALENT SCOUT (IRE) (John Stacey) Tim Walford 5-11-5b Tom O'Ryan [5]

 

 

16 ran

Time: 1m 42.23s

Non-runners: 17Petomic (reserve), 18 Climaxfortackle (reserve), 19 Finefrenzyrolling (reserve)

Distances: 3 1/2, nk, 2, 3, 4, 3/4, nse, 5, nk, 3, 8, 1 1/2, 6, 3, 2 1/4     

Breeder: Fortbarrington Stud

Breeding: b g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Bridelina (FR) (Linamix (FR)

Totes: Win: £4.70 Places: £1.80, £3.80, £2.80 Exacta: £50.20

 

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Carroll, Declan Based: Sledmere, Driffield, N Yorks Background: Used to ride travellers’ ponies around Dublin, before working for Dermot Weld and Liam Browne. Took out his own licence in 1997. Briefly gave up training to become assistant to Les Eyre in 2000, but returned two years later. Trains in the grounds of Sledemere house a stately home in North Yorkshire and his owners have included former footballers Steve Watson and Steve Stone.  Big Race Wins: John Smith's Extra Smooth Silver Cup (2009 Hits Only Vic) Wins (2002-2010): 2; 3; 19; 13; 29; 24; 19; 11; 30; Wins This Year: 15

 

 

Winning Jockey: Julie Krone Born: July 24, 1963 Background: Former Flat jockey in the USA. Created history when becoming the first woman to ride a winner of a Triple Crown race when landing the 1993 Belmont Stakes on Colonial Affair. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame - the first woman to achieve this honour. Now works as a media pundit. Rode a total of 3,704 US winners. First woman rider to take a title at a major North American track. Won jockeys championships at Monmouth Park, Meadowlands, Gulfstream Park, Belmont Park and Atlantic City. Krone is the most successful female jockey of all-time. First Winner:  Lord Farkle, Tampa Bay Downs, February 12, 1981.Big Race Wins Include: Belmont Stakes (1993 Colonial Affair), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1988 Gaily Gaily), Man O'War Stakes (1994 Royal Mountain Inn), Holywood Derby (2003 Sweet Return), Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2003 Halfbridled). This was her fourth British winner from just six rides.

 

 

                                   

 

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FIFTH RACE - WINNER

THE COOPERS MARQUEES CONDITIONS RACE

 

HANNON/HUGHES DOUBLE WITH CAI SHEN

 

Richard Hannon junior welcomed in the Julie Wood-owned Cai Shen who made virtually all to give the stable a 35/1 double on the day after Eureka won the second race, the Napoleons Sheffield Conditions Race

 

He commented: “Cai Shen is a nice horse and showed it when he was second in the Britannia (Handicap at Royal Ascot)  off top-weight.

                                                                                         

“He travelled so well today  - we will probably look after him and keep him for next year now.

 

“Julie Wood has been very lucky at Doncaster - winning the May Hill and lots of other races - she loves it here.

 

“Cai Shen is a very talented horse.”

 

Richard Hughes, the winning rider, said: “I was very pleased with that. Plan A was to drop in and take a lead but I couldn’t settle after a furlong and I said to Eddie (Ahern) that I would go on and, as soon as the horse pricked his ears up in front, he was lovely.

                                                                                                                                               

“I was surprised that nothing else apart from Eddie was coming to me.

 

“They went extremely slow for a big handicap at Goodwood and he still only got beaten by three or four lengths. A slowly-run mile really didn’t suit him, while his Britannia Handicap run speaks for itself.”

 

                                               

 

 FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

4.20pm COOPERS MARQUEES CONDITIONS STAKES

£20,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f 60y. For 3-5yo which have not won a Pattern race in 2011 Weights 3yo colts and geldings 8st 9lb; fillies 8st 4lb 4yo and 5yo colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties in 2011, for each Class 3 race won 2lb; for each Class 2 race won 4lb; for each Class 1 race won 6lb; additionally, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race at any other time 6lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties) (penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb) Entries 22 pay £100 Penalty value 1st £12,450.00 2nd £3,728.00 3rd £1,864.00 4th £932.00 5th £466.00 6th £234.00

