All the news from the fifth day of Royal Ascot 2015

ROYAL ASCOT 2015
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 20

GOING NOW GOOD TO FIRM, FIRM IN PLACES

The going description has changed this morning after a dry night. The going is now:

Good to Firm, Firm in places

from Good to Firm.

The forecast is for possible showers throughout the day, some of which could be heavy.

GoingStick Readings

8.15am today, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday
Stands’ side: 9.2 8.8 9.0 9.3 8.5
Centre: 9.1 8.5 8.5 9.1 8.3
Far side: 9.0 8.5 8.9 9.2 8.5
Round: 8.4 7.8 8.4 8.6 8.1

Stalls
Straight Course: Centre
Round Course: Inside

Rails
The false rail on the inside of round course from the nine-furlong start to the home straight was taken down on Thursday night, providing three yards of fresh ground which was first used yesterday.

NON-RUNNERS AT 10.00AM

5.00pm Wokingham Handicap
21 DUTCH MASTERPIECE (Going)

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
10 VIF ARGENT (FR) (Self Certificate, Stiff)

ROYAL ASCOT 2015
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 20

PUNTERS PILE ON MOORE MISERY FOR LAYERS

Just as on Friday, Ryan Moore’s mounts have been favoured by punters in today’s early betting exchanges. Ballydoyle, in the opening Chesham Stakes, has been supported from around 2/1 from 6/4 while Hardwicke Stakes market leader Telescope is 13/8 from 7/4 with Ladbrokes.

“Far-sighted punters have latched on to Telescope and he’s been the best backed horse of the morning by punters hoping Ryan Moore’s fantastic run continues,” said Ladbrokes spokesman David Williams.

2.30pm CHESHAM STAKES (LISTED)
Ballydoyle 6/4 from 2/1 Betfair, 13/8 from 7/4 Betfred, 7/4 from 2/1 William Hill
Sixth Sense 16/1 from 25/1 William Hill

3.05pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)
Mahsoob 15/8 from 9/4 Betfair, 7/4 from 2/1 Betfred and William Hill
Sennockian Star 14/1 from 16/1 Betfred and William Hill

3.40pm HARDWICKE STAKES (GROUP 2)
Eagle Top 11/4 from 7/2 Betfred and William Hill
Postponed 3/1 from 7/2 Betfair and Betfred
Telescope 5/4 from 7/4 Betfred, 13/8 from 7/4 Ladbrokes

4.20pm DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES (GROUP 1)
Due Diligence 11/2 from 7/1 Betfair, 6/1 from 8/1 William Hill, 6/1 from 7/1 Betfred
Music Master 14/1 from 20/1 William Hill, 14/1 from 18/1 Betfred

5.00pm WOKINGHAM HANDICAP
Gamesome 8/1 from 10/1 William Hill, 9/1 from 12/1 Betfred, 10/1 from 14/1 Ladbrokes
Huntsmans Close 10/1 from 14/1 Betfair
Polybius 20/1 from 28/1 Betfred
Tatlisu 10/1 from 14/1 Betfair
Watchable 12/1 from 14/1 William Hill

5.35pm QUEEN ALEXANDARA STAKES
Brave Richard 16/1 from 15/1 Betfair
Oriental Fox 8/1 from 10/1 Betfair

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ROYAL ASCOT 2015
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 20

INTERNATIONAL CONTENDERS FOR FIFTH DAY OF ROYAL ASCOT 2015

Love The Kitten (USA) – Chesham Stakes

Breeding: ch f Kitten’s Joy (USA) – Anura (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA))
Breeder: Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Born: March 17, 2013
Owner: Ken & Sarah Ramsey
Trainer: Wesley Ward USA
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Form: 22
*Takes on the boys in the Listed Chesham Stakes (7f) today.
*Runner-up to stablemate Bruised Orange in a dirt maiden at Keeneland in April, before filling the same position in a Polytrack maiden at Woodbine on May 22.
*Full-sister to last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf runner-up Luck Of The Kittten.
Race record: Starts: 2; Wins: -; 2nd: 2; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £12,382

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey
Both Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey grew up in Artemus, Kentucky. After graduating from the University Of Kentucky, Kenneth worked for several trucking firms before trying his hand as an estate agent. Disillusioned with selling houses, he started setting up his own franchises specialising in mobile phones in the late 1980s and soon had a string of stores throughout north-eastern Georgia and south-eastern Kentucky. He sold the business for around $38 million in 1994 and decide to return to his hobby of horseracing. Kenneth had previously had a limited interest in racing, having claimed a horse called Red Redeemer at Louisville in 1969 and briefly held a trainer’s licence before deciding to concentrate on his business interests. In 1994, Kenneth and Sarah purchased the historic Almahurst Farm, birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. The couple have since gone on to enormous success as owners and breeders, headed by the home-bred pair of Kitten’s Joy and Roses In May. Many of the Ramsey’s horses have the suffix “Kitten” – Ken gave his wife the nickname while they were first dating. They have had over 1,700 wins as owners. Racing Awards: Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner (2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder (2013, 2014), 12 leading owner titles at Churchill Downs (a record); leading owner titles at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, and Turfway Park and Saratoga. Big Race Wins Include: Whitney Handicap (2004 Roses In May), Secretariat Stakes (2004 Kitten’s Joy, 2013 Admiral Kitten), Shadwell Turf Mile (2004 Nothing To Lose), Dubai World Cup (2005 Roses In May), Breeders’ Futurity (2005 Dawn Of War, 2013 We Miss Artie), John C Mabee Handicap (2007 Precious Kitten), Matriarch Stakes (2007 Precious Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (2009 Furthest Land), Alcibiades Stakes (2011 Stephanie’s Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (2011 Stephanie’s Kitten), Just A Game Stakes (2013 Stephanie’s Kitten), United Nations Stakes (2013 Big Blue Kitten), Sword Dancer Invitational (2013 Big Blue Kitten), Arlington Million (2013 Real Solution), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (2013 Kittern’s Dumplings), Manhattan Stakes (2014 Real Solution), Flower Bowl Stakes (2014 Stephanie’s Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2014 Bobby’s Kitten) Royal Ascot Record: 2009 Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2011 Honey Of A Kitten (23rd Britannia Handicap), Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes); 2012 Hyper (9th Wolferton Handicap), Big Blue Kitten (10th Prince Of Wales’s Stakes); 2014 Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes); 2015 Luck Of The Kitten (11th Jersey Stakes)

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)
Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Received the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009. Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Got off the mark for the 2015 Royal Meeting with Acapulco in Wednesday’s Queen Mary Stakes. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes); 2015 Ruby Notion (5th Windsor Castle Stakes); Luck Of The Kitten (11th Jersey Stakes), ACAPULCO (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Bruised Orange (12th Queen Mary Stakes), Back At The Ranch (9th Albany Stakes), Laxfield Road (15th Albany Stakes), Hootenanny (11th Commonwealth Cup),

Joel Rosario
Born: January 14, 1985 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Background: Grew up on a farm and attended jockey school at the age of 13. After six months, he turned professional and was the leading rider in the Dominican Republic on four occasions, before moving to California in 2006. Enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2009, partnering 284 winners and amassing earnings of $13,073,777, the fifth best in North America. Has continued among the top five riders since. Accolades: Seven riding titles in California (three each at Del Mar and Hollywood Park and one at Santa Anita); rode six winners in a day at Hollywood Park on December 11, 2009. Only equalled by Hall of Fame riders Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay and Kent Desormeaux; set record for most winners (38) at the Keeneland spring meet in 2013. Topped the National Earnings List for Jockeys in 2013 and was runner-up in 2014. Married to wife Briana, one daughter, Jasmine and one son, Jason. Passed the 2,000-winner mark in April, 2015. American Classic Wins (2): Kentucky Derby (2013 Orb), Belmont Stakes (2014 Tonalist) Other Big Race Wins Include: Alabama Stakes (2010 Blind Luck), Blue Grass Stakes (2011 Brilliant Speed), Breeders’s Cup Dirt Mile (2010 Dakota Phone), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2009 Dancing In Silks), Dubai World Cup (2013 Animal Kingdom), Jockey Club Gold Cup (2012 Flat Out, 2014 Tonalist), Pacific Classic (2012 Dullahan), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (2010 Harmonius), Mother Goose Stakes (2013 Close Hatches), EP Taylor Stakes (2013 Tannery), Donn Handicap (2014 Lea), Ashland Stakes (2014 Rosalind), Apple Blossom Handicap (2014 Close Hatches), Man o’ War Stakes (2014 Imagining), Ogden Phipps Stakes (2014 Close Hatches), Belmont Oaks (2014 Minborette), Personal Ensign Stakes (2014 Close Hatches), Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2014 Bobby’s Kitten), Matriarch Stakes (2014 La Tia), Wood Memorial Stakes (2015 Frosted)
Royal Ascot Wins (1): Norfolk Stakes (2013 No Nay Never)

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Brazen Beau (AUS) – Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Breeding: br c I Am Invincible (AUS) – Sansadee (AUS) (Snaadee (USA))
Breeder: B Howlett
Born: September 24, 2011
Owners: Ontrack Thoroughbreds No 1, D Moretti et Al
Trainer: Chris Waller AUS
Jockey: Craig Williams
Form: 15122511-21

*Runs in today’s Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
*Has won on three of his last four starts, most recently annexing the Group One Newmarket Handicap by two and three quarter lengths at Flemington, Australia on March 14.
*Beaten same distance into second by Lankan Rupee in the Group One Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 21.
*Recorded first Group One success when taking the six-furlong Coolmore Stud Stakes at the same course in November.
*Trainer Chris Waller had been hoping to have first Royal Ascot runner last year in Zoustar but he was injured after reaching England and retired.
Race record: Starts: 10; Wins: 5; 2nd: 3; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £741,737

On Track Thoroughbreds (Managing Director – Grant Morgan)
Brazen Beau runs in the colours of On Track Thoroughbreds, although the colt was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation in December, 2014, and is set to stand as a stallion in Australia following his European campaign this summer. On Track Thoroughbreds offers syndicate opportunities for owners and the business currently has 30 horses in training with Peter Moody, Mick Price, Robert Heathcote, Chris Waller, the Meagher family, Bjorn Baker, Gerald Ryan, Leon Davies and John Thompson. Grant Morgan, who is the managing director of On Track Thoroughbreds, has worked for a variety of businesses within Australia racing and breeding. His roles have included marketing manager for Eliza Park Stud, professional form analysis for Best Bets/TVN, president of the Queensland Racehorse Owners Association and chairman of the Australian Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Council. The members of the Brazen Beau syndicate are David Moretti, Russell Pawley, Dennis & Margaret Frew, Kim Farrell, Brett Blacker, Lucky Nine Racing (Manager Brett Grogan), Andrew Richmond, Tony Dobinson, Beau River Racing (Manager Matthew Shaw), Lang Brothers Racing Syndicate (Manager Stuart Lang), Murray Cornelius, Ken Stocks, Stephen Targett, BB Racing Syndicate (Manager Tony Keating), Paul Crisp, Louise Mancinelli, Chris Burdon and Judy Coleman Royal Ascot Record: No previous runners

Chris Waller (Australia)
Background: started racing career in Foxton, New Zealand, working as a travelling foreman for trainer Paddy Busuttin. Waller took over the stables when Busuttin was granted a training contract in Singapore. The first runner he sent to Sydney in 1998 was a winner and, after enjoying more successful raids, he relocated permanently to Rosehill, Australia, with a team of four horses, in 2000. Breakthrough year was 2008 when Triple Honour annexed the Group One Doncaster Handicap. Waller, whose string now numbers over 120 horses, has saddled 47 Group One winners to date. Accolades: has won the last four Sydney trainers’ premierships. Royal Ascot Record: No previous runners

Craig Williams
Born: May 23, 1977 Background: a leading rider in Australia who recorded his first winner in July 1993. No stranger to racing in Britain, as he was based here between 2000 and 2002, when he rode principally for Mick Channon. His first British winner came when Budelli was successful at Lingfield on May 20, 2000. During his stint riding for Channon he enjoyed a brace of Group One triumphs on Tobougg, who captured the Prix de la Salamandre and Dewhurst Stakes in 2000. He has returned to Britain for short spells in 2006, 2012 and again in 2014. In his homeland, Williams has enjoyed numerous Group One victories including the Cox Plate (2006 Files Of Omagh, 2011 Pinker Pinker), Caulfield Cup (2011 Southern Speed, 2012 Dunaden) and Golden Slipper (2006 Miss Finland). Williams rode Dunaden to victory in the Group Three Geelong Cup in October, 2011, but missed the winning ride on the horse in the Melbourne Cup the following month due to suspension. Has also ridden Group One winners in Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand. Accolades: won the first of four consecutive Scobie Breasley medals in 2006. The award recognises excellence in race riding at Melbourne racetracks. Also a four-time winner of the Melbourne Jockeys’ Premiership (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 (tied with Damien Oliver)).

