Ascot Racecard - Friday 9th July - Summer Mile Racing Weekend

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SUMMER MILE R AC I N G W E E K E N D Friday 9th July 2021


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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the opening day of the Summer Mile Racing Weekend. This is our first meeting after Royal Ascot where we saw some fabulous performances on the track that will live long in the memory. Poetic Flare in particular confirmed himself as the leading three-year-old in the mile division with an outstanding performance in the St James’s Palace Stakes and it is exciting to think he could line up against the Queen Anne Stakes winner Palace Pier in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood at the end of this month. It will also be fascinating to see impressive Gold Cup winner Subjectivist take on Stradivarius again, potentially in the Goodwood Cup, while the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes here could feature both the Prince of Wales’s Stakes winner Love and Hardwicke Stakes winner Wonderful Tonight taking on the Derby winner Adayar in what is shaping up to be a vintage renewal. It was fantastic to welcome racegoers back to Ascot during the Royal Meeting for the first time since February 2020. We are already looking forward with huge excitement to Royal Ascot in 2022, which will take place in Platinum Jubilee year and will be a very memorable occasion. There is still much to look forward to this year though and this weekend starts a busy mid-summer period for the racecourse which includes the QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend and the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. We are delighted to welcome BioWave as a new sponsor at Ascot and they support the whole card today. BioWaveGO is a revolutionary new way of treating pain that uses electric waves, rather than chemicals, and there is more information about their products in these pages. Away from Ascot, the July Festival at Newmarket is taking place this week where several of the protagonists from Royal Ascot are in action. Today’s feature race is the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes for Fillies and Mares which will see Alcohol Free, winner of the Coronation Stakes, take on her elders including the winner of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, Indie Angel. The first three home in the Albany Stakes – Sandrine, Hello You and Oscula – are all due to run in the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes today as well and it will be interesting to see how the form plays out. It is a busy weekend of racing and with many of the big-name jockeys at Newmarket or York we will have the opportunity to see some of the rising stars of the weighing room at Ascot. Today they include Laura Pearson and Cieren Fallon, who both rode their first Royal Ascot winners last month and look set to have big futures in the sport. Laura is the subject of our Ascot Enquiry feature this weekend. I hope you enjoy today’s action either on course or live on Sky Sports Racing and can join us again tomorrow where the Group 2 Betfred Summer Mile Stakes is the feature race.

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

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1st Race 1.05pm The BioWaveGO Pain Management Device Nursery Handicap Stakes

4th Race 2.50pm The BioWaveGO Go Beyond British EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes

A nursery is a handicap that is restricted to two-year-olds only. In order to be allowed to take part, entrants must have already run in three maiden or novice races, or have won two races, which then qualifies them for an official handicap rating based on what they have achieved so far. Quite simply, the higher their rating, the bigger the weight they have to carry. This particular six furlongs race is for horses which have been rated from 0 to 90. PAGES 18-19

2nd Race 1.40pm The BioWaveGO 100% Drug Free Pain Relief Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile about four furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upward fillies and mares, which are E.B.F. eligible and 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 which is based on the age of the horse in this race. PAGES 36-37

5th Race 3.25pm The biowavego.co.uk Handicap Stakes

This is a two mile handicap race for three-year-olds which have been rated from 66 to 85. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than a lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 40 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 130.

This is a one mile about two furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 86 to 105. Like most handicaps on the Flat this race is also open to horses that are rated below that particular band. However, all handicaps stipulate a minimum weight and no runner can carry less than that, irrespective of how low their rating is. This is often described as ‘running from out of the handicap’ and is considered a disadvantage.

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3rd Race 2.15pm The BioWaveGO #Goyou Handicap Stakes

6th Race 4.00pm The BioWaveGO Wave Goodbye To Pain Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile handicap race for three-year-olds which have been rated from 71 to 90. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have run at least three times in a Flat race in Britain, or have run in no more than two Flat races run in Britain and won at least one of them. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms a horse rated 90 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 85.

This is a six furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 76 to 95. Like all handicaps on today’s card this means that should a horse rated 95 take part they would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 90. PAGES 48-50

7th Race 4.35pm The BioWave Blocks Pain At The Source Apprentice Handicap Stakes

The finale today is a one mile handicap race for four-year-olds and upwards 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. 4

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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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A S C O T F L A T S E A S O N 2 0 2 10 -LEADING PARTICIPANTS Updated throughout the season, the below tables highlight the leading jockeys, trainers and owners at Ascot in the current season.

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OISIN MURPHY RYAN MOORE FRANKIE DETTORI WILLIAM BUICK HOLLIE DOYLE

WINS: 5 STRIKE-RATE: RIDES: 32 16%

WINS: 5 STRIKE-RATE: RIDES: 36 14%

WINS: 4 STRIKE-RATE: RIDES: 30 13%

WINS: 4 STRIKE-RATE: RIDES: 32 13% WINS: 3 STRIKE-RATE: RIDES: 30 10%

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JOHN & THADY WINS: 6 RUNNERS: 33 GOSDEN ANDREW WINS: 4 RUNNERS: 34 BALDING WILLIAM WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 17 HAGGAS CHARLIE WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 20 APPLEBY DAVID WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 3 EVANS 2 0 2 1 L E A D I N G PA R T I C I PA N T S

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WINS: 4 STRIKE-RATE: RUNNERS: 35 11%

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John & Thady Gosden captured the trainers’ title of Royal Ascot 2021 in a thrlling battle, as they just got the better of Andrew Balding on placings. Their biggest success of the meeting came in the opening race as Palace Pier was an impressive winner of the Queen Anne Stakes, ridden by Frankie Dettori - click the image below to see a replay of his success.

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R AC E 1 1.05PM T H E B I O WAV E G O PA I N M A N AG E M E N T D E V I C E N U R S E R Y H A N D I C A P S TA K E S

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Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) For 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) SS See page 52 for conditions of this race.

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No Horse

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FLAMING RIB (IRE) (23)

B c Ribchester (IRE) - Suddenly (GER) (Excelebration (IRE)) Owner: Dolan Dooley Owen Weight: 9 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Kildaragh Stud GREY triple diamond. Sponsor: NAF Form: 3120

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B E T H E R S D E N B OY ( I R E ) ( 2 9 )

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Foaled 11.2.2019. HHHH Big step forward from his debut third when running away with a Nottingham novice on second start (5f, good to soft); second in conditions event at Epsom last month (6f, good) before struggling at Royal Ascot; should be a more potent force at this level. Official BHA Rating 90

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B c Excelebration (IRE) - Doctor’s Note (Pursuit of Love) Owner: RJ Rexton and CD Dickens Weight: 9 0 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE Breeder: Denis Noonan sleeves, YELLOW armlets, YELLOW cap, BLACK stars. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd D Form: 14

Jason Watson

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M AY B U R Y ( G B ) ( 1 5 )

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Foaled 15.3.2019. HHH He was the 25-1 outsider of five on his Newmarket debut in May (6f, soft) but he ran out a comfortable winner; that form not really working out and he himself was only fourth in a Newbury conditions event four weeks ago; conditions should be fine but others appeal more. Official BHA Rating 83

