Ascot Racecard - Friday 23rd July - King George Day 1

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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the opening day of the QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend. This two-day meeting is one of the highlights in the Ascot calendar, headlined by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes tomorrow. The race was developed by Major John Crocker Bulteel, Clerk of the Course at Ascot at the time, and first run in 1951. Today our second race is run in his memory, the Anders Foundation British EBF Crocker Bulteel Maiden Stakes which is for horses that have not run more than once. It is often a high-quality two-year-old contest and was won in 2019 by Mums Tipple with the 2020 Jersey Stakes winner Molatham in second. The feature race today is the British Racecourses Join Sunflower Lanyard Scheme Valiant Stakes. Promoted to Group 3 status for the first time in 2020, it is an important opportunity for fillies and mares over the Old Mile course. This year the race is named after the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme which has been adopted by all racecourses in Britain to make them more accessible and inclusive for people with hidden disabilities. Ascot was one of the first racecourses to adopt the scheme and launched the Sunflower Lawn in 2019. This is located on the Grundy & Bustino Lawn and is specifically designated for those looking for a quiet area. Lady Bowthorpe won the race last year and she has gone on to perform very well in Group 1 contests at Newbury and Newmarket this season as well as being second in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. We are delighted today to be hosting and celebrating many of the winning breeders from Royal Ascot this year. In total 28 different sires provided winners at the Royal Meeting with the great Frankel, himself a dual-Royal Ascot winner, being the leading stallion with three winners. In terms of prize money, it is poignant that Galileo once again topped that list with almost £600,000 in win and place money. His only winner of the week was Love, bred by Coolmore, and she heads the field for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes tomorrow. As well as winning that race in 2001, Galileo has also sired the winner twice already in Highland Reel and Nathaniel. As well as Love, he will also be represented by Lone Eagle in tomorrow’s big race. In terms of breeders, Jim Bolger was responsible for one of the highest-quality winners of the week and one of the best stories. Poetic Flare, winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes, is by Dawn Approach who Bolger bred and owned himself to win the Coventry and St James’s Palace Stakes in 2012 and 2013 while Dawn Approach’s sire, New Approach was also bred and trained by Bolger. He also trained Poetic Flare’s dam Maria Lee. We look forward to seeing how Poetic Flare progresses through the season, including in the Sussex Stakes next week at Goodwood. We hope you enjoy the day and look forward to welcoming you back to Ascot as the year progresses.

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

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WELCOME

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TO DAY ’ S SPONSORS

T H E A S C OT E N Q U I RY

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 1.20pm The John Guest Racing British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

This seven furlongs Novice Stakes is restricted to two-year-old fillies 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. Winners are allocated penalties depending on the level at which they have been successful. PAGES 22-24

2nd Race 1.55pm The Anders Foundation British EBF Crocker Bulteel Maiden Stakes (GBB Race)

This race is a six furlongs maiden stakes for two-yearolds. Maiden races provide a starting point for young horses that are yet to record a victory and most will be very lightly-raced or be making their racecourse debuts. Previous experience can count for a lot when searching for the winner but well-bred or precocious juveniles are more than capable of landing the prize at the first time of asking. PAGES 28-30

3rd Race 2.30pm The John Guest Racing Brown Jack Handicap Stakes

This is a two-miles handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 76 to 95. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than a lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 40 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 130. PAGES 34-35

4th Race 3.00pm The British Racecourses Join Sunflower Lanyard Scheme Valiant Stakes (Group 3)

This one-mile race for three-year-olds and upwards is a Group 3 contest – a race which can only bettered by a Group 1 or 2. Many of the runners will have already posted form well above average and some may use this as a stepping-stone to even 2

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greater things. Initially, the weights are allocated on the basis of age before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to lining up here – 3lb to Group 3 winners, 5lb for a Group 2 or 7lb to those successful in a Group 1. PAGES 42-44

5th Race 3.35pm The John Guest Racing Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile and four furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 86 to 105. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have run at least three times in a Flat race in Britain, or have run in no more than two Flat races run in Britain and won at least one of them. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap. In simple terms a horse rated 95 in this particular race would be required to carry 5lb more than a rival rated 90. PAGES 50-51

6th Race 4.10pm The Rotary Club of Ascot Handicap Stakes

This race is a five furlongs handicap race for threeyear-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. PAGES 56-58

7th Race 4.40pm The Berenberg October Club Supporting Cares Family Fillies’ Handicap Stakes

The finale today is a seven furlong handicap race for three-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.


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

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

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

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

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

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21. Weight (stones/pounds) 22. Official BHA Rating The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring penalties and allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicapped races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change in rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. For novice steeple chasers, their latest hurdle race rating may be shown until such time as the Handicappers allot a separate steeple chase rating. Such ratings are prefixed by the letter h. 23. Jockey’s name and photo If there is a number next to the name, this indicates that the jockey can claim that amount in weight (lbs) off the stated riding weight.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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ASCOT FLAT SEASON 2021 LEADING PARTICIPANTS Updated throughout the season, the below tables highlight the leading jockeys, trainers and owners at Ascot in the current season. Standings include up to and including Saturday 10th July

JOCKEYS

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OISIN MURPHY RYAN MOORE FRANKIE DETTORI WILLIAM BUICK ROBERT HAVLIN

5 32 WINS: 5 RIDES: 36 WINS: 4 RIDES: 30 WINS: 4 RIDES: 32 WINS: 3 RIDES: 13 WINS: RIDES:

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JOHN & THADY WINS: 7 RUNNERS: 37 GOSDEN ANDREW WINS: 6 RUNNERS: 42 BALDING KARL WINS: 3 BURKE RUNNERS: 15 WILLIAM WINS: 3 HAGGAS RUNNERS: 20 CHARLIE WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 22 APPLEBY 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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GODOLPHIN

WINS: 5 STRIKE-RATE: RUNNERS: 38 13%

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WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 4

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WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

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WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

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WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

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75%

STRIKE-RATE:

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STRIKE-RATE:

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CHIPOTLE

WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

ROHAAN

WINS: 2 RUNNERS: 2

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100%

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SIGNIFICANTLY FOLLOWED UP HIS ROYAL ASCOT VICTORY WITH SUCCESS AT OUR SUMMER MILE RACING WEEKEND IN THE BETFRED HERITAGE HANDICAP

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TODAY’S SPONSORS Ascot would like to take this opportunity to thank today’s race sponsors for their generous support. RACE 1,2

The European Breeders’ Fund was established in 1983 and is funded predominantly by contributions from stallion owners. In Great Britain, the British EBF have provided over £38,000,000 of additional prize money to the racing industry. ebfstallions.com

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The Racecourse Association (RCA) has collaborated with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to formally recognise the global symbol of invisible disabilities, the Sunflower lanyard, at all British racecourses. Sunflower wearers can feel confident when attending events that staff will be able to identify them and offer additional support or time. The Sunflower lanyard is widely recognised around the world, including in Britain, where it assists people in the retail, travel, health and public services sectors. Ascot Racegoers looking for a dedicated quiet, alcohol-free zone can visit The Sunflower Lawn, located on the Grundy & Bustino Lawn in front of the Owners & Trainers Restaurant to the west of the racecourse.

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The Rotary Club of Ascot is part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organisation who bring together business and professional people in order to provide humanitarian services. Ascot Rotary is actively engaged in supporting both local and international charities by raising money to help people in our communities who require a little bit of extra help to enjoy their lives. They also support local organisations such as food banks, computers for schools, day centres for the elderly, children with special needs and internationally, polio eradication, shelter boxes, mercy ships and the provisioning of clean drinking water.