Undrafted (USA) – Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Breeding: ch g Purim (USA) – French Jeannette (USA) (French Deputy (USA))
Breeder: Catesby Clay Investment
Born: February 17, 2010
Owner: Wes Welker
Trainer: Wesley Ward USA
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Form: 131/3330514/3521433-32

*Runs in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) today, June 20.
*Travelled to Britain last summer and finished fourth to Slade Power in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
*Ended last season with a fast-finishing third in the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November.
*Two runs this year, coming home third and second respectively in Grade Three contests at Keeneland and Churchill Downs.
Race record: Starts: 19; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 8; Win & Place Prize Money: £372,558

Wes Welker
Wes Welker, who was born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma, has forged a highly-successful career as a wide-receiver in the National Football League. He played college football for Texas Tech, where he earned the nickname “The Natural” for his versatility prowess in big games and received the Mosi Tatupu Award for America’s top college player of the year in 2003. Despite his success, Welker, who is considered short for the sport at 5’9”, was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft – his horse Undrafted takes his name from this episode. Following a one-game stint with the San Diego Chargers, Welker spend three seasons with the Miami Dolphins before moving on to the New England Patriots in 2007. He joined the Denver Broncos in 2013 and is currently a free agent following his release at the end of the 2014/2015 season. Welker has gained a wealth of accolades as a player – he holds a plethora of franchise records for both the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots and holds the record for most receptions by any undrafted player in NFL history. He has also appeared in three Superbowl finals without success. Welker became interested in racing through a family friend and goes to the Kentucky Derby every year. He was a part-owner in the Wesley Ward-trained Gypsy Robin, who was seventh in the 2011 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to pair of Grade Two victories at Keeneland. Undrafted, who was purchased for US$50,000, is the first horse that Welker has owned outright and the horse is set to make a second appearance in the UK, having finished fourth in the 2014 Darley July Cup, ridden by Frankie Dettori.
Royal Ascot Record (as part-owner): 2011 Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), 2015 Laxfield Road (15 Albany Stakes)

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)
Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Received the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009. Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Got off the mark for the 2015 Royal Meeting with Acapulco in Wednesday’s Queen Mary Stakes. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes); 2015 Ruby Notion (5th Windsor Castle Stakes); Luck Of The Kitten (11th Jersey Stakes), ACAPULCO (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Bruised Orange (12th Queen Mary Stakes), Back At The Ranch (9th Albany Stakes), Laxfield Road (15th Albany Stakes), Hootenanny (11th Commonwealth Cup),

Frankie Dettori
Born: December 15, 1970, Milan, Italy Background: the son of Gianfranco, 13-time champion jockey in Italy. Frankie (christened Lanfranco) Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes and created history when riding all seven winners on the Saturday at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. Dettori survived a horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed. He was retained by Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation in 1993, but it was announced in September, 2012, that the retainer would not be renewed. It was subsequently revealed he had failed a drugs test whilst riding in France. On December 5, 2012, Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, believed to be cocaine. He returned from his ban at the 2013 Investec Derby Festival and in July, 2013, became retained rider for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, whose horses run under the Al Shaqab Racing banner. He is in fine form at the moment, having won the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs earlier this month on Golden Horn and then taking the French Oaks, the Prix de Diane, on Star Of Seville. He is married to Catherine and they have five children. Accolades/achievements: British champion apprentice in 1989 and champion jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004). Awarded an honorary MBE in December, 2000. Celebrated his 500th Group race victory on Dabirsim in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp on October 2, 2011. He has ridden well in excess of 3,000 winners including over 100 at Group One level. British Classic Wins (15): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Derby (2007 Authorized – 15th attempt, 2015 Golden Horn), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliché, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit) Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard). Royal Ascot Wins (51), major wins include: 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)


Wandjina (AUS) – Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Breeding: b c Snitzel (AUS) – La Bamba (AUS) (Last Tycoon
Breeder: Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd
Born: September 2, 2011
Owner: Dr Edmund Bateman & Belinda Bateman
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse AUS
Form: 714404730-112

*Runs in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) today.
*Has captured two Group races at Flemington, Australia, this year, notably the mile Group One Australian Guineas by a head on March 7.
*Went down by a head to Dissident on his latest start in the seven-furlong Group One Schweppes All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick on April 18.
Race record: Starts: 10; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £315,074

Dr Edmund Bateman
Background: graduated from the University of Sydney in 1965 with a degree in medicine. He was a GP on Sydney’s northern beaches until 1985, when he opened his first practice. Thirteen years later, he opened two more centres and listed Primary Health Care on the stock exchange. The company has since established itself as one of Australia’s largest healthcare companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 1994 to January 30, 2015 when he retired. Bateman was valued at $450 million in the 2014 BRW rich list. Racing interests: built up a significant stake in Newhaven Park Stud before separating in a case that went to the Supreme Court in 2004. Initially had horses in training with Clarry Conners and John O’Shea, but now has most of his string with Gai Waterhouse. First Group One victory came courtesy of Apercu in the T J Smith Stakes in 2007. Bateman has a share in Vancouver, who won the Golden Slipper in March and after which a controlling stake was purchased by Coolmore in a deal that valued the colt at more than £20 million. Other major wins include: William Reid Stakes (2012 Foxwedge)

Gai Waterhouse (Tulloch Lodge, Sydney)
Born: September 2, 1954 Background: Father Tommy Smith was champion trainer in Sydney for 33 seasons over four decades before his death in 1998. Studied at the University of South Wales before making a name for herself as a model and actor – she once had a role alongside Tom Baker in Dr Who during the 1970s and starred in the Australian soap opera The Young Doctors. Subsequently spent 15 years assisting her father before taking out her own licence on January 3, 1992. Her licence had been initially rejected due to her marriage to then disqualified bookmaker, Robbie Waterhouse. Waterhouse and her husband Robbie have two children – journalist Kate and Tom, who is CEO of William Hill Australia. Accolades: Has trained more than 120 Group One winners and is third on the all-time list of winning-most Group One trainers. Became the second woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner with Fiorente in 2013. Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in November, 2007. Nominated as an Australia Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia. Royal Ascot Record: 2007 Bentley Biscuit (20th King’s Stand Stakes); 2014 Café Society (3rd Wolferton Handicap)

Damien Oliver
Born: June 22, 1972 in Perth, Western Australia Background: Damien Oliver rode his first winner aboard Mr Gudbud at Bunbury, Western Australia in March 1988, and is one of Australia’s top riders. His father Ray, a former champion apprentice, died in a fall at Kalgoorlie in 1975 and his brother Jason died in October 2002 during a race trial at Belmont racetrack in Perth, just days before Oliver rode Media Puzzle to victory in the Melbourne Cup. He himself suffered a horror fall at Moonee Valley in March 2005, which left him with two broken vertebrae. He returned to action at Flemington in June 2006, with titanium rods inserted in his back. He was raised by his mother Pat and her partner, Perth trainer Lindsay Rudland. Accolades: A former leading apprentice in Perth in 1988-89 with 66 winners, Oliver is Melbourne’s nine-time champion jockey and seven-time winner of the coveted Scobie Breasley medal for excellence in riding. He won his first Group One aboard the Bart Cummings-trained Submariner in the 1990 Vic Health Cup and, at the age of 19, became the first Australian apprentice to win the Australian Derby. He rode in Ireland for a three-month period in 2000, based at trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stables, during which time he partnered six winners in Ireland and also competed at the Shergar Cup at Ascot, riding one winner. Has ridden close to 1,300 winners worldwide. Was banned from November, 2012 to September, 2013, after being found guilty of illegal betting. Big-Race Wins: Melbourne Cup (1995 Doriemus, 2002 Media Puzzle, 2013 Fiorente), Caulfield Cup (1995 Doriemus, 1999 Sky Heights), Cox Plate (1997 Dane Ripper, 2001 Northerly), Mackinnion Stakes (2004 Grand Armee, 2014 Happy Trail), Golden Slipper (2007 Forensics), Lightning Stakes (2010 Nicconi)

ROYAL ASCOT 2015
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 20

ROYAL ASCOT – CARRIAGE LIST

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015

1st Carriage
THE QUEEN
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Mr John Warren
Mr Andrew Feilden

2nd Carriage
Mr Timothy Taylor
The Lady Helen Taylor
Mr Peter Deal
Mrs Peter Deal

3rd Carriage
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
Mrs Sam Waley-Cohen
Mr Richard Hannon
Mrs Richard Hannon

4th Carriage
Commander Andrew Canale RN
Mrs Andrew Canale
Captain Guy Disney
Dr Kitty Acheson

PUNTERS PILE ON MOORE MISERY FOR LAYERS

Just as on Friday, Ryan Moore’s mounts have been favoured by punters in today’s early betting exchanges. Ballydoyle, in the opening Chesham Stakes, has been supported from around 2/1 from 6/4 while Hardwicke Stakes market leader Telescope is 13/8 from 7/4 with Ladbrokes.

“Far-sighted punters have latched on to Telescope and he’s been the best backed horse of the morning by punters hoping Ryan Moore’s fantastic run continues,” said Ladbrokes spokesman David Williams.

2.30pm CHESHAM STAKES (LISTED)
Ballydoyle 6/4 from 2/1 Betfair, 13/8 from 7/4 Betfred, 7/4 from 2/1 William Hill
Sixth Sense 16/1 from 25/1 William Hill

3.05pm WOLFERTON HANDICAP (LISTED)
Mahsoob 15/8 from 9/4 Betfair, 7/4 from 2/1 Betfred and William Hill
Sennockian Star 14/1 from 16/1 Betfred and William Hill

3.40pm HARDWICKE STAKES (GROUP 2)
Eagle Top 11/4 from 7/2 Betfred and William Hill
Postponed 3/1 from 7/2 Betfair and Betfred
Telescope 5/4 from 7/4 Betfred, 13/8 from 7/4 Ladbrokes

4.20pm DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES (GROUP 1)
Due Diligence 11/2 from 7/1 Betfair, 6/1 from 8/1 William Hill, 6/1 from 7/1 Betfred
Music Master 14/1 from 20/1 William Hill, 14/1 from 18/1 Betfred

5.00pm WOKINGHAM HANDICAP
Gamesome 8/1 from 10/1 William Hill, 9/1 from 12/1 Betfred, 10/1 from 14/1 Ladbrokes
Huntsmans Close 10/1 from 14/1 Betfair
Polybius 20/1 from 28/1 Betfred
Tatlisu 10/1 from 14/1 Betfair
Watchable 12/1 from 14/1 William Hill

5.35pm QUEEN ALEXANDARA STAKES
Brave Richard 16/1 from 15/1 Betfair
Oriental Fox 8/1 from 10/1 Betfair

Please note the previous version of this factfle erroneously stated that Damien Oliver had won the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 2000 on Alluring. He did ride the filly in the stated race but finished unplaced. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Wandjina (AUS) – Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Breeding: b c Snitzel (AUS) – La Bamba (AUS) (Last Tycoon
Breeder: Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd
Born: September 2, 2011
Owner: Dr Edmund Bateman & Belinda Bateman
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse AUS
Form: 714404730-112

*Runs in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) today.
*Has captured two Group races at Flemington, Australia, this year, notably the mile Group One Australian Guineas by a head on March 7.
*Went down by a head to Dissident on his latest start in the seven-furlong Group One Schweppes All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick on April 18.
Race record: Starts: 10; Wins: 3; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £315,074

Dr Edmund Bateman
Background: graduated from the University of Sydney in 1965 with a degree in medicine. He was a GP on Sydney’s northern beaches until 1985, when he opened his first practice. Thirteen years later, he opened two more centres and listed Primary Health Care on the stock exchange. The company has since established itself as one of Australia’s largest healthcare companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 1994 to January 30, 2015 when he retired. Bateman was valued at $450 million in the 2014 BRW rich list. Racing interests: built up a significant stake in Newhaven Park Stud before separating in a case that went to the Supreme Court in 2004. Initially had horses in training with Clarry Conners and John O’Shea, but now has most of his string with Gai Waterhouse. First Group One victory came courtesy of Apercu in the T J Smith Stakes in 2007. Bateman has a share in Vancouver, who won the Golden Slipper in March and after which a controlling stake was purchased by Coolmore in a deal that valued the colt at more than £20 million. Other major wins include: William Reid Stakes (2012 Foxwedge)

Gai Waterhouse (Tulloch Lodge, Sydney)
Born: September 2, 1954 Background: Father Tommy Smith was champion trainer in Sydney for 33 seasons over four decades before his death in 1998. Studied at the University of South Wales before making a name for herself as a model and actor – she once had a role alongside Tom Baker in Dr Who during the 1970s and starred in the Australian soap opera The Young Doctors. Subsequently spent 15 years assisting her father before taking out her own licence on January 3, 1992. Her licence had been initially rejected due to her marriage to then disqualified bookmaker, Robbie Waterhouse. Waterhouse and her husband Robbie have two children – journalist Kate and Tom, who is CEO of William Hill Australia. Accolades: Has trained more than 120 Group One winners and is third on the all-time list of winning-most Group One trainers. Became the second woman to train a Melbourne Cup winner with Fiorente in 2013. Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in November, 2007. Nominated as an Australia Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia. Royal Ascot Record: 2007 Bentley Biscuit (20th King’s Stand Stakes); 2014 Café Society (3rd Wolferton Handicap)

Damien Oliver
Born: June 22, 1972 in Perth, Western Australia Background: Damien Oliver rode his first winner aboard Mr Gudbud at Bunbury, Western Australia in March 1988, and is one of Australia’s top riders. His father Ray, a former champion apprentice, died in a fall at Kalgoorlie in 1975 and his brother Jason died in October 2002 during a race trial at Belmont racetrack in Perth, just days before Oliver rode Media Puzzle to victory in the Melbourne Cup. He himself suffered a horror fall at Moonee Valley in March 2005, which left him with two broken vertebrae. He returned to action at Flemington in June 2006, with titanium rods inserted in his back. He was raised by his mother Pat and her partner, Perth trainer Lindsay Rudland. Accolades: A former leading apprentice in Perth in 1988-89 with 66 winners, Oliver is Melbourne’s nine-time champion jockey and seven-time winner of the coveted Scobie Breasley medal for excellence in riding. He won his first Group One aboard the Bart Cummings-trained Submariner in the 1990 Vic Health Cup and, at the age of 19, became the first Australian apprentice to win the Australian Derby. He rode in Ireland for a three-month period in 2000, based at trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stables, during which time he partnered six winners in Ireland and also competed at the Shergar Cup at Ascot, riding one winner. Has ridden close to 1,300 winners worldwide. Was banned from November, 2012 to September, 2013, after being found guilty of illegal betting. Big-Race Wins: Melbourne Cup (1995 Doriemus, 2002 Media Puzzle, 2013 Fiorente), Caulfield Cup (1995 Doriemus, 1999 Sky Heights), Cox Plate (1997 Dane Ripper, 2001 Northerly), Mackinnion Stakes (2004 Grand Armee, 2014 Happy Trail), Golden Slipper (2007 Forensics), Lightning Stakes (2010 Nicconi)


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LATEST NON-RUNNERS AT 1.00PM

5.00pm Wokingham Handicap
21 DUTCH MASTERPIECE (Going)

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
10 VIF ARGENT (FR) (Self Certificate, Stiff)

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GROUND NEWS FROM THE CLERK OF THE COURSE

Chris Stickels, the Clerk of the Course at Ascot, will not be changing the going description of

Good to Firm, Firm in places

before racing unless there is a deluge.

