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Thursday, September 8, 2011

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

CROWD

 

The crowd on DFS Ladies Day came to just over 15,000. The figure was slightly up on the corresponding day in 2010.

 

Mark Spincer, Managing Director at Doncaster, commented: “We have had a great turnout on DFS Ladies Day, with a tremendous atmosphere and some wonderful outfits.

 

“We were blessed with some glorious weather and it was satisfying to see an increase in attendance for the second day in succession.”

 

 

 

GROUND REMAINS GOOD

 

Ground conditions remain described as Good after the second day of the Ladbrokes St Leger meeting.

 

A small amount of rain is due overnight into Friday morning and clerk of the course Jon Pullin expects this to keep the status quo.

 

He said: “We are expecting some light rain early tomorrow and we are told to expect around a couple of millimetres. It would be great if we get it as it will keep the ground as it is.

 

“We are still Good and the jockeys have said it has been good all afternoon.

 

“If we miss the rain then it may quicken up fractionally to Good, Good to Firm in places.

 

“The weather tomorrow is meant to be dry and 22 degrees and we have a risk of a shower on Saturday morning. Hopefully, that will come and nature will keep us as we are.”

 

                                   

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING JOCKEY

 

SECOND DAY STANDINGS

 

JOCKEY     1st   2nd   3rd

Frankie Dettori    2   4   1

Richard Hughes    2   2   3

Jamie Spencer    2   1   -

William Buick    1   -   1

Tom Queally    1   -   1

Michael Hills    1   -   -

Julie Krone    1   -   -

Phillip Makin     1   -   -

Johnny Murtagh    1   -   -

Joseph O’Brien    1   -   -

Freddie Tylicki    1   -   -

Shane Kelly    -   1   1

Eddie Ahern    -   1   -

Chris Catlin    -   1   -

John Fahy     -   1   -

Paul Hanagan    -   1   -

Dane O’Neill    -   1   -

Charlie Swan    -   1   -

Richard Hills    -   -   2

George Duffield    -   -   1

Jimmy Fortune    -   -   1

Graham Gibbons    -   -   1

Luke Morris    -   -   1

Jimmy Quinn    -   -   1

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING TRAINER

 

SECOND DAY STANDINGS

 

TRAINER     1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hannon    2   1   1

Paul Midgley    2   -   -

Kevin Ryan    1   1   -

Charlie Hills    1   -   2

George Baker    1   -   -

Declan Carroll    1   -   -

David Elsworth    1   -   -

John Gosden    1   -   -

David Lanigan    1   -   -

Jeremy Noseda    1   -   -

Aidan O’Brien IRE    1   -   -

John Oxx IRE    1   -   -

Mahmood Al Zarooni   -   2   -

Clive Cox     -   1   2

Brian Meehan    -   1   1

Michael Bell    -   1   -

Henry Candy    -   1   -

Mick Channon    -   1   -

Richard Fahey    -   1   -

Ed De Giles    -   1   -

William Haggas    -   1   -

Saeed bin Suroor    -   1   -

Tom Tate     -   1   -

Sir Henry Cecil    -   -   1

Jeremy Gask    -   -   1

John Gosden    -   -   1

Dean Ivory     -   -   1

Ed McMahon    -   -   1

Hughie Morrison    -   -   1

Ollie Pears     -   -   1

Linda Stubbs    -   -   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

 

SECOND DAY WINNERS

 

1.25pm IRISH STALLION FARMS E.B.F. CARRIE RED FILLIES' NURSERY

ELUSIVE FLAME (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-8-13 Jamie Spencer [1] 13/2

 

1.55pm JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION SCEPTRE STAKES (GROUP THREE)

ALANZA (IRE) (HH Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [7] 11/4

 

2.25pm WEATHERBYS INSURANCE 300,000 2-Y-O STAKES

REPLY (IRE) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-2 Joseph O'Brien [13] 20/1

 

3.00pm DFS PARK HILL STAKES (GROUP TWO)

MEEZNAH (USA) (Saif Ali & Saeed Al Tayer) David Lanigan 4-9-4 Frankie Dettori [1] 5/2

 

3.35pm crownhotel-bawtry.com E.B.F. 'GREEN DESERT' MAIDEN STAKES

PERENNIAL (Khalid Abdulla) Charlie Hills 2-9-3 Michael Hills [5] 12/1

 

4.10pm ELEMENTS MEDISPA HANDICAP

INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) (A Taylor jnr.) Paul Midgley 6-9-9 Freddie Tylicki [16] 7/1

 

4.40pm DFS HANDICAP

CLUB OCEANIC (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-1p Jamie Spencer [7] 100/30

 

 

 

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THE 2011 LADBROKES ST LEGER DECLARED RUNNERS

 

Class 1, Group 1, £540,050 Total Prize Fund. 3.10pm, Doncaster, Saturday, September 10, 2011. For 3yo only, entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed July 19, entries revealed July 20 (36 entries). Scratchings deadline noon, August 23 (17 remained), five-day confirmation & £45,000 supplementary entry stage Monday, September 5 (10 confirmations & 1 supplementary entry) final declaration stage 10am, Thursday, September 8  (9 declared runners). Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

 

Form  Horse   Owner      Trainer/Probable Jockey

(4)11152 BROWN PANTHER Owen Promotions Limited   Tom Dascombe/Kieren Fallon

 

0-12334 BUTHELEZI (USA) H R H Princess Haya of Jordan   John Gosden/Robert Havlin

 

21-1221 CENSUS (IRE)  Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Beeswing) Richard Hannon/Richard Hughes

 

31-1364 GENIUS BEAST (USA) Godolphin    Mahmood Al Zarooni/Silvestre De Sousa

 

16-5101 MASKED MARVEL Bjorn Nielsen     John Gosden/William Buick

 

21-11  SEA MOON  Khalid Abdulla     Sir Michael Stoute/Olivier Peslier

 

12-20223 SEVILLE (GER)  Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE/Joseph O’Brien

 

11-1411 BLUE BUNTING (USA) Godolphin     Mahmood Al Zarooni/Frankie Dettori

 

(1)-31677 RUMH (GER)  Godolphin      Saeed bin Suroor/Richard Hills  

 

 

9 declared runners

1 Irish-trained

 

THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT TODAY

FREEDOM

WONDER OF WONDERS

 

 

 

LATEST LADBROKES ST LEGER ODDS FROM THE SPONSOR

 

Latest Ladbrokes betting after the nine declared runners were announced this morning:

 

11/8  Sea Moon

4/1  Blue Bunting

5/1  Census

7/1  Masked Marvel (from 8/1)

9/1  Seville (from 8/1)

10/1  Brown Panther

50/1 Genius Beast

100/1 Buthelezi

200/1 Rumh

 

 

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LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2011, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

DFS LADIES’ DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

 

Race 1 - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery - Winning & Placed Quotes

 

ELUSIVE FLAME TAKES THE OPENER

 

The opening contest on DFS Ladies Day, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery went the way of 13/2 chance Elusive Flame.

