York Racecard - Wednesday 18th August - Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival

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OFFICIAL R ACE C AR D - £3.50 WED NE SDAY, AUG UST 1 8TH

Welcome To Yorkshire ebor FesTival 2021 featuring

The Juddmonte International

GROUP 1


Frankel

2008 Galileo - Kind (Danehill)

World class, the world over Sire of five Gr.1 winners so far in 2021 including Adayar, the first horse since Galileo to win the Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Welcome It is with tremendous pleasure that we welcome you to Juddmonte International day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The richest raceday of our season, with the £1m Juddmonte International as our flagship race of the year and the reigning Longines World’s Best Race. We relish seeing some of the very best horses and jockeys in the world compete on the Knavesmire, back in front of a live, enthusiastic and knowledgeable crowd. I hope you have a successful, enjoyable and memorable afternoon. We are incredibly grateful that the connections of such high-quality horses have decided to bring them to York for us all to savour and try to pick out a winner. For over thirty seasons now, our flagship Group One race has been supported by Juddmonte and we remain hugely appreciative of their continued backing. This year’s renewal looks to be a cracker, with a clash of the generations, genders and form lines at the highest level. A champion of the Classic generation, Mac Swiney, who landed the Irish 2,000 Guineas, represents Jim Bolger, while Alcohol Free – the three-year-old heroine of the Qatar Sussex Stakes - and the smart William Haggas-trained pair, Mohaafeth and Alenquer, complete the younger generation’s cohort. Leading the line for the older horses is the Darley Yorkshire Oaks champion from 2020, the brilliant Love for Aidan O’Brien, plus Mishriff, winner of the richest race in the world, the Saudi Cup, trained by John and Thady Gosden. Were Juan Elcano to succeed, the colt would make Kevin Ryan the first Yorkshire based trainer to take this top prize. Marvellous though our feature race is, the rest of the card is also dripping with quality. The Group Two Sky Bet Great Voltigeur is a fascinating contest between racing’s superpowers as well as being one that shapes the final Classic. In 2019, the popular and recently retired, Logician, became the 14th colt to achieve the Knavesmire-Town Moor double. Every race this week will tell a story; the opening Sky Bet and Symphony Group Stakes has a maximum field of 22 putting our supersize stalls to the test. The Group Three Tattersalls Acomb is the first of 14 races over these four days with a six-figure purse, a race won in 2018 by Phoenix of Spain who progressed to take the Irish 2000 Guineas, also backed by Tattersalls. The richest nursery handicap in the land, one of 13 contests this week to be backed by Sky Bet, concludes today’s card - a partnership that will culminate in Saturday’s £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor. We are delighted that today is the first of three World Pool events in a ground-breaking partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club. World Pool means any tote bet you have today will go into a larger, deeper pool, smoothing pricing as racegoers at York today and those around the world bet into one single pool. We welcome our partners from World Pool to York. We have some top class racing today, made possible by both your support and the backing of our partners and sponsors. We are particularly proud that Welcome to Yorkshire has chosen the Ebor Festival to showcase the county to the world as our title sponsor. In a day full of sporting action, I hope you can find time to visit the York Gin Ebor Fashion Lawn before 2.30pm, set in the picturesque surroundings of the Edwardian Weighing Room. Partners such as Coast and The Potions Cauldron are offering great prizes for all you stylish racegoers, plus it is great fun! Listen out for the Shepherd Group Brass Band, boogie into the evening with The Monotones, share a bottle of Mercier Champagne for just £40 a bottle; whatever, it is just our pleasure to see you back enjoying the racing and experience of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course: Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival Juddmonte International Day Welcome to York Races Finding Your Way A Guide To Places To Eat & Drink Make The Most Of Your Visit York Gin Ebor Fashion Lawn A Racecourse For All Puzzle Corner Meet the Team & Officials How to Read Your Racecard Parlez-Vous Racing? Jockey & Trainer Index Trackfacts tote Away Betting from Bath & Carlisle Faces Behind The Races Living North Top Jockey at York Award A Very Different 18 Months Charles Clinkard Top Trainer at York Award Knavesmire Legends: Frankel Bloodstock Heroes: Juddmonte Big Race Trends: The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Fact File: The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Global Targets Await Fantasy Juddmonte International Fact File: The Juddmonte International Big Race Trends: The Juddmonte International Racing In Yorkshire Holding Out For A Hero Life & Times of an Edwardian Weighing Room Behind The Scenes: The Weighing Room York Fixtures 2021 Puzzle Answers Today’s Race Conditions The Small Print Knavesmire Notes & Safe Journey Home

1 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12 14-15 16 17 18-19 20-21 22 24 33 35 36-37 39 44-45 46 47 48-49 55 57 58-59 60 65 66-67 76-77 84-85 91 93 94 95 96

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS Time 11.00am - 4.00pm 11.00am - 5.15pm 11.00am - 5.15pm 11.15am - 5.15pm 1.00pm - 1.20pm 1.20pm 1.50pm - 5.10pm 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Event Location York Gin Ebor Fashion Lawn Edwardian Weighing Room Lawn Live Band Roberto Decking Live Band Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lawn New Beginnings Activities Lay-By near main Champagne Lawn Winner’s Enclosure Punters Panel RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team Skies then Track Seven exciting races Track Stage by Winner’s Enclosure Monotones

All timings are approximate, listen for PA announcements for any updates. 2


York Racecourse would like to thank our sponsors for their support this afternoon.

Sky Bet & Symphony Group First Race - 1.50pm The Sky Bet and Symphony Group Stakes (Handicap) - 5f Pages 27-31

Tattersalls Second Race - 2.25pm The Tatersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) - 7f Pages 41-43

Sky Bet Third Race - 3.00pm The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) - 1m 4f Pages 51-53

Juddmonte Group Fourth Race - 3.35pm The Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) - 1m 2f Pages 61-64

Sky Bet Fifth Race - 4.10pm The Sky Bet Stakes (Handicap) - 2m Pages 69-72

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Sixth Race - 4.45pm The IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes (Filies’ Handicap) - 5f Pages 79-82

Sky Bet Seventh Race - 5.20pm The Sky Bet Stakes (Nursery Handicap) - 6f Pages 87-91

QIPCO Season long support of the British Champions Series Races 1 - 4 covered by

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A G IDE T PL CES T EAT & DRIN THEAKSTON ALE BAR Hand pulled Theakston Best

KNAVESMIRE STAND (First 2 Floors) 8 bars & 3 buffets.

THE VOLTIGEUR RESTAURANT (Knavesmire Stand 3rd Floor) The UK’s foremost ‘Dine & View’ restaurant package.

FAST SERVE DRAUGHT BAR Does what it says on the tin.

THE FOOD CO

A range of hot/ snacks, tea, coff and full bar available.

ROBERTO LAWN AND BAR

Offering champagne by the glass, draught beer and a decking area. Collection point for G&P Picnic Platters.

SPECIALIST FOOD A series of counters and mobile units offering fish & chips, Yorkshire beefburgers, traditional Cornish Pasties, Ged Bell's Yorkshire Pork Pies, Greek street food, noodle pots and vegetarian/ vegan options.

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KNAVESMIRE RESTAURANT

(Ground Floor) A popular place to get a hot meal, served in cafeteria style. Collection point for G&P "meal deal".

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4 bars & 2 buffets spread over G floors. Try Eat Between Our Rac ground floor serving sandwiche

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We hope we have somewhere to cater for all tastes and Harrogate for fish, The Wensleydale Creamery for cheese). Y recycle 10 tonnes of glass on a raceday. None of the restaura are popular at busy times so we’d suggest going early. Enjoy

County Stand The Gimcrack Restaurant offers a three-course meal for £36.50 or try the sparkling afternoon tea. The Edwardian Weighing Room, John Carr Terrace. Bustling informal lawns and terraces near the parade ring. Try Ged Bell’s local beef burgers and toast the summer with a jug of Pimm’s or try our craft ales. The Princess Mary Bar (near County Stand entrance). Buzzy café serving boxed seafood platters and sandwiches. Ayala Champagne by the glass. Try Eat Between Our Races bistro, which is on the ground floor serving sandwiches, beefburgers, thai curry & rice (vegan option) salads, as well as scrummy cakes. The Eclipse Restaurant (5th floor Ebor Stand) Home to our advanced booked meal deals. The Moët Pavilion & Moët Rosé Roof Terrace; downstairs offers premium beers, artisan gin, Fever-tree tonics and a wide range of the finest champagnes, whilst the Terrace also offers Moët Rosé, vintage wines, premium beers, seafood and sandwiches. 6


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GIMCRACK RESTAURANT

(1st Floor) Main County Stand dining room, luxury three-course meal for for £36.50 or try the sparkling Afternoon Tea.

MELROSE CLUB LOUNGE

Great views of racing, Yorkshire platter, and an account bar. Sold out today, book for later in the year online.

PARADE RING RESTAURANT

Situated on the top floor of the Weighing Room, provides a fine dining experience. SOLD OUT this afternoon.

MOËT PAVILION & MOËT ROSÉ ROOF TERRACE

Plenty of fizz plus wines and premium beers to accompany that view upstairs.

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EDWARDIAN WEIGHING ROOM

Heritage over a craft ale. Collection point for County Stand Picnic Platters.

JOHN CARR TERRACE

Georgian stand with modern canopy; full service bar and Ged Bell's local beef burgers.

COUNTY STAND

PRINCESS MARY SEAFOOD BAR

FOOD & DRINK FREE ZONES

Enjoy a sustaining seafood or salad box perhaps accompanied by a glass of chilled Ayala Champagne.

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budgets. We source many products locally, (e.g. Bleiker's Smoke House in You may notice that our sandwich packaging is biodegradable and that we ants, bistros and buffets mentioned below requires pre-booking although many y your food and do let us know how we can keep improving.

Grandstand & Paddock Knavesmire Restaurant offers a range of hot meals. Collection point for G&P “meal deal”. The Roberto Champagne Bar with its giant outdoor screen. House Champagne is available here at by the glass or pick up a jug of Pimm’s. This is also the Collection Point for Grandstand & Paddock Picnic Platters. If the weather plays its part then visit the Southern Terraces, an outside seating area with easy access to betting, bars, tasty treats and toilets. Here a large number of kiosks and specialist mobile vendors offer gourmet British beefburgers, Greek street food, noodle pots, Whitby scampi, fish & chips and specialist coffees. If the sun comes out, or just as a treat, try our locally produced luxury ice creams. Theakston Best is available in the refurbished Theakston Bar.

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Has a range of units selling hot and cold items, sweets and ice cream.

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT CHAMPAGNE OF THE MEETING

Canard-Duchêne/Mercier Brut NV £40 Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV £58 Moët & Chandon Rosé NV

£79.50

MEETING POINTS

By the Racecourse of The Year Plaques opposite the Main Entrance. Any lost children will be taken to the nearest First Aid Point. Please write your mobile telephone number on something carried by the child so we can endeavour to make contact to reunite you.

CHILDREN Baby-Changing facilities are available in a purpose-built facility on the ground floors of both Knavesmire & Ebor stands. We welcome children in our main restaurants, and in the Gimcrack Restaurant we offer a half price option for under 12s. Wherever you can buy food we also can provide juice for children. Our Parent and Toddler room, situated opposite the main Ebor Stand entrance in the Library Rooms, allows parents and children some quiet time away. A microwave is provided to warm bottles and televisions provide coverage of racing. Don’t forget our Family Sunday on Sunday September 5th featuring the Pony Racing Series and wider family entertainments as well as special appearances at intervals from Peter Rabbit. Book early to benefit from the offer price of £12 for combined Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure. (£15 on the day).

CASH MACHINES Cash machines are available at the northern end of the racecourse by the Frankel statue, the ground floor of both Ebor & Knavesmire Stands and a further machine is sited adjacent to the entrance to the Gimcrack Stand. Please note there is a charge for this service.

FOLLOW THE RACING ACTION Racing action from further afield can be followed in the William Hill Retail SP Shops around the course. There are also racecourse televisions around the grandstands which are signed to show racing from other racecourses.

STOP THE CLOCK Check out the Official race time as soon as they cross the line, the digital timing clock at the Winning Post has been supported by Al Basti Equiworld Dubai and might give you a punting advantage later in proceedings. You can also keep track of the course record as the superstars are in town this week.

POSITION OF STALLS

Centre: Races 1, 3, 6 & 7 8

Far Side: Race 2

Inside: Races 4 & 5


ENCLOSURE TRANSFERS Simply pay the difference between your admission price and the price point below. Upgrade to County Stand: £70 Upgrade from County to Premier Racing Lounge: £50 Upgrade to Grandstand & Paddock: £38 (Subject to available capacity)

Transfers are available from the Racecourse Office.

RETAIL THERAPY Feel in need of some retail therapy? Why not visit one of our retail partners. Blue Rider Gallery - equestrian art specialists. (opposite the Princess Mary bar) Conversation Pieces - equestrian prints. (by entrance to Gimcrack Stand)

DISABLED RACEGOERS Facilities such as disabled toilets and viewing platforms for racing and concert viewing are clearly signed. Our raceday stewards will be pleased to offer directions and assistance. The Racecourse Office Team will also be happy to help and can provide an access guide and map. Rachel Crabtree is a senior member of the team with special responsibility in this area.

FREE WIFI 1) Search and select yorkracecourse 2) Enter your own email address and home postcode to register 3) You’ll be directed to our home page featuring our partners for today, then just surf away. Given the nature of any WiFi network there will be peaks of demand by both time and location - some websites will not be available.

SHUTTLE BUS A limited shuttle bus service to York station will collect from Knavesmire Road, at the northern end of the racecourse, it will operate whilst there are enough customers to make a bus viable. The service is provided by a commercial operator. A return service operates on raceday mornings.

TAXI/PRIVATE HIRE PICK-UP POINT There is a taxi pick up point at the Northern end of the racecourse adjacent to Campleshon Road. Private Hire vehicles will meet pre-booked customers, also at the Northern End.

WHERE CAN I PLACE A BET

The tote will be pleased to take your bet at their many windows or look out for a passing courier. Remember to try the small stake-big payout bets such as the Jackpot, Placepot or Trifecta. The William Hill Betting Shops around the course offers a full SP service, so bets on racing and the wider sporting world. The colour of the main betting ring returns, set in front of the Knavesmire Stand, take on the challenge. Contactless payment is available for all the above options. Good luck.

BAR CLOSING TIMES Bars will remain open up to an hour after the last race. The serving of drinks in hospitality areas, will be as specified in your booking details. Have an enjoyable time with us but please respect our neighbours and the wider city as you leave the racecourse.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES York Racecourse always strives to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. However, an incident may occur which is beyond our control. We have employed professionally-trained and experienced stewards. In the event of a situation which requires a partial or full evacuation of the stands, announcements will be broadcast and stewards will usher you to a place of safety; it is essential that you follow their instructions. Please take your belongings with you and proceed out of the area quickly and quietly. If we are unable to re-occupy the stands, you may be invited to return to your car or coach. Departure from car and coach parks will be under the direction of the Police. The foregoing is a precautionary tale. 9


Showcase your outfit today Set on the Edwardian Weighing Room Lawn 11am to 2.30pm: Registration & participation 3.15pm: Shortlist announced (on the catwalk board & the big screen)

3.50pm: Shortlist final judging Winners announced!

PRIZES over five categories each day!

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YORK GIN EBOR FASHION LAWN PRIZES Most Stylish: Luxury York Gin Hamper including an engraved large bottle of York Gin and a selection of gifts. £350 Coast gift voucher. Two people to attend an EFL match of choice courtesy of Sky Bet. Two people to attend a VIP day at the Dante Festival 2022 at York in the Voltigeur Restaurant.

Most Stylish Runner-Up: Luxury York Gin Hamper including an engraved large bottle of York Gin and a selection of gifts. £100 Coast gift voucher. Pair of County Stand badges for the Dante Festival 2022 at York.

Most Stylish Couple: Luxury York Gin Hamper including an engraved large bottle of York Gin each and a selection of gifts. Two people to attend a VIP day at the Dante Festival 2022 at York, including Premier Racing Lounge seats.

Best Hat: A George Durdy bespoke hat.

Best Dressed Child: A four pack of magical potions and magical sweets from The Potions Cauldron, plus Wizard Golf for four at The Hole In Wand in the Coppergate Centre, York. Only open to those in the County Stand and Grandstand & Paddock. Please note with any live event times may vary. The decision of the judges will be final.

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A RACECOURSE FOR ALL

We want the racecourse to offer both a welcome and an enjoyable day to all our racegoers and in delivering that we recognise that some may need additional assistance from us.

The first thing to say, please just ask for help, if the team don’t have an instant answer, then they know someone who will. The team in the Racecourse Reception (behind the Ebor Stand) act as the link to the rest of the team, as needed. FAQS Is there disabled and blue badge parking? Yes, I hope you found it. All our car parks have designated spaces near their front row. Can I get help with getting to/from the car park, taxi rank or shuttle buses? Yes, there is a complimentary buggy service to all these points, ask at racecourse reception or next time you arrive just call 01904 620911. Thank you for your patience as the buggies can only transfer 4 people at a time and it’s a big site. Can I bring a wheelchair? Yes, if you need to; but we also offer complimentary hire, again from Racecourse Reception (see told you they were the hub). As we hope you’ll appreciate, there are only so many wheelchairs on site, if you need to reserve in advance then call 01904 620911. Can I bring somebody to help? Yes, we appreciate that will come in various forms, we hope our “carer comes free” scheme is a help, before your next visit check it out online at www.yorkracecourse.co.uk or just ask the team today. Are there wheelchair viewing platforms? Yes, in all stand side area and Stands - easiest thing to do is to ask our Stewards, though a map is available from, you guessed it, Racecourse Reception. Please use these in the spirit intended, with carers being prepared to step aside to allow space for those who need the view the most. What about toilets and are they part of the Radar scheme? Yes they are, all the permanent toilet blocks have a disabled capability, please ask for directions or check that map from you know where. Are their wheelchair height food and drink counters? Yes there are but not as many as we’d like, please ask a member of the team to assist you. Wheelchair height betting? Yes, there are some Tote counters set at a reduced height though a better plan might be to use the courier service that operates in areas such as the main Champagne Lawns; the Tote team themselves are always willing to help. There was one more thing? Please ask, we value your feedback so we can keep improving in this area.

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Examples of viewing platforms both around the Parade Ring and trackside


A message from Mr Malih L Al Basti As the founding owner of Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2021 season at the magnificent York Racecourse on the Knavesmire. The past year has thrown many challenges at the racing world globally and I salute those behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to keep our sport alive throughout those dark days. It is great to be back approaching some form of normality here at York. And so it is with great pride that Al Basti Equiworld Dubai, can continue to support The Chairman, Committee and every member of the York racecourse team by putting our name to three Group 2 races in 2021: the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Middleton Stakes, the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Dante Stakes and the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Gimcrack Stakes. We wish all owners, trainers, jockeys and stable staff the very best of luck today and throughout this new season on The Knavesmire. Malih L Al Basti Owner and Founder Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai.

www.albastiequiworld.com


P U Z Z L E CORNER GUESS WHO?

Do you remember this brilliant winner of the Juddmonte International who went on to multiple further Group 1 glory?

TRUE OR FALSE?

Here are some statements about today’s big race, the Juddmonte International Stakes, but are they true or false? 1. The win for Ghaiyyath in 2020 was the fifth time that the Godolphin colours have been carried to victory. True or False?

2. Panamian jockey Braulio Baeza, who won on Roberto in the first running of the Juddmonte International in 1972, retired with a 100% winning ratio for his rides in Britain. True or False? 3. Today is the 50th running of the Juddmonte International. Of the previous 49, more than 20 have been won by the favourite. True or False? 4. There have been more winners of the Juddmonte International trained in Italy than there have been trained in Yorkshire. True or False? 5. Relkino, who sprang a 33-1 surprise in the 1977 running of the Juddmonte International is still the longest priced winner of the Juddmonte International. True or False?

YORK’S RACING CHALLENGE 1. Who are the only two jockeys to have ridden three consecutive winners of the Juddmonte International and can you name the horses on which they prevailed? A point for each.

2. Jamie Spencer rode Phoenix of Spain to victory in the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes in 2018, for your first point, where did the partnership strike at Group One level earlier that season? Then, can you name which fellow subsequent Classic winner Spencer rode to victory in the 2003 renewal? Bonus points if you can name the Classic. 3. The 2019 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur winner, Logician, went on to Classic glory in the St Leger and became the 14th horse to do the double. Don’t panic, we won’t ask you to name all of the previous 13, just the next most recent. Bonus points for the year, his trainer and the man who did the steering. 4. The Juddmonte International was last year rated the best race on Planet Earth, but can you remember when the inaugural race was run, who won it and why it was such a big story at the time? 5. Quality is something that is supplied in abundance on this day, every year, and last year was certainly no different with three classy types taking the Pattern races on the card. However, only two of those went on to Group 1 glory - can you name which horses and which races they won at the very top level?

