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IPCO King George Diamond Day is the mid-summer highlight of Ascot’s Flat season, headlined by the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes. The £875,000 feature race is Europe’s mid-summer middle-distance showpiece with a rich roll of honour. The race was developed by Major John Crocker Bulteel, Clerk of the Course at Ascot at the time, who wanted to create an international race over a mile and a half that would bring together horses aged three and older. In the 70 runnings of the race to date it has done exactly that and there have been 13 colts that have won the Derby at Epsom and followed up in the King George. Today Adayar will bid to become the 14th although he is just the fourth to try since the late great Galileo was the last to do the double in 2001. That day Galileo saw off Fantastic Light in an epic battle and today has the makings of another classic with Adayar set to take on superstar filly Love along with the globetrotting Mishriff and the Irish Derby runner-up Lone Eagle. Of course in recent history Taghrooda and Enable have

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won the Oaks at Epsom before going on to King George glory and Almshar and Nathaniel were also three-year-olds who have won the race. In total 30 threeyear-olds have won against 40 older horses. Last year Enable made history by being the first horse to win the race three times, eclipsing Swain and Dahlia who both won it twice. Enable was also the third filly since 2012 to win the race, joining Taghrooda and Danedream. Immediately before the main race of the day is the Moet & Chandon International Stakes, one of several very valuable seven furlong Heritage Handicaps held at Ascot during the season. Worth in excess of £100,000, it always attracts a very competitive field and a devilishly difficult challenge for punters to unpick. The 2019 winner, Raising Sand, is in the field again today while in 2016 Librisa Breeze won this race before tasting Group 1 glory the following season. Elsewhere on the card is the Group 3 Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes over six furlongs for two-yearold fillies. The race was established in 1946 and is named after King George VI’s

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youngest daughter. Lester Piggott won the race 10 times during his career while Sir Michael Stoute is the leading trainer with five winners, including Russian Rhythm in 2002 who went on to win the 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and the Nassau Stakes as a three-year-old. The concluding race is the Longines Handicap for Female Amateur Jockeys. It is one of the two really special races for female amateurs in the calendar along with the Queen Mother’s Cup at York and is always a hugely popular contest. Over the years some very famous names have ridden in the race including the 1989 renewal when HRH The Princess Royal took part alongside Clare Balding. This year Cheltenham Festival winning jockey Gina Andrews has a ride on the top weight Mustarrid. QIPCO King George Diamond Day is one of the highest-profile days in the racing calendar and having taken place behind closed doors last year it is great that a thrilling day of action on the track will take place in 2021 with a large crowd in attendance again.

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Ascot Enquiry - Frankie Dettori Nathaniel, Enable and the King George QIPCO Diamonds & Pearls - Millreef Breeders' Cup Challenge Series ROA Owners Focus TBA Magical Moments A History of Ascot Careers in Racing David Howden Moët & Chandon RoR: Where are they now? RoR: Our Old Fella Ascot Racecourse Supports Galileo: King of Kings Your Ascot Guide

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A decade is arguably not a very long time in racing. It takes five years for a colt-turned-stallion’s first runners reach their Classic season, and it can take several more before we can figure out whether a sire is truly fulfilling his potential.

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ut for many, Nathaniel’s Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory in 2011 will feel like an awfully long time ago, not least because in the intervening years we have welcomed, celebrated and wished a happy retirement to one of the greatest race mares of all time: his daughter, Enable. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes will forever be associated with Enable. Her hat-trick of victories in the race gave her history-making status, while her spine-tingling tussle with Crystal Ocean in the 2018 renewal of the contest was, and will doubtless continue to be, likened to the 1975 battle between Grundy and Bustino, which racing fans joyfully reminisce over annually. But lest we forget, her success in the race was also poignant given that she was following in the hoofprints of her sire, Nathaniel, winner of

Ascot’s July showpiece ten years ago now. Nathaniel had always been held in high regard by the John Gosden stable from before the evening he ran Frankel to within half a length on their Newmarket debuts in the August of their juvenile seasons. Having bypassed the Derby at Epsom, Nathaniel came off an emphatic five length win in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot to triumph in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the Classic generation. The visually impressive three lengths that he put between himself and the rest of the field at the line was even more notable for the fact that he relegated Workforce, the 2010 Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe champion, to the runner-up spot. Nathaniel made a successful, if belated, return to the track in 2012 when winning the Group 1 Coral

Eclipse, but two weeks later a gallant effort at a second consecutive King George was thwarted in a thrilling headbob finish by Danedream. An unusually short break between the two races might have disadvantaged Nathaniel, but that said, there was no shame in going down by just a nose to the champion filly, having given her a 3lb allowance. Roll on five years and Newsells Park Stud in Hertfordshire had already begun to reap the rewards of buying into Nathaniel as a stallion prospect over the 2011-12 winter. Their newest recruit’s first crop of threeyear-olds was spearheaded by the dual Oaks winner, Enable, who continued her relentless ascent up the ranks when emulating her sire as a three-year-old winner of the King George, pulling four and a half lengths clear of a topclass field that included no less than seven global Group 1 winners. The emphatic win

"Nathaniel will probably always be remembered as the sire of Enable.”

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elevated her to new heights and reinforced her status as racing’s new superstar. Enable would of course go on to make history in winning the King George on two further occasions: in that unforgettable duel with Crystal Ocean in 2018, and then for a record third time when staging a bloodless victory over the Derby winner, Serpentine, in 2019. Enable is now enjoying her second career, as a broodmare in the paddocks at her owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms’ Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, and we can look forward to seeing her first foal by champion miler Kingman next Spring. Nathaniel, meanwhile, continues stallion duties at Newsells Park. Reflecting on what both the race and

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Enable meant for Nathaniel’s stallion prospects, Julian Dollar, general manager of Newsells Park Stud, said: “The King George remains one of the greatest middledistance races in Europe for the Classic crop to test themselves against the older

“Far too many stallions are written off before they even have threeyear-old runners, and that was basically the case with Nathaniel" generation and long may that continue. Nathaniel’s impressive win in the race was certainly what cemented our interest in him and led us to buy 50% of him over the 2011-12 winter. “Far too many stallions are written off before they even have three-year-old runners,

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and that was basically the case with Nathaniel. By making the case for how much he and indeed his siblings improved from two to three-years-old – remember that he improved 37lbs from two to three – we were able to persuade some breeders to be patient, but his book of mares following his first twoyear-olds was his smallest by some margin. “However, here was Enable, a filly from his very first crop, carrying all before her, beating both sexes and all ages. She certainly put Nathaniel on the map and while he has produced another Classic winner in French Oaks winner, Channel, as well as a multitude of other Group 1, 2 & 3 winners, Nathaniel will probably always be remembered as the sire of Enable.”

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Enquiry FRANKIE DETTORI

Frankie Dettori needs no introduction, a winner of over 3000 races both here in the UK and around the world, renowned for his ariel dismounts and his very special relationship with the superstar mare Enable.

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e find out from Frankie what he thinks made Enable so special, who he would like to sit around the dinner table with and who’s shoes he would like to fill in an alternative career.

You have won the King George and incredible 7 times, which win meant the most and why? The King George is one of the hardest races to win as it comes mid season with horse of all ages in great form but top of the list for obvious reasons has to be Enable but Swain was special as well. Enable must hold a special place in your heart, what made her so good? She had composure combined with class and aggression on the big days when it mattered. Dancing Brave, Nashwan, Montjeu, Galileo and Daylami are all entered in the King George – which horse would you pick to ride? Daylami, of course, but what a line-up that would be! Your favourite Ascot memory of all time? The seven timer in 1996 but every Gold Cup is special as well. Who was your racing idol growing up? Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen and Pat Eddery. A younger jockey to look out for? Oisin Murphy and Tom Marquand. Best piece of advice you were ever given? Be patient and don’t be frightened to ride from the front. The one horse from history you would have liked to ride in any race. So hard as I have been on some of the greats so perhaps any of the great Derby winners. Your career has spanned over 30 years – how do you keep yourself motivated? I love to win races and I enjoy riding for John Gosden.

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Something our audience would not know about you? Cooking and wine are great interests of mine but being Italian that is probably no surprise! Your favourite film? My film that is coming out this November. You have won hundreds of races worldwide – is there one, anywhere in the world, that you would still like to win? The Melbourne Cup….I have come so close. Five famous guests, dead or alive, you would like to invite to dinner? Lester Piggott, Ronnie Wood, Frederico Tessio, John Magnier and Catherine, my wife. The advice you would give to any young jockey just starting out? Keep your head down and remember that the almost winners are just as important. If you could spend the day in someone else’s shoes doing their job, whose would they be? I would love to do more TV so probably Gary Lineker.

You win the 3.20 at Ascot and the prize is a time-travel ticket to go anywhere in the world for 24 hours with anyone – what would you choose to do and with whom?

Back to my village in Sardinia with Catherine.

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"Cooking and wine are great interests of mine but being Italian that is probably no surprise!"

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C LOT H I N G JEWELLERY AC C E S S O R I E S H O M E WA R E L E AT H E R G O O D S GIFTS

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Mill Reef In December 1969, a horse arrived on British shores who was about to stamp his own mark on the English racing scene. Bred in the US, Mill Reef is one of the most famous racehorses of all time. This weekend at Ascot Racecourse, he will be awarded with the QIPCO Diamonds & Pearls Award.

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his award is presented every year to the winner of a vintage renewal, to mark QIPCO’s sponsorship of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which will be run on Saturday 24th July, 2021.

This year – 2021 – marks 50 years since Mill Reef triumphed in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes as a three-year-old in 1971, winning by six lengths from Ortis, the Italian Derby victor. By then, Mill Reef had already established himself as a stupendous middledistance horse, having won the won the Epsom Derby by two lengths, and the Eclipse at Sandown by four lengths.

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Ian Balding described him as “the most perfect specimen of a small horse”, and the small horse went on to achieve more than most racehorse trainers could ever dream of. Born on 23 February 1968 at Rokeby Stables in Virginia USA – the stud farm established by his breeder and owner, philanthropist Paul Mellon – it didn’t take long for Mill Reef to make his move into the English racing. It was quickly established that his movement would make him better suited to the turf tracks of the UK rather than the dirt tracks found in the US. As a yearling he moved continents, being transferred into Ian Balding’s Park

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House Stables in Kingsclere, Berkshire. Named Mill Reef after the Mill Reef Club in Antigua where Mellon owned a home, Balding knew he had something special on his hands when the compact little 15.2 thoroughbred first came into his care. “When he first saw him gallop it was like watching a ballerina float across the stage”, wrote Ian’s daughter Clare Balding in her autobiography, My Animals and Other Family. “His hooves barely touched the ground before they sprang up into the next stride. He was neat, compact – some might say small – but he was nimble, agile and fast.” He arrived at Kingsclere in December 1969, and quickly made his mark. On his debut in the Salisbury Stakes in May he beat the 2-9 favourite Fireside Chat, ridden by Lestor Piggott, by four lengths. He was partnered by Geoff Lewis, who went on to ride him in every one of his races. After Salisbury

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he went to Royal Ascot for the Coventry Stakes, which he won by eight lengths, before a disappointing loss in Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte where he was beaten by a head by My Swallow after a difficult journey to France. He then won the Gimcrack at York by ten lengths in heavy going. After looking at the state of the Knavesmire after a night of rain his trainer had considered pulling him out – but his owner Paul Mellon had faith in the little horse. The decision was the right one. As a two-year old he ran twice more, finishing the season by winning the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. As a three-year-old, Mill Reef returned to the racetrack and seemed set to continue his winning ways, with a win in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury. The next race however wasn’t his best. “Ask my father what happened in 1971,” wrote Clare Balding, “and he’ll tell

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you how disappointed he was when Mill Reef was beaten by Brigadier Gerard in the 2,000 Guineas”. He had tough competition; Brigadier Gerard himself has been variously described as ”the best miler in history”, and “one of the greatest horses ever to grace the turf”. My Swallow, who Mill Reef had lost to at Maisons-Laffitte the year before, came in third. The Epsom Derby was his next challenge; Balding nearly missed the race himself as he got stuck in traffic and had to run – in his morning suit – for the last two miles to ensure he was there in time to saddle up his horse. He was well rewarded for his effort; Mill Reef won by two lengths, an achievement made all the more impressive given that his jockey, Geoff Lewis, had been injured in a fall shortly after the 2000 Guineas, and had struggled to get fit enough to be able to ride in the Derby at all. But they did it – and his three year old season went from strength to

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strength. Mill Reef won the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, followed of course by his triumph in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – now sponsored by QIPCO, who we are also able to thank for the QIPCO Diamonds & Pearls Award. In October, Mill Reef went to France. After having experienced a bad journey on his last trip abroad for the Prix Robert Papin, this time Mill Reef travelled on a US Air Force plane – one of the few Thoroughbreds ever to fly with the United States Air Force. He beat Pistol Packer, a French filly, by three lengths, becoming the first British-trained winner of the Arc since 1948. But although Mill Reef went into the winter feeling well, the next season he struggled slightly. After winning a Group 1 in France – the Prix Ganay at Longchamp – he struggled in Epsom’s Coronation Cup, winning by just a neck. He just wasn’t ‘right’ in himself, and was found to be suffering from a virus. With a quiet summer on the cards, it was hoped that Mill Reef would recover and come back better than ever. With the virus beaten, he was being aimed once again at the Arc. “If he could retain it”, wrote Clare Balding “he would be the only Britishtrained horse ever to win back-to-back Arcs.”

