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Friday, September 28, 2012







Newmarket clerk of the course Michael Prosser expects no change to the ground conditions for the final day of the Cambridgeshire Festival tomorrow and that the going will remain GOOD.


He said: “We had some light rain today which didn’t amount to 0.5mm in the rain jug and the forecast proved correct. We had showers from midday until 2pm and the sun is coming out now and it is meant to be a fine evening.


“We will have a heavy dew tomorrow morning and it will then be a beautiful autumnal day with temperatures about 15 or 16 degrees. The wind is due to diminish and we will have prolonged sunny spells.


“The ground is currently good and with the heavy dew it will remain that way tomorrow.”





Sir Henry Cecil is eagerly anticipating bringing Frankel for a racecourse gallop at Newmarket before racing tomorrow, Saturday, September 29.


He will be joined in the exercise by Bullet Train and Specific Gravity (replacing Midsummer Sun) as part of the unbeaten Galileo colt’s preparations for the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, October 20.


Frankel was last seen in action when winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 22 and tomorrow’s work-out will hopefully serve as the ideal stepping stone to next month’s Group One on QIPCO British Champions Day.


Sir Henry Cecil said: “I am looking forward to bringing Frankel to gallop at Newmarket where he will be ridden by Tom Queally.


“I am keen for the experience to feel like a race for Frankel so will saddle at the course before the three horses take a couple of turns in the main parade ring.


“The gallop will be over a mile and one furlong and the intention is for Frankel to go to the winner’s enclosure afterwards.”


The gallop is scheduled to take place at 1pm with owner Prince Khalid Abdulla’s silks being worn by all three jockeys. Joining Queally in the racecourse work-out will be two of Sir Henry's stable grooms, Shane Fetherstonhaugh (Specific Gravity) and Danny Dunnachie (Bullet Train). The horses will arrive in the Newmarket pre-parade ring about 12.40pm.


Frankel is officially the highest-rated horse in the world, having won all 13 of his starts.


Newmarket Racecourses managing director Amy Starkey said: “We are thrilled that Frankel will be with us at the start of one of our best day’s racing of the year. And what’s great from our perspective is that we are forecast a dry and sunny day for it.


“Saturday represents a brilliant opportunity for people in the East region - and beyond - the chance to come and get close to the greatest racehorse in the world.


“Horses like Frankel don't come along very often, so from my own perspective, I want to see as much of him as I possibly can - and the team at Newmarket Racecourses all feel similarly excited about the prospect.”


Tomorrow’s forecast is for a dry day with sunny breaks and temperatures of around 16 degrees Celsius.




            Johnny Murtagh, successful 12 months ago aboard Lightening Pearl, will ride the unbeaten Rosdhu Queen in tomorrow’s Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes.

            The filly has stepped up on each of her three runs for William Haggas and the recent Group Two Lowther Stakes winner heads a field of 12 for the six-furlong Group One contest, to be staged as the second race on the Rowley Mile.

            Baileys Jubilee and Sandreamer were second and sixth respectively in that York race with the latter having landed an Italian Listed event subsequently. Both reoppose and Sandreamer’s trainer Mick Channon is also represented by last-time-out Ffos Las maiden winner Jillnextdoor.

            Tom Dascombe is another to field two runners with Ceiling Kitty, the mount of stable jockey Richard Kingscote, and the William Buick-ridden Upward Spiral. Ceiling Kitty rounded off a three-timer by taking the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot before finishing fourth behind the colts in the Group Two Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes, while Sandown maiden winner Upward Spiral was fourth when a shorter price than her stablemate in the Queen Mary and enjoyed her third start recently by taking second in a Doncaster Conditions Stakes.

            Ireland go to war again after their 2011 triumph with Andrew Oliver sending out Sendmylovetorose. The daughter of Bahamian Bounty relished the soft ground on her most recent visit to England as she maintained an unbeaten record in the Group Two Cherry Hinton Stakes at the July Festival. She has since been beaten over seven furlongs when weakening to sixth in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

            Jeremy Noseda fields the highly-regarded The Gold Cheongsam after she rattled off her third consecutive success in a valuable sales race at Doncaster. Frankie Dettori will again be aboard after steering her to two wins on the July Course, while Noseda will be bidding to win the race again for the third time following victories for Carry On Katie (2003) and Wannabe Grand (1998).

            Maureen had no luck in running when second in the Cherry Hinton Stakes. Richard Hannon’s representative has since gone one better when beating Sandreamer in the Group Three Princess Margaret Sakes and turns out again for Hannon, who scored six years ago with Indian Ink.

            Winning Express is unbeaten in two starts and goes to post once mone for Ed McMahon with James Given’s Jadanna, the mount of Graham Lee, and Michael Bell’s Hoyam completing the field.




            The £160,000 Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, first run over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old fillies in 1966, has an illustrious roll of honour that features revered performers such as Time Charter (1982), Indian Skimmer (1988) and five-time Group One winner Attraction (2004).

            The contest has been open to older fillies since 1974 and the distance was shortened to a mile in 2000. It held Group One status for the first time in 2004.

            Last year, Sahpresa bagged an unprecedented third victory when scoring by a comfortable length under Christope Lemaire. Rodolphe Collet’s star was winning the race with her third different jockey, having taking the 2010 renewal under Christophe Soumillon and 2009 running under Ted Durcan.

            A field of eight will go to post this year headed by French import Beauty Parlour, who will be ridden by Christophe Soumillon. The three-year-old, previously trained in France by Elie Lellouche, triumphed in the Group One Poule d’Essai des Pouliches over a mile at Longchamp in May, but after a shock defeat in the Group One Prix de Diane in June, she was moved to Sir Henry Cecil’s stable in July by owner Guy Wildenstein.

            She will be having her first start for Cecil, who will also saddle recent Group One scorer Chachamaidee. The five-year-old was controversially awarded the Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 8 after being indirectly hampered by Duntle, who went on to win by a short-head, a furlong from home.

            John Gosden and William Buick have been in tremendous form this season and will be represented by dual Group One scorer Elusive Kate. The daughter of Elusive Quality proved herself a leading two-year-old last season when making all the running to score in the Group One Prix Marcel Boussac and she added another top level success to her CV with a similar display in the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville on July 29.

            Siyouma, trained in France by Francois Doumen, has progressed into a high-class performer this season and comes to the Rowley Mile on the back a fifth-placed finish in the Group One Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville on August 19. She had previously finished third in the Group One Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes run over a mile at Newmarket’s Piper-Heidsieck July Festival.

            Mick Channon was the last British trainer to win the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes after Majestic Roi’s success in 2007 and he will be hoping Group Two winner Laugh Out Loud can reproduce her fourth in the Matron Stakes, while Irish champion trainer Aidan O’Brien will be represented by progressive Group Two scorer Up.

            The line up is completed Kevin Prendergast’s La Collina, who beat the colts in last season’s Group One Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, and Godolphin’s UAE Classic scorer Gamilati, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni.




The going remains


after half a millimetre of rain overnight.


Michael Prosser, clerk of the course at Newmarket, said at 9.45am: “We had a super day yesterday.


“The ground remains good. We have only had half a millimetre of rain since racing yesterday - in fact it came straight after the last race on Thursday.


“There was a nice heavy dew this morning and I am very happy with conditions which are not dissimilar from yesterday.


“The stalls are in a different position from yesterday. They are on the far side in the home straight today whereas yesterday they were on the stands’ side.”


