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Goodwood

  • 15:30 Bgc Sussex Stakes 1m

  • (group 1) £298,417 added 3yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.46s
  • Off time: 15:33:53

Full result

15:30 Goodwood Result 30th July 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Henrythenavigator (USA) 8-13 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 3 4/11f
Settled in close 3rd or 4th behind leaders, led travelling strongly 2f out, soon edged right to rails, hard driven final furlong, held on gamely, all out opened 2/5 touched 2/5 £2000-£4500 £889-£2000 £600-£1350 £400-£900 £2000-£5000(x2) £1000-£2500(x4) £800-£2000(x2) £400-£1000(x3) £400-£1100
2nd (6) hd Raven's Pass (USA) 8-13 J Fortune J H M Gosden 3 4/1
Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 4th, effort on outer 2f out, chased winner inside final 2f, driven and strong challenge well inside final furlong, not quite get up opened 4/1 touched 9/2 £2250-£500 £1800-£400 £2000-£500
3rd (2) Major Cadeaux 9-7 R Hughes Richard Hannon 4 14/1
Took keen hold, tracked leader on outer, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon slightly hampered and lost 2nd, plugged on one pace after opened 14/1 touched 14/1
4th (4) s.h Winker Watson 8-13 R L Moore P W Chapple-Hyam 3 16/1
Held up in rear, switched outside and ridden 3f out, stayed on steadily from over 1f out, challenged for 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with front pair opened 16/1 touched 20/1
5th (5) 6 Tariq 9-7 S Sanders P W Chapple-Hyam 4 20/1
Held up, headway on inside to track leading pair over 3f out, driven along and weakened 2f out opened 16/1 touched 20/1
6th (1) 15 Windsor Palace (IRE) 8-13 D R McCabe A P O'Brien 3 100/1
Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened opened 100/1 touched 100/1
NR (7) Dream Eater (IRE) 8-13 F Norton A M Balding 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.40 Tote Place: £1.10,1.90
Straight Forecast: £2.13 Exacta: £2.30

Jackpot: £60,041.01 carried forward to Goodwood, 31st Jul
Placepot: £976.60, Pool: £247284.6, 184.84 winning tickets
Quadpot: £159.50, Pool: £13304.7, 61.7 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £341.36
PlaceFive: £66.55

Verdict

A fantastic race and a fourth Group One success for HENRYTHENAVIGATOR but only after a thrilling tussle with old adversary Raven's Pass over the last two furlongs. The Coolmore colt looked a bit sweaty in the paddock beforehand and found his pacemaker Windsor Palace taken on early doors by the keen Major Cadeaux. But once Johnny Murtagh pulled him round the leading pair, he surged to the front and headed towards the rails. That allowed Raven's Pass, who had kept closer tabs on him than in his previous defeats at Newmarket and Royal Ascot, to throw down a serious challenge thanks to an aggressive ride from Jimmy Fortune. But Henrythenavigator still had a head to spare at the line and is now up there with the great milers. The runner-up only needs to avoid Aidan O'Brien's superstar to record a well-deserved victory at the very highest level while watch out for Winker Watson, maybe over six or seven furlongs, as he travelled superbly until weakening in the final furlong.