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Thursday, Doncaster, September 13, 2012









Class 1, Group 1, £550,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.40pm, Doncaster, Saturday, September 15, 2012.

For three-year-olds only, entire colts and fillies. One mile, six furlongs & 132 yards. Weights: colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Entries closed July 24, entries revealed July 25 (36 entries). Scratchings deadline noon, August 28 (16 remained), five-day confirmation & £45,000 supplementary entry stage Monday, September 10 (11 confirmations) , final declaration stage 10am, Thursday, September 13 (nine  runners). Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Wednesday, September 12, 2012.


Form   Horse   Owner                                      Trainer   Jockey


1) 11-111  CAMELOT   Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor  Aidan O'Brien IRE Joseph O’Brien


2) -(3)(2)(5)(3)(0)5 DARTFORD (USA)  Bjorn Nielsen    John Gosden   Robert Havlin


3) 21-123  ENCKE (USA)   Godolphin     Mahmood Al Zarooni  Mickael Barzalona


4) 2111   GUARANTEE   Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Authorized  William Haggas   Phillip Makin


5) 11-1(1)242  MAIN SEQUENCE (USA)  Niarchos Family     David Lanigan   Ted Durcan


6) 3113   MICHELANGELO Bjorn Nielsen     John Gosden   Frankie Dettori


7) 01-5115  THOMAS CHIPPENDALE (IRE) Sir Robert Ogden    Sir Henry Cecil   Tom Queally


8) 1-21431  THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) George Strawbridge    John Gosden   William Buick


9) (2)(1)2111  URSA MAJOR (IRE) Andrew Tinkler     Tommy Carmody IRE Johnny Murtagh


nine declared runners

two Irish-trained


Taken out today

CHAMONIX (IRE)   Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith  Aidan O'Brien IRE

IMPERIAL MONARCH (IRE)  Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith  Aidan O'Brien IRE





Unbeaten Camelot, aiming to become the first Triple Crown winner for 42 years in Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster, has been eased to 2/5 favourite from 1/3 this morning by the sponsors after eight rivals were declared  to run against him in the final British Classic of the season.


Ladbrokes now bet 2/5 Camelot, 8/1 Main Sequence, 8/1 Thought Worthy, 12/1 Michelangelo, 14/1 Guarantee, 16/1 Ursa Major, 25/1 Thomas Chippendale, 33 Encke, 250/1 Dartford.


David Williams of Ladbrokes commented: “The reason that we have eased Camelot to 2/5 is because the Ladbrokes St Leger is a fantastic race for each-way punters with nine runners and we expect most of the  business from now on to be each-way bets.


“Camelot is trading at the biggest odds seen since mid-summer.”





The Triple Crown comprises the 2,000 Guineas over Newmarket’s straight mile in early May, the Derby over Epsom’s switchback  mile and a half in June and the St Leger over Doncaster’s sweeping extended mile and three-quarters in September. To win all three a horse must own speed, stamina, soundness and durability as well as class.


Few are capable of excelling season-long at the highest level over such a variety of courses and distances and in the 203 years since the running of the first 2,000 Guineas (the other two Classic races are older) just 15 horses have completed the set. Three of those, Pommern, Gay Crusader and Gainsborough, did not have to show the versatility required by different tracks, as their wartime races were all run at Newmarket, but they still had to demonstrate the other qualities.


Of the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who have attempted the Triple Crown, more have actually succeeded than failed. The most recent to succeed, Nijinsky, was the last to try. The idea that a potential stallion should demonstrate the quality of stamina has become  less popular in recent times, parallel with the expansion of the elite international calendar.


The Triple Crown races are the three of the five Classic races which are open to colts. There is also a filly Triple Crown, for a horse that wins the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and St Leger. In the past this had lesser currency, as the best fillies would have been expected to run against colts at Newmarket and Epsom. But in the modern era, when fillies rarely tackle colts in the first two Classics (even though they are still eligible) the filly Triple Crown has equal status. Nine have achieved it, most recently Oh So Sharp in 1985.



Triple Crown Winners (15)

1853 West Australian (6/4 St Leger favourite)

1865 Gladiateur (8/13 St Leger favourite)

1866 Lord Lyon (4/7 St Leger favourite)

1886 Ormonde (1/7 St Leger favourite)

1891 Common (4/5 St Leger favourite)

1893 Isinglass (40/75 St Leger favourite)

1897 Galtee More (1/10 St Leger favourite)

1899 Flying Fox (2/7 St Leger favourite)

1900 Diamond Jubilee (2/7 St Leger favourite)

1903 Rock Sand (2/5 St Leger favourite)

1915 Pommern (1/3 St Leger favourite)

1917 Gay Crusader (2/11 St Leger favourite)

1918 Gainsborough (4/11 St Leger favourite)

1935 Bahram (4/11 St Leger favourite)

1970 Nijinsky (2/7 St Leger favourite)




2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who tried and failed in the St Leger (9)

1843 Cotherstone - 4/7 favourite, second to Nutwith (100/6), beaten a head

1869 Pretender - 5/6 favourite, unplaced behind Pero Gomez (3/1)

1882 Shotover - 100/15, third to Dutch Oven (40/1), beaten 5½ lengths. The only filly to attempt the premier Triple Crown.

1888 Ayrshire - 2/1 favourite, unplaced behind Seabreeze (5/2)

1894 Ladas - 1/4 favourite, second to Throstle (50/1), beaten 3/4 length

1904 St Amant - 4-1, 6th and last behind Pretty Polly (2/5f)

1909 Minoru - 7/4, 4th to Bayardo (10/11f)

1925 Manna - 7/2 joint favourite, 10th behind Solario (7/2 jf)

1931 Cameronian - 5/6 favourite, 10th and last behind Sandwich (9/1)


2,000 Guineas and Derby winners who did not run in the St Leger (12)

1813 Smolensko

1828 Cadland

1836 Bay Middleton

1863 Macaroni

1911 Sunstar

1939 Blue Peter (St Leger cancelled due to outbreak of war)

1949 Nimbus

1957 Crepello

1967 Royal Palace

1968 Sir Ivor

1989 Nashwan

2009 Sea The Stars






Apart from Camelot’s attempt to become the 16th colt to win a Triple Crown and the first since Nijinsky in 1970, the Ladbrokes St Leger could produce a statistic unique in Turf history. Victory in the race would make Aidan O’Brien the first trainer to win all five British Classics in a single season. Camelot has won the 2,000 Guineas and Derby and his Ballydoyle stablemates Homecoming Queen the 1,000 Guineas and Was the Oaks.


Camelot, unbeaten in five runs, will face eight rivals in the Ladbrokes St Leger on Saturday, the 236th running of the oldest and longest Classic. He will be the first Derby winner to run at Doncaster since Reference Point, who in 1987 became the 35th Derby hero (including the 15 Triple Crown winners) to win both Classics.


Camelot’s class is not in doubt - his official rating of 124 puts him 9lb ahead of the next best of his rivals, Thought Worthy and Main Sequence - but he has yet to tackle further than a mile and a half. But his late sire Montjeu is one of the world’s leading influences for class and stamina, already responsible for two St Leger winner in Scorpion (2005)  and Masked Marvel (2011), as well as an Ascot


Gold Cup winner in Fame And Glory.


O’Brien has won three St Legers, with Milan (2001), Scorpion and Brian Boru (2003). But the trainer with the best recent record in the race is John Gosden, who first scored with Shantou in 1996 and has won three of the last five with Lucarno in 2007, Arctic Cosmos in 2010 and Masked Marvel last year. He saddles three on Saturday - Thought Worthy, Michelangelo and their pacemaker Dartford - and success would make him the first trainer to achieve the hat-trick since John Scott in 1840.