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For over 33 years our committee have chosen a charity for which the funds raised will prove transformational. We have now raised in excess of £13 million with substantial benefits to the charities we have supported including kick-starting ground breaking research, raising profiles and enabling brave expansion plans. It is our goal to help innovative fledgling charities achieve that next level. Octoberclub.co.uk

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OWNERS FOCUS LADY BOWTHORPE WINS THE 2020 BETFRED VALIANT FILLIES’ STAKES (GROUP 3)

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Whilst Emma Banks had grown up being a pony mad child, it was not until her non-horsey father suggested that she took the plunge and bought a racehorse 8 years ago that her owners journey began. Emma has a demanding career in London and one of her favourite weekend pastimes is to visit her horses in Newmarket. “I like to get to Newmarket as early as I can to watch at least one lot on the gallops, but I also enjoy just spending time with them.” One of her horses has caught the headlines over the past year, Lady Bowthorpe, and she continues to exceed connections initial expectations. This time last year she cruised to victory in the Betfair Valiant Fillies Stakes, an amazing turn of form considering she suffered serious injury in her 2 year old year, but that victory was just the start of what has turned out to be an incredible year for Emma and her connections. It was on a trip to the Tattersalls sales that Emma, along with William Jarvis and James Toller, earmarked Lady B, as she is affectionately known, as a possible purchase. “I really enjoy visiting the sales and have become good at selecting the ones I cannot afford” shares Emma. But on this occasion, they all liked what they saw at the sales and the gavel fell to them with their winning bid.

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“It was such an amazing day last July when she won the Valiant, we had always thought a lot of her, and it was nice to see that she was as good as we thought” says Emma. “I was lucky enough to be there to watch her, but it was very strange not being able to celebrate with anyone.” Lady Bowthorpe has not run a bad race since and returned to Ascot in June this year to take her place at the Royal meeting. “I was only 3 weeks post hip surgery and I managed to have a great day getting around on my crutches and greeting her back to the paddock when she took 2nd in the Duke of Cambridge stakes.” Lady B is quite the character and spends her holidays at Emma’s cousin Nicky’s property near Newmarket, which is also where she does her pre-training. Like any star, Lady B also has her own thoughts when it comes to her chosen mode of transport. “She hasn’t always been the best traveller and to this day has her own personal chauffeur to take her in her favoured box each time she races.” As for what is next for the talented filly, “as long as she is still enjoying it, she will stay in training, with possible plans including a trip over the channel to either France or Ireland or a return trip to Ascot for Champions day.” Why would Emma suggest others get involved in racing and it is simple “you will never get another buzz like it. Whether you own a 10% share or 100% you experience the same excitement and you get to meet incredible people.” One thing is for sure, come the time for her retirement from racing she will be well loved and well cared for and there is hope she will, one day, become a successful broodmare so the journey can continue.

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R AC E 1 1.20PM T H E J O H N G U E S T R AC I N G BRITISH EBF FILLIES’ N OV I C E S TA K E S ( C L A S S 5 ) ( G B B

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Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) For novice two yrs old fillies

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STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £9200. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3926; Second £1962; Third £982; Fourth £490. (Penalty Value £4968) SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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

No Horse

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DESTINY QUEEN (FR) (-)

B f Al Wukair (IRE) - Trissa (FR) (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: The Wise Old Al Partnership Trainer: George Baker, Chiddingfold Breeder: Mr V. Bukhtoyarov & Mr E. Kappushev Sponsor: Coolhurst Vineyards Ltd, Vortex Shipbroking

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Jockey Pat Cosgrave

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: DARK GREEN, YELLOW cap, DARK GREEN star. Form:

Foaled 8.2.2019. HH 57,000euros yearling; Al Wukair half-sister to four winners, notably Tres Forte (Listed-placed 1m-1m2f including 2yo AW); dam sister to 5f 2yo Listed winner Treasure; yard has ordinary strike-rate with 2yos. Official BHA Rating -

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B f Ghostzapper (USA) - Grand Jete (Dansili) Owner: Juddmonte Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc Sponsor: Juddmonte Farms Inc

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Robert Havlin

Weight: 9 0 Horse Age: 2 Colours: GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves. Form: 0

Foaled 21.2.2019. HHHHH From a smart Juddmonte female line; better than bare result (eighth of nine) suggests in 7f maiden at Newmarket on July Cup day, seeming green before eventually making late gains towards the finish; should improve with the experience under her belt. Official BHA Rating -

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B f Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Parle Moi (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: Mr Steven Rocco Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: WHITE, MAUVE diamond, Breeder: Oghill House Stud & Partner striped sleeves, MAUVE cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 0

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Andrea Atzeni

Foaled 6.2.2019. HH Just a modest debut effort (eighth of 12) in 6f contest at Newbury last week when a 22-1 shot; may be sharper for the outing/experience but is possibly one for nurseries further down the line. Official BHA Rating -

Draw

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B f Shamardal (USA) - Placidia (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE)) Owner: Godolphin Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 3 BF Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better

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William Buick

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Foaled 22.5.2019. HHHH Shamardal filly who didn’t live up to market expectations at Leicester (7f; wore hood) on debut, dropping away to finish last of the three runners; given a six-week break since and headgear is now removed; in excellent hands and should do better. Official BHA Rating -

B f Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Hyphaema (IRE) (Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)) Owner: Mrs Paul Shanahan & Mrs B W Hills Weight: 9 0 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK sash, Breeder: Glashare House Stud LIGHT BLUE cap. Form:

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Foaled 1.2.2019. HHH 40,000euros foal, 35,000gns yearling; by Mastercraftsman; dam placed 7f AW at 2yrs, half-sister to 1m4f Listed winner Polly’s Mark out of unraced half-sister to 1,000 Guineas winner Ameerat; note market signals. Official BHA Rating -

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B f Postponed (IRE) - Heart’s Content (IRE) (Daylami (IRE)) Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Colours: SILVER, tassel on cap. Breeder: Godolphin Form: Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd

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Ryan Moore

Foaled 24.2.2019. HHH Postponed filly; closely related to French 1m3f-1m4f winner Heartily (including Listed), half-sister to Listed-placed 6f 2yo winner Harcourt Street; dam French 1m4f winner; powerful stable; interesting newcomer. Official BHA Rating -

Record Time: 1 min 25.73 secs by Pinatubo age 2 wt 9-3 good, 22/06/19 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs Stewards Note: EPHRATA: Following its run on 10/7/2021 it was reported that the horse was slow to leave the stalls. 2020: ZABEEL QUEEN (IRE) 2 9 0 Andrea Atzeni 5-1 (Roger Varian) 10 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

2-1 Pulcheria (IRE), 11-4 Ephrata (GB), 5-1 Zestful (GB), 8-1 White Wave (IRE), 11-1 Loquace (IRE), 12-1 Destiny Queen (FR)

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: NATHANIEL, ENABLE AND THE KING GEORGE

ENABLE LANDING THE 2019 KING GEORGE BY A NECK OVER THE TALENTED CRYSTAL OCEAN.