GoingStick Readings today at 10.30am

Overall 7.7

Stands’ Side     7.8

Centre   7.7

Far Side            7.5


The forecast is for sunny spells and isolated showers today, while tomorrow is meant to be dry with sunny spells.


Stalls’ Position on Far Side Course

12f       -           Centre

Remainder -      Far Side




First Race: The Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes


No.3 Califante, 3/1 from 7/2 with William Hill


No.6 Power Of Light, 7/2 from 4/1with Paddy Power


Second Race: The Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes


No.5 Thistle Bird, 5/2 from 7/2 with Paddy Power; 3/1 from 7/2 with William Hill


No.8 Chigun, 6/1 from 7/1 with William Hill


No.10 Irish History, 9/1 from 12/1 with Paddy Power, 10/1 from 12/1with William Hill


Third Race: The Nayef Joel Stakes


No.2 Most Improved, 100/30 from 4/1 with Sky Bet; 7/2 from 4/1 with Paddy Power; 4/1 from 5/1 with William Hill


No.5 Side Glance, 5/1 from 7/1 with Paddy Power

No.11 Trumpet Major, 13/2 from 8/1 with William Hill


Fourth race: The Shadwell Fillies' Mile


No.2 Certify, 4/6 from 11/10 with Paddy Power; 5/6 from 11/10 with William Hill


Sixth race: The Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes


No.7 Sea Of Heartbreak, 5/2 from 3/1 with William Hill


Seventh race: The Standing Fore Success Handicap


No.28 Christmas Light, 5/1 from 8/1 with William Hill; 6/1 from 8/1 with Sky Bet


Eighth race: The Newmarket Challenge Whip


No.2 Odin, 7/2 from 7/1 with William Hill; 7/2 from 6/1 with Sky Bet













Waterway Run, trained by Ralph Beckett, showed a fantastic attitude to get the better of Richard Hannon’s Light Up My Life in the Group Three Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes.


The daughter of Arch travelled comfortably under a Jim Crowley and resisted the challenge of Light Up My Life inside the final two furlongs to score by half a length. Annie’s Fortune, trained by Alan Jarvis, finished three lengths further back in third.


Beckett said: “I am very pleased with Waterway Run. The ground was probably on the slow side for her but she is very tough.


“She will go straight for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (Santa Anita, USA, November 2, US$1 million) because she was nominated for it as a foal and that seems the next logical step. She will like the better ground there and the syndicate who own her will have a lot of fun.


Crowley added: ““Richard Hannon’s horse had made the running before and we didn’t want to take each on but my filly settled well, travelled great and picked up nicely.


“You want uncomplicated fillies and you could ride her any way you want - she has got a nice cruising speed and you want to make use of it.


“It would be great if she went to the Breeders’ Cup. She is very laid back and am sure that the travelling wouldn’t be a problem for her. It would be very exciting if she does go.


“It’s very difficult to say if she will be a Group One filly - I don’t see why she shouldn’t be and I think a mile will certainly be her best trip. There’s no reason why she shouldn’t progress again.”








Richard Hannon junior is hopeful Light Up My Life can pick up a similar race to the Group Three Oh So Sharp Stakes after coming off second best to Waterway Run in the seven-furlong event.



Pat Dobbs’ mount had previously taken third behind Certify in the May Hill at Doncaster over the mile and had plenty of use made of her dropped back in trip.



The 5/1 chance led the field for much of the race and only found the 5/2 favourite a half-length too strong.



Hannon said: “She put up a super performance but could not match the winner close home.



“Lets hope she can pick up one of these races before the end of the year as she deserves to.”




Jim Crowley, partner of the 5/2 favourite and winner Waterway Run, said: “Lovely - perfect good ground.”


Pat Dobbs, rider of second Light Up My Life, said: “Beautiful good ground.”


Michael Murphy, rider of third Annie’s Fortune, said: “Good.”


Mickael Barzalona, on board fourth Power Of Light, said: “Good.”


Richard Hughes, partner of Califante, said: “Good.”


Hayley Turner, on board All On Red, said: “Good.”


Tony Hamilton, jockey of Jamesbo’s Girl, said: “Good.”


Paul Hanagan, jockey of Rayaheen, said: “The same as yesterday (Good).”


Tom Queally, on board Sinaadi, said: “Good.”







Race two - Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes

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Chigun stepped up from handicap company to record a 5/1 victory in the Listed Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes for trainer Henry Cecil and jockey Tom Queally.


The pair will gallop Frankel before racing tomorrow and demonstrated the rude health of Warren Place as their recent Ascot winner followed up by inflicting a neck success over the 11/4 favourite Thistle Bird.


Cecil’s assistant Mike Marshall said: “That is a nice tonic for tomorrow and Tom said she dug deep.


“She is a nice, uncomplicated filly and the owners are keen to keep her in training so she is one to look forward to next year.


“It is nice to pick up some black type and she is scopey so there could be improvement to come.”


Queally added: “She has improved no end and she has kept on getting better with each run. I found that she relaxed really well today. We have probably got it easy enough in front and she just dug out that little bit more.


“The more I asked her, the more she kept giving for me - it’s nice when they try for you.


“I think whatever she does this year will be a bonus. She has the scope - she is quite big to ride - and hopefully we will be looking forward to her next year.”



Second Race: The Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes

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Thistle Bird, who has three Listed wins and a Group Two second to her credit this year, failed to add the Listed Mawatheeq Rosemary Stakes to her win tally when a fast closing neck second to Chigun.


Roger Charlton, who trains the home-bred Selkirk filly for her owner Lady Rothschild, said afterwards: “James (Doyle, jockey) said she didn’t really handle going down into the dip and that the leaders took his ground a little bit. When she hit the rising ground, she ran on really well.


“Maybe the course didn’t really suit her.”


Thistle Bird has run only once before at Newmarket when she was fifth in a Listed race last October.


Charlton added: “She has been on the go all season and has run really consistently. That’s it for the year - we will probably continue with her next year.”


James Doyle, who partnered the filly, said: “Thistle Bird has run well. She has had a long season now but she has run a good race and you couldn’t complain at that - she’s ran a cracker.


“She is better when the ground is fast but it’s good ground out there to be fair.”












Penitent bagged another Group Two success when making all the running under Daniel Tudhope to win the Nayef Joel Stakes by a neck from Andrew Balding’s Side Glance. Premio Loco put in another good effort for trainer Chris Wall and was a further length and a quarter back in third.


Penitent joined trainer David O’Meara at the beginning of the season after being bought for 40,000 guineas and has won three of his six starts this term including the Group Two bet365 Mile at Sandown in April. He came to Newmarket on the back of two fifth-placed finishes in the Group Three Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown and the Group Two OLBG Park Stakes at Doncaster on September 15.


O’Meara said: “He’s been a great horse for me. The ground looked a little slower than good out there and that has definitely helped him. He’s been a grand horse to win a Listed and a Group race at the beginning of the season and then come back and win another one at the end of the season.


“We thought he was a bit unlucky not to finish third at Doncaster on fast ground. He got hampered against the rail and had to check and make a second run. In Ireland he just ran a little bit flat but he was showing us plenty enough at home to suggest he retains all his ability.


“Ideally he would want even softer ground but Danny (Tudhope) gave him a fantastic ride. The owners have become very good supporters of ours. Nick Bradley, one of the driving forces behind Middleham Park Racing, was adamant that Danny should pop out, stay on the far rail and do his own thing. He got it spot on.