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Any life, whether it’s that of a person or of an animal, is full of “what if”s. When it comes to Mill Reef, the question will always be: what

would have happened next if a tragic accident hadn’t occurred that morning on the gallops in August 1972? Travelling up the gallop, his rider John Hallum – who had been Mill Reef’s groom since he first touched English soil in December 1969 – heard a crack. Mill Reef had fractured his cannon bone. Even now, fixing a horse’s cannon bone is a challenge. However, it was decided that operating on him would be the best course of action. The operation – which took seven hours and consisted of inserting a plate and three screws into his leg, followed by a cast – was pioneering for its time, and took place in a former chapel at Highclere. He then needed months of box rest and once the cast was off, he had to learn to walk again. But Mill Reef survived, and once recovered, moved to the National Stud in Newmarket, where he began a new career as a stallion. He was a success there, siring two Derby winners: Shirley

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Heights and Reference Point. Mill Reef wasn’t just an excellent horse in his own right; he also changed the lives of a number of people – including those of the Balding family. Ian Balding adored him, as did his owner Paul Mellon, and his groom John Hallum. After Mill Reef had moved to Newmarket, Mellon wrote to Balding informing him that he wanted to set up a trust fund for him and his children. Ian Balding decided to use this fund to pay for the education of his two children, Clare and of course Andrew, who now trains from Park House himself. Mill Reef died in 1986 at the National Stud. He will of course be remembered through his progeny, but there are numerous other mementoes of his life. There is a statue of him at the National Stud, where he is buried, as well as a life-size statue at Park House Stables, in the yard Ian Balding named the Mill Reef yard. A bronze statue of Mill Reef stands at the centre of Rokeby Stables where he was born, and the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury carry his name. The Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire is also home to The Mill Reef Pathology Building. His latest award, the QIPCO Diamonds & Pearls Award, is another jewel in the crown of this fabulous horse, who will long be remembered for his skill and courage.

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Celebrating 10 years of sponsorship and racing greats

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The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes is a long standing Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In Challenge race and the winner will earn an automatic spot for the Longines Turf. That Grade 1 races is run over the same distance as the King George, a mile and a half, and often attracts some of the top talent from Europe and America.

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n 2016 Highland Reel completed the double with victory at Ascot in July followed by success in the Breeders’ Cup in November which was held at Santa Anita that year. Enable is also intertwined with both races having won the King George

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three times in 2017, 2019 and 2020 as well as the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in 2018. The Challenge Series is now in its 15th year and horses from around the world have already been qualifying for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup @ascotracecourse |

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World Championships which takes place on 5th and 6th November at Del Mar. Another horse will add their name to the list today and we look forward to seeing who that will be.

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WHAT IS WORLD POOL? World Pool is a collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club, TDCO Limited and Tpoolco Limited (together trading as “Tote”) and Ascot Racecourse. It enables racegoers to bet into a global pool consisting of over 20 countries, resulting in significantly bigger pools and increasing the total amount that can be won. For the first time ever, World Pool is available on QIPCO King George Diamond Day - for the first six races and only at Bet With Ascot. WIN, PLACE , FIRST THREE & TWO FROM THREE will be the available World Pool bets on course with pool sizes of over £1 million expected today. Bet With Ascot screens will indicate pool sizes for each race. First Two, all multiple leg bets (Placepot/Jackpot/Quadpot) and race seven will be managed by the Tote as normal. Under World Pool rules, in races with exactly 7 declared runners, the place market will pay three places. The place terms for all races are as follows: 1-3 declared runners 4, 5, 6 declared runners

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Owners Focus: Lady Bowthorpe

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Whilst Emma Banks had grown up being a pony mad child, it was not until her non-horsey father suggested that she took the plunge and bought a racehorse 8 years ago that her owners journey began.

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mma has a demanding career in London and one of her favourite weekend pastimes is to visit her horses in Newmarket. “I like to get to Newmarket as early as I can to watch at least one lot on the gallops, but I also enjoy just spending time with them.”

One of her horses has caught the headlines over the past year, Lady Bowthorpe, and she continues to exceed connections initial expectations. This time last year she cruised to victory in the Betfair Valiant Fillies Stakes, an amazing turn of form considering she suffered serious injury in her 2 year old year, but that victory was just the start of what has turned out to be an incredible year for Emma and her connections. It was on a trip to the Tattersalls sales 32

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that Emma, along with William Jarvis and James Toller, earmarked Lady B, as she is affectionately known, as a possible purchase. “I really enjoy visiting the sales and have become good at selecting the ones I cannot afford” shares Emma. But on this occasion, they all liked what they saw at the sales and the gavel fell to them with their winning bid. “It was such an amazing day last July when she won the Valiant, we had always thought a lot of her, and it was nice to see that she was as good as we thought” says Emma. “I was lucky enough to be there to watch her, but it was very strange not being able to celebrate with anyone.” Lady Bowthorpe has not run a bad race since and returned to Ascot in June this year to take her place at the Royal meeting. “I was only 3 weeks post hip surgery and I

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“I was lucky enough to be there to watch her, but it was very strange not being able to celebrate with anyone.”

managed to have a great day getting around training, with possible plans including a trip on my crutches and greeting her back to the over the channel to either France or Ireland or paddock when she a return trip to Ascot for took 2nd in the Duke Champions day.” “She hasn’t always been the best of Cambridge stakes.” Why would Emma traveller and to this day has her

own personal chauffeur to take Lady B is quite suggest others get her in her favoured box each the character and involved in racing and it time she races.” spends her holidays is simple “you will never at Emma’s cousin get another buzz like it. Nicky’s property near Newmarket, which is Whether you own a 10% share or 100% you also where she does her pre-training. Like any experience the same excitement and you get star, Lady B also has her own thoughts when to meet incredible people.” it comes to her chosen mode of transport. One thing is for sure, come the time for her “She hasn’t always been the best traveller and retirement from racing she will be well loved to this day has her own personal chauffeur to and well cared for and there is hope she will, take her in her favoured box each time she one day, become a successful broodmare so races.” the journey can continue. As for what is next for the talented filly, “as long as she is still enjoying it, she will stay in the Ascot Insider

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Royal Ascot is the epitome to many breeders. Supplying a horse that wins on what is arguably the biggest stage in Flat racing, is something that is an aspiration. Libby Harris, who owns Lordship Stud along with her husband Trevor, said it best after Loving Dream had won the Ribblesdale Stakes, Ascot’s own version of the Oaks.

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e’ve never had a homebred Royal Ascot winner before. It has taken a long time to come so this is a very, very special moment.”

The elation extended beyond the filly’s owners, as Trevor commented: It’s great

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Friday of its QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend. Over the course of five magical days of action last month there were 15 Britishbred winners, including of the first three races. Setting the ball rolling was the Kingman colt Palace Pier, the Ascot Insider


who brought his record to eight wins from nine starts with victory in the Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile. Bred in partnership by Highclere Stud and the late Guy Innes-Ker, tenth Duke of Roxburghe, the four-year-old was winning at the top level

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Significantly took the Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap. Both were sold as yearlings and Chris Richardson, Managing Director of the Newmarket-based stud, commented about Berkshire Shadow’s victory: “Part of our policy is to offer the colts

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for sale at public auction. He wasn’t an expensive yearling. We were a bit disappointed with the price but are thrilled that the breeding programme continues to shine.” The week witnessed victories for breeders both large and small in numbers, and for small breeders like Tony Hirschfield and Steven Piper, watching Oxted power home in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes will have provided immense pleasure. The son of Mayson – based at Cheveley Park Stud – was racing over the minimum distance for the first time, but won in impressive fashion. There is great history at Theakston Stud in North Yorkshire, for in the 1940s it stood Dante, winner of the Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting in 1944, who then went on to win the Derby in 1945. Owned by the McIntyre family, Andrew McIntyre said the victory of Chipotle (Havana Gold) in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes was the first Royal Ascot win in his lifetime. Frankel, the superstar racehorse, who has got off to an equally speedy start as a sire, notched an opening day double. The Listed Wolferton Stakes was won in good style by Juan Elcano, bred by David and Trish Brown at their Furnace Mill Stud in Worcestershire. The double was brought up when fellow four-year-old, Amtiyaz, was given a fine ride by Hollie Doyle to win the day’s concluding Copper Horse Handicap. He is owned by Imad Al Sagar, who bred the colt in partnership with Saleh Al Homaizi. 40

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Juddmonte, who own and stand Frankel at their Banstead Manor Stud, were on the scoresheet in the week – their homebred Surefire scoring in the King George V Handicap. While one of the biggest mile handicaps of the season for three-yearolds fell the way of the China Horse Club-bred Perotto. There was also a handicap win for Quickthorn. The son of Nathaniel, who was bred by owner Lady Blyth’s Lemington Grange Stud in Gloucestershire, captured the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap.

"People don’t see what goes on behind the scenes; getting up late at night, the early mornings, the disaster here and there but still sticking to it. To have the character to stand your ground and say, ‘I love this business, I love the horses I breed,’ is fantastic." The main event of the entire five days is the two mile four furlong Gold Cup. Stradivarius was attempting to equal Yeats’s record four victories. However, the great stayer was to be denied by a young gun by the name of Subjectivist. Already winner of the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak last autumn and an impressive winner of a Group 2 in Dubai in March, the four-yearold Mark Johnston trainee travelled strongly and was not for catching, winning by an impressive five lengths.

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After the race winning breeder Susan Hearn, who breeds under the name of her Essex stud Mascalls, remarked: “That was so exciting, I just can’t believe it.” Susan’s husband, Barry, the legendary sports promoter, said: “She’s been trying for over 30 years and there’s an enormous amount of work that goes into it, people don’t see what goes on behind the scenes; getting up late at night, the early mornings, the disaster here and there but still sticking to it. To have the character to stand your ground and say, ‘I love this business, I love the horses I breed,’ is fantastic. “Susan has had the nerve to stick with a very tough game and days like today make it worthwhile. I am very proud of her.” There was a notable victory for Kirsten Rausing in the opening contest on the fourth day of the meeting, the Group 3 Albany Stakes, when her homebred Sandrine put in an assured performance that smacked of a high calibre filly. She also became the first Group winner for her sire, the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Bobby’s Kitten, who is based at Rausing’s Lanwades Stud just outside of Newmarket. After following up in Group 2 company at Newmarket earlier this month, Rausing said: “With this particular filly, I have been working with her family for many years. I purchased her fifth dam, Sushila, as a yearling in 1976 and, so, the family has been with me since then. On

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Sandrine’s catalogue page, her pedigree, every single name on the entire page is bred at Lanwades.” Some 30 years ago Fittocks Stud, owned by Derbywinning trainer Luca Cumani and his wife Sara, secured Kalata. Since then the family has evolved and flourished, and was given further lustre when Kemari proved successful in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase Stakes. The great-great grandson of Kalata is a son of Dalham Hall Stud resident Dubawi. The concluding event of the week is also the longest.

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last month and their continued success going forward. “I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to the executive at Ascot for honouring the breeders of each of the races at the Royal Meeting and for recognising their achievements.” To find out more about the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and its work, visit www.thetba.co.uk

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he King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, as Europe’s indisputable midsummer middle-distance showpiece, is one of the most prestigious prizes in racing. The Group 1 contest has been won by some of the sport’s most legendary names and to this day attracts the most elite horses in training to compete for a place among the greats.

