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Published 31 July 2010

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ALL THE NEWS FROM THE LAST DAY OF GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - SATURDAY, JULY 31

Second race win quotes -

bluesq.com ‘For Five Places In Stewards’ Cup’ Stakes (Listed)

HILLS’ ENJOY THE MOMENT

Critical Moment gave the Barry Hills stable a second win at Glorious Goodwood this week and continued the fantastic form of horses owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla when winning the mile Listed race under trainer’s son Michael Hills.

The Aptitude colt was in the vanguard throughout the 11-runner contest and showed an indefatigable attitude under Michael Hills to repel the late thrust of Desert Myth, determinedly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore.

Critical Moment, sent off at 7/2, held the runner-up by a head, with third-placed Field Of Dream a further three quarters of a length away.

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, said: "He had a good draw and the plan was always to go out and make it. The grey, Quarrel, just made him work for it early and that probably had an effect at the end.

"He has really improved and has got a very good cruising speed - they went quite quick early on. It looked like we were going to hold on in the last 50 yards and then the Ryan Moore surge came but he managed to hold on.

"We will look at the Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting next month. We were not too sure of his trip early on. He ran in the Craven over seven furlongs and then we tried him at Chester in the Dee Stakes over a mile and a half. He didn’t stay there and now we know he’s a mile horse."

Sir Michael Stoute said he was pleased with runner-up Desert Myth, while Luca Cumani, trainer of third-placed Field Of Dream, said: "I’m very pleased. Now he’s more settled he’s shown we can step him up in distance. He’s getting better with age."

 

Second race win quotes -

bluesq.com ‘For Five Places In Stewards’ Cup’ Stakes (Listed)

HILLS’ ENJOY THE MOMENT

Critical Moment gave the Barry Hills stable a second win at Glorious Goodwood this week and continued the fantastic form of horses owned by Prince Khalid Abdulla when winning the mile Listed race under trainer’s son Michael Hills.

The Aptitude colt was in the vanguard throughout the 11-runner contest and showed an indefatigable attitude under Michael Hills to repel the late thrust of Desert Myth, determinedly ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore.

Critical Moment, sent off at 7/2, held the runner-up by a head, with third-placed Field Of Dream a further three quarters of a length away.

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, said: "He had a good draw and the plan was always to go out and make it. The grey, Quarrel, just made him work for it early and that probably had an effect at the end.

"He has really improved and has got a very good cruising speed - they went quite quick early on. It looked like we were going to hold on in the last 50 yards and then the Ryan Moore surge came but he managed to hold on.

"We will look at the Strensall Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting next month. We were not too sure of his trip early on. He ran in the Craven over seven furlongs and then we tried him at Chester in the Dee Stakes over a mile and a half. He didn’t stay there and now we know he’s a mile horse."

Sir Michael Stoute said he was pleased with runner-up Desert Myth, while Luca Cumani, trainer of third-placed Field Of Dream, said: "I’m very pleased. Now he’s more settled he’s shown we can step him up in distance. He’s getting better with age."

 

 

Third race winner’s quotes

Blue Square Nassau Stakes

HIGH NOON FOR MIDDAY’S NASSAU RIVALS

Henry Cecil saddled his seventh winner of the £200,000 Blue Square Nassau Stakes today when Midday won consecutive runnings of the Group One contest.

She became the third dual winner of the Group One race and was yet another top-level success for owner-breeder Prince Khalid Abdulla. Jockey Tom Queally was celebrating his second victory in the race having ridden Midday in 2009, but on this occasion he picked up a two-day ban for careless riding after allowing the winner to drift off a straight line close home.

Cecil said: "They went no pace early on and when she hit the front she idled until the runner-up [Stacelita] came to her and then she raced again.

"It was more like a mile race. She’s getting a little bit lazier and because there was no pace she had to quicken up a lot, which doesn’t really suit her - she prefers to come gradually, and today she thought she’d done enough when she hit the front.

"I didn’t want to make the running with her, but I wanted her to get the rail and the better ground, and instead she had to come a little bit wide. She’s a very sensible filly, although you have to be a little careful what you do with her, and she likes a strong pace.

"She’s stronger than last year, but she doesn’t want the ground too fast because she’s quite heavy shouldered and hasn’t got the best joints. If it had been any firmer today she wouldn’t have run - she pottered round for a few days after she won at the Breeders’ Cup [last year] so I have to be careful with her.

