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Friday, September 9, 2011

                       

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER, 2011

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STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 

CROWD

 

Today’s crowd came to just over 10,000, a slight increase on the 2010 figure for the corresponding day.

 

Mark Spincer, Managing Director at Doncaster, commented: “We are very pleased with the increase in the crowd and it has been a super day’s racing.

         

“It was a great result for the Irish with the John Oxx-trained Saddler’s Rock winning the Stobart Doncaster Cup in such spectacular style while Lyric Of Light and Ektihaam could be stars of the future.   

 

“We now look forward to tomorrow, the climax of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival - Ladbrokes St Leger Day.”

 

GROUND

 

The going at the end of day three of the 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival remains:

 

Good, Good to Firm in places

 

Jon Pullin, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, commented: “There is the risk of a shower in the early hours of the morning and I will wait until the morning before making any decision as to the going description.,

 

“If we miss the rain, it is likely that we will have good to firm ground tomorrow.”

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING JOCKEY

 

THIRD DAY STANDINGS

 

JOCKEY     1st   2nd   3rd

Frankie Dettori    3   6   1

Richard Hughes    3   3   3

Jamie Spencer    2   1   3

Richard Hills     1   2   2

William Buick    1   1   1

Eddie Ahern     1   1   -

Jim Crowley     1   -   1

Tom Queally     1   -   1

Michael Hills     1   -   -

Julie Krone     1   -   -

Wayne Lordan    1   -   -

Phillip Makin     1   -   -

Niall McCullagh    1   -   -

Johnny Murtagh    1   -   -

Joseph O’Brien    1   -   -

Freddie Tylicki    1   -   -

Paul Hanagan    -   1   2

Shane Kelly     -   1   1

Chris Catlin     -   1   -

John Fahy     -   1   -

Dane O’Neill     -   1   -

Charlie Swan    -   1   -

Daniel Tudhope    -   1   -

George Duffield    -   -   1

Kieren Fallon     -   -   1

Jimmy Fortune    -   -   1

Graham Gibbons    -   -   1

Luke Morris     -   -   1

Jimmy Quinn    -   -   1

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL LEADING TRAINER

 

THIRD DAY STANDINGS

 

TRAINER    1st   2nd   3rd

Richard Hannon   2   1   1

Paul Midgley    2   -   -

John Oxx IRE   2   -   -

Mahmood Al Zarooni  1   3   -

John Gosden   1   1   1

William Haggas   1   1   -

Kevin Ryan    1   1   -

Roger Varian   1   1   -

Charlie Hills    1   -   2

Dean Ivory    1   -   1

George Baker   1   -   -

Declan Carroll   1   -   -

David Elsworth   1   -   -

James Fanshawe   1   -   -

David Lanigan   1   -   -

Jeremy Noseda   1   -   -

Aidan O’Brien IRE   1   -   -

David Wachman IRE  1   -   -

Saeed bin Suroor   -   2   -

Mick Channon   -   1   2

Clive Cox    -   1   2

Brian Meehan   -   1   1

Michael Bell    -   1   -

Henry Candy   -   1   -

Ed Dunlop    -   1   -

Richard Fahey   -   1   -

Ed De Giles    -   1   -

Jim Goldie    -   1   -

Mike Murphy    -   1   -

Tom Tate    -   1   -

Sir Henry Cecil   -   -   1

Luca Cumani   -   -   1

Jeremy Gask   -   -   1

Jo Hughes    -   -   1

Ed McMahon   -   -   1

Hughie Morrison   -   -   1

Ollie Pears    -   -   1

Sir Mark Prescott   -   -   1

David Simcock   -   -   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

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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

 

THIRD DAY WINNERS

 

1.25pm POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES

REQUINTO (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) David Wachman IRE 2-9-00 Wayne Lordan [2] 100/30 Fav

 

1.55pm LADBROKES MALLARD HANDICAP

OLD HUNDRED (IRE) (Lael Stable) James Fanshawe v4-8-10 Eddie Ahern [10] 16/1

 

2.25pm STOBART DONCASTER CUP

SADDLER'S ROCK (IRE) (Michael O'Flynn) John Oxx IRE t1 3-8-01 Niall McCullagh [2] 11/2

 

3.00pm BARRETT STEEL MAY HILL STAKES

LYRIC OF LIGHT (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2] 9/1

 

3.35pm FRANK WHITTLE PARTNERSHIP CONDITIONS STAKES

EKTIHAAM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 2-9-02 Richard Hills [3] 8/15 Fav

 

4.10pm UNIVERSAL RECYCLING HANDICAP

SIRIUS PROSPECT (USA) (Miss N Yarrow) Dean Ivory 3-8-10 Jim Crowley [3] 12/1

 

4.40pm MOLLART COX CLASSIFIED STAKES

BEATEN UP (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [7] 9/4 Fav

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 

BLUE BUNTING AIMS TO STRIKE A BLOW FOR HER SEX IN THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

 

The 235th running of the Ladbrokes St Leger is due off at 3.10pm tomorrow and the oldest Classic in the world has among its nine runners a filly going for a place in history.

 

Blue Bunting, the Godolphin star, is trying to complete a Triple Crown of sorts, having won two Classics already this season, and become the first filly to win since User Friendly in 1992.

 

Her 16/1 victory in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 1 came as a surprise even to connections as the mile trip was thought to be inadequate.

 

She stepped up to a mile and a half next time out for the other British fillies’ Classic, the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on June 3, and started the 9/4 favourite but was unsuited by both the slow pace and the undulating course. She finished well and looked certain to get third before Frankie Dettori allowed Blue Bunting to coast in during the closing stages, losing out on third by a short-head to Izzi Top, with the jockey receiving a 10-day ban for easing down.

 

The three-year-old daughter of Dynaformer then went to Ireland for the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on July 17 and came with a storming late run to nail Banimpire on the line by a short-head.

 

She prepared for the Ladbrokes St Leger by taking on older horses for the first time in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and won well by three quarters of a length from four-year-old Vita Nova.

 

User Friendly, Sun Princess (1983) and Dunfermline (1977) captured the Darley Yorkshire Oaks before success in the St Leger, so the omens are good on that score. But 13 fillies have tried and failed to win the St Leger since User Friendly.

 

Blue Bunting, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, is one of three Godolphin runners in the Ladbrokes St Leger, with others being her pacemaker Rumh and stable companion Genius Beast. Godolphin has won the Ladbrokes St Leger five times, thanks to Classic Cliche (1995), Nedawi (1998), Mutafaweq (1999), Rule Of Law (2004) and Mastery (2009), who were all trained by Saeed bin Suroor.

 

Frankie Dettori, who has also won the Ladbrokes St Leger five times, commented: “Blue Bunting is great - you know that she is going to run a big race. She is tough, she goes on any ground and she will stay.

 

“I am looking forward to riding her - she was won three Group Ones including two Classics and usually it is very hard for a filly to compete with the colts but Blue Bunting is tough and she can take it.

 

“I always like to ride her because she is going to be thereabouts and she likes a scrap - she suits my riding. The only time she has got beat this season was at Epsom where they went slow and it turned out to be a sprint. A strong-run one mile and six furlongs will be absolutely ideal for her.”

 

 

LADBROKES BETTING NEWS

 

Ladbrokes, official sponsor of the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, reports early support for the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Motrice in the day’s feature race, the Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup (2.25pm).

 

Motrice, easy winner of the Listed Windflower March Stakes at Goodwood on August 27 and third in this race last year, is now a 9/2 chance with Ladbrokes after opening at 5/1.

