Ascot Racecard - Saturday 2nd October

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AU T U M N R AC I N G W E E K E N D & A S C O T B E E R F E S T I VA L Saturday 2nd October 2021 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME £3.50


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CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME Welcome to the final day of the Autumn Racing Weekend at Ascot. The 2021 Flat season might be drawing to a close but there is still plenty of action to look forward to, including a high-class card today featuring a brace of Group 3 contests and more than £400,000 in prize money. The feature race on the card is the £125,000 Challenge Cup, the most valuable seven furlong handicap run anywhere in Britain. This year it is named to commemorate the launch of ‘The Fall’, a powerful short film produced by Equine Productions aiming to raise awareness of mental health within the sport of horse racing, particularly focusing on jockeys. The film features Cold Feet star Robert Bathurst and you can find an interview with the writer and co-director Nathan Horrocks in these pages. Robert and some of the other stars of the film will make the post-race presentations. The Fall is being privately screened today for a small audience at Ascot and the premiere will be on Sky Sports Racing on 7th October in line with World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. The Cumberland Lodge Stakes has a rich history having been first run 70 years ago in 1951 and we are delighted this year to name the Group 3 race in recognition of the “ABF The Soldiers’ Charity” and the Betting and Gaming Council. The members of the Betting and Gaming Council, the single UK industry association for betting and gaming, donated a remarkable £1.25 million from profits made on the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot earlier this summer. The BGC generously invited Ascot to nominate charities to receive about one third of the total and the three Armed Forces charities were chosen. The remaining two thirds went mainly to Prostate Cancer UK and Marie Curie with a smaller donation being made to Care Radio. In recognition of this support, Brigadier Peter Walker OBE, Chairman of the Army Benevolent Fund’s Berkshire Branch, commissioned a glass triptych which he will present on behalf of all three Armed Forces charities to Michael Dugher (CEO) and Michael Denoual (Deputy Director of Communications and Digital), who are representing the BGC and its members. Many thanks go to all our sponsors today including the Oakman Group, owners of The Royal Foresters in Ascot, John Guest Racing, the European Breeders Fund and the McGee Group. Tomorrow sees the 100th running of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris, Europe’s premier all-age middle distance race. It looks a typically strong renewal, headed by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes winner Adayar who is bidding to become just the third horse ever to win the Derby, King George and Arc in the same year after Lammtarra in 1995 and Mill Reef in 1971. The final Flat meeting of 2021 at Ascot will be QIPCO British Champions Day which is shaping up to be another outstanding finale to the British Flat racing season. We hope you can join us then and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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

WELCOME

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WELCOME

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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 1.30pm The World Mental Health Day British EBF Stakes (Listed Race)

4th Race 3.15pm The John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3)

This seven furlong contest for three-year-olds and upwards is a Listed race; a race that can only be bettered by a Group 1, 2 or 3 race. Initially, the weights are set at 8st 12lb for three-year-olds and 9st for four-year-olds and upwards before penalties are awarded to horses that have previously won above a certain level – 3lb for a Listed race victory or 5lb for a Group 3 success and 7lb for a Group 1 or 2. PAGES 28-30

2nd Race 2.05pm The Oakman Group Rous Stakes (Listed Race)

This five furlong race is another at Lised level. Many of the runners in this race will have already shown themselves to be talented and this race provides a perfect medium for them to be tested against a better class of rival before making the jump into a Group race. Initially, colts and Geldings are set to carry 9st and fillies’ at 8st 9lb before the same penalties are set as mentioned previously. PAGES 36-38

3rd Race 2.40pm The ABF/BGC Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Group 3)

This one mile and four furlongs race for three-year-olds and upwards is a Group 3 contest – a race which can only bettered by a Group 1 or 2. Initially, the weights are allocated on the basis of age and sex 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.

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Just like the previous contest, this is also a Group 3 race but over six furlongs. In a Group 3 race, runners will have already posted form well above average and some may use this as a stepping-stone to even greater things in the future. PAGES 60-63

5th Race 3.50pm The Equine Productions ‘The Fall’ Challenge Cup Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

This race is a seven furlongs handicap race for three-year-olds and upwards. The majority of handicaps are designed for horses from with a specific ratings band but this particular race has no rating restrictions attached to it which allows horses with a higher rating to take part. Despite having no rating restrictions attached to it the higher rated horses must still concede weight to their lower rated rivals, which tend to make open handicaps very competitive races. PAGES 70-72

6th Race 4.25pm The McGee Group Handicap Stakes

This is a five 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 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.


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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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TO CAR PARK 1

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P R E- PA RA D E R I N G

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K EY TO SY M B O L S Entry Point

Picnic Areas

Cash Machine

CAMRA 14th Annual Beer Festival

Cloakroom & Left Luggage

Hallgarten & Novum Wines Tasting Stand

Grandstand Entrances

Smoke and Fire Festival Food vendors, BBQ demos and live music for an hour after racing

First Aid Point Toilets and Baby Changing Parent & Baby Room

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Harrogate Water Cocktail Tasting

Ascot Shop

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ABF Pop Up Shop

Taxi Drop Off Point

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ABF Live Music


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King Edward VII Enclosure racegoers are invited to enjoy facilities on Level 4 of the Grandstand. To make the most of your visit download the Ascot app and enjoy easy access to the interactive map which will enable you to locate bars and dining facilities, a schedule of the day and a live feed of Ascot TV (available on iPhone and Android).


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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ENTERTAINMENT CAMRA BEER FESTIVAL

Local producers will be exhibiting over 160 real ales ciders and perries. SMOKE & FIRE FESTIVAL

Smoke & Fire Festival will host open fire cooking demonstrations, tasting opportunities and the chance to buy Deep South American style BBQ food. HALLGARTEN & NOVUM WINE TASTING

Hosted by Ascot Racecourse’s Official Wine Supplier, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, the pop-up wine tasting stand situated in the King Edward VII enclosure will be pouring a range of wines from across the world. There are examples from biodynamic pioneer Gérard Bertrand in the south of France, to 2020 Halliday Winery of the Year, Jim Barry Wines, in Clare Valley, Australia. There is something to entice every palate! LIVE MUSIC

Sandhurst Band will play throughout the day around the racecourse Tanya Pincha Blues Band will play from the Grandstand Lawns throughout the afternoon The 251 Blues, Jazz & Swing Band will play after racing on the Grandstand Lawns HARROGATE WATER COCKTAIL TASTING

Harrogate Water, Official Water of Ascot, will be offering racegoers the opportunity to sample their new ‘On The Nose’ Mindful Cocktail from their bar in the Grandstand. Created by the winner of Harrogate’s first Mindful Drinking cocktail competition, Matthew Lewis, this refreshing low abv cocktail uses Harrogate Sparking with Lillet Blanc to create a delicious botanical spritz with crisp notes of Yuzu and Apricot. The name ‘On The Nose’ is a playful nod to Ascot and a subtle reminder to enjoy the fragrant aroma of the cocktail before you sip! 8

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BARS, RESTAURANTS & EATERIES

Choisir Bar serving draught and bottled beer within easy access of the Parade Ring steppings and trackside lawns

Nijinsky Bar a popular full service bar inside the Grandstand

Mai Taiko offering authentic Japanese rice and sushi bowls

Mrs B’s Kitchen serving crispy tender chicken served with potato wedges and a summer salad along with Royal Estate cocktail sausage bowl, potato hash, honey glaze and crispy onion.

Front Runner Grill a popular choice, serving a range of burgers and chips. Plant-based option available.

The Gin Terrace an elegant Gin Bar on the Grandstand concourse

Wood Fired Pizza Company offering a range of delicious made to order Italian pizzas with fresh toppings. Gluten free, plant based and vegetarian option available

Baracouda Café serving Lavazza coffee with cakes, sandwiches and salads.

Fish & Chips offering a British classic on the Bandstand Lawns

Flat Out serving a range of flatbreads

The Bahnstand offering traditional Japanese rice bowls and steamed bao buns in a variety of flavours

Mac ‘N’ Cheese offering freshly made macaroni and cheese topped your way, prepared to order. Plant-based, gluten free options available

The Burger Kitchen serving burgers, hot dogs and chips on the Bandstand Lawn

Magnum Horsebox serving Magnum ice creams on the Bandstand Lawn B A R S R E S TA U R A N T S & E AT E R I E S

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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

Alongside the CAMRA Beer Festival, there are a myriad of bars located throughout the Queen Anne Enclosure. Located at the heart of the Grandstand, Dancing Brave is a thriving draught craft ale bar and is named after the outstanding American-bred racehorse, who won eight of his ten races.

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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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 The Oakman Group PLC is a 36 strong multi-award-winning premium pub, restaurant and hotel group with a strong local identity and a long-term vision. Over the past 14 years, it has successfully created a proven customer proposition, developed award winning training programmes and has built an estate of well invested, high performing properties across the UK. oakmaninns.co.uk

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Their flagship is Ascot’s favourite ‘local’, the Royal Foresters, which, with its stylish bar and restaurant, mouth-watering Mediterranean-inspired menu and 24 premium quality rooms, has quickly become the place for racing people to gather before and after a day’s racing. theroyalforesters.co.uk Their next opening will be in Wokingham’s Market Place where the much-anticipated Rose Inn will be opening on 18th October following a striking redesign and restoration. therosewokingham.co.uk

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ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, is the national charity of the British Army. Since 1944, it has provided a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need. The charity continues to support the Army family by giving grants to individuals and other specialist charities that help soldiers and their families. It works with veterans from every conflict since the Second World War, including those from recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Betting & Gaming Council is the standards body for the regulated UK betting and gaming industry. Excluding the National Lottery, they represent betting shops, casinos, online and bingo. They work with their members, large and small, to drive high ethical standards, create a culture of safer betting and gaming and build public and institutional trust in this world class industry. Their key priority is to raise standards and drive big changes across the UK betting and gaming industry.

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McGee is a specialist engineering contractor with over 60 years’ experience delivering high profile, complex engineering projects. McGee is employee-owned with in-house support services to deliver certainty for its clients. mcgee.co.uk

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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 4th September

JOCKEYS

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WILLIAM BUICK RYAN MOORE OISIN MURPHY JIM CROWLEY FRANKIE DETTORI

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JOHN & THADY WINS: 11 RUNNERS: 48 GOSDEN ANDREW WINS: 7 RUNNERS: 56 BALDING CHARLIE WINS: 5 APPLEBY RUNNERS: 25 WILLIAM WINS: 5 HAGGAS RUNNERS: 27 WILLIAM MUIR & WINS: 4 CHRIS GRASSICK RUNNERS: 7 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 SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY LTD

WINS: 7 STRIKE-RATE: RUNNERS: 43 16%

WINS: 6 STRIKE-RATE: RUNNERS: 30 13% WINS: 3 RUNNERS: 4

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OFFICIAL PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS Ascot is proud to present our Official Partners and Suppliers for 2021

PARTNERS

SUPPLIERS AND SPONSORS

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OFFICIAL SPIRITS

OFFICIAL BOOKMAKER

OFFICIAL SPONSOR

OFFICIAL MIXER

OFFICIAL TROPHIES AND SILVERWARE

OFFICIAL WINE SUPPLIER

OFFICIAL WATER

OFFICIAL COFFEE

OFFICIAL CHAMPAGNE

OFFICIAL CAR

OFFICIAL HOSPITALITY

OFFICIAL BEER

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: 25 YEARS ON On the morning of the 28th September 1996, there was just one thought on Frankie Dettori’s mind – winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Mark Of Esteem and meeting The Queen. Little did he know that by the end of the day his life would be changed forever. That Saturday was then known as the Festival of British Racing at Ascot, a precursor to QIPCO British Champions Day and the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes was the feature race on the card which also included the Diadem Stakes, now known as the British Champions Sprint Stakes. The Cumberland Lodge Stakes, which is now held on this Autumn Racing Weekend in October, was the first race on the card that day and Dettori partnered Wall Street to victory by half a length over Salmon Ladder to begin the remarkable sequence. In hindsight, the second race was where it all nearly fell apart as Diffident, a 12/1 chance, just managed to defy the well-fancied Lucayan Prince by a short head. Walter Swinburn partnered the runner-up and they met trouble in running at every opportunity which allowed Dettori to get first run and he just held on. Next came Mark Of Esteem who was simply too good for his high-class opponents including Bosra Sham and French colt Ashkalani. After that, it was pressure off for Dettori who had delivered the big race victory for Godolphin with Sheikh Mohammed and his family in attendance.

