Ladbrokes St Leger Festival – third day – all the news from Doncaster Racecourse

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2013, DONCASTER

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SPEEDY SERVICES DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

GOING REMAINS GOOD TO SOFT AT DONCASTER

 

The going remains

Good to Soft

 

for the third day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Speedy Services Doncaster Cup Day on Friday, September 13 after two millimetres of rain overnight.

 

The GoingStick reading came to 6.7 at 8:30am as against 6.8 at the same time 24 hours beforehand and 7.1 on Wednesday morning.

 

Roderick Duncan, Clerk of the Course at Doncaster, said this morning: “We had two millimetres of rain overnight and we are almost in exactly the same position as we were yesterday morning and the ground should ride similarly.

 

“There is no rain forecast during the day but we have a 90 per cent chance of four millimetres or more tonight, which was not previously forecast.

 

“We shall have to see how much rain we do get overnight but we should start tomorrow either as good to soft or easier if more rain falls than expected.”

 

Rain over the last seven days

Friday – 10.4mm of rainfall

Saturday – 1mm of rainfall.

Sunday – 0.2mm of rainfall

Monday – 4mm of rainfall

Tuesday – 0.2mm of rainfall

Wednesday – 4mm of rainfall

Thursday – 2mm overnight into Friday

 

Stalls’ Position

Straight course – stands’ side

Round course – inside

 

Weather Forecast

 

Friday – Dry – temperature high of +16c. A 90% chance of 4mm of rainfall overnight.

Saturday – Dry – temperature high of +15c.

 

The track has been verti-drained prior to this meeting.

 

TURNER FINE AFTER FALL

 

Jockey Hayley Turner has suffered soft tissue damage but is otherwise fine following Seal Of Approval’s fall when the filly clipped the heels of the Mark Johnston-trained Alta Lilea in the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster yesterday afternoon.

 

The 30-year-old was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary following the incident but was discharged last night and is currently back at her mother’s recuperating from her injuries.

 

“She’s back at her Mum’s house now after being discharged from hospital last night and is fine, despite suffering significant soft tissue injuries,” said her agent, Guy Jewell.

 

“The CT scan and x-rays all came back clear so she just has to recover from the bruising she got after the fall. Hopefully, she’ll be back sooner rather than later.”

 

The accident occurred just 11 days after Turner returned to the saddle following five weeks off after she broke her ankle in a fall at Yarmouth in July.

 

Turner was due to ride Shwaiman in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap (2.10pm) this afternoon and Andrea Atzeni will now take the mount.

 

NON-RUNNERS

FIRST RACE, 1.40pm: THE POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES

No. 8           REROUTE (IRE) (Going)

 

SECOND RACE, 2.10pm: THE LADBROKES MALLARD HANDICAP

 

No. 5           SEMEEN (Going)

No. 7           TIME FOR ACTION (IRE) (Going)

 

THIRD RACE, 2.40pm: THE SPEEDY SERVICES DONCASTER CUP

 

No. 6           MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) (Going)

 

FIFTH RACE, 3.50pm: THE ONE CALL INSURANCE FLYING SCOTSMAN STAKES 

 

No. 1           MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Self Cert (Ringworm))

 

SEVENTH RACE, 5.00pm: THE FRANK WHITTLE PARTNERSHIP CLASSIFIED RACE

 

No. 5           CURLY COME HOME (Going)

No. 8           SORYAH (IRE) (Going)

 

JOCKEY CHANGE

Second race, 2.10pm: The Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap

No. 8 Shwaiman is now ridden by Andrea Atzeni

 

 

 

LADBROKES ST LEGER FESTIVAL 2013, DONCASTER

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SPEEDY SERVICES DONCASTER CUP DAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

MARK SPINCER LOOKS FORWARD TO THE LADBROKES ST LEGER

 

On the eve of the 237th running of the world’s oldest classic, the Ladbrokes St Leger, Doncaster Racecourse managing director Mark Spincer reflected on the four-day Festival and its meaning to the town and track.

 

Spincer said: “The first two days of this year’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival have seen the attendances increase over last year, which is great.

 

“Hopefully, we will see the same tomorrow – we are slightly behind on pre- sales compared to last year when we had a tremendous crowd of 31,346 – but I think we have a chance of getting the same attendance overall during the Festival as last year, more than 58,000.

 

“The local tourism board has said that the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is worth in excess of £20 million to the local economy and for Doncaster Racecourse it is in the region of 25% of our annual attendance.

 

“If we achieve the same overall attendance as last year, I will be delighted. The 2012 total was about 4,500 higher than the previous year so to grow it last year and then maintain it this year really shows that all is going well.

 

“I am very excited about tomorrow’s Ladbrokes St Leger. It is one of the more open renewals for several years and hopefully all 11 will go to post. If we don’t get too much rain, we might see Galileo Rock take his chance – I am walking the course with Galileo Rock’s trainer, David Wachman, very early tomorrow morning.”

 

FREE THINKING PUNTERS LATCH ON TO LIBERTARIAN

 

Excess Knowledge is now the clear 3/1 favourite (from 10/3) with the sponsors for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster tomorrow afternoon as doubts continue to surround the participation of the David Wachman-trained Galileo Rock, who is now out to 9/2.

 

However, it is the Godolphin-trained Libertarian who has been the best-backed horse in the last 24 hours and the three-year-old is now 13/2 (from 8/1) to give Charlie Appleby his first Classic winner.

 

Previously trained by Elaine Burke, the son of Dawn Approach won a Pontefract maiden before going to land the Dante Stakes at York and finishing second to Ruler Of The World in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

 

Snapped up by Godolphin following his run at Epsom, he was last seen when finishing a disappointing eighth in the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

 

“Although Libertarian is now in the care of Godolphin, the Yorkshire punters still very much think of him as ‘their’ horse and he could easily be a popular selection at Doncaster on Saturday afternoon,” said Ladbrokes’ spokesman David Williams.

 

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Leading Light is the 4/1 second-favourite for the Ladbrokes St Leger with the sponsors while stablemate Foundry is a 5/1 shot.

 

Ladbrokes St Leger – sponsors bet: 3/1 (from 10/3) Excess Knowledge; 4/1 Leading Light; 9/2 Galileo Rock; 5/1 Foundry; 13/2 (from 8) Libertarian; 10/1 Talent; 16/1 Secret Number; 20/1 Cap O’Rushes; 25/1 Great Hall; 33/1 Havana Beat; 100/1 Ralston Road.

1/4 1-2-3. Non-runner – no bet.

 

Ladbrokes St Leger – sponsors bet: 10/11 Irish-trained winner

 

LADBROKES MARKET MOVES

Biographer has been the best-backed horse of the morning with Ladbrokes and David Lanigan’s four-year-old is now 3/1 (from 4/1) for the feature race of the day, the Group Two Speedy Services Doncaster Cup (2.40pm).

 

The son of Montjeu landed the Listed Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot in October and has shown improved form this term, finishing second in the Listed Coral Marathon at Sandown behind Caucus.

 

In the opening Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (1.40pm), there has been good money for Thunder Strike and Richard Hannon’s juvenile is now 4/1 (from 5/1) with the Harrow-based firm.

 

Ihtimal has consolidated his position at the head of the market for the Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes (3.15pm) and is now 13/8 (from 7/4) but, according to Ladbrokes’ spokesman David Williams, there has been ‘intriguing support’ for Lady Lara and punters clearly think that Alan Jarvis can help boost their bank balance. The filly is now 16/1 having been as big as 33/1 this morning.

 

Bertiewhittle has been popular in the penultimate race, the Towndoor Limited Commercial Property Rental Handicap (4.25pm), and is now 13/2 (from 7/1) while there has been good support for Gramercy in the same race and David Simcock’s gelding has been cut to 7/1 (from 8/1).

 

Finally, punters have got stuck into Stellar Express in the closing Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Race (5.00pm) and Andrew Mullen’s mount is now 5/1 (from 13/2).

 

Ladbrokes Market Moves:

 

1.40pm: 4/1 (from 5/1) Thunder Strike

2.40pm: 3/1 (from 4/1) Biographer

3.15pm: 13/8 (from 7/4) Ihtimal; 16/1 (from 33/1) Lady Lara

4.25pm: 13/2 (from 7/1) Bertiewhittle; 7/1 (from 8/1) Gramercy

5.00pm: 5/1 (from 13/2) Stellar Express

 

MORE CHAMPAGNE FOR HANNON?

 

Two operations have dominated the Group Two Champagne Stakes, sponsored by At The Races for the first time this year, in recent seasons. Trainer Richard Hannon is going for a hat-trick tomorrow, after the victories of Trumpet Major and Toronado, and the Godolphin team for a third success in five runnings, after Poet’s Voice and Saamid.

 

The Hannon stable is represented in the seven-furlong contest tomorrow by Anjaal, himself seeking a three-timer after taking his maiden and then the Group Two July Stakes. The Bahamian Bounty colt steps up a furlong for his latest assignment, but was staying on strongly at Newmarket as he beat Godolphin’s Figure Of Speech a neck.