He said at 1.10pm that there had been no measurable rain from the showers that started at around noon.

He will monitor conditions as the day goes on and amend the going if necessary.

BRAZEN AUSSIE THREAT TO POMS

You don’t have to be an England cricket player to treat the impending arrival of Australians as a reason for anxiety.

Racehorses from down under, particularly sprinters, are invariably difficult to beat, and following recent Royal Ascot victories for speedsters Black Caviar and Scenic Blast, further Pom bashing looms today when Brazen Beau and Wandjina line up in the Golden Jubilee Stakes. It could be worse – at least Ryan Moore is not riding either horse.

‘Go for Beau’ is the Daily Mirror’s racing-pullout headline above the views of Newsboy, while the Racing Post blasts, ‘Aussies out to rule in Moore’s territory’.The paper’s Lee Mottershead, in a perusal of Royal Ascot’s fifth-day card, writes: “Both [Australian runners] are fascinating challengers, not least because they represent [trainers] Chris Waller and Gai Waterhouse, who between them have mopped up 19 top-flight triumphs in the current southern hemisphere season.”

‘Beau worth a peep to fly Aussie flag’, is the Daily Mail’s view above the thoughts of Sam Turner

If the Aussie sprinters don’t get the bookies – and Brazen Beau is likely to start favourite – it is likely Moore will. With nine winners already this week, a modern-day record, he has been like a gnat under a bookmaker’s hat, and the sight of his smiling face dominating the front of the Racing Post may have led some layers to refuse to buy the paper this morning. ‘Glorious Ascot set for Moore of the same’ is the Racing PLUS’s prophecy that will not help bookmaker digestion, although the paper’s front page gives a strong steer towards a win for Tropics in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

The Daily Mail’s Marcus Townend column includes a list of Moore’s six Royal Ascot rides today – which could prove more painful than six of the best for bookies – while The Daily Telegraph’s Alan Tyers gives an insight on Moore’s single-minded search for winners by quoting brother Jamie, the jump jockey, who reveals that at 16 Ryan turned down a ride offered by his trainer/father Gary, saying: “Because it’s got no chance.”

It should be said Moore did not hog the winners yesterday, and had to wait until the final race to score, but as Alan Lee of The Times puts it, the jockey was merely, “Like a Hollywood star resting between lead roles.” ‘Moore to have the last word’ is the Daily Express’s racing-pullout lead headline, and a pointer to the jockey’s chance of taking the closing race on Wicklow Brave.

Other Golden Jubilee Stakes suggestions include Mustajeeb, who is tipped by Chris Cook in The Guardian and Jon Freeman in The Independent, and Due Diligence, who gets the vote of Rob Wright in The Times. ‘Dili won’t dally’ is The Sun’s headline above Templegate’s view that Due Diligence will score for Moore and trainer Aidan O’Brien, but Jamie Spencer of the Daily Star is a fan of Lucky Kristale and Pricewise of the Racing Post sides with Music Master.

Celebrity hounds were not short of scent yesterday, and numerous pictures showing colourful creations and tasteful outfits adorn news and feature pages in today’s press.

The Duchess of York – ‘Fergie’ to many racegoers – is the ‘royal’ with most press appeal, and she and former husband The Duke of York are depicted strolling among racegoers on the front of The Daily Telegraph and Daily Express. That could be one for the Duchess’s scrapbook, but she is unlikely to ring up the Daily Mirror for a copy of the photo captioned ‘Good day at Ascot, Fergie?’. The picture suggests she has just seen the ghost of Queen Anne.

The Daily Star’s assertion that Royal Ascot could run out of champagne is headlined, ‘Bubble & Seek!’, and while that seems highly unlikely, stocks might run low if Moore goes through the card or either Australian runner wins the Golden Jubilee Stakes. That could be a cue to swerve the Tooheys, Mate, and try some Bollinger quaffing.

MOORE BETTING NEWS

Ryan Moore has already set a modern-day record for the number of winners ridden at Royal Ascot with nine victories going into today, but it is odds-on that he will add at least one success to that tally.

William Hill rate it just a 1/7 chance that Moore has at least one win today and their betting on his final total is 4/6 to be 11 or 12 wins, 6/4 for 10 or less and 10/1 for 13 or more.

Boylesports offer 9/2 that Moore has no winners, 11/8 that he has one winner, 10/11 about two and 5/1 that he comes home in front three times.

Betfair’s most popular offering has been that Moore rides at least half the winners on today’s six-race card.

“We are 5/6 that Ryan rides one winner or less, then two winners is 7/4 but the most popular bet is the 11/2 we are offering in three winners or more,” Betfair spokesman Barry Orr.

LATEST NON-RUNNERS AT 1.30PM

3.05pm Wolferton Handicap
7 AYRAD (IRE) (Going)
14 DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

5.00pm Wokingham Handicap
21 DUTCH MASTERPIECE (Going)

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
10 VIF ARGENT (FR) (Self Certificate, Stiff)

GLENEAGLES TEES UP MILE CLASH

In a week when the bronze statue of the mighty Frankel was unveiled, there has been no equine performance to capture the public imagination in the way he did. For once at Royal Ascot, the horses have been overshadowed by the riders. And make that one rider in particular – even the achievement of ‘Mr Ascot’ himself, Frankie Dettori, of riding his landmark 50th winner at the Royal meeting has been eclipsed by the remarkable record-breaking exploits of Ryan Moore.

One of the classiest horses on show this week, Gleneagles, gave Moore the first of his nine winners. The colt confirmed himself as the best three-year-old miler as he added the St James’s Palace Stakes to his Newmarket and Curragh Guineas, and the undisputed star of Aidan O’Brien’s stable in a year when Ballydoyle seems short of middle-distance talent.

After his fourth-placed debut, Gleneagles has not had a horse finish in front of him in his eight subsequent runs, a sequence marred only by his demotion from first place in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, with the last five at the top level. O’Brien has compared him favourably to his close relative Giant’s Causeway, a compliment which will be tested when the son of Galileo steps into all-aged company in the Sussex Stakes. There, he is likely to meet the five-year-old Solow, who continued his own progress by winning the Queen Anne Stakes. It was the Freddy Head-trained grey’s seventh consecutive victory and third Group One in a row.

Gleneagles and Solow both started favourite, and both won well, as they were entitled to do. Arguably the most eyecatching new talent to emerge during the week was Muhaarar, who blitzed away from his rivals in the first running of the Commonwealth Cup and may prove the star the division needs.

The six-furlong race is the Europe’s first sprint confined to three-year-olds, and an entirely welcome and logical addition to the calendar. It is also the first new race to be given Group One status without a trial period, but Muhaarar’s performance – rated 128p by Timeform – has already achieved the required level. The Charlie Hill-trained Oasis Dream colt’s clear-cut success makes him the best of his generation, which standing he, too, will put on the line in the future, likely in next month’s July Cup.

The best three-year-old fillies this year seem above-average and evenly-matched, a notion which their Ascot races did nothing to disabuse. In the Ribblesdale Stakes, Curvy – who had previously beaten subsequent Derby fourth Giovanni Canaletto – confirmed her progress with a defeat of the Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Pleascach; in the Coronation Stakes the French Guineas winner Ervedya held a narrow call over Found and Lucida, runners-up in the Irish and English versions of the Classic.

There seems all to play for, too, in the middle and long-distance divisions. In the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes there was only a short-head between Free Eagle and The Grey Gatsby, with the runner-up patently unlucky; and in the Gold Cup the progressive handicapper Trip To Paris justified his supplementary entry, but of the pair who chased him home Kingfisher was another without luck in running and Forgotten Rules may have been compromised by the fast ground.

Visually, two of the most stunning performances of the week came in the week’s two top juvenile races. In the Coventry Stakes, the experienced, upwardly-mobile Buratino proved his wide-margin win at Epsom on Derby Day was no fluke. But it was the filly Acapulco who provided the real gasps of admiration. The giant US raider dwarfed her rivals in the paddock before the Queen Mary Stakes and did so again in the race, with the result never in doubt once she hit the front a full two furlongs out.

O’BRIEN IN SIGHT OF RECORD

Aidan O’Brien heads the QIPCO trainers’ leaderboard going into the Royal Ascot final day with five winners, three clear of second-placed Richard Hannon. O’Brien’s total is just one short of his own best at the meeting – in 2008 he took home six prizes with Haradasun (Queen Anne Stakes), Henrythenavigator (St James’s Palace Stakes), Duke Of Marmalade (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes), Yeats (Gold Cup), Macarthur (Hardwicke Stakes) and Honolulu (Queen Alexandra Stakes), a tally bettered only by the late Sir Henry Cecil’s seven in 1987.

O’Brien’s winners so far this week have been Gleneagles (St James’s Palace Stakes), Washington DC (Windsor Castle Stakes), Waterloo Bridge (Norfolk Stakes), War Envoy (Britannia Handicap) and Aloft (Queen’s Vase).

With just two runners today, he can only match or surpass his own record, or match Cecil’s. But both his entries are prominent in the betting for their respective races, Ballydoyle in the opening Chesham Stakes and Due Diligence in the Group One feature, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Victory for both would bring O’Brien’s Royal Ascot total to 50, a sequence started in 1997 by Harbour Master in the Coventry Stakes.

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SUITS YOU, EOGHAN

A long-term plan by Eoghan O’Neill came off when Suits You provided the French-based Irishman with a first Royal Ascot success when winning the Chesham Stakes under Cristian Demuro.

“He’s very smart and he has been since February,” said O’Neill, who moved from Newmarket across the Channel five years ago.

“It has been the plan to come here for a long time. I decided we’d head to this if he won first time out, which he did. He gets into the race because he’s qualified for this, being by Youmzain. He’ll probably go for a Listed race in Deauville next and then come back to Britain for the Royal Lodge Stakes.

“He’s got speed, relaxes and gets a trip. We were punched when Spanish Romance got beaten yesterday, but we got the riding tactics wrong, but I was quite confident today. He’s got speed, he relaxes and he gets a trip.

“I thought we were second crossing the line but it’s our first Royal Ascot winner and it’s wonderful.

“The move to France was down to prize money at the end of the day. I was training lower grade horses on the whole and they struggle to pay their way in England. You have a better programme in France for the lesser horses and, when you get the good one – which I don’t get very often, there is plenty of prize money too. I love coming to places like this too.

“Cristian has done a fabulous job. We made a bit of a mistake yesterday in the Albany, when we followed the American speed, and we didn’t want to do that today. He is tough, he’s hard and is a proper horse.

“It’s great that you have a horse of that quality. Cristian is a great jockey too and take nothing from him – Ryan Moore and himself have ground it out and thankfully we have got there.

“We bought him at La Teste for 12,000 euros and my good friend Adam Solomon, who is a barrister in London, owns half and my wife Melissa the other half. She is a wonderful person, very, very good at home – she helps out fantastically in the yard and we would be lost without her.”

Cristian Demuro added: “That’s amazing – it’s unbelievable, fantastic. Listening to the people screaming like that is amazing.

“I won on him last time – he’s a fantastic horse, running once and winning – and he looked very green. When I passed the horse in front, he stopped and it looks like Ryan came back but it’s just because my horse stopped.

“I got crossed and had to stop a little and then I saw Ballydoyle coming, but my horse is very strong. I have won at the Shergar Cup before but to win at this meeting is amazing.”

MORE TO COME FROM BALLYDOYLE

Aidan O’Brien was delighted with the effort of Ballydoyle, runner-up as 7/4 favourite in the Chesham Stakes. The Galileo filly was beaten a short-head by 14/1 shot Suits You, doing her best work for Ryan Moore at the finish of the seven-furlong contest.

“She ran great,” he said. “She’s a bit of a baby still, and she’ll progress. She’s a lovely filly and a mile will be no problem. She’ll come forward from this run today.”

Mark Johnston was equally pleased with the effort of Sixth Sense, another length and a quarter third. “We said when he won over five furlongs at Pontefract [in April] that he’d be a Chesham horse, and we weren’t too far wrong.

“I thought when the others went past that we might be dropping back to six, but James [McDonald, rider] said that he’d be happy sticking to seven. He stayed well enough, the other two just did it faster.”

JOCKEYS’ VIEWS ON GOING AFTER THE CHESHAM STAKES

Following today’s Chesham Stakes, jockeys who rode in the race were asked for their views of the going.

Frankie Dettori: “It’s the same as yesterday – good to firm.”

Charles Bishop: “It’s nice ground today – it’s still fast, but they’re just taking the top off it.”

Robert Havlin: “It’s quick ground and the rain hasn’t really got into it.”

Richard Hughes: “Firm and slippy.”

James Doyle: “The rain hasn’t touched it – it’s still firm.”

Ryan Moore: “Firm.”

Joe Fanning: “Fast ground.”

John Egan: “It’s quick, but the watering this week has made it nice and quick.”

Joel Rosario: “It’s fine, lovely ground.”