Tudhope added: “He is a very good horse on his day. You could probably put a line through a couple of his runs but he is not a horse to forget.


“The plan was to stay on that far rail and, if I got beat, I got beat - that was the plan and it worked. I was probably down for a little bit - they went such a strong gallop - but he is a good horse and more than capable. He’s proved that today.


“He likes soft going but good horses can go on any ground and there is a lovely covering of grass out there.”


Race Three - Nayef Joel Stakes

Second placed quotes




Side Glance put himself on course for another tilt at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, sponsored by QIPCO, at Ascot on October 20 with his second-place finish in the Group Two Nayef Joel Stakes.


Andrew Balding’s five-year-old has been a model of consistency this summer and the trainer is priming him for next month’s Group One event after his seventh-place finish behind Frankel last year.


The 6/1 chance enjoyed an ideal preparation for that assignment by finishing a neck behind the front-running Penitent.


Balding said: “That was very pleasing and he has held his form well.


“I hope that will put him right for the QEII and that is where he will go now. He loves the mile there.”



Third Race: The Nayef Joel Stakes

Third placed quotes






Chris Wall, trainer of the third home Premio Loco, was happy at the outcome of the Nayef Joel Stakes: “I am very happy - a good effort.” said Wall “I thought it was a stronger race this year with more strength in depth than in some of the races he has run in this year. He was beaten just over a length so he has run very well.”


Asked if the decision to run up the far rail was the right one, Wall replied “Definitely, the winner went there. I thought when I had walked the course that it was the tightest bit of ground, the middle of the track has been raced on quite a bit and is a little bit false in places and I thought it  was the right place to be.


“They went a proper gallop George (Baker, jockey) said he couldn’t have gone any quicker early on. He doesn’t quite come down the hill on this sort of ground but he stayed on up the hill really well, so an honourable third.”


Asked as to his charges future plans the trainer said: “I think that is it for this year. He was in work in January because we were thinking of going to Dubai with him and then we didn’t go but we did run him in the Winter Derby (Lingfield, which he won). We won’t go to Dubai this time but if everything is ok we will give serious consideration to the Winter Derby.”







Race four - Shadwell Fillies’ Mile

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            Certify provided Godolphin with their third consecutive success in the Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile as the daughter of Elusive Quality forged clear under Mickael Barzalona.

            White Moonstone and Lyric Of Light have taken the mile event for the previous two years, but neither matched the style and panache of Certify’s success.

            The filly was backed in to 4/6 favouritism and was held up in rear by her young French jockey, before being given the office inside the final two furlongs and she easily drew  away to beat Roz by four and a half lengths.

            Certify signs off 2012 unbeaten in four runs and now heads the QIPCO 1000 Guineas betting with Paddy Power at 8/1, having been 14s prior to her success over the Classic’s course and distance.


            Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni said:  “She was a bit excited before the race and that is not normal for her. It is her fourth run of the year and I would prefer to put her away for next season.

            “I asked Mickael what he thought and he said she was excited and to put her away. I will have to talk to His Highness and I think it is likely we will put her away - she is a lady we should look after.

            “She was still a little green at Doncaster last time and she was in front a long time today and I think was still a little green.

            “Lyric Of Light won this race last year but I think that this filly has won the race better than she did. I cannot say 100% definitely that she is better than Lyric Of Light but she has won by over four lengths and Lyric Of Light only won by a head.

            “There are a lot of good two-year-olds who are not good three-year-olds but I hope she is not one of those.

            “I think she will stay further than a mile but the 1000 Guineas will be her first target.”


            Barzalona said: “When you have a good horse, it makes it easier. She is a very nice filly - she has improved after each race and I hope that she can improve again from this.

            “She was a little bit keen and hung a little bit today but, when I asked her to go, she answered. She is very straightforward and kept going.

            “She has everything for next year and should be a good filly.”    


            Godolphin’s racing manager, Simon Crisford, added: “That was a fantastic performance and she has won very well. The result was never in doubt.

            “From her first win she has always looked very exciting, and when she beat that smart filly (Sky Lantern) who went on to win a Group One in Ireland, she showed her prowess as a leading juvenile.

            “It hasn’t been discussed whether she will go to Dubai for the winter or stay here but the Guineas will be her early season aim and it bodes well that she has won over the course and distance.”







Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, added: “I think that Certify has done it really, really well and she is a top-notch filly. It was a shame that Winsili couldn’t run because she looked a very nice prospect but our filly did it well.


“Certify might have been a little bit isolated in the final furlong, when she was hanging a little bit, but she has always looked really promising ever since she won on her debut and she fulfilled all our expectations today.


“Mickael said that was a little bit funny today. She didn’t want to go into the gates, she was a little bit awkward and maybe that’s a sign that she has been running at the top level for her past few races and she might be telling us that she has had enough for the year.


“Mickael felt that her attitude was a little different today, that she was a little bit touchy and sometimes fillies can be like that at the end of the season. It doesn’t matter because she has won a Group One, a Group Two, a Group Three and has done exceptionally well. She is a very, very good filly.


“Obviously, I have to talk with Sheikh Mohammed and discuss the situation with Mahmood (Al Zarooni), but I would imagine that it is more likely that she will be put away for the winter now. Whether she goes out to Dubai or not will be discussed in due course - we have only just seen her race  - and we need to spend a little bit of time talking about it.


“You can never be sure that she will make a top three-year-old. If you look back over the years, a lot of good juveniles haven’t trained on and some have. Some horses that you don’t necessarily expect to improve from two to three do improve. You can never be confident, you just have to be hopeful and all you can say now is that Certify is the leading filly of her generation at this moment in time. We have to wait and see how good she is in six months.


“Certify has won over a mile at Newmarket now and, all being well, if she has a good winter and turns up as a three-year-old with the same spirit and ability, then she has every chance to win the 1,000 Guineas.”      



Fourth race: The Shadwell Fillies’ Mile

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Roz, trained in Lambourn by Harry Dunlop, came a distant four-and-a-half-length second to Certify in the Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile but nonetheless delighted her trainer.


The Teofilo filly has only had four runs in her lifetime and this second comes on the back of victories in a Listed at Sandown and a maiden at Kempton with a disappointing first time out last of eleven now a distant memory. Dunlop said after the race: “Second in a Group One on the back of a Listed victory - I am thrilled. I just felt we had to take our chances with Certify and I am absolutely thrilled with her run.


“Obviously, the winner is very good and Jim (Crowley, jockey) rather felt our filly lacked a gear at the crucial stage and could be suited by going further. We have all the options open for her next year.”


Dunlop added: “This is the best success I have ever had and  it was very satisfying beating my brother (Ed, who was third with Amazonas). I would think that will be it for this year, she needs decent ground and it is on the way out.”


Jim Crowley, who partnered Roz, said: “I thought Roz ran a super race. She has improved since her last run at Sandown and I think there is more to come - she will be a better filly next year.


"It will be interesting to see what route she takes next year as there is a possibility she will get further but we will learn more after the trials."


Frankie Dettori, who was on board third home Amazonas for trainer Ed Dunlop, said: "We rode Amazonas to get placed so it’s mission accomplished."











The John Gosden-trained newcomer Seek Again made an impressive winning debut in the Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden under William Buick when quickening smartly to score by two and a quarter lengths. Regal Silk, trained by Jeremy Noseda, ran with plenty of promise to finish second with a further length and a quarter back to Andrew Balding’s You Da One in third.


