Ascot Racecard - Friday 7th May

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T H E TOT E + M AY R A C I N G W E E K E N D Friday 7th May 2021


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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the first day of The Tote+ May Racing Weekend. Two fascinating days of racing are ahead of us as we build ever closer to the five days of Royal Ascot in June. It was fantastic to see Stradivarius light up Royal Ascot Trials Day last week with victory in the Longines Sagaro Stakes. He showed that he retains all of his ability and enthusiasm as a seven-year-old and the prospect of him returning here in June to try and emulate Yeats by winning a fourth Gold Cup is hugely exciting. It is a busy weekend for our media partners Sky Sports Racing who will exclusively cover today’s Ascot card alongside the concluding day of Chester’s May Festival. Today’s feature race is the Tote+ Chester Cup, one of the highlights of the Flat season and the versatile Not So Sleepy, twice a winner of the valuable Betfair Exchange Trophy Handicap Hurdle at our Christmas Meeting, is one of the favourites. Who Dares Wins and Coeur De Lion, the most recent winners of the Queen Alexandra Stakes and the Ascot Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, are also in the field. Tom Marquand, who rode Who Dares Wins to victory last year, is the focus of our Ascot Enquiry feature today in these pages. As well as supporting the Chester Cup, the UK Tote Group also sponsors the majority of our races across the two days with their Tote+ offer being promoted throughout both cards. We are extremely grateful for their support as ever. I am always especially interested to see the two-year-olds at this time of year with one eye on the juvenile contests at the Royal Meeting. Today we have a valuable fillies maiden over five furlongs which will no doubt be informative with the Queen Mary Stakes in mind. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of the European Breeders Fund who sponsor this race again today. In 2020 they were the second biggest supporter of races in Great Britain and by the end of this year will have allocated in excess of £1.6m directly to prize money across 600 Flat races. I hope you enjoy the action live on Sky Sports Racing and join us again tomorrow where the Tote+ Victoria Cup is the feature race.

Sir Francis Brooke Bt. Her Majesty’s Representative & Chairman

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1st Race 1.20pm The tote+ Placepots Pay More Apprentice Handicap Stakes

4th Race 3.00pm The tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk Handicap Stakes

This is a two miles handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 71 to 90. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than a lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 40 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 130. PAGES 22-24

2nd Race 1.55pm TheBritish Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race)

This is a seven furlongs handicap race for threeyear-olds which have been rated from 86 to 105. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have run at least three times in a Flat race in Britain, or have run in no more than two Flat races run in Britain and won at least one of them. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms a horse rated 105 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 100. PAGES 42-45

5th Race 3.30pm The tote+ Biggest Dividends Handicap Stakes

This race is a fivefurlongs maiden stakes for two-year-old fillies. Maiden races provide a starting point for young horses that are yet to record a victory and most will be very lightly-raced or be making their racecourse debuts. Previous experience can count for a lot when searching for the winner but well-bred or precocious juveniles are more than capable of landing the prize at the first time of asking.

This is a six furlongs handicap race for four-yearolds and upwards which have been rated from 76 to 95. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised they are allotted a mandatory penalty – usually 6lb.

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3rd Race 2.30pm The tote+ Pays You More Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race)

6th Race 4.05pm The tote+ Pays You More Handicap Stakes

This one mile and four furlongs contest for horses aged three-years-old is another maiden stakes - a race for horses that have yet to record a racecourse victory. There are a variety of reasons why the older horses in this race could still be maidens. Stoutly bred horses are unlikely to be seen at their best over the shorter distances of their juvenile season whilst a setback or injury can curtail even the most precociously bred horse’s two-year-old career.

This is a six furlongs handicap race for three-yearolds which have been rated from 66 to 85. Like all handicaps on today’s card this means that should a horse rated 85 take part they would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 80. PAGES 52-54

7th Race 4.40pm The tote+ Placepots Pay More Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile handicap race for three-yearolds which have been rated from 66 to 85. Like all handicaps on today’s card this means that should a horse rated 85 take part they would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 80.

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18 ESTIMATE (IRE) (50) B f Monsun (Ger) - Ebaziya (IRE) (Darshaan) Owner: Trainer: Breeder:

The Queen Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket His Higness The Aga Khan’s Studs S. C.

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Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 11 Colours: PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET sleeves, BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. Form: 0/1133-1 C

BET WITH ASCOT VIEW HHHHH Lightly raced filly who won the 2m Queen’s Vase at this meeting last year and was back to winning ways on reappearance last month, again over this 2m when taking a Group 3 decisively; a touch more is needed but open to further progress and pedigree by stamina influence and a half-sister to Enzeli (by Kahyasi), winner of this in 1999 - is replete with stamina. Official BHA Rating 108

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1. Owner’s Silks (illustration) 2. Colour of horse B = Bay Br = Brown Ch = Chestnut Gr = Grey Ro = Roan 3. Horse’s Number on saddle cloth 4. Sex of horse c = colt f = filly g = gelding h = horse m = mare 5. Sire (Father) 6. Horse’s name 7. Dam (Mother) 8. Damsire (Grandfather) 9. Birthplace of horse (if not Great Britain) 10. Number of days since last ran 11. Draw 12. Form Guide 13. Racing Post star rating 14. Owner(s) 15. Trainer and location of training establishment 16. Breeder 17. Age of horse 18. Owner’s Colours (description) 19. Previous performances / = Denotes new season – = Denotes new year B = Brought down F = Fell P = Pulled Up U = Unseated rider 20. Form details C = Course winner D = Distance winner CD = Has won a race over the same distance at Ascot before. C D = Has at won a race at Ascot before but over a different distance. They have also won over today’s trip at another course. BF = Finished beaten favourite on their previous run.

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21. Weight (stones/pounds) 22. Official BHA Rating The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of 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 penalties and 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-handicapped races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change in rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. For novice steeple chasers, their latest hurdle race rating may be shown until such time as the Handicappers allot a separate steeple chase rating. Such ratings are prefixed by the letter h. 23. Jockey’s name and photo If there is a number next to the name, this indicates that the jockey can claim that amount in weight (lbs) off the stated riding weight.

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A SHORT HISTORY ASCOT’S BEGINNINGS Few sporting venues can match the rich heritage and history of Ascot Racecourse. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot becoming the centrepiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.

THE FIRST RACECOURSE The racecourse was laid out by William Lowen, assisted by a team including a carpenter, a painter, and a racing administrator. The first permanent building was erected around 1794 by a local Windsor builder. Holding 1,650 people, it was used for almost fifty years.

It was Queen Anne in 1711 who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot (in those days called East Cote). Whilst out riding near Windsor Castle she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, “ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch”.

In 1813, Parliament passed an Act of Enclosure, which ensured that Ascot Heath would be kept and used as a racecourse for the public in the future. Racing at Ascot was now secure.

THE FIRST RACE MEETING The first race meeting ever held at Ascot took place later that year, on Saturday 11th August. The inaugural event was Her Majesty’s Plate, worth 100 guineas and open to any horse, mare or gelding over six years of age. Each horse was required to carry a weight of 12 stone and the seven runners were all English hunters, rather different to the speedy thoroughbreds that race on the Flat today. The nature of the contest also bears little resemblance to modern day racing at Ascot. That race consisted of three separate heats, each four miles long – about the length of today’s Grand National course. The winning horse would have required tremendous stamina, but sadly there is no record of who claimed that first Plate. Queen Anne’s gift to racing, founding the Royal Racecourse, is marked by the tradition of opening Royal Ascot with the Queen Anne Stakes.

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ROYAL ASCOT The precise origins of the Royal Meeting are unclear, as the event evolved from the first four-day meeting that took place in 1768. The meeting as it’s known today only really started to take shape with the introduction of the Gold Cup in 1807. Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at Ascot until 1939. The Gold Cup remains the feature race of the third day of Royal Ascot, traditionally the busiest day of the week, when high fashion and exquisite millinery take centre stage alongside Flat racing’s most elite stayers. In 2009, Yeats, ridden by Johnny Murtagh and trained by Aidan O’Brien, won his fourth consecutive Gold Cup – a magnificent achievement, and one that Stradivarius could emulate this year.


MANAGING ASCOT Although founded by a Queen and located on Crown property, the administration of Ascot is handled on behalf of the Crown by a representative appointed by the Monarch. Up until 1901, the racecourse was managed on the Sovereign’s behalf by the Master of the Royal Buckhounds. In 1901, Lord Churchill was appointed as His Majesty’s Representative, responsible for running the course and determining entrance to the Royal Enclosure. The Ascot Authority was established in 1913 by an Act of Parliament, with His Majesty’s Representative becoming Senior Trustee. Today, as Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited, Ascot has a formal board chaired by Sir Francis Brooke Bt., who also serves as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot. As an owner and breeder of racehorses, Her Majesty The Queen takes a keen interest in the races, and has had great success with her own horses over the years. The jockeys riding Her Majesty’s horses can be identified by The Queen’s racing colours: purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves, and black velvet cap with gold fringe – the same as those of King Edward VII and George IV as Prince Regent. During Royal Ascot, The Queen traditionally presents the Gold Cup and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. New versions of these trophies are made each year and presented to the winners to keep. Ascot Racecourse closed for a £200 million redevelopment in 2004, and was reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on 20th June 2006. HIGHLIGHTS AT ASCOT SINCE 2006 There have been several landmark occasions since Ascot Racecourse reopened in 2006 and none more memorable than two special Gold Cup days – when Yeats completed his four-timer of Gold Cup wins in 2009 and when The Queen herself won the stayers’ championship with Estimate in 2013.

