Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018

Goodwood
Tuesday 31st July - Saturday 4th August

Gifted Master pipped Justanotherbottle in a photo finish to claim the Qatar Stewards' Cup at Goodwood to take his career earnings to just shy £750,000.

Cross Counter
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Cross Counter

The Godolphin-owned Cross Counter won the Group Three one mile and four furlong Qatar Gordon Stakes in impressive fashion and a track record time.

The brilliant Battaash produced one of the finest sprinting performances of recent times with a sensational blitzkrieg in the £312,000 G2 King George Qatar Stakes.

Ryan Moore registered a double on day four of the Qatar Goodwood Festival following the impressive success of Seniority, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, in the £150,000 Unibet Golden Mile.

Wild Illusion landed her second top-grade victory when winning the feature race on day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the £600,000 G1 Qatar Nassau Stakes.

Wild Illusion
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Wild Illusion

Ryan Moore recorded his third victory of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival following the success of the well-supported Land Force in the £200,000 G2 Qatar Richmond Stakes over six furlongs.

Champion apprentice jockey David Egan entered the big time today when landing the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes on Pilaster - but only after fighting his corner in the stewards' room.

Lightning Spear wins for the first time at Group One level on his 16th attempt as he lands the Sussex Stakes.

Lightning Spear
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Lightning Spear

Rumble Inthejungle was a decisive winner of the Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.

Stradivarius cemented his position as one of the world's leading stayers and defended his G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup crown with a game half-length victory over the Jessica Harrington-trained Torcedor in the G1 event.

Stradivarius
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Stradivarius

The seven-furlong G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes saw Sir Dancealot, the 5/1 joint favourite, take the spoils, after a four-way photo-finish with Suedois, a 7/1 chance called second, last year's winner Breton Rock (20/1) placed third, and Donjuan Triumphant fourth.

The well-supported 10/3 favourite Dark Vision earned quotes of between 14/1 and 20/1 for next year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas following his impressive display in the seven-furlong G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes.

Three to Back in the Big Races at Glorious Goodwood 25/07/18
It's always the big money races that attract the most attention. Let’s take a look at three of the showcase events for this year and see where you might want to place your pound.

JOHNSTON LEADING TRAINER, MOORE LEADING JOCKEY AT THE 2018 QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL
 
The result of the Qatar Handicap, race six on the final day of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, proved to be decisive in the Leading Trainer Award battle. 
 
The winner, Lake Volta, gave trainer Mark Johnston his fourth winner of the week, equaling William Haggas' total. 
 
However, Johnston has also had five horses finish second over the five days compared to Haggas's one and this put the Yorkshire-based handler at the top of the trainers' list. It is the 12th time that Johnston has won the Qatar Goodwood Festival trainers' title and his third victory in succession.
 
He said: "It's great. We come here every year - I kept telling Charlie (son and assistant) all last week, just like Royal Ascot, you've got to take the horse where it has got the best chance - you can't save it for Goodwood. 
 
"We've come with a strong team so it's great to come out on top again. It has been a little frustrating over the last two days - we've had a few second places - so it's great to get this win. It is a big team effort."
 
Ryan Moore, the Racing UK Top Jockey with five winners ahead of runner-up Silvestre de Sousa on four, has donated his £1,000 prize to the Stevie Fisher Trust.
 
It is Moore's third Qatar Goodwood Festival title in a row and his fifth in total.
 
Moore, who also won a subscription to Racing UK and a deluxe Goodwood hamper, donated his £1,000 cash prize to the Trust, set up to raise funds for Stevie Fisher, a friend of the Moore family and Sire De Grugy's former farrier.
 
Fisher, who suffered a debilitating stroke four years ago has now been left with "Locked In' Syndrome", which means he can only move his head and communicate via moving his eyes.
 
RACING UK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD - FINAL STANDINGS 
 
Jockey       1st     2nd     3rd
RYAN MOORE     5     2     4
Silvestre De Sousa   4     3     -
William Buick     2     3     1
Andrea Atzeni     2     2     2 
PJ McDonald     2     2     2
Frankie Dettori     2     1     1
Jim Crowley     2     1     -
Joe Fanning      1     2     2
James Doyle     1     2     1
Oisin Murphy     1     1     1
Pat Cosgrave     1     1     -
Jason Watson     1     1     -
Gerald Mosse     1     -     2
Harry Bentley      1     -     1
Paul Hanagan     1     -     1
Dane O'Neill     1     -     1
David Egan     1     -     -
Jason Hart     1     -     -
Scott McCullagh     1     -     -
David Probert     1     -     -
Tom Queally     1     -     -
Jimmy Quinn     1     -     -
Robert Winston     1     -     -
Danny Tudhope     -     2     4
Rob Hornby     -     2     -
Tom Marquand     -     2     -
Martin Harley     -     1     2
Ben Curtis     -     1     1
Hector Crouch     -     1     -
Martin Dwyer     -     1     -
Adam McNamara     -     1     -
Colm O'Donoghue   -     1     -
Ger O'Neill     -     1     -
Sophie Ralston     -     1     -
Fran Berry     -     -     1
Charles Bishop     -     -     1
Andrew Breslin     -     -     1
Adam Kirby     -     -     1
Luke Morris     -     -     1
Daniel Muscutt     -     -     1
Callum Shepherd     -     -     1
Raul Da Silva     -     -     1
Hayley Turner     -     -     1
 

