Huge field of hopefuls revealed for Blue Square Stewards’ Cup

A total of 130 entries have been received for £100,000 Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup, run over six furlongs on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 4.

Irish handler David Marnane has entered Jamesie (14/1 co second favourite with Blue Square Bet), who was runner-up in the fiercely competitive seven-furlong Buckingham Palace Handicap at Royal Ascot on June 22.

Marnane, based at Bansha in Co Tipperary, said: “We might run Jamesie in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket next week, but the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup is certainly on his agenda

“I have been delighted with him since Ascot. He has come out of the race well and appears to be at the top of his game.

“He is a funny horse as he needs to be played late and, although the winner won well at Royal Ascot, Jamesie beat the group on his side easy enough and he doesn’t do a whole lot when he hits the front. I would have liked to see him race on the other side, but we were delighted with the run.

“He is a versatile horse in regards to trip and, although the Bunbury Cup is over seven furlongs, I wouldn’t mind seeing him drop back a bit as he is a horse who needs to come off a fast pace.

“He likes top of the ground, but the soft ground at Ascot was OK for him.”

The last Irish-trained to triumph in the cavalry charge that is the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup was Red Alert, trained by Dermot Weld in 1974.

Last season’s impressive winner under top-weight, Hoof It (16/1), has been given entry, and Mick Easterby’s charge proved himself a top-class sprinter last season when going on to finish a close third in the Group One Haydock Sprint Cup in September. A total of five horses have won the Stewards’ Cup twice, most recently Sky Diver in 1967 and 1968.

Roger Charlton has a strong hand headed by the unexposed three-year-old Top Offer (12/1 co-favourite), while he could also saddle Newmarket handicap scorer Mince (16/1) and the promising Tioman Legend (25/1). The Beckhampton handler has an excellent record in the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup, having enjoyed three victories courtesy of Harmonic Way (1999), Patavellian (2003) and Genki (2009).

Waffle (12/1 co-favourite), runner up in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot for the second year in succession last month, is one of five entries for David Barron and he could reoppose Wokingham Handicap third Hawkeyethenoo (16/1), trained by Jim Goldie, and the fifth Dunagannon (20/1).

David Nicholls, who has sent out three winners of the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup, has made 10 entries including Tax Free (25/1), who was second last year.

Henry Candy, who is also renowned for his sprinters, has entered Group One winner Markab (25/1) and Seal Rock (20/1).

The talented Mac’s Power (12/1 co-favourite) is one of two entries for James Fanshawe along with Hallelujah (12/1 co-favourite), who recorded a comfortable course and distance victory on June 8. Fellow Newmarket handler William Haggas has entered Cape Classic (12/1 co favourite), an eye-catching scorer at Windsor in May and impressive York handicap scorer Sholaan (20/1).

Weights for the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup will be revealed on Wednesday, July 11.

There is a maximum field of 28 for the Blue Square Bet Stewards’ Cup. Horses that fail to make the final field are eligible for the Get Your Bet On At Bluesq.Com Stewards’ Sprint Handicap, the opening race on Saturday, August 4.

BLUE SQUARE BET STEWARDS’ CUP - OPENING SHOW FROM BLUE SQUARE BET

12/1 Waffle, Mac’s Power, Top Offer, Cape Classic, Hallelujah

14/1 Alben Star, Hezmah, Jamesie

16/1 Hoof It, Scarf, Hawkeyethenoo, Es Que Love, Mince

20/1 Mirza, Colonel Mak, Palace Moon, Borderlescott, Desert Law, Lui Rei, Seal Rock, Pearl Ice, Ancient Cross, Dungannon, Sholaan, Shropshire, Whaileyy, Victoire de Lyphar, Catfish, Head Space, Top Cop,

25/1 Markab, Elusivity, Humidor, Secret Witness, Pabusar, Jonny Mudball, Confessional, Bajan Tryst, High Standing, Lady Gorgeous, Al Aasifh, Head of Steam, Lexi’s Hero, Gold City, Esprit de Midas, Atlantic Sport, Fast Shot, Racy, Tax Free, Steps, Dickie’s Lad, Accession, La Fortunata, Global City, Chilli Green, Klynch, Novellen Lad, Johannes, Docofthebay, Lutine Bell, Tioman Legend, El Viento, Nasri

