Ascot Racecard - Friday 3rd September

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SEPTEMBER R AC I N G W E E K E N D Friday 3rd September 2021 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME £3.50


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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the first day of the September Racing Weekend at Ascot. As we head into the final two months of the 2021 Flat season it is worth reflecting on some of the great racing that we have witnessed at Ascot where there have been many outstanding performances by horses and jockeys. It is particularly interesting to see that the two leading jockeys at Ascot this summer – William Buick with eight winners and Oisin Murphy with seven winners – are both fighting it out again to be Champion Flat Jockey. Murphy was the leading rider at Royal Ascot this year and is bidding for a third straight title while Buick delivered a superb ride on Adayar to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes. Murphy will be at Haydock today and Buick at Kempton this evening but we look forward to celebrating whoever prevails on QIPCO British Champions Day in October when the Jockeys Championship title is awarded. Another member of the weighing room enjoying a superb season, Ray Dawson, is the subject of our Ascot Enquiry feature in these pages this weekend. Dawson has hit the headlines this year by riding out his claim and gaining a first Group victory aboard Zain Claudette in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes at Ascot in July before the pair followed up in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting. Today’s card contains seven competitive and interesting contests. The opening two races feature several potentially exciting two-year-olds who should all be worth following in the future. As ever we are extremely grateful to our race sponsors this weekend who today include Charbonnel et Walker, the European Breeders Fund, the Victoria Racing Club and Bateaux London. The Victoria Racing Club Handicap is part of a long running joint-promotional relationship with Flemington, one of the leading racecourses in Australia. The Victoria Racing Club hosts the Lexus Melbourne Cup in November and among the European entries this year are Spanish Mission, who was third in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, and Stratum, the winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes. The naming of the fifth race promotes National Racehorse Week and you can find out more about this exciting initiative by visiting the website - nationalracehorseweek.uk/. This will be the first ever nationwide celebration of the racehorse and takes place from 12th-19th September. I hope you have a great day and look forward to welcoming you back to Ascot in the future. Sir Francis Brooke Bt. Her Majesty’s Representative & Chairman

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Your guide to all of today’s races

1st Race 1.20pm The Hoof It For PRD British EBF Restricted Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

This six furlongs Novice Stakes is restricted to two-year-olds but in order to take part all of the runners must meet certain conditions. Unlike a maiden, which is restricted to horses yet to record a victory, winning horses which have run in a maximum of six races are eligible to run. Weights are set according to sex before previous winners are allocated penalties depending on the level at which they have been successful. PAGES 22-23

2nd Race 1.55pm The Charbonnel et Walker British EBF Maiden Stakes

This race is a seven furlongs maiden stakes for two-year-olds. 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 Dash Charity Classified Stakes

This race is a one mile classified stakes for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 90. Unlike in a handicap when a horse’s rating reflects the weight that they will carry, the weights in this type of race are decided solely on the basis of age or sex. This means that the higher rated horses should, theoretically, hold an advantage, as they are not forced to concede weight to lower rated rivals. PAGES 32-33

4th Race 3.05pm The Victoria Racing Club 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. 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 CONTENTS

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weight than lower rated rivals. 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. the country. PAGES 38-39

5th Race 3.40pm The National Racehorse Week Handicap Stakes

This is a one mile 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 44-46

6th Race 4.10pm The Bateaux London Handicap Stakes

This is a six furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 66 to 85. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised they are allotted a mandatory penalty – usually 6lb. PAGES 48-50

7th Race 4.45pm The War Horse Memorial Handicap Stakes

This is a seven furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds which have been rated from 66 to 85. Like most handicaps on the Flat this race is also open to horses that are rated below that particular band. However, all handicaps stipulate a minimum weight and no runner can carry less than that, irrespective of how low their rating is. This is often described as ‘running from out of the handicap’ and is considered a disadvantage.


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

The Queen Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket His Highness 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 bore 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 just failed to emulate in 2021 having won the previous three renewals.


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. 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 12 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 - more 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 7th August

JOCKEYS

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WILLIAM BUICK OISIN MURPHY RYAN MOORE DAVID PROBERT FRANKIE DETTORI

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JOHN & THADY WINS: 8 RUNNERS: 43 GOSDEN ANDREW WINS: 6 RUNNERS: 49 BALDING CHARLIE WINS: 5 APPLEBY RUNNERS: 25 WILLIAM MUIR & WINS: 3 CHRIS GRASSICK RUNNERS: 6 KARL WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 18 BURKE 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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STRIKE-RATE:

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GODOLPHIN SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD

WINS: 7 RUNNERS: 41

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WINS: 4 STRIKE-RATE: RUNNERS: 24 17% WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 4

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ASCOT SUPPORTS – WHERE ARE THEY NOW Minella Rebellion repels all-comers to be crowned Supreme Champion at The Jockey Club RoR National Championships The sixth running of the largest event exclusively for retrained racehorses concluded on Sunday. Over the course of four days, over 250 former racehorses competed in classes for showing, dressage and jumping at the Aintree International Equestrian Centre as part of The Jockey Club RoR National Championships. Proceedings got underway on Thursday with the RoR Northern Dressage Championships. By Saturday, showing had taken centre stage culminating in the evening’s gala performance where all roads led to the final at which the title of The Jockey Club Supreme Champion was awarded.

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Despite it being only their first season of competitive showing, the combination of Minella Rebellion and Katie Dashwood won over the judges and they were crowned The Jockey Club Supreme Champion 2021. Having qualified by winning the Tattersalls Novice Championship class, the nine-year-old gelding and Katie Dashwood came out on top against more experienced horses in a stellar line-up for the final that included this season’s champions from Hickstead and the Royal Highland Showground, as well as the cream of the crop from the showing classes held on Saturday evening. Purchased for £90,000 at a Tattersalls Ireland sale at Cheltenham in May 2016, hopes were no doubt high for Minella Rebellion when he started his racing career in Britain in the care of trainer Nicky Henderson. A full brother to Cheltenham Festival winner and Grand National runner-up, Balthazar King, Minella Rebellion was sent off an odds-on favourite on his hurdling debut, but could finish only third, a finishing position not bettered in four subsequent runs before his final racecourse appearance, still aged just five, at Hexham in 2017. Those disappointments are now distant memories for the striking son of King’s Theatre following a meteoric rise through the showing ranks in the hands of Katie Dashwood, who had previously tasted success in the novice series final at the championships with the former Emma Lavelle trained Barlow in 2019. 10 WHERE ARE THEY NOW