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He wasn’t done yet though and the 26-runner Tote Festival Handicap was turned into a procession by the appropriately named Decorated Hero, trained by John Gosden. Fatefully then won the Rosemary Stakes by a neck before Lochangel glided to victory in the Blue Seal Stakes to make it six from six. While those last two winners were largely expected having been sent off as favourites, Dettori’s final mount of the day had been around a 16/1 chance in the morning. With liabilities mounting up in trading rooms across the country though, Fujiyama Crest opened up around 9/2 on course before eventually being sent off at just 2/1 for the Gordon Carter Handicap. He hadn’t won a race since landing the same contest a year before but Sir Michael Stoute had him back in form when it mattered most. Dettori made all on the proven front-runner and just managed to fend off the challenge of Northern Fleet under Pat Eddery to create history. The concept of somebody riding all seven winners on the same card was largely unfathomable to that point but for Dettori to do it on a major Saturday meeting at Ascot was beyond conceivable and it remains one of the foremost achievements in sporting history. Of course, he came close to doing something similar when riding the first four winners on Gold Cup Day at Royal Ascot in 2019 but his luck ran out in the Britannia Stakes that day, much to the relief of the bookmakers. So for now, and likely a long time to come, Dettori’s Magnificent Seven remains a unique accomplishment in British racing.

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R AC E 1 1.30PM T H E WO R L D M E N TA L H E A LT H DAY B R I T I S H E B F S TA K E S ( C L A S S 1 ) RACE FINISH

( R E G I S T E R E D A S T H E O C TO B E R S TA K E S ) ( L I S T E D R AC E ) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £52000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £23171; Second £9511; Third £4758; Fourth £2376; Fifth £1191; Sixth £593. (Penalty Value £29489.20) A SS See page 78 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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HIGHFIELD PRINCESS (FR) (24)

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Pure Illusion (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Owner: Trainers House Enterprises Ltd Weight: 9 3 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: John Quinn, Malton Colours: RED, YELLOW star. Breeder: Trainers House Enterprises Ltd Form: 211324 CD Sponsor: JJ Quinn Racing Ltd

Draw Draw

No Horse

8

Jockey Jason Hart

2

BOUNCE THE BLUES (IRE) (66)

Draw

HHHH Tough, progressive and reliable filly who has made the frame in three Group races since her AW Listed success in July; last turf win came in 7f handicap at Royal Ascot; acts on fast and soft ground; leading player even with a 3lb penalty. Official BHA Rating 109

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Ch f Excelebration (IRE) - Jazz Up (Cadeaux Genereux) Owner: Mrs Barbara M. Keller Weight: 9 0 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: GREY, BLACK seams, BLACK Breeder: Kilnamoragh Stud cap, GREY pom pom. Sponsor: Tote Form: 32-5230 D BF

David Probert

3

MOLLS MEMORY (GB) (101)

Ch m Helmet (AUS) - Bright Moll (Mind Games) Owner: Mr Andrew Buxton Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Andrew Buxton Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management

Draw

HHHH Absent since a disappointing effort at Glorious Goodwood and is now 0-6 for current yard; however, has a fighting chance on her best form, including close second in Group 3 at Lingfield (7f, soft) in May; Listed winner when trained in Ireland. Official BHA Rating 102

13

Pat Dobbs

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 0 Colours: YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 0-46516 C D

4 QUEEN KAHLUA (GB) (15) B f Kingman - Kahlua Kiss (Mister Baileys) Owner: Mr Ron Watts Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Breeder: Horizon Bloodstock Limited

Draw

HH All wins in handicaps, the most recent at Haydock (7f) in May; absent since June and best watched on these terms unless the ground turns very deep (3-3 on heavy). Official BHA Rating 87

4

Connor Beasley

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BLACK hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 466050 D

5

WITH THANKS (IRE) (15)

B f Camacho - Thanks (IRE) (Kheleyf (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder: Mrs E. Thompson

Draw

HH Ex-French 4yo who has been campaigned in Group and Listed races (5.5f-8.5f) for current stable, with mixed results; balance of form suggests she has plenty to find. Official BHA Rating 86

12

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE seams, YELLOW cap. Form: 121-005 D

HHHH Record of 1121 on heavy ground, including a 5l success at Naas (7f Group 3) which gives her an excellent chance on these terms; good second in this race last year when it was held at Goodwood; below best in 2021 but latest effort (7f, good to soft) was a step back in the right direction; interesting provided there is plenty of give underfoot. Official BHA Rating 100

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Tom Marquand


1 C H O C O YA ( G B ) ( 1 6 )

Draw

6

11

Ch f Sepoy (AUS) - Silver Games (IRE) (Verglas (IRE)) Owner: Mr Christopher Wright Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, Breeder: Stratford Place Stud ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Stratford Place Stud Form: 546011

Cieren Fallon

HHH All wins over 6f, including Class 2 handicaps at Salisbury (good to firm) and Chelmsford (AW) last month; has Listed form; towards the top of this pack on ratings but her 7f efforts are less convincing. Official BHA Rating 98

MAKINITUP (IRE) (22)

Draw

7

B f Marcel (IRE) - Waterways (IRE) (Alhaarth (IRE)) Owner: Miss Sally Wall and Partners Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: D. Farrington, P. Gately, T. Killarney seams and sleeves, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Fairlawns Racing Ltd Form: 6114 D BF

2

David Allan

HH Successful on soft/heavy ground at Lingfield (maiden/novice) in July, then ran okay in Sandown handicap without looking as comfortable on good going; still unexposed but faces a stiff task upped in class. Official BHA Rating 77

PA S S I O N O VA ( I R E ) ( 2 8 )

Draw

8

6

B f Bated Breath - Passionable (New Approach (IRE)) Owner: Sir John Ritblat, P Bowden & G Baker Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: George Baker, Chiddingfold Colours: ORANGE, BLACK stripe, Breeder: Kildaragh Stud & M. Downey BLACK and ORANGE striped sleeves. Sponsor: Coolhurst Vineyards Ltd Form: 61125 D

Trevor Whelan

HHHH Steadily progressive this year, including 6f/7f novice wins; ran well over 1m the last twice, finishing second in Haydock Listed event (soft) then close fifth in useful fillies’ handicap here (good to firm); may improve further; possibilities. Official BHA Rating 92

R I S I N G S TA R ( G B ) ( 2 8 )

Draw

9

14

B f Fast Company (IRE) - Ile Flottante (Duke of Marmalade (IRE)) Owner: Mamba Racing & Partner Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Marco Botti, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT BLUE, WHITE stars, Breeder: Ile Flottante Syndicate sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Marco Botti Ltd Form: 5-32133 D

Rossa Ryan

1 0 ROSEMARY AND THYME (GB) (42) B f Camelot - Scarborough Fair (Pivotal) Owner: Mr Paul Brocklehurst Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley Breeder: Floors Farming & ORS Bloodstock Sponsor: Bridgend Hotel

Draw

HHHH Very solid record in fillies’ handicaps (over 7f/1m on good/firmer) this term, creditable third at this venue most recently; ties in with Passionova on that form; shouldn’t be far away, given her consistency. Official BHA Rating 92

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Paul Mulrennan

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, RED and WHITE quartered cap. Form: 234460 D

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B f Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. C. Smith Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Sylvester Kirk, Upper Lambourn Colours: PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Littleton Stud chevron, LIGHT BLUE cap. Form: 001246

Draw

HH Has twice appeared to run well in Listed grade but the form may not be reliable; last two efforts expose her limitations; sole win came in ordinary AW handicap; far from solid. Official BHA Rating 90

9

Martin Harley

12 SHE DO (GB) (51)

Draw

HHHH Absent since looking a non-stayer over 1m2f at Glorious Goodwood; sole win came at novice level but placed a few times in Listed/Group 3 races, including in last year’s Chesham here; each-way option. Official BHA Rating 92

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B f Siyouni (FR) - Minnaloushe (IRE) (Lawman (FR)) Owner: The Gredley Family Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, BLACK and Breeder: New England Stud, A. Nicoll & P. Vela YELLOW striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Unex Group Form: 12-2404

David Egan

HHH Respectable fourth in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot, without quite seeing out 1m on heavy ground; however, has failed to improve back over 6f/7f since and consequently faces a tough task in this field. Official BHA Rating 80

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1 Draw

1 3 S TAT E M E N T ( I R E ) ( 2 4 )

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B f Lawman (FR) - Fact Or Folklore (IRE) (Lope de Vega (IRE)) Owner: Ballylinch Stud 1 Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Martyn Meade, Manton Colours: EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE epaulets Breeder: Ballylinch Stud and armlets, ORANGE cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Meyer Timber Ltd Form: 1-20366

Jim Crowley

HHHHH Twice a beaten favourite this summer and again below best when weaker in the betting at Doncaster (Group 3) last month; starting to look a tad frustrating but holds strong claims if back to her Fred Darling form (nearly beat high-class Alcohol Free). Official BHA Rating 98 Draw

1 4 S U N S E T B AY ( G B ) ( 2 4 )

B f Cable Bay (IRE) - Light of Love (Dylan Thomas (IRE)) Owner: Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: TURQUOISE, NAVY BLUE Breeder: Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd collar and cuffs, check cap. Sponsor: Brightwalton Stud Form: 621120 D

1

Richard Kingscote

15 THUNDER BEAUTY (IRE) (44)

Draw

HH Progressive in 7f handicaps this summer, including wins at Newbury and Sandown; found things harder in Doncaster Group 3 last month and it may be a similar story in this competitive Listed event. Official BHA Rating 92

5

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Quiania (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Mr D. K. Kelly Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: PURPLE, PINK spots, sleeves Breeder: Kildaragh Stud & Michael Downey and spots on cap. Form: 620600

Daniel Tudhope

1 6 U N D E R T H E B OA R D WA L K ( I R E ) ( 2 4 )

B f Acclamation - Fusion (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Mr W. A. Harrison-Allan Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton Breeder: Floors Farming Sponsor: THE CGA

Draw

HH Ex-Irish filly who has bits of useful form but lacks consistency; down the field in York handicap on debut for this stable; far from certain to repeat her second-place finish in Listed grade in June. Official BHA Rating 94

10

Silvestre De Sousa

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Colours: YELLOW, RED sash, RED cap, YELLOW star. Form: 10 D

H Just fair form to make a winning debut at Salisbury and failed to cut the mustard in Doncaster Group 3 next time, finishing last; poor chance on the figures. Official BHA Rating 77

Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 6, 10, 15.