 

1 CAI SHEN (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [1] 7/1

2 ZEITOPER (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 4-9-2 Frankie Dettori [3] 6/1

3 BLACK SPIRIT (USA) (Alan Spence) Clive Cox 4-9-2 Luke Morris [8] 11/1

4 FALLEN IDOL (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 4-9-2 William Buick [7] 15/8f

5 ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL (USA) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc.) John Dunlop 4-9-2 Eddie Ahern [4]

6 SAHARA SUN (CHI) (OTI Racing) Luca Cumani 4-9-8 Kieren Fallon [2]

7 WEALTHY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-2 Ted Durcan [5]

8 RASMY (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Marcus Tregoning 4-9-2 Richard Hills [9]

8 ran

Time: 2m 08.68s

Non-runner: 9 Ceilidh House (going)

Distances: 1/2, 1, hd, nk, sh, 8, 3  

Breeder: Wardstown Stud Ltd

Breeding: ch c Iffraaj - Collada (IRE) (Desert Prince (IRE)

Totes: Win: £9.40 Places: £2.50, £2.10, £2.60 Exacta: £55.60

 

Winning Trainer: Name- Hannon, Richard Michael Date of birth: 30/5/45 Date of first licence:1970 Trains at Marlborough, Wiltshire Other details: Champion trainer in 1992 & 2010  First Winner: Ampney Prince, Newbury, April 17, 1970 First Group Winner: Crespinall (Nassau Stakes, 1972, Goodwood) British Classic wins: (3) 2000 Guineas (1973 Mon Fils, 1987 Don't Forget Me, 1990 Tirol) Other major wins: Irish 2,000 Guineas (1987 Don’t Forget Me, 1990 Tirol, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Falmouth Stakes (1991 Only Yours, 1993 Niche, 1994 Lemon Souffle, 1995 Caramba), July Cup (1992 Mr Brooks), Lockinge Stakes (1993 Swing Low, 2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1993 Lemon Souffle), Nunthorpe Stakes (1992 Lyric Fantasy), Prix de l’Abbaye (1992 Mr Brooks), Prix du Cadran (1993 Assessor), Prix Royal-Oak (1992 Assessor), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2000 Bold Edge), Sussex Stakes (2003 Reel Buddy, 2010 Canford Cliffs), Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Gran Criterium (2007 Scintillo), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Jean Prat (2010 Dick Turpin)  Royal Ascot wins: 32 First Royal Ascot winner: Fly Baby (June 17, 1981 - Queen Mary Stakes) Major Royal Ascot wins: St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Wokingham Handicap (1990 Knight Of Mercy, 1994 Venture Capitalist), King Edward VII Stakes (1992 Beyton), Queen Mary Stakes (1981 Fly Baby, 1992 Lyric Fantasy, 1993 Risky, 2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1992 Shalford), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Coventry Stakes (1989 Rock City, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit) Number of horses in training (1985-2011): 67; 75; 74; 80; 85; 107; 131; 139; 155; 178; 167; 155; 149; 145; 155; 162; 147; 169; 169; 149; 169; 163; 184; 190; 204; 231; Wins in a Year (1982-2010): 38; 43; 28; 37; 56; 33; 42; 55; 72; 125; 153; 182; 112; 115; 110; 94; 108; 123; 134; 112; 121; 122; 113; 145; 127; 148; 189; 188; 210 Champion Trainer: 1992 & 2010 Wins in 2011: 151

