Commissioned up for the Qatar Goodwood Cup on Ladies’ Day

Day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival on Thursday, July 28, is Ladies’ Day with the £312,100 Group Two Qatar Goodwood Cup (3.10pm, 16 confirmations plus one supplementary entry) taking centre stage.   The first two horses home in the 2015 Qatar Goodwood Cup were Big Orange (Michael Bell) and Quest For More (Roger Charlton), who both go forward for this year’s renewals, along with last year’s fourth Pallasator (Sir Mark Prescott), sixth Sheikhzayedroad (David Simcock) and seventh Oriental Fox (Mark Johnston).   Godolphin’s Antiquarium…

Guineas winners on course for electrifying rematch in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Galileo Gold, Awtaad and The Gurkha, who have won the three major European versions of the 2,000 Guineas this year, headline 14 six-day confirmations for the £1-million Group One Qatar Sussex Stakes, the fabulous feature contest staged over a mile on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, July 27.   The three colts have already met in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 14, when QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Galileo Gold (Hugo Palmer) cemented his place as Europe’s…

Thrilling first day of Qatar Goodwood Festival in prospect

  The 2016 Qatar Goodwood Festival is now less than a week away and the countdown to the five-day spectacular at the world’s most beautiful racecourse steps up a gear today with the unveiling of the acceptors and entries for the opening day on Tuesday, July 26.   Tuesday’s highlight is the £300,000 G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes (3.10pm, 14 confirmations), staged over seven furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards.   Last year’s winner and close second in 2014 Toormore (Richard Hannon) goes forward again, along with…

Kinema out to provide Beckett with another Glorious result at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

  Kinema is on course to bid for a hat-trick of wins this season in the £100,000 Group Three Betfred Glorious Stakes, the opening contest on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Friday, July 29.   The five-year-old is set to make his Pattern debut in the 12-furlong contest after providing trainer Ralph Beckett with a first Royal Ascot success when taking the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap over a mile and a half on June 17, in which he survived a stewards’ enquiry to…

Take Cover on course for another crack at Goodwood’s Qatar King George Stakes

  Evergreen sprinter Take Cover is set to make a fourth appearance at the Qatar Goodwood Festival when he bids for a second victory in the £300,000 Group Two Qatar King George Stakes on Friday, July 29.   The nine-year-old, trained in South Yorkshire by David Griffiths, has a marvellous record at Goodwood. He captured the five-furlong contest in 2014 and went down by a head to Muthmir (William Haggas) in last year’s renewal. He was also beaten a nose in the consolation race for…

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