Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 16:35 Rsa Nursery7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.20s
  • Off time: 16:35:34
16:35 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Exchange 3/1
2nd Diamond Geezah (IRE) 5/1
3rd Singapore Lilly (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 4141 Red, Pink epaulets Memen (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 P F I Cole T P Queally 91 3/14.00
2 (12) 11240 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Bear (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-6 P D Evans J Fortune 90 20/121.00
3 (6) 221 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Royal Exchange 37
Nag me
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R Hughes 89 3/14.00
4 (1) 5411 Dark blue, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, red cap, yellow diamonds Major Conquest (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-1 J W Hills R Hills 85 8/19.00
5 (7) 4129 Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap Silence Is Bliss (IRE) 13
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2 9-0 J S Moore R L Moore 84 8/19.00
6 (3) 42481 Black, Grey sleeves, Black stars Diamond Geezah (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 B W Hills M Hills 84 5/16.00
7 (4) 32126 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Falkland Flyer (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-9 M R Channon A Munro 79 33/134.00
8 (5) 9231 Purple, white cross of lorraine, black and white check sleeves, black cap, white diamond Sir Lunchalott 90
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2 8-5 J S Moore Martin Dwyer 75 33/134.00
9 (8) 31777 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Singapore Lilly (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 8-4 M R Channon H Goto 74 16/117.00
10 (10) 324145 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap Alfraamsey 13
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2 8-3 M R Channon David Probert 73 20/121.00
11 (2) 933 Yellow, dark blue hollow box and star on cap Silken Thoughts 13
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2 8-0 John Berry Andrea Atzeni 70 25/126.00
12 (11) 374 Dark Blue, Orange armlets Philharmonic Hall 27
Nag me
2 7-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 66 16/117.00

Verdict

In the last three years it's paid to focus on the head of the weights in this contest and we'll do so by selecting ROYAL EXCHANGE to provide Richard Hannon with yet another juvenile winner at the expense of Memen and Diamond Geezah. Our selection finished ahead of Paul Cole's runner Memen when the pair made their debuts at Newbury in the spring. He then disappointed odds-on backers at Haydock before getting off the mark at Salisbury, in the process suggesting this step up to 7f would suit. Memen can't be ruled out having progressed since as he was undeniably impressive at Newmarket last time. However, this has the look of a more competitive event and he's 10lbs higher, while on that Newbury form he shouldn't be able to give Royal Exchange weight and a beating. Diamond Geezah caught the eye in the Brockelsby on his first start back in March but then proved disappointing, until finally off the mark at Ayr recently. That will have done him good and this Barry Hills-trained individual has always been well regarded. Major Conquest beat a subsequent winner trained by Hannon when losing his maiden tag and then did well to win a warm-looking nursery at Ascot. He's had his rating adjusted to the tune of 5lbs here but can't be discounted with further progress likely, especially as he's the only one of these with experience of the track having gone close in a good maiden here earlier on this term. Ryan Moore's booking aboard Silence Is Bliss is interesting and this horse wasn't beaten far in the Super Sprint but he had very little weight and will need to improve, stablemate Sir Lunchalott will relish the step up in distance but looks to lack a touch of class while Philharmonic Hall races from out of the weights. Mick Channon saddles three in his bid to land the race but the pick, Alfraamsey, will struggle to beat Memen and Royal Exchange on these terms on a line through Klammer, and it's the Hannon horse for us once more.