Ascot Racecard - Saturday 8th 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 Saturday 8th May 2021


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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the second day of The Tote+ May Racing Weekend. Today’s feature race is the Tote+ Victoria Cup, a prestigious contest with a valuable prize pot of £75,000. This meeting was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic last year and so the Victoria Cup did not take place. The last winner was therefore Cape Byron in 2019 and he went onto win the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot six weeks later. With the permanent reintroduction of the Buckingham Palace Stakes over seven furlongs at the Royal Meeting, this contest is sure to be an important form angle. We are very grateful once again to the UK Tote Group who lend their support to this whole weekend and their association with the Victoria Cup itself goes all the way back to 2004. Today’s card also features the Listed The Tote+ Pays More At Tote.co.uk Buckhounds Stakes which has been used in the past as a stepping-stone to the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. The contest was rescued last year and run at Newmarket as part of the resumption of racing programme where it was won by Dashing Willoughby, the 2019 Queen’s Vase winner. We are pleased once again to be hosting a race from the Silk Series as our concluding contest. The series was launched by Arena Racing Company in 2017 specifically for female jockeys and it has provided invaluable opportunities since its inception. This is the fourth edition and today’s race is the first in the 2021 series that will run across various racecourses throughout the summer with the champion crowned at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster. Our next meeting will be Royal Ascot in June when we look forward to welcoming spectators back to the racecourse for the first time since February 2020. It will be great to have them back and provide some atmosphere on course for five days of spectacular action on the track. The 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket last weekend provided two high-class contests and it will be especially exciting to see some of the protagonists reoppose in the St James’s Palace and Coronation Stakes. All the action today is live on Sky Sports Racing who also cover the card at Lingfield which includes the often informative Derby and Oaks Trials. Our opening two contests and the Tote+ Victoria Cup are also on ITV Racing and we hope you enjoy the action.

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

WELCOME

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HOW TO READ THE RACING PAGES

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TO DAY ’ S SPONSORS

TODAY’S OFFICIALS & R AC E C O N D I T I O N S

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R AC I N G PAG E S Your guide to all of today’s races

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1st Race 1.55pm The tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk British EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes

4th Race 3.40pm The tote Victoria Cup (Heritage Handicap)

This race is a one mile handicap race for threeyear-olds and upwards fillies and mares. The majority of handicaps are designed for horses from with a specific ratings band but this particular race has no rating restrictions attached to it which allows horses with a higher rating to take part. Despite having no rating restrictions attached to it the higher rated horses must still concede weight to their lower rated rivals, which tend to make open handicaps very competitive races.

This race is a seven furlongs heritage handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards. The majority of handicaps are designed for horses from with a specific ratings band but this particular race has no rating restrictions attached to it which allows horses with a higher rating to take part. Despite having no rating restrictions attached to it the higher rated horses must still concede weight to their lower rated rivals, which tend to make open handicaps very competitive races, as is always the case with the Victoria Cup.

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2nd Race 2.30pm The tote+ Pays More At tote.co.uk Buckhounds Stakes (Listed Race)

5th Race 4.15pm The tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk Handicap Stakes

This one mile and four furlongs contest for threeyear-olds and upwards is a Listed race; a race that can only be bettered by a Group 1, 2 or 3 race. Many of the runners in this race will have already shown themselves to be talented and this race provides a perfect medium for them to be tested against a better class of rival before making the jump into a Group race. Initially, the weights are set at 9st for colts and geldings and 8st 9lb for fillies before penalties are awarded to horses that have previously won above a certain level – 3lb for a Listed race victory or 5lb for a Group 3 success. PAGES 32-33

3rd Race 3.05pm The tote+ Placepots Pay More Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

This five furlongs Novice Stakes is restricted to two-year-olds but in order to take part all of the runners must meet certain conditions. Unlike a maiden, which is restricted to horses yet to record a victory, winning horses which have run in a maximum of six races are eligible to run. Weights are set according to sex before previous winners are allocated penalties depending on the level at which they have been successful.

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This is a one mile and four furlongs handicap race for four-year-olds 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. PAGES 56-59

6th Race 4.50pm The tote+ Pays You More Handicap Stakes

This is a six furlongs handicap race for four-yearolds which have been rated from 61 to 80. Like all handicaps on today’s card this means that should a horse rated 80 take part they would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 75. PAGES 62-63

7th Race 5.25pm The tote+ Exclusively At Tote.co.uk Silk Series Fillies’ Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile and two furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds fillies and mares 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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RYAN MOORE

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:

100%

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50%

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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RACES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

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RACE FINISH

One mile, Royal Hunt Cup course (8f ) (1,600 metres) for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £45000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £18284; Second £9144; Third £4572; Fourth £2286; Fifth £1143; Sixth £572. (Penalty Value £23193) SS See page 64 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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PERFECT INCH (GB) (33)

Ro f Dark Angel (IRE) - Inchina (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr A E Oppenheimer & Ms A Oppenheimer Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Breeder: Hascombe & Valiant Stud Ltd Sponsor: Tote

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Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK and YELLOW hooped cap. Form: 212-660 D

HH Beaten a neck by Dreamloper over C&D (good) last September but now worse off at the weights and she hasn’t given her running in three starts this year; well held only outing on ground softer than good; others preferred. Official BHA Rating 94

LIGHTS ON (GB) (11) Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 2123-1 D

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Ch f Siyouni (FR) - In The Light (Inchinor) Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd Sponsor: Cheveley Park Stud

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B f Lope de Vega (IRE) - Livia’s Dream (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. Fill Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, PURPLE spots, Breeder: Mrs Olivia Hoare hooped sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management Form: 43131-4 CD BF

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HHHH 250,000guineas foal; well bred and progressive; showed good deal more improvement to make winning reappearance at Nottingham (1m, good to firm; 2-1 favourite) 11 days ago with plenty in hand and she should beat Separate and Poet’s Lady again on these revised terms; today’s softer ground is an unknown but she has plenty going for her and commands major respect. Official BHA Rating 92

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Tom Marquand

4 S E PA R AT E ( G B ) ( 1 1 )

B f Cable Bay (IRE) - Miss Moses (USA) (Gulch (USA)) Owner: Martin Hughes & Mark Murphy Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton Colours: PURPLE and WHITE Breeder: Guy Bloodstock Ltd diamonds, PURPLE sleeves. Sponsor: Old Oak Holdings Ltd, Norder Design Associates Ltd Form: 06404-3

Draw

HHHHH Unexposed, strong-travelling filly who won snugly over C&D (good) last September and looked unlucky when fourth at Haydock (7f, good to firm; short of room at vital stage) on her reappearance; gives the strong impression she’s ahead of her mark, and as long as she settles (tends to race freely) and handles today’s softer ground she’s the one to beat. Official BHA Rating 91

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James Doyle

HHH Useful miler last year for Richard Hannon; shaped as if retaining all her ability when 3l third of eight to Lights On at Nottingham on her stable debut, best work late on; may come on for the run and has each-way claims. Official BHA Rating 88

T H A N K YO U N E X T ( I R E ) ( 3 3 )

B f No Nay Never (USA) - Two Pass (IRE) (Mtoto) Owner: Middleham Park CXXII & Steven Rocco Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder: Grenane House Stud Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Form: 1452-03

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Pat Dobbs


1 P O E T ’ S L A DY ( G B ) ( 1 1 )

Gr f Farhh - La Gessa (Largesse) Owner: Mr Laurence O’Kane Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk Breeder: Henry and Mrs Rosemary Moszkowicz Sponsor: Kiwi T.B.

Draw

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Connor Beasley

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 7 Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, PINK cap.

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Ch f Dutch Art - Piano (Azamour (IRE)) Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd Sponsor: Cheveley Park Stud

Draw

HH Sole win came in a Haydock novice (1m, soft) last July; well backed but only fifth of eight at Nottingham last time with two of today’s rivals comfortably ahead; still relatively lightly raced but does need to find more. Official BHA Rating 77

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Liam Jones

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 3 Colours: RED, WHITE sash, WHITE cap. Form: 56112-

HHHH Improved with each run last year, winning 7f nurseries on heavy ground at Goodwood and Doncaster; narrowly beaten on her final start and she’s the type to do even better at three; will stay at least 1m (her dam won at up to 1m3f) and should make her presence felt against her elders. Official BHA Rating 86

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B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Rohain (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE)) Owner: Mildmay Racing & D. H. Caslon Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 2 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE epaulets, DARK Breeder: Sean Connolly BLUE and ORANGE striped sleeves, ORANGE cap. Sponsor: Mildmay Farm & Stud Ltd Form: 501141 D

Silvestre De Sousa

HH In excellent form early in the year, winning three 1m handicaps on the AW, mostly recently in battling style at Kempton; a 3lb rise for that doesn’t look harsh and she showed promise on turf early in her career, but she meets a much higher calibre of rival here. Official BHA Rating 72 Hood worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 8. 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

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ASCOT SUPPORTS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Limato made his mark at Ascot when winning the Merriebelle Stable Pavilion Stakes in April, 2015 following up with a creditable 2nd in the Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) at Royal Ascot in the same year. Limato ran 33 times and achieved 14 career wins. Following his retirement from racing in September 2020 his owner, Paul Jacobs, gave this wonderful nine-year-old the opportunity to thrive in another career and he arrived with showing producer Katie Jerram Hunnable in November to start his retraining. “He has taken to his retraining much quicker than we could have ever imagined, he took to wearing a normal saddle very easily” shares Katie, “he is being trained to be a show horse and is being aimed at the RoR showing classes as a Large Hack.” “Being naturally very well balanced has 18