Midday was beaten at York on her seasonal debut in the Middleton Stakes, but Cecil said: "She needed the race that day and was giving 6lb to the winner. She was sore after York, but hopefully we can have a clear run to the end of the season.

"We’ve had a few jarred up this year and the two-year-olds need time so we haven’t had many runners yet this year.

"She’s a very good filly and I’m pleased for the Prince because he deserves everything he gets. All being well she’ll go for the [Darley] Yorkshire Oaks.

More third race news - the stewards’ inquiry

Blue Square Nassau Stakes

STEWARDS AFTER THE BLUE SQUARE NASSAU STAKES

Channel 4 broadcast live the first full stewards’ inquiry to feature on British terrestrial television following the Blue Square Nassau Stakes.

The British Horseracing Authority and the media rights holders agreed that stewards inquiries could be broadcast live earlier this month.

Midday won the Group One race for the second year in succession but in the process she drifted left in the closing stages, despite jockey Tom Queally having his whip in his left hand, and interfered with runner-up Stacelita, partnered by Christophe Soumillon.

Here is the evidence givenby the two jockeys to the stewards:

Christophe Soumillon said: "When I arrived at the two-furlong marker, I was trying to get to the rail. I couldn’t follow his (Tom’s ) rhythm when he quickened - it took me a length and a half down.

"At that time, I have to take my chances and come out again and, when I took my filly out, I came really fast - I thought that I was going to win - and the filly (Midday) on my inside started to push out. She came quite fast on me and, when my filly felt the pressure coming, she was a bit unbalanced and it was 20 or 30 metres from the line. This is the only thing that I can tell you right now."

Tom Queally said: "In what was initially a slow-run race, I took a stalking role about four (furlongs) from home and I quickened it up little by little. I wanted to commit my filly in plenty of time and I saw Mr Soumillon was labouring.

"I had a quick look to my right to make sure that I was clear of him because my initial plan was to go to the rail for the best ground, so I was well over a length clear of him when I went to the right.

"Although both fillies shifted left late on, I think that it is fair to say that Mr Soumillon’s filly went a little bit left to begin with and my one followed her, although my one did probably go a little bit to the left again. I had my stick in my left hand and I did everything in my power possible to keep her straight.

"As well as that, I was almost a length and a half clear right at the line and I won decisively."

The stewards found Queally guilty of careless riding but said the interference did not make a difference to the result. They suspended him for two days, August 14 & 15.

 

THE WINNER - MIDDAY (GB) FACTFILE

3 b f Oasis Dream - Midsummer (Kingmambo (USA))

Form: 0314-2123131-21 Owner: Khalid Abdulla Trainer: Henry Cecil

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd Jockey: Tom Queally

Midday

The home-bred Oasis Dream filly has progressed with racing and scored by six lengths from July Jasmine when winning the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on May 9. That victory bettered the effort of her dam, Midsummer, who was runner-up in the 2003 renewal of that contest. Midsummer is herself a half-sister to Coral-Eclipse Stakes winner Elmaamul and the Cecil-trained 1997 Investec Oaks heroine Reams Of Verse. Midday bettered that effort when a head runner-up to Sariska in the Oaks at Epsom on June 5. The filly had shown promise on her career debut at Glorious Goodwood in July, 2008, staying on from the rear over seven furlongs to finish seventh behind Pachattack. She was beaten just over a length when third in a Newmarket maiden over the same trip the following month. Stepped up to a mile at Newmarket on September 19, she battled resolutely to prevail by a short-head from Three Moons. With a maiden triumph in the bag, Midday moved up to Listed company for the Montrose Fillies' Stakes on November 1, rounding off her campaign with a good fourth behind Group One Fillies' Mile fifth Enticement. Cecil sent Midday to Epsom Downs for her three-year-old bow in the Weatherbys Bank Blue Riband Trial Stakes over 10 furlongs of the Investec Oaks course on April 22. The filly showed that she had made progress through the winter in taking the runner-up berth behind subsequent Group Two winner Debussy. Midday's latest start came in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh when she was no match for the awesome Sariska in finishing seven and a half lengths third. She bounced back to top form at Goodwood in the 2009 Blue Square Nassau Stakes to win in good style from Rainbow View. She next ran in the Qatar Petroleum Prix de L’Opera in early October and led a furlong out before being caught well inside the final furlong and lost second close home. That set her up for a trip to Santa Anita Park, California, USA, for the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf the following month and she won most gamely by a length from Pure Clan. She started this season in the Group Two totesport.com Middleton Stakes at York on May 13 when she stayed on to be second behind Sariska. She won her second Blue Square Nassau Stakes at Goodwood today, surviving a stewards’ inquiry, after finishing a length and a quarter ahead of Stacelita.