The race was founded in 1951, when two existing races were merged to create a premier mile-and-a-half contest for threeyear-olds and upwards. Major John Crocker Bulteel, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course at the time and one of the most forward-thinking racing figures of his day, envisaged the King George as a championship race that would draw considerable international support. Sure enough, from its earliest days it attracted participants of the very highest calibre from across Europe and soon established itself as the principal mid-season weight-for-age test for middledistance horses. It is also significant in giving the Classic generation one of the very first opportunities to take on their elders in what often proves to be a thrilling clash of the generations. Three-year-olds carry 8st 10lb compared to the 9st 7lb allocated to those aged four and above, while fillies and mares receive a 3lb allowance.

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The inaugural running attracted a stellar international field, and was won by Supreme Court. The following two years saw that season’s Derby winner triumph, before Her Majesty The Queen’s colt Aureole delivered a famous royal victory in 1954. The undefeated Italian champion and dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Ribot won the 1956 renewal, his one and only start on British turf. Lester Piggott was to enjoy the first three of his seven King George wins in the 1960s, the first coming aboard Irish Derby winner Meadow Court in 1965. However, his winning ride on Nijinsky in 1970 would mark the start of a particularly golden era in the race’s history across the subsequent two decades. The illustrious son of Northern Dancer won the King George at a virtual canter the same season as claiming the Triple Crown, a feat to have eluded every other colt to have attempted it in the fifty years since.

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Another outstanding Derby winner landed the spoils just a year later, as Mill Reef swept to victory in 1971 en route to a decisive Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe win. The 1975 renewal, often since described as ‘the race of the century’, provided one of the most thrilling race finishes of all time, as Grundy and Bustino locked horns in a titanic battle to the line, smashing the course record in the process. Following a sensational ten-length Derby victory in the hands of 19-year-old Walter Swinburn, which he followed up in the Irish equivalent, Shergar was an emphatic winner in 1981, giving trainer Sir Michael Stoute the first of his record six King George wins. Later that decade came victories from another two greats – the subsequent Arc hero Dancing Brave (1986) and the brilliant Nashwan (1989), the only horse to have won the 2,000 Guineas, Derby, Coral-Eclipse and King George in the same season. Twenty years ago, Montjeu claimed the 50th renewal in devastating style, dismissing his rivals with consummate ease under Mick Kinane. The following year, the same jockey partnered the dual Derby champion Galileo to defeat the high-class five-yearold Fantastic Light. Aidan O’Brien’s first King George winner went on to become the dominant stallion of his era before passing away earlier this year, siring a record number of Group 1 winners including the

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incomparable Frankel as well as Highland Reel and Nathaniel who both won the King George. In 2010 Harbinger stunned Ascot with a breathtaking 11-length King George victory, the longest winning margin in the race’s history. He also broke the course record set by Grundy in that epic finish of 35 years previously but it was only another three years before a new record time was posted, when Novellist became the second Germantrained winner in as many years, following Danedream’s success in 2012. Most recently, the John Gosden-trained Enable, made history by winning the race for a third time in 2020. Her victory in 2019 has been billed as a ‘race for the ages’ as she narrowly prevailed in a thrilling duel with the gallant Crystal Ocean in 2019. After victory over Sovereign and Japan last year she now stands as the only horse to have won the race three times. As a six-year-old last year she is also only the second winner aged over five and provided her jockey Frankie Dettori with a seventh victory in the race, equal Lester Piggott’s tally. Whichever of today’s runners adds their name to its illustrious roll of honour, we can look forward to another exceptional renewal of this magnificent race.

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ouise Todd went from an Eventing Yard to being an Equine Welfare and Integrity Officer. Here is her Career Story.

“I first started out in the industry working for Alan King after enquiring into an advert in Horse & Hound Magazine, it was quite a

shock to the system, as I was used to riding eventing horses, but eventually I adjusted to the style of riding and fell in love with the job, the sport and the industry. I then took on various short-term roles as opportunities arose to gain a broader understanding

of the sport. I took part in the British Horseracing Development Programme which gave me a work placement with Arena Racing Company shadowing the Clerk of the Course at lots of different tracks around the country. My aim was to become an Equine Welfare and Integrity Officer and so when a position became available, I applied straight away. My normal working day depends on whether my daily duty will be based at the Stables or in the Sampling Unit. I usually arrive at the racecourse 3 to 4 hours before the first race. If I am based at the Stables, I will be scanning all of the horse’s microchips as they enter the yard to ensure that the correct horses have

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arrived on the correct day, and assign them a box, as well as signing in the Stable Staff that accompany the horses to the racecourse. We also scan each horse as they leave the Stable Yard before racing, to ensure that the correct horse in running in the correct race. If I am based at the Sampling Unit, I am responsible for checking horse’s passports at the stable yard – particularly if it’s their first time at a racecourse, or they have travelled from a foreign country.

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When racing starts, I am based in the Sampling Unit, taking post-race Urine Samples, usually from the winner of each race, but this is decided by the Stewards. Each sample must be witnessed and signed for by the trainer’s representative, usually the Racing Groom leading up on the day. At the end of the day the samples are locked into a freezer bag and sent to the lab for testing. It is important to test horses regularly to safeguard the integrity of the sport.

career in racing is get as much work experience as possible, I did most of my work experience unpaid, but it paid off in the end!” Find out more about the different roles available in the industry, visit http://www. careersinracing.com.

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David Howden “It all comes down to one thing a passion for horses, and for horse sport.” That’s how David Howden, founder of insurance broker Howden - Ascot’s newest Official Partner - explains his multifaceted involvement with the racing and equestrian worlds.

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watching horses on the gallops in Newmarket and then a day’s racing at the QIPCO 2000 Guineas,” explains David.

David’s own love of and infectious enthusiasm for racing began in a strikingly simple way.

“My wife Fiona and my daughters, Talitha, Jemima and Kitty, came with me. We didn’t know who we were meeting, but it turned out to be [stud owner, bloodstock agent and racing manager] David Redvers.

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He showed us horses working on the gallops and then took us to some of the trainers’ yards in Newmarket. We went racing and had the huge excitement of watching Roaring Lion run in the 2000 Guineas. “Having resisted getting involved in racing for many years, when talking to David Redvers I began to think that I would like to get into the sport. We came up with a plan concentrated around mares and fillies - to buy mares and breed from them, and to buy fillies, race them and then breed from them.

Mares’ Sales that December for the first time, and we bought our first mares there, all in-foal - one of them to Frankel.

“Like all the best-laid plans, it hasn’t always turned out quite like that - one gets tempted into buying a colt or two - but that is the crux of what we do. I remember going to the Tattersalls

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year. She won the Listed Pretty Polly Fillies’ Stakes at Newmarket as soon as racing got going again after the first lockdown last June, and then it was all too quick a turnaround for her at Royal Ascot because the calendar had changed so much because of Covid. I bought her out of the syndicate and she is now in-foal to Siyouni. 53


I have also used Zoustar, Roaring Lion and, more recently, the QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner Kameko on our mares, and I am so excited to see how the foals turn out. “It’s not just about buying a horse and trying to win a race; it’s the passion for the whole picture and the whole journey. It’s like Cornbury House Horse Trials - it’s a long-term venture with big hopes and aspirations born out of a real love for horses.”

because for me this has always been about putting on something that was about three key things – the riders, the horses and the owners’ experience. I really wanted to focus on the sport. To do that, everyone said I had to have exactly the right conditions for the horses.”

conditions meaning it was impossible to seed it and grow sufficient grass cover in time, it was turfed. Entirely new cross-country tracks, designed to be challenging and bold, but also easily visible for spectators, were built, and massive amounts of groundwork was done.

“We start full-steam ahead – we were already quite far behind because we had no infrastructure here – and it is quite a short timetable anyway, and then we have an incredibly wet winter. Then, after all that, along comes Covid,” he laughs.

David, with the help and back-up of organisers Richard Clapham, Pattie Biden, and course-designer David Evans, course-builder Adrian Ditcham, held his nerve and refused to compromise those principles.

David says: “The only good side of Covid was that David Evans was supposed to be in Japan [he and his team are the Olympic coursebuilders], and he was here all year instead! The course looked amazing.

“It has meant a huge amount of investment,” he admits.

“There was very little we could do over the winter we were washed out, and that was quite an issue,

An immaculate, flat showjumping arena was levelled out of the rolling ground and, because of wet

“However, any chance of getting any help on the investment front went out of the window; we were not going to get any sponsors at a time when we could not have spectators. But I said we are going to run, and we ran to the same high standard as we would have done without Covid.

Cornbury House Horse Trials brings in another major element of David Howden’s life. In the winter of 2019, he launched a daring plan - to stage a top-class horse trials at Cornbury House in Oxfordshire and the stunning surrounding park.

“It has been a real challenge and has taken great determination to put it on to the very high standards we always envisaged. We put up by far the best prize-money available in eventing in this country last year, and again this year.

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I hope all of these things show how committed we are.” Another very significant decision - and investment - was to livestream all the showjumping and all the cross-country from all the classes; something highly unusual in eventing. It was the right decision, and thousands of people from all over the world loved the high-quality, free coverage, particularly in a year when access to live sport of any kind was so limited. “The livestream was a huge hit,” says David. “Owners who weren’t able to come loved watching their horses, eventing fans from countries such as New Zealand, France, Australia, Japan and South America logged on to watch, and hopefully some people who aren’t so familiar with the world of eventing may have seen what a terrific sport it is and what a stunning venue we have in Cornbury, with the backdrop of the ancient Wychwood forest.”

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Currently, Cornbury holds international classes at CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S level which feature the cream of Britain’s young horses - and national classes at novice and intermediate. David says: “We stepped in to host the British Youth Championships international classes for under-21 riders - last year, and they are a major part of Cornbury now. Building the futures of the best young riders and horses is really important to us; it’s the same all-round and long-term approach as with the breeding and racing programme.” David’s daughter Jemima plans to compete at Cornbury this year - both she and her younger sister Kitty are keen event riders, and Jemima has been selected for the under-18 team at the British Eventing International Youth Championships at Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, with her horse ALS Russian Rolex.

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He explains: “My sister Miranda was the horsey one when we were children - I was more into motorbikes. However, my daughters loved riding – Miranda found them their first ponies - and I took up riding when I was 50." David also owns event horses competed by the Dorset-based Australian rider Sam Griffiths. Cornbury House Horse Trials runs from 8-11 September 2021, and David is delighted to be able to open the event to spectators for the first time. His plans for the future include moving the international classes up a level to CCI4*, for which Cornbury, with its acreage and undulating old turf, is immaculately suited. David is a man who never does anything by halves, and it will be thrilling to see where his equine adventures take him.

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Moët & Chandon With an illustrious history stretching back almost three centuries, Moët & Chandon is one of the oldest and most iconic champagne houses in the world. The mere mention of the name evokes scenes of timeless elegance and glamour, celebration and success.

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Moët & Chandon has enjoyed Royal patronage since the courts of Versailles and is the natural champagne of choice for Ascot Racecourse and its iconic Royal Meeting. Steeped in history, it is the pinnacle of the summer social season, synonymous with pageantry and style.

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t was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse on the hallowed site, declaring that it looked the perfect place for ‘horses to gallop at full stretch’. This QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend, as some of the world’s finest thoroughbred racehorses thunder past the Grandstand towards the winning post, they will be toasted by thousands of racegoers, raising a chilled glass of Moët & Chandon. Grand Vintage 2012 is the ultimate champagne of celebration, only the 74th Grand Vintage in Moët & Chandon’s long history. Released in 2018, Grand Vintage 2012 is an accomplished champagne, identified as an outstanding vintage of character by Benoit Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon.´ He describes 2012 as ‘unprecedented’ in the annals of wine-making, with a cold winter and wet spring giving way to scalding heat in late summer. This vintage’s red grape varieties were particularly good, notably the Meunier, which comes to the fore over the Chardonnay grapes. It is the last year that racegoers will be able to celebrate their winners with this charismatic Champagne. For Benoit Gouez, the Grand Vintage 2012 is ‘a softly fresh and harmonious wine that reveals itself slowly’. Benoit is the latest in a long line of Cellar Masters to marry the excellence and heritage of Moet & Chandon to its ‘savoir-fete’ — a term coined by the House to evoke its combination of savoir-faire (know-how) with the art of the fete, or celebration, associated with

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its champagne. The story begins in 1716, when Claude Moët, an enterprising young merchant, acquired a wine brokerage charge from the Royal Treasury. He was one of the very first wine négociants, or traders, in Champagne — the fabled patch of land in northeastern France stretching along the banks of the river Marne. Within these 33,000 hectares, the chalky soil, harsh winters and often temperamental summers combine to create an exquisite alchemy. The grapes are possessed of a rare lightness and finesse, producing the flavours of a golden summer. Soon after founding the House of Moët & Chandon in 1743, the now mature Claude Moet secured his position as supplier of wines to the royal court of Louis XV. With the blessing of Louis, a patron of the arts and connoisseur of fine living, a new era of progress and celebration dawned in France. The sparkling nectars from Champagne were the perfect pairing for the Age of Enlightenment. Madame de Pompadour, the effervescent mistress of Louis XV, famously declared that ‘Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman more beautiful after drinking it’. Undoubtedly, the Marquise de Pompadour had Moët in mind. Claude Moet began supplying her in 1750 and it was this legendary beauty and wit who helped to establish the sparkling wines of Champagne as the favourite of the elite at Versailles.