B g Adaay (IRE) - Azure Amour (IRE) (Azamour (IRE)) Owner: The Phantom House Partnership Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: William Jarvis, Newmarket Colours: RED and YELLOW stripes. Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud Form: 032 BF Sponsor: Tattersalls

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Adam Farragher (5)

4 E R N I E ’ S VA L E N T I N E ( G B ) ( 2 3 )

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Foaled 10.2.2019. HHHH Improved on low-key debut when keeping on well for third at Epsom last month (6f, good; 1l behind Flaming Rib and 3lb better off today); bumped into a promising newcomer when second at Newmarket (6f, good to firm); untested on slower than good to soft but he’s still capable of better. Official BHA Rating 82

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Gr c Havana Gold (IRE) - Eastern Destiny (Dubai Destination (USA)) Owner: Williams, Campbell, Sennett & Cole Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: Paul & Oliver Cole, Whatcombe Colours: ROYAL BLUE, MAROON sleeves, Breeder: Worksop Manor Stud ROYAL BLUE stars. Sponsor: P. F. I. Cole Ltd Form: 10

Cieren Fallon

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TYSON (IRE) (52)

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Foaled 4.4.2019. HHHH Smooth winner of a Leicester novice (5f, good to firm; form franked) on last month’s debut; failed to build on it when down the field at Royal Ascot but he moves into nurseries with potential and the longer trip should be in his favour. Official BHA Rating 82

Gr g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Ach Alannah (IRE) (Marju (IRE)) Owner: Highclere T’Racing - Walled Garden Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 11 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Breeder: John Doyle armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Form: 524 BF

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Foaled 26.2.2019. HHH Beaten favourite/joint-favourite in all three starts, failing to improve for the step up to 6f at Nottingham in May; gelded since and may do better but he needs improvement. Official BHA Rating 80

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Thore Hammer Hansen (3)


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Ch c Mehmas (IRE) - Gilded Truffle (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud large YELLOW spots. Form: 2320

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Foaled 26.2.2019. HHH Placed in his first three starts before finishing down the field at Royal Ascot latest; soft ground no issue judged on 5f third here in May; improvement required for 6f. Official BHA Rating 79

H AY M A K E R ( G B ) ( 3 1 )

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B c Muhaarar - Squash (Pastoral Pursuits) Owner: Collett, Morrison & Partners Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley Breeder: Kirtlington Stud & Mrs Mary Taylor Sponsor: Bridgend Hotel

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Charlie Bennett

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 6 Colours: YELLOW, RED seams, chevrons on sleeves, RED cap, YELLOW star. Form: 323

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MARSH BENHAM (IRE) (10)

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Foaled 13.3.2019. HHHHH Similar form in three runs at up to 5.5f and his latest third (clear of the fourth) has been franked in some style since; still looked a bit green on that occasion and he could pack a more potent punch now upped to 6f for the first time. Official BHA Rating 75

Ch c Galileo Gold - Zelie Martin (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: The Red House Racing Club Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Colours: RED, DARK BLUE sleeves, Breeder: Padraig Williams RED stars, DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: The Red House Pub Form: 6035

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Luke Morris

Foaled 25.4.2019. HH Best effort of four came when third of nine at Salisbury in June; made the running against a field of newcomers there and perhaps it flatters him slightly; others have more pressing claims. Official BHA Rating 73 (-1)

Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5.

Record Time: 1 min 12.39 secs by Rajasinghe age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs 2020: MEETING ABANDONED

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BETTING FORECAST:

7-2 Flaming Rib (IRE), 9-2 Ernie’s Valentine (GB), 5-1 Maybury (GB), Haymaker (GB), 6-1 Tyson (IRE), 7-1 Bethersden Boy (IRE), 8-1 Robasta (IRE), 16-1 Marsh Benham (IRE)

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R AC E 2 1.40PM T H E B I O WAV E G O 1 0 0 % D R U G F R E E PA I N R E L I E F H A N D I C A P S TA K E S ( C L A S S 4 )

RACE FINISH

About two miles (15f 209yds) (3,100 metres) For three yrs old

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £9650. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 52 for conditions of this race.

BioWave 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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A L E R TA R O J A ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

Gr f Golden Horn - Albaraka (Selkirk (USA)) Owner: Miss K. Rausing Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott Bt, Newmarket Breeder: Miss K. Rausing

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Jockey Luke Morris

Weight: 9 7 Horse Age: 3 Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN hoops, WHITE sleeves and cap. Form: 000-411

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DA M N E D E L U S I V E ( G B ) ( 2 2 )

B f Sir Percy - Cape Victoria (Mount Nelson) Owner: Kingsclere Racing Club Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Kingsclere Stud Sponsor: Kingsclere Stud

Draw

HHHHH Moving up to 1m4f for handicap debut did the trick at Salisbury (good to firm) last month and she followed up in dominant fashion at Yarmouth (1m6f, good) 12 days later, looking better the further she went and with Lawmans Blis 4l back in third; up another 9lb but has plenty more to offer over this sort of trip, assuming she also acts on this ground. Official BHA Rating 79

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Jason Watson

Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 3 Colours: BLACK, GOLD Cross and stripe on cap Form: 53-2122 BF

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HHHH Form figures of 2122 in her 1m2f/1m4f handicaps; last seven starts on AW, having been tailed off on soft on debut; today’s surface therefore asks a question but look no further than her useful half-sister Table Mountain for encouragement at the new trip, as she surged forward when upped to 2m here last summer and was runner-up in this race on first occasion. Official BHA Rating 75

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B c Lawman (FR) - Megec Blis (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) Owner: Mr J. R. Dwyer Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Harry Dunlop, Upper Lambourn Colours: BLACK and RED check, BLACK Breeder: Pat O’Rourke & The Lawman Syndicate sleeves, RED armlets and star on cap. Sponsor: Class1Personnel Form: 6-60323

HHH Cheekpieces last five starts; much more competitive when switched to handicaps under Saffie Osborne on last three outings, going close at Sandown on second occasion; has a big pull in the weights with Alerta Roja from Yarmouth (again 1m6f on good) on latest start but that rival was impressive. Official BHA Rating 66 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3.

Record Time: 3 mins 24.12 secs by Mizzou age 4 wt 8-12 good to firm, 29/04/15 Median Time: 3 mins 31.30 secs

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BETTING FORECAST:

4-5 Alerta Roja (GB), 2-1 Damned Elusive (GB), 9-2 Lawmans Blis (IRE)

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ASCOT RACECOURSE SUPPORTS

Today, we are delighted to be raising awareness for five local charities that have most recently benefitted from the “Ascot Racecourse Supports” grant fund managed by our charity partners, Berkshire Community Foundation. Smart Works Reading tackles a root cause of poverty by supporting local disadvantaged women into work. Over one in two of their clients have been offered employment; and they have helped approximately 700 women since they opened in 2015. Some of their clients have lived through challenging, life-changing or traumatic events; others are long-term unemployed or were made redundant during the pandemic. The women often lack self-confidence and all are given individual support. Ascot is supporting Smart Works to provide free employment skills advice, interview coaching and high-quality workwear for women in need. Together, we will help more women to gain confidence, excel at interviews, and secure a more stable financial future for them and their families. For more information, visit: https://reading.smartworks.org.uk/ Dingley’s Promise is a Berkshire-based charity providing support and education to children in the Early Years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) which Ascot Racecourse has supported since 2019. They have three centres based in Reading, Wokingham and Newbury and ensure that every child learns in the way that suits them, in an inclusive and supportive environment, which enables them to reach their full potential. Many children with SEND have been hugely affected by the pandemic, particularly the lack of access to key services, isolation and lack of essential interaction with other children and adults. Ascot’s funding will support their recovery programme to assist the children regain key skills. To find out more or donate, visit: https://dingley.org.uk/recoveryappeal/ 2 0 A S C OT R AC E C O U R S E S U P P O RT S


