Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 17:50 Iquest Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Round Course: Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.80s
  • Off time: 17:50:43
17:50 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st R Woody 12/1
2nd Caldermud (IRE) 6/1
3rd One Hit Wonder 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6221-7 Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap Adventure Story 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 75 15/28.50
2 (9) 4-22355 Black and red diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, red and black quartered cap R Woody 11
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3 9-7 D K Ivory P Cosgrave 75 12/113.00
3 (8) 33-3521 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sheer Force (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 W J Knight S W Kelly 74 4/51.80
4 (3) 1-66871 Beige, Red seams, Red cap Al Khimiya (IRE) 9 (ex6)
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3 9-6 S Woodman J P Fahy (5) 68 14/115.00
5 (10) 58-6 Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Caldermud (IRE) 49
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3 9-5 J R Best S Drowne 73 6/17.00
6 (6) 00-7940 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Avongate 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 p1 R Harris L Morris 68 25/126.00
7 (4) 713186 Dark Blue, large White spots, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White and Dark Blue quartered cap Private Olley 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 J Akehurst A Kirby (ex1) 67 25/126.00
8 (5) 56-05 Black, white spots on sleeves, white cap One Hit Wonder 10
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3 8-6 M H-Fairley J F McDonald 60 12/113.00
9 (2) 95-4684 Pink, Grey braces and stars on cap Silvee 36
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3 8-4 J J Bridger Amy Baker (5) 58 20/121.00
10 (1) 44-6542 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Starwatch 12
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3 8-2 J J Bridger N Chalmers 55 16/117.00

Verdict

Having got off the mark at the 10th time of asking perhaps the confidence of SHEER FORCE will have been boosted enough for him to land this from Adventure Story and R Woody. William Knight's charge won well at Ffos Las last time and had them strung out in behind. Having shown some decent form as a juvenile he'd become disappointing prior to that but he should go on from here and has his handicap mark unaltered; having placed off a pound higher in March there's every chance he'll take some beating with conditions ideal. Adventure Story shaped as though in need of the run last time and Richard Hannon's filly must be factored into calculations. She beat 90-rated Jarrow when landing her maiden and also took second behind 93-rated Miss Zooter prior to that, so this mark of 74 could prove generous in the fullness of time and we expect a bold show. R Woody was ahead of Adventure Story last time but may struggle to confirm that form back in handicap company, however he shapes as though six furlongs suits better than five and that Windsor run suggests he's not just an all-weather specialist. In contrast Al Khimiya could be called one having only won at Kempton; the combination of turf, a 6lb rise for her last win and this drop in trip is enough for us to confidently oppose the filly. Caldermud needs to improve on what he's shown but needs a market check ahead of his handicap debut whilst One Hit Wonder looked one pace during his and this drop in distance may not suit. Sheer Force gets the marginal vote ahead of Adventure Story.