Today's racecards

Goodwood

  • 14:30 Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £42,532 2nd £16,125 3rd £8,070 4th £4,020
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.10s
  • Off time: 14:31:01
14:30 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cap O'rushes 9/2
2nd Excess Knowledge 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 162-344 Royal blue Cap O'rushes 32
Nag me
3 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 110 9/25.50
2 (1) 42-115 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Elkaayed (USA) 41
Nag me
3 9-0 R Varian P Hanagan 106 9/25.50
3 (5) 127-3 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Excess Knowledge 26
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 106 7/42.75
4 (7) 21-4353 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Havana Beat (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 100 8/19.00
5 (2) 1-1364 Royal blue, white cap Secret Number 41
Nag me
3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 106 4/15.00
6 (3) 2-11130 Maroon, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White spots Spillway 41
Nag me
3 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton T P Queally 88 33/134.00
7 (6) 614 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Testudo (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 B J Meehan K Fallon 99 16/117.00

Verdict

Cap O'Rushes was in the the Irish Derby to ensure a good pace for the disappointing Libertarian but ended up staying on well for fourth. He has his first start for new Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby here and is preferred to Saeed Bin Suroor's Secret Number. The latter finished virtually upsides with the front-running Elkaayed when a couple of lengths behind Remote at Ascot. John Gosden trains Remote and his EXCESS KNOWLEDGE looks to have leading claims in this after a third behind older and much higher rated horses at Sandown. He should relish today's longer trip and gets the vote. Havana Beat finished just ahead of Testudo when third at Newmarket last time but both have plenty to find in this company as does Spillway.