Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 15:15 Artemis Goodwood Cup 2m

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 30.84s
  • Off time: 15:16:57
15:15 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saddler's Rock (IRE) 2/1
2nd Askar Tau (FR) 25/1
3rd Colour Vision (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 5133-11 Royal blue Colour Vision (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 117 5/23.50
2 (1) 826-742 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 B J Meehan N Callan 107 50/151.00
3 (5) 165-654 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 v M P Tregoning G Baker 110 25/126.00
4 (6) 9020-33 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 p A M Balding J Fortune 108 33/134.00
5 (2) 671557 Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Electrolyser (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 C G Cox A Kirby 108 66/167.00
6 (3) 2746-42 Royal blue, white cap Lost In The Moment (IRE) 39
Nag me
5 9-7 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 8/19.00
7 (9) 0234-36 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Nehaam 42
Nag me
6 9-7 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 110 16/117.00
8 (10) 1131-23 Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 42
Nag me
4 9-7 t J M Oxx J P Murtagh 115 2/13.00
9 (8) 3/350-11 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 W P Mullins R L Moore 106 4/15.00
10 (4) 2315-44 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 63
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 J L Dunlop E Ahern 109 16/117.00

Verdict

Chilberta King has won on this course and over the distance at Sandown but was well beaten in this a year ago when Lost In The Moment was just touched off by the Godolphin first string Opinion Poll. That latter scenario looks like repeating itself here as the Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision has Frankie on board and not surprisingly looks the Godolphin first choice. However, close behind in third at Ascot was SADDLER'S ROCK, who had beaten Opinion Poll easily in the Doncaster Cup last year. He's 4lb better off with Colour Vision here and with the quicker ground in his favour can gain his revenge and take this. Simenon won twice at Royal Ascot, both times in the style of a very progressive stayer. He'll need to step up against the top performers but there's every chance of him doing so and he has to enter the equation.