LEADING TRAINERS AT THE QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL - FINAL STANDINGS 

Trainer       1st     2nd     3rd
MARK JOHNSTON   4     5     4
William Haggas     4     1     4
Richard Hannon     2     3     1
Sir Michael Stoute   2     2     2
Charlie Appleby     2     2     -
Mick Channon     2     -     -
Jim Goldie     2     -     -
Charlie Hills     1     1     -
John Quinn     1     1     -
Richard Spencer     1     1     -
Richard Fahey     1     -     1
Aidan O'Brien IRE     1     -     1
David Simcock     1     -     1
Roger Varian     1     -     1
George Baker     1     -     -
Paul Cole     1     -     -
David Elsworth     1     -     -
John Gosden     1     -     -
Ron Harris     1     -     -
Neil King       1     -     -
William Knight     1     -     -
Hugo Palmer     1     -     -
Amanda Perrett     1     -     -
Stuart Williams     1     -     -
Andrew Balding     -     3     1
Roger Charlton     -     2     1
Hughie Morrison      -     2     1
Tony Carroll     -     1     1
Ed Dunlop     -     1     1
David O'Meara     -     1     1
Jim Boyle     -     1     -
Karl Burke     -     1     -
Declan Carroll     -     1     -
Simon Crisford     -     1     -
David Griffiths     -     1     -
Jessica Harrington IRE   -     1     -
Iain Jardine     -     1     -
Alan King     -     1     -
Gary Moore     -     1     -
Robert Cowell     -     -     2
James Bethell     -      -     1
Clive Cox     -     -     1
Luca Cumani     -     -     1
James Fanshawe     -     -     1
William Jarvis     -     -     1
Martyn Meade     -     -     1
Brian Meehan     -     -     1
Paul Midgely     -     -     1
Jeremy Noseda     -     -     1
Marcus Tregoning   -     -     1
Ed Walker     -     -     1
Archie Watson     -     -     1

QATAR GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 2018 - WINNERS

Tuesday, July 31
 
1.50pm Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap 1m 1f 197y - ALFARRIS (Hamdan Al Maktoum) William Haggas 4-9-00 Jim Crowley 13/2 Fav 
2.25pm Qatar Vintage Stakes (Group 2) 7f- DARK VISION (Kingsley Park 10) Mark Johnston 2-9-01 Silvestre De Sousa 100/30 Fav 
3.00pm Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) 7f - SIR DANCEALOT (C Benham/ D Whitford/ L Quinn/ K Quinn) David Elsworth 4-9-03 Gerald Mosse 5/1 Jt Fav
3.35pm Qatar Goodwood Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 2m - STRADIVARIUS (Bjorn Nielsen) John Gosden 4-9-09 Andrea Atzeni 4/5 Fav
4.10pm Nginious! Swiss Gin EBF Maiden 6f - WATAN (Al Shaqab Racing) Richard Hannon 2-9-00 Ryan Moore 6/1
4.45pm Chelsea Barracks Handicap 5f - UNDER THE COVERS (Ridge House Stables Ltd) Ron Harris 5-8-08 P J McDonald 16/1
5.15pm Matchbook Time To Move Over Fillies' Handicap 1m - MOVE SWIFTLY (Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-8-12 James Doyle 9/2 Fav
 