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been a huge advantage for Limato but just like a human he has a favoured tendency to be right-handed.” Limato is far pickier about the friends he chooses, and Katie describes him to be like marmite, “he chooses his own friends but luckily we seem to be on his friends list.” “His unusual best friend is the yard cat, he adores him. Mr Jacobs spoke to Limato’s breeder, Seamus Phelan in Ireland, and it appears that as a foal he was befriended by a very similar cat.” As a horse that has spent most of his life in a training routine, Limato is relishing his retraining with a mixture of schooling and hacking. He is a great example of how adaptable thoroughbreds can be, excelling in a new life following years spent racing. ror.org.uk

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MAYA CIRIO / AGE 12 / RANELAGH SCHOOL

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RAJASINGHE WINS THE 2017 COVENTRY STAKES AT ROYAL ASCOTCLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE A REPLAY OF THE RACE

www.roa.co.uk Phil Cunnigham’s colours have seen many successes over the years. With Ascot highlights including a track breaking record in the 2017 Coventry Rajasinghe Phil is looking forward to the season ahead, and with any luck a return to Ascot’s winning enclosure. We spoke to Phil and found out about the horse he would like to own, his favourite racing moments and what he looks for in a trainer. How did you choose your colours? I have 2 sets, my second colours are used for the Rebel Racing syndicates and are black body with grey sleeves with six black stars. They were first used for a small 5/6 man syndicate called six star racing who owned Rebel Rebel who finished second in the 2000 Guineas in 2005. I then changed the body to white to make my first set of colours. We’ve then kept the same pattern in the family as my wife, son and daughter all have the same pattern with different sleeve colours. What is your favourite Ascot memory? Rajasinghe winning the Coventry in 2017 breaking the track record - which he still holds today. He was my first Royal Ascot winner and in Richard’s first season as a trainer! It was a dream day, what racing is all about! As an owner, what has been your favourite racing moment? It has to be Cockney Rebel winning the Newmarket 2000 Guineas, still to this day I expect someone to wake me up and say it was all a dream. What is the race you would most love to win, anywhere in the world? Originally it would’ve been the Guineas, but that has been a lucky race for me with a second, first and fourth, now onto the Derby ! What was the first racehorse you owned? Cool Temper, we got eight mates together and bought a yearling , trained by the

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late, proper horseman Jack Banks. The horse ran six times as a two-year-oldand finished second on each occasion, each one a great day out. Do you have one horse in-particular you are looking forward to see race this year? Mr Big Stuff, a homebred two-year-old out of my homebred mare Groovejet. The horse is by Ifraaj and the dam’s family is like a record of my own racing career! Why should others consider becoming an owner? Watching a horse run in your colours, that you’ve named win a race has to be the best couple of minutes of anyone’s life. When did your interest in racing start? My Dad is from Cahir, County Tipperary, one of the horse centres of the world, and I have lots of family on fringe of racing. Dad had some interest when I was younger and I loved being in and around the sport, so I had a constant desire to get more involved. The horse you would like to own but don’t? Frankel! What makes a good trainer? Natural ability, ambition and hard work. How did you keep involved with your horses during lockdown? I am very fortunate in that I own the training yard, Sefton Lodge in Newmarket, and am heavily involved in the training operation. Lockdown afforded me the opportunity to be based there and spend every day with the horses. Why flat racing? I have had some jump horses, and been very lucky to have had a Cheltenham winner with Cinders And Ashes in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle a few years back. I love the festivals and we have a small team of jumpers which we’ll not see the best of until the next few years - watch this space!

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RACE FINISH

One mile about four furlongs, Swinley Course (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) for four yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £37000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £16487; Second £6767; Third £3386; Fourth £1691; Fifth £847; Sixth £422. (Penalty Value £20982.70) A SS See page 64 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

No Horse

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A LO U N A K ( F R ) (1 87)

B g Camelot - Awe Struck (Rail Link) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: East Bloodstock Ltd & SCEA des Prairies Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd

Horse Age: 6

Draw

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Weight: 9

4

Jockey Silvestre De Sousa

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Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Form:

255605-

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DEJA (FR) (20)

Draw

HH Listed and Group 3 winner in Germany; 0-7 for new yard last term and failed to back up his 40-1 second in the C&D soft-ground Hardwicke; gelded since last seen and a leading contender were he to return to form. Official BHA Rating 108

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B g Youmzain (IRE) - Atarfe (IRE) (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: Fairlawns Racing Ltd Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket Colours: MAROON, WHITE stars on Breeder: Laurent Dulong & Yannick Dulong sleeves, MAROON cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Fairlawns Racing Ltd Form: 15/210-0 D

Jim Crowley

HHHHH Lightly raced 6yo; took his form to a high level in 1m4f handicaps at Royal Ascot and Haydock on first two starts last season, before a respectable but lesser show in the 1m6f Ebor, all on soft; withdrawn regularly on good ground but took his chance on it when below form behind three of these in Group 3 three weeks ago; big player judged on his soft-ground form. Official BHA Rating 110

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D E S E RT S K Y L I N E ( I R E ) ( 6 2 3 ) R NE N U -R N came H Won the 2m2f Doncaster Cup in 2017 and his best effortsO in 2019 when third in two major 1m6f handicaps, latterly the N and over this short a trip, probably best watched for now. Ebor at York; absent since and, without his usual headgear

Ch g Tamayuz - Diamond Tango (FR) (Acatenango (GER)) Owner: C Benham/ D Whitford/ L Quinn/ K Quinn Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: David Elsworth, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT BLUE, RED chevron, DARK BLUE Breeder: Tinnakill Bloodstock & Cannings sleeves, WHITE stars, LIGHT BLUE cap, RED star. Sponsor: HG Construction Ltd Form: 550303/-

Non Runner

4 GOLD MAZE (GB) (225)

Draw

Official BHA Rating 108

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B c Golden Horn - Astonishing (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Teme Valley Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: MAROON, YELLOW hoops, Breeder: Apple Tree Stud MAROON sleeves, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Varian Stable Ltd Form: 260143-

James Doyle

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LAAFY (USA) (31)

Draw

HH Won just a maiden for Jessica Harrington but plenty of useful form including when ninth of 16 in the Derby and third of 14 in 1m2f Group 3 at Dundalk (AW) in September when last seen; good deal better is required if he’s to make this a winning start for new connections. Official BHA Rating 101

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B g Noble Mission - Miner’s Secret (USA) (Mineshaft (USA)) Owner: Mr Salem Bel Obaida Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, RED epaulets, diamonds Breeder: Michael Edward Connelly on sleeves, DARK BLUE cap, RED diamond. Form: 26135-4 CD

HHH Campaigned mainly at 1m4f in an improved 2020, winning useful handicaps at Newbury and Ascot; well worth his place in this line-up and not dismissed despite a lesser show in Listed race at Nottingham (1m6f) one month ago. Official BHA Rating 103

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Richard Kingscote


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Draw

6

3

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ghostflower (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: YELLOW, large BLACK spots, Breeder: Mogeely Stud Ltd WHITE cap. Form: 2-11

Pat Dobbs

HH Not seen until last October and all three starts have been at 1m2f on Polytrack; firmly in charge at Lingfield in a maiden and novice this season, both from the front and going in by 9l last time when inexperience was less apparent; promising but this race is a far harder task. Official BHA Rating 96

O U T B OX ( G B ) ( 2 0 )

Draw

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B g Frankel - Emirates Queen (Street Cry (IRE)) Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XXXIII Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Sponsor: Hambleton Racing Ltd

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Hollie Doyle

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 0 Colours: BEIGE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Form: 3/-40113 D

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ROBERTO ESCOBARR (IRE) ( 2 6 2 )

B c Galileo (IRE) - Bewitched (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Mr Hussain Alabbas Lootah Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: R. Scarborough & Carradale Sponsor: Hussain Lootah Investment Group

Draw

HHH Back to his smart best when winning handicap at Wolverhampton in March and took a conditions stakes at Doncaster next time, both from the front at 1m4f; Hollie Doyle rode him again when creditable third in Group 3 at Newbury three weeks ago, when Without A Fight was second and more of today’s rivals behind; unraced on worse than good to soft; probably thereabouts. Official BHA Rating 106

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Tom Marquand

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, WHITE diamonds on sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 316-

HHH Won a strong 1m2f novice at York last July, knuckling down very well and drawing clear as if 1m4f would be no problem; brother Pablo Escobarr is a Listed and Group 3 winner over this trip; only sixth of eight when this one had a go at it in Group 2 at York (again on good) in August, showing his best form but he’s had wind surgery since and no shock were he to prove a lot better than that. Official BHA Rating 103

TYSON FURY (GB) (20)

Ch c Iffraaj - Za Za Zoom (IRE) (Le Vie Dei Colori) Owner: Balasuriya,CookCunningham,Gowing,Spencer Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Breeder: Scuderia Archi Romani Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd

Draw

9

6

Kieran Shoemark

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: WHITE, GREY sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap. Form: 101-4 CD

10 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) ( 2 0) B g Teofilo (IRE) - Khor Sheed (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Draw