 

Partnered by Jamie Spencer, the daughter of Elusive City fought out the finish with Poetic Dancer, staying on well close home to score by a head. The winner is runs in the famous purple and blue colours of Jeff Smith and is trained in Newmarket by David Elsworth.

 

Elsworth said: “She’s a sound little filly. Her second dam is Dime Bag and she is from the family of Pawnbroker.

 

“We always thought she was pretty good and she gave us good signals.

 

“She was disappointing first time out but was probably drawn wrong that day. We probably made too much use of her when she ran at Windsor and I thought it was probably a bit of ordinary race when she won at Newmarket last time.

 

“She is a nice filly and we will see how she progresses. There are no immediate plans. We will see what the handicapper does but we may have to step up to Listed class.”

 

Spencer added: “She was a bit keen in the first half of the race - she didn’t really settle - and I was a bit worried about what would be left when I did go for her. But she got stuck in and has done well. She’s a nice, big filly and it’s nice to have a winner for David.

 

“The ground is like an autumnal good. There is just a bit of juice in it but there will be no real excuses.”

 

“I am looking forward to Set To Music’s race (the DFS Park Hill Stakes) being over because I am riding off 8st 6lb and I can get something to eat! She has got every chance - she is a progressive filly but the trip is a little bit of a worry. We will hope for the best and it would be nice to ride a Group winner for the Queen.”

 

Clive Cox said of the runner-up Poetic Dancer: “She has run really well and I am very pleased with her, She is clearly progressive.

 

"It is a shame that we keep coming second with her."

 

When asked what her future plans might be Cox commented: “We will she how she is when she comes home, she has just started to turn in her coat but it hasn’t stopped her today.”

 

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

      

Jamie Spencer, on board the winner Elusive Flame, said: “Good, maybe just on the easy side.”

 

John Fahy, jockey of the head second Poetic Dancer, said: “Good.”

 

Jimmy Fortune, partner of third Responsive, said: “It is slightly on the slow side of good.”

 

David Allan, rider of fourth Roger Sez, said: “It is just on the easy side of good.”

 

Kieren Fallon, on board Besito, said: “Good.”

 

Tom Eaves, rider of Vassaria, said: “Good. Maybe on the slow side.”

 

Duran Fentiman, rider of Alabanda, said: “Good.”

 

Richard Hughes, partner of Amis Reunis, said: “A bit better than yesterday.”

 

Paul Hanagan, rider of Ebony Clarets, said: “They are just flicking the top off.”

 

Billy Cray, partner of Scrooby Doo, said: “Just on the easy side of good.”

 

 

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

1.25pm IRISH STALLION FARMS E.B.F. CARRIE RED FILLIES' NURSERY

£30,000 guaranteed, 6f 110y. For 2yo which are E.B.F. eligible Weights highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Weight raised 2 Minimum weight 7-12 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Besito's Handicap Mark 87 Entries 31 pay £150 Penalty value 1st £19,407.00 2nd £5,775.00 3rd £2,886.00 4th £1,443.00

 

1 ELUSIVE FLAME (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 2-8-13 Jamie Spencer [1] 13/2

2 POETIC DANCER (The Laureates) Clive Cox 2-8-10 John Fahy (3) [4] 13/2

3 RESPONSIVE (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XXIX) Hughie Morrison 2-9-4 Jimmy Fortune [5] 9/2jf

4 ROGER SEZ (IRE) (R Sidebottom) Tim Easterby 2-9-4 David Allan [8] 15/2

5 ALABANDA (IRE) (D West) Tim Easterby 2-8-11 Duran Fentiman [9]

6 SCROOBY DOO (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 2-7-13 Billy Cray (3) [2]

7 BESITO (IRE) (Anthony Foster) William Jarvis 2-9-7 Kieren Fallon [7] 9/2jf

8 AMIS REUNIS (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Richard Hughes [12]

9 TOFFEE TART (Gary & Linnet Woodward) John Hills 2-8-8 Eddie Ahern [10]

10 BLUE SHOES (IRE) (C Stevens) Tim Easterby 2-8-0p Silvestre De Sousa [11]

11 EBONY CLARETS (The Matthewman Partnership) Richard Fahey 2-8-6 Paul Hanagan [14]

12 ROYAL BLUSH (Denford Stud) Paul Cole 2-8-4 Chris Catlin [6]

13 VASSARIA (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 2-9-2 Tom Eaves [3]

 

13 ran

Non-runner: 2 COCKNEY FIRE (self certificate - knocked joint)

Time: 1m 20.00s

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

Breeder: Littleton Stud

Breeding: b f Elusive City (USA) - Dimelight (Fantastic Light (USA))

Totes: Win: £7.10 Places: £2.50, £2.50, £2.10 Exacta: £59.30

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39; Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; First winner: Fortune Cookie, Devon, March 23, 1979 First winner on Flat: Raffia Set, Salisbury, April 7, 1979 Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear, 2004 Spanish Don), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Doncaster Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 1998 Persian Punch), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2009 & 2010 Barshiba) Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990 Desert Orchid), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) Royal Ascot wins: 15 First Royal Ascot winner: Heighlin (June 17, 1980 - Ascot Handicap) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (1983 Mighty Fly, 1990 Pontenuovo), Wokingham Handicap (1983 Melindra), King’s Stand Stakes (1989 Indian Ridge), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Hardwicke Stakes (2003 Indian Creek), King Edward VII Stakes (2006 Snoqualmie Boy), Sandringham Handicap (2007 Barshiba) Horses in training (1998-2011): 60; 83; 100; 87; 72; 61; 64; 84; 83; 84; 78; 62; 47; 53; Wins (1991-2010): 40; 32; 33; 13; 14; 19; 24; 33; 50; 33; 36; 20; 40; 37; 45; 37; 34; 37; 18; 27; Wins in 2011: 27

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Background:. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain. Formerly married to Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer. Won 2002 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Pizarro. British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Irish Classic Wins (3): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Oaks (2009 Sariska) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Coral-Eclipse (2006 David Junior), Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Haydock Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Middle Park Stakes (2004 Ad Valorem), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House), Matron Stakes (2006 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingarry), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2006 Desert Lord), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2004 Oratorio), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2001 King Charlemagne), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2001 Endless Hall), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior) Royal Ascot wins (18): St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai, 2011 Samitar), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie, 2009 Moneycantbuymelove), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead), Gold Cup (2011 Fame And Glory) Wins in Britain (1998-2010): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 103, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 207 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 153; 130; 108; Wins in 2011: 108 

 

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LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, 2011, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

Race Two - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes

Winner quote

 

OXX SCORES WITH ALANZA

 

John Oxx struck with his first runner in Britain this year as Alanza powered her way to victory in the Group Three Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes.