 

Racing Post’s Pricewise column invariable affects the betting market and one of today’s selections, the David Simcock-trained Precision Break, is now 7/1 from 9/1 for the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (1.55pm). Ladbrokes also reports interest in that race for the Luca Cumani-trained Bourne - 5/1 from 6/1.

 

Racing kicks off today with the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (1.25pm) over five furlongs for juveniles and Ladbrokes has seen money for the Jo Hughes-trained Caledonia Lady, ridden by champion jockey Paul Hanagan. The Firebreak filly is now a 25/1 shot, having opened at 33/1.

 

Ladbrokes also reveals that Docofthebay, trained by Dandy Nicholls, has been supported in to 10/1 from 14/1 for the Universal Recycling Handicap (4.10pm) over an extended six furlongs. The Paul Dixon-owned seven-year-old Docksider gelding was ridden in work by US Hall of Fame rider Julie Krone, the only woman to ride the winner of an American Triple Crown race and a Breeders’ Cup contest, on Tuesday. Krone won the Clipper Logistics Leger Legend Classified Stakes on the opening day at Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival  on Wednesday, September 7.

 

In the concluding Mollart Cox Classified Stakes (4.40pm) over an extended 10 furlongs, Ladbrokes has taken noticeable early money for a trio of contenders. The Tim Easterby-trained Mirrored has tightened into 6/1 from 8/1, Viva Vettori from the in-form David Elsworth yard is now 7/1 from 8/1, while the William Haggas-trained Beaten Up is in a shade to 4/1 from 9/2.

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FACTS

 

Blue Bunting and her stablemate Rumh are each bidding to become the first filly to win the Ladbrokes St Leger since the Clive Brittain-trained User Friendly in 1992.

 

Should Sea Moon retain favouritism and win tomorrow’s Ladbrokes St Leger, he will be the first favourite to prevail since Sixties Icon (11/8) in 2006, when the race was staged at York due to Doncaster Racecourse’s redevelopment.

 

Godolphin (Blue Bunting, Genius Beast and Rumh) may deem it a good omen should the current field of nine runners go to post on Saturday. The Dubai operation won the prize on the last three occasions that the field consisted of nine contenders - Rule Of Law (2004), Mutafaweq (1999) and Nedawi (1998).

 

Sea Moon is bidding to follow a family tradition. The Beat Hollow colt out of Eva Luna is a three-parts brother to the 2003 victor, Brian Boru.

 

Dynaformer, who stands at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky, sired Lucarno, successful in 2007. With two runners, Blue Bunting and Buthelezi, he is the stallion with the most representatives in this year’s contest.

 

In the past 20 years, only Sadler’s Wells (2003 Brian Boru, 2001 Milan) and Rainbow Quest (2000 Millenary, 1998 Nedawi) have sired more than one Ladbrokes St Leger winner. Other stallions bidding for a second success are Galileo (Seville; 2006 Sixties Icon), Montjeu (Masked Marvel; 2005 Scorpion), Kingmambo (Genius Beast; 2004 Rule Of Law).  

         

With five Ladbrokes St Leger winners to his name, Blue Bunting’s rider Frankie Dettori is the most successful jockey currently riding. Should the Italian win on Saturday, he would match the great Fred Archer but still find himself two wins shy of Lester Piggott’s eight triumphs and would need three victories to match Bill Scott’s all-time record of nine, notched between 1821 and 1846.

 

Saeed bin Suroor has saddled five winners of the Ladbrokes St Leger for Godolphin (2009 Mastery, 2004 Rule Of Law, 1999 Mutafaweq, 1998 Nedawi, 1995 Classic Cliche), making him the most successful current trainer, but finds himself some way short of John Scott’s remarkable record of 16 wins achieved between 1827 and 1862.

 

Aidan O’Brien is going for a fourth Ladbrokes St Leger win with Seville, following on from Scorpion (2005), Brian Boru (2003) and Milan (2001), while John Gosden seeks a fourth victory with Masked Marvel and Buthelezi, having triumphed with Arctic Cosmos (2010), Lucarno (2007) and Shantou (1996).

 

 

 

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Race One Win Quotes -

Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes

REQUINTO FLIES TO CHILDERS GLORY

 

Requinto may be in line for another tilt at older opposition after proving too speedy for his peers in the first race of the day, the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes over five furlongs.

 

The David Wachman-trained two-year-old had been found wanting against his elders when 13th behind Margot Did in the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes over the distance at York last month, but back among his own age group, the Dansili colt regained the winning thread with a short-head verdict over Burwaaz.

 

Requinto, sent off the 100/30 favourite, could now head to Longchamp in October for the all-aged Group One Prix de l’Abbaye, again over five furlongs.  

 

Paul Smith, son of the colt’s joint-owner Derrick Smith, revealed: “As regards the future, we will probably look at something like the Middle Park Stakes or the Prix de l’Abbaye. It depends on the ground but he deserves to take his chance. If he gets his conditions, he will be competitive against whoever he faces over five furlongs.

 

“I think he is a five-furlong horse at the moment. That seems to be where his best runs are. I also think he is ground dependent and that showed today in comparison to York when the ground probably went against him.”

 

Smith also hailed winning rider Wayne Lordan who has partnered the colt to four wins in seven career starts.

 

He said: “Wayne gave him a fabulous ride. He had him in a beautiful position and settled him - Wayne was first class, I must stress how good he was today. He popped him out and travelled beautifully.”

 

Lordan was impressed with his mount and commented: “The ground suited him quite well today - he likes fast ground - and five furlongs is his trip. He is tough with loads of speed, so he did it well.

 

“I was able to jump, get a nice lead, and travel. I asked him to go forward a furlong and a half out and he picked up well. There was one coming towards to me at the line but we held on, so that was the best thing. He is fairly wide and compact, so he is full of speed and that’s what you want in a sprinter.

 

“He travelled quite well against older horses in the Nunthorpe Stakes until about two and a half furlongs out but when I asked him to go forward and get competitive in the race, he just wasn’t able to handle the ground. Even though he finished where he did then, I was still quite happy with the way he travelled against the older horses.

 

“As you have seen today, the ground is the key to him. He makes my life a lot easier because he jumps and you can ride him forward - that’s the way he travels. He is a grand little horse.”

 

Race 1 - Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) - Placed Quotes

 

SO CLOSE FOR BURWAAZ

 

Burwaaz flew home under Richard Hills to take second in the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes, going down by a short-head to Requinto.

 

Trainer Ed Dunlop commented: “It’s boring to be beaten a short-head in a Group Two race and he was just making up the ground close home. The way he was ridden today, it looks like he will stay a bit further.

 

“He hasn’t won a stakes race yet which he deserves to. However, he has finished closer to Requinto today than he did in the Molecomb so that is improved form.

 

“He is a really scopey individual and should make up into a good three-year-old sprinter next year.

 

“We could now go for the Cornwallis Stakes (Group 3, five furlongs, Ascot, October 1) with him.”

 

GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

Wayne Lordan, partner of the 10/3 favourite and winner Requinto, thought the ground: “Beautiful - good and safe.”

 

Richard Hills, rider of the second Burwaaz, said: “It is beautiful ground.”

 

Paul Hanagan, rider of third Caledonia Lady, said: “It is good but still flicking off the top and a bit loose.”

 

Richard Hughes, on board fourth Lilbourne Lad, described the going as: “Perfect.”

 

Robert Winston, on board Angels Will Fall, said: “It is nice ground and nearly good.”