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All the eminent figures of the Enlightenment gathered at her salons; Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and d’Alembert. Claude’s grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, paved the way for Maison Moët’s prosperous future by moving away from still wines and focusing on an exceptional champagne, such was its appeal to the elite. He acquired some 200 hectares of the most prized vineyards in the area, describing it as his ‘Eldorado’; his city of gold. Today, Moët & Chandon is the largest vineyard owner in Champagne, harvesting the Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes, each contributing its own distinct notes, across the 1,180 hectares of its diverse domain. Through the fermentation and assemblage processes, Moët & Chandon ties three essential elements into the taste of its champagnes, namely a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity. Some 50 per cent of Moët & Chandon’s lands are the coveted Grands Crus, with another 25 per cent designated Premiers Crus. The ‘cru’ designations were bestowed in the early 20th century, when producers and winegrowers of Champagne settled on a fair pricingsystem for grapes, based on the quality of a village’s vineyards. Grands crus villages, the highest rated, were deemed to have an optimal terroir that justified higher prices for their grapes. This exclusivity found expression in bricks and mortar in 1793, when JeanRemy Moet ordered the the Ascot Insider

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one named ‘Moët’ and one named ‘Chandon’ — belonging to Mr Alfred Simon, the House’s sales representative in London, came first at Epsom and Newbury. The House’s passion for horse racing found its ultimate expression in 2019, when Moët & Chandon partnered with Ascot Rcecourse to become the Official Champagne of the venue with its Grand Vintage 2012 being appointed the Official Champagne of Royal Ascot. This summer at Ascot, many more memories and celebratory moments will be created. Whether enjoyed as the accompaniment to a sumptuous picnic or in one of the many champagne bars around the racecourse, Moët & Chandon creates a very special ambience. The very ‘pop’ of the cork fosters a sensation akin to Proust’s madeleine; anticipation, excitement and fun are evoked as we clink glasses with friends and enjoy the crisp, fresh palate with the rich tastes reminiscent of a basketful of ripe fruit. Moët & Chandon is honoured to bring its champagnes to Ascot with both brands sharing a longstanding legacy. ‘We are thrilled to finally be coming together,’ said Benoit Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon, ‘and look forward to creating many more memories in the years to come.’

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Retraining of Racehorses

Where are they now? - Abseil

Owned and ridden by Tracy Sieminski 11-year-old gelding by First Defence, formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute

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bseil can lay claim to being the best-bred horse currently registered with RoR. Bred by Juddmonte Farms in Kentucky, his dam, Intercontinental, won a Breeders Cup race and he is closely related to the stallions Champs Elysees and Dansili. He went into training with Sir Michael Stoute in Newmarket but an indicator of the injury problems he would face throughout his racing career was that he did not make his racecourse debut until he was a four-year-old. Later that season he was sent off favourite for the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot where he finished a respectable 8th of 28. In all, Abseil ran 12 times, winning twice before retiring in 2015.

“All my friends call me crazy but he’s a bit crazy too, so we make a decent match." Abseil then moved on to Cheveral House Racehorse Rehoming in Nottinghamshire, an operation run by Hayley Turner’s mother, Kate. It was there that Tracy Sieminski first laid eyes on Abseil when she was looking for a potential former racehorse to take on and retrain. Under Tracy’s care and enjoying his new life on the Welsh coast in the sleepy village of Trelawynd, Abseil has since embarked on a second career, competing in a variety of disciplines. He has won at dressage, taking part in the BHS finals, then in 2017 Abseil made on his debut at the RoR National Championships at Aintree where he competed in the ridden and in-hand showing classes. And in 2018 he qualified for Eland Lodge Cross Country finals. However, it is as an Endurance horse that Abseil has enjoyed the most success, winning him the prize of RoR Elite Endurance Horse at the 2019 RoR Awards. Covering a distance of 30

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

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Retraining of Racehorses

Third time lucky for Our Old Fella as he finds his niche Eventing

• Former racehorse and former polo pony making the grade in eventing • Olympic quarantine restrictions deny Piggy March shot at NTF RoR Eventing Championship title

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t just 15 hands high, the 10-year-old thoroughbred, Our Old Fella, is not an imposing individual. He started life out as a racehorse but just one start at Wolverhampton Racecourse was enough to show that was not going to be his forte, he then tried his hand at polo before switching disciplines again to give eventing a go. And it is as an eventer, in the care of Team GB rider Piggy March, that Our Old Fella has found his niche. Before heading into quarantine ahead of flying to Tokyo for the Olympics, Piggy March took Our Old Fella to Barbury International Horse Trials to compete in the NTF RoR

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Eventing Championship. Their performance there marked them out as a combination to follow, as Our Old Fella and Piggy jumped a double clear, incurring no time penalties to add to their dressage score of 21.30.

She said, ‘He’s a 15 hand thoroughbred that has raced and played polo and started light eventing. He’s 10 years old and small. Would I be interested in taking him on?’ “So, I thought she was crazy, but I said yes Jayne because she’s a good owner and she loves her thoroughbreds and supports racing as well. “From the moment I saw him there was just something I really liked about him, he has a super character, he’s a really fun little horse, he just makes you smile when you have anything to do with him. “So, he stayed and we’ve had a lot of fun novice eventing and this NTF RoR class was a lovely aim, a great class to have, something for these guys to aim for and for us to all enjoy the day. “We will try an intermediate with him fairly soon, but we’re in no hurry, we’ll just let him tell us what he likes doing. He’s a real little rubber ball and when he’s calm and relaxes you can really ride him, he’s got loads of scope. I think he goes eventing faster than he went racing - he feels pretty fast to me! “It’s amazing to think he’s done all that he’s done in his career already; to have raced and to have played polo. His soundness, his toughness, his

mindset, his trainability, they are all the qualities you look for in a special horse. “What a fabulous little horse to do so many different things, but that’s what I loved about his character from the off, he was a very intelligent horse, he wanted to be trained, he wanted to learn and to be honest in our job, that’s half the battle. And he’s a lot of fun.” At the end of day one, Our Old Fella and Piggy were leading the class, having not added to their dressage score of 21.30. However, the quarantine restrictions for Team GB Olympic competitors meant the pair could not return to compete in the final round of show jumping. Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of RoR said: “On behalf of RoR we wish Piggy and all of Team GB the best of luck in Tokyo. It is great that the likes of her, Tom McEwen and Laura Collett have all worked with thoroughbreds in the past. “Our Old Fella remains an exciting eventing prospect and yet another example of a former racehorse who has found a fulfilling new career thanks to the opportunities created by Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).”

Piggy March explains the background to the success she is enjoying with the grey gelding, nicknamed ‘Polo’, who has been with her since the turn of the year. “My owner Jayne McGiven rang me to say would I have him in for a few days trial. the Royal Ascot Insider

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ebastian’s Action Trust is a regional charity that works alongside families of seriously ill and life-limited children, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. They provide whole-family respite breaks and day visits at their two respite homes, The Woodlands in Crowthorne Berkshire and The Bluebells in Hampshire. Ascot Racecourse Supports began its association with the charity in 2018; funding their outreach programme which provided a calendar of events, activities and workshops to support children between of all ages up to 19 who were physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged due to serious illness or disability. Since then, we have developed that relationship and we are now proud hosts of the charity’s flagship event “Christmas in July” which we help sponsor and organise alongside the 70-strong volunteers that come to support the event. This year’s event will have a carnival theme and we are looking forward to welcoming over 800 family members to the party to enjoy circus skills, jugglers, stilt walkers and more. To find out more about the charity, please visit: https://sebastiansactiontrust.org/ In recognition of their tremendous work, we have named our 4.10pm race on Saturday in their honour – The Sebastian’s Action Trust Handicap Stakes.

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The leading sire of 2yos in GB


King of Kings

The glorious reign of Galileo For almost twenty years they came and went. Thousands of admirers gazing in wonder or perhaps being granted the privilege of standing at his shoulder. In photos the lucky visitors beamed with the knowledge that they were in the presence of a true thoroughbred phenomenon.

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hen the sad news of his passing was announced on Sunday 11th July 2021, these photos resurfaced on social media with increased significance, as evidence of an experience now impossible. The photo commentaries carried a shared vocabulary of legacy, influence, and greatness. They spoke of Galileo, an immense racehorse and breed-shaping stallion who lit up the 2001 season on the track and went on to extend the boundaries of the possible as a sire. On the 20th anniversary of Galileo’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory we reflect on this iconic success and look at his enduring impact on the

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King George (and the entire thoroughbred breed) through his redoubtable progeny. Galileo was born in Ireland on 30th March 1998, the son of Sadler’s Wells and Urban Sea. Breeding aficionados will know that this places him in one of the finest racing families of all time, with half-brother Sea The Stars just one of a host of distinguished relations. Yet even the finest of origins can guarantee neither the ability nor good fortune required to make it among racing’s ultra-competitive elite. Those with a belief in nominative determinism might claim that his success was written in the stars, though expert handling by owners Coolmore, trainer Aidan O’Brien, and jockey

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“Galileo is one hell of a horse. He's the best Derby horse I've ever ridden, the best threeyear-old at that trip.” He again proved himself the best three-year-old in the Irish Derby at the Curragh, before being set the daunting task of competing against both the cream of his own generation and some formidable elders in the King George.

Mick Kinane may have had more to do with it. Galileo had shown considerable raw talent when taking his sole juvenile start by 14 lengths in a late-season Curragh maiden on 28th October 2000. This talent was emphatically confirmed at the beginning of his threeyear-old season as he scored Listed and Group Three wins at Leopardstown. Next came the Derby, which he claimed with seeming ease by three and a half lengths. After his Derby win Mick Kinane said,

Galileo’s chief adversary at Ascot was Godolphin’s Fantastic Light, a battlehardened five-year-old who already had four toplevel wins in four different countries to his name at this stage. The race did not disappoint. When Galileo took up the running just off the home turn Fantastic Light loomed menacingly and came upsides, but the younger horse faced down the challenge and went on to score by two lengths under the ever-cool Kinane. “To show that kind of courage and the way he went on the ground makes him exceptional. He has so much speed that Michael was able to take all the gaps he wanted,” said Aidan O’Brien after the race. Fortunes were reversed with Fantastic Light in another epic battle in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown next time and a run on dirt in the Breeders’ Cup Classic also proved unsuccessful, but Galileo had already more than proven his quality and was retired to Coolmore Stud. One wonders whether Coolmore supremo John Magnier and co had any inkling that the best was still very much to come. At stud Galileo has simply

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been without equal. His total of individual Group / Grade One winners now stands at 92, making him the leading top-level sire of all time. Among these Group One scorers are Nathaniel and Highland Reel, who themselves took the King George in 2011 and 2016 respectively. His potency is again underlined in the fact that no fewer than 20 of his sons (including Nathaniel who now stands at Newsells Park Stud) have themselves sired Group One winners on the flat, including the likes of Frankel and Australia. 12-times Champion Sire in Britain and Ireland, Galileo’s predominance is only surpassed by his own progenitor Sadler’s Wells who was champion on 14 occasions. Galileo has sired a record five Derby winners and in 2020 he was champion broodmare sire in Britain and Ireland for the first time. Galileo was not just the horse of a lifetime, he is a horse that will echo through the ages. At his passing, John Magnier said that, “The effect he is having on the breed through his sons and daughters will be a lasting legacy.” This is borne out in the field for this year’s King George as he is sire or grandsire of six of this year’s nine runners. His progeny Love, Lone Eagle, Japan and Mogul are all set to take their chance, while he also is grandsire of prominent contenders Adayar and Broome. Whatever the result on Saturday it can be assured that Galileo’s King George connection will continue for many generations to come. 73


Galileo’s King George Connection Having won the King George himself in 2001, Galileo has continued to have a strong influence on the race as a stallion, most notably through the high-class victors below:

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HIGHLAND REEL ( Galileo x Hveger ) – King George Winner 2016

NATHANIEL ( Galileo x Magnificen – King George Winner 2011

A horse who captured the imagination from early in his career, Highland Reel went on to be a global superstar for Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore partners. A seven-time top-level winner in three continents, Highland Reel’s King George win was his first European Group One. In front from the start under an inspired Ryan Moore, Highland Reel would not be reeled in and led them home by a length and a quarter.

