July 29 / 15.35 Goodwood

15.35 Goodwood

Good To Firm

King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £170130
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 18-381 C

Last run: 90 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won the Stewards' Cup here in 2019, taking record to 4-7; strike-rate of just 2-15 since but beat Existent in the Palace House at Newmarket (good) on last proper start; subsequently declared a non-runner in the King's Stand (reared then left the stalls riderless); capable of being involved.
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1st

6

(7)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Khaadem

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

midfield up the centre, headway towards far side over 1f out, led 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong

13/2

6

(4)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Khaadem

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Good efforts in two Group 1s during 2020, fourth in the Diamond Jubilee at this meeting and the July Cup (both 6f on good), but overall he hasn't quite delivered on the promise of his Stewards' Cup win in 2019; ran his best race for a while when just holding on against Existent in a Group 3 at Newmarket in April but has no obvious prospects up in class.

25/1

1st

6

(1)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Khaadem

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: Charles Hills

Landed the 2019 Stewards' Cup, looking the type to make his mark in Group races; disappointing strike-rate since, with sole subsequent win gained in Listed grade at Doncaster last September; below best in the latest of his two Dubai runs this year; others are more tempting.

12/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: -51211 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Highly progressive sprinter who beat Mitbaahy by a neck in the Coral Charge at Sandown (good to firm; first Group attempt) most recently, making it eight wins from his last ten starts and taking record under James Doyle to 5-6; he's 9-12 on turf overall and 2-2 at Goodwood (both handicap wins); brings impressive stats and excellent credentials for this next step up the ladder; strongly respected.
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2nd

8

(3)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Raasel

9st 4lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

towards rear of midfield up the centre, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway towards far side over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went second towards finish, just held

4/1

1st

5

(6)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Raasel

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, edged right and led final 110yds, pushed out

3/1

2nd

3

(11)

12th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

13:50 York

Raasel

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Won five in a row last autumn (5f, good-soft) and back to winning ways at Goodwood (5f, good) 13 days ago on his second run of the season; had just a head to spare and is 7lb higher in this hotter race, but he was clear with an unexposed runner-up and this thriving 5yo could have more left in the tank.

9/2

3rd
9 (2)
Caturra

16/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 5-2538 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won last year's Flying Childers; has some respectable form this season, without showing any further progress; creditable third to Mitbaahy at Sandown two starts ago but posted a lesser effort at York latest; chance largely depends on how well he takes to first-time headgear.
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3rd

9

(2)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Caturra

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Clive Cox

in touch with leaders up the centre, towards far side when shaken up 2f out, ridden final furlong, ran on

16/1

8th

6

(10)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

16:40 York

Caturra

8st 10lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

midfield, weakened 2f out

6/1

3rd

1

(2)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Caturra

9st 7lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost position over 2f out, pushed along waiting for room over 1f out, switched left and ridden 1f out, kept on well and went third final strides

6/5

13/2

Form: 67-219 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Justified favouritism in similar event at Meydan (good) in February, beating Acklam Express and registering his third Group win; however, finished behind that rival and Equilateral in the King's Stand on return from four-month absence; needs to step up on that effort.
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4th

1

(9)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Lazuli

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders towards near side, up the centre over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, ran on

13/2

9th

8

(15)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Lazuli

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

took keen hold, midfield towards near side, shaken up over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

25/1

Form: 635-10 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Trained in the Czech Republic; better than ever in Group 3 at Longchamp (good to soft) in May, making all under Frankie Dettori; has possibilities on that form but was comfortably held (behind several of these opponents) in the King's Stand next time; not sure what to expect.
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5th

7

(6)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Ponntos

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Miroslav Nieslanik

led up the centre, drifted right and ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, lost second and weakened towards finish

12/1

13th

13

(12)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Ponntos

9st 7lb

J: Tomas Lukasek

T: Miroslav Nieslanik

took keen hold, led overall towards near side, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

Form: -24615 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
All wins in small fields, the most recent at Beverley (good to firm; penultimate start) where he made all to beat two rivals; close second to Raasel in ten-runner handicap over C&D in April but has proved less reliable than that opponent since; bit to prove in this tougher scenario.
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6th

3

(8)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Clarendon House

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Robert Cowell

prominent up the centre, ridden over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

20/1

1st

1

(2)

14th Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:15 Beverley

Clarendon House

9st 4lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Robert Cowell

taken down early, made all, shaken up and went clear 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, unchallenged