 

Jimmy Fortune, partner of Kohala, said: “It has quickened since yesterday.”

 

Kieren Fallon, jockey of Miss Lahar, said: “Good.”

 

Jamie Spencer, rider of My Propeller, said: “It is similar to yesterday.”

Phillip Makin, on board On The Dark Side, said: “It has quickened up since yesterday.”

 

William Buick, rider of Vocational, said: “It has dried up a bit.”

 

 

 

WILLIAM BUICK SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS

 

William Buick was suspended for two days for careless riding because he allowed the sixth Vocational to drift left and interfere with the seventh Angels Will Fall (Robert Winston) in the closing stages of the opening Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes.

 

His ban is on Sunday, September 25 and Monday, September 26.

 

FIRST RACE RESULT

 

1.25pm POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES

Group 2, Class 1, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £39,697; 2nd: £15,050; 3rd: £7,532; 4th: £3,752; 5th: £1,883; 6th: £945

 

1)  REQUINTO (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) David Wachman IRE 2-9-00 Wayne Lordan [2] 100/30 Fav

2)  BURWAAZ (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 2-9-00 Richard Hills [4] 6/1

3)  CALEDONIA LADY (Isla & Colin Cage) Jo Hughes 2-8-11 Paul Hanagan [1] 20/1

4)  LILBOURNE LAD (IRE) (Andrew Russell) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [10]

5)  KOHALA (IRE) (M Dalby, Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd) David Barron 2-8-11 Jimmy Fortune [5]

6)  VOCATIONAL (USA) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 William Buick [7]

7)  ANGELS WILL FALL (IRE) (Mrs E O’Leary) Charlie Hills 2-8-11 Robert Winston [6]

8)  MY PROPELLER (IRE) (Joey Barton) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [3]

9)  MISS LAHAR (Barry Walters Catering) Mick Channon 2-8-11 Kieren Fallon [9]

10)  ON THE DARK SIDE (IRE) (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 2-8-11 Phillip Makin [8]

 

10 ran

Time: 59.23s Distances: sh, ½, nk, 2, nk, 1½, 2½, 6, 1¼  

Breeder: Liberty Bloodstock Breeding: b c Dansili - Damson (IRE) (Entrepreneur)

Tote Win: £3.00 Places: £1.10; £2.10; £5.90 Exacta: £16.00

 

Winning Trainer:- Name: Wachman, David Date of birth: July 5, 1971 Date of First Licence: 1996 Based: Longfield Stud, Goolds Cross, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland Background: After leaving Glenstal Abbey School went to Australia to work with trainer Bill Mitchell before heading to Lambourn to as assistant Jenny Pitman. Returned to Ireland to work for Michael Hourigan and Jim Bolger. Married to Katie, daughter of Coolmore supremo John Magnier Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2009 Again) Other Big Race Wins Include: Phoenix Stakes (2004 Damson), Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap (2005 Luas Line), Betfred Classic Trial (2005 Fracas), Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (2005 Fracas), Greenham Stakes (2005 Indesatchel), Tetrarch Stakes (2005 Indesatchel), Dubai Duty Free Anglesey Stakes (2008 Bushranger), Darley Prix Morny (2008 Bushranger), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2008 Again), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2008 Bushranger), bet365 Molecomb Stakes (2011 Requinto), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2011 Requinto) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Queen Mary Stakes (2004 Damson) Wins in Britain in 2011: 2

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Lordan, Wayne Born: County Cork Background: He is one of amateur rider Pat Lordan’s five children and was initially apprenticed to trainer Thomond O’Mara. Runner-up to Tadhg O’Shea in the 2001 Irish apprentice championship, he spent the winter of 2001/2002 riding for Barney Curley in Britain. He rides principally for Tommy Stack, for whom he has ridden work since his days with O’Mara Big Race Wins: Amethyst Stakes (2005 Tolpudle); Denny Cordell Lavarack Memorial EBF Stakes (2005 Luas Line); Goffs Challenge (2001 Serious Play); Irish Lincolnshire (2004 Tolpuddle); Park Express EBF Stakes (2006 Danehill Music), Dubai Duty Free Anglesey Stakes (2008 Bushranger), bet365 Molecomb Stakes (2011 Requinto), Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2011 Requinto)  First Group One Winner: Sole Power, Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, York, August 20, 2010 First Career Win: Ethbaat, Killarney, July 15, 1998 First Winner in Britain: Just Magical, Wolverhampton, December 15, 2001 Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Forest Stakes (2011 Lolly For Dolly) Wins in Britain in 2011: 4

 

 

 

 

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Race Two Win Quotes -

Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap

 

MALLARD FALLS TO OLD HUNDRED

 

Eddie Ahern produced Old Hundred with a perfectly-timed run to land the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap and, in so doing, denied the ever popular Nanton a second victory in the extended mile and six furlongs contest.

 

Old Hundred, trained by James Fanshawe, is fast becoming a course specialist on Town Moor as the  four-year-old was winning at Doncaster for the second time in five starts here and is yet to finish out of the frame at the course.

 

William Buick set a steady tempo up front aboard Eternal Heart but that evidently played into Old Hundred’s hands as Ahern produced his mount with a challenging run approaching the final furlong and the 16/1 chance quickened well inside the distance.

 

Ahern said: “Plenty of us jockeys were roaring at William Buick but I don’t think he heard us because he didn’t go any faster. I enjoyed that, I got a buzz off it.

 

“Old Hundred really loves it round Doncaster and everyone who knows the horse has given me good advice, telling me to get plenty of cover, get him travelling and keep him interested.

 

“I had a bad draw, so I was a little bit worried that I might not be able to carry out the instructions but I ended up finding a good spot where he was getting cover and it was a help that I didn’t get there too soon.

 

“He is talented and there has always been excuses for his bad runs. The last time at Newmarket, the ground was soft. There are always genuine excuses when he doesn’t win but, when he gets his ground on a left-handed track that he likes, he comes into himself.”

 

Nanton, the nine-year-old grey who landed this prize in 2009, almost snatched the spoils at the wire for genial trainer Jim Goldie. The 25/1 shot flew late under Daniel Tudhope but failed by a head.

 

Goldie commented: “We tried to employ the bike riding skills and keep out of the wind as long as possible. It nearly worked and it was a great ride - if he had won it would have been a brilliant ride. The horse loves racing and is a real character. He’s in the Cambridgeshire and he’s been second and third in that so we will have another go.

 

“Danny gets a great tune out of him. Nanton made a dash to the line but just failed and has run a brilliant race again. He loves it here and never runs a bad race. It’s a very fair track and they have to commit at some stage up the straight, which suits him because he will gallop all the way to the line. He is such a genuine horse.

 

“I was wandering if the handicapper would take a couple of pounds off him but I am afraid that won’t happen now. That’s probably his best run off his highest mark - he usually wins off about 98, so to do it off a mark in the 100s is a brilliant run.”

