York Racecard - Friday 20th August - Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival

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OFFICIAL RACECARD FRIDAY AUGUST 20 T H

WOOTTON BASSETT, A Champion 2YO & already siring Champions

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Featuring the

Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes Group 1


GROUP WINNERS IN 2021! BROOME Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud - Gr.1 Mooresbridge Stakes - Gr.2 Alleged Stakes - Gr.3 MARE AUSTRALIS Prix Ganay - Gr.1 ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Minstrel Stakes - Gr.2 SIR RON PRIESTLEY Jockey Club Stakes - Gr.2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes - Gr.2

BROOME

BANGKOK York Stakes - Gr.2 EPONA PLAYS Lanwades Stud Stakes - Gr.2 POINT LONSDALE Tyros Stakes - Gr.3 COUNTERPARTY RISK Endeavour Stakes - Gr.3 MARE AUSTRALIS

World Champion 3YO by GALILEO


Welcome A very warm welcome to a day of both speed and endurance at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The race programme features both the fastest race of our season – the Group 1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe and our richest staying race – the Group 2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup. Both races form part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and the Coolmore Nunthorpe is also part of the “win and you’re in” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint. The feature race today is the Group 1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe and the spotlight falls on some of the quickest horses on the planet, battling it out for a record prize fund of £400,000. It is a race to take your place, hold your breath and enjoy. Probably the fastest horses in the USA (Golden Pal) and France (Suesa) look set to face the top speedballs from Lambourn (Dragon Symbol) and Yorkshire (York form suggests Winter Power or Bedford Flyer). Over in less than a minute, keep your eyes on that giant stopwatch. The first two days have witnessed eyecatching performances from Mishriff and Snowfall in the Group 1 contests, thus the gauntlet is laid down for the sprinters. We are delighted to be welcoming back to the Knavesmire the recently retired Battaash, the two-time Coolmore Nunthorpe champion and course record-holder for the five-furlong trip, standing at 55.90 seconds. By kind permission of Sheikha Hissa, the plan is that he will parade ahead of our feature sprint, to let us celebrate his amazing career. Let’s just hope he is not still being fed rocket fuel horse nuts! We are also delighted to welcome back, Stradivarius, another York favourite, for the two miles of the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup. Although he has “broken the bank” so the heist is not on for the third £1m bonus, this wonderful seven-year-old has a tremendous record at York and we salute his wondeful career as one of the best Cup horses of all time. A little later in the day and it’ll be the turn of the leading juveniles to contest the Group Two Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes. The winning owner is invited to address the 250th Gimcrack Dinner here in December. As if that wasn’t enough, we have the richest maiden race in the land, one of twenty-three York contests to receive the generous backing of the European Breeders’ Fund, notepads and iPads the ready come 4.10pm, a star may well be revealed. 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! We are delighted that today is the third of three World Pool events in a groundbreaking 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. Listen out for the Doctor Jazz 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: York Racecourse Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe 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 Kempton Park & Musselburgh Yesterday’s Racing Action Faces Behind The Races Charles Clinkard Top Trainer at York Award Big Race Trends: The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Fact File: The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Bloodstock Heroes: Coolmore Living North Top Jockey at York Award Portrait Of A Winner Fact File: The Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Big Race Trends: The Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Knavesmire Legends: Rock Of Gibraltar Global Targets Await Fantasy Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Fact File: The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Big Race Trends: The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Racing In Yorkshire A Very Different 18 Months York Fixtures 2021 Holding Out For A Hero: Ebor Community Heroes Puzzle Answers Today’s Race Conditions The Small Print Knavesmire Notes & Safe Journey Home

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS Time

Event

Location

11.00am - 5.15pm

Live Band

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lawn & Roberto Decking

11.00am - 4.00pm

York Gin Ebor Fashion Lawn Edwardian Weighing Room Lawn

11.15am - 5.15pm

New Beginnings Activities Lay-By near main Champagne Lawn Winner’s Enclosure

1.00pm - 1.20pm

Punters Panel

1.50pm - 5.10pm

Seven exciting races

Track

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Monotones

Stage by Winner’s Enclosure

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 First Race - 1.50pm The Sky Bet Stakes (Handicap) - 1m 4f Pages 27-30

Weatherbys Hamilton Second Race - 2.25pm The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (Group 2) (British Champions Series) - 2m Pages 43-45

Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Third Race - 3.00pm The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack (Group 2) - 6f Pages 53-55

Coolmore Fourth Race - 3.35pm The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe (Group 1) (British Champions Series) - 5f Pages 65-70

European Breeders’ Fund Fifth Race - 4.10pm The British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) - 7f Pages 75-78

Assured Data Protection Sixth Race - 4.40pm The Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes (Handicap) - 1m 2f Pages 85-87

Sky Bet Seventh Race - 5.10pm The Sky Bet Mile Stakes (Handicap) - 1m Pages 89-92

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".

EBOR STAND

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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Ground, First & Fifth ces, which is on the es & scrummy cakes.

VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE BAR

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 YorkMix 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 & 4 8

Inside: Races 2, 6, & 7

Far Side: Race 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?

Can you remember the name of this much missed ‘sprint king’ who tasted success twice in the Coolmore Nunthorpe?

TRUE OR FALSE?

Here are some statements about today’s big race, the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes, but are they true or false? Answers are on Page 93. 1. When Battaash followed up his success in 2019 by winning it again last year, he became the ninth horse to successfully defend the prize since the race was introduced in its present form in 1922. True or False? 2. Harry Wragg, who rode Greenore (1932) and Mickey The Greek (1938) to win and then trained Royal Serenade to win in 1951, remains the only man to have both ridden and trained a winner of the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes. True or False? 3. Pat Eddery, who rode four winners between 1980 and 1991, one more than Willie Carson and Frankie Dettori, is the most successful jockey in the history of the race. True or False? 4. Graham Lee is the only jockey to have ridden the winner of the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes and the Grand National. True or False? 5. Aidan O’Brien has trained scores of big race winners, but has still to train a winner of the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes. True or False?

YORK’S RACING CHALLENGE 1. Photo finishes have become common place in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Battaash’s romps in the last couploe of years excepted!), but can you name the first and second finishers from both 2017 and 2018, when the winning distance was just a nose on both occasions. Bonus points for naming the jockeys.

2. The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack boasts an illustrious roll of honour. Subsequent Group 1 winners litter the record books, but can you name the recently retired superstar who took the race in 2016 ahead of multiple successes at Royal Ascot? Do you remember the famous double he completed in July 2019? 3. Battaash’s brilliant victory in the 2019 Coolmore Nunthorpe broke a track record that stood for almost 30 years, do you remember which crack sprinter held the old mark, who trained him and who was in the saddle back in 1990? Clue - he carried identical silks. If you know both old and new record times, that would be impressive... 4. The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup has become a staple for the top stayers in Europe over the past few years, with Stradivarius becoming just the third horse to win the race in consecutive years in 2019 - can you name the other two and the years in which they were successful? For extra credit, which three horses have won the race twice, but NOT in consecutive years? 5. The British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden is the richest race of its type in the country, so it’s no surprise that some seriously smart types have taken their first victories in the race. However, can you remember the horse who finished second in the race all the way back in 2013 and which major York contest he went agonisingly close to landing the substantial spoils in at this same meeting, six years later? Clue: think tomorrow’s action...

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


YORK’S SODUKODE TIPS

Complete the grid so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear on every line across and down and in all of the nine small squares within the square. Each number must appear only once on each line. When you have completed the grid, use the reference numbers to solve the clues to the tips to today’s racing (eg in the above grid Gg + Cd equals 3 plus 3 so the selection would be horse number 6.

TODAY’S SELECTIONS 1.50 Sky Bet Handicap

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4.10 British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes

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4.40 Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies Handicap 5.10 Sky Bet Mile Handicap

Db Hb - Bh

Good Luck!

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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

AMY SWALES

ANTHEA LEIGH

01904 683932 jane.richardson@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 amy.swales@yorkracecouse.co.uk

01904 620911 anthea.leigh@yorkracecourse.co.uk

Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course

JAMES BRENNAN

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

ADRIAN KAY

CHRIS WARD

Head of Marketing & Sponsorship

Head Groundsman

Head of Finance

01904 620911 james.brennan@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 adrian.kay@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 683939 chris.ward@yorkracecourse.co.uk

GAVIN PATTISON

LOUISE DALY

NICK FAZACKERLEY

Facilities Manager

Commercial Manager Hospitality & Banqueting

General Manager – Catering & Conferences

01904 620911 gavin.pattison@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 638971 louise.daly@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk

01904 638971 nick.fazackerley@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk

NICK JOHNSON

FAY WAUDBY-GREEN Stableside Manager

Covid-19 Officer

01904 683933 nick.johnson@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 fay.waudby@yorkracecourse.co.uk

01904 620911 enquiries@yorkracecourse.co.uk

Hospitality Box Manager

OFFICIALS

Stewards ROBERT EARNSHAW (Chief Steward) PETER CRAFTS (Stewards’ Panel Chair) ALAN DEMPSEY HELEN KINSELLA ROBERT McCARTHY Social Distancing Officer ANNETTE BAKER Starters ROBERT SUPPLE STEPHEN TAYLOR Judge MICHAEL ROBERTS Clerks of the Scales WAYNE BURNELL KARL CURRAN Commentator MIKE CATTERMOLE 16

Racing Manager & Raceday Clerk of the Course

PHIL ATKINSON

Veterinary Officers MARK COLLINS JOCELYN HABERSHON-BUTCHER Medical Officers Dr ROS RODEN Dr JOHN ADAMS Dr JONATHAN BULMAN Dr BRUCE McLAIN Veterinary Surgeons GEMMA DRANSFIELD ANNIE COOKE MATTHEW SWARBRICK ALASTAIR KAY 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 at QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot, Saturday 16th October, or in the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday 2nd November

Battaash (IRE) (21)

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B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Anna Law (IRE) Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

weight st-lbs kg

9-11 (62.1)

(3)

Jockey: Jim Crowley Form: 2110-11 CD Breeder: Ballyphilip Stud

Has won 12 races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won when 2-7fav in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f last month, beating Glass Slippers by 2 1/4l, breaking the track record. Easy winner of this race last year; outstanding claims. Official BHA Rating 126 SP: 4-7

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 is 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. 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 today’s sixth race. 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. 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. Michael Roberts is in the hot seat this afternoon.

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JUVENILE: .............................Two-year old horse. All horses in our third and fifth 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 - York winner Bollin Joan in our sixth race today. 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 4.40 Bollin Margaret............................................ T Easterby A ATZENI 1.50 Throne Hall .............................................................K Ryan 3.35 Emaraaty Ana .......................................................K Ryan C BEASLEY 3.35 Dakota Gold .........................................................M Dods W BUICK 1.50 HMS President (IRE) ............................E J-Houghton 2.25 Spanish Mission (USA) ............................... A Balding 3.00 Orazio (IRE) .......................................................... C Hills 3.35 Suesa (IRE) ...................................................... F Rohaut 4.10 Herbertandflorence....................................M Johnston 5.10 Royal Fleet.......................................................C Appleby D COSTELLO 4.40 Wait For The Lord......................................D Elsworth 5.10 Chief Little Hawk (USA) ............................J Osborne J CROWLEY 1.50 Winter Reprise (FR) ................................. D Menuisier 4.40 Umneyaat (IRE) ............................................D K Weld 5.10 Wishaah ................................................... Owen Burrows N CURRIE 1.50 State Of Bliss (IRE) ...................................M Johnston B CURTIS 1.50 Glasses Up (USA) ........................................ R M Smith 3.00 Eldrickjones (IRE) ................................................R Fell 4.10 Brazilian Beach (IRE) ...............................M Johnston 4.40 The Flying Ginger (IRE) .....................................R Fell S DE SOUSA 1.50 Johnny Drama (IRE) ....................................A Balding 3.35 Winter Power (IRE) ................................... T Easterby 5.10 Il Bandito (IRE) ..................................................... C Hills L DETTORI 2.25 Stradivarius (IRE) ..................................J & T Gosden 3.35 Golden Pal (USA) ........................................W A Ward 4.10 Velazquez (IRE) ......................................J & T Gosden P DOBBS 3.00 Lusail (IRE) ..................................................... R Hannon 4.10 Dawn Of Liberation (IRE) .......................... R Hannon H DOYLE 1.50 Rhythmic Intent (IRE) ............................S C Williams 2.25 Trueshan (FR) ...................................................... A King 3.35 Chipotle.....................................................E J-Houghton 4.10 Echosmith (IRE) ............................................ A Keatley 5.10 Abduction (FR) ..................................................R Fahey T EAVES 3.00 Spitting Feathers (IRE) ...................................K Ryan L EDMUNDS 3.35 Bedford Flyer (IRE) .........................................J L Eyre DAVID EGAN 1.50 Wink Of An Eye .............................................W Haggas 4.10 Broadspear..........................................................R Varian 5.10 Marsabit (IRE) ..............................................H Morrison J FANNING 1.50 Red Force One..................................................... P Kirby 4.10 Capital Theory..............................................M Johnston 5.10 Cuban Dancer...............................................M Johnston A FARRAGHER 4.40 Aunty Bridy (IRE) .......................................W Haggas D FENTIMAN 1.50 Dark Jedi (IRE) ............................................ T Easterby P HANAGAN 3.00 Vintage Clarets..................................................R Fahey 4.10 Blenheim Boy (IRE) .........................................R Fahey C HARDIE 1.50 Cormier (IRE) ....................................................B Ellison 4.40 Golden Melody (IRE) ............................... T Easterby 5.10 Bellagio Man (IRE) .........................................A Brittain M HARLEY 1.50 Midnights Legacy................................................. A King J HART 3.35 Liberty Beach...................................................J J Quinn

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R HORNBY 1.50 Sam Cooke (IRE) .......................................... R Beckett 4.40 Declared Interest .......................................... R Beckett 5.10 Star Of Orion (IRE) ....................................... R Beckett S W KELLY 3.35 Rohaan (IRE) ...................................................... P Evans R KINGSCOTE 2.25 The Grand Visir................................................I Williams 4.10 Ample Power (FR) ..................................T Dascombe 5.10 Devilwala (IRE) .......................................D Loughnane C LEE 4.10 Muveran .................................................................K Burke G LEE 4.10 Emperor Caradoc (FR) ...................................B Smart T MARQUAND 1.50 Scarlet Dragon...................................................... A King 3.00 American Star (IRE) .....................................E Walker 4.10 Vintage Choice (IRE) .................................W Haggas 4.40 Sea La Rosa (IRE) ......................................W Haggas ELLA MCCAIN 4.40 Bollin Joan..................................................... T Easterby P J MCDONALD 1.50 Restorer ..............................................................I Williams 3.00 Fearby (IRE) ....................................................E Bethell 3.35 Moss Gill (IRE) .................................................E Bethell 4.10 Skye Breeze (IRE) ...........................................E Bethell R L MOORE 1.50 My Frankel ................................................... Sir M Stoute 2.25 Stratum.......................................................... W P Mullins 3.35 Chil Chil .............................................................A Balding 4.10 Sharvara............................................................. R Hannon 5.10 Rifleman (IRE) .........................................J & T Gosden P MULRENNAN 3.35 Que Amoro (IRE) ..............................................M Dods O MURPHY 1.50 Strawberry Rock (IRE) ..................................H Palmer 3.00 Berkshire Shadow......................................... A Balding 3.35 Dragon Symbol ..............................................A Watson 4.10 Hoo Ya Mal........................................................A Balding 4.40 Achelois (IRE) ............................................... A Balding 5.10 Dejame Paso (IRE) ....................................... A Balding D O’NEILL 5.10 Aldaary..............................................................W Haggas L F ROCHE 3.00 Twilight Jet (IRE) ................................M O’Callaghan ROSSA RYAN 4.10 Dream Show............................................................ C Hills 5.10 Raadobarg (IRE) ..............................................R Varian R SCOTT 3.35 Ubettabelieveit (IRE) ....................................N Tinkler 5.10 Isla Kai (IRE) .....................................................N Tinkler C SHEPHERD 4.40 Jewel In My Crown...........................................R Guest J P SPENCER 3.35 Arecibo (FR) .................................................... R Cowell K STOTT 3.00 Gis A Sub (IRE) ..................................................K Ryan R TATE 4.40 Ananya......................................................Sir M Prescott D TUDHOPE 1.50 Pirate King ...................................................... C Fellowes 3.00 Last Crusader (IRE) ........................................K Burke 4.10 Killearn (IRE) ......................................................... C Hills H TURNER 5.10 King Triton (IRE) ..................................................G Tuer


TRAINERS CHARLIE APPLEBY 5.10 Royal Fleet.................................................William Buick ANDREW BALDING 1.50 Johnny Drama (IRE) ....................Silvestre De Sousa 2.25 Spanish Mission (USA) .........................William Buick 3.00 Berkshire Shadow.................................. Oisin Murphy 3.35 Chil Chil .........................................................Ryan Moore 4.10 Hoo Ya Mal................................................. Oisin Murphy 4.40 Achelois (IRE)......................................... Oisin Murphy 5.10 Dejame Paso (IRE).................................. Oisin Murphy RALPH BECKETT 1.50 Sam Cooke (IRE)........................................Rob Hornby 4.40 Declared Interest ......................................Rob Hornby 5.10 Star Of Orion (IRE)....................................Rob Hornby EDWARD BETHELL 3.00 Fearby (IRE) ........................................... P J McDonald 3.35 Moss Gill (IRE) ........................................ P J McDonald 4.10 Skye Breeze (IRE).................................. P J McDonald ANTONY BRITTAIN 5.10 Bellagio Man (IRE)..................................... Cam Hardie KARL BURKE 3.00 Last Crusader (IRE) ......................... Daniel Tudhope 4.10 Muveran ......................................................... Clifford Lee OWEN BURROWS 5.10 Wishaah ........................................................Jim Crowley ROBERT COWELL 3.35 Arecibo (FR) ......................................... Jamie Spencer TOM DASCOMBE 4.10 Ample Power (FR)........................Richard Kingscote MICHAEL DODS 3.35 Dakota Gold ........................................ Connor Beasley 3.35 Que Amoro (IRE)................................Paul Mulrennan TIM EASTERBY 1.50 Dark Jedi (IRE) ...................................Duran Fentiman 3.35 Winter Power (IRE) .....................Silvestre De Sousa 4.40 Bollin Joan....................................................Ella McCain 4.40 Bollin Margaret...........................................David Allan 4.40 Golden Melody (IRE)............................... Cam Hardie BRIAN ELLISON 1.50 Cormier (IRE) .............................................. Cam Hardie DAVID ELSWORTH 4.40 Wait For The Lord............................Dougie Costello DAVID EVANS 3.35 Rohaan (IRE)..........................................Shane W Kelly LES EYRE 3.35 Bedford Flyer (IRE) .......................... Lewis Edmunds RICHARD FAHEY 3.00 Vintage Clarets...................................... Paul Hanagan 4.10 Blenheim Boy (IRE)............................... Paul Hanagan 5.10 Abduction (FR)...........................................Hollie Doyle ROGER FELL 3.00 Eldrickjones (IRE)........................................Ben Curtis 4.40 The Flying Ginger (IRE) ............................Ben Curtis CHARLIE FELLOWES 1.50 Pirate King ............................................ Daniel Tudhope JOHN & THADY GOSDEN 2.25 Stradivarius (IRE) ................................Frankie Dettori 4.10 Velazquez (IRE)....................................Frankie Dettori 5.10 Rifleman (IRE) .............................................Ryan Moore RAE GUEST 4.40 Jewel In My Crown........................ Callum Shepherd WILLIAM HAGGAS 1.50 Wink Of An Eye ...........................................David Egan 4.10 Vintage Choice (IRE)..........................Tom Marquand 4.40 Aunty Bridy (IRE)............................Adam Farragher 4.40 Sea La Rosa (IRE) ..............................Tom Marquand 5.10 Aldaary..........................................................Dane O’Neill RICHARD HANNON 3.00 Lusail (IRE).....................................................Pat Dobbs 4.10 Dawn Of Liberation (IRE) ..........................Pat Dobbs 4.10 Sharvara.........................................................Ryan Moore CHARLES HILLS 3.00 Orazio (IRE).............................................William Buick 4.10 Dream Show..................................................Rossa Ryan 4.10 Killearn (IRE)........................................ Daniel Tudhope 5.10 Il Bandito (IRE)...............................Silvestre De Sousa