A decade is arguably not a very long time in racing. It takes five years for a colt-turned-stallion’s first runners reach their Classic season, and it can take several more before we can figure out whether a sire is truly fulfilling his potential. But for many, Nathaniel’s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory in 2011 will feel like an awfully long time ago, not least because in the intervening years we have welcomed, celebrated and wished a happy retirement to one of the greatest race mares of all time: his daughter, Enable. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes will forever be associated with Enable. Her hat-trick of victories in the race gave her history-making status, while her spine-tingling tussle with Crystal Ocean in the 2018 renewal of the contest was, and will doubtless continue to be, likened to the 1975 battle between Grundy and Bustino, which racing fans joyfully reminisce over annually. But lest we forget, her success in the race was also poignant given that she was following in the hoofprints of her sire, Nathaniel, winner of Ascot’s July showpiece ten years ago now. Nathaniel had always been held in high regard by the John Gosden stable from before the evening he ran Frankel to within half a length on their Newmarket debuts in the August of their juvenile seasons. Having bypassed the Derby at Epsom, Nathaniel came off an emphatic five length win in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot to triumph in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the Classic generation. The visually impressive three lengths that he put between himself and the rest of the field at the line was even more notable for the fact that he relegated Workforce, the 2010 Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe champion, to the runner-up spot. 18

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Nathaniel made a successful, if belated, return to the track in 2012 when winning the Group 1 Coral Eclipse, but two weeks later a gallant effort at a second consecutive King George was thwarted in a thrilling head-bob finish by Danedream. An unusually short break between the two races might have disadvantaged Nathaniel, but that said, there was no shame in going down by just a nose to the champion filly, having given her a 3lb allowance. Roll on five years and Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire had already begun to reap the rewards of buying into Nathaniel as a stallion prospect over the 2011-12 winter. Their newest recruit’s first crop of three-year-olds was spearheaded by the dual Oaks winner, Enable, who continued her relentless ascent up the ranks when emulating her sire as a three-year-old winner of the King George, pulling four and a half lengths clear of a top-class field that included no less than seven global Group 1 winners. The emphatic win elevated her to new heights and reinforced her status as racing’s new superstar. Enable would of course go on to make history in winning the King George on two further occasions: in that unforgettable duel with Crystal Ocean in 2018, and then for a record third time when staging a bloodless victory over the Derby winner, Serpentine, in 2019. Enable is now enjoying her second career, as a broodmare in the paddocks at her owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, and we can look forward to seeing her first foal by champion miler Kingman next Spring. Nathaniel, meanwhile, continues stallion duties at Newsells Park. Reflecting on what both the race and Enable meant for Nathaniel’s stallion prospects, Julian Dollar, general manager of Newsells Park Stud, said: “The King George remains one of the greatest middle-distance races in Europe for the Classic crop to test themselves against the older generation and long may that continue. Nathaniel’s impressive win in the race was certainly what cemented our interest in him and led us to buy 50% of him over the 2011-12 winter. “Far too many stallions are written off before they even have three-year-old runners, and that was basically the case with Nathaniel. By making the case for how much he and indeed his siblings improved from two to three-years-old – remember that he improved 37lbs from two to three – we were able to persuade some breeders to be patient, but his book of mares following his first two-year-olds was his smallest by some margin. “However, here was Enable, a filly from his very first crop, carrying all before her, beating both sexes and all ages. She certainly put Nathaniel on the map and while he has produced another Classic winner in French Oaks winner, Channel, as well as a multitude of other Group 1, 2 & 3 winners, Nathaniel will probably always be remembered as the sire of Enable.”

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R AC E 2 1.55PM T H E A N D E R S F O U N DAT I O N B R I T I S H E B F C R O C K E R B U LT E E L M A I D E N S TA K E S RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 5 ) ( N OT R U N M O R E T H A N O N C E ) ( G B B R AC E ) Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) For maiden two yrs old colts and geldings

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £21200. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9046; Second £4522; Third £2262; Fourth £1130. (Penalty Value £11448) SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Ascot Racecourse 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

A D J U D I C AT O R ( I R E ) ( - )

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - African Moonlight (UAE) (Halling (USA)) Owner: The Adjudicators Weight: 9 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Colours: PURPLE, Breeder: Ringfort Stud ROYAL BLUE sleeves. Sponsor: Tuite Racing Limited Form:

Draw

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Jockey Hollie Doyle

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Foaled 27.2.2019. H Seventh foal; half-brother to six winners, two of whom had adjusted RPRs in triple digits (from 5f to 1m1f); dam unplaced at two but a sister to 1m6f Group 3 winner Mkuzi; will do well to win this first time out. Official BHA Rating -

ARD UP (GB) (-)

Draw

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B g Ardad (IRE) - Oriental Romance (IRE) (Elusive City (USA)) Owner: The Attwater Partnership Weight: 9 0 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Michael Attwater, Epsom Colours: GREY, DARK BLUE stars, Breeder: D. R. Botterill PINK sleeves. Form:

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Robert Havlin

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B U O YA N T ( I R E ) ( 1 8 )

B c Awtaad (IRE) - Glorification (Champs Elysees) Owner: Aquis Hong Kong Pty Ltd Trainer: Martyn Meade, Manton Breeder: China Horse Club Sponsor: Meyer Timber Ltd

Draw

Foaled 9.2.2019. H Fifth foal; sire Ardad has made a fine start to stud duties and the dam is well related, though was modest herself and has yet to produce anything of note; already gelded and wouldn’t be the obvious answer. Official BHA Rating -

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Oisin Murphy

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BLACK triple diamond, hooped sleeves. Form: 3

4 BUXTED REEL (IRE) (21)

Draw

Foaled 5.4.2019. HHHH £32,000 half-brother to useful 6f/7f 2yo winner Huboor (RPR 97); was a big eye-catcher when 13-2 for his Windsor debut (6f, soft) and had he not been stopped in his run he might well have prevailed; should be fine under these quicker conditions and has to have a major shout. Official BHA Rating -

7

B c Highland Reel (IRE) - Blue Lightning (Machiavellian (USA)) Owner: Buxted Partnership Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoops, YELLOW Breeder: M. Phelan and WHITE halved sleeves, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Buxted Construction Ltd Form: 0

David Egan

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EHRAZ (GB) (14)

Ch c Showcasing - Exrating (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud WHITE epaulets, striped cap. Form: 2

Draw

Foaled 10.4.2019. HH 62,000gns 2yo and half-brother to two winners; never dangerous after starting slowly at Sandown and surprising to see him dropping back from 7f, as on pedigree even that trip looked on the sharp side. Official BHA Rating -

11

Foaled 12.3.2019. HHHHH Made his debut in a traditionally strong 7f maiden at Newmarket’s July festival and after a slow start he saw his race out nicely behind impressive winner Noble Truth, who had the benefit of experience; speedy pedigree suggests dropping back to 6f won’t present a problem and his stable has a terrific record in this race having won six of the last eight runnings, including the last three; hard to oppose. Official BHA Rating -

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Jim Crowley


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B c Shalaa (IRE) - Ingot of Gold (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Gail Brown Racing (XIII) Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough Breeder: Mrs Iise Smits Sponsor: Tattersalls

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William Buick

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PURPLE hoop and diamond on cap. Form: 0

Foaled 18.2.2019. HHH 65,000gns yearling; finished last of ten at Sandown (7f) but plenty went wrong as he raced keenly and then found a bit of bother mid-race; interesting that he was a single-figure price, suggesting better was expected of him. Official BHA Rating -

IDEAL GUEST (FR) (9)

Draw

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B c Shalaa (IRE) - Rue Renan (IRE) (Lope de Vega (IRE)) Owner: John Guest Racing Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift Ltd diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 5

Tom Queally

Foaled 7.3.2019. HH Value rose from 45,000gns as a yearling to 67,000gns at two; pushed along from 2f out and kept on promisingly to be about 5l off the winner at Yarmouth nine days ago (5f); should improve with that run under his belt but will need to. Official BHA Rating -

K L I P K LO P P (G B ) ( - )

Draw

8

4

Ch c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Wakeup Little Suzy (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Mrs E Avery & Mr G L Moore Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Gary Moore, Horsham Colours: PURPLE and YELLOW (quartered), Breeder: Global Equine Consultant Services Ltd diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW and PURPLE Sponsor: K M Elite Products Ltd quartered cap. Form:

Ryan Moore

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RULES OF ORDER (IRE) (49)

Draw

Foaled 24.3.2019. HH £33,000 2yo; fourth foal; half-brother to French 6.5f winner Light Wakeup (RPR 99); dam 7f and 1m AW winner (78), half-sister to Group-placed 5.5f-7f winner Dream Mover; must have shown something to be kicking off at Ascot but stable operates at a low strike-rate with its 2yos. Official BHA Rating -

B c Acclamation - Lightning Mark (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: The Attwater Partnership Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Michael Attwater, Epsom Colours: GREY, DARK BLUE stars, Breeder: Elysian Bloodstock Ltd PINK sleeves, RED cap. Form: 0