Stewards Note: MAKINITUP: Following its run on 10/9/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. PASSIONOVA: Following its run on 4/9/2021 it was reported that the horse was hampered half a furlong out. 2020:MEETING ABANDONED:

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-2 Highfield Princess (FR), With Thanks (IRE), 6-1 Chocoya (GB), 7-1 Bounce The Blues (IRE), 15-2 Statement (IRE), 9-1 Rising Star (GB), 10-1 Sunset Bay (GB), 11-1 Molls Memory (GB), 16-1 Rosemary And Thyme (GB), 18-1 Passionova (IRE), Thunder Beauty (IRE), 20-1 Seattle Rock (GB), She Do (GB), 25-1 Queen Kahlua (GB), 33-1 Undertheboardwalk (IRE), 40-1 Makinitup (IRE)

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ASCOT MEETS: PETER BORG-NEAL When the Oakman Group bought The Royal Foresters Pub in Ascot in 2016, it was always their intention to make the most of the local area’s racing connections. After all, if you’re a pub in Ascot – particularly one already well-known among racegoers – it makes sense to try and fit in to that community of people. “A big part of the way that we approach our business is that we want to be involved in the local communities”, explains the group’s founder and executive chairman, Peter Borg-Neal. “We want each of our pubs to have their own relationship with the people in the area; because ultimately the people are your customers, and very often your employees.” The group’s first pub was in Tring, a big rugby town – and from day one the Oakman Group sponsored the local rugby club there. “When you come to Ascot, it’s pretty obvious what the big thing in Ascot is, and that’s the racecourse,” says Borg-Neal. “So it was a natural thing to want to get involved. We always wanted it to be a racing pub, and we immediately thought that if we really bought into the racecourse we could trade well on race days, and during Royal Ascot in particularly. But I think it’s just broader than that. It’s about being part of the town.” This year, that involvement includes sponsoring the Oakman Group Rous Stakes on Saturday 2 October; a class 1 listed race over 5 furlongs. The Royal Foresters have been sponsoring races at Ascot since 2018, but this year they decided to step things up a notch. “We enjoyed sponsoring the previous race for a couple of years, and because it was a success we thought, let’s go further and do a bigger race – perhaps a televised race. So when the opportunity came to sponsor the Rous Stakes it seemed ideal,” explains Borg-Neal. “We’re always looking for the right opportunity to be supportive and always open to ideas. But I think the sponsorship is key. Do we go from sponsoring one race to sponsoring another? 2 4 A SCOT M E E T S


Do we one day sponsor a really big race? I think we’ll take it one step at a time.” Perhaps it’s unsurprising that Royal Ascot is one of the busiest weeks of the year for The Royal Foresters, and there is certainly an overlap between the clientele that the Oakman Group’s venues attract, and those who go racing. “I think that the kind of people who want to go out and enjoy a day at the races are the kind of people who enjoy going out and visiting a pub, or dining out”, says Borg-Neal. “They tend to be a similar type: people with a zest for life who like to have fun, who like to socialise. And I guess that there are very few people who like going racing who don’t also like the social side of it.” It is true that for Borg-Neal having a tie-in with Ascot – and racing more generally – held a particular attraction. He owns shares in three horses with the syndicate Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds (KVT) – Sir Busker, Spanish Kiss and Regal Envoy, a two-year-old with Clive Cox – and “we’ve had a lot of fun. We’ve obviously been particularly lucky with Sir Busker.

He won at Royal Ascot and he’s been placed in some big races.” This year, the Oakman Group have upped their racing relations by becoming a sponsor of KVT, who have 14 horses across seven UK trainers. “Having enjoyed a relationship with Ascot racecourse, we wanted to move to supporting racing generally,” explains Borg-Neal. “KVT is the first syndicate we’ve sponsored, and we’re very pleased with it. They are particularly good, Sam Hoskins [the syndicate’s racing manager] is very good and he’s worked very hard to make it work for us.” Syndicates and racing clubs as a style of racehorse ownership are becoming increasingly popular, and Borg-Neal believes that this is a growing area on which racecourses – and indeed everyone in racing – needs to focus on.

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“Racing needs to embrace syndicates more to bring more people into the sport. We’ve heard recently about Shadwell reducing their investment, and there aren’t going to be big ticket people coming in to replace that sort of generation of owners. So I’m hoping that racing will work harder and harder to encourage syndicates, and we as the Oakman Group will certainly encourage it. We are on the lookout for more syndicates to back, we just need to find the right ones with the right people running them. But if we can find more like KVT then we definitely want to be more involved.” As with racing more generally, Borg-Neal believes that there is an overlap between the customers that his business attracts, and the kind of people who want to be involved with racehorse syndicates. “We see people who are in syndicates as being particularly ‘our sort of people’,” he says. “They’re not necessarily super rich but they’re people who have a few quid; they’ve got some disposable income and they’re people who want to utilise that to have a bit of fun, have a bit of sport.” On a personal note, Borg-Neal has been encouraging his friends to join him at KVT, and is looking forward to their next yearling parade. “A friend of mine is coming to the next KVT yearling parade, and his family have bought him a KVT share to invest that day. He heard about KVT through us, and I’ve got a couple more people coming as well.” First, though, are the Oakman Group Rous Stakes. “As well as the sponsor’s box, we also receive 100 tickets which we’ve distributed to our customers and shareholders, so they can also come along and enjoy the day”, he says. “We really enjoy working with Ascot racecourse, and hope to do more with them in years to come.” 26 A SCOT M E E T S


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R AC E 2 2.05PM T H E OA K M A N G R O U P R O U S S TA K E S RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 1 ) ( L I S T E D R AC E ) Five furlongs (5f ) (1,000 metres) for three yrs old and upwards

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £52000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £23171; Second £9511; Third £4758; Fourth £2376; Fifth £1191; Sixth £593. (Penalty Value £29489.20) A SS See page 78 for conditions of this race.

Oakman Group 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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H U R R I CA N E I VO R ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

Draw Draw

No Horse

9

B g Ivawood (IRE) - Quickstep Queen (Royal Applause) Owner: Mrs Fiona Carmichael Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 4 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: PURPLE, LIGHT GREEN stars, Breeder: J. & P. McLoughney PURPLE cap, LIGHT GREEN star. Sponsor: Fine & Country Jersey Ltd Form: 120311 D

Jockey Tom Marquand

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T I S M A RV E L LO US (G B ) (1 4 )

Draw

HHHHH In peak form, coming home strongly when winning the Portland at Doncaster (about 5f, good to soft) and when following up in a Group 3 at Newbury on his return to a bare 5f; has C&D form and this stiffer test at the trip will suit; missed a soft-ground race in the summer because of the ground but has a good chance despite the penalty if the going is suitable. Official BHA Rating 110 B g Harbour Watch (IRE) - Mythicism (Oasis Dream) Owner: Miss J. Deadman & Mr S. Barrow Weight: 9 3 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: 443113 CD

7

Adam Kirby

3

D A K O TA G O L D ( G B ) ( 3 5 )

Draw

HHH Has a fine record here with three C&D wins (good/good to firm/good to soft) and in the pink of late; little between him and Hurricane Ivor on their recent Group 3 run over 5f at Newbury but the latter was the stronger finisher of the two; ground slower than good to soft would be a worry. Official BHA Rating 109

8

B g Equiano (FR) - Joyeaux (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Owner: Doug Graham,Ian Davison,Alan Drysdale 1 Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Colours: YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, Breeder: Redgate BStock & Peter Bottowley BStock WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars and cap. Sponsor: Denton Hall Racing Ltd Form: 11-5200 CD BF

Connor Beasley

4 K I N G O F S TA R S ( I R E ) ( 1 7 )

Draw

HHHH High-class front-runner who won this in 2019 on his only course start and the rescheduled version at Nottingham in 2020 (both on soft); this season, even allowing for some excuses, hasn’t been going so well and he was well held behind Tis Marvellous at Beverley in August, but forecast rain would suit and a revival cannot be ruled out. Official BHA Rating 105

4

Gr g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Glowing Star (IRE) (Clodovil (IRE)) Owner: Mr William Esdaile Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Michael Appleby, Oakham Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE spots. Breeder: Churchtown House Stud & Liam Butler Form: 220511 D Sponsor: Trade Access Panels Ltd

Silvestre De Sousa

5

MINZAAL (IRE) (371)

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Pardoven (IRE) (Clodovil (IRE)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Ringfort Stud epaulets, striped cap. Form: 4113-

Draw

HH Likes to lead; has something to find with Tis Marvellous on C&D form in August (good to soft) but has shown better 5f form since with his wins at Pontefract (good to firm) and Yarmouth (good to soft); missed three engagements because of the going this summer (when officially good and good to soft) and needs to find more even if the surface is suitable. Official BHA Rating 104

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HHH All races at 6f and unraced on slower than good; highly promising 2yo who overcame slow starts to impress at Salisbury and in the Group 2 Gimcrack; couldn’t get to grips with the first two in a Group 1 after but the drop to 5f is well worth exploring if in anything like the form he showed last summer. Official BHA Rating 111

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Jim Crowley


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

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

6

1

Clifford Lee

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Colours: RED, BLACK inverted triangle and star on cap. Form: 114604 CD

HHH Versatile regarding tactics and ground; the race went more his way when just beating Hurricane Ivor over C&D in July but he couldn’t match the latter’s powerful finish at Newbury recently and could have a similar problem on his hands here. Official BHA Rating 105

SNAZZY JAZZY (IRE) (14)

Draw

7

B h Red Jazz (USA) - Bulrushes (Byron) Owner: Ian Buckley & Ben Buckley Trainer: Lawrence Mullaney, Malton Breeder: Bluegate Stud

5

Phil Dennis

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 0 Colours: GREY, RED epaulets, EMERALD GREEN cap. Form: 5-04600

8

STRONG JOHNSON (IRE) (6)

Draw

HHH Would be getting weight from all his rivals in a handicap and has work to do with Tis Marvellous on C&D form in August, but he had outrun his odds in a 5f Listed race at York previously and serious rain would give him a better chance than these terms suggest. Official BHA Rating 97

B g Le Cadre Noir (IRE) - Isabella Rose (IRE) (City On A Hill (USA)) Owner: Mr D. J. Mooney Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: J. H. Scott, Ireland Colours: EMERALD GREEN, WHITE Breeder: David Mooney Cross of Lorraine, BLACK cap. Form: 411002 D

2

Dylan Hogan

HHH Often leads; has done his winning over 5f on ground ranging from soft to good to firm; has had a busy year but is holding his form really well and had his sights lowered when only just failing to give the weight away in a competitive handicap at the Curragh last week; has other front-runners to contend with but he shouldn’t be far away. Official BHA Rating 99

K E E P BUSY ( I R E ) (1 5 )

Draw

9

3

B f Night of Thunder (IRE) - Look Busy (IRE) (Danetime (IRE)) Owner: Mrs Doreen Tabor Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: John Quinn, Malton Colours: BLACK, WHITE disc, striped Breeder: Hackcanter Ltd & Mr P. Gleeson sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Ashford Stud Form: 510503 D BF

Jason Hart

HHHH Capable of smart 5f form on her day, such as when a close fifth in the Group 1 Abbaye last October (heavy) and when a staying-on fifth in the King’s Stand here in June; the likely strong pace here will suit and she has a good run in her. Official BHA Rating 101 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4.

