Qatar Richmond Stakes
Group 2, Goodwood 15:00
£75,000 added,
2yo only,
6f, Class 1   
Thursday 3rd August 2017


1 Barraquero 4/1
2 Nebo 3/1
3 Cardsharp 2/1F
7 ran NR: Grand Koonta, Invincible Army, U S Navy Flag
Distances: 1¼l, 2¼l, 2¼l Time: 1m 15.42s (slow by 5.72s)


The six-furlong Group Two Qatar Richmond Stakes was won by Barraquero, trained by the Manton-based Brian Meehan for Manton Thoroughbreds sporting the late Robert Sangster silks. It is a third win in the race for the trainer, previously successful with Carrizo Creek (2003) and Easycall (1996). The winning margin over Nebo was a length and a quarter.
"I am very pleased, Barraquero has looked an exciting type right since the spring," said Meehan. "I was more concerned yesterday about [about the ground] with all the rain we had, I had a lovely filly here yesterday and she did not handle it. I got here this morning and it just seemed a little bit more civilised!
"The other horses [whom Meehan won the Richmond Stakes with] were lovely horses, but that was then and this is now. I am sure this is a Group One horse, and he will get further. This horse looked really good today and I couldn't be happier.
"I would love to think I could take him to the Prix Morny at Deauville in a few weeks' time, he's in the Gimcrack, he's in the Doncaster sales race and other sales races, and they are worth a lot of money, but the Morny is the top of the list. Seven furlongs wouldn't be a problem.
"The Morny is a race I'd love to go back and try and win again. That would be particularly nice to do that for a third time.
"The Guineas would be an ultimate target, he is a horse who will get a mile and he will grow. He's changing a little now and there is even more improvement to come."
Meehan won the Group One Prix Morny with Arcano in 2009 and Bad As I Wanna Be in 2000.

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Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2)
£200,000 added, 2yo only, 6f, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Soft (Heavy in places)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Barraquero (IRE) 4/1 W Buick
B J Meehan 2
2nd (1) Nebo (IRE) 3/1 Jim Crowley
C Hills 2
3rd (2) Cardsharp 2/1f James Doyle
M Johnston 2
4th (6) Etefaaq (IRE) 16/1 L Dettori
R Hannon 2
5th (4) hd Green Power 16/1 B A Curtis
J Gallagher 2
6th (9) nse Headway 4/1 P Cosgrave
W J Haggas 2
7th (10) Bullington Bandit (IRE) 22/1 S Donohoe
Jane Chapple-Hyam 2
NR (7) Grand Koonta (IRE) Non Runner
C G Cox 2
NR (5) Invincible Army (IRE) Non Runner
J Tate 2
NR (8) U S Navy Flag (USA) R L Moore
A P O'Brien 2