 

Utmost respect has to be paid to Oxx’s occasional visitors sent over the Irish Sea from his base on the Curragh and Alanza was sent off the 11/4 second favourite on the back to her two recent wins.

 

Johnny Murtagh bided his time on the Aga Khan’s three-year-old but she powered her way through between rivals to take command in the dying strides and won by a neck and a head from Dever Dream and Chachamaidee.

 

Murtagh said: “It’s nice to have a winner in these colours. It’s a new job for me this year back with my old boss Mr Oxx.

 

“This filly has come on leaps and bounds and it’s nice to ride a winner in these colours here in England.

 

“You have to hold her up as she can be keen so we jumped out and I dropped her in to get her settled.

 

“They didn’t go that fast but she came there nicely in-between the two others and she always wanted to win.

 

“I think she can step up again as she is just getting the hang of things. I hope she stays in training as she could be a Group One filly.”

 

Oxx’s assistant Jimmy O’Neill added: “We have not had many horses to bring over this year as we are lacking a bit of class.

 

“She is really a miler but we had to bring her here and drop back to the seven furlongs as there are not many options for her.

 

“The race didn’t suit her as there was no pace and she has to be held up but we have learned a lot about her today and she is settling better.

 

“I would say that will probably be it for the year as she is very, very ground dependent and she will stay in training next year.”

 

 

Race 2 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Group 3) - Placed Quotes

 

SO CLOSE TO A SCEPTRE REPEAT FOR DEVER

 

Dever Dream landed the seven-furlong Group Three Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes in 2010 when it was run as a Listed race and went close to taking the race this year, its first running as a Group Three contest, when going down by a neck to Alanza.

 

The four-year-old, a 13/2 chance, came with a great run in the final furlong to overhaul Chacamaidee but was then collared close home by Alanza’s storming late run.

 

Maureen Haggas, representing her husband, trainer William Haggas, said: “She has run another great race and I am thrilled. She is really tough.

 

“It would be great if we were able to get her head in front in a Group race. She has won twice at Listed level but just keeps getting touched off in Group company.

 

“We will keep trying with her. She is still in great form, so I would think we will keep running her. I am sure William will have a look at the programme and find something for her.”

 

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

1.55pm JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION SCEPTRE STAKES (GROUP THREE)

£50,000 guaranteed, 7f. For 3yo+, fillies and mares which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race in 2011 Weights 3yo.8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st Penalties after February 28th, 2011, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb Entries 24 pay £250 Penalty value 1st £29,600.00 2nd £11,195.00 3rd £5,595.00 4th £2,795.00

 

1 ALANZA (IRE) (HH Aga Khan) John Oxx IRE 3-8-10 Jonny Murtagh [7] 11/4

2 DEVER DREAM (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) William Haggas 4-9-0 Eddie Ahern [6] 13/2

3 CHACHAMAIDEE (IRE) (R Evans) Sir Henry Cecil 4-9-3h Tom Queally [1] 5/2f

4 MARVADA (IRE) (Nova Syndicate) Ken Condon IRE 3-8-10 Seamus Foley [8]

5 SETA (Sarah Leigh) Luca Cumani 4-9-0 Kieren Fallon [2]

6 FLAMBEAU (Major Michael Wyatt) Henry Candy 4-9-0 Dane O'Neill [5]

7 CRYING LIGHTENING (IRE) (Joey Barton & Claudio Pizarro) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [9]

8 RIMTH (Denford Stud) Paul Cole 3-8-13p Frankie Dettori [3]

9 MAGIC EYE (IRE) (Christopher Wright) Marco Botti 6-9-0 William Buick [10]

10 OFF CHANCE (L Holliday) Tim Easterby 5-9-0 Duran Fentiman [4]

11 JACQUELINE QUEST (IRE) (Noel Martin) Ian Williams 4-9-0 Richard Hughes [11]

 

11 ran  

Time: 1m 25.53s  

Distances: nk, hd, 2 1/4, 2, nk, 2, 3/4, 7, 4 1/2, 3 3/4

Breeder: HH The Aga Khan’s Studs SC

Breeding: ch f Dubai Destination (USA) - Alasha (USA) (Barathea (IRE))

Totes: Win: £3.70 Places: £1.60, £2.40, £1.40 Exacta: £24.20

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Oxx, John Mortimer Date of birth: 14/7/50 Previous occupation: Assistant to father, John Oxx Trains at: Currabeg, Ireland Business interest: farming British Classic Winners (3): Investec Derby (2009, Sea The Stars, 2000 Sinndar), 2000 Guineas (2009 Sea The Stars) Other Major wins include: Beverly D Stakes (1996 Timarida), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Irish St Leger (1987 Eurobird, 1989 Petite Ile, 2006 Kastoria, 2009 Alandi), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar), Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida, 2009 Sea The Stars),King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2005 Azamour), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1988 Flamenco Wave), National Stakes (1993 Manntari, 1999 Sinndar), Pretty Polly Stakes (1993 Takarouna), Prix Niel (2000 Sinndar), Prix de l’Abbaye (2000 Namid), Prix Royal-Oak (1997 Ebadiyla), Prix Du Moulin (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar, 2009 Sea The Stars), Coral Eclipse (2009 Sea The Stars), Juddmonte International (2009 Sea The Stars), Prix de Cadran (2009 Alandi) First Royal Ascot win: Ridgewood Pearl (June 21, 1995 - Coronation Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Coronation Stakes (1995 Ridgewood Pearl), Gold Cup (1999 Enzeli), Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (2000 Katiykha), Ribblesdale Stakes (2001 Sahara Slew), St James’s Palace Stakes (2004 Azamour), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2005 Azamour), Sandringham Handicap (2005 Beautyandthebeast) Horses in Training (2008-2010): 123; 107; 113; Wins In Britain (2003-10): 1; 3; 4; 0; 0; 0; 5; 0; Wins in 2011: 1

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Murtagh, John Patrick Born: May 14, 1970 Background: Attended the Apprentice Jockeys School at Kildare while serving as an apprentice for John Oxx, with whom he stayed with until 2004. Apprentice champion in 1989, winning the senior version in 1995 and 1998, despite lingering weight problems. Used regularly by Sir Michael Stoute in 2000 when Kieren Fallon was injured, and won 12 Group One contests in that season alone. Spent some of 2006 riding over hurdles, but returned to flat racing later that year, and spent 2007 as Ballydoyle’s main jockey in Britain, following the suspension of Kieren Fallon on suspicion of race-fixing, before being given the job full-time because of Fallon’s 18 month ban for failing a drugs test. Split from Ballydoyle in November, 2010, to become retained jockey for the Aga Khan in Ireland. First Winner: Chicago Style, Limerick, July 6, 1987 British Classic Wins (5): Investec Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2002 High Chaparral, 2005 Motivator), 2000 Guineas (2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator) Irish Classic Wins (13): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman), Irish Derby (2000 Sinndar, 2003 Alamshar, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco), Irish Oaks (1997 Ebadiyla, 1998 Winona, 2000 Petrushka, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone) Other Major Wins include: Irish Champion Stakes (1996 Timarida), Champion Stakes (2000 Kalanisi), Coronation Cup (2008 Soldier Of Fortune, 2010 Fame And Glory), Coral-Eclipse (2008 Mount Nelson), Juddmonte International (2008 Duke Of Marmalade, 2010 Rip Van Winkle), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2003 Alamshar, 2007 Dylan Thomas, 2008 Duke Of Marmalade), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2009 Rip Van Winkle), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Rip Van Winkle), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2000 Sinndar) Royal Ascot Wins (38) Wins in Britain 1999-2010: 9; 17; 10; 15; 12; 77; 48; 0; 21; 28; 15; 13; Wins in Britain in 2011: 7

