Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 15:15 Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes 1m 1f 192y

  • Winner £104,914 2nd £39,775 3rd £19,906 4th £9,916
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.61s
  • Off time: 15:17:09
15:15 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Fugue 11/4
2nd Timepiece 16/1
3rd Was (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1113-10 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Clinical 45
Nag me
4 9-6 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 109 20/121.00
2 (8) 131-111 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Izzi Top 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 J H M Gosden William Buick 115 7/42.75
3 (5) 241-538 Cherry, Black sash, Primrose and White quartered cap Lay Time 22
Nag me
4 9-6 A M Balding J Fortune 109 14/115.00
4 (2) 11112-9 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Nahrain 45
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 R Varian N Callan 117 13/27.50
5 (3) 1315-95 Red and White (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 R Charlton J Doyle 107 33/134.00
6 (1) 1328-48 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Timepiece 79
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 110 16/117.00
7 (7) 1-4132 Pink, Grey sash The Fugue 44
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 J H M Gosden R Hughes 111 11/43.75
8 (6) 1-314 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Was (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-11 A P O'Brien R L Moore 113 11/26.50

Verdict

Izzi Top landed her first Group 1 in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh last month and is likely to start favourite for the all-conquering Gosden yard as she may not have finished improving yet. Nahrain made her comeback over a mile at the Royal Ascot meeting and she's a leading contender on last year's nose defeat of Announce in the Prix De L'Opera at Longchamp. The latter had previously won a Group 1 at Deauville when just getting the better of TIMEPIECE. Sir Henry Cecil's mare has been way below par so far this season but she gets another chance to show her best here and emulate retired stablemate Midday, who landed a famous hat-trick of wins in this race last year. The three-year-olds Was and another Gosden runner, The Fugue, have both been beaten since finishing first and third respectively in the Oaks at Epsom and they'll need to take another step forward against these older horses while Clinical, Lay Time and Sea Of Heartbreak also have something to find in a cracking renewal.