First race result

2.30pm Chesham Stakes (Listed)
£60,000 total prize fund. 7f. For 2yo sired by a winner of a race of a mile and a quarter or over (this includes races in excess of nine furlongs and 110 yards and in excess of 1900m). Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Pattern race 5lb. Penalty value 1st £34,026.00 2nd £12,900.00 3rd £6,456.00 4th £3,216.00 5th £1,614.00 6th £810.00

1) SUITS YOU (FR) (Melissa O’Neill & Adam Solomon) Eoghan O’Neill FR 2-9-03 Cristian Demuro [8] 14/1
2) BALLYDOYLE (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O’Brien IRE 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [11] 7/4f
3) SIXTH SENSE (IRE) (Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 2-9-03 James McDonald [6] 12/1
4) PALAWAN (Potensis, J Palmer-Brown) Richard Hannon 2-9-03 Richard Hughes [10]
5) FORCE (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Hardwicke) John Gosden 2-9-03 Robert Havlin [2]
6) DESSERTOFLIFE (IRE) (T T Bloodstocks) Mark Johnston 2-8-12 Joe Fanning [1]
7) RED ARTIST (Sir Alex Ferguson & Peter Done) Simon Crisford 2-9-03 Frankie Dettori [4]
8) SIXTIES SUE (Norman Court Stud) Mick Channon 2-8-12 Charles Bishop [5]
9) LADY NAYEF (Greenstead Hall Racing Ltd) John Ryan 2-8-12 John Egan [12]
10) CYMRIC (USA) (Godolphin) John Gosden 2-9-03 William Buick [9]
11) LOVE THE KITTEN (USA) (Ken & Sarah Ramsey) Wesley Ward USA b2-8-12 Joel Rosario [3]
12) TONKINESE (Godolphin) Mick Halford IRE 2-9-03 James Doyle [7]

12 ran
Time: 1m 26.93s
Distances: sh, 1¼, 2¾, 4½, ½, ½, nk, 3¼, 3½, ½, 3
Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited
Breeding: b c Youmzain (IRE) — Lady Fashion (Oasis Dream)
Tote Win £16.80 Place £4.40 £1.30 £3.00 Exacta £59.60

Winning trainer:-Name: O’Neill, Eoghan Born: January 17, 1971 Based: based in South Normandy, France Date of First Trainer’s Licence: December 1999 Background: Formerly licensed at owner John Fretwell’s Averham Park training complex until the pair fell out at the start of the 2008 season, with Fretwell citing the split as “a private affair”. Purchased Normandy satellite yard in March, 2009, season and is now based full-time in France. First Winner: Billy Bathwick (Egremont Median Auction Maiden Stakes, Carlisle, June 29, 2000) Royal Ascot wins (1): Chesham Stakes (2015 Suits You) Other big race wins: Champagne Stakes (2005 Silent Times, 2006 Vital Equine), C L Weld Park Stakes (2001 Red Rioja), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2006 Princess Iris), Prix d’Arenburg (2010 Broox), Richmond Stakes (2005 Always Hopeful), Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (2009 Lucky Like) Wins in France (2009-2014): 10; 33; 27; 32; 19; 14 Wins in Britain in 2015: 1

Winning Jockey:-Name: Demuro, Cristian Born: July 8, 1992 Background: the youngest brother of five-time Italian champion jockey Mirco Demuro. Cristian grew up in Rome and had experience with show jumpers before joining the Pisa Racing School. He rode his first winner on Peperita, trained by Grizzetti, at Varese Racecourse on May 7, 2009. Demuro has established himself as Italy’s leading jockey, winning the jockeys’ championships for the first time in 2011, and has also ridden winners in Japan and the UAE. He participated in the 2012 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot and rode his only previous British winner then. Royal Ascot wins (1): Chesham Stakes (2015 Suits You) Big Race Wins include: Gran Premio Di Milano (2013 Biz The Nurse), Japanese 1,000 Guineas (2013 Ayusan)

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MAHSOOB COULD BE IN FOR A BIG STEP UP IN CLASS

A handicap winner at Royal Ascot today could return to the Berkshire racecourse next month for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, sponsored by QIPCO.

No ordinary handicap, of course, but the Listed Wolferton Handicap, which went to Mahsoob, who is now unbeaten after four runs for owner/breeder Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. Ridden by Paul Hanagan, Mahsoob, a four-year-old son of Dansili, won by half a length and a head from Sennockian Star and Fire Fighting.

Mahsoob, the 7/4 favourite, holds entries as diverse as the John Smith’s Magnet Cup Handicap, the King George at 12 furlongs and the Coral-Eclipse Stakes over ten furlongs, prompting winning trainer John Gosden to say: “He’s well engaged.”

Gosden, who has now trained the Wolferton Handicap winner in three of the past five years, added: “The jockey had to go wide and the horse took a little while to get going, but he’s still learning. There’s a bar called Bangers And Bubbly [in the grandstand] and for a moment I thought he’d end up running behind that, but he’s got the job done. He was forced wide and the horse on his outside was bothering him quite a bit, but he’s an inexperienced horse and he got there well.

“I think he’s slightly telling us to step him up to a mile and a half – I trained his mother [Mooakada, by Montjeu] and she was capable of winning up to a mile and a half. The owner will make the final decision.

“The horse was a little bit keen early, but the jockey said he hit the line running, and that was good to hear. We wanted to use our draw and go forward, but in mile-and-a-quarter races around here with a full field there’s always a lot of hustle and bustle, and it can be difficult for horses. He’s done well to overcome his inexperience, end up in the middle of the track and still win.”

Gosden said the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes could be on Mahsoob’s agenda next, although his very strong hand of entries for that race includes the Investec Derby one-two Golden Horn and Jack Hobbs.

Other recent victories for Gosden include the Prix de Diane with Star Of Seville, of which he wryly said: “We had a bit of fun in France. They didn’t see us coming and we snuck in there – it was Waterloo, the cavalry charge.”

HANAGAN OFF THE MARK

After some near-misses and some frustration, Paul Hanagan rode his first winner of the meeting when his perfectly-timed run on 7/4 favourite Mahsoob landed the ten-furlong Wolferton Handicap by half a length from Sennockian Star, with Fire Fighting a head third.

“That was down to the tactics,” he said. “I knew I wanted to be handy – he won from miles back at York but there is a big long straight there, but here there is a sharp run-in. I know he stays well and once he gets going he is really good. It all went to plan – the only thing was a horse on my outside set him alight a bit at one point, but he has a marvellous temperament and soon settled.”

The Dansili four-year-old in now unbeaten in four runs as he has moved up the ladder and holds entries in some of the summer’s top middle-distance Group One contests. “He gives the impression he’ll stay further than today’s trip,” added Hanagan. “And he is so laid back and easy to ride. Most of the best horses I’ve ridden have had that wonderful temperament.”

It was a second victory of the week for Sheikh Hamdan, also owner-breeder of the Commonwealth Cup winner Muhaarar, who was ridden by Dane O’Neill as Hanagan finished seventh on Adaay.

“It’s been a great week for the team, but tough for me personally up to now,” said Hanagan, now in his fourth year with Sheikh Hamdan. “I’d been hitting the crossbar – and there’d be something wrong with me if I didn’t feel frustrated in picking the wrong one in the Commonwealth Cup.

“But I was delighted for Dane, don’t get me wrong, he works as hard as all of us and deserved it. It’s all a great team effort, which is one of the reasons I took the job, to be involved with such a good team.”

JOHNSTON FILLS THE PLACES

Mark Johnston saddle both runner-up Sennockian Star and third-placed Fire Fighting behind impressive winner Mahsoob in the Wolferton Handicap.

“It’s slightly frustrating not to win but I said beforehand that I was surprised that both horses horses were outsiders,” said Johnston. “They just needed to run up to their form. Fire Fighting consistently does that and Sennockian Star won well last time so there was every hope they would do well.

“We’ve been beaten by a good winner, who is lightly-raced but things didn’t go perfectly for either of mine. Both horses need a lead and Sennockian Star hit the front too soon and Fire Fighting had to come wide and was getting there all the time.

“We’ve had a load of people looking at Fire Fighting for Australia and we might look at planning a campaign based around going there. We could think about the Cox Plate in the run-up to the Melbourne Cup.”

Second race result

3.05pm Wolferton Handicap (Listed)
£70,000 total prie fund. For 4yo+, rated 96-110, 1m 2f. Weights: highest weight 9st 7lb; minimum weight 8st 7lb. Penalties after June 13th, each race won 3lb. Penalty value 1st £39,697.00 2nd £15,050.00 3rd £7,532.00 4th £3,752.00 5th £1,883.00 6th £945.00

1) MAHSOOB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 4-9-03 Paul Hanagan [7] 7/4f
2) SENNOCKIAN STAR (The Vine Accord) Mark Johnston v5-8-09 Franny Norton [14] 12/1
2) FIRE FIGHTING (IRE) (Alan Spence) Mark Johnston b4-9-07 Paul Mulrennan [16] 16/1
4) MOUNT LOGAN (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 4-8-11 Andrea Atzeni [5]
5) PROVENANCE (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute t4-8-13 Ryan Moore [15]
6) FATTSOTA (Middleham Park Racing XXVIII & Partner) David O’Meara 7-9-06 Richard Hughes [10]
7) FIRST FLIGHT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-8-13 James Doyle [1]
8) NICEOFYOUTOTELLME (R Roberts) Ralph Beckett h6-9-05 Pat Dobbs [11]
9) COLLABORATION (Another Bottle Racing 2/Pegum & Daffey) Andrew Balding t4-8-13 David Probert [13]
10) SUPER MOON (JPN) (Hidetoshi Yamamoto) Kazuo Fujisawa JPN 6-9-01 Cristian Demuro [3]
11) EDUCATE (Sultan Ali) Ismail Mohammed 6-9-02 Adam Kirby [9]
12) GROUNDBREAKING (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby h5-8-11 William Buick [4]
13) DON’T STARE (Guy Gredley) James Fanshawe t5-8-09 Tom Queally [12]

13 ran
Non-runners: Ayrad (going), Dick Doughtywylie (self cert – bruised foot), Ocean Tempest (withdrawn)
Time: 2m 5.33s
Distances: ½, hd, hd, nk, ½, nk, nk, ¾, ¾, 1¾, nse, ½
Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited
Breeding: b c Dansili — Mooakada (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE))
Tote Win £2.80 Place £1.50 £4.10 £4.90 Exacta £23.10#

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 British Classic Wins (8): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip, 2015 Golden Horn), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (3): Irish 2,000 Guineas (2014 Kingman), Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan) French Classic Wins (3): Prix de Diane (2015 Star Of Seville), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Royal Ascot Wins (39): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist, 2014 Richard Pankhurst), 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, 2014 The Fugue), 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, 2014 Eagle Top), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina, 2012 Joviality), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath, 2015 Gm Hopkins), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood, 2015 Mahsoob), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborne), Tercentenary Stakes (2013 Remote), St James’s Palace Stakes (2014 Kingman) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 – Chesham Stakes) Wins in a season (1989-2014): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99; 119; 108; 132 Champion Trainer: 2012 Wins in 2015: 56

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Background: 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. 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 British Classic wins (1): Investec Oaks (2014 Taghrooda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Coral-Eclipse (2014 Mukhadram), July Cup (2012 Mayson), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2014 Taghrooda) Royal Ascot Wins (4): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Sandringham Handicap (2014 Muteela), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando), Wolferton Handicap (2015 Mahsoob) Wins (2000-2014): 23, 29, 84 (champion apprentice), 64 ,101, 79, 107, 78, 91, 119, 205 (champion jockey), 177 (champion jockey), 122; 108; 107 Wins in 2015: 44


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SKY A WELCOME SURPRISE

Snow Sky, at 12/1, provided a shock result as he made all the running for a clear-cut victory in the Hardwicke Stakes, with his Sir Michael Stoute stablemate Telescope, the 6/4 favourite, sixth of the seven runners.

“That was a surprise,” said Stoute, winning the Group Two mile-and-a-half contest for the ninth time, “but a nice one. After he won the Yorkshire Cup last month he looked like a Cup horse and we thought we might be going to Melbourne with him. Now we might have to have a rethink, but it’s not a bad problem to have.

“This is the best race he’s run by some way and he surprised me by the turn of foot he showed off the bend, that was where he won his race and he was impressive. We’ve never had him in front before but there was nothing obviously going to go on, and we couldn’t let that happen, and we knew he stayed. He’s really grown up, and is much more mature now, and is a clean-limbed, good-actioned horse, which is what you want.”

Snow Sky, a Nayef four-year-old owned and bred by Khalid Abdullah, was Stoute’s first winner of a week. He is, though, Royal Ascot’s leading current trainer and Snow Sky brought his overall total to 73. “We were due a change of luck,” he said. “I’m just glad to get a single before the week is over.”

Telescope was disappointing, but Stoute put his display down to the firm ground. “He’s run on it before, but maybe this time it just caught up with him,” he said. “He’s run two good races already this season and I’m sure he’ll bounce back.”

Snow Sky may be back at Ascot for a step up to Group One level the QIPCO King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes next month, for which he will have to be supplemented. ““I was chuffed to bits,” said Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. “We were talking to Pat [Smullen, rider] beforehand and I said “Prince Khalid will never sack any jockey that makes all, I can tell you that” so we said jump and be happy.

“He got into a great rhythm, then began to stretch them a little bit and then, even better, he quickened off the turn and really won the race from there. We sort of had sort of slightly longer plans for him but I think the King George has to come into it now. The way he has won today and he has beaten these good horses. It was a pretty exceptional performance.”

SKY THE LIMIT FOR SNOW

Jockey Pat Smullen believes that Snow Sky could go on to bigger things after his runaway success in the Group Two Hardwicke Stakes.

“Beforehand, Sir Michael (Stoute) wasn’t planning to be in front but there was no obvious pace in the race,” said Smullen. “We were never going to beat them for a turn of foot – he wants to go a bit further – so I asked if I could maybe make the running and try and dictate it. It worked a treat.

“He is a good horse. He quickened off the turn and put daylight between them very quickly. He is just a very good horse.

“We got the run of the race but all credit to the horse – he’s very good and improving. He’ll go further but I’d say he could take on anything over a mile and a half.”

TRAINERS LAMENT TACTICS AS GOSDEN SHOWS DISPLEASURE

Eagle Top finished second to runaway winner Snow Sky in the Hardwicke Stakes, with Postponed in third, but the trainers of the placed horses had different reasons for voicing their concerns about the way the race was run.

John Gosden, the trainer of Eagle Top, who was ridden by Frankie Dettori, voiced barely-disguised criticism of another jockey, believed to be Postponed’s rider Adam Kirby, after the two horses had raced closely together throughout the race. Eagle Top was held in by Postponed in the home straight – albeit perfectly legally – before Dettori was able to pull his mount back and get a clear run that took him into second place.