 

 

                                               

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, 2011, DONCASTER

RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE

DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

SMICKERSGILL IS DONCASTER DARLING

 

Local girl Leesa Smickersgill was crowned the 2011 Best Dressed Lady after seeing off eight other resplendent females on DFS Ladies Day at Town Moor.

 

Sporting a black and white dress with a matching hat, Smickersgill scooped the first prize before going on to take the runner-up spot in the Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady competition.

 

Smickersgill landed a whole array of prizes after being picked out by the judges and was handed a bouquet of flowers from Charlottes of Hatfield in the winner’s enclosure following the first race in a ceremony hosted by Channel 4's Derek Thompson.

 

The winner receives the use of a luxury convertible Mini Cooper for a year, an overnight stay for two with dinner at The Crown at Bawtry, £500 worth of hair services from The Vanilla Rooms in Bawtry, £100 gift voucher from Funky Fascinators, a champagne spa day for two at Elements Medi Spa, a £200 gift voucher from Robinson’s of Bawtry and a one-year gift voucher from Nuffield Health.

 

 

 

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Race 3 - Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes - Winning Quotes

 

 

THERE’S NO REPLY TO O’BRIEN IN DAY’S RICHEST RACE

 

It is rare for an Aidan O’Brien-trained winner to be returned at 20/1 but that was the SP about Reply, winner of the richest race on DFS Ladies Day, the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (which boasted a total prize fund of £421,500).

 

The winner, partnered by the trainer’s son Joseph, came with a strong run from off the pace to take up the running in the final furlong and score by half a length from 33/1 chance Factory Time. The 9/4 favourite Bogart was prominent for much of the extended six-furlong contest but faded inside the distance to finish sixth.

 

Paul Smith, son of part-owner Derrick Smith, was representing the winning Coolmore ownership partnership.

 

He said: “I am delighted. He really seemed to like the good ground today.

 

“I don’t know what the exact plans are for him, but I would think we could have a look at something like the Middle Park Stakes (Group One, Newmarket, October 8) for him now.

 

“He stayed the trip really well. He got a good tow from the favourite and has picked up really well.”

 

Paying tribute to the winning rider, Smith added: “Joseph is a very talented young man. He rides well.

 

“He rides out at home and knows the horses, so always has good information. He is a good addition to the team.”

 

Joseph O’Brien added: “It’s my first ride at Doncaster and everything went very smoothly. He jumped, travelled well and picked up well.

 

“They went a nice pace and I was very comfortable where I was. I flicked him and he picked up nicely - he is very genuine and hopefully he can keep improving.

 

“The ground was a little bit soft for him on his last two starts and he was a bit better today. He will even handle better ground again but he did it nicely.”

 

Looking ahead to Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger, in which he rides Seville, O’Brien added: “Seville is in good form and I am really looking forward to it.”

 

O’Brien intends riding over jumps because of increasing weight.

 

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.25pm WEATHERBYS INSURANCE 300,000 2-Y-O STAKES

£300,000 guaranteed, 6f 110y. For 2yo, whose sire established one or more yearling sales at the main flat bred and mixed public auction sales held in Europe or North America during 2010, as compiled by Weatherbys Weights weight to be carried by each horse shall be determined by the median price of its sire's yearlings sold at the main public auction sales held in Europe and North America in 2010, in accordance with the following bands:- up to £8000 8st 3lb; over £8000 to £15000 8st 6lb; over £15000 to £23000 8st 9lb; over £23000 to £30000 8st 12lb; over £30000 to £38000 9st; over £38000 9st 2lb Penalties a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or 2 race 8lb (auction prices used in the calculation of the stallion median auction price are inclusive of buyers' premiums, where applicable, and conversion to pounds sterling). Allowances fillies 5lb Entries 440 pay £500 Confirmed 79 pay £300 Penalty value 1st £207,293.70 2nd £82,951.20 3rd £41,475.60 4th £20,695.65 5th £10,368.90 6th £10,368.90

 

1 REPLY (IRE) (Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-2 Joseph O'Brien [13] 20/1

2 FACTORY TIME (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-8-3 Chris Catlin [4] 33/1

3 LETSGOROUNDAGAIN (IRE) (AEGIS Partnership) Charlie Hills 2-8-3 Jimmy Quinn [19] 66/1

4 MOON PEARL (USA) (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) Ralph Beckett 2-8-9 Jim Crowley [20] 16/1

5 LADYS FIRST (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey 2-8-1 Paul Hanagan [2] 10/1

6 BOGART (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 2-8-6 Phillip Makin [15] 9/4f

7 CAMPANOLOGY (Andrew Tinkler) Richard Hannon 2-8-9v1 Richard Hughes [6]

8 TOP COP (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [9]

9 NORTH STAR BOY (IRE) (Robert Tyrrell) Richard Hannon 2-8-12b1 Kieren Fallon [16]

10 MEHDI (IRE) (Iraj Parvizi) Brian Meehan 2-8-12t Shane Kelly [11]

11 ALEJANDRO (IRE) (FLFS Ltd) Richard Fahey 2-8-6 Lee Topliss [10]

12 WEST LEAKE DIMAN (IRE) (Henry Barton) Charlie Hills 2-8-3 William Carson [7]

13 REX IMPERATOR (Michael Pescod) Roger Charlton 2-8-9 Steve Drowne [5]

14 BORIS GRIGORIEV (IRE) (Michael Tabor) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-8-12v Colm O'Donoghue [21]

15 COCKNEY DANCER (Phil Cunningham) Charlie Hills 2-8-1 Silvestre De Sousa [12]

16 WHIMSICAL (IRE) (Yvonne Jacques) Richard Hannon 2-8-1 Kieran O'Neill [17]

17 SEA ODYSSEY (IRE) (Raymond Mould) Charlie Hills 2-8-6 Robert Winston [1]

18 SHEVINGTON (David Armstrong) Richard Fahey 2-8-6 Brian McHugh [8]

19 BETTY FONTAINE (IRE) (Billy Parish) Mick Channon 2-7-12 Catherine Gannon [22]

20 CRYPTIC CHOICE (IRE) (John Grant & A Morton) Charlie Hills 2-8-9 Michael Hills [18]

21 BIG NOTE (IRE) (N Botica) Andrew Balding 2-8-9 David Probert [3]

 

