Home / 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
ITV
View Course
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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Khaadem

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Everything fell right when given a tremendous hold-up ride by Jamie Spencer to win at 80-1 in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; that may prove to be a one-off but he kept on for a fair seventh over York's speedy 5f in the Nunthorpe and he should get a suitably strong pace in this big field now back up in trip; not ruled out.

25/1

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Raasel

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.

9/4

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Raasel

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Solid form in Group races this year, notably his Goodwood third, and better than ever with his mighty weight-carrying effort in a good Haydock handicap last week; stayed on strongly off a good pace on that occasion to win with something to spare (good Topspeed figure); fully effective on soft and he's the one to beat on ratings; solid contender.

11/8

1st

1

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Raasel

10st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to win in 2023 but not for a lack of effort, regularly acquitting himself with credit in top sprints; near his best when third in a Group 2 at Goodwood five weeks ago and that form looks rock solid; going back up 6lb does leave him with something to find on this year's handicap runs though.

7/1

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(1)

11th Sep 2022

Yielding

0m 5f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Caturra

9st 5lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Clive Cox

raced far side, towards rear, pushed along and switched left towards near side halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

20/1

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

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Acklam Express

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Over three years since his last win; placed in Group 1 company over C&D last summer; bitterly disappointing this year, often finishing weakly, but he's plummeted down the weights and he now starts out for a new stable; carries obvious risk but it wouldn't be a bolt from the blue were he to win easily either.

9/1

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

7

(10)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 Ascot

Existent

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Stuart Williams

Finished second of 12 at Goodwood in August (5f, good to soft) and four defeats later he's dropped 10lb; no doubting he has the ability to go well at this level but slow starts can be a problem and others look more reliable.

16/1

12th

6

(12)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:20 York

Existent

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

On a fair mark based on his second of 12 off 7lb higher at Goodwood (5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month, but hasn't built on it and finished behind a couple of these in the Portland at Doncaster (5.6f, soft) seven days ago; record of 1-25 on turf another reason to be cautious; no headgear today.

25/1

14th

12

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 143y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Existent

9st 1lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Has bobbed in and out of form all season and, although the handicapper is letting out the reins, he still doesn't look that well treated; sole turf win was back in 2020 and leaving off the hood is of unknown benefit.

22/1

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

3

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Mitbaahy

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

High class at 5f on his day for Roger Varian and looked destined for bigger things when he sped past his rivals in a Sandown Listed race (good) in 2022; that didn't quite happen but he ended last season with a Chester win on soft and there was plenty to like about his reappearance in a Group 3 here (6f, good) for new yard 16 days ago; strong claims back at 5f.

5/2

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.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

10

(1)

21st Oct 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Vertiginous

9st 11lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Jack W Davison

prominent, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and weakened from 1f out

20/1

1

(14)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Vertiginous

9st 12lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

5f 2yo Listed winner last September and today's task is more realistic than the Group 2s she's contested on her two starts this season; however, she's been well beaten each time and has something to prove; blinkers go on.

11/1

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

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

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

Telegraph:

Equilateral

Daily Record:

Mitbaahy

POSTDATA:

Acklam Express

The Star:

Acklam Express

RP Ratings:

Raasel

Daily Mail:

Raasel

The Sun:

Raasel

The Guardian:

Khaadem