Goodwood

  • 17:50 Chichester Observer Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.32s
  • Off time: 17:51:53
17:50 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tall Ship (IRE) 3/1
2nd Artful Rogue (IRE) 8/1
3rd Shadows Ofthenight (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 24-961 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Mustamir (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 b J Tate Kieran Shoemark (7) 80 10/111.00
2 (4) 71-83 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Hooded (USA) 28
Nag me
3 9-7 R Charlton James Doyle 80 7/42.75
3 (9) 76-4521 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Tall Ship (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 G L Moore S W Kelly 79 3/14.00
4 (7) 0-08212 Dark blue, light blue hoop, armlets and cap Secure Cloud (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 C Hills R Ffrench 77 10/111.00
5 (5) 535413 Maroon, Black epaulets Opera Fan (FR) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 77 10/111.00
6 (3) 235223 Dark blue, white spots, white sleeves, dark blue spots and cap Artful Rogue (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-4 Mrs A J Perrett Harry Bentley 77 8/19.00
8 (2) 5-71774 Purple, Maroon braces, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon star Gannicus 57
Nag me
3 8-13 t B G Powell William Twiston-Davies 72 25/126.00
9 (6) 5436 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Shadows Ofthenight (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 72 25/126.00
10 (1) 7145 Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Mymatechris (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 t A M Balding Oisin Murphy 71 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (10)224447Cotton Club (IRE)39-1B R MillmanShelley Birkett74

Verdict

Mark Johnston has some fine chances today and Opera Fan has to be among them after another good run behind Sleeper at Salisbury. Artful Rogue is still a maiden but had a real battle with TALL SHIP over slightly shorter here earlier in the month. The winner was having his first start for Gary Moore that day and has a fine pedigree so he's taken to confirm the form and go in again. Secure Cloud has improved on Polytrack recently though will need to find more, but Lingfield winner Hooded was having only his fourth start when a close third at Ascot and is the type to do better. Mustamir cannot be discounted despite being raised 9lb for his victory at Epsom as he was very impressive and that was his first run over this trip.