 

Godolphin’s two latest winners were trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, but tomorrow’s challenger Outstrip, the likely favourite, is from the Charlie Appleby yard. After taking his maiden, the son of Exceed And Excel was narrowly beaten last time by Hannon inmate Toormore in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.

 

The Champagne Stakes often spotlights future Group One talent, particularly over a mile. The latest winner to go on to Classic glory was Rodrigo de Triano, who took the 1992 2,000 Guineas, following the example of Hannon’s 1986 Champagne Stakes winner Don’t Forget Me. In 2001, Dubai Destination, winner of the Queen Anne Stakes at four, beat subsequent Guineas and seven-time Group One winner Rock Of Gibraltar at Doncaster.

 

The 2006 Champagne Stakes winner Vital Equine went on to run second in the Guineas. In their second seasons, Noverre took the Sussex Stakes and Poet’s Voice the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. And in July Toronado was another to gain Group One glory in the Sussex Stakes.

 

Tomorrow’s other Group Two race, the OLBG Park Stakes, is one of the domestic calendar’s most prestigious over seven furlongs, something of a specialist distance for older horses as might be inferred from two dual winners of the Doncaster race, Iffraaj and Arabian Gleam, in the past eight years.

 

The favourite for this year’s edition is likely to be Aljamaaheer, dropping back a furlong after tackling top company over a mile. The four-year-old picked up placings in the Lockinge and Queen Anne Stakes before winning the Group Two Summer Mile at Ascot. Last time out, in the Prix Jacques le Marois, he was out of the first four for the first time in his career, but his stable – that of Roger Varian – is now back in top form.

 

MONTJEU GOING FOR A TREBLE

 

As far as breeding is concerned, the Ladbrokes St Leger is no longer a must-have on a prospective Flat stallion’s CV. The last St Leger winner to become a champion sire was the 1970 Triple Crown hero Nijinsky, who had proven his effectiveness over shorter distances in races including the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

 

The most successful sire of St Leger winners has been 19th century champion Stockwell, with six. Five stallions have four winners, most recently Ribot, with Ragusa 1963, Ribocco 1967, Ribero 1968 and Boucher 1972.

 

In recent years the best tally has been two, from Rainbow Quest (Nedawi 1998 and Millenary 2000); Sadler’s Wells (Milan 2001 and Brian Boru 2003); Kingmambo (Rule Of Law 2004 and Encke 2012) and Montjeu (Scorpion 2005 and Masked Marvel 2011).

 

Montjeu, who died last year at Coolmore, has the opportunity to make it three through Leading Light.

 

New Approach, based at Dalham Hall, has most representatives and could notch a third Classic winner from his first crop (after Dawn Approach in the 2,000 Guineas and Talent in the Oaks) with either Talent, Derby runner-up Libertarian, or Cap O’Rushes.

 

The four-time champion sire Galileo, responsible for 2006 winner Sixties Icon from his own first crop, has Foundry and Derby third Galileo Rock (ground allowing) representing him.

 

NON-RUNNER UPDATE AT 12.30PM

 

FIRST RACE, 1.40pm: THE POLYPIPE FLYING CHILDERS STAKES

 

No. 6            EXCEL’S BEAUTY (Going)

No. 8            REROUTE (IRE) (Going)

 

SECOND RACE, 2.10pm: THE LADBROKES MALLARD HANDICAP

 

No. 5            SEMEEN (Going)

No. 7            TIME FOR ACTION (IRE) (Going)

 

THIRD RACE, 2.40pm: THE SPEEDY SERVICES DONCASTER CUP

 

No. 6            MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) (Going)

 

FIFTH RACE, 3.50pm: THE ONE CALL INSURANCE FLYING SCOTSMAN STAKES      

 

No. 1            MIRACLE OF MEDINAH (Self Cert (Ringworm))

No. 6            INVINCIBLE STRIKE (Vets Cert (Runny nose))

 

SEVENTH RACE, 5.00pm: THE FRANK WHITTLE PARTNERSHIP CLASSIFIED RACE

 

No. 5            CURLY COME HOME (Going)

No. 8            SORYAH (IRE) (Going)

 

JOCKEY CHANGE

 

 

SECOND RACE, 2.10pm: THE LADBROKES MALLARD HANDICAP

No. 8 Shwaiman is now ridden by Andrea Atzeni

 

SATURDAYS NON-RUNNER

 

2.05pm: THE AT THE RACES CHAMPAGNE STAKES

 

No. 3            EXOGENESIS (Going)

 

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Race 1 – Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes – winner quotes

 

FIRST DOOR OPENS FOR STEVENS

 

Green Door gave his trainer Olly Stevens the first Group winner of his fledgling career as he took the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes by a length and a quarter from Wind Fire. And for good measure the winner’s stablemate Extortionist took third prize.

 

There had been some slight doubts beforehand as to whether either colt would run in the Group Two five-furlong dash. “With the forecast for rain overnight, we were wondering,” said Stevens’ wife Hetta. “We thought we might take a chance with Green Door, but that Extortionist would not run. But when we walked the track it was fine, and I have to say the clerk of the course has done a great job, you’d hardly know they’d been racing on it for two days.”

Green Door stepped up on his previous level of form, his two previous victories having come in his maiden and a novice event. “This was the first time he’d been held up,” said rider Jim Crowley. “He’d always blazed off before but this time the plan was to anchor him, and it worked. I got a lovely tow through and he won it like a nice horse.”

 

The son of Camacho, a £19,000 yearling, is owned by a partnership that includes Sheikh Fahad al Thani and his racing advisor David Redvers, and Michael Watt. “He [the sheikh] has supported us in our first season and it’s absolutely great to be able to reward him with a race like this,” added Hetta, whose husband is at the Keeneland sales.

 

No future plans have yet been plotted for Green Door, but Extortionist may go for the Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot. “I liked the way Green Door settled and then battled at the end,” added Hetta. “This horse has been hugely special to us. He has lost his way a little bit but he has come back and done it very nicely today. He was given a brilliant ride by Jim, who rode him to perfect instructions.

 

“He came back from York and he was asleep flat out in his stable for two days, which was highly unlike him. Then he came back bouncing – he started to eat up and was feeling much better – and he has been training the best he has been all year. We had to take a shot with him today. Olly is away in Kentucky with David and Sheikh Fahad at the moment. I hope that they are jumping up and down!”

 

Crowley added: “I think that he just lost his way a bit and the tactics today have proven the right thing to do. We always thought that he was a smart horse and I am glad that he has proved it.

 

“I think holding him up has made the difference. It’s nice to ride a winner for Michael Watt, who has always been a supporter of mine.”

 

First race: 1.40pm The Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes

Place Quotes

 

BROWN HAS PARIS IN MIND FOR WIND FIRE

 

A trip to France could be on the cards for 4/1 shot Wind Fire following a fine run in the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster this afternoon where she finished a length and a quarter second behind Green Door.

 

David Brown’s filly has been the model of consistency this season, winning a maiden at Sandown before progressing to land the St Hugh’s Stakes at Newbury two starts ago. She finished third behind Lucky Kristale in the Lowther Stakes at York last time and her trainer has mapped out an ambitious campaign for her before the year is out.

 

“She’s got a lot of speed and I think five furlongs is what she wants at this moment in time,” said Brown.

 

“We could have done with the ground being a bit faster but you can’t complain about the way she’s run. She might get another furlong a bit better next year but there’s a few races left for her this season so we’ll take a good look at where we send her next when we get home.

 

“The Cornwallis (at Ascot) is always an option, as is the race up at Ayr (the Group Three Firth of Clyde Stakes), but we may even run her in the Abbaye (at Longchamp). She’s got enough speed for that and I wouldn’t be afraid of running her there.”

 

The Olly Stevens camp had a lot to smile about after the race as not only did they train the 18/1 winner Green Door but also saddled the 7/1 third Extortionist.

 

“They’ve both run really well and we could well go for the Cornwallis next with Extortionist,” said Hetta Stevens, wife of trainer Olly.

 

“He’s settled really nicely today which I’m delighted about as we’ve done a lot of work on that with him at home.”

 

First race: The Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes

Quotes

 

JOCKEYS ON GOING AFTER THE FIRST

 

Jim Crowley, rider of the length-and-a-quarter winner Green Door, said: “Good to soft – it has taken the rain well.”

Jamie Spencer, jockey of second Wind Fire, said: “It is a little bit dead.”

 

Silvestre de Sousa, on board Ambiance, said: “Soft.”

 

Mickael Barzalona, partner of third Extortionist, said: “Good to soft.”

 

James Doyle, jockey of Sleeper King, said: “It is a little bit tacky.”

 

Richard Hughes, on board Thunder Strike, said: “Tacky.”

 

Ryan Moore, rider of Fast, said: “Good to soft.”

