Saturday, 31 July 2010
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD 2010
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, the curtain comes down on a spectacular, fantastic, fascinating, miraculous and wondrous five days racing from Glorious Goodwood covered live so beautifully for us by the Channel4 Horseracing Team. As M’s and Cat bow out, M’s sums this whole meeting up as follows:
i. Broadcasting History The First Televised Stewards Inquiry shown live on Channel4 today after the running of the 3.05 Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies and Mares) (Class 1) Winner £122,169.04 (One hundred and twenty two thousand, one hundred and sixty nine pounds and 4 pence.) Run over 1 mile 2 furlongs, won by MIDDAY TOM QUEALLY trainer Henry Cecil for K Abdulla. From in second place STACELITA CHRISTOPHE SOUMILLON trainer J-C Rouget (FR) for Martin S Schwartz.
ii. In the closing stages with the fillies tiring, MIDDAY got lonely and wandered a bit taking the ground slightly of STACELITA, however no harm was done and the placing remained unaltered. TOM QUEALLY received a two day suspension for careless riding which will kick in, in 14 days time.
iii. Channel 4 Broadcasting History. The Acting Stewards at this inquiry where:
Adrian Pratt, John Paxman and Stewards’ Secretaries’ (stipendiaries)
William Nunneley with Dawn taking notes in the background.
However the second part of this inquiry was not shown at all. The part that takes place still in secret when the stewards decide amongst themselves what the outcome must be.
GUEST STAR ON THE MORNING LINE TO-DAY, DAVID (Dandy The Sprint King) NICHOLLS
iv. David (Dandy The Sprint King) Nicholls, shows us so brilliantly through his horses what training sprinters is all about. Let The Horses Do the Talking.
Caught in action with the spectacular performance given by EVENS AND ODDS partnered by BILLY CRAY (5) to win the Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)
for Dab Hand Racing at 20/1. Winner £62,310.(Sixty two thousand three hundred and ten pounds). With JONNY MUDBALL SEB SANDERS second at 14/1 for Dandy's Team.
Dandy and his Team Scored again on Friday (30.07.10) with JOSEPH HENRY partnered by DAVID PROBERT for Billy Hughes to win at 28/1 ‘The Rolf Group Stewards’ Sprint (Handicap) Class 2 over 5 furlongs, with second place going to their VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR partnered by ADRIEN NICHOLLS for Middleham Park Racing xviii, beaten a neck at 13/2 joint fav.
Dandy and his Team Scored on Thursday (29.07.2010) In the RUK Leading Jockey Award Handicap (Class 3) with HARMOODY MICHAEL GERAN (3)14/1 for Hart Inn 1. HARMOODY'S first win since he won the Richmond Stakes at the meeting 4 years ago when trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam. HARMOODY the sixth winner of this race in a dozen runnings for David Nicholls. With CRIMEA ADRIAN NICHOLLS taking third place at 16/1.
A wonderful achievement for Dandy, his owners, their horses and his team.