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hughes, Richard David. Date of birth: 11/1/73 Background: Son of trainer Dessie, Richard began riding ponies aged five, and won his first pony race three years later. Apprenticed to his father, he rode six winners in his first season, when just 15. He continued to ride over the jumps during the winter, and won the 1997 Irish Champion Hurdle. In 2001 he became retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdulla, until he left the post in November 2007, allowing him to take up jump racing and skiing once again. First winner: Viking Melody (Roscommon maiden, August 2, 1988) French Classic Wins (3): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2002 Zenda), Prix de Diane (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2004 American Post) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2010 Canford Cliffs) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2006 Indian Ink), Falmouth Stakes (2010 Music Show), Haydock Sprint Cup (2004 Tante Rose), Darley July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Sussex Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2006 Passage Of Time), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2008 Youmzain), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2003 American Post), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2003 Nebraska Tornado), Derby Italiano (1996 Bahamian Knight), Gran Premio d’Italia (1995 Posidonas), Premio Vittorio di Capua (1996 Mistle Cat), Lockinge Stakes (2010 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs) Royal Ascot Wins (26): St James’s Palace Stakes (2010 Canford Cliffs), Jersey Stakes (1995 Sergeyev, 1996 Lucayan Prince, 2011 Strong Suit), King’s Stand Stakes (1995, Piccolo), Wokingham Stakes (2000 Harmonic Way), Duke Of Edinburgh H’cap (2002, Thundering Surf), Norfolk Stakes (2002, Baron’s Pit), Wolferton Rated H’Cap (2002 Ulundi), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002, Demonstrate), Coventry Stakes (2003 Three Valleys, 2009 Canford Cliffs, 2010 Strong Suit), Balmoral Handicap (2003 Deportivo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2003 Spanish Sun), Albany Stakes (2004 Jewel In The Sand, 2010 Memory), Queen Mary Stakes (2006 Gilded, 2011 Best Terms), Coronation Stakes (2007 Indian Ink), Royal Hunt Cup (2008 Mr Aviator), Chesham Stakes (2008 Free Agent, 2009 Big Audio), Queen Anne Stakes (2009 Paco Boy, 2011 Canford Cliffs), Ascot Stakes (2009 Judgethemoment)) Wins in Britain (1994-2010): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192;  Wins in 2011: 88

 

 

 

 

 

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Race 6 - Quattrovalli Luxury Wine Handicap - Winning Quotes

 

RYAN PROVED RIGHT AS CLOUD AND PIOUS GIVE HIM 1-2

 

Trainer Kevin Ryan thought there was very little between Lightning Cloud and Louis The Pious before the seven-furlong Quattrovalli Luxury Wine Handicap and the Hambleton trainer was proved right as Lightning Cloud held on to score by a head from his stable companion.

 

The winner was partnered by Phillip Makin and returned at 8/1 while Louis The Pious was ridden by Frankie Dettori and returned at 9/2.

 

Ryan said: “They are both three-year-olds and I hate having to run them against each other, but there just aren’t many opportunities at this time of the season.

 

“I thought there was not a pound between them and that is how it has worked out.

 

“I was worried that the ground might have dried out a bit for Lightning Cloud. It was good ground earlier in the day, but has been drying out through the afternoon.

 

“There is a good seven-furlong handicap at Ascot which they could both go for, but we’ll see. They have both had great seasons already and don’t owe us anything.”

 

Phillip Makin added: “He was quite inexperienced the last time I rode him and he just has a habit of pulling up when he gets to the front. I thought that he had nearly got out of it - he travelled like a good horse today and come there swinging but has bolted to the far side.

 

“He was still going forwards and I think that if I had tried fighting it out of him, he would have been beaten. He still had plenty left in the tank.

 

“He travelled like a good horse today - you couldn’t have left him for any longer - and he has definitely improved since I last rode him. Ideally, he is a horse who wants to be getting there in the last 50 yards.”

 

 

 SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

4.50pm QUATTROVALLI LUXURY WINE CHAMPIONS HANDICAP

£20,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 3yo Rated 86-100 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below) Weights highest weight 9st 7lb Minimum weight 8-7 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Firebeam's Handicap Mark 99 Entries 21 pay £100 Penalty value 1st £12,450.00 2nd £3,728.00 3rd £1,864.00 4th £932.00 5th £466.00 6th £234.00

 