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BETTING FORECAST:

7-2 Hurricane Ivor (IRE), 9-2 Keep Busy (IRE), 5-1 Minzaal (IRE), 6-1 Tis Marvellous (GB), Dakota Gold (GB), 8-1 King of Stars (IRE), 9-1 Significantly (GB), Strong Johnson (IRE), 66-1 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE)

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CADRAN 2 .1 5 P M Q ATA R P R I X D U C A D R A N - G R O U P 1 2 M 4 F 4 YO P L U S W I N N E R € 1 6 8 , 7 5 0 1 0-1514 STRATUM (43) 8-9-2............................................................. C Demuro (8)

Runs: 23 Wins: 6(S,F,G) Trainer: W P Mullins (IRE)

Places: 7

€379,927 Owner: A Bloom

Runs: 15 T: D O’Brien (IRE)

Wins: 2(G)

Places: 5 €92,706 O: D Smith/mme J Magnier/m Tabor

Runs: 61 Trainer: R Collet

Wins: 10(S,G)

2 315735 EMPEROR OF THE SUN (20) 4-9-2 .................................G M Ryan (5)

3 153150 MAX LA FRIPOUILLE (37) 9-9-2 .................................... T Bachelot (7)

Places: 16

€247,807 Owner: Ecurie Cehel

4 142252 KARLSTAD (27)(C) 6-9-2........................................................M Guyon (13)

Runs: 26 Wins: 4(S,G) Trainer: P&J Brandt

Places: 12

€159,219 Owner: Te Kjeseth

Runs: 14 Trainer: Martina Havelkova (CZE)

Places: 2

Runs: 28 Trainer: C E Rossi

€340,507 Owner: Le Haras De La Gousserie

5 /5-760 CACOPHONOUS (74) 6-9-2 ........................................ M Havelkova

(4)

€8,579 Owner: I Kohler

6 451121 SKAZINO (41)(C2) 5-9-2 ..................................................M Barzalona (3)

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(1)

Wins: 12(S,A,GS) Places: 3

0-1411 STRADIVARIUS (22)(D3) 7-9-2.............................................L Dettori Runs: 30 Wins: 19(S,F,A,G) Places: 5 Trainer: J & T Gosden (UK)

€3,085,363

Runs: 21 Wins: 5(GS,G) Trainer: N Caullery

Places: 4

Runs: 14 Wins: 8(S,A,GS,G) Places: 2 Trainer: A King (UK)

€643,599 Owner: SINGULA PARTNERSHIP

Runs: 21 Trainer: F Head

€1,683,938

Owner: Be Nielsen

8 5-6266 ALKUIN (41)(C3) 6-9-2........................................................ E Hardouin

(9)

9

(6)

€106,467 Owner: Gwh Schmitt

11-261 TRUESHAN (67) 5-9-2..................................................... James Doyle

10 213-03 CALL THE WIND (27)(CD) 7-9-2........................................ O Peslier (10)

Wins: 6(S,F,GS,G) Places: 9

Owner: G Strawbridge

11 -12341 MEMPHIS (55) 4-8-12.................................................... B Murzabayev (2)

Runs: 11 Wins: 2(G) T: R Dzubasz (GER)

Places: 3

€37,846 O: German Racing Club

Runs: 26 T: A Mullins (IRE)

Places: 9 €317,013 O: P F Kehoe/mme P Crampto

12 4-9422 PRINCESS ZOE (50)(CD) 6-8-12.................................J M Sheridan (12)

Wins: 7(S)

13 782111 BUBBLE SMART (27)(B,C) 4-8-12........................................ G Mosse (11)

Runs: 11 Wins: 4(GS) Trainer: M Delzangles

Places: 4

€107,944 Owner: Zak Bloodstock

BETTING FORECAST: 2 Stratum, 5-2 Trueshan, Princess Zoe, 11-4 Stradivarius, 12 Bubble Smart, Skazino, 14 Call The Wind, 20 Karlstad, Emperor Of The Sun, 50 Others.

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ASCOT RACECOURSE SUPPORTS CHARITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT ABF THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY

Please give a warm welcome to the volunteers from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity who have been our nominated bucket collectors for Saturday’s beer festival since 2010. They are also hosting a pop-up stall in the concourse today to raise much needed funds for the servicemen and women, veterans and families that the Charity helps in times of need. The collections at these race days have resulted in over £45,000 being raised for the Charity. Ascot Racecourse has been proud supporters of the charity since 2010. In 2013 the racecourse expanded its support during Royal Ascot to include the three Armed Forces principal single Service charities - Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund. Since then, over £275,000 has been raised for the three charities via collections and contributions from certain food and drink sold during Royal Ascot. This year, the three charities, alongside Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie and Care Radio, also received a share of the £1.25 million in profits donated by the Betting & Gaming Council’s (BGC) members from the Britannia Stakes run on the Thursday of this year’s Royal Ascot. Thanks go to Flutter, bet365, Entain, William Hill, Kindred, BetVictor, Betway, Rank Group, AnzoGroup and 888, plus the Tote, Fitzdares and Sporting Index who all signed up to this amazing fundraising initiative.

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In recognition of this support and donation, Brigadier Peter Walker OBE, Chairman of ABF’s Berkshire Branch and representative for the three charities, commissioned a glass triptych which he will today present to Michael Dugher and Michael Denoual, the CEO and Deputy Director of Communications for the BGC who are representing the council’s members. Our 2.40pm race has also been named “The ABF/BGC Cumberland Lodge Stakes” in recognition of this initiative. Peter will also present a commemorative piece to Alastair Warwick, Managing Director of Ascot Racecourse, in kind recognition of Ascot Racecourse’s support over the years. We would also like to take the opportunity to say thank you to Peter who will be passing over his charitable responsibilities for the tri-forces/Ascot Racecourse relationship from 2022 to Will Tower, Regional Director (South East) for the ABF. Peter has been instrumental in galvanising volunteers, organising military bands and ensuring raceday operations run smoothly. He will be much missed, however, we look forward to welcoming him as a racegoer in the future.

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R AC E 3 2 .40PM T H E A B F/ B G C C U M B E R L A N D L O D G E S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 1) (GROUP 3)

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

One mile about four furlongs, swinley (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) for three yrs old and upwards 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 78 for conditions of this race.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) 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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HUKUM (IRE) (28)

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Aghareed (USA) (Kingmambo (USA)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited epaulets, striped cap. Form: 413112 CD BF

Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Jim Crowley

HHHH Gives weight all round following his Group 3 wins at York (1m6f) and Newbury (1m5f) this summer; beaten a neck when long odds-on at Kempton (1m4f) four weeks ago and a respiratory noise was reported by his trainer but that was another good run on the ratings; tongue tied for those last three starts; also ran well over C&D on soft at the Royal meeting; should be bang there again. Official BHA Rating 114

ALIGNAK (GB) (21)

Draw

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Gr h Sea The Moon (GER) - Albanova (Alzao (USA)) Owner: Orchard Bloodstock Ltd Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Breeder: Miss K. Rausing striped sleeves. Form: 1/1231-4 D

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Richard Kingscote

HHH Progressive last term, including a 1m4f Chester Listed win, but Hukum comfortably had his measure the time before; absent for a year before fair fourth (behind Alounak and Wells Farhh Go) in the same Chester race three weeks ago; unraced on worse than good to soft; needs a career best. Official BHA Rating 108

A LO U N A K ( F R ) ( 2 1)

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

Draw

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Silvestre De Sousa

Weight: 9 2 Horse Age: 6 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Form: 001432 D BF

HHH C&D second in Group 2 (soft) at the 2020 Royal meeting; shot back to that level when winning a valuable handicap at Haydock (1m4f, soft) this July and this time round he has continued to run with credit, which puts him in each-way reckoning. Official BHA Rating 110 Draw

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B or Br h Sea The Stars (IRE) - Missunited (IRE) (Golan (IRE)) Owner: Clipper Logistics Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: GREY. Breeder: Mrs Vanessa Hutch Form: 455-005 D

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Daniel Tudhope

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ILARAAB (IRE) (14)

Draw

H 1m6f Group 3 winner at York last July; ended that campaign in muted fashion and it’s been the same on all three starts this season; not proven on worse than good to soft; others preferred. Official BHA Rating 106

B c Wootton Bassett - Belova (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Breeder: Mrs Maria Marron Form: 11-1003 D

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HHH Completed a six-timer when impressive in big-field handicap at York (1m4f) on reappearance in May; rather disappointing in a Royal Ascot Group 2 next time and far more so when co-favourite in the Ebor, but at least his third in Newbury Group 3 two weeks ago was a big step back in the right direction; acts on soft; that peak handicap form reads well. Official BHA Rating 108

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Tom Marquand


3 QUICKTHORN (GB) (22)

Draw

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B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Daffydowndilly (Oasis Dream) Owner: Lady Blyth Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley Colours: PALE BLUE, CAMPBELL TARTAN Breeder: Lemington Grange Stud hooped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Sponsor: Bridgend Hotel Form: 3-11021 CD

Cieren Fallon

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W E L L S FA R H H G O ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

B h Farhh - Mowazana (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Mr S A Heley & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Breeder: Ms Maria Marron Sponsor: Easthorpe Hall Stud

Draw

HHHHH Kicked off 2021 with 1m4f handicap wins, latterly at Royal Ascot (heavy); resumed progress when touched off in the Ebor at York and asserting late on in a conditions stakes at Salisbury, both on good and showing he stays 1m6f well but he is also one to take seriously in this Group 3 back at 1m4f. Official BHA Rating 110

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David Allan

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 2 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, RED cap. Form: 1000/-43 D

HHH Often makes the running; highly competitive at this level at his best but lost that form during 2019, including a poor show in this race (sole start on soft); absent 587 days before this season but second run back was a big revival when third in Listed race at Chester, only just behind Alounak. Official BHA Rating 104

TITLE (IRE) (21)

Draw

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B g Camelot - Danehill’s Dream (IRE) (Danehill (USA)) Owner: Highclere Tbred Racing-Charles Church Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Breeder: Llang Bloodstock armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Form: 2-21321 D

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David Egan

HHHH Third in the Group 2 King Edward VII at Royal Ascot (1m4f, heavy); failed to live up to that when blinkered in Hamilton Listed race but, having been gelded, he powered clear in handicap at Doncaster (1m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago; very high head carriage is off-putting but he has a lot of ability, enough to have a big shout today. Official BHA Rating 110 Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5.

Stewards Note: HUKUM: Following its run on 4/9/2021 it was reported that the horse made a breathing noise.

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BETTING FORECAST:

5-2 Hukum (IRE), 7-2 Title (IRE), 5-1 Quickthorn (GB), 6-1 Alounak (FR), Ilaraab (IRE), 9-1 Wells Farhh Go (IRE), 10-1 Alignak (GB), 33-1 Eagles By Day (IRE)

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NEWMARKET 2.55PM THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN S U N C H A R I O T S TA K E S (CLASS 1) (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) Rowley mile (8f ) (1,600 metres) for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares Total race value £250000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £111400; Second £45725; Third £22875; Fourth £11425; Fifth £5725; Sixth £2850. (Penalty Value £141775) A SS

C H A M P E R S E LY S E E S ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

Draw Draw

No Horse

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B f Elzaam (AUS) - La Cuvee (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) Owner: Mr Teruya Yoshida Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: J. P. Murtagh, Ireland Colours: BLACK and YELLOW stripes, Breeder: Mr Karl Bowen RED sleeves. Form: 444026 D

Jockey Ben Coen

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D R E A M LO P E R ( I R E ) ( 2 1)

Draw

HHH Smart Irish filly. Yet to add to her five wins in 2021, but she wasn’t disgraced when sixth of 13 to No Speak Alexander in Matron Stakes at Leopardstown 21 days ago. Possibilities for in-form yard. Official BHA Rating 112

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B f Lope de Vega (IRE) - Livia’s Dream (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE)) Owner: Mr J. Fill Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: RED, PURPLE spots, hooped Breeder: Mrs Olivia Hoare sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management Form: 420140 D

Kieran Shoemark

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E P O N A P L AY S ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

B f Australia - New Plays (IRE) (Oratorio (IRE)) Owner: Mr Renzo Forni Trainer: W. McCreery, Ireland Breeder: Renzo Forni

Draw

HHBack to winning ways in Ascot Group 3 in July but below par both runs since, only tenth in Matron Stakes (8/1) at Leopardstown 21 days ago. Others are preferred. Official BHA Rating 108

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W. J. Lee

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Colours: YELLOW, BROWN seams, LIGHT BLUE cap. Form: 10-1155 D

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Draw

HHH Smart Irish 1m winner who arrives on back of good fifth of 13 in Matron Stakes (16/1) at Leopardstown 21 days ago. She’s no forlorn hope. Official BHA Rating 109

B m Sea The Stars (IRE) - Beatrice Aurore (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Mr Benny Andersson Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Colours: BLACK and GREY check, Breeder: Chess Racing BLACK sleeves and cap. Form: 2-13501 CD

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Rob Hornby

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F E V R OV E R ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