The first of two Group Ones in an ill George win was a performance typi some ways reminiscent of his illustrio Taking the lead turning for home, Na Derby and Arc winner Workforce, bu saw him to the line in front for John

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ENABLE ( Nathaniel x Concentric ) – King George Winner 2017, 2019, 2020

lustrious career, Nathaniel’s King ical of Galileo’s progeny and in ous sire’s victory in the same race. athaniel faced a stern test from the but toughness, class, and generosity Gosden and William Buick.

Enable is a horse synonymous with the King George. Not only did John Gosden’s mighty mare win the race on three occasions herself, but both her sire Nathaniel and grandsire Galileo were also victorious in Ascot’s mid-summer highlight. What greater evidence could one need of both the historical and enduring quality of the race and the remarkable impact Galileo has had on the thoroughbred breed.

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R AC E 1 1 .1 5 P M T H E PAT E D D E R Y S TA K E S ( C L A S S 1 ) ( L I S T E D R AC E ) RACE FINISH

( F O R M E R LY T H E W I N K F I E L D S TA K E S ) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) For two yrs old

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £40500. Owners Prize Money. Winner £18047; Second £7407; Third £3706; Fourth £1851; Fifth £927; Sixth £462. (Penalty Value £22967.55) A SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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ANGEL BLEU (FR) (39)

Draw

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B c Dark Angel (IRE) - Cercle de La Vie (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Mr Marc Chan Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Colours: MAUVE, GOLD chevron hoop, Breeder: Pan Sutong Racing Bloodstock WHITE sleeves, PURPLE stars, WHITE cap, PURPLE star. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 3110

Jockey Frankie Dettori

Foaled 16.2.2019. """ Very green first time out before winning on fast ground at Salisbury (5f) and soft at Pontefract (6f); finished down the field here in the Coventry but was by no means disgraced and he’ll win more races for sure; will stay 7f; respected. Official BHA Rating 95

LIKE A LION (IRE) (13)

Draw

2

B c Kodiac - Termagant (IRE) (Powerscourt) Owner: Carmel Stud Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick, Lambourn Breeder: Kenilworth House Stud Sponsor: Tote

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Martin Dwyer

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 3 Colours: BLACK, WHITE seams and armlets, RED cap. Form: 01 D

Foaled 10.2.2019. """ Finished down the field behind Angel Bleu on Salisbury debut (5f) but, 77 days later and raised to 7f, he won a novice back there (good to soft) by 3l going away, responding well for pressure; on an upward trajectory and dangerous to dismiss raised in class. Official BHA Rating -

MR MCCANN (IRE) (14)

Draw

3

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B c Kodiac - Copperbeech (IRE) (Red Ransom (USA)) Owner: AJT Group Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 3 Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Colours: RED, BEIGE star, RED sleeves, Breeder: Bernard & Eugene Heary BEIGE stars. Sponsor: NAF Form: 3114 D

Jane Elliott

Foaled 16.4.2019. """" After back-to-back novice wins he ran easily his best race to finish a close fourth in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; that form is solid and he will surely go well. Official BHA Rating 101 Draw

4 NEW SCIENCE (GB) (35)

B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - Alta Lilea (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Godolphin Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Breeder: Jennifer Bianco & Federerico Bianco Form: 10 D Sponsor: Emirates Fly Better

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B f Aclaim (IRE) - Poyle Sophie (Teofilo (IRE)) Owner: Highclere T’bred Racing - Wild Flower Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket Breeder: Hyde Park Stud Sponsor: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

Draw

Foaled 3.3.2019. """"" 260,000euros yearling purchase who looked smart when justifying favouritism on his debut at Yarmouth (7f, good) and evidently failed to give his running here in the Chesham, in which the horse he beat first time out finished second; perhaps unsuited by the soft ground that day and he remains an exciting prospect. Official BHA Rating 91

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Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 12 Colours: LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap. Form: 153 BF

Foaled 21.3.2019. """ All runs at 6f; debut winner who was a good fifth here in the Albany (heavy) and probably performed to a similar level when going down by only a length in a Listed event on Newmarket’s July course four weeks ago; probably needs better but there’s a lot of stamina on the dam’s side of her pedigree, so 7f may well be up her street. Official BHA Rating 97

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HONEY SWEET (IRE) (15)

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B f Adaay (IRE) - Sweet Sienna (Harbour Watch (IRE)) Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 14 & Mrs E Burke Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE Breeder: Mrs Jean Brennan sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK star. Sponsor: Tordoff & Son Ltd Form: 105

Clifford Lee

Foaled 16.2.2019. """ Won debut at Nottingham (5f, soft) and she didn’t have the best track position when behind Cachet at Newmarket next time; solid fifth in a Group 2 at the Newmarket July meeting two weeks ago and the way she was keeping on suggests this extra furlong can benefit; should be competitive. Official BHA Rating 93

NURSECLAIRE (FR) (16)

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B f Ribchester (IRE) - Nymeria (GER) (Soldier Hollow) Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 7 and Partner 1 Horse Age: 2 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, Breeder: S.C.E.A. Ecurie Haras Du Cadran et al WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 1 D

Daniel Tudhope

Foaled 16.3.2019. """ Weak 16-1 at Carlisle (7f, good) but she travelled much the best before showing greenness and leading inside the final furlong to prevail narrowly; this is a far stiffer assignment against male opposition, but she’s promising. Official BHA Rating -

Record Time: 1 min 25.73 secs by Pinatubo age 2 wt 9-3 good, 22/06/19 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs 2020: CHINDIT (IRE) 2 9 3 Pat Dobbs 15-2 (Richard Hannon) 10 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-8 Cachet (IRE), 9-2 New Science (GB), 5-1 Mr McCann (IRE), 13-2 Angel Bleu (FR), 8-1 Honey Sweet (IRE), 11-1 Nurseclaire (FR), 18-1 Like A Lion (IRE)

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R AC E 2 1.50PM THE PRINCESS MARGARET K E E N E L A N D S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 1) (GROUP 3) Six furlongs (6f ) (1,200 metres) For two yrs old fillies

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £60000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £26736; Second £10974; Third £5490; Fourth £2742; Fifth £1374; Sixth £684. (Penalty Value £34026) A SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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AT TA G I R L ( G B ) ( 2 2 )

Br f Wootton Bassett - Catalina Bay (IRE) (Pastoral Pursuits) Owner: Clipper Logistics Horse Age: 2 Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn Colours: GREY. Breeder: South Acre Bloodstock Form: 31

Draw

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Draw

Weight: 9

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Foaled 15.3.2019. """"" Wootton Bassett filly; made all for 4l success at Haydock (6f, good) three weeks ago, quickening clear from over 1f out and readily building on her debut promise; useful prospect and interesting contender. Official BHA Rating -

CRAZYLAND (GB) (38)

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B f Kodiac - Imperialistic Diva (IRE) (Haafhd) Owner: Mr P Stokes & Mr S Krase Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Breeder: Yeguada Centurion S.L. Sponsor: Tote

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Hector Crouch

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: DARK BLUE, LIGHT GREEN chevrons, hooped cap. Form: 130

Foaled 8.5.2019. "" Raced only at 5f on good/faster; won at Windsor on debut then finished third to Nymphadora at York; not far behind that filly and Desert Dreamer in the Queen Mary but needs improvement for this new trip. Official BHA Rating 84

DELMONA (IRE) (7)

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3

B f Dandy Man (IRE) - Imelda Mayhem (Byron) Owner: Mr Hasan Mefareh Alajmi & Fawzi Nass Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas Breeder: Ballyhane Stud Sponsor: Oliver St Lawrence Bloodstock Limited

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David Egan

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: LIGHT GREY, DARK GREY stripe, DARK GREY stripes on sleeves and cap. Form: 153

4 DESERT DREAMER (GB) (15)

Draw

Foaled 22.3.2019. """ Has raced only on ground firmer than good; scored at Bath on first outing; creditable efforts at Newmarket (fifth to System; wandered) and Newbury (close third in Super Sprint) since; again may not be far away. Official BHA Rating 89

B f Oasis Dream - Pure Innocence (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr J W Parry and Mrs C Shekells Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Colours: LIGHT GREEN, PINK spots, Breeder: Branton Court Stud LIGHT GREEN sleeves. Form: 11022 D

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Oisin Murphy

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E L H A D E E YA H ( I R E ) ( 1 2 )

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Foaled 20.3.2019. """" Yet to race on ground softer than good; midfield in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot; solid record (1122) on the two Newmarket tracks otherwise, good second in Listed event (behind System; went close despite traffic issues) and Group 2 the last twice; leading player, provided she’s as effective back away from that venue. Official BHA Rating 103

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B f Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Blhadawa (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: James Tate, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, large YELLOW Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited spots. Form: 3201 D

Foaled 2.4.2019. "" Not far behind Desert Dreamer on first start but that filly has shown the greater progress since; admittedly won well at Lingfield (6f, AW) last time but much more is needed in this race back on turf. Official BHA Rating 81

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M I S S C A L C U L AT I O N ( I R E ) ( 1 6 )

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B f Profitable (IRE) - Maria Kristina (FR) (Footstepsinthesand) Owner: Liz Dixon & Shelagh Fagen Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield Colours: YELLOW, large LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Kildaragh Stud spots. Sponsor: Bluegrass Horse Feeds Form: 1 D

Silvestre De Sousa

Foaled 25.4.2019. "" Pushed clear to make a successful debut at Doncaster (6f, heavy) and looks a nice prospect for Rebecca Menzies; however, near the bottom of this pack on bare form and appears to have a stiff task. Official BHA Rating -

NAZANIN (USA) (32)

Draw

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B or Br f Declaration of War (USA) - Woodland Scene (IRE) (Act One) Owner: Mr Imad Alsagar Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Colours: DARK GREEN, WHITE stars Breeder: Blue Diamond Stud on sleeves. Sponsor: Blue Diamond Stud Farm Form: 1 D

1

Hollie Doyle

Foaled 24.2.2019. """ Justified strong market support at Newbury (6f, soft) on debut, always doing enough once asserting; the form is nothing special but she’s evidently well regarded and open to any amount of progress; not dismissed. Official BHA Rating -

NYMPHADORA (GB) (38) 3 R E Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 NHorse N Colours: BRONZE. R U Form: 610 Nnot far behind Desert Dreamer and El Hadeeyah on first outing, Foaled 6.4.2019. """ Raced only at 5f on good/firmer; O N then showed major improvement to win Listed race at York; finished alongside Desert Dreamer in the Queen Mary, Draw

8

B f No Nay Never (USA) - Bewitchment (Pivotal) Owner: St Albans Bloodstock Limited Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: The Bewitchment Partnership

9

SAS SY RASCA L ( I R E ) (1 0)

B f Mehmas (IRE) - Luna Forest (IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)) Owner: Mr Charlie Rosier & Mrs Julia Rosier Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket Colours: YELLOW, PINK star and Breeder: Deer Forest Stud star on cap. Form: 22 BF

Draw

leaving the impression she’s ready for 6f now; remains the type to rate higher yet; enters calculations. Official BHA Rating 90

8

Tom Marquand

Foaled 20.4.2019. " Runner-up in fast-ground contests at Bath (5.7f) and Yarmouth (5f), showing clear signs that she’s capable of winning an ordinary race; has plenty to find in this stronger company, however. Official BHA Rating -

Draw

1 0 SYST E M ( I R E ) ( 2 8)

B f Galileo Gold - Spiritual Air (Royal Applause) Owner: Martin Hughes & Michael Kerr-Dineen Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd Sponsor: Old Oak Holdings Ltd

11

Pat Dobbs

Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Colours: PURPLE and WHITE diamonds, PURPLE sleeves. Form: 21 D

11 ZAIN CLAUDETTE (IRE) (29)

Draw

Foaled 4.3.2019. """" From the first crop of Galileo Gold; close second at Salisbury on debut then showed significant improvement with 22-1 success in competitive Listed race at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) later in June, finishing nicely to beat Desert Dreamer by a neck; evidently talented to have shown useful form so quickly; respected. Official BHA Rating -

7

Ch f No Nay Never (USA) - Claudette (USA) (Speightstown) Owner: Mr Saeed H. Altayer Horse Age: 2 Weight: 9 0 Trainer: Ismail Mohammed, Newmarket Colours: WHITE, DARK BLUE star, DARK BLUE Breeder: Andriy Milovanov sleeves, WHITE stars, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star. Sponsor: Dubai Racing Club Form: 21 D

Foaled 28.2.2019. """" No Nay Never filly; neck second at Goodwood on first start, then went one better at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) where she won in the style of a useful sort; could well improve further and take a serious hand. Official BHA Rating -

Record Time: 1 min 12.39 secs by Rajasinghe age 2 wt 9-1 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 13.70 secs 2020: SANTOSHA (IRE) 2 9 0 Thomas Greatrex 5-1 (David Loughnane) 7 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

11-4 Desert Dreamer (GB), System (IRE), 7-1 Nazanin (USA), Nymphadora (GB), 10-1 Attagirl (GB), Delmona (IRE), 12-1 Zain Claudette (IRE), 14-1 El Hadeeyah (IRE), 16-1 Crazyland (GB), 25-1 Miss Calculation (IRE), Sassy Rascal (IRE)

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R AC E 3 2.25PM THE PORSCHE H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

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

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Total race value £30000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £12801; Second £6399; Third £3201; Fourth £1599. (Penalty Value £16200) SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Porsche 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.