33/1 Prime Defender, Oasis Dancer, Duchess Dora, Imperial Guest, Louis The Pious, Advanced, Breathless Kiss, Swiss Cross, Thunderball, Piazza San Pietro, Grissom, Vocational, Fitz Flyer, Valery Borzov

40/1 Bayleyf, Fratellino, Starwatch, Shifting Star, Elusive Prince, Muaamara

THE BLUE SQUARE STEWARDS’ CUP

Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. Six furlongs. For three-year-olds and upwards. Goodwood, Saturday, August 4, 2012. Weights: highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties, after July 7, a winner 6lb. Entries closed, July 3, entries revealed, July 4 (130 entries), weights revealed July 11, scratchings deadline noon, July 17, five-day confirmation stage Monday, July 30. Final declaration stage 10.00am, Thursday, August 2. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, July 2. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age Owner Trainer

214-1(0)6 ACCESSION (IRE) 3 Brighthelm Racing Clive Cox

0-20030 ADVANCED 9 Mrs J Ryan Kevin Ryan

20-4(0)(0)(0) AL AASIFH (IRE) 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

(2)(2)(1)(3)50 ALBEN STAR (IRE) 4 J K Shannon & M A Scaife Richard Fahey

01-0000 AMENABLE (IRE) 5 Turton Brown Williams Lindley David Nicholls

400-000 ANCIENT CROSS 8 Pete Bown,Backup Technology & Steve Hull Mick Easterby

616-032 APOLLO D’NEGRO (IRE) 4 Gwyn Powell and Peter Ridgers Clive Cox

(0)(1)3000 ARCTIC FEELING (IRE) 4 Percy / Green Racing 2 Richard Fahey

(2)(2)-(3)(2)26 ARCTIC LYNX (IRE) 5 Heading For The Rocks Partnership John Best

0520-03 ATLANTIC SPORT (USA) 7 Mick Channon Mick Channon

3625(0)0 BABY STRANGE 8 Market Avenue Racing Club Ltd Derek Shaw

(1)(0)(3)-(3)10 BAJAN TRYST (USA) 6 Margaret Forsyth & Mrs R G Hillen Kevin Ryan

1000-63 BALDEMAR 7 A Rhodes Haulage And P Timmins Richard Fahey

11(4)-(0)04 BAYLEYF (IRE) 3 Graham Jones & Partners John Best

0/0303-0 BONNIE CHARLIE 6 Ann-Marie McManus & Finola Devaney David Nicholls

(0)52462 BORDERLESCOTT 10 James Edgar & William Donaldson Robin Bastiman

000(2)(0)-0 BREATHLESS KISS (USA) 5 Angie Bailey Kevin Ryan

1142-21 CAPE CLASSIC (IRE) 4 Bernard Kantor William Haggas

461-236 CATFISH (IRE) 4 Raymond Tooth Brian Meehan

(1)(0)(3)210 CHILLI GREEN 5 Peter Crane Lee Carter

(0)(0)(0)130 COLONEL MAK 5 Norton Common Farm Racing, O’Kane, Murphy David Barron

061550 CONFESSIONAL 5 T G & Mrs M E Holdcroft Tim Easterby

(5)63(2)4(4) CORPORAL MADDOX 5 Dr Marwan Koukash Jamie Osborne

5(5)5005 COURAGEOUS (IRE) 6 Dab Hand Racing Milton Bradley

160-020 DESERT LAW (IRE) 4 Jeff Smith Andrew Balding

(4)(1)-(6)0(3)0 DIAMOND CHARLIE (IRE) 4 David & Stanley Adams Simon Dow

(2)(2)-0500 DICKIE’S LAD (IRE) 4 Duddy, McNulty & Duncan Kevin Ryan

(4)(5)4030 DOCOFTHEBAY (IRE) 8 Paul Dixon Scott Dixon

320-154 DUCHESS DORA (IRE) 5 Maxilead Limited John Quinn

0100-05 DUNGANNON 5 I G Burbidge Andrew Balding

00410-3 DUTCH HERITAGE 3 P Timmins & A Rhodes Haulage Richard Fahey

500-605 EL VIENTO (FR) 4 John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn Richard Fahey