In 2011, Ascot celebrated its tercentenary and staged the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day, now the culmination of the European elite Flat racing season. The great Frankel won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day in 2011, and the curtain came down on the career of officially the best horse of all time when he won the Champion Stakes a year later. Sir Henry Cecil’s pride and joy won five of his remarkable unbeaten run of 14 races at Ascot in all. 2012 also saw Ascot at the heart of the country’s celebrations to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the Golden Jubilee Stakes renamed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and won by the great Australian mare, Black Caviar. Ascot has continued to cement its reputation as Europe’s premier destination for the best horses in the world. In recent years it is the Americans who have had most success, with Tepin’s win in the 2016 Queen Anne Stakes and Lady Aurelia’s King’s Stand Stakes victory the following year being notable highlights. The latter filly was trained by Wesley Ward, who has now saddled 11 winners at the Royal Meeting. It is not just international horses which Ascot is known for, of course. Jockeys also come from all over the world to ride here – perhaps most notably at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, a unique fixture in the global racing calendar which each year sees many of world’s top jockeys compete for points to lift racing’s ultimate team prize, with four teams battling it out across a thrilling six-race contest. While the grandeur of the Royal Meeting takes centre stage each June, Ascot is also renowned for hosting Europe’s premier midsummer middle-distance contest the following month. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes has been won by many of racing’s most distinguished champions including Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Dancing Brave, Nashwan, Galileo and - most recently - the remarkable mare Enable, who in July 2020 made history by becoming the first horse to win three renewals of this prestigious prize. A S H O RT H I STO RY

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ASCOT FLAT SEASON 2021 LEADING PARTICIPANTS Updated throughout the season, the below tables highlight the leading jockeys, trainers and owners at Ascot in the current season. Updated after racing on Wednesday 28th April

JOCKEYS

1 = 3 = =

CHARLIE BISHOP ANGUS VILLIERS FRANKIE DETTORI WILLIAM BUICK SAFFIE OSBORNE

1 1 WINS: 1 RIDES: 1 WINS: 1 RIDES: 2 WINS: 1 RIDES: 2 WINS: 1 RIDES: 2 WINS: RIDES:

STRIKE-RATE:

100%

STRIKE-RATE:

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STRIKE-RATE:

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RICHARD SPENCER DAVID EVANS JOHN BRIDGER EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON

CHARLIE APPLEBY 2 0 2 1 L E A D I N G PA R T I C I PA N T S

WINS: 1 RUNNERS: 1

WINS: 1 RUNNERS: 1

WINS: 1 RUNNERS: 1

WINS: 1 RUNNERS: 2 WINS: 1 RUNNERS: 2

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THE WOODWAY 20

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Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John & Thady Gosden was the winner of the feature Longines Sagaro Stakes, a Gold Cup Trial, at our last meeting for owner B E Nielsen. Click the image below to see a replay of the race:

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The Longines Master Collection


5f (2yo)

58.80 secs by No Nay Never age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/13

5f (3yo+)

57.44 secs by Miss Andretti age 6 wt 9-1 good to firm, 19/06/07

6f (2yo)

1 min 12.39 secs by Rajasinghe age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/17

6f (3yo+)

1 min 11.05 secs by Blue Point age 3 wt 9-1 good to firm, 03/05/17

7f (2yo)

1 min 25.73 secs by Pinatubo age 2 wt 9-3 good, 22/06/19

7f (3yo+)

1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13

1m round (2yo)

1 min 39.55 secs by Joshua Tree age 2 wt 8-12 good, 26/09/09

1m round (3yo+)

1 min 35.89 secs by Alpha Centauri age 3 wt 9-0 good to firm, 22/06/18

1m straight (3yo+)

1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17

1m 2f

2 mins 1.90 secs by The Fugue age 5 wt 8-11 good to firm, 18/06/14

1m 4f

2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13

1m 6f

3m 4.30 by Kew Gardens age 3 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/18

2m

3m 24.12s by Mizzou age 4 wt 8-12 good to firm, 29/04/15

2m 4f

4 mins 16.92 secs by Rite of Passage age 6 wt 9-2 good to firm, 17/06/10

2m 51/2f

4 mins 45.24 secs by Pallasator age 9 wt 9-2 good to firm, 23/06/18

The current records are as listed above.


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R AC E 1 1.20PM T H E T O T E + P L AC E P O T S PAY MORE APPRENTICE HANDICAP S TA K E S ( C L A S S 3 )

RACE FINISH

About two miles (15f 209yds) (3,100 metres) for four yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) A SS See page 56 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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B g Teofilo (IRE) - Artisia (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Mr E. A. L. Dunlop Horse Age: 8 Weight: 10 0 Trainer: Ed Dunlop, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, PINK sleeves. Breeder: Foursome Thoroughbreds, Muir & Waldron Form: 4345-14 D Sponsor: Ed Dunlop Racing Ltd

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HHH All starts in the last two years were over 1m4f or 1m6f, well held in three earlier attempts over 2m and it was a slowly run race when he won another on Kempton AW; made the most of almost a career-low mark on reappearance (not disgraced next time) and although 3lb higher today, his initial mark last term was another 11lb higher; trip is the chief worry. Official BHA Rating 90

B g New Approach (IRE) - Punctilious (Danehill (USA)) Owner: Sam Tingey & Charlie Tingey Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 12 Trainer: Daniel Steele, Henfield Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Darley ROYAL BLUE star, armlets and cap. Form: 3/33253//-

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William Cox

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B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Lisiere (IRE) (Excellent Art) Owner: Russell, Thompson, DAS Racing, Ryan Trainer: John Ryan, Newmarket Breeder: Mrs P. A. Cave Sponsor: Russell Developments

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HH Last seen on Flat in June 2018 and he’s very well handicapped on that Irish 2m form; while fit from hurdling, the fair form shown in that sphere needs to be left a long way behind. Official BHA Rating 88

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Ray Dawson

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 11 Colours: BLACK, RED stars, RED sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap, BLACK star. Form: 03135-6

4 SUMMERONSEVENHILLS (USA) ( 2 1 )

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HHHH In good form making the running with cheekpieces fitted last autumn; faced a very stiff task on reappearance and should be a lot more interesting today, despite not having proved himself over quite this far. Official BHA Rating 87

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B or Br g Summer Front (USA) - Iboughtheranyway (USA) (Dixie Union (USA)) Owner: Frank Deely and John McGarry Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: MAROON and WHITE diamonds, Breeder: George E. Bates Trustee MAROON sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd Form: 44-5441

George Rooke

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B g Camelot - Poisson d’Or (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Fishdance Ltd Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton Breeder: Fishdance Sponsor: Fishdance Ltd

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HHHH Upped to 1m6f when staying on strongly to win at Bath last time, in just a three-runner race but he saw off an in-form rival; back up 4lb and he was a non-runner when the ground was good to soft once last July, but he’s an interesting candidate for 2m. Official BHA Rating 87

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: ORANGE and DARK BLUE stripes, ORANGE cap. Form: 52326-0

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HHHH Won sole 2yo start; 0-8 since but twice finished second over 1m6f to highly progressive 3yos, making the running on both occasions (one on good to soft); 6-1 when well beaten in useful race at Newbury (2m) on reappearance but he can’t be ruled out and is well worth another go at the trip. Official BHA Rating 81

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Ch g Le Havre (IRE) - Hill of Grace (Desert Prince (IRE)) Owner: John And Anne Soul Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: YELLOW, RED hoops, Breeder: Framont Ltd & Meridian International DARK BLUE sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 5/332-3 BF

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Joshua Bryan

HHHHH Maiden after five starts, taking minor honours in the last four; doing so with a 14l loss when 6-4 for AW debut at Wolverhampton (1m4f) on return was disappointing but he appeared to stay 1m6f (soft) on his one attempt at it last term and is worth a go at 2m on this handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 80

B g Frankel - Guaranda (Acatenango (GER)) Owner: Mrs J. A. Wakefield Trainer: Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Breeder: Guaranda Syndicate Sponsor: Black Castle Sports Management Ltd

Draw

7 GINISTRELLI (IRE) (247)

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Angus Villiers (3)

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 1 Colours: PURPLE, WHITE sleeves, PURPLE stars, PURPLE cap, WHITE star. Form: 6610/00-

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HHH 1m6f win off this mark on soft in September 2019; has achieved little in his three Flat starts since but the best of his patchy hurdles record shows that significant ability remains; twice given wind surgery in 2020. Official BHA Rating 77

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B g Zoffany (IRE) - Chocolate Mauk (USA) (Cozzene (USA)) Owner: Racing Facades Syndicate Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Mark Loughnane, Kidderminster Colours: DARK GREEN, GREY chevron, MAUVE Breeder: Lisieux Stud sleeves, BLACK armlets and diamond on MAUVE cap. Sponsor: DML Racing Form: 4/3/-5223 D

Callum Hutchinson (5)

HHH Long absence before returning in February; while not recapturing his peak form, he’s been placed on last three AW outings and is thoroughly proven over 2m; bit more to prove on this return to turf as his peak turf form was on good to firm. Official BHA Rating 76 Draw

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Gr g Oasis Dream - Honorlina (FR) (Linamix (FR)) Owner: Wetumpka Racing Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Heather Main, Wantage Colours: MAROON, WHITE stripe, Breeder: Newsells Park Stud halved sleeves. Sponsor: Tote Form: 422-623

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Sean Kirrane (3)

HHH Front-runner (sometimes goes clear) who lost his form on turf during 2019 and 2020 but has run well on the last four occasions that he’s appeared over 2m on AW; has 9lb lower turf mark today, so thrown in if that form can be transferred and he wasn’t disgraced in 2019 on sole visit to Ascot. Official BHA Rating 70 Blinkers worn by No. 4. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 3, 8. Record Time: 3m 24.12s by Mizzou age 4 wt 8-12 good to firm, 29/04/15 Median Time: 3 mins 31.30 secs

Stewards Note: CLONGOWES: Following its run on 13/4/2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed late-on. 2020: NO CORRESPONDING MEETING LAST YEAR

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CAROLINE DALE FINISHING THIRD TO CAMPANELLE IN THE 2020 QUEEN MARY STAKES CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE A REPLAY OF THE RACE

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Dave Lowe came agonisingly close to taking the 2016 Commonwealth Cup home with him but his beloved Kachy had other ideas and veered across the track, handing the Cup to Quiet Reflection, but this is still one of the Lowe’s favourite racing moments. Dave’s interest in racing stretches back to the 1970’s when he used to sit with his late father to watch the ITV 7 on World of Sport, but his first foray into ownership was a share in a horse with Deva Racing called Misty Conquest ten years ago. As with all owners Dave has lived through the highs and the lows but his favourite racing moment so far was winning the AW Sprint Final in 2019 with his beloved Kachy, this memory still eclipses all others. “We had planned this route for Kachy for 18 months so for it to actually happen was incredible.” Dave does have one regret about becoming an owner, “I wish I had done it years earlier, the thrill of watching your 20 OWNERS FOCUS


colours crossing the line is a fantastic feeling.” Kachy may have come tantalisingly close to getting a Royal Ascot win but he is not the only runner the Lowe’s have had. Their own homebred Caroline Dale also came close taking 3rd in the Queen Mary in 2020 when 100/1 and exceeded all expectations, “we are really looking forward to seeing her run as she should have a lovely 3-year-old career ahead of her.” Any one with a passion for racing will have a horse they wish they owned, and Dave is no exception, “it would have to be Battash, I love the sprinters.” As for a race he wishes to win he has two, “The King’s Stand or Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.” Each owner has their own specific ‘ideals’ when choosing a trainer but Dave states that trust is everything to him, “one who listens and treats every Owner with respect and one you can trust to tell you everything the way it is and not be afraid to tell the bad news as well as the good.”