Katie Dashwood acquired Minella Rebellion last year during lockdown following a recommendation from her friend, former Gold Cup winning trainer, Henrietta Knight. The horse has also benefitted from the tutelage of showing producer Jo Bates. Speaking afterwards, Katie Dashwood said: “I can’t believe it, I simply cannot believe it. He is a true showman, he loves it. I didn’t think we had a chance in the final and because I was so thrilled to have won the novice class I just went in and really enjoyed it. Our thanks to The Jockey Club and RoR – what a night!” Reserve Champion was the eight-year-old Rich Man Poor Man, ridden by Kirstine Douglas, who added success in a class at the RoR National Championships to the title of Tattersalls RoR Scottish Champion won in July. While third place went to First Fandango and Hannah Chisman, winners of the amateur ridden championship. The remaining finalists were the 2019 Supreme Champion, Mumford, plus the popular duo Hero Worship and Monkerty Tunkerty, with the two 18-year-olds showing they still had what it takes to compete at elite level in RoR classes. Described by his devoted rider, Abi Sole, as “like a fine wine” Hero Worship repeated his success of 2019 in the veteran’s class. Placed behind Hero Worship in the veteran’s class, Monkerty Tunkerty and Jess Westwood had earlier taken the Tattersalls Challenge Series final, the class combining jumping and showing. Afterwards, a visibly moved Jess thanked her horse, saying “RoR has allowed a career after racing for us both.” For over a decade Jess has ridden and trained Monkerty Tunkerty, from success in point to points to victories under rules and on into a post racing career of showing, dressage and jumping. Jess went on to reveal that ‘Monkey’ would retire from competitive action after the upcoming Horse Of The Year Show. The climax of the Northern Dressage Championships was the final for the RoR Elite Performance Award won by Crewezando and Patricia Haskins. The 15-year-old retired from racing in 2008 without a win from six starts but together with Patricia the pair have enjoyed success in a different sphere. Afterwards, an emotional Patricia was in awe of both the result and her horse: “It’s amazing, we never expected to win. It’s just amazing what these horses can do.”

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About The Jockey Club One of the largest sports businesses operating in the UK today (2019 turnover: £216.5 million), The Jockey Club is at the heart of so many aspects of Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport. We run 15 of the UK’s leading racecourses – large and local, where we’re charged with looking after some of the nation’s biggest events, including the Randox Grand National at Aintree, The Festival™ supporting WellChild at Cheltenham, The Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Downs and the QIPCO Guineas Festival in Newmarket. We welcome thousands of racehorses a year to our training centres in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom. We run The National Stud in Newmarket and our charity, Racing Welfare, makes help available to all of racing’s people. We are governed by Royal Charter to act for the long-term benefit of British Racing and our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen. For more information please visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

About Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses that have retired from racing. The charity: •

Raises funds from within the Racing Industry for the retraining and rehoming of former racehorses

Creates opportunities for former racehorses to participate and compete in a range of equine disciplines

Educates the owners and riders who take on former racehorses

Facilitates the transition to a second career for horses leaving racing

Protects the welfare of former racehorses, in particular those in need of charitable support.

The ultimate goal is to maintain a balance between the number of horses leaving racing and the number of enthusiastic, and suitable, new homes. For more information visit RoR’s website (www.ror.org.uk).

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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

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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Charbonnel et Walker are purveyors of fine quality chocolates and truffles. Established in 1875 on London’s fashionable Bond Street, Charbonnel et Walker hold a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen. Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales), Mme Charbonnel, known for her artisan skills and the making of the finest chocolates in Paris, was introduced to Mrs Walker in London. Mrs Walker made the finest jewellery boxes, hat boxes and more. Together Mme Charbonnel and Mrs. Walker created Charbonnel et Walker. Beautiful chocolates presented in beautiful gift boxes. A delightful expression of your care and affection. www.charbonnel.co.uk 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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DASH (Domestic Abuse Stops Here) is a local charity supporting people experiencing domestic abuse. They support anyone no matter what their age or background through a range of free and confidential specialist services that offer safety, practical help and emotional support. People worried about their safety or who need advice about domestic abuse can contact the charity via their telephone helpline or website: 01753 549865 www.thedashcharity.org.uk The charity is also our official bucket collection today, so please support if you can. To find out more, please visit: www.thedashcharity.org.uk

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Host of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club at Flemington is the world’s largest member-based racing club, with more than 30,000 members. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a uniquely Australian celebration of sport, fashion, food and wine and culture, regularly attracting more than 300,000 racegoers to Flemington Racecourse over four magical racedays in a normal year. The jewel in the Melbourne Cup Carnival crown is the £4.25 million Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m), the world’s richest handicap. The VRC is thrilled to share a long history with Ascot, which involves more than a decade of reciprocal races and a strategic alliance with the Ascot Authority that has been in place since February 2006.

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National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them. In an experience like no other, racing yards up and down the country, including training centres such as Epsom, Malton and Newmarket will be opening their doors from 12th to 19th September to showcase the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead. National Racehorse Week was born out of an idea in 2019 by trainer Richard Phillips. His vision was to create a single event that the entire country could get behind to celebrate the animals who power racing and provide entertainment for millions, whilst also providing the public and policymakers with insight into the dedicated care that they receive. To find out more, visit: nationalracehorseweek.uk

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Sodexo is the world’s largest services provider and the 19th largest employer worldwide. In the UK and Ireland its 34,000 people deliver quality of life services to clients at some 1,850 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, Sodexo delivers a range of services ranging from catering and hospitality, cleaning, reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their core business. To find out more visit: www.uk.sodexo.com

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The War Horse Memorial CIC works to pay tribute to the millions of horses, donkeys and mules who dedicated their lives to serving our soldiers during the Great War of 1914-18. Their fundraising facilitated the stunning War Horse Memorial statue of “Poppy” to be manufactured and erected on Heatherwood Roundabout in Ascot; representing all the animals that fought for their humans and helped protect our country. The Animal Purple Poppy Fund has been created to personify and play tribute to the crucial role they played and the sacrifice they gave without any choice on their part. Today, they continue to fundraise for equine and military charities. To find out more, visit: www.thewarhorsememorial.org

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WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK King Edward VII Enclosure Please note that the following outlets are exclusively available to King Edward VII Enclosure racegoers.

BARS

A number of bars located on Level 4 are available for the exclusive use of King Edward VII Enclosure badgholders. Bit & Bridle is an elegant bar that offers a range of cocktails, including the Ascot Signature Serves.

ON THE GO

Choose from a range of delicious on-the-go options available in the King Edward VII Enclosure. Why not treat yourself to the Magnum Dipping Experience, the ultimate experience of craft and indulgence. The dipping bar can be found on Level 4 of the Grandstand.

Queen Anne Enclosure BARS

ON THE GO

There are a myriad of bars located throughout the Queen Anne Enclosure. For a selection of draught and bottled beers, Choisir Bar is located inside the grandstand and has easy access to the Parade Ring and the Trackside Lawns.

Take your pick from an assortment of exciting street food concepts. For authentic Japanese street food make your way to the ever-popular Taste Japan by Mai Taiko. Located inside the Grandstand concourse, freshly rolled out sushi, Japanese cocktails and more are available to purchase over the counter as well as via the Ascot Food and Drink App.