EVE JOHNSON-HOUGHTON 1.50 HMS President (IRE)..............................William Buick 3.35 Chipotle.........................................................Hollie Doyle MARK JOHNSTON 1.50 State Of Bliss (IRE)..................................Nicola Currie 4.10 Brazilian Beach (IRE)...................................Ben Curtis 4.10 Capital Theory............................................ Joe Fanning 4.10 Herbertandflorence................................William Buick 5.10 Cuban Dancer............................................. Joe Fanning ADRIAN KEATLEY 4.10 Echosmith (IRE) .........................................Hollie Doyle ALAN KING 1.50 Midnights Legacy....................................Martin Harley 1.50 Scarlet Dragon......................................Tom Marquand 2.25 Trueshan (FR) .............................................Hollie Doyle PHILIP KIRBY 1.50 Red Force One........................................... Joe Fanning DAVID LOUGHNANE 5.10 Devilwala (IRE)...............................Richard Kingscote DAVID MENUISIER 1.50 Winter Reprise (FR).................................Jim Crowley HUGHIE MORRISON 5.10 Marsabit (IRE)...............................................David Egan WILLIE MULLINS 2.25 Stratum..........................................................Ryan Moore MICHAEL O’CALLAGHAN 3.00 Twilight Jet (IRE).....................................Leigh Roche JAMES OSBORNE 5.10 Chief Little Hawk (USA) ..................Dougie Costello HUGO PALMER 1.50 Strawberry Rock (IRE).......................... Oisin Murphy SIR MARK PRESCOTT BT 4.40 Ananya.............................................................. Ryan Tate JOHN QUINN 3.35 Liberty Beach................................................ Jason Hart FRANCOISE ROHAUT 3.35 Suesa (IRE) ...............................................William Buick KEVIN RYAN 1.50 Throne Hall ..............................................Andrea Atzeni 3.00 Gis A Sub (IRE) .......................................... Kevin Stott 3.00 Spitting Feathers (IRE) ............................ Tom Eaves 3.35 Emaraaty Ana ........................................Andrea Atzeni BRYAN SMART 4.10 Emperor Caradoc (FR)............................Graham Lee R MIKE SMITH 1.50 Glasses Up (USA)..........................................Ben Curtis SIR MICHAEL STOUTE 1.50 My Frankel ....................................................Ryan Moore NIGEL TINKLER 3.35 Ubettabelieveit (IRE) ............................. Rowan Scott 5.10 Isla Kai (IRE)............................................... Rowan Scott GRANT TUER 5.10 King Triton (IRE).....................................Hayley Turner ROGER VARIAN 4.10 Broadspear....................................................David Egan 5.10 Raadobarg (IRE) .........................................Rossa Ryan ED WALKER 3.00 American Star (IRE) ..........................Tom Marquand WESLEY WARD 3.35 Golden Pal (USA) ................................Frankie Dettori ARCHIE WATSON 3.35 Dragon Symbol ....................................... Oisin Murphy DERMOT WELD 4.40 Umneyaat (IRE)........................................Jim Crowley IAN WILLIAMS 1.50 Restorer ..................................................... P J McDonald 2.25 The Grand Visir..............................Richard Kingscote STUART WILLIAMS 1.50 Rhythmic Intent (IRE) ..............................Hollie Doyle

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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 (37 wins from 557 runners, 7%) runs VINTAGE CLARETS (3.00), BLENHEIM BOY (4.10), ABDUCTION (5.10). W HAGGAS (36 wins from 195 runners, 18%) runs WINK OF AN EYE (1.50), VINTAGE CHOICE (4.10), SEA LA ROSA and AUNTY BRIDY (4.40), ALDAARY (5.10). T EASTERBY (36 wins from 430 runners, 8%) runs DARK JEDI (1.50), WINTER POWER (3.35), BOLLIN MARGARET and BOLLIN JOAN and GOLDEN MELODY (4.40). .

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 38 runners, 37%) runs BROADSPEAR (4.10), RAADOBARG (5.10). K RYAN (12 wins from 48 runners, 25%) runs THRONE HALL (1.50), GIS A SUB and SPITTING FEATHERS (3.00), EMARAATY ANA (3.35).

Top Course Jockeys LEADING JOCKEYS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RIDES: DANIEL TUDHOPE (30 wins from 286 rides, 10%) rides PIRATE KING (1.50), LAST CRUSADER (3.00), KILLEARN (4.10). DAVID ALLAN (22 wins from 218 rides, 10%) rides BOLLIN MARGARET (4.40). FRANKIE DETTORI (21 wins from 89 rides, 24%) rides STRADIVARIUS (2.25), GOLDEN PAL (3.35), VELAZQUEZ (4.10).

Jockeys In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: OISINMURPHY(18winsfrom63rides,29%)ridesSTRAWBERRYROCK(1.50),BERKSHIRESHADOW(3.00), DRAGON SYMBOL (3.35), HOO YA MAL (4.10), ACHELOIS (4.40), DEJAME PASO (5.10). TOM MARQUAND (15 wins from 59 rides, 25%) rides SCARLET DRAGON (1.50), AMERICAN STAR (3.00), VINTAGE CHOICE (4.10), SEA LA ROSA (4.40). WILLIAM BUICK (14 wins from 69 rides, 20%) rides HMS PRESIDENT (1.50), SPANISH MISSION (2.25), ORAZIO (3.00), SUESA (3.35), HERBERTANDFLORENCE (4.10), ROYAL FLEET (5.10).

Weight Watcher The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 4.40 DECLARED INTEREST (down 2 grades).

Fancy That J & T GOSDEN won the 2.25 race in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The stable is represented by STRADIVARIUS in the race today. K RYAN won the 3.00 race in 2012, 2013 and 2018. The stable is represented by GIS A SUB and SPITTING FEATHERS in the race today. M DODS won the 3.35 race in 2015 and 2016. The stable is represented by DAKOTA GOLD and QUE AMORO in the race today. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August.

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KEMPTON PARK Race 1 1.00 1 Mirique (GB) 2 Sapphire’s Moon (GB) 3 Arlecchino’s Gift (GB) 4 Lady Dollars (GB) 5 Dark Terms (IRE) 6 Winter Siege (IRE) 7 Golden Duke (IRE) 8 Mythical Star (GB) 9 Netton (GB) 10 Indian Guru (IRE) 11 Ailish T (GB) 12 Power Il Topo (IRE)

6f 9-7 9-7 9-6 9-6 9-5 9-5 9-4 9-3 9-3 9-2 9-1 8-13

Race 2 1.30 1 Moon Island (GB) 2 La Belle Vie (GB) 3 Lady Honore (GB) 4 Making Music (IRE) 5 Moon de Vega (GB) 6 Natasha (GB) 7 National Dance (GB) 8 Senorita (GB) 9 Siamsa (IRE) 10 Snow Hawk (GB)

1m 9-7 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0

Race 3 2.05 1 Supakalanistic (IRE) 2 Mo’assess (IRE) 3 Hanafy (USA) 4 No Such Luck (IRE) 5 Emblem Empire (IRE) 6 Master of Souls (IRE) 7 Old Flame (GB) 8 Tio Mio (IRE) 9 Vendange (IRE) 10 Visions of Glory (IRE) 11 Oxford High (IRE)

1m 10-1 9-9 9-8 9-8 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 8-11

Race 4 2.35 1 The Turpinator (IRE) 2 Badrah (USA) 3 Dashing Spirit (IRE) 4 Mount Marcy (IRE) 5 Iconic Mover (GB) 6 Napoleon Warrior (GB) 7 Owen Little (GB) 8 Sayf Al Dawla (GB) 9 Waldlowe (GB) 10 Meadow Sprite (IRE) 11 Title Track (GB)

1m 10-1 9-10 9-8 9-8 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 8-11 8-11

Race 5 3.10 1 Arthur’s Realm (IRE) 2 Vina Bay (GB) 3 Taravara (IRE) 4 Shuv H’Penny King (GB) 5 Storm Catcher (IRE) 6 Exceedingly Regal (IRE) 7 Clarendon Cross (GB)

1m 9-8 9-6 9-5 9-4 9-4 9-2 9-2

Race 6 3.45 1 Mudlahhim (IRE) 2 Quick Breath (GB) 3 Apres Dark (IRE) 4 Toussarok (GB) 5 Legal Reform (IRE) 6 Chief of Staff (GB) 7 Phuket Power (IRE) 8 Ghaaliya (IRE) 9 Panda Seven (FR)

7f 10-0 9-10 9-8 9-7 9-6 9-5 9-4 9-2 9-0

Race 7 4.20 1 Juan Les Pins (GB) 2 Canagat (GB) 3 Evasive Power (USA) 4 Bowman (IRE) 5 Existent (GB) 6 Bomb Proof (IRE) 7 Hazel (IRE) 8 Rovaniemi (IRE) 9 Tyger Bay (GB)

6f 10-0 9-13 9-12 9-11 9-10 9-7 9-5 9-5 8-8

Race 8 4.50 1m 3f 219y 1 Rafiot (USA) 10-3 2 Wimpole Hall (GB) 10-0 3 Proton (IRE) 10-0 4 Tindrum (GB) 9-12 5 Dual Identity (IRE) 9-11 6 Mickydee (GB) 9-8 7 Thematic (USA) 9-8 8 Lion Face (IRE) 9-4 9 Red Flyer (IRE) 9-1 10 Dotties Dream (GB) 8-10

MUSSELBURGH Race 1 2.15 1m 208y 1 Aramaic (IRE) 9-5 2 Aine Jordan (FR) 9-0 3 Hipsway (IRE) 9-0 4 Imperial Eight (IRE) 9-0 5 Little By Little (GB) 9-0 6 Qasaayed (GB) 9-0 Race 2 2.50 1 Gangway (IRE) 2 Novak (GB) 3 Battyeford Boy (IRE) 4 Bungley (IRE) 5 Sparka (IRE) 6 Do It Today (GB) 7 Sun Rising (IRE) 8 Wynn Palace (IRE)

1m 2y 9-12 9-12 9-9 9-7 9-7 9-4 9-3 9-2

Race 3 3.25 5f 1y 1 Machree (IRE) 9-9 2 Never Dark (GB) 9-8 3 Primo’s Comet (GB) 9-8 4 Melody King (IRE) 9-6 5 Afandem (IRE) 9-3 6 Economic Crisis (IRE) 8-12 7 Denzil’s Laughing (IRE) 8-12 8 Refuge (GB) 8-7

Race 4 4.00 7f 33y 1 Muntadab (IRE) 9-10 2 Lion Tower (IRE) 9-9 3 Dutch Decoy (GB) 9-8 4 Thunder of Niagara (IRE) 9-7 5 Danzan (IRE) 9-7 6 Gometra Ginty (IRE) 9-3 7 Be Proud (IRE) 9-2 8 Zumurud (IRE) 8-13 9 Bulls Aye (IRE) 8-9

Race 6 5.05 1m 4f 104y 1 Smart Lass (IRE) 10-0 2 Miss Roulette (IRE) 9-8 3 Cosa Sara (IRE) 9-7 4 Yukon (IRE) 9-7 5 Reams of Love (GB) 9-5 6 Jamih (GB) 9-1 7 Ayr Empress (IRE) 9-0 8 This Ones For Fred (IRE) 8-11 9 Lady Ziana (GB) 8-2

Race 5 4.30 7f 33y 1 Basharat (GB) 9-7 2 Wootton Creek (GB) 9-7 3 Donizetti (GB) 8-13 4 Julie Johnston (GB) 8-13 5 Heart Throb (GB) 8-10 6 Little Gem (GB) 8-4 7 Fliss Floss (GB) 8-2

Race 7 5.40 1m 2y 1 King of Tonga (IRE) 9-13 2 How Bizarre (GB) 9-12 3 Mi Capricho (IRE) 9-9 4 My Thought (IRE) 9-8 5 Boy In The Bar (GB) 9-5 6 Empirestateofmind (IRE) 9-1 7 Havana Go (GB) 8-11


Today’s Runners & Riders


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

1st Race 1.50 The Sky Bet Stakes

One Mile About Four Furlongs (2,400 metres)

1m 4f 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 a mile and a half. 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 will be the highest rated, Johnny Drama, here today, so will carry more weight. Listen to the Punters Panel at 1pm to hear the expert’s view.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: ALFAATIK Trainer: John Gosden Jockey: Jim Crowley Age/Weight: 4-9-3 Runners: 9 SP: 15/2 Despite a slow start, Alfaatik made steady headway through the race under Jim Crowley, staying on strongly to deny Dark Jedi in the final furlong.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 31.41s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): T Easterby (36 wins from 430 runners, 8%) runs DARK JEDI Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs WINK OF AN EYE Longest Traveller: SAM COOKE trained by R Beckett, Kimpton Down, 251 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Last 6 Runs 15-514 42-3148 352144 10-1030 54-3566 2-12300 62-5358 72-6027 22-5013 532453 3150-12 015322 03-6044 907517 332221 301606 231111 212-116

Horse JOHNNY DRAMA PIRATE KING MIDNIGHTS LEGACY MY FRANKEL SCARLET DRAGON THRONE HALL WINTER REPRISE RHYTHMIC INTENT DARK JEDI RESTORER STRAWBERRY ROCK HMS PRESIDENT SAM COOKE GLASSES UP STATE OF BLISS RED FORCE ONE WINK OF AN EYE CORMIER

Career Wins Places 7 3 5 3 4 2 3 1 6 7 2 3 1 3 3 8 4 5 6 7 3 2 2 6 2 3 7 8 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 2

Total Runs 21 20 14 8 45 8 10 21 22 48 7 16 12 40 9 23 9 20

Career Winnings 142238 30698 41328 12948 180942 9703 8475 24420 26901 77679 20917 8811 21531 51303 25790 21997 28394 15113

Winning Distance Range 10-12F 12F 10-12F 10-12F 7-12F 9-10F 10F 10-13F 7-12F 8-12F 10-12F 8-10F 8-12F 8-14F 8-12F 8-13F 10-11F 12F

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

Runs Since Wins 1 2 2 3 11 4 6 8 1 6 1 4 8 1 0 4 0 1

KNAVESMIRE TIP WINK OF AN EYE (first) and State Of Bliss (second) were separated by a neck at Goodwood last month and that form was franked by the runner-up, who scored on Shergar Cup day at Ascot. Preference, though, is still for the former because the son of Dubawi doesn’t appear to have reached his ceiling yet. Johnny Drama landed the John Smith’s Cup at the course last month and has to be of interest along with My Frankel, who can bounce back on a quicker surface, and HMS President.

WINK OF AN EYE

JOHNNY DRAMA 27


1st Race 1.50

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

The Sky Bet Stakes No

Horse

1

Johnny Drama (IRE) (24)

B g Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - Quelle Histoire (IRE)

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Age

6

st-lb

1m 4f Handicap (0-105) £70,000 3+ Centre

(kgs)

9-10 (61.7)

Draw

(9)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 115-514 C D Breeder: Knocktoran Stud & Maura Purcell

Winner of seven races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good and yielding - soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Migration when fourth of 11 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 2f (heavy) last month. John Smith’s Cup hero who cannot be ignored. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 10-1

2

Pirate King (GB) (28)

Br g Farhh - Generous Diana

1

6

Owner: Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket

9-7

(60.3)

(13)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 42-3140 D Breeder: Mrs P. M. Ignarski

Winner of five races at 1m 4f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 16l behind Alfred Boucher at 20-1 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. A return to his all-weather best would give him a squeak. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 25-1

3

Midnights Legacy (GB) (28)

B c Midnight Legend - Giving

4

9-6

Owner: Pitchall Stud Partnership Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

(59.9)

(1)

Jockey: Martin Harley

Form: 352144 D Breeder: Pitchall Stud

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 3 1/2l behind Alfred Boucher when fourth of 10 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. He has kept on improving and is capable of a decent showing. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 12-1

4

My Frankel (GB) (20)

B c Frankel - My Special J’s (USA)

4

Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket

9-6

(59.9)

(16)

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: 10-1030 D Breeder: Newsells Park Stud

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Prince Alex when 11th of 12 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 6f (soft) last month. The return to a sounder surface will aid his cause. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 7-1

5

Scarlet Dragon (GB) (48)

B g Sir Percy - Welsh Angel

8

Owner: HP Racing Scarlet Dragon Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

9-5

(59.4)

(6)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 54-3566 C D Breeder: Usk Valley Stud

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft; has also won two hurdles. Finished 6l behind Alounak when sixth of 12 at 18-1 at Haydock over 1m 4f (soft) last month. The handicapper has given him a chance to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 14-1

6

Throne Hall (GB) (42)

B g Kingman - Appearance

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

4

9-5

(59.4)

(3)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 2-12300 Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Live Your Dream when 14th of 15 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month. The drop back in trip is likely to suit. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 14-1

7

Winter Reprise (FR) (41)

B g Intello (GER) - Winter Fashion (FR)

Owner: Mr Clive Washbourn Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough

4

9-4

(59.0)

(12)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 62-5350 Breeder: EARL Ste D Entrainement Clement Nicolas

A winner at 1m 2f on heavy ground. Beaten 5l behind Johnny Drama at 20-1 when eighth of 20 on his latest outing here over 1m 2f (good) last month. Stamina has to be the main concern having not appeared to get home on his penultimate start at Newmarket. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 14-1

8

Rhythmic Intent (IRE) (20)

Ch h Lope de Vega (IRE) - Kerry Gal (IRE)

Owner: Proceed Nominees Pty Ltd Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket

5

9-2

(58.1)

(7)

Jockey: Hollie Doyle

Form: 02-6020 C D Breeder: Fermoir Ltd

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 11l behind Prince Alex at 12-1 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 6f (soft) last month. It would be no surprise if he returned to form. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 16-1 28


No

Horse

9

Dark Jedi (IRE) (14)

B g Kodiac - Whitefall (USA)

Age

st-lb

5

9-2

Owner: Mr Evan M Sutherland & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(kgs)

Draw

(58.1)

(10)

Jockey: Duran Fentiman

Form: 22-5013 D Breeder: JC Bloodstock Limited

He has won four times from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 7 behind Wise Eagle beaten 3 1/2l at 7-2 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good) earlier this month. Second in this contest 12 months ago and not one to discount. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 16-1

10 Restorer (GB) (13)

Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Moon Empress (FR)

9

Owner: Dr Marwan Koukash Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch

9-1

(57.6)

(15)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

Form: 532453 D Breeder: Foursome Thoroughbreds

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 10 behind Graphite beaten 1 3/4l at 28-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to soft) earlier this month. His recent form has been consistent, but more is required. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 16-1

11 Strawberry Rock (IRE) (20)

B g Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Strawberry Vodka

Owner: FOMO (Rock) Syndicate Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket

4

8-13 (56.7)

1

(17)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 3150-12 D BF Breeder: Sinead Sunderland & Sinead Bishop

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Untold Story when second of 6 at 13-8fav on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good) last month. He remains open to progression. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 8-1

12 HMS President (IRE) (13)

B g Excelebration (IRE) - Dance Hall Girl (IRE)

4

8-13 (56.7)

(14)

Jockey: William Buick

Owner: HP Racing HMS President Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury

Form: 015322 Breeder: Skymarc Farm

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a head by Graphite when second of 10 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to soft) earlier this month. Likely to be in the mix once again. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 14-1

13 Sam Cooke (IRE) (13)

B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Saturday Girl

5

Owner: Chelsea Thoroughbreds - Wonderful World Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

8-10 (55.3)

(2)

Jockey: Rob Hornby

Form: 03-6044 C D Breeder: Mr R. J. C. Wilmot-Smith

Successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 8l behind Graphite when fourth of 10 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to soft) earlier this month. He would ideally want rain in the forecast. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 12-1

14 Glasses Up (USA) (14)

Ch g English Channel (USA) - Hurricane Hallie (USA)

6

8-6

Owner: The Jolly Beggars Trainer: R. Mike Smith, Galston

(53.5)

(5)

Jockey: Ben Curtis

Form: 000510 BF Breeder: Calumet Farm

Winner of seven races from 1m to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 17l behind Wise Eagle at 5-2fav when last of 7 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good) earlier this month. Appears to be up against it. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 25-1

15 State of Bliss (IRE) (13) B c Gleneagles (IRE) - Crystal Valkyrie (IRE)

3

Owner: Barbara & Alick Richmond Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

8-4

(52.6)

(18)

Jockey: Nicola Currie

Form: 332221 D Breeder: C. O. P. Hanbury

Successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 9-2 at Ascot over 1m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Annandale by 4l. A progressive individual who could have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 7-1

16 Red Force One (GB) (14) Ro g Lethal Force (IRE) - Dusty Red

Owner: The Yorkshire Puddings Trainer: Philip Kirby, Richmond

6

8-3

(52.2)

(8)

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 301606 Breeder: K. A. Bartlett & J. M. Beever

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 5f on ground varying from firm to good; has also won two hurdles. Finished 15l behind Wise Eagle when sixth of 7 at 33-1 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good) earlier this month. Hard to recommend on recent evidence. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 50-1 29


No

Horse

17 Wink of An Eye (GB) (21)

B g Dubawi (IRE) - Momentary

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

3

8-3

(52.2)

(4)

Owner: The Queen Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 231111 Breeder: The Queen

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 3f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 11-4fav at Goodwood over 1m 3f last month, beating State Of Bliss by a neck. He has improved plenty in recent months and boasts strong credentials. Official BHA Rating 91 SP: 9-2

18 Cormier (IRE) (27)

5

B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Scotch Bonnet (IRE)

1

8-0

Owner: Mr Dan Gilbert Trainer: Brian Ellison, Malton

(50.8)

(11)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 212-116 CD Breeder: Grangecon Stud

He has won four times at 1m 4f on good and soft ground; has also won two hurdles. Finished 8l behind Hasty Sailor when last of 6 at 16-1 at Newcastle over 1m 4f last month. Has won here and at Pontefract this season so the return to turf might be in his favour. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 25-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 18 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 5, 18. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 10, 11, 12. STEWARDS NOTE PIRATE KING: Following its run on 23/7/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. MY FRANKEL: Following its run on 31/7/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a faster surface. THRONE HALL: Following its run on 9/7/2021 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-2 Wink of An Eye (GB), 7-1 My Frankel (GB), State of Bliss (IRE), 8-1 Strawberry Rock (IRE), 10-1 Johnny Drama (IRE), 12-1 Midnights Legacy (GB), Sam Cooke (IRE), 14-1 Scarlet Dragon (GB), Throne Hall (GB), Winter Reprise (FR), HMS President (IRE), 16-1 Rhythmic Intent (IRE), Dark Jedi (IRE), Restorer (GB), 25-1 Pirate King (GB), Glasses Up (USA), Cormier (IRE), 50-1 Red Force One (GB)

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 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 responsible for the winning horse.

A CHAMPION RETURNS York Racecourse is delighted to welcome back, the recently retired Battaash, the two-time Coolmore Nunthorpe champion and course record-holder for the five-furlong trip. By kind permission of Sheikha Hissa, he will parade ahead of our feature sprint (around 3.25PM). Big race rider, Jim Crowley, will be on board to complete the memories. We know a York crowd will celebrate his achievements. Let’s just hope he is not still being fed rocket fuel horse nuts! 30


'Break Out' oil on canvas by Vineta Sayer MA 100 cm x 100 cm

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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Welcome to England’s biggest and most magnificent county


YESTERDAYS RACING CTION THE SKY BET LOWTHER (GROUP 2)

THE DARLEY YORKSHIRE OAKS (GROUP 1)

Day two of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival began with a bang as Zain Claudette added to her burgeoning reputation with a smooth success in the Sky Bet Lowther, lowering the colours of the unbeaten Sandrine.

Snowfall confirmed her status as one of the most exciting horses in training with a truly imperious display to rout the field in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

With ten two-year-old fillies raring to go, it was no surprise that the early pace was a brisk one, set by previous York winner, Nymphadora and the Mark Johnstontrained Outside World. The favourite, Sandrine, was held up in the early stages, alongside Zain Claudette, with Desert Dreamer tracking the leaders. As the pace began to rise, the market leaders all travelled noticeably well, but Desert Dreamer and Zain Claudette were the first to show, hitting the front with a furlong to run, with Sandrine having to negotiate a trickier path closer to the stands side rail. This proved the difference as the Ismail Mohammed-trained filly kept on stoutly to repel the hot favourite’s late charge, with jockey Ray Dawson punching the air as the pair crossed the line a length and a half ahead. Desert Dreamer managed to hold on to third despite almost unshipping Oisin Murphy in the final 100 yards. The filly had given Mohammed his first Group race winner in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and the trainer wasn’t surprised that she doubled his tally; “After how she worked last Sunday, I was more than happy and came here confident. She is the best I have trained up to now.”

RESULT

1st Zain Claudette 2nd Sandrine 3rd Desert Dreamer

6/1 6/5F 5/1

Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, the three-year-old filly blew her classy rivals away to secure her third Oaks title of the season after similarly dominant displays in the Cazoo Oaks and the Juddmonte Irish Oaks. Dropped in out of the stalls, Moore took his time on the daughter of Deep Impact as stablemates La Joconde and Divinely helped to set a solid pace early on in the contest. Wonderful Tonight and Eshaada were next in the queue with Loving Dream and Albaflora keeping Snowfall company towards the back end of the field. As they turned for home, Wonderful Tonight began to close the gap to the leaders, but it was Coolmore’s star who was the real threat, quickening up like a superstar and cruising to the head of affairs with two furlongs to run. The game was up for the rest as she sped away from a tiring field, clearing right away to win by an eased-down four lengths at the line, with Albaflora staying on best of the rest to grab second from La Joconde, who rallied well late on. Snowfall was cut to as short as 5-2 for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Paris-Longchamp in October and her trainer was suitably effusive in his praise for her: “She’s a lovely filly, always done everything very easily. She quickens very well and she’s gone really laid back now. She’s starting to thrive and is starting to put on weight. She’s going to be ready for the autumn.”

RESULT

1st 2nd 3rd

Snowfall Albaflora La Joconde

1/2F 16/1 150/1 33


FACES BEHIND THE RACES • What is your current role at York Racecourse? Commercial Manager

• How many years have you worked at York Racecourse? 8 years

• What is your raceday role at York Racecourse?

To keep our racegoers in the Restaurants happy. You find me “meeting and greeting in the Ebor.

• Outside the racedays at York, what do you do the rest of the year?

Well they’ve got to book first, so the fabulous team help me with that. Then there is the other 347 days outside racing; need a Christmas Party, Sales Conference, Awards Dinner, I’m yer gal, or at Christmas your Head Elf! We welcome 9,000 guests in a normal festive season alone, that’s a lot of sprouts.

• At the end of the raceday at York Racecourse, tell us what makes it a good one? An end of the day cuppa and some good feedback forms.

• How did you become involved in racing at York?

I had spent 23 years in large venues across the Middle East and it was time to come home, the stars aligned, so here I am.

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

Always make time to go to Castle Howard (when there isn’t a TV film crew there).

Castle Howard

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LOUISE DALY • Give us a hidden Gem of the Knavesmire We hope it is not hidden, but if the weather plays its part, do try the new County Stand Garden in the middle of the course; the view back is remarkable and the fizz is chilled.

• Which York Raceday would you attend if you were not working?

Macmillan Charity Day in June – there is always such a lovely atmosphere and knowing you are part of a fifty-year long fund raising tradition just by attending.

Riders in the Ernest Cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives

• What has been your favourite winning performance at York? I don’t really ever see horses on the track to be honest!

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

Frankie Dettori asking me for a main course lunch, as he was starving and didn’t want the jockey’s healthy options that day. It was a lovely surprise for the table he joined.

Visit the County Stand Garden this week!

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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 DAY TWO OF THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL

Tim Easterby securead a ninth winner at York this season courtesy of Cruyff Turn in yesterday’s Clipper Logistics Stakes but Andrew Balding and Harrow (pictured) kept the gap at two thanks to their Or8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery success.

Tim Easterby

9

Andrew Balding

7

Richard Fahey

5

William Haggas

4

Mark Johnston

4

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BIG RACE TRENDS THE WEATHERBYS HAMILTON LONSDALE CUP

(BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (GROUP 2) PREVIOUS WINNERS - LAST TEN RUNNINGS

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Winner Enbihaar Stradivarius Stradivarius Montaly Quest For More Max Dynamite Pale Mimosa Ahzeemah Times Up Opinion Poll

Trainer John Gosden John Gosden John Gosden Andrew Balding Roger Charlton W P Mullins D K Weld Saeed bin Suroor John Dunlop Mahmood Al Zarooni

Jockey Jim Crowley Frankie Dettori Frankie Dettori P J McDonald George Baker Frankie Dettori Pat Smullen Silvestre De Sousa William Buick Frankie Dettori

SP 15/8F 4/9F 4/11F 16/1 9/2 8/1 2/1F 4/1 11/1 3/1F

Runners 7 ran 4 ran 9 ran 9 ran 7 ran 8 ran 7 ran 7 ran 11 ran 10 ran

Time 3m 33.57s 3m 27.06s 3m 29.69s 3m 31.06s 3m 32.57s 3m 33.09s 3m 31.52s 3m 34.75s 3m 34.64s 3m 32.48s

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

AGE Although three-year-olds are eligible for the Lonsdale Cup, the Classic generation easily have the worst record in the race, a negatiove for Mandoob here. When it comes to positives, the most successful age group are the five-year-olds who have taken five of the last ten renewals, a plus for Spanish Mission and Trueshan, who form the five-year-old cohort in this year's contest.

RECENT FORM Stayers tend to mature as the season goes on and therefore it isn’t completely surprising to note that only four recent winners of this race had been successful on their previous start. However, only one of the last ten winners of this race had not achieved a top four finish last time which suggests that it is the form horses coming into the race that are the group to focus on.

TRAINER John Gosden has won this three times thanks to Stradivarius in 2018 and 19, while Enbihaar continued his golden streak last year. The seven-year-old Chestnut is back to represent the master of Clarehaven this year and can bring up a hat trick.

CLASS Opinion Poll, Pale Mimosa, Max Dynamite and, most recently, Montaly all went on to win the Lonsdale Cup having not contested a Group race on their most recent start, but on the whole these are exceptional in that respect. Every other winner contested either a Group 1 or 2 contest on their previous outing, including last year's winner, Enbihaar, who took the Group 2 Lillie Langtry Stakes, illustrating the high quality nature of this race.

BETTING Montaly triumphed in 2017 at odds of 16/1 and whilst Millenary (12/1) and Times Up (11/1) have also provided small shocks, they have proved the exception rather than the rule as those towards the head of the market have enjoyed the most success. There have been five winning favourites in the last ten renewals and the average winning SP during the same time is around 5/1.

KEY TRENDS Trained by John Gosden Finished in the first four last time Contested a Group 1 or 2 on their latest outing Focus on those towards the head of the betting

CONCLUSION With two-time winner, STRADIVARIUS in the field, it's no surprise that the trends point to a very bold showing from the chestnut star from the Gosden stable. Despite being well beaten in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on his previous run, he was badly hampered at a key stage there and his Longines Sagaro Stakes triumph showed that the fire still burned. He'll be a tough nut to crack again at a track he has an unblemished record at, with four wins from four starts on the Knavesmire. Goodwood Cup champion, Trueshan, should provide a stern test and both Spanish Mission and Stratum know how to win at this level, so it won't be plain sailing, even if the trends do suggest a clean sweep. Statistics supplied by an independent analyst. All trends are ten year based unless stated. 39


The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup

FACT FILE: RACE HISTORY?

Distance Two miles (3,200m)

Prize money £150,000

The race started life as a Listed contest and was called the Lonsdale Stakes, run over 1m7f198y. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 1998, before being renamed the Lonsdale Cup and given Group 2 status in 2004. The distance was extended by 110 yards in 2007.

LUCK OF THE IRISH? Since 1980, apart from Willie Mullins who won the race with Max Dynamite in 2015, only Aidan O’Brien (2007) and Dermot Weld (2014) had won this race. O’Brien and Weld don’t send over a representative this afternoon, so it’s down to Henry De Bromhead’s Lismore and the Mullins’, both Willie and Tony, with Stratum and Princess Zoe heading the 2021 Irish charge.

WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

The very best stayers in Europe have their season geared around “the Cup Races” of which the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup features strongly. With Classic and Gold Cup at Royal Ascot winners amongst its roll of honour, it is a race that is right up there with the best of them.

WHO HAS BEEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL?

Opinion Poll

That honour befalls six horses who have each won the race twice - Further Flight (1992 & 1993), Double Eclipse (1995 & 1997), Celeric (1996 &1999), Persian Punch (1998 & 2001), Opinion Poll (2010 & 2011) & Stradivarius (2018 & 2019). The latter could be the first to bag a hat-trick today.

SALUTING THE CROWD?

Whilst he may not have been the highest rated, Sergeant Cecil was certainly a favourite with the Knavesmire crowds where he won four times from seven starts. He landed this prize in 2006 before following up in the following month’s Doncaster Cup, which was run here due to redevelopments on Town Moor. His other victories here included the Sky Bet Ebor in 2005 and the 2007 Matchbook Yorkshire Cup. 40

Sergeant Cecil


LEADING TRAINERS?

John Dunlop holds the record with five victories. Mark Johnston and David Elsworth have both won the race three times but none are represented this year. The winning trainer from the last three years, John Gosden, saddles Stradivarius in the quest to continue his dominance and escape from that treble club. He would move on to four victories, just one back from Dunlop.

John Dunlop

LEADING RIDER? Frankie Dettori surpassed Pat Eddery’s mark of five in 2019 thanks to Stradivarius. The pair are back again this year after missing last season’s event and the chestnut could help Frankie to extend his lead by securing a seventh Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup.

WHAT AGE GROUP HAS THE BEST RECORD?

Since 1980 four-year-olds lead the way having won the race 13 times. Five-year-olds are next best, with eight victories, while three-year-olds have seven. Stradivarius (and Fujaira Prince & The Grand Visir) would become the first seven-year-old to win this since Sargeant Cecil in 2006, while eight-year-old Stratum would become just the second winner of this at his age - the great Persian Punch being the other in 2001.

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS?

Frankie Dettori

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE? The record-breaking Mark Johnston has been a leading light for the White Rose county having won the race three times. Double Eclipse won the race twice in 1995 & 1997 with his dual Gold Cup at Royal Ascot winner Royal Rebel adding the third in 2000. Tim Easterby has also been successful when his St Leger winner Bollin Eric landed the honours in 2003, but he’s not represented here, so with the Master of Kingsley House also unable to add to his tally, it is set to be a blank year for the home team.

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2nd Race 2.25 The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

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

2m Group Two £150,000 3+ Inside Rail

Two Miles About 88 Yards (3,200 metres) See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup is part of the Pattern pyramid which denotes the best contests, Listed, Group 3, Group 2 (like this one) and Group 1. This race is open to 3yo+ horses, run over two miles which is the longest distance of the week. Weight allowances and penalties are granted based on age, gender and previous success. Trueshan gets an extra 3lb for winning a Group 1 race already this season. You could check the Press Tipsters Board for inspiration but expect the name Stradivarius writ large, after all, he is hoping to win the race for the third time.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: ENBIHAAR Trainer: John Gosden Jockey: Jim Crowley Age/Weight: 5-9-0 Runners: 7 SP: 15/8F The Gosden/Crowley axis secured a quick double on last year’s card as the powerful mare, Enbihaar, showed her staying strength, keeping on well in the closing stages to defeat Stratum and Nayef Road.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 3m 32.04s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): J & T Gosden (25 wins from 94 runners, 27%) runs STRADIVARIUS Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): A Balding (11 wins from 49 runners, 22%) runs SPANISH MISSION Fancy That: J & T Gosden won this race in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The stable runs STRADIVARIUS today. Longest Traveller: STRATUM trained by W P Mullins, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs Horse 1 811-261 TRUESHAN 2 17-2513 SPANISH MISSION 3 1270-14 STRADIVARIUS 4 0/20-151 STRATUM 5 2-23320 THE GRAND VISIR

Career Wins Places 8 2 6 6 17 5 6 7 5 5

Total Runs 14 17 28 22 23

Career Winnings 604967 386219 2662139 331795 97952

Winning Distance Range 12-16F 10-18F 8-20F 10-22F 11-20F

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

Runs Since Wins 0 1 1 1 13

1. Trueshan, 3. Stradivarius and 4. Stratum 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. 2. Spanish Mission and 4. Stratum also hold an entry in the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday 2nd November. The winner of this race is eligible for a late entry to ‘the race that stops a nation’.

KNAVESMIRE TIP Trueshan has to be respected following his victory in the Goodwood Cup but the ground may not be ideal for him and preference is for STRADIVARIUS. The seven-year-old failed to secure a fourth victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last time but there were valid reasons for that defeat and the top-class stayer can get back to winning ways. Spanish Mission won the Yorkshire Cup here earlier in the year and he is the clear pick of the remainder.