21 ran 

Non-runner: 12 ARNOLD LANE (self certificate - lame)

Time: 1m 19.85s

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

Breeder: Mrs C Regalado-Gonzalez

Breeding: b c Oasis Dream - Cap Coz (IRE) (Indian Ridge)

Totes: Win: £17.60 Places: £6.20, £11.50, £17.80 Exacta: £1005.80

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Aidan O’Brien Date of birth: 16/10/69 Previous occupation: Assistant trainer to Jim Bolger and Annemarie Crowley/O’Brien Date of first licence: 1993 British Classic wins: (14) Investec Derby (2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral), stanjames.com 2000 Guineas (1998 King Of Kings, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2005 Footstepsinthesand, 2006 George Washington, 2008 Henrythenavigator), stanjames.com 1000 Guineas (2005 Virginia Waters), Investec Oaks (1998 Shahtoush, 2001 Imagine, 2006 Alexandrova), Ladbrokes St Leger (2001 Milan, 2003 Brian Boru, 2005 Scorpion) Irish Classic Wins: (26) Irish 2,000 Guineas (1997 Desert King, 1999 Saffron Walden, 2001 Black Minnaloushe, 2002 Rock Of Gibraltar, 2008 Henrythenavigator, 2009 Mastercraftsman, 2011 Roderic O’Connor), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1997 Classic Park, 2001 Imagine, 2003 Yesterday, 2008 Halfway To Heaven, 2011 Misty For Me), Irish Derby (1997 Desert King, 2001 Galileo, 2002 High Chaparral, 2006 Dylan Thomas, 2007 Soldier Of Fortune, 2008 Frozen Fire, 2009 Fame And Glory, 2010 Cape Blanco, 2011 Treasure Beach), Irish Oaks (2006 Alexandrova, 2007 Peeping Fawn, 2008 Moonstone), Irish St Leger (2007 Yeats, 2008 Septimus) Royal Ascot wins (35) Wins in Britain 2000-2010: 11; 20*; 10*; 6; 4; 20; 11; 18*; 20*; 12; 7; *champion trainer for win and place prize money; Wins in 2011 (In Britain): 11

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: O’Brien, Joseph Born: May 23, 1993 Based: c/o Aidan O’Brien, Ballydoyle Stables, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland Background: Son of champion trainers Aidan and Annemarie O’Brien. Won bronze individual eventing medal at the European Pony Championships in Belgium in August, 2009. Tied for the 2010 Irish Apprentice Title with Gary Carroll and Ben Curtis. Irish Classic Wins(1): Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas (2011 Roderic O’Connor) First Ride: Coat Of Arms (12th), Boylemobile.com Handicap, the Curragh, May 24, 2009 First Winner: Johann Zoffany, Kilmacud Handicap, Leopardstown, May 28, 2009 First Winner in Britain: Grams And Ounces, Bet Now At Victorchandler.com Apprentice Handicap, Ayr, July 12, 2010 First Group Winner: Beethoven, Desmond Stakes, Leopardstown, August 12, 2010 First Classic (and First Group One) Winner: Roderic O’Connor, Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas, Curragh, May 21, 2011 Other big race wins include: Moyglare Stud Stakes (2011 Maybe), Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2011 Reply) Wins in Britain (2009-10): 0; 1 Wins in 2011: 1

 

 

 

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Race Four - DFS Park Hill Stakes

Winner quote

 

DETTORI DELIGHTS LADIES’ DAY CROWD

 

Frankie Dettori lit up Ladies’ Day on Town Moor as he treated the packed grandstands to a flying dismount after landing the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster aboard Meeznah.

 

Dettori, celebrating his fifth success in the race, stole a march on his rivals inside the final two furlongs and his mount galloped on resolutely to deny Set To Music, the 9/4 favourite, by three and a half lengths.

 

The David Lanigan-trained four-year-old had finished third in the Group Two contest - widely recognised as the Fillies’ St Leger - 12 months ago and was bouncing back from a disappointing display at Newbury 26 days ago.

 

Dettori said: “She was in tremendous shape today - she was a bit flat at Newbury, but she ran track-record time at Goodwood so I think that took a lot out of her. Today she always travelling like the winner and I never saw anybody else.”

 

Lanigan, who moves from Newmarket to his new base at Kingsdown Stables in Lambourn on December 1, said: “I can’t make head nor tail of her race at Newbury - I was a little bit worried that I might have gone to the well once too often after Goodwood, where she broke the track record. Frankie was pretty sure that the ground was pretty loose on top at Newbury and they finished strung out like two-mile chasers.

 

“We gave her a full check-up after that and freshened her up. She did two bits of work but she is a hard filly to judge because she will never show a whole lot and I was a bit worried going into the race.

 

“I knew she would show improvement from her run at Newmarket and she showed what she is capable of at Goodwood. We only went to Newbury as I didn’t want to leave a long time between her races but the race that day was a dud.

 

“The vets went over her with a fine toothcomb and found nothing wrong so I was walking my box coming here.

 

“This race has been the plan all year and we will have to discuss where she goes next. She has a few options and could run at Ascot on Champions Day or she could go to France. I also entered her in the Melbourne Cup as the trip would be no problem but we will see how she is and there will no rash decision about plans.”

 

 

Race 4 - DFS Park Hill Stakes - Placed Quotes

 

ROYAL RUNNER TRAVELLED “ALMOST TOO WELL”

 

Set To Music, who is owned by the Queen, started 9/4 favourite for the DFS Park Hill Stakes, the “Fillies’ St Leger”, but could not cope with the finishing power of Meeznah and was beaten three and a half lengths into second place.

 

Trainer Michael Bell said: “I don’t know if she didn’t stay, but Jamie (Spencer) said she was almost travelling too well for about 10 furlongs of the race and was just doing too much.

 

“Take nothing away from the winner though, she is a very good filly.

 

“Set To Music oozes class and we could maybe drop her back in trip next time.

 

“I don’t know what her next race will be. I need to make some telephone calls and come up with a plan. I don’t like making decisions on the hoof straight after a race.”