Race Record: Starts: 13; Wins: 5; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,195,393

Khalid Abdulla

Prince Khalid Abdulla, who prefers to be known just as Mr Abdulla on the racecard, is a first cousin to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He owns extensive racing and breeding interests in America, Britain and Ireland. A businessman presiding over a huge international conglomerate known as "Mawared", he developed a love for British racing during the 1960s when renting a house in London and, with the help of former trainer Humphrey Cottrill, had his first winner on May 14, 1979, when Charming Native scored at Windsor. Born in Taif, Saudi Arabia, in 1937, Abdulla has been one of the most successful owner-breeders in Europe in the past four decades and is the only current owner to have owned and bred the winners of all five British Classics - his winners being Investec Derby (1990 Quest For Fame, 1993 Commander In Chief), Investec Oaks (1997 Reams Of Verse), 2000 Guineas (1980 Known Fact, 1986 Dancing Brave, 1993 Zafonic), 1000 Guineas (1999 Wince) and Ladbrokes St Leger (1991 Toulon). He has won most of the other major European races such as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Rainbow Quest (1985), Rail Link (2006) and the legendary Dancing Brave (1986), who was an unlucky loser in the Derby. Abdulla also races with great success in France and the United States, where under the Juddmonte Farms banner he won a first Triple Crown race in 2003 with Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes. In 2003 his greatest successes in Europe came with star sprinter Oasis Dream, winner of the July Cup at Newmarket and Nunthorpe Stakes at York and French Oaks heroine Nebraska Tornado, while American Post was triumphant in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) at Longchamp and the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, helping Abdulla to become champion owner in both Britain and France, while he also finished third in the USA owners' championship that year. American Post went on to Classic success in the French 2,000 Guineas in 2004 and Polish Summer triumphed in the Dubai Sheema Classic the same year, while Intercontinental gave Abdulla a second Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in 2005, following full-sister Banks Hill three years earlier. Abdulla's French-trained horses again led the way in 2006, with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Rail Link proving the highlight. In 2007, Juddmonte Farms bred 27 individual Group/Stakes winners of 33 races, including Zambezi Sun, who wore the famous Abdulla colours to victory in the Group One Grand Prix de Paris, while in 2008 Promising Lead took the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, Proportional won the Prix Marcel Boussac and African Rose took the Ladbrokes Sprint Cup. Midday, winner of the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and runner-up in the Oaks, added victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf last season, while Twice Over captured the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes. Special Duty was crowned champion two-year-old filly after her scintillating win in the Group One Electrolux Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket while Spanish Moon was a Group One winner in France. Abdulla is an honorary Jockey Club member and his daughter was married to the late Prince Fahd Salman, owner of 1991 Derby victor Generous. He has enjoyed a magnificent 2010 so far, with Workforce capturing the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, Special Duty gaining two Classics, Twice Over winning the Coral-Eclipse and Byword winning the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot plus Proviso taking two Grade Ones in America A second Blue Square Nassau Stakes was gained by Midday today. Previous Blue Square Nassau Stakes winners: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday, 1997 Ryafan S19.