 

SECOND RACE RESULT

 

1.55pm LADBROKES MALLARD HANDICAP

Class 2, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 92-110 (also open to such horses rated 111 or higher; such horses rated 91 and below are also eligible), 1m 6f 132yds. Weights: highest weight 4yo+ 10st; 3yo 9st 2lb; minimum weight 4yo+ 8st 10lb; 3yo 7st 12lb. Penalty Values: after August 27, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 12lb. Penalties: 1st: £25,876; 2nd: £7,700; 3rd: £3,848; 4th: £1,924

 

1)  OLD HUNDRED (IRE) (Lael Stable) James Fanshawe v4-8-10 Eddie Ahern [10] 16/1

2)  NANTON (USA) (Stuart Morrison) Jim Goldie 9-9-12 Daniel Tudhope [1] 25/1

3)  BOURNE (Aston House Stud) Luca Cumani 5-8-13 Kieren Fallon [6] 6/1

4)  TOMINATOR (Susy Haslehurst, Reg Hollinshead) Reg Hollinshead 4-9-07 Paul Pickard (3) [4]

5)  HARLESTONE TIMES (IRE) (John Dunlop) John Dunlop 4-9-10 Ted Durcan [9]

6)  SHERNANDO (The Originals) Mark Johnston 4-9-01 Paul Hanagan [11]

7)  PRECISION BREAK (USA) (Fitri Hay) David Simcock 6-9-05 Jamie Spencer [5]

8)  THEOLOGY (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Touchstone) Jeremy Noseda 4-10-00 Richard Hughes [3]

9)  HAWK MOUNTAIN (UAE) (Paul Morrison & Nick Luck) John Quinn 6-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [8]

10)  ITLAAQ (Jean Turpin) Mick Easterby t5-9-04 Graham Gibbons [7]

11)  ETERNAL HEART (IRE) (Joan Keaney) Mark Johnston 3-8-12 William Buick [2] 9/2 Fav

 

11 ran

Time: 3m 12.28s Distances: hd, ½, hd, 1½, nose, nk, hd, 3¼, 1¼, ¾ 

Breeder: Lael Stables Breeding: b g Tiger Hill (IRE) - Bordighera (USA) (Alysheba (USA))

Tote Win: £22.70 Places: £5.80; £6.00; £2.10 Exacta: £315.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Fanshawe, James Robert Date of birth:6/8/62. Trains at Pegasus Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1990 First winner: Black Sapphire, Salisbury, May 8, 1990 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Michael Stoute and David Nicholson. Major wins include: Eclipse Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Dante Stakes (1991 Environment Friend), Prix Kergorlay (1998 Arctic Owl), Jockey Club Stakes (1998 Arctic Owl), Prix du Cadran (1998 Invermark), Bonusprint Stakes (1999 Arctic Owl), Irish St Leger (2000 Arctic Owl), Fillies’ Mile (2002 Soviet Song), May Hill Stakes (2007 Spacious) Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia), Falmouth Stakes (2003 Macadamia, 2004 & 2005 Soviet Song), Darley July Cup (2004 Frizzante), Sussex Stakes (2004 Soviet Song), Blue Square Stewards’ Cup (2007 Zidane), Sony Summer Mile (2007 Cesare), Gimcrack Stakes (2007 Sir Gerry) Other details: National Hunt successes include Champion Hurdle (1992 Royal Gait and 2002 Hors La Loi III) Royal Ascot Wins (9): Royal Hunt Cup (2003 Macadamia, 2006 Cesare), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2004 Unscrupulous), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2005 Cruzspiel), Windsor Forest Stakes (2006 Soviet Song, 2009 Spacious), Britannia Handicap (2006 Sir Gerard), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2011 Society Rock), Wokingham Handicap (2011 Deacon Blues) Number of horses in training (1990-2011): 32; 51; 78; 71; 82; 76; 62; 59; 58; 65; 98; 87; 84; 110; 106; 105; 103; 101; 99; 93; 55; 47; Wins (1990-2010): 20; 20; 28; 34; 24; 29; 22; 23; 52; 46; 40; 38; 58; 46; 44; 43; 46; 36; 33; 24; 29; Wins in 2011: 22

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Ahern, Edward Delacy First Winner: Ardlea House (Dundalk, November 7, 1994) Major Achievements: Champion Apprentice and Derrinstown Stud Champion Apprentice in 1997 Major Races Won: Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1999 Preseli), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), July Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince, 2011 Frederick Engels), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2007 Strike The Deal), totesport Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), totesport.com Cesarewitch (2008 Caracciola), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2006 Strategic Prince), Betfred Silver Bowl (2008 Staying On), TBA Lowther Stakes (2008 Infamous Angel), Acomb Stakes (2009 Elusive Pimpernel), Northumberland Plate (2010 Overturn), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve), Sky Bet Strensall Stakes (2009 Palavicini), Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (2010 Aviate) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Ascot Stakes (1998 San Sebastian, 2011 Veiled), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2004 Blue Dakota), Wokingham Stakes (2004 Lafi), King Edward VII Stakes (2009 Father Time), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola), Royal Hunt Cup (2011 Julienas) Wins in Britain (2000-2010): 1; 3; 84; 107; 111; 120; 140; 89; 84; 99; 68; Wins in 2011: 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 

Race Three Win Quotes -

Stobart Doncaster Cup

 

SADDLER’S ROCKS OPINION POLL

 

Saddler’s Rock announced himself as a stayer to be reckoned with when becoming the third Irish-trained winner in the past five renewals of the Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup.

 

John Oxx’s charge landed the two and a quarter-mile contest by an easy four lengths but victory looked far from assured two furlongs from home as a motionless Frankie Dettori appeared to be cruising towards certain success aboard the market leader, Opinion Poll.

 

But the picture changed dramatically inside the final furlong as the Niall McCullagh-ridden Saddler’s Rock swept past the floundering 11/8 favourite to give Oxx his first win in the race since Enzeli in 2000.

 

Enzeli had already won the 1999 Ascot Gold Cup and that Group One contest next June could now be on the agenda for Saddler’s Rock.

 

Jimmy O’Neill, Oxx’s Travelling Head Lad, said: “The Ascot Gold Cup would make sense next year and there is no reason why he couldn’t get a couple of extra furlongs next year. Fame And Glory is a good horse and has class but we ran him fairly close last time and this horse is improving with every race.

 

“We were stepping a bit into the unknown going beyond two miles but the horse is in good form, loves this ground and he is by Sadler’s Wells. He did it well, galloped well and Niall had a job to pull him up. He looks like he’s a live sort of a Cup horse for next year.

 

“He has progressed for every run and he just has this way that he is very idle, that’s the way he is, but you know as soon as you give him that reminder, away he goes.”

 

Niall McCullagh, enjoying his second spell as second rider behind Johnny Murtagh at the Oxx stable, was landing his first Group Two win in Europe, having scored at that level in India previously.

 

McCullagh commented: “They went a good pace and he is a very economical little horse - he is the same at home - and he only comes alive when you grab hold of him.

 

“Coming down past the three-furlong pole, I gave him a squeeze and he took off but I ran into a little bit of a dead end. I had to take back off Paul Hanagan’s (Motrice) horse and let Frankie go but once I asked my lad to come alive, I was always going to get there. He finished out really well.

 

“I had a feeling that Frankie was running on empty whereas my horse hadn’t really got into top gear. I knew that I was going to finish well and I did.

 

“He is improving with every race and the boss is a great trainer. I rode him earlier in the year on his first run at Leopardstown and I was pushing the whole way. I came back and told John that he was a really nice horse and he has progressed and progressed.

 

“He has come this far and hopefully he can keep progressing and turn into a nice Cup horse. He is going to mature and he has a good stout pedigree, so hopefully he can make it into a nice horse.”

 

Race Three Place Quotes -

Stobart Doncaster Cup

 

 

FAVOURITE OPINION POLL SECOND

 

Opinion Poll, the 11/8 favourite, finished second to three-year-old Saddler’s Rock who received 17lb in the Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup.

 

Frankie Dettori cruised up to the leader Motrice two furlongs out and then went to front after another half-furlong but was challenged inside the final furlongs by the winner who went on to win by four lengths.