HHH 20/1, cheekpieces left off when back to winning ways in Celebration Mile at Goodwood by short head from Benbatl. Ought to be competitive again. Official BHA Rating 113

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B f Gutaifan (IRE) - Laurelita (IRE) (High Chaparral (IRE)) Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 43 & Partner Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Manister House Stud BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK star. Sponsor: Tote Form: 14-3062

HHH Placed in 1000 Guineas here and she got back on track when second in Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown (1m) 21 days ago. Has bit more to find here but she’s still low mileage. Official BHA Rating 108

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Jamie Spencer


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JUST BEAUTIFUL (GB) (24)

Br f Pride of Dubai (AUS) - Astrelle (IRE) (Makfi) Owner: Gary White & The Giggle Factor Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Ivan Furtado, Newark Colours: RED, WHITE hoop, RED Breeder: Essafinaat UK Ltd sleeves, WHITE stars. Form: 1-11621

Draw

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Joey Haynes

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M OT H E R E A RT H ( I R E ) ( 2 1)

B f Zoffany (IRE) - Many Colours (Green Desert (USA)) Owner: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Colours: PURPLE, WHITE seams, Breeder: Grenane House Stud striped sleeves, PURPLE cap. Form: 123213 CD BF

Draw

HHH Bagged her third victory of 2021 in Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster (7f) 24 days ago, showing a good attitude. This is tougher but she can’t be ruled out for place purposes. Official BHA Rating 110

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Ryan Moore

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NO SPEAK ALEXANDER (IRE) (21)

Draw

HHHH 1000 Guines winner who has held her form well since, third in Matron Stakes (6/5) at Leopardstown 21 days ago. Another bold showing is on the cards back here. Official BHA Rating 114

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B f Shalaa (IRE) - Rapacity Alexander (IRE) (Dandy Man (IRE)) Owner: C O’CallaghanN O’CallaghanP O’Callaghan Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE diamond, DARK BLUE Breeder: Mountarmstrong Stud sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE and DARK BLUE quartered cap. Form: 24-1301 D

Shane Foley

HHH 25/1, much improved when landing Matron Stakes at Leopardstown by neck from Pearls Galore. Got first run there, but she still must enter calculations. Official BHA Rating 110

P R I M O B AC I O ( I R E ) ( 4 2 )

B f Awtaad (IRE) - Suvenna (IRE) (Arcano (IRE)) Owner: David Ward Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Kildaragh Stud Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management

Draw

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Oisin Murphy

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE triple diamond. Form: 1-41500 D

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Draw

HHH Smart filly at her best who landed York listed event in May. Beat only one in City of York Stakes there last time, though, so she has something to prove now. Official BHA Rating 112

Ch f New Bay - Falling Petals (IRE) (Raven’s Pass (USA)) Owner: Mrs B. V. Sangster, J Wigan & O Sangster Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam, Newmarket Colours: RED, WHITE seams, RED Breeder: China Horse Club International Ltd sleeves, WHITE cap, RED stars. Form: 1-22001 C D

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William Buick

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B f Galileo (IRE) - Homecoming Queen (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Donnacha Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Colours: PURPLE, WHITE seams, Breeder: Coolmore striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 6-50640 D

Draw

HHH Dual course winner who took her form up a notch when landing Atalanta Stakes at Sandown (1m) in August by 2 1/4l from Waliyak. This is a much tougher assignment, however. Official BHA Rating 109

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W. M. Lordan

12 SNOW LANTERN (GB) (27)

Draw

HH Still to add to her three 2020 wins this term, but she has posted some useful efforts, cheekpieces on when eleventh in Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. Has plenty to find on form. Official BHA Rating 104

Gr f Frankel - Sky Lantern (IRE) (Red Clubs (IRE)) Owner: Rockcliffe Stud Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE cross Breeder: Rockcliffe Stud belts, sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 132134 CD

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Sean Levey

HHHHH Very smart filly who landed Falmouth Stakes on July course here in impressive style. Posted solid fourth in Prix du Moulin at Longchamp last time, and she’s the one to beat here. Official BHA Rating 115

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B f Rio de La Plata (USA) - Tianshan (FR) (Lahint (USA)) Owner: Mr Teruya Yoshida Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: BLACK and YELLOW stripes, Breeder: Dr Georges Sandor RED sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Shadai Stallion Station Form: 61-1110 D

Jack Mitchell

HHH Smart ex-French filly for Pascal Bary who met with defeat for the first time in 2021 when creditable eighth to Mother Earth in Prix Rothschild at Deauville in August. Not discounted for her new yard. Official BHA Rating 111

Stewards Note: PRIMO BACIO: Following its run on 21/8/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a firmer surface. 2020: NAZEEF 4 9 3 Jim Crowley 17-2 (John Gosden) 12 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

7-2 Snow Lantern (GB), 4-1 Mother Earth (IRE), 9-1 No Speak Alexander (IRE), 10-1 Saffron Beach (IRE), 12-1 Lavender’s Blue (IRE), 16-1 Fev Rover (IRE), 18-1 Champers Elysees (IRE), 20-1 Primo Bacio (IRE), 22-1 Just Beautiful (GB), 25-1 Epona Plays (IRE), Tahlie (FR), 28-1 Dreamloper (IRE), 40-1 Shale (IRE)

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

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

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 78 for conditions of this race.

John Guest Racing 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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SUMMERGHAND (IRE) (14)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Kate The Great (Xaar) Owner: Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder: Airlie Stud

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Daniel Tudhope

Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 7 Colours: GREY, BROWN seams, BROWN cap. Form: 000100 D

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A I N S DA L E ( G B ) ( 2 8 )

B c Mayson - Bruni Heinke (IRE) (Dutch Art) Owner: Mr David W. Armstrong Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Breeder: Highfield Farm LLP Sponsor: Highfield Farm LLP

Draw

HHH Nose second over C&D in last year’s Wokingham and has won Group 3 and Listed races this term; respectable efforts in Group 1 Sprint Cup and Ayr Gold Cup the last twice; vulnerable under 3lb penalty if the main players are at their best, but might not be far away; peak turf form is on good/faster. Official BHA Rating 111

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Clifford Lee

Weight: 9 2 Horse Age: 4 Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Form: 032604 D

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BIELSA (IRE) (14)

Draw

HHH Beaten on his six starts this year and has something to find in this line-up; however, he’ll be an each-way player if conditions are testing, as his four wins have come on soft/heavy and he went close in the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock (5f, heavy) in May; stays 6f. Official BHA Rating 104

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B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Bourbon Ball (USA) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, Breeder: Highbank Stud striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 252061 D

Silvestre De Sousa

4 BOOSALA (IRE) (280)

Draw

HHH Looked a sprinter to follow in 2019 (won on heavy ground) and finally fulfilled that promise when winning the Ayr Gold Cup (6f, good) by just over 2l a fortnight ago; could kick on from that, but he may have benefited at Ayr from racing alone on the near side, so there are doubts about the form. Official BHA Rating 107

B g Dawn Approach (IRE) - Zoowraa (Azamour (IRE)) Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. Breeder: Godolphin Form: 11/3D

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Tom Marquand

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GLEN SHIEL (GB) (28)

Ch g Pivotal - Gonfilia (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA)) Owner: Hambleton Racing XXXVI & Partner Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Darley Sponsor: Hambleton Racing Ltd

Draw

HHH Won juvenile novices in summer 2019 on his first two starts (6f/7f, good/good to soft) and then absent until a highly creditable third in a warm conditions stakes at Wolverhampton (6f, AW) last December; returns from more time off today (having been gelded) but he retains considerable potential and his top trainer can ready one after a layoff; not ruled out. Official BHA Rating 100

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Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 2 Colours: BEIGE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Form: 1-42600 CD

HHHHH Below par the last twice but fast ground at Haydock excuses his latest run; won the Group 1 Champions Sprint over C&D (soft) last October and was a fine second in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee over C&D (soft) in June; drops back in grade today and has leading claims if back to his best. Official BHA Rating 115

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Paul Mulrennan


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Ch g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Ebury Racing 6 Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Colours: PURPLE, PINK epaulets, PINK Breeder: Littleton Stud and PURPLE quartered cap. Sponsor: ABM Catering Facilities Management Form: 133112 D BF

Richard Kingscote

HHHH Highly progressive of late, winning a Newmarket handicap (6f, good to firm) then a York Listed race (6f, good to firm), before finishing second in the Ayr Gold Cup (6f, good) behind Bielsa who raced alone on the stands’ side; good third on soft going in the Stewards’ Cup; strong contender. Official BHA Rating 109

K I N G ’ S LY N N ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Kinematic (Kyllachy) Owner: The Queen Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: The Queen

Draw

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David Probert

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Colours: PURPLE, GOLD braid, SCARLET sleeves, BLACK velvet cap, GOLD fringe. Form: 210365

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P U N C H B O W L F LY E R ( I R E ) ( 6 1 )

Draw

HHHH Underwhelming the last twice, albeit returning from a short break at Newbury two weeks ago; ran twice at Royal Ascot this summer, when an unlucky seventh in the Group 1 King’s Stand (5f, good to firm) then third in the Wokingham (6f, soft); a player if recapturing that form. Official BHA Rating 106

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B g Dream Ahead (USA) - All On Red (IRE) (Red Clubs (IRE)) Owner: The Punch Bunch Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury Colours: ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, Breeder: Castle Estates Ltd WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars and cap. Sponsor: ABM Catering Limited Form: 110100 D

Cieren Fallon

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TA B D E E D ( G B ) ( 2 7 )

Ch g Havana Gold (IRE) - Puzzled (IRE) (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Red House Stud & Ketton Ashwell Ltd epaulets, striped cap. Form: 10-4322 CD

Draw

HHH Front-runner who won three handicaps this year (6f, soft/good to soft) before second of seven in far-side group in the Stewards’ Cup (6f, soft); others have better form and he failed to shine last time, but that was on good going and he’s an each-way possible if soft ground prevails. Official BHA Rating 104

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Jim Crowley

10 DILIGENT HARRY (GB) (77)

Draw

HHH Group 3 winner at Newbury (6f, good) last year and very close third in the same race this July (6f, good to firm); enters calculations on that form but hasn’t been at his best when second to Summerghand and Great Ambassador the last twice; has won on good to soft; soft going would be a concern. Official BHA Rating 108

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B c Due Diligence (USA) - Harryana To (Compton Place) Owner: The Dilinquents Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: RED, EMERALD GREEN stars, Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 112132 D

Adam Kirby

HHH 3yo who made debut in January and has improved with each run, finishing third in an AW Group 3 in June then going close in a Group 3 at Newbury (6f, good to firm) on his turf debut; returns from a break today and this prominent racer could continue his progressive ways with a big performance. Official BHA Rating 110 Draw

11 PRONTISSIMO (GB) (29)

B g Toronado (IRE) - Eastern Glow (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Mr Khalifa Dasmal Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 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: 210221 CD

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Pat Dobbs

12 LULLABY MOON (GB) (66)

Draw

HH Built on previous promise (including on soft ground) when a comfortable winner over C&D (good) last month on his first attempt at a sprint trip and his first run in this tongue-tie; unexposed and could have more to offer, but it was a Class 4 handicap last time and today’s task is much tougher. Official BHA Rating 91

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B f Belardo (IRE) - Bold Bidder (Indesatchel (IRE)) Owner: Amo Racing Limited & Mr Charles Obank Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Colours: VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap. Breeder: Bearstone Stud Form: 311-004 D

Rossa Ryan

HH Won Redcar Two Year Old Trophy (6f, soft) last October and followed up in French Group 3 (7f, heavy); back-to-form fourth in fillies’ and mares’ Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood (7f, soft) but looks up against it in this race; has left Ralph Beckett and rejoined Joe Tuite who had her on debut. Official BHA Rating 102

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B f Brazen Beau (AUS) - Her Honour (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: Mr D. R. J. King Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Charlie Fellowes, Newmarket Colours: EMERALD GREEN and WHITE (quartered), Breeder: Crispin Estates Ltd PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped cap. Form: 363204 D

David Egan

14 VENTURA DIAMOND (IRE) (55)

B f Dandy Man (IRE) - Shehila (IRE) (Zamindar (USA)) Owner: Middleham Park Racing XXVIII Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE Breeder: Sandra Russell epaulets. Sponsor: Middleham Park Racing Form: 032055 D

Draw

HHH 3yo filly who has run with great credit in defeat on a few occasions this year, including when third in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at the Royal meeting here (7f, soft) and when runner-up in a 6f Group 3 at York (6f, good); can give another good account today but may again fall short. Official BHA Rating 105

9

David Allan

H 2yo Listed winner (6f, heavy) last October who has shown similar form in defeat this season, most recently a close Listed fifth in France (6f, soft); however, needs to find some improvement if she’s to threaten today. Official BHA Rating 95

Blinkers worn by No. 8. Visor worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 4.