Henry Cecil

Born in Aberdeen on January 11, 1943, Henry Cecil has achieved just about everything he could have dreamed of in a training career spanning almost 40 years. If Classic success is a measure of achievement on the Flat, the 10-time champion trainer is second to none among current trainers having won every domestic Classic at least twice and amassed a total of 23 in all. The Lord Howard de Walden-owned Slip Anchor, partnered by Steve Cauthen, brought Cecil the first of his four Derby triumphs in 1985 with an emphatic victory. Reference Point, also ridden by Cauthen, won the 1987 Investec Derby holding off the challenge of Most Welcome while Commander In Chief, Cecil's supposedly second string behind Tenby in the 1993 Investec Derby, and Oath in 1999 - partnered by Cecil's then stable jockey Kieren Fallon - provided his third and fourth successes. Cecil has also landed the Oaks eight times, the 2000 Guineas twice, the 1000 Guineas six times and the St Leger on four occasions. Having sent out 100 winners during the 1998 season, Cecil's yearly tally dropped every year until 2006, when his 25 victories included Passage Of Time's Group One success in the Criterium de Saint Cloud - the stable's first Group One success since Beat Hollow in the 2000 Grand Prix de Paris. His passion for the turf was nurtured by his stepfather, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, with whom a young Cecil served as assistant trainer between 1964 and 1968, before taking out his own licence to train in 1969. It was not long before he staked his claim among the ranks of the leading trainers with a victory by Wolver Hollow in the Eclipse Stakes of that year. On the retirement of Sir Noel Murless, father of his first wife Julie, in 1976, Cecil took over Warren Place Stables in Newmarket where he has remained. He won the Oaks for the eighth time in 2007 with Light Shift and has 126 horses in training in 2010. He almost captured a ninth Oaks in 2009 when Midday only found Sariska too good while the same filly went on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and also gave Cecil a first success at the Breeders' Cup when taking the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. His other significant success in 2009 was provided by Twice Over, who landed the Group One Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket. Cecil has made a bright start to the 2010 campaign and had the first horse past the post in the StanJames.com 1000 Guineas, Jacqueline Quest, although she was demoted for causing interference to the runner-up Special Duty. He has now won the Blue Square Nassau Stakes seven times, thank's to Midday's game performance today. Midday became the third dual winner of the Blue Square Nassau Stakes and saddled Roussalka to be the first dual winner of the race. Blue Square Nassau Stakes Wins: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday; 1993 Lyphard's Delta, 1987 Nom De Plume, 1979 Connaught Bridge, 1976 & 1975 Roussalka

Tom Queally

Tom Queally has come a long way since riding his first winner aboard the John Roche-trained Larifaari at Clonmel on April 13, 2000. Born on October 8, 1984, he was only 15 when enjoying that first success and was crowned Ireland’s champion apprentice the same season. From Dungarvan in County Waterford, where his father Declan combines farming with a small training operation, Tom was out hunting on his pony by the age of seven. After a spell showjumping, he was a leading figure on the pony racing circuit by the age of 13 and was apprenticed to trainer Pat Flynn two years later. But that apprenticeship was terminated when Queally’s parents insisted he finish his leaving certificate at school. At the end of a quiet 2002 season, when he was apprenticed to his father, he moved to Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, winning the following year’s Group Three Ballysax Stakes on Balestrini. With the help of Barney Curley, he switched to Britain in 2004 and joined David Loder’s Newmarket stable, winning the British apprentices’ championship that year. He won the 2008 Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom aboard Lady Gloria and is now attached to Henry Cecil’s Warren Place stable. Since his move to Cecil’s yard, he has recorded significant victories on Midday, who finished runner-up in the 2009 Investec Oaks before going on to claim the Group One Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. Last season he also won the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Twice Over and two Group One sprints, partnering the Michael Bell-trained Art Connoisseur in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and Fleeting Spirit, trained by Jeremy Noseda, in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Queally was narrowly denied a first Classic victory in this year’s StanJames.com 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 2, when he passed the post first on board the Henry Cecil-trained 66/1 chance Jacqueline Quest, only to be demoted to second by the stewards for causing interference to Special Duty. He rode Twice Over to victory in the Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park earlier this month. He gained his second successive Blue Square Nassau Stakes on Midday today, but received a two-day ban for careless riding. Blue Square Nassau Stakes Wins: 2010 Midday; 2009 Midday

 

 

Third race place quotes -

Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group One)

NO DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ROUGET WITH BREEDERS’ CUP THE ULTIMATE TARGET

Stacelita ran well to be second to Midday in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes, with the star French filly going down by a length and a quarter in the Group One contest after at one point looking the likely winner before suffering interference from the winner close home.

Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget’s charge, who was sent off at 9/2, could meet her rival again before the season ends, with the Grade One Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Churchill Downs in November earmarked as her probable end of season target.

Rouget said of last season’s runaway Prix de Diane heroine: "I am not disappointed with that - it is obviously disappointing when you don’t win but not when you are beaten by a better horse. We are in a sport, after all.

"She is back to her best form. We started late to protect her for a summer and autumn campaign with the aim of the Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf.

"I like to give her four weeks between races so we will have to consider whether she goes to Deauville for the Prix Jean Romanet. There are two or three races she could go for during the rest of the season - it depends on her form - and we will also look at the Prix de l’Opera on Arc day at Longchamp."

Saeed bin Suroor said of third-placed Antara (8/1): "She ran a big race, she is a very solid filly and always tries very hard.

"She always shows her class in the morning and the way she runs, she always looks a very good filly.

"There was a moment in the race when I thought she might close on the winner but she was just beaten by better fillies.

"We will keep her at the same distance but there are no plans at the moment - we will find a nice race for her."