Answers to today’s puzzles can be found on page 93. 14


CROSSWORD Test your knowledge and find tips for all seven races in today’s crossword

ACROSS

1 See 2 down 5 It’s nothing to the likes of Andy Murray, but could be a winning choice in today’s Juddmonte International Stakes! (4) 7 See 22 down 8 Surname of the brothers Fred, who rode Grand National winner Kilmore and John, who trained the Prix de l’Abbaye winner Balidar (6) 9 Ms Johnson Houghton perhaps? (3) 10 After a Slip, a Derby winner for Sir Henry Cecil and Steve Cauthen in 1985 (6) 12 Named after a city in Iran, this wine is commonly produced from the Syrah grape in Australia and South Africa (6) 14 Jockey Graham, who has ridden over 1,000 jumping winners and more than 800 on the Flat (3) 16 Pay attention though it sounds small! (2) 17 see 29 across 18 Father has a job as a personal assistant? (2) 20 Owned an aspirant on a small advertisement! (3) 21 see 24 across 24 and 21 across None Yaya can’t change for the selection in today’s IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes (6,6) 25 New Zealand Rugby League star Kevin, who played in Challenge Cup finals for Wigan, Leeds and St Helens (3) 26 No musical accompaniment for this type of quiet hero? (6) 27 Russian sleigh drawn by three horses (6) 28 Follows Bish and Bash before making the selection for today’s Sky Bet Nursery Handicap! (4) 29 and 17 across Vampire drama shouts out the selection for today’s Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap (8,5)

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1 Put in place where each horse will be just before the race (7) 2 and 1 across The monarch’s son has a mint – and a selection for today’s Sky Bet Handicap (6,8) 3 May be between burying a Milan football team (5) 4 Trainer Toby sounds like he has a legal background! (5) 5 Long piece of coloured cloth used as a skirt in India, Pakistan and Burma (5) 6 Hazer reforms and makes the selection in today’s Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (5) 11 One turns to the new! (3) 13 It clearly belongs to him! (3) 15 England spinner/batsman Moeen perhaps (3) 17 Soft sound a dove makes (3) 18 Yap back that it’s wages! (3) 19 Won’t change your mind that it was the singer of the 1981 hit Prince Charming! (7) 20 Owning that the hag has the French wine (6) 21 Small piece of bread or cake (5) 22 and 7 across Oi, I spy truth revising a selection for today’s Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (5,6) 23 Follows 29 across as it gets darker! (5) 24 Francesco, the former Italian international footballer who spent his entire career at Roma and in 2014 became the oldest man to score in the Champions League at the age of 38 (5)

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LIFE PRESIDENT: THE EARL OF HALIFAX

YORK RACE COMMITTEE BRIDGET GUERIN THE LORD GRIMTHORPE

NICHOLAS WRIGLEY CHRISTOPHER DENNY

WILLIAM BETHELL NICK CHEYNE

MEET THE YORK MANAGEMENT TEAM WILLIAM DERBY

NICK FAZACKERLEY

ANTHEA LEIGH

01904 683932 jane.richardson@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 638971 nick.fazackerley@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk

01904 620911 anthea.leigh@yorkracecourse.co.uk

AMY SWALES

GAVIN PATTISON Facilities Manager

Commercial Manager Hospitality & Banqueting

01904 620911 amy.swales@yorkracecouse.co.uk

01904 620911 gavin.pattison@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 638971 louise.daly@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk

Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

FAY WAUDBY-GREEN

General Manager – Catering & Conferences

JAMES BRENNAN

LOUISE DALY

NICK JOHNSON

Stableside Manager

Head of Marketing & Sponsorship

Hospitality Box Manager

01904 620911 fay.waudby@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 james.brennan@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 683933 nick.johnson@yorkracecourse.co.uk

ADRIAN KAY Head Groundsman

Head of Finance

CHRIS WARD

PHIL ATKINSON

01904 620911 adrian.kay@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 683939 chris.ward@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 enquiries@yorkracecourse.co.uk

OFFICIALS

Stewards ROBERT EARNSHAW (Chief Steward) PETER CRAFTS (Stewards’ Panel Chair) ALAN DEMPSEY HELEN KINSELLA ROBERT McCARTHY PETER SPORNE Social Distancing Officer ANNETTE BAKER Starters STUART TURNER JASON CALLAGHAN Judge NICK BOSTOCK Clerks of the Scales WAYNE BURNELL KARL CURRAN 16

Racing Manager & Raceday Clerk of the Course

Covid-19 Officer

Veterinary Officers NIGEL HAIZELDEN MATTHEW TONG Medical Officers Dr ROS RODEN Dr BRUCE McLAIN Dr JOHN ADAMS Dr CHRIS HARDING Veterinary Surgeons GEMMA DRANSFIELD MATTHEW SWARBRICK POL ABRIL ALASTAIR KAY Commentator MIKE CATTERMOLE Betting Ring Managers MARK RYAN MALCOLM HART TED HEMSLEY


How to Read the Racecard colour graphic

horse’s saddlecloth number

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horse’s name No. of days since last ran

A symbol here denotes the horse holds an entry in the Cazoo St Leger, Sat 11th Sept, or at QIPCO British Champions Day, Sat 16th Oct

Ghaiyyath (IRE) (45)

Barons Selection

draw

age

5

B h Dubawi (IRE) - Nightime (IRE) Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

weight st-lbs kg

9-6

(59.9)

(2)

Jockey: William Buick Form: 310-111 D Breeder: Springbank Way Stud

Has won eight races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner at 9-4 in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown over 1m 2f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Enable by 2 1/4l. Every chance of following up in this. Official BHA Rating 127 SP: 11-10

form guide

colour of horse B=bay Br=brown Ch=chesnut Gr=grey

sire

dam

Probable SP

sex of horse c=colt - male horse up to age 5 h=horse g=gelding f=filly - female horse up to age 5 m=mare

previous performances /=new season -=new year C=course winner D=distance winner CD=course & distance winner BF=beaten favourite

Official BHA Ratings The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses, once they have taken part usually in three races, to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring any penalties or allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicaps races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change to a rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. Racing Post Standard Times These are an independent assessment based on how long it should take a 90-rated horse to win on Good To Firm ground at York. Race tactics, rail movements, and wind direction are amongst the many factors to also affect the time for each specific race. Non-Runner Ground - The Trainer states the ground is not suitable for this horse, the official going has changed since the time of declaration. Vet - The Trainer states the horse is subject to a Veterinary Certificate. Self Certificate - The trainer has advised the authorities that the horse is not able to race today.

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P RLEZ-VOUS R CING? ESSENTIAL RACING PHRASES FOR THE BEGINNER It could be easy to be put off by the weird and wonderful words and phrases banded around the racecourse, but in fact, its all part of the fun.

Like a tourist in a foreign country, the novice racegoer soon picks up enough of the language to get by, and then rapidly becomes fluent.

The following terms will provide any newcomer, keen to enhance their language skills, with just enough of the jargon to sound like a ‘local’: RACING SPEAK

ENGLISH

ALLOWANCE: .......................The weight concession the horse is given to compensate for its rider’s inexperience. AMATEUR: .............................(Rider) on racecards, their names are usually prefixed by Mr, Mrs, etc. to indicate their amateur licence holder status. ANTE-POST: ..........................Betting (usually for the most important races) days or even months before the race is due to take place. APPRENTICE:........................Young jockey tied by annually renewed contract to a licensed trainer while they are learning. BACKWARD: .........................Young horse which needs time to mature. CLERK OF THE COURSE:...Official in charge of running the racing programme, at York it is William Derby. CLERK OF THE SCALES:....Key in the delivery of a successful racing operation. Wayne Burnell and Karl Curran are sharing the role this afternoon. COLOURS:..............................The racing silks worn by the jockeys. COLT: ......................................Male, ungelded horse, up to four years old - so six of the runners in the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur. CONNECTIONS:....................The owner and trainer of a racehorse. COURSE SPECIALIST:.........Horse which tends to run well at a particular course. DAM:........................................Mother of a horse. DISTANCE:.............................The length of a race. DISTANCE, THE: ...................An unmarked point 240 yards from the winning post. DRAW: ....................................Describes a horse’s position in the starting stalls, drawn two days before a flat race. FILLY: ......................................Female horse up to four years old - all but two of the participants in our sixth race this afternoon. FOAL:......................................Horse of either sex from its birth until 1 January the following year. FURLONG: .............................220 yards (one eighth of a mile). GELDING:...............................Castrated horse - Kemari and Yibir in the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur are examples. GOING: ...................................Description of the course conditions under foot. HAND:.....................................Unit of four inches in which a horse’s height is measured at the shoulder. JOLLY:.....................................Betting term for the horse with the shortest odds (the favourite). JUDGE: ...................................Official responsible for declaring finishing order and distances between horses. NIck Bostock is in the hot seat this afternoon. 18


JUVENILE: .............................Two-year old horse. All horses in our second and final races today. KNAVESMIRE: .......................The name for the piece of ground on which York Racecourse is situated. MAIDEN:.................................Horse which has not yet won a race. MARE: .....................................Female horse, five years and over - Mid WInster and Princess Power in the sixth race this afternoon are examples. OBJECTIONS: .......................Complaint by one camp against another regarding breach of rules during a race. ODDS ON: ..............................Where a bet’s winnings are less than the stake e.g. winning a £2 bet wins you £1 so you get back £3. PACE: ......................................‘Up with the pace’ means close to the leaders. PENALTY:...............................Weight added to the handicap weight of a horse which has won since the weights were published. PHOTO FINISH:.....................Electronic photo device which determines minimal distance in a close finish. PLATE: ....................................Shoe worn by horse for racing. RACEDAY CLERK OF THE COURSE:.................A key contact for racing professionals and in delivering the racing. Anthea Leigh fills the role at York, follow her Clerking tweets @YorkClerk. SCHOOLED:...........................Trained to jump. SHORT RUNNER: .................A horse that doesn’t stay the minimum distance, five furlongs on the flat or two miles over jumps. SIRE:........................................Father of a horse. SPREAD A PLATE: ...............When a racing plate or horseshoe becomes detached from the animal’s hoof. SP/STARTING PRICE:..........Official price of a horse at which bets are settled in the betting shops. STEWARDS ENQUIRY:........Enquiry by panel of men and women responsible for seeing rules are adhered to into a race’s running. TIC-TAC: .................................Bookmakers hand-signalling method relaying odds. UNDER STARTERS’ ORDERS: ................................Occurs when the race is about to start. VOICE IN THE SKY:..............The commentator, listen out for Mike Cattermole this afternoon. WEIGH OUT/WEIGH IN: .....Weighing jockey before and after race to ensure correct weight has been carried. YEARLING: ............................Horse of either sex from 1 January to 31 December of the year following its birth. 19


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ALPHABETICAL INDEX

JOCKEYS D ALLAN 1.50 Copper Knight (IRE) .................................. T Easterby 4.10 Elysian Flame........................................M & D Easterby A ATZENI 1.50 Mountain Peak ..................................................E Walker 3.00 Third Realm........................................................R Varian 3.35 Juan Elcano ...........................................................K Ryan W BUICK 1.50 Whenthedealinsdone ...........................................R Teal 2.25 Noble Truth (FR) .........................................C Appleby 3.00 Kemari..............................................................C Appleby 4.45 Atiyah ..............................................................T D Barron H CROUCH 4.10 Here And Now................................................. R Beckett 5.20 Instinctive Move.....................................................C Cox J CROWLEY 2.25 Ehraz .................................................................. R Hannon 3.35 Mohaafeth (IRE) ..........................................W Haggas 5.20 Jadhlaan ........................................................M Johnston R DAWSON 4.45 Four Adaay...................................................... B Millman 5.20 Ye Gud Thing (IRE) ....................................H Kobeissi S DE SOUSA 4.10 Scaramanga (IRE) ........................................P Nicholls 4.45 Ventura Flame (IRE) ................................ K Dalgleish 5.20 I’m A Gambler (IRE) ................................M Johnston L DETTORI 3.00 Sir Lucan (IRE) ......................................... A P O’Brien P DOBBS 5.20 Bosh (IRE) ...................................................... R Hannon JAMES DOYLE 1.50 Desert Safari (IRE) ....................................M Johnston 2.25 Dubawi Legend (IRE) ...................................H Palmer 3.00 Yibir...................................................................C Appleby 4.10 Themaxwecan (IRE) .................................M Johnston T EAVES 1.50 Major Jumbo..........................................................K Ryan 4.45 Stars In The Night (IRE) ..................................K Ryan 5.20 Aleezdancer (IRE) .............................................K Ryan DAVID EGAN 1.50 Ornate ...........................................................D C Griffiths 3.35 Mishriff (IRE) ...........................................J & T Gosden 4.45 Lady Quickstep (IRE) ...............................G Kelleway 5.20 Sisters In The Sky..................................................R Teal JOSEPHINE GORDON 5.20 Jastar .........................................................................C Cox P HANAGAN 1.50 May Sonic................................................................. C Hills C HARDIE 1.50 Mondammej ......................................................A Brittain 5.20 Showtime Mahomes............................................G Tuer J HART 1.50 El Astronaute (IRE) .......................................J J Quinn 2.25 Royal Patronage (FR) ..............................M Johnston 4.10 Hochfeld (IRE) ............................................M Johnston 4.45 Miss Nay Never (IRE) ..................................J J Quinn R HAVLIN 1.50 Live In The Moment (IRE) ............................... A West T HEARD 4.10 Prince Imperial (USA) ................................. R Hughes 4.45 Princess Power (IRE) ....................................N Tinkler S HITCHCOTT 5.20 Dark Tulip......................................................... R Hannon R HORNBY 3.00 Scope (IRE) ................................................... R Beckett 4.10 Future Investment ......................................... R Beckett 4.45 Ice Station Zebra........................................... R Beckett S JAMES 5.20 Lady Lade ..................................................... K Dalgleish P-L JAMIN 5.20 Flaming Rib (IRE) ...................................T Dascombe

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R KINGSCOTE 1.50 Lord Riddiford (IRE) .....................................J J Quinn 4.10 Rajinsky (IRE) ............................................T Dascombe 5.20 Roman Dragon..........................................T Dascombe C LEE 4.10 Platform Nineteen (IRE) .....................................M Bell W M LORDAN 3.00 The Mediterranean (IRE) ...................... A P O’Brien K J MANNING 3.35 Mac Swiney (IRE) ........................................ J S Bolger T MARQUAND 1.50 Hurricane Ivor (IRE) ....................................W Haggas 3.00 Youth Spirit (IRE) ........................................ A Balding 3.35 Alenquer (FR) ...............................................W Haggas 4.10 Who Dares Wins (IRE) ...................................... A King J MITCHELL 5.20 Papa Cocktail (IRE) .................................. Tom Clover R L MOORE 3.00 High Definition (IRE) .............................. A P O’Brien 3.35 Love (IRE) ................................................... A P O’Brien L MORRIS 1.50 Ostilio ................................................................. P Midgley 4.10 Bodyline (IRE) ........................................Sir M Prescott 5.20 Aristobulus ................................................... J Ferguson O MURPHY 1.50 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE) .................................... L Mullaney 2.25 Imperial Fighter (IRE) .................................A Balding 3.35 Alcohol Free (IRE) .......................................A Balding 4.10 Island Brave (IRE) ............................................... H Main 4.45 Ballintoy Harbour (IRE) ............................. P Midgley 5.20 Frankella ...........................................................A Balding MEGAN NICHOLLS 5.20 Pockett Rockett (IRE) ......................................K Ryan S OSBORNE 4.45 Tenaya Canyon.................................................E Walker 5.20 Guest List (IRE) ..................................................K Ryan D PROBERT 1.50 Twilight Calls.......................................................H Candy 4.10 Torcello (IRE) ......................................................S Lycett 5.20 Wonderful World .......................................M Channon B ROBINSON 1.50 Indian Sounds (IRE) ..................................... P Midgley 4.10 Nicholas T ............................................................ J Goldie 4.45 Mid Winster..................................................... P Midgley C RODRIGUEZ 1.50 Pendleton...............................................................M Dods K SCHOFIELD 4.45 Ey Up It’s Maggie...............................................T Coyle R SCOTT 1.50 Lahore (USA) ............................................Phillip Makin 4.45 Not On Your Nellie (IRE) .............................N Tinkler H SHAW 1.50 First Company (IRE) ...................................... D Carroll 4.45 Tweet Tweet...................................................... D Carroll J P SPENCER 1.50 Jawwaal ..................................................................M Dods 4.10 Arcadian Sunrise (IRE) ................................ J Queally D TUDHOPE 1.50 Nomadic Empire (IRE) ...............................D O’Meara 4.10 Get Shirty (IRE) ............................................D O’Meara 4.45 Noorban...........................................................D O’Meara 5.20 Hellomydarlin (IRE) .................................. G Boughey H TURNER 5.20 Mercurial (IRE) .........................................T Dascombe J WATSON 1.50 Soul Seeker (IRE) .........................................D O’Meara 4.10 Makawee (IRE) ..............................................D O’Meara


TRAINERS CHARLIE APPLEBY 2.25 Noble Truth (FR).....................................William Buick 3.00 Kemari........................................................William Buick 3.00 Yibir.............................................................. James Doyle ANDREW BALDING 2.25 Imperial Fighter (IRE)........................... Oisin Murphy 3.00 Youth Spirit (IRE) ...............................Tom Marquand 3.35 Alcohol Free (IRE) ................................. Oisin Murphy 5.20 Frankella .................................................... Oisin Murphy DAVID BARRON 4.45 Atiyah .........................................................William Buick RALPH BECKETT 3.00 Scope (IRE).................................................Rob Hornby 4.10 Future Investment .....................................Rob Hornby 4.10 Here And Now....................................... Hector Crouch 4.45 Ice Station Zebra.......................................Rob Hornby MICHAEL BELL 4.10 Platform Nineteen (IRE).......................... Clifford Lee JIM BOLGER 3.35 Mac Swiney (IRE) ................................ Kevin Manning GEORGE BOUGHEY 5.20 Hellomydarlin (IRE).......................... Daniel Tudhope ANTONY BRITTAIN 1.50 Mondammej ................................................. Cam Hardie HENRY CANDY 1.50 Twilight Calls............................................David Probert DECLAN CARROLL 1.50 First Company (IRE)............................Harrison Shaw 4.45 Tweet Tweet...........................................Harrison Shaw MICK CHANNON 5.20 Wonderful World ..................................David Probert TOM CLOVER 5.20 Papa Cocktail (IRE)................................Jack Mitchell CLIVE COX 5.20 Instinctive Move................................... Hector Crouch 5.20 Jastar ................................................Josephine Gordon TONY COYLE 4.45 Ey Up It’s Maggie.............................Kieran Schofield KEITH DALGLEISH 4.45 Ventura Flame (IRE) ...................Silvestre De Sousa 5.20 Lady Lade .....................................................Sam James TOM DASCOMBE 4.10 Rajinsky (IRE).................................Richard Kingscote 5.20 Flaming Rib (IRE) ....................................Pierre Jamin 5.20 Mercurial (IRE) .......................................Hayley Turner 5.20 Roman Dragon..............................Richard Kingscote MICHAEL DODS 1.50 Jawwaal ................................................... Jamie Spencer 1.50 Pendleton..........................................Callum Rodriguez MICHAEL & DAVID EASTERBY 4.10 Elysian Flame................................................David Allan TIM EASTERBY 1.50 Copper Knight (IRE)..................................David Allan RICHARD FAHEY 5.20 Final Account ............................................. Alan Persse JAMES FERGUSON 5.20 Aristobulus .................................................. Luke Morris JIM GOLDIE 4.10 Nicholas T .................................................Ben Robinson JOHN & THADY GOSDEN 3.35 Mishriff (IRE) ................................................David Egan DAVID GRIFFITHS 1.50 Ornate .............................................................David Egan WILLIAM HAGGAS 1.50 Hurricane Ivor (IRE)............................Tom Marquand 3.35 Alenquer (FR).......................................Tom Marquand 3.35 Mohaafeth (IRE)........................................Jim Crowley RICHARD HANNON 2.25 Ehraz .............................................................Jim Crowley 5.20 Bosh (IRE).......................................................Pat Dobbs 5.20 Dark Tulip...................................................... S Hitchcott CHARLES HILLS 1.50 May Sonic.................................................. Paul Hanagan RICHARD HUGHES 4.10 Prince Imperial (USA) ...............................Tyler Heard

MARK JOHNSTON 1.50 Desert Safari (IRE)................................... James Doyle 2.25 Royal Patronage (FR)................................ Jason Hart 4.10 Hochfeld (IRE) .............................................. Jason Hart 4.10 Themaxwecan (IRE)................................ James Doyle 5.20 I’m A Gambler (IRE)....................Silvestre De Sousa 5.20 Jadhlaan ......................................................Jim Crowley GAY KELLEWAY 4.45 Lady Quickstep (IRE)...............................David Egan ALAN KING 4.10 Who Dares Wins (IRE).......................Tom Marquand HILAL KOBEISSI 5.20 Ye Gud Thing (IRE)..................................Ray Dawson SHAUN LYCETT 4.10 Torcello (IRE)...........................................David Probert HEATHER MAIN 4.10 Island Brave (IRE)................................... Oisin Murphy PHILLIP MAKIN 1.50 Lahore (USA)............................................. Rowan Scott PAUL MIDGLEY 1.50 Indian Sounds (IRE)..............................Ben Robinson 1.50 Ostilio ............................................................. Luke Morris 4.45 Ballintoy Harbour (IRE) ....................... Oisin Murphy 4.45 Mid Winster.............................................Ben Robinson BRIAN MILLMAN 4.45 Four Adaay.................................................Ray Dawson LAWRENCE MULLANEY 1.50 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE) ................................ Oisin Murphy PAUL NICHOLLS 4.10 Scaramanga (IRE).........................Silvestre De Sousa AIDAN O’BRIEN 3.00 High Definition (IRE)...............................Ryan Moore 3.00 Sir Lucan (IRE).....................................Frankie Dettori 3.00 The Mediterranean (IRE) ..................Wayne Lordan 3.35 Love (IRE) ....................................................Ryan Moore DAVID O’MEARA 1.50 Nomadic Empire (IRE)..................... Daniel Tudhope 1.50 Soul Seeker (IRE).................................. Jason Watson 4.10 Get Shirty (IRE) .................................. Daniel Tudhope 4.10 Makawee (IRE)....................................... Jason Watson 4.45 Noorban................................................ Daniel Tudhope HUGO PALMER 2.25 Dubawi Legend (IRE) ............................ James Doyle SIR MARK PRESCOTT 4.10 Bodyline (IRE)............................................. Luke Morris JOHN QUEALLY 4.10 Arcadian Sunrise (IRE) ...................... Jamie Spencer JOHN QUINN 1.50 El Astronaute (IRE) ..................................... Jason Hart 1.50 Lord Riddiford (IRE) ....................Richard Kingscote 4.45 Miss Nay Never (IRE)................................. Jason Hart KEVIN RYAN 1.50 Major Jumbo.................................................. Tom Eaves 3.35 Juan Elcano ............................................Andrea Atzeni 4.45 Stars In The Night (IRE) ........................... Tom Eaves 5.20 Aleezdancer (IRE) ...................................... Tom Eaves 5.20 Guest List (IRE) ...................................Saffie Osborne 5.20 Pockett Rockett (IRE)...................... Megan Nicholls ROGER TEAL 1.50 Whenthedealinsdone ............................William Buick 5.20 Sisters In The Sky.......................................David Egan NIGEL TINKLER 4.45 Not On Your Nellie (IRE)...................... Rowan Scott 4.45 Princess Power (IRE)................................Tyler Heard GRANT TUER 5.20 Showtime Mahomes................................. Cam Hardie ROGER VARIAN 3.00 Third Realm............................................Andrea Atzeni ED WALKER 1.50 Mountain Peak .......................................Andrea Atzeni 4.45 Tenaya Canyon.....................................Saffie Osborne ADAM WEST 1.50 Live In The Moment (IRE)................... Robert Havlin

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YORK TRACKFACTS

A left-handed track which joins the straight course just under five furlongs from home. Races of seven furlongs start on a spur which joins the main circuit at a tangent after two furlongs.