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William Carson

Foaled 8.3.2019. H At 80-1, he finished last of the eight runners over the same trip at Goodwood; needs a big step forward; trainer also runs the newcomer Ard Up. Official BHA Rating -

B c Shalaa (IRE) - Haydn’s Lass (Sir Percy) Owner: Manton Thoroughbreds VI Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Breeder: Whatton Manor Stud Sponsor: Sirecam Europe

Draw

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Martin Dwyer

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots. Form:

Foaled 2.3.2019. HH 50,000gns yearling; third foal; half-brother to 1m1f 2yo winner Haveyoumissedme (RPR 79) and a winner in Spain; dam placed at 1m4f (68) and sister to useful 7f-2m Flat/2m hurdle winner Mirsaale; stable’s 2yos not yet off the mark this season and are renowned for improving with experience. Official BHA Rating Draw

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Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Barroche (IRE) (Kodiac) Owner: Mr Andrew L. Cohen Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Wood Hall Stud Sponsor: Wood Hall Stud

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Adam Kirby

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap. Form:

Foaled 4.3.2019. HHH Retained by vendor for 80,000gns as a yearling; first foal out of a Group-placed 5f 2yo winner (RPR 97) and from the family of 1,000 Guineas winner Wince; representing a top 2yo yard, the market should be informative. Official BHA Rating -

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: MOHAWK KING (IRE) 2 9 0 Pat Dobbs 6-1 (Richard Hannon) 9 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

10-11 Ehraz (GB), 9-2 Buoyant (IRE), 14-1 Watchya (GB), 18-1 Trail Hawk (GB), 22-1 Buxted Reel (IRE), 25-1 Klip Klopp (GB), 28-1 Adjudicator (IRE), Ideal Guest (FR), 33-1 Goldsmith (IRE), 50-1 Ard Up (GB), 300-1 Rules of Order (IRE)

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R AC E 3 2.30PM T H E J O H N G U E S T R AC I N G B R O W N J A C K H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

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

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £15000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £6095; Second £3048; Third £1524; Fourth £762; Fifth £381; Sixth £191. (Penalty Value £7731) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Ascot Racecourse 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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N O TAT I O N ( I R E ) ( 7 0 )

B f Poet’s Voice - Party Line (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Kingsley Park 24 - Ready To Run Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder: Mr Stuart Counsell Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Ryan Moore

Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 4 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT GREEN epaulets. Form: 200245

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AUSTRALIS (IRE) (27)

Draw

HH Tough front-runner; gained two Southwell wins (1m4f; stays 2m) around the turn of the year and held her form well afterwards, rare below-par effort at Hamilton when last seen in May; might have been refreshed by a ten-week break, but there’s little margin for error from this mark. Official BHA Rating 91

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B g Australia - Quiet Down (USA) (Quiet American (USA)) Owner: Biddestone Racing XX Weight: 9 13 Horse Age: 5 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: RED, PURPLE stars on sleeves, Breeder: Lynchbages Edgeridge Ltd & Glenvale Stud RED cap, PURPLE star. Sponsor: Biddestone Stud Ltd Form: 2-10040 D

David Egan

3

B LOW YO U R H O R N ( I R E ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

HHH Won at Wolverhampton (2m, AW) in January but unplaced all four starts since, seventh of 20 in Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on latest; can race off lower turf mark here; handles good to firm ground and not discounted. Official BHA Rating 90

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B g Golden Horn - She’s Complete (IRE) (Oratorio (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. Soiza Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 12 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: RED, WHITE braces, checked Breeder: The She’s Complete Partnership sleeves, RED cap, WHITE diamond. Sponsor: Charlie Fellowes Racing, UK Meds Direct Limited Form: 421103

Oisin Murphy

4 R AY M O N D ( I R E ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

HHHH Useful handicapper, generally progressive; best effort when third of 19 at Newcastle (2m, AW) last time, finishing ahead of Raymond and Bellatrixsa; only twice-raced on turf but his second of 11 at Doncaster (good) in March was his best effort at the time; still unexposed and should go close. Official BHA Rating 89

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B g Tobougg (IRE) - Crack The Kicker (IRE) (Anshan) Owner: Straightline Bloodstock Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 12 Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke Colours: ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), Breeder: Alastair Pim BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Straightline (NE) Ltd D Form: 141214

Billy Garritty (3)

5

S P E E D O B OY ( F R ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

HHH Started off in bumpers and took a while to start fulfilling his potential, but he has been in excellent form under Billy Garritty this year; finished a neck behind Blow Your Horn when fourth of 19 at Newcastle (2m, AW) four weeks ago; just as good on turf; each-way possibilities again. Official BHA Rating 89

Ch g Vision d’Etat (FR) - Shamardanse (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Mr Paul Williams Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: ORANGE, BLACK armlets, Breeder: E.A.R.L. Haras de Grandcamp et al BLACK cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 0-34022 CD

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HHH Won this race back in 2018; on a long losing run but recent efforts have been creditable, neck second of five at Chester four weeks ago; goes well on fast ground and should be in the mix. Official BHA Rating 87

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William Buick


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Draw

6

10

Ch f Frankel - Straight Thinking (USA) (Mizzen Mast (USA)) Owner: Juddmonte Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: GREEN, PINK sash and cap, Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc WHITE sleeves. Sponsor: Juddmonte Farms Inc Form: 102-043

Robert Havlin

HH Daughter of Frankel who made winning debut at Kempton (1m3f, AW) last autumn; hasn’t repeated the form in five subsequent starts, fading when upped to 1m6f at Newmarket on latest; another 2f to travel here; unconvincing. Official BHA Rating 81

B E L L AT R I X S A ( I R E ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

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Gr f Gregorian (IRE) - Aloisi (Kalanisi (IRE)) Owner: Ms Sharon Kinsella Trainer: Venetia Williams, Hereford Breeder: Rathasker Stud Sponsor: Faucets Limited

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Hollie Doyle

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: BLACK, RED sleeves, BLACK spots. Form: 62321-0 D

HHH Lightly raced for Michael Dods last year, winning at Newcastle (2m, AW); made good impression over hurdles for new yard, scoring twice, and wasn’t disgraced when eighth of 19 (behind two of today’s rivals) back at Newcastle on return to Flat; unraced on good ground or firmer but not discounted. Official BHA Rating 77

SINGLE (IRE) (12)

Draw

8

5

Ch f Nathaniel (IRE) - Solita (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA)) Owner: The Sweet Partnership Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Mick Channon, West Ilsley Colours: LIGHT GREEN, PINK sleeves, Breeder: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd LIGHT GREEN armlets, PINK cap. Sponsor: Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd Form: 321205

Martin Harley

HH 2-24, latest win at Yarmouth (1m6f, good) in May; possibly flattered in Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot (seventh of 15) in June and seemed to have her limitations exposed off this mark at Salisbury next time; looks vulnerable. Official BHA Rating 75 (-2)

A R A B E S C AT O ( G B ) ( 4 8 )

Gr g Outstrip - Cat Hunter (One Cool Cat (USA)) Owner: Mr David Cohen Trainer: John Butler, Newmarket Breeder: Mr David Cohen

Draw

9

7

Marco Ghiani

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE braces, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE striped cap. Form: 216132 D

HHHH Has improved since joining this trainer in March, hanging left when a neck second of four at Lingfield (2m, good) seven weeks ago; seems best when delivered late; may do better still and merits serious consideration. Official BHA Rating 75

Draw

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B or Br c Golden Horn - Lombatina (FR) (King’s Best (USA)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 7 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped Breeder: Bjorn Nielsen sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 1-032

Silvestre De Sousa

HHHHH Lightly raced 3yo; won over 1m on his only start last autumn; has improved with each run this year, second of five in handicap at Chester (14.4f, good to soft) two weeks ago; a son of Golden Horn, and shapes as if he’ll stay 2m; still has untapped potential and interesting against his elders. Official BHA Rating 85 Tongue Strap worn by No. 5, 6.