 

Dettori said: “Opinion Poll ran a great race, giving a stone and three pounds to the winner. It was just a step too far.”

 

Mahmood Al Zarooni, Opinion Poll’s trainer, added: “We got beat by a better horse.”

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.25pm STOBART DONCASTER CUP

Class 1, Group 2, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+, 2m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 1lb; 3yo fillies 7st 12lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 1lb; 4yo+ fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: after February 28, 2011, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 14lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £56,710; 2nd: £21,500; 3rd: £10,760; 4th: £5,360; 5th: £2,690; 6th: £1,350

 

1)  SADDLER'S ROCK (IRE) (Michael O’Flynn) John Oxx IRE t1 3-8-01 Niall McCullagh [2] 11/2

2)  OPINION POLL (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 5-9-04 Frankie Dettori [4] 11/8 Fav

3)  MOTRICE (Kirsten Rausing) Sir Mark Prescott Bt 4-8-12 Paul Hanagan [5] 9/2

4)  BERGO (GER) (Ann Burrows) Gary Moore 8-9-01 George Baker [1]

5)  TASTAHIL (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 7-9-01 Richard Hills [6]

6)  BLUE BAJAN (IRE) (Dr John Hollowood) David O'Meara 9-9-04 Daniel Tudhope [7]

7)  TACTICIAN (The Queen) Michael Bell 4-9-01 Eddie Ahern [8]

 

7 ran Non-Runner: Dayia (Going)

Time: 3m 49.83s Distances: 4, 1¼, 8, 1, 10, ½ 

Breeder: Rockfield Farm 

Breeding: b c Sadler’s Wells (USA) - Grecian Bride (IRE) (Groom Dancer (USA))

Tote Win: £8.70 Places: £3.20; £1.20  Exacta: £17.70

 

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 Britain in 2011: 2

 

Winning jockey:-Name: McCullagh, Niall George Big Race Wins: C L Weld Park Stakes (2004 Jazz Princess); EBF Salsabil Stakes (2003 Crimphill); Give Thanks Stakes (2004 My Renee); Harvest Stakes (2003 My Renee); Isabel Morris Marble Hill Stakes (2005 Waterways); ladbrokes.com International Stakes (2004 Red Feather); Palace House Stakes (2006 Dandy Man); September Handicap (2004 Spanish John), Stobart Doncaster Cup (2011 Saddler’s Rock) Wins in Britain in 2011: 1

 

 

 

 

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Race Four Win Quotes -

Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes

 

DETTORI HITS RIGHT NOTE ON LYRIC OF LIGHT

 

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni arrived just in time to see Lyric Of Light secure victory by a  neck in the Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes.

 

Al Zarooni and the rest of the Godolphin contingent had endured traffic that was more stop than start en route to Doncaster from Newmarket, but the Frankie Dettori-ridden filly made the tedious journey worthwhile in the mile contest as she battled to success from the John Gosden-trained 2/1 favourite, Fallen For You.

 

Lyric Of Light, sent off at 9/1, is among a handful of classy juvenile fillies in the Godolphin camp and Paddy Power is already offering 16/1 about the Street Cry filly for next year’s QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, while Ladbrokes and William Hill are shorter at 12/1.

 

Prior to that, Lyric Of Light could step out in Group One company at either Newmarket or Longchamp this autumn, with much depending upon what connections decide to do with her stablemate Discourse, winner of the Group Three Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket last month.

 

Al Zarooni, welcoming his 50th British winner of the year, revealed: “We may take Lyric Of Light to France. She has options to go to the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp and the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Discourse is likely to go to the Newmarket race so if that happens then this filly would probably go to France.

 

“This is a nice filly and we will see how she improves after this race - I am very happy for His Highness (Sheikh Mohammed).

 

“It was a good performance from a filly who had just won a maiden.”

 

Dettori was delighted with the result, although connections had to endure a stewards’ enquiry after the front two came close together in the battle to the line.

 

He said: “She has only run once before and there is a big crowd here today. When I hit the front, I went right so I tried to steer her as much as I could without interfering with William but she has still got a lot of class.

 

"She’s got one ear pricked now and hopefully there is a bit more left in the tank.

" Mahmood liked her but I thought it was a big jump from a maiden. He was right and has some great fillies this year and they are bringing each other along.”

 

Race Four Place Quotes -

Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes

 

GOSDEN PLEASED WITH FALLEN FOR YOU

 

John Gosden was delighted with the William Buick-ridden Fallen For You, the 2/1 favourite, who finished second in the Group Two Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes when beaten a neck by Godolphin’s Lyric Of Light.

 

The Newmarket trainer said: “I am thrilled with the performance and very happy with her.

 

“She has only run in a maiden and at home she has done nice work.

 

“She was a little green and confused today when she was asked to race and that is because the trainer does not train two-year-olds to be honed to the moment.

 

“But it was a really lovely run and, if she is in order, we will go straight to Newmarket to run in the Fillies’ Mile.

 

“It was a hot race today - she is a lovely big filly and a good prospect for next year.

 

“They came across a fair way but that happens in racing and if you consider where the wind is - it is a cross headwind that is not exactly a surprise is it.

 

“I think they made Fallen For You a bit short for a maiden. The form horses were a good way back so it was probably a good May Hill.”

 

 

STEWARDS BAN DETTORI FOR TWO DAYS

 

 

Frankie Dettori was banned for two days for his ride on Lyric Of Light - Sunday, September 25 and Monday, September 26 - because of careless riding.

 

The stewards judged that Lyric Of Light interfered with Fallen For You by drifting right inside the final furlong but considered the interference had not improved the winner’s placing, allowing the result to stand.

       

The steward also looked into Dettori’s use of the whip inside the final furlong. They ruled that he had used his whip without giving the filly time to respond and cautioned him.

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.00pm BARRETT STEEL MAY HILL STAKES

 

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Class 1, Group 2, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £39,697; 2nd: £15,050; 3rd: £7,532; 4th: £3,752; 5th: £1,883; 6th: £945

 

1)  LYRIC OF LIGHT (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [2] 9/1 

2)  FALLEN FOR YOU (Normandie Stud Ltd) John Gosden 2-8-12 William Buick [8] 2/1 Fav

3)  SAMITAR (Nick & Olga Dhandsa, John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Jamie Spencer [5] 9/2

4)  REGAL REALM (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Jimmy Fortune [4]

5)  SEMAYYEL (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Kieren Fallon  [3]

6)  EVERLONG (C G P Wyatt) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [6]

7)  NA ZDOROVIE (Mette Campbell-Andenaes) Charlie Hills 2-8-12 Michael Hills [1]

8)  SWITCHER (IRE) (The Whipper Partnership) Tom Dascombe 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [7]

 

8 ran

Time: 1m 38.39s Distances: nk, 3¼, 2, 4, ½, 1¾, 1½ 

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

Tote Win: £4.40 Places: £1.30; £1.20; £1.80   Exacta: £15.00

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Al Zarooni, Mahmood Born: October 15, 1976, Dubai Based: Moulton Paddocks, Newmarket Background: Started riding endurance horses in desert when 17, spent a season and half with Rod Simpson at Ghantoot Racing Club on outskirts of Dubai, progressing from groom to assistant trainer. In 1999, moved to the Sharjah stables of Ali Al Raihe where gained first experience of working with thoroughbreds. An opportunity arose ahead of 2008/2009 Dubai season when Sheikh Mohammed took him to assist Mubarak bin Shafya at Al Asifa Stables. Became one of Saeed bin Suroor's assistants after 2009 Dubai World Cup meeting, before being appointed as one of Godolphin’s trainers in March, 2010. British Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati), german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2011 Discourse), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2011 Opinion Poll) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Wins (2010): 43; Wins in 2011: 50