Wednesday, August 1
 
1.50pm Matchbook Betting Podcast Goodwood Handicap 2m 4f 134y - LIL ROCKERFELLER (Davies Smith Govier & Brown) Neil King 7-8-13 Silvestre De Sousa 11/4 Fav
2.25pm Move Over To Matchbook Handicap 1m 3f 218y - SOTO SIZZLER (Ian Heseltine) William Knight 3-8-00 Jimmy Quinn 20/1 
3.00pm Markel Insurance Molecomb Stakes (Group 3) 5f - RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE (Rebel Racing Premier) Richard Spencer 2-9-01 Tom Queally 5/1
3.35pm Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m - LIGHTNING SPEAR (Qatar Racing Limited) David Simcock 7-9-08 Oisin Murphy 9/1
4.10pm Victoria Racing Club Fillies' Maiden 6f - FEEL GLORIOUS (Turf Club 2016) George Baker 2-9-00 Pat Cosgrave 125/1
4.45pm EBF Breeders' Series Fillies' Handicap 1m 1f 197y - CARAVELA (Jon & Julia Aisbitt) Mick Channon 4-8-09 Andrea Atzeni 11/1
5.20pm Qatar International Stakes (Group 1 - Purebred Arabians) 1m - MURAAQIB (HH Sheikh Hamadan Bin Al Maktoum) Francois Rohaut FR 6-9-08 Jim Crowley 5/2 
5.55pm Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group Handicap 7f - MEDAHIM (Al Shaqab Racing) Richard Hannon 4-9-12 Ryan Moore 7/1
 
Thursday, August 2
 
1.10pm Magnolia Cup (presented by Swarovski in support of Cancer Research UK) (Charity Race) - HARRY HURRICANE (Thurloe Thoroughbreds Xliii) George Baker Katie Forrest 
1.50pm Matchbook Best Value Exchange Handicap 1m 1f 197y - COMMUNIQUE (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-8-13 Silvestre De Sousa 7/2 Fav
2.25pm Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) 1m 6f - PILASTER (Cheveley Park Stud) Roger Varian 3-8-09 David Egan 11/4
3.00pm Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) 6f - LAND FORCE (Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith) Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-00 Ryan Moore 5/2 Fav 
3.35pm Qatar Nassau Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) 1m 1f 197y - WILD ILLUSION (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 3-8-13 William Buick 4/1
4.10pm Telegraph Nursery Handicap 7f - MORE THAN THIS (John Rhodes & Peter Timmins) Richard Fahey 2-9-05 Paul Hanagan 4/1 Jt Fav
4.45pm Markel Insurance British EBF Fillies' Maiden 7f - ACCORDANCE (Kirsten Rausing) Mark Johnston 2-9-00 P J McDonald 9/2
5.20pm Tatler Handicap 5f - LORD RIDDIFORD (The JAM Partnership) John Quinn 3-9-00 Jason Hart 6/1
 
Friday, August 3
 
1.50pm Bombay Sapphire Glorious Stakes (Group 3) 1m 3f 218y - MIRAGE DANCER (Khalid Abdullah) Sir Michael Stoute 4-9-01 Ryan Moore 6/5 Fav
2.25pm Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) 1m - REGAL REALITY (Cheveley Park Stud) Sir Michael Stoute 3-9-01 Frankie Dettori 10/1
3.00pm Unibet Golden Mile Handicap 1m - SENIORITY (The Queen) William Haggas 4-9-02 Ryan Moore 9/2 Jt Fav
3.35pm King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) 5f - BATTAASH (Hamdan Al Maktoum) Charlie Hills 4-9-05 Jim Crowley 8/11 Fav 
4.10pm Unibet Nursery Handicap 6f - DON ARMADO (Tom Morley) Stuart Williams 2-8-12 Harry Bentley 11/1
4.40pm L'Ormarins Queens Plate Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) 7f - PRETTY BABY (Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum) William Haggas 3-8-11 Dane O'Neill 3/1 Fav
5.15pm Maltsmiths Handicap 1m 3f 44y - DESERT PATH (Khalid Abdullah) Amanda Perrett 3-9-03 Frankie Dettori 12/1 
 
Saturday, August 4
 
1.50pm Qatar Stewards' Sprint Handicap 6f - TOMMY G (Johnnie Delta Racing) Jim Goldie 5-9-03 Silvestre de Sousa 10/1
2.25pm Qatar Summer Handicap 1m 6f - SIR CHAUVELIN (J Fyffe, Mrs M Craig, G Thomson) Jim Goldie 6-9-02 Robert Winston 12/1
3.00pm Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) 1m 3f 218y - CROSS COUNTER (Godolphin) Charlie Appleby 3-9-01 William Buick 7/4
3.40pm Unibet Stewards' Cup Heritage Handicap 6f - GIFTED MASTER (Dr Ali Ridha) Hugo Palmer 5-9-06 Jason Watson (5) 20/1
4.15pm Qatar EBF Stallions Maiden 7f - DUKE OF HAZZARD (Fitri Hay) Paul Cole 2-9-00 David Probert 11/4
4.50pm Qatar Handicap 7f - VALE OF KENT (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) Mark Johnston 3-9-02 Joe Fanning 5/2 Fav
5.25pm Qatar Apprentice Handicap 1m 1f 11y - THE NIGHT PORTER (Mick Channon) Mick Channon 3-8-04 Scott McCullagh (7) 7/1

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