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 Stewards Note: RAYMOND: Following its run on 26/6/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. 2020: TABLE MOUNTAIN 3 8 0 Raul Da Silva 9-2 (Andrew Balding) 6 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

9-2 Star Caliber (GB), 5-1 Blow Your Horn (IRE), 13-2 Raymond (IRE), 8-1 Australis (IRE), 17-2 Arabescato (GB), 10-1 Speedo Boy (FR), 12-1 Notation (IRE), 14-1 Bellatrixsa (IRE), 18-1 Single (IRE), 22-1 Utile (GB)

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BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES

HIGHLAND REEL (2016 WINNER) JUSTIFIED FAVOURITISM IN THE KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES TO LAND THE ODDS WITH A BOLD FRONT RUNNING DISPLAY

The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes is a long standing Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In Challenge race and the winner will earn an automatic spot for the Longines Turf. That Grade 1 races is run over the same distance as the King George, a mile and a half, and often attracts some of the top talent from Europe and America. In 2016 Highland Reel completed the double with victory at Ascot in July followed by success in the Breeders’ Cup in November which was held at Santa Anita that year. Enable is also intertwined with both races having won the King George three times in 2017, 2019 and 2020 as well as the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in 2018. The Challenge Series is now in its 15th year and horses from around the world have already been qualifying for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships which takes place on 5th and 6th November at Del Mar. Another horse will add their name to the list on Saturday and we look forward to seeing who that will be.

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RACE FINISH

Old mile (7f abt 213yds) (1,500 metres) For three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £80000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912. (Penalty Value £45368) A SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Sunflower Lanyard Scheme 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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DECLARED INTEREST (GB) (6)

Draw Draw

No Horse

B f Declaration of War (USA) - Wiener Valkyrie (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: The Eclipse Partnership Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: ROYAL BLUE and WHITE Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud (halved), RED sleeves, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Car Colston Hall Stud Form: 301-141 D

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Jockey Hector Crouch

HHH Useful form in 1m handicaps this term, most recently scoring at Newbury last Saturday; however, faces a stiffer task upped in class and is worse off with some of these rivals on Royal Ascot running. Official BHA Rating 90 (+5)

D R E A M LO P E R ( I R E ) ( 37)

Draw

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3

B f Lope de Vega (IRE) - Livia’s Dream (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. Fill Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, PURPLE spots, hooped Breeder: Mrs Olivia Hoare sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management Form: 131-420 CD BF

Oisin Murphy

HHH Closely matched with Lights On on course form in May; finished behind three of these opponents, including the Stoute filly, when favourite for the Kensington Palace next time; needs to bounce back from that effort. Official BHA Rating 96

LIGHTS ON (GB) (17) Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 23-1101 CD

Draw

3

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

4

Ryan Moore

3

4 WA L I YA K ( F R ) ( 1 7 )

Draw

HHHH Unfavourably drawn and came from difficult position when eighth in the Kensington Palace; progressive otherwise and narrowly beat Dreamloper in handicap here in May; given a good ride (raced on seemingly fresher ground) at Pontefract last time but the bare form of that 10l Listed romp gives her major claims; successful on fast ground in April, last two wins on soft. Official BHA Rating 110 Br f Le Havre (IRE) - Vadariya (Sea The Stars (IRE)) Owner: Mr Fawzi Abdulla Nass Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, YELLOW star, Breeder: S. de Moratalla et al striped sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock Limited Form: 2415-33 BF

2

David Egan

5

E LY S I U M ( I R E ) ( 2 9 9 )

Draw

HHHH Good third in the Kensington Palace at Royal Ascot on seasonal debut, with three of these rivals behind her; runner-up in the Sandringham at same festival 12 months earlier; finished 11l behind Lights On when beaten favourite at Pontefract 17 days ago but the winner raced on the seemingly better ground for much of the way; useful filly who remains of interest. Official BHA Rating 97 B f Belardo (IRE) - Sonning Rose (IRE) (Hawk Wing (USA)) Owner: Mr George Strawbridge Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: Noel Meade, Ireland Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Tullpark Ltd hoop and cap. Form: 01321-

5

HHH Irish filly who bagged Group 3 honours at the Curragh (7f, yielding) when last seen ten months ago and looks open to further progress; owner also runs Indigo Girl; market support should be heeded on return to action. Official BHA Rating 106

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4 INDIGO GIRL (GB) (287)

Draw

6

B f Dubawi (IRE) - Montare (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr George Strawbridge Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: George Strawbridge hoop. Form: 112D

1

Frankie Dettori

HHHHH Quickly developed into a smart filly last season, winning the May Hill (good) on second start then going close in the Fillies’ Mile (soft) where she had subsequent Classic winners Mother Earth and Snowfall behind her; leading player on reappearance, provided she returns in the same form. Official BHA Rating 112

KESTENNA (GB) (20)

Draw

7

7

Ch f Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Lamyaa (Arcano (IRE)) Owner: Mr M. Al-Qatami & Mr K. M. Al-Mudhaf Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 9 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, ROYAL BLUE Breeder: The Pocock Family cap, RED star. Form: 112505 D

Robert Havlin

HH Solid record (2112) on AW; has failed to transfer that form to turf, most recently fifth in Sandown Listed event (1m); greatly inferior to stablemate Indigo Girl on ratings and has enough to prove. Official BHA Rating 93

Hood worn by No. 6.

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 2020: LADY BOWTHORPE 4 9 3 Kieran Shoemark 12-1 (William Jarvis) 10 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

15-8 Indigo Girl (GB), 11-4 Lights On (GB), 13-2 Waliyak (FR), 9-1 Dreamloper (IRE), 14-1 Declared Interest (GB), 16-1 Elysium (IRE), 20-1 Kestenna (GB)

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ASCOT SUPPORTS WHERE ARE THEY NOW

ABSEIL – Owned and ridden by Tracy Sieminski 11-year-old gelding by First Defence, formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute Abseil can lay claim to being the best-bred horse currently registered with RoR. Bred by Juddmonte Farms in Kentucky, his dam, Intercontinental, won a Breeders Cup race and he is closely related to the stallions Champs Elysees and Dansili. He went into training with Sir Michael Stoute in Newmarket but an indicator of the injury problems he would face throughout his racing career was that he did not make his racecourse debut until he was a four-year-old. Later that season he was sent off favourite for the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot where he finished a respectable 8th of 28. In all, Abseil ran 12 times, winning twice before retiring in 2015. Abseil then moved on to Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming in Nottinghamshire, an operation run by Hayley Turner’s mother, Kate. It was there that Tracy Sieminski first laid eyes on Abseil when she was looking for a potential former racehorse to take on and retrain. Under Tracy’s care and enjoying his new life on the Welsh coast in the sleepy village of Trelawynd, Abseil has since embarked on a second career, competing in a variety of disciplines. He has won at dressage, taking part in the BHS finals, then in 2017 Abseil made on his debut at the RoR National Championships at Aintree where he competed in the ridden and in-hand showing classes. And in 2018 he qualified for Eland Lodge Cross Country finals. 36 WHERE ARE THEY NOW


However, it is as an Endurance horse that Abseil has enjoyed the most success, winning him the prize of RoR Elite Endurance Horse at the 2019 RoR Awards. Covering a distance of 30 miles and next month the pair aim to complete their longest one yet, 40 miles in Clocaenog near Ruthin. “All my friends call me crazy but he’s a bit crazy too, so we make a decent match. If he doesn’t know you and you entered his field, he chases you out! You’ve got to find out what they like and all their little quirks and he’s got more quirks than any horse I’ve come across, but I wouldn’t swap him for the world now.” “When out riding at home, he is often ridden in a hackamore and is more than happy to do his duty as a riding school pony and my grandchildren regularly ride him. He prefers to live out as he tends to get restless when kept in the box and he’ll escape if given half a chance. So now, he pretty much stays out 24/7, which suits him well.” When Tracy attended the RoR Awards at the Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket she took the opportunity to visit Sir Michael Stoute’s Freemason Stables, where Abseil had been trained. Head Lass Sarah Deniff recalls what a character Abseil was, adding: “It’s fantastic and so nice you can keep contact with the new owners. I was surprised when Tracy told me about the long distances he covers in his endurance events but it goes to show how versatile they are. It’s amazing how intelligent they are and they will try anything for you.”

