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TIMEFORM 140 FOR SIR MICHAEL STOUTE'S HARBINGER

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Harbinger - Timeform 140

(Photo : The Australian/ABC)

TIMEFORM GLOBAL RANKINGS

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Horse

Trainer

Country

Rank

1

HARBINGER

Sir Michael Stoute

Great Britain

140

2

FRANKEL

Henry Cecil

Great Britain

133

2

GOLDIKOVA

Freddy Head

France

133

2

SO YOU THINK

Bart Cummings

Australia

133

2

WORKFORCE

Sir Michael Stoute

Great |Britain

133

6

NAKAYAMA FESTA

Yoshitaka Ninomiya

Japan

132

7

CANFORD CLIFFS

Richard Hannon

Great Britain

131

7

QUALITY ROAD

Todd Pletcher

USA

131

9

CAPE BLANCO

Aidan O’Brien

Ireland

130

9

FAME AND GLORY

Aidan O’Brien

Ireland

130

9

MAKFI

Mikel Delzangles

France

130

9

SACRED KINGDOM

Ricky Yiu

Homg Kong

130

13

BLAME

Al Stall Jnr

USA

129

13

RIP VAN WINKLE

Aidan O’Brien

Ireland

129

13

ZENYATTA

John Shirreffs

USA

129

13

ZIPPING

Robert Hickmott

Australia

129

17

BLACK CAVIAR

Peter Moody

Australia

128

17

DREAM AHEAD

David Simcock

Great Britain

128

17

PACO BOY

Richard Hannon

Great Britain

128

17

STARSPANGLEDBANNER

Aidan O’Brien

Ireland

128

17

TWICE OVER

Henry Cecil

Great Britain

128

17

WHOBEGOTYOU

Mark Kavanagh

Australia

128

23

UNCLE MO

Todd Pletcher

USA

127

23

CITYSCAPE

Roger Charlton

Great Britain

127

23

DICK TURPIN

Richard Hannon

Great Britain

127

23

EQUIANO

Barry Hills

Great Britain

127

23

GIO PONTI

Christophe Clement

USA

127

23

HAYNESFIELD

Steve Asmussen

USA

127

23

LOOKIN AT LUCKY

Bob Baffert

USA

127

23

MANIFEST

Henry Cecil

Great Britain

127

23

THE USUAL Q T

Jim Cassidy

USA

127

23

VISION D’ETAT

Eric Libaud

France

127

Correct as at 17 November 2010

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SADLER'S WELLS enters Irish Derby Hall Of Fame

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Sadler’s Wells has been inducted into the Irish Derby Hall of Fame at the Curragh. The outstanding racehorse and 14-time champion sire won the 1984 Irish 2,000 Guineas at the track.

His name joined those of previous recipients of the award – Vincent O’Brien, Lester Piggott, the Aga Khan, Pat Eddery and Sir Michael Stoute. The sire of six Irish Derby winners, Sadler’s Wells, who was retired from stud duties in May, was directly represented by Curtain Call and Hindu Kush in Sunday’s renewal of the Curragh Classic, while another four of the runners, headed by race winner Frozen Fire, were by his sons.

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NEW APPROACH wins Epsom Derby for Princess Haya

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Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
(Chris Jackson)

New Approach gave Irish trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning their first success in the Vodafone Derby with a game victory at Epsom.

The UK’s Telegraph reports that the English and Irish 2000 Guineas runner-up, sent off at 5-1, just held the persistent challenge of Sir Michael Stoute’s Tartan Bearer (6-1), ridden by Ryan Moore, by half a length. Another Irish runner, Casual Conquest, the 7-2 favourite, was four and a half lengths away in third.

Alan Devonshire and Bashkirov were quickly away but it was the rank outsider Maidstone Mixture who made the running as the field settled down.

Once the latter’s moment of glory had gone it was Bashkirov who went on before Kandahar Run hit the front ahead of Doctor Fremantle as the runners approached Tattenham Corner.

But the pack soon closed in when they straightened up and Tartan Bearer made his bid two furlongs out.

Meanwhile, New Approach had moved up from the rear as Kevin Manning switched him from the outside to the far rail.

The race was between New Approach and Tartan Bearer in the final furlong and it was last season’s champion two-year-old who stayed on the stronger to land the ultimate prize for owner Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Sheikh Mohammed.