Thought Worthy is the choice of stable jockey William Buick, who will be bidding to emulate Lester Piggott, - successful on  Nijinsky, Athens Wood and Boucher - as winner of three in a row. The only other rider to achieve the feat was Bill Scott, 1838-40. Thought Worthy, by Dynaformer, is a brother to Lucarno; previously six sets of siblings have won, most recently Ribocco (1967) and Ribero (1968).


Michelangelo will be ridden by Frankie Dettori, who will be going for his sixth victory. He is already the race’s most successful jockey currently riding and another win would put him behind only Scott (nine wins between 1821-1846), John Jackson (eight, 1791-1822) and Piggott (eight, 1960-1984) on the all-time list.


Like Lucarno, Thought Worthy finished fourth in the Derby and warmed up for the Ladbrokes St Leger by winning the Great Voltigeur Stakes. The York race has been the best trial for the Classic in recent years, having produced nine St Leger winners since 1993.


Of those nine, Bob’s Return (1993), Milan (2001), Rule Of Law (2004) and Lucarno won both races. The most recent examples of horses beaten in the Great Voltigeur Stakes who turned the tables on their York conquerors to win at Doncaster have been Mastery (2nd  at York to St Leger third Monitor Closely) in 2009 and Bollin Eric (3rd at York to St Leger third Bandari) in 2002.


Three behind Thought Worthy in the Great Voltigeur reoppose in the Ladbrokes St Leger, neck runner-up Main Sequence, third-placed Enke and Thomas Chippendale, fifth.


Main Sequence, a first St Leger runner for trainer David Lanigan, will be trying to become the first Derby runner-up to find compensation at Doncaster since Rule Of Law in 2004. Guarantee, for William Haggas, and Ursa Major, for Tommy Carmody, are other first-time runners in the Classic for their trainers.


The Godolphin operation, previously successful with Classic Cliche (1995), Nedawi (1998), Mutafaweq (1999), Rule of Law (2004) and Mastery (2009), are represented by Encke.





 John Dunlop has announced he will retire at the end of the season from a training career which has spanned 47 years.


Doncaster Racecourse will make a presentation to Dunlop tomorrow to mark his achievements at the home of the final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger.


 The trainer has enjoyed three St Leger winners - Millenary in 2000, Silver Patriarch in 1997 and Moon Madness in 1986 - and had plenty of other success at Doncaster.


 Dunlop saddles Times Up in tomorrow’s Group Two Stobart Doncaster Cup, a race he won with Millenary in both 2005 and 2004 (dead-heat with Kasthari).





Born at Tetbury, Gloucestershire on July 10, 1939, John Dunlop, the son of a doctor, is one of Britain's longest-serving and most respected trainers, having first taken out a licence in 1966. He had a two-year apprenticeship with Neville Dent and Gordon Smyth before he was asked to take over the reins at the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk's Castle Stables in Arundel, West Sussex, from where he started this season with 67 horses in training. Black Satin's 1970 Irish 1,000 Guineas success established Dunlop as a trainer of rare quality. He has since landed 10 English Classics, including Investec Derby victories with Shirley Heights in 1978 and Erhaab in 1994, and narrowly failed to add a third to his portfolio in 1997 when Silver Patriarch was beaten a short-head by Benny The Dip, although the same horse provided him with some consolation later in the season when lifting the final Classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger. He again saddled the Derby runner-up in 2000 with Sakhee and had the third, Let The Lion Roar, in 2004. Champion trainer in 1995, he had his first Investec Oaks success with Sir Robin McAlpine's Circus Plume in 1984. He has since enjoyed the fruitful support of owner Hamdan Al Maktoum and trained the owner’s Salsabil to win the 1990 Investec Oaks, QIPCO 1,000 Guineas and Irish Derby. Together they have recorded multiple Group One glories with Bahri (1995 St James's Palace Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Marju (1991 St James's Palace Stakes) and Lahib (1992 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes). He also trained Millenary to win 11 Group races over six seasons, including the 2000 Ladbrokes St Leger. That was his third winner of the Doncaster Classic, with his first having come from  Moon Madness in 1986. His other QIPCO 1,000 Guineas wins, besides Salsabil’s, came through Quick as Lightning (1980) and Shadayid (1991). He sent out Sheikh Mohammed’s first winner - Hatta who won at Brighton on June 20, 1977. Dunlop was rushed to hospital after the normally fatal rupture of his aorta in November, 2001, but made a full recovery. He was until recently a director of Goodwood Racecourse, his local track. His sons Ed and Harry are both trainers. He has been responsible for 74 Group One winners among nearly 300 Group successes. His total winning tally is over 3,500.


He told the Racing Post today: “It’s been a wonderful innings but all good things come to an end. I told my owners at the start of the day and obviously we are all a bit sad but there have been some great days, particularly Ragstone's Gold Cup, the two Derby winners and in this week my three St Leger winners at Doncaster, where I will be going tomorrow. I do want to thank all the owners who have supported me and my staff, a lot of whom have been with me a very long time. I hope we have made a little contribution towards the game over the years and I am very proud to have two sons continuing training.”


The Press Association had quotes from Dunlop as well: “I can confirm that I'll be retiring at the end of the current Flat turf season. There are several reasons behind the decision. I now have much reduced stable numbers and it is now less viable than it once was. My wife has also been ill for quite a while as well, so that has been a factor and I can also now live in the shadow of my very successful sons. I talked to the staff this morning and my owners yesterday and today.”








The going at the conclusion of day two of the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, remains:




Clerk of the Course Jon Pullin reported: “Some of the jockeys reported that the ground was a bit dead after the first couple of races. It was not as warm today as had been forecast and I am leaving the going description overnight as good, good to soft in places.


“Tomorrow is predicted to be dry. There is the chance of a light shower which should not amount to anything significant. Temperatures should reach 18 degrees Celsius which should help the ground dry out a bit.


“Conditions on Saturday should be dry, with temperatures warming up to around 20 degrees Celsius. If the forecast is correct, we should hopefully be racing on good ground on Saturday, Ladbrokes St Leger Day.”




Today’s crowd came to just over 14,000, slightly down on the 2011 figure.





The going at Doncaster for day two of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, DFS Ladies Day, remains:




Jon Pullin, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, reported this morning: “I would envisage that the going will remain on the easy side today. We will start racing on the current going description and see how things go.


“We are forecast a dry day today, with temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius.


“Friday and Saturday are also forecast to be dry with temperatures of between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius. There is a chance of a shower on Friday, but if this does arrive it should only be minimal.”




Race 1 - 1.15pm European Breeders’ Fund Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery

6  Mollyvator - 6/1 from 8/1

7  Pure Excellence - 9/1 from 16/1

11 Annecdote - 11/2 from 7/1


Race 5 - 3.30pm crownhotel-bawtry.com Irish EBF Maiden

Cape Of Hope - 2/1 from 3/1


Race 6 - Ladbrokes Bingo Handicap

3  Misplaced Fortune - 16/1 from 25/1






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




Jamesbo’s Girl was the game winner of the opening race on DFS Ladies Day, taking the extended six-furlong EBF Carrie Red Fillies’ Nursery by three-quarters of a length. The 8/1 hope was partnered by Paul Hanagan for trainer Richard Fahey.


Richard Fahey said: “She’s really tough. 


“Her owner (Philip Rolls) is really enthusiastic and I think the horse even has her own website now.


“It was her owner who claimed her. He’s obviously a good judge and if he wants to claim some more horses and send them to me, that would be great!