 

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.00pm DFS PARK HILL STAKES (GROUP TWO) 

£80,000 guaranteed, 1m 6f 132y. For 3yo+, fillies and mares Weights 3yo.8st 6lb; 4yo+ 9st 4lb Penalties after February 28th, 2011, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Entries 12 pay £400 Penalty value 1st £45,368.00 2nd £17,200.00 3rd £8,608.00 4th £4,288.00 5th £2,152.00 6th £1,080.00

 

1 MEEZNAH (USA) (Saif Ali & Saeed Al Tayer) David Lanigan 4-9-4 Frankie Dettori [1] 5/2

2 SET TO MUSIC (IRE) (The Queen) Michael Bell 3-8-6 Jamie Spencer [5] 9/4f

3 POLLY'S MARK (IRE) (Wickham Stud) Clive Cox 5-9-4 Richard Hughes [3] 8/1

4 CRACKING LASS (IRE) (Mel Roberts & Nicola Meese) Richard Fahey 4-9-4b Paul Hanagan [4]

5 GOLDPLATED (IRE) (Mrs M O’Sullivan) John Murphy IRE 3-8-6 Danny Grant [6]

6 SPIN (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 3-8-6 Colm O'Donoghue [2]

7 SENSE OF PURPOSE (IRE) (Moyglare Stud Farm) Dermot Weld IRE 4-9-4 Pat Smullen [7]

7 ran

Time: 3m 05.53s

Distances: 3 1/2, 5, 2 1/4, 1/2, 2 1/4, 13   

Breeder: Swettenham Stud

Breeding: b f Dynaformer (USA) - String Quartet (IRE) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Totes: Win: £3.40 Places: £1.70, £1.90 Exacta: £8.90

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Lanigan, David Born: July 16, 1975 Based: Revida Place, Hamilton Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Grew up on his parents’ farm, Tullamaine Castle Stud, and spent his school holidays riding out for John Oxx, Edward O’Grady and Vincent O’Brien. Completed a Bsc in Agriculture at Cirencester (where his future employer Henry Cecil also studied) before spending five years working for Johnny Jones at Walmac International in Lexington. Became Henry Cecil’s assistant in November 2002 and set up on own at end of 2007 season. Big race wins include: DFS Park Hill Stakes (2011 Meeznah), i-Share Fillies’ Stakes (2011 Meeznah) First Winner: Ben Chorley, Catterick Races On 23rd April Handicap, Pontefract, April 21, 2008 (his first runner as a trainer). Horses in Training (2008-2011): 25; 47; 70; 58; Wins (2008-10): 6; 17; 25; Wins in 2011: 9

 

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), Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), 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),  Royal Ascot wins: 45 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: 48

 

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Race 5 - crownhotel-bawtry.com EBF ‘Green Desert’ Maiden Stakes - Winning & Placed Quotes

 

DEBUT SUCCESS FOR PERENNIAL

 

Perennial made a hugely-promising debut when registering a half-length victory in the crownhotel-bawtry.com EBF ‘Green Desert’ Maiden Stakes in the hands of Michael Hills.

 

The winner, owned and bred by Khalid Abdulla, is bred in the purple, being a half-brother to the Grade One Canadian International winner Redwood while his grandam Jolypha, a sister to Dancing Brave, won the the French Oaks and Prix Vermeille.

 

It took a while for the penny to drop for the son of Motivator but when he knuckled down he picked up really well, denying Godolphin’s Encke who had look the likely winner entering the final furlong.

 

Successful trainer Charlie Hills said: “We have always liked him. He is beautifully bred and has got a great temperament. Hopefully, he has got a bit of improvement in him as well.

 

“It was his first ever run, so he was entitled to be green but he did it nicely once the penny dropped. It’s a great maiden to win.

 

“I will have to speak to Teddy (Grimthorpe, the owner’s racing manager) but there are some nice races to look at for him. There is nothing immediate in mind and I doubt he would run in too many races this season.”

 

Michael Hills added: “We have got his half-brother Redwood and he won first time out as a two-year-old as well. This horse has done nice work and he is going to improve a lot for this race but he has shown us a nice bit of class at home. When I asked him to go, he quickened up like a nice horse.

 

“I think that he has got a future. When they have a bit of class, they carry you through the race and, when I asked him to quicken, he went well. He has all of the blood, now he has to do the business.”

 

Diana Cooper, representing Godolphin, said of the runner-up Encke: “He is a very nice horse and is a huge, raw type.

 

“He was very professional there and it did look to be a good race. He is beautifully bred - he is one of the last Kingmambo's and is out of a wonderful racemare (Shawanda) so he is one to look forward to.”

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

3.35pm crownhotel-bawtry.com E.B.F. 'GREEN DESERT' MAIDEN STAKES

£11,500 guaranteed, 1m. For 2yo, which are E.B.F. eligible Weights colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Entries 39 pay £55 Penalty value 1st £7,439.35 2nd £2,213.75 3rd £1,106.30 4th £553.15

 

1 PERENNIAL (Khalid Abdulla) Charlie Hills 2-9-3 Michael Hills [5] 12/1

2 ENCKE (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-3 Frankie Dettori [16] 7/2

3 RAWAAFED (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Brian Meehan 2-9-3 Richard Hills [8] 11/4 f

4 CURZON LINE (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-3 Ahmed Ajtebi [14]

5 BRAILSFORD (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-3 Kieren Fallon [10]

6 DEIA SUNRISE (IRE) (Michael Kerr-Dineen, M Hughes, Rachel Hood) John Gosden 2-9-3 William Buick [1]

7 DYNAMIC DUO (IRE) (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Dane O'Neill [3]

8 IMPERIAL ORDER (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Richard Hannon 2-9-3 Richard Hughes [11]

9 VENEGAZZU (IRE) (Eledy SRL) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-3 Jack Mitchell [13]

10 KUNG HEI FAT CHOY (USA) (Danethorpe Racing Partnership) James Given 2-9-3 Freddie Tylicki [2]

11 KAISER WILHELM (IRE) (D Lee) Paul Cole 2-9-3 Chris Catlin [4]

12 BRIDGEHAMPTON (M Hawtin) Michael Bell 2-9-3 Jamie Spencer [7]

13 DUTCHMAN'S FIELD (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 2-9-0 Billy Cray (3) [9]

14 TANTALIZED (Robert Hanson & Partners) Andrew Balding 2-8-12 David Probert [15]

15 BELLS OF BERLIN (Charles Wentworth) Alan McCabe 2-9-3 Robert Winston [6]

 

15 ran

Non-runner: 9 Hyperlink (going)

Time: 1m 40.88s

Distances: 1/2, hd, 4, nk, 3/4, hd, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, 3/4, 7, 1 1/2, 12, 7 

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms

Breeding: ch c Motivator - Arum Lily (USA) (Woodman (USA))

Totes: Win: £13.60 Places: £3.20, £2.10, £1.60 Exacta: £51.60

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Charles 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) Wins in 2011: 5

 

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 This Year: 27

 

 

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Race six - Elements Medispa Handicap

Winner quote

 

TWO UP FOR MIDGLEY

 

Paul Midgley followed up his win with Haajes yesterday, on day one of the Ladbrokes St Leger meeting, as Internationaldebut scored in the Elements Medispa Handicap.

 

The top-weight  had returned to form at York on Sunday and again hit the bullseye as Freddie Tylicki guided the 7/1 chance to a two-and-three-quarter length success over Marine Commando.