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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

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R AC E 5 3.35PM T H E J O H N G U E S T R AC I N G H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 2) One mile about four furlongs, swinley (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 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) SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Ascot Racecourse 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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P I R AT E K I N G ( G B ) ( 6 )

Br g Farhh - Generous Diana (Generous (IRE)) Owner: Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Breeder: Mrs P. M. Ignarski Sponsor: Class1Personnel

Draw Draw

No Horse

3

Jockey Kieran Shoemark

Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 6 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE epaulets, striped sleeves and cap. Form: 142-314 D

2

M I D N I G H T S L E G AC Y ( G B ) ( 2 0 )

B c Midnight Legend - Giving (Generous (IRE)) Owner: Pitchall Stud Partnership Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle Breeder: Pitchall Stud Sponsor: Hare Group Ltd

Draw

HHH Sole turf win (nine starts) was a maiden; confined to Polytrack (improving in each of the last two winters) in his two years with this stable until his fourth of five at Doncaster (1m2f, good to firm) six days ago; denied a clear run that day and this return to 1m4f will suit him well but he needs to better even his AW form. Official BHA Rating 101

4

Martin Harley

Weight: 9 13 Horse Age: 4 Colours: LIGHT GREEN, DARK BLUE epaulets, YELLOW and DARK BLUE hooped sleeves and cap. Form: 235214 D

3

GRAND BAZAAR (GB) (82)

B g Golden Horn - Damaniyat Girl (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: SILVER, tassel on cap. Breeder: Ladyswood Stud Form: 12510-3 D

Draw

HHHH Hit new heights when winning in clearcut fashion from off the pace from Soto Sizzler at Epsom (1m4f, good to soft) on Derby day; went up 8lb and while he ran well when fourth in valuable race at Haydock (soft) three weeks ago, he probably needs better still; unraced on firmer than good. Official BHA Rating 100

5

Frankie Dettori

4 SOTO S I ZZ L E R (G B ) ( 2 0)

Draw

HHHH Often front-runner; won in three small fields last season over this sort of trip and short-headed over C&D on good to firm; went very close on reappearance at Newmarket in early May (withdrawn twice since when ground was heavy/soft) and needs plenty of respect despite probably needing better. Official BHA Rating 97

7

B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Jalousie (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) Owner: Mr I. J. Heseltine Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 10 Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hollow box, Breeder: D. A. Yardy checked sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Shinco Racing Limited Form: 2/-42020 D

Ryan Moore

5

LO S T E D E N ( I R E ) ( 76 )

Draw

HHH Goes very well at Epsom, as shown again on Derby day when second to Midnights Legacy; that was on good to soft (won on good to firm in 2019) but soft ground may have been against him when he weakened right out of it at Haydock three weeks ago; either way, he may well need extra in this field. Official BHA Rating 97

2

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ghostflower (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 9 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: YELLOW, large BLACK spots Breeder: Mogeely Stud Ltd and spots on cap. Form: 2-110

HH Not seen until last October and first three starts were 1m2f on Polytrack, firmly in charge from the front twice at Lingfield; irregular heartbeat was diagnosed when virtually pulled up in C&D Listed race (soft) on turf debut in May; withdrawn three times since from good handicaps when the ground softened; still something to prove in this warm a race for handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 96

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Andrea Atzeni


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VA LY R I A N S T E E L ( I R E ) ( 5 1 )

B c Frankel - Sabratah (Oasis Dream) Owner: H.H. SH Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder: G. B. Partnership Sponsor: Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock Limited

Draw

5 9

David Egan

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 8 Colours: RED, WHITE armlets, striped cap. Form: 114-511 D

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P ROT ECT E D GU E ST (G B ) ( 2 7 )

Draw

HHHHH Only six races; won on good last term, unraced on firmer and twice withdrawn recently when the ground was soft or heavy; resumed progress with two successful late challenges at Kempton (1m4f, AW) this season, awarded the race after interference from Protected Guest on first occasion; up another 6lb, which demands better but he also apparently has more to give. Official BHA Rating 95

1

B g Helmet (AUS) - Reem Star (Green Tune (USA)) Owner: John Guest Racing Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 313240 D

Tom Queally

8

ALFRED BOUCHER (GB) (27)

Draw

HH Not entirely straightforward (has high head carriage) but he’s been useful and consistent on AW; passed the post first at Kempton in May but demoted after hampering Valyrian Steel; not as potent on turf in the last year or so and was last of 11 at Windsor (good) on latest outing, so does not look the percentage call despite wins on fast ground in 2019. Official BHA Rating 92

6

Gr g Aussie Rules (USA) - Policy Term (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: Robert Allcock Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Henry Candy, Wantage Colours: DARK BLUE and YELLOW Breeder: Robert Allcock check, YELLOW sleeves. Sponsor: Tote Form: 423-342

David Probert

HHHH Held up lately; no win since August 2019 but he is a reliable sort, runner-up at Windsor when upped to 11.4f on latest start; on that evidence he should stay 1m4f; acts on good to firm; probably thereabouts. Official BHA Rating 88

LABEEBB (IRE) (55)

Draw

9

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tazffin (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 113-353 D

8

William Buick

HHH Won handicap debut at Windsor (good to firm) last August and close third over C&D next time; no further advances but he’s been running creditably over 1m4f; needs extra in this competitive race. Official BHA Rating 88

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

1 0 KO E M A N ( G B ) ( 1 3 )

10

Silvestre De Sousa

Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 13 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK sash, BLACK cap. Form: 440005 CD

HH Good C&D record includes a win at this meeting in 2018 (good to firm) and his third in this race in 2020; grim five-race spell this March-June included one run here and although there was more to like about his fifth of eight at Newmarket 13 days ago, he needs better than that; falling in the weights. Official BHA Rating 86 Tongue Strap worn by No. 9.

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: LOST EDEN: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a faster surface. 2020: JEREMIAH 5 9 3 Jim Crowley 8-1 (Charlie Fellowes) 9 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

4-1 Grand Bazaar (GB), 9-2 Valyrian Steel (IRE), 7-1 Alfred Boucher (GB), 15-2 Midnights Legacy (GB), 8-1 Labeebb (IRE), 11-1 Lost Eden (IRE), 14-1 Soto Sizzler (GB), 16-1 Pirate King (GB), Koeman (GB), 28-1 Protected Guest (GB)

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R AC E 6 4 .1 0 P M T H E R O TA R Y C L U B O F A S C O T H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 2) Five furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £31500. Owners Prize Money. Winner £12798; Second £6401; Third £3200; Fourth £1600; Fifth £800; Sixth £400. (Penalty Value £16235.10) SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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

1

CASPIAN PRINCE (IRE) (28)

Draw Draw

No Horse

2

Ch g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Crystal Gaze (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA)) Owner: Mr S Louch & Mr M Appleby Horse Age: 12 Weight: 9 12 Trainer: Michael Appleby, Oakham Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BROWN epaulets, Breeder: Ballygallon Stud Limited BROWN sleeves, LIGHT BLUE armlets, striped cap. Sponsor: Advanced Electrical Services (Leicester) Ltd Form: 554211 D

Jockey Theodore Ladd (3)

2

T I S M A RV E L LO US (G B ) (1 3 )