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R AC E 2 1.55PM T H E B R I T I S H S TA L L I O N S T U D S E B F M A I D E N F I L L I E S ’ S TA K E S RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 4 ) ( G B B R AC E ) Five furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) for maiden two yrs old fillies

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £11900. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5078; Second £2538; Third £1270; Fourth £634. (Penalty Value £6426) SS See pages 56 & 57 for conditions of this race.

The European Breeders’ Fund will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

No Horse

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B E G LO R I O US (G B ) ( - )

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B f Kodiac - Spirit Raiser (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: Glentree Pastoral R & L Jones & Families Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Harry Eustace, Newmarket Colours: ROYALBLUEandLIGHTBLUEdiamonds, Breeder: Stowell Park Stud ROYALBLUEsleeves,LIGHTBLUEstars,ROYALBLUEcap. Form:

Jockey George Wood

Foaled 4.1.2019. HHH 80,000gns yearling; by Kodiac; dam 1m winner (including Listed), half-sister to UAE 1,000 Guineas winner Lovely Pass out of 1m Group 2 winner; trainer is 1-2 with 2yo since taking over from his father. Official BHA Rating -

BETWEEN THE SHEETS (IRE) ( - )

Draw

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Gr f El Kabeir (USA) - Shena’s Dream (IRE) (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr Christopher Wright Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW Breeder: Ringfort Stud sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Stratford Place Stud Form:

Callum Shepherd

Foaled 25.4.2019. HHH 45,000gns yearling; El Kabeir half-sister to three winners, notably Miss Amulet (5f-6f 2yo including Lowther); dam 6f-1m winner, out of 9.5f winner; stable is 1-5 with 2yos in 2021 thus far. Official BHA Rating -

E L H A D E E YA H ( I R E ) ( 2 3 )

B f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Blhadawa (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited large YELLOW spots. Form: 3

Draw

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Jim Crowley

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4 EV E LO D G E (G B ) ( - )

Draw

Foaled 2.4.2019. HHHHH The only runner with experience, having shown clear promise in maiden at Newmarket’s Craven meeting where she kept on for third; that race has thrown up a few winners; sets a fairly useful standard. Official BHA Rating -

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B f Ardad (IRE) - Sandy Times (IRE) (Footstepsinthesand) Owner: Offthebridle Podcast II Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: RED and GREY stripes, Breeder: Corps Commerce Ltd RED sleeves, GREY armlets, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Fitzdares Form:

Jamie Spencer

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GET AHEAD (GB) (-)

Ch f Showcasing - Suelita (Dutch Art) Owner: Hot To Trot Racing V Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited

Draw

Foaled 18.4.2019. HH 12,500gns yearling; Ardad half-sister to winners Mirror Kisses (5f 2yo) and Twin Grey (Italian 7.5f/11.5f); dam half-sister to Listed-placed 5f 2yo winner Pearl Diva; yard has 10% strike-rate with 2yos. Official BHA Rating -

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: MAROON, BEIGE braces, BEIGE cap. Form:

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Foaled27.4.2019.HHHH 200,000gnsyearling;sisterto6f2yowinnerAlkumait(includingGroup2)andhalf-sistertothreewinners, notablyTheBroghieMan(5f2yo/5.7fListed);traineris2-5with2yosin2021thusfar;interesting. OfficialBHARating-

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Adam Kirby


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B f Dabirsim (FR) - Ironique (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN)) Owner: Amo Racing Limited Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: VIOLET, Breeder: SARL Neustrian Assoc. & Mr C. Hirst WHITE quartered cap. Sponsor: Sports Invest UK Ltd Form:

Draw

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Rossa Ryan

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Foaled 25.2.2019. HHHH 50,000euros yearling, 240,000gns 2yo; Dabirsim half-sister to French 7f AW 2yo/7.5f turf winner Craps; dam out of 6f 2yo Group 3 winning half-sister to French 2,000 winner Falco; major yard; respected debutante. Official BHA Rating -

L I T T L E P R AY E R ( I R E ) ( - )

Draw

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B f Mehmas (IRE) - Nasimi (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Phil Cunningham Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd

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Angus Villiers (5)

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: WHITE, GREY sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap. Form:

Foaled 27.3.2019. HHH 26,000gns yearling; by Mehmas; dam 6f 2yo winner, out of 6f turf 2yo Group 2/UAE 1,000 Guineas winning half-sister to Listed-placed 6f/7f winner Late Romance; stable has 8% strike-rate with 2yos. Official BHA Rating -

R AT T L I N G ( G B ) ( - )

B f Acclamation - Westadora (IRE) (Le Havre (IRE)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XCIII Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Kingsmead Bloodstock Ltd ORANGE epaulets. Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form:

Draw

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Pat Dobbs

0

Foaled 25.2.2019. HHH 55,000gns foal, £58,000 yearling; by Acclamation; dam French 1m1f-1m3f winner, out of unraced half-sister to Listed winners in France (1m/1m1f) and UAE (1m3f); powerful yard; needs a close look. Official BHA Rating -

WILD BEAUTY (GB) (-)

Draw

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B f Frankel - Tulips (IRE) (Pivotal) Owner: Godolphin Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Breeder: Godolphin Form: Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better Foaled 11.3.2019. HHHH Half-sister to winners Swift Rose (6f AW 2yo/UAE Oaks second) and Ottoman Court (6f AW 2yo); dam 7f (Listed) and 1m winner, isgranddaughterof6fGroup1winner;toptrainerhasexcellentstrike-ratewith2yos;Frankelfillywholooksanexcitingnewcomer. OfficialBHARating-

William Buick

Record Time: 58.80 secs by No Nay Never age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/13 Median Time: 1 min 0.70 secs

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BETTING FORECAST:

5-2 Wild Beauty (GB), 11-4 El Hadeeyah (IRE), 7-2 Gorgeous Star (FR), 9-2 Get Ahead (GB), 10-1 Rattling (GB), 20-1 Be Glorious (GB), Between The Sheets (IRE), 25-1 Eve Lodge (GB), Little Prayer (IRE)

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.

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DESERT ENCOUNTER AMONG BUCKHOUNDS WINNERS TO MAKE THEIR MARK INTERNATIONALLY

2017 BUCKHOUNDS STAKES WINNER DESERT ENCOUNTER HAS GONE ON TO REPRESENT TEAM BRITISH RACING ON THE WORLD STAGE ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS

Since its inception in 2005, the Listed Buckhounds Stakes, run over a distance just shy of 1 mile 4 furlongs, has proved a happy hunting ground for horses that have represented British trainers admirably all over the world. In just its fourth year, the 2008 contest provided a springboard for future globetrotter Spanish Moon, who went on from victory in this race to win a Group 1 in France, place in top-level contests in Dubai and Hong Kong and run at the Breeders’ Cup for Sir Michael Stoute and his late owner, Prince Khalid Abdullah. John Gosden’s trio of Buckhounds Stakes winners – Duncan in 2009, Aiken in 2012 and Gatewood in 2014 – all went on to win Group contests in France. The Sylvester Kirk-trained winner of the 2019 renewal, Salouen, was a regular across the channel over the years and earned his spot in Group 1 company in Hong Kong, while last year’s winner, Dashing Willoughby, subsequently contested the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in Australia for Andrew Balding, remaining down-under thereafter for new connections. But the accolade for the most well-travelled winner of the Buckhounds Stakes must go to the David Simcock-trained Desert Encounter. Since his win in the race in 2017, this admirable gelding has gone on to become a two-time winner of the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine, also representing Simcock’s Trillium Place Stables in the Middle East each spring. A mainstay of the British middle-distance division since his Buckhounds Stakes success,

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Desert Encounter has been a hardy and reliable servant, lining up in no less than eight Group 1s, two Group 2s and 10 Group 3s on home turf for Simcock and his owner Abdulla Al Mansoori. Now a nine-year-old, Desert Encounter remains in training for 2021 and, judged on his latest appearance when he defied his odds to finish runner-up to the exciting Waldkonig at Sandown Park, appears to have lost none of his enthusiasm for the game over the winter. He holds an entry in the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, a race that he has contested twice before but failed to fire in as yet. “If you were ever to own a horse, he is the ideal horse to own,” Simcock said of Desert Encounter after his second consecutive Grade 1 win in Canada, and it is not hard to see why. A 12-time winner who has been in the first three on 29 of his 42 starts, he has been rated as high as 118 and has won more than £1million in prize money – a sum that makes the 32,000 guineas he cost his owner as a yearling at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 in 2013 look like a veritable steal! Reflecting on the gelding’s Buckhounds Stakes victory in 2017, Simcock said this week: “It proved to be the first of Desert Encounter’s eight Stakes wins. It was a springboard to a wonderful career that is now into its eighth season. It sits perfectly in the calendar for a horse starting off the year in pattern company.” If the winner of this year’s Buckhounds Stakes does not already have airmiles to their name, it would certainly be no surprise to see them open their account in the near future.