                                                                                   

Midgley said: “That is great. He won well and we can go for a few drinks now!

 

“It is either a case of Freddie gelling with him or that the horse has come to himself but he has threatened to be really good. He is the only one I can ride at home and beat them all so he must be good and it is nice to have a decent horse.

 

“We will keep him on the go while he is in form but I don’t have him entered anywhere.

 

“He was a bit like an aeroplane there, wasn’t he? We have had a great fortnight - the horses have been running well all year but the past fortnight has been pretty special.”

 

Tylicki added: “He has come very good and this time of year is probably his peak time. It took Paul two years to get a tune out of him but finally he has done it. The horse is quite a useful performer.

 

“He is well able to handle two quick runs and Paul’s horses are flying, so credit to him.

 

“It felt like it was a good, decent gallop but not overtly strong - they went a good, ordinary six-furlong pace  - and I was delighted with that.”

 

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

 

4.10pm ELEMENTS MEDISPA HANDICAP

£13,000 guaranteed, 6f. For 3yo+ Rated 76-90 (also open to such horses rated 75 and below) Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 5lb Minimum weight 8-7, 3-y-o 8-5 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 2lb Internationaldebut's Handicap Mark 93 Entries 50 pay £65 Penalty value 1st £8,409.70 2nd £2,502.50 3rd £1,250.60 4th £625.30

 

1 INTERNATIONALDEBUT (IRE) (A Taylor jnr.) Paul Midgley 6-9-9 Freddie Tylicki [16] 7/1

2 MARINE COMMANDO (M Wynne) Richard Fahey 3-9-1 Paul Hanagan [20] 16/1

3 FIVE STAR JUNIOR (USA) (Moyns Park Stud) Linda Stubbs 5-9-5 Shane Kelly [18] 28/1

4 SHROPSHIRE (IRE) (Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Charlie Hills 3-9-1 Michael Hills [13] 33/1

5 BARNET FAIR (Donald Wheatley) Richard Guest 3-9-4 Richard Hughes [15]

6 DIMENSION (Cheveley Park Stud) James Fanshawe 3-9-4 Kieren Fallon [6] 3/1f

7 IVORY SILK (Resurrection Partners) Jeremy Gask 6-8-7b Raul Da Silva (7) [4]

8 ADVANCED (Mrs J Ryan) Kevin Ryan 8-9-6 Jamie Spencer [12]

9 FARLOW (IRE) (Lawrence, Deal & Carolyn Thornton) Ralph Beckett 3-9-1 Jim Crowley [1]

10 MON BRAV (Koo’s Racing Club) Brian Ellison 4-9-2 Silvestre De Sousa [19]

11 WAKING WARRIOR (Hambleton Racing Ltd XVII) Kevin Ryan 3-9-0 Phillip Makin [14]

12 AZZURRA DU CAPRIO (IRE) (Blue Lion Racing IX) Ben Haslam 3-9-1 PJ McDonald [2]

13 PRAVDA STREET (Z Hatcher) Brian Ellison 6-9-0 Dale Swift (3) [10]

14 ABLE MASTER (IRE) (Tony Bloom) Jeremy Gask 5-9-1p Steve Drowne [11]

15 SUMMERINTHECITY (IRE) (Ali Mortazavi) Ed De Giles 4-9-6 Pat Cosgrave [3]

16 WE HAVE A DREAM (The Dreaming Squires) William Muir 6-9-4 George Baker [5]

17 DAMIKA (IRE) (G Bedford) Richard Whitaker 8-9-6p Michael Stainton [8]

18 DISCANTI (IRE) (The Lapin Blanc Racing Partnership) Tim Easterby 6-9-1t David Allan [17]

19 NOVELLEN LAD (IRE) (Johnson & Brougton) Willie Musson 6-9-5 Tom Queally [7]

20 CADEAUX PEARL (Paul Dixon) Dandy Nicholls 3-8-12b Billy Cray (3) [21]

21 BARNEY MCGREW (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 8-9-3b1 Tom Eaves [22]

 

21 ran

Non-runner: 3 STAR ROVER (self certificate - not sound)

Time: 1m 12.69s

Distances: 2 3/4, nk, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, nk, hd, hd, 1 1/2, 3/4, 1, hd, 3/4, sh, 1 1/2, 1, 1/2, 10, 2 1/4

Breeder: Ennistown Stud

Breeding: b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Whisper Light (IRE) (Caerleon (USA))

Totes: Win: £8.10 Places: £2.10, £2.30, £8.40, £9.80 Exacta: £254.00

 

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: 43

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Tylicki, Frederik Background: Son of three-time German champion jockey, Poland-born Andrzej Tylicki, who committed suicide in 2003. Frederik became interested in horses when 13 and began riding out with his father but moved to Ireland with his mother in 2001 after his parents divorced. Had apprenticeships with Dermot Weld and Jim Bolger before he followed close friend Jamie Moriaty across the Irish Sea to join Richard Fahey’s yard in early 2008. Champion apprentice in 2009. First Winner in Ireland: Chantelle, Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap, Navan, April 24, 2004. First Winner in Britain: Kings College Boy, Yorkshire Racing Festival Apprentice Handicap, Beverley, June 24, 2008. Big Race Wins: John Smith’s Cup (2008 Flying Clarets) Wins (2008-2010): 25; 71*; 26; (*champion apprentice) Wins This Year: 45

 

 

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DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

Race 7 - DFS Handicap - Winning Quotes

 

CLUB OCEANIC COULD STEP UP IN CLASS

 

Club Oceanic landed the concluding race on DFS Ladies Day, the DFS Handicap over 10 furongs.

 

Partnered by Jamie Spencer, the winner still had plenty to do entering the final furlong but was galvanised for a strong late run and came through to overhaul long-time leader Sharaayeen and then Chain Lightning to score by a neck. He was returned at 100/30.

 

Winning trainer Jeremy Noseda was not present but Barry Simpson, racing manager to Club Oceanic’s owner Sir Robert Ogden, said: “He has done extremely well for us and is a progressive horse.

 

“He looked a bit on and off the bridle but stayed on well once he picked up. Jamie said he could maybe step up to a mile and a half but why change when he is going so well over a mile and a quarter?

 

“He can occasionally be a bit quirky but just takes a bit of knowing. He has a lot of class about him.

 

“We could maybe look at stepping up to Listed class now. He is also still in the race at Newbury a week on Saturday (the Dubai Duty Free Handicap) for which I think he gets a 4lb penalty. We will see how he is, but that could be a possibility as he is in such good form.”