“Today was the target really. It sounds silly now, but at one stage I thought she might struggle to get in but in the end she finished up fourth top-weight.


“We’ll get her home and think of what do next.”


Paul Hanagan added: “She is not very big but she is very, very tough indeed. We took her to Goodwood and that was a hot race as well - most of it is down to her being so genuine.


“The ground is just a bit tacky today, it has dried up a lot. It’s not as bad as yesterday.”


Sara Cumani said of the runner-up Nargys: “We are very pleased.


“The only thing Jamie [Spencer, rider] said he would have liked to have changed was the ground as he felt it was a bit dead. She’s much better on real top of the ground.


“But she is a lovely filly for next year with bags of scope. We liked her from the moment we saw her as a yearling.”



Race 2 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes GroupThree - winner quotes




After a low-key season, Sunday Times bounced back to her best juvenile form and promise with a sparkling victory in the Group Three Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes.


The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor  was a close second in the Cheveley Park Stakes and took her chance in the 1,000 Guineas in the spring, but in retrospect her trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam regrets running Allan Belshaw’s filly in the Classic.


“It bottomed her,” he said. “If you look at the race, she’s travelling as well as anything two furlongs out. But she doesn’t stay a mile in the best company and the race completely flattened her.


“And because of that, her season has been a write-off until now. We shouldn’t really have run her in the Guineas, but the owner had never had a runner in it and wanted to have a go, and we shouldn’t have run her in the soft again at Warwick in June.


“The Guineas took everything off her but she’s had a good holiday, turned out in the cage at home, just messing about. I told Jamie [Spencer, rider] to take his time as they might go off a bit fast and come back and fall in his lap. But I thought maybe fourth or fifth - the plan had been to get her ready for a Listed race in a couple of weeks. We’ll have to think again now.”


There is the possibility that Sunday Times may stay in training next year. “Now she’s won her Group Three I’d maybe say no,” added Chapple-Hyam, “especially as there’s not that much for a seven-furlong filly. But her owner is a sportsman and likes to see his horses run.”


Spencer added: “Peter thought she might just need it, being her first run back. She ran very well in the 1,000 Guineas - she didn’t like the going but made up a lot of ground to get into nearly second and then didn’t get home.


“She was second in the Cheveley Park Stakes last year, so she had the form if she came back to it.


“We split up with Johnny (Murtagh) on one side and, when that happens, everyone races each other so we got racing way too far out. She travels well and I wasn’t even travelling where I was, so they were going to stop in front at some stage.”


Race 2 - Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes - Placed Quotes




Gamilati started the year well with two victories at Meydan, Dubai, including the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas.


The daughter of Bernadini had not shown a great deal of sparkle on her comeback when 10th in a Group Three contest at Glorious Goodwood but returned to form at Doncaster today when runner-up in the Group Three Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes.


Partnered by Mickael Barzalona for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, the three-year-old led in the final furlong before being overhauled by Sunday Times, going down by a length.


Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, commented: “Gamilati has run well today and it was pleasing to see a much better performance than on her previous outing.


“There are no specific plans for her but we will try and look for something at a similar level.”


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




The Gold Cheongsam may have been the only filly to line-up in the 21-runner Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes but the Red Clubs filly saw off all comers to register a gutsy neck success in the hands of Franny Norton and gain the lucrative first prize of £162,306.


Returned the 11/4 favourite, The Gold Cheongsam (who is named after a traditional type of oriental dress) has now won three of her five starts.


Winning trainer Jeremy Noseda is currently at the Keeneland Sales in America but winning owner, Singapore-based Arashan Ali, was present and he said: “All credit must go to Jeremy Noseda and his team - they are the ones who make it all possible. We just come along and enjoy the racing.


“I have had some good horses in the past. The best was probably Rich Vein, who unfortunately got injured while I had Richest Vein and Fiveoclock Express. This filly could be the best.


“I don’t know we will go next - I will leave all decisions to Jeremy.”


Franny Norton added: “I wanted this race so badly today because of all the news we have had about the Hillsborough disaster. That was for them today, that was for the 96. I would just like to dedicate that victory to them.


“They were coming at me in the end, I could feel them, and I was just praying and shouting for that line. Anyway the line came and class prevailed.


“I am not connected to too many Group horses, so I will leave running plans to others. I am just grateful for today.”


Race 3 - The Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-y-o Stakes - runner-up quotes




66/1 chance Hajam, narrowly beaten  in the Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes, provided a fine payday for his connections with his £82,793 runner-up prize. But trainer James Tate regretted what might have been and nearly was. “It was a great run,” he said, “but I wish he’d been a neck better. Or maybe that his sire was less popular.”


Tate was referring in the last instance to the conditions of the race, in which the weights carried are determined by the median price achieved by each horse’s sire at the yearling sales. Hajam, homebred by his owners Rabbah Bloodstock, is by Exceed And Excel, and carried 15lb more than the winner The Gold Cheongsam, by Red Clubs.


“He’s the best horse in the race,” added Tate. “We’ve always liked him and he did have some Group oNE entries, but he had a growing sPurt and went a bit weak so we scratched him. But I’d like to think he’d be Group class next year.”


In the shorter term, Hajam is bound for the Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar in October. “It’s a stiff uphill six and that will suit him well,” said Tate, “and I think he’ll be better off at the weights there.”



Race 4 - DFS Park Hill Stakes Group Two - winner quotes




Rider Tom Queally praised his mount Wild Coco’s battling qualities after she powered through the field to overhaul clear leader Estimate in the straight and win the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes by a length and a quarter. “She stays well,” he said, “and my main concern was that I didn’t want to get stopped in my run. I wanted to keep her gallop tempo going; if I’d had to go back down through the gears it might have been a struggle to get up and going again.


“She’s tough and a battler and she showed that as she got to the other filly and then rallied all the way to the line.”


Wild Coco, a four-year-old daughter of Shirocco, is the first horse her breeders Gestut Rottgen have had in training with Sir Henry Cecil, who was not present at Doncaster. The German nursery, founded in 1924 by Peter Muhlens, is based near Cologne.


Wild Coco is from the stud’s ‘W’ line of mares, which has produced from another branch the top-class two-mile chaser Well Chief. Gestut Rottgen’s ‘A’ family is responsible for another Park Hill Stakes heroine in Anna Of Saxony, winner in 1993 for Sheikh Mohammed.


“Wild Coco is the stud’s 113th Group winner,” said bloodstock adviser Jocelyn de Moubray. “And we hope to add another when her half-sister Wildrossel [by Dalakhani] runs in the German St Leger on Sunday.”


The DFS Park Hill Stakes, over the St Leger course and distance, is the world’s most prestigious staying contest restricted to fillies and mares. “The idea of sending horses to Sir Henry Cecil was to show that the stud’s products can compete in some of the best international races,” added de Moubray. “Sir Henry always thought Wild Coco was good and there was the possibility that she might have run in the St Leger itself last year. But she was not mature enough, so he put her away and gave her time, and she has proved herself worth his patience and judgement this year.”



Race 4 - DFS Park Hill Stakes - Placed Quotes




It was a blanket finish to the DFS Park Hill Stakes and connections of the two placed fillies were both very satisfied.


Charlie Hills, trainer of the fast-finishing length and a quarter runner-up Hazel Lavery, said: “I am very pleased.


“She is a filly we have always thought a lot of and she got the trip really well today - the track obviously suited her.


“I think there is a Group Two race she could go for in France which we will look at. She is also in the December sales but I’d like to keep her if at all possible.”


A further short-head back in third was the Royal runner Estimate and she is likely to be campaigned over longer distances in the future.


John Warren, racing manager to The Queen, said: “Estimate has run another really nice race.