     

Winning jockey:-Name: Dettori, Lanfranco. Born: 15/12/70 in Milan, Italy Background: Son of dual English 2000 Guineas winning jockey Gianfranco, “Frankie” also came to Britain early in his career to become apprentice for Luca Cumani in July 1985. In 1990, he became the first teenager to ride 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Appointed number one jockey for brand new Godolphin stable in the winter of 1993/94. Champion jockey for the first time in 1994 with 223 winners, retaining his title the following year with 216 victories. Became the first jockey to win all seven races on a card on September 28, 1996, at Ascot. Narrowly escaped death when his plane crashed shortly after take off at Newmarket racecourse in June 2000. He received an honorary MBE on December 29, 2000, and became champion jockey for a third time in 2004 with 195 victories. First winner: Rif (Turin, Italy, November 16, 1986), First British winner: Lizzy Hare (Goodwood June 9, 1987) Other Achievements: Received Bill Shoemaker Award for outstanding performance by a jockey at 2006 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs British Classic wins; (14) Investec Derby (2007 Authorized), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting) Irish Classic wins: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2003 Vintage Tipple, 2011 Bleu Bunting), Irish Derby (1994 Balanchine), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi), Irish St Leger (1999 Kayf Tara) French Classic wins: Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane Hermes (2007 West Wind) Other major wins include: Cheveley Park Stakes (2000 Regal Rose, 2003 Carry On Katie), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), GNER Doncaster Cup (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Falmouth Stakes (2008 Nahoodh), Fillies’ Mile (1990 Shamshir, 1999 Teggiano, 2000 Crystal Music, 2010 White Moonstone), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale, 2011 Blue Bunting), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Morny (2011 Dabirsim); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal), Ireland: Irish Champion Stakes (1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera) Japan: Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased) North America: Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2006 Ouija Board), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2004 Wilko), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1994 Barathea), Breeders’ Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2006 Red Rocks), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2003 Falbrav, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak), Hong Kong Vase (1996 Luso), Centenary Sprint Cup (2002 Firebolt), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1996 Overbury) Royal Ascot wins: 45 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), 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: 49

 

 

 

 

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Race Five Win Quotes -

Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes

 

EKTIHAAM A COLT WITH “A VERY BIG FUTURE”

 

Ektihaam strode out the impressive four-length winner of the Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes and earned a quote of 12/1 for next year’s QIPCO 2,000 Guineas from Victor Chandler, while Paddy Power went 20/1 for the mile Classic.

 

Trainer Roger Varian was not getting carried away with such talk about the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt who made it two wins from two starts in the mile contest, having landed a seven-furlong maiden at Newbury in July.  

The first-season trainer commented: “Richard (Hills) was pleased with him. He had a bit of gap after that Newbury run and Richard said it was like he was having his first race again. He needed a bit of company and there was just a bit of greenness. It was the first time he’d been kicked in the belly and really went away from the other horse nicely. Hopefully, he will learn a bit from the race today.

 

“He was still a bit green today but he travelled nicely and he behaved himself. Just watching the replay, I think Richard got his stick into the right hand when he got on to the rail and kept him straight.

 

“He is a big, athletic horse and he has a big athletic stride. Richard did the right thing today by getting a lead and getting the horse to drop his head before sending him on about his business later in the race.

 

“I think that he probably wants a mile now. He covers a lot of ground and, if they go quicker, I think that he will travel well. We are just happy to have won today and we will get him home and see that he is one piece before making any plans.”

 

“He’s a big horse and I should think he will probably tuck up a little bit for this race. We’ll give him a bit of time, recondition him and see where we go. He is obviously well entered up and there are options if we want to run again as long as it’s seven furlongs or a mile.

 

“He will perhaps have one more run this year. He is a big horse and still unfurnished so if he didn’t run again this year it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Saying that, it’s the second week in September, so there is enough time to run again if we are happy with him and if he looks like he can take another run.

 

“I’m reluctant to commit to anywhere at the moment. We are just happy to come here and win nicely today and as long as he comes out the race and is okay tomorrow and the next day and the next week.”

 

Hills was impressed the Invincible Spirit colt, who found plenty in reserve when challenged at the furlong-pole by the Frankie Dettori-ridden Mizwaaj.

 

The jockey said: “He’s a really nice horse and he’s got a big future, a very big future.

 

“It’s been a long time since he ran because he had an infection. Sometimes with two-year-olds, when you don’t run them so quick and then run them a long while afterwards, it’s like they’re running for the first time again.

 

“He was just aware of Frankie’s horse being there and mindful of it. He’s one to look forward to for the future.”

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

3.35pm FRANK WHITTLE PARTNERSHIP CONDITIONS STAKES

Class 2, £17,500 Total Prize Fund. For 2yo which have not won a Class 1 or Class 2 race, 7f. Weights: colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 7lb, Penalties: for each Class 5 race won 2lb; for each Class 4 race won 4lb; for each Class 3 race won 6lb - nursery handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties; penalties cumulative and maximum penalty 12lb. Allowances: horses which have never run 3lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £10,893.75; 2nd: £3,262; 3rd: £1,631; 4th: £815.50; 5th: £407.75; 6th: £204.75

 

1)  EKTIHAAM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 2-9-02 Richard Hills [3] 8/15 Fav

2)  MIZWAAJ (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [1] 11/4

3)  WASEEM FARIS (IRE) (Jaber Abdullah) Mick Channon 2-9-02 Jamie Spencer [2]

4)  HOT SUGAR (USA) (The C H F Partnership) Kevin Ryan 2-9-02 Phillip Makin [5]

5)  ABSHIR ZAIN (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Philip Robinson [6]

 

5 ran Non-Runner: Frog Hollow (Vet’s Certificate, Temperature)

Time: 1m 26.66s Distances: 4, ¾, 3¾, 10

Breeder: Bernard Cooke Breeding: b c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Liscune (IRE) King’s Best (USA))

Tote Win: £1.70 Places: £1.10; £1.40 Exacta: £2.20

 

Winning Trainer: Varian, Roger Based: Kremlin House Stables, Newmarket Background: Spent weekends riding out for Alan and Lawney Hill when he was still at school. Moved to California aged just 15 and spent six months riding for Hollywood Park trainer Frank Garza Jnr after finishing school. Moved back to the UK and rode seven winners as an amateur and conditional during three years with Josh Gifford. Subsequently spent three months riding for trainer Jack Fisher in Maryland, USA, enjoying three winners, before returning back to Britain in May, 2001, to become assistant to Michael Jarvis. Took over from Jarvis in March, 2011. First Runner: Laheeb (4th), Dubai Sheema Classic, Meydan, March 26, 2011 First Winner: Eton Forever, William Hill Spring Mile, Doncaster, April 2, 2011 Wins (2011): 39