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BETTING FORECAST:

3-1 Glen Shiel (GB), 7-2 Great Ambassador (GB), 7-1 Bielsa (IRE), 8-1 Diligent Harry (GB), 9-1 King’s Lynn (GB), 10-1 Tabdeed (GB), 11-1 Summerghand (IRE), 12-1 Vadream (GB), 20-1 Boosala (IRE), 25-1 Ainsdale (GB), Punchbowl Flyer (IRE), Prontissimo (GB), Lullaby Moon (GB), 33-1 Ventura Diamond (IRE)

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ASCOT MEETS: NATHAN HORROCKS How did you get into the racing industry? Horse racing has always been a foundation of the road I have walked. My father, Alan Horrocks, (who still lives in Middleham where I grew up) rode as a professional jockey for many years. I however, wasn’t bitten by the racing bug until I turned 16. This was when I witnessed Arazi win the 1991 Breeders Cup Juvenile on TV. It may have been the razzmatazz of the US broadcast, or the way Arazi won that race, weaving through the pack with grace and power, but something really captured my imagination that day and that would spark something inside of me and make me a fan of the sport. At that same time Steve Cauthen, Cash Asmussen and Walter Swinburn were the jockeys that I fell in love with. I have fond memories of those times, watching racing on TV with Dad, getting excited during the finish of a race. My dad would be riding a finish from his armchair and snapping his fingers like he’s asking his horse to stretch. That is an image I will always treasure. When did you come up with the idea of Equine Productions? Equine Productions was started by my business partner Sam Fleet in 2012. It was created to help the sales industry at the time, but would then develop into a production company to promote the sport. My other business partner Dave James and I joined the team later that year. Once the three of us got our heads together, we discussed what we thought the sport should and could be creating to engage a new audience. We could see that other sports were using the Internet as a space to create and share content. The footfall was definitely coming, with integration video being used on smart phones, we wanted to be part of how content was going to be consumed. The extreme sports did this really well in the early days of YouTube and I took note of this. In my head, and in my naivety as someone that had never worked in this world before, I thought if we create content and use the same film techniques and technology, we would certainly give the sport a different look and feel, we just weren’t sure if it was going to work. Thankfully, ten years later we are still around and many of the concepts that we introduced are still being used in the our sport today.

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Have you always had a passion for media? I have always loved going to the cinema, it was always like an escape for me. It was really hard growing up in Middleham as the nearest movie theatre was an hour away, but when I visited my grandparents in Manchester for the school holidays, it was something I did daily. Unfortunately, for a woking-class kid from Yorkshire, film school wasn’t on the horizon for my small-town imagination. I also hated school; I was rubbish at it. I find it ironic that I married a teacher, because I just didn’t gel with them. At my school you had to learn a trade or be doing well academically to be a success. My only outlet was sport and unfortunately the arts weren’t pushed at all. Luckily when leaving school my time was well spent falling in love with the sport of horse racing and more importantly the thoroughbred. I tell many people that start out in this industry all the time, if I hadn’t done the hard graft of what every stable staff member does, as well as the ten years as a jockey, I wouldn’t have the experience, and more importantly, the empathy to do what I do as a film maker. I’m incredibly lucky to have seen moments in my racing life that I can then recreate for someone else to enjoy. You have captured some wonderful moments between humans and equines – do you have a favourite? It’s really hard to pick a favourite, there have been many that the team and I have created. The one I’m most proud of was the Many Clouds documentary we created that won best International Director at the Equus Awards in New York. It was a very emotional story to tell, all because of our connection with Clouds, but what made me more proud was the film was so well received by a non racing audience. I remember two gentlemen in full western clothing asking me about the Grand National, they had never seen anything like it. I was lucky enough to have the JockeyCam footage of Clouds winning and showed them the full race. They were completely blown away by how these equine athletes can jump the fences at speed. I like to think we won a few fans after that and it was also a big thank you to Clouds for what he had done for me personally. He is still very much missed.

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ASCOT MEETS: NATHAN HORROCKS You have recently made your first dramatic film - tell us about it and why you wanted to make it? In one of my earlier answers, I mentioned two words, experience and empathy something I most certainly got from my Mum. The Fall is a passion project that I wrote three years ago, after my battle with depression. It was something I hid from everyone, it still feels uncomfortable as my fingers hit the keys now, but coming to terms with it is all about the recovery and The Fall was written. This story sat on my phone for a while until a friend (James Banks) tragically took his own life. Not long after James there would be a series of people I knew from the racing world who would lose their lives to suicide. This gave me the kick up the backside to do something with what I had written. We have seen recently what social media abuse is doing to our sport and society. Add that to the everyday pressures of what our athletes go through and you can quickly see why a lot of our jockeys are suffering from mental health issues. I hope this short dramatic film shows people that our participants are human and that we need to start holding the platforms and the people spreading this hate accountable. Robert Bathurst, who Co-directed the film with me, and I are extremely proud of what we have created. It has already made an impact on the film festival circuit this year, winning Best Short Drama at The Independent Short Awards in Los Angeles. I feel we have created something authentic that will challenge us all to have larger conversations about mental health.

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What makes the racing industry unique? As a sport we beat ourselves up a lot and the negativity online and in our industry papers can be overwhelming at times. We need to look at what’s great about our sport and sell that to the masses. Now I’m going to tell you a story about something I witnessed on a racecourse that still gives me the drive to promote this sport. Many Clouds brought a lot of joy to a variety of people. He changed the lives of many, including my own. In 2017, a plaque was being placed on the wall of fame at Aintree Racecourse ahead of the Grand National in his honour. An hour before the ceremony Many Clouds’ groom, Chris Jerdin (CJ), and I were standing at the bottom of the weighing room stairs that lead the jockeys to the paddock. Both of us had been heartbroken about the loss of Clouds as he had given us both a welcome distraction from what was going on in our personal lives. Up to this point we had both received heartfelt letters, texts and messages about our loss and they were greatly appreciated. I could see that all this attention was taking its toll on CJ as he is a very private man. As we left the paddock area where we were standing, Lord Teddy Grimthorpe was walking down the stairs towards us. Juddmonte have been a client of ours for many years and I know Teddy reasonably well, so I paused and said “hello”. Approaching us at the paddock area I would see an act of kindness and a show of humanity that still makes me smile today. “CJ I’ve been dying to see you”, Teddy bellowed as he walked towards us “I just wanted to congratulate you on what a wonderful journey you have had with Clouds, you must be so proud!” CJ’s face lit up; it was the first smile I had seen on his face since before Clouds’ death. This moment cemented something for me that day. It showed me how this sport can bring different people from completely different backgrounds together. Standing in front of me was a working-class lad from Burnage in Manchester and a Lord in full discussion about their journeys in this sport and the one thing that they had in common, “the love of the horse.” Teddy is a true class act, that conversation meant so much to CJ that day, I’m so glad I was there to see it.

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ASCOT MEETS: NATHAN HORROCKS Were you always destined to work in the equine industry? My wife and I often talk about destiny and, as you might be able to tell, I’m the one who believes in the magical things that get thrown at us in life. Amanda, my wife, is a little less convinced. Even the story of us meeting in a random bar in Louisville after the Breeders’ Cup, still hasn’t got her convinced things happen for reason. That’s too long a story to tell, but believe me - it’s a happy ending. As I had mentioned earlier, I had no interest in this sport as a kid. It didn’t engage me and to be honest, I didn’t really feel invited. It wasn’t until I started working with horses and the people behind the scenes that I would slowly fall in love with the sport and feel accepted. After my riding career had ended I felt lost, but in 2010 I came home from the pub one evening, turned the TV on and C4 had a series of award winning short films. One of those films would give me a compass and spark something in me I still have to this day. Dark Side of The Lens, written, filmed and narrated by Micky Smith (for all you music lovers out there, he is Ben Howard’s bass player). The film is a mix between poetry and a love letter to his passion of surf photography. It said everything I wanted to say about my love of horse racing. That short film is the reason I sit here writing answers to these questions. Creating films has been put in the hands of every little kid that has a camera and laptop, all you need is imagination, the drive and a story to tell. Mickey Smith creating that film gave me permission to go out and do it myself, it was the light bulb moment for me and I immediately went out and purchased a camera and started creating something. What exciting projects have you got planned in the future for Equine Productions? Over the last 12 months we have been filming Andrew Balding and his team, alongside champion jockey Oisin Murphy, to create a true look at the racing world for a documentary series. This has been developed in partnership with Lorton Entertainment, who have been behind the success of Supersonic, Maradona, and the Steven Gerrard documentary, Make Us Dream. We are in discussion with major streaming platforms about the project, John Maxse and Equine Productions’ CEO Dave James have been working tirelessly on this project. We have a very compelling and true story to tell. I’m very, very excited about this and I think it’s going to be something our sport is going to be proud of.

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You have achieved so much with Equine Productions but is there one project, anywhere in the world, that you would love to film? Dave James, Sam Fleet and I started this company nearly ten years ago. It’s amazing we even got this far because we really didn’t know what we were doing when we started. We had passion, ideas and a work ethic to engage and hopefully inspire current and new audiences through moving images. We have been lucky to film in some amazing places around the world and have met some very interesting people that have stories to tell. I want to take those experiences filming around the world has given me and combine those elements. We have already seen the huge success of what Netflix’s Drive To Survive has done for F1; it has taken what people thought to be boring, a load of cars driving round a track chasing each other. Yes, but if you tell a compelling story of the human element behind why they are doing that, you become invested. Show that your characters are relatable, show their desire for success, show their human flaws and failures. The audience wants stories and characters When is the premier of the film here in the UK and where can people see it? We are delighted that Sky have agreed to be our broadcast partner for The Fall. The film will be released on World Mental Health Day on October 10th. It will be able to be viewed on Sky Sports Racing and Sky On-Demand. I really hope this film has an impact on battling the stigma against mental health as well as help put a stop to online abuse.