1m2f88y 1m4f

7f&2m6f

5f& 2m2f 6f 5f 89y 2m4f

1m

1m208y 1m 110y

2m

1m6f

Grandstands

Top Course Trainers LEADING TRAINERS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RUNNERS: R FAHEY (39 wins from 562 runners, 7%) runs FINAL ACCOUNT (5.20). W HAGGAS (36 wins from 196 runners, 18%) runs HURRICANE IVOR (1.50), ALENQUER and MOHAAFETH (3.35). T EASTERBY (35 wins from 433 runners, 8%) runs COPPER KNIGHT (1.50). M JOHNSTON (29 wins from 247 runners, 12%) runs DESERT SAFARI (1.50), ROYAL PATRONAGE (2.25), THEMAXWECAN and HOCHFELD (4.10), I’M A GAMBLER and JADHLAAN (5.20). D O’MEARA (24 wins from 379 runners, 6%) runs SOUL SEEKER and NOMADIC EMPIRE (1.50), MAKAWEE and GET SHIRTY (4.10), NOORBAN (4.45). .

Trainers In Form

MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: W HAGGAS (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runners listed above. R VARIAN (14 wins from 41 runners, 34%) runs THIRD REALM (3.00). A BALDING (12 wins from 47 runners, 26%) runs IMPERIAL FIGHTER (2.25), YOUTH SPIRIT (3.00), ALCOHOL FREE (3.35), FRANKELLA (5.20). T EASTERBY (10 wins from 93 runners, 11%) runners listed above. J & T GOSDEN (9 wins from 26 runners, 35%) runs MISHRIFF (3.35).

Top Course Jockeys LEADING JOCKEYS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RIDES: DANIEL TUDHOPE (31 wins from 287 rides, 11%) rides NOMADIC EMPIRE (1.50), GET SHIRTY (4.10), NOORBAN (4.45), HELLOMYDARLIN (5.20). FRANKIE DETTORI (21 wins from 97 rides, 22%) rides SIR LUCAN (3.00). JAMES DOYLE (21 wins from 124 rides, 17%) rides DESERT SAFARI (1.50), DUBAWI LEGEND (2.25), YIBIR (3.00), THEMAXWECAN (4.10). DAVID ALLAN (21 wins from 222 rides, 9%) rides COPPER KNIGHT (1.50), ELYSIAN FLAME (4.10). PAUL HANAGAN (20 wins from 230 rides, 9%) rides MAY SONIC (1.50).

Jockeys In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: OISIN MURPHY (22 wins from 65 rides, 34%) rides SNAZZY JAZZY (1.50), IMPERIAL FIGHTER (2.25), ALCOHOL FREE (3.35), ISLAND BRAVE (4.10), BALLINTOY HARBOUR (4.45), FRANKELLA (5.20). DAVID PROBERT (17 wins from 55 rides, 31%) rides TWILIGHT CALLS (1.50), TORCELLO (4.10), WONDERFUL WORLD (5.20). WILLIAM BUICK (17 wins from 70 rides, 24%) rides WHENTHEDEALINSDONE (1.50), NOBLE TRUTH (2.25), KEMARI (3.00), ATIYAH (4.45). TOM MARQUAND (15 wins from 63 rides, 24%) rides HURRICANE IVOR (1.50), YOUTH SPIRIT (3.00), ALENQUER (3.35), WHO DARES WINS (4.10). JACK MITCHELL (11 wins from 44 rides, 25%) rides PAPA COCKTAIL (5.20).

Weight Watcher

The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 1.50 LAHORE (won off 101 down 4lb to 97).

Classy Tips

The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 4.10 MAKAWEE (down 3 grades); 5.20 PAPA COCKTAIL (down 3 grades).

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BATH Race 1 1.40 5f 10y 1 Cherish (FR) 9-9 2 Zulu Zander (IRE) 9-9 3 Pink Flamingo (GB) 9-7 4 Thegreyvtrain (GB) 9-7 5 Glamorous Force (GB) 9-5 6 Moonshiner (IRE) 9-1 7 Coronation Cottage (GB) 9-0 8 Atyaaf (GB) 9-0 9 Shani (GB) 8-13 10 Porfin (IRE) 8-9 Race 2 2.15 5f 1 Altai (GB) 2 Kaboo (USA) 3 Maybe Tonight (GB) 4 Tyson (IRE) 5 Build Me Up (IRE) 6 Falmouth Ballerina (GB) 7 Honeywell (GB) 8 Jen’s Gift (GB) 9 Marion’s Star (IRE) 10 Miss Anaco (GB) 11 Next Second (GB) 12 Quella Speranza (GB)

10y 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0

Race 3 2.50 1m 2f 37y 1 Hashtagmetoo (USA) 9-13 2 Quemonda (GB) 9-12 3 Appreciate (IRE) 9-11 4 Agent Saonois (FR) 9-9 5 Sea Oscar (GB) 9-6 6 French Conquest (IRE) 9-4 7 Elevate (GB) 9-3 8 Wholelotafun (IRE) 9-2 Race 4 3.25 1m 3f 137y 1 Nicks Not Wonder (GB) 10-4 2 Manor Park (GB) 10-0 3 Ascot Day (FR) 9-12 4 Coupe de Champagne (GER) 9-6 5 Eagles Dare (GB) 8-13 Race 5 4.00 1 Cogital (GB) 2 Russian Rumour (IRE) 3 Justified (GB) 4 Bailarico (IRE) 5 Nibras Gold (IRE) 6 Artemis Sky (GB)

1m 6f 10-4 10-0 10-0 9-11 9-2 9-0

Race 6 4.35 1m 1 Aweemaweh (IRE) 9-11 2 Chifa (IRE) 9-7 3 Rectory Road (GB) 9-7 4 Far From A Ruby (GB) 9-6 5 Kenstone (FR) 9-4 6 Never Said Nothing (IRE) 9-4 7 Bronze River (GB) 9-4 8 Kodiellen (IRE) 9-2 9 Pope Gregory (GB) 9-1 10 Globe Theatre (USA) 9-0 11 Outer Space (GB) 8-8 12 Zest of Zambia (USA) 8-4 13 Bright View (IRE) 8-4 14 Disey’s Edge (GB) 8-2 Race 7 5.10 5f 160y 1 Mount Mogan (GB) 9-12 2 Sarah’s Verse (GB) 9-9 3 Minhaaj (IRE) 9-7 4 Al Simmo (GB) 9-5 5 Liberty Bay (GB) 9-5 6 Real Estate (IRE) 8-13 7 Sendacard (GB) 8-11

CARLISLE Race 1 1.00 5f 1 Ginger Jam (GB) 10-1 2 Glory Fighter (GB) 9-12 3 East Street Revue (GB) 9-9 4 Sound Reason (GB) 9-7 5 Khabib (IRE) 9-7 6 Nibras Again (GB) 9-7 7 Navajo Spring (IRE) 9-6 8 Global Humor (USA) 9-5 9 Tees Spirit (GB) 9-5 10 International Girl (IRE) 9-3 11 Koropick (IRE) 8-12

Race 3 2.05 5f 182y 1 Arriannie (GB) 9-0 2 Azure Blue (IRE) 9-0 3 Capple Girl (IRE) 9-0 4 Kyber Crystal (IRE) 9-0 5 Lucrum (IRE) 9-0 6 Madeira Wine (GB) 9-0 7 Perfect News (GB) 9-0 8 Rainbow Colours (IRE) 9-0 9 Tezzaray (GB) 9-0 10 Ventura Tease (GB) 9-0 11 Wee Poppy (GB) 9-0

Race 2 1.30 5f 182y 1 Abbie Power (IRE) 9-0 2 Angels Tale (IRE) 9-0 3 Better Half (GB) 9-0 4 Capall Mear (IRE) 9-0 5 Gower Glen (IRE) 9-0 6 Hala Hala Athmani (GB) 9-0 7 Highland Queen (IRE) 9-0 8 Lunasa (IRE) 9-0 9 Mambo Beauty (IRE) 9-0 10 Octophobia (IRE) 9-0 11 Round Acre (GB) 9-0 12 Sweetest Company (IRE) 9-0

Race 4 2.40 7f 1 Queen’s Sargent (FR) 2 Jump The Gun (IRE) 3 Cassy O (IRE) 4 Astrogem (GB) 5 Little Jo (GB) 6 Ledham (IRE) 7 Old News (GB) 8 Arranmore (GB) 9 Jewel Maker (IRE)

173y 9-10 9-7 9-7 9-4 9-3 9-3 9-2 8-12 8-11

Race 5 3.15 1m 6f 32y 1 Raymond (IRE) 10-5 2 Goobinator (USA) 10-0 3 Roseabad (IRE) 9-9 4 Billy No Mates (IRE) 9-6 5 Daawy (IRE) 9-5 6 The Navigator (GB) 9-3 7 Eclipse de Lunar (IRE) 8-8

Race 6 3.50 5f 182y 1 Deny Knowledge (IRE) 9-9 2 Royal Advice (IRE) 9-7 3 Symbol of Hope (GB) 9-6 4 Runninwild (GB) 9-5 5 Run This Way (GB) 9-5 6 Secret Eagle (GB) 9-5 7 Truth In Jest (GB) 9-4 8 Zen Dancer (GB) 9-2 9 Three Hat Day (GB) 8-13 10 Nodsasgoodasawink (GB) 8-12 11 Elladora (GB) 8-11 12 Sleight (GB) 8-7 Race 7 4.20 1m 1f 1 Qawamees (IRE) 11-7 2 Licit (IRE) 11-6 3 Carter Cowboy (IRE) 11-0 4 Chinese Spirit (IRE) 10-7 5 Retirement Beckons (GB) 10-4 6 Wilhelm Vonvenster (FR) 10-4 7 Don’t Joke (GB) 10-2 8 Zealous (IRE) 10-2 9 Buzz Lightyere (GB) 10-2 10 Sir Taaj (GB) 10-2 11 Lucy Rules (IRE) 9-10 12 Bite Ya Legs (GB) 9-9


Today’s Runners & Riders



1st Race 1.50 The Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes

Five Furlongs About 89 Yards (1,000 metres)

Distance: Race Type: Rating: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

5f 89y Handicap 0-105 £70,000 3+ Centre

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION A competitive handicap for 3yo+ horses, run over the unusual trip of five and a half furlongs. Designed for close competition, the handicapper is the independent assessor who rates horses on past performance seeking to get them crossing the line together, by handing out differing weights. The best, on past performance, will be the highest rated, and so will carry the most weight – May Sonic carries the top weight today. Listen to the experts on ITV Racing to form a view.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: ACCLAIM THE NATION Trainer: Eric Alston Jockey: Jason Hart Age/Weight: 7-8-12 SP: 18/1 Runners: 21 Seven-year-old sprinter, Acclaim The Nation, took an impressive win in this contest last year, kicking off the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival with a pillar to post victory secured by one and a half lengths.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 02.84s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 2.70s Course Record: 1m 1.72s by Bogart (21-Aug-13) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): W Haggas (36 wins from 196 runners, 18%) runs HURRICANE IVOR Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs HURRICANE IVOR Fancy That: K Ryan won this race in 2013 and 2014. The stable runs MAJOR JUMBO today. Longest Traveller: LIVE IN THE MOMENT trained by A West, Epsom, 221 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Last 6 Runs 141721 15-0120 4-19825 355-046 5-54351 512/210 775115 000372 3-47161 060-060 960000 105015 22-1214 21111-3 0-56360 422902 157502 000905 304237 622117 405100 5-50362

Horse MAY SONIC HURRICANE IVOR EL ASTRONAUTE SNAZZY JAZZY MOUNTAIN PEAK PENDLETON JAWWAAL DESERT SAFARI WHENTHEDEALINSDONE LAHORE OSTILIO LORD RIDDIFORD TWILIGHT CALLS LIVE IN THE MOMENT MAJOR JUMBO NOMADIC EMPIRE COPPER KNIGHT ORNATE MONDAMMEJ SOUL SEEKER FIRST COMPANY INDIAN SOUNDS

Career Wins Places 6 2 4 1 14 15 6 2 9 5 3 7 6 6 5 5 3 1 6 2 6 6 10 6 2 2 5 4 7 19 1 6 9 12 10 15 2 6 4 5 1 2 5 7

Total Runs 15 12 59 21 33 14 28 21 8 27 23 39 7 14 44 13 57 78 13 18 11 31

Career Winnings 47272 43432 281864 226197 72709 32152 54937 43126 23345 52306 231995 131935 16524 44163 122047 3493 181913 139446 13221 18465 3510 22426

Winning Distance Range 6-7F 5-6F 5-6F 6F 5-7F 5-6F 5-7F 5-6F 5-6F 5-7F 7-8F 5F 5-6F 5F 5-6F 5F 5F 5F 5-6F 5F 5F 5-7F

Winning Going Range GS-ST GS G-S G-S G-ST S-ST G-ST GF-ST G-GF G-S G-S G-ST GF G-ST GS-ST GF G-ST G-ST GF-ST G-GF GF G-ST

Runs Since Wins 0 2 4 9 0 1 1 7 0 7 7 1 1 1 14 10 5 8 7 1 2 6

KNAVESMIRE TIP A terrific opener to the meeting where a case can be made for the majority of the field. The vote, however, goes to LIVE IN THE MOMENT, as he made an excellent return when third at Chelmsford earlier in the month and has shown his liking for the track, being unbeaten in two starts here. Whenthedealinsdone (first) was ahead of Twilight Calls (fourth) when the pair met at Goodwood and they are likely to be in the reckoning, while others to consider include Copper Knight, Hurricane Ivor and Mondammej.

LIVE IN THE MOMENT

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1st Race 1.50

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes No

Horse

1

May Sonic (GB) (29)

B g Mayson - Aromatherapy

Age

5

st-lb

5f 89y Handicap (0-105) £70,000 3+ Centre

(kgs)

9-10 (61.7)

Draw

(10)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Owner: Hills Angels Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

Form: 141021 Breeder: Minster Stud

Winner of six races from 6f to 7f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 4-1 at Chelmsford City over 6f last month, beating Stylish Performer by a head. He has taken his form to a new level on the all-weather and isn’t one to discount Official BHA Rating 104 SP: 16-1

2

Hurricane Ivor (IRE) (18)

B g Ivawood (IRE) - Quickstep Queen

1

4

Owner: Mrs Fiona Carmichael Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

9-8

(60.8)

(5)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: D5-0120 D Breeder: J. & P. McLoughney

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to soft ground. Beaten 8l behind Commanche Falls at 7-1 when 15th of 24 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 6f (soft) last month. It is possible the ground was too soft for him last time and he remains of interest. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 12-1

3

El Astronaute (IRE) (18)

Ch g Approve (IRE) - Drumcliffe Dancer (IRE)

8

9-8

Owner: Mr Ross Harmon Racing Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

(60.8)

(19)

Jockey: Jason Hart

Form: 4-10025 CD Breeder: Mr T. Jones

Has won 14 races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 9l behind Emaraaty Ana when last of 5 at 3-1 on his latest outing at Hamilton over 5f (good to firm) last month. A terrific horse for connections and he will likely force a strong pace. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 16-1

4

Snazzy Jazzy (IRE) (11)

B h Red Jazz (USA) - Bulrushes

6

9-7

Owner: Mr Ian Buckley Trainer: Lawrence Mullaney, Malton

(60.3)

(4)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 355-046 Breeder: Bluegate Stud

Winner of six races at 6f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 3l behind Tis Marvellous when sixth of 10 at 18-1 at Ascot over 5f earlier this month. He may prove to be an interesting outsider with a top jockey booking. Official BHA Rating 101 SP: 100-1

5

Mountain Peak (GB) (26)

B g Swiss Spirit - Nolas Lolly (IRE)

6

Owner: Ebury Racing Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

9-6

(59.9)

(22)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 5-54351 D Breeder: Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones

Has won nine races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 7-1 at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Bedford Flyer by a head. A 4lb rise is unlikely to stop him from being competitive. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 14-1

6

Pendleton (GB) (60)

B g Garswood - Anglezarke (IRE)

5

Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

9-5

(59.4)

(20)

Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

Form: 512/-210 CD Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 15l behind Rohaan at 11-1 when 16th of 21 on his latest outing at Ascot over 6f (soft) in June. Drying conditions may prove to be his undoing. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 18-1

7

Jawwaal (GB) (26)

Ch g Bahamian Bounty - Avenbury

6

Owner: Sekura Group Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

9-5

(59.4)

(21)

Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Form: 005115 D Breeder: Biddestone Stud Ltd

Winner of six races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Mountain Peak when fifth of 6 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) last month. The type of horse that his rider excels on; place claims. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 28-1

8

Desert Safari (IRE) (11)

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Risen Sun

Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

4

9-3

(58.5)

(6)

Jockey: James Doyle

Form: 000302 D Breeder: Godolphin

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Tis Marvellous when second of 10 at 6-1 at Ascot over 5f earlier this month. His recent form has been more consistent and he is capable of another decent showing. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 16-1 28


No

Horse

9

Whenthedealinsdone (GB) (20)

B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Maureen (IRE)

Age

st-lb

3

9-3

Owner: Mr A. Whelan Trainer: Roger Teal, Lambourn

(kgs)

Draw

(58.5)

(16)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 3-40161 D Breeder: Newsells Park Stud

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner at 8-1 at Goodwood over 5f on his latest outing last month, beating A Pint Of Bear by 1 1/2l. He appears to be all speed and this kind of test will play to his strengths. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 10-1

10 Lahore (USA) (25)

Br g Elusive Quality (USA) - Nayarra (IRE)

7

Owner: Mrs Wendy Burdett Trainer: Phillip Makin, Easingwold

9-3

(58.5)

(1)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Form: 060-060 CD Breeder: Nawara Stud Company Ltd

Winner of six races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 10l behind Venturous at 16-1 when 13th of 14 on his latest outing here over 6f last month. He has shown glimmers of hope during the last year, but others are likely to have his measure. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 50-1

11 Ostilio (GB) (18) Ch h New Approach (IRE) - Reem Three

Owner: Taylor’s Bloodstock Ltd Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

6

9-2

(58.1)

1

(9)

Jockey: Luke Morris

Form: 060000 Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 11l behind Commanche Falls at 50-1 when 17th of 24 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 6f (soft) last month. Better known for his exploits over further and he has a bit to find. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 66-1

12 Lord Riddiford (IRE) (12)

Gr g Zebedee - Beacon of Hope (IRE)

6

Owner: The JAM Partnership Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

9-1

(57.6)

(14)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: 105015 D Breeder: Malachy. M. Harney

Has won ten races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Mokaatil when fifth of 6 at 5-2 at Musselburgh over 5f earlier this month. He won well at Goodwood the time before and a repeat of that would give him a squeak. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 18-1

13 Twilight Calls (GB) (20)

3

Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Trainer: Henry Candy, Wantage

Form: 22-1214 D BF Breeder: James Ortega Bloodstock Ltd

B c Twilight Son - Zawiyah

8-13 (56.7)

(11)

Jockey: David Probert

Successful at 5f and 6f on good to firm ground. Finished 3l behind Whenthedealinsdone when fourth of 13 at 5-2fav on his latest outing at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. A progressive individual who commands plenty of respect back on a sounder surface. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 8-1

14 Live In The Moment (IRE) (15)

Ch g Zebedee - Approaching Autumn

4

Owner: Steve & Jolene de’Lemos Trainer: Adam West, Epsom

8-13 (56.7)

(13)

Jockey: Robert Havlin

Form: 21111-3 CD Breeder: Thomas Hassett

Winner of five races at 5f on ground varying from good to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 9 behind Raaeb beaten 3/4l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 5f earlier this month. A dual winner at the course who can build on a fine return effort. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 14-1

15 Major Jumbo (GB) (18)

Gr g Zebedee - Gone Sailing

7

Owner: Mr T. A. Rahman Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

8-13 (56.7)

(17)

Jockey: Tom Eaves

Form: 0-56360 C D Breeder: D. R. Botterill

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on good to soft and soft ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 7l behind Commanche Falls when 14th of 24 at Goodwood over 6f last month. A front runner who has been given a chance by the handicapper. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 66-1

16 Nomadic Empire (IRE) (4) B c Kodiac - Beatify (IRE)

Owner: AlMohamediya Racing Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

3

8-12 (56.2)

(7)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 422002 D Breeder: Al Mohamediya Breeding

A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Beaten 3/4l by Blue De Vega when second of 7 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 5f (good to firm) earlier this month. This represents a quick turnaround, but it shouldn’t be an issue for him. Official BHA Rating 94 (+3) SP: 25-1 29


No

Horse

17 Copper Knight (IRE) (13)

B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Mystic Dream

Age

7

Owner: Middleham Park, Ventura Racing 6&Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

st-lb

(kgs)

8-12 (56.2)

Draw

(3)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 150502 CD Breeder: Wardstown Stud Ltd

Has won nine races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 3/4l by Tenaya Canyon when second of 10 at 9-1 at Doncaster over 5f (good) earlier this month. A standing dish in these contests and another bold bid is likely. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 16-1

18 Ornate (GB) (4)

8

Owner: Kings Road Racing Partnership Trainer: David C. Griffiths, Bawtry

Form: 000005 D Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited

B g Bahamian Bounty - Adorn

1

8-11

(55.8)

(2)

Jockey: David Egan

Has won ten races at 5f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 3 1/2l behind Blue De Vega when fifth of 7 at 12-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 5f (good to firm) earlier this month. Another in the field who likes to force the pace. Official BHA Rating 91 (-2) SP: 100-1

19 Mondammej (GB) (25) B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Lamps of Heaven (IRE)

4

Owner: Mrs C. Brittain Trainer: Antony Brittain, Warthill

8-10 (55.3)

(8)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 304230 D Breeder: Chasemore Farm

Successful at 5f and 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l behind Venturous at 7-1 when seventh of 14 on his latest outing here over 6f last month. He has threatened on more than one occasion that a race of this nature is within his grasp. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 16-1

20 Soul Seeker (IRE) (4)

B g Oasis Dream - Mad About You (IRE)

4

Owner: C.T.P, Rasio Cymru & Northern Monkeys Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

8-7

(54.0)

(12)

Jockey: Jason Watson

Form: 622110 CD Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd

He has won four times at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 5l behind Justanotherbottle at 12-1 when seventh of 20 on his latest outing at Ripon over 6f (good) earlier this month. He wasn’t disgraced on Saturday and returns to the scene of his finest hour. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 16-1

21 First Company (IRE) (20)

B c Fast Company (IRE) - Pira Palace (IRE)

3

8-7

Owner: Northern Marking Ltd Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton

(54.0)

(15)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Form: 405100 D Breeder: Noel Finegan

A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Beaten 11l behind Whenthedealinsdone at 40-1 when 10th of 13 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. He faces a tough assignment based on his recent performances. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 100-1

22 Indian Sounds (IRE) (32) B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Sarinda

Owner: Robert Bradley & P T Midgley Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

5

8-7

(54.0)

(18)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Form: 5-50362 D Breeder: Godolphin

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Tweet Tweet when second of 6 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Haydock over 5f (good to firm) last month. Not a forlorn hope on recent efforts. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 66-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 22 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 19. Blinkers worn by No. 21. Tongue Strap worn by No. 17. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 9, 15, 16, 18. STEWARDS NOTE EL ASTRONAUTE: Following its run on 31/7/2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed throughout. PENDLETON: Following its run on 19/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was unsuited by the soft ground.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

8-1 Twilight Calls (GB), 10-1 Whenthedealinsdone (GB), 12-1 Hurricane Ivor (IRE), 14-1 Mountain Peak (GB), Live In The Moment (IRE), 16-1 May Sonic (GB), El Astronaute (IRE), Desert Safari (IRE), Copper Knight (IRE), Mondammej (GB), Soul Seeker (IRE), 18-1 Pendleton (GB), Lord Riddiford (IRE), 25-1 Nomadic Empire (IRE), 28-1 Jawwaal (GB), 50-1 Lahore (USA), 66-1 Ostilio (GB), Major Jumbo (GB), Indian Sounds (IRE), 100-1 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE), Ornate (GB), First Company (IRE)

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RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£36078................................................................... 2nd £16919..................................................................................

