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Goodwood

  • 14:45 Audi Stakes 5f

  • (group 3) £70,000 added 3yo+ 17 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 57.96s
  • Off time: 14:45:42

Native Roars Back In Audi

Last Updated: 30/07/09 8:52pm

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Kingsgate Native is out on his own.

Kingsgate Native is out on his own.

Sir Michael Stoute's wizardry extended to returning Kingsgate Native to winning form in the Audi Stakes at Goodwood.

Group One victories as a juvenile and a three-year-old prompted Cheveley Park Stud to purchase the colt for their breeding operation - but he proved infertile and was sent back into training with Stoute in a bid to recoup some losses.

He made an inauspicious first appearance for Stoute when second-last in the Golden Jubilee, a race he won in 2008 when in the care of John Best, but sidled through a particularly strong Group Three field to come just under three lengths clear of Total Gallery, Inxile and Borderlescott.

The first three home broke from the three lowest stalls.

Stoute, who has landed one big prize after another these last few days, was not present, so Chris Richardson, the stud's managing director, was left to be congratulated warmly by Best and Kingsgate Native's former owner, John Mayne.

Richardson reflected: "At the end of the day it has been a difficult time for the horse.

"We gave him the chance at stud but he covered 32 mares and none were in foal.

"It was a concern moving him from doing one job to going back in training and he needed the run at Ascot - he might have needed to get the muscle tone back.

"Quite simply this was Group One company today - it was a Group Three in name - and he's in all the races now.

"Sir Michael is the stud's senior trainer and he jumped at the chance to have him.

"Hopefully the horse can now repay some of the investment we made to try to make him a stallion."

Total Gallery's trainer Stan Moore was also thrilled.

"Richard Hughes said he will be a Group One horse and I think he is going to be awesome next season, the world will be his oyster," he reported.

"I think we might pick some lesser ones this year and mind him for next season."

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