HHHH Won twice (1m4f at Doncaster and Ascot) last term but unsurprisingly found the St Leger (14.5f) much too tough; good fourth in Group 3 at Newbury on reappearance and although he has something to find with Without A Fight and Outbox on that result, there is almost certainly further improvement in him after just four starts; considered. Official BHA Rating 100

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Andrea Atzeni

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap. Form: 31113-2 D

HHHH Hat-trick at 1m2f/11.6f last summer before very good third of four in 1m6f Listed race on soft at Ascot; ran even better when second in 1m4f Group 3 at Newbury on reappearance, ahead of four of today’s rivals; after just six races, he could easily still be open to progress. Official BHA Rating 107

Gr f Muhaarar - Almiranta (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Miss K. Rausing Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Breeder: Miss K. Rausing

Draw

1 1 A L BA F LO RA (G B ) ( 2 1 8)

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Rossa Ryan

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 9 Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN hoops, WHITE sleeves and cap. Form: 12622-

12 TRIBAL CRAFT (GB) (157)

Ch m Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Snoqualmie Star (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. C. Smith Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Littleton Stud chevron, LIGHT BLUE cap. Form: 424640- D

Draw

HHHH Debut winner last June and runner-up in three of her four starts afterwards, on last two occasions beaten a head in 1m4f handicap at Doncaster and 1m6f Listed race here (just in front of Without A Fight in the latter); should have more to offer as 4yo and in the mix. Official BHA Rating 102

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David Probert

HH Ran poorly sole start here; can front-run, as for her only win last season; career-best form (1m6f/1m4f) on two occasions last autumn but to win this race demands considerably more of her. Official BHA Rating 96

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2 Visor worn by No. 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 1. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 8. 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

Stewards Note: TYSON FURY: Following its run on 18/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely early-on.

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BETTING FORECAST:

9-2 Deja (FR), 5-1 Without A Fight (IRE), 13-2 Albaflora (GB), 7-1 Gold Maze (GB), Outbox (GB), 9-1 Laafy (USA), 11-1 Alounak (FR), Tyson Fury (GB), 12-1 Roberto Escobarr (IRE), Lost Eden (IRE), Tribal Craft (GB)

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One of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s (TBA) key pillars surrounds that of education, as skilled and knowledgeable teams ensure the highest standards for both horse and human health, safety and welfare. Earlier this week the TBA launched its education and training initiative, TB-Ed – www.tb-ed.co.uk. A new online learning platform, developed to provide a single point of access for knowledge and information, TB-Ed offers something for everyone, from the interested enthusiast wishing to gain a better understanding of breeding racehorses through to the experienced stud manager. Aimed at supporting breeders and employers in their learning and professional development, the courses are delivered by experts, are accessible and affordable, ensuring flexible learning at a time to suit everyone. Caroline Turnbull, Education and Welfare Manager at the TBA, says: “TB-Ed will enable the TBA to provide up-to-date, relevant and expert knowledge to breeders who are committed to providing the highest standards of care for their horses. “The launch follows extensive user research and testing, which has helped us to shape the structure and content for breeders’ ongoing professional development. TB-Ed will also enable us to improve the accessibility and reach of training in the thoroughbred breeding industry, and will also be of interest to the wider equine community.” The platform launched with a pair of custom-built courses – Understanding Pedigrees and Nutrition of the Broodmare - which have been created by industry experts in stud management and horse care. Understanding Pedigrees is delivered by journalist and broadcaster Lydia Hislop and is designed for those looking to break into the thoroughbred sector. It covers areas relating 3 0 T H O R O U G H B R E D B R E E D E R S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N


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3) RACE FINISH

( G B B R AC E ) Five furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) for novice two yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £10000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533. (Penalty Value £5400) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 65 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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DESERT DREAMER (GB) (24)

Draw Draw

No Horse

B f Oasis Dream - Pure Innocence (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr J W Parry and Mrs C Shekells Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT GREEN, PINK spots, Breeder: Branton Court Stud LIGHT GREEN sleeves. Form: 1 D

6

Jockey Andrea Atzeni

Foaled 20.3.2019. HHHH Stable doesn’t have many 2yos win first time out and certainly not at Newmarket, but this filly got up close home at 25-1 in a 5f maiden at the Craven meeting (good); three behind her that day have won since so the form is useful, but she has to give weight to the colts this time. Official BHA Rating -

FA L L O F R O M E ( I R E ) ( - )

B c Frankel - Calare (IRE) (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Breeder: Godolphin Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Form:

Draw

2

7

James Doyle

4

Foaled 9.4.2019. HHHHH Frankel colt and the first foal out of a 7f-1m 2yo winner (RPR 98), closely related to 1m2f-1m4f winner Skygazer and from the family of Oaks winner Diminuendo; this trip looks on the sharp side according to his pedigree but stable has won two of the last three renewals of this with newcomers, so very much of interest. Official BHA Rating -

GO BEARS GO (IRE) (-)

Draw

3

4

B c Kodi Bear (IRE) - In Dubai (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: Amo Racing Limited & P Waney Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: David Loughnane, Tern Hill Colours: MAUVE and BLACK diamonds, Breeder: Micheal D. Ryan BLACK cap, MAUVE diamonds. Sponsor: Galloways Bakers Ltd, Dave Loughnane Racing, Sports Invest UK Ltd Form:

Rossa Ryan

Foaled 11.3.2019. HH £50,000 yearling, 150,000gns 2yo; 9th foal; half-brother to five winners including Earth Drummer (7f-9.4f; RPR 104) and Oo De Lally (7f, including 2yo; 100); dam 1m 2yo winner (84) and half-sister to 1m2f Group 1 winner Nahrain; nice enough pedigree to warrant a market check. Official BHA Rating Draw

4 HE’S A GENTLEMAN (IRE) ( - )

B c Dark Angel (IRE) - Cut No Ice (IRE) (Verglas (IRE)) Owner: Owen Rothwell Studholme Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud GREY triple diamond. Sponsor: NAF Form:

5

Richard Kingscote

4

5

MOHI (GB) (13)

B c Acclamation - Minalisa (Oasis Dream) Owner: AlMohamediya Racing Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: C. J. Mills

Draw

Foaled 10.4.2019. HHH £105,000 yearling; fifth foal; brother to Group-placed 5f 2yo winner Frozen Angel (RPR 108); dam 5f 2yo winner (78), half-sister to 6f Group 1 winner Pipalong and 6f 2yo Listed winner Out Of Africa; pedigree looks all speed and he is by no means ruled out on debut. Official BHA Rating -

2

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 4 Colours: RED, GOLD braid, WHITE sleeves and cap with GOLD tassel. Form: 6

Foaled 3.2.2019. HHH 60,000gns yearling from a family of sprinters; easy to back when beaten just under 5l into sixth at Salisbury (5f, good to firm); probably backward that day so the chances are he can find plenty on that form. Official BHA Rating -

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Adam Kirby


3 NIGHT ARC (GB) (14)

Draw

6

1

B c Twilight Son - Gymnaste (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: J.Palmer-Brown,N.Woodcock,A.O’Callaghan Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited BLACK sleeves, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 2

Pat Dobbs

Foaled 3.2.2019. HHHH The only newcomer in a field of four at Leicester (5f, good to firm) and saw his race out well behind a filly who pushed Desert Dreamer close on her Newmarket debut; stable’s newcomers are often wiser for a run. Official BHA Rating -

R O B A S TA ( I R E ) ( 1 8 )

Ch c Mehmas (IRE) - Gilded Truffle (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud large YELLOW spots. Form: 2 BF

Draw

7

3

David Probert

4

Foaled 26.2.2019. HHHH 30,000gns half-brother to six winners; slow start probably cost him the race when odds-on for his Yarmouth debut (5f, good to firm) and improvement is highly likely second time out. Official BHA Rating -

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

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RACE PREDICTOR

BETTING FORECAST:

3-1 Fall of Rome (IRE), Robasta (IRE), 10-3 Desert Dreamer (GB), 7-2 Night Arc (GB), 10-1 Mohi (GB), 12-1 He’s A Gentleman (IRE), 20-1 Go Bears Go (IRE)

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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 . . . . 3 5


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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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 4 3.40PM T H E TOT E+ V I C TO R I A C U P RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 2 H E R I TA G E H A N D I C A P ) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) for four yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £75000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £30473; Second £15240; Third £7620; Fourth £3810; Fifth £1905; Sixth £953. (Penalty Value £38655) 5 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS See page 65 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £250 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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Draw

M O TA K H AY Y E L ( G B ) ( 2 1 )

B g Heeraat (IRE) - Virtuality (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 11 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd WHITE epaulets, striped cap. Form: 6/1106-2 CD BF

Draw

No Horse

13

Jockey Jim Crowley

HHH Convincing winner of two top 7f handicaps in 2020, at the Royal meeting here (good to soft) and at Newmarket (good); not as well suited by the different demands of 1m Group and Listed races after but returned with satisfactory run in small field at Thirsk and is no forlorn hope despite top weight. Official BHA Rating 111

RAISING SAND (GB) (203)

B g Oasis Dream - Balalaika (Sadler’s Wells (USA)) Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 22 & Partner Trainer: Jamie Osborne, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Meon Valley Stud Sponsor: Tote

Draw

2

26 Saffie Osborne (7)

Horse Age: 9 Weight: 9 4 Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK star.

