Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 16:05 Betfair Molecomb Stakes 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.88s
  • Off time: 16:06:18
16:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Finjaan 5/1
2nd Bonnie Charlie 8/1
3rd Jargelle (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 1 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Bonnie Charlie 106
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 8/19.00
3 (4) 1247 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Effort 19
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 25/126.00
4 (6) 12 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Finjaan 61
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-0 M P Tregoning R Hills 5/16.00
5 (15) 3314 Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Flashmans Papers 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 J R Best S Drowne 9/110.00
6 (14) 21 Royal blue Global City (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 12/113.00
7 (9) 91110 Purple and White diabolo, White sleeves, Purple cap Icesolator (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
2 9-0 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 14/115.00
9 (3) Dark Green, Orange stripe Noverre To Hide (USA)
Nag me
2 9-0 J R Best L P Keniry 33/134.00
10 (1) 52211 Dark Green, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Rievaulx World 26
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 K A Ryan N Callan 85 9/25.50
11 (2) 5112 Dark Blue, White cap Spin Cycle (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 B Smart T E Durcan 11 3/14.00
12 (11) 310 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Thunderous Mood (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 P F I Cole J F Egan 25/126.00
13 (13) 311 White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Jargelle (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-11 W J Haggas Liam Jones 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (10)1Art Preview (USA)29-0G L MooreR L Moore
8 (12)5101Light The Fire (IRE)29-0B J MeehanJ Fortune
14 (7)218Mrs Kipling (IRE)28-11S A CallaghanS Sanders
15 (5)319026White Shift (IRE)28-11P D EvansT P Queally

Verdict

FINJAAN is taken to get the better of Flashmans Papers and Spin Cycle. The Royal Applause colt was very impressive on debut when wearing his owner's second colours but getting the better of the more experienced first string. Ouqba has gone on to prove that he is a fair sort with victory in a Newmarket novice stakes whilst the selection took second behind Icesolator in a Listed race at Sandown. He didn't really settle that day and may not have been entirely home on the soft ground but can show his true colours this afternoon. John Best came within a whisker of taking this prize last year and has another strong contender in Flashmans Papers, but he has been held up last twice and that tactic could be fraught with danger with 15 runners due to go to post here. He was finishing fastest of all in the Norfolk Stakes but was still a length and a half adrift of South Central and Spin Cycle at the line. Spin Cycle reopposes here and has to be feared but he too was held up at Ascot and he could find all manner of traffic problems from stall two if ridden in the same manner here. Not a race to be dogmatic about with so many open to improvement but Finjaan should be capable of giving us a big run for our money.