Berkshire Vision is a charity that has supported blind and partially sighted children and adults across Berkshire for over 110 years. They provide a wide-range of services designed to ensure visually impaired people have everything they need to remain as independent as possible, including telephone befriending which, during the pandemic, Ascot staff volunteered to join. They also offer employability support and tech buddies to enable those with sight loss to make the best use of technology and accessibility features. They organise activities to keep members connected from the comfort and safety of their own homes plus social events and adapted sports. Our latest funding will support “I Can Do It” courses for children with sight loss, building independence and life skills. For more information, to donate, or to get involved, visit www.berkshirevision.org.uk. Re:Charge work with families in the Maidenhead community who frequently face difficult life challenges and with men and women (18+) who are often exposed in some way emotionally, physically or financially, including those recovering from addictions. Their weekly drop-in sessions provide help with parenting, stress and difficulties with home life together with play, reading and creative activities for children. Ascot’s support will fund six part-time staff to continue these vital services. For more information, visit: www.rechargerandr.org.uk Cowshed is a crisis charity that provides emergency support to people across Berkshire at a time when they are going through personal crisis, e.g. domestic abuse, homelessness and financial hardship. They provide clothing, bedding, toiletries and other essentials for families and individuals in need. At the start of April 2020, they had assisted 893 people across Berkshire in the preceding 15 months. In the 12 months since then, they have helped more than 6,000 people by providing emergency clothing referrals to 2,500+ individuals, Christmas gift sacks to 1,000+ children, Easter hampers to 1,200 children as well as supporting 700 children with craft packs during the lockdown and almost 800 vulnerable adults/care leavers. Ascot’s funding will enable the charity to employ another staff member to assist with their essential fundraising aims. For more information, visit: https://www.thecowshed.org

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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

3 mins 0.89 secs by Kew Gardens age 3 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/18

2m

3 mins 24.12 secs 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.


R AC E 3 2 .1 5 P M T H E B I O WAV E G O # G OYO U H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 3) Old mile (7f abt 213yds) (1,500 metres) For three yrs old

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS See page 52 for conditions of this race.

BioWave 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

ISLA KAI (IRE) (14)

B g Awtaad (IRE) - Sidney Girl (Azamour (IRE)) Owner: Martin Webb Racing Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Breeder: Helen Lyons Sponsor: WJ Ltd

Draw

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Jockey Rowan Scott

Weight: 9 7 Horse Age: 3 Colours: GREY, GREY and RED diabolo on sleeves, RED cap. Form: 01-411 D

HHHH Redcar winner on soft ground last season (7f); 2-2 since handicapping, following easy front-running win at Doncaster (1m, soft) with a harder-fought success at the same track two weeks ago; another 4lb higher today but on the up and shouldn’t be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 90

Z O F FA R E L L I ( I R E ) ( 9 )

Draw

2

3

B g Zoffany (IRE) - Genuine Quality (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) Owner: MRS M.E.SLADE, MR B.OHLSSON & PARTNER Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN sash, Breeder: Gigginstown House Stud RED sleeves and cap. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 2212-42 BF

Laura Pearson (5)

HHHHH AW winner at two (7f); went close in soft-ground nursery at Newmarket so underfoot conditions shouldn’t be an issue; career-best effort when close second in 1m handicap at Bath nine days ago (not clear run); due to be 1lb higher from the weekend and can rate higher over this distance; rider’s claim an added bonus. Official BHA Rating 89 (+1)

BEAU JARDINE (IRE) (55)

B c Make Believe - Akira (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: Opulence Thoroughbreds Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder: Max Morris Sponsor: Tote

Draw

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Jack Mitchell

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 6 Colours: NAVY, GOLD braids, CREAM sleeves, NAVY cap, GOLD tassel Form: 1-12 D

HHH Won his first two starts (debut on heavy) before finding Isla Kai 4l too strong at Doncaster in May; that form solid enough and he gets a 12lb turnaround in the weights today; one to consider. Official BHA Rating 89

B g Kingman - Dream Peace (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Lady Bamford Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Breeder: Lady Bamford

Draw

4 GURU (GB) (103) Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 Colours: MAROON. Form: 15-5

4

Adam Kirby

5

5

M E LO DY O F L I F E ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

Draw

HHH Got up late to win 7f novice at Newbury on his debut one year ago; beaten at 4-9 and 2-1 in two novice runs since; blinkers reached for now upped to 1m on his handicap debut; could yet fulfil that debut promise. Official BHA Rating 88

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B c Dark Angel (IRE) - Tamarisk (GER) (Selkirk (USA)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 163321 D

HHH AW winner at two; had been knocking on the door prior to easy win at Chester a fortnight ago; 7lb rise, stronger opposition and slower ground all plausible negatives. Official BHA Rating 84

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Rob Hornby


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Y E A R O F T H E D R AG O N ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

3 B c Dragon Pulse (IRE) - Poplar Close (IRE) (Canford Cliffs (IRE)) Owner: Mr J Barnett Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: William Knight, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE cap. Breeder: Mr T. J. Adams Form: 3-13250 Sponsor: William Knight Racing Ltd

5

Richard Kingscote

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SERGEANT TIBBS (GB) (71)

Draw

HHH Made a winning stable debut at Kempton in January (7f); good second over 1m on the straight course here in May but he has not matched that twice since; up against stronger opponents today and others look more persuasive. Official BHA Rating 84

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B c Bobby’s Kitten (USA) - Beautiful View (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Nick Andersen and Partner Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Robyn Brisland, Stockbridge Colours: BLACK, ORANGE sleeves, Breeder: Mrs P. Good BLACK spots, BLACK cap, ORANGE spots. Form: 4254

Jason Watson

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R E B E L T E R R I TO RY (G B ) (49)

Draw

H Seemed to excel himself in the face of stiff tasks on second and third starts; too keen for his own good when disappointing at Lingfield ten weeks ago; others more appealing now switched to turf. Official BHA Rating 83

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B g Territories (IRE) - Saucy Minx (IRE) (Dylan Thomas (IRE)) Owner: Mrs F Cotton,Mr & Mrs P Conway Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Colours: BLACK and WHITE diabolo, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Mr & Mrs Cotton / Mrs Suzanne Conway BLACK armlets, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 0322

Ray Dawson (3)

HHHH Runner-up on his last two starts, chasing home Beau Jardine on the AW in May and then showing improved form in Goodwood handicap seven weeks ago; 2lb rise demands more but he still has potential and soft ground holds no terrors. Official BHA Rating 82

E C H O B E AC H ( G B ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

9

2

B g Adaay (IRE) - Last Echo (IRE) (Whipper (USA)) Owner: KREMLIN COTTAGE IX Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, SCARLET hoop, Breeder: Culworth Grounds Farm LIGHT BLUE sleeves, SCARLET cap. Sponsor: Pol Roger Ltd Form: 2241-35 D

Cieren Fallon

HH Two sound efforts in turf handicaps this year but at a lower level; change of headgear needs to prompt improvement for him to come out on top in this field. Official BHA Rating 77

Blinkers worn first time by No. 4. Visor worn first time by No. 9. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 4.