Form:

1300/00- CD

HHH Best on good to soft/soft and is the archetypal course specialist with nearly all his best RPRs coming here; has mostly fallen short of his best since his latest big C&D win in 2019 but he ran well in the circumstances in the Hunt Cup here last June and looks like having his perfect conditions. Official BHA Rating 104

SY M B O L I Z E ( I R E ) ( 2 5 )

Ch g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - French Flirt (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Dc Investments Ltd large YELLOW spots. Form: 43200-2

Draw

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David Probert

3

4 ESCOBAR (IRE) (14)

Draw

HH Acts well here and is suited by 7f on soft, though he coped well with good ground when chasing home one who was ahead of her mark on recent return at Newmarket; entitled to come on for the run but will probably need a lifetime best to win here. Official BHA Rating 103

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B g Famous Name - Saying Grace (IRE) (Brief Truce (USA)) Owner: Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN & RED Breeder: Peter Evans dartboard, WHITE sleeves, RED darts, RED cap. Sponsor: Tiffin Sandwiches Limited Form: 40-0003 C D

Richard Kingscote

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GREENSIDE (GB) (203)

B g Dubawi (IRE) - Katrina (IRE) (Ela-Mana-Mou) Owner: Clayton, Frost, Kebell & Turner Horse Age: 10 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Henry Candy, Wantage Colours: RED, WHITE diamond, Breeder: Lordship Stud WHITE sleeves, RED spots. Sponsor: Tote Form: 2/01363- D

Draw

HHHHH Handles most surfaces and laid down a vivid marker for major 7f-1m handicaps here in 2019, impressing when winning one over 1m on heavy but also going very close over 7f on good to firm; not seen to such good effect in different types of races since but he looked in good heart at Haydock recently and is back on home territory today. Official BHA Rating 103

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HHH Was the only one to give a gambled-on winner a race over C&D in October 2019 (soft) and retained his ability last year; asking a lot to make a winning reappearance at this level but his trainer is in fine form. Official BHA Rating 100

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Marco Ghiani (3)


4 RIVER NYMPH (GB) (42)

Draw

6

24

B c Cable Bay (IRE) - Little Nymph (Emperor Fountain) Owner: Mr Trevor Fox Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: BLACK, YELLOW and WHITE striped Breeder: Mr T. H. S. Fox sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 30110-0 CD

Adam Kirby

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CHIEFOFCHIEFS (GB) (42)

B g Royal Applause - Danvers (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Mr Mervyn Ayers Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Breeder: Executive Bloodlines

Draw

HHHH Looked good when winning his two most recent 7f starts in 2020, here (good) and at Newbury (soft); ran well for a long way in the Lincoln on reappearance and is still open to improvement back at this trip. Official BHA Rating 100

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Jamie Spencer

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 8 13 Colours: PINK, large BLACK spots and spots on cap. Form: 04604-5 C

HHH Won the Silver Wokingham over 6f at the Royal meeting last June but little in it as to whether he’s better at that trip or 7f and he put in good late work over C&D in July; has form on soft but most of his best form is on good or quicker. Official BHA Rating 99

ROPEY GUEST (GB) (190)

Draw

8

B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Hadeeya (Oratorio (IRE)) Owner: John Guest Racing Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Breeder: Mrs S. Hamilton & Kirtlington Stud Ltd

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Tom Queally

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 2/43102- D

HHH Just one win, an AW novice, but he has form in good company, including on reappearance in the 7f Jersey here last June (soft); hard to know whether these big-field handicaps suit (beaten before the 1m trip might have been a problem here in October) but the yard won this in 2013; has been gelded. Official BHA Rating 98

JAC K ’ S P O I N T ( G B ) ( 2 3 9 )

Draw

9

12

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Electra Star (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Ben Spiers and Adam Signy Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 11 Trainer: Tom Clover, Newmarket Colours: EMERALD GREEN, BLACK Breeder: G. R. Bailey Ltd stars, hooped sleeves, quartered cap. Sponsor: Tom Clover Racing Llp Form: 205063- D

Andrea Atzeni

HHH Started 2020 with two excellent front-running efforts, when winning at Newmarket and second to Motakhayyel here last June (both 7f; good to firm/good to soft); no further progress since but he shouldn’t be far away if back to best for new connections after a 55,000gns sale. Official BHA Rating 97 Draw

1 0 T I N TO (G B ) ( 7)

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B g Compton Place - Amirah (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: D M James & Steve Jenkins Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 11 Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED stars, Breeder: Llety Farms EMERALD GREEN sleeves. Form: 450065 C

Rossa Ryan

1 1 H I STO RY W R I T E R ( I R E ) ( 2 0)

Draw

H Has won over 6f here (soft) but all his best form is at sprint trips so far and his stamina will be under terrific pressure in this company. Official BHA Rating 97

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B g Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Abhasana (IRE) (Hawk Wing (USA)) Owner: Clive Washbourn & Partner Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE cross belts, Breeder: Kildaragh Stud ROYAL BLUE and WHITE striped sleeves. Sponsor: Shinco Racing Limited Form: 1/500-00

Kieran Shoemark

1 2 F OX C H A M P I O N ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

Draw

H Losing run goes back to a 1m Listed win in France at the end of 2019; didn’t get the best of runs on reappearance in the Lincoln but was way back at Newbury since and has plenty to prove returned to 7f. Official BHA Rating 95

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B g Kodiac - Folegandros Island (FR) (Red Rocks (IRE)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped Breeder: Con Marnane sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 06000-3 D BF

Silvestre De Sousa

HHH Ex-Richard Hannon; on a roll in early 2019 with three wins at 7f-1m, including a Group 2 in Germany; last year mostly passed in a blur but he’s come down the weights and his recent third for new yard at Haydock was encouraging; best form on good or quicker. Official BHA Rating 95

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4 Br g Heeraat (IRE) - Tomintoul Magic (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXXV Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Mrs B. McCullagh ORANGE epaulets. Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form: 502-004 D

Draw

1 3 M AG I CA L W I S H ( I R E ) ( 7 )

8

Thore Hammer Hansen (3)

9

14 KAESO (GB) (8)

B g Excelebration (IRE) - Bahia Breeze (Mister Baileys) Owner: Mr M. Webb Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Colours: GREY, GREY and RED Breeder: Sir Eric Parker diabolo on sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: WJ Ltd Form: 012/00-0D

Draw

H Most of his best form has come with easier tests at the trip than this and his current form needs improving on in this heavyweight contest. Official BHA Rating 95

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Rowan Scott

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Draw

HH Is capable of a very big run on his best C&D form, when just losing out to Raising Sand in July 2019 (good to soft), but has been well below form in just three runs since and was out the back on his AW return last week. Official BHA Rating 94

B g Noble Mission - Destiny Calls (USA) (With Approval (CAN)) Owner: Penton Hill Racing Limited & Mr L O’Kane Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk Colours: WHITE, RED and WHITE Breeder: Green Lantern Stables LLC check sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: Txodds Form: 0663-24

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Connor Beasley

1 6 F U L L AU T H O R I T Y ( I R E ) ( 2 0 6 )

Draw

HHHH All wins at sprint trips in France/Ireland but also showed up well in valuable 7f Galway handicaps (soft/yielding); two creditable efforts at 1m for new yard this year and has hopes for stable that had some good days in these races in years gone by, including when second here in 2019. Official BHA Rating 92

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B c Kingman - Ashley Hall (USA) (Maria’s Mon (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: WHITE, GOLD braid, GREEN sleeves, Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd GREEN cap with GOLD tassel. Sponsor: Richard Fahey Racing, Tote Form: 5/33215-

Sean Davis

17 LETHAL LUNCH (GB) (11)

Gr g Lethal Force (IRE) - Pin Cushion (Pivotal) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partner Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket Breeder: Horizon Bloodstock Limited Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing

Draw

H Raced only at sprint trips for previous yards, winning over 5f on turf at two (soft) and 6f on AW; had wind surgery since last seen; stamina is the major question on reappearance for new trainer. Official BHA Rating 92

7

Alex Jary (7)

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 6 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets, RED cap. Form: 515002 C D

1 8 AC Q U I T T E D ( I R E ) ( 4 2 )

Draw

H Winner of 6f novice here at two but he hasn’t won on turf for three years and was well beaten the last time he attempted a big-field turf handicap, at Newmarket last July. Official BHA Rating 92

B or Br g Night of Thunder (IRE) - Blameless (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: John Livock & Nat Lacy Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, GREY hoop, Breeder: Lannister Holdings GREY cap. Sponsor: Pol Roger Ltd Form: 41/200-2

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Tom Marquand

19 KARIBANA (IRE) (231)

Draw

HHHH Progressive at two, winning on AW and heavy turf, but he ran deplorably twice after a good reappearance last year; a lot to like about his comeback at Doncaster when he only narrowly failed to give weight to a subsequent winner (1m, good); given a short break since and shouldn’t be inconvenienced by the drop to 7f, nor the forecast rain; has a big run in him. Official BHA Rating 92

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B g Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Queen Wasp (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: M Clarke, P Munnelly & D Waters Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 5 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Breeder: J. C. Bloodstock Lorraine, striped sleeves, quartered cap. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd Form: 421142- D

HH Has raced only on good/good to firm on turf; mostly progressive in 7f handicaps at three but needs another push if he’s to have a say in such a competitive race; has been gelded. Official BHA Rating 91

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George Rooke (3)