106-00P ELUSIVE PRINCE 4 Bridge Extraction Systems Ltd David Barron

22-6360 ELUSIVITY (IRE) 4 Poilin Good Brian Meehan

4/-00200 ERTIKAAN 5 Robert & Nina Bailey Ronald Harris

114220 ES QUE LOVE (IRE) 3 Crone Stud Farms Ltd Mark Johnston

30-(1)0(3)2 ESPRIT DE MIDAS 6 Geoff Copp Dean Ivory

1(1)4-(5)02 FAIR VALUE (IRE) 4 Edward Hyde Simon Dow

103001 FAST SHOT 4 Ontoawinner & Partners Tim Easterby

20-5000 FITZ FLYER (IRE) 6 Mike Browne David Nicholls

(0)(1)0(4)06 FRATELLINO 5 Sale Of The Century Alan McCabe

13(3)-(0)46 GANAS (IRE) 4 HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Clive Cox

22-(1)423 GLEN MOSS (IRE) 3 John Grant Charlie Hills

0(3)-(4)(4)00 GLOBAL CITY (IRE) 6 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

11226-0 GOLD CITY (IRE) 3 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

0-02550 GRISSOM (IRE) 6 Jim & Helen Bowers Tim Easterby

1/(1)-21 HALLELUJAH 4 Chippenham Lodge Stud James Fanshawe

4-30600 HAMOODY (USA) 8 Hart Inn I David Nicholls

1004-03 HAWKEYETHENOO (IRE) 6 Johnnie Delta Racing Jim Goldie

463131 HEAD SPACE (IRE) 4 The Bottom Liners & Ruth Carr Ruth Carr

1/461/20- HEAD OF STEAM (USA) 5 George Materna Amanda Perrett

0352-21 HEZMAH 4 Hamdan Al Maktoum John Gosden

3-00040 HIGH STANDING (USA) 7 Tony Bloom Jeremy Gask

511-6 HILLS OF DAKOTA 4 J Cringan & D Pryde David Barron

1163-55 HOOF IT 5 Chubby Chandler & Lee Westwood Mick Easterby

515-300 HUMIDOR (IRE) 5 M Khan X2 George Baker

5306-00 IMPERIAL GUEST 6 John Guest Racing George Margarson

331-001 INDEGO BLUES 3 Pinnacle Indesatchel Partnership David Nicholls

(2)-00022 JAMESIE (IRE) 4 D Lavelle David Marnane IRE

300-(1)00 JARROW (IRE) 5 Dab Hand Racing Milton Bradley

3(3)5036 JEDWARD (IRE) 5 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey

(6)-00041 JOHANNES (IRE) 9 John Nicholls Ltd/David Kilburn Richard Fahey

25/30-10 JONNY MUDBALL 6 Woodgate Family Tom Dascombe

(5)-(1)(4)11 KHUBALA (IRE) 3 Pinar Araci Ed Dunlop

250511 KLYNCH 6 Douglas Renton Ruth Carr

4010-01 LA FORTUNATA 5 James Patton Mike Murphy

00-5036 LADY GORGEOUS 3 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon

600-406 LEXI’S HERO (IRE) 4 Dr Marwan Koukash Kevin Ryan

23-6200 LOUIS THE PIOUS 4 F Gillespie Kevin Ryan

315105 LUI REI (ITY) 6 Rei Of Sunshine Partnership Robert Cowell

2000-40 LUTINE BELL 5 Rogerson, Carr & Murphy Mike Murphy

(0)(2)-(0)(0)00 MAC GILLE EOIN 8 M C S D Racing Partnership John Gallagher

405-330 MAC’S POWER (IRE) 6 Michael McDonnell James Fanshawe

10-(4)(2)01 MAPPIN TIME (IRE) 4 P Baillie Tim Easterby

0-00000 MARINE COMMANDO 4 M Wynne Richard Fahey

0204-41 MARKAB 9 Mosaic Racing Henry Candy

(0)-00100 MASKED DANCE (IRE) 5 Mrs S Morcombe Scott Dixon

112-210 MINCE 3 Lady Rothschild Roger Charlton

120116 MIRZA 5 C J Mills Rae Guest

20-0513 MOSCOW EIGHT (IRE) 6 David Barlow Eoghan O’Neill FR

600-000 MR DAVID (USA) 5 K J P Gundlach Jamie Osborne

1-00016 MUAAMARA 3 M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf Mick Channon