 

 

Fourth race win quotes -

bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup

DANDY IS THE MAN AGAIN

Even And Odds stormed to a neck victory in the Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup under 5lb claimer Billy Cray to give "sprint king" Dandy Nicholls a third victory in the six-furlong heritage handicap.

Nicholls, who partnered Soba to victory as a rider in (1982), sent out Tayseer (2000) and Gift Horse (2005) to triumph was delighted with the Dab Hand Racing-owned 20/1 shot.

The North Yorkshire trainer said: "I am very pleased for Billy - every day he works hard. I am not so sure that there are many plans with a horse rated what he is. He has to go for the Ayr Gold Cup now and I am sure that he will acquit himself well.

"I have never had any doubts about Billy but he’s not as good as I was!

"Dab Hand Racing claimed The Tatling off me and sent him to Milton Bradley and they won a Group One race, so there you go, and Regal Parade is another lovely horse for them.

"Evens And Odds weaves, worries and wanders but Kevin Ryan thought he would win the Dewhurst with him as a two-year-old."

Cray has been with Nicholls since the start of the season. The apprentice decided to try his luck as a jockey after watching the sport on TV and joined the British Racing School in Newmarket aged 16 despite having never sat on a horse. An initial spell with Dominic Ffrench Davis was followed by six months with Alan Berry.

Cray, who was partnering his 41st career winner, said: "Dominic got me going and it was him who advised me to move to a bigger yard.

"I didn’t ever think about us winning, I just kept riding. I knew mine would stay further so I just kept going and hoped I’d get him (Jonny Mudball).

"The plan was to follow Prime Exhibit, who is in the same colours, and take it up there earlier. This lad gets a bit further so I just tried to miss a couple of lengths early on.

"Its brilliant to win this race. It’s the biggest win of my career by a long way and it’s good to ride for Dandy because he gets all of the sprinters up there and they always run well at the big meetings."

 

Fourth race placed quotes

Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup

SOCCER ACE WOODGATE THRILLED WITH MUDBALL

 

Premiership footballer Jonathan Woodgate was at Glorious Goodwood today rejoicing in a cracking effort by his horse, Jonny Mudball, in the Bluesq.com Stewards’ Cup.

One runner often gets away from the field only to be reeled in on the line in sprint handicaps, and that was Jonny Mudball’s fate as he went down by a neck to Evens And Odds. The runner-up, who is trained in Cheshire by Tom Dascombe, beat the third horse, Prohibit, by a length and a quarter.

Woodgate, who was nicknamed Jonny Mudball by friends in his home town of Middlesborough, said: "I’m over the moon and Tom’s done a great job with him. The horse suffered an injury and didn’t run as a two-year-old, but Tom was patient and it’s come right. My whole family are really pleased.

"This is something different, and when your horse runs as well as this you’re so pleased. I’ve got two horses with Tom and one with Chris Grant - you never know, one day I may increase the string but I’m happy with what I’ve got."

Dascombe was pleased, but the 9lb rise in his horse’s handicap mark may have cost him victory. Dascombe said: "It killed him. Off 97 or 99 he would have been alright, and the irritating thing is he’ll go up again for finishing second, but he’s run a great race and the owner is happy. Our other horse, Noverre To Go, has run a blinder too [finishing fifth], although the ground has probably gone against him because he needs it very fast.

"I just wonder whether handicaps are going to be too tough for him [Jonny Mudball] now, and it may sound stupid but we may have to think about Listed races."

The Robert Cowell-trained Prohibit finished third, and assistant trainer Greg Chung said: "We’re thrilled to bits. The horse has done nothing wrong all year yet has won just one race at Kempton. He’s travelled supremely well in the race once again and keeps knocking at the door - he deserves to win one.

"We chose draw 12 because it was the highest of the draws that were left, and ideally we would have been a little higher, but the winner’s come from the middle so no complaints and Eddie [Ahern] gave him a fine ride.

"The horse has been relatively busy up to now so I wouldn’t be surprised if Robert sits back and has a little think before planning his next run."

 

Fifth race placed quotes

Mobile Betting At iphone.bluesq.com EBF Maiden

PAUSANIAS LIVES UP TO HYPE FOR SIR ALEX

Sir Alex Ferguson and joint-owner Sotirios Hassiakos were on the runaway Richard Hannon bandwagon today when their Pausanias won on his racecourse debut.

Pausanias became winner number eight of the week for Hannon and stable jockey Richard Hughes, and their sixth success with a juvenile. He came into the race backed by a welter of interest, partly because he had worked nicely at Hannon’s press day recently, and also because his joint-owner is manager of Manchester United.