3rd

£8463..................................................................... 4th

£4228...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

FIRST RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Richard Bunton - Managing Director, Symphony Group, and his wife Jane.

1

Symphony Group have generously given £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £100 to the racing groom responsible for the winning horse.

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YOUR

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Exhibition of Original Equestrian Fine Art during the Ebor Festival Located in the Blue Rider Gallery, adjacent to the Country Stand

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FACES BEHIND THE RACES

BRIDGET GUERIN

• What is your current role at York Racecourse? Chairman

• How many years have you worked at York Racecourse?

About 10 years- not counting my distant holiday jobs behind a tote window!

• What is your raceday role?

Looking after everyone and trying to make sure that racegoers, sponsors, box holders, annual badgeholders (when we’re allowed them), owners, trainers and the home team all have a fantastic experience, each and every raceday.

• At the end of the raceday, tell us what makes it a good one?

That the horses all come home safe and healthy, that the owners (both winners and losers) come away thinking that they want to come back to York and that the Yorkshire crowds provide everyone with an amazing atmosphere. That makes me very happy.

• How did you become involved in racing at York?

My childhood ambition was to be allowed to go racing at York with my teenage friends for the Ebor Festival. Then my first ever job was working behind the Tote windows during my University holidays.

• What local tip would you give a visitor to the city of York

Come and try our Stableside accommodation which is close to the city centre and is very comfortable and reasonably priced.

• Give us a hidden Gem of the Knavesmire

The John Carr Stand

The original stand which was built on the track at York for Lord Rockingham in the mid-18th century was the first ever stand on any racecourse anywhere in the world. It was designed by renowned York architect, John Carr and is now a bar on the Champagne lawn.

• Which York Raceday would you attend if you were not working? I love the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival!

• What has been your favourite winning performance at York?

Our sprinter, Excessable, winning the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Stakes in 2017. We are still trying to win another race at York with him. It is very difficult to do!

• Who is your favourite racehorse, past or present?

Brigadier Gerard was my idol. I came to York to see him run in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup (now the Juddmonte International) in 1972 where he was unexpectedly beaten by Roberto.

• If you could share a table in the Voltigeur with 5 people from racing over the years who would they be?

My father, who encouraged my interest in racing, Peter Easterby who I have known since my pony club days, Jonjo O’ Neil who was my hero as a jockey, Dana Brudenell Bruce who was a great friend and owner breeder and Sir Henry Cecil, the most inspirational trainer.

• What is the funniest, printable thing that you have seen/heard on the racecourse?

Mick Easterby musing that the paddock at York might be a good place to scatter his ashes one day but my colleagues said they would be worried that they might kill the grass!

Excessable’s moment of York glory


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TOP JOCKEY AT YORK The Championship will be determined by the number of winners recorded and in the event of a tie, placed efforts will prove the deciding factor. The winner will receive the acclaimed Living North Trophy.

STANDINGS AFTER MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND

Tom Marquand leads the way, but his rivals for the championship are queuing up behind him. One of those, Connor Beasley, secured a double at our last meeting, including partnering veteran sprinter, Venturous (l) to Sky Bet Dash glory.

Tom Marquand

5

David Allan

4

Connor Beasley

4

Callum Rodriguez 4

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TOP TRAINER AT YORK AWARD The Championship will be determined by the number of winners recorded and in the event of a tie, placed efforts will prove the deciding factor. The winner will receive the coveted Charles Clinkard Trophy and a smart pair of shoes!

2020 Champion: David O’Meara

STANDINGS AFTER MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND

Tim Easterby held on to his lead at the top of the standings as Garden Oasis (above) took the Gallop Racing Stakes, but a double for Andrew Balding across the weekend, including Bangkok’s Sky Bet York Stakes win, kept him hot on Easterby’s tail.

Tim Easterby

7

Andrew Balding

6

Richard Fahey

5

William Haggas

4

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2nd Race 2.25

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3)

7f Group Three £100,000 2 Farside

About Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres) See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION This is part of the Pattern pyramid which denotes the best contests, Listed, Group 3 (like this one), Group 2 and Group 1. The first of the 12 Pattern races during the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. This race is only open to two-year-old horses and is over a trip of seven furlongs. An in-form stable could be the clue here, see the stats at the beginning of this race.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: GEAR UP Trainer: Mark Johnston Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Age/Weight: 2-9-1 Runners: 8 SP: 9/1 In a show of battling qualities and stamina, Gear Up got the better of Spycatcher in the closing stages for Middleham’s Mark Johnston, winning by half a length.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 24.22s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 22.60s Course Record: 1m 22.32s by Dutch Connection (20-Aug-14) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): M Johnston (29 wins from 247 runners, 12%) runs ROYAL PATRONAGE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): A Balding (12 wins from 47 runners, 26%) runs IMPERIAL FIGHTER Longest Traveller: IMPERIAL FIGHTER trained by A Balding, Kingsclere, 216 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5

Last 6 Runs 1 21 1 31 521

Horse DUBAWI LEGEND EHRAZ IMPERIAL FIGHTER NOBLE TRUTH ROYAL PATRONAGE

Career Wins Places 1 — 1 1 1 — 1 1 1 1

Total Runs 1 2 1 2 3

Career Winnings 3780 11448 13085 6480 5400

Winning Distance Range 7F 6F 7F 7F 7F

Winning Going Range GF GF S GF GS

Runs Since Wins 0 0 0 0 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP Dubawi Legend couldn’t have been more impressive on his debut performance when romping home to dismiss his rivals. The Hugo Palmer yard is in fine form and he demands the utmost respect, but he may be bumping into a future Group 1 performer in NOBLE TRUTH. The 1,100,000-euro purchase ran on well to shed the maiden tag in commanding style, dismissing the reopposing Ehraz in the process. The Richard Hannon-trained juvenile subsequently bolted up at Ascot and he may able to mount a bold challenge.

NOBLE TRUTH

DUBAWI LEGEND 41


2nd Race 2.25

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Tattersalls Acomb Stakes No

Horse

st-lb (kgs) Draw

1

Dubawi Legend (IRE) (27)

9-1 (57.6) (4)

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Lovely Pass (IRE)

Owner: Dr Ali Ridha Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket

Form: 1 D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Foaled 19 Apr. Half-brother to Golden Pass, won four times between 1m 2f and 1m 4f. Won on his racecourse debut when 11-8fav at Doncaster over 7f (good to firm) last month, beating Brasil Power by 5l. The sky is the limit for this unexposed two-year-old. Big player. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-3

2

Ehraz (GB) (26)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

Form: 21 Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

Foaled 12 Mar. Dam unraced. Won on his latest outing when 4-9fav at Ascot over 6f (good to firm) last month, beating Buoyant by 4 1/2l, his first win from two starts. That was an impressive performance but he has a bit to prove having been beaten by Noble Truth on debut. Official BHA Rating SP: 9-4

2

Imperial Fighter (IRE) (18)

B c The Gurkha (IRE) - Endure (IRE)

Owner: Mr Michael Blencowe Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Form: 1 D Breeder: Lynn Lodge Stud

Noble Truth (FR) (40)

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

Form: 31 D Breeder: Mr Jean-Pierre Dubois

Foaled 27 Mar. Won on his latest outing when 5-2fav at Newmarket over 7f (good to firm) last month, beating Ehraz by 2l. Showed a good attitude to win second time out despite hanging left and further progression could be on the horizon. A leading contender. Official BHA Rating SP: 7-4

Royal Patronage (FR) (20)

B c Wootton Bassett - Shaloushka (IRE)

Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing - Woodland Walk Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

Oisin Murphy

Bradley Harrison

9-1 (57.6) (5)

B c Kingman - Speralita (FR)

5

Jim Crowley

9-1 (57.6) (1)

Foaled 31 Jan. Half-brother to Beach Candy, won twice at 5f and 6f. A winner at 9-1 at Goodwood over 7f (soft) on his racecourse debut last month, beating Ring Of Beara by 2 1/2l. Has questions to answer on a sounder surface but the trainer’s juveniles have been flying. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-1

4

James Doyle

Robert Dean

9-1 (57.6) (2)

Ch c Showcasing - Exrating

3

7f Group Three £100,000 2 Farside

William Buick

Saeed Akbar

9-1 (57.6) (3) Form: 521 D Breeder: Emma Capon Bloodstock

Foaled 13 Apr. A winner at 3-1 at Epsom over 7f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Firth Of Clyde by 5l, his first win from three starts. That was an emphatic performance but he needs to take SP: 16-1 another step forward if he wants to figure in this company. Official BHA Rating 93

Jason Hart

Khet Singh

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 5............................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 4.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

7-4 Noble Truth (FR), 9-4 Ehraz (GB), 10-3 Dubawi Legend (IRE), 10-1 Imperial Fighter (IRE), 16-1 Royal Patronage (FR)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£56710.................................................................... 2nd £21500 .................................................................................

3rd

£10760 ................................................................... 4th

£5360...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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SECOND RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Mrs Fiona Mahony, wife of the Chairman of Tattersalls. Tattersalls have generously given £200 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £200 to the racing groom responsible for the winning horse.

THE RAY GILPIN AWARD

Ray Gilpin (1942-2015)

FOR THE TOP JOCKEY OF THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL

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This award remembers Ray Gilpin, a popular figure in both the Weighing Room & Press Room who sadly passed away in 2015. A proud welshman, you’ll notice the armband worn by the rider in front, is in scarlet. The colour of the scarf that Ray always wore to the races. Previous winners include Frankie Dettori and Oisin Murphy.

The Tattersalls Acomb Stakes

Gear Up - Winner Of Last Year’s Race Previous Winners - Last Ten Runnings 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Gear Up Valdermoro Phoenix Of Spain Wells Farhh Go Syphax Recorder Dutch Connection Treaty Of Paris Dundonnell Entifaadha

Trainer Mark Johnston Richard Fahey Charlie Hills Tim Easterby Kevin Ryan William Haggas Charlie Hills Henry Candy Roger Charlton William Haggas

Jockey Silvestre De Sousa Tony Hamilton Jamie Spencer David Allan Jamie Spencer Frankie Dettori William Buick James Doyle James Doyle Richard Hills

SP 9/1 9/2 9/2 10/1 16/1 4/1J 16/1 11/1 15/8F 7/2F

Runners 8 ran 9 ran 8 ran 11 ran 7 ran 10 ran 10 ran 6 ran 5 ran 13 ran

Time Going 1m 24.59s G 1m 24.09s G 1m 24.19s G/F 1m 26.32s G/S 1m 23.46s G/F 1m 24.20s G/S 1m 22.32s G/F 1m 23.02s G/F 1m 23.88s G/F 1m 26.12s G/S

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KNAVESMIRE LEG FRANKEL

NDS

From the very beginning when Roberto beat Brigadier Gerard, the Juddmonte International has held a very special place in the racing calendar, so much so that in 2014 it was rated the best race in the world by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The race has been won by some of the best thoroughbreds in Europe over the past 44 years but based on his official ranking and the view of many informed observers that day, the very best was Frankel. Ahead of his run in the Juddmonte of 2012, Frankel was unbeaten in 12 starts, which included eight at Group 1 level. In his early days, Frankel had perhaps been a little headstrong, as witnessed when he demolished a top class field in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. So despite the fact that he had been in a completely different league to any of his rivals during his preceding races, there were a few doubters that he would not be suited by the step up to a mile and a quarter on the Knavesmire. After all, just how good would Usain Bolt be over 1500metres? The betting market did not share these reservations so three weeks after winning the QIPCO Sussex Stakes, Frankel lined up the 1-10 on favourite here at York. His trainer, the late Sir Henry Cecil and jockey Tom Queally had a plan and their prized asset looked cool, calm and relaxed through the early stages of the race. As any of the bumper 30,163 crowd will happily tell you; turning into the straight Frankel was plumb last. But, he was travelling supremely well and without an ounce of effort from his jockey, cruised his way into the lead with just over a quarter of a mile to run. At that point Queally gave a shake of the reins and racing’s superstar colt accelerated away in one of those truly memorable sporting moments. He was to lead his eight top-drawer rivals home by an impressive seven lengths. Farhh, the subsequent Lockinge Stakes winner, filled the runners-up spot with the four-time Group 1 winner St Nicholas Abbey third and stablemate, winner of the 2011 race in the same Prince Khalid Abdullah silks, Twice Over, completing the frame, so highlighting the strength of the race. It was never a day about punting profit, it was always about celebrating a hero and so the Knavesmire crowd generated an electric atmosphere as he was led into the Winners’ Enclosure.

He raced in the silks of Prince Khalid Abdullah at whose Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket he had been born. Yet the public adopted the great horse, partly due to his stunning achievements and partly due to his trainer, Sir Henry Cecil. Cecil, had long been a favourite trainer with the knowledgeable Knavesmire crowd, but had been battling stomach cancer. Despite the cruel hand that he had been dealt, he remained passionate about the mighty Frankel. The Master of Warren Place made what was to prove his farewell trip to York and all present will testify to the emotion etched into his face. “It’s fantastic and it’s great for Yorkshire, they’re very supportive of racing and deserve to see him. [It helped me feel] 20 years better,” he said. In October, Frankel won the QIPCO Champion Stakes on British Champions Day to cap an unbeaten career. “He’s the best I’ve ever had - the best I’ve ever seen”, Cecil told the media after the race. And so the fabulous Frankel bowed out the winner of all 14 of his races and just short of £3million of prize money. He now stands at his owner’s Banstead Manor Stud, just a few miles from Warren Place and his progeny have already made a considerable mark on the Knavesmire Queen Kindly was an explosive winner of a Sky Bet Lowther, while the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur also fell to one of his sons, Cracksman, in 2017 and the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante went the way of Hurricane Lane this season. Both Juan Elcano and Mohaafeth line up attempting to follow in the footsteps of their father in taking today’s Juddmonte International & two daughters represent him in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks tomorrow, Alpinista and La Joconde. Sir Henry Cecil passed away on 11th June 2013. He was much loved here at York, so one of the greatest trainers of the modern era is remembered in the cast iron gates at the Northern End of the racecourse, close by the statue of his most famous charge, the mighty Frankel. 45


BLOODSTOCK

H

EROES

JUDDMONTE FARMS

Most people are familiar with the terms “thoroughbred” and “pedigree”. But did you know that the former means the horse is descended from one of just three stallions? Known as the foundation stallions, two of them performed their duties within twenty miles of York. The Darley Arabian stood at Aldby Hall near Stamford Bridge, whilst the Byerley Turk was at Goldsborough Hall, just outside Knaresborough. The trio was completed by the Godolphin Arabian, a resident just over the county line at Longsford Hall in Derbyshire. Over the intervening three hundred years some of the blood lines have become more successful than others and this genealogy gives every horse its pedigree, or family tree. Coming up to date and Juddmonte Farms, sponsors of today’s feature race continue the bloodstock tradition of great stallions. Established in 1977, Juddmonte Farms was set up by the late Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, who sadly passed away this year. On most occasions, the superstar stallions of their generation had proved themselves on the racecourse. It is easy to appreciate how the offspring of great horses such as Frankel will feel a weight of expectation on their withers. The colt formerly trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil enjoyed his finest hour at York when landing the Juddmonte International for his connections in 2012 to take his unbeaten record to thirteen. Frankel’s stallion career continues to go from strength to strength, the fastest sire to 40 Group winners in history and the sire of no less than 18 Group 1 winners, including Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner, Adayar, Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante, Irish Derby and Grand Prix De Paris champion, Hurricane Lane, and Falmouth Stakes heroine, Snow Lantern. And that’s just this season. Cracksman, Without Parole, Logician and Anapurna all carried his banner to Group 1 or Classic success in previous years. Based at Banstead Manor, the success of this operation can be seen with Oasis Dream, a Champion at both two and three. His three Group 1 victories included

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a devastating turn of foot in the 2003 Coolmore Nunthorpe where he made all, quickening close home to win by two and a half lengths. In the breeding shed he has also enjoyed plenty of success, having sired no less than 27 winners of worldwide Group 1s. The most famous of his offspring is probably classy filly Midday who landed six top-level victories during her career, including two notable successes here on the Knavesmire - the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Stakes and the Darley Yorkshire Oaks as well as being narrowly denied in the Juddmonte International by stablemate Twice Over. Another of Oasis Dream’s sons, Muhaarar, continued the York connection. The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack winner subsequently added four Group 1s in 2015, en-route to being crowned Cartier Champion Sprinter and is now producing his own speedy sons and daughters. Another recent smash hit in the bloodstock world has been Juddmonte’s exceptional miler, Kingman - a winner of seven of his eight starts, including four Group 1 victories, the son of Invincible Spirit has already produced two European Classic winners in his first two crops and is already the fifth leading sire in Europe on average sale prices of his progeny. They include Persian King, Palace Pier, Calyx, Headman, Nausha and Sangarius amongst many others who are only just starting out their racing careers - it’s almost certain that Kingman will be known as one of the truly great sires in years to come. What is evident is the strength in depth that Juddmonte possess. The quality for Frankel, Oasis Dream, Kingman and new roster hit, Expert Eye, coupled with the passion and knowledge passed down from the organisation’s much-missed founder, they look set to be sat at the top table for a few generations yet.

Oasis Dream


BIG RACE TRENDS THE SKY BET GREAT VOLTIGEUR STAKES (GROUP 2) PREVIOUS WINNERS - LAST TEN RUNNINGS

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Winner Pyledriver Logician Old Persian Cracksman Idaho Storm The Stars Postponed Telescope Thought Worthy Sea Moon

Trainer William Muir John Gosden Charlie Appleby John Gosden Aidan O’Brien William Haggas Luca Cumani Sir Michael Stoute John Gosden Sir Michael Stoute

Jockey Martin Dwyer Frankie Dettori James Doyle Frankie Dettori Seamie Heffernan Pat Cosgrave Andrea Atzeni Ryan Moore William Buick Richard Hughes

TRAINERS As Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden aren't represented in the race this year, Aidan O’Brien, with three victories in the race to his name, could be the man to follow, and will be hoping to add to that tally with High Definition, Sir Lucan or The Mediterranean. BETTING Seven of the last ten winners came from the first three in the betting and it must be pointed out that five of those were the favourite. The record of market leaders has been boosted in recent years with Telescope, Postponed, Idaho, Cracksman and Logician all justifying favouritism and with all of the last ten winners having gone off at 10/1 or shorter, it seems that those towards the head of the market are the ones to focus on. RECENT FORM A last time out victory is not the be all and end all when looking for that elusive winner as only three of the last ten winners of this race have arrived here on the back of a success last time. However, a solid run on their latest start offers some encouragement with all but three of the last ten winners having finished no worse than fourth on their most recent outing.

SP 10/1 10/11F 7/1 4/6F 5/6F 3/1 5/2F 5/4F 9/1 11/2

Runners 8 ran 5 ran 9 ran 6 ran 6 ran 7 ran 9 ran 7 ran 6 ran 8 ran

Time 2m 30.57s 2m 27.91s 2m 28.34s 2m 34.65s 2m 29.41s 2m 30.30s 2m 27.29s 2m 29.32s 2m 35.96s 2m 34.94s

Going G G G/F G/S G/F G/S G/F G/F G/F G/S

DISTANCE It might surprise you to learn that of the last ten winners, only Old Persian, Logician and Pyledriver had previously won over 1m4f, therefore, we shouldn’t be put off any runner just because they are trying the trip for the first time. Rule Of Law (2004) and Milan (2001) won this event having only ever won over 7f prior to running here whilst the 2016 winner, Idaho, had only won over a mile. WEIGHT Every horse is initially allotted 9st (8st 12lb until 2014) before penalties are given for previous wins at Group 1 or Group 2 level this season. Only three winners of the race have carried such penalties to victory since 1995. Therefore, history suggests that Kemari may find it tricky this afternoon. KEY TRENDS Finished in first four last time Single-figure odds Trained by Aidan O'Brien No penalty carried

CONCLUSION An interesting renewal of the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur in prospect, but the trends point to SIR LUCAN as the horse to be with here. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, well-fancied and an unfortunate second in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes last time out, his claims look rock solid. He's a horse who looks to be improving with time and he can gain a first Group success here. The horse who finished one place behind him at Goodwood, Third Realm, also holds claims after a similarly troubled passage on the South Downs, while the Ralph Beckett-trained Scope is a fascinating contender after just three runs in his career so far, including a third (after losing a shoe) behind Third Realm and Adayar in the Lingfield Derby Trial on his last run. Statistics supplied by an independent analyst. All trends are ten year based unless stated. 47


The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes

FACT FILE:

Distance One mile and four furlongs (2,400 metres)

Prize money £150,000

WHERE DOES WHY IS IT AN THE RACE NAME IMPORTANT COME FROM? RACE?

Voltigeur was a famous Yorkshire-trained Classic winner who carried the colours of the Earl of Zetland, to victory in both the Derby at Epsom and the St Leger in 1850. The Flying Dutchman had also landed the Derby-St Leger double the previous year. The so called “Great Match” between the pair was held at York the following spring, over two miles with £1,000 side stakes (a sum equivalent to £700,000 in today’s shops) and the Knavesmire was packed to bursting to see the Flying Dutchman win the money. Yet, in one of those quirks of history the battling Voltigeur won the hearts on the day and he is now remembered with this race, the 550 seat restaurant at York as well as being the horse featured in our logo.