 

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

4.40pm DFS HANDICAP

£25,000 guaranteed, 1m 2f 60y. For 3yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below) Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 12lb; 3yo 9st 5lb Weight raised 6 Minimum weight 8-12, 3-y-o 8-5 Penalties after August 27th, each race won 6lb Burj Nahar's Handicap Mark 99 Entries 20 pay £125 Penalty value 1st £16,172.50 2nd £4,812.50 3rd £2,405.00 4th £1,202.50

 

1 CLUB OCEANIC (Sir Robert Ogden) Jeremy Noseda 3-9-1p Jamie Spencer* [7] 100/30

2 CHAIN LIGHTNING (Michael Pescod) Richard Hannon 3-9-0 Richard Hughes [5] 9/4f

3 SHARAAYEEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 4-9-4 Richard Hills [4] 9/2

4 PRINCE OF JOHANNE (IRE) (David Storey) Tom Tate 5-9-2p Robert Winston [8]

5 JUTLAND (Sh. Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-9 Silvestre De Sousa [1]

6 JANOOD (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 3-9-1 William Buick [3]

7 TOTAL COMMAND (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-6 Tom Queally [6]

8 BURJ NAHAR (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-10t Frankie Dettori [2]

 

8 ran

Time: 2m 08.48s

Distances: nk, nk, 2, 1/2, 11, nse, 1 1/4         

Breeder: Card Bloodstock

Breeding: b c Cape Cross (IRE)  - My Lass (Elmaamul (USA))

Totes: Win: £4.10 Places: £1.70, £1.60, £1.60 Exacta: £9.90

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Spencer, James (Jamie) Peter Date of Birth: 08/06/1980 Background:. Champion apprentice in Ireland 1999. Stable jockey to Aidan O’Brien in 2004, now freelance in Britain. Formerly married to Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer. Won 2002 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham on Pizarro. British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks (2009 Sariska), St Leger (2003 Brian Boru) Irish Classic Wins (3): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1998 Tarascon, 2002 Gossamer), Irish Oaks (2009 Sariska) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2005 David Junior), Coral-Eclipse (2006 David Junior), Fillies’ Mile (2001 Gossamer), Haydock Sprint Cup (2005 Goodricke), Lockinge Stakes (2007 Red Evie), Middle Park Stakes (2004 Ad Valorem), Nunthorpe Stakes (2002 Kyllachy), Racing Post Trophy (2008 Crowded House), Matron Stakes (2006 Red Evie), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2000 Sequoyah), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2004 Powerscourt), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2001 Ballingarry), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2006 Desert Lord), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2004 Oratorio), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2001 King Charlemagne), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2001 Endless Hall), Dubai Duty Free (2006 David Junior) Royal Ascot wins (18): St James’s Palace Stakes (2007 Excellent Art), Coventry Stakes (2001 Landseer, 2008 Art Connoisseur), Britannia Handicap (2003 New Seeker), Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson), Hampton Court Stakes (2004 Moscow Ballet), King Edward VII Stakes (2004 Five Dynasties), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2007 Nijoom Dubai, 2011 Samitar), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song), Royal Hunt Cup (2006 Cesare), Sandringham Handicap (2006 Red Evie, 2009 Moneycantbuymelove), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Norfolk Stakes (2009 Radiohead), Gold Cup (2011 Fame And Glory) Wins in Britain (1998-2010): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 103, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 207 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 153; 130; 108; Wins in 2011: 109

 

*RECEIVED A ONE-DAY BAN FOR CARELESS RIDING

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Noseda, Jeremy James Date of birth: 17/9/63 Trains at Shalfleet, Bury Road, Newmarket Other details: Served as assistant trainer with John Dunlop (6 years) as well as spells with Godolphin and John Gosden British Classic Wins: (1) Ladbrokes St Leger (2006 Sixties Icon) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish 2000 Guineas (2006 Araafa), Irish St Leger (2010 Sans Frontieres) Major wins: Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Cheveley Park Stakes (1998 Wannabe Grand, 2003 Carry On Katie), Meon Valley Stud Fillies’ Mile (2006 Simply Perfect), Middle Park Stakes (2003 Balmont), Sussex Stakes (2005 Proclamation), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Falmouth Stakes (2007 Simply Perfect), Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes (2010 Formosina), Royal Ascot Wins (9): Jersey Stakes (2002 Just James, 2005 Proclamation), Norfolk Stakes (2004 Blue Dakota), Albany Stakes (2005 La Chunga, 2006 Sander Camillo), St James’s Palace Stakes (2006 Araafa), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2007 Soldier’s Tale), Royal Hunt Cup (2009 Forgotten Voice), Wokingham Handicap (2010 Laddies Poker Two) First Goodwood winner: Blushing Bride (ROA Auction Stakes, September 20, 2000)Total Goodwood wins: 23 (8 at Festival Meeting) Horses in training (1998-2011): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; 119; 110; 97; Wins (1997-2010): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; 61; 61; 55; Wins in 2011: 51

 

                                                                       

 

 

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DFS LADIES DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

 

TODAY’S GOING AT 10AM

 

The going remains

 

GOOD.

 

There was no rain overnight, with a light shower at 6.30am.

 

The forecast for today is mainly dry weather, with the possibility of light showers generating between one and two millimetres of rain. Temperatures are forecast to reach 18 degrees Celcius.

 

Stalls’ Position

Straight Course: stands’ side

Round Course: inside

 

Weather Forecast

Friday - there is a risk of showers during the early hours & then dry - 22 degrees

Saturday - unsettled weather with the risk of showers later in the day - 21 degrees

 

 

NON-RUNNERS AT 10.30AM

  

1.25pm   IRISH STALLION FARMS EBF CARRIE RED FILLIES’ NURSERY

no2 COCKNEY FIRE  Self Certificate (Knocked Joint) 

 

2.25pm  WEATHERBYS INSURANCE £300,000 2-Y-0 STAKES  

no12  ARNOLD LANE (IRE) Self Certificate (Lame)

 

4.10pm   ELEMENTS MEDISPA HANDICAP

no3   STAR ROVER (IRE) Self Certificate (Not Sound)

 

 

 

POETIC DANCING IN THE MARKET

 

Clive Cox’s Poetic Dancer is the main market mover with Ladbrokes in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Carrie Red  Fillies’ Nursery. The juvenile was sixth at Goodwood last time and is an 8/1 chance having been 12/1 this morning.

 

In the Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes it is Kieren Fallon’s mount Seta which has been supported and the filly, who is dropping back in trip to seven furlongs, is 11/2 from 6/1.

 

The Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes is fiercely competitive event and  the favourite Bogart has been very popular. Kevin Ryan’s juvenile is 11/4 from 7/2 at the head of the market having won nicely in a similar race at York last time out. Cockney Dancer, who is unbeaten for Charlie Hills, is also being backed and Ladbrokes have trimmed her to 7/1 from 8/1.

      

The feature race of the afternoon is the DFS Park Hill Stakes and Ladbrokes are a top-priced 11/4 about The Queen’s Set To Music who is chasing her fifth win on the bounce. Favourite for the race is Dermot Weld’s Sense Of Purpose and four-year-old heads the market at 5/2.


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