Glorious Goodwood: Easy for Ivawood in Richmond Stakes

Last Updated: 31/07/14 3:18pm

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Ivawood streaks clear under Richard Hughes to win in fine style

Ivawood streaks clear under Richard Hughes to win in fine style

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Ivawood easily brushed his rivals aside to take his 100 per cent record to three in the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes.

Richard Hannon's talented youngster burnt off the opposition as he followed up his victory in the July Stakes to notch a second Group Two.

Richard Hughes has the 2/5 shot smartly away and he was soon dictating affairs.

A burst of speed over a furlong out took him a few lengths clear and he romped away to defeat the staying-on Louie De Palma by four and a half lengths.

Jungle Cat was another neck away in third place.

Hughes said: "He's got everything, really.

"He looks like him (Toronado) and he stays like him. He's ahead of the other two-year-olds at the moment."

Hannon said: "It's nice to get one on the board as we've hit the crossbar a few times this week.

"We'll look at the Morny (Deauville) and the Dewhurst (Newmarket), races like that.

"We'll treat him as a Guineas horse and work back from there.

"He's got the speed for six (furlongs) and will get seven in time."

Sky Bet make the winner 10/1 for the 2000 Guineas and Michael Shinners said: "Another impressive performance from the Richard Hannon horse and the further he went the better he looked.

"This probably wasn't the strongest renewal of the Richmond Stakes, but he has to be respected."

Trainer Clive Cox said of runner-up Louie De Palma: "The winner looks a very good horse and I'm very happy with that.

"He's done very well since his run at Ascot and that was a big step up.

"Today was the plan but hopefully he can pick something up later on."

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