SPECIAL DUTY HEADS SUPERB ENTRY OF 36 FOR ETIHAD AIRWAYS FALMOUTH STAKES AT NEWMARKET
44 ENTERED IN PRINCESS OF WALES’S sportingbet.com STAKES
TOP SPRINTERS ON COURSE FOR DARLEY JULY CUP SHOWDOWN
Dual Classic heroine Special Duty is to bid for a third Group One success at Newmarket in the £185,000 Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes.
The Khalid Abdulla home-bred is one of 36 fillies and mares entered for the prestigious mile contest, highlight of the first day at the three-day Newmarket July Festival on Wednesday, 7th July.
After storming to victory in the Group One Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes in October, Special Duty returned to the Rowley Mile to give her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek a fourth win in the Group One StanJames.com 1000 Guineas on 2nd May, when she was awarded the race in the stewards’ room after suffering interference when a nose behind Jacqueline Quest.
She created history in the French equivalent, the Group One Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, at Longchamp two weeks later as she again went by the post in second but was promoted following the disqualification of Liliside.
Head-Maarek revealed today: “Special Duty is absolutely on course for the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes. She worked with a lead horse on Tuesday morning and she looks fine at the moment.
“We decided to give Royal Ascot a miss because she had two races in the space of 14 days and we thought that it would have been a little hard on her to go for the Coronation Stakes.
“She hit the rail coming down the hill at Longchamp and then she was looking for room in the straight, which is why she looked a little outpaced - she went from going slow to fast.
“It’s true to say that she was not interfered with at Longchamp compared to Newmarket, but she had to wait for an opening and she met trouble in running. She was behind Liliside and she couldn’t get a run until the final two hundred metres, when she flew home.
“I think that she was the best horse in both races and she has settled so well now. She looks very relaxed in her work and it’s possible that we might step her up beyond a mile at some point. The July Course is a stiff mile and there will be plenty of pace, which will suit her.
“We haven’t got the option of keeping her against her own age and we have to take on older opposition in all of the Group One races now. We could have waited and gone to Deauville with her, for the Prix Rothschild (1st August), but she would still have to face older opposition.
“Stephane (Pasquier) was with me on Tuesday morning but he still can’t put his foot down properly yet, so we won’t know until nearer the time if he can take the ride. I hope that he can be on board, but we have no idea at the moment if he will be ready for Newmarket.”
The Classic generation may also be represented by the Dermot Weld-trained Bethrah, who recorded a last gasp verdict over Anna Salai and Music Show in the Group One Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on 23rd May.
Gile Na Greine and Sent From Heaven, third and fourth respectively behind Music Show and Jacqueline Quest in the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas, may return to Newmarket, while the well-regarded Timepiece could drop back to a mile following her disappointing ninth in the Group One Investec Oaks.
Freddie Head’s brilliant miler Goldikova struck a blow for the older fillies and mares last year and the five-year-old, who notched a ninth Group One victory in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday, has been given the option of returning to the July Course.
Other notable older contenders include Sahpresa, who gave her trainer Rod Collet a first Group One victory in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket last October, and Grade One E P Taylor Stakes winner Lahaleeb.
44 ENTERED IN PRINCESS OF WALES’S sportingbet.com STAKES
The second day of Newmarket’s July Festival, Thursday, 8th July, is also set for an intriguing clash of the generations after 44 horses were entered for the £95,000 Group Two Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes over a mile and a half.
Five-year-old Mawatheeq found only Twice Over half a length too strong in the Group One Emirates Airline Champion Stakes on Champions’ Day at Newmarket in October, while French Group One winner Spanish Moon may line up for Sir Michael Stoute, who has also entered Group Three scorers Harbinger and Glass Harmonium.
Last year’s Ladbrokes St Leger runner-up Kite Wood and Group One Grand Prix de Paris scorer Cavalryman are among seven entries from Saeed bin Suroor, while Jukebox Jury, successful in the Group Two StanJames.com Jockey Club Stakes, could return to Newmarket for trainer Mark Johnston.
Rewilding, third in the Group One Investec Derby for Mahmood Al Zarooni, spearheads an 11-strong three-year-old challenge for the mile and a half contest alongside £250,000 Tattersalls Timeform 3-Y-O Trophy victor Coordinated Cut and impressive Listed Blue Square Fielden Stakes scorer Rumoush.
TOP SPRINTERS ON COURSE FOR DARLEY JULY CUP SHOWDOWN
A total of 45 horses remain following Tueday’s scratchings deadline for the £400,000 Group One Darley July Cup, the third British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge and highlight of the third and final day of the Newmarket July Festival on Friday, 9th July.