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R AC E 3 2.30PM T H E T O T E + PAY S YO U M O R E M A I D E N S TA K E S ( C L A S S 4 ) RACE FINISH

( P L U S 1 0 R AC E ) One mile about four furlongs, Swinley Course (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) for maiden three yrs old

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £8450. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902. (Penalty Value £4562.99) SS See page 57 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

No Horse

Draw

GEREMIA (IRE) (13)

Draw

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B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Gerika (FR) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: La Tesa SPA Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Marco Botti, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, LIGHT BLUE stripe, Breeder: Societa Agricola La Tesa SRL sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Marco Botti Ltd Form: 2

Jockey Hollie Doyle

HHH 17-2 from 16-1 when second of four in novice at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) 13 days ago, slowly into his stride, keeping on well although not in the same league as 1-5 favourite; that looks similar form to that of today’s two rivals and he should improve. Official BHA Rating -

GOING GONE (IRE) (31)

Draw

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B g Le Havre (IRE) - Sea The Sun (GER) (Sea The Stars (IRE)) Owner: Taylor & O’Dwyer Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Jim Boyle, Epsom Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE braces. Breeder: Sunderland Holding Inc. Form: 3-2 Sponsor: Peter + Ross Doyle Bloodstock Ltd, Jim Boyle Racing

Pat Cosgrave

HHHH Dam unraced sister to German 1m4f Group 1 winner Sea The Moon; fair form when third of eight at Goodwood (1m1f, heavy) last October and second of four to a 1-3 favourite at Bath (11.6f, good to firm) this month; has a future at 1m4f+ and similar form to today’s two rivals. Official BHA Rating -

STOW E L L (G B ) (1 6)

Draw

3

B c Zoffany (IRE) - Marywell (Selkirk (USA)) Owner: Nat Rothschild Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Breeder: Carwell Equities Ltd Sponsor: Planet Nine Private Air Llc

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Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Colours: DARK BLUE, YELLOW chevron hoop, YELLOW cap. Form: 2

HHHHH Closely related to winners Martlet (1m2f-1m4f; RPR 110) and Keswick (9.4f-1m2f; 87), half-brother to 1m-8.4f winner Palmerston (86); dam 10.8f winner (90) out of Irish Oaks winner; 16-1, glaring promise in seven-runner novice at Lingfield (1m4f, AW) 16 days ago, tenderly handled but closing to within a head of his long odds-on winning stablemate; should prove capable of considerably better. Official BHA Rating -

Record Time: 2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 2 mins 32.60 secs

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Martin Harley


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BETTING FORECAST:

11-8 Stowell (GB), 2-1 Going Gone (IRE), 9-4 Geremia (IRE)

The connections of the winner, if qualified under the Rules of the Plus 10 bonus scheme, will share a prize of £10,000.

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ASCOT MEETS.... Alex Hammond Alex Hammond is often seen on our screens paddock-side at racecourses all over the country, bringing her expert opinion and sunny disposition in her role as a Sky Sports reporter. Did Alex always want to work in racing or did she have other plans, we find out… At school did you know you wanted to work within the racing industry? Not at all. I loved horses as a child and was completely obsessed with them, to the degree that my English teacher used to despair that all my creative writing involved them. It didn’t do me much harm in the long run though did it? I didn’t know what I wanted to do at school and careers advice in those days was quite limited, but I saw an advert in the Horse & Hound magazine whilst I was studying for my A-Levels for a college in Witney. Their courses revolved around the racing industry and I thought it looked like an interesting path to take, so I applied. After completing A-Levels I was accepted on a course there, but didn’t get a grant initially, so took a year out and embarked (with my Mum) on a mission to go to as many racecourses as possible. We had some great days together, and I knew then that was where I wanted to be, so the following year I went to that college and opportunity followed. How did your role as a presenter at Sky Sports Racing come about? Well, I worked at The Racing Channel back in the day (from 1998-2002), but sadly that that came to an end in the early 2000s when the channel folded. There didn’t appear to be many opportunities in television at the time, but I was lucky to be given a chance to present at Sky Sports News, despite knowing little about general sport. I learned on the job and worked with some fabulous people over my 16-year stint, but when I was asked if I’d like to join the new Sky Sports Racing channel and return to covering the sport I was passionate about I was thrilled. I won’t say it was an easy decision, because I felt like part of the furniture at SSN, but racing is what I love and has turned out to be the best decision I could have made. What is your career highlight so far? That’s hard to define because there have been so many over the years. Breaking News at Sky Sports News was always a thrill, and the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson livened the newsroom up one morning. Our shifts there started before dawn and with a 1.30am alarm call you tended to feel jetlagged most of the time. However, when something like that happened the adrenaline took over and that buzz was special.

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Since SSR launched there have been some incredible days too. Enable’s King George ding-dong with Crystal Ocean was memorable and our first Royal Ascot was special too. During the past year it’s also been a privilege to keep the show on the road for racing fans at a time when there was little to look forward to. To receive emails from people who are having a tough time and knowing you helped brighten up their day makes it feel incredibly worthwhile. Who is the racing personality (from anywhere in the world) that you would like to interview? That’s a tough one. I have been lucky to interview some of the biggest names in sport (Roger Federer was a particular highlight) and I don’t have a bucket list of personalities to tick off yet. But your question is thought provoking and I feel I ought to make one now. In Britain we are spoiled with some of the best racing in the world and therefore we mix with, and talk to, top names on a regular basis. If you didn’t follow the path into TV what career would you have done? I’m very lucky to enjoy this wonderful career without ever actually having that as the grand plan initially. If the teachers at my school had been a barometer of what I was capable of, it wouldn’t have led me down this path. If I may I’d like to quote Baz Luhrmann from his song Sunscreen as I feel it’s a true reflection on how I have always felt about my journey.

“Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life The most interesting people I know Didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.” Best piece of careers advice you have ever been given? Watch and listen to other broadcasters for tips and hints, but always be yourself. Words to that effect from a wise man many years ago and I’ve never forgotten them. Do you follow any other sports? I do now! After 16 years at Sky Sports News it becomes part of your DNA. I’m a Sheffield United supporter (my Mum was born on Brammall Lane), so I keep an eye on their games, but I can enjoy most sports and love going to watch it live. The best part of working within the racing industry? That you meet so many wonderful characters that become friends. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to live the life less ordinary and I feel very lucky. A SCOT M E E T S . . . .

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ASCOT MEETS.... Alex Hammond (continued) The racecourse you would love to present from anywhere in the world and why? Shall I say Garrison Savannah in Barbados for obvious reasons? Joking aside, I’ve been to The Garrison and it’s a unique track. I wouldn’t fancy riding round there that’s for sure as the bend is pretty sharp, but it has all the benefits of location, location, location. Did you study sports journalism at University? No, I didn’t go to university. The HND in Business and Finance (Stud and Stable Administration) did me just fine, but I was definitely more focused on the latter part of its title, than the first! Why should the younger generation look to work in the industry? Racing is an industry of opportunity and not just for those with experience with horses. There are so many roles to explore and the door is ready to be pushed wide open by anyone wanting to take that path. Racing has taken me to places I could never have dreamed about as that pony mad youngster and given me an interesting and varied career. If you are prepared to work hard anything is possible, so why not give it a go? Favourite Ascot moment? Can I say riding in the Ladies Diamond race years ago? We finished 4th, so came back into the old winner’s enclosure which was a moment I’ll never forget. I’ve also had a spin in a charity race at Ascot. For me Ascot is the finest racecourse in the world and to be given the chance to ride on the track was a thrill and a privilege. I also had an “I was there moment” when Frankel won his 2012 Champions Stakes. This racing journey started with my mum, and I was thrilled to be able to take her along to enjoy what was an historic moment.

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R AC E 4 3.00PM T H E T O T E + E XC L U S I V E LY AT T O T E . C O . U K H A N D I C A P S TA K E S ( C L A S S 2 )

RACE FINISH

Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) for three yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Totalracevalue£21000.OwnersPrizeMoney.Winner£8532;Second£4267;Third£2134; Fourth£1067;Fifth£533;Sixth£267.(PenaltyValue£10823.40)Weightsraised2lband paragraphs27to31oftheWeightsandHandicappingCodecompliedwithwhereapplicable.SS See page 57 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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JUST FRANK (GB) (41)

Draw Draw

No Horse

B g Epaulette (AUS) - Mabinia (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Billy Parker & Steven Parker Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley Colours: WHITE, MAROON stripe, Breeder: David John Brown striped sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap. Sponsor: JPC Developments (Yorkshire) Ltd Form: 02112-6 D

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Jockey Lewis Edmunds

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KING ZAIN (IRE) (32)

B c Kingman - Shreyas (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE)) Owner: Mr Jaber Abdullah Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder: Frank Dunne Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd

Draw

HHH Successful over 7f last September then showed useful form over 6f on soft/heavy, winning Newmarket sales race and second in Doncaster Listed event; may still have more to offer but his reappearance run didn’t suggest he’s crying out for a return to 7f. Official BHA Rating 100

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Adam Kirby

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 1601-4 D

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B E AU T I F U L B E RT I E (G B ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

HHHH Record of 2-4 over 7f last term and the two defeats can be excused to some extent (highly tried at Group 2 level); seemingly outstayed over 1m on seasonal debut (still not disgraced); respected back down in trip with the outing under his belt. Official BHA Rating 95

Br g Charm Spirit (IRE) - Really Lovely (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton Colours: DARK BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: Mr & Mrs Paul & Clare Rooney (quartered), striped sleeves. Form: 4311-0 D

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Jason Watson

4 A L DA A RY ( G B ) ( 1 93 )

Ch g Territories (IRE) - Broughtons Revival (Pivotal) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, Breeder: M. E. Broughton WHITE epaulets, striped cap. Form: 11-