“I think she definitely needs further - all she does is stay and she was just tapped for toe over a mile and six furlongs today.

“For her next outing, whether that be this year or next year, we will definitely be looking to step her back up in trip.


“Hopefully, she can develop into a Cup horse for next year.”



Race 5 - crownhotel-bawtry.com Irish EBF Maiden - Winning Quotes




Lambourn handler Charlie Hills has his horses in fine form at the moment and he enjoyed a second winner at the 2012 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival when Glenard landed the crownhotel-bawtry Irish EBF Maiden over a mile.


Partnered by Michael Hills, the two-year-old Arch colt, a 14/1 chance, had it all to do entering the final furlong but kept on strongly to take the spoils by a short-head from Sicur.


Charlie Hills said: “The horses are just coming back into form, which is great. He was very green, he’s quite babyish but he is a horse who we have always liked. He has done pretty well to come and win from where he was.


“He has a lovely action but I thought that he would come on for today’s run mentally more than anything.


“We will see how he comes out of the race and he will tell us what he is up for. He is in the Derby next year but he hasn’t got any fancy entries this season. We will go nice and steady with him and there is obviously something like the Autumn Stakes for him.”


Michael Hills added: “He was very green. I was coming with a nice run but I had to wait to drop the hammer to give him a chance to get up and win.


“There was the Godolphin horse zig-zagging in front and I thought that I had got there too late but the other horse ducked. I think that, if I had got the clean run I wanted, I would have beaten them anyhow.


“He is big and raw - he was fancying everything down at the start - and he had got a lot to learn but they don’t win unless they have got talent.”



Race 6 - Ladbrokes Bingo Handicap - winner quotes




Before today, Amadeus Wolfe Tone had run nine of his 11 races over seven furlongs or more. But after speeding home at a well-backed 9/2 in the Ladbrokes Bingo Handicap over six furlongs, the gelding will be sticking to the shorter distance. “He’s a decent horse,” said trainer Jamie Osborne, “but he’s one of those odd ones who had lured me down the seven-furlong route.


“He’s a half-brother to a horse that ran in last year’s Leger, Census. But I just had a hunch that dropping him back to six would be the answer. This is his trip and he won’t be plying his trade over anything else from now on.”


Next stop for the three-year-old will be Ayr on Saturday week. “The penalty he gets for today should get him into the Silver Cup,” added Osborne, “and as long as the ground is not too soft, that’s where he’ll go.”


Amadeus Wolfe Tone was Lambourn-based Osborne’s 35th winner of the campaign. “This one is a quality horse and one of our better ones,” said Osborne, “but things are going pretty well. It’s all about being realistic about how good your horses are and putting them in the right company.”


The three-year-old was a second winner of the day, after Sunday Times, for Jamie Spencer. “He was always cruising,” said the rider, “but I was glad when the small group he was in did merge with the main group. He has loads of boot but he wouldn’t want it soft.”


Race 7 - DFS Handicap - winner quotes




Black Spirit bounced back from an injury sustained at Royal Ascot to take the DFS Handicap. The five-year-old damaged a tendon in finishing a neck second to Gatewood in the Wolferton Handicap, and had not run since, but gained fine compensation in today’s 10-furlong finale to win for the first time since July 2010 and the third time in all.


“It was a nasty injury,” said trainer Clive Cox, “which accounts for his absence since June, and this was a nice prize that he thoroughly deserved. Things have been tough for him ratings-wise since he won  at Sandown as a three-year-old, but he’s always shown up well, and in some good races.


“Today was the step up he needed to make after what happened at Ascot. It’s made it a good day at the office.”


Cox will consider the Cambridgeshire for Black Spirit but Alan Spence’s gelding, currently a 20/1 shot for the Newmarket contest, will probably not run. “I think it would be a tough ask with his penalty for today,” he said. “I should think we’ll regroup and look for other options.”


Black Spirit was ridden, as in all five of his races this year, by Adam Kirby. “He’s a joy to ride,” said the jockey. “He’s straightforward and tough and helps you all the way.”










Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 2yo which are E.B.F. eligible, 6f 110yds. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 7lb; Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties after September 1st, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £19,407.00; 2nd £5,775.00; 3rd £2,886.00; 4th £1,443.00

 1) JAMESBO'S GIRL (Hardisty Rolls) Richard Fahey 2-9-03 Paul Hanagan [17] 8/1

2)  NARGYS (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 2-9-05 Jamie Spencer [1] 7/1

3)  PURE EXCELLENCE (Excellence Racing) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Franny Norton [14] 7/1

4)  ANNECDOTE (Tom Edwards & Partners) Jonathan Portman 2-8-13 John Fahy [19] 6/1

5)  STEER BY THE STARS (IRE) (Capt Alasdair & Eliza Ross) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Joe Fanning [11]

6)  ELLE WOODS (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 2-9-04 Paul Mulrennan [20]

7)  THIS IS NICE (IRE) (Laurance Bellman) Tom Dascombe p1 2-8-12 Richard Kingscote [15]

8)  NEW FALCON (IRE) (Saeed Manana) James Tate p2-8-13 Neil Callan [9]

9)  MOLLYVATOR (IRE) (David & Yvonne Blunt) Elaine Burke 2-9-01 Martin Harley [6] 11/2 Fav

10)  STRANGE MAGIC (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing LX) Richard Fahey 2-9-01 Tony Hamilton [12]

11)  DREAM VALE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing LII & Partner) Tim Easterby 2-8-05 James Sullivan [10]

12)  ROYAL STEPS (IRE) (Saif Ali) James Tate 2-9-00 Martin Dwyer [4]

13)  TUSSIE MUSSIE (Inner Circle Thoroughbreds - Carpe Diem) Mark Johnston 2-8-11 Silvestre De Sousa [8]

14)  SOMETHING MAGIC (Mr & Mrs Christopher Wright) Sylvester Kirk 2-8-05 William Buick [16]

15)  PROJECTISLE (IRE) (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 2-8-09 Amy Ryan [13]

16)  PENNY GARCIA (Jim & Helen Bowers) Tim Easterby 2-9-00 Duran Fentiman [18]

17)  IT'S TABOO (Mrs T Channing-Williams) Mark Usher 2-8-13 Jimmy Fortune [2]

18)  PUTERI NUR LAILA (IRE) (HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah) Paul Cole 2-8-04 Luke Morris [7]

18 ran Non-Runners: INDIGNANT (Going), SUMMER ISLES (Going)

Breeder: Lady Juliet Tadgell Breeding: Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Donna Anna (Be My Chief (USA))

Time: 1m 19.47s Distances: ¾, ½, 1, 4, 2½, ¾, 1¼, ½, nk, nk, nk, 2, 4, hd, 2¾, 4, 4½

Tote Win: £9.00 Places: £1.90 £2.20 £1.90 £2.00 Exacta: £56.60


Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey. Champion Jockey for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Was appointed first jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum in 2012 on the retirement of Richard Hills. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2012 Mayson), totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova, 2009 Barshiba), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson), TNT July Stakes (2012 Alhebayeb) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando)  Wins 2000-2011: 23, 29, 84 (champion apprentice), 64 ,101, 79, 107, 78, 91, 119, 205 (champion jockey), 177 (champion jockey) Wins in 2012: 97




Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Manor House Farm, Butterwick, Brawby, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2012 Mayson), Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2010 Wootton Bassett) totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road); Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), Galtres Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), Harvest Stakes (2006 Anna Pavlova), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Sky Bet Dash (2006 Wyatt Earp), Vodafone Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), William Hill Mile (2003 Lady Bear), totesport Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), Victoria Racing Club International Stakes (2010 Castles In The Air), 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) First Goodwood Winner: Superior Premium, Vodafone Stewards’ Cup, August 1, 1998 Total Goodwood Wins: 11 (7 at Festival meeting) Horses in training (1995-2012): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; 119; 73 Wins (1993-2011): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; 181; 151 Wins in 2012: 114