STRADIVARIUS

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2nd Race 2.25

The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup No

Horse

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Trueshan (FR) (24)

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

2m Group Two £150,000 3+ Inside Rail

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

5 9-6 (59.9) (3)

B g Planteur (IRE) - Shao Line (FR)

Owner: SINGULA PARTNERSHIP Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

Form: 011-261 D Breeder: Mr Didier Blot

Has won eight races from 1m 4f to 2m on ground varying from good to heavy and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing in the Group 1 Goodwood Cup at Goodwood over 2m last month, beating Away He Goes by 4l. Carries a 3lb penalty today for that success. Respected. Official BHA Rating 118 SP: 11-4

2

Spanish Mission (USA) (64)

B h Noble Mission - Limonar (IRE)

Owner: Team Valor LLC & Gary Barber Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

5 9-3 (58.5) (5) Form: 10-2513 C Breeder: St. Elias Stables LLC

Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 12 behind Subjectivist beaten 6l on his latest outing in the Group 1 Gold Cup at Ascot over 2m 4f (good to firm) in June. Merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 117 SP: 3-1

3

2

Stradivarius (IRE) (64)

William Buick

Andrew Whitehall

7 9-3 (58.5) (1)

Ch h Sea The Stars (IRE) - Private Life (FR)

Form: 1200-14 CD BF Breeder: Bjorn Nielsen

Owner: Mr B. E. Nielsen Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

Has won 17 races from 1m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Subjectivist when fourth of 12 at 5-6fav on his latest outing in the Group 1 Gold Cup at SP: 11-10 Ascot over 2m 4f in June. Has to be on the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 121

4

Hollie Doyle

Jay Knowles

Stratum (GB) (62)

Frankie Dettori

Surinder Parmar

8 9-3 (58.5) (4)

B g Dansili - Lunar Phase (IRE)

Owner: Tony Bloom Trainer: W. P. Mullins, Ireland

Form: 0/20-151 D Breeder: Al Asayl Bloodstock Ltd

Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft; has also won two hurdles. A winner at 4-1 at Ascot over 2m 6f (soft) on his latest Flat outing in June, beating Calling The Wind by 3 1/2l. Could be vulnerable in this company. Official BHA Rating 112 SP: 10-1

5

The Grand Visir (GB) (21)

B g Frankel - Piping (IRE)

Owner: Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch

Ryan Moore

Steve Jones

7 9-3 (58.5) (2)

Form: 2-23320 D BF Breeder: Qatar B’stock, Ecurie Monceaux & Skymarc

Winner of five races from 1m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 10l behind Calling The Wind when 10th of 20 on his latest outing at SP: 50-1 Goodwood over 2m 5f (good) last month. Looks to be up against it. Official BHA Rating 102

Richard Kingscote

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 5............................................................................................(EXACTA)

Visor worn first time by No. 5. Tongue Strap worn by No. 5. STEWARDS NOTE STRADIVARIUS: Following its run on 17/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was impeded turning for home.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

11-10 Stradivarius (IRE), 11-4 Trueshan (FR), 3-1 Spanish Mission (USA), 10-1 Stratum (GB), 50-1 The Grand Visir (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

SECOND RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Charles Hamilton - CEO, Weatherbys Hamilton. Weatherbys Hamilton have generously given £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £50 to the racing groom responsible for the winning horse. 44


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BLOODSTOCK

COOLMORE

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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 Coolmore, sponsors of today’s feature race, continue the bloodstock tradition of great stallions. Originally, a relatively small farm, owner Tim Vigors, a famous fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain, began transforming it in 1968 and after going into partnership with Vincent O’Brien and Robert Sangster the three men built it up into the well-known stud farm it is today. Vigors sold his interest to O’Brien and his son-in-law John Magnier and it was Magnier who built the stud into a multi-national, multi-billion-euro operation. On most occasions, the superstar stallions of their generation had proved themselves on the racecourse. Coolmore’s greatest stallion, Galileo, who was sadly lost earlier this year at the age of 23, destroyed his rivals in both the Epsom Derby and the Irish equivalent before completing an impressive hat-trick in the King George at Ascot. Since his retirement, he was Champion Sire in 12 different years having sired a staggering 91 individual Group 1 winners. If you were to glance at his most successful progeny, you would see that he has sired many of the best racehorses in recent years, making an indelible mark on modern horse racing. These include

Galileo

Frankel, New Approach, Australia and Gleneagles - all now stallions in their own right but this is by no means a coincidence. Galileo was not only a super sire, but he made his name as a sire of sires, with an incredible 20 of his sons having sired Group 1 winners in their own right, and that trait has no doubt been passed on from his sire Sadler’s Wells. He too stood at Coolmore and comes from the Northern Dancer line, regarded as one of the most productive bloodlines in the history of thoroughbred racing. In Galileo’s (and the recently departed Mastercraftsman’s) stead, Coolmore now stand numerous big race winners in Camelot, Caravaggio, Churchill and Highland Reel, looking to continue their huge influence on the bloodstock world and Camelot has certainly started well, with 39 Group winners worldwide including Santa Barbara, last week’s impressive Group 1 Beverley D winner in the States. This afternoon’s feature race title nods at yet another whose prospects look as bright as his on-course career, Wootton Bassett. This festival produces champions and future stallions. Australia obliged in the Juddmonte International in 2014, and is now one of the big names on the Coolmore roster. The strength that they possess in the stallion department, as well as determination and knowledge of its founders, shows no signs of ceasing. Coolmore continue to produce Classic winners year on year and as a result continue to set a benchmark, in part thanks to the exploits of the great Galileo, who will be much missed.

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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 DAY TWO OF THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL

A winner on each of the first two days of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival sees David Allan hit the front in the race to be Champion Jockey at York - Cruyff Turn his willing partner yesterday in the Clipper Logistics Stakes.

David Allan

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Tom Marquand

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Connor Beasley

4

Callum Rodriguez 4

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YORKSHIRE’S LEADING CHRISTMAS EVENT

SAVE THE DATE YORK RACECOURSE 11th–14th

NOVEMBER 2021

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The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes

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

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Minzaal Threat Emaraaty Ana Sands Of Mali Blue Point Ajaya Muhaarar Astaire Blaine Caspar Netscher

Trainer

Owen Burrows Richard Hannon Kevin Ryan Richard Fahey Charlie Appleby William Haggas Charles Hills Kevin Ryan Kevin Ryan Alan McCabe

Jockey

Jim Crowley Oisin Murphy Frankie Dettori Paul Hanagan William Buick Graham Gibbons Paul Hanagan Neil Callan Phillip Makin Robert Winston

SP

5/2F 11/10F 5/1 14/1 11/8F 7/2 7/1 5/1 6/1 5/1

Runners Time

9 ran 12 ran 9 ran 10 ran 10 ran 8 ran 9 ran 7 ran 8 ran 9 ran

Going

1m 11.21s G 1m 9.62s G/F 1m 10.79s G/F 1m 11.16s G 1m 9.00s G 1m 10.84s G 1m 10.52s G 1m 13.72s S 1m 11.53s G 1m 12.74s G/S


PORTRAIT OF A WINNER AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI GIMCRACK The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes is a famous race with a lot of tradition. All traditions have to start somewhere so the sponsor was keen to offer a unique prize, as befits such a contest. A commission of their winner. The winning Owner of the colt that lands the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes also has the honour of addressing Ye Anciente Fraternite of Gimcrack at the 250th Dinner this December. On the evening they will be presented with their prize from today’s race, an original painting of their horse done by now Norfolk based artist, David “ Mouse” Cooper. ‘Mouse’ was born a naturally talented artist. Brought up in the East End of London, he left school with Grade A in art, but not much else. He went into racing as an apprentice jockey, had a few rides, and then became a work rider, and eventually yard manager. More and more he was driven to paint, and in 2005 he took the plunge and sold his house to pay his way through Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, gaining a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art. He has since worked as an artist and art tutor. He is widely collected, and has gained a reputation for successfully capturing the movement of horse and jockey, as well as the drama of racing. He now lives and works in a small studio in Fakenham, Norfolk If Mouse knew which horse to paint in advance, then he could make art his hobby rather than career, sadly he will have to wait until around 3.02pm today before he knows his subject.

Mouse dabbles with a self portrait.

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The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes

FACT FILE: WHO WAS GIMCRACK? A BRIEF HISTORY?

The Gimcrack Stakes was established in 1846. Originally open to horses of either gender, the first renewal was won by Ellerdale, ridden by Tommy Lye and trained by Tom Dawson. It wasn’t until 1987 when the race was restricted to colts and geldings.

Distance Six furlongs (1,400m)

Prize money £150,000

Gimcrack, a grandson of the foundation stallion, the Godolphin Arabian, was a 18th century racehorse who, despite his small stature at just 14.2 hands, won 27 of his 36 races in a career spanning seven seasons.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY CLASSIC WINNERS?? The race tends to produce top-class sprinters but the 2001 winner Rock Of Gibraltar broke the mould. As a three-year-old he won the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and the Irish 2,000 Guineas during a run of seven consecutive Group 1 victories. Only Frankel can better that! Further back in time, the legendary Mill Reef won this race in 1970 before winning the Cazoo Derby the following year.

Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a trainer, a jockey and a stable lad.

GEORGE STUBBS?

Stubbs, a leading artist in the 18th Century, is perhaps best known for his equine master pieces. The record price for a Stubbs painting was set by the sale at auction of Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey at Christie’s in London in July 2011 for £22.4 million.

ANOTHER MULTIPLE GROUP 1 WINNER

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The 2014 winner Muhaarar went from strength-to-strength as a three-year-old. The Charlie Hills-trained sprinter won four consecutive Group 1s - the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, the Darley July Cup at Newmarket, the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville and the British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot. In the process, he wrote his name into the record book by becoming the first British-trained horse for 25 years to complete a hat-trick of Group 1 sprints. The last horse to achieve such a feat was the 1991 Nunthorpe winner Dayjur, who, like Muhaarar, was owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Muhaarar


LEADING TRAINERS?

Kevin Ryan

William I’Anson, Jr. leads the way having won the race seven times but that statistic won’t help you today - he trained at the end of the 1800s. Of the current crop, Kevin Ryan has won the race four times, so there must be high hopes for Spitting Feathers and Gis A Sub this afternoon. Vintage Clarets may give Richard Fahey another win after Sands of Mali opened his account in 2017. While Richard Hannon’s 2019 victory with Threat could be added to courtesy of Lusail.

LEADING RIDER?

Oisin Murphy

Like the leading trainer, John Osborne Junior (nine wins) isn’t around anymore to offer any clues to this year’s result. Of those with rides today, Oisin Murphy (Berkshire Shadow), William Buick (Orazio) and Paul Hanagan (Vintage Clarets) are the only others to have tasted past success.

FASTEST TIME?

In 2009, John Gosden’s Showcasing covered the six furlongs course in a time of 1m 9.28s - a then course record! This record remaining in place until Tiggy Wiggy broke it in the 2014 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes.

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? Formerly known as Al Basti Hartog and established in the year 1998, Al Basti Equiworld Dubai has, within a short span of time, become the pioneers in equine industry to Middle East and expanded across the globe. They have always recommended and introduced the best quality natural products which have had a very good response from the industry and are the distributors for leading companies such as Baileys Horse Feeds and Foran Equine Products.

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE?

Not badly at all. Mick Easterby won in 1986 with Wiganthorpe and Lynda Ramsden added another with Chilly Billy in 1994. Since then, Kevin Ryan has led the White Rose county with four victories - Amadeus Wolf (2005), Blaine (2012), the much-missed Astaire (2013) and Emaraaty Ana in 2018. He has Gis A Sub and Spitting Feathers in the race this year in his bid for a five timer. Other Yorkshire contenders include Richard Fahey, who has Vintage Clarets carrying the Malton flag today. Edward Bethell’s Fearby and Roger Fell’s Eldrickjones, as well as Last Crusader for Karl Burke, help form a six-prong Yorkshire assault.

Richard Fahey


BIG RACE TRENDS THE AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI GIMCRACK STAKES (GROUP 2) PREVIOUS WINNERS - LAST TEN RUNNINGS

Year 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Winner Minzaal Threat Emaraaty Ana Sands Of Mali Blue Point Ajaya Muhaarar Astaire Blaine Caspar Netscher

Trainer Owen Burrows Richard Hannon Kevin Ryan Richard Fahey Charlie Appleby William Haggas Charles Hills Kevin Ryan Kevin Ryan Alan McCabe

Jockey Jim Crowley Oisin Murphy Frankie Dettori Paul Hanagan William Buick Graham Gibbons Paul Hanagan Neil Callan Phillip Makin Robert Winston

TRAINER Of those with runners this year, Kevin Ryan has the best record having won the race four times, courtesy of Amadeus Wolf (2005), Blaine (2012), Astaire (2013) and most recently Emaraaty Ana in 2018. He is represented by Gis A Sub and Spitting Feathers this time around. Richard Fahey will be looking to follow up 2017 victory with Summer Sands as he is represented by Vintage Clarets. RECENT FORM A last time out victory is not essential with only five of the last ten winners having had such form to their name. However, it is worth noting only one horse in the last decade had finished outside of the first three on their most recent start. Interestingly, less than half of the winners in the last decade contested a Group race on their most recent outing, so don’t be shy to look beyond those already proven at this level.

SP 5/2F 11/10F 5/1 14/1 11/8F 7/2 7/1 5/1 6/1 5/1

Runners 9 ran 12 ran 9 ran 10 ran 10 ran 8 ran 9 ran 7 ran 8 ran 9 ran

Time 1m 11.21s 1m 9.62s 1m 10.79s 1m 11.16s 1m 9.00s 1m 10.84s 1m 10.52s 1m 13.72s 1m 11.53s 1m 12.74s

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

DISTANCE Six of the last ten winners of this race had previously won over this 6f trip suggesting that the proven ability to stay the trip is becoming more and more important compared to previously, when many had not yet graduated from five furlongs. BETTING In the last decade there have been only three winning favourites of the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack but they all came in the last five years. Nine of those winners were sent off at single-figure odds. An average starting price of around 5/1 also suggests that it is important not to stray too far from the market leaders. KEY TRENDS Trained by Kevin Ryan Finished in first three last time Avoid outsiders in the market

CONCLUSION In what looks a top-class renewal of the Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack, the trends suggest that the two horses at the head of the market should be very hard to beat. Both Lusail and BERKSHIRE SHADOW have excellent winning form at this level, it could be the latter, who returns to quicker ground and six furlongs after being narrowly beaten over seven furlongs on soft ground in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes last time out, who holds the stronger claims. The Andrew Balding-trained colt's Coventry Stakes success over many of today's rivals was comprehensive and he can get back on the winning trail for a trainer with a good record at York this season. Of those at bigger prices, the trends suggests Spitting Feathers has a squeak for Kevin Ryan after an impressive win at Carlisle last time out, even though he will have to reverse the form with Lusail from a York maiden run in May. Statistics supplied by an independent analyst. All trends are ten year based unless stated. 52


3rd Race 3.00

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

The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)

6f Group Two £150,000 2 c&g Centre

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres) See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Again, part of the Pattern pyramid, this Group 2 race is for 2YO colts and geldings ran over six furlongs. The short distance usually makes for a tight finish. Look for C (has won at York) or D (has won over this distance) against the horse’s name, noting Lusail is one to show both.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: MINZAAL Trainer: Owen Burrows Jockey: Jim Crowley Age/Weight: 2-9-0 Runners: 9 SP: 5/2F A third winner in a row on the card for Jim Crowley as he partnered the exciting Minzaal to an impressive victory in this famous Group 2 contest, drawing two lengths clear in smart fashion.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 11.33s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (37 wins from 557 runners, 7%) runs VINTAGE CLARETS Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): K Ryan (12 wins from 48 runners, 25%) runs GIS A SUB and SPITTING FEATHERS Fancy That: K Ryan won this race in 2012, 2013 and 2018. The stable runs GIS A SUB and SPITTING FEATHERS today. Longest Traveller: TWILIGHT JET trained by M O’Callaghan, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Last 6 Runs 112 1311 621 2255 4112 216 14 13 51 351756 41136

Horse BERKSHIRE SHADOW LUSAIL AMERICAN STAR ELDRICKJONES FEARBY GIS A SUB LAST CRUSADER ORAZIO SPITTING FEATHERS TWILIGHT JET VINTAGE CLARETS

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

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

Career Winnings 63466 63459 5400 27288 10368 3780 2862 4266 16071 8640

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

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

Runs Since Wins 1 0 0 — 1 1 1 1 0 3 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP Berkshire Shadow and Lusail have already tasted success in Group 2 company and now concede a 3lb penalty to the field. FEARBY has shown a high level of ability and was last seen posting a second-placed effort in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood. The son of Havana Gold is bred to appreciate the step up in trip and gets the nod to strike here. Orazio had excuses at Newbury and should not be underestimated, while Vintage Clarets is another who is likely to be on the premises.

FEARBY

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3rd Race 3.00

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

The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes No

Horse

st-lb (kgs) Draw

1

Berkshire Shadow (GB) (24)

9-3 (58.5) (11)

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Angel Vision (IRE)

Owner: Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd No1 Fanclub Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Form: 112 D BF Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited

Foaled 12 Mar. Successful at 5f and 6f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 3/4l by Angel Bleu when second of 6 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Unibet Vintage Stakes at Goodwood over 7f last month. A player now dropped back in trip but carries a 3lb penalty. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 3-1

2

Lusail (IRE) (43)

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Diaminda (IRE)

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

American Star (IRE) (27)

B c Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Signora Valentina (IRE)

Owner: David Ward Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

3

Eldrickjones (IRE) (24)

B c Cotai Glory - Dream Impossible (IRE)

Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 42,Salthouse&Partner Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton

Geoff Rigby

Form: 1311 CD Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud Pat Dobbs

9-0 (57.2) (3) Form: 621 D Breeder: Swordlestown Little

Foaled 12 Jan. Won on his latest outing when 11-10fav at Salisbury over 6f (good to soft) last month, beating Withering by 2l to make it third-time lucky. Warrants respect now having first crack at this sort of company, but needs to improve to threaten the places. Official BHA Rating 84 (+1) SP: 33-1

4

Oisin Murphy

9-3 (58.5) (7)

Foaled 26 Jan. He has won three times from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner in the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes at Newmarket over 6f last time out beating Asymmetric by a head. A strong candidate for yard that won this race in 2019. Official BHA Rating 108 SP: 9-4

3

6f Group Two £150,000 2 c&g Centre

Tom Marquand

Kasja Lindsjo

9-0 (57.2) (6) Form: 2255 Breeder: D. J. Maher

Foaled 13 Apr. Placed twice in four starts. Finished 6l behind Angel Bleu when fifth of six at 5-1 on his latest Ben Curtis outing in the Group 2 Unibet Vintage Stakes at Goodwood over 7f (soft) last month. Should appreciate the return to this distance and is not be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 12-1 Sean Murray & Aimee Evers

5

Fearby (IRE) (23)

B c Havana Gold (IRE) - Coolminx (IRE)

Owner: Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing Trainer: Edward Bethell, Middleham

9-0 (57.2) (8) Form: 4112 BF Breeder: Ringfort Stud

Foaled 9 Feb. Successful twice at 5f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Armor when second of eleven at 13-8fav on his latest outing in the Group 3 Markel Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood over SP: 5-1 5f last month. Can make presence felt now upped in distance. Official BHA Rating 105

6

Gis A Sub (IRE) (22)

B c Acclamation - Monclaire (GER)

Owner: Mr Steve Ryan Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

9-0 (57.2) (4) Form: 216 D Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Foaled 25 Mar. A winner at 6f on good ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Asymmetric when sixth of 7 at 9-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Unibet Richmond Stakes at Goodwood over 6f last month. Can bounce back for a yard that has a good record in this race. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 16-1

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Last Crusader (IRE) (23)

B c Oasis Dream - Spanish Fly (IRE)

Owner: Clipper Logistics Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

Form: 14 D BF Breeder: Mr Edwin Thompson

Orazio (IRE) (35)

9-0 (57.2) (5)

Owner: Mrs Susan Roy Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

Form: 13 D BF Breeder: Glenvale Stud & Edgeridge Ltd

Br or Gr c Caravaggio (USA) - Lady Fashion

Foaled 29 Mar. Half-brother to Suits You, won twice at 6f and 7f. A winner at 6f on good ground. Third of 8 behind Caturra beaten 1l at 9-4fav on his latest outing at Newbury over 6f (good) last month. Remains lightly raced and can make his presence felt here. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 12-1 54

Kevin Stott

Louise Akehurst

9-0 (57.2) (10)

Foaled 22 Feb. Dam a lightly raced maiden. A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Finished 1 3/4l behind Milbanke when fourth of 11 on his latest outing at Redcar over 6f (good) last month. Needs first-time cheekpieces to have a positive effect, now upped in grade. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 25-1

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P. J. McDonald

Stephen Bingley

Daniel Tudhope

William Buick


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Horse

st-lb (kgs) Draw

9

Spitting Feathers (IRE) (58)

9-0 (57.2) (9)

B c Iffraaj - Yellowhammer

Owner: Mr Steve Ryan Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Form: 51 D Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

Foaled 5 Feb. Dam won three times at 7f. A winner at 5-1 at Carlisle over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing in June, beating Madame Bonbon by 1 1/2l to strike at the second attempt. Warrants respect returning from a short break, having his first attempt at this level. Official BHA Rating SP: 25-1

10 Twilight Jet (IRE) (12) B c Twilight Son - My Lucky Liz (IRE)

Owner: Mr Michael O’Callaghan Trainer: M. D. O’Callaghan, Ireland

Tom Eaves

John McPherson

9-0 (57.2) (1) Form: 351056 Breeder: Tom Radley

Foaled 23 Mar. A winner at 5f on yielding ground. Finished 6l behind Ebro River when sixth of 8 at 20-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at Curragh over 6f earlier this month. Has an each-way chance but could be vulnerable to improvers. Official BHA Rating SP: 16-1

11 Vintage Clarets (GB) (34) B c Ardad (IRE) - Enchanted Princess

Owner: Mr A Tattersall & Partner Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

L. F. Roche

Eric Roche

9-0 (57.2) (2) Form: 41136 Breeder: M. E. Broughton

Foaled 2 Mar. Successful twice at 5f on good to firm ground. Finished 2l behind Gubbass when sixth of 22 at 3-1 on his latest outing at Newbury over 5f (good to firm) last month. Has displayed plenty of promise this season and can’t be ruled out here. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 7-1

Paul Hanagan

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 11...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 7. STEWARDS NOTE ORAZIO: Following its run on 16/7/2021 it was reported that the horse had a wounded leg.

