Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 15:05 Santa Maria Foodservice Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good places Straight,Round Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.75s
  • Off time: 15:05:19
15:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gospel Choir 2/1
2nd Mister Impatience 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 3/1117-7 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Gospel Choir 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 2/13.00
2 (3) 10-4786 Black, Light Blue armlets Blue Surf 32
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-13 Mrs A J Perrett P J Dobbs 96 7/18.00
3 (6) 19/10-18 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Charles Camoin (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 9-11 S Kirk L P Keniry 94 10/111.00
4 (7) 122157 Navy Blue, Gold 'v', Red cap Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-11 Richard Hannon R Hughes 94 6/17.00
5 (5) 314025 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Haylaman (IRE) 46
Nag me
5 9-10 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 93 12/113.00
6 (2) 443088 Yellow, beige seams, yellow sleeves and cap Mister Impatience 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 94 8/19.00
7 (4) 916-51 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Pearl Castle (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-10 A M Balding J P Spencer 87 10/34.33

Verdict

Gospel Choir looked potentially Group class when completing his hat-trick in a tough Haydock handicap last August but has been a beaten favourite on both subsequent starts. If his trainer has nursed him back to his best he'll take some stopping from this mark though PEARL CASTLE may have his measure. Andrew Balding's son of Montjeu won here last August and could hardly have been more impressive when making all at Sandown last month. The extra quarter-mile won't be a problem and he gets the nod. Blue Surf will enjoy the conditions and usually goes well at this sort of level while Mister Impatience is better than he showed at Doncaster last time.