1 LIGHTNING CLOUD (IRE) (Hambleton Racing Ltd XVIII) Kevin Ryan 3-8-11 Phillip Makin [9] 8/1

2 LOUIS THE PIOUS (F Gillespie) Kevin Ryan 3-8-11 Frankie Dettori [10] 9/2

3 JOHNNY CASTLE (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 3-9-0 William Buick [1] 7/1

4 TRADE STORM (Universal Racing) John Gallagher 3-9-6 Silvestre De Sousa [12]

5 RIGOLLETO (IRE) (Box 41) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Richard Hughes [11]

6 WHITE FROST (IRE) (John & Barbara Cotton) Charlie Hills 3-9-0 Michael Hills [5] 4/1jf

7 SHESASTAR (Star Alliance 4 - Lancs 2 Lincs) David Barron 3-8-8 Jamie Spencer [7] 4/1jf

8 SEA SOLDIER (IRE) (Mrs M Wates) Andrew Balding 3-8-7 David Probert [13]

9 SACROSANCTUS (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 3-8-9 Tom Queally [4]

10 RONINSKI (IRE) (Ron Hull) Bryan Smart 3-8-8 Tom Eaves [14]

11 LEVITATE (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe 3-8-4 Martin Harley (3) [3]

12 MAWAAKEF (IRE) (The Three Honest Men) John Jenkins 3-8-12 Kieren Fallon [6]

 

12 ran

Time: 1m 26.67s

Non-runners: 1 Firebeam (going), 6 Fred Willetts (self cert. - cut leg), 15 Catalyze (s.c. - coughing)

Distances: hd, 1/2, 2, 1 1/4, 2 3/4, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1, nk, 1 3/4, 8     

Breeder: John Cullinan

Breeding: gr g Sleeping Indian - Spree (IRE)

Totes: Win: £10.40 Places: £3.60, £1.70, £2.80 Exacta: £37.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Ryan, Kevin Trains at Hambleton Lodge, Hambleton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire First trainer’s licence: June, 1998 Background: Former jump jockey from Tipperary, partnered 47 winners during his riding career. Spent five years as head lad with Jack Berry and then three years in same capacity with Richard Fahey. First winner: Komlucky, Catterick, July 22, 1998 Major races won: Portland Handicap (2002, 2003, 2004 Halmahera), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Greenlands Stakes (1999 Eastern Purple), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Prix de l’Abbaye (2006 Desert Lord), Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (2005 Balthazaar’s Gift), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2006 Wi Dud, 2008 Madame Trop Vite); Duke Of York Stakes (2007 Amafeus Wolf) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2007 Advanced), Princess Margaret Stakes (2008 African Skies), Sapphire Stakes (2009 Benbaun), Audi King Stakes (2011 Masamah) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Buckingham Palace Stakes (2006 Uhoomagoo); Norfolk Stakes (2011 Bapak Chinta) First Royal Ascot Winner: Uhoomagoo, Buckingham Palace Stakes, June 22, 2006 Number of horses in training (1999-2011): 28; 40; 50; 51; 59; 65; 86; 118; 140;130; 88; 107; 97; Wins (1998-2010): 6; 11; 29; 22; 54; 41; 67; 82; 95; 107; 108; 96; 107; Wins in 2011: 112

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Makin, Phillip Born: June 22, 1984 Lives: Thirsk, North Yorkshire Status: graduated from Northern Racing College in October 2001 and became apprentice to David Barron. Champion apprentice in 2005. Appointed retained jockey for Eddie Stobart chief executive Andrew Tinkler in February, 2010. First Winner: First Maite, Parceline Delivery Apprentice Handicap, Leicester, October 14, 2002) Big race wins: Great St. Wilfrid Stakes (2005 Ice Planet), Flight Centre Chester Queensferry Stakes (2009 Doncaster Rover), Portland Handicap (2010 Poet’s Place) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Norfolk Stakes (2011 Bapak Chinta) Wins in 2002-2010: 1; 9; 42; 56*; 58; 60; 48; 111; 75; (*champion apprentice) Wins in 2011: 84

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2011, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

 

Race 7 - Goffs/DBS St Leger Carnival Sales Handicap

 

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE DAY ENDS WITH YORKSHIRE WINNER

 

Welcome To Yorkshire Day ended with a third Yorkshire-trained winner when Haajes took the concluding Goffs/DBS St Leger Carnival Sales Handicap over five furlongs.

 

The winner is trained at Westow by Paul Midgley and was partnered to victory by Tom Queally. Held up off the pace, the winner came with a terrific run in the closing stages to get up and deny Eland Ally by three-quarters of a length.

 

Paul Midgley said: “Tom gave us confidence with the way he rode the horse today. We knew they would go quick out in front and then slow down in the last quarter of the race.