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Hills, Richard John. Born: Newmarket, 22/1/63 Apprenticeship: With Tom Jones. First winner: Border Dawn (Doncaster 26/10/79) Classic wins: (6) 1000 Guineas (1995 Harayir, 2000 Lahan, 2009 Ghanaati), 2000 Guineas (2004 Haafhd), St Leger (1999 Mutafaweq), Vodafone Oaks (2005 Eswarah) Other Big Race Wins Include: Champion Stakes (2001 Nayef, 2004 Haafhd), Dewhurst (1998 Mujahid), Falmouth Stakes (2000 Alshakr, 2002 Tashawak), Juddmonte International (2002 Nayef), July Cup (1998 Elnadim), Middle Park Stakes (1997 Hayil, 2009 Awzaan), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1994 Maroof, 2001 Summoner), Canadian International (2001 Mutamam), Prix Morny (2009 Arcano), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2009 Aqlaam), Aral-Pokal (1995 Wind In Her Hair), Deutschland-Preis (2000 Mutafaweq), Preis der Diana (2002 Salve Regina), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (2003 Ekraar), Gran Premio di Milano (2003 Leadership), Dubai Duty Free (1999 Altibr), Dubai Sheema Classic (2002 Nayef), Dubai World Cup (1999 Almutawakel) Other details: Took over as number one jockey to Hamdan Al Maktoum on the retirement of Willie Carson. Royal Ascot wins: 24 Major Royal Ascot wins: Gold Cup (1990 Ashal); Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1987 Mtoto, 2003 Nayef) Wins (1988-2010): 52; 63; 56; 68; 52; 57; 59; 70; 71; 85; 83; 77; 81; 79; 81; 75; 66; 72; 54; 73; 66; 98; 57; Wins in 2011: 42

 

       

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL, DONCASTER, 2011

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STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 

Race Six Win Quotes -

Universal Recycling Handicap Stakes

 

PROSPECT TOO HOT FOR RIVALS

 

Sirius Prospect justified his trainer’s faith with a length and three-quarter victory in the Universal Recycling Handicap over an extended six furlongs.

 

Dean Ivory had this race in mind after the Gone West gelding flopped at Newmarket on his previous start and the 12/1 shot, the only three-year-old in the field, duly delivered under Jim Crowley as he saw off runner-up Lutine Bell.

 

Ivory revealed: “I’m really over the moon, delighted with him. What a lovely horse, easy to train and a three-year-old taking on the older horses. He had to make all that ground up and he has done it nicely for me.

 

“For some time, this has been the plan. We always thought he was going to be a nice horse but I ran him too quick last time at Newmarket. That was my fault, he needed the time so we gave him a longer break, put a bit more into him and relaxed him. Of course, he has come back here today, the track suited him, the ground suited him, and I think that six and bit furlongs was the key to him.

 

“We have pulled our hair out a few times with him but when you win race like this it is so much more exciting because the team has all put it in and look what we have got out of it - it’s fantastic.

 

“We will probably just sit still and put a bit more time back into him. We will let him get over this race and have a little look to see what’s around. There are no plans, really.

 

“Next year is going to be his year so I don’t want to over cook him. After that run we will obviously run him again but it’s just a question of where we feel happiest. We will see what the handicapper does to him.”

 

Crowley said of his mount: “He has always shown ability but he has been tricky. They have had to geld him and he has Gary Rutherford with him in the stalls but things fell right for him today. To be fair to him, he is growing up a bit now and is going the right way.

 

“The strong pace helped because he can take a bit of a tug. He is now learning to settle and he quickened up nicely.”

 

 

SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.10pm UNIVERSAL RECYCLING HANDICAP

Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 91-105 (also open to such horses rated 90 and below) 6f 110yds. Weights: highest weight 4yo+ 9st 10lb; 3yo 9st 6lb; minimum weight 4yo+ 8st 10lb 3yo 8st 6lb. Penalties: after August 27, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,938; 2nd: £3,850; 3rd: £1,924; 4th: £962

 

1)  SIRIUS PROSPECT (USA) (Miss N Yarrow) Dean Ivory 3-8-10 Jim Crowley [3] 12/1

2)  LUTINE BELL (Rogerson, Carr & Murphy) Mike Murphy 4-9-06 Richard Hughes [2] 11/1

3)  FATHSTA (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock 6-9-03 Jamie Spencer [10] 6/1

4)  CASTLES IN THE AIR (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 6-9-07 David Nolan [15]

5)  CITRUS STAR (USA) (Induna Racing Partners Two) Chris Wall 4-9-06 George Baker [8]

6)  KANAF (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Ed Dunlop 4-9-10 Richard Hills [1] 4/1 Fav

7)  GRISSOM (IRE) (Jim & Helen Bowers) Tim Easterby 5-9-04 David Allan [9]

8)  BELOW ZERO (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-11 Kieren Fallon [12]

9)  DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) (Paul Dixon) David Nicholls p7-9-07 Graham Gibbons [5]

10)  KUANYAO (IRE) (D M Ahier) Peter Makin 5-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [13]

11)  FIREBACK (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VII) Andrew Balding v1 4-9-00 David Probert [11]

12)  THUNDERBALL (Paul Dixon & Brian Morton) David Nicholls b5-8-11 Leonna Mayor (7) [6]

13)  NOBLE CITIZEN (USA) (Khalifa Dasmal) David Simcock b6-9-05 Phillip Makin [4]

14)  SWISS FRANC (Lordship Stud) David Elsworth 6-9-07 William Buick [14]

15)  PRINCE SHAUN (IRE) (EERC) Richard Guest 6-9-02 Eddie Ahern [7]

 

15 ran

Time: 1m 18.23s Distances: 1¾, nk, hd, 1¼, nk, ¾, 1¼, hd, 2, ¾, nose, ½, 8, 7

Breeder: Brookdale & Dr Ted Folkerth Breeding: b or br g Gone West (USA) - Stella Blue (FR) (Anabaa (USA))

Tote Win: £14.70 Places: £4.50; £3.60; £2.60 Exacta: £192.20

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Ivory, Dean Born: July 19, 1962 Background: Grandfather kept broodmares, and Dean took part in pony competitions as a youngster. Took over the reins at the family stables from father Ken in 2002 First Winner: Land Of Fantasy (February 13, 2002, Littlewoods Bet Direct Maiden Stakes, Lingfield) Horses in Training (2003-2011): 26; 33; 42; 43; 41; 35; 35; 32; 35; Wins (2002-2010): 11; 20; 24; 25; 28; 33; 14; 10; 31; Wins in 2011: 11

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Crowley, Jim Born: July 14, 1978 Based: Pulborough, West Sussex. Formerly a conditional rider for Sue Smith. Enjoying a burgeoning career on the Flat after making his name over jumps. Appointed stable jockey to Ralph Beckett for the 2010 season. First Winner: Robbo (Southwell, August 15, 1997, Mars Amateur Riders’ Maiden Handicap) Big Race Wins: Fenwolf Stakes (2006 Hawridge Prince), Jockey Club Cup (2006 Hawridge Prince); totesport Lanzarote Hurdle (Crossbow Creek 2005), totesport Chester Cup (2008 Bulwark), Dubai Duty Free 25th Anniversary World Trophy (2008 Moorhouse Lad), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2008 Lord Shanakill), Investec Woodcote Stakes (2009 Corporal Maddox), Coutts Glorious Stakes (2009 Illustrious Blue), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2010 Illustrious Blue), totesport.com Cambridgeshire (2010 Credit Swap) First Group One Win: Lord Shanakill, Etihad Airways Prix Jean Prat, Chantilly, July 5, 2009 Royal Ascot Wins (1): King’s Stand Stakes (2011 Prohibit) Number of Flat Wins (2004-2010): 1; 0; 36; 65; 92; 76; 120; 101; Wins in 2011: 58

 

 

 

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STOBART DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

 

Race Seven Win Quotes -

Mollart Cox Classified Stakes

 

BEATEN UP BATTERS RIVALS

 

Beaten Up thumped his rivals into submission with an impressive  four-length verdict in the concluding Mollart Cox Classified Stakes over an extended 10 furlongs.