Gosden said: “Seek Again is a nice horse little horse and he did everything right today. They went a normal maiden pace and he travelled nicely and picked up well.


“We could run him again this season because there are plenty of options for him in October. We will see how he comes out of this and then we will see where we want to go.”



Fifth race: The Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden

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Regal Silk was making her racecourse debut for connections Cheveley Park Stud and she didn’t disappoint when a promising two-and-a-quarter-length second to the winner Seek Again in the Nunnery Stud EBF Maiden.


Chris Richardson, managing director of the Newmarket-based stud, said after the race: “Obviously this was first time out and she is a filly with a frame to fill. We wanted to get a run into her and this was a nice introduction, but she will be a nicer sort next year. We will put her away now.”


“I spoke to William (Buick, jockey of the winner) who said they liked the winner so Regal is quite promising.”


Silvestre De Sousa, who rode the second-placed home-bred Pivotal filly who is trained by Jeremy Noseda, said: “She ran well, she is a nice filly and will improve for the run and I think she will get further than that.”







Race six - Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes

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Retrieve came with a late rattle to deny a back-to-form Harris Tweed success in the Listed Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes.


Harris Tweed had seen off Sea Of Heartbreak at the head of affairs and looked set for victory, but Frankie Dettori loomed large and stole the prize by a length.


The successful 5/2 favourite has now been with trainer Saeed Bin Suroor for a year and was having his first crack at a mile and a half in the UK having previously tried the trip when trained in Australia.


Bin Suroor said: “He has improved a lot and he loves this ground.


“There is no plan but we will try and find a Group race either here or abroad over a mile and a half  and he is a horse who does well at this time of the year.”


Sixth race: The Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes

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After almost making all Harris Tweed just went down to fast finishing Retrieve by a length to finish second in the Listed Aqlaam Godolphin Stakes.


William Haggas, who trains the five-year-old Hernando gelding in Newmarket, said:“The seven pound penalty (received for his win in the John Porter Stakes, Group Three at Newbury in April) killed us and Mr Charlton’s horse (eventual fourth Sea Of Heartbreak) taking us on so far out didn’t help. He ran a very good race and I am thrilled to bits - he ran his guts out as usual. We will have another go this year if we can get him in good form.”


Richard Hughes, who rode Harris Tweed, said: "He has run a blinder as I went a hard gallop on him the whole way. I got into a battle with Sea Of Heartbreak, which I won, but I got into another battle and it was too much to ask.


"I think if Sea Of Heartbreak hadn’t come to me, I would have won, but it was a hell of a run under a penalty."


Silvestre De Sousa who partnered third-placed Songcraft, said: "Songcraft has run a good race and he was probably beaten by a horse with a bit more class than him.


"He won over further last time and I think going back up in trip will suit him better."










Henry Allingham, trained by Roger Varian, justified favouritism with a last-gasp success in the Standing For Success Handicap. The progressive three-year-old came with a strong late run under Neil Callan to deny Classic Colori and Richard Hughes by a neck, with Shamdarley a further two and a quarter lengths back in third.


Varian’s assistant David Eustace said: “We thought Henry Allingham would improve for the step up in trip and I was quite confident today as conditions were ideal. They went flat out on the far side and the near side group just bided their time and once he met the rising ground, he flew.


“He is improving and he is pretty versatile - he has run good races on fast ground and soft ground. I think good to soft ground is ideal and it depends on what the owners want to do, but he might be put away or he is in the sales.


“The family are late developers and he could improve even more next year.”


Derek Tompkinson spokesman for The Classic Strollers Partnership, who own Classic Colori, said: "He's run a cracker, clearly what he wants is an end to end gallop and that is what he has got today - that has helped him along with a little bit of give in the ground. Richard (Hughes) has given him a good ride but just got nailed at the end."


Richard Hughes added: "They went very fast early on, six furlong pace, it was mad. I thought our bunch was going a sensible pace but the others were going far too quick."



Race eight - Newmarket Challenge Whip

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Odin provided Richard Hughes with his 147th winner of the season with his success in the Newmarket Challenge Whip.


The champion jockey-elect enjoyed a brace on the opening afternoon of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire Festival and followed that up as the Jeff Smith-owned Odin obliged as the 11/4 favourite.




Winning trainer David Elsworth said: “We have struggled all season but that is my 10th winner so I am now into double figures!


“The horse was in good form coming in to this which is why they made him favourite but he coughed like many of mine and he gave a bad scope.


“We gave him some medication and he bounced back and I think he may well come on for the run.


“He is a sweet little horse and is ultra-consistent.”


James Fanshawe, trainer of the second home Exning Halt, said: “He ran well. It would be nice to get him winning as he has been placed a lot.


“He is in the sales (Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training) but we will keep going till then.”











Class 1, Group 3, £40,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 7f. Weights 8st 12lb. Penalties  - a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. Penalty value 1st £22,684.00; 2nd £8,600.00; 3rd £4,304.00; 4th £2,144.00; 5th £1,076.00; 6th £540.00


1)  WATERWAY RUN (USA) (Thurloe Thoroughbreds XX) Ralph Beckett 2-8-12 Jim Crowley [8] 5/2 Fav

2)  LIGHT UP MY LIFE (IRE) (D Boocock & Ken Ivory) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Pat Dobbs [9] 5/1

3)  ANNIE'S FORTUNE (IRE) (Cedars Partnership) Alan Jarvis 2-8-12 Michael Murphy [6] 6/1

4)  POWER OF LIGHT (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [4]

5)  SINAADI (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Tom Queally [1]

6)  JAMESBO'S GIRL (Hardisty Rolls) Richard Fahey 2-8-12 Tony Hamilton [3]

7)  CALIFANTE (Rockcliffe Stud) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [2]

8)  RAYAHEEN (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [7]

9)  ALL ON RED (IRE) (Julian Broughton, Toby Coles) Toby Coles b1 2-8-12 Hayley Turner [5]


9 ran

Time: 1m 23.86s Distances: ½, 3, 1, 3, nk, ½, ¾, 32 

Breeder: Dorothy Alexander Matz

Breeding: b f Arch (USA) - Princess Consort (USA) (Dixieland Band (USA))

Tote Win:£3.30 Places: £1.60; £2.20; £1.60 Exacta: £15.20


Winning traner:-Name: Ralph Beckett Born: June 24, 1971 Based: Kimpton Down Stables, Andover, Hampshire Background: Cousin of Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Has previously worked for Peter Walwyn, Martin Pipe, Arthur Moore, Jimmy FitzGerald, David Loder, Colin Hayes in Australia and Tom Skiffington in the USA Classic Wins (1): Investec Oaks (2008 Look Here) Big Race Wins: Fred Darling Stakes (2005 Penkenna Princess, 2010 Puff), Oh So Sharp Stakes (2004 Penkenna Princess), totesport.com Oaks Trial (2007 Kayah), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2008 Muhannak), Tattersalls Timeform Million (2009 Oasis Dancer) Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2012 Moonstone Magic), Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (2012Waterway Run) Date of First Trainer’s Licence: November, 1999 Wins in a Year (1999-2011): 0; 8; 16; 13; 17; 17; 32; 31; 41; 42; 58; 69; 56 Wins in 2012: 52


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, 2012 Ile De Re), 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) Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial (2010 Lady Springbank) Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2012 Moonstone Magic) German 1000 Guineas (2012 Electrelane), Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (2012 Waterway Run) 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 (2004-2011): 1; 0; 36; 65; 92; 76; 120; 101; Wins in 2012: 107