Record Time: 1 min 35.89 secs by Alpha Centauri age 3 wt 9-0 good to firm, 22/06/18 Median Time: 1 min 41.60 secs

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3 RACE PREDICTOR

BETTING FORECAST:

7-2 Beau Jardine (IRE), 5-1 Zoffarelli (IRE), Guru (GB), 6-1 Isla Kai (IRE), 13-2 Rebel Territory (GB), 7-1 Melody of Life (IRE), 8-1 Year of The Dragon (IRE), 12-1 Echo Beach (GB), 25-1 Sergeant Tibbs (GB)

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R AC E 4 2.50PM T H E B I O WAV E G O G O B E YO N D BRITISH EBF FILLIES’ 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 (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) For three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £21500. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9174; Second £4586; Third £2294; Fourth £1146. (Penalty Value £11610) Weights raised 14lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 53 for conditions of this race.

BioWave 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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G A R D E N PA R A D I S E ( I R E ) ( 1 7 )

Draw Draw

No Horse

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Coral Garden (Halling (USA)) Owner: Mr Saeed Manana Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, RED sash, RED and Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited WHITE striped cap. Form: 32-231 D

5

Jockey Luke Morris

HHHH Placed in all four novice/maiden races before battling gamely for narrow win on handicap debut at Newbury (1m4f, soft; also effective on good) 17 days ago; subsequent 4lb rise demands a bit more from her here but she remains lightly raced. Official BHA Rating 80

G O O LWA ( I R E ) ( 3 7 )

B f Australia - Pivotalia (IRE) (Pivotal) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Mr Brian O’Neill

Weight: 9 Horse Age: 3 Colours: DARK BLUE, arge YELLOW spots. Form: 0-14 D

Draw

2

2

Rob Hornby

5

3

B A S I L I C ATA ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

B f Iffraaj - Policoro (IRE) (Pivotal) Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Colours: SILVER, tassel on cap. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 24-2253 Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd

Draw

HHH Bettered low-key 2yo debut when comfortable winner of AW novice at Kempton (1m4f) in March; arguably a shade disappointing when only fourth over same C&D last month but remains open to significant further improvement if suited by switch to turf on today’s handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 83 (-1)

4

Andrew Breslin (5)

4 PERCY’S PRIDE (IRE) (22)

B f Sir Percy - Cartoon (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Mr Saif Ali Trainer: William Knight, Newmarket Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

Draw

HHH Comfortably the most exposed filly in the line-up, having raced 11 times, but in good form at around 1m2f this season, including when close second off today’s mark here (soft) in May; won’t be far away if stamina holds out over new trip today. Official BHA Rating 82

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Richard Kingscote

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK sash, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, YELLOW cap, BLACK star. Form: 35-2631

5

G W E N H W Y VA R ( I R E ) ( 2 2 )

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

Draw

HHH Didn’t need to display any significant improvement to win run-of-the-mill Chelmsford maiden (1m2f, AW) by 4l last month, her sixth start; already proven over 1m4f; due to return to handicap company at Newbury (7.20) on Thursday. Official BHA Rating 79

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Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diabolo, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 43-440

HHHHH Behind Basilicata and only fourth of six (albeit not beaten far) when odds-on favourite for handicap debut here (1m2f, soft) in May before finding Group 2 Ribblesdale too hot when upped to 1m4f here last month; seemingly held in some regard, though, and remains unexposed. Official BHA Rating 74

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Jason Watson


4 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:

5-2 Gwenhwyvar (IRE), 11-4 Garden Paradise (IRE), 4-1 Basilicata (IRE), Percy’s Pride (IRE), 11-2 Goolwa (IRE)

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MOHAATHER: The 2020 Summer Mile winner who is now one of Britain’s most exciting young stallions

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Witnessing a horse whose star is still rising slam a classy field and announce himself as the next Group 1 winner in waiting is often every bit as exciting as seeing a reliable top-level stalwart secure yet another career defining success. Twelve months ago, Group 2 Betfred Summer Mile Stakes favourite Mohaather delighted fans and set pulses racing with a scintillating performance on the hallowed Ascot turf that proved that he was on the verge of fulfilling his potential. His late owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and trainer Marcus Tregoning had each displayed admirable patience with the evidently talented son of Showcasing. An unlucky passage in running in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot a month earlier in June would have given even the most reasonable of connections cause for frustration. But the saying ‘patience is a virtue’ is often borne out in racing, and on this warm July afternoon at the Berkshire track, it certainly seemed as if all the pieces of the jigsaw were finally coming together for Mohaather. The four-year-old was given a sumptuous ride by Dane O’Neill. Having settled him just behind the pace, O’Neill pressed the go button halfway up the Ascot straight and Mohaather duly obliged, showing his customary turn of foot to win by an ultra-impressive 3 and 3/4 lengths. As this eye-catching performance suggested he might, Mohaather duly backed this up with a dazzling display in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, beating a host of talented milers including Circus Maximus, Kameko and Siskin. 3 2 M O H A AT H E R - G B R I


He was subsequently retired to Nunnery Stud in Norfolk, the headquarters of Sheikh Hamdan’s global racing and breeding operation, Shadwell. Mohaather was introduced to breeders at a fee of £20,000, a price that they unsurprisingly jumped at considering his exemplary race record – he was a Group winner at two, three and four – and good looks. Now a five-year-old, Nunnery Stud’s newest recruit has recently completed his first season at stud, having covered 146 mares. Shadwell’s nominations and marketing manager, Tom Pennington, tells us more: “Mohaather has just finished covering his first book of mares and he’ll now enjoy a good summer break at grass. He’s taken to his new job exceptionally well, but it’s what we expected. He’s blessed with a phenomenal attitude - all he wants to do is please. “He looks a million dollars at the moment and is testament to the stallion team who do a fantastic job. He’s a bull of a horse, blessed with strong hindquarters and a great second thigh. You can really see how he generated that speed. “He was well supported by a good cross section of Europe’s leading breeders and received some of Shadwell’s most exciting mares, headed by dual Group 1-winning miler Nazeef as well as Asheerah, dam of Irish 2,000 Guineas hero and leading young sire Awtaad. “It’s not every day you have the opportunity to stand one of Europe’s leading milers. Thoroughbreds who possess an explosive turn of foot live long in the memory and Mohaather was one of those rare equine talents blessed with that trait. Let’s hope he can pass that on to his offspring.” Find out more about Mohaather and his new career at stud by visiting his Great British Stallion Showcase profile here.

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R AC E 5 3.25PM T H E B I O WAV E G O . C O . U K H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 2) One mile abt two furlongs (9f abt 212yds) (1,900 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £21000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8532; Second £4267; Third £2134; Fourth £1067; Fifth £533; Sixth £267. (Penalty Value £10823.40) Weights raised 5lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 53 for conditions of this race.