FIRST RACE RESULT

1.40pm Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2)

£70,000 total prize fund. For 2yo, 5f. Weights: colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 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) GREEN DOOR (David Redvers & Michael Watt) Olly Stevens b2-9-00 Jim Crowley [3] 18/1

2) WIND FIRE (USA) (Qatar Racing Limited) David Brown 2-8-11 Jamie Spencer [2] 4/1

3) EXTORTIONIST (IRE) (Sheikh Suhaim Al Thani) Olly Stevens 2-9-00 Mickael Barzalona [4] 7/1

4) FAST (Julie Wood) Richard Hannon 2-8-11 Ryan Moore [8]

5) THUNDER STRIKE (Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [7] 100/30jf

6) SLEEPER KING (IRE) (June Bownes) Kevin Ryan 2-9-00 James Doyle [5] 100/30jf

7) AMBIANCE (IRE) (Prince A A Faisal) Mick Channon v2-9-00 Silvestre de Sousa [6]

 

7 ran

Non-runners: Excel’s Beauty (Going), Reroute (Going)

Time: 59.94s

Distances: 1¼, ½, ¾, 3¼, nk, 11

Breeder: Sue Lenehan

Breeding: Camacho – Inourhearts (IRE) (Pips Pride)

Tote     Win £16.30       Place £7.90 £3.10         Exacta £101.10

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Stevens, Olly Based: Robins Farm, Chiddingfold, Surrey Background: Grew up in Newmarket. Spells working for James Fanshawe, Jessica Harrington, Bob Hess and Ed Peate, before spending five years in America with Kellyn Gorder where he was involved with the development of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Drosselmeyer who won the Belmont Stakes before going on to take the Breeders Cup Classic. Took out his own license in January 2013 and trains primarily for Qatar Racing Ltd. First Winner: Hard Walnut – Lingfield,  February 3. Royal Ascot Wins (1): Windsor Castle Stakes (2013 Extortionist) Other Big Race Wins: Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes (2013 Green Door) Wins This Year: 17

Winning jockey:-Name: Crowley, Jim Born: July 14, 1978 Based: Pulborough, West Sussex.

Formerly a conditional rider for Sue Smith. Enjoying a burgeoning career on the Flat after making his

name over jumps. Appointed stable jockey to Ralph Beckett for the 2010 season. First Winner:

Robbo (Southwell, August 15, 1997, Mars Amateur Riders’ Maiden Handicap) Big Race Wins:

Jockey Club Cup (2006 Hawridge Prince); Lanzarote Hurdle (Crossbow Creek 2005), Chester Cup

(2008 Bulwark, 2012 Ile De Re), Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (2008 Lord Shanakill), Investec

Woodcote Stakes (2009 Corporal Maddox), Coutts Glorious Stakes (2009 Illustrious Blue), Artemis

Goodwood Cup (2010 Illustrious Blue), Cambridgeshire (2010 Credit Swap) Leopardstown 1000

Guineas Trial (2010 Lady Springbank) Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2012 Moonstone Magic), German

1000 Guineas (2012 Electrelane), Sakhee Oh So Sharp Stakes (2012 Waterway Run), Polypipe

Flying Childers Stakes (2013 Green Door) First Group One Win: Lord Shanakill, Etihad Airways Prix

Jean Prat, Chantilly, July 5, 2009 Royal Ascot Wins (2): King’s Stand Stakes (2011 Prohibit),

Chesham Stakes (2013 Berkshire) Number of Flat Wins (2004-2012): 1; 0; 36; 65; 92; 76; 120;

101;148  Wins in 2013: 104

 

 

 

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Second race: 2.10pm The Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap

Win/Place Quotes

 

CAMBORNE STEAMS TO SUCCESS IN MALLARD

 

Camborne got back on the right track in the Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap at Doncaster this afternoon and came from last to first to record an emphatic two length success under top-weight.

 

The 7/1 shot always travelled sweetly for jockey Rab Havlin at the back of the field and quickened up nicely off a slow pace to put the race to bed a furlong out.

 

Trainer John Gosden was not present as he is currently in Kentucky at the Keeneland Sales but Havlin was full of praise for the five-year-old after his impressive victory.

 

“I rode him in the Cumberland Lodge last year when he didn’t give me a very good ride as he was a bit erratic” said Havlin.

 

“They didn’t go much of a pace today and we didn’t think that would play into our hands but, with top-weight, it probably has.

 

“We know that he has a turn of foot because he came from last to first at Ascot last year and he has done it well today. You can only ride him one way and I just had to wait. There were only six runners so, even in last, I only had five runners to pass. It was easy really.”

 

James Fanshawe was also happy after the 9/4 joint-favourite Shwaiman finished second.

 

“He ran a good race but he was no match for the winner,” said the trainer.

 

“He loved the ground and now we know we can go two miles with him and he’s a nice staying prospect for next year.”

SECOND RACE RESULT

2.10pm Ladbrokes Mallard Handicap

£40,000 total prize fund. For 3yo+, rated 92-110 (also open to such horses rated 111 or higher; such horses rated 91 and below are also eligible), 1m 6f 110y. Weights: highest weight: 4yo+ 10st; 3yo 9st 2lb (Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 10st; Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be added to the weight allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried. Those horses rated 91 and below are also eligible to run in this race); minimum weight 8st 10lb, 3-y-o 8st. Penalties: after August 31st, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £25,876.00 2nd £7,700.00 3rd £3,848.00 4th £1,924.00

 

1) CAMBORNE (HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan) John Gosden p5-10-00 Robert Havlin [1] 7/1

2) SHWAIMAN (IRE) (Mohamed Obaida) James Fanshawe 3-8-02 Andrea Atzeni [3] 9/4jf

3) PETHER’S MOON (IRE) (John Manley) Richard Hannon 3-8-09 Richard Hughes [7] 9/4jf

4) TROPICAL BEAT (Normandie Stud Ltd) David O’Meara 5-9-05 Daniel Tudhope [6]

5) SONGCRAFT (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor p5-9-13 Silvestre de Sousa [4]

6) TENENBAUM (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 4-9-13 Mickael Barzalona [5]

 

6 ran                            Non-runners: Semeen (Going), Time For Action (Going)

Time: 3m 13.36s           Distances: 2, 2¾, ½, 2, 55

Breeder: Southill Stud   Breeding: Doyen (IRE) – Dumnoni (Titus Livius (FR))

Tote     Win £8.40         Place £3.50 £1.60         Exacta £25.30

 

Winning Trainer:-Name: Gosden, John Harry Martin Born: Hove, 30/3/51 Date of first trainer’s licence (Britain): 1988 (previously a leading trainer in USA, 1980-1988) Trains at Clarehaven Stables, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk (previously at Manton and Newmarket) First winner in Europe: Intimidate, Kempton, March 27, 1989 English Classic Wins (6): 1,000 Guineas (2000 Lahan), Investec Derby (1997 Benny The Dip), Ladbrokes St Leger (1996 Shantou, 2007 Lucarno, 2010 Arctic Cosmos, 2011 Masked Marvel) Irish Classic Wins (2): Irish St Leger (1992 Mashaallah, 2011 Duncan) French Classic Wins (2): Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (1999 Valentine Waltz, 2002 Zenda) Other Big Race Wins Include: Cheveley Park Stakes (1993 Prophecy), Falmouth Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2013 Elusive Kate), Fillies’ Mile (2000 Crystal Music, 2004 Playful Act, 2005 Nannina, 2008 Rainbow View), Haydock Sprint Cup (1993 Wolfhound), July Cup (2003 Oasis Dream), Lockinge Stakes (1994 Emperor Jones, 2008 Virtual), Middle Park Stakes (2002 Oasis Dream), Nassau Stakes (1997 Ryafan, 2012 The Fugue), Nunthorpe Stakes (2003 Oasis Dream), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (2000 Observatory, 2008 Raven’s Pass), Sun Chariot Stakes (1991 Ristna), Yorkshire Oaks (2009 Dar Re Mi, 2013 The Fugue), Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1991 Keen Hunter), Prix de la Foret (1992 Wolfhound, 2001 Mount Abu), Prix d’Ispahan (2001 Observatory), Prix Jean Prat (1995 Torrential), Prix Marcel Boussac (1996 Ryafan, 2001 Sulk, 2011 Elusive Kate), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2002 May Ball), Grosser Preis von Baden (1992 Mashaallah), Irish Champion Stakes (1993 Muhtarram, 2013 The Fugue), Matron Stakes (2009 Rainbow View), Pretty Polly Stakes (1994 Del Deya, 2009 Dar Re Mi), Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1996 Shantou), Gran Premio di Milano (1992 Mashaallah, 1997 Shantou), Premio Presidente della Repubblica (1994 Muhtarram), Premio Roma (1993 Knifebox, 1996 Flemensfirth), Arlington Million (2010 Debussy), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2008 Donativum, 2009 Pounced), Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984 Royal Heroine), Clement L Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes (1987 Allez Milord), Philip H Iselin Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Santa Anita Handicap (1983 Bates Motel), Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1997 Ryafan), Dubai Sheema Classic (2010 Dar Re Mi), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair) (2011 Nathaniel), Coral-Eclipse (2012 Nathaniel), Prix Rothschild (2012 & 2013 Elusive Kate)  Royal Ascot Wins (33): Chesham Stakes (1990 Chicarica, 1998 Rhapsodist), Jersey Stakes (1991 Satin Flower, 2000 Observatory), Queen’s Vase (1992 Landowner), King George V Handicap (1993 Learmont, 1997 Heritage), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1994 & 95 Muhtarram), Britannia Handicap (1996 North Song, 1998 Plan-B, 2000 El Gran Papa, 2001 Analyser), Ascot Stakes (1999 High And Mighty), Norfolk Stakes (1999 Warm Heart), Buckingham Palace Stakes (2002 Demonstrate), Diamond Jubilee Stakes (2002 Malhub), Coventry Stakes (2004 Iceman), King Edward VII Stakes (2005 Plea Bargain, 2011 Nathaniel), Coronation Stakes (2006 Nannina, 2012 Fallen For You), Windsor Forest Stakes (2007 Nannina, 2012 Joviality), Royal Hunt Cup (2007 Royal Oath), Ribblesdale Stakes (2008 Michta), Hardwicke Stakes (2009 Bronze Cannon), Queen Mary Stakes (2010 Maqaasid), Wolferton Handicap (2011 Beachfire, 2012 Gatewood), Albany Stakes (2012 Newfangled), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2012 Camborne), Tercentenary Stakes (2013 Remote) First Royal Ascot Win: Chicarica (June 21, 1990 – Chesham Stakes) First Goodwood winner: Thakib (Surplice Stakes, August 4, 1990) Total Goodwood wins: 126 (29 at July Meeting) Horses in Training (2008-2013): 146; 161; 172; 168; 161; 166 Wins in a season (1989-2012): 27; 88; 86; 113; 109; 92; 86; 75; 91; 77; 74; 80; 55; 85; 72; 66; 91; 56; 68; 95; 88; 105; 99; 119 Champion Trainer: 2012  Wins in 2013: 77