It has long been the premier trial for the final Classic of the year and in five decades or more, the road to St Leger fame has often started here on the Knavesmire. When 2019’s winner Logician went on to glory on Doncaster’s Town Moor he became the 14th Great Voltigeur winner to do just that.

FIRST WINNER? The Jack Jarvis-trained Castle Rock won the inaugural race in 1950 when ridden by Bill Rickaby.

ANY OTHER SUCCESSES?

In 2009 Mastery finished runner-up to Monitor Closely but reversed the placings in the Cazoo St Leger. Three year’s later Encke could only finish third here, but he broke the hearts of the racing public when he defeated the Triple Crown-seeking Camelot at Doncaster. It was a similar story in 2018 as the York third, Kew Gardens, turned the tables on Old Persian in the season’s final classic.

GLORY DOWN UNDER The Charlie Appleby-trained Cross Counter was second in this back in 2018. Some ten weeks and 10,500 miles later and the colt carried the Godolphin colours to triumph in the Lexus Melbourne Cup. So becoming the first British-trained winner of the race that stops a nation.

A ROYAL HICCUP...

Alleged is arguably the best Sky Bet Great Voltigeur winner not to go on to score at Doncaster. Trained by Vincent O’Brien, he went to Doncaster unbeaten in five starts and was sent off a red hot favourite, but he was beaten by Dunfermline – owned by HM The Queen and ridden by Willie Carson. That was Alleged’s only defeat and he later took his revenge in the Arc in Paris, a prize he also won the following year.

OTHER CLASSIC HEROES?

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Premonition won the new York race in 1953, and became the first to go on to triumph in the Cazoo St Leger. He was trained by Cecil Boyd-Rochfort and ridden by Harry Carr and they did it again five years later with Alcide. St Paddy, Hethersett, Ragusa and Indiana all did the double in a five year period during the 1960s, while Athens Wood and Bustino added to the score in the following decade. The mighty Reference Point took the Investec Derby as well as these two races in his fantastic career. Rule of Law carried the Godolphin blue to double victory in 2004 and Lucarno was another to do the double in 2007.


LEADING TRAINERS?

Paddy Prendergast saddled five winners in the early years of the race, while the late Sir Henry Cecil was successful on four occasions. These totals have been surpassed by Sir Michael Stoute - having won it seven times in his career including with Telescope in 2013. However, the master of Freemason Lodge is not represented in the race this year. John Gosden, who has won five of the last fourteen renewals, including 2019’s, is another not to be represented here, so Aidan O’Brien, who has won it three times in the Sir Michael Stoute past 18 years, could be the trainer to watch. Idaho did the business in 2016 before unseating in incredibly unlucky fashion in the Cazoo St Leger, while Kew Gardens took an eye-catching third here before winning the Doncaster Classic - High Definition, Sir Lucan and The Mediterranean seek to become the trainer’s fourth winner of the race.

LEADING RIDER? On an afternoon when racegoers can once again take a selfie with the statue of the “Long Fellow”, it is worth noting that Lester Piggott won the race on no less than nine occasions, while Frankie Dettori has the best record of the current crop of riders with seven victories to his credit. Frankie partners Sir Lucan in his quest for an eighth, but one-time winners William Buick and Ryan Moore will have the chance to double their tallies courtesy of Kemari and High Definition respectively.

Lester Piggott

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Brioche was the first Yorkshiretrained winner when saddled for victory by Malton-based Captain Charles Elsey in 1957. But it was 45 years before we saw another Yorkshire horse score when Mark Johnston collected the prize with subsequent St Leger third, Bandari. Today, the White Rose banner is rested with all of our competitors hailing from the south or the Emerald Isle.

Mark Johnston


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3rd Race 3.00

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2)

1m 4f Group Two £150,000 3 c&g Centre

One Mile Three Furlongs About 188 Yards (2,300 metres) See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Our third is a step up the Pattern pyramid, as a Group 2. It is run over a mile and a half and open only to the “classic generation” of three-year-old colts and geldings. Seen as a good indicator of a likely St Leger runner, there have been fourteen dual Knavesmire/Town Moor winners. The racecard tipster, Baron Ferdinand, has marked his selections with a red bi plane.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: PYLEDRIVER Trainer: William Muir Jockey: Martin Dwyer Age/Weight: 3-9-3 Runners: 8 SP: 10/1 A stunning performance from the William Muir-trained Pyledriver, who demolished a classy field on his way to a second Group 2 success under Martin Dwyer.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 30.87s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 29.30s Course Record: 2m 25.12s by Sea Wave (18-Aug-98) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): A Balding (18 wins from 126 runners, 14%) runs YOUTH SPIRIT Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): R Varian (14 wins from 41 runners, 34%) runs THIRD REALM Longest Traveller: SIR LUCAN & HIGH DEFINITION & THE MEDITERRANEAN trained by A P O’Brien, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs Horse 1 211 KEMARI 2 11-30 HIGH DEFINITION 3 1-23 SCOPE 4 541-812 SIR LUCAN 5 7-1244 THE MEDITERRANEAN 6 5-1153 THIRD REALM 7 1-34216 YIBIR 8 13-4184 YOUTH SPIRIT

Career Wins Places 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1

Total Runs 3 4 3 6 5 5 9 7

Career Winnings 122747 49068 4464 37532 6429 37350 98358 51837

Winning Distance Range 11-14F 8F 8F 8-13F 12F 10-12F 7-13F 7-12F

Winning Going Range G-GF S HV G G GF-S G-GF GS-S

Runs Since Wins 0 2 2 1 3 2 1 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP KEMARI may not be as exciting as his flashier stablemates Adayar and Hurricane Lane, but he can lay down a marker here for the Cazoo St Leger. A taking winner of the Queen’s Vase, he can handle the step back in trip and complete a double, despite the 3lb penalty. High Definition’s run in the Irish Derby was too bad to be true, but he has been given plenty of time to recover and better is expected now. Proven stayer Sir Lucan can also be in the mix.

KEMARI

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3rd Race 3.00

The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

No

Horse

st-lb (kgs) Draw

1

Kemari (GB) (63)

9-3 (58.5) (7)

B g Dubawi (IRE) - Koora

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

Form: 211 Breeder: Fittocks Stud

Successful at 1m 3f and 1m 6f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 15-2 in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Ascot over 1m 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing in June, beating Wordsworth by 1 1/2l. The one to beat if handling the drop back in trip. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 11-4

2

High Definition (IRE) (53)

B c Galileo (IRE) - Palace (IRE)

Owner: D.Smith,Mrs J.Magnier,M.Tabor,Westerberg Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland

Scope (IRE) (102)

Ch c Teofilo (IRE) - Look So

Owner: Mr J. H. Richmond-Watson Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

3

Form: 1-23 Breeder: Lawn Stud

9-0 (57.2) (6)

Owner: Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland

Form: 541-012 Breeder: Coolmore

Successful at 1m and 1m 5f. Beaten 1/2l by Ottoman Emperor when second of 8 at 9-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes at Goodwood over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month. Won’t need to improve much on that effort to get involved here. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 4-1

5

The Mediterranean (IRE) (35)

Ch c Galileo (IRE) - Flashy Wings

Ryan Moore

Michael Webster

9-0 (57.2) (2)

Sir Lucan (IRE) (20)

B c Camelot - Sparrow (IRE)

Riasat Ali

Form: 11-30 BF Breeder: Whisperview Trading Ltd

A winner at 1m on heavy ground. Third of six behind Third Realm beaten 7l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f (soft) in May. Looks to have a bit to find in this company and prefers cut in the ground as well. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 33-1

4

William Buick

9-0 (57.2) (1)

Successful twice at 1m. Well beaten at 9-4fav behind Hurricane Lane when 10th of 11 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh over 1m 4f (good) in June. It hasn’t been plain sailing with him this season but has always been highly regarded. Official BHA Rating 113 SP: 9-2

3

1m 4f Group Two £150,000 3 c&g Centre

Rob Hornby

Jo Moody

Frankie Dettori

Matt Gleeson

9-0 (57.2) (5)

Owner: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Form: 0-1244 D Breeder: Lynch Bages Ltd & Rhinestone B/Stock Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland A winner at 1m 4f on good ground. Finished 8l behind Hurricane Lane when fourth of 11 on his latest outing W. M. Lordan in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Possibly the third string SP: 16-1 Sumith Pathiranlehege of the Ballydoyle trio but cannot be written off. Official BHA Rating 109

6

Third Realm (GB) (20)

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Reem Three

9-0 (57.2) (8)

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Form: 5-1153 D BF Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f. Third of eight behind Ottoman Emperor beaten 1 3/4l at 5-2fav on his latest outing in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month. Has struggled since SP: 15-2 graduating to Group company and must prove himself here. Official BHA Rating 108

Yibir (GB) (20)

9-0 (57.2) (4)

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

Form: 1-34216 Breeder: Godolphin

7

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Rumh (GER)

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 5f . Finished 8l behind Ottoman Emperor when sixth of eight at 10-3 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood over 1m 4f last month. Appears the Godolphin second string on jockey bookings but dangerous to dismiss. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 11-1

8

Youth Spirit (IRE) (20)

B c Camelot - Rocana

Owner: Ahmad Al Shaikh Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Ivo Slachta

James Doyle

Kalu Ram

9-0 (57.2) (3) Form: 13-4104 D Breeder: Ringfort Stud & Paul Hancock

Successful at 7f and 1m 4f. Finished 2l behind Ottoman Emperor when fourth of eight at 12-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month. That was far more promising and could build on that here. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 11-1 52

Andrea Atzeni

Tom Marquand

Drew Wilkinson


NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 8............................................................................................(EXACTA) Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 4, 5. Hood worn by No. 7. STEWARDS NOTE SCOPE: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. YIBIR: Following its run on 29/7/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

11-4 Kemari (GB), 4-1 Sir Lucan (IRE), 9-2 High Definition (IRE), 15-2 Third Realm (GB), 11-1 Yibir (GB), Youth Spirit (IRE), 16-1 The Mediterranean (IRE), 33-1 Scope (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£85065................................................................... 2nd £32250.................................................................................

3rd

£16140.................................................................... 4th

£8040 ..................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

4. Sir Lucan and 5. The Mediterranean hold an entry in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £37,500. 6. Third Realm holds an entry in the QIPCO Champion Stakes on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £75,000. 3. Scope, 4. Sir Lucan, 5. The Mediterranean and 8. Youth Spirit also hold an entry in the Cazoo St Leger on Saturday 11th September for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 6th September for a stake of £50,000.

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THIRD RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Ian Proctor – Chairman of Flutter UK & Ireland Division. Sky Bet have generously given £200 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £200 to the groom of the winning horse.

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QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 2021 ASCOT RACECOURSE

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GLOBAL TARGETS AWAIT... The field in the Juddmonte International demonstrate the global nature of top class flat racing competition. To further encourage this competition, various famous racing associations around the world have offered attractive incentives to the winner.

The QIPCO British Champions Series takes place over several racedays in 2021, comprising five championship categories, namely Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares. Each features the seven highest-rated races in that category and brings together the finest horses, jockeys and trainers to compete for the sport’s most prestigious prizes, including today’s Juddmonte International - the final Middle Distance race before QIPCO British Champions Day. It encompasses all British Flat racing’s key festivals and the climax to the Series is Britain’s richest raceday with £4 million in prize money and will include the race set to be Britain’s richest in 2021, The QIPCO Champion Stakes.

Breeders’ Cup Ltd have offered an attractive incentive to the winner as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The successful horse this afternoon, if nominated with Breeders’ Cup, will receive both free entry and a guaranteed start gate in the one mile and four furlongs $6m Breeders’ Cup Longines Classic to be run at Del Mar in California on Saturday November 6th. Combined with a travel allowance of $40,000 this is a bonus to US bound connections. Understandably, any travel and quarantine restrictions issued in response to the pandemic will need to be observed. As an indication of how highly the York contest is regarded worldwide, it is one of only nine UK races to have been provided with this bonus.

The Japanese Racing Association have offered an attractive incentive to the winner of the Juddmonte International. If the successful horse this afternoon also wins the Japan Cup on Sunday 28th November then connections will qualify for a special bonus valued $3,000,000) as well as the share of the $6.17m pot. Will this afternoon’s winner follow the 2020 Champion, Almond Eye, so taking the honours in Tokyo this autumn? 55



FANTASY RAC S

THE JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL STAKES

There is always a healthy debate in sport about comparisons over the generations, our fantasy race below is our contribution to the chatter.

1993 1994

EZZOUD (IRE)

1995 1996

HALLING (USA)

1989 B c Last Tycoon - Royal Sister II (Claude)

Owner: Maktoum Al Maktoum Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: Walter Swinburn Breeder: T. J. Monaghan Ezzoud was not a straightforward ride but his three Group 1 victories speak for themselves. Two of those wins came in the Juddmonte International Stakes; in 1993 he cut down Sabrehill in the final furlong to win going away by a length and a half. In 1994 Ezzoud just prevailed by a neck in a memorable battle with Mahtaarram. He retired as joint top Rated Older Horse in Europe in 1994.

1991 Ch c Diesis - Dance Machine (Green Dancer (USA))

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor Breeder: Cyril Humphris Jockey: Walter Swinburn (95), Frankie Dettori (96) Described by his usual jockey Walter Swinburn as ‘the complete racehorse - the most versatile I have ever sat on’. He won the Juddmonte International Stakes (twice), the Coral Eclipse Stakes (twice) and the Prix d’Ispahan in what was a most impressive career. He retired in 1996 with the titles of Champion Older Horse in Europe for 1995 & 1996.

2000 GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (USA)

1997 Ch c Storm Cat (USA) - Mariah’s Storm (USA) (Rahy (USA))

Owner: Mrs John Magnier & M Tabor Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Mick Kinane Breeder: Orpendale & M Tabor Described as the ‘Iron Horse’ and the epitome of toughness and determination, Giant’s Causeway won six Group 1 races and almost without exception these victories were gained in nail-biting finishes. He won the Juddmonte International Stakes by a hard faught head in a superb race, having been headed by Kalanisi in the final furlong but responding in the gamest fashion to get back up on the line. The winner of the Coral Eclipse Stakes, St James Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes, and Irish Champion Stakes, Giant’s Causeway retired as Champion 3-year-old in Europe in 2000.

2007

AUTHORIZED (IRE)

B c Montjeu (IRE) - Funsie (FR)

Owner: Saleh Al Homeizi & Imid Al Sagar Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam Breeder: Marengo Investments & Knighton House Ltd & M. Kinane Brilliant winner of the Betfred Dante here, then the 2007 Derby, giving Frankie Dettori his first success in the Blue Riband, Authorized proved his class in York’s richest race. Starting as 6-4 favourtie, Authorized restored his reputation after defeat in the Coral Eclipse.

2009

SEA THE STARS (IRE)

B c Cape Cross (IRE) — Urban Sea (USA) (Miswaki (USA))

Owner: Christopher Tsui Trainer: John M Oxx Jockey: Mick Kinane Breeder: Sunderland Holdings A brilliant winner of the 2000 Guineas, the Investec Derby and the Coral-Eclipse, Sea The Stars won his fourth successive Group 1 with a record-breaking performance in the Juddmonte. Ridden by Mick Kinane, John Oxx’s charge set a new course record here on the Knavesmire. The warmth of his reception on coming back to the Winner’s Enclosure completed a “were you at York the day when…” memory. The colt went on to complete an unbeaten Classic season with further victories in the Irish Champion Stakes and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

2012

FRANKEL

B c Galileo (IRE) - Kind (IRE) (Danehill (USA))

Owner: Prince Khalid Abdulla Trainer: Sir Henry Cecil Jockey: Tom Queally Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Few horses have better race records than Frankel, who retired unbeaten in fourteen starts at the end of the 2012 flat season. Having landed numerous Group 1 victories including the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, Lockinge and two renewals of the Sussex Stakes, his greatest hour probably came here on the Knavesmire. The opposition was filled with top level performers such as St Nicholas Abbey and Farhh, but it proved no problem as the four-year-old scooted clear of his rivals to win in devastating fashion by seven lengths.

2014

AUSTRALIA

ch c Galileo (IRE) - Ouija Board (Cape Cross (IRE))

Owner: D Smith/Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/T Ah Khing Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Joseph O’Brien Breeder: Stanley Estate And Stud Co Having run well to finish third from an unfavourable draw in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, Australia was to prove an emphatic Derby winner the following month. Further Classic success followed three weeks later in the Irish Derby before he secured a third straight Group 1 victory here - beating French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby in the process.

Sea The Stars

Frankel

Australia

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The Juddmonte International

FACT FILE: WHEN DID THE RACE BEGIN? RECORD TIME?

The record time came in 2009 when Sea The Stars completed the 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 88 yards (2,092 metres) course in 2 minutes 5.29 seconds.

Sea The Stars

Distance One mile and two furlongs (2,000 metres)

Prize money £1,000,000

The Juddmonte International was devised by Major Leslie Petch, a former Clerk of the Course at York but he had stepped down from his position due to ill health before the inaugural race was staged.

IS IT AN INTERNATIONAL RACE?

Oh yes - it certainly lives up to its international billing. Thirteen of the 45 renewals have been won by horses trained overseas. Ireland leads the way with 9 victories followed by France with 3 and Italy with 1. Maurice Zilber, the trainer of the 1974 & 1975 winner Dahlia, was born and raised in Cairo where he trained horses from 1946 to 1962 before moving to Chantilly where he worked for further 43 years. In a the thrilling renewal of 2005, Japanese trained ace, Zenno Rob Roy, finished a close second to subsequent Dubai World Cup winner, Electrocutionist, a colt trained in Italy.

IS AGE IMPORTANT?

Since the Juddmonte International was first run in 1972 it has been won by 17 three-year-olds, 21 four-year-olds, 10 five-year-olds and only 1 six-year-old, so the stats, if not the betting market, are in favour of three and four-year-olds who, not surprisingly, make up the field this afternoon.

FIRST WINNER?

The inaugural running of the Juddmonte International in 1972 produced a contest that has gone down in racing legend. Brigadier Gerard was to suffer his only defeat in 18 career starts when headed by that year’s Derby winner, Roberto.

THE LUCK OF THE O’BRIENS?

The very first renewal was won by the Vincent O’Brien-trained Roberto and he added a second in 1983 with Caerleon, a year after David O’Brien won the race with Assert. After a barren spell, Aidan O’Brien got them back on track when Giant’s Causeway won in 2000; the first of his six winners - Duke Of Marmalade, Rip Van Winkle, Declaration Of War, Australia and the 2019 winner, Japan. John Oxx’s Sea The Stars added to Irish success in the race having won in 2009. The Ballydoyle baton this afternoon is carried by Love, while Mac Swiney represents another Irish master trainer, JIm Bolger. 58

Australia


LEADING TRAINERS?

Sir Michael Stoute

The most successful trainers in the history of the Juddmonte International are Sir Michael Stoute, who has won the race six times courtesy of Shardari (1986), Ezzoud (1993 & 1994), Singspiel (1997), Notnowcato (2006) and Ulysses (2017), and Aidan O’Brien (winners on previous page) who recorded his sixth win with Japan in 2019. The former isn’t represented in the race this afternoon, so could Love help Aidan to take the lead in 2021?

LEADING RIDER? The most successful jockeys in the history of the Juddmonte International are Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori who have both won the race five times. Piggott tasted success with Dahlia (1974 & 1975), Hawaiian Sound (1978), Commanche Run (1985) and Rodrigo de Triano (1992) whilst Dettori’s victories came courtesy of Halling (1996), Singspiel (1997), Sakhee (2001), Sulamani (2004) and Authorized (2007). Frankie isn’t scheduled to ride in this year’s race, so the likes of Ryan Moore (Love) and Oisin Murphy (Alcohol Free) have the chance to score their second success in the race this afternoon.

ANY DUAL WINNERS?

The most successful horses in the history of the Juddmonte International are Dahlia (1974 & 1975), Ezzoud (1993 & 1994) and Halling (1995 & 1996).

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? Established in 1977, Juddmonte was founded by the late Prince Khalid bin Abdullah and consists of three stud farms in England, two in Ireland, and three in Kentucky, USA.

Lester Piggott

ANY OTHER INTERESTING FACTS?

The shortest-priced winner of the Juddmonte International was the legendary Frankel who blitzed his rivals in 2012 when sent off at 1/10. In victory he set a new record for winning eight European Group 1 races in a row.

In 2008 an unbelievably wet summer resulted in the Ebor Festival being abandoned. The Juddmonte International was re-routed to Newmarket, the only time the race has been staged away from York. The rescheduled race was won by Duke Of Marmalade.

The Prince won back-to-back renewals of this race in 2011 & 2012 with Twice Over & Frankel. This afternoon marks the thirty-third time the race has enjoyed their generous support, with the partnership recently extended for 2022.

Frankel


BIG RACE TRENDS THE JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (GROUP 1) PREVIOUS WINNERS - LAST TEN RUNNINGS

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Winner Ghaiyyath Japan Roaring Lion Ulysses Postponed Arabian Queen Australia Declaration Of War Frankel Twice Over

Trainer Charlie Appleby Aidan O'Brien John Gosden Sir Michael Stoute Roger Varian David Elsworth Aidan O’Brien Aidan O’Brien Sir Henry Cecil Sir Henry Cecil

Jockey William Buick Ryan Moore Oisin Murphy Jim Crowley Andrea Atzeni Silvestre De Sousa Joseph O’Brien Joseph O’Brien Tom Queally Ian Mongan

AGE The victory of Japan in 2019 saw the three-year-olds draw ahead of their four-year-old rivals to a score of 4-3 in the last decade, with the remaining three winners being five (Postponed, 2016 & Ghaiyyath, 2020) and six years of age (Twice Over, 2011). However, despite three-year-olds taking four of the last seven renewals, if we go further back, the record of the four-year-olds is far superior to any other age group, with 21 wins from 48 renewals. The four-year-olds are represented by Juan Elcano, Mishriff and Love this afternoon. DISTANCE Only the great Frankel in 2012, 2018's winner Roaring Lion and Rodrigo de Triano in 1992, have successfully managed to step up in trip and win the Juddmonte International. In 2013, Declaration Of War stepped up from winning over a mile at Ascot but had already proved himself more than capable over 10 furlongs earlier in his career, whilst Arabian Queen had finished third in the Nassau Stakes over ten furlongs prior to winning here. PROVEN AT THE TOP LEVEL Unsurprisingly for a race of this quality, the last ten renewals have been dominated by regular Group 1 performers, with only 2011’s victor Twice Over having not contested a top level race on his most recent outing. If we look a bit closer, we see that seven of the last ten winners had finished no worse than second in a Group 1 last time out.