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R AC E 1 1.20PM THE HOOF IT FOR PRD BRITISH EBF R E ST R I C T E D N OV I C E STA K E S RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 4 ) ( F O R H O R S E S I N B A N D S A , B , C A N D D ) ( G B B R AC E ) Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) for novice two yrs old

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Total race value £10100. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4310; Second £2154; Third £1078; Fourth £538. (Penalty Value £5454) Weights raised 3lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 54 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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B c Showcasing - Roxie Lot (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Rockcliffe Stud Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE cross Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud belts, sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 3

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Jockey Sean Levey

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KHANJAR (IRE) (34)

B c Kodiac - Naafer (Oasis Dream) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Draw

Foaled 28.1.2019. HHHH 130,000gns foal, 70,000gns yearling; sent off 9-1 at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) and was never far off the pace before going down by 2l to one who wasn’t beaten far in the Super Sprint; should build on that encouraging start and go close here. Official BHA Rating -

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Jim Crowley

Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 2 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap. Form: 40 BF

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THE MAD MONK (IRE) (-)

Gr c Gregorian (IRE) - Broadway Musical (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Rebel Racing Premier IV Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: Rathasker Stud BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd Form:

Draw

Foaled 23.2.2019. HHHHH Out of a winning sprinter and sister to the very fast Ertijaal; but for a troubled run he would have been closer here on his debut (beaten 3l; 7f, good) and when favourite for a maiden at Glorious Goodwood he probably resented the soft ground; can be given another chance and dropping to 6f shouldn’t hinder him whatsoever. Official BHA Rating -

5

Angus Villiers (5)

4 DREAMING (GB) (-) (2lb)

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Foaled 16.2.2019. HH £58,000 yearling; third foal; closely related to 5f-5.5f winner Izzer (GB 2yo/Qatar; RPR 81); dam maiden granddaughter of 1m1f-1m2f winner Masskana, the dam of Group 1 winners Dank (9.5f/1m2f), Eagle Mountain (1m2f) and Sulk (1m 2yo); market perhaps the best guide to expectations first time out. Official BHA Rating -

B c Territories (IRE) - Kerry’s Dream (Tobougg (IRE)) Owner: Anthony Pye-Jeary and David Ian Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury Colours: MAROON, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Bumble Bloodstock Ltd chevron. Sponsor: ABM Catering Limited Form:

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Charles Bishop

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AW E S O M E L AW S O N ( I R E ) ( 3 9 ) ( 4 l b )

Ch c Prince of Lir (IRE) - Joyous (Assertive) Owner: Miss J. Deadman & Mr S. Barrow Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Tom Foley Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited

Draw

Foaled 26.3.2019. HHH 40,000gns yearling; eighth foal; closely related to Japanese 6f-7f winner Pertinacity and half-brother to winners Ventura Mist (5f-6f 2yo including Listed; RPR 99), Maljaa (5f-5.4f including 2yo; 112), Silent Agenda (6f; 78) and Mahaaseel (5f; 76); dam 5f 2yo winner (83); trainer has a very good record of 6-30 with 2yos here down the years. Official BHA Rating -

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 1 Colours: DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE spots on sleeves and cap. Form: 60

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Foaled 8.3.2019. HH Beaten in the region of 10l in 7f novice events at Salisbury and Windsor, both on good to firm; wouldn’t be the obvious answer on the back of those efforts. Official BHA Rating -

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William Cox (3)


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CHORUS GIRL (GB) (14)

B f Showcasing - Lady Lockwood (Harbour Watch (IRE)) Owner: The 10 for 10 Partnership Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Jamie Osborne, Upper Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN and Breeder: Sir Nicholas & Lady Nugent MAUVE stripes. Form: 3

Draw

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Callum Shepherd

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R O S E B E R R Y TO P P I N G ( G B ) ( - ) ( 6 l b )

B f Mayson - Our Poppet (IRE) (Warning) Owner: Hot To Trot Racing 1 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Whatton Manor Stud

Draw

Foaled 17.2.2019. HHHH 65,000gns yearling; 33-1 chance when staying on into third behind two promising individuals at Salisbury (6f, good), in turn finishing clear of the fourth; looks useful judged on that evidence and she was due to wear a tongue-tie first time out only for it to come loose before the race; respected. Official BHA Rating -

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David Probert

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 8 Colours: MAROON, BEIGE braces, BEIGE cap. Form:

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STUBBLE FIELD (GB) (-) (6lb)

Draw

Foaled 30.3.2019. HHH 16th foal; half-sister to eight winners including Overdose (5f-7f including German 6f Group 2; RPR 123), Majestic Mount (6.5f-7.5f; 103), Poppet’s Treasure (6f/6.5f; 104) and Roberto Mount (7.5f-9.5f; 89); once-raced dam (53) out of 1m4f Group 3 winner; with a top yard so interesting to see what the market makes of her. Official BHA Rating -

6

B f Adaay (IRE) - Lady Estella (IRE) (Equiano (FR)) Owner: Howard Duff Racing Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Simon Pearce, Newmarket Colours: EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK cap, WHITE stars. Sponsor: Tote Form:

Liam Jones

Foaled 20.3.2019. H 9,000gns yearling; third foal; half-sister to 6f winner Tilaawah (RPR 85); dam 7f AW winner (75), half-sister to 7f Group 3 winner Rosso Corsa, useful 5f-6f winner Safari Sunrise and prolific 1m-1m3f winner Whistleinthewind; stable’s first 2yo runner of the season. Official BHA Rating Tongue Strap worn by No. 6.

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 Stewards Note: KHANJAR: Following its run on 31/7/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a faster surface. 2020: DARK SHIFT 2 9 2 Kieran Shoemark 10-1 (Charles Hills) 10 ran

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13-8 Khanjar (IRE), 11-4 Captain’s Bar (GB), 10-3 Chorus Girl (GB), 8-1 Roseberry Topping (GB), 10-1 Dreaming (GB), 14-1 The Mad Monk (IRE), 33-1 Awesome Lawson (IRE), 50-1 Stubble Field (GB)

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

( C L A S S 3 ) ( G B B R AC E ) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) for maiden two yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £18000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7681; Second £3839; Third £1921; Fourth £959. (Penalty Value £9720) SS See page 54 for conditions of this race.

Charbonnel et Walker 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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AL AZHAR (IRE) (-)

B c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Arabian Comet (IRE) (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Marcus Tregoning, Whitsbury Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited epaulets, striped cap. Form:

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Jim Crowley

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KOY KOY ( G B ) ( 2 3 )

B c Acclamation - Lynique (IRE) (Dylan Thomas (IRE)) Owner: Mrs A. Althani Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 2 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: YELLOW, WHITE spots, Breeder: Carisbrooke Stud YELLOW sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 5

Draw

Foaled 30.1.2019. HHHH Invincible Spirit colt; dam Group-placed 1m/1m4f winner, half-sister to UAE 1m-1m1f Group 2 winner Promising Run out of Brazilian 7f-1m2f Grade 1 winner; notable connections; interesting newcomer. Official BHA Rating -

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David Probert

3

MONET’S SUNRISE (GB) (38)

Draw

Foaled 7.3.2019. HHH Showed some promise at Salisbury (6f, good) on debut, finishing 5l fifth to very useful prospect; open to improvement upped in trip with the experience under his belt. Official BHA Rating -

B g Le Havre (IRE) - Distant (USA) (First Defence (USA)) Owner: Mrs Johnny de la Hey Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, PINK hoops, Breeder: Glebe Farm Stud armlets and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 2

1

Ryan Moore

4 R O YA L R I F T ( I R E ) ( - )

Draw

Foaled 5.3.2019. HHHH Le Havre gelding who finished second, faring best of the newcomers, in maiden at Glorious Goodwood (6f, soft) having attracted some support; bred to relish this longer trip; in the mix. Official BHA Rating -

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B c Kingman - Contredanse (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Michael Kerr-Dineen & Martin Hughes Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Colours: PURPLE, WHITE diamonds on Breeder: Farm Cove Thoroughbreds Ltd sleeves, check cap. Sponsor: Old Oak Holdings Ltd Form:

Martin Dwyer

5

S AG A ( G B ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

Foaled 14.5.2019. HHH 92,000gns yearling; by Kingman; brother to Marie Antoinette, placed 7f; dam 1m-1m3f winner (including Italian Oaks), sister to Canadian 8.5f Grade 2 winner Callwood Dancer; market instructive. Official BHA Rating -

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B or Gr c Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Emily Bronte (Machiavellian (USA)) Owner: The Queen Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET Breeder: Godolphin sleeves, BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. Form: 22

Foaled 25.3.2019. HHHHH Looks a winner waiting to happen having finished second in two races at Newmarket (7f/1m, good to firm), beaten by smart prospect (pair clear) on latest occasion; Royal Lodge entry; the one to beat. Official BHA Rating -

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Frankie Dettori


2 T R AV E S U R A S ( U S A ) ( - )

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B or Br c Hit It A Bomb (USA) - Heart’s Song (USA) (Desert Party (USA)) Owner: Mr Justin Kung Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: PINK, MAUVE cross belts, MAUVE Breeder: Malibu Farm sleeves, YELLOW stars, PINK cap, YELLOW stars. Sponsor: Charlie Fellowes Racing, UK Meds Direct Limited Form:

Jamie Spencer

Foaled 21.2.2019. HH $50,000 yearling, £57,500 2yo; by Hit It A Bomb; dam US dirt winner (including 6f 2yo/8.3f stakes), half-sister to US 1m4f dirt Grade 2 winner Delosvientos; yard is only 2-20 with 2yos this term. Official BHA Rating -

V I L L A LO B OS ( I R E ) ( - )

Draw

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B c Footstepsinthesand - Swift Acclaim (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: L Turland and A Smith Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: LIGHT BLUE, MAROON disc Breeder: Mrs Alison Lewis and spots on cap. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd Form:

Pat Dobbs

Foaled 13.4.2019. HHH £50,000 2yo; by Footstepsinthesand; brother to 7f-1m winner La Rav; dam sprint maiden, half-sister to seven winners notably 6f Group 3 winner Presto Shinko; check the betting. 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 2020: LA BARROSA (IRE) 2 9 5 James Doyle 2-1 (Charlie Appleby) 12 ran

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7-2 Monet’s Sunrise (GB), 11-2 Al Azhar (IRE), 7-1 Koy Koy (GB), 14-1 Royal Rift (IRE), Villalobos (IRE), 25-1 Travesuras (USA)

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ASCOT RACECOURSE SUPPORTS CHARITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT THE DASH CHARITY Today we are focusing on The Dash Charity (Domestic Abuse Stops Here) - a local charity supporting people experiencing domestic abuse - who are celebrating their 45th birthday this year. They support anyone no matter what their age or background through a range of free and confidential specialist services that offer safety, practical help and emotional support. During lockdown with the help of local support, the charity were able to keep all of their services running –helpline, outreach support and therapeutic sessions for children and young people. They received more families into their refuges during lockdown and even had a baby born shortly after their arrival! Local community groups supplied their families with food and essentials enabling care packages to be delivered to local families. Amongst other things, they delivered donations of weighted blankets to help children struggling with anxiety and video doorbells to clients who needed to feel safer in their home.

They supported over 1,000 people from the local area in 2020 with calls to their helpline and website enquiries doubling and referrals for children and young people tripling. The charity is investing in its children’s team to ensure nobody has to wait for the support they need. The demand for specialist support for children and young people is great and so they are also focusing on the bigger goal of building or finding a suitable space to create a bespoke children’s hub.

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This will be a safe place where children and young people can receive one-to-one help, a place where it feels calm and fun and has all the resources they need to help their most vulnerable young survivors to recover. If anyone can help them bring their dream to reality, please get in touch with alison@thedashcharity.org.uk. “I am okay now, it’s worked, I don’t think about things or feel scared anymore. You have really helped me and are on my special list.” – nine-year-old boy

Photos from one of the charity’s trips to a local farm As term-time resumes in September, they will be back out delivering free workshops and assemblies to schools, colleges and youth groups. They make these workshops interactive and fun whilst discussing a serious issue. If you would like the charity to deliver a session in your school or to your group please contact: eleanor@thedashcharity.org.uk People worried about their safety or who need advice about domestic abuse can contact the charity via the telephone helpline or website: https://thedashcharity.org.uk/what-is-domestic-abuse/ In recognition of their work, we have named our 2.30pm race “The Dash Charity Classified Stakes” The charity are also our official bucket collectors today, so please support if you can. To find out more about the charity, visit: www.thedashcharity.org.uk Registered Charity No. 1127126

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R AC E 3 2.30PM T H E DA S H C H A R I T Y C L A S S I F I E D S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 3) One mile, royal hunt cup course (8f ) (1,600 metres) for three yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS See page 54 for conditions of this race.

Dash Charity 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 J YA A L L ( F R ) ( 2 0 )

B g Kingman - Lucrece (Pivotal) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: Serge Boucheron

Draw

1

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Jockey Jamie Spencer

Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 4 Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Form: 121-456

HHH Won two novice events last year; not quite in top form this term, when others have proved better handicapped and settling him has also been an issue; unraced on firmer than good; hooded on debut (won) and again today. Official BHA Rating 88

ARAFI (GB) (13)

Draw

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Ch f Farhh - Chocolate Hills (FR) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr Ali Abdulla Saeed Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: EMERALD GREEN, GREY Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited epaulets, striped sleeves, GREY cap. Form: 502015 D

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Sean Levey

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E N O U G H A L R E A DY ( G B ) ( 1 2 )

B g Coach House (IRE) - Funny Enough (Dansili) Owner: Mr R. Barney Trainer: Lee Carter, Epsom Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud and Mrs M. E. Slade

Draw

HHH Good second over C&D in July and won a match at Windsor last month; also ran well on latest but there would be a greater question to answer if the ground is firmer than good. Official BHA Rating 89

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Adam Kirby

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 3 Colours: DARK BLUE, WHITE triple diamond and armlets. Form: 011456 D

HH Largely in good form this year, including for two wins over 1m on good to firm early in the summer; never dangerous from a wide draw in big field at Sandown on latest outing; bigger problem today is that he looks the worst off at these weights. Official BHA Rating 84 (-1)

B g Iffraaj - Moonlife (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: Godolphin Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 1/005-60 D Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better

Draw

4 P I EC E O F H I STO RY ( I R E ) ( 2 0 4 )

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Pat Cosgrave

3

5

PRETTY IN GREY (GB) (7)

Gr f Brazen Beau (AUS) - Maglietta Fina (IRE) (Verglas (IRE)) Owner: Mrs Barbara M. Keller Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Marco Botti, Newmarket Colours: GREY, BLACK seams, Breeder: Scuderia Archi Romani BLACK cap, GREY pom pom. Sponsor: Marco Botti Ltd Form: 3-0555U D

Draw

HHHHH Last season ended in August and he was not at his best in his two appearances at Meydan (1m1f and 1m4f) early this year; returning to 1m should suit and he ran creditably at this stage last term after an almost identical break; case can certainly be made. Official BHA Rating 89