 

William Haggas’ charge, whose only previous racecourse appearance brought victory at Ripon in April, travelled strongly under Richard Hughes and drew clear of runner-up Mashaaref for an easy success.

 

The three-year-old Beat Hollow gelding is a half-brother to the stable’s Harris Tweed and, like his high-class sibling, races in the colours of the trainer’s father, owner/breeder Brian Haggas.

 

The trainer commented: “He’s a nice horse and he’s a homebred, so the breeder will be happy!

 

“I’ve never seen a horse so bad with ringworm after he won at Ripon, which is why it’s been so long.

 

“He has got potential and he won nicely today but they didn’t go any gallop at all and it suited those that were up the front - thank goodness we were one of them.

 

“But he is a nice horse and a young horse that has got a future.”

 

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

4.40pm MOLLART COX CLASSIFIED STAKES

Class 3, £13,000 Total Prize Fund. For 3yo+ rated 0-85, 1m 2f 60yds. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; 4yo+ fillies 9st 1lb (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 27, each race won 6lb. Weight for age: 3yo from 4yo+ 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £8,092.50; 2nd: £2,423.20; 3rd: £1,211.60; 4th: £605.80; 5th: £302.90; 6th: £152.10

 

1)  BEATEN UP (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 3-8-11 Richard Hughes [7] 9/4 Fav

2)  MASHAAREF (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Roger Varian 3-8-11 Richard Hills [12] 4/1

3)  VALID REASON (M J Yarrow) Dean Ivory 4-9-04 Jim Crowley [9] 66/1

4)  KENYAN CAT (David Botterill & John Guest) Ed McMahon 4-8-11 Neil Farley (5) [15]

5)  AUDEMAR (IRE) (A M Pickering) Ed Vaughan 5-9-04 Ted Durcan [3]

6)  ART HISTORY (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-11 William Buick [11]

7)  KING KURT (IRE) (Matthew Taylor) Kevin Ryan 3-8-11 Phillip Makin [13]

8)  SNOW DANCER (IRE) (Mrs L Wohlers) Hugh McWilliams 7-9-01 David Allan [4]

9)  PASS MUSTER (An Englishman, Irishman & Scotsman) Ollie Pears 4-9-01 Michael O'Connell (3) [14]

10)  DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing) Jim Goldie 9-9-04 Daniel Tudhope [5]

11)  MIRRORED (Middleham Park Racing) Tim Easterby 5-9-04 Duran Fentiman [10]

12)  RED ANTHEM (G B Partnership) Gerard Butler 4-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [17]

13)  JAWAAB (IRE) (L & D Racing) Richard Guest e/s 7-8-11 Jason Hart (7) [1]

14)  VIVA VETTORI (Mike Watson) David Elsworth 7-9-04 Jamie Spencer [2]

15)  CAMEROONEY (Jean Stapleton) Brian Ellison 8-9-01 Dale Swift (3) [8]

16)  DUMBARTON (IRE) (Ballymacoll Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-11 Kieren Fallon [16]

 

16 ran Non-Runner: All Annalena (Going)

Time: 2m 08.13s Distances: 4, 3½, ¾, nk, hd, 2, nose, ¾, 2½, ½, 1¾, 1, 1½, 1, 1   

Breeder: J B Haggas Breeding: b g Beat Hollow - Frog (Akarad (FR))

Tote Win: £3.40 Places: £1.70; £2.20; £16.00  Exacta: £15.00

 

Winning Trainer: Name Haggas, William John Date of Birth: 23/8/60 Trains at Somerville Lodge, Newmarket Suffolk Date of first trainer's licence: 20/11/86 First winner: Tricky Note, Newmarket, April 15, 1987, EBF Bartlow Stakes Previous Occupation: Assistant trainer to Sir Mark Prescott and John Winter British Classic wins: (2) Shaamit (1996 Investec Derby - his first (and so far only) runner in the Classic); Dancing Rain (2011 Investec Oaks (first and only runner in the Classic and only second Classic runner in all)) Other Major wins include: bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup (2008 Conquest), Italian 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont), German 2,000 Guineas (2002 Dupont, 2004 Brunel), Audi Stakes (2008 Enticing), Betfred Classic Trial (2006 Primary), Champagne Stakes (1990 Bog Trotter), Park Stakes (1991 Bog Trotter), Joel Stakes (1996 Yeast), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Victoria Cup Handicap (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2000 Superstar Leo), Watership Down Stud Sales Race (2002 Sharplaw Venture), Molecomb Stakes (2003 Majestic Missile), Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (2004 Chorist), Gimcrack Stakes (2006 Conquest), Prix du Petit Couvert (2006 Majestic Missile) totesport.com Challenge Cup (2007 Candidato Roy), William Hill Lincoln (2007 Very Wise, 2010 Penitent), John Guest Diadem Stakes (2008 King’s Apostle), Dee Stakes (2009 South Easter), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2009 King’s Apostle), Preis der Diana (2011 Dancing Rain) Royal Ascot wins (7): Jersey Stakes (2008 Aqlaam), Hampton Court Stakes (2008 Collection), Royal Hunt Cup (1996 Yeast), Norfolk Stakes (2010 Approve, 2000 Superstar Leo), Ribblesdale Stakes (2006 Mont Etoile), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), ITM Gimcrack Stakes (2010 Approve) First Royal Ascot Win: Yeast (June 19, 1996 - Royal Hunt Cup) Number of horses in training (1993-2011): 47; 37; 37; 42; 45; 49; 53; 58; 72; 63; 70; 82; 88; 96; 102; 106; 110; 129; Wins in a Year (1991-2010): 25; 13; 13; 22; 19; 27; 12; 24; 46; 45; 39; 43; 44; 46; 53; 59; 66; 86; 69; 59; Wins in 2011: 61

 

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: 89

 

 

 

GOING CHANGE AT 11AM

 

 

Since a brief shower at 6am, this morning has been dry and the going has been changed to  

Good, Good to firm in places

 

from Good first thing today.

 

Jon Pullin, Doncaster’s Clerk of the Course, commented: “It has been dry since yesterday apart from a very light shower early this morning and there has been a drying wind.

 

“The ground has just started to dry out a bit which is why I have changed the going description to Good, Good to firm in places.

 

“It is forecast to remain dry today, with temperatures going up to 22 degrees Celsius. There could be a shower or two tomorrow morning but no great quantity of rain is expected then.”

 

The GoingStick readings at 9am were:

8.6 overall

8.5 far side

8.7 stands’ side

 

GOING STILL GOOD

 

The going for day three of the 2011 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Stobart Doncaster Cup Day, remains:

 

GOOD

 

There was no rain overnight. There was a very light shower at 6.00am.

 

The forecast is for mainly dry conditions today with temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius.

 

There is a chance of some light showers overnight and also later in the afternoon on Saturday. Temperatures on Saturday are currently forecast to reach 21 degrees Celsius.

 

Stalls

Straight Course: Stand side

Round Course: Inside

 

UPDATED NON-RUNNERS AT 11.15AM

2.25pm   STOBART DONCASTER CUP

6   DAYIA (IRE)   (Going)

 

3.35pm Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes

4  FROG HOLLOW   (Vet’s Certificate, Temperature)

 

4.40pm Mollart Cox Classified Stakes

10   ALL ANNALENA (IRE)  (Going)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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