1

MYSTERY SMILES (IRE) (84)

Draw Draw

No Horse

4

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Alexander Alliance (IRE) (Danetime (IRE)) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Ballycrighaun Stud ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd Form: 1133-30

Jockey William Carver (5)

2

L AT E S T G E N E R AT I O N ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

B c Frankel - Rizeena (IRE) (Iffraaj) Owner: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Draw

"" Won on good to soft on debut; reappearance third in the Craven at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) made it three times in a row he has occupied that spot in a Group race; well beaten at 66-1 in the 2,000 Guineas next time; today’s opposition is less taxing but Silvestre De Sousa has opted for Fantastic Fox. Official BHA Rating 102

3

William Buick

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 4 Colours: YELLOW, DARK BLUE seams, YELLOW cap. Form: 310-622 D

3

FA N TA S T I C F OX ( G B ) ( 3 5 )

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

Draw

""" Maiden winner at Doncaster last September; has improved with each outing this year, settling better when second of six to Royal Fleet at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) two weeks ago; should be thereabouts again. Official BHA Rating 99

6

Silvestre De Sousa

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 13 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Form: 3-310 D

4 ISLA KAI (IRE) (15) B g Awtaad (IRE) - Sidney Girl (Azamour (IRE)) Owner: Martin Webb Racing Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Breeder: Helen Lyons Sponsor: WJ Ltd

Draw

""""" Frankel half-brother to the top-class sprinter Dream Of Dreams; sole win came in a weak Hamilton maiden but he had shaped very well when a close third to the smart pair Snow Lantern and Derab at Newbury (1m, good) the time before; raced too freely over 1m2f at Royal Ascot last time; still unexposed and the drop back in trip seems likely to suit; key player. Official BHA Rating 94

7

Rowan Scott

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Colours: GREY, GREY and RED diabolo on sleeves, RED cap. Form: 01-4111 CD

5

T I TA N R O C K ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

B g Belardo (IRE) - Frabjous (Pivotal) Owner: Mr Ross Harmon & Partner Trainer: John Quinn, Malton Breeder: Maywood Stud Sponsor: JJ Quinn Racing Ltd

Draw

""" Progressive type; 3-3 since handicapping, completing hat-trick in seven-runner race over the round 1m here (good to soft) two weeks ago by a neck from Guru; was well ridden from the front that day but he’s still a leading contender off just a 3lb higher mark; unraced on ground firmer than good. Official BHA Rating 93

2

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 9 Colours: MAROON, MAUVE epaulets. Form: 50-4413 D

""" Has improved for the step up to 1m on his last two starts, winning at Redcar and running well when third of six to Royal Fleet at Newmarket (both good to firm); likely to give his running again but will need another career best if he’s to win. Official BHA Rating 90

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3 GURU (GB) (15)

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

Draw

6

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 Colours: MAROON. Form: 15-52

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Oisin Murphy

9

"""" Had looked in danger of becoming disappointing until showing improved form in first-time blinkers when second to Isla Kai over the round 1m here (good to soft) two weeks ago; the winner got first run on him that day and no surprise if the tables are turned today; big chance if the headgear works again. Official BHA Rating 90

MARSABIT (IRE) (9)

Ch g Mehmas (IRE) - Masela (IRE) (Medicean) Owner: P. C. J. Dalby & R. D. Schuster Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley Breeder: Mr Oliver Donlon Sponsor: Bridgend Hotel

Draw

7

5

Hollie Doyle

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 3 Colours: PINK, WHITE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 10-1311 D

""" Improving; gained a fourth win from his last six starts when comfortably scoring at Leicester (1m, good to firm; odds-on) nine days ago; sole defeat this term was on soft; up 5lb and faces stronger opposition but may not have reached his ceiling yet. Official BHA Rating 84 Blinkers worn by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2.

Record Time: 1 min 36.60 secs by Ribchester age 4 wt 9-0 good to firm, 20/06/17 Median Time: 1 min 41.40 secs Stewards Note: FANTASTIC FOX: Following its run on 19/6/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free. 2020: TSAR 3 9 5 Frankie Dettori 9-4 (John Gosden) 8 ran

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3-1 Fantastic Fox (GB), 4-1 Latest Generation (GB), 9-2 Isla Kai (IRE), Guru (GB), 5-1 Marsabit (IRE), 10-1 Mystery Smiles (IRE), 11-1 Titan Rock (GB)

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R AC E 4 3.00PM THE MOET & CHANDON I N T E R N AT I O N A L S TA K E S RACE FINISH

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

RACE START

STALLS: CENTRE

Totalracevalue£105000.OwnersPrizeMoney.Winner£42662;Second£21336;Third£10668;Fourth£5334;Fifth£2667;Sixth£1334. (PenaltyValue£54117)Weightsraised1lbandparagraphs27to31oftheWeightsandHandicappingCodecompliedwithwhereapplicable.SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Moët & Chandon 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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M O TA K H AY Y E L ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

Draw Draw

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B g Heeraat (IRE) - Virtuality (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 13 (in 3lb ex) Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd epaulets, striped cap. Form: 06-2021 CD

Jockey Dane O’Neill

2

D A N YA H ( I R E ) ( 3 7 )

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Cuis Ghaire (IRE) (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited epaulets, PINK cap. Form: 331-422 D

Draw

"""" Good record in top 7f handicaps, including a success at Royal Ascot in 2020; impressively defied top weight in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket (good to firm) two weeks ago, winning that race for the second year in a row; huge player under a small penalty (future mark 6lb higher). Official BHA Rating 109 (+9)

4

William Buick

"""" Sound efforts in major handicaps this season, most recently clear second in the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot (good to firm) where he was dropped back to 7f for first time since last summer; 5lb rise should be manageable; also acts on soft ground; appears to have a big prize in him. Official BHA Rating 106

TO M F R E (G B ) ( 37)

Draw

3

11

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 epaulets, Breeder: Mrs P. Snow & Partners armlets and cap. Sponsor: R M Beckett Ltd Form: 111-220 D

Daniel Tudhope

4 DOCUMENTING (GB) (37)

B g Zamindar (USA) - Namaskar (Dansili) Owner: Kevin Frost Racing Club & M.A. Humphreys Trainer: Kevin Frost, Newark Breeder: Millsec Limited Sponsor: Kevin Frost Racing

Draw

"" Ran respectably from an unfavourable draw and on ground faster than ideal in the Buckingham Palace last time, finishing third in the far-side group; last four wins on soft/heavy; chance partly depends on the weather. Official BHA Rating 105

8

Trevor Whelan

Horse Age: 8 Weight: 9 5 Colours: ORANGE, GREY triple diamond, GREY sleeves, ORANGE diamonds, ORANGE cap, GREY diamond. Form: 013-450 CD

5

SHINE SO BRIGHT (GB) (14)

Gr h Oasis Dream - Alla Speranza (Sir Percy) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder: Miss K. Rausing Sponsor: King Power International Co Ltd

Draw

"" Record of 5-18 on AW compared to just 2-11 on turf; won a good handicap over C&D (off 3lb lower) last September but was soundly beaten in the Buckingham Palace back on grass last month; others preferred. Official BHA Rating 104

6

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 1 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Form: 2-24444 D

""" Raced mainly on good/firmer; won the Free Handicap and York Group 2 in 2019; currently on a 13-race losing sequence but shaped nicely in the Bunbury Cup two weeks ago, staying on from rear for fourth place, and remains well treated on peak form; possibilities. Official BHA Rating 100

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Silvestre De Sousa


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RAISING SAND (GB) (37)

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

Draw

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Saffie Osborne (5)

Horse Age: 9 Weight: 9 1 Colours: WHITE, BLACK seams, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK star. Form: 00/00-06 CD

7

M AT T H E W F L I N D E R S ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

B g Siyouni (FR) - Cascata (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr S. Stuckey Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn Breeder: Stuart Stuckey Sponsor: Farm Cove Thoroughbreds

Draw

"" Has plenty of form at this venue, including a success (off 3lb higher) in this contest in 2019; first home in far-side group in the Buckingham Palace (with cheekpieces applied) last time; however, debatable whether he’s still capable of landing a race of this nature aged nine. Official BHA Rating 100

20

Oisin Murphy

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 13 Colours: DARK BLUE and LIGHT GREEN diamonds. Form: 10-3002

8

A L DA A RY ( G B ) ( 3 7 )

Ch g Territories (IRE) - Broughtons Revival (Pivotal) Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 12 Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Breeder: M. E. Broughton epaulets, BLACK cap. Form: 11-135 CD BF

Draw

""""" Acts on good to firm and good to soft ground; ran well in the Spring Cup on reappearance, then proved disappointing in the Hambleton Handicap and Royal Hunt Cup kept to 1m; step back in right direction when dropped to 7f at Chester two weeks ago, finishing second in a Listed race; unexposed at this distance and is due to go up 10lb in future; respected. Official BHA Rating 98 (+10)

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Tom Marquand

9

ROPEY GUEST (GB) (14)

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

Draw

""" Impressive in 3yo handicap over C&D (good to soft) on seasonal debut, taking record to 3-3; bubble burst in two runs since but he wasn’t disgraced (fifth of 28) when favourite for the Buckingham Palace last time and may yet resume his progress; remains of interest. Official BHA Rating 104

13

Tom Queally

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 12 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 02-6000 D

"" Has lots of good form but is hard to win with; creditable sixth in the Victoria Cup over C&D in May; midfield in two handicaps at Royal Ascot then finished eighth in the Bunbury Cup; supporting role likely. Official BHA Rating 97 (-1)

Draw

1 0 AC Q U I T T E D ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

B or Br g Night of Thunder (IRE) - Blameless (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: John Livock & Nat Lacy Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 11 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, GREY hoop, Breeder: Lannister Holdings GREY cap. Sponsor: Pol Roger Ltd Form: 00-2023

22

Louis Steward

1 1 DA N C E F E V E R ( I R E ) ( 2 1 )

Draw

"" Only ninth when favourite for the Victoria Cup; consistent otherwise this term, most recently third at Sandown (1m); hasn’t won since 2yo days and remains on career-high mark, so looks set for minor honours at best. Official BHA Rating 96

17

B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Silk Fan (IRE) (Unfuwain (USA)) Owner: Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds VIII Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 11 (in 3lb ex) Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford Colours: NAVY BLUE, RED and LIGHT Breeder: Silk Fan Syndicate BLUE hoop and armlets, WHITE cap. Sponsor: Oakman Group PLC Form: 11/42-01 D

Hector Crouch

12 CLIFFS OF CAPRI (GB) (14)

Draw

""" Raced only on Polytrack and good to firm ground; probably needed his reappearance run in the Buckingham Palace, then scored at Leicester (7f) back down in grade; now 4-7 overall and 2-3 over this distance; open to further progress and enters calculations. Official BHA Rating 93 (+3)

21

B g Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Shannon Spree (Royal Applause) Owner: Melbourne 10 Racing Horse Age: 7 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Jamie Osborne, Upper Lambourn Colours: ORANGE, DARK BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE Breeder: Glebe Farm Stud diamonds, DARK BLUE cap, LIGHT BLUE diamonds. Form: 425-400 CD

"" Suited by this course; runner-up off 2lb higher in this race 12 months ago but was in better form at the time; 40-1 shot in the Royal Hunt Cup (midfield) and Bunbury Cup (seventh) the last twice. Official BHA Rating 95