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HHHH No joy since completing a four-timer last July but most subsequent starts were Listed races and she ran creditably back in a handicap on latest completion; jumping as the stalls opened resulted in her jockey being unseated last Friday and she now wears a hood first time; player if no mishaps. Official BHA Rating 90

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Andrea Atzeni


3 INVEIGLE (GB) (20)

Draw

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B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Sand Vixen (Dubawi (IRE)) Owner: The Queen Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET Breeder: Godolphin sleeves, BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. Form: 1-63104

Callum Shepherd

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T H A N K YO U N E X T ( I R E ) ( 9 0)

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

Draw

HHHH One attempt at 1m (Chelmsford AW in June) but appeared to stay; best effort when winning stylishly at Yarmouth (7f, good) in June; respectable fourth at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) last time also makes him one to consider. Official BHA Rating 90

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Pat Dobbs

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Form: 2-03450

HH Won twice last summer and ended 2yo campaign with close second in Group 3 at Newmarket (7f, soft); below that level on her five runs this year, however, with the best of that form coming over C&D three starts ago but that was also on soft. Official BHA Rating 89

T WA A S O L ( G B ) ( 3 4 )

Draw

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B g Adaay (IRE) - Dolly Colman (IRE) (Diamond Green (FR)) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets, Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 05-4025

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Jim Crowley

HHH Easily best result this year when front-running second at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) on penultimate start; needs to put a lesser show back over that same C&D (good) five weeks ago behind him; unraced over this far. Official BHA Rating 88

Hood worn first time by No. 5. Hood worn by No. 1.

Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 41.40 secs Stewards Note: AJYAALL: Following its run on 14/8/2021 it was reported that the horse lost its right fore shoe. 2020: PLANTADREAM 5 9 3 Jamie Spencer 13-2 (John Best) 10 ran

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3-1 Inveigle (GB), 5-1 Pretty In Grey (GB), 11-2 Arafi (GB), 6-1 Ajyaall (FR), Piece of History (IRE), Twaasol (GB), 10-1 Thank You Next (IRE), 12-1 Enough Already (GB)

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R AC E 4 3.05PM T H E V I C TO R I A R AC I N G C L U B 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 £8961; Second £4479; Third £2241; Fourth £1119. (Penalty Value £11340) Weights raised 7lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 54 for conditions of this race.

Victoria Racing 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.

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MY FRANKEL (GB) (14)

Draw Draw

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B c Frankel - My Special J’s (USA) (Harlan’s Holiday (USA)) Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail Weight: 10 0 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevron, Breeder: Newsells Park Stud YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE spots. Form: 0-10300 D

Jockey Ryan Moore

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BUGLE MAJOR (USA) (27)

Draw

HHHH Tends to race freely; tailed off in three of six handicaps, the first occasion being his only appearance at this track (one year ago); eighth of 15 at York latest but going down by just over 3l, never nearer, was no disgrace; big player if getting it all together again but that can’t be banked on. Official BHA Rating 97

Gr g Mizzen Mast (USA) - Conference Call (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: The Golfers Weight: 9 9 Horse Age: 6 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, BLACK star, checked Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Inc sleeves, BLACK cap. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd Form: 3-12505

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Pat Dobbs

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P ROT ECT E D GU E ST (G B ) ( 5 )

Draw

HH Triple winner at about 1m2f in France (turf/AW); has not been sufficiently competitive in his three British starts to inspire much confidence but he has dropped 7lb in the process and tries a new trip. Official BHA Rating 92

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B g Helmet (AUS) - Reem Star (Green Tune (USA)) Owner: John Guest Racing Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 324004 D

Tom Queally

4 R E C OV E RY R U N ( G B ) ( 2 0)

B c Nathaniel (IRE) - Regal Splendour (Pivotal) Owner: Another Bottle Racing 2 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited Sponsor: Aarrhus Developments

Draw

HH First past the post at Kempton in May but he’s a tricky customer and was demoted for interference; partial revival when sporting this headgear first time at Yarmouth last Sunday but he’d won that race in 2018 and 2019 and does not look power-packed at present. Official BHA Rating 90

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David Probert

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE braces and armlets. Form: 050636

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LOV E I S G O L D E N ( I R E ) ( 7 )

Draw

HHH Disappointing start to this term in Group/Listed races; hugely more competitive in 1m4f handicaps at Ascot and Goodwood in July before return to a Group race asked too big a question three weeks ago; this is a big drop in class but his best efforts have been on softer than good. Official BHA Rating 98

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B c Golden Horn - Holy Moon (IRE) (Hernando (FR)) Owner: Crone Stud Farms Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham Colours: ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Razza Del Velino stars. Sponsor: Johnston Racing Ltd Form: 125512 D

HHHHH Both 2021 wins in 1m4f handicaps at Chester, including penultimate start; ran respectably once on good to firm and his good second at Hamilton (on good) last Friday, for which he is due to go up 2lb, points to a big run. Official BHA Rating 87 (+2)

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Silvestre De Sousa


4 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3.

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 2020: LAAFY (USA) 4 10 0 Jim Crowley 9-2 (Sir Michael Stoute) 9 ran

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9-4 My Frankel (GB), 11-4 Love Is Golden (IRE), 7-2 Recovery Run (GB), 5-1 Bugle Major (USA), 13-2 Protected Guest (GB)

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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

Longines, The Official Timekeeper of Ascot Racecourse, are generously offering one of their watches to the connections – owner, trainer, jockey and groom – of a horse which breaks a track record here during the 2021 Flat season. These will be indicated in yellow as the season progresses.


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NATIONAL RACEHORSE WEEK National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them. In an experience like no other, racing yards up and down the country, including training centres such as Epsom, Malton and Newmarket will be opening their doors from 12th to 19th September to showcase the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead. National Racehorse Week was born out of an idea in 2019 by trainer Richard Phillips. His vision was to create a single event that the entire country could get behind to celebrate the animals who power racing and provide entertainment for millions, whilst also providing the public and policymakers with insight into the dedicated care that they receive. Since then, National Racehorse Week has gathered momentum and support from across the racing industry. In recognition of this important week, we have named our 3.40pm race “The National Racehorse Week Handicap Stakes”. Further information can be found at: www.nationalracehorseweek.uk

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R AC E 5 3.40PM T H E N AT I O N A L R AC E H O R S E W E E K H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 2) One mile, royal hunt cup course (8f ) (1,600 metres) for three yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Totalracevalue£21000.OwnersPrizeMoney.Winner£8532;Second£4267;Third£2134;Fourth£1067;Fifth£533;Sixth£267. (PenaltyValue£10823.40)Weightsraised2lbsandparagraphs27to31oftheWeightsandHandicappingCodecompliedwithwhereapplicable.SS See page 54 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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FA N TA S T I C F OX ( G B ) ( 2 7 )

Ch c Frankel - Vasilia (Dansili) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder: Mr V. I. Araci Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Silvestre De Sousa

Weight: 9 7 Horse Age: 3 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Form: 3-31031 D

2

UNCLE BRYN (GB) (113)

Draw

HHHH Close third in useful 3yo handicap over C&D (good to firm) on King George day here in July, then comfortably justified favouritism in five-runner contest at Haydock (1m, soft; now 6lb higher); record is now 2-6; open to further progress and commands respect. Official BHA Rating 100