SP 11/8F 5/1 3/1 4/1 15/8F 50/1 8/13F 7/1 1/10F 11/2

Runners 5 ran 9 ran 8 ran 7 ran 12 ran 7 ran 6 ran 6 ran 9 ran 5 ran

Time 2m 7.38s 2m 7.77s 2m 7.70s 2m 12.11s 2m 6.58s 2m 9.92s 2m 7.35s 2m 5.74s 2m 6.59s 2m 14.70s

Going G G G/F G/S G/F G/S G/F G/F G/F G/S

RECENT FORM Following on from the above, it's been a good tactic to oppose any runners without a victory to their name this season, regardless of whether they ran well in defeat. Only Sulamani in 2004 and Roaring Lion in 2018 have won the Juddmonte International in recent seasons having not won a race earlier in the calendar – fortunately for those running today, they have all been successful in 2021. TRAINERS Sir Michael Stoute is the joint-most successful trainer in the race’s history with six victories but isn't represented this time around. So Aidan O’Brien will be hoping to move ahead with Love carrying his banner this afternoon. BETTING Arabian Queen’s victory at odds of 50/1 in 2015 certainly put a cat amongst the pigeons but on the whole, the Juddmonte International isn’t really a race for shocks. Prior to that you have to go back to Ezzoud’s success at 28/1 way back in 1993 to find the only other big-priced winner. Favourites have a decent record here having won four of the last ten renewals, while all bar one of the last ten have been priced in single figures. KEY TRENDS Placed or better in Group 1 last time Proven over 10f Horses aged four or younger

CONCLUSION With all today's competitors aged four or younger and all bar Alcohol Free having proved their stamina over ten furlongs, the trend that matters here is the opne regarding proven recent form in Group 1 company. Mishriff, Love and Alenquer were all beaten at the top level last time out, but all ran solid races, none more so than MISHRIFF, who ran Cazoo Derby champion Adayar closest in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last time out. He finished clear of Love on that occasion and can confirm those placings back at a mile and a quarter. Statistics supplied by an independent analyst. All trends are ten year based unless stated. 60


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Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)

1m 2f Group One £1,000,000 3+ Inside Rail

One Mile, Two Furlongs About 56 Yards (2,000 metres)

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Independently ranked by the IFHA as in the best race in the world. Many will forever remember ‘Frankel Day’ in 2012, the bronze statue of the thoroughbred considered by many as the best of his generation, is a reminder that greeted participants on arrival this morning. So much has been written in anticipation of this race, you probably know where your money will be going, enjoy being here for it, by 3.37pm we should know who was right, as we crown the 2021 champion.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: GHAIYYATH Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age/Weight: 5-9-6 Runners: 5 SP: 11/8F The best race in the world delivered the goods once again as the highest-rated horse on the planet, Ghaiyyath, made all in the hands of William Buick, defeating Magical, Lord North and Kameko in what was impressive style.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 8.58s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 8.30s Course Record: 2m 5.29s by Sea The Stars (18-Aug-09) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): W Haggas (36 wins from 196 runners, 18%) runs ALENQUER and MOHAAFETH Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs ALENQUER and MOHAAFETH Fancy That: A P O’Brien won this race in 2013, 2014 and 2019. The stable runs LOVE today. Longest Travellers: LOVE trained by A P O’Brien, MAC SWINEY trained by J S Bolger, both Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs Horse 1 438-612 JUAN ELCANO 2 18-1132 MISHRIFF 3 3/111-13 LOVE 4 12-113 ALENQUER 5 81-4146 MAC SWINEY 6 3-11113 MOHAAFETH 7 1-15131 ALCOHOL FREE

Career Wins Places 2 2 6 3 7 2 3 2 4 — 4 1 5 2

Total Runs 10 12 12 5 10 7 8

Career Winnings 51451 11294611 1068910 127995 391372 77667 962956

Winning Distance Range 7-10F 8-12F 7-12F 7-12F 7-8F 8-10F 6-8F

Winning Going Range GF-HV G-HV G-GF G-S HV-S G-ST G-S

Runs Since Wins 1 2 1 1 2 1 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP MISHRIFF only found the Derby winner Adayar too good when last seen in the King George and the son of Make Believe is arguably better over this shorter trip. The four-year-old is a consistent performer and he sets a decent standard for his rivals to aim at today. Things did not go Mohaafeth’s way in the York Stakes over C&D last time and he can be given another chance. Love was behind the selection at Ascot and needs to improve, while Alcohol Free and Alenquer complete the shortlist.

MISHRIFF

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The Juddmonte International Stakes No

Horse

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Juan Elcano (GB) (25)

Ch g Frankel - Whatami

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

4 9-6 (59.9) (5) Form: 430-612 D Breeder: Mr & Mrs David Brown

Successful at 7f and 1m 2f on good to firm and heavy ground. Beaten a head by Bangkok when second of 5 at 8-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to firm) last month. Won at Royal Ascot this year but he could be vulnerable in this company. Official BHA Rating 113 SP: 20-1

2

Mishriff (IRE) (25)

B c Make Believe - Contradict

Owner: Prince A. A. Faisal Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

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Love (IRE) (25)

Owner: Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland

Form: 10-1132 D Breeder: Nawara Stud Limited

Form: 3/111-13 C D BF Breeder: Coolmore

Alenquer (FR) (35)

3 8-13 (56.7) (7)

Owner: M M Stables Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

Form: 12-113 D Breeder: Gestut Romerhof

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He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 11 behind Hurricane Lane beaten 7l on his latest outing in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp over 1m 4f last month. Needs to improve but should not be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 14-1

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5

Mac Swiney (IRE) (53)

Ch c New Approach (IRE) - Halla Na Saoire (IRE)

Owner: Mrs J. S. Bolger Trainer: J. S. Bolger, Ireland

6

Mohaafeth (IRE) (25)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

7

Alcohol Free (IRE) (21)

Owner: Mr J. C. Smith Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Tom Marquand

Martin Blazek

Form: 01-4146 Breeder: J. S. Bolger Kevin Manning

Tom Agar

3 8-13 (56.7) (4) Form: 3-11113 D BF Breeder: Normandie Stud Ltd

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Bangkok beaten 1/2l at 4-5fav on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to firm) last month. It is far too soon to be writing him off. Official BHA Rating 112 SP: 8-1 B f No Nay Never (USA) - Plying (USA)

Ryan Moore

Leigh O’Brien

3 8-13 (56.7) (3)

He has won four times from 7f to 1m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Finished 10l behind Hurricane Lane when sixth of 11 at 10-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at SP: 9-1 Curragh over 1m 4f (good) in June. A watching brief is advised. Official BHA Rating 118 Ch c Frankel - French Dressing

David Egan

Pappusingh Deora

4 9-3 (58.5) (2)

Winner of seven races from 7f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 5 behind Adayar beaten 3 1/2l at 13-8fav on her latest outing in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. Merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 120 SP: 3-1 B c Adlerflug (GER) - Wild Blossom (GER)

Andrea Atzeni

Muhammad Umar

4 9-6 (59.9) (6)

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on dirt. Beaten 1 3/4l by Adayar when second of 5 on his latest outing in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot over 1m 4f last month. Strong form claims. Official BHA Rating 124 SP: 2-1 Ch f Galileo (IRE) - Pikaboo

1m 2f Group One £1,000,000 3+ Inside Rail

Jim Crowley

Ananias Silveira

3 8-10 (55.3) (1) Form: 1-15131 Breeder: Churchtown House Stud

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood over 1m (soft) on her latest outing last month, beating Poetic Flare by 1 3/4l. The step up in trip is a concern but she has the ability to go well. Official BHA Rating 119 SP: 8-1

Oisin Murphy

Cassia Cooper

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 7............................................................................................(EXACTA)

PROBABLE S.P.’S

2-1 Mishriff (IRE), 3-1 Love (IRE), 8-1 Mohaafeth (IRE), Alcohol Free (IRE), 9-1 Mac Swiney (IRE), 14-1 Alenquer (FR), 20-1 Juan Elcano (GB)

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Galileo (IRE) For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Kind (IRE) Daylami (IRE) Wosaita (GB) Makfi (GB)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Rosie’s Posy (IRE) Raven’s Pass (USA) Acts of Grace (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Urban Sea (USA) Pivotal (GB) Gleam of Light (IRE) In The Wings

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Aiyana (GER) Areion (GER) Wind In Her Hair (GER) Galileo (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Park Express Teofilo (IRE) Siamsa (USA) Galileo (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Kind (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) Foodbroker Fancy (IRE) Scat Daddy (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Cat’s Eye Witness (USA) Hard Spun (USA) Nasaieb (IRE)

Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Doyoun Daltawa (IRE) Generous (IRE) Eljazzi Dubawi (IRE) Dhelaal (GB) Suave Dancer (USA) My Branch (GB) Elusive Quality (USA) Ascutney (USA) Bahri (USA) Rafha Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Polar Falcon (USA) Fearless Revival Danehill (USA) Gold Runner Sadler’s Wells (USA) High Hawk Last Tycoon Alya (GER) Big Shuffle (USA) Aerleona (IRE) Turtle Island (IRE) Waitotara Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Ahonoora Matcher Galileo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE) Quest For Fame Amoura (USA)

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Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Cape Cross (IRE) Urban Sea (USA) Halling (USA) Red Rita (IRE) Johannesburg (USA) Love Style (USA) Elusive Quality (USA) Comical Cat (USA) Danzig (USA) Turkish Tryst (USA) Fairy King (USA) Atyaaf (USA)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£567100 ................................................................. 2nd £215000...............................................................................

3rd

£107600 ................................................................. 4th

£53600.................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES ....................................................................................... 63


1. Juan Elcano, 2. Mishriff, 3. Love, 4. Alenquer, 5. Mac Swiney and 6. Mohaafeth all hold an entry in the QIPCO Champion Stakes on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £75,000. 3. Love holds an entry in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £37,500. 7. Alcohol Free holds an entry in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £37,500. 7. Alcohol Free also holds an entry in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £70,000. 4. Alenquer holds an entry in the Cazoo St Leger on Saturday 11th September for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 6th September for a stake of £50,000.

FOURTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Barry Mahon - General Manager Ireland and European Racing, Juddmonte Group.

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Juddmonte Group have generously given £250 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. They have also generously provided £100 to the groom responsible for the winning horse, £75 to the groom responsible for the runner up and £50 to the groom responsible for the third-placed horse. They have also given £50 for the groom of every runner.

The Juddmonte International Stakes

Ghaiyyath - Winner Of Last Year’s Race Previous Winners - Last Ten Runnings 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 64

Ghaiyyath Japan Roaring Lion Ulysses Postponed Arabian Queen Australia Declaration Of War Frankel Twice Over

Trainer

Charlie Appleby Aidan O’Brien John Gosden Sir Michael Stoute Roger Varian David Elsworth Aidan O’Brien Aidan O’Brien Sir Henry Cecil Sir Henry Cecil

Jockey

William Buick Ryan Moore Oisin Murphy Jim Crowley Andrea Atzeni Silvestre De Sousa Joseph O’Brien Joseph O’Brien Tom Queally Ian Mongan

SP

11/8F 5/1 3/1 4/1 15/8F 50/1 8/13F 7/1 1/10F 11/2

Runners Time

5 ran 9 ran 8 ran 7 ran 12 ran 7 ran 6 ran 6 ran 9 ran 5 ran

2m 7.38s 2m 7.77s 2m 7.70s 2m 12.11s 2m 6.58s 2m 9.92s 2m 7.35s 2m 5.74s 2m 6.59s 2m 14.70s

Going

G G G/F G/S G/F G/S G/F G/F G/F G/S


• Nine racecourses • Over 120 training yards, training over 2,000 horses • The Northern Racing College • Goffs Bloodstock Sales • Making for an industry worth over £230 million* to the County alone. (according to independent survey by Sheffield Hallam University)

Racecourses: Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby & York Goffs UK

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HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO EBOR COMMUNITY HERO FUND

The inaugural Ebor Community Hero Fund is an innovative initiative which seeks to reflect our times and to thank, celebrate and reward some of the countless thousands who have served our communities over the challenging pandemic of the last 17 months. Working with our partners at Welcome to Yorkshire, we invited nominations. Out of the many entries, we now have shortlisted 22 heroes who will all be joining us on Saturday – they will each be assigned a runner in the Sky Bet Ebor and the hero attached to the winning horse will receive both a prize of £5,000 for themselves and £15,000 for their chosen charity.

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Ebor Community Hero

Location

Broad sector/ types of heroism

Dianne Illingworth

Malton

A stalwart of Ryedale dog rescue, helping with donations, organising events, home checks, & getting volunteers.

Alison & Andrew Bodley

York

Ali and Andrew support and accommodate young people through SASH. In just one example, they helped a vulnerable young female move in from an isolated situation at the height of the first lockdown despite the personal risks. Following their help she is in a better place emotionally and back in education.

Judy Olby

Otley

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Raymond Wrigglesworth

Bedale

Raymond has been going the extra mile for the Community of Bedale for the last 20 years. He cooked meals and delivered them to vulnerable adults during the lockdowns. One of the residents developed dementia so, out of his own pocket, he moved him to a more suitable home, even buying a new bed.

Andrea Petch

Otley

Andrea had 50 people answer her call for to sew scrubs for an under pressure NHS. For 18 months she organised the Sewing Collective to make 615 sets of scrubs and 900 masks over 6500hrs volunteer hours. Humbled to play a small part in Otley having one of the lowest Covid infection rates.

Timothy Bilton

Barnsley

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Chris Morgan

Richmond

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Julie Grace

Doncaster

Julie worked as an emergency dental nurse throughout the pandemic, cleaning in between patients with the risk that entailed. She was instrumental in sourcing her PPE and took on extra hours to allow colleagues with younger families to stay safe.


Nick Smith

Harrogate

Operating in the travel industry it’s been a tough time for Nick’s business, yet he was undeterred in his mission to help others. Becoming a well known face behind his own mask when volunteering at Harrogate Hospital as front of house on the mask station.

Gordon “Kenny” Dalgeish

York

Kenny is often to be found helping neighbours doing odd jobs for those who would struggle otherwise and using his computer skills to decipher the digital world for older people. With his wife he has raised thousands of pounds for local charities helping Jo with a community art gallery.

Yvonne Copley

Easingwold

Yvonne founded Kyra Women’s Project York in 2013 as a support centre for women, run by women. When lockdown began it could have spelled the end of this project, which had always played its role, face to face. Instead, Yvonne ensured that the 40+ volunteers could meet and support women online and by phone.

Christine Graham

Keighley

Long Lee Medical Centre, set high above Keighley, was amongst the first vaccination centres but traffic was a challenge in this village community. Step forward, Christine, who formed then ran a volunteer group to oversee directions and car parks, leaving the medics to do their thing!

Lesley Stephenson

Huddersfield

Lesley devoted hours of her own time to ensuring no-one in the Dalton area went without food and basics. She managed a Christmas Hamper appeal last Christmas and distributed 150 Hampers containing at £150 worth of food and toiletries to families in need. Also running a food bank for two decades.

John Hendrick

Halifax

Along with his colleagues at school. John made 2000 face visors. Not satisfied with this, he delivered shopping for vulnerable people in the locality

Charlotte Walton

York

Charlotte and her team have really made a difference to the lives of so many women who have suffered more than ever in these times. She recognised very early on in the pandemic that referrals for domestic abuse would soar and to this end she secured an extra counselling room as well as 5 volunteer therapists.

Pierre Olesqui

Knaresborough

Pierre is a serving North Yorkshire Police Officer who in 2018 lost his best friend, PC Mick ‘Aky’ Atkinson to suicide. Since then Pierre has organised the Tour de Aky 3 consecutive years along with other events to raise awareness of mental health and other good causes. To date, the cash raised amounts to over £50,000.

Holly Bilton

York

Holly did an absolutely brilliant thing during lockdown. She learnt and recorded dozens of songs requested by the public in aid of York Mind.

Cheryl Mitchell

Leeds

This lady has been litter picking in our local area every day sometimes twice a day. Cheryl also calls in every day to see us her elderly parents.

Karen Simeson

Wakefield

Define a hero? - Karen was the first volunteer in the world for a covid antibody trial.

Jean Senglelow

Dewsbury

One of the first to join Dewsbury South Community Support. Initially Jean shopped & collected prescriptions for the elderly. She helps with our food gifts collecting from local supermarkets and heading out on a Sunday evening to distribute them. She even finds time to act as a Covid Marshall and NHS volunteer responder.

Hilary Patchwork Platt

York

Hilary has volunteered since day one of lockdown at the food bank, as well as battling her own health being disabled.. She’s helped families with money problems filling out forms and, I suspect, even given out of her own pocket.

Stuart Wildridge

Rotherham

Stuart (71) represents the best of Yorkshire, reliable, honest, & committed. Before the pandemic, he was welcoming supporters to the local rugby ground. He is also the oldest ball boy in the football league. Stuart is a military veteran and helps the clubs to liaise with groups that support ex-veterans who are isolated. 67


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Distance: Race Type: Rating: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

5th Race 4.10 The Sky Bet Stakes

Two Miles About 56 Yards (3,200 metres)

2m Handicap 0-105 £70,000 3+ Inside Rail

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Our second competitive handicap, your vital statistics are 3yo+, rated 0-105, going two miles. The high handicap rating band of means that it will attract some pretty smart types (like for Test cricketers, a score of over 100 denotes a top performer). Makawee, rated 101, will carry the most weight today. So, pit your wits against the handicapper – as clues, look for C (has won at York) or D (has won over this distance) against the horse’s name, noting Here and Now is one to carry both.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: SUMMER MOON Trainer: Mark Johnston Jockey: Joe Fanning Age/Weight: 4-9-8 Runners: 17 SP: 18/1 Mark Johnston was on the board for the second time on this day last year as Summer Moon stayed on strongest to take this two-mile test of stamina under a superb ride from the experienced Joe Fanning.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 3m 35.14s Racing Post Standard Time: 3m 30.30s Course Record: 3m 27.06s by Stradivarius (23-Aug-19) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): M Johnston (29 wins from 247 runners, 12%) runs HOCHFELD and THEMAXWECAN Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): M Johnston (9 wins from 76 runners, 12%) runs HOCHFELD and THEMAXWECAN Fancy That: M Johnston won this race in 2013 and 2020. The stable runs HOCHFELD and THEMAXWECAN today. R Beckett won this race in 2017 and 2018. The stable runs FUTURE INVESTMENT and HERE AND NOW today. Longest Traveller: ARCADIAN SUNRISE trained by J Queally, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs 1 5-23375 2 2/3-1533 3 371105 4 4569D4 5 626007 6 60-9523 7 13176-6 8 140/9019 572790 10 130008 11 26201-2 12 2/4325-1 13 449121 14 412360 15 231-3 16 1117/15 17 1/20-061

Horse MAKAWEE ELYSIAN FLAME NICHOLAS T ISLAND BRAVE WHO DARES WINS FUTURE INVESTMENT GET SHIRTY HERE AND NOW HOCHFELD THEMAXWECAN BODYLINE SCARAMANGA PRINCE IMPERIAL RAJINSKY ARCADIAN SUNRISE PLATFORM NINETEEN TORCELLO

Career Wins Places 4 7 3 4 11 11 10 3 7 9 3 7 3 5 4 3 6 11 5 5 2 3 1 5 4 1 4 8 1 3 5 1 7 4

Total Runs 27 12 64 45 36 15 14 16 46 23 9 11 12 21 4 11 23

Career Winnings 32889 46918 167957 132342 165315 23083 45251 63692 91016 79894 16759 30924 20179 27057 5593 30291 57745

Winning Distance Range 12-14F 8-17F 8-16F 8-16F 12-22F 10-16F 10-15F 12-16F 9-14F 10-16F 7-14F 17F 8-17F 7-16F 16F 16F 10-12F

Winning Going Range G-GF G-S G-ST G-ST G-ST GS G-GS G-ST G-ST G-ST G-GF G-GF GS-ST GS-ST G-S G-S G-S

Runs Since Wins 6 3 2 6 10 6 3 0 8 5 1 0 0 4 0 1 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP An open contest with a chance taken on the lightly raced BODYLINE, who made a pleasing return on his seasonal bow at Musselburgh. The son of Australia looks on a fair mark and could have more to offer over staying trips. Elysian Flame has been threatening to win a race of this nature and is likely to be premises again. Arcadian Sunrise, Future Investment, Platform Nineteen and Who Dares Wins also have strong claims in this field.