Draw

HHHHH Juvenile season ended with two easy wins on AW; didn’t live up to expectations (attracted support) in warm 7f handicap at Newbury on reappearance but had looked open to further progress and no surprise to see a much bigger effort this time. Official BHA Rating 95

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Jim Crowley

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BIG NARSTIE (FR) (62)

B or Br c Cable Bay (IRE) - Granadilla (Zafonic (USA)) Owner: REBEL RACING PREMIER III Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: S.A. Stilvi Compania Financiera et al BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 4-15 D

Draw

HHHH Two from two as a juvenile, winning 6f novice events at Yarmouth (soft) and Leicester (heavy) in great style, latter by 9l; had wind surgery since; should stay this longer trip; more rain would be welcomed but otherwise looks very promising. Official BHA Rating 93

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HHH Progressive RPRs in three starts at about 7f on AW, winning at Lingfield on second occasion; seemed to run well in Listed grade last time but was possibly flattered and chance depends on whether he can confirm the form; tongue-tie fitted. Official BHA Rating 92

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Angus Villiers (5)


4 T WA A S O L ( G B ) ( 1 9 5 )

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B g Adaay (IRE) - Dolly Colman (IRE) (Diamond Green (FR)) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud Form: 11005-

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William Buick

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STYLISH PERFORMER (IRE) ( 1 7 )

Draw

HHH Good start to career with two wins over 6f, including in the Woodcote at Epsom; failed to progress in three subsequent 2yo runs, latest back down in class on handicap debut; however, gelding operation may enable him to tap back into the early promise. Official BHA Rating 92

Ch g Dandy Man (IRE) - Va Pensiero (IRE) (High Chaparral (IRE)) Owner: Pau - Perth Partnership Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 7 Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Mr Declan Murphy epaulets, armlets and cap. Sponsor: KB Spigot Ltd Form: 211 D

1

Hollie Doyle

HHHH Solid record in three runs on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton this spring, winning over 7f the last twice (maiden/novice); open to further improvement and looks interesting off bottom weight on turf/handicap debut with Hollie Doyle booked. Official BHA Rating 86 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 5. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 6. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 4. Record Time: 1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs

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BETTING FORECAST:

10-3 Aldaary (GB), 9-2 Beautiful Bertie (GB), Twaasol (GB), Stylish Performer (IRE), 13-2 King Zain (IRE), 7-1 Just Frank (GB), 9-1 Big Narstie (FR)

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ASCOT RACECOURSE SUPPORTS ALZHEIMERS DEMENTIA SUPPORT

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week which takes place from 10-16th May 2021 we are highlighting the work of our friends at Alzheimers Dementia Support (ADS). ADS is a local charity that provides a wide range of high quality, varied and enjoyable services whilst giving companionship, support, advice, information and sign-posting to as many people with dementia, their carers and families as they can within the local communities of Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough & Langley. Ascot Racecourse’s involvement with charity began in 2019 when we welcomed members to the racecourse to enjoy an afternoon tea in one our boxes as part of our community tea programme. Since then, the charity has delivered mental health awareness training to our staff members and provided input into our Accessibility Guide for racegoers. The charity has excellent links with the Dementia Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead as well as contact with the Social Prescribers in Doctor’s surgeries, all of whom refer local people to them for support. In addition, the Maidenhead High Street Charity Shop, monthly newsletter and social media posts all help to communicate how they can assist. ADS also has a book ‘A Kids Guide to Dementia’, which is full of information for young and old alike and is introduced by the author in this short video A Kid’s Guide to Dementia which can be purchased from their website, via an advisor or in their shop. When the first lockdown commenced, most of the charity’s services were moved online, creating a new website where members could access information and activities. Their Advisor Team continues to provide full telephone support as well as doorstep visits when necessary and allowed. “Singing for Pleasure” remains their most popular service and these sessions are currently held via Zoom with the charity hiring professional, experienced musicians to lead Dementia friendly singing. 3 8 A S C OT R AC E C O U R S E S U P P O RT S


ADS is now planning the gradual and safe return of their in-person Services, including their Out & About Respite Service as well as exploring the launch of a new service in conjunction with the Berkshire College of Agriculture. This year will mark the charity’s 10th anniversary and celebratory events are planned for both members and their wonderful volunteers. However, like all charities, ADS has experienced a decline in their usual funding channels due to their Charity Shop having to close, collection tins not being accessed and fundraisers not being able to take part in their planned activities. If you wish to find out more about the charity or donate, please visit: www.adscharity.com. The charity appreciates every penny that is donated in helping them to continue and their team very much enjoys being involved in fundraising activities and spreading the news. They are happy to share how the funds raised are used and delight in any opportunities to involve their members. If you, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with dementia, please do get in contact. Their advisors are knowledgeable, confidential and empathetic. Registered Charity No. 114867

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Outstanding First Northern Hemisphere Foals

Colt out of dual Gr.1 winner La Collina

Filly out of Gr.3 winner Lightening Quick

Colt out of Gr.3 winning 2YO sprinter La Rioja

Filly out of Sudu Queen

Colt out of Stakes placed 2YO sprinter White Bullet

Colt out of Dream Of Joy


“I’m excited about Zoustar but I’m even more excited about him now that I’ve seen his foals. We foaled 9 here and they are a cracking bunch. Scopey, muscled and with a good walk they should go down very well at the sales.” The Hon. Peter Stanley, New England Stud

“We have 4 Zoustar foals on the farm. They all have great presence, good movers and are good-looking foals. I think these Zoustar’s are what every breeder hopes for and when they see them they’re going to sell very well.” David Cox, Baroda Stud

“Our Zoustar colt has inherited his sire’s imposing physicality. Loads of bone and muscle with a great outlook. At 71kg birth weight this precocious fellow is exactly what we were hoping from the mating.” Dr Pat Sells, Chasemore Farm


R AC E 5 3.30PM T H E TOT E+ B I G G E ST D I V I D E N DS H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 3) Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) for four yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS See page 57 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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TOTA L CO M M I T M E N T ( I R E ) ( 3 2 )

Draw Draw

No Horse

7

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Crysdal (Dalakhani (IRE)) Owner: P C F Racing Ltd Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Simon Hodgson, Hook Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Watership Down Stud YELLOW stars, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 212303 D BF

Jockey Pat Dobbs

H Can lead; in good form over the winter but turf runs have been few and far between since a successful handicap debut over 6f in August 2019 (good to firm) and he has seriously underperformed in two C&D runs. Official BHA Rating 94

G O I N G P L AC E S ( G B ) ( 2 3 )

Draw

2

Ch g Frankel - Khor Sheed (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XLIV & Partner Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Sponsor: Hambleton Racing Ltd

3

Hollie Doyle

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 7 Colours: BEIGE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Form: 4/2-1316 BF

H Improving front-runner at 7f on the AW for new yard but he never really settled in front when dropped to 6f on turf at Newmarket last month (favourite) and the die was cast under 2f out, when starting to fade into sixth; fitting a hood needs to make a major difference. Official BHA Rating 94

M A R LY ( F R ) ( 2 2 )

Draw

3

B f Siyouni (FR) - Means of Assent (USA) (Empire Maker (USA)) Owner: Mr Graham Smith Bernal & Mr Jon Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 5 Thompson Colours: PURPLE, ORANGE disc. Trainer: John Ryan, Newmarket Form: 314-540 D Breeder: Bloodstock Agency Ltd

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Adam Kirby

H Three 6f wins in France (AW/heavy/soft) and there were encouraging signs on second British start when fourth in a good Doncaster handicap in March (6f, good); out of her depth in a Group 3 since but still might have run better so that performance needs to be glossed over. Official BHA Rating 92 Draw

4 MUSICALITY (GB) (195)

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B g Kyllachy - Allegro Viva (USA) (Distant View (USA)) Owner: Biddestone Racing XIII Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: RED, PURPLE stars on sleeves, Breeder: J. Dance RED cap, PURPLE star. Sponsor: Biddestone Stud Ltd Form: 212100- D

Jack Mitchell

HHHH Up-and-coming sprinter last summer when his 6f win in a useful Newmarket handicap was particularly noteworthy (soft; has won on good to firm); wasn’t seen to such good effect in two subsequent starts but potential remains. Official BHA Rating 92

FRESH (GB) (32)

B g Bated Breath - Kendal Mint (Kyllachy) Owner: Clipper Logistics Trainer: James Fanshawe, Newmarket Breeder: Glebe Stud

Draw

5

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: GREY. Form: 21422-5 D

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4

HHHH Soon established as useful after his June debut; took time to get going in a warm C&D race in October (soft, handles good) but came roaring home and only just failed against Stone Circle; should be straighter for his AW run last month and the likely strong pace here will suit; tongue-tie fitted. Official BHA Rating 91

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Kieran Shoemark


5 P E N D L E TO N (G B ) ( 56 0)

B g Garswood - Anglezarke (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Sponsor: Highfield Farm LLP

Draw

6

13

Callum Rodriguez

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 3 Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Form: 232512/- C D

HHH Durham trainer 5-16 here in last five years; was going the right way at three, including winning over 5f here (soft; also suited by 6f), but he missed 2020; will do well to take a hand on return minus usual cheekpieces. Official BHA Rating 90

JONAH JONES (IRE) (32)

Draw

7

B g No Nay Never (USA) - Conniption (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: David Ward Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Mr Frank Hutchinson DARK BLUE triple diamond. Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management Form: 05344-2 D

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William Buick

2

8

TYPHOON TEN (IRE) (139)

Draw

HHHHH Hasn’t won since his 2yo days but he hasn’t had much racing since and showed pretty useful C&D form when hampered in running and ending on the wrong side of the track in September (good; has won on soft); ran well on the AW recently and looks sure to be involved. Official BHA Rating 89

2

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Cake (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: Mr Des Anderson Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: DARK BLUE, EMERALD GREEN and Breeder: Mr D. J. Anderson WHITE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 230303- D