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Wall of Sound (Singspiel (IRE)) Owner: Chasemore Farm Weight: 9 6 Horse Age: 3 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: PEA GREEN, MAUVE cap. Breeder: Chasemore Farm Form: 11-30 D Sponsor: Chasemore Farm LLP

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Frankie Dettori

3

ROPEY GUEST (GB) (41)

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

Draw

HHHH 2-2 as a juvenile, gaining two easy wins at 1m/1m1f on AW; contested Derby trials this spring, finishing third at Epsom (1m2f; beaten favourite but ran well) then trailing home last in the Dante at York (eased, lost his action); gelded since; may still have more to offer and looks interesting back down in class on return to action. Official BHA Rating 99

3

Tom Queally

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 2-60000

4 YO U ’ R E H I R E D ( G B ) ( 1 0)

B g Dalakhani (IRE) - Heaven Sent (Pivotal) Owner: Mr George Materna Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited Sponsor: Amanda Perrett Racing - Coombelands Racing Stables

Draw

HHH Has lots of good form but is hard to win with; campaigned in major handicaps this term, best effort when sixth in the 7f Victoria Cup; failed to beat a rival on King George day back here last time; others preferred. Official BHA Rating 94

1

Jim Crowley

Weight: 9 4 Horse Age: 8 Colours: DARK BLUE, ROYAL BLUE epaulets and armlets, PINK cap. Form: 40-5140 D

5

GIFTED RULER (GB) (15)

Draw

HH Narrow winner off 2lb lower in easier grade at Bath (1m, good to firm) in June; no spring chicken and has proved vulnerable back in Class 2 events since; likely to be a similar story today. Official BHA Rating 92 (-1)

7

B g Muhaarar - Dubai Bounty (Dubai Destination (USA)) Owner: Mr D. R. Passant Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Colours: BLACK, LIGHT GREEN and BLACK Breeder: Denniff Farms Ltd chevrons on sleeves, LIGHT GREEN cap. Sponsor: GREENHOUS GROUP LTD Form: 02-0220

HHH Sole win came over 6f; good second in 7f handicaps at Haydock (soft) and Doncaster (good to firm) in July; no impact in competitive 1m contest at the York Ebor festival but may find this a bit easier. Official BHA Rating 92

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Liam Jones


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

Draw

6

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Back In The Frame (Dutch Art) Owner: Allwins Stables Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, WHITE epaulets, Breeder: B. Kennedy & Mrs Ann Marie Kennedy striped sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 204-053

4

Ryan Moore

HHHH Two wins in France in 2018; 0-10 in Britain but his best two performances for Ian Williams came at Ascot, including when second (off 4lb higher) in this race 12 months ago; gradually finding his form for new yard this term, close third at Newbury (1m, good) most recently; well treated and has sound claims back here. Official BHA Rating 87

EBURY (GB) (13)

Draw

7

Ch g Iffraaj - Alabelle (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Chappell & Dixon Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston Breeder: Miss K. Rausing Sponsor: Tote

2

David Probert

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 11 Colours: WHITE, BEIGE stripe. Form: 360200 CD

HHHHH 0-7 for current yard but went close in competitive handicap at York (1m, good) in July and hasn’t convinced with stamina over 1m1f/1m2f since; won the classified event on this card in 2019 when with Martyn Meade and returns here off a favourable mark; one to consider. Official BHA Rating 85 Running for the first time since Gelding No. 2.

Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 41.40 secs Stewards Note: UNCLE BRYN: Following its run on 13/5/2021 it was reported that the horse lost its action. WALHAAN: Following its run on 13/8/2021 it was reported that the horse lost its right fore shoe. 2020: TEMPUS 4 9 1 Jason Watson 13-8 (Roger Charlton) 8 ran

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5-2 Fantastic Fox (GB), 10-3 Uncle Bryn (GB), 6-1 Gifted Ruler (GB), Walhaan (IRE), Ebury (GB), 13-2 You’re Hired (GB), 14-1 Ropey Guest (GB) R A C I N G PA G E S

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

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

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £9300. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3456; Second £1728; Third £864; Fourth £432; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4374) Weights lowered 3ls. SS See page 54 for conditions of this race.

Sodexo 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

ALJARI (GB) (29)

Draw Draw

No Horse

1

B g Quality Road (USA) - Rhagori (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr Raed El Youssef Weight: 9 8 Horse Age: 5 Trainer: Marco Botti, Newmarket Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED hoops, Breeder: Newsells Park Stud RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets. Sponsor: Global Equine Group Form: 46-0564 D

Jockey Christian Howarth (7)

2

B E R N A R D O O ’ R E I L LY ( G B ) ( 3 4 )

B g Intikhab (USA) - Baldovina (Tale of The Cat (USA)) Owner: Rebel Racing (2) Weight: 9 8 Horse Age: 7 Trainer: Richard Spencer, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, GREY sleeves, Breeder: Chasemore Farm BLACK stars. Sponsor: Rebel Racing Ltd, Direct Commercial Ltd Form: 00-6300 D

Draw

HHH Seen much more regularly on the AW, with four wins at 6f or 7f, but he ran promisingly in his first turf handicap when coming home strongly at Yarmouth last month (6f, good to firm) on return from a break, having had gelding and wind operations; may well be a contender. Official BHA Rating 86

3

Angus Villiers (5)

3

PRONTISSIMO (GB) (23)

Draw

HHH Suited by strongly run races at 6f, preferably on good or good to soft; not beaten far in a better C&D race here in May and, off 2lb lower, he could well have a good run him back on more suitable ground. Official BHA Rating 86

B g Toronado (IRE) - Eastern Glow (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Mr Khalifa Dasmal Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Patrick Owens, Newmarket Colours: PINK, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: BBB Ltd & Let’s Get Racing Limited epaulets and armlets, hooped cap. Sponsor: Al Basti Equiworld Form: 21022 BF

4

Jim Crowley

4 SPIRITED GUEST (GB) (29) B g Swiss Spirit - Choisette (Choisir (AUS)) Owner: John Guest Racing Trainer: George Margarson, Newmarket Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd

Draw

HHHH Unexposed 3yo; made debut in March and won his second start, a 7f AW maiden; runner-up in two 7f handicaps of late, on soft and AW, and a stiff 6f could work even better back on grass; tongue tied first time. Official BHA Rating 85

8

Tom Queally

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 5 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 151215 CD

5

L O U I E D E PA L M A ( G B ) ( 6 )

Draw

HH Has thrived since returned to 7f, winning three times, including here (good to firm), and also lost out only narrowly back over 6f at Yarmouth in July; needs better than a lesser effort there last month though. Official BHA Rating 83

5

B g Pastoral Pursuits - Tahirah (Green Desert (USA)) Owner: Mr Peter Ridgers Horse Age: 9 Weight: 9 5 (in 4lb ex) Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: YELLOW, RED braces, chevrons Breeder: Pantile Stud on sleeves, YELLOW cap, RED diamond. Sponsor: Peter Ridgers Bloodstock Form: 000-061 CD

HHHHH Had a quiet end to 2020 and slow to find form this year but he took advantage of a handy mark when making most to win at Windsor last week (6f, good to firm; handles most ground) and a 4lb penalty should be a breeze on anything like his old form; bang there back on a track he goes well at. Official BHA Rating 79 (+4)