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PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-4 Lusail (IRE), 3-1 Berkshire Shadow (GB), 5-1 Fearby (IRE), 7-1 Vintage Clarets (GB), 12-1 Eldrickjones (IRE), Orazio (IRE), 16-1 Gis A Sub (IRE), Twilight Jet (IRE), 25-1 Last Crusader (IRE), Spitting Feathers (IRE), 33-1 American Star (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

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KNAVESMIRE LEG

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR

NDS

The subsequent victories of the 2014 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes winner, Muhaarar, brings back memories of the 2001 winner Rock Of Gibraltar. The Rock, as he became affectionately known, made a winning debut in a Curragh maiden before finishing a respectable sixth behind stablemate Landseer in the Coventry Stakes. He followed that with a first Pattern race victory in the Railway Stakes back at the Curragh where he beat another stablemate Hawk Wing, who he was to tussle with again later in his career. Despite the impressive start to his career Rock Of Gibraltar was sent off only second-favourite for the Gimcrack behind John Gosden’s Waldenburg. Although he was the last of the nine runners to enter the paddock, he looked an absolute picture as his coat glistened in the warm summer sun. Ridden by Aidan O’Brien’s stable jockey at the time, Mick Kinane, Rock Of Gibraltar travelled strongly through the opening stages before striking the front two furlongs out. As the runners approached the furlong pole, Rock Of Gibraltar found another gear and ran right away from Ho Choi and Twilight Blues who filled the places. It was a truly emphatic victory. Post-race comments from the Racing Post summed his performance up to a tee: “He came right away inside the last and will be even better suited by seven. He is up there with the best of his generation.” However, they had to spoil it by adding: “That said, it would be unwise to be taking the 20-1 for the Guineas at present, especially as a line through Twilight Blues leaves him a fair way behind his stablemate Johannesburg at this stage.” Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Following his Knavesmire romp, he was beaten in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster but signed off his juvenile season with Group 1 victories in the Grand Criterium on the Arc card and two weeks later in the Dewhurst at Newmarket. By top Coolmore stallion Danehill, Rock Of Gibraltar was bred by Aidan O’Brien in partnership with his wife Anne-Marie and father-in-law Joe Crowley.

His name was inspired by that of his dam; Offshore Boom; due to Gibraltar’s low-tax status. Rock Of Gibraltar made his seasonal reappearance in the 2000 Guineas where he was sent off a generous 9-1 with stablemate, Hawk Wing, the 6-4 favourite. In a thrilling race, the Ballydoyle duo crossed the line together, albeit separated by the width of the track. When the result was announced, the Rock had beaten his stablemate by a head. That was the final time that he was to start odds-against. After sauntering to an easy victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, he was just as convincing when taking Royal Meeting honours in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Such was his authority that he frightened off much of the opposition when he was eased to victory in the Sussex Stakes and his seventh successive Group 1 victory was secured in the Prix du Moulin in September. His swansong before retirement was to come in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Arlington. Well fancied to end his career on a winning note, the race simply didn’t go to plan. Slowly away, the Rock was well off the early pace and entering the home straight he still had the whole field to pass. In his defence he almost pulled it off but crossed the line three quarters of a length behind winner Domedriver. Despite this he was voted the 2002 European Horse of the Year. The Rock now stands at Coolmore Stud in Co. Tipperary. His best sons include Hong Kong Cup winner and Investec Derby runner-up Eagle Mountain, as well as Group 1 winners Seventh Rock, Mount Nelson, Varenar and Society Rock who won the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics stakes here on the Knavesmire in 2013. The winner of 10 of his 13 races, the Rock is another impressive Knavesmire Legend.

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GLOBAL TARGETS AWAIT... The field in the Coolmore Nunthorpe 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 Coolmore Nunthorpe - one of the final Sprint races 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 five furlongs $1m Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 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 the only UK sprint race to have been provided with this bonus. Could one of the participants in the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe this afternoon emulate the Kevin Ryan-trained Glass Slippers and win in the States this Winter?

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FANTASY RAC S

COOLMORE NUNTHORPE (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (GROUP 1)

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

1990 DAYJUR (USA)

Br c Danzig (USA) – Gold Beauty (USA) (Mr Prospector (USA)) Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum Trainer: Major Dick Hern Jockey: Willie Carson Breeder: Georgia E Hofmann

Dick Hern’s flying colt Dayjur was the racing sensation of 1990. Following some early season defeats in minor company, he suddenly ‘took off’ in mid-summer, rattling off five consecutive wins in the Temple Stakes, Kings Stand Stakes, Nunthorpe, Haydock Park Sprint Cup and Prix de L’Abbaye. His York win was achieved in a breathtaking 56.16 seconds, a course record that was only broken in 2019. However, he may be best remembered for his heart-breaking defeat in America. Drawn very wide in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, he showed blistering speed to take up the running a furlong from home, but when the race appeared in the bag he inexplicably jumped a shadow 50 yards from home, handing the advantage to Safely Kept who got up by a neck.

1991

SHEIKH ALBADOU

B c Green Desert (USA) – Sanctuary (Welsh Pageant) Owner: Hilal Salem Trainer: Alex Scott Jockey: Pat Eddery Breeder: Highclere Stud Ltd

Sheikh Albadou was another brilliant Nunthorpe winner in what was a golden era for the race. He differed significantly from Dayjur in that he progressed though handicap company. He relished the sprint course at York, winning what is now known as the Reg Griffin Memorial Trophy in June 1991 by an easy four lengths, which signalled the end of his handicapping career. Ridden by Pat Eddery, just two starts later he defeated Paris House by a length and a half at York – he was defeated subsequently at Haydock and Longchamp but returned to form in a blaze of glory with a decisive Breeders Cup Sprint success at Churchill Downs, banishing the ghost of Dayjur from twelve months earlier.

2007 KINGSGATE NATIVE

B c Mujadil (USA) - Native Force Owner: Mr John Mayne Jockey: Jimmy Quinn

Trainer: J. R. Best Breeder: Peter McCutcheon

Kingsgate Native became only the second two-year-old in the history of this race to take the spoils, and although not particularly supported on the day, proved for trainer John Best and jockey Jimmy Quinn, more than a match for his elders. He further earns his place in the roll of honour as he clearly loved the race, having run in it no less than five times over the course of his career.

2008 BORDERLESCOTT B g Compton Place — Jeewan (Touching Wood (USA)) 2009Owner: James Edgar & William Donaldson Trainer: R Bastiman Jockeys: Pat Cosgrove (2008), Neil Callan (2009)

Breeder: James Clark

Trained just outside Wetherby by Robin Bastiman, gritty Borderlescott followed up victory in the race in 2008 (when held at Newmarket) by winning back-to-back Coolmore Nunthorpes in 2009. This emotional victory followed earlier handicap success at York in 2005 & 2006. A late blooming star to add to our champion’s roll.

2010 SOLE POWER Br g Kyllachy - Demerger (USA) 2014 Owner: Mrs S Power

Trainer: Edward Lynam Jockey: Wayne Lordan (2010), Richard Hughes (2014)

Sole Power’s 100-1 victory in 2010 raised a few eyebrows at the time but since that break through day in August the Irish-trained gelding hasn’t looked back. Three years later he regained his Coolmore Nunthorpe Crown but this time he was the 11-4 favourite. In all, he won five Group 1 sprints in a stellar career.

2015 MECCA’S ANGEL (IRE) Gr m Dark Angel (IRE) - Folga (Atraf) 2016 Owner: David T J Metcalfe Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

Trainer: Michael Dods Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud & Doc Bloodstock

A striking grey mare who did an incredibly popular double in this famous race for her County Durham-based trainer Michael Dods. Her first success in the race came when she defeated the hot-favourite, American speedster, Acapulco, despite giving the filly almost two stone in weight. She followed up in 2016 in similarly comprehensive fashion, bolting clear of a field that included Group 1 July Cup winner, Limato, and dual Coolmore Nunthorpe champion, Sole Power.

2019 BATTAASH (IRE) g Dark Angel (IRE) – Anna Law (IRE) (Lawman (FR)) 2020 BOwner: Hamdan Al Maktoum Trainer: Charles Hills Jockey: Jim Crowley

Breeder: Ballyphilip Stud

Despite being one of the fastest horses on the planet for some time, Battaash had always seen the Coolmore Nunthorpe title elude him - two defeats in the race led many to suggest that perhaps the Knavesmire wasn’t his track, or that earlier exertions in the season didn’t help him here. However, his 2019 success put to bed any concerns as this brilliant speedster secured his second Group 1 triumph in sensational fashion, bolting clear of the field and breaking Dayjur’s almost 30-year strong track record. He made it two on the bounce in 2020 with another dominant performance and booked his place among the sprinting greats.

Borderlescott

Mecca’s Angel

Sole Power

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The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes

FACT FILE: A BRIEF HISTORY?

Distance Five furlongs (1,000m)

Prize money £400,000

The race is named after Nunthorpe, an area of York located to the north of the racecourse. The first version, a low-grade selling race, was established in 1903 before the present version began in 1922 when it was won by Two Step.

THE AMERICAN CONNECTION?

The race became part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series in 2011 which means the winner of this year’s race earns an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland, Kentucky on Saturday 7th November. Star US-trained filly, Acapulco ran an eye catching second in 2015 and Lady Aurelia filled the same spot in 2017, just pipped at the post by Marsha in a thriller. Undaunted, Golden Pal has looked just dandy as our Yankee in today’s field.

TWO-YEAR-OLDS?

Kingsgate Native

The race is one of a limited number of races in which two-year-old horses can compete against their elders. The first juvenile to win was High Treason in 1953, and the most recent was Kingsgate Native in 2007 - a record that is in danger today with the engagement of Chipotle from the juvenile class of 2021.

WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

It is one of only three Group 1 five furlong sprints in Europe - the others being the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp on Arc day.

FOREIGN RAIDERS?

Ireland’s Dermot Weld won the race in 1984 with Committed. Since then Aidan O’Brien has added a musical double with Stravinsky (1999) and Mozart (2001). He won’t be improving that record today though, as he’s not represented in the race. France’s Robert Collet won the race in 1986 with Last Tycoon as did John Hammond with Nuclear Debate in 2000 despite his non-French passport. Australia chipped in when Ortensia won for Paul Messara in 2012, giving the race a full international flavour. This afternoon sees Suesa, the Glorious Goodwood winner represent France, and the Wesley Ward-trained Golden Pal flies the Stars ‘n’ Stripes. 62

Ortensia


Michael Dods

LEADING TRAINER?

Ossie Bell currently holds the record with 5 victories Highborn II (1926, 1927), Greenore (1932), Concerto (1933) & Ipsden (1937). In the modern era Aidan O’Brien, Michael Dods, Sir Mark Prescott and Charlie Hills have each won the race twice. O’Brien, Prescott and Hills aren’t represented this afternoon, so perhaps Dakota Gold or Que Amoro can make it three from the last seven renewals for Dods and send him clear of the others.

LEADING RIDER?

Lester Piggott holds the record with 7 victories – Right Boy (1958, 1959), Matatina (1963), Caterina (1966), Tower Walk (1969), Swing Easy (1971) & Solinus (1978). Of the current crop, Frankie Dettori is one of only two multiple winners having won the race three times Lochsong (1993), So Factual (1995) & Lochangel (1998), while Jim Crowley’s association with Battaash puts him on two wins. The former partners Golden Pal this afternon in a bid to narrow the gap, while Crowley will parade on Battaash before the race, but the recently retired hero doesn’t take part this afternoon, leaving Jim without a ride. Hollie Doyle could join both Alex Greaves and Hayley Turner as leading female pilots to take this title.

HAT-TRICK HEAVEN

Only two horses have managed to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe three times - Tag End in 1928, 1929 & 1930 and Sharpo in 1980, 1981 & 1982.

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS?

Jim Crowley

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE?

Not too bad at all. In 1997, the White Rose county won the race twice! The David Barron-trained Costal Bluff and the much missed David “Dandy” Nicholls-trained Ya Malak dead-heated for first place. Nicholls then won it outright with Bahamian Pirate in 2004 before our old favourite Borderlescott won back-to-back in 2008-09. Mecca’s Angel scored for the second year in a row for Michael Dods and the North in 2016 and her base near Darlington saddles Dakota Gold and Que Amoro today. Tim Easterby’s Winter Power, Emaraaty Ana from Kevin Ryan’s Hambleton yard, Edward Bethell’s Middleham Moor-trained Moss Gill and the Les Eyre-trained Bedford Flyer form the Yorkshire cohort this afternoon.

Now in it’s fifteenth year of sponsorship, Coolmore are a worldwide breeding and racing operation. With studs in Ireland, Australia and the United States they stand some of racings leading stallions including Camelot, Australia, Churchill and Wootton Bassett.

Tim Easterby


BIG RACE TRENDS THE COOLMORE WOOTTON BASSETT

NUNTHORPE STAKES (GROUP 1) AGE Since 1958, there have only been eight winners of the Nunthorpe aged six or above suggesting that we should view their chances with a degree of scepticism, however it is worth noting that all eight of those happened in the last sixteen years, including the 2018 winner Alpha Delphini and Battaash last year, so perhaps it’s a trend on the move. Unlike most races run on the flat, two-year-olds are allowed to mix it with their older rivals in the Nunthorpe. They have won the race twice since 1992 courtesy of Lyric Fantasy and Kingsgate Native in 2007 and are represented by Chipotle this year.

KEY RACES The best guide is Royal Ascot’s King’s Stand Stakes which has supplied eleven of the last eighteen winners of the Nunthorpe. Run over 5f, the race was upgraded to a Group 1 in 2008, and since then Borderlescott, Ortensia, Sole Power and Battaash have all taken it in en route to the Knavesmire. It falls to the King's Stand runner-up, Arecibo to carry that flag today, alongside Liberty Beach, Winter Power, Que Amoro and Ubettabelieveit who were sixth, ninth, fourteenth and fifteenth respectively in that contest.

RATING When it comes to official ratings, it is best to set the benchmark at 110 as only a handful of winners in recent years have fallen below that mark. Borderlescott (2008 and 2009), Sole Power (2010), Jwala (2013) and Alpha Delphini (2018) all managed to defy

that trend, whilst Kingsgate Native did not have a rating when he triumphed at two in 2007.

RECENT FORM Nine of the last ten winners achieved a top four finish on their most recent start, with Sole Power, Ortensia, Mecca’s Angel and Battaash (x2) the only four to get their head in front on their latest run. It’s also worth noting that all of the last ten winners had already won at least once earlier in the season, so this isn’t a race in which you want to be relying on a horse bouncing back to form.

TRAINERS Michael Dods and Robert Cowell are the only two trainers with a runner this year to have tasted success before in this race. Arecibo is the star for Cowell, while Dods, who won it twice with Mecca's Angel, relies on the filly Que Amoro and Dakota Gold.

BETTING The Nunthorpe has been no stranger to big priced winners in recent seasons, with Sole Power (2010), Margot Did (2011), Jwala (2013) and the 2018 winner, Alpha Delphini all obliging at odds of 20/1 or bigger. Historically however, the race has shown favour towards those at the head of the market with twelve of the last eighteen winners coming from within the top four in the market.

KEY TRENDS Ran in the King’s Stand Finished in the first four last time Won at least once this season

CONCLUSION No Battaash this year to go for the treble, but certainly a classy field regardless. Trends-wise, the horse that stands out is ARECIBO, who may have been fourth to Suesa last time out, but ran a cracker in the King's Stand and went close in the Coral Charge at Sandown Park. A likely fierce pace will suit him and he could come through late on. Golden Pal and the aforementioned Suesa look to be extremely exciting international three-year-old contenders, but perhaps the value lies with Winter Power, a dual Listed winner on the Knavesmire this season who found the stiff five furlongs in the King's Stand too much to handle. Don't rule out two-year-old Chipotle either, who gets all the weight allowances and loves fast ground.

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4th Race 3.35 The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

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

5f Group One £400,000 2+ Centre

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres)

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Our feature race, as a Group One, is of the highest possible quality attracting the best sprinters in training. Made for the fastest of the fast at just five furlongs; it is also one of the few contests where all horses of all ages could go head-to-head, though none of the real babies try their luck today. To assist your selection, why not visit the Parade Ring to look at these impressive creatures.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: BATTAASH Trainer: Charles Hills Jockey: Jim Crowley Age/Weight: 6-9-11 SP: 1/2F Runners: 8 Defending his title from the previous year, Battaash once again blazed up the Knavesmire straight to take a second Coolmore Nunthorpe in imperious style. It was also Crowley’s fourth winner in a row on the day.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 57.35s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): T Easterby (36 wins from 430 runners, 8%) runs WINTER POWER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): K Ryan (12 wins from 48 runners, 25%) runs EMARAATY ANA Fancy That: M Dods won this race in 2015 and 2016. The stable runs DAKOTA GOLD and QUE AMORO today. Longest Traveller: SUESA trained by F Rohaut, France. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Last 6 Runs 161224 3111-52 233701 64-2022 1-42102 112D22 2211-1 511109 913-800 34-2119 473-160 320-093 11-1181 011-191 116196

Horse ARECIBO DAKOTA GOLD EMARAATY ANA MOSS GILL BEDFORD FLYER DRAGON SYMBOL GOLDEN PAL ROHAAN UBETTABELIEVEIT CHIL CHIL LIBERTY BEACH QUE AMORO SUESA WINTER POWER CHIPOTLE

Career Wins Places 6 14 13 11 4 3 5 9 4 3 4 3 3 2 7 1 3 1 6 4 6 4 5 6 5 — 6 1 3 —

Total Runs 45 41 17 20 12 8 5 16 9 16 15 19 6 12 6

Career Winnings 69889 301400 149672 48323 21285 29649 150995 175114 48526 108433 160627 81362 277963 106882 51332

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

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

Runs Since Wins 3 2 0 7 2 4 0 2 4 1 2 6 0 0 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP Dragon Symbol deserves another success after four seconds in a row, including a disqualification from first in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. His best form is over 6f and it will be interesting to see how he copes with the minimum here. GOLDEN PAL is over from America and is fancied by connections to make amends for his Norfolk second at Royal Ascot in 2020, and may be the one to beat. Suesa is another serious contender if she handles what may be the fastest ground she has encountered yet.