Sean Levey

HH Thereabouts in competitive 6f handicaps after winning at Windsor last August (good to firm; handles good to soft); however, later defeats suggest there is nothing eye-catching about his current handicap mark, unless he has improved over the winter. Official BHA Rating 89

T R E AC H E R O U S ( G B ) ( 3 2 )

Draw

9

18

B g Paco Boy (IRE) - Black Baroness (Ishiguru (USA)) Owner: Woodham Walter Partnership Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Ed de Giles, Ledbury Colours: DARK BLUE and PINK diamonds, PINK Breeder: P. M. Hicks sleeves, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE cap, PINK diamond. Sponsor: Ed de Giles Racing Form: 4110-36 D

Pat Cosgrave

1 0 BERNARDO O’REILLY (GB) ( 1 8 1 )

B g Intikhab (USA) - Baldovina (Tale of The Cat (USA)) Owner: Rebel Racing (2) Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: Chasemore Farm BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 016500- D

Draw

HH Well held in sole course start two years ago and, although he had a cracking 2020 with five 6f wins on AW and turf (good to firm/good to soft), he needs to run up to his very best to take a hand off current mark. Official BHA Rating 88

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Angus Villiers (5)

1 1 STO N E C I RC L E ( I R E ) ( 2 3 )

Draw

HH All handicap wins at 6f on good to soft/good; on much the same mark as his most recent success, at Doncaster in September (has the beating of Fresh on the bare bones of the form), but he has a mixed record on seasonal reappearance. Official BHA Rating 88

14

Ch g No Nay Never (USA) - Candlehill Girl (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: The Fitzrovians 3 Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket Colours: CERISE, ETON BLUE sleeves, Breeder: Stephen Curran hooped cap. Sponsor: Michael Bell Racing Form: 46051-0 CD

Ray Dawson (3)

1 2 E AG L E C R E E K ( I R E ) ( 9 )

Draw

HHH Won his only C&D start (soft; equally effective on good) when just holding the late dash of Fresh in October; nothing between them on these terms but was slow to come to hand last year and didn’t show enough at Newmarket recently to encourage hopes today. Official BHA Rating 86

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B g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Blue Angel (IRE) (Oratorio (IRE)) Owner: John and Peter Seabrook Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: William Knight, Newmarket Colours: PINK and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, Breeder: Ruskerne Ltd ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK cap. Sponsor: William Knight Racing Ltd Form: 03414-3

Callum Shepherd

HH 0-6 on turf; lightly raced for his age and, although he handled the drop to 6f perfectly well when going down narrowly at Chelmsford last week, he has more to prove in this company in a higher grade than usual. Official BHA Rating 85

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5 Draw

1 3 M A N Y A S TA R ( I R E ) ( 1 2 )

6

Ch g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Many Hearts (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA)) Owner: Mrs Phoebe Hobby Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Colours: TURQUOISE, Breeder: T. Stack NAVY BLUE collar and cuffs, PINK cap. Sponsor: Brightwalton Stud Form: 32165-3 D BF

Jim Crowley

HHH Nearly always races on good or quicker ground and was no match for Stone Circle and Fresh on soft over C&D in October; had a very good year otherwise and was gambled on when making debut for yard at Wetherby recently (about 5f, good), where he didn’t handle the bend too well; this straight track will suit and the more the ground dries out the better. Official BHA Rating 85

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 Colours: SCARLET. Form: 261610- D

Draw

1 4 ONE NIGHT STAND (GB) ( 1 4 6 )

B g Swiss Spirit - Tipsy Girl (Haafhd) Owner: David Batten and Partner Trainer: William Jarvis, Newmarket Breeder: Mr S. Hoskins & Trickledown Stud Sponsor: Castlemylk

12

Thomas Greatrex (3)

12

1 5 G LO B A L WA R N I N G ( G B ) ( 3 5 )

B g Poet’s Voice - Persario (Bishop of Cashel) Owner: Dr Johnny Hon Trainer: Chris Dwyer, Newmarket Breeder: Mrs Elizabeth Grundy Sponsor: Tote

Draw

HHH Nothing too dramatic in his early handicaps but he improved in the autumn, getting off the mark by a wide margin at Windsor in September (6f, good), having a draw excuse next time, and then winning on Tapeta; may well do better this year but has work to do up in grade. Official BHA Rating 85

5

Mark Crehan (5)

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 12 Colours: BLACK, YELLOW braces, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star.

Form:

401-515 D BF

16 EDGEWOOD (GB) (203)

B g Garswood - Heskin (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Sponsor: Highfield Farm LLP, Norder Design Associates Ltd

Draw

HH Raced at 7f-1m for previous yard, mostly kept to the AW and soundly beaten in two 1m turf handicaps; has fared much better at 6f for these connections, winning twice on Tapeta, but hard to know whether grass is his surface and this race asks for more anyway. Official BHA Rating 85

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Paul Mulrennan

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 11 Colours: RED, WHITE cap, RED spots. Form: 4/13150- D

17 BEAUTY CHOICE (GB) (120)

Draw

HHH Three 6f wins on soft/good to soft (also acts well on good) and had excuses for his final two defeats last year; made winning return in 2020 but he was 13lb lower then and, while further improvement is not at all ruled out, this does look a demanding task. Official BHA Rating 84

1

B g Bated Breath - Modesty’s Way (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: Mr S. M. Kwok Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 11 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, WHITE cross belts, Breeder: Niarchos Family PINK sleeves, BLACK and WHITE check cap. Sponsor: UK Meds Direct Limited, Charlie Fellowes Racing Form: 54212-6 D BF

Jamie Spencer

1 8 E Q U I TAT I O N ( G B ) ( 2 4 )

Draw

HH Won 6f novice on turf last July (soft) but his handicap form on grass was not up to much in this context and subsequent improvement has come on the AW; didn’t run up to expectations when last seen in January and now has something to prove. Official BHA Rating 84

16

B g Equiano (FR) - Sakhee’s Song (IRE) (Sakhee (USA)) Owner: Mr A Lyons & Mr T W Morley Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stripe, MAROON Breeder: Newsells Park Stud sleeves, LIGHT BLUE armlets, MAROON cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 56-6203 CD

Marco Ghiani (3)

HHH Wide-margin winner over C&D in 2019 (good to firm) and a good second over 5f here last July (good); didn’t find much back over 6f here twice after, however, and although he ran well at Newmarket recently (5f) he may now prefer an easier test at this trip. Official BHA Rating 82 Hood worn first time by No. 2. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 5. Visor worn by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn by No. 11, 18. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 16. Record Time: 1 min 11.05 secs by Blue Point age 3 wt 9-1 good to firm, 03/05/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs

Stewards Note: TYPHOON TEN: Following its run on 19/12/2020 it was reported that the horse was slow to leave the stalls. BERNARDO O’REILLY: Following its run on 7/11/2020 it was reported that the horse missed the break. GLOBAL WARNING: Following its run on 2/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was lame on its left foreleg. EDGEWOOD: Following its run on 16/10/2020 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. 4 4 R A C I N G PA G E S


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BETTING FORECAST:

8-1 Jonah Jones (IRE), 9-1 Many A Star (IRE), 10-1 Pendleton (GB), Global Warning (GB), 11-1 Musicality (GB), Stone Circle (IRE), Beauty Choice (GB), Equitation (GB), 12-1 Going Places (GB), Typhoon Ten (IRE), One Night Stand (GB), Edgewood (GB), 14-1 Total Commitment (IRE), 16-1 Marly (FR), Fresh (GB), Bernardo O’Reilly (GB), 18-1 Treacherous (GB), 22-1 Eagle Creek (IRE)

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R AC E 6 4.05PM T H E T O T E + PAY S YO U M O R E H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 4) Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) for three yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £9650. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) SS See page 57 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

1

CRIMSON SAND (IRE) (30)

Draw Draw

No Horse

4

B g Footstepsinthesand - Crimson Sunrise (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Mrs J. A. Wakefield Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: PURPLE, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Vincent Hannon PURPLE stars, PURPLE cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Black Castle Sports Management Ltd D Form: 0-11

Jockey Jamie Spencer

HHHHH Gelded after sole 2yo start; has created a favourable impression in two sprint contests (maiden/novice) on Polytrack at Lingfield this year, defying a penalty and beating a subsequent winner with something to spare last time; should have further progress in him; respected. Official BHA Rating 85

B R OX I ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

2

13

B or Br g Kodi Bear (IRE) - Own Gift (Rahy (USA)) Owner: Heather Yarrow & Lesley Ivory Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Dean Ivory, Radlett Colours: PURPLE, PINK sleeves, Breeder: Golden Vale Stud PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots. Sponsor: Diomed Developments Limited Form: 1305-50

George Downing

HH Raced mainly at 7f; seemed to run well in last year’s Acomb, when bidding for a hat-trick; has failed to confirm that form since, including in two runs for new yard this term; enough to prove. Official BHA Rating 85

A L I C E S TA R ( G B ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

3

5

B f Charming Thought - Atheera (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Marchwood Recycling Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Sylvester Kirk, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, BLACK star, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Lordship Stud RED armlets, RED cap, BLACK star. D Form: 150-0

Liam Keniry

4 A S C OT A DV E N T U R E (G B ) ( 5 4 )

Ch c Mayson - Kasumi (Inchinor) Owner: Woodhurst Ltd & Withernsea Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Viscountess Trenchard Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited

Draw

HH 2yo campaign for David Simcock included a 6f debut win; peak RPR may flatter her; never figured in 7f handicap at Newbury on debut for new stable and has something to prove off current mark. Official BHA Rating 85

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Adam Kirby

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Colours: BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN & RED

dartboard, WHITE sleeves, RED darts, RED cap.