Draw

HHH Magnificent veteran, nearly as good as ever at the age of 12; well handled by Theodore Ladd to win conditions race at Beverley and Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle (runner-up successful since) on his last two starts, the latter for a second consecutive year; in his element over 5f on fast ground, and should make another bold bid from the front. Official BHA Rating 104 B g Harbour Watch (IRE) - Mythicism (Oasis Dream) Owner: Miss J. Deadman & Mr S. Barrow Weight: 9 10 Horse Age: 7 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd spots on sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 120-044 CD

1

Adam Kirby

3

J AW WA A L ( G B ) ( 2 1 )

Ch g Bahamian Bounty - Avenbury (Mount Nelson) Owner: Sekura Group Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Biddestone Stud Ltd Sponsor: Sekura Trade Frames Ltd

Draw

HHHH Added to fine record at Ascot when around 1l fourth of 18 to Significantly over C&D (good) two weeks ago, and with a 4lb pull it’s likely to be tight between the old rivals today; quick ground suits; leading contender. Official BHA Rating 102

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David Probert

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 7 Colours: DARK GREEN, RED sleeves, DARK GREEN stars, RED cap. Form: 0-00511 CD

4 S I G N I F I C A N T LY ( G B ) ( 1 3 )

B c Garswood - Rosebride (Mayson) Owner: Mr J Laughton & Mrs E Burke Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited Sponsor: KB Spigot Ltd

Draw

HHHHH Upwardly mobile sprinter, the winner of four of his last nine starts; beat Caspian Prince at Doncaster in June and had Mountain Peak back in third when easily following up there three weeks ago; best at 5f and goes well on quick ground; likely to be delivered late; may complete the hat-trick. Official BHA Rating 99

4

Clifford Lee

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Colours: RED, BLACK inverted triangle and star on cap. Form: 1-62211 CD

5

M O U N TA I N P E A K ( G B ) ( 6 )

B g Swiss Spirit - Nolas Lolly (IRE) (Lomitas) Owner: Ebury Racing Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management

Draw

HHHH Formerly quirky, now notably tough and consistent; well suited by front-running tactics; best efforts when winning C&D events in big fields in June (heavy) and July (good), taking on his elders for the first time on the second occasion; tends to idle in the closing stages and almost certainly open to further improvement; high on the list again. Official BHA Rating 101

5

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 4 Colours: DARK GREEN, RED chevrons, DARK GREEN sleeves, RED cap. Form: 15-5435 CD BF

HHH 5f specialist who goes well on quick ground; made the frame on both his starts over C&D last summer and he ran creditably when third to Jawwaal at Doncaster three weeks ago; possibly saw too much daylight at Haydock last time; not ruled out if getting more cover today. Official BHA Rating 96 (-2)

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Andrea Atzeni


6

B E D F O R D F LY E R ( I R E ) ( 3 5 )

Draw

6 3

B c Clodovil (IRE) - Nafa (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: RP Racing Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley Colours: RED and ROYAL BLUE (quartered), Breeder: Maurice Burns checked sleeves. Sponsor: Hallco 1766 Ltd Form: 11-4210 D

Lewis Edmunds

HH Steadily progressive 5f performer, the winner of four of his 11 starts; best effort when winning at York (good; made all) in May, and heavy ground was probably against him when only tenth of 19 behind Significantly at Royal Ascot last time; needs another step forward; blinkers fitted. Official BHA Rating 97 Blinkers worn first time by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 2.

Record Time: 57.44 secs by Miss Andretti age 6 wt 9-1 good to firm, 19/06/07 Median Time: 1 min 0.70 secs 2020: TONE THE BARONE 4 8 10 Harry Bentley 18-1 (Stuart Williams) 9 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-4 Significantly (GB), 4-1 Jawwaal (GB), 9-2 Tis Marvellous (GB), 6-1 Caspian Prince (IRE), 7-1 Mountain Peak (GB), 9-1 Bedford Flyer (IRE)

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R AC E 7 4.40PM T H E B E R E N B E RG O C TO B E R C LU B S U P P O R T I N G C A R E S FA M I LY F I L L I E S ’ H A N D I C A P S TA K E S ( C L A S S

RACE FINISH

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Five furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) For three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

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 62 for conditions of this race.

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

1

PRINCE S S POWER (IRE) (21)

Draw Draw

No Horse

3

B m Slade Power (IRE) - Flurry of Hands (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: Mr A. Killoran Weight: 9 12 Horse Age: 5 Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stars, Breeder: Roundhill Stud WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE spots, quartered cap. Sponsor: Alexanders York Form: 32022-5 D

Jockey Sebastian Woods (5)

2

A M O R D E M I V I DA ( F R ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

HHHHH Progressive 2yo, winning four times, and added a Doncaster handicap to her tally in June 2019; winless since, but several good runs in defeat along the way (including C&D) and she should be sharper with this month’s encouraging reappearance behind her; needs taking seriously. Official BHA Rating 80

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B f Dabirsim (FR) - Troiecat (FR) (One Cool Cat (USA)) Owner: Ontoawinner & Partner Weight: 9 8 Horse Age: 3 Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Colours: YELLOW and WHITE (quartered), Breeder: Mr Gerard Rollain YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: www.ontoawinner.net Form: 0-51510 D

Hollie Doyle

3

MINHAAJ (IRE) (10)

B f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Sharqeyih (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Dare To Dream Racing Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Michael Attwater, Epsom Colours: ORANGE, GREY star. Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited Form: 505424 D

Draw

HH Didn’t really progress from her maiden win at two but she slipped down the weights and has returned to form this year, winning 5f handicaps at Salisbury and Haydock; finished behind a couple of these rivals at Doncaster three weeks ago though and needs more. Official BHA Rating 80

6

William Carson

4 EXUDING (GB) (22)

Draw

HHH Turf winner (good to firm) last summer and, having dropped a long way in the weights, she ran her best race for a while when beaten just over a length at Brighton last month; not so good back there ten days ago and needs more in this stronger company. Official BHA Rating 72 (-1)

5

Br f Showcasing - Exceptionelle (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr D. J. Deer Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE and WHITE diamonds, Breeder: D. J. and Mrs Deer WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, quartered cap. Sponsor: Oakgrove Stud Form: 125

Cameron Noble (3)

5

H AVA G O M E C C A ( G B ) ( 4 1 )

Ch f Havana Gold (IRE) - Bikini (Trans Island) Owner: Mr David T J Metcalfe & Mr M J K Dods Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Mrs S. G. Lidsey Sponsor: Denton Hall Racing Ltd

Draw

HHH Out of a useful sprinter and made winning start to career at Redcar (6f, good to firm) in April; beaten at odds-on next time and she could only manage fifth of eight on her handicap debut this month; drop to 5f and return to faster ground could help and she still has time to do better. Official BHA Rating 76

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HHHH Returned from an absence to win a Newcastle novice in April (5f); series of progressive efforts in handicaps since, placed on fast ground either side of a soft-ground win at Haydock; fluffed the start last time and unlikely this mark is beyond her; still has potential. Official BHA Rating 75

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B f Footstepsinthesand - Cordial (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr J W Parry and Mrs C Shekells Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Breeder: The Cordial Partnership

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Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: LIGHT GREEN, PINK spots, LIGHT GREEN sleeves. Form: 250225 D

HHH Four times a winner on the AW and she’s been knocking on the door on turf of late, going close at Newmarket and then running into a handicap blot at Yarmouth last month; not at her best at Doncaster six days ago but had a bit of use made of her mid race and it’s perhaps best to forgive that run; considered. Official BHA Rating 68

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B f Iffraaj - Light Fantastic (Acclamation) Owner: Rowdown Racing Partnership Trainer: Mark Usher, Lambourn Breeder: Stanley House Stud Sponsor: Tote

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Ryan Tate

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK diamond and armlets, WHITE cap. Form: 10-4214 D

HHH AW winner at two and she has been in good form on turf this year, narrowly getting the better of Passional at Newmarket (good to soft) before a creditable fourth at Doncaster three weeks ago; should remain competitive. Official BHA Rating 72