GOLDEN PAL

DRAGON SYMBOL 65


4th Race 3.35

The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes No

Horse

1

Arecibo (FR) (21)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Oceanique (USA)

Owner: Mr T. W. Morley Trainer: Robert Cowell, Newmarket

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

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

6 9-11 (62.1) (15) Form: 161224 D Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Suesa when fourth of 13 on his latest outing in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. Could get involved. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 16-1

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Dakota Gold (GB) (19)

B g Equiano (FR) - Joyeaux

5f Group One £400,000 2+ Centre

Jamie Spencer

Shahnoor Khan

7 9-11 (62.1) (13)

Owner: Doug Graham,Ian Davison,Alan Drysdale 1 Form: 3111-52 CD BF Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Redgate BStock & Peter Bottowley BStock Has won 13 races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 2l by Judicial when second of 8 on his latest outing at Chester over 6f (good to soft) earlier this month. First start in Group 1 company at the age of seven and needs a career best. Official BHA Rating 108 SP: 25-1

Emaraaty Ana (GB) (20)

5 9-11 (62.1) (9)

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

Form: 233001 C D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

3

B g Shamardal (USA) - Spirit of Dubai (IRE)

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground. Won on his latest outing at Hamilton over 5f (good to firm) last month, beating Dubai Station by 2 1/4l. Won the Gimcrack here over 6f in 2018 but he needs to step up to take a hand in this class. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 33-1

Moss Gill (IRE) (41)

5 9-11 (62.1) (12)

Owner: G Van Cutsem, J & S Bethell Trainer: Edward Bethell, Middleham

Form: 64-2022 CD Breeder: Camas Park & Lynch Bages

4

B g No Nay Never (USA) - Sharaarah (IRE)

Winner of five races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 1l by Winter Power when second of 10 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good) last month. 2lb better off with the winner now and could get involved. Official BHA Rating 108 SP: 14-1

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5

Bedford Flyer (IRE) (28)

B c Clodovil (IRE) - Nafa (IRE)

Owner: RP Racing Ltd Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley

6

Dragon Symbol (GB) (21)

Owner: Mr Yoshiro Kubota Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn

7

Golden Pal (USA) (36)

Owner: Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg Trainer: Wesley A. Ward, USA

8

Rohaan (IRE) (12)

Owner: Chris Kiely Racing Ltd & Mr J Tomkins Trainer: David Evans, Abergavenny

Claire Cottam

Lewis Edmunds

Chloe Garness

Form: 112222 D Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud Oisin Murphy

Lauren Smith

3 9-9 (61.2) (1) Form: 2211-1 D Breeder: Randall E. Lowe Frankie Dettori

3 9-9 (61.2) (7) Form: 511100 Breeder: Liam Phelan

Winner of seven races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Marianafoot when 9th of 12 in the Group 1 Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville over 6f (good to soft). Pipped Dragon Symbol at Haydock in May. Official BHA Rating 116 (-1) SP: 25-1 66

P. J. McDonald

3 9-9 (61.2) (2)

He has won three times at 5f on good ground including his latest outing at Saratoga over 5f (good) last month, beating Omaha City by 3l and wears a tongue-tie for the first time now. Breeders’ Cup winner and Royal Ascot second last year, and he ought to mount a challenge. Official BHA Rating 116 SP: 9-4 B g Mayson - Vive Les Rouges

Andrea Atzeni

Paul Peacock

Form: 1-42102 CD Breeder: Maurice Burns

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3l by Suesa when second of 13 in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. Class act and could well get involved in the finish. Official BHA Rating 116 SP: 7-1 B c Uncle Mo (USA) - Lady Shipman (USA)

Andrew Glass

3 9-9 (61.2) (4)

He has won four times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a head by Mountain Peak when second of 6 on his latest outing at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) last month. Steps up from handicap company with cheekpieces replacing blinkers but he has a bit to find. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 33-1 Gr c Cable Bay (IRE) - Arcamist

Connor Beasley

Shane Kelly

Wendy Steele


Green Desert (USA) For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Rafha Forest Wildcat (USA) Soundings (USA) Acclamation (GB)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Entente Cordiale (IRE) Mark of Esteem (IRE) Divine Secret (GB) Giant’s Causeway (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Helsinki (GB) Cape Cross (IRE) Questina (FR) Scat Daddy (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Cat’s Eye Witness (USA) Oasis Dream (GB) Nidhaal (IRE) Danehill (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Clodora (FR) Shamardal (USA) Champs Elysees (USA) Invincible Spirit (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Rose de France (IRE) Arcano (IRE) Good Enough (FR) Indian Charlie (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Playa Maya (USA) Midshipman (USA) Sumthingtotalkabt (USA) Invincible Spirit (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Mayleaf (GB) Acclamation (GB) Bible Box (IRE)

Danzig (USA) Foreign Courier (USA) Kris Eljazzi Storm Cat (USA) Victoria Beauty (USA) Mr Prospector (USA) Ocean’s Answer (CAN) Royal Applause (GB) Princess Athena Ela-Mana-Mou Mirmande (GB) Darshaan Homage (GB) Hernando (FR) Mysterious Plans (IRE) Storm Cat (USA) Mariah’s Storm (USA) Machiavellian (USA) Helen Street Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Rainbow Quest (USA) Soviet Squaw (USA) Johannesburg (USA) Love Style (USA) Elusive Quality (USA) Comical Cat (USA) Green Desert (USA) Hope (IRE) Observatory (USA) Jeed (IRE) Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Linamix (FR) Cloche d’Or (GB) Giant’s Causeway (USA) Helsinki (GB) Distant Relative Lady Zi

4

Green Desert (USA) Rafha Diktat (GB) Cherokee Rose (IRE) Oasis Dream (GB) Tariysha (IRE) Mukaddamah (USA) Viceroy Princess In Excess Soviet Sojourn (USA) Arch (USA) Dixie Slippers (USA) Unbridled’s Song (USA) Fleet Lady (USA) Mutakddim (USA) Nannetta (USA) Green Desert (USA) Rafha Pivotal (GB) Bayleaf (GB) Royal Applause (GB) Princess Athena Bin Ajwaad (IRE) Addie Pray (IRE)

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No

Horse

9

Ubettabelieveit (IRE) (21)

B c Kodiac - Ladylishandra (IRE)

Owner: Martin Webb Racing Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

3 9-9 (61.2) (8) Form: 013-000 D Breeder: Ringfort Stud

He has won three times at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 16l behind Suesa at 200-1 when last of 13 in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. Flying Childers winner last season but yet to peak in 2021. Official BHA Rating 104 SP: 100-1

10 Chil Chil (GB) (41)

B m Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tiana

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

5 9-8 (60.8) (3) Form: 34-2110 Breeder: A. S. Denniff

Winner of six races at 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 4l behind Starman when 9th of 19 on her latest outing in the Group 1 July Cup Stakes at Newmarket over 6f (good to firm) last month. Behind Dragon Symbol there and needs to do more. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 25-1

11 Liberty Beach (GB) (21)

B f Cable Bay (IRE) - Flirtinaskirt

Owner: Mr Philip Wilkins Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

Form: 403-160 D Breeder: Philip Wilkins

12 Que Amoro (IRE) (20)

5 9-8 (60.8) (11)

Owner: Mr P Appleton & Mrs Anne Elliott Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

Form: 320-003 CD Breeder: Rathasker Stud

Winner of five races at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 5 behind Emaraaty Ana beaten 3 1/2l at Hamilton over 5f (good to firm) last month. Only beaten a length by Battaash in this race last year and six starts here have seen two wins and three places. Official BHA Rating 105 SP: 20-1

4

13 Suesa (IRE) (21)

3 9-6 (59.9) (14)

Owner: Mr George Strawbridge Trainer: Francois Rohaut, France

Form: 11-1101 D Breeder: Thomastown Farm Ltd

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Sally Is The Boss (IRE)

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month, beating Dragon Symbol by 3l. Flying French SP: 5-2 filly but she is yet to race on a sounder surface. Official BHA Rating 119

14 Winter Power (IRE) (41)

B f Bungle Inthejungle - Titian Saga (IRE)

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Jason Hart

Con Foley

Paul Mulrennan

Paige Hopper

William Buick

Jessica Garcia

3 9-6 (59.9) (6) Form: 011-101 CD Breeder: Newlands House Stud

Winner of six races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on her latest outing when 9-4fav over this course and distance (good) last month, beating Moss Gill by 1l. She has won twice here at SP: 6-1 York this season and may well try to make the running again. Official BHA Rating 114

15 Chipotle (GB) (23)

2 8-1 (51.3) (10)

Owner: The Woodway 20 Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury

Form: 116106 D Breeder: Theakston Stud

B c Havana Gold (IRE) - Lightsome

Ryan Moore

Cassia Cooper

4 9-8 (60.8) (5)

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 12l behind Suesa at 16-1 when 10th of 13 on her latest outing in the Group 2 King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (good to soft) last month. Best form gives her a chance here. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 16-1 B m Es Que Love (IRE) - Onomatomania (USA)

Rowan Scott

Helen Warrington

He has won three times at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 7l behind Armor when sixth of 11 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Markel Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood over 5f (soft) last month. Only two-year-old in the race and gets 19lb or more from his rivals. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 33-1

Silvestre De Sousa

Adam Pattinson

Hollie Doyle

Nynke Schilder

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 15...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 15. Tongue Strap worn by No. 14. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4, 5, 12. STEWARDS NOTE: DAKOTA GOLD: Following its run on 1/8/2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed throughout.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-4 Golden Pal (USA), 5-2 Suesa (IRE), 6-1 Winter Power (IRE), 7-1 Dragon Symbol (GB), 14-1 Moss Gill (IRE), 16-1 Arecibo (FR), Liberty Beach (GB), 20-1 Que Amoro (IRE), 25-1 Dakota Gold (GB), Rohaan (IRE), Chil Chil (GB), 33-1 Emaraaty Ana (GB), Bedford Flyer (IRE), Chipotle (GB), 100-1 Ubettabelieveit (IRE) 68


Danehill (USA) For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Rafha Mujadil (USA) Mevlana (IRE) Danehill (USA)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Patrona (USA) Diktat (GB) Hill Welcome (GB) Invincible Spirit (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Rose de France (IRE) Avonbridge (GB) Talampaya (USA) Clodovil (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Es Que (GB) Mr Greeley (USA) Seattle Queen (USA) Dubawi (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Forest Storm (GB) Orpen (USA) White Satin (IRE) Exceed And Excel (AUS)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Licence To Thrill (GB) Titus Livius (FR) Nordic Living (IRE) Teofilo (IRE)

For Sire/Dam see opposite page

Jessica’s Dream (IRE) Makfi (GB) Aunty Mary (GB)

Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Kris Eljazzi Storm Bird (CAN) Vallee Secrete (USA) Red Sunset Dance Partner (USA) Danzig (USA) Razyana (USA) Lomond (USA) Gladiolus (USA) Warning Arvola (GB) Most Welcome Tarvie Green Desert (USA) Rafha Diktat (GB) Cherokee Rose (IRE) Averti (IRE) Alessia (GB) Elusive Quality (USA) Argentina (USA) Danehill (USA) Clodora (FR) Inchinor (GB) Bellona (IRE) Gone West (USA) Long Legend (USA) Seattle Slew (USA) Dynasty (USA) Dubai Millennium (GB) Zomaradah (GB) Galileo (IRE) Quiet Storm (IRE) Lure (USA) Bonita Francita (CAN) Fairy King (USA) Canton Lightning

4

Danehill (USA) Patrona (USA) Wolfhound (USA) Crime of Passion Machiavellian (USA) Party Doll Nordico (USA) To Die For (USA) Galileo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE) Desert Style (IRE) Ziffany (GB) Dubawi (IRE) Dhelaal (GB) Common Grounds Flirtation (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£226840................................................................. 2nd £86000................................................................................

3rd

£43040................................................................... 4th

£21440.................................................................................

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

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6. Dragon Symbol and 8. Rohaan hold 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.

FOURTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by a representative of Coolmore. Coolmore have generously given £100 to every stable hand with a runner in this year’s race, the person responsible for the Best Turned Out horse will receive a further £150, that of the winner an additional £250 gift.

THE RAY GILPIN AWARD

Ray Gilpin (1942-2015)

FOR THE TOP JOCKEY OF THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL

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. Day two of the Festival saw David Allan jump into the lead as the only man to ride two winners in the first two days - 12 jockeys are hot on his heels though and there’s plenty of racing to come!

4

The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes

Battaash - Winner Of Last Year’s Race Previous Winners - Last Ten Runnings 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 70

Battaash Battaash Alpha Delphini Marsha Mecca’s Angel Mecca’s Angel Sole Power Jwala Ortensia Margot Did

Trainer

Charles Hills Charles Hills Bryan Smart Sir Mark Prescott Bt Michael Dods Michael Dods Edward Lynam Robert Cowell Paul Messara Michael Bell

Jockey

Jim Crowley Jim Crowley Graham Lee Luke Morris Paul Mulrennan Paul Mulrennan Richard Hughes Steve Drowne William Buick Hayley Turner

SP

1/2F 7/4 40/1 8/1 9/2 15/2 11/4F 40/1 7/2JF 20/1

Runners Time

8 ran 11 ran 15 ran 11 ran 19 ran 19 ran 13 ran 17 ran 19 ran 15 ran

57.38s 55.90s 57.18s 57.97s 56.24s 57.24s 57.92s 57.34s 57.62s 58.66s

Going

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


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5th Race 4.10

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

The British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

7f Maiden £70,000 2 Farside

About Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres)

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION The most valuable maiden in the UK calendar, this race is limited to two-year-old horses that have yet to win a race. All are registered with the European Breeders’ Fund. This means that their sire (father) is based and registered in Europe with the EBF, which is a scheme to encourage the best in bloodstock. This race also qualifies under the GBB bonus scheme. The advice is to rely on your choice of the two ‘p’s, pedigree or pin!

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: NAVAL CROWN Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age/Weight: 2-9-5 Runners: 9 SP: 5/4F The country’s richest maiden went the way of the Godolphin juvenile, Naval Crown, who blasted the field by four lengths in an impressive show of ability for the Charlie Appleby team.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 25.04s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (37 wins from 557 runners, 7%) runs BLENHEIM BOY Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs VINTAGE CHOICE Longest Traveller: HOO YA MAL trained by A Balding, Kingsclere, 216 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Last 6 Runs Horse AMPLE POWER BLENHEIM BOY 2 BROADSPEAR 3 CAPITAL THEORY 3 DAWN OF LIBERATION DREAM SHOW ECHOSMITH EMPEROR CARADOC 3 HERBERTANDFLORENCE 3 HOO YA MAL 6 KILLEARN 78 MUVERAN SHARVARA 2 SKYE BREEZE 02 VELAZQUEZ VINTAGE CHOICE 42 BRAZILIAN BEACH

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

Total Runs — — 1 1 1 — — — 1 1 1 2 — 1 2 — 2

Career Winnings

Winning Distance Range -

Winning Going Range — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

Runs Since Wins — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

KNAVESMIRE TIP BROADSPEAR bumped into a useful rival when finishing second on his racecourse debut over 7f at Salisbury in June and the son of Le Havre could be hard to beat with that experience now under his belt. Velazquez took a big step forward when hitting the crossbar at Sandown and he may have more to offer, while Hoo Ya Mal and Dawn Of Liberation are others with strong form claims. Vintage Choice is arguably the pick of the newcomers, although Sharvara should not be discounted.

BROADSPEAR

VELAZQUEZ 75


5th Race 4.10

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

The British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes

7f Maiden £70,000 2 Farside

No

Horse

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

1

Ample Power (FR) (-)

9-5

(59.4)

(1)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

B c New Bay - Olma (SAF)

Owner: Mr D. R. Passant Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

Form: Breeder: Mr. M. Zalim Bifov

Foaled 3 Feb. Dam won four times between 1m and 1m 2f including two Group 3 races in South Africa. Connections parted with 70,000 pounds to purchase him at a breeze-up sale earlier in the year but others make more appeal this afternoon. Official BHA Rating SP: 20-1

2

Blenheim Boy (IRE) (-)

9-5

B c Churchill (IRE) - Abhasana (IRE)

Owner: P. D. Smith Holdings Ltd Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

(59.4)

(4)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Foaled 7 Mar. Half-brother to History Writer, who won three times at 1m including a Listed race. An 85,000gns purchase as a yearling and any market support for him on his racecourse debut would have to be noted. Official BHA Rating SP: 16-1

3

Broadspear (GB) (58)

9-5

B c Le Havre (IRE) - Flower of Life (IRE)

Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing - Broadspear Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

(59.4)

(8)

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 2 BF Breeder: Branton Court Stud

Foaled 29 Mar. Dam a lightly raced maiden. Beaten 1 1/2l by Seattle King when second of 12 at 10-3jt-fav on his racecourse debut at Salisbury over 7f (good to soft) in June. That was a very promising performance and it would be no surprise to see him go well once again. Official BHA Rating SP: 7-2

4

Capital Theory (GB) (20)

B c Muhaarar - Montalcino (IRE)

Owner: Dr J. Walker Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

9-5

(59.4)

(17)

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 3 Breeder: Watership Down Stud & Ben Sangster BS

Foaled 22 Mar. Dam won at 1m. Third of 11 behind Imperial Fighter beaten 6l at 22-1 on his racecourse debut at Goodwood over 7f (soft) last month. Plenty of promise can be taken from that display and he has to be of some interest. Official BHA Rating SP: 14-1

5

Dawn of Liberation (IRE) (35)

B c Churchill (IRE) - Danetime Out (IRE)

Owner: Mrs Susan Roy Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

9-5

(59.4)

(9)

Jockey: Pat Dobbs

Form: 3 Breeder: Bec Bloodstock

Foaled 6 Feb. Half-brother to Toormore, won seven times between 6f and 1m including a Group 1 race. Third of 9 behind Reach For The Moon beaten 6l at 14-1 on his racecourse debut at Newbury over 7f (good) last month. Should not be underestimated. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-1

5

6

Dream Show (GB) (-)

B c Tamayuz - Got To Dream

9-5

Owner: Galloping On The South Downs & A Palmer Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

(59.4)

(14)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: Breeder: Fittocks Stud

Foaled 16 Apr. Half-brother to Dreaming Blue, won at 1m 4f. From the family of the Oaks third Lady Of Dubai but he has been set a tough task on his racecourse debut in a race as competitive as this one appears to be. Official BHA Rating SP: 20-1

7

Echosmith (IRE) (-)

B g Aclaim (IRE) - Bysshe

9-5

Owner: Ontoawinner and B Keatley Trainer: Adrian Keatley, Malton

(59.4)

(12)

Jockey: Hollie Doyle

Form: Breeder: James Hughes

Foaled 13 Apr. Half-brother to Percy, who won over 1m and was Listed-placed over 1m 4f. Looks to be up against it in a race of this nature given his lack of previous race experience. Official BHA Rating SP: 33-1

8

Emperor Caradoc (FR) (-)

B c Siyouni (FR) - Tribune Libre (IRE)

Owner: SDB Partnership Trainer: Bryan Smart, Hambleton

9-5

(59.4)

(2)

Jockey: Graham Lee

Form: Breeder: Ecurie Des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc

Foaled 1 May. Dam a lightly raced maiden but is from the family of the Group 1 winners Ectot and Most Improved. A 30,000-pound purchase earlier in the year but others appear to be safer picks today. Official BHA Rating SP: 25-1 76


No

Horse

st-lb

9

Herbertandflorence (GB) (21)

9-5

B c Bobby’s Kitten (USA) - Leonica

Owner: South Yorkshire Building Solutions Ltd Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

(kgs)

Draw

(59.4)

(5)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 3 Breeder: Worksop Manor Stud

Foaled 3 Apr. Half-brother to Rodrigo De Torres, won seven times between 6f and 1m. Third of 7 behind Chief’s Will beaten 4 1/2l at 11-2 on his racecourse debut at Musselburgh over 7f (good) last month. Will need to improve but he is entitled to do so. Official BHA Rating SP: 20-1

10 Hoo Ya Mal (GB) (23)

B c Territories (IRE) - Sensationally

Owner: Ahmad Al Shaikh Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

9-5

(59.4)

(16)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 3 Breeder: Meon Valley Stud

Foaled 16 Apr. Half-brother to Greatest Journey, who won five times between 1m and 1m 1f. Third of 13 behind El Bodegon beaten 4l at 14-1 on his racecourse debut at Sandown over 7f (heavy) last month. That was certainly an encouraging effort. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-1