Class 1, Group 3, £55,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, fillies and mares which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race in 2012, 7f. Weights 3yo.8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st. Penalties after February 29th, 2012, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty value 1st £32,560.00 2nd £12,314.50 3rd £6,154.50 4th £3,074.50


1) SUNDAY TIMES (Allan Belshaw) Peter Chapple-Hyam 3-8-10 Jamie Spencer [16] 22/1

2)  GAMILATI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-10 Mickael Barzalona [17] 9/1

3)  VALENCHA (Pangfield Partners) Hughie Morrison 5-9-00 Richard Hughes [1] 14/1

4)  INSTANCE (The Hon Williams Vestey) Jeremy Noseda p1 4-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [11]

5)  SENTARIL (Lael Stable) William Haggas 3-8-10 Johnny Murtagh [18] 3/1 Fav

6)  APPEALING (IRE) (Yvonne Jacques) Marco Botti 3-8-10 William Buick [14]

7)  RADIO GAGA (Multiplex Racing) Ed McMahon 3-8-10 Richard Mullen [15]

8)  REGAL REALM (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda p3-8-13 Tom Queally [2]

9)  ALSINDI (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 3-8-10 Silvestre De Sousa [6]

10)  LIBYS DREAM (IRE) (Ms A Quinn) Tom Dascombe 4-9-00 Richard Kingscote [12]

11)  VILLENEUVE (Gary & Lesley Middlebrook) William Muir 3-8-10 Martin Dwyer [10]

12)  COOLNAGREE (IRE) (Ann Fortune) William McCreery IRE 3-8-10 Declan McDonogh [13]

13)  BONNIE BRAE (Mrs T A Foreman) David Elsworth 5-9-00 Eddie Ahern [5]

14)  I'M SO GLAD (Chris Wright & Catherine Corbett) Mick Channon 3-8-10 Martin Harley [7]

15)  INETROBIL (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing & P Beirne) Kevin Ryan 3-8-10 Phillip Makin [3]

16)  NEUTRAFA (IRE) (Tony Ashley) John Mackie 4-9-00 Michael O'Connell [9]

17)  PERFECT STEP (IRE) (Clipper Logistics) Roger Varian 3-8-10 Neil Callan [8]

18)  MISS WORK OF ART (Mel Roberts & Nicola Meese) Richard Fahey 3-8-10 Paul Hanagan [4]


18 ran

Breeder: Times Of Wigan Ltd Breeding: Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Forever Times (So Factual (USA))

Time: 1m 25.37s Distances: 1, ½, nk, 2¼, 2, ¾, 1, nk, 3, 2, ¾, ¾, 1, 1, 16, sh, 34

Tote Win: £30.60 Places: £9.80 £2.60 £6.30 Exacta: £194.60


Winning trainer:-Name: Chapple-Hyam, Peter William Based: St Gatien, All Saints Road, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of birth: 2/4/63 Date of first licence:1991 Previous Occupation: Assistant to Barry Hills. Trained at Manton, now occupied by Brian Meehan. Returned from spell training in Hong Kong at the beginning of 2004 Other details: From Coventry but supports West Bromwich Albion FC British Classic wins: (3) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), Vodafone Derby (1992 Dr Devious, 2007 Authorized) Other major wins include: Betfair Cup (2007 Tariq), Champion Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1995 Spectrum), Cornwallis Stakes (2005 Hunter Street), Dee Stakes (2004 African Dream), French 2000 Guineas (1998 Victory Note), Grand Criterium (1996 Revoque), Irish Champion Stakes (1992 Dr Devious), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1992 Rodrigo De Triano, 1994 Turtle Island, 1995 Spectrum), Italian Derby (1993 White Muzzle, 1997 Single Empire), Juddmonte International Stakes (1992 Rodrigo De Triano), July Stakes (2004 Captain Hurricane), Prix de l’Abbaye (1997 Carmine Lake), Prix de la Salamandre (1996 Revoque), Prix Morny (2006 Dutch Art), Racing Post Trophy (1998 Commander Collins), Richmond Stakes (2004 Montgomery’s Arch, 2006 Hamoody), Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (1991 Rodrigo De Triano, 2006 Dutch Art) TNT July Stakes (2007 Winker Watson), Ladbrokes Great Voligeur Stakes (2009 Monitor Closely) Sceptre Stakes (2012 Sunday Times) First Royal Ascot win: Stonehatch (June 15, 1993 - Coventry) Royal Ascot wins (7): Coventry Stakes (1993 Stonehatch), Norfolk Stakes (1993 Turtle Island, 2006 Dutch Art, 2007 Winker Watson), Chesham Stakes (1993 State Performer), Queen Mary Stakes (1999 Shining Hour), Jersey Stakes (2007 Tariq) Horses in training (1992-2011): 73; 79; 98; 96; 113; 84; 86; 96; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 40; 71; 71; 74; 85; 81; 40; 33; Wins in a season (1991-2011): 27; 41; 52; 39; 37; 52; 37; 37; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; 30; 32; 40; 30; 30; 36; 20; 22 Wins This Year: 21


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), Man O’War Stakes (2011 Cape Blanco), Arlington Million (2011 Cape Blanco), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (2011 Cape Blanco), QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2011 Fame And Glory)  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 (1998-2011): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 103, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 207 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 153; 130; 108; Wins in 2012: 77




Class 2, £300,000 guaranteed. 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 2011, as compiled by Weatherbys, 6f 110yds. Weights determined by the median price of its sire's yearlings sold at the main public auction sales held in Europe and North America in 2011, 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. enalty value 1st £206,900.26 2nd £82,793.76 3rd £41,396.88 4th £20,656.37 5th £10,349.22 6th £10,349.22


1)  THE GOLD CHEONGSAM (IRE) (Arashan Ali) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-01 Franny Norton [10] 11/4 Fav

2)  HAJAM (Saif Ali) James Tate 2-9-02 Martin Dwyer [7] 66/1

3)  HAAFAGUINEA (Exors of the late Dennis Shaw) Clive Cox 2-8-03 John Fahy [6] 33/1

4) INDIAN JADE (Michael Beaumont) Kevin Ryan 2-8-03 John Quinn [2] 12/1

5)  PARLIAMENT SQUARE (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O'Brien IRE p1 2-9-05 Joseph O'Brien [13]   

6)  HOTOTO (Kenneth MacPherson) Kevin Ryan 2-8-06 Paul Mulrennan [12]

7)  KING DRAGON (IRE) (Trelawny II) Brian Meehan 2-8-09 Shane Kelly [5]

8)  SAINT JEROME (IRE) (Lady Tennant) Marcus Tregoning 2-8-06 Hayley Turner [1]

9)  LIBER (William Charnley & Richard Pegum) Sir Mark Prescott 2-8-06 Luke Morris [3]

10)  SALUTATION (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-09 Silvestre De Sousa [18]

11)  FLYMAN (George Murray) Richard Fahey 2-8-06 Paul Hanagan [16]

12)  POLSKI MAX (Market Avenue Racing & Tremousser) Richard Fahey 2-9-00 Tony Hamilton [19]

13)  PAY FREEZE (IRE) (Qatar Racing Limited) Mick Channon 2-8-03 Harry Bentley [14]

14)  LETSTALKABOUTMONEY (IRE) (Barry Fulton & Elaine Burke) Elaine Burke v2-8-03 Wayne  Lordan [17]