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R AC E 5 3.50PM THE EQUINE PRODUCTIONS ‘ T H E FA L L’ C H A L L E N G E C U P ( C L A S S 2 H E R I TA G E H A N D I C A P )

RACE FINISH

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

RACE START

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

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Ascot Racecourse 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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AC C I D E N TA L AG E N T ( G B ) ( 8 )

B g Delegator - Roodle (Xaar) Owner: Mrs R. F. Johnson Houghton Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury Breeder: Mrs R. F. Johnson Houghton Sponsor: ABM Catering Limited

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Georgia Dobie (3)

Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 10 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE cross belts and sleeves, ORANGE cap. Form: 001026 CD

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ESCOBAR (IRE) (17)

Draw

HH Won this in 2017 and landed the Group 1 Queen Anne here in 2018; posted his first win since at Newmarket (1m) this July, his last handicap start, and he’s just 3lb higher today; however, this 7yo is inconsistent nowadays and is probably vulnerable in this hot race, especially back at 7f. Official BHA Rating 107

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B g Famous Name - Saying Grace (IRE) (Brief Truce (USA)) Owner: Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 9 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN & RED dartboard, Breeder: Peter Evans WHITE sleeves, RED darts, RED cap. Sponsor: Tiffin Sandwiches Limited Form: 453522 C D

Paul Mulrennan

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Q AY S A R ( F R ) ( 1 7 )

Draw

HHHH Losing run goes back 22 races and almost two years but he’s run several fine races in defeat this season, going close the last twice in a Goodwood handicap (7f, good) and a Sandown Listed (1m, soft); has lots of strong course form and there’s every chance he’ll be bang there once more. Official BHA Rating 106

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B g Choisir (AUS) - Coco Demure (IRE) (Titus Livius (FR)) Owner: Al Shaqab Racing Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: SILVER, GOLD braid, GOLD Breeder: S.N.C. Scuderia Waldeck cap with GOLD tassel. Sponsor: Haras De Bouquetot Form: 334600 D

Rossa Ryan

4 RIVER NYMPH (GB) (15)

Draw

HH 7f Listed winner at Haydock (heavy) in May but has lost his form more recently, including when back on soft ground at Sandown recently; this is a tough race in which to try and bounce back. Official BHA Rating 104

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B c Cable Bay (IRE) - Little Nymph (Emperor Fountain) Owner: Mr Trevor Fox Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: BLACK, YELLOW and WHITE striped Breeder: Mr T. H. S. Fox sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 10-0144 CD

Adam Kirby

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MUMS TIPPLE (IRE) (15)

Ch g Footstepsinthesand - Colomone Cross (IRE) (Xaar) Owner: Marian Lyons & Patricia Zanelli Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: PURPLE and WHITE Breeder: Abbey Bloodstock Limited diamonds, PURPLE sleeves. Sponsor: Old Oak Holdings Ltd Form: 254040 C D

Draw

HHH Lightly raced 4yo who won the competitive Victoria Cup Handicap over C&D (soft) in May and has been fourth in Group 3 and Listed races on his two starts since; reverts to a handicap off just 4lb higher than for his last win and could be thereabouts; also won over C&D on good ground last July. Official BHA Rating 104

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HH 7f AW Listed winner in March and he’s on a competitive mark on his best form; has run a couple of good races on turf this season but it’s been a patchy campaign and he was well beaten last time; others more compelling. Official BHA Rating 103

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B g Cable Bay (IRE) - Kurtanella (Pastoral Pursuits) Owner: Mrs Philip Snow & Partners Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: LIGHT BLUE, MAUVE Breeder: Mrs P. Snow & Partners epaulets, armlets and cap. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 11-2200 D

Draw

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Richard Kingscote

HHH Not at the top of his game the last twice but fast ground wasn’t ideal at Royal Ascot and he was returning from a break at Newbury (Listed) 15 days ago; landed a 7f handicap hat-trick on soft and heavy ground last autumn and he’s a contender today if conditions are testing. Official BHA Rating 103

DOCUMENTING (GB) (28)

Draw

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B g Zamindar (USA) - Namaskar (Dansili) Owner: KF Racing Club, Humphreys, Jones and Orr Trainer: Kevin Frost, Newark Breeder: Millsec Limited Sponsor: Kevin Frost Racing

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Trevor Whelan

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 9 5 Colours: ORANGE, GREY triple diamond, GREY sleeves, ORANGE diamonds, ORANGE cap, GREY diamond. Form: 450032 CD

HHH Third at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) in August and again went close when runner-up over C&D (good to firm) last time, when those ridden more prominently were perhaps at an advantage; this C&D winner ticks quite a lot of boxes today but slow ground would be a concern. Official BHA Rating 102

F U N D A M E N TA L ( G B ) ( 1 5 )

Draw

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Gr or Ro c Dark Angel (IRE) - Integral (Dalakhani (IRE)) Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited BLUE cap. Sponsor: Cheveley Park Stud Form: 525200 D

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Kieran O’Neill

HHH Creditable fifth over C&D (soft) in the Jersey Stakes and runner-up in the competitive Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) next time; enjoyed no luck in recent Listed race at Newbury and this 3yo may have more to offer for his top yard, but he does need to go to the next level today. Official BHA Rating 104

SY M B O L I Z E ( I R E ) (1 5 )

Draw

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Ch g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - French Flirt (Peintre Celebre (USA)) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 5 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: DARK BLUE, large YELLOW Breeder: Dc Investments Ltd spots. Form: 200010 D

David Probert

1 0 A L DA A RY ( G B ) ( 4 3 )

Ch g Territories (IRE) - Broughtons Revival (Pivotal) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: M. E. Broughton epaulets, striped cap. Form: 1-13550 CD

Draw

HH Runner-up off today’s mark in Newmarket handicap (7f, good) in April and won three-runner conditions stakes at Thirsk (7f, soft) in August; however, he’s exposed and others make greater appeal in this hot race. Official BHA Rating 102

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Jim Crowley

HHH Respectable efforts in fast-ground handicaps on his last three starts, two of them over C&D; needs something extra today but this lightly raced 3yo could be capable of better when back on slow ground, having won in good style over C&D on good to soft in May; has also won on soft and heavy. Official BHA Rating 103 Draw

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B c Vadamos (FR) - In Dubai (USA) (Giant’s Causeway (USA)) Owner: J Palmer-Brown & Partner 2 Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: BLACK and YELLOW Breeder: Micheal D. Ryan diamonds, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 502101 D

William Carver (3)

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B c Free Eagle (IRE) - Shauna’s Princess (IRE) (Soviet Star (USA)) Owner: Mr Adrian Butler Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: MAUVE, WHITE hoops, Breeder: Mrs B. Gardiner halved sleeves, MAUVE cap. Sponsor: Clive Cox Racing Limited Form: 21-111 D

Draw

HHH Won at Newcastle (7f, AW) in June and bounced back from Chester flop to win at Glorious Goodwood (7f, good to soft) under William Carver in July; today’s race is tougher but this 3yo is up just 2lb for last time and has a progressive profile; has won on good ground and is also effective on soft. Official BHA Rating 103

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John Fahy

HHHH Second to Oo De Lally on debut last September and has won his next four, most recently beating Escobar by a neck at Goodwood (7f, good) in August; 4lb higher in a better race today but he’s clearly on the up and it remains to be seen where his limitations lie; unraced on slow ground. Official BHA Rating 102

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5 B g Kingman - Clarmina (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE)) Owner: Al Shaqab Racing Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Breeder: J. P. J. Dubois Sponsor: Haras De Bouquetot

Draw

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Martin Harley

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 Colours: SILVER, GOLD braid, MAROON cap, GOLD tassel. Form: 1140-02 D

14 PIERRE LAPIN (IRE) (21)

B g Cappella Sansevero - Beatrix Potter (IRE) (Cadeaux Genereux) Owner: GDevlin/Shamrockth’breds/O’Hare/ Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 3 MCcrory Colours: GREY, ORANGE disc. Trainer: Adrian McGuinness, Ireland Form: 06-4304 Breeder: CBS Bloodstock

Draw

HHHH Mixed form in his short career but he ran really well when runner-up behind an enterprisingly ridden winner at Sandown (7f, good) last month on his second start since being gelded; 2yo winner on soft ground in 2019; in top hands and it’s possible we still haven’t seen the best of him. Official BHA Rating 100

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R. P. Whelan

HHH 2yo Group 2 winner for Roger Varian in 2019 (6f, good to firm); has changed stable this year and got back on track when fourth in a competitive handicap at Leopardstown (7f, good) three weeks ago; each-way claims off the same mark today; unproven on slow ground. Official BHA Rating 100 Draw

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B g Footstepsinthesand - Harpist (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Miss Tracey Ashbee Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW Breeder: The Harpist Partnership star, halved sleeves and star on cap. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 25-0120 D

Tom Marquand

HHH Won at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) in July and short-headed in the competitive International Stakes over this C&D (good to firm) seven days later; merely midfield over 1m at York since but that track maybe didn’t suit his hold-up style and this 3yo retains potential now back down to 7f; ran well last October on heavy going (sole outing on slow ground); not ruled out. Official BHA Rating 102 Draw

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B g Fuisse (FR) - Young Majesty (USA) (Maria’s Mon (USA)) Owner: Mr Evan M. Sutherland Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: WHITE, RED inverted triangle, Breeder: Mr Cyril Morange hooped sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Gain Equine Nutrition Form: 331620 D

Jason Hart

HH Won at Haydock (7f, soft) in July and ran well when second of ten here (1m, good to soft) in August; slow ground would be a plus but he may find this too competitive, even if bouncing back from a lesser run at York. Official BHA Rating 100

Draw

17 ASCENSION (GB) (84)

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Making Eyes (IRE) (Dansili) Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing - Benedict Allen Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Breeder: Highclere Stud & Partners armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd Form: 2-00100 D

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David Egan

HHH Hard to fancy on the majority of this season’s form but he’s encountered his favoured slow ground just once this term and that resulted in a 2l win at Newbury (1m, good to soft) in May; has also won on soft going; one to consider if conditions are in his favour this afternoon. Official BHA Rating 99

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

Draw

18 FRESH (GB) (63) Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 Colours: GREY. Form: 22-5120 C

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Daniel Tudhope

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HHHHH Lightly raced 4yo who won in a first-time tongue-tie here (6f, good to soft) in May and then went close in the Wokingham here (6f, soft); another solid run when eighth in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood (6f, soft) last time; untested at this trip but he’s a strong finisher at 6f so it’s well worth a go; could play a leading role at a track that brings out the best in him. Official BHA Rating 98 Hood worn by No. 13. Visor worn by No. 16. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 18. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1.

Stewards Note: RIVER NYMPH: Following its run on 17/9/2021 it was reported that the horse was struck into and lost a shoe. ASCENSION: Following its run on 10/7/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely.

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8-1 Aratus (IRE), Al Rufaa (FR), 9-1 River Nymph (GB), Aldaary (GB), 10-1 Oo de Lally (IRE), 11-1 Escobar (IRE), 12-1 Fundamental (GB), 14-1 Accidental Agent (GB), Qaysar (FR), Mums Tipple (IRE), Tomfre (GB), Documenting (GB), Ascension (GB), Fresh (GB), 16-1 Symbolize (IRE), Pierre Lapin (IRE), Star of Orion (IRE), 20-1 Young Fire (FR)

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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.


Chrissie Sykes is currently a Racing Secretary at Ruth Carr Racing. Last year she was nominated for a Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Award. Here is her career story as she talks about her role and how finding your dream career has no time limit! “In July 2019 I had been reflecting on my career and how I had been in my previous three positions for approximately 10 years each. It got me thinking that at the age of 53, I probably had another ten years of active work life left in me and I decided to search for a career which involved my passion for horses. With all this renewed interest in horses, and after attending many racing yard open days in Malton and Middleham, it made sense to approach local trainers and ask if they had any staff vacancies and by chance my CV landed on Ruth Carr’s desk on a busy July race day. Ruth had always carried out all the office work as well as everything else and she invited me for a chat. We hit it off straight away and I was very impressed with Ruth’s efficient work methods and her immaculate yard with lots of happy horses and staff. Ruth created the role of Racing Secretary for me and I started this position by attending a Racing Secretary’s Course at the British Racing School in Newmarket. I had a wonderful few days learning all about the admin and strict Rules and Regulations of Racing and everything that goes on behind the scenes. I also got up early one morning to watch the horses exercise out on the Newmarket gallops and was lucky enough to see Enable exercising before her trip that weekend to the Prix de L’arc de Triomph in France. Having only attended the races as a spectator, I had little idea of what was involved to get the right horse to the right racecourse, with the right colours and the right Jockey and the sponsor’s logo displayed correctly in the right position at the exact size – the list goes on. With Ruth’s help I quickly settled into my new role and I am loving every minute. It is great to see the yard activity from my office window and see the horses setting off to go racing.” Start your career in racing today, visit: www.careersinracing.com for information on jobs, careers and training in the industry.