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Adam Kirby


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DA N C I N G I N T H E WO O D S ( G B ) ( 2 8 )

B g Garswood - Pachanga (Inchinor) Owner: Solario Racing (Ashridge) Trainer: Dean Ivory, Radlett Breeder: M. E. Broughton Sponsor: Tattersalls

Draw

6 7

Andrea Atzeni

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: MAROON, PINK seams and armlets. Form: 143413 D BF

7

EQUIANO SPRINGS (GB) (20)

Draw

HHH Series of good 6f efforts this year, notably when beating a useful one at Newmarket in July (good to firm); perfectly respectable third there next time but it could go either way now in first-time headgear. Official BHA Rating 82

6

B g Equiano (FR) - Spring Clean (FR) (Danehill (USA)) Owner: T T Racing Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Tom Tate, Tadcaster Colours: RED, BLACK collar and cuffs, Breeder: Paddock Space OLD GOLD cap. Sponsor: Tom Tate Racing Form: 0-60055 D

Ryan Moore

8

BEAUTY CHOICE (GB) (89)

Draw

HH Useful C&D form when runner-up to smart one last August (off 8lb higher); has mostly fallen short of his best form this year, even allowing for some excuses, but is still worth a second look back here with Ryan Moore up for the first time. Official BHA Rating 80

2

B g Bated Breath - Modesty’s Way (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: Mr S. M. Kwok Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: BLACK, WHITE cross belts, PINK Breeder: Niarchos Family sleeves, BLACK and WHITE check cap. Sponsor: UK Meds Direct Limited, Charlie Fellowes Racing Form: 212-605 D

Jamie Spencer

HH Sole handicap win came over 7f on AW last autumn; not out of this on his best form but he finished behind Bernardo O’Reilly over C&D in May and wasn’t at his best when last seen in June. Official BHA Rating 80 Hood worn first time by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 3.

Record Time: 1 min 11.05 secs by Blue Point age 3 wt 9-1 good to firm, 03/05/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs Stewards Note: EQUIANO SPRINGS: Following its run on 14/8/2021 it was reported that the horse was hampered in running. 2020: MY STYLE (IRE) 4 8 10 Georgia Dobie 8-1 (Eve Johnson Houghton) 19 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

4-1 Louie de Palma (GB), 9-2 Dancinginthewoods (GB), 5-1 Beauty Choice (GB), 6-1 Bernardo O’Reilly (GB), Prontissimo (GB), 13-2 Equiano Springs (GB), 8-1 Spirited Guest (GB), 11-1 Aljari (GB)

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THE WAR HORSE MEMORIAL CIC National War Animal Day - Commemoration On Monday 23rd August 2021, a service was held to commemorate National War Animal Day, which recognises all animals who have given service and sacrifice. The service was arranged by the War Horse Memorial CIC (Community Interest Company) and took place besides “Poppy”, the magnificent war horse statue, which graces Heatherwood Roundabout and is a permanent memorial to the horses, mules and donkeys who lost their lives in the First World War. The symbol for the day was the purple poppy and, despite coronavirus restrictions, thousands of pin badges and knitted poppies for people and animals to wear have been sold by supporters. A reception followed at Ascot Racecourse which was attended by guests and celebrities including the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, representatives from the Household Cavalry Foundation and Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery who delighted everyone with his singing. Other distinguished guests included representatives of the Donkey Breed Society, The Horse Trust, Blue Acre Horse Rescue and Mane Chance founding Director Jenny Seagrove, the stage and screen actress. The War Horse Memorial CIC continue to raise funds for many charities and should you wish to support, them, visit www.thewarhorsememorial.org. In recognition of their work, our 4.45pm race has been named “The War Horse Memorial Handicap Stakes” Alan Carr MBE, Co-Founder and Chief Executive for the charity will be presenting trophies to winning connections.

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R AC E 7 4.45PM T H E WA R H O R S E M E M O R I A L H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 4) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) for three yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Totalracevalue£9320.OwnersPrizeMoney.Winner£3465;Second£1732;Third£866;Fourth£433;Fifth£240;Sixth£240;Seventh£240; Eighth£240.(PenaltyValue£4384.79)Weightsraised1lbsandparagraphs27to31oftheWeightsandHandicappingCodecompliedwithwhereapplicable.SS See page 54 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.

1

NORTHERN EXPRESS (IRE) (27)

Draw Draw

No Horse

7

Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Hint of A Tint (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Sekura Group Weight: 9 9 Horse Age: 3 Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Colours: DARK GREEN, RED sleeves, Breeder: Mrs Sue Ann Foley DARK GREEN stars, RED cap. Sponsor: Sekura Trade Frames Ltd Form: 320513 D

Jockey Jamie Spencer

2

PA PA C I T O ( I R E ) ( 2 0 )

Draw

HHHH Can be hard to settle but he showed what he is capable of when coming from well back to interrupt a Haggas improver’s winning run over 7f at York in July (good to firm); not so effective on heavy next time but still has potential despite being 7lb higher than for the win. Official BHA Rating 86

5

Br c Estidhkaar (IRE) - Out of Time (IRE) (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Weight: 9 9 Horse Age: 3 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, large BLACK spots Breeder: Ennistown Stud and spots on cap. Form: 11 D

Andrea Atzeni

3

DA R K S H I F T ( G B ) ( 3 4 )

Draw

HHHHH Has won both his novice events, having to be switched but finishing strongly over 7f on debut, then showing plenty of pace over 6f last month (both on good to firm); looked more the finished article on the latter occasion and has potential now handicapping back at 7f. Official BHA Rating 86

1

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Mosuo (IRE) (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr H. Frost Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, WHITE Breeder: Niarchos Family sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, striped cap. Sponsor: Stonegate Homes Form: 12-1046 C

Ryan Moore

4 ROGUE BEAR (IRE) (111)

Draw

HH Won two of first three starts at 6f, on debut here at two (good) then on reappearance this year (soft); no further progress since handicapping but perhaps the idiosyncratic track at Goodwood didn’t suit when upped to 7f in July; still early days. Official BHA Rating 84

4

Br g Kodiac - Rancho Montoya (IRE) (High Chaparral (IRE)) Owner: The Rogues Gallery Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Tom Clover, Newmarket Colours: RED, WHITE inverted triangle, Breeder: Thomas Hassett halved sleeves. Sponsor: T Clover Racing Limited Form: 13

Callum Shepherd

5

C O O P E R AT I O N ( I R E ) ( 2 0 )

Draw

HHH Bred to need further so it’s to his credit that he made a winning debut over 6f at Doncaster (good to firm) then ran to a similar level under a penalty (soft) in May; should stay 7f; interesting on handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 79

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B g Mehmas (IRE) - Ripalong (IRE) (Revoque (IRE)) Owner: Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Kevin Philippart de Foy, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, GOLD braid, GREEN Breeder: Pier House Stud sleeves, GREEN cap with GOLD tassel. Form: 210100

HHH Did well over 6f for Richard Fahey, winning twice, and he was beaten under 3l in the big 5f handicap at the Royal meeting here in June; dam bred three smart winners at 1m-1m2f, so it will be fascinating to see how he gets on now upped to 7f for trainer who has made a great start to career. Official BHA Rating 79