Class 1, Listed Race, £33,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ fillies and mares, 1m.  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; of a Group 1 race 7lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty value 1st £18,714.30; 2nd £7,095.00; 3rd £3,550.80; 4th £1,768.80; 5th £887.70; 6th £445.50


1)  CHIGUN (Ibrahim Araci) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-10 Tom Queally [3] 5/1

2)  THISTLE BIRD (Lady Rothschild) Roger Charlton h4-9-00 Jim Doyle [7] 11/4 Fav

3)  MOONE'S MY NAME (McDonagh, Murphy & Nixon) Ralph Beckett 4-9-00 Jim Crowley [1] 20/1

4)  LADYS FIRST (Helen Steel) Richard Fahey p1 3-8-10 Paul Hanagan [6]

5)  DANK (James Wigan) Sir Michael Stoute 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [8]

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

7)  FALLS OF LORA (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-10 Frankie Dettori [2]

8)  IRISH HISTORY (IRE) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 3-8-10 Mickael Barzalona [5]

9)  VALENCHA (Pangfield Partners) Hughie Morrison 5-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [4]

10)  PRINCESS OF ORANGE (Colin Joseph) Rae Guest 3-8-10 Seb Sanders [9]


10 ran Non-Runner: BONNIE BRAE (Self Certificate, Going), LOVE YOUR LOOKS (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

Time: 1m 36.18s Distances: nk, nk, 1¾, nose, nk, nk, 1¾, 2½, 7

Breeder:Vefa Stud Breeding: b f Oasis Dream - Stormy Weather (Nashwan (USA))

Tote Win: £5.20 Places: £1.40; £1.50; £4.80 Exacta: £14.90


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, 2012 Frankel), 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: 48


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), Juddmonte International (2012 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: 65








Class 1, Group 2, , £100,000 guaranteed, part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. For 3yo+, 1m. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st. Penalties  - after February 29th, 2012, a winner of a Group 1 race 4lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 4lb. Penalty value 1st £56,710.00; 2nd £21,500.00; 3rd £10,760.00; 4th £5,360.00; 5th £2,690.00; 6th £1,350.00


1)  PENITENT (Middleham Park Racing XVII) David O'Meara 6-9-03 Daniel Tudhope [4] 10/1

2)  SIDE GLANCE (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) Andrew Balding 5-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [6] 6/1

3)  PREMIO LOCO (USA) (Bernard Westley) Chris Wall 8-9-03 George Baker [2] 16/1

4)  STIPULATE (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Henry Cecil 3-8-13 Tom Queally [9]

5)  JOVIALITY (HRH Princess Haya of Jordan) John Gosden 4-9-00 William Buick [7]

6)  SAIGON (Patrick Dalby & Richard Schuster) James Toller 3-8-13 Kirsty Milczarek [8]

7)  MOST IMPROVED (IRE) (Iraj Parvizi) Brian Meehan 3-9-03 Kieren Fallon [11] 7/2 Fav

8)  SOVEREIGN DEBT (IRE) (Lawrie Inman) Michael Bell 3-8-13 Jamie Spencer [1]

9)  FANUNALTER (A Al Kathiri) Michael Wigham 6-9-03 Silvestre De Sousa [10]

10)  TRUMPET MAJOR (IRE) (John Manley) Richard Hannon 3-8-13 Richard Hughes [5]


10 ran Non-Runner: TAZAHUM (USA) (Self Certificate, Coughing)

Time: 1m 36.32s Distances: nk, 1¼, ½, 2, 1, 2½, 9, 4, 9 

Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd Breeding: b g Kyllachy - Pious (Bishop Of Cashel)

Tote Win: £20.90 Places: £10.00; £1.40; £6.70 Exacta: £79.50


Winning trainer:-Name: O’Meara, David Born: February 3, 1977 Based: Great Habton, Malton, North Yorkshire Background: Raised in Fermoy, County Cork. Rode point-to-point winners for Michael Hourigan before joining Philip Hobbs as an amateur in August 1998. Turned professional and later joined Tim Easterby. Won the Martell Fox Hunters Chase in 2000 on Bells Life. Took out his training licence in June, 2010, taking over from James Hetherton at owner Roger Fell’s Great Habton stables. First Winner as a Trainer: Simple Jim, Buy Your Tickets On-line @ Redcarracing.co.uk Handicap, Redcar, June 19, 2010 First Group Winner: Blue Bajan, Charles Heidsieck Champagne Henry II Stakes, Sandown Park, May 26, 2011Big Race Wins: Bet365 Mile (2012 Penitent), Nayef Joel Stakes (2012 Penitent) Wins (2010-2011): 25; 48 Wins in 2012: 63


Winning Jockey:-Name: Tudhope, Daniel Born: December 2, 1985 First winner in Britain: Rust En Vrede, Southwell, February 29, 2004 Background: Grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire, and did not consider becoming a jockey until a careers advisor suggested the profession after Daniel left school. Graduated of the Northern Racing School and rode first career winner in Italy in November 2003. Spent three weeks riding at Gulfstream Park, USA, in January 2005. Rides predominantly for David O’Meara. First Group Winner: Blue Bajan, Charles Heidsieck Champagne Henry II Stakes, Sandown Park, May 26, 2011 Big Race Wins Include: Bet365 Mile (2012 Pentitent), Nayef Joel Stakes (2012 Penitent) Wins in Britain (2004-2011): 28; 33; 53; 24; 20; 23; 6; 43 Wins in 2012: 73




















Class 1, Group 1, £150,000 guaranteed. For 2yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalty value 1st £92,720.85 2nd £35,152.50 3rd £17,592.60 4th £8,763.60 5th £4,398.15 6th £2,207.25


1)  CERTIFY (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [2] 4/6 Fav

2)  ROZ (Mary-Anne Parker) Harry Dunlop 2-8-12 Jim Crowley [5] 8/1

3)  AMAZONAS (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) Ed Dunlop 2-8-12 Frankie Dettori [7]

4)  MASARAH (IRE) (Mohammed Al Nabouda) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Tom Queally [4]

5)  DISCERNABLE (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa [3]

6)  OLLIE OLGA (USA) (Nick & Olga Dhandsa, John & Zoe Webster) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Martin Harley [6]


6 ran Non-Runner: WINSILI (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

Time: 1m 38.19s Distances: 4½, 1, hd, ¾, ½

Breeder:Hurstland Farm Inc et al

Breeding: b f Elusive Quality (USA) - Please Sign In (USA) (Doc’s Leader (USA))

Tote Win: £1.60 Places: £1.20; £3.40 Exacta: £6.30


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 (2): QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2011 Blue Bunting) Ladbrokes St Leger (2012 Encke) Irish Classic Wins (1): Darley Irish Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting) First Runner (and First Winner): Calming Influence, Godolphin Mile, Meydan, March 27, 2010 First Winner In Britain: Lion Mountain, Coral TV Maiden Stakes, Pontefract, April 28, 2010 First Group Winner in Britain: Rewilding, Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes, York, August 17, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Mehl-Mulhens-Renn (German 2,000 Guineas) (2010 Frozen Power), Deutsches Derby (2010 Buzzword), Gran Criterium (2010 Biondetti), Dubai Sheema Classic (2011 Rewilding), Cherry Hinton Stakes (2011 Gamilati), german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (2011 Discourse), Artemis Goodwood Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Darley Yorkshire Oaks (2011 Blue Bunting), Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (2011 Opinion Poll), Shadwell Fillies Mile (2011 Lyric Of Light, 2012 Certify) Al Maktoum Challenge R3 (2012 Capponi) Dubai World Cup (2012 Monterosso) Royal Ascot Wins (1): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2011 Rewilding) Total Goodwood Wins: 6 (3 at July Meeting) Wins (2010-2011): 43; 81; Wins in 2012: 53


