Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 17:15 Oak Tree Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.60s
  • Off time: 17:15:36
17:15 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tropical Paradise (IRE) 16/1
2nd Golden Stream (IRE) 9/2
3rd Pyrrha 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 3411-10 Emerald Green, Black spots, Black cap Pyrrha 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 C F Wall A Munro 105 8/19.00
2 (4) 310-625 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Golden Stream (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 103 9/25.50
3 (5) 41/0318- Dark Blue, White cap Summer Fete (IRE) 327
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 B Smart T Eaves 104 20/121.00
4 (9) 219-613 Red, Black hollow box and sleeves Tropical Paradise (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 P Winkworth I Mongan 102 16/117.00
5 (8) 4242-10 Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Puff (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 108 4/15.00
6 (3) 746-287 Dark blue, pink seams and sleeves, quartered cap Blue Angel (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Richard Hannon R Hughes (ex1) 95 25/126.00
7 (1) 217-7D3 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap Jacqueline Quest (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 111 15/82.88
9 (7) 52-2122 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Strictly Dancing (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-9 A M Balding J Fortune 91 14/115.00
10 (6) 113-0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tabassum (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 108 7/18.00
Non runners
8 (2)1840-56Mistic Magic (IRE)38-9P F I ColeNon Runner95

Verdict

Tabassum may yet prove up to this level but we're happy to take her on with JACQUELINE QUEST; Golden Stream and Puff are just about the pick of the rest in a race possibly lacking depth. With eight of the last 10 winners of this having been provided by the classic generation our inclination is to look towards the three-year-olds and Jacqueline Quest stands out, both on her demoted Guineas second and a fine third in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Clearly a filly who has improved with time, she deserves to underline her progression with a victory and has been found a fine opportunity. Tabassum was well held behind our selection at Ascot and those expecting improvement - it was after all her first start in 244 days - might be advised to heed the words of connections, who were keen to point out that this filly lacks a bit of scope and isn't sure to have made the transition from two to three. This will tell us more, but that combined with the slightly dubious form of the yard is enough for us to look elsewhere. The latter concern applies also to her stable companion Golden Stream, who has the assistance of Ryan Moore in the plate. Over this trip her record reads 1-1-10-1-2, but it has to be a concern that the 10th placed finish came in this last year on her sole visit to Goodwood. The other defeat came behind Pyrrha at Lingfield earlier this term and Chris Wall's runner has only suffered defeat once over this distance herself, but she's conceding 3lbs to Golden Stream here and was possibly fortunate to beat her that day. Both are four-year-olds anyway so perhaps Puff can take their measure by going close. Ralph Beckett's filly was too keen to do herself justice in the Coronation Stakes and would be a threat on her Fred Darling win despite the fact that form hasn't quite worked out as might've been hoped. Mistic Magic has plenty to find with Puff and looks set to be outclassed while last year's winner Summer Fete will do well to win this after a 327-day absence, especially with ground conditions set to be on the fast side for her. Jacqueline Quest is a shade better than this grade and is taken to demonstrate that belief by taking home top honours.