Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 15:25 Betfair Cup 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Round Course;Good to Firm,Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.52s
  • Off time: 15:26:10
15:25 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Shanakill (USA) 13/2
2nd Cat Junior (USA) 33/1
3rd Dalghar (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 2175-78 RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Balthazaar's Gift (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 C G Cox P Robinson 113 8/19.00
2 (3) 551948 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Cat Junior (USA) 42
Nag me
5 9-2 vt B J Meehan J P Spencer 112 33/134.00
3 (4) 2/11-215 Green, red epaulets Dalghar (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre G Mosse 7/24.50
4 (5) 061302 Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Dunelight (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-2 v C G Cox A Kirby 106 33/134.00
5 (8) 93/918-8 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Finjaan 122
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 M P Tregoning R Hills 117 8/19.00
6 (2) 0-27575 MAUVE Forgotten Voice (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 v J Noseda R Hughes 111 14/115.00
7 (7) 50-3401 Royal Blue, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and cap Lord Shanakill (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 113 13/27.50
8 (11) 311603 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Lovelace 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 106 16/117.00
9 (10) 804-310 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Main Aim 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 9/110.00
10 (6) 1/810-32 Purple and white diabolo, white sleeves, purple armlets, purple and white hooped cap Riggins (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-2 A M Balding J Fortune 105 7/18.00
11 (9) 4-04011 Dark Blue Air Chief Marshal (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 103 16/117.00
12 (1) 3-18222 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Jazz (USA) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 B W Hills M Hills 113 7/18.00

Verdict

Last year's winner Finjaan and the admirable Lord Shanakill may fare best of the older brigade, but the classic generation have accounted for six of the last 10 winners of this and we'll take RED JAZZ to enhance that record by beating fellow three-year-old Air Chief Marshal. The latter has returned to form in winning his last two starts and should be competitive stepped back up in grade but preference on this occasion is for Red Jazz. The Barry Hills-trained colt impressed when landing the European Free Handicap on his return and has acquitted himself well since. When last seen he took second to subsequent Group Two winner Premio Loco and the month break to freshen up is taken as a positive. Finjaan is unbeaten in two starts at the track including a victory in this last year but Balthazaar's Gift was only half a length back and doesn't have to concede weight-for-age this time. Dalghar is interesting at a price as a late-developing type who ran as well as could've been expected when ahead of Cat Junior at Royal Ascot. This drop back in trip will suit and he could sneak under the radar. Main Aim is a likeable horse who is at his best over seven furlongs but he looks just a shade short of Group Two class along with Lovelace, who has gone well here in the past. Riggins travelled beautifully in the Royal Hunt Cup and won on his only try here so couldn't be totally ruled out despite having a bit to do at the weights but in all likelihood Lord Shanakill will provide a bigger threat. Henry Cecil's charge took a while to master Dunelight at Chester and is 3lbs worse off but we expect him to frank that form in running a big race, although preference is for Red Jazz.