 

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KIEREN FALLON ban appeal fails

Kieren FallonKieren Fallon (telegraph)Kieren Fallon will be out of action for 18 months after learning that his last-ditch appeal against his ban has failed. Following a ruling by France Galop in January, the six-time champion jockey was handed the lengthy suspension as a result of testing positive for a prohibited substance at Deauville last August. That was the second such offence for the former Coolmore-retained rider and the panel of three official judges who heard his appeal in Paris last week upheld the initial verdict. No dates have been set for the commencement of the suspension, which Fallon is expected to spend riding out with Sir Michael Stoute’s team in Newmarket.

 Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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2009 Derby attracts initial 474

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                                                                            Epsom Derby (ichauffer)

Epsom’s 2009 Derby has seen an entry of 474 yearlings at the first stage, an increase of nine horses on the number received last year. Among them is a full-brother to this year’s hero Authorized (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}), from the Peter Chapple-Hyam stable. He forms part of the Coolmore contingent, including 36 owned by Susan Magnier, 19 by Michael Tabor, 16 by Derrick Smith and one from Anne Marie O’Brien. Aidan O’Brien is responsible for a total of 70 yearling entries, including the $1.7 million Keeneland September purchase by Storm Cat out of Mythomania. Godolphin have 32 entered, including $2.9 million Keeneland September purchase by Dynaformer out of Preach, as well as the son of Distorted Humor—Stormy Bear, who fetched $1.9 million at Keeneland. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum is represented by a 46-strong team, while His Highness the Aga Khan has 27 entered. Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte operation has five entries, including a Dansili (GB) full-brother to Passage of Time (GB). The Niarchos family’s six yearlings include the Pascal Bary-trained son of Storm Cat who is the first foal out of Six Perfections (Fr). Sir Michael Stoute’s nominees include a full-brother to Islington (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), while John Oxx’s list of 14 features a colt named Sea the Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) out of Urban Sea, making him a half brother to the 2001 Derby victor Galileo (Ire).

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French Success for Herman Brown

Atoning his 3 length defeat in Deauville’s Gr 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest earlier this month, the South African trained Linngari scored a 3/4 length victory over Donatello and Soave in Germany’s premier sprint race - the Gr 2 de Goldene Peitsche Stakes - at Baden-Baden (Germany) last Saturday.

In a small field of 7 runners, Linngari sat 3 lengths off the pace, quickening a furlong from home and keeping his challengers at bay in a winning time of 1m 11.76s.

Linngari forms part of the Herman Brown string but whilst in France all horses are in the care of French trainer Diego Lowther. Herman was, however, on course in Germany for Saturday’s race.

A Listed winner last September when in the care of Sir Michael Stoute, Linngari was trained in Dubai over the winter where he won two Group events on the turf - the Gr 3 Dubal Al Rashidiya (1777m) followed by a second victory later that month in the Gr 2 Al Rostamani Group Al Fahidi Fort (1600m). Unfortunately he finished at the back of the field in the Dubai Duty Free on World Cup Night.

Duty Free result now aside, the Aga-Khan bred 4YO remains a central player in Brown’s planned assault on the 2007 Dubai International Racing Carnival; Saturday’s win the first step in realizing that goal. With Saturday’s victory the chestnut son of Indian Ridge has also demonstrated his versatility having won over both sprint and mile distances.

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ADDITIONAL PEDIGREE INFORMATION (courtesy of Alastair Nicolson from The European Bloodstock News 28 August 2006) :

“Linngari is the first foal of Lidakiya. Successful in three of her six starts, Lidakiya is by Kayhasi out of Lilissa, who
also produced the Gr.1 Tattersalls Gold Cup runner-up and triple Listed victrix Livadiya(Shernazar) and the
Gr.3 Prix Vanteaux third Liska(Bigstone). By Doyoun, Lilissa is a half-sister to the Gr.3 Prix Minerve victrix
Linnga(Shardari) and the Gr.1 San Juan Capistrano  Handicap third Liyoun(Shernazar). Lilissa’s grandam
Licara(Caro) finished second in the Gr.3 Prix Chloe and is a daughter of the Prix Cleopatre and Prix de
Malleret victrix Licata(Abdos), who produced the Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Akiydaand the Gr.1
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud ace AkaradtoLabus, and the Gr.1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Acamasto Doyoun’s
sire Mill Reef.”

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