15)  COLMAR KID (IRE) (The Heffer Syndicate) Richard Hannon 2-8-06 Eddie Ahern [21]

16)  CARLTON BLUE (IRE) (Meyrick, Dunnington-Jefferson & Wright) Paul Cole t1 2-8-06 Martin Harley [8]

17)  MY BOY BILL (Mrs L Ward) Mick Easterby 2-9-00 Graham Gibbons [15]

18)  MERINGUE PIE (R Morecombe, D Anderson, M Hughes ) Richard Hannon 2-8-09 Richard Hughes [22]

19)  BEACH CLUB (John Fretwell) David Brown 2-8-06 Mickael Barzalona [4]

20)  GREY BLUE (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston 2-8-06 Jioe Fanning [20]

21)  LYRIC ACE (IRE) (Byerley Thoroughbred Racing) Richard Hannon 2-8-03 Kieran O'Neill [11]


21 ran Non-Runner: Brazen (Going)

Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud Breeding: Red Clubs (IRE) - Fuerta Ventura (IRE) (Desert Sun)

Time: Distances: nk, ½, ½, 1, ½, 1¼, nse, nk, ¾, ¾, 2½, 1½, ½, 4½, 1¼, 1, 4, 1½, 8, 9

Tote Win: £4.00 Places: £2.10 £17.50 £11.10 Exacta: £295.30


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), Jamaica Handicap (2011 Western Aristocrat) 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) Horses in training (1998-2011): 48; 78; 66; 70; 71; 67; 81; 91; 114; 117; 113; 119; 110; 97; Wins (1997-2011): 0, 18, 39, 40, 37, 43, 37, 34, 47; 46; 50; 61; 61; 55; 62 Wins in 2012: 29


Winning jockey:-Name: Norton, Francis Born: July 28, 1970 Background: Grew up in Liverpool and only became interested in racing due to his height. Former national amateur boxing champion who turned down the chance to go to the Commonwealth Games and turn professional to continue riding. First Winner (in Britain): Easter Glory, Horserace Betting Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, May 3, 1989 Big Race Wins Include: Ebor Handicap (1991 Deposki), Cambridgeshire (1999 She’s Our Mare), Britannia Stakes (2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Northumberland Plate (2001 Archduke Ferdinand), Calsberg Stand Cup (2006 Foxhaven), Coral Sprint Trophy (2006 Rising Shadow), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2006 Princess Iris), Badener Meile (2007 Banknote), Samsung £300,000 St Leger 2YO Stakes (2007 Dream Eater)Royal Ascot Wins (3): Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa, June 21, 2001, Analyser), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2007 Binanti) First Royal Ascot Winner: Britannia Stakes (June 22, 2000, El Gran Papa) Wins (1989-2011): 2; 6; 40; 35; 24; 11; 22; 17; 22; 40; 47; 77; 82; 39; 68; 62; 70; 82; 57; 58; 55; 58;49 Wins in 2012: 59





Class 1, Group 2, £80,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, fillies and mares, 1m 6f 132yds. Weights 3yo.8st 6lb; 4yo+ 9st 4lb. Penalties after February 29th, 2012, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb. 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)  WILD COCO (GER) (Gestut Rottgen) Sir Henry Cecil 4-9-04 Tom Queally [6] 7/4 Fav

2)  HAZEL LAVERY (IRE) (R Morecombe, E O’Leary, R Scarborough) Charlie Hills 3-8-06 William Carson [8] 16/1

3)  ESTIMATE (IRE) (The Queen) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-06 Paul Hanagan [7] 7/2

4)  GALLIPOT (Lady Rothschild) John Gosden 3-8-06 William Buick [4]

5)  AMBIVALENT (IRE) (Abdullah Saeed Belhab) Roger Varian h3-8-06 Neil Callan [2]

6)  BITE OF THE CHERRY (Richard Frisby) Michael Bell 3-8-06 Hayley Turner [9]

7)  MONSHAK (IRE) (Nurlan Bizakov) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-06 Franny Norton [5]

8)  CRACKING LASS (IRE) (Mel Roberts & Nicola Messe) Richard Fahey 5-9-04 Tony Hamilton [3]

9)  KAILANI (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-06 Mickael Barzalona [1]


9 ran

Breeder: Gestut Rottgen Breeding: Shirocco (GER) - Wild Side (GER) (Sternkoenig (GER))

Time: 3m 5.94s  Distances: 1¼, sh, sh, 1, 2¾, 3½, nk, 1½

Tote Win: £3.20 Places: £1.50 £4.10 £1.10 Exacta:  £40.70


Winning trainer:-Name: Cecil, Sir Henry Richard Amherst Born: January 11, 1943, Aberdeen Scotland Trains at Warren Place Stables, Newmarket, Suffolk Date of first licence:1969 First winner: Celestial Cloud (Ripon, May 17, 1969) Background: Assistant to stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort. Knighted for services to racing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours. British Classic wins: (25) 1000 Guineas (1979 One In A Million, 1981 Fairy Footsteps, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1996 Bosra Sham, 1997 Sleepytime, 1999 Wince), 2000 Guineas (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 2011 Frankel), Investec Derby (1985 Slip Anchor, 1987 Reference Point, 1993 Commander In Chief, 1999 Oath), Investec Oaks (1985 Oh So Sharp, 1988 Diminuendo, 1989 Snow Bride, 1996 Lady Carla, 1997 Reams Of Verse, 1999 Ramruma, 2000 Love Divine, 2007 Light Shift), Ladbrokes St Leger (1980 Light Cavalry, 1985 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Reference Point, 1989 Michelozzo) Other major wins include: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (1988 Indian Skimmer, 1996 Bosra Sham, 2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (1975 Wollow, 1982 Diesis, 2010 Frankel), Ascot Gold Cup (1979 and 1980 Le Moss, 1981 and 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Brigadier Gerard Stakes (2000 Shiva), Canadian International (1998 Royal Anthem), Coral-Eclipse (1969 Wolver Hollow, 1976 Wollow, 1978 Gunner B, 2010 Twice Over), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Falmouth Stakes (1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 2011 Timepiece), Fillies’ Mile (1978 Formulate, 1984 Oh So Sharp, 1987 Diminuendo, 1988 Tessla, 1995 Bosra Sham, 1996 Reams Of Verse), Grand Prix de Paris (2000 Beat Hollow), Irish Oaks (1988 Diminuendo d.h., 1999 Ramruma, 1989 Alydaress), Irish Derby (1989 Old Vic, 1993 Commander In Chief), Irish 1,000 Guineas (1973 Cloonagh), Juddmonte International (1976 Wollow, 1999 Royal Anthem, 2011 Twice Over), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1987 Reference Point, 1990 Belmez, 1994 King’s Theatre), Middle Park Stakes (1981 Cajun, 1982 Diesis), Prix Royal-Oak (1981 Ardross, 1986 El Cuite), Prix du Jockey-Club (1989 Old Vic), Prix de Diane (1987 Indian Skimmer, 1990 Rafha), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, sponsored by QIPCO (1979 Kris, 2011 Franke;), Racing Post Trophy (1969 Approval, 1975 Take Your Place, 1979 Hello Gorgeous, 1982 Dunbeath, 1984 Lanfranco, 1986 Reference Point, 1989 Be My Chief, 1990 Peter Davies, 1992 Armiger, 1993 King’s Theatre), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1976 Wollow, 1979 Kris, 1994 Distant View, 1997 Ali-Royal, 2011 Frankel, 2012 Frankel), Tattersalls Gold Cup (1999 Shiva), Yorkshire Oaks (1979 Connaught Bridge, 1988 Diminuendo, 1998 Catchascatchcan, 1999 Ramruna, 2010 Midday), Nassau Stakes (1975 & 1976 Roussalka, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1993 Lyphard’s Delta, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Midday) Lockinge Stakes (1980 Kris, 1981 Belmont Bay, 1985 Prismatic, 2012 Frankel) Royal Ascot wins: 75 First Royal Ascot winner: Queen Alexandra Stakes (1970 Parthenon). Major Royal Ascot winners: St James’s Palace Stakes (1975 Bolkonski, 1979 Kris, 1990 Shavian, 1998 Dr Fong, 2011 Frankel), Gold Cup (1979 & 1980 Le Moss, 1981 & 1982 Ardross, 1987 Paean), Coronation Stakes (1975 Roussalka, 1979 One In A Million, 1982 Chalon, 1990 Chimes Of Freedom, 1994 Kissing Cousin), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1977 Lucky Wednesday, 1978 Gunner B, 1992 Perpendicular, 1993 Placerville, 1997 Bosra Sham), Queen Anne Stakes (1981 Belmont Bay, 1982 Mr Fluorocarbon, 1983 Valiyar, 1984 Trojan Fen, 2012 Frankel) Other details: Champion trainer 10 times (1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993). Knighted in 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List Horses in training (1969-2012): 41; 62; 80; 89; 76; 90; 84; 80; 113; 101; 115; 134; 139; 145; 154; 152; 162; 169; 181; 177; 172; 174 ; 163; 165; 164; 208; 176; 186; 188; 191; 169; 157; 122; 83; 73; 56; 55; 78; 108; 115; 140; 157 Wins (1984-2011): 108: 132: 115: 180: 112: 117 : 111: 119: 109: 94: 76: 83: 113: 78: 100: 65: 62: 48: 30: 25: 21: 12; 25; 45; 50; 63; 62; 55 Wins in 2012: 41


