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Treacherous keeps up good run in Stewards’ consolation

PA Sport 2:34pm, Sat 1 Aug 2020

Treacherous lands the Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap under Harry Bentley at Goodwood (Mark Cranham/PA) Treacherous came from the rear of the field to win for the third time from his last four starts in the Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap at Goodwood. One of those two wins came over this course and distance and Ed de Giles’ six-year-old repeated the trick with a cosy success.

Watch Me is flying for Prix Rothschild bid

PA Sport 2:20pm, Sat 1 Aug 2020

Watch Me is the likely favourite for the Prix Rothschild (Adam Davy/PA) Francis-Henri Graffard is confident Watch Me is at the top of her game as she bids for a second Group One success in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville. The Olympic Glory filly was a surprise winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer, before going on to finish fourth in the Prix Jacques le Marois and third in the Prix de l’Opera.

Ghaly delight for Bin Suroor at Newmarket

PA Sport 1:40pm, Sat 1 Aug 2020

Ghaly with William Buick and Saeed bin Suroor (Megan Ridgwell/PA) Ghaly looks set to feature in Saeed bin Suroor’s team at next year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival after opening his account for the season at Newmarket. The Dubawi gelding appeared to appreciate being dropped back to a mile in the MansionBet Bet £10 Get £20 Handicap, having found the extended 10-furlong trip beyond him on his return to action at York last time out.

Great White Shark snaps up Galway feature

PA Sport 8:13pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Great White Shark and Paul Townend come home clear in the Guinness Handicap Hurdle at Galway (Brian Lawless/PA) Great White Shark led home a one-two for champion trainer Willie Mullins in the Guinness Handicap Hurdle at Galway. Sharpened by a run on the Flat on Monday’s card, the six-year-old mare was always travelling well for Paul Townend on her first outing over jumps since she was third at the Cheltenham Festival.

Delighted Hills hails undisputed speed king Battaash

PA Sport 6:29pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Battaash returns victorious at Goodwood (Alan Crowhurst/PA) The Goodwood stands were almost empty – but Battaash received a reception fit for a champion following his fourth King George Qatar Stakes success. On a blazing hot day, the undisputed sprint king delivered victory in the style and manner that has come to be expected of him, with another explosive performance in a race he has made his own in recent seasons.

Franny Norton on sidelines following trip to Spain

PA Sport 5:03pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Franny Norton has been hit by the latest quarantine restrictions(Tim Goode/PA) Franny Norton cannot ride until August 12 as he is required to undergo quarantine following a trip to Spain to celebrate his 50th birthday. Norton decided to enjoy a brief holiday with his family for his big day on July 28, as he was serving a nine-day suspension for his ride on Thunderous in winning the Dante Stakes at York.

Brilliant Battaash sizzles in Goodwood sunshine

PA Sport 3:36pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Battaash ridden by Jim Crowley (right) wins The King George Qatar Stakes during day four of the Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester. Battaash smashed his own track record as he won the King George Qatar Stakes for the fourth successive year at Goodwood. Charlie Hills’ brilliant sprinter lowered the record five-furlong time he himself had previously set, scorching the turf on a sizzling hot day on the Sussex Downs to pass the post in under 56 seconds for the first time.

Enbihaar ready to defend Lillie Langtry title

PA Sport 2:53pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Enbihaar on her way to winning last year’s Lillie Langtry Stakes (Julian Herbert/PA) Enbihaar is expected to put up a staunch defence of her crown in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday. John Gosden’s mare was a hugely impressive five-length winner of the one-mile-six-furlong contest 12 months ago – one of three victories for her at Group Two level in 2019 when she also landed the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock and Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

Tilsit bags dramatic Thoroughbred Stakes

PA Sport 2:48pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Tilsit races clear of My Oberon at Goodwood (Dan Abraham/PA) Tilsit came out on top after a dramatic climax to the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes at Goodwood. A field of just five runners went to post for the Group Three contest, with Roger Varian’s hugely impressive Britannia Stakes hero Khaloosy all the rage as the 4-7 favourite.

One Master times it to perfection at Goodwood

PA Sport 2:32pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

One Master just got up in the hands of Tom Marquand (George Selwyn/PA) One Master made the most of a drop down in class when getting up almost on the line to strike gold in the Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood. Out of luck in two starts at Group One level this season, the William Haggas-trained six-year-old made her return to calmer waters a triumphant one in the Group Three prize.

