Qatar Goodwood Cup
Group 1, Goodwood
£500,000 added,
3yo plus,
2m, Class 1
  
Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Qatar Goodwood Festival gets underway on Tuesday, July 31, when the highlight is the £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup over two miles, which is also part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. 

Stradivarius
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Stradivarius
 
Stradivarius (John Gosden), successful in the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, heads the 17 remaining entries. Owned and bred by Bjorn Nielsen, the four-year-old won the Qatar Goodwood Cup in 2017 and this year is chasing the WH Stayers' Million, a bonus of £1 million offered by Weatherbys Hamilton which will be awarded to the horse who wins one of four prep races in May followed by the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup and the G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (York, August 24). 
 
Also going forward are the 2016 Gold Cup winner and 2018 Gold Cup fourth Order Of St George (Aidan O'Brien IRE) and Torcedor (Jessica Harrington IRE), who was third to Stradivarius at Royal Ascot last time out. 
 
Call To Mind
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Call To Mind
 
The Queen has enjoyed two successes in the Qatar Goodwood Cup, courtesy of Apprentice (1965) and Gaulois (1966). This time around the owner/breeder could be represented by Call To Mind (William Haggas), who improved for the step up in trip when taking the G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes over two miles at Belmont Park, USA, on June 8.

Qatar Goodwood Cup
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£500,000 added, 3yo plus, 2m, Class 1
17 remaining entries
Six-day confirmations and £25,000 supplementary entry stage July 25. Final declarations 10am Sunday, July 29.

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
CALL TO MIND
4
The Queen
William Haggas  
CYPRESS CREEK (IRE)
3
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier
Aidan O'Brien IRE
DAL HARRAILD
5
St Albans Bloodstock Limited
William Haggas  
DELANO ROOSEVELT (IRE)
3
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Aidan O'Brien IRE
DESERT SKYLINE (IRE)
4
C Benham/D Whitford/L Quinn/K Quinn
David Elsworth  
GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI (IRE)
3
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Aidan O'Brien IRE
IDAHO (IRE)
5
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier
Aidan O'Brien IRE
KEW GARDENS (IRE)
3
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Aidan O'Brien IRE
MILDENBERGER
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston  
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE)
6
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Lloyd Williams
Aidan O'Brien IRE
SCOTLAND (GER)
7
Fitri Hay
Andrew Balding  
SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)
3
Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor
Aidan O'Brien IRE
ST MICHEL
5
John Pearce Racing Ltd
Sir Mark Prescott Bt  
STRADIVARIUS (IRE)
4
Bjorn Nielsen
John Gosden  
TIME TO STUDY (FR)
4
Abdulla Al Mansoori
Mark Johnston  
TORCEDOR (IRE)
6
Te Akau Torcedor (Mngr David Ellis)
Jessica Harrington IRE
WITHHOLD
5
Anthony Bloom
Roger Charlton