13/8

2nd

1

(7)

29th Apr 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Goodwood

Clarendon House

9st 7lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Robert Cowell

Form: 0-2743 CD

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Readily won 5f nursery at this meeting in 2020; beaten by Lazuli at Meydan early this year but reversed those placings in the King's Stand (good to firm) last month, outrunning his 200-1 odds; that was no fluke as he ran to a similar level in the 2021 Al Quoz Sprint; likely player if he's in the same form again.
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7th

2

(10)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Acklam Express

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

midfield towards near side, up the centre over 3f out, ridden 2f out, hung right over 1f out, soon carried left, no impression final furlong

13/2

3rd

1

(11)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 7lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

prominent, ridden and went second over 1f out, lost second but kept on final 110yds

100/1

4th

6

(6)

6th May 2022

Soft

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

15:45 Chester

Acklam Express

9st 6lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Form: 14-563 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Ties in with Acklam Express on a few pieces of form, including reappearance effort in the King's Stand; beaten just 2l at Sandown (race won by Raasel) next time despite having no luck, then ran respectably at the Curragh; won Group 2 at Meydan in early 2021; in the mix.
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8th

4

(1)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Equilateral

9st 4lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

sweating, prominent towards far side and alone, joined by main group 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost position and held

11/2

3rd

1

(8)

16th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

15:10 Curragh

Equilateral

9st 9lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Charles Hills

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/2

6th

2

(5)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Equilateral

9st 5lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

taken down early, dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear against far rail, going easily when not clear run repeatedly from over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, switched left and kept on final 110yds, not recover

11/2

16/1

Form: 562504 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Record of 2-5 on AW compared to just 1-12 on turf; ran creditably at Newmarket (second to Khaadem) in April and Sandown (fourth to Raasel; good to firm) on latest outing but isn't certain to repeat the same level; inconsistent (form figures 62504) on grass this term.
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9th

5

(5)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Existent

9st 4lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

in rear up the centre, pushed along halfway, made no telling impression

16/1

4th

3

(4)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute, took keen hold, held up in rear, shaken up when not clear run over 1f out, switched left and ridden inside final furlong, ran on final 110yds, nearest finish

11/1

11th

4

(18)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Existent

9st 7lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute, in rear towards near side, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, never dangerous

33/1

10th
10 (4)
Mitbaahy

4/1

Form: 0-2112 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Improving 3yo who scored at Hamilton in May and Sandown (Scurry Stakes) in June, then finished only a neck behind Raasel in the Coral Charge (good to firm) where he got trapped for room and met some trouble before finishing well (might well have won with better fortune); has no experience of Goodwood, unlike Raasel, but looks set for a riveting rematch all the same; huge player provided he takes well to the course.
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10th

10

(4)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Mitbaahy

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

slowly away, in rear up the centre, ridden 2f out, made no impression (jockey said colt was never travelling)

4/1

2nd

6

(1)

2nd Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

13:50 Sandown

Mitbaahy

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

prominent, not clear run from over 1f out, ridden when switched left and bumped inside final furlong, squeezed through and went second against far rail inside final 110yds, ran on, did well in the circumstances

11/4

1st

3

(4)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 10y

Class 1

14:50 Sandown

Mitbaahy

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, smooth headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led inside final 110yds

4/1

11th
11 (11)
Vertiginous

40/1

Form: 4217-0 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Sole 2yo success came in Listed event at Ayr where she beat Mitbaahy; however, that rival has progressed well since and has no question mark over his current form, whereas this filly failed to beat a rival (in the Sandy Lane) on sole run this season; not solid.
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11th

11

(11)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Vertiginous

8st 11lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

towards near side, midfield, hung right and ridden up the centre 2f out, held when hampered over 1f out

40/1

10th

11

(9)

21st May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:10 Haydock

Vertiginous

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Brian Meehan

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £436.00
Straight Forecast £321.50
Tricast £5323.80
Trifecta £5796.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Raasel

TOPSPEED:

Acklam Express

Daily Mirror:

Mitbaahy

LAMBOURN:

Khaadem

The Times:

Vertiginous

Daily Express:

Lazuli

Telegraph:

Equilateral

Daily Record:

Mitbaahy

POSTDATA:

Acklam Express

The Star:

Acklam Express

RP Ratings:

Raasel

Daily Mail:

Raasel

The Sun:

Raasel

The Guardian:

Khaadem