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R AC E 6 4.25PM THE MCGEE GROUP 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: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £21000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8961; Second £4479; Third £2241; Fourth £1119. (Penalty Value £11340) Weights raised 3lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 78 for conditions of this race.

McGee Group 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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DA N Z E N O ( G B ) ( 1 1 )

B g Denounce - Danzanora (Groom Dancer (USA)) Owner: Mr Clive Wragg Trainer: Michael Appleby, Oakham Breeder: A. M. Wragg Sponsor: Trade Access Panels Ltd

Draw Draw

No Horse

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Jockey Theodore Ladd (3)

Horse Age: 10 Weight: 9 7 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE epaulets, sleeves and cap. Form: 010011 CD

2

EL ASTRONAUTE (IRE) (45)

Draw

HHHH Superb campaigner who hasn’t been well enough handicapped for the very best sprint handicaps this year but he has won three conditions races at 6f (soft) and 5f (good to soft/good) and hardly ever has an off day here; has a big run in him back in a slightly less competitive handicap. Official BHA Rating 102

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Ch g Approve (IRE) - Drumcliffe Dancer (IRE) (Footstepsinthesand) Owner: Mr Ross Harmon Racing Weight: 9 5 Horse Age: 8 Trainer: John Quinn, Malton Colours: MAROON, MAUVE epaulets. Breeder: Mr T. Jones Form: 100250 D Sponsor: JJ Quinn Racing Ltd

Jason Hart

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M O U N TA I N P E A K ( G B ) ( 7 )

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

HH Multiple winner at about 5f whose last five successes have come from the front, on ground ranging from soft to good; handicapper is giving him a chance but he wasn’t at his best in two C&D starts, most recently back in 2018, so has to prove this track suits. Official BHA Rating 100

5

Tom Marquand

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 9 3 Colours: DARK GREEN, RED chevrons, DARK GREEN sleeves, RED cap. Form: 351000 CD

4 C O U N T D ’ O R S AY ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

Draw

HH Has a good record here and is only 2lb above his latest C&D win in July (good to firm) but a lot went right for him there and he hasn’t been in as good form since; has yet to race on ground slower than good. Official BHA Rating 98

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B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Deira (USA) (Green Desert (USA)) Owner: Ambrose Turnbull & John Cruces Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton Colours: GREY, RED star on body and Breeder: Corrin Stud cap, RED sleeves, GREY armlets. Sponsor: Easthorpe Hall Stud Form: 506036 D

David Allan

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P E N D L E TO N (G B ) (1 4 )

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

Draw

HHHH Has won on good and soft ground; no real impact in two C&D runs this year but he did run really well when third in the Portland at Doncaster last month (about 5f, good to soft; similar chance to runner-up Boundless Power) before being stretched by 6f in the Ayr Gold Cup; can be involved. Official BHA Rating 97

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Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 2 Colours: RED, RED cap, WHITE spots. Form: 2/-21000 CD

HHH Won this in 2019 (soft) but missed 2020; came back better than ever earlier in the year, just losing out to a top handicapper over 6f here in May, then winning over 5f at York; lesser efforts over further since but the return to this C&D should suit, especially with rain about. Official BHA Rating 97

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Connor Beasley


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BOUNDLE S S POWER (IRE) (21)

Draw

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Br g Slade Power (IRE) - Boundless Joy (AUS) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: ValueRacingClub.co.uk Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Michael Appleby, Oakham Colours: WHITE, BLACK epaulets, MAROON and Breeder: Mrs Renata Coleman WHITE diabolo on Sleeves, BLACK and MAROON quartered cap. Sponsor: Trade Access Panels Ltd Form: 215042 D

Rossa Ryan

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CALL ME GINGER (GB) (7)

Draw

HHHHH Is having a very good year for new connections and topped his earlier efforts, which included a good run over C&D, when losing out only late to a subsequent Group winner in the Portland at Doncaster last month (about 5f; good to soft); up 3lb but has solid claims. Official BHA Rating 91

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Ch g Orientor - Primo Heights (Primo Valentino (IRE)) Owner: Johnnie Delta Racing Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: Jim Goldie, Glasgow Colours: BLACK, YELLOW sleeves, Breeder: Jim Goldie BLACK armlets, BLACK cap, YELLOW stars. Sponsor: Jim Goldie Racing BF Form: 431112

Amie Waugh (5)

HHH Had a very good spell of late, bringing up the hat-trick in the Ayr Bronze Cup (6f) and he lost nothing in defeat against a well-treated one at Haydock since; has a bit to prove back at 5f for the first time since last June but he did run well in this race behind Pendleton in 2019 (soft). Official BHA Rating 87

SPOOF (GB) (30)

B g Poet’s Voice - Filona (IRE) (Motivator) Owner: Gary and Linnet Woodward Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn Breeder: Scuderia Blueberry SRL Sponsor: Stonegate Homes

Draw

8

4

Silvestre De Sousa

Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 4 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, PINK star, striped sleeves and cap. Form: 621056 D

9

R E B E L AT D AW N ( I R E ) ( 2 0 )

Draw

HH Has something to find with Pendleton on their 5f run at York in May (soft) and although he made the most of a good draw at Chester in June his efforts since don’t measure up to what will be needed here. Official BHA Rating 85

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B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Ragtime Dancer (Medicean) Owner: MR CARL WATERS & MRS E BURKE Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Colours: AQUAMARINE, DARK BLUE Breeder: Ringfort Stud sash, DARK BLUE cap. Sponsor: KB Spigot Ltd Form: 264654 D

David Egan

HH Usually leads or races prominently; finished close up in a good 5f handicap here in July (heavy) but he hasn’t been finding much in his recent runs on sharper tracks than this; others higher up the list. Official BHA Rating 85

Draw

10 BE PROUD (IRE) (7)

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B g Roderic O’Connor (IRE) - Agnista (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Whitestonecliffe Racing Partnership Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: Jim Goldie, Glasgow Colours: PURPLE, YELLOW stars and Breeder: John Lyons sleeves, YELLOW cap, PURPLE stars. Sponsor: Jim Goldie Racing Form: 130520 D

Mollie Phillips (5)

1 1 G LO RY F I G H T E R (G B ) ( 2 0)

B g Kyllachy - Isola Verde (Oasis Dream) Owner: Mr Kenneth MacPherson Trainer: Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown Breeder: Mr & Mrs P. Hopper & Mr & Mrs M. Morris Sponsor: Iain Jardine Racing Ltd, Old Street Investments Ltd

Draw

HHH Excellent effort when second to stablemate Call Me Ginger in the Ayr Bronze Cup (6f, good to firm) but he wasn’t in the same form when returned to 5f at Haydock since and seemingly has more on his plate here. Official BHA Rating 85

9

Jamie Gormley

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 3 Colours: PURPLE, ORANGE sash, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 506021 D

HHH Has been treading water for much of the year but the signs were better two starts ago and he found plenty when winning at Musselburgh three weeks ago (5f, good to soft); back up 5lb in a better race but no ifs or buts about current wellbeing. Official BHA Rating 84 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5, 9, 10.

Stewards Note: COUNT D’ORSAY: Following its run on 18/9/2021 it was reported that the horse was struck into.

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.30 - THE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY BRITISH EBF STAKES (CLASS 1) (Registered as the October Stakes) (Listed Race) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £29489 to the winning horse The second to receive £11180, the third £5595, the fourth £2787, the fifth £1398 and the sixth £702. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, September 27th and pay £222 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 12lb; 4-y-o and up 9st Penalties, after March 31st, 2021, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Group 3 race 5lb Of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb. Ascot Racecourse will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a cash prize of £100 to the stable lad/lass in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £10,000 towards the prize money for this race. 24 entries at £222. - Closed September 27th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £23171; Second £9511; Third £4758; Fourth £2376; Fifth £1191; Sixth £593. (Penalty Value £29489.20) A SS SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.05 - THE OAKMAN GROUP ROUS STAKES (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £29489 to the winning horse The second to receive £11180, the third £5595, the fourth £2787, the fifth £1398 and the sixth £702. for three yrs old and upwards, which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race after March 31st, 2021. Enter by noon, September 27th and pay £222 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 9lb Penalties, after March 31st, 2021, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Group 3 race 5lb Of a Group 2 race 7lb. OAKMAN GROUP will kindly present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a £200 cash prize 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 Oakman Group. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 24 entries at £222. Closed September 27th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £23171; Second £9511; Third £4758; Fourth £2376; Fifth £1191; Sixth £593. (Penalty Value £29489.20) A SS SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE.

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Third Race 2.40 - THE ABF/BGC CUMBERLAND LODGE 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. Enter by noon, September 27th and pay £700 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties, after March 31st, 2021, 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 award a cash prize of £200 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 11 entries at £700. - Closed September 27th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912. (Penalty Value £45368) A SS SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.15 - THE JOHN GUEST RACING BENGOUGH 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. Enter by noon, September 27th and pay £700 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 12lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb Penalties, after March 31st, 2021, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 2 race 5lb Of a Group 1 race 7lb. JOHN GUEST RACING LTD has generously sponsored this race and will kindly present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, they will award a £200 cash prize to the lad or girl 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 John Guest Racing. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 24 entries at £700. - Closed September 27th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912. (Penalty Value £45368) A SS SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.50 - THE EQUINE PRODUCTIONS ‘THE FALL’ CHALLENGE CUP (CLASS 2 HERITAGE HANDICAP) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £64425 to the winning horse The second to receive £30212, the third £15112, the fourth £7550, the fifth £3775 and the sixth £1887. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, September 14th and pay £185 stake, Confirm by noon, September 27th and pay £440, Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after September 18th, 2021, a winner of a race 6lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. Ascot Racecourse will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a cash prize of £200 will be awarded 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 tote.co.uk. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 48 entries, 26 at £185, 22 at £625. - Closed September 14th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £50788; Second £25400; Third £12700; Fourth £6350; Fifth £3175; Sixth £1588. (Penalty Value £64425) Weights raised 1lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 31 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS SEE PAGE 60 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.25 - THE MCGEE GROUP 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). £95 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £19 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £76 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. September 30th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after September 25th, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. McGee Group has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento will be presented 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 McGee Group. 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. 20 entries, 1 at £19 and 19 at £95. - Closed September 27th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8961; Second £4479; Third £2241; Fourth £1119. (Penalty Value £11340) Weights raised 3lb and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 70 FOR THIS RACE.

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THE ASCOT ENQUIRY ROSSA RYAN With a number of Group race wins to his name and the support of many of the countries leading trainers Rossa Ryan’s career is on a upwards trajectory. Whilst his 2021 season may have been interrupted, firstly with injury and then an emergency appendix operation, he hasn’t let that stop him looking certain to achieve his first century of winners in one season. We find out about Rossa’s career highlights to date, his racing idol and the race he would most like to win at Ascot. 1. How did you get into racing? I got into racing through my Dad who is a jumps trainer in the West of Ireland. 2. Your favourite Ascot memory so far? Winning on Highland Chief at Royal Ascot . 3. Do you have a racing idol? Ryan Moore. 4. The highlight of your career so far? Hello You winning the Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. 5. Did you always want to be a flat jockey, or did you ever consider being a jump jockey? Always thought I’d be a jump jockey, to be honest, but I managed to hold my weight ok when it came to getting my license and stuck on the flat. 6. Which one race at any Ascot race meeting would you like to win? I would say the King George. 7. One thing about you that our readers might not know? Massive lover of ice cream! 8. The one racehorse from the history books you would have liked to ride? Sea The Stars, best horse in my opinion by far, and proved it all around the world. 9. What advice would you give to a young person who would like to follow in your footsteps and become a jockey? Talent beats work every time but if talent doesn’t work, work beats talent. 10. What job would you have done if you hadn’t become a jockey? Something down the line of construction I would say, it’s the only subject I did well in at school. 8 0 T H E A SCOT E N Q U I RY


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