11 Killearn (IRE) (20) B c Footstepsinthesand - Virginia Celeste (IRE)

Owner: Mr R A Bartlett & Partner Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

9-5

(59.4)

(6)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 6 Breeder: C. O. P. Hanbury

Foaled 24 Feb. Dam a lightly raced maiden. Finished 11l behind Imperial Fighter when sixth of 11 at 25-1 on his racecourse debut at Goodwood over 7f (soft) last month. Has a bit to find to get off the mark this afternoon. Official BHA Rating SP: 50-1

12 Muveran (GB) (16)

B c Iffraaj - Karmadal (IRE)

Owner: David & Yvonne Blunt Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

9-5

(59.4)

(7)

Jockey: Clifford Lee

Form: 00 Breeder: David & Yvonne Blunt

Foaled 26 Apr. Dam won at 7f. Unplaced in both starts. Beaten 9l behind Hamaki at 11-1 when eighth of 14 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 6f (good) earlier this month. Hard to recommend based on all known form. Official BHA Rating SP: 66-1

13 Sharvara (GB) (-)

B c Kingman - Tendency (IRE)

Owner: Middleham Park,Stewart Lawson&Paul Crone Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

9-5

(59.4)

(11)

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: Breeder: Glebe Farm Stud

Foaled 25 Mar. Half-brother to Gold Desert, won twice over hurdles at 2m and 2m 1f. Out of a half-sister to the top-class miler Canford Cliffs and he merits a market inspection on his racecourse bow. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-1

14 Skye Breeze (IRE) (27)

Ch c Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Zelloof (IRE)

9-5

Owner: Mr M. Dawson Trainer: Edward Bethell, Middleham

(59.4)

(13)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

Form: 2 Breeder: M. Ryan

5

Foaled 27 Apr. Half-brother to Yogiyogiyogi, won three times at 6f. Beaten 3l by Tricky Business when second of 10 at 4-1 on his racecourse debut at Newcastle over 7f last month. Should only benefit from that experience but this is more demanding. Official BHA Rating SP: 14-1

15 Velazquez (IRE) (23) B c Caravaggio (USA) - Pandora (IRE)

Owner: Sir Robert Ogden Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

9-5

(59.4)

(10)

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Form: 02 Breeder: Sir Robert Ogden

Foaled 23 Jan. Dam won twice at 1m 2f. Placed once in two starts. Beaten 2l by El Bodegon when second of 13 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Sandown over 7f (heavy) last month. That was a big step in the right direction and he may have more to offer today. Official BHA Rating SP: 6-1

16 Vintage Choice (IRE) (-)

Ch c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Effervesce (IRE)

Owner: Isa Salman Al Khalifa Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

9-5

(59.4)

(15)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: Breeder: Norelands Bloodstock

Foaled 25 Feb. Half-brother to Cristal Fizz, who won twice at 6f and 7f including a Listed race. This 310,000gns purchase is also closely related to the Group 3-placed juvenile Persuasion and he is arguably the most interesting newcomer in this field. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-1 77


No

Horse

17 Brazilian Beach (IRE) (22)

B f Fast Company (IRE) - Dutota Desejada (BRZ)

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

9-0

(57.2)

(3)

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

Jockey: Ben Curtis

Form: 42 Breeder: Godolphin

Foaled 6 Feb. Dam unraced. Placed once in two starts. Beaten 1 1/4l by Wilderness Girl when second of 18 at 12-1 on her latest outing at Goodwood over 7f (good to soft) last month. Has shown promise in both previous appearances and is another to consider. Official BHA Rating SP: 9-2

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 17...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 10. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 7. STEWARDS NOTE HERBERTANDFLORENCE: Following its run on 30/7/2021 it was reported that the horse was hampered in running.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

7-2 Broadspear (GB), 9-2 Brazilian Beach (IRE), 6-1 Velazquez (IRE), 10-1 Dawn of Liberation (IRE), Hoo Ya Mal (GB), Sharvara (GB), Vintage Choice (IRE), 14-1 Capital Theory (GB), Skye Breeze (IRE), 16-1 Blenheim Boy (IRE), 20-1 Ample Power (FR), Dream Show (GB), Herbertandflorence (GB), 25-1 Emperor Caradoc (FR), 33-1 Echosmith (IRE), 50-1 Killearn (IRE), 66-1 Muveran (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

GREAT BRITISH BONUS SCHEME The Great British Bonus (GBB) offers multiple bonuses of up to £20,000 per eligible race for British-bred fillies and mares.

FIFTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Gary Middlebrook, EBF Trustee.

5

The EBF have generously given £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £50 to the racing groom responsible for the winning horse.

VINCENT DOLAN - DAD OF 6, GRANDAD OF 6 Built to be a jockey, Vince chose to back horses not ride them! Great for his syndicate as he always picked winners... Vince, with friends and family, entered L’Arc de Triomphe’s enclosure c.a eight years ago and, just before the racing started, had his first set back. His life was thankfully saved by a friend and the Arc’s doctors. With a defibrillator implanted, he returned home, carried on as if nothing had happened and never remembered a thing about Paris. Getting to his local club, to York Races annually, having a laugh and bet with his friends, kept Vince going. Sadly, York wasn’t to be for Vince this year. In February 2021 he went to the racecourse in the sky accompanied by the Racing Post, betting slips and a pencil... R.I.P Vince. Life just ain’t the same without you.

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These will be taken by former professional flat jockey, John Murray.

Learn all about the draw, procedures at the start, including the load, and acknowledges with thanks the unstinting support of the marvel at how these beautiful creatures can accelerate from a standing

start to 40mph in a matter of the strides! which support following races at York: Spaces on these trips will be(Plus allocated a “first twelve in the British Stallion Studsfree EBF Novice Stakes 10 Race)on - Wednesday 12th May queue” basis.Studs TheEBF booking point(Listed) is the- thatched hut by the Winner’s British Stallion WestowinStakes Thursday 13th May EBFstallions.com Maiden (Plus 10 Race) -be Thursday 14th May Enclosure. If you are Stakes interested please available to take your place, Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate half an hour before the race startFillies’ time.Stakes - Friday 15th May British EBF Frank Whittle Partnership Fillies’ Stakes - Friday 15th May The scheme only operates for races the- Saturday round course, British EBF Novice Median Auction Stakes (Plus 10on Race) 22nd Mayso the races below: Infinity Tyres Irish Champions Weekend EBF Fillies Stakes - Saturday 22nd May eventmasters.co.uk British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) - Friday 11th June

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Sky Bet Supporting New Beginnings EBF Fillies’ Stakes -Musidora Saturday 24th July - 1m2f 3.35pm/4.05pm 4th Race - The Tattersalls Stakes

British EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed) - Thursday 19th August Brandsby EBF Nursery Handicap - Thursday 19th August British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes - Thursday 19th August Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes - Friday 20th August British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) - Friday 20th August British EBF Novice Stakes (Stallion Restricted) - Sunday 5th September John and Judith Marshall Memorial British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) - Sunday 5th September The British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes – Friday 24th September British EBF supporting Racing To School Novice Stakes - Friday 8th October The Elevator Company EBF Novice Auction Stakes (Plus 10 Race) - Friday 8th October coral.co.uk EBFstallions.com Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) - Saturday 9th October

REMAINING FIXTURES 2021 WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL Saturday 21st August

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SEPTEMBER Sunday 5th September

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Friday 24th September

William Hill Raceday

OCTOBER FINALE Friday 8th October

Finale Raceday

Saturday 9th October

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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.

1

Euchen Glen (GB)

Ebor Community Hero: Dianne Illingworth Location: Malton

Nominated Charity: Ryedale Dog Rescue

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

2

Fujaira Prince (IRE)

Ebor Community Hero: Judy Olby Location: Otley

Nominated Charity: Otley and District Riding For the Disabled Association

Judy is a volunteer with the Otley and District Riding For the Disabled Association. An ex-dressage rider she devotes so much of her life to these horses and the programme. Guiding and ensuring all the volunteers and connections are picking up on every improvement in the riders as their confidence and skill levels rise.

3

Ilaraab (IRE)

Ebor Community Hero: Jean Sengelow Location: Dewsbury

Nominated Charity: The Fire Fighters Charity

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.

4

Away He Goes (IRE)

Ebor Community Hero: Andrew Bodley Location: York

Nominated Charity: SASH

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

5

Eagles By Day (IRE)

Ebor Community Hero: Pierre Olesqui Location: Knaresborough

Nominated Charity: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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 for three 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.

6

Hamish (GB)

Ebor Community Hero: Charlotte Walton Location: York

Nominated Charity: York Women’s Counselling Service

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 five volunteer therapists.

7

Alounak (FR)

Ebor Community Hero: Gordon ‘Kenny’ Dalgeish Location: York

Nominated Charity: St. Leonard’s Hospice and Home Leone

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. 80


8

Mekong (GB)

Ebor Community Hero: Raymond Wrigglesworth Location: Bedale

Nominated Charity: RSPCA

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.

9

Blue Cup (FR)

Ebor Community Hero: Cheryl Mitchell Location: Leeds

Nominated Charity: MY (mid yorks) Hospitals Charity

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

10 Sonnyboyliston (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: John Hendrick Location: Halifax

Nominated Charity: Orangutan Foundation

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

11 Roberto Escobarr (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: Andrea Petch Location: Otley

Nominated Charity: Guide dogs for the blind association

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 6500 volunteer hours. Humbled to play a small part in Otley having one of the lowest Covid infection rates.

12 Max Vega (IRE)

Nominated Charity: The Mayor’s Charitable Trust, Keighley Town Council. Their charities this year are Manorlands Hospice and Martin House Children’s Hospice 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! Ebor Community Hero: Christine Graham Location: Keighley

13 Pablo Escobarr (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: Stuart Wildridge Location: Rotherham

Nominated Charity: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust

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.

14 Humanitarian Ebor Community Hero: Lesley Stephenson Location: Huddersfield

Nominated Charity: Greenfields

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 least £150 worth of food and toiletries to families in need. Also running a food bank for two decades.

15 Mt Leinster (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: Hilary Patchwork Platt Location: York

Nominated Charity: Bellfram Social Hall Charity

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.

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16 Global Storm (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: Yvonne Copley Location: Easingwold

Nominated Charity: The Kyra Women’s Project. York

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.

17 Tribal Craft (GB) Ebor Community Hero: Holly Bilton Location: York

Nominated Charity: York Mind

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

18 On To Victory (GB) Ebor Community Hero: Julie Grace Location: Doncaster

Nominated Charity: Scawthorpe Community Centre

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.

19 Mirann (FR) Ebor Community Hero: Timothy Bilton Location: Barnsley

Nominated Charity: Weston Park Cancer Hospital

Despite been given 12 months to live in 2019, Tim is still going strong! An inspiration to other young men facing up to the reality of living with cancer. He’s continued to both work and cook for others, during his pioneering intensive immunotherapy. A credit to the hospitality industry.

20 Quickthorn (GB) Ebor Community Hero: Karen Simeson Location: York

Nominated Charity: Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Define a hero? - Karen was the first volunteer in the world for a Covid antibody trial!

21 Makawee (IRE) Ebor Community Hero: Chris Morgan Location: Richmond

Nominated Charity: Vetetans Wood Craft CIC

Chris set up Veterans Woodcraft with a vision to create a one stop shop for veterans. Using his savings he created the Veterans Community Hub where people can learn various skills which take them to employment, a drop in café, creative courses, practical courses and even lessons how to cook healthy food on a budget.

22 Shanroe (GB) Ebor Community Hero: Nick Smith Location: Harrogate

Nominated Charity: Muscular Dystrophy UK

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. *Please note: should any of the runners in the SKy Bet Ebor be declared a non-runner before 1pm this afternoon, they will be replaced by one of the two reserves - the Ebor Community Hero will then transfer to that horse.

THE SKY BET EBOR The race itself is run tomorrow, Saturday 21st August.

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

6th Race 4.40 The Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes

1m 2f Handicap 81-100 £70,000 3+ f&m Inside Rail

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

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 those registered with the EBF, the same trip as the Juddmonte International awaits them. Declared Interest and Ananya have the heaviest burden today as the joint top rated.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: ANGEL POWER Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Age/Weight: 3-9-0 Runners: 8 SP: 7/1 A very comfortable victory indeed for the Roger Varian-trained Angel Power, who made a mockery of a mark of 91 as she cleared three and a half lengths away from her rivals in a good performance.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 12s 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 ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): W Haggas (36 wins from 195 runners, 18%) runs AUNTY BRIDY and SEA LA ROSA Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs AUNTY BRIDY and SEA LA ROSA Longest Traveller: UMNEYAAT trained by D K Weld, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Last 6 Runs 91-1415 31557/5 6-48445 162-087 7-51311 416146 741856 041117 423-121 4-41121 32-2341 372411

Horse DECLARED INTEREST ANANYA WAIT FOR THE LORD AUNTY BRIDY ACHELOIS BOLLIN JOAN THE FLYING GINGER BOLLIN MARGARET SEA LA ROSA JEWEL IN MY CROWN UMNEYAAT GOLDEN MELODY

Career Wins Places 4 4 1 1 1 — 1 1 3 2 11 5 3 1 5 1 2 2 3 2 1 5 3 3

Total Runs 13 6 8 6 8 43 12 16 6 7 8 16

Career Winnings 32134 5175 3429 9153 30226 57487 23458 25026 9758 10276 7232 9915

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

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

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

KNAVESMIRE TIP Achelois has been in a rich vein of form this season after successes at Ascot and Goodwood and now bids for the hat-trick. However, a chance is taken on SEA LA ROSA, who bounced back to form in a three-runner contest at Redcar and could have more to offer at this trip. Golden Melody warrants respect after her latest success at Beverley but now has to shoulder a 6lb penalty. Declared Interest and Umneyaat also have strong claims in a competitive affair.

SEA LA ROSA

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6th Race 4.40

The Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes No

Horse

1

Declared Interest (GB) (28)

B f Declaration of War (USA) - Wiener Valkyrie

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

Age

4

Owner: The Eclipse Partnership Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

st-lb

1m 2f Handicap (81-100) £70,000 3+ f&m Inside Rail

(kgs)

10-0 (63.5)

Draw

(11)

Jockey: Rob Hornby

Form: 01-1415 D Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud

She has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind Dreamloper when fifth of 7 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Valiant Stakes at Ascot over 1m last month. Should not be underestimated back in handicaps. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 10-1

2

Ananya (GB) (24)

Ch f Sepoy (AUS) - Whatizzit

Owner: Mr W. Prosser Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Bt, Newmarket

4

10-0 (63.5)

(2)

Jockey: Ryan Tate

Form: 31550/-5 Breeder: Moyns Park Estate and Stud Ltd

A winner at 7f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 5l behind Anghaam when fifth of 6 at 22-1 on her latest outing at Goodwood over 1m (soft) last month. Her mark looks to be on the high side but might be better on quicker going. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 33-1

3

Wait For The Lord (GB) (76)

B m Bated Breath - Miss Moses (USA)

5

Owner: G. B. Partnership Trainer: David Elsworth, Newmarket

9-7

(60.3)

(9)

Jockey: Dougie Costello

Form: 6-40445 D Breeder: Guy Bloodstock Ltd

A winner at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Finished 9l behind Midnights Legacy when fifth of 10 at 25-1 on her latest outing at Epsom over 1m 4f (good to soft) in June. Could have more to offer if getting quicker conditions and now drops back in distance. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 20-1

4

Aunty Bridy (IRE) (23)

Ch f Camacho - Benedicte (IRE)

Owner: Lael Stable Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

3

9-5

(59.4)

(6)

Jockey: Adam Farragher (5)

Form: 162-000 Breeder: Karis Bloodstock Ltd & Rathbarry Stud

A winner at 7f on yielding ground. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Achelois when seventh of 8 on her latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 2f (soft) last month. Has to put that below-par run behind her and is now tried with a first-time tongue tie. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 25-1

5

Achelois (IRE) (23)

B f Zoffany (IRE) - Fontley

3

Owner: Thurloe for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

9-4

(59.0)

(3)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 0-51311 D Breeder: Rosetown Bloodstock Ltd

She has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 3-1 at Goodwood over 1m 2f (soft) on her latest outing last month, beating Timeless Soul by 1l. An improving contender who looks well treated with the three-year-old allowance. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 3-1

6

Bollin Joan (GB) (22)

B m Mount Nelson - Bollin Greta

6

Owner: N Arton, P Hebdon, R Taylor & Prtnr Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

6

9-4

(59.0)

(12)

Jockey: Ella McCain (5)

Form: 416146 C D Breeder: Habton Farms

Has won 11 races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 5l behind Roscioli when sixth of 12 at 40-1 on her latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 2f last month. A previous course winner who has an each-way chance, but her mark looks high. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 25-1

7

The Flying Ginger (IRE) (26)

Ch f Showcasing - Law of The Range

3

Owner: Mr Sabah Mubarak Al Sabah Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton

8-12 (56.2)

(1)

Jockey: Ben Curtis

Form: 041056 C Breeder: Mr Chris McHale

She has won three times from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 19l behind Brunch when last of 6 at 28-1 on her latest outing at Pontefract over 1m (good to firm) last month. Not to be underestimated back in handicaps and is a course winner. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 33-1

8

Bollin Margaret (GB) (42)

B f Fountain of Youth (IRE) - Bollin Greta

Owner: Mr D B & Mrs C Lamplough & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

4

8-12 (56.2)

(4)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 041110 D Breeder: Habton Farms

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 6l behind Sharpcliff at 14-1 when seventh of 13 on her latest outing over this course and distance (good) last month. Has been in good form this season but this looks a stiffer task. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 14-1 86


No

Horse

9

Sea La Rosa (IRE) (15)

Age

st-lb

3

8-11

Ch f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Soho Rose (IRE)

Owner: Sunderland Holding Inc. Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

(kgs)

Draw

(55.8)

(5)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 423-121 D Breeder: G. B. Partnership

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 11-4 at Redcar over 1m 2f (good) on her latest outing earlier this month, beating Forza Orta by 3/4l. Still lightly raced and could have more to offer in handicap company. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 4-1

10 Jewel In My Crown (GB) (17)

3

Gr f Mukhadram - Rosa Grace

Owner: Mr E. P. Duggan Trainer: Rae Guest, Newmarket

8-11

(55.8)

(8)

Jockey: Callum Shepherd

Form: 4-41121 D Breeder: Mr E. Duggan

She has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground. Won on her latest outing when evens fav at Nottingham over 1m 2f (good) earlier this month, beating Golden Dove by 1/2l. Warrants respect after a trio of wins this season but has to defy a 6lb rise. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 5-1

11 Umneyaat (IRE) (60)

3

Br f Dansili - Tarayef (IRE)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: D. K. Weld, Ireland

8-9

(54.9)

(7)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 32-2341 D Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Won on her latest outing when 4-7fav at Ballinrobe over 1m 1f (good) in June, beating Manwal by 1/2l. An interesting contender with some very solid Irish form to her name. Well worth considering on a rare sojourn to Yorkshire for her trainer. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 7-2

12 Golden Melody (IRE) (8) Ch f Belardo (IRE) - Chanter

Owner: Mr M. J. Macleod Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(in 6lb ex)

3

8-2

(51.7)

(10)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 302411 Breeder: Ennistown Stud

She has won three times from 6f to 1m on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 4-1 at Beverley over 1m (good) on her latest outing earlier this month, beating Empirestateofmind by a nose. Now bids for the hat-trick but has to shoulder a 6lb penalty in this. Official BHA Rating 70 (+1) SP: 14-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 4. Hood worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 11.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

3-1 Achelois (IRE), 7-2 Umneyaat (IRE), 4-1 Sea La Rosa (IRE), 5-1 Jewel In My Crown (GB), 10-1 Declared Interest (GB), 14-1 Bollin Margaret (GB), Golden Melody (IRE), 20-1 Wait For The Lord (GB), 25-1 Aunty Bridy (IRE), Bollin Joan (GB), 33-1 Ananya (GB), The Flying Ginger (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

6 SIXTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Simon Chappel - CEO, Rob Mackie - Managing Director EMEA, Stacy Hayes - Managing Director (Americas), Assured Data Protection. Assured Data Protection have generously given £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race and £50 to the racing groom responsible for the winning horse.