BioWave 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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PA S S I O N A N D G L O R Y ( I R E ) ( 2 5 )

B g Cape Cross (IRE) - Potent Embrace (USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) Owner: Godolphin Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 5 Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 101/-001 D Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better

Draw Draw

No Horse

2

Jockey Ray Dawson (3)

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N AVA L C O M M A N D E R ( G B ) ( 2 9 )

Draw

HHH Missed 2020 and failed to sparkle in Dubai early this year but he easily justified 6-5 favouritism when next seen at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) last month; turf wins in 2019 came on good/heavy; raised 10lb but, even though he’s a 5yo, he’s lightly raced and might be capable of better still. Official BHA Rating 100

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B or Br g French Navy - Quail Landing (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Owner: Mrs Jackie Cornwell and Mrs Jo Brisland Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Robyn Brisland, Stockbridge Colours: PURPLE and ORANGE diabolo, ORANGE Breeder: Shoreham Stud sleeves, PURPLE stars, ORANGE cap, PURPLE star. Form: 2416-1

Jason Watson

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D ATA P R O T E C T I O N ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

Draw

HHHH Two wins from five starts; hung left in the closing stages at Newbury (good to firm) but nevertheless proved much the strongest in that five-runner handicap; up 4lb on different ground (last August’s run on good to soft looked creditable at the time) but now looks worth this step up from 1m. Official BHA Rating 92

B g Foxwedge (AUS) - Midnight Sky (Desert Prince (IRE)) Owner: Muir Racing Partnership - Santa Anita Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick, Lambourn Colours: RED, YELLOW epaulets, Breeder: Mr & Mrs J. Laws armlets and cap. Sponsor: The Print Consultancy Woking Form: 005-331 D

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Nicola Currie

4 R E P E RTO I R E (G B ) ( 27)

Draw

HHHH Below form on soft but appeared to run with credit in 2019 once on heavy; third in useful 1m2f handicaps at Chester and Epsom this season before a career best to win at Newmarket two weeks ago; made all and was never seriously challenged for that win, introducing an element of doubt given his 5lb rise but he has a chance to dictate again here. Official BHA Rating 92 B g Bated Breath - Binche (USA) (Woodman (USA)) Owner: P Booth, A Jackson & K Stewart Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: David Simcock, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE seams, Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd halved sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Al Basti Equiworld Form: 0-10355

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Saffie Osborne (5)

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FA B I L I S ( G B ) ( 4 7 )

B c Frankel - Mirabilis (USA) (Lear Fan (USA)) Owner: Juddmonte Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Sponsor: Juddmonte Farms Inc

Draw

HH Ex-French; sole win came when 2-9 on AW on British debut; needs to better this season’s 1m turf form, for which he made late gains from the back on two occasions; stepping beyond 1m for the first time here. Official BHA Rating 89

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Colours: GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves. Form: 114-420

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HHH Beaten 11l in Group 3 on soft as 2yo but that looked creditable at the time; his bid for the Italian Derby on latest start did not work out but second of five in handicap at Sandown (1m2f, good) the time before was improved form; probably needs better still off today’s 5lb higher mark but good 5lb claimer Laura Pearson is recruited. Official BHA Rating 96

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Laura Pearson (5)


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WITHOUT REVENGE (GB) (20)

Draw

5 6

B g Muhaarar - La Dorotea (IRE) (Lope de Vega (IRE)) Owner: CARTER, DEAN, GERBER, INGLETT Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE seams, Breeder: Deerfield Farm LIGHT BLUE sleeves, DARK BLUE stars and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 051-315 D

Richard Kingscote

HHHHH Drew just over 4l clear in seven-runner handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in May; creditable fifth of 14 off this 10lb higher mark over C&D (soft) at the Royal meeting; set for a leading role in this contest. Official BHA Rating 90

Tongue Strap worn by No. 3.

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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BETTING FORECAST:

11-4 Data Protection (GB), 3-1 Passion And Glory (IRE), 9-2 Fabilis (GB), 11-2 Naval Commander (GB), 13-2 Repertoire (GB), Without Revenge (GB)

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The breeding side of the horseracing world is vitality important and can take you around the world. Here is Sophie’s career story. “After completing the National Stud Diploma Course in June 2020, I ventured to France to work with yearlings (young horses) for Ecurie Des Monceaux ahead of the Arqana September and October Bloodstock Sales. It was a great opportunity for me to further my French racing knowledge and increase my understanding of European pedigree lines. A typical day included hand walking 3-4 lots of yearlings in tack for 20-40 minutes each, alongside putting horses on and off the walker, grooming and checking the yearlings over for any injuries. The tack was adjusted specifically for each yearling to encourage strengthening in the areas that the individual required. Approximately 4 weeks prior to the September sale, we would have 3 or 4 different visits a week from top quality bloodstock agents (both national and international), ready to analyse our 2020 stock. The sales itself gave me plenty of experience in showing horses and I thoroughly enjoyed the adrenaline of taking a horse through the sales ring for the first time. All of team Monceaux’s hard work was rewarded when we stood as a team and watched the Monceaux-bred Dubawi filly out of Starlet’s Sister (half-sister to 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victor Sottsass) top the September sale for €2.5 million. I left Monceaux in December, with the prospect of returning to them in Summer 2021, I am very grateful for the opportunities and experiences they have provided me with. Gilltown Stud I arrived at Gilltown Stud, County Kildare Ireland, in late January ahead of the 2021 Breeding Season. I am delighted to be back working with mares and foals, witnessing and caring for new life is truly remarkable. I enjoy analysing the conformation of the foals and altering their turnout regimes to help them strengthen and develop in ways which will benefit them during their track careers. Gilltown has some incredible breaking and training facilities and I have thoroughly enjoyed expanding my knowledge of these sectors of the Thoroughbred racing industry, whilst simultaneously furthering my ability in caring for youngstock. I am excited for what the rest of the 2021 breeding season has to offer and to be looking after the champions of the future The best advice I could give someone wanting to have a career in the breeding industry is to utilise the courses available, for example the English and Irish National Stud courses. Both put you in connection with top people in the industry, act as a strong support network for you after the course has finished and provide you with a solid grounding to all aspects of working on a stud.” Find out more about careers, jobs and training in the horseracing industry, visit www.careersinracing.com CA R E E R S I N R AC I N G 39


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R AC E 6 4.00PM T H E B I O WAV E G O WAV E G O O D B Y E T O PA I N H A N D I C A P S TA K E S ( C L A S S 3 )

RACE FINISH

Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS See page 53 for conditions of this race.