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Havlin, Robert Born: December 6, 1973 Based: Manton, Wiltshire Background: Apprenticed to Peter Chapple-Hyam and then retained by trainer John Gosden during his time at Manton Big Race Wins: Lancashire Oaks (2003 Place Rouge, 2012 Great Heavens), Aphrodite Stakes (2006 Quenched), Bet Direct From Littlewoods Leisure Stakes (2000 Mount Abu); Davidoff26, Swiss Derby (2006 Majofils), Woodcote Stakes (2007 Declaration Of War) Italian Derby (2012 Feuerblitz), Height Of Fashion Stakes (2012 Coquet) First Winner: Diet, Ayr, June 22, 1991 First Goodwood winner: Hurricane State (EBF Cucumber Maiden Stakes, September 13, 1996) Goodwood wins: 11 (1 at July Meeting) Wins (1991-2012): 3; 4; 3; 6; 9; 32; 15; 15; 5; 23; 12; 12; 20; 12; 33; 35; 51; 39; 47; 30; 35; 35 Wins This Year: 36

 

 

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Race 3 – Speedy Services Doncaster Cup – winner quotes

 

GREAT TIMES FOR DUNLOP

 

In winning back-to-back editions of the Speedy Services Doncaster Cup, Times Up provided an emotional victory for his trainer Ed Dunlop. Twelve months previously the gelding had given Dunlop’s father John his last prestige victory before his retirement. “I’ve won bigger races,” said Dunlop, “but few that have meant more. I didn’t do too well with the horse early on and I could see the headlines – “Powerful famous father retires, son inherits, does bad job”.

 

“So there was a bit of pressure. The horse had been going really well in the spring – he had been working really well with my good mile-and-a-half horses – but then he got a bad infection. When I ran him in the Gold Cup [13th of 14] he pulled too hard but ran much better at York.”

 

It was with his third in the Lonsdale Stakes on the Knavesmire that Times Up began to show his true colours. “That was when his season really began,” added Dunlop. “I’m so glad that he has done this today, chuffed for the horse and his owners and chuffed for my father, who I hope was watching.”

 

Times Up, at 3/1, beat last year’s runner-up High Jinx, the 2/1 favourite, a length and a quarter, with Repeater half a length third. “It was a bit of a messy race,” said rider Ryan Moore, “a bit stop-start. But I got a good tow behind High Jinx, and then when the grey horse [Colour Vision] started to block me out I had to let him go on. It was maybe a bit soon but he had enough in reserve.”

 

Times Up, who will stay in training next year, may go to Ascot next month for the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on Champions’ Day. “We might have aimed at the Melbourne Cup,” said Dunlop, “but the trainer did such a bad job early that he missed getting in.”

 

Times Up became only the 10th horse to win more than one Doncaster Cup. The exceptional northern heroine Beeswing took four, in 1837 and 1840-42;  Double Trigger three in 1995, 1996 and 1998. The other dual winners have been Touchstone (1835-36), Alice Hawthorne (1843-44), Vedette (1857-58), Velocity (1906-07), Agreement (1958-59), Le Moss (1979-80) and Millenary, who dead-heated with Kasthari in 2004 and took the prize outright a year later.

 

 

Third race: The Speedy Services Doncaster Cup

Quotes

 

TIMES UP FOR THE CUP INDEED

 

Times Up recorded a second consecutive victory in the Speedy Services Doncaster Cup to become only the 10th dual winner in the races long history and the first since Millenary (04-05). The tough gelding, formerly trained by the current trainer Ed Dunlop’s father John, came home a length-and-a-quarter to the good in the feature race.

 

After the race the thrilled co-owners of the seven-year-old Olden Times gelding reflected on their star’s achievement.

 

“We hoped we could do it – we wouldn’t have been here if we hadn’t thought we had a chance.” said Jane Stewart-Brown, widow of Times Up’s breeder Ian.

 

“We always had faith in him,” added Rosi Meacock “he’s a terrific horse we knew he could do it again and he has.”

 

“Ed (Dunlop, trainer) has taken over well from John (Dunlop), though father rings up a lot to find out what’s going on. He will be ringing us any minute. We have just been discussing where we might go next with him but there are no plans yet.” concluded Stewart-Brown.

 

Third race: 2.40pm The Speedy Services Doncaster Cup

Place Quotes

 

FANSHAWE PLANS HIGH JINX IN FRANCE

 

High Jinx is set for a trip to Paris after finishing runner-up to Times Up in the Speedy Services Doncaster Cup for the second successive year.

 

The 2/1 favourite was beaten a neck by Ed Dunlop’s runner in the 2011 running of this race but the winning distance was further this time around, with James Fanshawe’s entire going down by a length and a quarter.

 

“He’s run really well after a long absence and he’s entitled to improve for that,” said the trainer.

 

“We’ve had to be disciplined with him as he’s not had his ground all year and needs a bit of cut in the ground. We’ll more than likely head to the Prix du Cadran (at Longchamp) now and that sort of trip will suit him well.”

 

Repeater, who finished fourth in this race last year, travelled really well for Danny Tudhope on his first start for trainer David O’Meara but he found trouble between High Jinx and Colour Vision at a crucial point in the race which hindered his progress.

 

The 20/1 shot was eventually beaten a total of a length and three quarters into third place.

 

“I thought he was going to win at one point but he’s found some trouble which may have affected his chances,” said Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud, owners of Repeater.

 

“It’s good to see him run well though after disappointing at Goodwood last time.”

 

THIRD RACE RESULT

 

2.40pm Speedy Services Doncaster Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 2)

£100,000 total prize fund. For 3yo+, 2m 2f. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 3lb; fillies 8st; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st. Penalties: after February 28th, 2013, a winner of a Group 1 race 4lb. Penalty value 1st £56,710.00 2nd £21,500.00 3rd £10,760.00 4th £5,360.00 5th £2,690.00 6th £1,350.00

 

1) TIMES UP (Jane Stewart-Brown & M Meacock) Ed Dunlop 7-9-03 Ryan Moore [4] 3/1

2) HIGH JINX (IRE) (Mr & Mrs W Williams) James Fanshawe t5-9-03 James Doyle [3] 2/1f

3) REPEATER (Cheveley Park Stud) David O’Meara h4-9-03 Daniel Tudhope [7] 20/1

4) BIOGRAPHER (Bjorn Nielsen) David Lanigan 4-9-03 Ted Durcan [1]

5) COLOUR VISION (FR) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 5-9-03 Silvestre de Sousa [2]

6) CHIBERTA KING (The Pink Hat Racing Partnership) Andrew Balding p7-9-03 Jimmy Fortune [6]

7) DESERT RECLUSE (IRE) (The Hill Top Partnership) Pat Eddery 6-9-03 Robert Winston [5]

 

7 ran                            Non-runners: Mutual Regard (Going)

Time: 3m 59.09s           Distances: 1¼, ½, 1¼, 3¼, 17, 26

Breeder: I Stewart-Brown And M Meacock         Breeding: Olden Times – Princess Genista (Ile De Bourbon (USA))