Winning Jockey: Barzalona, Mickael Born: August 3, 1991, Avignon  Background: Nephew of former Flat and National Hunt jockey Armand Barzalona and grandson of Corsican trainer Christian Barzalona. Spent four years at the French Jockeys’ School in Govieux before joining the legendary stable of Andre Fabre in 2009 under the recommendation of former jockey Sylvain Guillot. Rides mainly for Fabre and is retained by the Wertheimers as their second jockey in France behind Olivier Peslier. Started riding Godolphin’s French runners in the September 2009 and rode out for the operation in Dubai the following winter. British Classic winners (2): Pour Moi (2011 Investec Derby) Encke (2012 Ladbrokes St Leger) First Ride for Godolphin: Colonial (6th), Prix de la Rochette, Longchamp, September 6, 2009. First Win in Britain: Ocean War, Download Blue Square iphone App Maiden Stakes, Newmarket, April 13, 2011 (his second ride in the country) First Group One Win: Wavering, Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary , Longchamp, May 22, 2011 Other Big Race Wins Include: DRC Gold Cup (2010 Sabotage), UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (2011 Khawlah) Investec Derby (2011 Pour Moi) Premio Roma GBI Racing (2011 Zazou) Dubai World Cup (2012 Monterosso), Shadwell Fillies’ Mile (2012 Certify) UK Wins (2011): 12 Wins in 2012 (UK): 53








Class 4, £8,000 guaranteed. For 2yos, which are E.B.F. eligible, 7f. Weights: colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty value 1st £5,175.20; 2nd £1,540.00; 3rd £769.60; 4th £384.80


1)  SEEK AGAIN (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [7] 4/1

2)  REGAL SILK (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Silvestre De Sousa [15] 20/1

3)  YOU DA ONE (Mr & Mrs R Gorell/Mr & Mrs Pausewang) Andrew Balding 2-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [19] 12/1

4)  STAMFORD (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [8]

5)  MUJAZIF (IRE) (Fawzi Abdulla Nass) Brian Meehan 2-9-03 Martin Lane [4]

6)  DARE TO ACHIEVE (Bernard Kantor & Markus Jooste) William Haggas 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [3] 7/2 Fav

7)  KING'S REQUEST (IRE) (Saeed Suhail) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Richard Mullen [12]

8)  CALCULATED (USA) (Godolphin) Mahmood Al Zarooni 2-9-03 Mickael Barzalona [17]

9)  SONG LIGHT (D and C Bloodstock) David Elsworth 2-9-03 Seb Sanders [11]

10)  HORNBOY (Nigel O’Sullivan) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-03 Graham Lee [2]

11)  PLEASURE BENT (Craig Bennett) Luca Cumani 2-9-03 Kieren Fallon [16]

12)  VITAL EVIDENCE (USA) (Khalid Abdulla) Sir Michael Stoute 2-9-03 Pat Dobbs [10]

13)  ANEEDH (Mohammed Jaber) William Haggas 2-9-03 Michael Hills [18]

14)  MANDY'S BOY (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Ed Dunlop 2-9-03 Jamie Spencer [1]

15)  NELSON QUAY (IRE) (S T Brankin) Jeremy Gask 2-9-03 Pat Cosgrave [20]

16)  SAVVY CHIC (USA) (Yvonne Jacques) Jeremy Noseda 2-8-12 Tom Queally [9]

17)  PLUTOCRACY (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) David Lanigan 2-9-03 Ted Durcan [6]

18)  POSH BOY (IRE) (Des Thurlby) Chris Wall 2-9-03 George Baker [13]

19)  GIDDY HEIGHTS (Cheveley Park Stud) Jeremy Noseda 2-9-03 Darryll Holland [14]


19 ran Non-Runner: MAWJ TAMY (USA) (Self Certificate, Lame)

Time: 1m 25.37s Distances: 2¼, 1¼, ½, 3½, 1, 3¼, ¾, nk ,nk, nose, nk, 3¼, 1½, 1¼, 4, 1, 1¼, 2¼ 

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Breeding: ch c Speightstown (USA) - Light Jig (Danehill (USA))

Tote Win: £5.70 Places: £2.60; £7.30; £4.30 Exacta: £113.70


Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (6): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk, 2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel) Royal Ascot Wins (32): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B, 2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina, 2012 Joviality), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborne) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 - Chesham Stakes) Horses in Training (2008-2012): 146; 161; 172; 168; 161 Wins in a season (1989-2011): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99 Wins in 2012: 92


Winning jockey:-Name: Buick, William Born: Norway, July 22, 1988 Background:. Made a sensational start to his career, finishing runner-up to James Doyle in the 2006/07 All-Weather apprentice title race with 24 winners. His father, Walter, was eight-time champion jockey in Scandinavia and rode 22 classic winners in his career, and is a race reader and a work-rider for Marcus Tregoning. Shared the 2008 apprentice title with David Probert, and appointed stable jockey for John Gosden at the start of 2010. First Ride in Britain: Tiny Tim, Brighton, August 10, 2006 First Winner: Bank On Benny, Axminster Carpets Apprentice Handicap, Salisbury, September 27, 2006 English Classic Wins (2): Ladbrokes St Leger (2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Royal Ascot Wins (8): Wokingham Stakes (2007 Dark Missile); King Edward VII Stakes (2011 Nathaniel), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Windsor Forest Stakes (2012 Joviality), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Coronation Stakes (2012 Fallen For You), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborn) First Group One Win: Lahaleeb, E P Taylor Stakes, Woodbine, October 17, 2009 Other Big Race Wins: Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (2010 Dream Ahead), Doncaster Cup (2010 Samuel),Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), Betfair Huxley Stakes (2010 Debussy), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Darley Prix Morny (2010 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Foy (2010 Duncan), Jockey Club Cup (2010 Tastahil), Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup (2011 Duncan), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Betfred Sprint Cup (2011 Dream Ahead), Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (2011 Elusive Kate), Qatar Prix de la Foret (2011 Dream Ahead) Gran Premio Di Milano (2012 Earl Of Tinsdal), Pretty Polly Stakes (2012 Izzi Top), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Irish Oaks (2012 Great Heavens), Prix Rothschild (2012 Elusive Kate), Nunthorpe Stakes (2012 Ortensia)  Wins (2006-2011): 10; 67; 54 (shared apprentice title with David Probert); 66; 99; 106 Wins In 2012: 10





Class 1, Listed Race, £33,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+ which have not won a Group 1 or Group 2 Pattern race in 2012, 1m 4f. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 5lb 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 8st 13lb. Penalties after February 29th, 2012, a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Group 3 race 7lb. Penalty value 1st £18,714.30; 2nd £7,095.00; 3rd £3,550.80; 4th £1,768.80; 5th £887.70; 6th £445.50


1)  RETRIEVE (AUS) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-04 Frankie Dettori [5] 5/2 Fav