Winning jockey:-Name: Queally, Thomas Peter Born: October 8, 1984 Background: Son of Declan, who trains a small string in County Waterford. A former pony racing champion, who was champion apprentice in Ireland in 2000 with 28 wins - Devon trainer Tony Newcombe helped bring him to Britain while apprenticed in Ireland to Pat Flynn. First Winner: Larifaari (Nenagh Handicap, Clonmel, April 13, 2000 - on 4th racecourse ride) Classic Wins (1): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2011 Frankel) Big Race Wins: Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (2009 & 2010 Twice Over), Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (2010 Frankel), Darley July Cup (2009 Fleeting Spirit), Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (2009, 2010 & 2011 Midday), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2009 Midday), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2010 Manifest), Coral-Eclipse (2010 Twice Over), Yorkshire Oaks (2010 Midday), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2011 Timepiece), QIPCO Sussex Stakes (2011 Frankel, 2012 Frankel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (2011 Frankel) Royal Ascot Wins (5): Windsor Castle Stakes (2004 Chateau Istana), Golden Jubilee Stakes (2009 Art Connoisseur), Sandringham Handicap (2010 Timepiece), St James’s Palace Stakes (2011 Frankel), Queen Anne Stakes (2012 Frankel) Wins (2003-2011): 1; 66 (Champion Apprentice), 44, 59; 88; 100; 109; 101; 100 Wins In 2012: 58





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


1)  GLENARD (John Grant) Charlie Hills 2-9-03 Michael Hills [8] 14/1

2)  SICUR (Scuderia Rencati Srl) Luca Cumani 2-9-00 Patrick Hills (3) [11] 14/1

3)  SPACE SHIP (Lady Rothschild) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [13] 5/2 Fav

4)  WINTERLUDE (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Antioco Murgia (5) [14] 11/1

5)  LIONS ARCH (IRE) (Andrew Russell) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [12]

6)  ENNISTOWN (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Mickael Barzalona [9]

7)  FLEMISH SCHOOL (Barbara Keller) Gerard Butler 2-8-12 Lukie Morris [2]

8)  EMULATING (IRE) (Ben Wong) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [1]

9)  CAPE OF HOPE (IRE) (Eledy Srl) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-03 Robert Havlin [15]

10)  TUSCAN FUN (K Allen, R Marchant & G Jarvis) Roger Varian 2-9-03 Neil Callan [6]

11)  LOVE MARMALADE (IRE) (Crone Stud Farms Ltd) Kevin Ryan 2-9-03 Phillip Makin [5]

12)  HAVERSTOCK (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-03 Joe Fanning [7]

13)  BOUGALOO (Michaelmas Daisy Partnership) Alan McCabe 2-9-03 Martin Harley [4]

14)  DARAKTI (IRE) (Mrs D E Sharp) Alan McCabe 2-9-00 Declan Cannon (3) [10]

15)  COOL SEA (IRE) (The Crawford Society) Nigel Tinkler 2-8-05 Danielle Mooney (7) [3]


15 ran

Breeder: Denford Stud Ltd Breeding: Arch (USA) - Olaya (USA) (Theatrical)

Time: 1m 41.47s Distances: sh, ½, 1, 1, hd, 2¼, ½, 2¾, nse, hd, 1¼, 8, 7, ¾

Tote Win: £19.80 Places: £4.20 £4.30 £1.40  Exacta:  £140.80


Winning trainer:-Name: Hills, Charles Born: September 29, 1978 Trains: Wetherdown House, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Background: son of legendary trainer Barry and half-brother to trainer John and jockeys Michael and Richard. Briefly worked for his father after leaving school before heading to Australia when 18 to work for Peter Hayes and Gai Waterhouse. Returned to Britain for a spell with James Fanshawe before becoming assistant to his father. Took over the licence following his father’s retirement in August, 2011. First Runner (and First Winner): Blaise Chorus, 32 for Slots Maiden Fillies' Stakes, Kempton Park, August 22, 2011 (ridden by Michael Hills) First Group Winner: Ransom Note - Nayef Joel Stakes, Newmarket, 24/09/11 Wins (2011): 20 Wins This Year: 42


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 (1988-2011): 75; 77; 61; 64; 91; 86; 88; 73; 80; 84; 61; 94; 73; 58; 66; 57; 66; 56; 69; 50; 47; 57; 45; 36 Wins in 2012: 25




Class 3, £15,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ Rated 76-90 (also open to such horses rated 75 and below), 6f. Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 7lb; 3yo 9st 5lb Minimum weight 8-7, 3-y-o 8-5. Penalties after September 1st, each race won 6lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 2lb. Penalty value 1st £9,703.50 2nd £2,887.50 3rd £1,443.00 4th £721.50


1)  AMADEUS WOLFE TONE (IRE) (B T McDonald) Jamie Osborne p3-9-02 Jamie Spencer [19] 9/2

2)  MISPLACED FORTUNE (W F Burton) Nigel Tinkler v7-9-04 Dale Swift (3) [7] 16/1 

3)  GOLDREAM (TSEGA Horses) Luca Cumani 3-9-02 Richard Hughes [17] 4/1 Fav

4)  ANOTHER TRY (IRE) (The Twyford Partnership) Alan Jarvis 7-8-11 Michael Metcalfe (3) [14] 14/1

5)  MY KINGDOM (IRE) (My Kingdom For A Horse) Stuart Williams t6-9-01 William Carson [21]

6)  ELUSIVE FLAME (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 3-9-03 William Buick [4]

7)  CAPONE (IRE) (Brooklands Racing) Garry Moss 7-9-05 Shane Kelly [18]

8)  SEEKING MAGIC (The Seekers) Clive Cox ht4-9-04 Adam Kirby [2]