20 SUNSET BREEZE (GB) (239) B g Pivotal - Sunrise Star (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Baxter, Gregson, Jenkins & Warman Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Bt, Newmarket Breeder: Malih L. Al Basti Sponsor: Tote

Draw

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Luke Morris

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 5 Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE diamond, sleeves and cap. Form: 111622-

21 HARRISON POINT (FR) (18)

Ch g Speightstown (USA) - Summer Surprice (FR) (Le Havre (IRE)) Owner: China Horse Club International Limited Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, YELLOW stars, Breeder: China Horse Club International Ltd halved sleeves and star on cap. Form: 5420-03 D

Draw

HHH Promising over 6f and 7f on soft/good in 2020 and his close second over C&D in September looks better now, with the winner impressive this spring; should be open to improvement this year and yard is going well. Official BHA Rating 91

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Hollie Doyle

H Seen more often on the AW than turf and no apparent progress on grass following consecutive 7f wins at Ayr and Beverley last summer (good to soft/soft); sights raised here. Official BHA Rating 90

Draw

2 2 WA L H A A N ( I R E ) ( 1 9 4 )

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Back In The Frame (Dutch Art) Owner: Allwins Stables Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, WHITE epaulets, Breeder: B. Kennedy & Mrs Ann Marie Kennedy striped sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 520204- D

10

Hayley Turner

2 3 K E Y S E R S OZ E ( I R E ) ( 1 0)

Ch g Arcano (IRE) - Causeway Queen (IRE) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: Rebel Racing (2) Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 3 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: J. Hanly BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 40-5461 C D

Draw

HH Dual 7f winner at two in France; two sound efforts over 7f and 1m here (both on good) in 2020 for Ian Williams but unlikely to be good enough here unless he improves for new yard. Official BHA Rating 90

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Angus Villiers (5)

HHH His wins don’t come around too frequently now but he had a luckless run when beaten only about 4l in this race in 2018 and appreciated being back here when taking advantage of a weights drop over 1m ten days ago (good to firm; has form on good to soft); more to do today. Official BHA Rating 89 Draw

2 4 C O L D S TA R E ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

B g Intense Focus (USA) - Ziria (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XC Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 3 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Dubois Holdings Ltd ORANGE epaulets, ORANGE cap. Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form: 0100-50 D

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John Egan

2 5 M A R S H A L DA N ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

B g Lawman (FR) - Aunt Nicola (Reel Buddy (USA)) Owner: Coxwell Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 3 Trainer: Heather Main, Wantage Colours: ORANGE, Breeder: Deerpark Stud DARK BLUE star and sleeves. Sponsor: Tote Form: 1314-20 D

Draw

HH Has taken part in three valuable C&D handicaps, doing best when beaten nearly 5l in October 2019 (soft); more needed, even if he is lower in the weights now; regular cheekpieces off. Official BHA Rating 89

3

Martin Dwyer

2 6 J U M A I R A B AY ( F R ) ( 1 9 7 )

Draw

H His two most recent wins have come over 7f on soft, at Haydock and Musselburgh in the autumn, but is 5lb higher than for the latter win and is aiming high. Official BHA Rating 89

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B g Siyouni (FR) - Desert Sunrise (Green Desert (USA)) Owner: A & R Al Kamda Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 3 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE epaulets, YELLOW Breeder: S.C.E.A. Le Haras D’Haspel sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: Varian Stable Limited Form: 321032- D

Ray Dawson (3)

HHH Solid form in 1m/7f handicaps at three, though unfortunate not to come away with more than a maiden win (soft), as he gave away his lead at York in July (7f, good to firm) when drifting left; gelded since last seen; usual headgear off; respected though missed a race on soft because of the ground. Official BHA Rating 89

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4 Draw

2 7 E A G L E WAY ( F R ) ( 1 6 4 )

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B g Sakhee’s Secret - Tearsforjoy (USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) Owner: John Marriott Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 2 Trainer: Ivan Furtado, Newark Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: Mme Nikola Bockova (quartered), striped sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Torvic Magnets Form: 052150- D

Jane Elliott

H Three wins at up to 7.5f in France, including on very soft, but was well held when last seen on AW in November and this is his first British start; up against it. Official BHA Rating 88

Ro g Kyllachy - Flycatcher (IRE) (Medicean) Owner: The Knavesmire Partnership Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Breeder: Worksop Manor Stud

Draw

28 ZIP (GB) (8)

14

Laura Pearson (5)

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 2 Colours: RED, BLACK sash, RED and YELLOW hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap. Form: 22261-1 D

2 9 STO N E SO L D I E R (G B ) ( 3 5 )

Ch g Mayson - La Adelita (IRE) (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: The Cool Silk Partnership Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Laundry Cottage Stud Farm Sponsor: Tote

Draw

HHH Well suited by 7f on soft and although he has been handicapping for a while his Doncaster win on final 4yo start was up there with his best efforts; resumed in good heart when winning on the AW at Newcastle and has a good run in him despite the rise in class. Official BHA Rating 88

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Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 2 Colours: WHITE, PURPLE cap. Form: 411-610 D BF

HHH Has done well over 7f on Fibresand for new yard and while he couldn’t get to grips with the switch to turf at Musselburgh off his much lower grass mark the drying ground wouldn’t have been ideal; well worth a second look with rain about. Official BHA Rating 88 Hood worn first time by No. 27. Visor worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 16, 17, 24. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 21, 28, 29. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 8, 19, 26. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 16. 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

Stewards Note: JACK’S POINT: Following its run on 11/9/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe.

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Georgia Dobie (5)


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BETTING FORECAST:

9-4 Stone Soldier (GB), 14-1 Motakhayyel (GB), Fox Champion (IRE), Acquitted (IRE), Sunset Breeze (GB), Jumaira Bay (FR), 16-1 Symbolize (IRE), Greenside (GB), Keyser Soze (IRE), 18-1 Jack’s Point (GB), Karibana (IRE), Zip (GB), 22-1 Escobar (IRE), River Nymph (GB), Chiefofchiefs (GB), History Writer (IRE), Magical Wish (IRE), On A Session (USA), Harrison Point (FR), Marshal Dan (IRE), 25-1 Full Authority (IRE), Lethal Lunch (GB), Walhaan (IRE), Cold Stare (IRE), 33-1 Raising Sand (GB), Tinto (GB), 50-1 Eagleway (FR), 66-1 Ropey Guest (GB), Kaeso (GB)

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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. 4 6 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 4 .1 5 P M 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 3 )

RACE FINISH

One mile about four furlongs, Swinley Course (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) for four yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £17500. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7467; Second £3733; Third £1867; Fourth £933. (Penalty Value £9450) SS See page 65 for conditions of this race.

The Tote will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

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MAN OF THE NIGHT (FR) (18)

B c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Mandheera (USA) (Bernardini (USA)) Owner: Mr Saeed Manana Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: WHITE, RED sash, Breeder: Mr Jean-Pierre Dubois RED and WHITE striped cap. Form: 342-006

Draw Draw

No Horse

9

Jockey David Probert

2

CALLING THE WIND (IRE) ( 2 1 8 )

Draw

HH 0-9 since debut win; runner-up off this mark at Newmarket (1m2f, soft) last July on final 3yo start; well beaten in the Lincoln over 1m in March before not disgraced over 1m2f at Epsom 18 days ago; now has first crack at 1m4f, which his dam won over, but others have less to prove. Official BHA Rating 93

12

B g Authorized (IRE) - Al Jasrah (IRE) (Shirocco (GER)) Owner: Mrs J. A. Wakefield Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: PURPLE, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Mount Brilliat Broodmares 11 Llc PURPLE stars, PURPLE cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Black Castle Sports Management Ltd Form: 241042- C D

Pat Dobbs

HHH His two visits to Ascot produced a 1m6f win (good) last July and good second over 2m (soft) in October; 1m4f for this reappearance may sound a cautionary note but he was also a good, running-on fourth in warm 1m4f race at Newbury in September, so needs a second look. Official BHA Rating 93

KO E M A N ( G B ) ( 2 2 )

B g Dutch Art - Angelic Note (IRE) (Excellent Art) Owner: Peter Taplin & Susan Bunney Trainer: Mick Channon, West Ilsley Breeder: B. V. Sangster Sponsor: Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd

Draw

3

4

Tom Marquand

Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 7 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK sash, BLACK cap. Form: 015-440 CD

HH Familiar sight over C&D, usually running with credit; well handicapped on last summer’s C&D form but stacks to prove if the ground is softer than good; trailed at Newbury (2m) on return to turf and now has headgear first time. Official BHA Rating 93 Draw

4 LO U GA N I N I (G B ) ( 32 )

Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Princess Loulou (IRE) (Pivotal) Owner: Mr Imad Alsagar Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton Colours: DARK GREEN, Breeder: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar WHITE stars on sleeves. Sponsor: Blue Diamond Stud Farm Form: 1/4132-5

3

Hollie Doyle

7

5

IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH (IRE) (209)

Draw

HHHH Can race freely but final run last season was his best form when second of 17 in valuable handicap at Newmarket on the step up to 1m4f; goes well on soft; last of five when 6-4 for 1m2f race on good to firm on reappearance but this lightly raced 4yo could be a lot more potent today. Official BHA Rating 93

B g Tamayuz - London Plane (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: DARK BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: Shane Molan (quartered), striped sleeves. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 2/22025-