2)  HARRIS TWEED (Brian Haggas) William Haggas 5-9-11 Richard Hughes [7] 7/2

3)  SONGCRAFT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-04 Silvestre De Sousa [3]

4)  SEA OF HEARTBREAK (IRE) (D G Hardisty Bloodstock) Roger Charlton 5-8-13 James Doyle [4]

5)  PROUD CHIEFTAIN (Prima Racing Partnerhip) Cliff Lines 4-9-04 Darryll Holland [6]

6)  DREAMSPEED (IRE) (Jeff Smith) Andrew Balding 5-9-04 Jimmy Fortune [1]

7)  ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) (Rachel Hood & Robin Geffen) John Gosden p5-9-8 William Buick [2]


7 ran

Time: 2m 29.82s Distances: 1, nk, 1¾, 7, 10, 39

Breeder: Darley

Breeding: b h Rahy (USA) - Hold To Ransom (USA) (Red Ransom (USA))

Tote Win: £3.40 Places: £2.10; £2.50 Exacta: £8.20


Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool, 2011 Campanologist) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 - Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (34): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh, 2012 Tha’ir), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2011): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; 58 Wins in 2012 (in Britain): 58


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, 2011 Lyric Of Light), Haydock Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat); Juddmonte International (1996 Halling, 1997 Singspiel, 2001 Sakhee, 2007 Authorized), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain,1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (2000 Aljabr, 2008 Literato), Middle Park Stakes (1996 Bahamian Bounty, 1998 Lujain, 2006 Dutch Art), Nunthorpe Stakes (1993 Lochsong, 1995 So Factual, 1998 Lochangel), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction; 1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Racing Post Trophy (2006 Authorixed), Sussex Stakes (1991 Second Set, 1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti); Vodafone Coronation Cup (1996 Swain, 1997 Singspiel, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq), Yorkshire Oaks (1994 Only Royale, 2011 Blue Bunting), Vodafone Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board) Dubai: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist) France: Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2005 Alkaased), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix de l’Abbaye (1993, 1994 Lochsong, 2004 Var), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr); Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat); Prix Morny (2011 Dabirsim); Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential, 1997 Starborough, 1998 Almutawakel), Prix du Cadran (2006 Sergeant Cecil), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix du Moulin (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata, 2011 Dabirsim), Prix de l’Opera (2011 Nahrain) Germany: Deutsches Derby (1991 Temporal),Grosser Preis Von Lotto Hamburg (2010 Campanologist) Preis Von Europa (2011 Campanologist) 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: 47 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, 2012 Colour Vision), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Leading rider at Royal Ascot: 1997(4 wins); 1998(7 wins); 1999 (4 wins); 2003 (3 wins); 2004 (6 wins)  Wins (1987-2011): 8, 22, 75^, 141, 94, 101, 149, 233*, 216*, 123, 176, 132, 132, 47, 94, 69, 101, 195*, 87, 131, 77, 67; 103; 123; 72 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2012: 48







Class 2, £30,000 guaranteed. For 3yo+, which were declared to run, but which were eliminated at the 48 hour declaration stage from the 2012 Betfred Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap), 1m 1f. Weights highest weight 9st 10lb Minimum weight 7-12. Penalties - after September 1st, a winner 4lb; of any 2 races 7lb. Weight for age 3 from 4yo+ 5lb. Penalty value 1st £18,675.00; 2nd £5,592.00; 3rd £2,796.00; 4th £1,398.00; 5th £699.00; 6th £351.00


1)  HENRY ALLINGHAM (J Collins, N Horsfall & N O’Sullivan) Roger Varian 3-8-13 Neil Callan [25] 15/2 Fav

2)  CLASSIC COLORI (IRE) (The Classic Strollers Partnership) David O'Meara 5-9-02 Richard Hughes [24] 8/1

3)  SHAMDARLEY (IRE) (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods 4-8-12 Jim Crowley [7] 14/1

4)  CHRISTMAS LIGHT (Lynne Lumley) Brian Ellison 5-8-01 Martin Lane [22] 8/1

5)  NORSE BLUES (Jeff Smith) Sylvester Kirk 4-9-08 James Doyle [20]

6)  FULL TOSS (Jim Goldie) Jim Goldie 6-8-13 Gary Bartley (3) [2]

7)  JUNKET (Silent Partners) Dr Jon Scargill 5-8-12 Richard Mullen [19]

8)  MUSNAD (USA) (Dan Gilbert, Brian Ellison) Brian Ellison 4-8-09 Mickael Barzalona [4]

9)  OXFORD CHARLEY (USA) (Eastwind Racing & Martha Trussell) Mikael Magnusson v3-9-07 William Buick [6]

10)  NAZREEF (Deborah Collett & M J Watson) Hughie Morrison t5-9-03 Darryll Holland [8]

11)  CARRAGOLD (Mel Brittain) Mel Brittain 6-8-10 Pat Cosgrave [26]

12)  JO'BURG (USA) (Richard Walker) David O'Meara 8-9-05 Daniel Tudhope [14]

13)  LAUGHING JACK (Paul Downing) Tony Carroll 4-8-03 Raul Da Silva (3) [28]

14)  FLAXEN FLARE (IRE) (Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VIII) Andrew Balding v3-8-10 (1lb ow) Jimmy Fortune [18]

15)  IT'S A MANS WORLD (Brian Ellison) Brian Ellison 6-8-05 (1lb ow) Paul Pickard (3) [10]

16)  COTTAM DONNY (Peter Easterby) Mel Brittain p4-7-12 Nicky Mackay [13]

17)  ASKAUD (IRE) (Paul Dixon & Audrey Hobson) Scott Dixon p4-9-06 Tom Queally [21]

18)  SAM SHARP (USA) (Noel Martin) Ian Williams 6-9-07 Jamie Spencer [12]

19)  DHAULAR DHAR (IRE) (Jim Goldie Racing Club) Jim Goldie 10-8-05 Paul Hanagan [9]

20)  BROCKFIELD (Mel Brittain) Mel Brittain 6-8-02 Neil Farley (3) [11]

21)  KNAVE OF CLUBS (IRE) (J P Carrington) Peter Makin 3-8-11 Seb Sanders [15]

22)  COLOUR GUARD (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 4-9-093 Silvestre De Sousa [1]

23)  ANOTHER FOR JOE (Andrew Dick, Jim Goldie) Jim Goldie 4-8-12 Graham Lee [23]

24)  STAFF SERGEANT (Stuart Morrison, Jim Goldie) Jim Goldie 5-8-11 Dale Swift [5]

25)  KNOW NO FEAR (Trinity TT Racing Partnerships) Alastair Lidderdale p7-8-00 Leonna Mayor (5) [3]

26)  PENDRAGON (USA) (Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway) Brian Ellison 9-8-06 (1lb ow) David Simmonson (7) [27]

27)  SWITZERLAND (IRE) (Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston b3-9-04 Michael Murphy (5) [29]

28)  FAIR TRADE (Raymond Tooth) Hughie Morrison 5-9-10 George Baker [17]


28 ran Non-Runner: EVERVESCENT (IRE) (Vet's Certificate, Bruised Foot)

Time: 1m 49.54s

Distances: nk, 2¼, ½, hd, ½, ½, hd, 1½, 1½, 1¾, ¾, nk, 1¼, nk, 3½, hd, sh, 5, ¾, 1¼, ½, 1¼, 2¼, 4, ½, 35, 68 