Form:

1-4

BF

5

TA N FA N T I C ( G B ) ( 2 5 3 )

B g Gutaifan (IRE) - Tan Tan (King’s Best (USA)) Owner: Brian Meehan R.C Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Breeder: Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd Sponsor: Sirecam Europe

Draw

HHHH Justified strong market support at Cork (5f, good) on sole 2yo start in Ireland, then was sold for 150,000gns; possibly not ideally suited by AW surface at Lingfield (5f) on reappearance; should be effective at 6f; open to any amount of improvement back on turf and looks very interesting. Official BHA Rating 85

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Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Colours: BLACK, GREY hoops. Form: 1401D

HHH Record of 2-4 last term, the wins gained in 6f novice auction races at Windsor (good to firm) and Lingfield (AW); unexposed but ideally needs drying ground; withdrawn due to slow surface at Chester on Wednesday. Official BHA Rating 85

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Jim Crowley


6 DESERT GULF (GB) (17)

B g Kodiac - Sabaweeya (Street Cry (IRE)) Owner: Mr Saif Ali Trainer: William Knight, Newmarket Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Draw

6

1

Callum Shepherd

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 6 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK sash, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, YELLOW cap, BLACK star.

Form:

14-3

D

HHH All three starts on Tapeta, latest at Wolverhampton (7f) where he wasn’t disgraced under a penalty for 6f debut win; faces a harder task in this competitive handicap switched to turf. Official BHA Rating 84

TA L B O T ( I R E ) ( 2 6 0 )

Draw

7

14

Ch g Gleneagles (IRE) - Sea Chanter (USA) (War Chant (USA)) Owner: Mr R Sinclair and Partners Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Colours: EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE Breeder: Roland H. Alder sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Bexminster Ltd. Hay & Straw Merchants Form: 10000-

George Buckell (3)

8

ROLFE REMBRANDT (GB) ( 2 3 1 )

Ch g Dutch Art - Rebecca Rolfe (Pivotal) Owner: Hunscote Stud Limited Trainer: Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Breeder: Hunscote Stud Sponsor: Kiely Bros Ltd

Draw

HHH Successful debut at Lingfield (5f, AW) last June; limitations were exposed on Group/sales races afterwards, including the Coventry here; drops back in class but looks vulnerable to improvers. Official BHA Rating 83

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Hollie Doyle

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Colours: PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop and armlets. Form: 23310-

9

WHI T TL E L E WO O DS (GB ) ( 1 7 )

B c Lethal Force (IRE) - Lady Loch (Dutch Art) Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Sponsor: Highfield Farm LLP

Draw

HHH Had wind surgery since Listed defeat on final 2yo start; made a successful handicap debut at Newbury (5f, soft; beat four rivals) the time before but he’s now 7lb higher in a deeper race. Official BHA Rating 82

12

Paul Mulrennan

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Form: 51-13 D

1 0 BALLYCONNEELY BAY (IRE) ( 3 1 )

B g Fast Company (IRE) - Kathy Sun (IRE) (Intikhab (USA)) Owner: Mr Martin Hughes Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton Colours: PURPLE and WHITE Breeder: D. Ryan, D. S. Ryan & R. A. Williams diamonds, PURPLE sleeves. Sponsor: Old Oak Holdings Ltd Form: 521-5 D

Draw

HHHH Won AW novice events at Newcastle and Southwell during the winter; creditable third in Yarmouth handicap (good to firm) on turf debut, shaping as if this stiffer 6f will suit; remains open to further progress and enters calculations off same mark. Official BHA Rating 80

7

Callum Rodriguez

1 1 M A R L AY PA R K ( G B ) ( 3 1 )

Draw

HHH Progressive in three juvenile starts for John Quinn, winning Pontefract maiden (6f, good to soft) the final time; below par in handicap there on reappearance but may do better with the outing under his belt. Official BHA Rating 79

B or Br g Cable Bay (IRE) - Lovers’ Vows (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Inside Track Racing Club Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Jim Boyle, Epsom Colours: WHITE, ORANGE and Breeder: Highclere Stud & Jake Warren Ltd YELLOW striped sleeves and cap. Form: 2230-1 D

6

Sean Levey

1 2 I N V E R PA R K ( G B ) ( 1 9 9 )

B c Pivotal - Red Baton (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr Kenny Bruce Trainer: Mick Quinn, Newmarket Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd Sponsor: Purple Bricks, Pd Innovations

Draw

HHHH Placed three times last year for Richard Hannon (form has substance); hit the target in Bath maiden (5.7f, good to firm) on debut for new stable and may build on that success; not without a chance. Official BHA Rating 78

8

Pat Cosgrave

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Colours: YELLOW, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW spots. Form: 4414D

HH Off the mark at Nottingham (6f, soft) on third attempt in novice company, then ran creditably in Yarmouth nursery (heavy) later in October; further rain would be welcomed for this return to action. Official BHA Rating 77

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13 TEMPLE BRUER (GB) (13)

B g Showcasing - Kendal Mint (Kyllachy) Owner: Mrs Julia Scott & Partner Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Glebe Stud Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management

Draw

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William Buick

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 11 Colours: BLACK, WHITE cross belts, WHITE cap. Form: 26320-1 D

1 4 ROYAL MUSKETEER (GB) ( 2 3 8 )

Draw

HHHH 0-9 at two; opened account with narrow win in Doncaster handicap (6f, good to firm) on reappearance, evidently improving for a gelding operation; that may be a springboard to further success this term; shortlisted. Official BHA Rating 75

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B c Acclamation - Queen’s Pearl (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr Ziad A. Galadari Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN and WHITE Breeder: Galadari Sons Stud Company Limited diabolo, WHITE sleeves, quartered cap. Form: 415D

Kieran Shoemark

HH Raced three times as a 2yo, peak form when winning Chelmsford novice (6f; sole AW run) by a nose; needs improvement to play a big role in this competitive affair. Official BHA Rating 74

Running for the first time since Gelding No. 7. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 8. Record Time: 1 min 11.05 secs by Blue Point age 3 wt 9-1 good to firm, 03/05/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs

Stewards Note: ROYAL MUSKETEER: Following its run on 11/9/2020 it was reported that the horse ran too freely.

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BETTING FORECAST:

5-1 Temple Bruer (GB), 13-2 Tanfantic (GB), 7-1 Crimson Sand (IRE), Marlay Park (GB), 9-1 Ascot Adventure (GB), Desert Gulf (GB), 10-1 Ballyconneely Bay (IRE), 11-1 Whittle Le Woods (GB), 12-1 Talbot (IRE), 14-1 Alicestar (GB), 16-1 Rolfe Rembrandt (GB), Royal Musketeer (GB), 18-1 Broxi (IRE), Inver Park (GB) 5 0 R A C I N G PA G E S


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R AC E 7 4.40PM T H E T O T E + P L AC E P O T S PAY M O R E H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 4) One mile, Royal Hunt Cup course (8f ) (1,600 metres) for three yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £9650. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 57 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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INVINCIBLE SWAGGER (IRE) ( 2 0 )

Draw Draw

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B c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Los Ojitos (USA) (Mr Greeley (USA)) Owner: Mr Mohamed Khalid Abdulrahim Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE chevron, Breeder: Khalid Abdul Rahim LIGHT BLUE and BLACK check sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Varian Stable Ltd BF Form: 122

Jockey Cameron Noble (3)

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M Y S WA L L O W ( G B ) ( 2 2 )

Draw

HHH Similar level of form in three starts, winning over 7f on AW debut and making a fight of it when switched to turf at Thirsk (1m, good to firm) until the improved winner surged ahead in the closing stages; probably needs a bit more if he’s to give the weight away on handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 87

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B c Shalaa (IRE) - Green Swallow (FR) (Green Tune (USA)) Owner: Mr Mohamed Obaida Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, RED epaulets, Breeder: Newsells Park Stud striped cap. Form: 61-2 BF

Hollie Doyle

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TEODOLINA (IRE) (188)

B f Kodiac - Teodelight (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE)) Owner: Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder: Cn Farm Ltd

Draw

HHHH Made all, galloping on stoutly when seeing off one who has done very well since, on second start at Sandown last year (7f, good); never threatened to overhaul a promising Gosden winner (who was receiving 7lb) on return at Newcastle but remains open to improvement upped to 1m now handicapping; missed intended Chester run this week because of good to soft ground. Official BHA Rating 84

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Sean Levey

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves and cap. Form: 343124- D

4 O RG E TO R I X (G B ) (1 83 )

Draw

H Seemed beaten on merit when third in her only handicap at two but achieved better form when winning 1m novice at Haydock next time (soft); no further progress in two subsequent starts (in Listed event in October) and it’s possible others will have made greater progress over the winter. Official BHA Rating 84

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B g Archipenko (USA) - Helvetia (USA) (Blame (USA)) Owner: Quantum Leap Racing IV & Partner Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Miss K. Rausing Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 312D

Rossa Ryan

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YEAR OF THE DRAGON (IRE) ( 9 7 )

Draw

HHHH Has sprinting blood on the dam’s side of pedigree but he looked a staying type when making relentless headway to lead on the line over 1m at York in October (soft), and perhaps Kempton didn’t place enough emphasis on stamina when last seen in November; open to improvement with this stiff test. Official BHA Rating 84

B c Dragon Pulse (IRE) - Poplar Close (IRE) (Canford Cliffs (IRE)) Owner: Mr J Barnett Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: William Knight, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE cap. Breeder: Mr T. J. Adams Form: 3-13 BF Sponsor: William Knight Racing Ltd

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HHH Won 7f novice at Kempton in January but he didn’t get going until too late when upped to 1m at Lingfield next time; the winner has done little for the form in handicaps since but pedigree and style of racing suggests there is better to come now with more of a test at this trip. Official BHA Rating 82

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Callum Shepherd


7 K N OW W H E N TO RU N (G B ) ( 2 1 )

B c Mayson - Josefa Goya (Sakhee’s Secret) Owner: Mr Austin Whelan Trainer: Roger Teal, Lambourn Breeder: Lord Margadale Sponsor: Chartplan(2004) Ltd

Draw

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Jason Watson

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Colours: BLACK and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW cap. Form: 622-50

HH Improved with each run at two but ran as though needing the outing on reappearance and was never involved on handicap debut at Newbury (7f); dam has bred two winners at 1m+ so this trip could be the making of him. Official BHA Rating 82

