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Goodwood

  • 15:15 Artemis Goodwood Cup 2m

  • (British Champions' Series) (Group 2) £100,000 added 3yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 23.85s
  • Off time: 15:20:15

Full result

15:15 Goodwood Result 28th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (16) Opinion Poll (IRE) 9-7 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 5 9/2f
Mid-division on inside, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd and edged right inside final 2f, led over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, held on last strides opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £5000-£1000(x2) £2500-£500(x2) £2700-£600 £2700-£600 £2250-£500(x10)
2nd (3) hd Lost In The Moment (IRE) 9-7 William Buick Saeed bin Suroor 4 11/1
Held up towards rear, closer order on inside over 6f out, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, staying on when switched left over 1f out, strong run to 2nd close home and closed on winner last strides opened 14/1 touched 14/1
3rd (10) nk Blue Bajan (IRE) 9-10 D Tudhope D O'Meara 9 20/1
Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to outside inside final 2f, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held when outpaced to 3rd close home opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th (9) nse Fox Hunt (IRE) 9-7 S De Sousa M Johnston 4 5/1
Mid-division, driven on outside 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £2100-£300 £2750-£500 £2200-£400
5th (4) Bergo (GER) 9-7 R L Moore G L Moore 8 22/1
Chased leaders, chased clear leader 3f out, closed over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong opened 18/1 touched 25/1 £20000-£600
6th (11) ½ Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 9-7 Louis Beuzelin B J Meehan 7 28/1
Chased leaders, closed on leader over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 25/1 touched 28/1
7th (2) ½ Overturn (IRE) 9-7 R Hughes D McCain Jnr 7 8/1
Led at strong pace, 5 lengths ahead 4f out, reduced lead over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 10/1 touched 10/1
8th (8) Manighar (FR) 9-7 K Fallon L M Cumani 5 7/1
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, struggling in rear over 4f out, plugged on final furlong, never any chance opened 6/1 touched 7/1 £3500-£500
9th (6) Chiberta King 9-7 J Fortune A M Balding 5 12/1
Close up in 5th, effort on inside well over 1f out, weakened final furlong opened 12/1 touched 14/1 £15000-£1050
10th (13) 13 Red Cadeaux 9-7 T G McLaughlin E A L Dunlop 5 10/1
Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, close up over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 12/1 touched 12/1
11th (14) Swingkeel (IRE) 9-7 T E Durcan J L Dunlop 6 40/1
Always towards rear, never in contention opened 40/1 touched 40/1
12th (1) Montaff 9-7 J H Bowman M R Channon 5 16/1
Always towards rear opened 20/1 touched 20/1
13th (15) nk Electrolyser (IRE) 9-7 A Kirby C G Cox 6 20/1
In touch in 6th, ridden 3f out, soon weakened opened 16/1 touched 20/1 £20000-£700
14th (12) 4 Tastahil (IRE) 9-7 R Hills B W Hills 7 12/1
Chased clear leader until 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, soon eased opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£350 £20000-£1600
15th (7) 55 Geordieland (FR) 9-7 Jim Crowley J A Osborne 10 33/1
Steadied start, held up last, never a factor, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 40/1
NR (5) Allied Powers (IRE) 9-7 J P Spencer M L W Bell 6

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.30 Tote Place: £1.40,4.10,6.60
Straight Forecast: £47.62 Exacta: £51.30 Trifecta: £729.60 Swingers: 1&2:10.40 2&3:36.50 1&3:23.20

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

Verdict

A rarity in the winners' enclosure after a Godolphin winner, as Frankie Dettori, struggling with a foot injury sustained on Saturday, refused to perform a flying dismount. However he needed every ounce of his strength to force OPINION POLL over the line that he needed no real excuse for apologetically declining. Overturn took the field along at a strong tempo, having got to the lead easily enough from his wide draw. Richard Hughes, deputising for regular partner Eddie Ahern, tried to kick for home turning in and it looked a potentially race-winning move, however the horse started to tie up with a furlong and a half to run. He was swamped by a host of runners, led by favourite Opinion Poll, and the mount of Dettori hit the front inside the furlong pole. He drifted to his right however and ended up on the rails, giving a chance to the closing trio of Lost In The Moment, Fox Hunt and Blue Bajan. As all bore down on Opinion Poll, the winning post loomed and with a final push of the hands Dettori propelled his mount to a head success. He had the best form coming here and was entitled to win a race of this ilk, however he only scraped in here and certainly didn't appear to improve on his Ascot Gold Cup second to Fame And Glory, although Dettori felt he went for home too soon. Further rain would have suited though, and he's certainly a deserving Cup winner. Narrowly second was fellow Godolphin runner Lost In The Moment, who came from a lot further back than the winner who had sat in sixth for a long way. He really found his stride late on and in another yard would have won. He didn't get the clearest of runs a furlong out but really picked up well when getting a clear run and must go down as a slightly unlucky loser. Third was Blue Bajan who ran a cracker. He has been a revelation this year and has helped propel his handler David O'Meara up the training ranks. He had long enough to pick up the leader, having made his challenge on the outer, and was just beaten by two better horses on the day. A whisker back in fourth was Fox Hunt who travelled well for a long way but got a bit of a bump from the winner when he was extricated from a pocket three furlongs from home. He seemed to lose momentum and immediately came off the bridle but he rallied in fine style and made up an awful lot of ground from the two furlong pole. He is very progressive and helps give the form some substance. A fine fifth was Bergo who managed to keep up the gallop despite racing quite keenly early on, whilst Aaim To Prosper came next. He just lacks the turn of foot of his rivals but is gritty and determined and not without talent. The brave front-runner Overturn was next, and despite setting an honest pace, was beaten less than three lengths. Manighar followed him in and he came from a different parish. All those ahead of him were similarly so at the three furlong pole and he continue to run ok in these races without setting the world alight. One could argue he was set an impossible task here. Tastahil raced in second for a mile and a half but was soon brushed aside, whilst Chiberta King wasn't disgraced on this jump up in class. He only weakened out of things late on and ran above expectations, as did Red Cadeaux. Geordieland dropped right away having been held up and may be bound for the field now, whilst last-year's runner up Electrolyser has not looked the same horse this season and once again ran below par.