Breeder: Red House Stud Breeding: ch g Three Valleys (USA) - Hoh Dancer (Indian Ridge)

Tote Win: £9.30 Places: £2.80; £2.70; £3.30; £2.30 Exacta: £107.50


Winning Trainer: Varian, Roger Born: March 14, 1979 Based: Kremlin House Stables, Newmarket Background: Spent weekends riding out for Alan and Lawney Hill when he was still at school. Moved to California aged just 15 and spent six months riding for Hollywood Park trainer Frank Garza Jnr after finishing school. Moved back to the UK and rode seven winners as an amateur and conditional during three years with Josh Gifford. Subsequently spent three months riding for trainer Jack Fisher in Maryland, USA, enjoying three winners, before returning back to Britain in May, 2001, to become assistant to Michael Jarvis. Took over in March, 2011. First Runner: Laheeb (4th), Dubai Sheema Classic, Meydan, March 26, 2011 First Winner: Eton Forever, William Hill Spring Mile, Doncaster, April 2, 2011 First Group One Winner: Nahrain, Qatar Prix de l’Opera, Longchamp, October 2, 2011 Royal Ascot Wins (1): Buckingham Palace Handicap (2012 Eton Forever) Wins (2011): 53 Win in 2012: 61


Winning jockey:-Name: Callan, Neil Francis Born: July 6, 1978 Based: Newmarket, Suffolk Background: Hails from County Kildare. Rode for Willie Fitzpatrick at The Curragh and Kevin Prendergast in Ireland. After a luckless spell, he had applied for a job as a kitchen fitter before joining Karl Burke in February 1998 as a work-rider on a six-month contract. After two months Burke suggested he should take out a British licence. First Winner: Dancing Lawyer (Levy Board Apprentice Handicap, Warwick, May 4, 1998 - debut ride in Britain) Big Race Wins: Oaks d’Italia (2007 Fashion Statement), Middle Park Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Gimcrack Stakes (2005 Amadeus Wolf), Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (2006 Mulaqat), Portland Handicap (2004 Halmahera, 2011 Nocturnal Affair) Racing Post Trophy (2005 Palace Episode), Persimmon Homes Flying Childers Stakes (2006 Wi Dud), Duke Of York Stakes (2007 Amadeus Wolf), Premio Roma At The Races (2007 Pressing), Topkapi Trophy (2008, 2009 & 2010 Pressing), Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (2009 Pressing), Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (2009 Bordeslescott) Fillies’ Mile ( 2009 Hibaayeb) Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (2010 Rainbow Peak), York Stakes (2012 Sri Putra) Other details: champion apprentice in 1999, champion all-weather jockey 2000, 2003 and 2007 Royal Ascot Wins (3): Buckingham Palace Handicap (2006 Uhoomagoo, 2012 Eton Forever), Wolferton Handicap (2010 Rainbow Peak) First Royal Ascot Winner: Uhoomagoo, Buckingham Palace Stakes, June 22, 2006 Wins (1998-2011): 29, 56, 80, 38, 52, 52, 126, 151, 129, 102, 170; 144; 107; 97 Wins in 2012: 64






Class 6. For 3yo+ which are at least 50% the property of and which run in the colours of Members of the Jockey Club, the Jockey Club Rooms or their registered Stud Companies, and which are Rated 0-85. Also open to such horses Rated 86 and above.  For horses Rated 86 or higher, the excess in any rating above 85 shall be added to the weights stated above. 1m 2f.


1)  ODIN (IRE) (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-9-04 Richard Hughes [3] 11/4 Fav

2)  EXNING HALT (Simon Gibson) James Fanshawe 3-8-08 Mickael Barzalona [5] 100/30

3)  FLASH CRASH (Jim Furlong) Robert Cowell 3-7-12 Silvestre De Sousa [6] 40/1

4)  THE TIGER (Johnny Weatherby) Ed Dunlop 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori [7]

5)  INCENDIARY (IRE) (Derek Iceton & Vanessa Webb) Hugo Palmer 3-8-11 Michael Hills [4]


6)  GOLDEN JUBILEE (USA) (Jenny Powell) Richard Hannon p1 3-7-13 (1lb ow) Kieren O'Neill [1]

7)  HAYAKU (USA) (G B Partnership) Ralph Beckett bt4-9-04 Jim Crowley [8]

8)  VILLA ROYALE (Julian Richmond-Watson) Harry Dunlop 3-8-10 (3lb ow) James Doyle [2]

9)  SMOKEY OAKEY (IRE) (Mark Tompkins) Mark Tompkins 8-9-02 Darryll Holland [9]


9 ran Non-Runner: JUNIOR DIARY (USA) (Vet's Certificate, Lame)

Time: 2m 04.29s Distances: nk, nk, 1¼, sh, 6, ¾, 1¼, 40

Breeder: Littleton Stud Breeding: b g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Dimelight (Fantastic Light (USA))

Tote Win: £2.50 Places: £1.10; £1.30; £8.00 Exacta: £11.70


Winning trainer:-Name: Elsworth, David Raymond Cecil Date of Birth:12/12/39; Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Previous Occupation; Professional National Hunt jockey 1957-1972; First winner: Fortune Cookie, Devon, March 23, 1979 First winner on Flat: Raffia Set, Salisbury, April 7, 1979 Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1990 In The Groove) Major wins include: Cambridgeshire Handicap (1998 Lear Spear, 2004 Spanish Don), Champion Stakes (1990 In The Groove), Cheveley Park Stakes (1989 Dead Certain), Coronation Cup (1991 In The Groove), Dante Stakes (1999 Salford Express), Diomed Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Doncaster Cup (2003 Persian Punch), Goodwood Cup (1982 Heighlin, 2001 & 2003 Persian Punch), Henry II Stakes (1997 & 1998 Persian Punch), Jockey Club Cup (2000, 2002 and 2003 Persian Punch), Juddmonte International (1990 In The Groove), Bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2009 & 2010 Barshiba) Trains at Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Other details: National Hunt successes include Cheltenham Gold Cup (1989 Desert Orchid), Grand National (1988 Rhyme ‘N’ Reason), King George VI Chase (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990 Desert Orchid), Whitbread Gold Cup (1988 Desert Orchid), Irish National (1990 Desert Orchid), Queen Mother Champion Chase (1989 & 1990 Barnbrook Again) Royal Ascot wins: 15 First Royal Ascot winner: Heighlin (June 17, 1980 - Ascot Handicap) Major Royal Ascot wins: Royal Hunt Cup (1983 Mighty Fly, 1990 Pontenuovo), Wokingham Handicap (1983 Melindra), King’s Stand Stakes (1989 Indian Ridge), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1999 Lear Spear), Hardwicke Stakes (2003 Indian Creek), King Edward VII Stakes (2006 Snoqualmie Boy), Sandringham Handicap (2007 Barshiba) Horses in training (1998-2012): 60; 83; 100; 87; 72; 61; 64; 84; 83; 84; 78; 62; 47; 53; 47 Wins (1991-2011): 40; 32; 33; 13; 14; 19; 24; 33; 50; 33; 36; 20; 40; 37; 45; 37; 34; 37; 18; 27; 30 Wins in 2012: 10


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), Champagne Stakes (2011 Trumpet Major, 2012 Toronado), Nassau Stakes (2012 The Fugue) 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 (1994-2011): 19; 68; 62; 33; 55; 95; 102 91; 126; 121; 73; 124; 113; 139; 127; 144; 192; 130  Wins in 2012: 14



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