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Dougie Costello


4 Draw

13 KARIBANA (IRE) (37)

1

B g Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Queen Wasp (IRE) (Shamardal (USA)) Owner: M Clarke, P Munnelly & D Waters Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Richard Hughes, Upper Lambourn Colours: EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Breeder: J. C. Bloodstock Lorraine, striped sleeves, quartered cap. Sponsor: Richard Hughes Racing Ltd Form: 142-010 D

David Egan

" Effective on turf last term; far less solid on 2021 form, with his Chelmsford AW win flanked by duck eggs in two major handicaps over this C&D (finished behind many of these rivals); opposed. Official BHA Rating 95

Draw

1 4 TA D L E E L ( G B ) ( 1 4 )

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B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Quelle Affaire (Bahamian Bounty) Owner: Red Sky Partnership 3 & Partner Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: DARK BLUE and RED (quartered), Breeder: Mr Anthony Byrne WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE cap. Form: 110025 D

Barry McHugh

1 5 LO R D RA P SCA L L I O N ( I R E ) ( 1 4 )

Draw

"" Outran his 66-1 odds in the Bunbury Cup, dead-heating for fifth with Kimifive, but isn’t certain to back up that effort as he’s much more productive on artificial surfaces; 4-12 on AW compared to 1-16 on turf. Official BHA Rating 93 (-1)

18

Gr g Alhebayeb (IRE) - Simply Topping (IRE) (Exceed And Excel (AUS)) Owner: Mr T. W. Morley Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 8 Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket Colours: ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), Breeder: D. G. Iceton EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 022443 D

Hollie Doyle

1 6 E P I C E N D E AV O U R ( I R E ) ( 1 6 )

Draw

""" Ex-Irish 5yo who is 0-11 for current yard but has consistent form on turf this term; ran respectably in the Buckingham Palace (25-1 fourth) and Bunbury Cup (33-1 third) on last two starts; each-way hopes. Official BHA Rating 93

B g Epaulette (AUS) - Doubt (IRE) (Generous (IRE)) Owner: Clarke, Edginton, Niven Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick, Lambourn Colours: GREY and ROYAL BLUE Breeder: Moygaddy Stud stripes, RED sleeves and cap. Sponsor: Tote Form: 211-520 D

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Martin Dwyer

"" May prove suited by this return to 7f, judged on his 1m efforts in 2021, and the fitting of headgear is another possible source of improvement; however, has something to prove off this mark in such a hot race. Official BHA Rating 91 (-1)

Draw

17 KIMIFIVE (IRE) (14)

Ch g Born To Sea (IRE) - Appletreemagic (IRE) (Indian Danehill (IRE)) Owner: Mr Richard J. Gurr Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 6 Trainer: Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Colours: WHITE, RED chevron, RED Breeder: Miss Annmarie Burke sleeves, WHITE armlets, RED cap. Sponsor: Tuite Racing Limited Form: 50-3355 D

3

Ray Dawson (3)

18 GABRIAL THE WIRE (GB) (14)

Draw

"" Went very close in the Stewards’ Cup last year; shared fifth place with Tadleel in the Bunbury Cup a fortnight ago; still on a workable mark but has a modest strike-rate and is currently on a long losing run. Official BHA Rating 91

14

B g Garswood - Nightunderthestars (Observatory (USA)) Owner: Dr Marwan Koukash Horse Age: 5 Weight: 8 5 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton Colours: GREY, BEIGE star, GREY Breeder: Mr S. Emmet and Miss R. Emmet sleeves, BEIGE stars and stars on cap. Sponsor: Euromatech Form: 00-0100 D

Royston Ffrench

1 9 S TA R O F O R I O N ( I R E ) ( 7 )

Draw

" Recent form figures are far from consistent, with York success the standout performance; behind several of these rivals in the Bunbury Cup last time; unconvincing. Official BHA Rating 90

15

B g Footstepsinthesand - Harpist (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Miss Tracey Ashbee Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 5 (in 3lb ex) 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: 2325-01 D

""" Similar profile to Dance Fever, as he probably needed his reappearance run at Royal Ascot (Britannia) then scored comfortably at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) back down in class; 3lb penalty is offset by Laura Pearson’s useful 5lb claim; this 3yo is open to further improvement; shortlisted. Official BHA Rating 94 (+4)

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Laura Pearson (5)


4 Draw

2 0 M A R S H A L DA N ( I R E ) ( 7 )

B g Lawman (FR) - Aunt Nicola (Reel Buddy (USA)) Owner: Coxwell Partnership Horse Age: 6 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: Heather Main, Wantage Colours: ORANGE, DARK BLUE star Breeder: Deerpark Stud and sleeves. Sponsor: Tote Form: 14-2005 D

5

Tyler Heard (5)

" Behind several of these opponents in the Victoria Cup, then finished about 4l behind Star Of Orion at Newmarket on return from ten-week break; hard to recommend on those two efforts and remains on a tough mark. Official BHA Rating 89 (-1)

Draw

2 1 P I STO L E T TO ( USA ) ( 2 4 )

9

B g War Front (USA) - Lerici (USA) (Woodman (USA)) Owner: G McGladery, J A Thompson & S Russell Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 4 Trainer: John Ryan, Newmarket Colours: ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, Breeder: Tada Nobutaka WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW diamond. Sponsor: McGladery Commercials Ltd Form: 205355

Darragh Keenan

" 0-20 since winning his first two starts as a juvenile for Aidan O’Brien; solid third at Goodwood in early June but has posted two lesser efforts since; likely to struggle at this level. Official BHA Rating 89 (-2)

Draw

2 2 S TA R S H I B A ( G B ) ( 3 1 )

B g Acclamation - Dashiba (Dashing Blade) Owner: Mr J. C. Smith Trainer: David Elsworth, Newmarket Breeder: Littleton Stud

16

Jonny Peate (7)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 8 2 Colours: PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE chevron, LIGHT BLUE cap. Form: 216420 D

""" AW winner in January and went very close at Goodwood (7f, good) on penultimate start; below par back over 1m last time; may rate higher yet, as he’s from a notable family that has served these connections well; cheekpieces applied; could go well off a low weight. Official BHA Rating 87 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 16, 22. Hood worn by No. 2. Blinkers worn by No. 12. Tongue Strap worn by No. 15. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 10. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 15, 21.

Record Time: 1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs 2020: BLUE MIST 5 8 11 Ryan Moore 9-2 (Roger Charlton) 19 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

6-1 Danyah (IRE), 13-2 Aldaary (GB), 7-1 Motakhayyel (GB), 9-1 Matthew Flinders 10-1 Star of Orion (IRE), 11-1 Acquitted (IRE), 12-1 Dance Fever (IRE), 14-1 Tomfre Shine So Bright (GB), Lord Rapscallion (IRE), 16-1 Raising Sand (GB), Kimifive 18-1 Epic Endeavour (IRE), Starshiba (GB), 20-1 Cliffs of Capri (GB), 25-1 Tadleel Gabrial The Wire (GB), Marshal Dan (IRE), 33-1 Karibana (IRE), 40-1 Documenting Ropey Guest (GB), Pistoletto (USA)

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R AC E 5 3.35PM THE KING GEORGE VI AND Q U E E N E L I Z A B E T H Q I P C O S TA K E S (CLASS 1) (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) One mile about four furlongs, swinley (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

STALLS: STANDS SIDE

Total race value £875000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £389900; Second £160038; Third £80063; Fourth £39988; Fifth £20038; Sixth £9975. (Penalty Value £496212.50) A SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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

No Horse

BROOME (IRE) (20)

B h Australia - Sweepstake (IRE) (Acclamation) Owner: M Matsushima/Mrs Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

Draw

1

Draw

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Jockey W. M. Lordan

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 7 Colours: GREY and WHITE check, striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 111221 D

"" Smart 5yo who has form figures of 111221 this term, making all in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (1m4f, soft; first Group 1 win) most recently; second to Wonderful Tonight in the Hardwicke the time before; ultra-consistent in 2021 but faces a harder task in this field. Official BHA Rating 117

MISHRIFF (IRE) (21)

Draw

2

B c Make Believe - Contradict (Raven’s Pass (USA)) Owner: Prince A. A. Faisal Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket Colours: MAROON, GREY epaulets. Breeder: Nawara Stud Limited Form: 110-113 D

5

David Egan

""" Has form figures of 431103 (notably a Listed win) on British soil compared to 21111 in foreign races; won the French Derby in 2020 and big prizes at Riyadh (1m1f, dirt) and Meydan (1m4f, good; Group 1) this year; no match for high-class 3yo St Mark’s Basilica in the Eclipse three weeks ago; thus far looks better on the international stage than the domestic scene. Official BHA Rating 122

LOV E ( I R E ) ( 3 8 )

Draw

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Ch f Galileo (IRE) - Pikaboo (Pivotal) Owner: Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Breeder: Coolmore

6

Ryan Moore

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, striped sleeves and cap. Form: 13/111-1 C D

4

WO N D E R F U L TO N I G H T ( F R ) ( 3 5 )

Draw

"""" Raced mainly on good/firmer and yet to encounter soft/heavy; Galileo filly who was outstanding against her own sex last season, winning the 1,000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks by an aggregate of about 18l; had to work harder in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes here (made all) on reappearance but it was her first run for ten months and it proved she can battle when it’s required; massively respected in her bid for a Group 1 five-timer. Official BHA Rating 122

3

B or Br f Le Havre (IRE) - Salvation (Montjeu (IRE)) Owner: Mr Christopher Wright Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 4 Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW Breeder: S.A.R.L. Ecurie La Cauviniere sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap. Sponsor: Stratford Place Stud Form: 21511-1 CD

Oisin Murphy

""" Record of 5-6 on soft/heavy compared to 0-3 on good/good to soft (yet to race on good to firm); improving filly who bagged Group 1 honours against her own sex at Longchamp and over C&D last October, then beat Broome in the Hardwicke here on reappearance; chance hinges on whether ground conditions turn in her favour. Official BHA Rating 117

A D AYA R ( I R E ) ( 4 9 )

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

Draw

5

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 Colours: ROYAL BLUE. Form: 41-221 D

4

10

""""" Yet to race on ground firmer than good; Frankel colt who found a gap against the inside rail and stayed on strongly to win the Derby (good to soft) seven weeks ago, hugely building on his second-place finishes in two trials; Bolshoi Ballet and this one’s stablemate Hurricane Lane have boosted the Epsom form by winning top-level events since; has raced only five times and should have plenty more to offer; big player in his attempt to become the first horse since Galileo to complete the Derby and King George double. Official BHA Rating 121

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William Buick


5 LO N E E AG L E ( I R E ) ( 2 8 )

Draw

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B c Galileo (IRE) - Modernstone (Duke of Marmalade (IRE)) Owner: Ballylinch Stud & Aquis Farm Horse Age: 3 Weight: 8 10 Trainer: Martyn Meade, Manton Colours: EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE epaulets Breeder: Ballylinch Stud and armlets, ORANGE cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Meyer Timber Ltd Form: 111-412

Frankie Dettori

"""" Went close on good to firm ground on debut, raced on good or softer since; Galileo colt who made all for a 4l success at Goodwood (1m2f Listed) in May, then finished a clear second in the Irish Derby in which he was collared by Hurricane Lane close home having kicked on entering the straight; behind Adayar at Sandown in April but is a better horse now and latest effort suggests he’s a Group 1 winner in waiting; progressive. Official BHA Rating 119

Record Time: 2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 2 mins 32.60 secs 2020: ENABLE 6 9 4 Frankie Dettori 4-9 (John Gosden) 3 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

5-4 Love (IRE), 9-4 Adayar (IRE), 11-2 Lone Eagle (IRE), 7-1 Mishriff (IRE), 14-1 Wonderful Tonight (FR), 25-1 Broome (IRE)

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R AC E 6 4 .1 0 P M T H E S E B A S T I A N ’ S AC T I O N T R U S T H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

(CLASS 4) One mile about four furlongs, swinley (11f abt 211yds) (2,300 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £11200. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533; Fifth £240; Sixth £240. (Penalty Value £5400) Weights raised 4lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

Sebastian’s Action Trust will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and £100 to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race.