Tote     Win £2.40         Place £1.60 £1.90         Exacta £7.90

 

Winning trainer:-Name: Dunlop, Edward Alexander Leeper Date of birth:20/10/68 Based: La Grange Stables, Newmarket Date of first licence: October 1994, taking over from the late Alex Scott. First winner: Lynton Lad (Yarmouth 19/10/1994) British Classic Wins (2): Investec Oaks ( 2004 Ouija Board, 2010 Snow Fairy) Major wins include: Irish Oaks (2001 Lailani, 2004 Ouija Board, 2010 Snow Fairy), French 1,000 Guineas (1996 Ta Rib), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2004 & 2006 Ouija Board), Longines Hong Kong Vase (2005 Ouija Board, 2012 Red Cadeaux), Topkapi Kosusu (1996 Cadeaux Tryst), Lennox Stakes (2005 Court Masterpiece), Prix de la Foret (2005 Court Masterpiece), Nassau Stakes (2001 Lailani, 2006 Ouija Board), Flower Bowl Invitational (2001 Lailani), Sussex Stakes (2006 Court Masterpiece), Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (2010 Snow Fairy), Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (2010 Snow Fairy), Irish Champion Stakes (2012 Snow Fairy) Royal Ascot Winners (5): Wokingham Handicap (1999 Deep Space), Royal Hunt Cup (2001 Surprise Encounter), Sandringham Rated Stakes (2003 Hold To Ransom), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2006 Ouija Board), Britannia Stakes (2009 Fareer) First Royal Ascot Winner: Wokingham Handicap (June 18, 1999 Deep Space) Horses in training (1995-2013): 69; 63; 84; 108; 105; 131; 128; 154; 141; 115; 123; 119; 130; 114; 110; 100; 92; 95 Wins (1994-2012): 1; 17; 22; 27; 35; 67; 53; 74; 32; 50; 49; 45; 55; 51; 44; 41; 39; 54; 43 Wins This Year: 37

 

Winning Jockey: Moore, Ryan Lee Date Of Birth: September 18, 1983 Background: Father Gary is a trainer, and brother Jamie is a successful National Hunt jockey. Ryan initially rode over jumps as well, notching his first success on Mersey Beat in an amateur riders’ event at Towcester on May 15, 2000. Switching to the flat, Ryan enjoyed his first success as a professional when winning aboard Marwell’s Kris for Belgian trainer E C Chopin in at Lingfield on January 16, 2002. Appointed as stable jockey to Sir Michael Stoute in December 2007. Champion Apprentice: 2003 (59 wins) Champion Jockey: 2006 (180 wins), 2008 (186 wins), 2009 (179 wins). British Classic Wins (4): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce, 2013 Ruler Of The World), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2012 Homecoming Queen) Irish Classic Wins (1): Irish Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy) Group One Wins Include: Dewhurst Stakes (2009 Beethoven), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by Betfair (2009 Conduit), Investec Coronation Cup (2009 Ask, 2011 St Nicholas Abbey), Juddmonte International (2006 Notnowcato), Eclipse Stakes (2007 Notnowcato), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 Conduit), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2011 Wrote, 2012 George Vancouver),  Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (2009 Presvis), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009 Spanish Moon, 2012 Novellist), Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce), Hong Kong Cup (2010 Snow Fairy) First Royal Ascot Win: Colony, King George V Stakes, June 2008 Royal Ascot Wins (21): King George V Handicap (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai, 2012 Estimate), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray; 2013 Opinion), Hampton Court Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Windsor Forest Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger, 2011 Await The Dawn, 2012 Sea Moon), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo, 2012 Simenon), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe), Ascot Handicap (2012 Simenon), Britannia Handicap (2012 Fast Or Free), Gold Cup (2013 Estimate); King Edward VII Stakes (2013 Hillstar) Number of Wins 2000-2012: 6; 0; 39; 59; 132; 120; 182; 128; 192; 178; 138; 101; 116 Wins in 2013: 158

 

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Fourth race: 3.15pm The Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes

Win & Place Quotes

 

IMPRESSIVE IHTIMAL LANDS MAY HILL

 

Ihtimal produced a fine turn of foot to record a two length victory in the Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes at Doncaster this afternoon.

 

The 11/10 favourite burst clear of the field in the final furlong and her six rivals had no answer to her finishing kick as she powered clear of Majeyda to give Godolphin a one-two in the race. The two-year-old is bred in the purple and her grand-dam was a half-sister to Godolphin’s Investec Oaks and Irish Derby winner Balanchine.

 

“She’s certainly got an engine and showed a very smart turn of foot to win,” said Godolphin’s racing manager Simon Crisford. “We weren’t sure whether she’d act on this ground and we only decided to run her after seeing the first race today. Normally horses can’t accelerate like that on slow ground which suggests the going may not be as bad as we first thought. She’s got the mile well and there will be no problem with her getting a mile and a quarter next season and beyond.

 

“She can’t be described in the same breath as Balanchine yet though. She was a top-class filly and while this one is useful at the moment, she’s got a fair way to go before she matches her. We’ll head to the Fillies’ Mile (at Newmarket) with her now and she’ll be given a Guineas preparation.”

 

Jockey Silvestre de Sousa was also impressed with the two-year-old. “She was travelling well throughout the race and I was quite happy with my position,” said de Sousa.

 

“I was travelling so well that, if the gap hadn’t come, she would have opened her own gap. She’s not very big but she has got the job done. I never touched her and she has done it with her own ability. I think that she will strengthen up through the winter and she has a bright future.”

 

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor was looking forward to the future with the daughter of Street Cry. “We talked before the race and wanted to keep her nice and relaxed throughout the race. She showed some class when she won her Group Three at Newmarket and we weren’t really sure about the ground today but she handled it well.

 

“For the future, we are looking at the Fillies’ Mile for her now. We will talk with Sheikh Mohammed and decide. She is an easy filly to train. She shows a turn of foot in the mornings and she is nice and tough. She tries very hard and she will be good in the future. She is a small filly but she has an engine and, with her class, I think that she will be fine next year. Silvestre (de Sousa) works very hard. He rides the horses every morning and knows them really well. You need the jockey to know the horses and he loves the job. I always like to see him ride close up in the race, in second or third.”

 

This was a fourth consecutive victory in the race for Godolphin after Certify (2012), Lyric Of Light (2011) and White Moonstone (2010).

 

Crisford was also pleased with the performance of the runner-up, who could also head to Newmarket.

 

“She’s run up to her best, we’re very pleased with her but she’s been beaten by the better filly on the day. However, we might look at the Fillies’ Mile for her as well.”

 

FOURTH RACE RESULT

 

3.15pm Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes (Group 2)

£70,000 total prize fund. For 2yo fillies, 1m. Weights: 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. Penalty 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) IHTIMAL (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-8-12 Silvestre de Sousa [7] 11/10f

2) MAJEYDA (USA) (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 2-8-12 Mickael Barzalona [1] 9/2

3) LADY LARA (IRE) (Cedars Two) Alan Jarvis 2-8-12 Jim Crowley [2] 12/1

4) LUSTROUS (Poilin Good) Richard Hannon 2-8-12 Richard Hughes [3]

5) HALLJOY (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-8-12 Ryan Moore [4]

6) VIVERE (IRE) (Middleham Park Racing LXII) David O’Meara 2-8-12 Daniel Tudhope [5]

7) QAWAASEM (IRE) (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 2-8-12 Paul Hanagan [6]

 

7 ran

Time: 1m 43.30s   Distances: 2, 2, 1, nk, 2¾, 2½

Breeder: Darley                   Breeding: Shamardal (USA) – Eastern Joy (Dubai Destination (USA))

Tote        Win £2.10              Place £1.80 £2.40 Exacta £8.00

 

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir, 2013 Farhh), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool, 2011 Campanologist) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Jebel Hatta sponsored by Emirates Airline (2013 Sajjhaa), Dubai Duty Free (2013 Sajjhaa) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 – Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (34): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh, 2012 Tha’ir), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2012): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; 58; 85 Wins in 2013 (in Britain): 85

 

Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: December 31, 1980, Brazil Background: The youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. Formerly a leading apprentice in Brazil where he partnered 82 winners, riding alongside his good friend Nelson de Souza. Worked for Dermot Weld in Ireland before joining Dandy Nicholls’ yard in 2004. First Brazilian to ride in the 2000 Guineas when partnering Danum Dancer for Neville Bycroft in 2007. Became a retained rider for Godolphin in 2012 Big Race Wins Include: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer, 2010 Ladies Are Forever), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios), bet365 Gordon Stakes (2011 Namibian), City Of York Stakes (2011 Doncaster Rover), Deutsches St Leger (2011 Fox Hunt), Premio Roma GBI Racing (2012 Hunter’s Light), Dubai Duty Free (2013 Sajjhaa), Locking Stakes (2013 Farhh), Lonsdale Cup (2013 Ahzeemah), Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes (2013 Ihtimal) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2011 Fox Hunt) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2012): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100;167; 145 Wins in 2013: 110

 

 

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Race 5 – One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes – winner quotes

 

BE READY FOR THE TOP

 

In naming the two juvenile winners he saddled for Godolphin today, trainer Saeed bin Suroor had an eye to the future. Ihtimal, winner of the Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes, is Arabic for ‘maybe’. Maybe she will win the 1,000 Guineas, for which she is now 16/1 with Ladbrokes. Her stablemate Be Ready is the same price for the 2,000 Guineas after routing his rivals in the One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes. “Right from the start he was one of my favourites,” said Bin Suroor, “and I wanted him to have a good name. I called him Be Ready because I knew he would be facing some big tasks.”