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B f Heeraat (IRE) - Nigella (Band On The Run) Owner: Mr Simon Lockyer Trainer: Conrad Allen, Newmarket Breeder: Mickley Stud & Joy McMahon

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Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap. Form: 162425 D

HHH Two AW wins earlier in the year; solid effort at Lingfield (AW) last month but not at quite the same level returned to turf at Yarmouth four weeks ago; up in class today and others have more pressing claims. Official BHA Rating 68

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Record Time: 57.44 secs by Miss Andretti age 6 wt 9-1 good to firm, 19/06/07 Median Time: 1 min 0.70 secs Stewards Note: EXUDING: Following its run on 1/7/2021 it was reported that the horse hung left handed. LIBERTY BAY: Following its run on 2/7/2021 it was reported that the horse lost two shoes. 2020: ROSE HIP 5 9 10 Tom Marquand 2-1F (Tony Carroll) 7 ran

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THE ASCOT ENQUIRY Georgia Dobie Georgia Dobie may still be an apprentice but she is lucky enough to have already ridden a winner here at Ascot. Based with Eve Johnson Houghton, Georgia is working hard to learn her trade and make her mark as a successful jockey. We find out from Georgia which horse she would have liked to ride from the Ascot history books, who she would invite for dinner and what a typical day looks like for a hard working apprentice jockey. 1. You have been lucky enough to have already ridden a winner here at Ascot, how are you feeling ahead of your ride tomorrow? I am luckily enough to have had a few spins round ascot in my career so far. I managed to have my first winner at the track here last year on a favourite of mine called My Style he won the Bateaux London Hanicap. It is always such a buzz to ride at Ascot. 2. If you could win any race at Ascot which race would you choose? I think any high profile race at ascot would be amazing to win, but I think I would have to say the Gold cup as it really proves the best stayers with the likes of Yeats, and Stradivarius winning it in the past. It’s amazing to watch! 3. How did you get into racing? I got into racing when I was about 14 as I live local to Lambourn I was lucky enough to ride out for different trainers on weekends and school holidays. I then had a handful of pony races when I was 15 and I got the buzz from there! 4) 4. Your racing hero/heroin? My racing hero must be Cathy Gannon. In my eyes she’s the best female jockey that’s ever been and I had her as a jockey coach when I first had my licence and she’s great with advice and her determination and attitude is admirable. From the story’s she told me, she never had it easy and her hard work got her to where she is. She’s class. 5. The best careers advice you have been given so far. I would say my best advice I’ve had is probably from my jockey coach John Reid. He is great with advice and always goes through my rides with me. He always says you have to ride the storm with racing as you get good and bad days. 6. You can invite 5 people from the racing industry, past or present, to a box at Ascot, who would you choose to spend your day with? If I got to invite 5 people past or present to a box at ascot I would have to say, Josie Gordon and Georgia Cox as they are both fellow jockeys and great friends of mine, and then I would have to say Lester Piggott, John Reid and probably Henry Cecil as each of them have made a huge stamp to racing within their careers. 7. Has your focus always been to be a flat jockey or has becoming a jump jockey crossed your mind? My focus has always been to be a flat jockey I am 5’2ft and luckily just over 8 stone so I think I would be too small to be a jump jockey! 8. If you had to choose to ride one horse from the Ascot history books, which horse would you choose? It would have to be queen Enable. What a mare she was too watch. 9. The one horse in training you enjoy riding out? I love riding all the horses at work but I think a mare called Lady Elysia would have to be my favourite at home. She’s only rated in the 60’s but she tries so hard and we have won 4 together now, she just gives all the time and that’s all you can ask from a racehorse. 10. What is a normal day for Georgia Dobie? I would get up about 5:30 and walk my dog. Then go into work and muck out and ride 4 lots. Then depending on where I am racing I would set off to the races. If I am in early then I drive back to get to evening stables. It can be long days for jockeys and apprentices but it’s all worth it when you get the good days. 6 0 T H E A SCOT E N Q U I RY


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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.20 - THE JOHN GUEST RACING BRITISH EBF FILLIES’ NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 5) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4968 to the winning horse The second to receive £2332, the third £1166 and the fourth £583. for novice two yrs old fillies only, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, July 17th and pay £40 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 21st. Weights: 9st each Penalties, for each Restricted Novice or Maiden race won 4lb For each other race won 7lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties). John Guest Racing Limited will present mementos 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 in this race. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £1000 towards the prize money for this race. 13 entries at £40. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3926; Second £1962; Third £982; Fourth £490. (Penalty Value £4968) SS SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.55 - THE ANDERS FOUNDATION BRITISH EBF CROCKER BULTEEL MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 5) (Not Run More Than Once) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11448 to the winning horse The second to receive £5374, the third £2688 and the fourth £1344. for maiden two yrs old colts and geldings only, which are E.B.F. eligible, which have not run more than once. Enter by noon, July 17th and pay £100 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 21st. Weights: 9st each. BJORN NIELSEN has generously sponsored this race and 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 in this race. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £5000 towards the prize money for this race. 21 entries at £100. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9046; Second £4522; Third £2262; Fourth £1130. (Penalty Value £11448) SS SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 2.30 - THE JOHN GUEST RACING BROWN JACK HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7731 to the winning horse The second to receive £3625, the third £1813, the fourth £906, the fifth £453 and the sixth £226. 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). £75 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £15 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £60 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 21st. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 8st 13lb Penalties, after July 10th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Ascot Racecourse 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 in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of JOHN GUEST. 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. NOTE: Three-year-old horses might not be able to receive the full weight-for-age allowance in this race. 16 entries, at £75. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £6095; Second £3048; Third £1524; Fourth £762; Fifth £381; Sixth £191. (Penalty Value £7731) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.00 - THE BRITISH RACECOURSES JOIN SUNFLOWER LANYARD SCHEME VALIANT STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £45368 to the winning horse The second to receive £17200, the third £8608, the fourth £4288, the fifth £2152 and the sixth £1080. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only. Enter by noon, July 17th and pay £600 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 21st. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 9lb; 4-y-o and up 9st 3lb Penalties, after 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 2 race 5lb Of a Group 1 race 7lb. ASCOT RACECOURSE will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a cash prize of £100 will be awarded 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. 15 entries at £600. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912. (Penalty Value £45368) A SS SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.35 - THE JOHN GUEST RACING 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 85 and below). £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 21st. 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 3lb Penalties, after July 10th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. JOHN GUEST RACING LIMITED has generously sponsored this race this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. 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 JOHN GUEST. 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.NOTE: Three-year-old horses might not be able to receive the full weight-for-age allowance in this race. 17 entries, at £100. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8532; Second £4267; Third £2134; Fourth £1067; Fifth £533; Sixth £267. (Penalty Value £10823.40) SS SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.10 - THE ROTARY CLUB OF ASCOT HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £16235 to the winning horse The second to receive £7613, the third £3808, the fourth £1902, the fifth £951 and the sixth £475. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, July 17th and pay £150 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 21st. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight not less than 9st 12lb Penalties, after July 10th, 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.. Ascot Racecourse 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 in this race. 15 entries at £150. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £12798; Second £6401; Third £3200; Fourth £1600; Fifth £800; Sixth £400. (Penalty Value £16235.10) SS SEE PAGE 50 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.40 - THE BERENBERG OCTOBER CLUB SUPPORTING CARES FAMILY FILLIES’ HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4562 to the winning horse The second to receive £2142, the third £1071, the fourth £535, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old 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. July 21st. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 7lb; 3-y-o 8st 3lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 9st 12lb; 3-y-o 9st 8lb Penalties, after July 10th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. THE BERENBERG OCTOBER CLUB CHARITY has generously sponsored this race and 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. 13 entries, at £42. - Closed July 17th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3606; Second £1802; Third £902; Fourth £450; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4562.99) SEE PAGE 56 FOR THIS RACE. R AC E C O N D I T I O N S

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