6-00000 NASRI 6 Dab Hand Racing Milton Bradley

0(2)(1)-(0)(2)3 NOVELLEN LAD (IRE) 7 Johnson & Broughton Willie Musson

100-300 NOVERRE TO GO (IRE) 6 Robert & Nina Bailey Ronald Harris

(2)(1)-(1)(1)(0)0 OASIS DANCER 5 Heather Slade Ralph Beckett

300-020 ONELADYOWNER 4 Bolland, Watson, Gregory, Lloyd & Oades David Brown

030-020 PABUSAR 4 Mr & Mrs Kevan Watts Ralph Beckett

(1)(1)(0)(4)10 PALACE MOON 7 Canisbay Bloodstock William Knight

0-02100 PEARL ICE 4 Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy David Barron

64-3001 PERFECT PASTIME 4 Country Friends Jim Boyle

050-300 PIAZZA SAN PIETRO 6 K Corke Zoe Davison

0-(5)(3)12 PICTURE DEALER 3 Richard Green Gary Moore

(1)026(6)0 PISCEAN (USA) 7 Andrew Duffield Tom Keddy

210-(2)42 PLACE IN MY HEART 3 Turf Club 2010 George Baker

25-56(1)1 POOLE HARBOUR (IRE) 3 The Heffer Syndicate Richard Hannon

051500- PRIME DEFENDER 8 S Falle, M Franklin, J Sumsion Michael Appleby

(4)30305 PRIME EXHIBIT 7 Dab Hand Racing Milton Bradley

0(1)(4)-2 PRODIGALITY 4 Paul Moulton Ronald Harris

30-6440 RACY 5 The C H F Partnership Kevin Ryan

060532 RIO COBOLO (IRE) 6 The Grech Family & The Quinn Family David Nicholls

00(6)-001 ROCKET ROB (IRE) 6 Bill Hinge & John Searchfield Willie Musson

230034 ROTHESAY CHANCER 4 Discovery Racing Club 2 Jim Goldie

10-(0)02(4) SACROSANCTUS 4 Paul Dixon Scott Dixon

(2)(5)(6)520 SCARF (AUS) 5 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor

026-160 SEAL ROCK 4 P A Deal Henry Candy

312004 SECRET WITNESS 6 Paul Moulton Ronald Harris

3321-22 SEEKING MAGIC 4 The Seekers Clive Cox

(6)(0)(0)1(0)0 SHIFTING STAR (IRE) 7 Night Shadow Syndicate John Bridger

42-(1)013 SHOLAAN (IRE) 3 Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum William Haggas

0(3)-3111 SHOW FLOWER 3 Jaber Abdullah Mick Channon

(1)02002 SHROPSHIRE (IRE) 4 The Hon Mrs J M Corbett & Chris Wright Charlie Hills

003202- SOAP WARS 7 Orr-Ewing, Malins & Barby Hugo Palmer

31-0610 STARWATCH 5 John Bridger John Bridger

001-305 STEPS (IRE) 4 Michael Hill Roger Varian

(4)-0(0)303 SUTTON VENY (IRE) 6 The Sutton Veny Syndicate Jeremy Gask

300-000 SWILLY FERRY (USA) 5 J Law David Nicholls

00-0400 SWISS CROSS 5 Steve Jakes Phil McEntee

0-(3)0400 TAGULA NIGHT (IRE) 6 Hufford & Papworth Dean Ivory

350410 TAJNEED (IRE) 9 Middleham Park Racing LIII & Partner David Nicholls

0-36664 TAX FREE (IRE) 10 Ian Hewitson David Nicholls

010500 THUNDERBALL 6 Paul Dixon Scott Dixon

014-050 TIOMAN LEGEND 3 H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah Roger Charlton

210-030 TOP COP 3 Jeff Smith Andrew Balding

1-00 TOP OFFER 3 Khalid Abdulla Roger Charlton

04-0000 VALERY BORZOV (IRE) 8 D R Kilburn/John Nicholls Trading Richard Fahey

2/400-00 VICTOIRE DE LYPHAR (IRE) 5 Middleham Park Racing XVIII David Nicholls

450000 VOCATIONAL (USA) 3 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston

00-0042 WAFFLE (IRE) 6 Laurence O’Kane & Paul Murphy David Barron

02(6)-(1)(2)0 WHAILEYY (IRE) 4 Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Marco Botti