Goodwood

  • 17:15 Oldham Seals 50th Anniversary Handicap1m 1f

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 54.58s
  • Off time: 17:16:12
17:15 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmoral Castle 11/2
2nd Angelic Upstart (IRE) 7/2
3rd Rapid Advance 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 233005 Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Moonday Sun (USA) 25
Nag me
5 10-0 Mrs A J Perrett James Doyle 89 5/16.00
3 (1) 475265- Dark Green, Yellow star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Cruck Realta 302
Nag me
4 10-0 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 89 12/113.00
4 (10) 7-13831 Orange, white seams, sleeves and star on cap Angelic Upstart (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 A M Balding Kieran Shoemark (7) 85 7/24.50
5 (6) 021518 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Ogbourne Downs 25
Nag me
4 9-10 C Hills Harry Bentley 85 8/19.00
6 (2) 5-41211 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 33
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 J G Portman Ned Curtis (5) 80 11/26.50
7 (3) 042610 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap Sheila's Buddy 25
Nag me
5 9-4 J S Moore J P Fahy 79 20/121.00
8 (4) 115165 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Insaany 23
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 85 5/23.50
10 (9) 72-4180 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Rapid Advance 17
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute S W Kelly 80 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (8)016064Secret Art (IRE)410-0W J KnightOisin Murphy89
9 (5)382393First Post (IRE)78-13D Haydn JonesTim Clark74

Verdict

This has been run twice and 25/1 chances have won both. Rapid Advance looked a smart prospect when scoring here in June but has been a big disappointment subsequently. First Post's last victory was here in October and, though he's been performing with credit, is 3lb lower so has to be on the short-list. Balmoral Castle has won twice over the course and distance and is on a hat-trick after his latest success at Windsor. He's taken a big leap in the ratings and class so will need to produce much more. Angelic Upstart was having his first-ever run on this track when coming with a late run to beat Jodies Jem over the trip last month. He's well up to this class but a 5lb rise makes things more difficult. The lightly-raced INSAANY (NAP) ran a tremendous race in a better handicap than this over slightly further here last month. The assessor has left him on the same mark and Mark Johnston's lightly-raced colt is handed the vote.