 

Bin Suroor thought enough of Be Ready to start him off at Listed level at Newbury last month, when he beat all bar the much more experienced Somewhat. He showed the benefit of that experience as he pulled three lengths clear of the much-vaunted Richard Hannon inmate Barley Mow on Town Moor, and his next race will be a step up to the top level in the Dewhurst Stakes.

 

 

“He needed to learn in the first race and I had this one picked as his next,” said bin Suroor. “He looked one of the best of our yearlings and has always showed class in the morning. He is also always very relaxed and professional. He is my favourite colt for the future and I hope he is now ready.”

 

Be Ready, a son of New Approach and like his sire a white-blazed, white legged chestnut, joined Sheikh Mohammed’s team at a cost of only €43,000 as a foal.

 

“He has always looked the part,” said Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford, “and that is why he ran in that Listed race first time out at Newbury. He has improved today and I think that he has won well. The reason why we ran him in the Washington Singer Stakes first time out was because we had great faith in him. He will stay a mile and a quarter but he has got a good turn of foot, so he will start off over a mile next year and we will take it from there.

 

“We haven’t discussed which horses will go out to Dubai yet but, unless we were going to race him out there – which I think would be highly unlikely – there wouldn’t be much a requirement for him to go there.”

 

Fifth race: 3.50pm The One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes

Place Quotes

 

GUINEAS THE AIM FOR BARLEY MOW

 

Richard Hannon jr believes the stable has a 2000 Guineas horse on his hands after the 2/1 second-favourite Barley Mow was runner-up behind the three length winner Be Ready in the One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster this afternoon.

 

The two-year-old won a Newbury maiden on his debut last month and took this step up in class in his stride and the trainer’s son was looking to the future following a decent effort.

 

“He’s run a really nice race,” said Hannon jr.

 

“That’s it for him now for the season but we fully expect him to make up into a serious animal next year – he’s a Guineas horse.”

 

Peter Chapple-Hyam was also planning for next season after Voice Of A Leader finished a further two and three quarter lengths back in third.

 

“It wasn’t really the plan to try and make all but I’m happy enough with that run,” said the trainer.

 

“He’s still a big baby and there’s a lot more to come from him. I think there’s a nice race in him at some point though I doubt it’ll come at the very top level.”

 

 

 

FIFTH RACE RESULT

 

3.50pm One Call Insurance Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed)

£27,000 total prize fund. For 2yo, 7f. Weights: colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb. Penalties: a winner of a Listed race 4lb; of a Pattern race 7lb. Penalty value 1st £15,311.70 2nd £5,805.00 3rd £2,905.20 4th £1,447.20 5th £726.30 6th £364.50

 

1) BE READY (IRE) (Godolphin) Saeed bin Suroor 2-9-00 Silvestre de Sousa [2] 13/8f

2) BARLEY MOW (IRE) (Lady Rothschild) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Richard Hughes [4] 2/1

3) VOICE OF A LEADER (IRE) (Fitri Hay, Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier) Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-9-00 Jamie Spencer [3] 100/30

4) BRAZOS (IRE) (Saeed Manana) Clive Brittain 2-9-00 James Doyle [6]

5) COOL BAHAMIAN
(IRE) (L Godfrey & Fulke Johnson Houghton) Eve Johnson Houghton 2-9-00 Jimmy Fortune [1]

 

5 ran                            Non-runners: Miracle Of Medinah (Fungal Infection), Invincible Strike (Respiratory Infection)

Time: 1m 28.76s           Distances: 3, 2¾, 2¾, 5

Breeder: Thomas Hassett         Breeding:  New Approach (IRE) – Call Later (USA) (Gone West (USA))

Tote     Win £2.50         Place £1.30 £1.20         Exacta £6.20

 

Winning trainer:-Name: bin Suroor, Saeed Date of Birth: November 16, 1968 Trains at Newmarket for Godolphin, the racing entity of Sheikh Mohammed, whose horses winter in Dubai and race worldwide. First Winner In England: Classic Cliche (Dante Stakes, May 17, 1995, York) British Classic wins: (12) Stan James 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), Stan James 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia), Investec Oaks (1995 Moonshell; 2002 Kazzia); Ivestec Derby (1995 Lammtarra); Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliche; 1998 Nedawi; 1999 Mutafaweq; 2004 Rule Of Law, 2009 Mastery) Other major wins include: Eclipse (1995,1996 Halling; 1998 Daylami; 2004 Refuse To Bend), Juddmonte International Stakes (1995 & 1996 Halling, 2001 Sakhee, 2004 Sulamani), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (1995 Lammtarra; 1997 & 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Lockinge Stakes (1998 Cape Cross, 1999 Fly To The Stars, 2000 Aljabr, 2008 Creachadoir, 2013 Farhh), Nunthorpe Stakes (1995 So Factual), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Summoner, 2207 Ramonti, 2010 Poet’s Voice), Queen Anne Stakes (2003 Dubai Destination), Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup (1999 Diktat), Sussex Stakes (1999 Aljabr, 2001 Noverre, 2007 Ramonti), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2001 Fantastic Light), Coronation Cup (1999 Daylami, 2001 Mutafaweq) Racing Post Trophy (1996 Medaaly, 2007 Ibn Khaldhun), Fillies’ Mile (2010 White Moonstone) Canada: Canadian International Stakes (2000 Mutafaweq, 2004 Sulamani), E P Taylor Stakes (2008 Folk Opera) France: Prix du Jockey Club (2005 Shamardal), Poule d’Essai des Poulains (1995 Vettori; 2000 Bachir; 2001 Noverre, 2005 Shamardal), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard), Prix de la Foret (2006 Caradak); Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2001 Slickly, 2006 Librettist), Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (2007 Rio De La Plata), Prix de la Salamandre (1998 Aljabr), Prix Jean Prat (1998 Almutawakel), Prix Maurice de Gheest (1999 Diktat), Prix d’Ispahan (1996 Halling, 2002 Best Of The Bests), Prix Vermeille (2003 Mezzo Soprano), Prix Jacques le Marois (1999 Dubai Millennium, 2000 Muhtathir, 2006 Librettist) Germany: Deutschland Preis (2000 Mutafaweq, 2002 Marienbard, 2010 Campanologist), Grosser Bugatti Preis von Baden (2002 Marienbard, 2003 Mamool), Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2001 Kutub), Rheinland-Pokal der Sparkasse Koln Bonn (2006 Cherry Mix, 2010 Campanologist), Preis Von Europa (2001 Kutub, 2003 Mamool, 2011 Campanologist) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Cup (2000 Fantastic Light, 2007 Ramonti), Hong Kong Mile (2004 Firebreak) Ireland: Irish St Leger (1998 & 1999 Kayf Tara), Irish Champion Stakes (1994 Cezanne; 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Irish 2000 Guineas (2000 Bachir, 2005 Dubawi) Japan: Yasuda Kinen (1995 Heart Lake, Keio Hai Spring Cup (1996 Heart Lake), Singapore: Singapore Airlines International Cup (2002 Grandera) UAE: Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2002 Street Cry, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), Dubai Sheema Classic (2003 Sulamani), Jebel Hatta sponsored by Emirates Airline (2013 Sajjhaa), Dubai Duty Free (2013 Sajjhaa) United States: Coaching Club American Oaks (2002 Jilbab, 2008 Music Note), Arlington Million (2003 Sulamani), Beldame Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 Cocoa Beach), Beverley D Stakes (2004 Crimson Palace), Breeders Cup Turf (1999 Daylami, 2001 Fantastic Light), Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2002 Kazzia), Gazelle Stakes (2002 Imperial Gesture, 2008 ), Man O’ War Stakes (1998 Daylami; 2000 Fantastic Light), Ruffian Handicap (2005 Stellar Jayne), San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (1995 Red Bishop), Stephen Foster Handicap (2002 Street Cry), Turf Classic Invitational (2003 Sulamani), Mother Goose Stakes (2008 Music Note), Go For Wand Handicap (2009 Seventh Street), Test Stakes (2009 Flashing), Ballerina Stakes (2009 Music Note), Forego Stakes (2009 Pyro), Ancient Title (2009 Gayego), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2009 Vale Of York) Australia: BMW Caulfield Cup (2008 All The Good) First Royal Ascot win: So Factual (June 22, 1995 – Cork and Orrery Stakes) Royal Ascot Wins (34): Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1996 Charnwood Forest, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Intikhab, 1999 Cape Cross, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti), Gold Cup (1996 Classic Cliche, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2000 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), Chesham Stakes (1996 Shamikh, 2012 Tha’ir), Hardwicke Stakes (1997 Predappio, 2004 Doyen), Windsor Castle Stakes (1997 Asfurah), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (1998 Faithful Son, 2000 Dubai Millennium, 2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera), Ribblesdale Stakes (1998 Bahr, 1999 Fairy Queen, 2004 Punctilious, 2009 Flying Cloud, 2010 Hibaayeb) King Edward VII Stakes (1999 Mutafaweq, 2008 Campanologist), Queen’s Vase (2002 Mamool, 2004 Duke Of Venice), Jersey Stakes (2004 Kheleyf), St James’s Palace Stakes (2005 Shamardal), Royal Hunt Cup (2010 Invisible Man) Other details: Champion trainer 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004. Completed full set of classic wins following Cape Verdi’s victory in the 1998 1000 Guineas. Wins in Britain (1995-2012): 14: 48: 41: 38: 41: 22: 24: 21: 23: 115: 78; 70; 73; 56; 148; 90; 58; 85 Wins in 2013 (in Britain): 86