Clearly unhappy, Gosden said: “I’ve always felt that when a jockey is paid to ride a horse, they should ride their own horse. Unfortunately, a certain jockey spent the whole of the race riding our horse, which we hadn’t employed him to do. I have nothing else to say on the matter, but I hate to see unnecessarily messy races, with one jockey all over another horse. It’s not clean racing and it’s not intelligent.

“I’m delighted with the horse [Eagle Top] and I’m hoping to come back here for the King George [VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, next month].”

There was no stewards’ enquiry after the Hardwicke Stakes.

Fellow Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani, who saddled Postponed, spoke to journalists before Gosden had made his comment, and said: “It was a strange race [due to the slow early pace] to put it mildly, and you would have thought a horse that wants a mile and six furlongs [the winner Snow Sky] would have been most unsuited by it, but he turns out to be the most suited.

“In the circumstances, our horse ran well and I look forward to a rematch when there is a proper pace. They went slow and then sprinted, but he tried hard. The King George is likely [to be his next target].”

Snow Sky does not currently an entry in Ascot’s big mid-summer race.

Third race result

3.40pm Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)
£200,000 total prize fund. For 4yo+, 1m 4f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb. Penalty value 1st £113,420.00 2nd £43,000.00 3rd £21,520.00 4th £10,720.00 5th £5,380.00 6th £2,700.00

1) SNOW SKY (Khalid Abdullah) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Pat Smullen [2] 12/1
2) EAGLE TOP (Lady Bamford) John Gosden 4-9-01 Frankie Dettori [3] 2/1
3) POSTPONED (IRE) (Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum) Luca Cumani 4-9-01 Adam Kirby [7] 7/2
4) SHEIKHZAYEDROAD (Mohammed Jaber) David Simcock h6-9-01 Martin Lane [4]
5) HILLSTAR (Sir Evelyn de Rothschild) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-01 Ted Durcan [5]
6) TELESCOPE (IRE) (Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Wavetreeo9) Sir Michael Stoute 5-9-01 Ryan Moore [6] 6/4f
7) RED CADEAUX (The Honorable Ronald Arculli) Ed Dunlop 9-9-01 James Doyle [1]

7 ran
Time: 2m 31.51s
Distances: 3¾, nse, 3¼, ¾, sh, 43
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd
Breeding: b c Nayef (USA) — Winter Silence (Dansili)
Tote Win £11.40 Place £3.50 £1.90 Exacta £44.50

Winning trainer:-Name: Stoute, Sir Michael Ronald Date of birth:22/10/45 Date of first licence: 1972 First Winner: Sandal, Newmarket, April 28, 1972, Turn Of The Lands Handicap. Previous Occupation: Served with Pat Rohan, Doug Smith and Tom Jones. Other information: Arrived in Britain from his native Barbados just before his 20th birthday and has won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham with Kribensis in 1990. Was the only trainer to win a British Classic in five consecutive seasons. Was awarded a knighthood in 1998 for services to tourism in Barbados. Has been champion trainer on 10 occasions: 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2009 British Classic Wins (15):1000 Guineas (1989 Musical Bliss, 2003 Russian Rhythm), 2000 Guineas (1985 Shadeed, 1988 Doyoun, 1997 Entrepreneur, 2000 King’s Best, 2001 Golan), Investec Derby (1981 Shergar, 1986 Shahrastani, 2003 Kris Kin, 2004 North Light, 2010 Workforce), Investec Oaks (1978 Fair Salinia, 1987 Unite), Ladbrokes St Leger (2008 Conduit) Irish Classic Wins (11): Irish 1,000 Guineas (1986 Sonic Lady), Irish 2,000 Guineas (1989 Shaadi), Irish Derby (1981 Shergar, 1983 Shareef Dancer, 1986 Shahrastani), Irish Oaks (1978 Fair Salina, 1986 Colorspin, 1987 Unite, 1988 Melodist (dh), 1995 Pure Grain, 2000 Petrushka) Royal Ascot Wins: 73 First Royal Ascot winner: Etienne Gerard (June 15, 1977 – Jersey Stakes) Major Royal Ascot Wins: Gold Cup (1978 Shangamuzo, 2013 Estimate), Coronation Stakes (1986 Sonic Lady, 1987 Milligram, 1998 Exclusive, 2003 Russian Rhythm), St James’s Palace Stakes (1989 Shaadi), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1981 Hard Fought, 1991 Stagecraft), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1985 Dafayna), Queen Anne Stakes (2000 Kalanisi, 2001 Medicean, 2002 No Excuse Needed), Jersey Stakes (1977 Etienne Gerard, 1980 Hard Fought, 1989 Zilzal, 1997 Among Men, 2006 Jeremy), King Edward VII Stakes (1983 Shareef Dancer, 1991 Saddler’s Hall, 1994 Foyer, 2002 Balakheri, 2006 Papal Bull, 2013 Hillstar), Hardwicke Stakes (1986 Dihistan, 1991 & 1992 Rock Hopper, 2006 & 2007 Maraahel, 2010 Harbinger, 2012 Sea Moon, 2014 Telescope, 2015 Snow Sky) Other details: Champion trainer in Britain 10 times (1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009) Trains at Freemason Lodge, Newmarket Wins (1984-2014): 96; 120; 76; 105; 100; 116; 78; 81; 69; 64; 109; 72; 73; 84; 79; 81; 91; 75; 104; 115; 87; 95; 107; 113; 88; 99; 73; 53; 69; 87; 81 Wins in 2015: 32

Winning jockey:-Name: Smullen, Pat Date Of Birth: May 22, 1977 Background: Started out pony racing in Dundalk before joining Tommy Lacey when 16, spending the winters riding for Erwan Charpy in Dubai, where he was top jockey in 1997. Replaced Mick Kinane as stable jockey for Dermot Weld in 1999. Irish Champion jockey in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2010. Married to trainer Frances Crowley, a sister-in-law of Aidan O’Brien. First winner: Vicosa, Dundalk, June 1993 British Classic Wins (1): 2000 Guineas (2003 Refuse To Bend) Irish Classic Wins (7): Irish 1,000 Guineas (2006 Nightime, 2010 Bethrah), Irish Derby (2004 Grey Swallow), Irish St Leger (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 Vinne Roe) Other Big Race Wins Include: Matron Stakes (2002 Dress To Thrill), Moyglare Stud Stakes (1997 Tarascon), National Stakes (2002 Refuse To Bend), Pretty Polly Stakes (2010 Chinese White), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2005 Grey Swallow, 2009 Casual Conquest), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (2007 Benbaun), Prix Royal-Oak (2001 Vinnie Roe), Sun Chariot Stakes (2002 Dress To Thrill), Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2008 Muhannak), Matriarch Stakes (2002 Dress To Thrill), Matron Stakes (2011 Emulous), QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (2012 Rite Of Passage, 2014 Forgotten Rules), QIPCO British Champions Filles & Mares Stakes (2012 Sapphire) Royal Ascot wins (8): Gold Cup (2010 Rite Of Passage), Hardwicke Stakes (2015 Snow Sky), Jersey Stakes (2014 Mustajeeb), Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2015 Free Eagle), Ribblesdale Stakes (2002 Irresistible Jewel, 2012 Princess Highway), Queen Mary Stakes (2014 Anthem Alexander), Wolferton Handicap ( 2003 In Time’s Eye) Wins in Britain (1998-2014): 0; 0, 1; 2; 2; 3; 2; 0; 1; 0; 0; 2; 1; 0; 6; 1; 5 Wins In Britain in 2015: 2

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3.05pm Wolferton Handicap
7 AYRAD (IRE) (Going)
14 DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

5.00pm Wokingham Handicap
11 ZARWAAN (Going)
21 DUTCH MASTERPIECE (Going)

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
1 RAWAKI (IRE) (Going)
10 VIF ARGENT (FR) (Self Certificate, Stiff)
12 BRAVE RICHARD (IRE) (Going)
13 LE MAITRE CHAT (USA) (Going)

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Undrafted (USA) Factfile – Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner

Breeding: ch g Purim (USA) – French Jeannette (USA) (French Deputy (USA))
Breeder: Catesby Clay Investment
Born: February 17, 2010
Owner: Wes Welker & Sol Kumin
Trainer: Wesley Ward USA
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Form: 131/3330514/3521433-321
*Won the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f) today, June 20.
*Travelled to Britain last summer and finished fourth to Slade Power in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
*Ended last season with a fast-finishing third in the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November.
*Two runs this year, coming home third and second respectively in Grade Three contests at Keeneland and Churchill Downs.
Race record: Starts: 20; Wins: 5; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 8; Win & Place Prize Money: £670,286

Wes Welker & Sol Kumin
Wes Welker, who was born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma, has forged a highly-successful career as a wide-receiver in the National Football League. He played college football for Texas Tech, where he earned the nickname “The Natural” for his versatility prowess in big games and received the Mosi Tatupu Award for America’s top college player of the year in 2003. Despite his success, Welker, who is considered short for the sport at 5’9”, was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft – his horse Undrafted takes his name from this episode. Following a one-game stint with the San Diego Chargers, Welker spend three seasons with the Miami Dolphins before moving on to the New England Patriots in 2007. He joined the Denver Broncos in 2013 and is currently a free agent following his release at the end of the 2014/2015 season. Welker has gained a wealth of accolades as a player – he holds a plethora of franchise records for both the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots and holds the record for most receptions by any undrafted player in NFL history. He has also appeared in three Superbowl finals without success. Welker became interested in racing through a family friend and goes to the Kentucky Derby every year. He was a part-owner in the Wesley Ward-trained Gypsy Robin, who was seventh in the 2011 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to pair of Grade Two victories at Keeneland. Undrafted, who was purchased for US$50,000, is the first horse that Welker has owned outright and the horse is set to make a second appearance in the UK, having finished fourth in the 2014 Darley July Cup, ridden by Frankie Dettori. Sol Kumin also has a quarter-share in Undrafted. Involved in the financial industry, he also runs horses under the Sheep Pond Partners banner, which won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf in 2014 with Lady Eli.
Wes Welker’s Royal Ascot Record (some horses owned in partnership): 2011 Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), 2015 Laxfield Road (15th Albany Stakes), UNDRAFTED (WON DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES)

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)
Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Received the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009. Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Got off the mark for the 2015 Royal Meeting with Acapulco in Wednesday’s Queen Mary Stakes and enjoyed his greatest Royal Ascot triumph with Undrafted in the 2015 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes); 2015 Ruby Notion (5th Windsor Castle Stakes); Luck Of The Kitten (11th Jersey Stakes), ACAPULCO (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Bruised Orange (12th Queen Mary Stakes), Back At The Ranch (9th Albany Stakes), Laxfield Road (15th Albany Stakes), Hootenanny (11th Commonwealth Cup), UNDRAFTED (WON DIAMIND JUBILEE STAKES)

Frankie Dettori
Born: December 15, 1970, Milan, Italy Background: the son of Gianfranco, 13-time champion jockey in Italy. Frankie (christened Lanfranco) Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes and created history when riding all seven winners on the Saturday at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. Dettori survived a horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed. He was retained by Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation in 1993, but it was announced in September, 2012, that the retainer would not be renewed. It was subsequently revealed he had failed a drugs test whilst riding in France. On December 5, 2012, Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, believed to be cocaine. He returned from his ban at the 2013 Investec Derby Festival and in July, 2013, became retained rider for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, whose horses run under the Al Shaqab Racing banner. He is in fine form at the moment, having won the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs earlier this month on Golden Horn and then taking the French Oaks, the Prix de Diane, on Star Of Seville. He is married to Catherine and they have five children. Accolades/achievements: British champion apprentice in 1989 and champion jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004). Awarded an honorary MBE in December, 2000. Celebrated his 500th Group race victory on Dabirsim in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp on October 2, 2011. He has ridden well in excess of 3,000 winners including over 100 at Group One level. British Classic Wins (15): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Derby (2007 Authorized – 15th attempt, 2015 Golden Horn), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliché, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit) Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard). Royal Ascot Wins (52), major wins include: 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), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual, 2015 Undrafted), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti)

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UNDRAFTED SCRIPT BY DETTORI JUST WHAT WARD WANTED

Trainer Wesley Ward was full of praise for jockey Frankie Dettori after he and five-year-old Undrafted got up near the post to win the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes.

The winner, a 14/1 shot who scored by half a length and one and three-quarters of a length from the Australian runner and 7/2 joint-favourite Brazen Beau, and 25/1 outsider Astaire, became Ward’s sixth Royal Ascot winner, but his first by a horse older than two. Undrafted carried the colours of American football star Wes Welker, who was unable to travel to Britain and was represented by his racing manager, Gatewood Bell.

Ward, who has yards in California and Florida, but has become by far the most frequent international trainer at Royal Ascot, described the victory as the biggest of his career, yet it came after a fraught night spent with his young daughter who was taken ill and admitted to Frimley Hospital. She was not kept in this morning and they both attended the races today.

Ward said: “We were in Frimley hospital all last night. I don’t know what happened but my daughter got a touch of the bell’s palsy. It’s unbelievable and really special for this little girl, she really wanted to come out here and we were all night in the hospital. Fortunately enough, Derrick Smith sent over a wonderful doctor and we are here today to enjoy this special moment. It didn’t look like we were going to make it but we did.

“I am just elated. This is the biggest race I’ve won – I’ve won Breeders’ Cups and races here in the past, but to come here and be presented with a Group One trophy by the Queen was such a fantastic experience.

“The horse has been training unbelievably well and every week has been firing bullets at Keeneland, but I’ll tell you what, Frankie is superb. You can have a Porsche against Porsches, but you still gotta have the right guy [at the wheel] and this is a magical guy. He’s just a cool sitter and a go-getter as they say.

“It would have been so easy to lay up with this horse, but Frankie just sat back there, got him wide and came home with the rest. It was fantastic.

“Gatewood Bell, a wonderful bloodstock agent, picked the horse out as a yearling and I broke him in. Wes has been a dream owner and a fantastic guy to train for – it was like I owned the horse because I could do anything with him from the time he came to me. One of the reasons for the success is that if I want to give the horse a winter off like I did last year he’s happy for that. It’s a shame he’s not here today.