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MAJOR JUMBO (GB) (13)

Gr g Zebedee - Gone Sailing (Mizzen Mast (USA)) Owner: Mr T. A. Rahman Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Breeder: D. R. Botterill Sponsor: Kevin Ryan Racing Limited

Draw

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7

Jockey Oisin McSweeney (7)

Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 7 Colours: ORANGE, DARK BLUE stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap. Form: 000-563 D

HHH Has been smart in his time and having dropped a long way in the weights he showed signs of a resurgence when third of 14 at Newcastle 13 days ago (6f, AW); good apprentice booked and a bold bid looks on the card with conditions unlikely to faze him. Official BHA Rating 95

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

Draw

2

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B g Compton Place - Amirah (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: D M James & Steve Jenkins Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 5 Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED stars, Breeder: Llety Farms EMERALD GREEN sleeves. Form: 650023 CD

Saffie Osborne (5)

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C H A I R M A N O F T H E B OA R D ( I R E ) ( 1 1 )

Draw

HHH Infrequent winner these days (usually blows the start) but he’s on a handy mark and he has run well in Windsor handicaps the last twice; rider’s claim very useful and more minor money on the cards. Official BHA Rating 95

3

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Bound Copy (USA) (Street Cry (IRE)) Owner: David Kilburn, David Hudd & Chris Wright Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 13 Trainer: Mick Channon, West Ilsley Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW Breeder: Belmont Bloodstock Ltd & Luke Jesse sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Stratford Place Stud Form: 14150-5 D

Rob Hornby

4 O N E N I G H T S TA N D ( G B ) ( 2 9 )

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

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: SCARLET. Form: 1610-01 D

Draw

HHHHH Two 6f wins last season and only 5lb higher than when landing useful prize at Newmarket one year ago; looked rusty on his return from ten months off at Windsor 11 days ago; handles slow ground and could take a big step forward today. Official BHA Rating 94 (-1)

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Adam Farragher (5)

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5

DA Z Z L I N G DA N ( I R E ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

HHH Progressive 6f performer who has won three of his last six races, including impressively at Nottingham last month (6f, good to firm); up 8lb for that and has since missed an intended engagement on account of slow ground; drying conditions would help. Official BHA Rating 92

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B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Scrumptious (Sakhee (USA)) Owner: Thorney Racing Partners Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: Pam Sly, Peterborough Colours: RED and WHITE diabolo, WHITE Breeder: Peter & Hugh McCutcheon sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, RED cap. Sponsor: Pam Sly Racing Form: 40-0133 D

HHH Had some quality handicap form as a 3yo; ended losing run at Yarmouth in April (7f, good to firm); placed twice since but he is another who could do with the ground drying out. Official BHA Rating 91

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B E R N A R D O O ’ R E I L LY ( G B ) ( 4 1 )

B g Intikhab (USA) - Baldovina (Tale of The Cat (USA)) Owner: Rebel Racing (2) Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: Chasemore Farm BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 6500-63 D

Draw

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Adam Kirby

7

CONCIERGE (IRE) (25)

Br g Society Rock (IRE) - Warm Welcome (Motivator) Owner: Dare To Dream Racing Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Michael Attwater, Epsom Colours: ORANGE, GREY star. Breeder: Michael McGlynn Form: 433104 D

Draw

HHHH Encouraging seasonal return over C&D in May; better form when third of 16 at Haydock later that month; slow ground no issue and he should be arriving late on the scene. Official BHA Rating 88

5

Luke Morris

HHH Off the mark for the season in 6f handicap at Newbury in May (good to soft); held off revised mark twice since and could prove vulnerable for win purposes once more. Official BHA Rating 87

ZHUI FENG (IRE) (20)

Draw

8

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Es Que (Inchinor) Owner: Bighouse Synd., J Rosier & C Rosier Trainer: Tom Ward, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Es Que Syndicate & Irish National Stud Sponsor: The Pheasant Inn

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Richard Kingscote

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 9 3 Colours: YELLOW, PINK star and star on cap. Form: 505644 C D

HHH Enjoyed his finest hour here when landing the 2017 Royal Hunt Cup and also finished second in the Victoria Cup the following season; made a winning stable debut at Kempton in February (7f) and he hasn’t run badly over this trip the last twice; handles soft but could probably do with it drying out a bit. Official BHA Rating 84

B I C K E R S TA F F E ( G B ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

9

9

B c Mayson - Ocean Boulevard (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Form: 16-1300 D Sponsor: Highfield Farm LLP

Cieren Fallon

HHH Not cut it in hot 3yo handicaps the last twice but his third to Creative Force at Newmarket in May is rock-solid; won on soft ground on debut; could still have a bigger effort in him. Official BHA Rating 90

Draw

1 0 DA R K S H I F T ( G B ) ( 2 7 )

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Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Mosuo (IRE) (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr H. Frost Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, Breeder: Niarchos Family WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, striped cap. Sponsor: Stonegate Homes CD BF Form: 12-10

Jason Watson

1 1 A S C OT A DV E N T U R E ( G B ) ( 63 ) Ch c Mayson - Kasumi (Inchinor) Owner: Woodhurst Ltd & Withernsea Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Viscountess Trenchard Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited

Draw

HHHH C&D winner on debut and defied a penalty to win a Nottingham novice on his reappearance; encountering fast ground for the first time when in midfield at York last month; was sent off favourite for that hot race though and likely this mark is well within range; return to slow ground a plus; contender. Official BHA Rating 87

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Liam Keniry

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 11 Colours: BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN & RED dartboard, WHITE sleeves, RED darts, RED cap. Form: 1-44

HHH Justified strong market support at Cork (5f, good) on sole 2yo start in Ireland, then was sold for 150,000gns; disappointing on AW on stable debut but got back on track when fourth over C&D on his handicap debut nine weeks ago; still has time to do better. Official BHA Rating 84 Blinkers worn by No. 1. Visor worn by No. 8.

Record Time: 1 min 11.05 secs by Blue Point age 3 wt 9-1 good to firm, 03/05/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs Stewards Note: DARK SHIFT: Following its run on 12/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling.

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-2 Dark Shift (GB), 6-1 Dazzling Dan (IRE), 13-2 Tinto (GB), 7-1 Major Jumbo (GB), 15-2 One Night Stand (GB), 8-1 Bernardo O’Reilly (GB), 9-1 Bickerstaffe (GB), Ascot Adventure (GB), 10-1 Chairmanoftheboard (IRE), 11-1 Concierge (IRE), 14-1 Zhui Feng (IRE)

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Laura O’Neill, Operations Executive, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR); I was lucky enough to be offered Jallota, now known as Jally, through a good friend of mine, Steph, who works for trainer Charlie Hills. Steph called me one day and asked if I knew anyone who would like to give Jallota a “forever” home and after a short think, I said I would love to have him! Jally was previously owned by Dr and Mrs Hay (whose racing colours have also been carried by the likes of Fame And Glory and Here Comes When), his racing career saw him travel to Dubai, Italy and all over the UK, including running four times at Ascot. He ran a total of 52 times, winning seven races, including at both Group 3 and Listed level, as well as being placed in a Group 1. I collected Jally from Charlie’s yard in September 2019 and gave him 8 months in the field as he had an old injury that needed a bit of rest before we bought him back into work in May 2020. 46 WHERE ARE THEY NOW


Due to a previous injury the decision was made to direct his retraining to the dressage arena. He took to this very well and in September 2020 we made our debut at an unaffiliated dressage competition and won our class. Jally has continued to improve and will now go affiliated this year with the plan to climb the levels and see how we go. The Hay’s are very interested in how all of their former racehorses are and take great pleasure in hearing of their achievements off the racecourse. They enjoy hearing how Jally is progressing and have added me to their family and friends Facebook page where I post updates on how we are doing and results from competitions. “We are delighted that Jallota is with Laura and thoroughly enjoying his new life in the dressage arena. It is wonderful to see such a lovely horse, who gave us so much fun and pleasure during his racing days having the opportunity to have a second career and a lovely home. The Facebook page gives people like Laura the chance to update us with what the horses are doing and allowing us to see any pictures, which is always so nice. We are very much looking forward to seeing more of Laura and Jallota’s journey together”.