9)  SOHRAAB (Pangfield Racing) Hughie Morrison b8-9-04 Martin Harley [22]

10)  NOVELLEN LAD (IRE) (Johnson & Broughton) Willie Musson 7-9-02 Jamie Mackay [9]

11) ROKER PARK (IRE) (Trevor Alderson & Partners) David O'Meara b7-9-01 Daniel Tudhope [5]

12)  MAPPIN TIME (IRE) (P Baillie, Habton Farms) Tim Easterby p4-9-03 Paul Mulrennan [1]

13)  CARANBOLA (Mel Brittain) Mel Brittain 6-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [10]

14)  DICKIE'S LAD (IRE) (Duddy, McNulty & Duncan) Kevin Ryan ht4-9-02 Phillip Makin [20]

15)  VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing) Ruth Carr 5-9-07 James Sullivan [15]

17)  MEDICI TIME (Mrs C A Hodgetts, Habton Farms) Tim Easterby v7-9-01 Eddie Ahern [12]


18 ran Non-Runners: PRODIGALITY (Going), PIAZZA SAN PIETRO (Going), HARRISON GEORGE (IRE) (Self Cert (Pulled Shoe Off)), PISCEAN (USA) (Going), ONELADYOWNER (Self Cert (Coughing)), ERTIKAAN (Going)

Breeder: Brian Williamson Breeding: Amadeus Wolf - Slieve (Selkirk (USA))

Time: 1m 13.09s Distances: ¾, nk, 1, hd, hd, sh, 1, nse, ½, ½, nse, 2, ½, 2¾, 1

Tote Win: £5.70 Places: £1.50 £5.40 £1.30 £4.40 Exacta: £143.60


Winning trainer:-Name: Osborne, Jamie Born: 28/08/67 Based: Kingsdown Stables, Upper Lambourn Background: Former professional jump jockey Big Race Wins Include: Windsor Castle Stakes (2001 Irony & 2007 Drawnfromthepast), Milk It Mick (2003 Somerville Tattersall Stakes),Milk It Mick (2003 Dewhurst Stakes), De Boer Stakes (2007 Docofthebay), Betfred Cesarewitch (2011 Never Can Tell), Betfair Summer Double International Heritage Handicap (2012 Field Of Dream) First Group Race Victory: Milk It Mick (2003 Somerville Tattersall Stakes) First Royal Ascot winner: June 22, 2001 (Windsor Castle Stakes, Irony) Royal Ascot Wins (4): Windsor Castle Stakes (2001 Irony, 2007 Drawnfromthepast), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2007 Enjoy The Moment), Buckingham Palace Handicap (2010 Treadwell) Horses in Training (2008-2011): 76; 77; 43; 50; 51 Wins (2001-2011): 31; 49; 48; 40; 27; 37; 61; 21; 21; 33; 24  Wins in 2012: 35 


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), Man O’War Stakes (2011 Cape Blanco), Arlington Million (2011 Cape Blanco), Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (2011 Cape Blanco), QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2011 Fame And Glory)  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 (1998-2011): 3, 8, 78, 112, 86, 103, 27, 180 (Champion Jockey), 155, 207 (Shared Champion Jockey with Seb Sanders); 153; 130; 108; Wins in 2012: 78






Class 2, £25,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ Rated 96-110 (also open to such horses rated 95 and below), 1m 2f 60yds. Weights highest weight: 4yo+.9st 12lb; 3yo 9st 5lb. Minimum weight 8-12, 3-y-o 8-5. Penalties: after September 1st, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £16,172.50 2nd £4,812.50 3rd £2,405.00 4th £1,202.50


1)  BLACK SPIRIT (USA) (Alan Spence) Clive Cox 35-9-10 Adam Kirby [2] 7/2

2)  RESURGE (IRE) (Chris & David Stam) Stuart Kittow t1 7-9-00 Neil Callan [3] 14/1

3) TRADE STORM (Universal Racing) David Simcock 4-9-11 Jamie Spencer [6] 3/1 Fav

4) SPECIFIC GRAVITY (FR) (Niarchos Family) Sir Henry Cecil 4-9-06 Tom Queally [4]

5) SANDAGIYR (FR) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-12 Mickael Barzalona [5]

6) SPANISH DUKE (IRE) (Windflower Overseas Holdings Inc) John Dunlop 5-9-02 Eddie Ahern [1]


6 ran

Breeder: Arundel Farm Llc Breeding: Black Minnaloushe (USA) - L’Extra Honor (USA) (Hero’s Honor (USA))

Time: 2m 9.75s  Distances: 1½, nk, ¾, 6, 7

Tote Win: £4.30  Places:  £2.10 £5.00 Exacta:  £48.40


Winning trainer:- Name: Cox, Clive Born: May 14, 1964 Trains at: Beechdown Farm, Sheepdrove, Lambourn, Berks Former Occupation: Professional jump and Flat jockey recording 80 winners in ten years. Rode for Peter Cundell on the Flat and Oliver Sherwood over Jumps. Started dual-purpose training from a farm in Wootton Bassett in 1992, having previously run a livery yard in Lambourn for several years. He was forced to quit a year later due to the recession, having saddled three winners, joining Mikey Heaton-Ellis’ yard near Swindon as assistant trainer. He worked for him for seven years before taking out a trainer’s licence again in 1999 upon Heaton-Ellis’ death from motor neurone disease. First Winner On Return To Training: Bet Direct On Racing Channel Text Page 372 Handicap, March 14, 2000, Southwell First Group One Win: Gilt Edge Girl, Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Major Wins Include: Tote International (2003 & 2005 New Seeker), Portland Handicap (2005 Out After Dark), Prix Le Fabuleux (2003 Lago D’Orta), On The House Stakes (2007 Dunelight) Old Newton Cup (2007 Dansili Dancer) Great St Wilfred Stakes (2007 Kostar), Horris Hill Stakes (2007 Beacon Lodge), Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord (2009 Beason Lodge), Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (2009 Xtension), CGA Hungerford Stakes (2009 Balthazaar’s Gift, 2012 Lethal Force), Ballyogan Stakes (2010 Gilt Edge Girl), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2010 Poet), Eddie Stobart Park Stakes (2010 Balthazaar’s Gift), totesport Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (2011 Perfect Tribute) Prix Robert Papin (2012 Reckless Abandon), Prix Morny (2012 Reckless Abandon) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Britannia Stakes (2003 New Seeker), Royal Hunt Cup (2005 New Seeker), Norfolk Stakes (2012 Reckless Abandon) Horses In Training (2004-2011): 30; 34; 50; 65; 63; 61; 79; 85; 77 Wins (2000-2011): 3; 8; 11; 14; 16; 23; 25; 29; 18; 52; 29; 52 Wins This Year: 28


Winning jockey:- Name: Kirby, Adam Background: Apprenticed to Michael Wigham in Newmarket before switching to Clive Cox’s Lambourn yard in February 2006. Father was formerly a racehorse breeder near Norwich. First winner (on first ride in public): Broughton Knows, Lingfield, October 1, 2004 Big Race Wins: Diomed Stakes (2011 Fanunalter), Gosforth Park Cup (2005 Out After Dark), John Smith’s Cup (2006 Fairmile), (Portland Handicap (2005 Out After Dark), Select Stakes (2007 Stotsfold), toteswinger Winter Hill Stakes (2008 Stotsfold), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2010 Poet),  Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German 2,000 Guineas) (2011 Excelebration), CGA Hungerford Stakes (2011 Excelebration, 2012 Lethal Force) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Norfolk Stakes (2012 Reckless Abandon) Wins (2004-2011): 3; 54; 58; 56; 79; 83; 76; Wins in 2012: 64

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