Cumani pair star on final day of the May Festival

The May Festival at Goodwood concludes on Saturday, May 23, with a seven-race card, headlined by two £40,000 Listed contests, the 32Red Festival Stakes (2.05pm, seven runners) over just short of 10 furlongs and the Tapster Stakes (4.05pm, five runners) over 12 furlongs. Newmarket handler Luca Cumani will launch a two-pronged assault on the opening 32Red Festival Stakes with Afsare (Kieren Fallon) and French import Mobaco (Jim Crowley). Afsare developed into a high-class performer last season and was last seen out finishing an unlucky second…

Noble handed Goodwood Mission on Saturday

Frankel’s brother Noble Mission, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, is likely to return to Goodwood in the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.05pm) over a mile and a half on the third and final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, Saturday, May 25. The four-year-old triumphed over subsequent Ladbrokes St Leger hero Encke in the Group Three Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes over the course and distance at Glorious Goodwood in July last year. He was a close third on his seasonal return in the…

Cameron Highland set for Goodwood return

Cameron Highland is on course to start his season on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood, Saturday, May 25, in either the £40,000 Listed 32Red Festival Stakes over just short of 10 furlongs (2.05pm) or the £40,000 Listed Tapster Stakes (4.10pm) over 12 furlongs. The son of Galileo, who is trained in Newmarket by Roger Varian, disappointed when last seen out in the Group Three Arc Trial at Newbury in September but had previously landed a Listed contest at Windsor by four…

The Confessor returns for opening day of the May Festival on Thursday

The Confessor bids to enhance his enviable Goodwood record in the £20,000 Wright Joinery Company Handicap (3.10pm, 19 entries) over seven furlongs, the feature handicap on day one, Thursday, May 23, of the three-day May Festival. Henry Candy’s charge has yet to finish out of the first three in five visits to the West Sussex course and captured a seven-furlong handicap, the Harwoods Racing Club Handicap, at Glorious Goodwood in early August last year. He followed up that victory with a gallant third in the…

May Festival at Goodwood fast approaching

Cocked Hat option for progressive Spillway Hayley Turner delighted with 100 per cent Goodwood record Goodwood plays host to the exciting May Festival of horseracing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 23, 24 and 25. The three-day meeting was re-introduced to the programme at Goodwood in 2012 after a hiatus of six years and, with four Listed contests plus a host of competitive handicaps, the May Festival offers top-quality action. Adam Waterworth, Managing Director of Goodwood Racecourse, commented: “We were delighted with the success of…

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