 

“My main concern was that we were drawn in the smaller group and he ideally needs something to chase.

 

“He could maybe go back to York now for the race he won last year.

 

“We also run Internationaldebut tomorrow (in the Elements Medispa Handicap). He won last time and is due to go up in the weights. He carries a penalty but is well in himself, so we might as well take the chance.”

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

5.20pm GOFFS/DBS ST LEGER CARNIVAL SALES HANDICAP

£10,000 guaranteed, 5f. For 3yo+ Rated 71-85 (also open to such horses rated 70 and below) Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 6lb Minimum weight 8-7, 3-y-o 8-6 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 1lb Beat The Bell's Handicap Mark 85 Entries 44 pay £50 Penalty value 1st £6,469.00 2nd £1,925.00 3rd £962.00 4th £481.00

 

1 HAAJES (N Lomas, A Taylor snr, A Taylor jnr) Paul Midgley 7-9-0 Tom Queally [19] 9/1

2 ELAND ALLY (The Ivy Syndicate) Tom Tate 3-9-2 Richard Hughes [22] 14/1

3 LUJEANIE (Ken Ivory) Dean Ivory 5-9-4p Frankie Dettori [13] 9/1

4 INDIAN TRAIL (Martin Love) Dandy Nicholls 11-9-4b Paul Quinn [15] 14/1

5 ROCKET ROB (IRE) (Bill Hinge & John Searchfield) William Musson 5-9-3 Stevie Donohoe [7] 9/2f

6 PICABO (IRE) (Tom Ford) Lucy Wadham 3-8-11 Dane O'Neill [17]

7 DRIFT AND DREAM (Lady Juliet Tadgell) Chris Wall 4-9-2 Ted Durcan [14]

8 EVEN STEVENS (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 3-8-9p Billy Cray (3) [9]

9 LOST IN PARIS (IRE) (Henry Ponsonby) Tim Easterby 5-9-7p David Allan [20]

10 DESERT STRIKE (M McCabe) Alan McCabe 5-8-3p Ryan Tate (7) [18]

11 BERBERANA (IRE) (D West) Tim Easterby 3-9-1 Robert Winston [12]

12 OLDJOESAID (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 7-9-4b Phillip Makin [2]

13 MAJOR MUSCARI (IRE) (South Yorkshire Racing) Geoff Oldroyd 3-9-0 Silvestre De Sousa [10]

14 STYLE AND PANACHE (IRE) (Roger Ambrose, Sean Ambrose & Bill Reilly) David Evans 3-8-8 David Probert [6]

15 BEAT THE BELL (D Pryde & J Cringan) David Barron 6-9-7b1 Graham Gibbons [3]

16 SIR GEOFFREY (IRE) (Dixon, Howlett & The Crystal Maze Partnership) D Nicholls 5-9-1b Shane Kelly [11]

17 DEERSLAYER (USA) (Rakebackmypoker.com) Richard Guest 5-8-11p Martin Harley (3) [5]

18 BEST TRIP (IRE) (P Duffen & P Brown) Richard Guest 4-8-10 Andrew Mullen [21]

19 JACK RACKHAM (F Denniff) Bryan Smart 7-8-11v Tom Eaves [16]

20 FOL HOLLOW (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing III) Dandy Nicholls 6-9-2 Adrian Nicholls [1]

21 TAURUS TWINS (G Aimey & G Bailey) Richard Price 5-9-4b William Buick [8]

 

21 ran

Time: 1m 00.82s

Non-runner: 3 Googlette (self certificate - knocked joint)

Distances: 3/4, sh, hd, 1/2, 1/2, 1 3/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2, 1/2, sh, 2, 1 1/2, hd, hd, nk, 1 1/2, 3/4, 2 1/4, 8

Breeder: Irish National Stud

Breeding: Indian Ridge - Imelda (Manila)

Totes: Win: £8.90 Places: £2.30, £4.10, £2.50, £3.80 Exacta: £142.80

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Midgley, Paul T Based: Sandfield Farm, Westow, York Background: Rode 38 winners over the jumps, before taking out dual licence in August 2003 Number Of Winners (2003-20010): 0; 2; 5; 16; 20; 18; 45; 27 Wins This Season: 42

 

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) First Goodwood Winner: Tromp, Kanagawa Stakes, April 30, 2005 Total Goodwood Wins: 23 (8 at Festival meeting) Wins (2003-2010): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101 Wins In 2011: 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2011, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

 

GOING CHANGE

 

The going description has been changed before racing today and is now

 

GOOD, Good to firm in places

 

after being GOOD TO FIRM, Good in places previously.