“He’s a tremendous horse at the top of his game. I’ve been on the phone to Frankie for weeks and weeks, telling him how good the horse is. I felt that given the right ride over the right trip we could get the job done and we did. We’re going to sit down and talk about the July Cup [at Newmarket], but no decision has been made.”

Undrafted is now 6/1 from 14/1 for the July Cup with Betfred and Paddy Power. Brazen Beau is Paddy Power’s 4/1 favourite.

DETTORI DELIGHTED WITH UNDRAFTED

Frankie Dettori continued his outstanding recent run when winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes aboard the Wesley Ward-trained Undrafted.

“I won this as a Group Three but not as a Group One so it was something that was missing on my CV,” said Dettori. “He struggled in the soft ground in the July Cup last year but he flew by me in the Breeders’ Cup when I rode No Nay Never.

“He jumped out of the gates like an American horse but I took a pull as I didn’t want to get there too early. I was trying to save a bit for the end. I kept an eye on the Australian horse and we kicked on, I knew it would take a good one to get by him. When you sit on a sprinter like that you get a great feeling.

“I didn’t want to kick too soon because I was going so well. I kept an eye on the yellow colours but, every time this horse runs, he finishes strong so I saved the last bit for the end and it proved me right. I knew that I had won.

“Wesley is a very, very good friend of mine and a big supporter of mine. Nothing gave me more pleasure than winning this race for him.”

SO NEAR FOR BRAVE BEAU

Pride was the principal emotion felt by Chris Waller after his charge Brazen Beau came so close to being the third Australian raider to take the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, after Choisir (2003) and Black Caviar (2012). The four-year-old went under in the last few strides, beaten half a length by USA challenger Undrafted.

“He has done us so proud,” said Waller. “To get so close may be frustrating tonight, but right now I’m so pleased with the way he ran, and to be part of such a special occasion. It has just been a privilege to be here, and everyone has done all they can to help.”

Brazen Beau (7/2 joint-favourite with Mustajeeb) and Craig Williams broke from the stall nearest the stands and raced solo for much of the race. “Maybe the barrier draw did him no favours – it might have been a bit tough for him to be out on his own. But it so very nearly wasn’t a problem, and full credit to the winner.”

Brazen Beau, a son of I Am Invincible, will retire to stud under Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley banner after his next race, the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. “The horse is a dream horse to look after, a complete professional,” added Waller, “and I hope the July Cup will give us a second chance.”

Williams added: “Unfortunately we didn’t have that little bit more punch at the end of the race. He was so gallant in defeat.”

Best of the home side was 25/1 shot Astaire, a length and three-quarters back in third, and he, too, is bound for Newmarket next month. “I’ve never lost faith in him,” said trainer Kevin Ryan, “and he’s proved today he is up to this level. I was delighted with him, he looked great and was so relaxed, and Jamie [Spencer, rider] said he loved having something to aim at.

“It’s great to have this international element. This is the Olympics of the sport and the whole world should be involved.”

Fourth race result

4.20pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge) (Group 1)
£525,000 total prize fund. For 4yo+, 6f. Weights: colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st. Penalty value 1st £297,727.50 2nd £112,875.00 3rd £56,490.00 4th £28,140.00 5th £14,122.50 6th £7,087.50

1) UNDRAFTED (USA) (Wes Welker) Wesley Ward USA 5-9-03 Frankie Dettori [6] 14/1
2) BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) (On Track Racing) Chris Waller AUS 4-9-03 Craig Williams [15] 7/2jf
3) ASTAIRE (IRE) (Angie Bailey) Kevin Ryan 4-9-03 Jamie Spencer [3] 25/1
4) MUSIC MASTER (Godfrey Wilson) Henry Candy 5-9-03 Fergus Sweeney [13]
5) MUSTAJEEB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Dermot Weld IRE 4-9-03 Pat Smullen [4] 7/2jf
6) WANDJINA (AUS) (Dr Edmund & Belinda Bateman) Gai Waterhouse AUS 4-9-03 Damien Oliver [10]
7) CASPAR NETSCHER (Charles Wentworth) David Simcock 6-9-03 Andrew Mullen [2]
8) GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE) (Cyrus Poonawalla & Morgan Calahan) Tom Hogan IRE 7-9-03 Wayne Lordan [7]
9) GLASS OFFICE (Fitri Hay) David Simcock 5-9-03 Jim Crowley [11]
10) ANSGAR (IRE) (Chynel Phelan & Shane Fox) Sabrina Harty IRE t7-9-03 James Doyle [5]
11) MOVIESTA (USA) (Harry Redknapp, W Salthouse & Ritchie Fiddes) Edward Lynam IRE 5-9-03 Paul Mulrennan [1]
12) PEARL SECRET (Qatar Racing Limited) David Barron 6-9-03 Andrea Atzeni [14]
13) LUCKY KRISTALE (Graham Lodge Partnership) George Margarson b4-9-00 Tom Queally [9]
14) TROPICS (USA) (Dean Ivory) Dean Ivory h7-9-03 Robert Winston [8]
15) DUE DILIGENCE (USA) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O’Brien IRE t4-9-03 Ryan Moore [12]

15 ran
Time: 1m 12.69s
Distances: ½, 1¾, 1¼, ½, ½, 1¼, ½, sh, ½, 1½, 3¾, 1¾, 9, 14
Breeder: Catesby W Clay Investment LLC
Breeding: ch g Purim (USA) — French Jeannette (USA) (French Deputy (USA))
Tote Win £17.40 Place £3.80 £2.00 £7.30 Exacta £68.50

Winning Trainer:-Name: Ward, Wesley Date of Birth: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington Based: Glendora, California Background: Racing Background: Son of Washington trainer Dennis Ward and grandson of popular New York outrider Jim Dailey, Ward was Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1984 when he won 335 races and more than $5 million in purses. Later rode in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and California before retiring from the saddle in 1989 due to weight problems. Assisted father before setting up on his own in 1993. Big Race Wins Include: Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes (1995 Unfinished Symph), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2014 Hootenanny), Los Angeles Handicap (1997 Men’s Exclusive), Vernon O Underwood Stakes (2000 & 2001 Men’s Exclusive), Palos Verdes Handicap (2001 Men’s Exclusive), San Miguel Stakes (2003 Omega Code), Genuine Risk Handicap (2004 Bear Fan), Vagrancy Handicap (2004 Bear Fan), Oklahoma Derby (2010 Pleasant Prince), Prix Morny (2013 No Nay Never) Royal Ascot Wins (6): Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2015 Undrafted), Norfolk Stakes (2013 No Nay Never), Windsor Castle Stakes (2009 Strike The Tiger, 2014 Hootenanny), Queen Mary Stakes (2009 Jealous Again, 2015 Acapulco)

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. Parted company with Godolphin in October 2012 and on December 5, 2012, he was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance. Briefly rode freelance before being retained by leading owner Sheikh Joann Al Thani (now Al Shaqab Racing) in July 2013. 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; (15) Investec Derby (2007 Authorized, 2015 Golden Horn), 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 (7): 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 (8): Prix du Jockey-Club (1992 Polytain, 2005 Shamardal, 2007 Lawman), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori, 2000 Bachir, 2005 Shamardal), Prix Diane (2007 West Wind, 2015 Star Of Seville) Royal Ascot wins: 52 First Royal Ascot win: Queen Anne Stakes (June 19, 1990 Markofdistinction) Major Royal Ascot wins: Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual, 2015 Undrafted), 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), 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 (1987-2014): 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; 51; 16; 37 ^Champion apprentice *Champion jockey Wins in 2015: 28

Sixth race result

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
£60,000 total prize fund. For 4yo+, 2m 6f. Weights: 4yo colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb; 5yo+ horses & geldings 9st 2lb; mares 8st 11lb. Penalties after June 16th, 2014, for each Class 3 race or Class 2 race won 3lb; for each Class 1 race won 5lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties). Penalty value 1st £37,350.00 2nd £11,184.00 3rd £5,592.00 4th £2,796.00 5th £1,398.00 6th £702.00

1) ORIENTAL FOX (GER) (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 7-9-02 Joe Fanning [10] 4/1
2) TAWS (R Arrowsmith) Rod Millman 4-8-09 Andrea Atzeni [11] 25/1
3) TEAK (IRE) (Macable Partnership) Ian Williams p8-9-02 Silvestre de Sousa [2] 10/1
4) WICKLOW BRAVE (Wicklow Bloodstock Limited) Willie Mullins IRE 6-9-02 Ryan Moore [9] 5/4f
5) MARZOCCO (USA) (Godolphin) John Gosden b4-9-03 William Buick [5]
6) TIMES UP (Mrs I Stewart-Brown & M Peacock) Ed Dunlop 9-9-02 James Doyle [7]
7) MAWAQEET (USA) (Frank McAleavy) Mick Appleby p6-9-02 Andrew Mullen [12]
8) LONGSHADOW (David Robertson & Jason Ward) Jason Ward 5-9-02 Paul Mulrennan [3]
9) OFCOURSEWECAN (USA) (Neil Budden & Steven Hosie) Mark Gillard 5-9-02 Oisin Murphy [14]
10) PILGRIMS REST (IRE) (Pittam, Mather & Baker) George Baker 6-9-02 George Baker [8]

10 ran
Non-runners: Rawaki (going), Vif Argent (self cert – stiff), Brave Richard (going), Le Maitre Chat (going)
Time: 4m 45.67s
Distances: 7, ½, 2½, 25, nse, 1¼, 2¼, 59, 15
Breeder: Gestut Auenquelle
Breeding: ch g Lomitas — Oriental Pearl (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
Tote Win £5.90 Place £1.60 £5.10 £2.90 Exacta £121.40

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (2): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Irish St Leger (Jukebox Jury) Royal Ascot wins (39): Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection, 2012 Fennell Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian, 2014 Hartnell), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2015 Oriental Fox), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Sandringham Handicap (2014 Muteela) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 – Gold Cup) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2014): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179; 215; 216; 207 Wins in 2015: 68

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Based: Middleham, North Yorkshire Details: Rides mainly for Mark Johnston Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Celebration Mile (2014 Bow Creek), Challenge Stakes (2012 Fulbright), Goodwood Cup (2004 Darasim), Musidora Stakes (2005 Secret History), Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying), Vintage Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Goffs Million Mile (2009 Shakespearean), Richmond Stakes (2012 Heavy Metal), Jockey Club Stakes (2013 Universal), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2013 Universal) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel), Queen’s Vase (2009 Holberg, 2014 Hartnell), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2009 Drill Sergeant), King George V Handicap (2012 Fennell Bay), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2015 Oriental Fox) First Royal Ascot Winner: I’m So Lucky, Wolferton Handicap, June 23, 2006 Wins (1991-2014): 43, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19, 18, 18, 67, 63, 71, 76, 84, 97, 76, 108; 73; 82; 113; 120; 103; 188; 156; 168 Wins in 2015: 51

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INTERCEPTION CHANGES LANIGAN’S ROYAL ASCOT VIEW

Trainer David Lanigan saddled his first Royal Ascot winner when landing the Wokingham Handicap with Interception, a victory which radically altered his view of the meeting.

Lanigan admitted: “Yesterday we ran Warrior Of Light [in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap], and I thought he was the biggest certainty I have had, but he was beaten. I got in the car with my wife, kicked the dashboard and said ‘I hate Royal Ascot’. Now I love it. It’s the biggest meeting in the world and with so much prestige. You don’t get given a Royal Ascot winner, you have to work for it, and this has rewarded everyone back at the yard who has worked so hard on this filly.”

Winning owner Bjorn Nielsen is Lanigan’s landlord at Kingsdown Stables, Upper Lambourn. He bought the daughter of Raven’s Pass for 160,000gns at Tattersalls’ October Sale through bloodstock agent Jeremy Brummitt.

Paying credit to Nielsen, the trainer said: “It’s great for Bjorn who has put a lot of money into Kingsdown. No other owner would have given me so much time with this filly [a five-year-old who had run just 12 times before today]. At the start of her three-year-old career I couldn’t even get her on the gallops, and for a month I just put her on the walker. He never asked me once when she would get to a racecourse.

“It is really down to him – he let me do my job and the filly came around. We knew she would need a run last time [when second in a Haydock Listed race on her season’s debut] and it put her spot on for this.”

He joked: “I must have been a half-decent trainer to get her to win off a mark of 65 [she was on 102 today], and she was entered at the December Sales at the end of her three-year-old season and then we really got her going and Ted Durcan sat on her and said she was nice. Then she was placed in a Listed race last season and I asked if I could keep her in training for another year because I thought she would be better than that.

“She did well over the winter and even in April she had a skin like a seal and must have been 20kgs heavier.”

BAKER’S DELIGHT

Jockey George Baker was full of praise for Interception, after winning the Wokingham Handicap aboard the David Lanigan-trained mare, in the colours of Bjorn Nielsen.

“It’s a great training performance to get her here and for a filly to go and do that. I pulled her out with a furlong and a half to run – I was a long way back and she really motored home. She absolutely loves that fast ground,” said Baker, having his second Royal Ascot success.

“Normally in those races, you find a lot of traffic problems but it just all went very smoothly, the gaps came.

“She was very impressive when she won on her comeback at Haydock and – with the rain not arriving – I was quietly confident going into the race. She won this off a mark in the low 100s so you’d have to hope she could step up again. She’s a good mare.

“I have been riding a lot for Mr Nielsen and David’s yard this year and it has been a great thing to do. It’s fantastic for David and his team.”

SECOND AGAIN FOR ROBERT

Robert Le Diable filled the runner-up spot for France in the Wokingham Handicap. The 12-1 shot, trained by Didier Prod’Homme, found one too good for the fourth successive occasion.

“Second again,” said Prod’Homme, “but it was an excellent run. To be second in a race like this, he should be able to win a Group Three in France. He is a very good horse and perhaps the ground was a little firm, he is perhaps better on softer ground.”

The Dutch Art six-year-old may next take his chance in the Group One Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.