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R AC E 7 4.35PM T H E B I O WAV E B L O C K S PA I N AT THE SOURCE APPRENTICE H A N D I C A P S TA K E S ( C L A S S 4 )

RACE FINISH

One mile, Royal Hunt Cup Course (8f ) (1,600 metres) For four yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £9650. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. A SS See page 53 for conditions of this race.

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No Horse

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S TA R S H I E L D ( G B ) ( 1 6 )

Ch g Helmet (AUS) - Perfect Star (Act One) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXIX Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder: Mildmay Bloodstock Ltd Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing

Weight: 9 Horse Age: 6 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Form: 51-0220 CD

Draw

1

11

Jockey Dylan Hogan

12

HHH Never really got involved when among market principals for last month’s Carlisle Bell but was second over 1m on consecutive starts beforehand and is very versatile regarding ground; each-way claims if back on song. Official BHA Rating 84

KAESO (GB) (13)

Draw

2

6

B g Excelebration (IRE) - Bahia Breeze (Mister Baileys) Owner: Mr M. Webb Weight: 9 12 Horse Age: 7 Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Colours: GREY, GREY and RED diabolo Breeder: Sir Eric Parker on sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: WJ Ltd Form: 0-00000D

Andrew Breslin (3)

HHH Has never won beyond 7.6f but stays 1m perfectly well, and has run some big races on the straight track here; well below best form this year but too well handicapped to rule out. Official BHA Rating 84

FFION (GB) (23)

Draw

3

B f Sepoy (AUS) - Exceedingly (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr Alan Gray Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 11 Trainer: David Loughnane, Tern Hill Colours: GREY, MAROON sleeves Breeder: Alan & Susie Gray and cap. Sponsor: Dave Loughnane Racing, Galloways Bakers Ltd Form: 11-222

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Laura Pearson (3)

4 M Y KO N O S S T J O H N ( G B ) ( 5 0 ) B g Swiss Spirit - Royal Pardon (Royal Applause) Owner: Mrs J A Wakefield and Partner Trainer: Jamie Osborne, Upper Lambourn Breeder: T. K. & Mrs P. A. Knox Sponsor: Black Castle Sports Management Ltd

Draw

HHHHH Began career with two 7f AW wins in 2020 and runner-up in all three subsequent handicaps, most recently when upped to 1m on round course at Royal meeting here last month; only 2lb higher in this much easier race and won’t mind if the ground is slower than good; leading contender. Official BHA Rating 83

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Saffie Osborne (3)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Colours: PURPLE, WHITE sleeves, PURPLE stars, PURPLE cap, WHITE star. Form: 006-111 D

5

B O N N E VA L ( G B ) ( 1 6 )

B g Siyouni (FR) - Dreamlike (Oasis Dream) Owner: Fittocks Booth Boorer Bengo Silver Steed Trainer: James Fanshawe, Newmarket Breeder: Fittocks Stud & Arrow Farm & Stud Sponsor: Fittocks Stud

Draw

HHHH Struck form and won three times on AW in May (1m-8.6f); also has winning form on good to soft turf and is still quite lightly raced; needs to be taken very seriously. Official BHA Rating 82

5

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 9 Colours: BEIGE, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap. Form: 01-322 D BF

HHH Won 1m Redcar novice on soft turf last season and close second in first two handicaps, both on Kempton AW in recent weeks; raised 5lb in total for last two runs but should still have untapped potential; respected. Official BHA Rating 81

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Adam Farragher (5)


7 SEMSER (GB) (28)

B g Siyouni (FR) - Serres (IRE) (Daylami (IRE)) Owner: Mr M. Warner Trainer: Gary Moore, Horsham Breeder: Hesmonds Stud Ltd Sponsor: K M Elite Products Ltd

Draw

6

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: WHITE, MULTI COLOURED stars. Form: 2231-00

1

Rhys Clutterbuck (3)

8

HH Won 1m1f AW conditions race in France last December but safely held in two Sandown handicaps (1m/1m2f) for new trainer this spring; had some excuses last time (denied clear run) but needs a much better effort here. Official BHA Rating 80

BUCEPHALUS (GER) (9)

B g Soldier Hollow - Batya (IRE) (Whipper (USA)) Owner: Wayman & Thomas Trainer: Chris Wall, Newmarket Breeder: Gestut Am Schlossgarten Sponsor: Tattersalls

Draw

7

4

Sebastian Woods (3)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Colours: PINK, ROYAL BLUE hoop, armlets and cap. Form: 505-513 D BF

8

L E X I N GTO N FO RC E ( F R ) (1 6)

B g Dabirsim (FR) - Fox Force Five (IRE) (Araafa (IRE)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XLVII Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: LIGHT BLUE, Breeder: Mme Sarah Lhermite ORANGE epaulets and cap Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form: 23-5000 D

Draw

HHH Came good on second start for Chris Wall, making all for emphatic success at Pontefract (1m, soft) in May; placed off today’s 9lb higher mark on AW recently and further progress remains possible. Official BHA Rating 79

9

Thore Hammer Hansen

7

H Looked very promising on all three 3yo starts but has become disappointing this year; dropped back in trip after finishing down the field over 1m3f on AW last month; others have much less to prove. Official BHA Rating 79

LOV E D R E A M S ( I R E ) ( 3 0)

Draw

9

B g Dream Ahead (USA) - Kimola (IRE) (King’s Theatre (IRE)) Owner: Mr A. Potts Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Michael Blake, Trowbridge Colours: DARK GREEN, ORANGE Breeder: John O’Connor stripe and armlets. Sponsor: Racing For A Cause Form: 60-3126 BF

3

Thomas Greatrex

HH Won 7f AW seller in April and was second off today’s mark in small-field Lingfield handicap (7.6f, soft) the following month but was below-par when favourite for latest run and others here have more compelling form. Official BHA Rating 78

Draw

1 0 S O A R I N G S TA R ( I R E ) ( 1 6 )

8

B g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Peig (IRE) (Refuse To Bend (IRE)) Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XXV Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Colours: BEIGE, DARK BLUE armlets, Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: Hambleton Racing Ltd Form: 2-35304

Oisin McSweeney (7)

1 1 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

HHH Just a respectable fourth off today’s mark at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) last month but ought to be better suited by the forecast slower ground here and Oisin McSweeney looks excellent value for his 7lb claim against other apprentices; one to consider. Official BHA Rating 77

10

Aled Beech (3)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: BLACK, YELLOW braces, BLACK and RED hooped sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star. Form: 042050 D

1 2 C R Y S TA L C A S Q U E ( G B ) ( 3 5 )

Ch m Helmet (AUS) - Crystal Moments (Haafhd) Owner: The Dirham Partnership Trainer: Rod Millman, Cullompton Breeder: Mrs J. E. Laws Sponsor: Rod Millman Racing Ltd

Draw

HH Gave very good account when close second over 6f here (soft; first-time cheekpieces) in May and is also effective over 1m but consistency is not his forte and others are more persuasive. Official BHA Rating 76

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Ray Dawson

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 3 Colours: DARK BLUE, WHITE chevrons on sleeves, RED cap. Form: 03-0236 D BF

HH Placed on two of her four starts this year and is pretty versatile regarding trip/ground but wasn’t at her best when favourite for weaker race than this last month and will probably find others better handicapped here. Official BHA Rating 75

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1 3 S I R P L AT O ( I R E ) ( 1 6 )

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B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Dessert Flower (IRE) (Intikhab (USA)) Owner: M.J. Tidball & B.R. Millman Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Rod Millman, Cullompton Colours: DARK GREEN, WHITE stars and Breeder: Noel Finegan armlets, DARK GREEN cap, YELLOW star. Sponsor: Rod Millman Racing Ltd Form: 0-01010 D

George Rooke

H Gained his last four wins at Chepstow, most recently when holding on by a short head over 7f last month; also suited by 1m on slow ground but looks very vulnerable off current mark. Official BHA Rating 73

Visor worn by No. 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 10.