After blitzing his rivals in the first British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, the Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday, Equiano may bid for a third success at Newmarket this term. The Barry Hills-trained five-year-old has already been victorious on the Rowley Mile in the Listed Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes and the Group Three StanJames.com Palace House Stakes.
Canford Cliffs, who landed the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes for Richard Hannon, may also head to Newmarket along with stable companion Paco Boy, who was beaten a neck by Goldikova in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes and was a never-nearer fourth in last year’s Darley July Cup.
A host of sprinting talent is set to be on show in the Group One Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday and 23 of the six-day confirmations for the six-furlong contest, the second British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, also remain on track for Newmarket.
Showcasing heads the betting for the Golden Jubilee Stakes after chasing home Prime Defender on his seasonal return in a Group Two at York’s May meeting, while Fleeting Spirit and Main Aim, first and second in last year’s Darley July Cup, are both set to re-oppose at Ascot.
International sprinters have taken Royal Ascot by storm in recent years, although only Japanese raider Agnes World (2000) has managed to prevail over the Europeans at Newmarket. The Hong Kong-trained pair of Happy Zero and Joy And Fun, along with American challenger Kinsale King and Australian mare Alverta, will be hoping for a bold show in the Golden Jubilee Stakes ahead of a possible tilt at the Darley July Cup.
For more information please contact:
Michael Prosser, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, 07802 844 578
Tony Rushmer, Racing PR Manager, 07702 579 382
THE ETIHAD AIRWAYS FALMOUTH STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £185,000 Total Prize Fund. One mile. For three-year-olds and upwards, fillies & mares only. Newmarket, Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Weights: 3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 5lb. Entries closed June 15, entries revealed June 16 (36 entries). Six-day confirmation & £20,000 supplementary entry stage July 1. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Monday, July 5. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, June 14. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
12142-1 ALSACE LORRAINE (IRE) 5 Merry Fox Stud Limited James Fanshawe
2-212 ANNA SALAI (USA) 3 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
33111-1 ANTARA (GER) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
01-2245 ASPECTOFLOVE (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0-111 BETHRAH (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Dermot Weld IRE
1365-1 CHACHAMAIDEE (IRE) 3 R A H. Evans Henry Cecil
524-020 FAMOUS (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
41/2506- FORENSICS (AUS) 6 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
15-(2)30 GILE NA GREINE (IRE) 3 Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson Jim Bolger IRE
3466-02 GOLD BUBBLES (USA) 3 June Judd/Jackie.Bolger/Ennistown Stud Jim Bolger IRE
11131-1 GOLDIKOVA (IRE) 5 Wertheimer et Frere Freddie Head FR
210-02 JACQUELINE QUEST (IRE) 3 Noel Martin Henry Cecil
113-131 JOANNA (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Jean Claude Rouget FR
1243-01 KITTY KIERNAN 3 Ennistown Stud/Jackie Bolger Jim Bolger IRE
132-064 LADY DARSHAAN (IRE) 3 Coleman Bloodstock Limited Stan Moore
051-660 LAHALEEB (IRE) 4 Khalid A Rahim Gerard Butler
21310-5 LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
110 LOLLY FOR DOLLY (IRE) 3 David Keoghan Tommy Stack IRE
24-4310 MARIE DE MEDICI (USA) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
101-163 MUSIC SHOW (IRE) 3 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon
2211-03 POLLENATOR (IRE) 3 The Royal Ascot Racing Club Richard Hannon
(1)4242-1 PUFF (IRE) 3 Mr and Mrs David Aykroyd Ralph Beckett
2/3411-1 PYRRHA 4 Lady Juliet Tadgell Chris Wall
12 RAINFALL (IRE) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
2266-32 REGGANE 4 Haras de la Perelle Alain de Royer Dupre FR
124213- SAHPRESA (USA) 5 D O McIntyre Rod Collet FR
(1)314-4 SENT FROM HEAVEN (IRE) 3 Triermore Stud Barry Hills
250-(1)11 SHAMWARI LODGE (IRE) 4 Andrew Russell Richard Hannon
31303-3 SPACIOUS 5 Cheveley Park Stud James Fanshawe
121-311 SPECIAL DUTY 3 Khalid Abdulla Criquette Head-Maarek FR
11114-1 STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI 4 Renata Jacobs Sir Michael Stoute
52/230-3 SUPER SLEUTH (IRE) 4 Lucinda Freedman Brian Meehan
113- TABASSUM (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Sir Michael Stoute
