Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 16:40 Absolute Aesthetics March Stakes 1m 6f

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 2.43s
  • Off time: 16:40:05
16:40 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forever Now 4/1
2nd Alex My Boy (IRE) 15/8
3rd Kings Fete 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2746-80 Black, Yellow cap Biographer 86
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 b D R Lanigan S W Kelly 105 20/121.00
2 (8) 5-24396 Black, Light Blue armlets Blue Surf 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 Mrs A J Perrett Harry Bentley 97 20/121.00
3 (6) 75-1276 Royal blue Songcraft (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 p Saeed bin Suroor R Hughes 109 10/111.00
4 (7) 2398-16 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Alwilda 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 92 33/134.00
5 (1) 8614-21 Orange, White halved sleeves Miss Marjurie (IRE) 77
Nag me
4 9-2 D J Coakley Oisin Murphy 93 10/111.00
6 (2) 127811 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Alex My Boy (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 105 15/82.88
7 (3) 8-213 MAROON Forever Now 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 J H M Gosden William Buick 102 4/15.00
8 (4) 4112 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Kings Fete 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 99 9/43.25

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a poor record in this but the trio at the bottom of the weights represents the younger brigade and look to have outstanding chances. ALEX MY BOY is on a hat-trick and deserves a crack at this level after a very impressive victory in a strong handicap at Musselburgh. He's progressing well enough to make the step up in grade though Forever Now was having just his fourth start when performing with credit in a Newmarket Group 3 and should get into the mix. Kings Fete was chasing a hat-trick when runner-up to Double Bluff in a very competitive handicap over 1m4f here, staying on strongly enough to suggest this trip will suit. Songcraft looks best of the older contingent as he returned from a successful spell at Meydan to run well in a Group 3 here at the beginning of the month and he'll be spot-on with that under his belt. Biographer has been racing in better company and is no forlorn hope despite poor form figures.