Fairmont Molecomb Stakes
Group 3, Goodwood 15:45
£75,000 added,
2yo only,
5f, Class 1
Wednesday 29th July 2015

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1 Kachy 4/1
2 King Of Rooks EvsF
3 Rouleau 15/2
NR: Washington DC (IRE)
10 ran Distances: ¾l, 2l, hd
TIME 58.55s (slow by 1.55s)

Richard Kingscote uses the rail well to get Kachy up to beat hot favourite King Of Rooks


The once-raced Kachy, a 4/1 chance trained by Tom Dascombe, came through a furlong out to beat Evens-favourite King Of Rooks, owned by Qatar Racing and trained by Richard Hannon, in the Group Three Fairmont Molecomb Stakes and scored by three quarters of a length in 58.55s for the five furlongs, with two lengths back to the third, Godolphin's Rouleau.

Cheshire-based Dascombe commented: "Nothing seemed to go to plan. We said that we should go the other side but Richard (Kingscote) brought him over towards the stands' side rail but he has won. It was not the plan, but the race unfolded that way.

"Unfortunately, when he jumped out of the stalls, he gave the others a chance, but he has got there and it is onwards and upwards. Today was the plan. We want to see how he comes out of this race - he is in various races including some in France. He is going to improve - I know Mr Candy (Henry - the trainer) says Kyllachys improve with age and time. He has only had two starts, both at five furlongs, but I don't think he is really a five-furlong horse.

"He is a very, very straightforward horse. We ran him at Chester first time out because we thought that he was a superstar and he is going the right way. He is crying out for six furlongs, really. If horses get a good trip at Chester, they learn an awful lot. It has obviously brought him on because he has ran once and been very professional. The owners deserve a nice horse and they have got one.

"The owners are Keith Trowbridge who has supported me from the beginning, Russell Jones who is a new owner to us and sponsors the yard, Dave Lowe and Steve Mound. They are great guys and they deserve a nice horse and they have got one. The owners come into this to have fun and a bit of success - luckily they have had both with this horse. It is great - what it is all about.

"I thought Kachy would win and told anybody who would listen that he would. I knew he was good and first knew six months ago. We have got better two-year-olds but probably not as fast."

Jones said: "I am very, very fortunate. Kachy is my second horse and it is all down to Tom."

Kingscote added: "We have always liked him. Tom kept him hidden until two weeks before Chester and was very confident then and now. Kachy only had the one start before coming here and there was some good form in this race but we do like him.

"I got there too soon really but you get a lot of hard-luck stories up the straight track here, so I was keen to take the gap when it came. He kept pulling out when Frankie was coming. He takes things very well and has obviously improved from first to second run. Fingers crossed, he can progress again. He travelled away good and had a nice toe into the race. He is quite an exciting prospect who will go further. He is very relaxed so I would not worry about going further."

King Of Rooks
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King Of Rooks

Richard Hannon said of the vanquished favourite: " He's run a great race, but the speed was all on the other side. It turned out being drawn where he was was a huge disadvantage.

"He's in the Prix Morny and the Gimcrack Stakes and will take his chance in one of those."

Rouleau was third for Charlie Appleby, who said: " He's in the Gimcrack and has shown today that he's up to that sort of level. I was very happy with the run."

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Fairmont Molecomb Stakes
£75,000 added, 2yo only, 5f, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Good

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (7) Kachy 4/1 R Kingscote
Tom Dascombe 2
2nd (1) ¾ King Of Rooks Evsf L Dettori
R Hannon 2
3rd (11) 2 Rouleau 15/2 W Buick
C Appleby 2
4th (10) hd Muhadathat 10/1 J Fanning
M Johnston 2
5th (6) s.h Lathom 15/2 T Hamilton
R A Fahey 2
6th (8) Princess Kodia (IRE) 66/1 R Clark
B J Meehan 2
7th (5) Field of Vision (IRE) 20/1 J F Egan
J Tuite 2
8th (4) Pity Cash (IRE) 33/1 T P Queally
P D Evans 2
9th (3) Stormflower 150/1 William Carson
J J Bridger 2
10th (9) 3 Case Key 25/1 James Doyle
C Hills 2
NR (2) Washington Dc (IRE) 2/1 Non Runner
A P O'Brien 2

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