BODYLINE

ELYSIAN FLAME 69


5th Race 4.10

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Sky Bet Stakes No

Horse

1

Makawee (IRE) (18)

B m Farhh - Storming Sioux

Age

6

Owner: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

st-lb

2m Handicap (0-105) £70,000 3+ Inside Rail

(kgs)

9-10 (61.7)

Draw

(3)

Jockey: Jason Watson

Form: 5-23305 C Breeder: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull

She has won four times from 1m 4f to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 18l behind Wonderful Tonight when fifth of 7 at 33-1 in the Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood over 1m 6f (soft) last month. A course winner back in handicaps. Official BHA Rating 101 SP: 28-1

2

Elysian Flame (GB) (19)

Ch g Champs Elysees - Combustible (IRE)

5

9-9

Owner: Mr J Blackburn & Imperial Racing P’ship Trainer: Michael & David Easterby, Sheriff Hutton

(61.2)

(2)

Jockey: David Allan Form: 2/3-1533 D BF Breeder: Ed’s Stud Ltd

He has won three times from 1m to 2m on good and heavy ground; has also won a hurdle in March. Third of 20 behind Calling The Wind beaten 2l at 13-2co-fav at Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. An improver on the Flat this season but will need a career best to win this. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 9-1

3

Nicholas T (GB) (30)

B g Rail Link - Thorntoun Piccolo

9

Owner: Mr James Callow & Mr J. S. Goldie Trainer: Jim Goldie, Glasgow

9-8

(60.8)

(4)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Form: 301105 C D Breeder: W. M. Johnstone

Has won 11 races from 1m to 2m on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Marie’s Diamond when fifth of 6 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Ayr over 1m (good to firm) last month. Remains unexposed at this longer distance. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 22-1

4

Island Brave (IRE) (11)

B h Zebedee - Tip the Scale (USA)

7

9-8

Owner: Mr Donald M. Kerr Trainer: Heather Main, Wantage

(60.8)

(11)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 456044 D Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

Has won ten races from 1m to 2m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 3/4l behind Just Hubert when fourth of 10 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month. Has each-way claims but looks high in the weights. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 16-1

5

Who Dares Wins (IRE) (19)

B g Jeremy (USA) - Savignano

9

Owner: HP Racing Who Dares Wins Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

9-7

(60.3)

(5)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 626000 D Breeder: Mount Coote Stud

Winner of seven races from 1m 4f to 2m 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Calling The Wind at 22-1 when seventh of 20 at Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. Not to be underestimated now dropped to a fair mark. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 25-1

5

6

Future Investment (GB) (18)

B g Mount Nelson - Shenir

5

Owner: R.N.J. Partnership Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

9-7

(60.3)

(17)

Jockey: Rob Hornby

Form: 60-0523 D Breeder: Theakston Stud

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 2m on good to soft ground. Third of 12 behind Prince Alex beaten 1 1/4l at 7-1 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 6f (soft) last month. A consistent performer who could have more to offer returning to this longer trip. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 14-1

7

Get Shirty (IRE) (81)

B g Teofilo (IRE) - Soccer Mom (GER)

5

Owner: Akela Construction Ltd Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

9-7

(60.3)

(16)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 13106-6 Breeder: Haras du Mont Dit Mont

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Soft Light when sixth of 9 on his latest outing at Bordeaux Le Bouscat over 1m 4f in May. Now wears a tongue-tie and has his first run for a new stable here. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 20-1

8

Here And Now (GB) (305)

B g Dansili - Look Here

Owner: Mrs Ralph Beckett Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

7

9-7

(60.3)

(7)

Jockey: Hector Crouch

Form: 140//001- CD Breeder: Lawn Stud

He has won four times from 1m 4f to 2m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 16-1 at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f on his latest outing in October last year, beating Carlos Felix by 2l. Won this race in 2018, but is now returning from an absence. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 18-1 70


No

Horse

9

Hochfeld (IRE) (11)

B g Cape Cross (IRE) - What A Charm (IRE)

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

7

9-7

(60.3)

(8)

Owner: Kingsley Park 23 - Ready To Run Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

Jockey: Jason Hart

Form: 502000 Breeder: Kenilworth House Stud

Winner of six races from 1m 1f to 1m 6f on ground from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Just Hubert when last of 10 at Ascot over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month. A likely pace angle who needs to bounce back to form. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 28-1

10 Themaxwecan (IRE) (19)

B g Maxios - Psychometry (FR)

5

Owner: Mr Douglas Livingston Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

9-6

(59.9)

(1)

Jockey: James Doyle

Form: 130000 D Breeder: Niarchos Family

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 2m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Calling The Wind at 66-1 when eighth of 20 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. Now fitted with first-time cheekpieces. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 25-1

11 Bodyline (IRE) (12) B g Australia - Eurirs (FR)

4

Owner: Tim Bunting and Charlie Walker Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Bt, Newmarket

9-4

(59.0)

(9)

Jockey: Luke Morris

Form: 26201-2 Breeder: Razza Del Velino

Successful at 7f and 1m 6f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 1/2l by Wise Eagle when second of 7 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good) earlier this month. Made a pleasing return to action and could have more improvement to come. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 11-1

12 Scaramanga (IRE) (32)

B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Herboriste

Owner: Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Trainer: Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat

6

9-2

(58.1)

(15)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 2/4325-1 D Breeder: Sarl Elevage du Haras de Bourgeauville

A winner at 13-2 at Newbury over 2m (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Rodrigo Diaz by 1/2l. Now has to defy a 7lb rise, but remains unexposed on the Flat and is a strong contender if getting quick conditions. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 10-1

13 Prince Imperial (USA) (14) B g Frankel - Proportional

4

Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing-Prince Imperial Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn

9-1

(57.6)

(6)

Jockey: Tyler Heard (5)

Form: 440121 D Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc

He has won four times from 1m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 9-1 at Pontefract over 2m 1f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Tashkhan by 2 1/2l. A gutsy performer who might prefer an ease in ground. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 14-1

14 Rajinsky (IRE) (19)

B g Zoffany (IRE) - Pink Moon (IRE)

5

Owner: Mr R. S. Matharu Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

9-0

(57.2)

(12)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: 412360 D Breeder: Miss Elaine Marie Smith

5

He has won four times from 7f to 2m on ground from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. Beaten 15l behind Calling The Wind at 16-1 when 12th of 20 at Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. Finished second in this race last year and can’t be ruled out. Official BHA Rating 91 SP: 25-1

15 Arcadian Sunrise (IRE) (53)

B g Arcadio (GER) - By The Hour (IRE)

7

Owner: Mrs Miriam Queally Trainer: John Queally, Ireland

8-13 (56.7)

(13)

Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Form: 231-3 D Breeder: Mr D. Breen

A winner at 2m on soft ground; has also won four hurdlesand a NH flat race (latest NH win was last month). Third of 13 behind Dalton Highway beaten 3 1/2l at 7-4fav at Curragh over 2m (good) in June. Lightly raced on the Flat and is not to be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 13-2

16 Platform Nineteen (IRE) (19)

Ch g Australia - Susan Stroman

Owner: The Royal Ascot Racing Club Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket

5

8-12 (56.2)

(14)

Jockey: Clifford Lee

Form: 1110/-15 CD BF Breeder: Watership Down Stud

Winner of five races at 2m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 3 1/2l behind Calling The Wind when fifth of 20 at 13-2co-fav on his latest outing at Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. Lightly raced this season and could have more to offer as a stayer. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 12-1 71


No

Horse

Age

17 Torcello (IRE) (88)

7

Ch g Born To Sea (IRE) - Islandagore (IRE)

Owner: Mr Dan Gilbert Trainer: Shaun Lycett, Witney

st-lb

(kgs)

8-12 (56.2)

Draw

(10)

Jockey: David Probert

Form: 1/20-061 Breeder: Rathasker Stud

Winner of seven races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy; has also won a hurdle. A winner at 12-1 at Newmarket over 1m 4f (soft) on his latest outing in May, beating Untold Story by 1 3/4l. Returns from a short break and would welcome any rain. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 18-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 17...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 10. Hood worn by No. 3. Visor worn by No. 5. Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 11, 16.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

13-2 Arcadian Sunrise (IRE), 9-1 Elysian Flame (GB), 10-1 Scaramanga (IRE), 11-1 Bodyline (IRE), 12-1 Platform Nineteen (IRE), 14-1 Future Investment (GB), Prince Imperial (USA), 16-1 Island Brave (IRE), 18-1 Here And Now (GB), Torcello (IRE), 20-1 Get Shirty (IRE), 22-1 Nicholas T (GB), 25-1 Who Dares Wins (IRE), Themaxwecan (IRE), Rajinsky (IRE), 28-1 Makawee (IRE), Hochfeld (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£36078................................................................... 2nd £16919..................................................................................

3rd

£8463..................................................................... 4th

£4228...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

3. Nicholas T holds an entry in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup on Saturday 16th October for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 11th October for a stake of £37,500. 1. Makawee, 2. Elysian Flame, 3. Nicholas T, 6. Future Investment and 9. Hochfeld also hold an entry in the Sky Bet Ebor at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Saturday 21st August.

5

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6th Race 4.45 The IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes Five Furlongs (1,000 metres)

Distance: Race Type: Rating: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

5f Handicap 81-100 £70,000 3+ f&m Centre

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION A new race to proceedings in front of a crowd, so you don’t even have much in the way of previous trends to help in solving another ticklish handicap. Limited to fillies and designated a sprint as over the shortest distance in UK racing. Tweet Tweet has the heaviest burden today.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: LADY IN FRANCE Trainer: Karl Burke Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Age/Weight: 4-9-12 SP: 12/1 Runners: 9 Defying top-weight, Lady In France was always prominently positioned by Daniel Tudhope and kept on strongly to repel the challenge of the John Quinn-trained Keep Busy in the closing stages.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 58.14s Racing Post Standard Time: 57.50s Course Record: 55.90s by Battaash (23-Aug-19) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): D O’Meara (24 wins from 379 runners, 6%) runs NOORBAN Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): K Ryan (8 wins from 34 runners, 24%) runs STARS IN THE NIGHT Weightwatcher: PRINCESS POWER won off a handicap mark of 82, her rating is now down 5lb to 77. Longest Traveller: FOUR ADAAY trained by B Millman, Cullompton, 275 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Last 6 Runs 223-191 275121 245317 8-11182 8-54133 122342 21-8131 5121-16 1-13619 5-12521 22-5643 144262 241253 431124 585014

Horse TWEET TWEET TENAYA CANYON MID WINSTER STARS IN THE NIGHT EY UP IT’S MAGGIE NOORBAN MISS NAY NEVER ICE STATION ZEBRA BALLINTOY HARBOUR ATIYAH PRINCESS POWER NOT ON YOUR NELLIE VENTURA FLAME FOUR ADAAY LADY QUICKSTEP

Career Wins Places 2 2 3 2 4 4 4 5 2 3 2 4 3 6 4 1 3 — 2 3 5 7 3 7 5 7 3 4 3 2

Total Runs 6 9 26 15 10 11 13 8 7 8 31 20 32 13 17

Career Winnings 13500 32942 26899 13607 7940 7840 12265 18532 12995 5184 60027 8338 19170 10491 10097

Winning Distance Range 5F 5-6F 5-6F 5F 5F 5F 5F 5-6F 5F 5F 5-6F 5F 5F 5F 5-6F

Winning Going Range GF G-ST G-GF G-ST GS-S G-GF ST GF-ST GF-ST ST G-GF G-GF G-HV S-ST G-ST

Runs Since Wins 0 0 1 2 2 5 0 1 1 0 16 5 3 2 1

KNAVESMIRE TIP Solid claims can be made for most of the runners in this field, with the progressive three-year-old TWEET TWEET narrowly favoured to break her duck. The daughter of Twilight Son has recorded two wins from her three outings this year, with the only blemish coming over this course and distance, and a mark of 92 may underestimate her ability. Tenaya Canyon appears the most immediate danger having recorded a career-best effort when winning at Doncaster, while Stars In The Night cannot be dismissed.

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6th Race 4.45

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes No

Horse

1

Tweet Tweet (GB) (32)

Ch f Twilight Son - Tweety Pie (IRE)

Age

st-lb

3

9-7

Owner: Mrs P A Johnson & Mr C H Stephenson Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton

5f Handicap (81-100) £70,000 3+ f&m Centre

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(13)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Form: 223-101 D Breeder: Bishop Wilton Stud

Successful twice at 5f on good to firm ground. A winner at 11-4 at Haydock over 5f (good to firm) on her latest outing last month, beating Indian Sounds by 1/2l. Has also won at Thirsk this season. An unexposed candidate who may be able to continue her ascendancy. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 11-2

2

Tenaya Canyon (GB) (13)

B f Due Diligence (USA) - Clouds Rest

3

Owner: Racegoers Club Owners Group Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

9-6

(59.9)

(15)

Jockey: Saffie Osborne (5)

Form: 205121 D Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

She has won three times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 9-2 at Doncaster over 5f (good) on her latest outing earlier this month, beating Copper Knight by 3/4l. A 5lb rise for that victory may underestimate her ability. Official BHA Rating 91 SP: 8-1

3

Mid Winster (GB) (25)

B m Burwaaz - Cayman Fox

5

9-3

Owner: john blackburn & alan bell Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

(58.5)

(14)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Form: 245310 D BF Breeder: R. R. Whitton

She has won four times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Soul Seeker at 4-1fav when seventh of 10 on her latest outing over this course and distance (good to firm) last month. Has a bit to prove at this level. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 20-1

4

Stars In The Night (IRE) (17)

B f Starspangledbanner (AUS) - On The Dark Side (IRE)

4

Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XVI Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

9-2

(58.1)

(9)

Jockey: Tom Eaves

Form: 0-11102 D BF Breeder: Drumlin Bloodstock

She has won four times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Ready Freddie Go when second of 9 at 9-2jt-fav on her latest outing at Thirsk over 5f (good) earlier this month. This looks like a tough assignment off a career-high mark. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 12-1

5

Ey Up It’s Maggie (GB) (39)

B f Equiano (FR) - Velvet Jaguar

3

Owner: Mrs M. Lingwood Trainer: Tony Coyle, Norton

9-2

(58.1)

(6)

Jockey: Kieran Schofield (5)

Form: 0-54133 D Breeder: Dr A. Gillespie

Successful twice at 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 5 behind Mountain Brave beaten 1 3/4l at 11-4 on her latest outing at Chester over 6f (good to soft) last month. Fascinating that she’s dropping back in trip and there could be progression on the horizon. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 16-1

6

Noorban (GB) (26)

B f Sepoy (AUS) - Hoyamy

Owner: Mr Salem Rashid Bin Ghadayer Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

6

3

9-1

(57.6)

(2)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 122342 D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Successful twice at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Blackberry when second of 9 at 7-2 on her latest outing over this course and distance (good to firm) last month. She’s been a consistent customer this term and may have the ability to figure. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 12-1

7

Miss Nay Never (IRE) (25)

B f No Nay Never (USA) - Desert Sky (IRE)

Owner: The Wild Rovers Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

3

9-1

(57.6)

(11)

Jockey: Jason Hart

Form: 21-0131 D Breeder: Lynch Bages

She has won three times at 5f on the all-weather. A winner at 10-3 at Newcastle over 5f on her latest outing last month, beating Lady Celia by 1/2l. She’s been more effective on the all-weather so far this term and needs to take a step forward on turf. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 16-1

8

Ice Station Zebra (GB) (48) er

4 9-1 (57.6) (1) n t)) Jockey: Non Runner n o u o R F Owner: Mr P. K. Gardner Form: 5121-16 D on- uised NDown Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Breeder: Springcombe Park Stud r B ( t r and soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 10l behind Crazy Luck She has won four times from 5f to 6f on goodC toe firm when sixth of 8 at 3-1 on her latest outing etatsNewbury over 6f (good) last month. Unexposed at this trip and remains a fascinating candidate. Official BHA Rating 84(V SP: 25-1 B f Showcasing - Moretta Blanche

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No

Horse

9

Ballintoy Harbour (IRE) (13)

B f Vadamos (FR) - Fingal Nights (IRE)

Age

st-lb

3

9-0

Owner: Mr H. Thornton & Mr P. T. Midgley Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

(kgs)

Draw

(57.2)

(5)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 1-13610 D BF Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

She has won three times at 5f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Tenaya Canyon at 10-3fav when 9th of 10 on her latest outing at Doncaster over 5f (good) earlier this month. Needs to bounce back from that lacklustre effort. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 22-1

10 Atiyah (GB) (58)

3

Owner: Mrs Anne Atkinson & Partner Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk

Form: 5-12521 D Breeder: Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd

Br f Swiss Spirit - Jofranka

8-8

(54.4)

(12)

Jockey: William Buick

Successful twice at 5f on the all-weather. Won on her latest outing when 13-8fav at Wolverhampton over 5f in June, beating Cuban Breeze by 4l. That was a commanding victory and the lightly raced three-year-old can take a step forward. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 8-1

11 Princess Power (IRE) (5) B m Slade Power (IRE) - Flurry of Hands (IRE)

5

8-8

Owner: Mr A. Killoran Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

(54.4)

(10)

Jockey: Tyler Heard (5)

Form: 22-5643 D BF Breeder: Roundhill Stud

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 6 behind Secretinthepark beaten 2 1/2l at 3-1fav on her latest outing at Thirsk over 5f (good) earlier this month. Opposable on form. Official BHA Rating 77 (-1) SP: 16-1

12 Not On Your Nellie (IRE) (13)

B f Zebedee - Piccadilly Filly (IRE)

4

Owner: Exors of the Late Mr J. D. Gordon Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

8-7

(54.0)

(7)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Form: 144262 D Breeder: Stockvale Bloodstock Ltd

She has won three times at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten a neck by Machree when second of 6 at 4-1 on her latest outing at Redcar over 5f (good) earlier this month. Would be a surprise winner at this level. Official BHA Rating 76 SP: 16-1

13 Ventura Flame (IRE) (22) B f Dandy Man (IRE) - Kramer Drive (IRE)

4

Owner: Middleham Park Racing LXXXIII & Partner Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

8-6

(53.5)

(8)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 241253 D Breeder: Emmet Mullins

Winner of five races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Third of 9 behind Show Yourself beaten 2 1/4l at 10-1 on her latest outing at Beverley over 5f (good to firm) last month. Has won at Hamilton and Beverley this season. May find a few too strong. Official BHA Rating 75 SP: 25-1

14 Four Adaay (GB) (33)

B f Adaay (IRE) - Sonko (IRE)

3

8-5

Owner: The Four Adaay Syndicate Trainer: Rod Millman, Cullompton

(53.1)

(4)

Jockey: Ray Dawson

Form: 431124 D Breeder: J. A. Khan

She has won three times at 5f on soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Ballintoy Harbour when fourth of 7 at 9-2 on her latest outing at Newmarket over 5f (good to firm) last month. A progressive filly who may mount a bold bid. Official BHA Rating 76 SP: 16-1

15 Lady Quickstep (IRE) (6)

B f Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Quick Sketch (IRE)

Owner: Premier Thoroughbred R, The Glitter Ball Trainer: Gay Kelleway, Newmarket

4

8-5

(53.1)

(3)

Jockey: David Egan

6

Form: 505014 D Breeder: Thomas Smullen

She has won three times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 3/4l behind Lilkian when fourth of 6 at 9-2 on her latest outing at Chelmsford City over 5f earlier this month. Might find this company too hot to handle. Official BHA Rating 72 (-1) SP: 25-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 15...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 11. Blinkers worn by No. 10. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5, 6.

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PROBABLE S.P.’S

11-2 Tweet Tweet (GB), 8-1 Tenaya Canyon (GB), Atiyah (GB), 12-1 Stars In The Night (IRE), Noorban (GB), 16-1 Ey Up It’s Maggie (GB), Miss Nay Never (IRE), Princess Power (IRE), Not On Your Nellie (IRE), Four Adaay (GB), 20-1 Mid Winster (GB), 22-1 Ballintoy Harbour (IRE), 25-1 Ventura Flame (IRE), Lady Quickstep (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£36078................................................................... 2nd £16919..................................................................................

3rd

£8463..................................................................... 4th

£4228...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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7th Race 5.20

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Sky Bet Nursery Stakes

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres)

6f Handicap £70,000 2 Centre

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Getting the hang of handicaps? This time it’s two year olds only, going three quarters of a mile in distance. By this stage of the afternoon some will have resorted to their choice of “ps”; with the pin in two-year-old nursery handicaps, even the richest one in the land, having a fair record. Pedigree is the second, more professional “p”. Good luck in picking a winner with the knowledge that victory in this race means you can remain unbeaten until at least 1.52pm tomorrow!

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: CAIRN ISLAND Trainer: Kevin Ryan Jockey: Andrea Atzeni Age/Weight: 2-8-12 Runners: 12 SP: 9/2 A thriller in the closing stages, Cairn Island just pipped Perotto to victory in this last year, rallying bravely to defeat his rival by just a neck at the line.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 11.63s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 9.60s Course Record: 1m 8.90s by Tiggy Wiggy (21-Aug-14) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (39 wins from 562 runners, 7%) runs FINAL ACCOUNT Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): A Balding (12 wins from 47 runners, 26%) runs FRANKELLA Fancy That: R Fahey won this race in 2012, 2015 and 2016. The stable runs FINAL ACCOUNT today. Longest Traveller: FRANKELLA trained by A Balding, Kingsclere, 216 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 16th August. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Last 6 Runs 10235 312031 2112 32182 41190 2133 25112 15 318 511 57155 231 225311 351 431 412 22107 151 255 7261 236132 723

Horse HELLOMYDARLIN FLAMING RIB BOSH JADHLAAN ALEEZDANCER MERCURIAL ROMAN DRAGON INSTINCTIVE MOVE PAPA COCKTAIL LADY LADE FRANKELLA WONDERFUL WORLD I’M A GAMBLER SISTERS IN THE SKY POCKETT ROCKETT GUEST LIST SHOWTIME MAHOMES ARISTOBULUS FINAL ACCOUNT DARK TULIP YE GUD THING JASTAR

Career Wins Places 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 — 1 2 2 1 1 — 1 1 2 — 1 — 1 2 2 2 1 — 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 — — 1 1 — 1 4 — 2

Total Runs 5 6 4 5 5 4 5 2 3 3 5 3 6 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 7 3

Career Winnings 4347 8262 11070 5940 5741 7731 10800 4266 3726 9126 13500 3780 7812 13085 5400 4266 3240 7128 3780 3402

Winning Distance Range 6F 5-6F 6F 5F 5-6F 5F 6F 5F 7F 5F 6F 6F 6F 6F 6F 5F 5F 6F 5F 6F -

Winning Going Range GF GS-GF G-GF GF GS GS GF-S G GF G-GF GF G GF S G G GF GS-ST — GF G —

Runs Since Wins 4 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 — 0 2 —

KNAVESMIRE TIP BOSH was narrowly denied an extremely valuable prize across the Irish Sea earlier this month when going down narrowly to the unbeaten Sacred Bridge. He can gain some compensation here though, at a track where he won back in June. Jadhlaan is another with a fine record on the Knavesmire who must be respected, while Lady Lade could be very dangerous if allowed to dictate from stall 20. Flaming Rib, Wonderful World, and Sisters In The Sky come into this with similar profiles and also warrant consideration.