8

HH Wore cheekpieces in all six handicaps and was runner-up in four; remote in October on first attempt at 1m4f, admittedly on heavy going but he’s not sure to get the trip on pedigree; peak RPR on soft. Official BHA Rating 92

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Adam Kirby


5 LABEEBB (IRE) (14)

Draw

6

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tazffin (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 32113-3 D BF

1

James Doyle

HHHH Lightly raced 4yo; hat-trick bid when close third over C&D (good to soft) on final 3yo start; needs to resume improvement but although turned over at 5-6 on AW reappearance, he ran respectably; could have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 89

P R OT E C T E D G U E ST ( G B ) ( 4 1 )

Draw

7

5

B g Helmet (AUS) - Reem Star (Green Tune (USA)) Owner: John Guest Racing Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 423-313 D

Tom Queally

HH Carries head awkwardly; has run regularly since last June, yielding just one win (AW this March) in that period and others look more persuasive, particularly if the ground is softer than good. Official BHA Rating 89

HE’S A KEEPER (IRE) (14)

Draw

8

7

Gr g Brazen Beau (AUS) - Silver Grey (IRE) (Chineur (FR)) Owner: Mr N. Canning Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Colours: WHITE, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, Breeder: Tinnakill Bloodstock & Jack Cantillon WHITE armlets, quartered cap. Sponsor: NAF Form: 04114-1 D

Richard Kingscote

HHHH Last four starts have been over 1m4f on Wolverhampton AW, winning three; while needing to improve on his turf form, those were his only forays over 1m4f (visor is also relatively new) so he remains of interest. Official BHA Rating 89

NUITS ST GEORGES (IRE) ( 1 8 2 )

Ch g Mount Nelson - Twelfth Night (IRE) (Namid) Owner: Boy George Partnership Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough Breeder: Pollards Stables Sponsor: Shinco Racing Limited

Draw

9

2

Rossa Ryan

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 2 Colours: RED, DARK BLUE seams,

DARK BLUE sleeves, RED armlets, striped cap.

Form:

131063-

D

HHH Third off this mark in last season’s November Handicap over 1m4f on soft, with his next top seven RPRs at 1m6f/2m; won on 2020 reappearance but may be vulnerable unless the ground is testing. Official BHA Rating 88

Draw

10 FRONTISPIECE (GB) (20)

13

B g Shamardal (USA) - Free Verse (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Frontispiece Partnership Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: The Queen diabolo, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Amanda Perrett Racing - Coombelands Racing Stables Form: 16/224-4 C D

Kieran Shoemark

HHH Had wind surgery before last season and has run well in all his four starts since, close up when fourth of 16 at Newbury (1m2f) three weeks ago; fine back up in trip today; won his only start here, as 2yo admittedly but he has each-way claims. Official BHA Rating 87 Draw

11 GROUP ONE POWER (GB) ( 1 8 )

10

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Lady Aquitaine (USA) (El Prado (IRE)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, Breeder: Sahara Group striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 11445-1 D

Silvestre De Sousa

HHHH Good fourth in Royal Ascot handicap (1m4f, good) last June and, after a lesser show on soft ground in July, he returned with an all-the-way win in five-runner race at Epsom (1m4f, good) 18 days ago; up 4lb but he’s a lightly raced 4yo with more to offer. Official BHA Rating 86 Draw

1 2 AC E D I T ( I R E ) ( 4 1 )

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Farranjordan (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Crowd Racing & R Christison Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 Trainer: Camilla Poulton, Lewes Colours: DARK GREEN Breeder: Newtown Anner Stud and BEIGE stripes. Form: 200-411 D

11

Andrea Atzeni

10

HHHHH 0-10 (mostly up to 1m) when trained in Ireland by John Oxx and Joseph O’Brien but has improved to make it 2-3 for his new trainer, obliging over 1m4f at Kempton (AW) and Doncaster (good) on last two outings; up another 6lb but he’s done the job in tidy style from off the pace and that rise may well underestimate him. Official BHA Rating 82

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1 3 S P E E D C O M PA N Y ( I R E ) ( 5 8 )

Draw

5 6

B g Fast Company (IRE) - Trentini (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE)) Owner: Mr Allan Stennett Horse Age: 8 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Rathasker Stud check, BEIGE sleeves. Sponsor: Allseasons Bloodstock Form: 22/564-2 D

Jim Crowley

HH Doesn’t look the force of old; wore cheekpieces over hurdles last time and now has his more usual tongue-tie restored; back virtually to a career-low mark and a case can therefore be made but others are more persuasive. Official BHA Rating 81

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 3. Visor worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6, 12, 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5, 13. 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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BETTING FORECAST:

5-1 Labeebb (IRE), 6-1 Nuits St Georges (IRE), Group One Power (GB), 15-2 Louganini (GB), 8-1 He’s A Keeper (IRE), 9-1 Calling The Wind (IRE), 11-1 Man of The Night (FR), Aced It (IRE), 12-1 Koeman (GB), Frontispiece (GB), 14-1 It’s Good To Laugh (IRE), 16-1 Speed Company (IRE), 33-1 Protected Guest (GB)

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R AC E 6 4.50PM 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 four yrs old and upwards

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 65 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

EYE OF THE WATER (IRE) (147)

Draw

1

10

B g Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - Desert Location (Dubai Destination (USA)) Owner: Mr. Malcolm E Wright Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Ronald Harris, Chepstow Colours: ORANGE, PINK seams, ORANGE Breeder: M. Fahy sleeves, PINK spots, ORANGE cap, PINK star. Sponsor: Ron Harris Racing Form: 222445- D

Jockey Rossa Ryan

HHH Winless but consistent in 2020, finishing second six times on the trot, all over 6f; handles the mud and should be thereabouts once more if fit after five months off the track; usually races up with the pace. Official BHA Rating 80

GELLHORN (GB) (171)

Draw

2

B f Showcasing - Lady Correspondent (USA) (War Front (USA)) Owner: Mr William Slattery Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, large RED spots, Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd sleeves and cap. Form: 210660-

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Andrea Atzeni

HHH Sole win from seven races in France came in a 1m maiden (good to soft) last July; drops to 6f for the first time and wears a tongue-strap on his British debut; has joined a good stable and needs monitoring in the market. Official BHA Rating 80

GEORGE BOWEN (IRE) (12)

Draw

3

19

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Midnight Oasis (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr M. A. Scaife Horse Age: 9 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: BLACK, WHITE seams, Breeder: Kevin Blake BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, BLACK cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 030-653 D

Sean Davis

4 D E V I L’ S A N G E L ( G B ) ( 3 6 )

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Rocking The Boat (IRE) (Zebedee) Owner: Titanium Racing Club Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn Colours: GREY, ORANGE seams, Breeder: Ed’s Stud Ltd ORANGE cap. Sponsor: Jedd O’Keeffe Racing Form: 20-3112 D

Draw

HHH 6f specialist who hasn’t won for over two years but has run respectably on all three starts this season, third of six at Ayr on latest; needs more to get back to winning ways but he can compete off a career-low mark. Official BHA Rating 79

15

Megan Nicholls

HHHH Steadily progressive overall and in fine form over 6f at Newcastle (AW) this year, winning twice and running well from a higher mark when a close second last time; 0-6 on turf but he went close in three handicaps in 2020; still unexposed and one of the more interesting contenders. Official BHA Rating 79

L I T T L E B OY B L U E ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

Gr g Hellvelyn - Dusty Dazzler (IRE) (Titus Livius (FR)) Owner: Mrs Tracy Turner Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 Trainer: Bill Turner, Sherborne Colours: RED, MAUVE sash, Breeder: Mrs P. A. Turner WHITE cap. Form: 030-323 D BF

Draw

5

18

5

HH Hard to knock in terms of consistency and today’s conditions should be fine, but he hasn’t won since June 2019 and the handicapper seems to have his measure. Official BHA Rating 78

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Luke Morris


6 P E T TO C H S I D E (G B ) (1 0)

Draw

6

7

B g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Clear Impression (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Owner: Mr P. Cook Horse Age: 12 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: John Bridger, Liphook Colours: MAROON and GREY stripes, Breeder: New Hall Stud GREY sleeves. Form: 23101-1 C D

SaffieOsborne(7)

7

H I G H LY S P R U N G ( I R E ) ( 1 0 )

B g Zebedee - Miss Donovan (Royal Applause) Owner: Mr A Turton & Dr V Webb Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley Breeder: Patrick J. Moloney

Draw

HHH Grand old stager; at least twice the age of most of today’s rivals but his enthusiasm is undimmed and he made it 3-3 for Saffie Osborne when storming home here (5f, good to firm) ten days ago; a 4lb rise demands more but he’s proven over 6f in the mud and won’t go down without a fight. Official BHA Rating 78

8

Lewis Edmunds

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 9 5 Colours: BLACK, PINK star, halved sleeves and stars on cap. Form: 6000-02 D

HHHH Confirmed his reappearance promise when 3l second to an enterprisingly ridden winner at Pontefract (6f, good to firm) last time; just as effective in the mud and he can race off his lowest turf mark since 2019; looks to be building up to something and he ought to be in the thick of things again. Official BHA Rating 78

Q U I C K B R E AT H ( G B ) ( 5 2 )

Draw

8

3

B g Bated Breath - Shy Appeal (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) Owner: Turf Club 2020 & Partner 1 Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Jonathan Portman, Upper Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, Breeder: Mr S. Dibb & Mr J. Repard YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap. Sponsor: Pump Technology Limited Form: 16005-4 D