 

Clerk of the Course Jon Pullin said: “We had a real heavy downpour for about half an hour this morning which had not been forecast and it delivered about two and a half millimetres of rain.

 

“That has had time to soak in and there is now plenty of good ground so I have switched the going description.

 

“We are very pleased with the way the track is looking - we did not start the season where we wanted to be. We have done a lot of work on the track during the summer and it has improved.

 

“This meeting is what it is all about and we wanted the ground right - we are happy with where we are.”

 

TODAY’S GOING AT 10.15AM

 

Today’s going remains at

 

GOOD TO FIRM (GOOD IN PLACES)

 

though Doncaster Clerk of the Course Jon Pullin will walk the track at 11.30am to see if the morning rain, amounting to two and a half millimetres, has had much impact.

 

There was one and a half millimetres of rain on Monday and two millimetres yesterday.

 

The rain this morning was mainly between 8am and 9am and it has been dry but overcast since then. It is forecast to remain much the same for the rest of the day.

 

There could be the odd shower tomorrow (Thursday) morning and then it is forecast to be warmer on Friday and Saturday, when there is a risk of a shower in the morning.

 

 

The GoingStick readings at 9.30am today were: 

8.2 overall

8.6 far side of straight course

8.5 stands’ side of straight course

 

 

Stalls’ Position

Straight Course: stands’ side

Round Course: inside

 

 

TODAY’S MARKET MOVERS WITH LADBROKES

 

Several runners have come in for support on Welcome To Yorkshire Day with Ladbrokes.

 

The opening Arena Structures Nursery (2pm) sees the Richard Hannon-trained Magic City into 9/2 (from 6/1), while The Blue Banana is now 12/1 (from 14/1) in the seven-furlong contest.

 

Godolphin’s Gold City is the one for support in the Napoleons Sheffield Conditions Stakes (2.35pm), with the son of Pivotal now 9/4 (from 5/2).

 

Today’s richest race is the £40,000 Listed Scarbrough Stakes (3.10pm) over five furlongs. Medicean Man is the one for money in this contest, coming into 5/1 (from 6/1).

 

Julie Krone is the most successful female jockey the world has ever known and her mount Invincible Hero (5/1 from 6/1) is the one punters want in the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (3.45pm).

 

Two for support in the penultimate Quattrovalli Luxury Wine Champions Handicap (4.50pm) are Louis The Pious (5/1 from 6/1) and Shesastar (7/2 from 4/1).

 

The concluding Goffs/DBS St Leger Carnival Sales Handicap sees Lujeanie into 12/1 (from 16/1), while in the same contest Rocket Rob is 6/1 (from 10/1).

 

 

TODAY’S NON-RUNNERS AT 11.15AM

                                                                                               

3.10pm             SCARBROUGH STAKES          

no 6                 STONE OF FOLCA        Self Cert (Not Eaten Up)

 

4.20pm             COOPERS MARQUEES CONDITIONS RACE

no 9                 CEILIDH HOUSE                       (Going)

 

4.50pm             QUATTROVALLI LUXURY WINE CHAMPIONS HANDICAP

no 1                 FIREBEAM                                (Going)

no 6                 FRED WILLETTS                      Self Cert (Cut Leg)

no 15    CATALYZE                                Self Cert (Coughing)

 

5.20pm             GOFFS/DBS ST LEGER CARNIVAL SALES HANDICAP

no 3                 GOOGLETTE (IRE)        Self Cert (Knocked Joint)

 

 

TOMORROW’S NON-RUNNER  

 

1.25pm             IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF CARRIE RED FILLIES’ NURSERY           

no 2                 COCKNEY FIRE                        Self Cert (Knocked Joint)

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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