2(1)1-420 TIMEPIECE 3 Khalid Abdulla Henry Cecil
12(1)226- VIRGINIA HALL 3 C G Rowles Nicholson Sir Mark Prescott
512- ZA ZA ZOOM (IRE) 3 Simon Brooke & Steve Smith Barry Hills
THE PRINCESS OF WALES’S sportingbet.com STAKES
Class 1, Group 1, £95,000 Total Prize Fund. One mile & four furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Newmarket, Thursday, July 8, 2010. Weights: 3yo colts & geldings 8st 3lb; 3yo fillies 8st. 4yo+ colts & Geldings 9st 2lb; 4yo+ fillies & mares 8st 13lb. Penalties: after November 1, 2008, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb. Entries closed June 15, entries revealed June 16 (44 entries). Six-day confirmation & £8,000 supplementary stage July 2. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Tuesday, July 6. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, June 14. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
132 ADMISSION 3 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Eve) Michael Bell
4/102-22 AGE OF AQUARIUS (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier/Tabor/Smith/Mordukhovitch Aidan O'Brien IRE
211-11 ALAINMAAR (FR) 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
(4)4-(1)3(1) ARCTIC COSMOS (USA) 3 Rachel Hood John Gosden
100(1)05- BALIUS (IRE) 7 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1440-14 BARSHIBA (IRE) 6 Jeff Smith David Elsworth
20-1043 CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
113-(0)55 CAVALRYMAN 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
120-14 CHABAL (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
4-46331 CLAREMONT (IRE) 4 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
10-130 COORDINATED CUT (IRE) 3 Lawrie Inman Michael Bell
51-1(1)13 CORSICA (IRE) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
06-2(2)(0)4 CROWDED HOUSE 4 Paul Reddam, Carmen Burrell, Jonathan Harvey Brian Meehan
1214-(0)4 EASTERN ARIA (UAE) 4 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
0(2)-12 FATANAH (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
4350(5)-5 FLAME OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) 4 Rose McKeon,Marie Harris & Tom Gallagher Henry Cecil
6142-13 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) 4 Ballymacoll Stud Sir Michael Stoute
04-111 GREEN MOON (IRE) 3 Mrs Ben Goldsmith & Lady Annabel Goldsmith Harry Dunlop
1P0540 HALICARNASSUS (IRE) 6 Doric Racing Mick Channon
1103-11 HARBINGER 4 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing(Adm. Rous) Sir Michael Stoute
(1)4-(3)(6)34 HELIODOR (USA) 4 Julie Wood Richard Hannon
3221-03 HIBAAYEB 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
31541-3 HIGH HEELED (IRE) 4 George Strawbridge & James Wigan John Gosden
(1)(1)/131-1 HOLBERG (UAE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
112-010 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) 4 Alan Spence Mark Johnston
50112-1 KITE WOOD (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
1211-32 LAAHEB 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum Michael Jarvis
311-561 LADY JANE DIGBY 5 Kirsten Rausing Mark Johnston
05(1)(4)(1)(1)- MAN OF IRON (USA) 4 Samanda Racing Luca Cumani
11213-2 MANIGHAR (FR) 4 The Honorable Earle Mack & O T I Racing Luca Cumani
16/0112- MAWATHEEQ (USA) 5 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
(2)(1)(1)121 MONTEROSSO 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
430(4)-25 NANTON (USA) 8 J S Morrison Jim Goldie
61(1)-5(1)4 ONCE MORE DUBAI (USA) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
03626/-3 PETARA BAY (IRE) 6 Bernie Ecclestone Robert Mills
1/10-20 REDWOOD 4 Khalid Abdulla Barry Hills
21-213 REWILDING 3 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
(1)-104 RUMOUSH (USA) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Marcus Tregoning
1/23-66 SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) 4 Sir Robert Ogden Jeremy Noseda
216-(1)36 SOUTH EASTER (IRE) 4 Markus Jooste & Bernard Kantor William Haggas
21142-3 SPANISH MOON (USA) 6 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
1150-10 SRI PUTRA 4 H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah Michael Jarvis
1056-(2)2 TAZEEZ (USA) 6 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
31051-3 WAJIR (FR) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
THE DARLEY JULY CUP
Class One, Group One, £400,000 Total Prize Fund. British Leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Newmarket, Friday, July 9, 2010. Entries closed, May 4, entries revealed, May 5 (76 entries).Scratchings deadline, Tuesday, June 15 (45 remain). Six-day confirmation & £30,000 supplementary entry stage Saturday, July 3. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Wednesday, July 7. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, May 3. May not include some overseas form.