Lancelot Du Lac, tenth of 18 behind Goldream in the King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday, bounced back to form with third place, a length behind, and was first home of the low-drawn runners.

“It was great effort today,” said trainer Dean Ivory. “He had been in Dubai earlier in the year, where he bled, and had had a break since then, so he probably needed the run on Tuesday. He’s better over this six furlongs, too.”

Lancelot Du Lac’s run was some compensation for the disappointing showing by his stablemate Tropics, who beat only one home in the preceding Diamond Jubilee Stakes as 10/1 joint fourth-favourite.

“We don’t really know what happened,” added Ivory. “Maybe it was the ground. We’ll have him scoped and we’ll know more next week. If he’s ok he’ll go to the July Cup. Last year he was unplaced here and then bounced back to be second there.”

Fifth race result

5.00pm Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
£175,000 total prize fund. For 3yo+, rated 0-110, 6f. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 8st. Penalties after May 23rd, a winner 5lb; of 2 races 8lb. Penalty value 1st £108,937.50 2nd £32,620.00 3rd £16,310.00 4th £8,155.00 5th £4,077.50 6th £2,047.50

1) INTERCEPTION (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) David Lanigan 5-9-03 George Baker [21] 10/1
2) ROBERT LE DIABLE (FR) (Bryan Lynam) Didier Prod’homme FR 6-9-05 Damien Oliver [20] 12/1
3) LANCELOT DU LAC (ITY) (Michael & Heather Yarrow) Dean Ivory 5-9-09 Robert Winston [3] 25/1
4) RELATED (J Barnett & M Caine) David Simcock b5-8-12 Fergus Sweeney [10] 50/1
5) WATCHABLE (P Bamford) David O’Meara p5-9-09 Jamie Spencer [1] 7/1f
6) GAMESOME (FR) (Qatar Racing Ltd) Olly Stevens 4-9-01 Andrea Atzeni [5]
7) BASIL BERRY (Strawberry Fields Ltd) Chris Dwyer 4-9-00 John Egan [8]
8) POLYBIUS (Niarchos Family) David Lanigan 4-9-01 Ted Durcan [24]
9) RUWAIYAN (USA) (Saeed Manana) James Tate p6-9-07 Luke Morris [25]
10) RIVELLINO (Melba Bryce) Karl Burke 5-9-03 Martin Harley [27]
11) ALGAR LAD (Great Nothern Partnership) David O’Meara 5-9-02 Sam James [23]
12) SUZI’S CONNOISSEUR (Qatar Racing Limited) Stuart Williams h4-9-00 Oisin Murphy [4]
13) DIVINE (IRE) (M Al-Qatami & K Al Mudhaf) Mick Channon 4-9-01 Silvestre de Sousa [9]
14) NINJAGO (J Palmer-Brown & Potensis Bloodstock) Richard Hannon b5-9-03 Pat Dobbs [15]
15) HIGHLAND ACCLAIM (IRE) (Evan Sutherland) David O’Meara h4-9-04 David Probert [28]
16) INTRANSIGENT (Kingsclere Racing Club) Andrew Balding 6-9-05 Rob Hornby (5) [18]
17) DINKUM DIAMOND (IRE) (Eight Star Syndicate) Henry Candy 7-8-11 Eddy Greatrex (7) [2]
18) KICKBOXER (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 4-9-01 James Doyle [19]
19) BARRACUDA BOY (IRE) (Laurence Bellman) Tom Dascombe 5-8-13 Richard Kingscote [22]
20) LOUIS THE PIOUS (Frank Gillespie) David O’Meara v7-9-10 Adam Kirby [13]
21) RENE MATHIS (GER) (Dr Marwan Koukash) Richard Fahey 5-9-00 Paul Mulrennan [12]
22) BLAINE (Matt & Lauren Morgan) Kevin Ryan b5-9-03 Amy Ryan [31]
23) GREEN DOOR (IRE) (Pearl Bloodstock & John Redvers) Olly Stevens 4-9-01 Jim Crowley [7]
24) TATLISU (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing LIV) Richard Fahey b5-8-12 Ryan Moore [26]
25) INTRINSIC (Malih Al Basti) Robert Cowell 5-9-01 Richard Hughes [29]

25 ran
Non-runners: Zarwaan (going), Dutch Masterpiece (going), Huntsmans Close (withdrawn)
Time: 1m 13.20s
Distances: 1¼, 1, ¾, 1¼, 1, nk, nk, ¾, 1, nk, hd, ¾, nk, sh, 1¼, 1¼, 2¼, 1¼, 1, 2¾, nk, 8, 24, 61
Breeder: Corduff Bloodstock Ltd & David Egan
Breeding: ch m Raven´s Pass (USA) — Badee´A (IRE) (Marju (IRE))
Tote Win £13.60 Place £3.10 £7.30 £3.50 £15.10 Exacta £790.00

Winning Trainer:-Name: Lanigan, David Born: July 16, 1975 Based: Kingsdown Stables, Upper Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Background: Grew up on his parents’ farm, Tullamaine Castle Stud, and spent his school holidays riding out for John Oxx, Edward O’Grady and Vincent O’Brien. Completed a Bsc in Agriculture at Cirencester (where his future employer Henry Cecil also studied) before spending five years working for Johnny Jones at Walmac International in Lexington. Became Henry Cecil’s assistant in November 2002 and set up on own at end of 2007 season. He moved to Kingsdown Stables in December 2011. Royal Ascot wins (1): Wokingham Handicap (2015 Interception) Big race wins include: DFS Park Hill Stakes (2011 Meeznah) First Winner: Ben Chorley, Catterick Races On 23rd April Handicap, Pontefract, April 21, 2008 (his first runner as a trainer). Wins (2008-14): 6; 17; 25; 12; 22; 26; 21 Wins This Year: 8

Winning jockey:- Baker, George Born: September 1, 1982 Background: Hails from Lambourn where his father, Peter, is a farrier. Joined Mark Usher from school in July 1999. Big Race Wins: Celebration Mile (2012 Premio Loco), Summer Mile (2010 Premio Loco), Park Stakes (2011 Premio Loco), Pretty Polly Stakes (2014 Thistle Bird), Temple Stakes (2015 Pearl Secret) First winner: Beauchamp Magic, Wolverhampton, December 4, 1999 First Group One Winner: Seal Of Approval, QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, Ascot, October 19, 2013 Royal Ascot wins (2): Wokingham Handicap (2015 Interception), Wolferton Handicap (2014 Contributer) Rode Out Claim: May 27, 2002, Dandy Regent, Swannington Claiming Stakes, Leicester Wins (1999-2014): 2; 55; 23; 23; 26; 40; 71; 70; 75; 115; 71; 102; 76; 85; 109; 162 Wins in 2015: 54
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Attendances Royal Ascot 2015

2015 2014
Tuesday 47,250 46,047
Wednesday 41,091 40,459
Thursday 65,215 65,419
Friday 68,471 64,123
Saturday 71,276 69,783
Totals 293,303 285,831

EXTRA JUBILEE REACTION FROM WILLIAMS

Craig Williams, rider of the Australian challenger Brazen Beau who finished the half-length second after being sent off the 7/2 joint favourite, said: “We thought it was a possibility that there was going to be a lack of speed in the race this year. The pace was drawn in three and Ryan Moore’s horse out in 10. Sweeney’s horse (Music Master) was actually the first horse out of the gates – he went 20 yards and took a pull and my horse was there.

“We were very confident in regards to a scenario, which ended up playing out, that we would go a little bit to the left-hand. He has done a lot of work on his own on uphill courses, so we have put a lot of preparation if that was the case. So we had planned for it and, as it turned out, it is what we ended up to do.

“Unfortunately, in a couple of occasions in the race he lost concentration from being on his own, so it would have been an advantage if he was with another horse. It’s just the way that it was – he was so gallant and tough and unfortunately couldn’t get there in the end. Under no circumstances did he lay down – it was truly an Aussie spirit and he fought hard.

“At the 100 (metres), I could see Frankie in the corner of my eye. If I could find half a length then, I knew that I could hold him. Brazen Beau really held his momentum and was fantastic but we were unable to have an extra acceleration. Unfortunately, we didn’t have that little bit more of a punch at the end of the race. He is so gallant in defeat.”
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ORIENTAL FOXES JOHNSTON

No-one was more surprised by Oriental Fox’s Queen Alexandra Stakes victory – by seven lengths in course record time – than his trainer Mark Johnston. The seven-year-old, a 4/1 shot ridden by Joe Fanning, had smart staying form in the past but had been out of action for nearly a year recovering from a fracture to a hind joint.

“He had been working terrible,” said Johnston. “We worked him over a mile and a quarter with a maiden, who beat him out of sight. We thought maybe we’d gone too fast, so we tried again, with the same result.”

The Queen Alexandra Stakes is the longest in the Flat calendar at an extended two miles, five furlongs. “For the stayers, it’s a race that’s slightly different from the others,” said Johnston. “When your dreams of winning the Gold Cup are over, you come to this. It’s so often dominated by the jumpers, and indeed the favourite today was a horse that had been jumping [Wicklow Brave, fourth at 5/4].

“We thought the race would be perfect for Oriental Fox if he was on song, but I have to admit I didn’t think he was. He’d had a long time off.”

Oriental Fox, owned by Markus Graff, sustained his injury after the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle late last June. “He had a couple of screws put in it and went home to Switzerland to recuperate and I think he had too much time off,” added Johnston. “He was carrying a lot of condition and it has taken us time to get him straight. I’ve never seen him look better, but when it came to work he was definitely not showing his best.”

The plan for Oriental Fox had been either a trip to Royal Ascot or another tilt at the Northumberland Plate, but not both. “After this, I think we may have to reconsider,” said Johnston.

Oriental Fox set a time of 4m 45.67s. The previous best was Bergo’s 4m 47.79 in 2010.

Fanning was delighted with his mount’s effort. “He hadn’t been working great, but he’s a very good horse on his day, with a good turn of foot for a stayer. He travelled really well and I had so much horse under me when it mattered.”

Sixth race result

5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
£60,000 total prize fund. For 4yo+, 2m 6f. Weights: 4yo colts & geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb; 5yo+ horses & geldings 9st 2lb; mares 8st 11lb. Penalties after June 16th, 2014, for each Class 3 race or Class 2 race won 3lb; for each Class 1 race won 5lb (handicaps excluded for the purpose of penalties). Penalty value 1st £37,350.00 2nd £11,184.00 3rd £5,592.00 4th £2,796.00 5th £1,398.00 6th £702.00

1) ORIENTAL FOX (GER) (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 7-9-02 Joe Fanning [10] 4/1
2) TAWS (R Arrowsmith) Rod Millman 4-8-09 Andrea Atzeni [11] 25/1
3) TEAK (IRE) (Macable Partnership) Ian Williams p8-9-02 Silvestre de Sousa [2] 10/1
4) WICKLOW BRAVE (Wicklow Bloodstock Limited) Willie Mullins IRE 6-9-02 Ryan Moore [9] 5/4f
5) MARZOCCO (USA) (Godolphin) John Gosden b4-9-03 William Buick [5]
6) TIMES UP (Mrs I Stewart-Brown & M Peacock) Ed Dunlop 9-9-02 James Doyle [7]
7) MAWAQEET (USA) (Frank McAleavy) Mick Appleby p6-9-02 Andrew Mullen [12]
8) LONGSHADOW (David Robertson & Jason Ward) Jason Ward 5-9-02 Paul Mulrennan [3]
9) OFCOURSEWECAN (USA) (Neil Budden & Steven Hosie) Mark Gillard 5-9-02 Oisin Murphy [14]
10) PILGRIMS REST (IRE) (Pittam, Mather & Baker) George Baker 6-9-02 George Baker [8]

10 ran
Non-runners: Rawaki (going), Vif Argent (self cert – stiff), Brave Richard (going), Le Maitre Chat (going)
Time: 4m 45.67s (new record time)
Distances: 7, ½, 2½, 25, nse, 1¼, 2¼, 59, 15
Breeder: Gestut Auenquelle
Breeding: ch g Lomitas — Oriental Pearl (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))
Tote Win £5.90 Place £1.60 £5.10 £2.90 Exacta £121.40

Winning Trainer:-Name: Johnston, Mark Steven Born: Glasgow, 10/9/59 Trains at Kingsley House Racing Stables Middleham, N Yorks Date of first licence: January 1987 First winner: Hinari Video (Carlisle, July 1, 1987) Previous Occupation: Qualified as veterinary surgeon at Glasgow University; practised as vet in Cleveland, Essex and Northern Ireland, spent brief spells with John Winter, Tommy Craig, Charlie Millbank in France and John Russell in USA British Classic wins (2): 2000 Guineas (1994 Mister Baileys); 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction) Irish Classic wins (2): Irish 1000 Guineas (2004 Attraction), Irish St Leger (Jukebox Jury) Royal Ascot wins (39): Ascot Stakes (2004 Double Obsession), Britannia Handicap (1997 Fly To The Stars), Chesham Stakes (2000 Celtic Silence, 2002 Helm Bank, 2003 Pearl Of Love), Coronation Stakes (2004 Attraction), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2001 Takamaka Bay, 2009 Drill Sergeant, 2011 Fox Hunt), Gold Cup (1995 Double Trigger, 2001 & 2002 Royal Rebel), Hardwicke Stakes (1999 and 2000 Fruits Of Love, 2002 Zindabad, 2005 Bandari), Hampton Court Stakes (2007 Zaham), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel, 2010 Monterosso), King George V Handicap (1995 Diaghilef, 2002 Systematic, 2003 Fantastic Love, 2006 Linas Selection, 2012 Fennell Bay), St James’s Palace Stakes (1996 Bijou D’Inde), Queen’s Vase (2001 And Beyond, 2003 Shanty Star, 2005 Melrose Avenue, 2006 Soapy Danger, 2009 Holberg, 2011 Namibian, 2014 Hartnell), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2015 Oriental Fox), Queen Mary Stakes (2003 Attraction), Norfolk Stakes (2003 Russian Valour), Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), Sandringham Handicap (2014 Muteela) First Royal Ascot win: Double Trigger (June 22, 1995 – Gold Cup) 1000th winner: Double Honour, Hamilton, September 4, 2000 2000th winner: Leamington, Southwell, February 5, 2008 (passed both landmarks faster than anyone else in history) Wins in a year (1987-2014): 1: 5: 15: 24: 25: 52: 77: 116: 111: 115: 123: 100: 113: 130: 116: 134: 139: 119: 141; 158; 161; 164; 216; 211; 179; 215; 216; 207 Wins in 2015: 68