Nahaarr out to meet Stewards’ Cup challenge

PA Sport 1:59pm, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Nahaarr heads the betting for the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood (Edward Whitaker/PA) Nahaarr bids to continue his ascent up the sprinting ladder with victory in a typically competitive renewal of the Unibet Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood on Saturday. The son of Dark Angel won his first four starts as a three-year-old last season, before rounding off his campaign by finishing third at Newmarket in August.

Ventura camp ponder next target

PA Sport 10:19am, Fri 31 Jul 2020

Richard Hannon’s Ventura Tormenta has several targets in the offing (Nigel French/PA) Ventura Tormenta’s connections are considering high-profile options in three different countries as the next target for their classy juvenile. The Richard Hannon-trained youngster caused a minor upset when getting the better of The Lir Jet in the Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly, having finished sixth on his debut behind Michael Bell’s runner in the Norfolk at Royal Ascot.

Mark Of The Man victory means plenty to Hannon

PA Sport 6:06pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Mark Of The Man (left) comes out on top at Goodwood (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Mark Of The Man continued his climb through the ranks to secure a poignant success in the Gusbourne Nursery Handicap at Goodwood. Having opened his account at Chepstow, the Richard Hannon-trained Markaz colt, who was running in the silks of the late Jennifer Powell, took another step forward with a ready success in the seven-furlong prize.

Stone bruise may have contributed to Japan’s below-par effort in King George

PA Sport 4:31pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Japan (near side) failed to fire in the King George last weekend (Nigel French/PA) Aidan O’Brien believes he may have discovered a viable excuse for Japan’s disappointing effort in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. The Ballydoyle handler was hopeful his Juddmonte International hero would give John Gosden’s dual King George heroine Enable a run for her money in the midsummer highlight, but he was in trouble before the home turn.

Fancy Blue strikes in Nassau for Donnacha O’Brien

PA Sport 3:43pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Fancy Blue (left) came out on top in the Nassau Stakes (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Fancy Blue fended off fellow Irish raider One Voice to win the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood – putting herself in the frame for a host of potential autumn targets that could include a clash with Love and Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Havlin successful in appeal against 10-day riding ban

PA Sport 3:42pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Jockey Robert Havlin has successfully appealed against a 10-day ban at Yarmouth (Mike Egerton/PA) Robert Havlin has won his appeal against a 10-day ban for careless riding at Yarmouth on July 22. The disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority quashed the decision by the local stewards following a hearing on Thursday.

Mogul comes good in Gordon Stakes

PA Sport 3:12pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Mogul is produced by Ryan Moore to take the Gordon Stakes (Edward Whitaker/PA) Mogul opened his account for the season with a hard-fought success in the John Pearce Racing Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. Well-touted during the winter as a leading Classic contender, Aidan O’Brien’s charge was only fourth on his return at Royal Ascot before finishing sixth in the Derby at the beginning of the month.

Crowley relishing being reunited with brilliant Battaash

PA Sport 3:01pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Battaash is bidding for a King George Stakes four-timer (Adam Davy/PA) Jim Crowley dubbed crack sprinter Battaash the “Batmobile” ahead of his bid for a fourth King George Qatar Stakes at Goodwood on Friday. The six-year-old is unbeaten in three outings at the Sussex track, having claimed the five-furlong event in each of the last three years, and he arrives fresh from a first Royal Ascot win in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Supremacy proves aptly named in Richmond romp

PA Sport 2:37pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Supremacy proved well named in the Richmond Stakes (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Supremacy lived up to his name with a dominant display in the Qatar Richmond Stakes at Goodwood. Sixth on his Windsor debut in mid-June, Clive Cox’s youngster showed the benefit of that initial experience with a facile victory at the same venue earlier this month.

Glamorous Anna gives trainer Chris Mason a winner to remember

PA Sport 2:31pm, Thu 30 Jul 2020

Glamorous Anna was a fairytale winner for trainer Chris Mason at Goodwood (Mark Cranham/PA) Glamorous Anna provided trainer Christopher Mason with his first Qatar Goodwood Festival winner with victory in the Mirabeau En Provence Handicap. Successful at Windsor last time out and sent off at 9-1, the three-year-old filly – who is partially-sighted in her right eye – got the better of Newyorkstateofmind by a length and a half in the hands of William Cox.

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