Hannon said: "It isn’t the easiest track in the world to introduce a big, young horse, but Richard [his son] and I were both keen to run so we let him take his chance. He should stay a mile in time, but we started him off in this contest over seven furlongs in part because we had other horses in the two-year-old races earlier this week.

"He’s a big horse but he has a lot of speed. He’ll have a month off now and we’ll think about something later this season."

Sir Alex was not at Goodwood, but Hassiakos said: "I’m very pleased and happy for Richard, who is having such a wonderful season. I have horses in partnership with Sir Alex, but this is the first we have had with Richard.

"He is named after a Greek historian who lived in 400 BC, and I wanted to give him a bit of fame."

Hughes said: "He’s a smashing horse and I knew he had an engine from riding him work, but when you look at him in the paddock you’d think he can’t win because he’s so big. He’s still weak, and I didn’t think we’d get away with running him here with all the undulations, but he trapped beautifully and I gave him one tap and he did it so well. He’s very talented and, although we didn’t mind if he was beaten, it’s great to win."

Captain Bertie and Michael Hills threw down the gauntlet to the winner but went down by a neck.

Charlie Hills, assistant trainer to his father, Barry, said: "He ran a very good race and the winner had the rail, which is a big advantage, but he is probably very good. He has done nothing wrong and we will look to find another maiden for him."

 

 

Sixth race win quotes -

Playpoker At gcasino.com Nursery

NINE IS THE NUMBER AS HANNON AND HUGHES SET NEW RECORDS

Richard Hughes and Richard Hannon completed a sensational week at Glorious Goodwood with a ninth victory together in the Playpoker At gcasino.com Nursery, a victory that saw both jockey and trainer set new records for the number of wins at the meeting.

Hughes’ nine victories took the RUK Leading Rider Awards, eclipsing the previous record of eight wins at the meeting set by Lester Piggott in 1962 and subsequently equalled by Kieren Fallon (1998) and Johnny Murtagh (2008).

Hannon’s total smashes by three the previous leading tally by a trainer at Glorious Goodwood, Sir Michael Stoute having set the mark at six in 1989.

Hughes came with his customary last-gasp effort to clinch victory in the final strides aboard Eucharist.

The Julie Wood-owned filly, sent off the 100/30 favourite, defeated runner-up Majestic Myles by a neck.

Hannon said: "We’ve had good weeks at Royal Ascot and Newmarket’s July Meeting and now at Goodwood. We’ve got plenty more coming. I’ve never had a week like this, certainly not at Goodwood.

"Hughesie is just riding out of his skin. He gave me another heart attack there but things usually come right.

"He spends plenty of time on the bench too. He lost a fortnight this year and but for those suspensions he’d be right there.

"It was my idea he took a week off. I said to him if he got more bans they would add up and he might miss days at Goodwood."

Hughes, who was dashing off to ride at Lingfield, said: "It’s unbelievable and it’s all thanks to the lads in the Hannon yard who make it all possible for me.

"The filly just got a bad run but Jimmy Quinn looked after me. I bounced off him but she came and won it nicely. It’s easy when you’re on a steering job like that.

"It’s been a pleasure. Goodwood has been absolutely fantastic."

 

Seventh race winner’s quotes

Bluesq.com Supporting Marie Curie Apprentice Handicap

 

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR BUTLER AND FAHY

 

Elliptical’s victory in the apprentices’ handicap, the final race of the year at Glorious Goodwood, put trainer Gerard Butler and jockey John Fahy on the meeting’s scoresheet.

Acknowledging Richard Hannon’s phenomenal week, Butler said: "Thank God Richard didn’t have a runner in the race!"

He added: "He ran so poorly at York earlier this year that I gave him a nice break, and he ran much better at Kempton recently over a mile and a quarter. This trip [nine furlongs] is on the short side for him now, but they went a good early gallop which they normally do in this race. We’ve won it in the past with a horse that stayed a mile and a half. We’ve had this race on the radar for quite a while."

Butler was clearly delighted to get another Glorious Goodwood victory alongside his name, and said: "It’s great to have a winner because it’s such a tough, tough week. More people leave without a winner than those who achieve one, and this has been Richard Hannon’s meeting which meant there was even less to go round."

 

Fahy said: "It’s great because the trainer told me to ride him how I wanted, and although he jumped out the stalls quite awkwardly he picked up and outstayed them."

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