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

7th Race 5.10 The Sky Bet Mile Stakes

About One Mile (1,500 metres)

1m Handicap 0-105 £70,000 3 Inside Rail

See page 94 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION We end with a handicap this time for 3yo horses only going over a mile. Open to three-year-olds rated 0-105, will again attract some pretty smart types (like for cricketers at Headingley next week, a score of over 100 denotes a top performer). The horse at the top will carry the most weight; Aldaary today. Picking the winner of the last gives you bragging rights until we do it all again at 1.50pm tomorrow afternoon.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: BRUNCH Trainer: Michael Dods Jockey: Callum Rodriguez Age/Weight: 3-8-7 Runners: 16 SP: 15/2 The consistent Brunch gained a well-deserved success in a good race as this 0-105 contest for three-year-olds fell his way after a strong drive from Callum Rodriguez helped him to stay on best of all in the closing stages.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 37.24s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 35.90s Course record: 1m 34.81s by Concer Un (22-Aug-96) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last ten years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (37 wins from 557 runners, 7%) runs ABDUCTION Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W Haggas (15 wins from 43 runners, 35%) runs ALDAARY Longest Traveller: STAR OF ORION trained by R Beckett, Kimpton Down, 251 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 18th August.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Last 6 Runs 11-1355 325-012 748-404 1-11 6-1118 121 921-U32 81-4111 70-9274 1-53611 2139 7-13112 741 312222 251-200 716142

Horse ALDAARY STAR OF ORION DEVILWALA ROYAL FLEET RAADOBARG WISHAAH RIFLEMAN ISLA KAI CHIEF LITTLE HAWK DEJAME PASO BELLAGIO MAN MARSABIT KING TRITON IL BANDITO ABDUCTION CUBAN DANCER

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

Total Runs 6 8 8 3 5 3 6 6 13 8 4 12 3 10 6 12

Career Winnings 21044 11053 4140 22653 31700 11907 3429 29144 135000 15503 8036 16263 3132 9199 4075 7128

Winning Distance Range 6-7F 6-7F 6F 7-8F 7-8F 7-8F 7F 7-8F 5-6F 8-9F 7F 8F 8F 7F 6F 7-8F

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

Runs Since Wins 3 1 7 0 1 0 3 0 6 0 2 1 0 4 3 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP ROYAL FLEET maintained his unbeaten record when scoring on his handicap debut at Newmarket last month and a 7lb rise may not be enough to stop Charlie Appleby’s colt from progressing further. The application of a hood may also see him settle better and the son of Dubawi could end up being better than a handicapper. That said, he faces a string of progressive individuals which include Wishaah, also a winner at Newmarket last time, Raadobarg, who is better than his Britannia effort at Royal Ascot, and Marsabit.

ROYAL FLEET

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7th Race 5.10

The Sky Bet Mile Stakes

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

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Aldaary (GB) (27)

9-7

Ch g Territories (IRE) - Broughtons Revival

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

1m Handicap (0-105) £70,000 3 Inside Rail

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(13)

Jockey: Dane O’Neill

Form: 11-1355 Breeder: M. E. Broughton

He has won three times from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 2 1/4l behind Danyah when fifth of 19 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (good to firm) last month. The step up to a mile could see further progression. Official BHA Rating 104 SP: 7-1

2

Star of Orion (IRE) (27)

B g Footstepsinthesand - Harpist (IRE)

Owner: Miss Tracey Ashbee Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

9-5

(59.4)

(14)

Jockey: Rob Hornby

Form: 325-012 Breeder: The Harpist Partnership

Successful at 6f and 7f on good to firm ground. Beaten a short head by Danyah when second of 19 at 15-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (good to firm) last month. A progressive type who commands plenty of respect despite a wide draw. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 6-1

3

Devilwala (IRE) (97)

B c Kodiac - Najraan

Owner: Amo Racing Limited & Arjun Waney Trainer: David Loughnane, Tern Hill

9-5

(59.4)

(3)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: 040-404 Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Finished 8l behind Bellosa when fourth of 6 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 7f (good) in May. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with R M Beckett. The drop in grade could see him in a better light. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 25-1

4

Royal Fleet (GB) (41)

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Zibelina (IRE)

9-3

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

(58.5)

(16)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 1-11 D Breeder: Godolphin

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Won when 5-6fav at Newmarket over 1m last month, beating Latest Generation by 1/2l. He maintained his unbeaten record on that occasion and the application of a hood may improve him further. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 4-1

5

Raadobarg (IRE) (64)

B c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Queen Bodicea (IRE)

Owner: Amo Racing Limited Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

9-2

(58.1)

(4)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 6-1110 D Breeder: Pier House Stud

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 9l behind Perotto at 17-2 when eighth of 29 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) in June. He remains of interest with conditions in his favour. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 10-1

6

Wishaah (GB) (28)

B g Oasis Dream - Mia Diletta

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn

8-12 (56.2)

(1)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 121 D Breeder: Scuderia Blueberry SRL

Successful at 7f and 1m on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 11-4 at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Sibaaq by 2l. Has also won at Kempton this season. A 6lb rise may underestimate his true ability. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 8-1

7

Rifleman (IRE) (34)

Ch g The Gurkha (IRE) - Dietrich (USA)

8-12 (56.2)

Owner: Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

7

(8)

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: 021-U32 Breeder: Coolmore

A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Accidental Agent when second of 8 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) last month. Boasts plenty of ability and is likely to be produced in the closing stages. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 10-1

8

Isla Kai (IRE) (42)

B g Awtaad (IRE) - Sidney Girl

Owner: Martin Webb Racing Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

8-11

(55.8)

(12)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Form: 01-4111 D Breeder: Helen Lyons

He has won four times from 7f to 1m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 4-1 at Ascot over 1m on his latest outing last month, beating Guru by a neck. He landed the hat-trick on his latest start and is expected to give another bold account from the front. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 12-1 90


No

Horse

st-lb

9

Chief Little Hawk (USA) (13)

8-10 (55.3)

Ch c Air Force Blue (USA) - Marylebone (USA)

(kgs)

Draw

(2)

Jockey: Dougie Costello

Owner: Barratt Racing Trainer: Jamie Osborne, Upper Lambourn

Form: 00-0204 Breeder: Chelston

Successful at 5f and 6f on good to firm and soft ground. Finished 1 1/2l behind Quintillus when fourth of 7 at 50-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 7f (good) earlier this month. Appears to be up against it. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 25-1

10 Dejame Paso (IRE) (28) B c The Gurkha (IRE) - Bergamot Orange (USA)

Owner: Mr N. M. Watts Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

8-8

(54.4)

(6)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 1-53611 C D Breeder: Mountain View Stud & J.C B/Stock

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 1f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 11-4 here over 1m 1f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating State Patrol by 2 1/2l. Has also won at Sandown this season and has to be considered. Official BHA Rating 91 SP: 10-1

11 Bellagio Man (IRE) (54) B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Rouge Noir

8-5

Owner: Paul Musson & Antony Brittain Trainer: Antony Brittain, Warthill

(53.1)

(10)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 2130 Breeder: Ballyhane Stud

A winner at 7f on soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Fastnet Crown at 7-1 when 9th of 17 on his latest outing at Curragh over 6f (good to firm) in June. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with G M Lyons in Ireland. Any market support should be noted. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 33-1

12 Marsabit (IRE) (27)

Ch g Mehmas (IRE) - Masela (IRE)

Owner: P. C. J. Dalby & R. D. Schuster Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley

8-3

(52.2)

(5)

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 0-13112 D Breeder: Mr Oliver Donlon

He has won four times at 1m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Guru when second of 6 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. He warrants plenty of respect due to his consistency Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 10-1

13 King Triton (IRE) (66) B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Nada

Owner: Mr Edward J. Ware Trainer: Grant Tuer, Northallerton

8-2

(51.7)

(7)

Jockey: Hayley Turner

Form: 041 D Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

A winner at 9-4 at Thirsk over 1m on his latest outing in June, beating Motawaajed by 3/4l, his first victory in three starts. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Roger Varian. Purchased for 100,000 pounds subsequently and is unexposed. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 12-1

14 Il Bandito (IRE) (13)

B g Acclamation - Molly Dolly (IRE)

Owner: Mrs Susan Roy Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

8-1

(51.3)

(11)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 312222 BF Breeder: Mr T. J. Rooney

Successful twice at 7f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 2 1/4l by Fools Rush In when second of 3 at evens fav on his latest outing at Haydock over 7f (heavy) earlier this month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time which will sharpen him up. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 20-1

15 Abduction (FR) (20) B g Acclamation - Perfect Day (IRE)

Owner: Merchants and Missionaries Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

8-1

(51.3)

(9)

Jockey: Hollie Doyle

Form: 251-200 Breeder: Skymarch Farm Inc & Ecurie Des Charmes

A winner at 6f on the all-weather. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Mr Wagyu when 23rd of 25 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 6f (soft) last month. Needs to benefit from the step up in distance. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 33-1

16 Cuban Dancer (GB) (11)

B g Toronado (IRE) - Mambo Halo (USA)

Owner: KINGSLEY PARK 16 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

8-1

(51.3)

(15)

7

Jockey: Joe Fanning Form: 016142 D Breeder: Highclere Stud & Mr & Mrs G. Middlebrook

Successful at 7f and 1m on good to firm and soft ground. Beaten a nose by Cosmos Raj when second of 3 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Ripon over 1m (good to soft) earlier this month. Has won at Newmarket and Beverley this season, but this will require a lot more. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 20-1 91


NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA)

Hood worn first time by No. 4. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 14. Blinkers worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. STEWARDS NOTE MARSABIT: Following its run on 24/7/2021 it was reported that the horse hung left handed.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

4-1 Royal Fleet (GB), 6-1 Star of Orion (IRE), 7-1 Aldaary (GB), 8-1 Wishaah (GB), 10-1 Raadobarg (IRE), Rifleman (IRE), Dejame Paso (IRE), Marsabit (IRE), 12-1 Isla Kai (IRE), King Triton (IRE), 20-1 Il Bandito (IRE), Cuban Dancer (GB), 25-1 Devilwala (IRE), Chief Little Hawk (USA), 33-1 Bellagio Man (IRE), Abduction (FR)

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 responsible for the winning horse.

CARING FOR THE HORSES AT YORK RACECOURSE

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Looking after the horses is a priority at York and every raceday there is a team of experienced equine vets on constant call. Much of their work is done before racing actually starts, being on hand to check horses over and reassure connections. As part of the Northern End Development the vets have their own office, a large treatment box and a dedicated “stock box” to help them assess and treat the stars of our show. If there is an incident during a race, prompt attention to horse and rider is provided by the modern ambulances, you will see them parked by the track, ready for a rapid response. Like most courses York will often use green screens during an incident, these offer privacy to those involved and their presence does not necessarily signify bad news. Keeping cool is important to a racehorse so you might see them using the horse showers in the new wash down area or the cold water provided in the parade ring and at every start. If you spot a mist cloud behind the saddling boxes that means the horses are benefiting from the cooling power of the special water-misting fans. If a horse loses a shoe or ‘spreads a plate’, then there is a farrier at every start, as well as in their dedicated box by the pre parade ring, to put it right and let the racing commence. Remember a farrier shoes horses, a blacksmith makes gates or the impressive fretwork on the front of the future Weighing Room. As you enjoy your meeting, you can rest assured the horses are being well cared for by the racecourse team and their own dedicated stable staff.


PUZZLE CORNER ANSWERS Guess Who? The late David ‘Dandy’ Nicholls, who won the Coolmore Nunthorpe with both Ya Malak and Bahamian Bounty.

True or False?

1. True. Nine horses have successfully defended the title with two of them, Tag End and Sharpo going on to register a third success. The others were Highborn II, Abernant, Royal Serenade, Right Boy, Borderlescott and Mecca’s Angel. Ten horses have won the race at least twice, but Sole Power’s wins were four years apart in 2010 and 2014. 2. False. As well as Harry Wragg, Frankie Durr rode and trained a winner. He partnered So Blessed to win in 1968 and trained the 1979 winner Ahonoora. 3. False. The great Lester Piggott is out on his own as the most successful jockey with seven wins on Right Boy (1958, 1959), Matatina (1963), Caterina (1966), Tower Walk (1969), Swing Easy (1971) and Solinus (1979). 4. True. Graham Lee rode over 1000 jumping winners including the 2004 Grand National winner Amberleigh House before making a successful transition to the Flat. He has registered over 800 winners on the level including the 2018 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes winner Alpha Delphini for Bryan Smart. 5. False. The Ballydoyle maestro has racked up two winners of the race, though the second of them was 20 years ago! Stravinsky gave him a first success in 1999 followed by Mozart two years later.

York’s Racing Challenge

1. 2017 saw Marsha and Luke Morris pip Frankie Dettori’s Lady Aurelia in the shadow of the post, while Alpha Delphini stuck his nose out in front of Mabs Cross in the 2018 renewal, Graham Lee getting the better of Tom Eaves on that occasion. 2. Godolphin’s Blue Point was the Gimcrack winner of 2016 and his Group 1 double at this year’s Royal Ascot gave trainer Charlie Appleby trophies for the King’s Stand and the Diamond Jubilee. 3. The previous 5f track record was held by the great Dayjur, also owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, and stood at 56.16s before Battaash’s 55.90s broke new ground. The former’s trainer was Dick Hern and he was ridden that day in 1990 by Willie Carson. 4. Further Flight (1992 & 93) and Opinion Poll (2010 & 11) were the other two consecutive winners, while the three other horses to have regained their titles after losing them were Double Eclipse (1995 & 97), Celeric (1996 & 99) and the great Persian Punch (1998 & 2001). 5. Red Galileo, trained by Ed Dunlop at the time, was second in the Convivial Maiden of 2013 and after transferring to the Godolphin blue and trainer Saeed bin Suroor, he was a close second to Mustajeer in 2019’s £1m Sky Bet Ebor.

Sodukode Solution

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Today’s Race Conditions FIRST RACE 1.50 - 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 14th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. 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. 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. 38 entries at £350. - Closed August 14th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 SS For race details see page 27. SECOND RACE 2.25 - The Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (Class 1) (Group 2) (British Champions Series) (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 and the fifth £4035. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, July 6th and pay £510 stake, Scratch by noon, July 27th or pay £600, Confirm by noon, August 14th and pay £390, Supplementary Entry by noon, August 14th and pay £12000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 5lb; fillies 8st 2lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Penalties, after 2020, a winner of a Group 1 race 3lb. WEATHERBYS HAMILTON has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 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 WEATHERBYS HAMILTON. 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. PLEASE NOTE: The two mile start is in the home straight. 39 entries, 13 at £510, 14 at £1110, 12 at £1500. - Closed July 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £66840; Second £27435; Third £13725; Fourth £6855; Fifth £3435 Penalty Value: £85065 A SS For race details see page 43. THIRD RACE 3.00 - The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack 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 two yrs old colts and geldings only. Enter by noon, July 6th and pay £510 stake, Scratch by noon, July 27th or pay £600, Confirm by noon, August 14th and pay £390, Supplementary Entry by noon, August 14th and pay £12000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. Weights: 9st each Penalties, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 3lb. AL BASTI EQUIWORLD 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 Wednesday August 18th and declarations of riders must be made by 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday August 18th. The winning owner of the Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes will be invited by The Anciente Fraternite of York Gimcracks to speak at the 250th Gimcrack Dinner on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, at York Racecourse. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of AL BASTI EQUIWORLD. 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. 41 entries, 12 at £510, 15 at £1110, 14 at £1500. - Closed July 6th, 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 53. FOURTH RACE 3.35 - The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £226840 to the winning horse The second to receive £86000, the third £43040, the fourth £21440, the fifth £10760 and the sixth £5400. for two yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, June 22nd and pay £1750 stake, Scratch by noon, July 27th or pay £2000, Confirm by noon, August 14th and pay £1250, Supplementary Entry by noon, August 14th and pay £30000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. Weights: 2-y-o colts and geldings 8st 1lb; fillies 7st 12lb 3-y-o colts and geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 6lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 11lb; fillies 9st 8lb NOTE: In the event that a two-year-old filly is declared for this race, all weights will be raised by 2lb at the 48-Hour Declaration Stage. 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.. COOLMORE 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 Wednesday August 18th and declarations of riders must be made by 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday August 18th. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of COOLMORE. 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. The Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race Programme for 2021. See Breeders’ Cup website for details. 43 entries, 10 at £1750, 16 at £3750, 17 at £5000. - Closed June 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £178240; Second £73160; Third £36600; Fourth £18280; Fifth £9160; Sixth £4560 Penalty Value: £226840 A SS For race details see page 65. FIFTH RACE 4.10 - The British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (Class 2) (GBB Race) (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 maiden two yrs old, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, August 14th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st. THE EBF has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND have kindly contributed £20000 towards the prize money for this race; part of the BEBF’s seven figure investment nationwide. The European Breeders’ Fund support 130 Flat races each year across Yorkshire; boosting prize money by over £365000. Each year, the British EBF contributes up to £1.8million to Flat and National Hunt racing nationwide. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of EBF. 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. 21 entries at £350. - Closed August 14th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 A SS For race details see page 75. SIXTH RACE 4.40 - The Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ 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 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 18th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st 2lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 7lb Penalties, after August 7th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. ASSURED DATA PROTECTION has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND have also kindly contributed £10000 towards the prize money for this race; part of the BEBF’s seven figure investment nationwide. The European Breeders’ Fund support 130 Flat races each year across Yorkshire; boosting prize money by over £365000. Each year, the British EBF contributes up to £1.8million to Flat and National Hunt racing nationwide. 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. 23 entries, 4 at £70 and 19 at £350. - Closed August 14th, 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 85. SEVENTH RACE 5.10 - The Sky Bet Mile 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 only, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, August 14th and pay £350 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. August 18th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 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. 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. 24 entries at £350. - Closed August 14th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £28441; Second £14224; Third £7112; Fourth £3556; Fifth £1778; Sixth £889 Penalty Value: £36078 SS For race details see page 89.

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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

There are first aid posts in the Edwardian Weighing Room, other such buildings have been designated as isolation rooms, should they be required. 95


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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Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7

SAFE JOURNEY OME…

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 fourth and final day of the Welcome to Yorshire Ebor Festival featuring the £500,000 Sky Bet Ebor. 96

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State Of Rest stormed home to win the Gr.1 Saratoga Derby for Joseph O’Brien & Teme Valley Racing. Bred by Tinnakill House Stud.

Dermot & Meta Cantillon of Tinnakill House Stud

Jean-Claude Seroul

Marianafoot racked up his eighth straight win with victory in the Gr.1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville for Jerome Reynier & owner/breeder Jean-Claude Seroul.


U S NAVY FLAG

European Champion 2YO and European Champion 3YO Sprinter by WAR FRONT

SIOUX NATION

Royal Ascot and Gr.1 winner at 2 by SCAT DADDY

GUSTAV KLIMT

Speed son of GALILEO from the family of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT & KODIAC

SAXON WARRIOR

Gr.1 winner at 2 and 2,000 Guineas winner at 3 by DEEP IMPACT

Contact: Coolmore Stud Tel: +353-52-6131298. Castlehyde Stud Tel: +353-25-31966. E-mail: sales@coolmore.ie Website: www.coolmore.com