Tyler Saunders (5)

9

TRIGGERED (IRE) (7)

B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Triggers Broom (IRE) (Arcano (IRE)) Owner: L Bellman & S & A Mares Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Mark Loughnane, Kidderminster Colours: WHITE, BLACK stars, Breeder: Mr N. Bradley striped sleeves and stars on cap. Form: 0025-35 D

Draw

HHHH Only one win from his last 16 starts but his consistency deserves more and he made a perfectly satisfactory reappearance when fourth of ten at Kempton (7f, AW); a stiff 6f should be ideal and he’s one for the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 78

4

Richard Kingscote

10 THE LAMPLIGHTER (FR) (11)

B g Elusive City (USA) - Plume Rouge (Pivotal) Owner: The Lamplighter Syndicate Trainer: George Baker, Chiddingfold Breeder: E.A.R.L. Ecurie Haras Du Cadran et al Sponsor: Coolhouse Vineyards Ltd

Draw

HH Without a win since his juvenile days and he ought to have fared better when only fifth of seven at Doncaster last time; tailed off on his only outing on ground softer than good; others preferred. Official BHA Rating 77

16

James Doyle

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 4 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, PINK cross belts, BLACK cap. Form: 110-343 D

HHH Largely consistent since last summer, scoring twice over 6f in September and turning in three creditable efforts this term; handles soft ground and there’s no obvious reason why he won’t be thereabouts again. Official BHA Rating 77

B g Swiss Spirit - Choisette (Choisir (AUS)) Owner: John Guest Racing Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd

Draw

11 SPIRITED GUEST (GB) (5)

13

Tom Queally

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 4 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 013-630 D

12 MOUNT MOGAN (GB) (183)

B g Helmet (AUS) - Super Midge (Royal Applause) Owner: Mr Patrick Chau Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Kirtlington Stud & Mrs Mary Taylor Sponsor: Equistock Ltd

Draw

HH Soft-ground 6f winner last summer but he ran poorly after ducking left leaving the stalls at Windsor on Monday and needs to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 77

5

Tom Marquand

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: EMERALDGREEN,REDtriplediamond,

WHITEandREDchevronsonsleeves,WHITEcap,REDstar.

Form:

002403- D

HHH Still to win a handicap but has some solid placed efforts to his name and wasn’t beaten far when fourth over 5f here last September; just as good over 6f and hails from a yard in form; likely player after six months off. Official BHA Rating 77

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13 MOHAREB (GB) (57) B g Delegator - Irrational (Kyllachy) Owner: Mr Ian Lawrence Trainer: Michael Appleby, Oakham Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd Sponsor: Trade Access Panels Ltd

Draw

6 2

Alistair Rawlinson

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 4 Colours: PINK, BROWN epaulets, sleeves and cap. Form: 60-3066 D

1 4 G LO BA L E ST E E M ( I R E ) (1 6)

B g Kodiac - Baltic Belle (IRE) (Redback) Owner: Dr Johnny Hon Trainer: Chris Dwyer, Newmarket Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud Sponsor: Tote

Draw

HH All three wins have come on the AW but he seemed to go off the boil towards the end of his winter campaign; returns to turf off a much lower mark but he’s been unplaced on all four outings on grass and others are more solid.Official BHA Rating 77

12

Silvestre De Sousa

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: BLACK, YELLOW braces, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star.

Form:

600-504

15 ALBUM (IRE) (73)

Draw

HHHHH 4yo with fewer miles on the clock than most of these; encouraging start for Chris Dwyer when a close fifth at Wolverhampton (6f) in March and he wasn’t disgraced at Chelmsford (faded over 7f) last time; cheekpieces and Silvestre De Sousa could be the making of him. Official BHA Rating 77

Gr g Clodovil (IRE) - Michael’s Song (IRE) (Refuse To Bend (IRE)) Owner: Only One Bid Partnership Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Lee Carter, Epsom Colours: BLACK, ORANGE star, Breeder: Knockainey Stud ORANGE sleeves, BLACK armlets. Sponsor: Tote Form: 30-1125 D BF

14

Adam Kirby

1 6 S PA N I S H S TA R ( I R E ) ( 1 8 5 )

Draw

HH In good form on the AW in January, winning twice over 6f, and sold out of Stuart Williams’ yard for 22,000gns in March; has winning turf form in the mud but he returns to action off a career-high mark. Official BHA Rating 75

B g Requinto (IRE) - Rancho Star (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) Owner: Shirley Symonds & Fred Camis Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Patrick Chamings, Basingstoke Colours: RED and WHITE check, WHITE Breeder: David Webb sleeves, RED stars, WHITE cap, RED star. Sponsor: Tote Form: 362102- D

17

David Probert

1 7 B AT C H E L O R B O Y ( I R E ) ( 5 )

Ch g Footstepsinthesand - Kathoe (IRE) (Fayruz) Owner: Mr F. Ibragimov Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket Breeder: C. M. Farrell

Draw

HHH Clearcut winner on heavy ground at Leicester (6f) last autumn and he ran well on his final start last year too; not discounted if tuned up after six months off. Official BHA Rating 74

6

Mark Crehan (5)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 1 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, WHITE stripe and star on cap. Form: 00-5403 D

1 8 S KO N T O N O V S K I ( G B ) ( 4 1 )

B g Harbour Watch (IRE) - An Ghalanta (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Rebel Racing Premier II Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: The An Ghalanta Partnership BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 20/650-0

Draw

HH All his three wins have come at Wolverhampton; back to form in first-time cheekpieces when third at Windsor (6f, good; Spirited Guest held in seventh) on Monday but he’ll need extra to win this and has never run on softer than good. Official BHA Rating 74

1

Hollie Doyle

1 9 R O G U E A S S A S S I N ( I R E ) ( 1 94 )

Draw

HHHH Seven-race maiden; placed once as a 2yo; no real impact in four handicaps (gelded before reappearance) but they have been over 7f-1m2f and dropping back to sprint distances may suit; needs watching closely in the market with cheekpieces fitted and Hollie Doyle booked. Official BHA Rating 71

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Ch g Iffraaj - Zahrat Narjis (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: The Rogues Gallery Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Tom Clover, Newmarket Colours: RED, WHITE inverted triangle, Breeder: Haras de Cisai halved sleeves. Sponsor: Tom Clover Racing Llp Form: 14605-

HHH Sprang a 40-1 surprise at Haydock (7f, good) on his debut last June but failed to repeat the form, including in handicaps and with cheekpieces; still early days with him and he can clearly run well fresh, so not one to rule out completely after a winter break. Official BHA Rating 69

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Laura Pearson (5)


2 0 LO U I S T R E I Z E ( I R E ) ( 7)

Ch g Slade Power (IRE) - Black Rodded (Bahamian Bounty) Owner: Rebel Racing Premier Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: J. Hanly BLACK stars, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 0040-00 D

Draw

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Angus Villiers (5)

HHH Won AW novice as a 2yo; mixed results in handicaps but he has dropped in the weights as a consequence and closed up late into midfield at Thirsk (6f, good to firm; wore cheekpieces) last week; these more testing conditions may help and he’s another to consider; yard also runs Skontonovski. Official BHA Rating 68 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 14, 18. Visor worn by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn by No. 10, 15. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 10, 11, 17, 20. 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: ALBUM: Following its run on 24/2/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away.

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BETTING FORECAST:

8-1 Batchelor Boy (IRE), 9-1 Devil’s Angel (GB), 10-1 Pettochside (GB), Highly Sprung Mount Mogan (GB), 14-1 Eye of The Water (IRE), Gellhorn (GB), George Bowen Little Boy Blue (GB), Mohareb (GB), Album (IRE), Spanish Star (IRE), Skontonovski Louis Treize (IRE), 16-1 Quick Breath (GB), Triggered (IRE), Rogue Assassin 18-1 The Lamplighter (FR), Global Esteem (IRE), 40-1 Spirited Guest (GB)

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(IRE), (IRE), (GB), (IRE),

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R AC E 7 5.25PM THE TOTE+ EXCLUSIVELY AT TOTE .CO.UK SILK SERIES FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES RACE FINISH

(CLASS 4) (FOR PRO-AM FEMALE JOCKEYS) One mile abt two furlongs (9f abt 212yds) (1,900 metres) for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Totalracevalue£9650.OwnersPrizeMoney.Winner£3606;Second£1802;Third£902;Fourth£450; Fifth£240;Sixth£240;Seventh£240.(PenaltyValue£4562.99)Weightsraised4lbandparagraphs27 to31oftheWeightsandHandicappingCodecompliedwithwhereapplicable.ASS See page 65 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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MISS MULLIGAN (IRE) (197)

B f Gleneagles (IRE) - Banimpire (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Mr C. Hanbury Horse Age: 4 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: George Scott, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Banimpire Syndicate PINK hoop and armlets. Form: 54213-

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Jockey Hayley Turner

HHHH Career confined to five starts last July-October, progressing well once handicapping, including for a win at Windsor (1m2f) on penultimate start; last three runs were on soft or heavy; may well have more to give. Official BHA Rating 80

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B f Al Kazeem - Easter Diva (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: C Benham/ D Whitford/ L Quinn/ K Quinn Trainer: John Butler, Newmarket Breeder: Mr Kevin Quinn Sponsor: HG Construction Ltd

Draw

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Laura Pearson (5)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 13 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, RED chevron, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, LIGHT BLUE cap, RED star.