BERTIE’S WISH (IRE) (39)

Draw

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B g Fast Company (IRE) - Dance Bid (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: DARK BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: D. Kitchin, D. Cahill & M. Davison (quartered), striped sleeves. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 46-11

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Adam Kirby

HHHH Convincing winner of Lingfield reappearance before coming with a sustained run to lead in the last strides at Wolverhampton in March (about 1m); went up 5lb for winning that ordinary handicap but he should progress for this more demanding test. Official BHA Rating 81

A L FA H D A A ( G B ) ( 1 0 )

B f Toronado (IRE) - Sefaat (Haatef (USA)) Owner: Mr Mohammed Abdulla A N Alattiya Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder: Abdulla Nasser M K Al-Atteya Sponsor: Tote

Draw

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Pat Dobbs

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Colours: CLARET, with SILVER epaulettes, CLARET sleeves with SILVER stars and SILVER cuffs, CLARET cap with SILVER star

Form:

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H Won 7f Kempton novice on second start; highly tried on final 2yo run but her handicap career didn’t get off to a strong start at Lingfield last week (7f); is bred to stay 1m and it’s possible her recent run was badly needed. Official BHA Rating 81 (-1)

PAINLESS POTTER (IRE) ( 2 8 )

Draw

9

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B g Camacho - Wider World (IRE) (Dubai Destination (USA)) Owner: Mr R. G. Gilbert Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW star, Breeder: Ronan Tynan YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Hare Group Ltd Form: 350-44

Martin Harley

HH Juvenile career highlighted by his fifth in the Coventry at Ascot last June (6f, good); hasn’t lived up to it since, including in two maidens this year, but has a good chance on pedigree of improving now upped to 1m on handicap debut; trainer won this in 2019. Official BHA Rating 80

B c Kodiac - Next Trial (IRE) (Hard Spun (USA)) Owner: Mr Ziad A. Galadari Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

Horse Age: 3

Weight: 9

Draw

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Kieran Shoemark

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Colours: EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE sleeves, quartered cap.

Form:

05331-

HHHHH Did well in defeat against promising rivals on turf considering he was a late foal; had a brainstorm on AW in November, ducking badly right on the home bend; however, he put up a straightforward display when winning at Chelmsford after and should have plenty to offer now handicapping over 1m. Official BHA Rating 80 Draw

1 1 D E J A M E PA S O ( I R E ) ( 1 7 )

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B c The Gurkha (IRE) - Bergamot Orange (USA) (War Front (USA)) Owner: Mr N. M. Watts Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, RED seams, Breeder: Mountain View Stud & J.C B/Stock DARK BLUE sleeves, RED spots, RED cap. Sponsor: Kingsclere Stud Form: 001-5 D

William Buick

1 2 O N A R A G G AT I P ( G B ) ( 2 0 9 )

B g Adaay (IRE) - Onlyyouknowme (IRE) (Martino Alonso (IRE)) Owner: Crown Connoisseurs Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Rod Millman, Cullompton Colours: RED, YELLOW braces, Breeder: Aston Mullins Stud striped sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Palace Roofline Ltd, Rod Millman Racing Ltd Form: 602144-

Draw

HHH Won 1m novice at Lingfield (AW) on final 2yo start but he just plugged on at the one pace on his reappearance in an Epsom handicap (about 1m, good) once the race began in earnest; it did look as though this stiffer test would suit but more needed in this company. Official BHA Rating 77

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Angus Villiers (5)

H Won soft-ground Windsor novice over 6f at two but unable to make his mark in 7f handicaps at Newbury (favourite) and Newmarket on two subsequent starts; now returns with something to prove over new trip. Official BHA Rating 77

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7 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 41.40 secs

Stewards Note: DEJAME PASO: Following its run on 20/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away.

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-2 My Swallow (GB), 6-1 Orgetorix (GB), 13-2 Invincible Swagger (IRE), Painless Potter (IRE), 8-1 Year of The Dragon (IRE), Bertie’s Wish (IRE), The Attorney (IRE), 11-1 Knowwhentorun (GB), Dejame Paso (IRE), 12-1 Teodolina (IRE), 16-1 Al Fahdaa (GB), 18-1 Onaraggatip (GB)

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Doctors Roger Goulds, Peter Johnson, John Heathcock, Guy Mitchell Commentator Simon Holt Equine Welfare and Integrity Officers Darren Stone, Kelly McSorley, Carol Broodbank, Lisa Cook Veterinary Officer Howard Robinson

Sir Francis Brooke Bt. (Chairman and Her Majesty’s Representative) Lady Celina Carter Guy Davison Guy Henderson Ian McGregor CVO Harry Morley Nick Smith Alastair Warwick

Richard Westropp (Chief Steward) William Barlow (Stewards’ Panel Chair) Josie Brown, Georgina Crabb, Chris Rutter, Guy Upton

OFFICIALS

Starters James Stenning, Steven Avis Clerk of the Scales Georgina Robarts Judge Emily Jones

Felicity Barnard Guy Henderson (Chief Executive Officer) Ian McGregor CVO Jonathan Parker Nick Smith Alastair Warwick

A S C OT R AC E C O U R S E BETTING & GAMING L I M I T E D B OA R D Felicity Barnard Guy Henderson (Executive Chairman) Alastair Warwick (Managing Director) Ian McGregor CVO Nigel Payne Nick Smith

Veterinary Surgeons Jamie Knapp, BVSc, MRCVS Bobby McEwen, BVSc, MRCVS Simon Knapp LVO, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS Clive Hamblin, BVetMed, MRCVS Director of Racing and Public Affairs Nick Smith Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels

RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.20 - THE tote+ PLACEPOTS PAY MORE APPRENTICE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521 and the fourth £760. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 91 and 92; such horses rated 70 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 71 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 70 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight: 5-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 4-y-o 8st 8lb Highest weight: 5-y-o and up 10st; 4-y-o 9st 13lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. To be ridden by Apprentice Jockeys, Overseas Jockeys eligible under Rule (B)42 and Professional Jockeys eligible to claim a weight allowance under paragraph 52 of the Weights and Handicapping Code Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to May 4th, 2021, have not ridden more than 50 winners in races under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 25 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed). THE TOTE has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of ASCOT. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 18 entries at £60. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) A SS SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.55 - THE BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF MAIDEN FILLIES’ STAKES (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6426 to the winning horse The second to receive £3016, the third £1508 and the fourth £754. for maiden two yrs old fillies only, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, May 1st and pay £55 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Weights: 9st each. The European Breeders’ Fund will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. THE TRUSTEES OF THE

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E.B.F. have kindly contributed £5000 towards the prize money for this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of EBF. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 16 entries at £55. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5078; Second £2538; Third £1270; Fourth £634. (Penalty Value £6426) SS SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.30 - THE tote+ PAYS YOU MORE MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 4) (PLUS 10 RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4562 to the winning horse The second to receive £2142, and the third £1071. for maiden three yrs old. Enter by noon, May 1st and pay £42 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st. THE TOTE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. 9 entries at £42. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902. (Penalty Value £4562.99) SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.00 - THE tote+ EXCLUSIVELY AT tote.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10823 to the winning horse The second to receive £5075, the third £2538, the fourth £1268, the fifth £634 and the sixth £317. for three yrs old only, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible see Standard Conditions). £100 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £20 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £80 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. The Tote has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 11 entries, 0 at £20 and 11 at £100. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8532; Second £4267; Third £2134; Fourth £1067; Fifth £533; Sixth £267. (Penalty Value £10823.40) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.30 - THE tote+ BIGGEST DIVIDENDS HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521 and the fourth £760. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. The Tote has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 25 entries at £60. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.05 - THE tote+ PAYS YOU MORE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4562 to the winning horse The second to receive £2142, the third £1071, the fourth £535, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old only, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £42 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £34 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. THE Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and in addition to the prize money, a £100 cash prize will be presented to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 27 entries, 0 at £8 and 27 at £42. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) SS SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.40 - THE tote+ PLACEPOTS PAY MORE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4562 to the winning horse The second to receive £2142, the third £1071, the fourth £535, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old only, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £42 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £34 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 5th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after April 24th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 25 entries at £42. - Closed May 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 52 FOR THIS RACE.

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THE ASCOT ENQUIRY Tom Marquand Tom Marquand has made an incredible start to the 2021 season, travelling to Australia to partner his faithful partner Addeybb to win at the Sydney Autumn festival before heading back to the UK to begin his domestic campaign. Tom took his first Royal Ascot win in 2020 when Who Dares Wins took the Queen Alexandra Stakes and he will no doubt be bidding for further success at next months meeting. Here we find out what Tom would be doing if he hadn’t become a jockey and which winner he would like to steal from his fiancé Hollie Doyle. Your favourite Ascot memory to date? My favourite Ascot memory was on Champions Day with Hollie taking out four of the six races. If you weren’t a jockey what other job would you like to do? I think I’d have been either a chef or skier. What is the one race, anywhere in the world, you would like to win? It has to be the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Which horse are you most looking forward to riding this season that is being aimed at Royal Ascot? Addeybb in the Champion Stakes all being well and if he runs. You book a box at Royal Ascot and can invite five famous people not necessarily from racing – who would you invite? Usain Bolt, Lester Piggot, Johnny Wilkinson, Mo Farah & James Haskell. A young jockey to look out for. Liam Browne. Frankel, Dawn Approach and Kingman are all entered for the St James’ Palace stakes, which horse do you choose to ride? Frankel. Can you tell us a little known fact about you? I grew up on a boat travelling for two years with my family. Who is your racing hero? Ryan Moore Best piece of advice you have ever been given? Be seen, not heard. What is the one winner that Hollie rode that you would like to steal the ride on? Glen Shiel. 5 8 T H E A SCOT E N Q U I RY



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Winner of the 2019 AGV Handicap Stakes Jockey: Jim Crowley

Trainer: Richard Hannon

Owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum Breeder: Shadwell Estate Co Ltd

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