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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BETTING FORECAST:

11-2 Ffion (GB), Bonneval (GB), 13-2 Bucephalus (GER), 7-1 Mykonos St John (GB), 9-1 Global Esteem (IRE), 10-1 Star Shield (GB), 11-1 Love Dreams (IRE), Soaring Star (IRE), Crystal Casque (GB), 12-1 Semser (GB), 14-1 Lexington Force (FR), 16-1 Sir Plato (IRE), 20-1 Kaeso (GB)

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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 Clive Hamblin, BVetMed, MRCVS Director of Racing and Public Affairs Nick Smith Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels

RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.05 - THE BIOWAVEGO PAIN MANAGEMENT DEVICE NURSERY HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) 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 two yrs old only, Rated 0-90 (also open to such horses rated 91 and 92 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, July 3rd and pay £50 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. Boiwave will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and in addition award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 18 entries at £50. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533. (Penalty Value £5400) SS SEE PAGE 12 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.40 - THE BIOWAVEGO 100% DRUG FREE PAIN RELIEF HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4562 to the winning horse The second to receive £2142, and the third £1071. for three yrs old only, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £42 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £34 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and in addition to the prize money, a £100 cash prize will be presented to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 7 entries at £42. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902. (Penalty Value £4562.99) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.15 - THE BIOWAVEGO #GOYOU HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521 and the fourth £760. for three yrs old only, Rated 71-90 (also open to such horses rated 91 and 92; such horses rated 70 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 71 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 70 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and in addition award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. The Ascot Racecourse Executive reserves the right to transfer this race to the Royal Hunt Cup Course. 27 entries at £60. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE.

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Fourth Race 2.50 - THE BIOWAVEGO GO BEYOND BRITISH EBF FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11610 to the winning horse The second to receive £5450, the third £2726 and the fourth £1363. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which are E.B.F. eligible, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £105 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £21 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £84 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 2lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and in addition award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £10000 towards the prize money for this race. NOTE: Three-year-old fillies might not be able to receive the full weight-for-age allowance in this race. 14 entries, 2 at £21 and 12 at £105. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9174; Second £4586; Third £2294; Fourth £1146. (Penalty Value £11610) Weights raised 14lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.25 - THE biowavego.co.uk HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10823 to the winning horse The second to receive £5075, the third £2538, the fourth £1268, the fifth £634 and the sixth £317. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £100 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £20 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £80 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 4lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. NOTE: Three-year-old horses might not be able to receive the full weight-for-age allowance in this race. 21 entries, 1 at £20 and 20 at £100. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8532; Second £4267; Third £2134; Fourth £1067; Fifth £533; Sixth £267. (Penalty Value £10823.40) Weights raised 5lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.00 - THE BIOWAVEGO WAVE GOODBYE TO PAIN HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521 and the fourth £760. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 7th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st 3lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 8lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee responsible for the best turned out horse. 33 entries, 2 at £12 and 31 at £60. - Closed July 3rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.35 - THE BIOWAVE BLOCKS PAIN AT THE SOURCE APPRENTICE 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 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. July 7th. Lowest weight 8st 7lb; Highest weight 9st 12lb Penalties, after June 26th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. To be ridden by Apprentice Jockeys, Overseas Jockeys eligible under Rule (B)42 and Professional Jockeys eligible to claim a weight allowance under paragraph 52 of the Weights and Handicapping Code Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to July 6th, 2021, have not ridden more than 50 winners in races under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 25 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed). BIOWAVE will present a memento to the winning owner and award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. 32 entries at £42. - Closed July 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) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. A SS SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE.

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THE ASCOT ENQUIRY Laura Pearson Laura Pearson had captured the eye of many racegoers with her rise through the amateur ranks but June 16th 2021 will be a date that Laura won’t be forgetting for a long while, this was the day she bagged her first Royal Ascot winner in the Kensington Palace Stakes flying out the gates and leading from start to finish. With no doubt that this will be the first of many high level successes for Laura we find out a little more about this bilingual young lady. 1) You rode an incredible race to win the Kensington Palace stakes, your first Royal Ascot winner – how did you feel when you crossed the winning line? Breathtaking, it was quite incredible, a dream come true, and I still have to pinch myself now. 2) How did you get into racing? My dad was a point-to-point trainer and amateur jockey so I was always intrigued by the sport. My mum also had Arab’s so after pony club and sometime hunting I started pony racing and Arab racing. I also got a weekend job for Phil Collinson, who trained Sheilk Hamdams Arab’s, when I was 15 and caught the bug. 3) You have had an incredible start to your career, but do you have one race above any other that you would like to win this year? I try not to set exact goals, so I don’t disappoint myself. It would be incredible to ride another winner at Ascot, but I won’t set a concrete goal as so much can go wrong or change. Mentally I find it easier not to set myself to fail. 4) Do you have a racing idol? Growing up my idols were Richard Hughes and AP McCoy but today it would have to be Ryan Moore because he can change his riding style depending on which horse he is riding. 5) What is the best piece of advice you have been given so far? My agent, Stephen Croft who said, “come up the middle at Lingfield” and I think I have won every race at Lingfield when I have come up the middle. 6) Did you always want to be a flat jockey, or did you ever consider being a jump jockey? I did want to be a jump jockey, but I wasn’t built for that job and would have to carry a lot more weight to be a jump jockey, so I had to rethink my plans. I still get to school some jump horses over fences, and it gives me an incredible buzz. 7) Which one race at any Ascot race meeting would you like to win? I would like to win the Queen Anne Stakes but even getting the opportunity to ride in it would be brilliant. 8) One thing about you that our readers might not know. I grew up in France and French was my first language before moving back to the UK when I was 10. 9) The one racehorse from the history books you would have liked to ride. Black Caviar – if you can have a mare or filly that has a heart of a lion then they cannot be beaten. 10) You are called up to ride at the Ascot Shergar Cup meeting, which horse would you choose to ride? ANYTHING – I would be honoured to even lead up at the Shergar Cup so the opportunity to ride at the Shergar Cup would be a dream come true. 11) What advice would you give to a young person who would like to follow in your footsteps and become a jockey? It’s a very hard game and it is a game; you need a lot of luck on your side and choose the people you have around very carefully. Surround yourself by people who want you to do well. 12) What job would you have done if you hadn’t become a jockey? The first job I ever wanted to do was be a mechanic but I soon discovered I was not great with cars so I would like to be a detective, it fascinates me. 5 4 T H E A SCOT E N Q U I RY


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