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Angus Villiers (5)


7 HELM ROCK (GB) (45)

Draw

6

2

B g Pivotal - Nibbling (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: CAPTURE THE MOMENT VII Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Daniel & Claire Kubler, Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED triple Breeder: Mrs James Wigan diamond, armlets and cap. Sponsor: Tattersalls Form: 351104 D

Silvestre De Sousa

HHH All turf starts have been on softer than good; won at Carlisle over 7f and 1m in his first two handicaps; has had trip and surface excuses in his two runs since but it’s likely he needs to raise his game back over 7f on turf in this company. Official BHA Rating 78

N E W DY N A S T Y ( I R E ) ( 70)

Draw

7

B c Dawn Approach (IRE) - Brown Diamond (IRE) (Fastnet Rock (AUS)) Owner: Mr Saeed Manana Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, RED sash, RED and Breeder: Denis McDonnell WHITE striped cap. Form: 0-14 D

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Sean Levey

HHH Major progress from first run to his second, when narrow winner of 7f novice on Newcastle AW in January; up against it, but not disgraced, in a novice there in June when back from a break; off again since but has potential now handicapping on turf debut. Official BHA Rating 76

M AY N I G H T ( G B ) ( 1 1 2 )

Ch g Mayson - Dream Melody (Selkirk (USA)) Owner: Mr Michael Payton Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Plantation Stud Sponsor: Kingsclere Stud

Draw

8

3

David Probert

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Colours: WHITE, BROWN hoop and armlets, YELLOW cap. Form: 013-122 D BF

HHHH Both wins on the AW but he was a very good second back on turf over 7f at Newmarket in May (good to soft) when dividing two who have done better since; a 5lb higher mark on return from a break asks for another push. Official BHA Rating 75 Hood worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6.

Record Time: 1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs 2020: DOUBLE OR BUBBLE (IRE) 3 9 7 James Doyle 9-2 (Chris Wall) 11 ran A S C O T R E S U LT ST

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11-4 Papacito (IRE), 4-1 May Night (GB), 13-2 Dark Shift (GB), Helm Rock (GB), 7-1 Northern Express (IRE), 15-2 Rogue Bear (IRE), 9-1 Cooperation (IRE), New Dynasty (IRE) R A C I N G PA G E S

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S T E WA R D S

Doctors Peter Johnson, John Heathcock, Guy Mitchell , Ramy Saker Commentators Ian Bartlett Betting Ring Manager Andrew Boardley Equine Welfare and Integrity Officers Darren Stone, Vincent McKevitt, Steve Fox Lisa Cook Veterinary Officer Katerine Byam-Cook

Sir Francis Brooke Bt. (Chairman and Her Majesty’s Representative) Lady Celina Carter Guy Davison Guy Henderson Ian McGregor CVO Harry Morley Nick Smith Alastair Warwick Jonathan Parker Shaun Parker (Chief Steward) William Barlow (Stewards’ Panel Chair) Sam Angell Beth Dowswell Jennifer Dewhurst

OFFICIALS

Starters William Jordan Steve Avis Clerk of the Scales Robert Cuthbert Judge David Hicks

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

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

Veterinary Surgeons Simon Knapp, LVO, BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS David Dugdale, VetMB CertEP CertESM MRCVS Rob van Pelt, BSc, BVSc, CertEP, MRCVS Bobby McEwen, BVSc, MRCVS Director of Racing and Public Affairs Nick Smith Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels

RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.20 - THE HOOF IT FOR PRD BRITISH EBF RESTRICTED NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 4) (for horses in Bands A, B, C and D) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5454 to the winning horse The second to receive £2560, the third £1280 and the fourth £640. for novice two yrs old, which are E.B.F. eligible, which are in Bands A, B, C, and D. Enter by noon, August 28th and pay £40 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, for each race won 6lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties) Allowances: Band B from Band A 2lb Band C from Band B 2lb Band D from Band C 2lb (Allowances are cumulative). Ascot 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 BRITISH EBF have kindly contributed £1000 towards the value of this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of St John Ambulance. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 19 entries at £40. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4310; Second £2154; Third £1078; Fourth £538. (Penalty Value £5454) Weights raised 3lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.55 - THE CHARBONNEL ET WALKER BRITISH EBF MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £9720 to the winning horse The second to receive £4563, the third £2282 and the fourth £1141. for maiden two yrs old. Enter by noon, August 28th and pay £90 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st. Charbonnel et Walker 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. The Trustees of the British EBF have also contributed £1,000 towards the prize money for this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of ME2 CLUB. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 26 entries at £90. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7681; Second £3839; Third £1921; Fourth £959. (Penalty Value £9720) SS SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 2.30 - THE DASH CHARITY CLASSIFIED STAKES (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521 and the fourth £760. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-90. Enter by noon, August 28th and pay £60 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Weights: 3-y-o fillies 8st 12lb; colts and geldings 8st 12lb 4-y-o and up fillies 9st 3lb; colts and geldings 9st 3lb Penalties, after August 21st, 2021, for each race won 6lb NOTE: For horses reassessed since the publication of the qualifying rating list for entry, the excess in any rating above the rating band shall be added to the weights stated above. Ascot 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 HARROGATE WATER. 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. The Ascot Racecourse Executive reserves the right to transfer this race to the Old Mile Course. 21 entries at £60. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640. (Penalty Value £6480) SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.05 - THE VICTORIA RACING CLUB HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11340 to the winning horse The second to receive £5323, the third £2662 and the fourth £1331. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £105 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £21 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £84 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st 1lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 6lb Penalties, after August 21st, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. VICTORIA RACING CLUB has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 9 entries, at £105. Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8961; Second £4479; Third £2241; Fourth £1119. (Penalty Value £11340) Weights raised 7lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.40 - THE NATIONAL RACEHORSE WEEK HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10823 to the winning horse The second to receive £5075, the third £2538, the fourth £1268, the fifth £634 and the sixth £317. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £105 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £21 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £84 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 7lb; 3-y-o 8st 2lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 9st 12lb; 3-y-o 9st 7lb Penalties, after August 21st, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. Ascot 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 Ascot Racecourse Executive reserves the right to transfer this race to the Old Mile Course. 22 entries, 4 at £21 and 18 at £105. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8532; Second £4267; Third £2134; Fourth £1067; Fifth £533; Sixth £267. (Penalty Value £10823.40) Weights raised 2lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.10 - THE BATEAUX LONDON HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4374 to the winning horse The second to receive £2053, the third £1027, the fourth £513, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 5lb; 3-y-o 8st 3lb Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 9st 10lb; 3-y-o 9st 8lb Penalties, after August 21st, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. SODEXO has generously supported this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £100 cash prize will be awarded to the stable employee responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/ logo of SODEXO. 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. 23 entries, at £40. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3456; Second £1728; Third £864; Fourth £432; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4374) Weights lowered 3lbs. SS SEE PAGE 44 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.45 - THE WAR HORSE MEMORIAL HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4384 to the winning horse The second to receive £2058, the third £1029, the fourth £514, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for three yrs old only, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 1st. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after August 21st, 2021, for each race won 6lb. 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. 21 entries, at £40. - Closed August 28th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3465; Second £1732; Third £866; Fourth £433; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240. (Penalty Value £4384.79) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE.

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