Form:

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LUNA WISH (GB) (30)

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HHHH Four starts last August-October, winning Bath handicaps over 1m2f (firm) and 1m (good to soft); resumes on hat-trick bid with clear potential to defy latest 5lb rise. Official BHA Rating 72

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B f Sea The Moon (GER) - Crystal Wish (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr F. Butler Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 9 Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW hollow box, Breeder: Mr E. Cantillon YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: F. G. Butler, General Builder Form: 2-51221 D

Josephine Gordon

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B f Iffraaj - Policoro (IRE) (Pivotal) Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder: Godolphin Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd

Draw

HHH Could have more to offer at 1m2f as it was just her second attempt at the trip when ready winner at Chelmsford (AW) one month ago, dictating the pace in six-runner race; up 5lb and needs to improve seriously on all turf form but she has not been tried over even 1m on turf. Official BHA Rating 68

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Jane Elliott

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 8 Colours: SILVER, tassel on cap. Form: 121024-

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MYSTERY SHOW (IRE) (19)

Draw

HHH Made most to win twice as 2yo, latterly in 6f nursery at Newmarket in August (not so good afterwards); all her other six starts were 7f and her dam was 1m3f winner; unraced on softer than good. Official BHA Rating 82

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B f Showcasing - Mystery Bet (IRE) (Kheleyf (USA)) Owner: Poulin, MacLennan, Tynan, Wachman, et al Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE seams, ROYAL BLUE Breeder: Ballyphilip Stud and WHITE halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 315-6

HH Sole AW start was Wolverhampton win (8.6f) last September; soundly beaten on heavy ground in Listed race next time; handicap/seasonal debut at Windsor (1m2f, good to firm) was better form in first-time cheekpieces but in only sixth of eight, so today’s blinkers need to give her a lift. Official BHA Rating 80

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Hollie Doyle


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B f Camelot - Quiz Mistress (Doyen (IRE)) Owner: The Fairy Story Partnership Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley Breeder: Deepwood Farm Stud Sponsor: Deepwood Properties

Horse Age: 3

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Nicola Currie

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Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diabolo, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form:

43-4

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B f Camelot - Controversy (Elusive Quality (USA)) Owner: Mr Bill Bailey Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Mr Andrew McNally Sponsor: Bailey Racing Ltd

Horse Age: 3

Weight: 9

Draw

HHHHH Minor honours twice at around 1m in November (debut was on soft) and again when fourth of 11 in maiden at Newbury (1m2f, good) three weeks ago; goes handicapping with potential and, although bred to stay even further, she is one to note. Official BHA Rating 74

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Elinor Jones (7)

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Colours: DARKGREEN,ORANGEdiamond,diamonds onsleeves,DARKGREENcap,ORANGEdiamond. Form:

451-0

HH Much improved with switch to AW on nursery debut in November, winning well at Wolverhampton (8.6f); only seventh of eight off this 10lb higher mark at Windsor (1m2f, good to firm) on return but early days. Official BHA Rating 74

Blinkers worn first time by No. 5. Record Time: 2 mins 1.90 secs by The Fugue age 5 wt 8-11 good to firm, 18/06/14 Median Time: 2 mins 7.70 secs

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5-2 Precisely (GB), 7-2 Miss Mulligan (IRE), 6-1 Gwenhwyvar (IRE), 13-2 Luna Wish (GB), Mystery Show (IRE), 15-2 Basilicata (IRE), 9-1 One Last Dance (IRE)

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TODAY’S OFFICIALS A S C OT A U T H O R I T Y (HOLDINGS) L I M I T E D B OA R D

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Doctors Roger Goulds, Peter Johnson, John Heathcock, Guy Mitchell Commentator Ian Bartlett Equine Welfare and Integrity Officers Kelly McSorley, Darren Stone, Vincent McKevitt, Lisa Cook Veterinary Officer Lucinda Tyler

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

Shaun Parker (Chief Steward) John Paxman (Stewards’ Panel Chair) Josie Brown, Georgina Crabb, Chris Rutter, Guy Upton

OFFICIALS

Starters Robert Supple, James Stenning Clerk of the Scales Graham Ford 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 Bobby McEwen, BVSc, MRCVS Jamie Knapp, BVSc, MRCVS Simon Knapp LVO, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS Andrew Hamilton, BEng, (Hons), MVB, Cert AVP (ESO), MRCVS Director of Racing and Public Affairs Nick Smith Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels

RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.55 - THE tote+ EXCLUSIVELY AT tote.co.uk BRITISH EBF FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £23193 to the winning horse The second to receive £10876, the third £5440, the fourth £2718, the fifth £1359 and the sixth £679. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, May 3rd and pay £225 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. The Tote has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and award a cash prize of £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £15000 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 THE TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 13 entries at £225. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £18284; Second £9144; Third £4572; Fourth £2286; Fifth £1143; Sixth £572. (Penalty Value £23193) SS SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.30 - THE tote+ PAYS MORE AT tote.co.uk BUCKHOUNDS STAKES (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £20982 to the winning horse The second to receive £7955, the third £3981, the fourth £1983, the fifth £995 and the sixth £499. for four yrs old and upwards, which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race after August 31st, 2020. Enter by noon, May 3rd and pay £185 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Group 3 race 5lb Of a Group 2 race 7lb. 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 £200 cash prize to the stable employee in charge of 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 THE TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 14 entries at £185. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £16487; Second £6767; Third £3386; Fourth £1691; Fifth £847; Sixth £422. (Penalty Value £20982.70) A SS SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 3.05 - THE tote+ PLACEPOTS PAY MORE NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5400 to the winning horse The second to receive £2535, the third £1268 and the fourth £634. for novice two yrs old. Enter by noon, May 3rd and pay £50 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, a winner of a race 6lb Of 2 races 10lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties). The Tote has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom. In addition, they will award a £100 cash prize to the stable employee in charge of 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. 19 entries at £50. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533. (Penalty Value £5400) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.40 - THE TOTE+ VICTORIA CUP (CLASS 2 HERITAGE HANDICAP) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £38655 to the winning horse The second to receive £18127, the third £9067, the fourth £4530, the fifth £2265 and the sixth £1132. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, May 3rd and pay £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 6lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. THE TOTE has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom. Totepool will also award a cash prize of £250 to the stable employee in charge of 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 THE TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 43 entries at £375. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £30473; Second £15240; Third £7620; Fourth £3810; Fifth £1905; Sixth £953. (Penalty Value £38655) 5 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.15 - THE tote+ EXCLUSIVELY AT tote.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £9450 to the winning horse The second to receive £4436, the third £2219 and the fourth £1109. 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). £85 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £17 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £68 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. 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 £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of THE TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 22 entries at £85. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7467; Second £3733; Third £1867; Fourth £933. (Penalty Value £9450) SS SEE PAGE 50 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.50 - 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 four yrs old and upwards, Rated 61-80 (also open to such horses rated 81 and 82; such horses rated 60 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £42 stake if the horse is rated 61 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 60 or lower with £34 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 6th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. The Tote has generously 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. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of THE TOTE. 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. 26 entries at £42. - Closed May 3rd, 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 56 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.25 - THE TOTE+ EXCLUSIVELY AT Tote.co.uk SILK SERIES FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) (For Pro-Am Female Jockeys) 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 and the seventh £300. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares 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 6th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 9st 2lb; 3-y-o 8st 1lb Highest weight not less than 10st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. To be ridden by Female Amateur Jockeys who are members of the Amateur Jockeys’ Association of Great Britain by the deadline for Declaration of Jockeys and on the day of the race, or Professional Flat Female Jockeys or Female Apprentice Jockeys Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to May 5th, 2021, have not ridden more than 95 winners in races under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 50 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed) NOTE: Amateur riders must have had at least five rides under the Rules of Racing. (This includes Flat and Jump races, but does not include point-to-points). THE TOTE has generously sponsored this race and will provide a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. 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. NOTE: The highest weight stated above will apply at the entry stage and declaration to run stage regardless of the age of the highest rated horse In the event of an Amateur Rider being the rider of the winner, second, third or fourth, the payments due to the Rider shall be paid to the Amateur Jockeys’ Association. 14 entries, 1 at £8 and 13 at £42. - Closed May 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 4lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. A SS SEE PAGE 62 FOR THIS RACE.

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THE ASCOT ENQUIRY Hollie Doyle Hollie Doyle is no longer the female jockey taking the racing world by storm, she is simply a very talented jockey riding at the top of her game and proving that she has what it takes to make it through with pure talent, hard work and determination. With her first Royal Ascot winner under her belt, Hollie will be looking forward to June and her chance to add yet more awards to her role of honour, but watch out Tom, she is after Addeybb… Your favourite Ascot memory to date? My favourite Ascot memory was on Champions Day winning the Sprint on Glen Shiel. If you weren’t a jockey what other job would you like to do? I think I’d have been either a vet or a physio. What is the one race, anywhere in the world, you would like to win? It has got 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? Glen Shiel in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. A young jockey to look out for. Laura Pearson. Scarlet Dragon, Drill Sergeant and Blue Print all line up for the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes – which horse do you choose to ride? Scarlet Dragon. Who is your racing hero? Ryan Moore Best piece of advice you have ever been given? Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open What is the one winner that Tom rode that you would like to steal the ride on? Addeybb.

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