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7th Race 5.20

The Sky Bet Nursery Stakes

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Hellomydarlin (IRE) (15)

9-7

B f Galileo Gold - Speed Freak

6f Handicap £70,000 2 Centre

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(1)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 48 Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket

Form: 10235 D Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

Foaled 3rd Feb. A winner at 6f. Finished 6l behind Oscula when fifth of eight on her last outing in the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections at Deauville over 7f earlier this month. Having her first run for a new stable today. Tough task off top weight but could be capable. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 20-1

2

Flaming Rib (IRE) (26)

B c Ribchester (IRE) - Suddenly (GER)

Owner: Dolan Dooley Owen Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

9-4

(59.0)

(12)

Jockey: Pierre-Louis Jamin (5)

Form: 312031 D Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Foaled 11 Feb. Successful at 5f and 6f. Won on his latest outing when 15-8fav at Thirsk over 6f (good to firm) last month, beating Lethal Levi by a short head. Consistent sort who must figure prominently in calculations, but struggled the only time he faced a big field. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 14-1

3

Bosh (IRE) (16)

B c Profitable (IRE) - Tropical Mist (IRE)

Owner: J. Sullivan, W. Salthouse Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

9-4

(59.0)

(15)

Jockey: Pat Dobbs

Form: 2112 CD Breeder: Denis McDonnell

Foaled 16 Feb. Successful twice at 6f. Beaten 1/2l by Sacred Bridge when second of 22 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Naas over 6f (good) earlier this month. A C&D winner back in June and the one they all have to beat on the form of his most recent effort Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 15-2

4

Jadhlaan (GB) (19)

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Muteela

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

9-1

(57.6)

(9)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 32102 C Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Foaled 26 Mar. A winner at 5f. Beaten 2 3/4l by Ever Given when second of 13 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 6f (good to soft) last month. A return to the Knavesmire, where his form figures read 31, could suit him while fast ground is also in has favour. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 12-1

5

Aleezdancer (IRE) (16)

B g Fast Company (IRE) - Clifton Dancer

Owner: Jack Berry and John Matthews Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

8-11

(55.8)

(14)

Jockey: Tom Eaves

Form: 41100 D Breeder: Rathasker Stud

Foaled 3 Apr. Successful at 5f and 6f on good to soft ground. Beaten 5l behind Sacred Bridge at 12-1 when 10th of 22 on his latest outing at Naas over 6f (good) earlier this month. Appears held on that form and goes better with cut in the ground. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 33-1

6

Mercurial (IRE) (58)

B g Prince of Lir (IRE) - Conjuring (IRE)

Owner: Manor House Racing Owen & Partner Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

8-9

(54.9)

(2)

Jockey: Hayley Turner

Form: 2133 BF Breeder: Mr Thomas Foley

Foaled 2 Apr. A winner at 5f on good to soft ground. Third of 10 behind Optimising beaten 6l at 8-11fav on his latest outing at Wolverhampton over 5f in June. Hasn’t cut much ice since winning at Chester in May but the step up in trip could help. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 40-1

7

Roman Dragon (GB) (17)

B c Heeraat (IRE) - Trixie Malone

Owner: Nick Hughes & Owen Promotions Ltd Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

7

8-9

(54.9)

(21)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: 25112 D BF Breeder: Owen Promotions Ltd

Foaled 20 Apr. Successful twice at 6f. Beaten 1 3/4l by Devious Angel when second of 4 at 11-8fav on his latest outing at Chester over 5f (good to soft) earlier this month. Both wins have come in small fields so this is a much different scenario. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 22-1

8

Instinctive Move (GB) (47)

B c Showcasing - Peach Melba

Owner: Isa Salman Al Khalifa Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford

8-9

(54.9)

(5)

Jockey: Hector Crouch

Form: 15 Breeder: R Kent & Executors of Lady Lonsdale

Foaled 18 Mar. Half-brother to Reported, won three times at 7f and 1m 1f. A winner at 5f on good ground. Finished 9l behind Fearby when fifth of seven on his latest outing at Sandown over 5f (good to soft) last month. Not without hope if bouncing back to his debut form. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 28-1 88


No

Horse

st-lb

9

Papa Cocktail (IRE) (39)

8-6

B c Churchill (IRE) - Anklet (IRE)

Owner: Mr Khalifa Dasmal Trainer: Tom Clover, Newmarket

(kgs)

Draw

(53.5)

(17)

Jockey: Jack Mitchell

Form: 310 Breeder: Grangecon Holdings Ltd

Foaled 12 Mar. A winner at 7f. Beaten 16l behind Native Trail at 14-1 when eighth of nine on his latest outing in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket over 7f (good to firm) last month. Is proven over further so should be staying on stronger than most. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 14-1

10 Lady Lade (GB) (39)

B f Havana Gold (IRE) - Accolade

Owner: Partick Partnership Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

8-6

(53.5)

(20)

Jockey: Sam James

Form: 511 Breeder: S Von Schilcher & Catridge Farm Stud

Foaled 21 Mar. Successful twice at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Won on her latest outing when 4-7fav at Hamilton over 5f (good) last month, beating Piranheer by 1 1/4l. Has made a very favourable impression this season and could improve for the rise in trip. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 12-1

11 Frankella (GB) (21)

8-6

Ch f Frankel - Arabian Queen (IRE)

Owner: Mr J. C. Smith Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

(53.5)

(22)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 50155 D Breeder: Littleton Stud

Foaled 3 Mar. A winner at 6f. Finished 7l behind Illustrating when fifth of seven at 11-2 on her latest outing at Goodwood over 5f (soft) last month. Nothing can be ruled out considering the form of her stable and she remains capable on her day. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 66-1

12 Wonderful World (GB) (12)

B c Bungle Inthejungle - La Gifted

Owner: George Materna & Roger Badley Trainer: Mick Channon, West Ilsley

8-5

(53.1)

(16)

Jockey: David Probert

Form: 231 D Breeder: Mike Channon Bloodstock Limited

Foaled 20 Apr. Won on his latest outing when 13-8fav at Brighton over 6f (good) earlier this month, beating Paddy K by 4 1/2l. That win was coming and now that the penny has dropped, there could be plenty more to come. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 12-1

13 I’m A Gambler (IRE) (2)

B c No Nay Never (USA) - We Are Ninety (IRE)

Owner: John Brown & Megan Dennis Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

(in 6lb ex)

8-11

(55.8)

(11)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 225311 D Breeder: Fullbury Ltd

Foaled 7 Apr. Successful twice at 6f on good to firm ground. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Catterick over 6f on Monday, beating Latin Lover by a short head. Carries a 6lb penalty today for that success and that may not be enough to prevent a bold hat-trick bid. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 14-1

14 Sisters In The Sky (GB) (22) Ch c Showcasing - Sunny York (IRE)

Owner: Mr David Gilmour & Mr James Dellaway Trainer: Roger Teal, Lambourn

8-4

(52.6)

(6)

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 351 D Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

Foaled 17 Apr. A winner at 13-2 at Goodwood over 6f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Monet’s Sunrise by 1l. She impressed with her turn of foot there and this track could play to her strengths, but the forecast ground is a worry. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 20-1

15 Pockett Rockett (IRE) (33)

8-4

Owner: Mr S. White Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Form: 431 D Breeder: Mccracken Farms Ltd

Ch g Cotai Glory - Roseau City

(52.6)

(3)

Jockey: Megan Nicholls

Foaled 15 Apr. A winner at 7-2 at Hamilton over 6f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Hi Meh Darling by 1l. His yard tasted success in this race last year so he has to be respected in this. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 22-1

16 Guest List (IRE) (12) Gr f Ardad (IRE) - Heavenly Angel

Owner: Clipper Logistics Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

8-1

(51.3)

(18)

7

Jockey: Saffie Osborne (5) Form: 412 Breeder: Mr Donnchadh Higgins

Foaled 7 Feb. A winner at 5f on good ground. Beaten a neck by Zebelle when second of seven at 15-8 on her latest outing at Thirsk over 5f (soft) earlier this month. Could relish the step up in trip and the jockey booking also catches the eye. Official BHA Rating 78 SP: 25-1 89


No

Horse

17 Showtime Mahomes (GB) (22) B c Dabirsim (FR) - Magic Florence (IRE)

st-lb

8-1

(kgs)

Draw

(51.3)

(7)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Owner: The Muffed Punt Partnership Trainer: Grant Tuer, Northallerton

Form: 22100 BF Breeder: Ed’s Stud Ltd

Foaled 12 Mar. A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Beaten 8l behind Le Beau Garcon at 6-4fav when seventh of 10 on his latest outing at Beverley over 5f (good to firm) last month. Would appear to have a bit to find in this company. Official BHA Rating 78 SP: 50-1

18 Aristobulus (GB) (8) B c Adaay (IRE) - Salome (FR)

Owner: John Ferguson & Walkuptrotback Trainer: James Ferguson, Newmarket

8-0

(in 6lb ex)

(50.8)

(10)

Jockey: Luke Morris

Form: 151 D Breeder: Norris Bloodstock Ltd

Foaled 14 Apr. Successful twice at 6f on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Nottingham over 6f (good to soft) earlier this month, beating International Boy by 4l. The stable continues in fine fettle and he could be capable of anything. Official BHA Rating 71 (+10) SP: 12-1

19 Final Account (GB) (17)

B c Adaay (IRE) - Vitta’s Touch (USA)

Owner: Middleham Park CXVIII J Burns & S Crilly Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

8-0

(50.8)

(13)

Jockey: Alan Persse (7)

Form: 255 Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

Foaled 14 Apr. Placed once in three starts. Finished 4 1/2l behind Mitbaahy when fifth of 13 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 5f (good) earlier this month. Runs from 2lb out of the handicap and it’s a difficult task for a maiden to win in this company. Official BHA Rating 75 SP: 66-1

20 Dark Tulip (GB) (20)

B f Dark Angel (IRE) - Rimth

Owner: Denford Stud Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

8-0

(50.8)

(19)

Jockey: Sam Hitchcott

Form: 0261 Breeder: Denford Stud Ltd

Foaled 31 Mar. A winner at 11-4 at Nottingham over 5f (good to firm) on her latest outing last month, beating Purple Bling by a neck. Runs from 2lb out of the handicap. Looks to be getting the hang of things but his stablemate is preferred. Official BHA Rating 75 SP: 80-1

21 Ye Gud Thing (IRE) (27)

Gr f Mehmas (IRE) - Stone Roses (IRE)

Owner: Mr Alkandari Abdulrahman Trainer: Hilal Kobeissi, Newmarket

8-0

(50.8)

(4)

Jockey: Ray Dawson

Form: 236132 D Breeder: Mr John Donworth

Foaled 12 Apr. A winner at 6f on good ground. Beaten a neck by Burning Bush when second of 10 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Newbury over 6f (good to firm) last month. Runs from 3lb out of the handicap. She was also engaged to run at Leicester yesterday. Official BHA Rating 74 (-1) SP: 33-1

22 Jastar (GB) (37) B c Showcasing - Foxcatcher

Owner: Jastar Ltd, Murt Khan & Harry Wigan Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford

8-0

(50.8)

(8)

Jockey: Josephine Gordon

Form: 023 Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

Foaled 16 Jan. Placed twice in three starts. Third of nine behind Red Showgirl beaten 1 3/4l at 10-3 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 5f last month. Runs from 4lb out of the handicap and looks to be facing a very tough task. Official BHA Rating 73 SP: 80-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 22 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 21. STEWARDS NOTE SHOWTIME MAHOMES: Following its run on 27/7/2021 it was reported that the horse hung left handed throughout.

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15-2 Bosh (IRE), 12-1 Jadhlaan (GB), Lady Lade (GB), Wonderful World (GB), Aristobulus (GB), 14-1 Flaming Rib (IRE), Papa Cocktail (IRE), I’m A Gambler (IRE), 20-1 Hellomydarlin (IRE), Sisters In The Sky (GB), 22-1 Roman Dragon (GB), Pockett Rockett (IRE), 25-1 Guest List (IRE), 28-1 Instinctive Move (GB), 33-1 Aleezdancer (IRE), Ye Gud Thing (IRE), 40-1 Mercurial (IRE), 50-1 Showtime Mahomes (GB), 66-1 Frankella (GB), Final Account (GB), 80-1 Dark Tulip (GB), Jastar (GB)


RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£36078................................................................... 2nd £16919..................................................................................

3rd

£8463..................................................................... 4th

£4228...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

SEVENTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Michael Shinners – Head of Sports PR, Sky Bet. Sky Bet have generously given £200 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £200 to the groom of the winning horse.

REMAINING FIXTURES 2021 WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL Thursday 19th August

Darley Yorkshire Oaks and Ladies Day

Friday 20th August

Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe

Saturday 21st August

Sky Bet Ebor

SEPTEMBER Sunday 5th September

Garrowby Stakes and Family Raceday

Friday 24th September

William Hill Raceday

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OCTOBER FINALE Friday 8th October

Finale Raceday

Saturday 9th October

Coral Sprint Trophy

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STABLESIDE B&B Rooms stablesideyork.co.uk PUZZLE CORNER ANSWERS Guess Who? The sensational and much-missed Roaring Lion, who won the Juddmonte International in 2018. True Or False? 1. True. Halling (1995 and 1996), Sakhee (2001) and Sulamani (2004), all trained by Saeed bin Suroor were the others. 2. True. Baeza made all the running on Roberto to beat the mighty Brigadier Gerard. It was the only time he rode in Britain. 3. False. Only 18 of the 49 favourites have won, although eight of the last 14 have been successful. 4. True. The Italian-trained Electrocutionist won the Juddmonte International in 2005, but, sadly, Yorkshire trainers have yet to win the race. 5. False. The longest priced winner is Arabian Queen, who won at 50-1 in 2015. Ezzoud at 28-1 in 1993 is next. Only eight of the 49 winners so far have started at double-figure prices. York’s Racing Challenge 1. The two men, their mounts and the years you needed were: Pat Eddery – Beldale Flutter (1981), Asset (1982) & Caerleon (1983), and Walter Swinburn – Ezzoud (1993, 1994) & Halling (1995). 2. Phoenix Of Spain took the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh and Rule of Law was the classic-winning horse in question - he was the winner of the 2004 Cazoo St Leger. 3. Lucarno was the last horse before Logician to do the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur-St Leger double back in 2007 - coincidentally, he was also trained by John Gosden. Jimmy Fortune was the man in the saddle for both victories. 4. 1972 saw the inaugural ‘Juddmonte International’, then known as the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup, and the first winner was the excellent Roberto. However, the second-placed horse drew the headlines as it was the great Brigadier Gerard’s only defeat in a career spanning 18 contests. 5. It was Gear Up and Pyledriver who subsequently triumphed in Group 1 contests - the former won the Criterium de Saint Cloud, while Pyledriver took this year’s Coronation Cup. Ghaiyyath was beaten in the Irish Champions Stakes by Magical on his next and final start before being retired to stud.

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Today’s Race Conditions FIRST RACE 1.50 - The Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £36078 to the winning horse The second to receive £16919, the third £8463, the fourth £4228, the fifth £2114 and the sixth £1057. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, August 12th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after August 7th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. SKY BET and THE SYMPHONY GROUP have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of SKY BET. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 28 entries at £350. - Closed August 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 5 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 27. SECOND RACE 2.25 -The Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £56710 to the winning horse The second to receive £21500, the third £10760, the fourth £5360 and the fifth £2690. for two yrs old only, which, before July 8th, 2021, have not won a race. Enter by noon, August 12th and pay £1000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties, after July 7th, 2021, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 5lb. TATTERSALLS has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of TATTERSALLS. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 9 entries at £1000. - Closed August 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £44560; Second £18290; Third £9150; Fourth £4570; Fifth £2290 Penalty Value: £56710 A SS For race details see page 41. THIRD RACE 3.00 - The Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £85065 to the winning horse The second to receive £32250, the third £16140, the fourth £8040, the fifth £4035 and the sixth £2025. for three yrs old colts and geldings only. Enter by noon, June 29th and pay £510 stake, Scratch by noon, July 27th or pay £600, Confirm by noon, August 12th and pay £390, Supplementary Entry by noon, August 12th and pay £12000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Weights: 9st each Penalties, after 2020, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb Of a Group 1 race 5lb. SKY BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. Declarations to run for this race must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Monday, August 16th and declarations of riders must be made by 1.00 p.m. on Monday, August 16th. The winner of this race will be eligible to make a late entry to the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup to be run at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 (closing date 3rd August) if an entry is made by Wednesday 25th August, 2021. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of SKY BET. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £12500 towards the prize money for this race. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 43 entries, 17 at £510, 17 at £1110, 9 at £1500. - Closed June 29th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £66840; Second £27435; Third £13725; Fourth £6855; Fifth £3435; Sixth £1710 Penalty Value: £85065 A SS For race details see page 51. FOURTH RACE 3.35 - The Juddmonte International Stakes (Class 1) (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £567100 to the winning horse The second to receive £215000, the third £107600, the fourth £53600, the fifth £26900 and the sixth £13500. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, June 22nd and pay £4375 stake, Scratch by noon, July 27th or pay £5000, Confirm by noon, August 12th and pay £3125, Supplementary Entry by noon, August 12th and pay £75000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 13lb; fillies 8st 10lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 6lb; fillies 9st 3lb NOTE: Horses will only be eligible to run in this race provided that they have a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midday of the confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day before confirmation merit a provisional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which have not run will not be eligible.. JUDDMONTE has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition to the prize money, a trophy value £2000 has been generously donated by JUDDMONTE and will be presented to the winning owner. Declarations to run for this race must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Monday August 16th and declarations of riders must be made by 1.00 p.m. on Monday August 16th. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of JUDDMONTE. The sponsorship payment of £1000 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. Should the winner of the 2021 Juddmonte International Stakes travel to Melbourne and win the 2021 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, to be run on Saturday 23rd October, they would collect a bonus in addition to the prize money. See Moonee Valley Racing Club website for details. If the winner of the Juddmonte International runs in the Japan Cup at Tokyo on November 28th, 2021, and he/she finishes in the first three, the owner will be eligible for a JRA bonus. See JRA website for details. The Juddmonte International Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Programme for 2021. See Breeders’ Cup website for details. THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Runners will proceed down the canter down to the one furlong marker where they join the track. Runners will then turn back to canter past the stands to the start. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 32 entries, 17 at £4375, 6 at £9375, 9 at £12500. - Closed June 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £445600; Second £182900; Third £91500; Fourth £45700; Fifth £22900; Sixth £11400 Penalty Value: £567100 A SS For race details see page 61. FIFTH RACE 4.10 - The Sky Bet Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £36078 to the winning horse The second to receive £16919, the third £8463, the fourth £4228, the fifth £2114 and the sixth £1057. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, August 12th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after August 7th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. SKY BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. PLEASE NOTE: The two mile start is in the home straight. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 19 entries at £350. - Closed August 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 10 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 69. SIXTH RACE 4.45 - The IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes (Class 2 Fillies’ Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £36078 to the winning horse The second to receive £16919, the third £8463, the fourth £4228, the fifth £2114 and the sixth £1057. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102; such horses rated 80 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £350 stake if the horse is rated 81 or higher, or £70 stake if the horse is rated 80 or lower with £280 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 5lb; 3-y-o 8st 3lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 9st 10lb; 3-y-o 9st 8lb Penalties, after August 7th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING will award a Euro 2000 voucher to the winning owner. Please note; this voucher is redeemable against a purchase at an Irish Bloodstock Sale in 2021 and is subject to terms and conditions. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 20 entries, 1 at £70 and 19 at £350. - Closed August 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 Weights raised 1lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS For race details see page 79. SEVENTH RACE 5.20 - The Sky Bet Nursery Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £36078 to the winning horse The second to receive £16919, the third £8463, the fourth £4228, the fifth £2114 and the sixth £1057. for two yrs old only. Enter by noon, August 12th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 16th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Penalties, after August 7th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. SKY BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 37 entries at £350. - Closed August 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 4 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 87. 94


The Small Print

An A-Z of information for racegoers Abandoned Racing

In the event of racing being abandoned, refunds on badges and tickets purchased will only be paid in the following circumstances. a) before the first race - 100% refund. b) before the completion of three races - 50% refund. c) therafter - no refund applies. Refunds cannot be made on racedays. To obtain a refund, racegoers who purchased their admission on the day should send the ticket they were given on entrance with their full name and address to: York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX within 30 days.Racegoers who booked in advance direct with the track and so paid by card will receive an automatic refund. A similar process will apply for those who paid in advance by cheque. Please visit the racecourse website www.yorkracecourse.co.uk for more information.

Alcohol And Public Order

The Racecourse takes its responsibilities under Licensing Laws very seriously and puts in place training and measures to exceed these obligations. Racegoers are urged to drink responsibly. Alcohol cannot be brought into the stands side enclosures. York Racecourse reserves the right to expel any person found to be drunk or behaving in a disorderly manner. The “Challenge 25” initiative will be in operation to ensure that only those aged 18 and over are served with alcohol. Thank you for your support of this obligation.

Cameras

Please feel free to take a souvenir photo of your day. However we would remind you that the preparation and performance of the sport must be ensured, so please note:1. Kindly refrain from flash photography. 2. Avoid taking photos in restricted areas used by the sporting professionals i.e. Saddling Boxes, Stables, Unsaddling Boxes & Weighing Room. 3. Respect the privacy of others.

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes

The current smoking legislation regarding smoking in public places applies at the racecourse. The use of e-cigarettes is permitted, however they will be treated the same as tobacco products.

Common Courtesy/Entry Conditions

All persons visiting York Racecourse are admitted subject to Racecourse Regulations and the Rules of Racing. The Racecourse reserves the right to refuse admission or remove from the racecourse any person refusing to comply with the Rules and Regulations or whose presence is a source of danger or annoyance to others. A full set of entry rules can be viewed at www.yorkracecourse.co.uk.

Dogs

Racegoers are requested to leave their pets including all dogs at home. Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome.

First Aid

Dress Standards

Most racegoers like to make racing at York a special occasion and choose to dress accordingly. Gentlemen in the County Stand are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie. It has always been the case that shorts and t-shirts have been welcome in Grandstand and Paddock.All racegoers are reminded that the removal of shirts is not encouraged and that basic decency and not causing offence to fellow racegoers by clothing choices, is required. York Racecourse reserves the right to refuse or, to require anyone to leave who does not observe the above code.

Drugs

A zero tolerance policy on drug abuse is in force, be warned, North Yorkshire Police and our own team are watching with some canine help, sniffing.

Litter

Racegoers are requested to place all litter in the receptacles provided. If you do not need your racecard please place it in a bin as you leave the racecourse.

Noise

So that the horses have the best chance to perform and so your fellow racegoers have the opportunity to enjoy them please do not cause any distractions; the waving of flags or banners, use of radios or making of sudden noises are examples of things to avoid. Racegoers are reminded of Public Health England advice that shouting increases the risk of the spread of diseases, so to consider wearing your face covering when part of a cheering crowd.

Parade Ring

For safety reasons children under the age of twelve are not permitted into the Parade Ring or Unsaddling Enclosure.

Photo Finishes And Stewards’ Enquiries/Objections

In any race where Photo Finish has been called by the Judge, this information will be displayed on the Giant Screen. An announcement will also be broadcast. Race Results and Photographs will also be displayed on the York Racecourse television monitors.

Radios and Mobile Telephones

The use of all types of communication equipment is strictly controlled at all racecourses. Members of the public may not use two-way radios, scanning receivers etc., for any purpose at the racecourse.

Track Safety

For your own safety and the welfare of the horses, jockeys and stable staff please keep off the track. Anyone trespassing on the track: Will be liable to arrest and prosecution Will be ejected immediately Will be banned from all future York race meetings May face a nationwide racecourse ban

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Knavesmire Notes Keep a note of any horses that catch your eye this afternoon. You never know, they may be future winners here at York.

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Thank you for your support this afternoon. If you have any comments, please email to feedback@yorkracecourse.co.uk Given the comparative lateness of the hour, please could we request that a special effort is made to respect our neighbours, with particular regard to noise in the surrounding streets. We look forward to welcoming you back to York Races, perhaps for tomorrow, the second day of the Welcome to Yorshire Ebor Festival featuring the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

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