Form Horse Age Owner Trainer
165(0)-03 ALFRED NOBEL (IRE) 3 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
12-3121 ALVERTA (AUS) 7 Arrowfield Pastoral Pty Ltd Paul Messara AUS
(0)120-14 ANGEL'S PURSUIT (IRE) 3 Malih Al Basti Richard Hannon
111-3 ARCANO (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Brian Meehan
1115- ARCTIC (IRE) 3 Richard Pegum Tracey Collins IRE
322105- BALTHAZAAR'S GIFT (IRE) 7 H E Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Clive Cox
100-130 BLUE JACK 5 Andrew Black & Michael Owen Tom Dascombe
04442-0 BONNIE CHARLIE 4 Hit The Beach Partnership William Haggas
113-231 CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) 3 Heffer Syndicate, Mrs Roy & Mrs Instance Richard Hannon
630-420 DAMIEN (IRE) 4 The Hon Catherine Corbett & Chris Wright Barry Hills
10-1114 DENMAN (AUS) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
0110-42 DUFF (IRE) 7 Kilboy Estate Edward Lynam IRE
050-112 EQUIANO (FR) 5 James Acheson Barry Hills
4/2122(0)- FLEETING SPIRIT (IRE) 5 The Searchers Jeremy Noseda
501-5(0)2 FRAVASHI (AUS) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
(4)01-612 FREE JUDGEMENT (USA) 3 June Judd/Jackie Bolger/Ennistown Stud Jim Bolger IRE
12-3133 HAPPY ZERO (AUS) 6 David Philip Boehm John Moore HK
11134-1 HIGH STANDING (USA) 5 Tony Bloom William Haggas
43315-0 JIMMY STYLES 6 Gwyn Powell & Peter Ridgers Clive Cox
3-06516 JOY AND FUN (NZ) 7 Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam Derek Cruz HK
53/016-1 KINGSGATE NATIVE (IRE) 5 Cheveley Park Stud Sir Michael Stoute
(5)/(0)(1)(1)-(1)(1) KINSALE KING (USA) 5 Sheehy LLC Carl O'Callaghan USA
(1)316/- LADDIES POKER TWO (IRE) 5 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor Jeremy Noseda
42004-1 MAIN AIM 5 Khalid Abdulla Sir Michael Stoute
6/(0)40-13 MARCHAND D'OR (FR) 7 Carla Giral Mikel Delzangles FR
22-(4)(0)32 MARCHING (AUS) 6 Godolphin Mahmood Al Zarooni
0(1)-125 MEEZAAN (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden
130-160 NICCONI (AUS) 5 P Devitt, L Gordon, D Hayes David Hayes AUS
1114-1 ORPEN SHADOW (IRE) 3 Hamdan Al Maktoum Jean Claude Rouget FR
4142-11 PACO BOY (IRE) 5 The Calvera Partnership No 2 Richard Hannon
(0)(0)2(4)11 PRIME DEFENDER 6 S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion Barry Hills
103-102 RED JAZZ (USA) 3 Ronnie Arculli Barry Hills
01321-(0) REGAL PARADE 6 Dab Hand Racing David Nicholls
44211(0)- RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O'Brien IRE
3-(0)(0)634 ROCK JOCK (IRE) 3 Thistle Bloodstock Limited Tracey Collins IRE
0/14541- SAYIF (IRE) 4 Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Peter Chapple-Hyam
11/010-2 SERIOUS ATTITUDE (IRE) 4 Derek Willis & Rae Guest Rae Guest
2113-2 SHOWCASING 3 Khalid Abdulla John Gosden
5110-12 SOCIETY ROCK (IRE) 3 Simon Gibson James Fanshawe
41-4135 STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) 4 Michael Tabor Aidan O'Brien IRE
14-4 STEINBECK (IRE) 3 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O'Brien IRE
21242-1 TRIPLE ASPECT (IRE) 4 Tony Bloom William Haggas
12421-4 VARENAR (FR) 4 H H Aga Khan Alain de Royer Dupre FR
1136-40 WALK ON BYE (IRE) 3 M V Magnier/Linda Shanaghan/Michael Tabor Tommy Stack IRE
130-(1)(5)4 WAR ARTIST (AUS) 7 Rupert Plersch Alain de Royer Dupre FR
45 Entries remain
2 Hong Kong-trained
THE FOLLOWING 31 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
AICHI (AUS), AIR CHIEF MARSHAL (IRE), AWZAAN, BEYOND DESIRE, DAFEEF, DELEGATOR, EL CAMBIO (AUS), EAGLE FALLS (AUS), EXCELLERATOR (IRE), FINJAAN, FULL OF HOPE (IRE), GOLD TRAIL (AUS), HABAAYIB, HUNTDOWN (USA), INLER (IRE), KHATTAAB (USA), KITTY KIERNAN, LEAVING NEW YORK (USA),LILLIE LANGTRY (IRE), MARIOL (FR). MISHEER, MULLIONMILEANHOUR (IRE),OVERDOSE, PALACE MOON, POET'S VOICE, QUARREL (USA), QUEEN OF TROY (IRE), RAIN DELAYED (IRE), SIROCCO BREEZE, STORM ULTRALIGHT (ARG), WEST OCEAN (USA)