 

Winning jockey:-Name: de Sousa, Silvestre Born: December 31, 1980, Brazil Background: The youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. Formerly a leading apprentice in Brazil where he partnered 82 winners, riding alongside his good friend Nelson de Souza. Worked for Dermot Weld in Ireland before joining Dandy Nicholls’ yard in 2004. First Brazilian to ride in the 2000 Guineas when partnering Danum Dancer for Neville Bycroft in 2007. Became a retained rider for Godolphin in 2012 Big Race Wins Include: GNER Scottish Sprint Cup (2006 Handsome Cross), Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy (2006 Danum Dancer, 2010 Ladies Are Forever), Indian Derby (2009 Antonios), bet365 Gordon Stakes (2011 Namibian), City Of York Stakes (2011 Doncaster Rover), Deutsches St Leger (2011 Fox Hunt), Premio Roma GBI Racing (2012 Hunter’s Light), Dubai Duty Free (2013 Sajjhaa), Locking Stakes (2013 Farhh), Lonsdale Cup (2013 Ahzeemah), Barrett Steel May Hill Stakes (2013 Ihtimal) Royal Ascot Wins (2): Queen’s Vase (2011 Namibian), Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (2011 Fox Hunt) First winner in Britain: Sonic Anthem, Southwell, January 1, 2006 Wins (2006-2012): 27; 21; 35; 68; 100;167; 145 Wins in 2013: 111

 

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Sixth race: 4.25pm The Towndoor Limited Commerical Property Rental Handicap

Winning Quotes

 

SIR REGINALD BACK IN BUSINESS

 

Sir Reginald won his first race since landing a valuable sales contest back in April 2011 after he pounced late to snatch the Towndoor Limited Commercial Property Rental Handicap at Doncaster this afternoon.

 

The five-year-old has been beset with problems since that last success but connections have been patient with the son of Compton Place and it paid dividends as the 10/1 shot stuck his head out well to record a neck victory from the 5/1 favourite Bertiewhittle.

 

Owner Jim McGrath was quick to praise Fahey and his assistant Robin O’Ryan after the race and revealed that the gelding was almost taken out of the race this morning.

 

“I rang Richard [Fahey] this morning as I actually wanted to take him out of the race because of the going,” said McGrath, who appears regularly on Channel 4 as part of their racing output.

 

“This victory is totally down to the trainer and Robin [O’Ryan] as they persuaded me to run him as they didn’t think the ground was as bad as everyone thought.

 

“He has had a lot of problems and Robin, Richard and a lad called John Murphy, who rides him out a lot at home, have all done a great job with him.

 

“He had nearly a year off with one leg injury and then we took him to Dubai and he came back with another one. Then he had a quarter-crack which kept him out for three months this season. Sometimes racing is a very frustrating game but you wouldn’t have thought that a horse rated 100 would have to wait two and a half years to win a race.

 

“He’ll most likely to head to Ayr now and he should get in the Silver Cup. I’m going to leave that particular decision to Richard and Robin though as if it were up to me, he wouldn’t have been in the race today.”

 

Jockey Paul Hanagan was also happy for connections following the race.

 

“Jim will be pleased because he has kept faith in this horse. He was very game and genuine there – he gave it his all.

 

“I got a lovely tow into the race, they went a nice gallop and he did it a shade cosily.”

SIXTH RACE RESULT

4.25pm Towndoor Limited Commercial Property Rental Handicap

£20,000 total prize fund.  For 3yo+, rated 91-105 (also open to such horses rated 90 and below). 6f 110y. Weights: highest weight: 4yo+ 9st 10lb; 3yo 9st 6lb; minimum weight 8st 10lb, 3-y-o 8st 6lb. Penalties: after August 31st, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £12,938.00 2nd £3,850.00 3rd £1,924.00 4th £962.00

 

1) SIR REGINALD (Jim McGrath) Richard Fahey 5-8-10 Paul Hanagan [10] 10/1

2) BERTIEWHITTLE (Norton Common Farm Racing II & JKB Racing) David Barron 5-9-03 Graham Gibbons [2] 5/1f

3) YEEOOW (IRE) (R Lee & Elaine Burke) Karl Burke 4-8-13 Daniel Tudhope [13] 8/1

4) SHROPSHIRE (IRE) (The Hon Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright) Charlie Hills h5-9-10 Robert Winston [12]

5) JOE PACKET (Paul Moulton) Jonathan Portman 6-8-11 Jim Crowley [9]

6) GRAMERCY (IRE) (Dr Marwan Koukash) David Simcock b6-9-01 Silvestre de Sousa [11]

7) DUBAWI SOUND (Pearl Bloodstock Ltd) David Brown t5-9-05 Jamie Spencer [4]

8) CORPORAL MADDOX (Robert & Nina Bailey) Ron Harris hp6-8-03 Oisin Murphy (7) [3]

9) SECRET WITNESS (Paul Moulton) Ron Harris b7-9-05 Graham Lee [1]

10) NORSE BLUES (J Bollington & Partners) David Barron 5-9-00 Luke Mcniff (3) [6]

11) SPIRITUAL STAR (IRE) (Hugh and Mindi Byrne & Macattack) Anthony Carson 4-9-06 William Carson [7]

12) DR RED EYE (The Red Eye Partnership) Scott Dixon p5-8-10 Billy Cray (3) [5]

13) ELUSIVE FLAME (Jeff Smith) David Elsworth 4-9-00 Ryan Moore [14]

14) MAC’S POWER (IRE) (Broughton Thermal Insulation) Willie Musson t7-8-13 James Doyle [8]

 

Time: 1m 20.73s           Distances: nk, 1¼, ¾, 1, ½, sh, 1, 3¼, 1, ns, 7, ½, 1¾

Breeder: Jeremy Green And Sons         Breeding: Compton Place – Clincher Club (Polish Patriot (USA))

Tote     Win £7.60         Place £2.80 £2.10 £3.30            Exacta £50.00

 

Winning trainer:- Name: Fahey, Richard Date of birth: 2/2/66 Based: Musley Bank Stables, Malton Background: Born in Nigeria and raised in County Meath, Ireland, Richard was formerly a jockey who rode 108 winners under both codes and was joint champion conditional rider for the 1988/89 season. He quit the saddle in 1992 to concentrate on his livery yard near Malton before applying for a dual-purpose licence in 1993. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2012 Mayson), Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes (2010 Wootton Bassett), Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium, 2007 Charlie Tokyo, 2008 Flying Clarets), Robins Farm Racing Stewards’ Cup (1998 Superior Premium), Betfred Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Greenlands Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect), Summer Stakes (2010 Rose Blossom), 32Red.com Bunbury Cup (2011 Brae Hill), Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson), Free Handicap (2013 Garswood), bet365 Lennox Stakes (2013 Garswood), Prix du Calvados (2013 Sandiva) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Golden Jubilee Stakes (2000 Superior Premium), King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) First Royal Ascot Winner: Cork & Orrery Stakes (2000 Superior Premium) Horses in training (1995-2013): 18; 24; 32; 53; 44; 51; 48; 60; 85; 98; 92; 78; 84; 100; 94; 97; 119; 73; 110 Wins (1993-2012): 1; 2; 7; 11; 25; 20; 26; 37; 26; 46; 50; 77; 79; 87; 85; 113; 165; 181; 151; 142 Wins in 2013: 132

 

