Tote Win: £4.80 Tote Place: £1.80,2.40,5.10
Straight Forecast: £27.18 Exacta: £26.10 Trifecta: £290.00 Swingers: 1&2:4.80 2&3:12.80 1&3:13.80
Jackpot: £39,054.40, Pool: £55006.21, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £761.40, Pool: £291455.5, 279.43 winning tickets
Quadpot: £124.80, Pool: £12328.35, 73.09 winning tickets
MASAMAH had never raced at Goodwood prior to this race but he seemed to relish the task and won this Group Two (in name at least) with something to spare. Smartly away from a middle draw, he quickly made his way to he stands rail. He set strong fractions (nothing could match him) but did come under pressure some way from home. However as favourite Noble Storm moved alongside, he found plenty for pressure and, with the rail to help, found another length on the chasing pack. Clear with half a furlong to run he still kept the gallop up and this was an impressive run, albeit with question marks over some of those in behind. The five-year-old may well head to the Nunthorpe after this, where his speed would be a huge asset, however his form would need to take another step forward. Runner-up Amour Propre was never too far off the speed, and he has now put in two solid runs this season. He was always tracking the pace and tried to conjure an effort at the furlong pole, but, like the majority of the field, he never looked like catching the leader. The exception to that may be Group Therapy who was placed in the race for the second successive season. He got no sort of run here, having been switched numerous times for an effort. His first block came three furlongs out, before finding Amour Propre in his way two out. His jockey may regret not switching him to the middle for a gap then, but, holding onto the horse for another second or two, he got a run on the rail. Once in the clear he really powered home, and, although it could be deceptive, he looked an unlucky loser. Fourth home was Beyond Desire who seemed to get a bit unbalanced when coming off the bridle before the two pole, but she found her stride late on and was far from disgraced. Noble Storm held every chance but he weakened markedly late on. He's all speed so may do better when able to dominate a smaller field, whilst Humidor has plenty of talent and ran well in fifth, although his profile suggests that this field wasn't a vintage one. Kingsgate Native had a poor draw in stall 1 and was unable to match them in the early stages for pace. He worked his way into the contest at halfway but that effort told in the end and he was easily brushed aside. He was the best horse coming into the race on ratings but ran another poor race and looks to be struggling at present. Rain Delayed tried to run on once the race was over but he could never get competitive and may be better off searching for a weak handicap in Dubai over the winter.