No Horse

B Y S TA R L I G H T ( I R E ) ( 2 8 )

Draw

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Draw

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B f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Step Lightly (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE)) Owner: Mr A. Davis Horse Age: 4 Weight: 10 0 Trainer: Henry Candy, Wantage Colours: GREY, WHITE epaulets, WHITE and Breeder: J. K. Beckitt & Son GREY halved sleeves, MAROON cap, WHITE star. Sponsor: Tote Form: 430-012 D

Jockey Josephine Gordon

"""" Switched to waiting tactics for last two starts when scoring at Goodwood (1m4f, good; unraced on softer) and very good second of six to an unexposed Godolphin 3yo at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm); up another 4lb but latest form has been boosted; after only six races, could have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 79

ZUBA (GB) (43)

B g Dubawi (IRE) - Purr Along (Mount Nelson) Owner: The South Downs Partnership Trainer: Nick Gifford, Findon Breeder: Qatar Bloodstock & Newsells Park Stud Sponsor: Avtrade Limited

Draw

2

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Dougie Costello

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 13 Colours: EMERALD GREEN, WHITE diamond, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 03-0223 D BF

"" Well held in rare starts on soft or good to soft; both Flat wins on AW but he’s just as good on turf and all three Flat turf runs this term (1m6f/1m4f) were creditable places at Goodwood; won over hurdles in May but well beaten in that sphere 19 days ago on latest start; looks vulnerable to an improver. Official BHA Rating 78

C A M E L O T TA L E S ( F R ) ( 2 0 )

Draw

3

B g Camelot - Temptress (IRE) (Shirocco (GER)) Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder: Arrow Farm & Stud

6

William Buick

Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 10 Colours: ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevron, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE spots. Form: 4-1001

4 S O U T H E R N VOYAG E ( F R ) ( 3 6 )

B c Wootton Bassett - Blue Blue Sea (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Clipper Logistics Horse Age: 3 Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Colours: GREY. Breeder: Skymarc Farm Inc Form: 241

Weight: 9

Draw

"""" Withdrawn in June when the ground softened at Epsom; last of seven on handicap debut at Leicester next time, racing freely in lead; slowly away and held up in last of six when winning at Ayr (again 1m2f on good to firm) three weeks ago, leading close home; on that performance and elements in pedigree, he has to be worth a go at 1m4f; as he’s a 3yo with potential, 2lb rise will probably underestimate him. Official BHA Rating 86

4

Daniel Tudhope

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D O C T O R PA R N A S S U S ( I R E ) ( 2 3 )

Draw

""" Shaped well twice over 1m at Newmarket (good to soft on second occasion) in the spring; 5-4 favourite for novice at Redcar (1m2f, good to firm) five weeks ago and he made most to win by a short head, rallying after a rival seemed to have clearly taken his measure; that suggests 1m4f is the way to go for this handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 83

1

B g Make Believe - We’ll Go Walking (IRE) (Authorized (IRE)) Owner: Gallop Racing & Partner 3 Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 2 Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Colours: EMERALD GREEN, WHITE hoops, WHITE sleeves, Breeder: Knockainey Stud EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond. Sponsor: Gain Equine Nutrition Form: 6-5232

""""" Produced bold shows in his handicaps at York and Haydock, both at about 1m4f on good; at Haydock he got the better of one protracted battle before falling victim to a late challenge; unraced on softer than good except on debut; up another 2lb but retains potential. Official BHA Rating 78

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6 GOOD SOUL (GB) (189)

Draw

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2

Gr f Mukhadram - Royal Dalakhani (IRE) (Dalakhani (IRE)) Owner: Kremlin Cottage IX Horse Age: 3 Weight: 9 1 Trainer: Hugo Palmer, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, SCARLET hoop, Breeder: Houghton Bloodstock UK Ltd LIGHT BLUE sleeves, SCARLET cap. Sponsor: Pol Roger Ltd Form: 51-3

Tom Marquand

"""" Came late to win 1m2f Newcastle maiden on New Year’s Eve; everything pointed to 1m4f+ being a big help, a move which did not result in any improvement when third at Kempton 16 days later but she again stuck on well; early days (this is her handicap and turf debut) and she surely has more to offer. Official BHA Rating 77

Record Time: 2 mins 24.60 secs by Novellist age 4 wt 9-7 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 2 mins 32.60 secs 2020: LOOK CLOSELY 4 9 12 Andrea Atzeni 7-1 (Roger Varian) 10 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

3-1 Camelot Tales (FR), 7-2 Southern Voyage (FR), 4-1 By Starlight (IRE), Good Soul (GB), 5-1 Doctor Parnassus (IRE), 10-1 Zuba (GB)

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R AC E 7 4.45PM T H E LO N G I N E S H A N D I C A P S TA K E S RACE FINISH

( C L A S S 3 ) ( F O R F E M A L E A M AT E U R J O C K E Y S ) Seven furlongs (7f ) (1,400 metres) For three yrs old and upwards

RACE START STALLS: INSIDE

Total race value £12000. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5353; Second £2677; Third £1338; Fourth £670. (Penalty Value £6159.60) A SS See page 62 for conditions of this race.

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No Horse

M U S TA R R I D ( I R E ) ( 2 8 )

Draw

1

Draw

3

B g Elzaam (AUS) - Symbol of Peace (IRE) (Desert Sun) Owner: Mr A. Dale Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 7 Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch Colours: LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, halved Breeder: John Malone sleeves, LIGHT BLUE and BLACK hooped cap. Form: 14-0600 D

Jockey Miss Gina Andrews

2

C R AC K R E G I M E N T ( F R ) ( 2 9 )

B g Siyouni (FR) - Coiffure (King’s Best (USA)) Owner: Mr Peter Spiller Trainer: Henry Spiller, Newmarket Breeder: Mr Peter Spiller Sponsor: CG Asset Management

Draw

"" Well backed when easy winner of 1m handicap at Nottingham (soft) last October; little show this year, beating only one home at Windsor on latest start; not easily recommended but at least he’s slipping in the weights; tongue-tie back on. Official BHA Rating 87

4

Miss Alice Stevens (5)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 10 3 Colours: YELLOW and BLACK (quartered), WHITE sleeves, BLACK armlets, WHITE cap. Form: 105-031

""""" Turf winner in France (1m2f, good to soft) last September; improved for the fitting of cheekpieces when winning at Newcastle (1m, AW) four weeks ago, edging ahead late on despite his rider suffering a dislocated shoulder; should be effective over this stiff 7f; still has untapped potential and may follow up. Official BHA Rating 83

ALMINOOR (IRE) (16)

Draw

3

B g Kodiac - Aravonian (Night Shift (USA)) Owner: Burnham P & D Ltd Trainer: John Flint, Bridgend Breeder: Mrs P. K. O’Rourke Sponsor: Burnham Plastering & Drylining Ltd

6

Miss Eleanor Williams (5)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 10 2 Colours: DARK BLUE and RED (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap. Form: 245010 D

"" Goes well with forcing tactics and made all in 7.6f claimer at Chester (good; left Ivan Furtado for £20,000) in June; disappointing on stable debut at Newmarket and needs to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 82

Draw

4 KAESO (GB) (15)

8

B g Excelebration (IRE) - Bahia Breeze (Mister Baileys) Owner: Mr M. Webb Horse Age: 7 Weight: 10 1 Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton Colours: GREY, GREY and RED diabolo Breeder: Sir Eric Parker on sleeves, RED cap. Sponsor: WJ Ltd Form: 000000 D

Miss Charlotte Mulhall (5)

5

SPIRITED GUEST (GB) (2)

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

Draw

"" Formerly smart (beaten a head in the International Stakes on this card in 2019 off a mark of 95) but has looked a shadow of his former self this year; too well handicapped to rule out completely but hard to recommend even so. Official BHA Rating 81

11

Horse Age: 5 Weight: 9 13 Colours: WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hoop, diabolo on sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Form: 001512 D

"""" Has spent most of his career running over sprint distances, but a step up to 7f of late has paid dividends with AW wins at Kempton and Chelmsford; creditable neck second in small field at Yarmouth (back at 6f) on Thursday; chance. Official BHA Rating 79

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Miss Rosie Margarson (5)


7 ALIBABA (GB) (11)

Draw

6

B g Lawman (FR) - Fantasy In Blue (Galileo (IRE)) Owner: Ahamed Farook & Julia Feilden Trainer: Julia Feilden, Newmarket Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited Sponsor: My Purchasing Partner

9

Miss Sarah Bowen (3)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Colours: ORANGE, WHITE epaulets and sleeves, striped cap. Form: 06-4232

7

C A R N I VA L Z A I N ( G B ) ( 1 5 )

B g Youmzain (IRE) - Lady Fashion (Oasis Dream) Owner: Newroc & Partner Trainer: Micky Hammond, Middleham Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited Sponsor: Micky Hammond Racing

Draw

""" Front-runner who is holding his form well, performing right up to his best when second of six at Brighton (1m, good to firm; probably acts on good to soft) 11 days ago; dropping back to 7f should be fine; should be in the mix again. Official BHA Rating 76

5

Miss Becky Smith

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 10 Colours: MAROON, DARK GREEN hoops, WHITE sleeves, MAROON stars, WHITE cap, MAROON star. Form: 2503-46

"""" 1-10 when trained in France; hooded, made an encouraging start for new connections when sixth of 19 at York (1m, good; 66-1) 15 days ago; that run should have blown away the cobwebs and the talented Becky Smith is a positive booking; interesting contender. Official BHA Rating 76

HAJJAM (GB) (19)

Draw

8

7

B g Paco Boy (IRE) - Amanda Carter (Tobougg (IRE)) Owner: Mrs C M Clarke, Foulrice Park Racing Ltd Horse Age: 7 Weight: 9 8 Trainer: Liam Bailey, Middleham Colours: YELLOW, BROWN cross belts, Breeder: Mrs Janis MacPherson ROYAL BLUE cap. Sponsor: Show Business Interiors Ltd Form: 0-04600 D

Miss Megan Brookes (5)

9

VA S C O D A G A M A ( F R ) ( 2 4 )

B g Dansili - Some Spirit (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE)) Owner: Capla Developments & G Kelleway Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 7 Trainer: Gay Kelleway, Newmarket Colours: DARK BLUE, EMERALD Breeder: S.A.S.U. Ecurie Des Monceaux et al GREEN hollow box. Form: 350300

Draw

"" Falling in the weights without showing much sign of a return to form, down the field at Ayr (three wins there) last time; needs to turn a corner. Official BHA Rating 74

2

Miss Serena Brotherton

""" 1m winner (on good) in France last season; creditable third at Windsor (1m, good to firm) in June but finished last both starts since; needs to bounce back but the booking of Serena Brotherton, who won this race in 2010 and 2015, raises hope and first-time cheekpieces may have a positive effect. Official BHA Rating 73 Draw

1 0 Z L ATA N ( I R E ) ( 1 5 )

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B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Guard Hill (USA) (Rahy (USA)) Owner: Casdagli & Partners Horse Age: 8 Weight: 9 6 Trainer: Ed de Giles, Ledbury Colours: RED, DARK BLUE chevron and Breeder: Roundhill Stud sleeves, DARK BLUE and RED quartered cap. Sponsor: Ed de Giles Racing Form: 265612 BF

Miss Sophie Smith (3)

1 1 C A P TA I N C L A R E T ( G B ) ( 3 1 )

B g Medicean - Shirazz (Shirocco (GER)) Owner: Sally Doyle & Partner Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton, Blewbury Breeder: Mrs Sally Doyle Sponsor: ABM Catering Limited, Nirvana Spa & Leisure Ltd

Draw

""" Ended a long losing run at Sandown (1m, good) three weeks ago and ran even better when beaten a neck at Chester (7.6f, soft) last time; both those races were amateur events under Sophie Smith; one of the likelier ones. Official BHA Rating 72

10

Miss Emily Bullock (5)

Horse Age: 4 Weight: 9 6 Colours: DARK GREEN and MAROON (quartered), DARK GREEN sleeves, MAROON armlets. Form: 500-256

"" Hasn’t backed up a good reappearance second at Bath (1m, good to firm), only sixth of seven over the same C&D a month ago; slipping in the weights but others appeal more. Official BHA Rating 72

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 9. Hood worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2.

Record Time: 1 min 24.28 secs by Galician age 4 wt 8-11 good to firm, 27/07/13 Median Time: 1 min 27.50 secs Stewards Note: KAESO: Following its run on 9/7/2021 it was reported that the horse lost its action and hung right. 2020: RIVER NYMPH 3 9 1 Adam Kirby 16-1 (Clive Cox) 12 ran

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BETTING FORECAST:

4-1 Zlatan (IRE), 9-2 Crack Regiment (FR), 6-1 Spirited Guest (GB), 13-2 Alibaba (GB), 8-1 Alminoor (IRE), 9-1 Vasco da Gama (FR), Captain Claret (GB), 10-1 Kaeso (GB), 11-1 Mustarrid (IRE), 16-1 Carnival Zain (GB), 40-1 Hajjam (GB)

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