Winning jockey:-Name: Fanning, Joseph Kenning Based: Middleham, North Yorkshire Details: Rides mainly for Mark Johnston Born: September 24, 1970 First Win: Henry Will, Yarmouth, June 9, 1990 Major Wins Include: Celebration Mile (2014 Bow Creek), Challenge Stakes (2012 Fulbright), Goodwood Cup (2004 Darasim), Musidora Stakes (2005 Secret History), Northumberland Plate (1993 Highflying), Vintage Stakes (2004 Shamardal), Goffs Million Mile (2009 Shakespearean), Richmond Stakes (2012 Heavy Metal), Jockey Club Stakes (2013 Universal), Princess Of Wales’s Stakes (2013 Universal) Royal Ascot Wins (7): Wolferton Handicap (2006 I’m So Lucky), King Edward VII Stakes (2007 Boscobel), Queen’s Vase (2009 Holberg, 2014 Hartnell), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2009 Drill Sergeant), King George V Handicap (2012 Fennell Bay), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2015 Oriental Fox) First Royal Ascot Winner: I’m So Lucky, Wolferton Handicap, June 23, 2006 Wins (1991-2014): 43, 45, 22, 14, 17, 19, 18, 18, 67, 63, 71, 76, 84, 97, 76, 108; 73; 82; 113; 120; 103; 188; 156; 168 Wins in 2015: 51

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QIPCO Leading Trainer Award – Final Standings

Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Aidan O’Brien IRE 5 4 2
Richard Hannon 2 2 2
John Gosden 2 2 1
Mark Johnston 2 1 2
Charlie Hills 2 – -
Wesley Ward USA 2 – -
Hughie Morrison 1 1 1
Charlie Appleby 1 1 -
Roger Charlton 1 1 -
Sir Michael Stoute 1 – 1
Dermot Weld IRE 1 – 1
Robert Cowell 1 – -
Ed Dunlop 1 – -
Freddy Head FR 1 – -
David Lanigan 1 – -
Willie Mullins IRE 1 – -
David O’Meara 1 – -
Eoghan O’Neill FR 1 – -
Jean-Claude Rouget FR 1 – –
David Simcock 1 – -
David Wachman IRE 1 – -
Kevin Ryan – 3 1
Luca Cumani – 1 2
Saeed bin Suroor – 1 2
Jim Bolger IRE – 1 1
Andrew Balding – 1 -
Clive Brittain – 1 -
Henry Candy – 1 -
Keith Dalgleish – 1 -
Michael Dods – 1 -
Andre Fabre FR – 1 -
Jeremy Gask – 1 -
Rae Guest – 1 -
Barry Hills – 1 -
Rod Millman – 1 -
Didier Prod’homme FR – 1 -
Chris Waller AUS – 1 -
William Haggas – – 2
Ralph Beckett – – 1
Michael Bell – – 1
Mick Channon – – 1
Dean Ivory – – 1
Edward Lynam IRE – – 1
Ger Lyons IRE – – 1
Tony Martin IRE – – 1
Brian Meehan – – 1
Amanda Perrett – – 1
Jean-Pierre Perruchot FR – – 1
Alain de Royer-Dupre FR – – 1
Ian Williams – – 1
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QIPCO Leading Jockey Award – Final Standings

Name 1st 2nd 3rd
Ryan Moore 9 4 1
Frankie Dettori 3 1 4
William Buick 2 3 -
Richard Hughes 2 2 -
Pat Smullen 2 – 2
James Doyle 1 4 2
Jamie Spencer 1 3 2
Paul Hanagan 1 1 2
Jim Crowley 1 1 -
George Baker 1 – 1
Christophe Soumillon 1 – 1
Cristian Demuro 1 – -
Joe Fanning 1 – -
Maxime Guyon 1 – -
Martin Harley 1 – -
Graham Lee 1 – -
Dane O’Neill 1 – -
Paul Mulrennan – 2 -
Andrea Atzeni – 1 2
Adam Kirby – 1 1
Kevin Manning – 1 1
Pierre-Charles Boudot – 1 -
Jason Hart – 1 -
Philip Makin – 1 -
Joao Moreira – 1 -
Damien Oliver – 1 -
Craig Williams – 1 -
Charles Bishop – – 1
Pat Cosgrave – – 1
Pat Dobbs – – 1
Antoine Hamelin – – 1
Richard Kingscote – – 1
Billy Lee – – 1
James McDonald – – 1
Franny Norton – – 1
Joseph O’Brien – – 1
Silvestre de Sousa – – 1
Robert Winston – – 1

MOORE DELIGHTED

Despite not partnering any winners today, Ryan Moore reflected on a week in which he had set a modern-day record of nine successes at Royal Ascot.

“I thought I had some good chances coming into the meeting and it’s been a great week,” said Moore, before dashing off to catch a helicopter home.

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ROYAL ASCOT 2015 – ALL THE WINNERS

Tuesday, June 16
2.30pm Queen Anne Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
SOLOW (Wertheimer & Frere) Freddy Head FR 5-9-00 Maxime Guyon [4] 11/8f
3.05pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
BURATINO (IRE) (Godolphin) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 William Buick [10] 6/1
3.40pm King’s Stand Stakes (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge) (Group 1)
GOLDREAM (J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley) Robert Cowell p6-9-04 Martin Harley [3] 20/1
4.20pm St James’s Palace Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
GLENEAGLES (IRE) (Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier) Aidan O’Brien IRE 3-9-00 Ryan Moore [5] 8/15f
5.00pm Ascot Stakes (Handicap)
CLONDAW WARRIOR (IRE) (Act D Wagg Syndicate) Willie Mullins IRE h8-9-00 Ryan Moore [19] 5/1f
5.35pm Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)
WASHINGTON DC (IRE) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Aidan O’Brien IRE 2-9-3 Ryan Moore [6] 5/1

Wednesday, June 17
2.30pm Jersey Stakes (Group 3)
DUTCH CONNECTION (Susan Roy & Cheveley Park Stud) Charlie Hills 3-9-04 Jim Crowley [9] 14/1
3.05pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
ACAPULCO (USA) (Gay Smith, Doreen Tabor & Sue Magnier) Wesley Ward USA tb2-9-00 Ryan Moore [20] 5/2f
3.40pm Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)
AMAZING MARIA (IRE) (Sir Robert Ogden) David O’Meara 4-9-00 James Doyle [1] 25/1
4.20pm Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
FREE EAGLE (IRE) (Moyglare Stud Farms) Dermot Weld IRE 4-9-00 Pat Smullen [4] 5/2f
5.00pm Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)
GM HOPKINS (Robin Geffen) John Gosden 4-9-03 Ryan Moore [11]
5.35pm Sandringham Handicap (Listed)
OSAILA (IRE) (Al Shaqab Racing) Richard Hannon 3-9-07 Frankie Dettori [14] 13/2

Thursday, June 18
2.30pm Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
WATERLOO BRIDGE (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O’Brien IRE 2-9-01 Ryan Moore [8] 12/1
3.05pm Tercentenary Stakes (Group 3)
TIME TEST (Khalid Abdullah) Roger Charlton 3-9-00 Frankie Dettori [7] 15/8f
3.40pm Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
CURVY (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) David Wachman IRE p3-9-00 Ryan Moore [3] 9/2
4.20pm Gold Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) (La Grange Partnership) Ed Dunlop 4-9-00 Graham Lee [13] 12/1
5.00pm Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
WAR ENVOY (USA) (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Joseph Allen) Aidan O’Brien IRE t3-9-06 Ryan Moore [11] 10/1
5.35pm King George V Stakes (Handicap)
SPACE AGE (IRE) (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 3-8-10 William Buick [20] 9/1

Friday, June 19
2.30pm Albany Stakes (Group 3)
ILLUMINATE (IRE) (Denford Stud) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [13] 4/1f
3.05pm King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)
BALIOS (IRE) (Al Asayl Bloodstock) David Simcock 3-9-00 Jamie Spencer [4] 7/2
3.40pm Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)
MUHAARAR (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 3-9-03 Dane O’Neill [8] 10/1
4.20pm Coronation Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
ERVEDYA (FR) (HH Aga Khan) Jean-Claude Rouget FR 3-9-00 Christophe Soumillon [7] 3/1
5.00pm Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)
ARAB DAWN (Eason, Kerr-Dineen, Hughes, Edwards-Jones) Hughie Morrison 4-9-02 Richard Hughes [21] 6/1jf
5.35pm Queen’s Vase (Listed)
ALOFT (IRE) (Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor) Aidan O’Brien IRE tp3-9-03 Ryan Moore [12] 5/2f

Saturday, June 20
2.30pm Chesham Stakes (Listed)
SUITS YOU (FR) (Mrs M O’Neill & A Solomon) Eoghan O’Neill FR 2-9-03 Cristian Demuro [8] 14/1
3.05pm Wolferton Handicap (Listed)
MAHSOOB (Hamdan Al Maktoum) John Gosden 4-9-03 Paul Hanagan [7] 7/4f
3.40pm Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)
SNOW SKY (Khalid Abdullah) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Pat Smullen [2] 12/1
4.20pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge) (Group 1)
UNDRAFTED (USA) (Wes Welker) Wesley Ward USA 5-9-03 Frankie Dettori [6] 14/1
5.00pm Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
INTERCEPTION (IRE) (Bjorn Nielsen) David Lanigan 5-9-03 George Baker [21] 10/1
5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes
ORIENTAL FOX (GER) (Markus Graff) Mark Johnston 7-9-02 Joe Fanning [10] 4/1

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SATURDAY’S STEWARDS’ REPORTS

Race 1 – 2:30pm THE CHESHAM STAKES
The Stewards noted that 2½ furlongs out, DESSERTOFLIFE (IRE), placed sixth, shifted slightly left causing SIXTIES SUE, unplaced, to become unbalanced and interfere with TONKINESE, unplaced, which in turn caused interference to BALLYDOYLE (IRE), placed second, but after viewing a recording of the incident they were satisfied that it neither involved a riding offence nor improved DESSERTOFLIFE (IRE)’s placing.

Race 2 – 3:05pm THE WOLFERTON HANDICAP STAKES
No Stewards Enquiry.
William Buick, the rider of GROUNDBREAKING, unplaced, reported that the gelding was reluctant to race.

Race 3 – 3:40pm THE HARDWICKE STAKES
No Stewards Enquiry.
Sir Michael Stoute, the trainer of TELESCOPE (IRE), unplaced, reported that the horse was unsuited by the ground which was good to firm, firm in places. The Stewards ordered TELESCOPE (IRE) to be routine tested.

Race 4 – 4:20pm THE DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES
No Stewards Enquiry.
Andrea Atzeni, the rider of PEARL SECRET, unplaced, reported that the horse ran too free.

Ryan Moore, the rider of DUE DILIGENCE (USA), unplaced, reported that the colt lost its action. The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the colt during routine testing failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 5 – 5:00pm THE WOKINGHAM STAKES
No Stewards Enquiry.
Ryan Moore, the rider of TATLISU (IRE), unplaced, reported that the gelding was never travelling. The Stewards ordered TATLISU (IRE) to be routine tested.

Richard Hughes, the rider of INTRINSIC, which was pulled up, reported that the horse lost its action.

Non-Race related incidents
Race 4: The record of vaccinations in the passport of BRAZEN BEAU (AUS), trained by Chris Waller, did not comply with the Rules of Racing. The Stewards found the trainer in breach of Rule (E)18 and fined him £140.

Race 6: The record of vaccinations in the passport of WICKLOW BRAVE, trained by W P Mullins, did not comply with the Rules of Racing. The Stewards found the trainer in breach of Rule (E)18 and fined him £140.

Race 5: HUNTSMAN CLOSE, trained by Roger Charlton, reared and unseated its rider, William Buick, on the horse walk prior to bolting out onto the track. The gelding then charged through the running rail onto the inside of the course before galloping loose for over a circuit. He was withdrawn by the Stewards.

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TREMENDOUS WEEK

Guy Henderson, who became Ascot’s Chief Executive in January, has just presided over his first Royal Ascot.

He said: “Royal Ascot has given us a week of tremendous racing, bookended by performances of real quality from Solow, one of three wins for France, and Gleneagles on Tuesday, and a fabulous victory for Wesley Ward and the USA in today’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes with Undrafted. We shouldn’t forget Australian star Brazen Beau’s gallant second there either.

“The Gold Cup remains central and integral to Royal Ascot and it was a wonderful effort from the Ed Dunlop-trained Trip To Paris in our oldest and most famous race.

“We have seen some terrific equine and human performances and milestones – Ryan Moore broke the modern day top jockey record with nine wins, Frankie notched up his 50th Royal Ascot winner earlier in the week and went on to ride two more, and Aidan O’Brien once again proved the master trainer of Royal Ascot with five wins. Richard Hannon, Charlie Hills, Mark Johnston and John Gosden also had good weeks with two wins apiece.

“There were a record number of overseas’ successes this weeks – 13 as against a previous best of 11 in 2012 – emphasising the appeal of Royal Ascot to those from far and wide.

“Attendances were up, racegoers have enjoyed themselves and the restaurants have been full for most of the week.

“Our TV pictures went around the world to nearly 150 countries, including Australia’s Channel 7, and we had reached a record 4 million people on Twitter and 8 million on facebook as at 6pm today.

“I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the Ascot team for delivering a first class Royal Meeting.”

Attendances Royal Ascot 2015

2015 2014
Tuesday 47,250 46,047
Wednesday 41,091 40,459
Thursday 65,215 65,419
Friday 68,471 64,123
Saturday 71,276 69,783
Totals 293,303 285,831

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