Winning Jockey:-Name: Hanagan, Paul Geoffrey Born: September 8, 1980 Other Information: Formerly apprenticed to trainer Richard Fahey in Malton - the winner of the Racing Schools Apprentice series in 2000, he earned himself a six-week working holiday with Paddy Rudkin in Dubai. Father, Geoff, had brief flirtation with racing in 1960s working for John Waugh in Newmarket for 18 months. Paul began riding out for Warrington-based handler Terry Caldwell before joining Malcolm Jefferson’s yard after coming through British Racing School’s nine-week course. Then teamed up with Fahey. Champion Jockey for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Was appointed first jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum in 2012 on the retirement of Richard Hills. First Group One Win: Wootton Bassett, Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium), Longchamp, October 3, 2010 Other Big Race Wins Include: Darley July Cup (2012 Mayson), totesport Ayr Gold Cup (2006 Fonthill Road), Chester Cup (2007 Greenwich Meantime), John Smith’s Cup (2002 Vintage Premium), Betfred Mile (2003 Lady Bear), Northumberland Plate (2004 Mirjan), Firth Of Clyde Stakes (2004 Golden Legacy), Chipchase Stakes (2008 Utmost Respect), bet365 Lancashire Oaks (2008 Anna Pavlova, 2009 Barshiba), Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes (2009 Utmost Respect),Palace House Stakes (2012 Mayson), July Stakes (2012 Alhebayeb), Godolphin Mile (2013 Soft Falling Rain), York Stakes (2013 Mukhadram) Royal Ascot Wins (2): King George V Handicap (2009 Cosmic Sun), Windsor Castle Stakes (2010 Marine Commando) Total Goodwood Wins: 9 (6 at July Meeting) First Goodwood Win: Lady Bear (William Hill Mile, August 1, 2003) Wins 2000-2012: 23, 29, 84 (champion apprentice), 64 ,101, 79, 107, 78, 91, 119, 205 (champion jockey), 177 (champion jockey), 122  Wins in 2013: 80

 

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LADBROKES PRICES ON THE EVE ON THE WORLD’S OLDEST CLASSIC

 

Ladbrokes, sponsor of the world’s oldest classic, the St Leger, quotes the following prices on the eve of the 2013 renewal.

 

Excess Knowledge 5/1

 

Galileo Rock 5/1

 

Leading Light 5/1

 

Talent 6/1

 

Foundry 7/1

 

Libertarian 8/1

 

Secret Number 12/1

 

Cap O’Rushes 16/1

 

Great Hall 25/1

 

Havana Beat 50/1

 

Ralston Road 150/1

 

1/4 1-2-3. Non-runner no bet.

 

Ladbrokes St Leger – sponsors bet: evens Irish trained winner.

 

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “We’re 5/1 co-favourites of three and are all set for a tremendously exciting betting day. It’s nigh on impossible to confidently predict who will go off favourite before Galileo Rock’s participation is known. If it doesn’t tip it down, there’s a good chance that Wachman’s horse will come in for more support.

 

“We’ve been leaning up towards Talent all week and think she has a huge chance with conditions in her favour. It’s as intriguing a betting puzzle as we’ve had for some years in the Leger.”

 

GOING REMAINS THE SAME

 

The going at Doncaster remains Good to Soft after the third day of the Ladbrokes St Leger meeting though there is further rain forecast for this evening after it started drizzling on Town Moor late in the afternoon.

 

Roderick Duncan, Clerk of the Course, said: “The forecast is that we’ll get between 4mm and 7mm of rain this evening and obviously it started raining before racing had finished this afternoon.

 

“The forecast is not dissimilar to what it was on Thursday night, with showers pretty hit and miss. We’ll just have to see.

 

“David Wachman (trainer of Ladbrokes St Leger runner Galileo Rock) is going to be here about 5.15 in the morning to walk the track and obviously we’ll know a lot more after he’s had a look.

 

“Galileo Rock will then be flown over if Mr Wachman is happy with the ground. The outlook for Saturday is much better as it’s due to stay dry with bright sunshine all day.”

 

Race 7 – Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Stakes – winner quotes

 

EAGLE SOARING UPWARD

 

After two promising runs at the back end as a juvenile, Zain Eagle’s three-year-old career was halted by the Sungate affair, an investigation into his trainer Gerard Butler’s use of the banned drug that prevented some of the horses under his care from running. But the colt is now making up for lost time with a vengeance; after a nine-length maiden victory on his comeback at Ripon 18 days ago, he powered away from his rivals, headed by the 9/4 favourite Amralah, for a three and three-quarter length success in the Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Stakes.

 

“I don’t have to say much,” said Butler, “he says it all, doesn’t he? This was a natural progression for him and I’d like to think he has a good future ahead of him. We’ll take it one race at a time from now and try to get him out every three weeks or so.”

 

The son of Dylan Thomas, ridden by James Doyle today, holds an entry in a Group Three contest at Cork early next month. “He’s got a big powerful action and I’m not sure he’d want extremes of ground,” added Butler. “I was a bit worried about the going today but I think it was riding better than good to soft.”

 

SEVENTH RACE RESULT

 

5.00pm Frank Whittle Partnership Classified Stakes

£13,000 total prize fund. For 3yo+, rated 0-85, 1m 2f 60y. Weights: 3yo colts and geldings 8st 11lb; fillies 8st 8lb; 4yo+ colts and geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb (For horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated). Penalties: after August 31st, each race won 6lb. Penalty value 1st £8,092.50 2nd £2,423.20 3rd £1,211.60 4th £605.80 5th £302.90 6th £152.10

 

1) ZAIN EAGLE (Asaad Al Banwan) Gerard Butler 3-8-11 James Doyle [8] 5/2

2) AMRALAH (IRE) (Prince A A Faisal) Mick Channon 3-8-11 Silvestre de Sousa [5] 9/4f

3) LAS VERGLAS STAR (IRE) (CBWS Partnership) Richard Fahey 5-9-04 Paul Hanagan [9] 8/1

4) MOROCCO (Equality Racing) David O’Meara 4-9-04 Daniel Tudhope [7]

5) STELLAR EXPRESS (IRE) (Dallas Racing) Michael Appleby 4-9-01 Andrew Mullen [1]

6) THE CAYTERERS (R Wallis and M Watts) Ron Harris 11-8-11 Oisin Murphy (7) [4]

7) MUHARRER (Andrew Tinkler) Michael Dods h4-9-04 Graham Lee [10]

8) LADY CHAPARRAL (Geoff & Sandra Bull) Michael Dods h6-9-1 Tom Eaves [3]

 

8 ran                            Non-runners: Curly Come Home (Going), Soryah (Going)

Time: 2m 11.42s           Distances: 3¾, 2¾, 2, 4, 1¼, nk, 2½

Breeder: Biddestone Stud Ltd    Breeding: Dylan Thomas (IRE) – Pearl City (USA) (Carson City (USA))

Tote     Win £3.70         Place £1.40 £1.40 £2.20            Exacta £10.30

Winning trainer:-Name: Butler, Gerard Anthony Based: Egerton House Stables, Newmarket Born: April 26, 1966 Background: Started out as a stable lad in Chantilly. Spent four years as assistant to D Wayne Lukas before spending a year with Chris Hayes in Australia and three years working for John Dunlop. Father owned Pier House Stud on the Curragh and brother Edward was a trainer in Ireland. Date of First Licence: January 7, 1998 First winner: Beauchamp King at Haydock on May 2, 1998. Trains at: Egerton House, Newmarket Major Wins Include: Craven Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Coral-Eclipse Stakes (1999 Compton Admiral), Dahlia Stakes (2005 Tarfah), Gordon Stakes (1999 Compton Ace), Dee Stakes (2001 Dr Greenfield), Diomed Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Richmond Stakes (2002 Elusive City), Lennox Stakes (2002 and 2003 Nayyir), Prix Morny (2002 Elusive City), Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (2005 Jack Sullivan), Cambridgeshire (2002 Beauchamp Pilot), Challenge Stakes (2002 Nayyir), Arlington Matron Stakes (2011 Pachattack) Wins (1998-2012): 5: 22: 28: 51: 59: 63: 32: 31; 19; 29; 10; 24; 21; 11; 18 Wins in 2013: 9

 

Winning jockey:-Name: Doyle, James Date of birth: April 22, 1988 Background: Mother is former trainer Jacqui Doyle. Retained rider for Prince Khalid Abdullah’s British-trained runners. First Winner: Farnborough, Future Champion Apprentice Handicap, Wolverhampton, June 1, 2005 First Treble: Lingfield, January 25, 2006 (Blue Hedges, Countrywide Luck, Prince Charlemagne) Big Race Wins: Dubai Duty Free (2012 Cityscape), Acomb Stakes (2012 Dundonnell, 2013 Treat Of Paris), Tattersalls Gold Cup (2013 Al Kazeem), Qatar Bloodstock  Jockey Club Stakes (2012 Al Kazeem), Gordon Richards Stakes (2013 Al Kazeem), Coral Eclipse (2013 Al Kazeem), Moyglare Stud Stakes (2013 Rizeena) Royal Ascot Wins (3): Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2013 Al Kazeem), Royal Hunt Cup (2013 Belgian Bill), Queen Mary Stakes (2013 Rizeena) Wins (2005-2012): 8; 73; 41; 52; 28; 29; 76; 80 Wins in 2013: 61

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