Goodwood

  • 14:15 Gordon's Handicap1m 1f 192y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.81s
  • Off time: 14:15:42
14:15 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Broughton (GER) 8/1
2nd= Red Avenger (USA) 11/2
2nd= Aussie Reigns (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 238-281 Royal blue Tha'ir (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 106 9/25.50
2 (3) 221126 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars King George River (IRE) 5
3 9-4 A Bailey K Fallon 103 12/113.00
3 (9) 811-491 White, red triple diamond Code Of Honor 27
Distance Winner
3 8-11 H Candy James Doyle 96 4/15.00
4 (7) 727012 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-10 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 95 11/26.50
5 (4) 352194 Dark Green, Yellow star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Cruck Realta 13
Distance Winner
3 8-10 M R Channon Martin Harley 95 20/121.00
6 (13) 413-361 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Ajmany (IRE) 13
3 8-7 b L M Cumani R Hughes (ex1) 92 8/19.00
7 (6) 3-46112 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Double Discount (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-5 Tom Dascombe J Fanning 90 12/113.00
8 (5) 321321 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushaakis (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 8-1 M Johnston P Hanagan 86 10/111.00
9 (10) 7-12126 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Broughton (GER) 19
Distance Winner
3 8-1 M Johnston F Norton 86 8/19.00
10 (1) 610126 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Aussie Reigns (IRE) 19
Course Winner
3 8-0 v W J Knight Andrea Atzeni (ex1) 85 25/126.00
11 (11) 21-0082 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Mundahesh (IRE) 26
3 8-0 W J Haggas David Probert 84 20/121.00
12 (8) 01-161 Royal Blue, Purple hoop and diamond on cap Noble Gift 22
3 8-0 W J Knight J Quinn 82 14/115.00
13 (2) 31-362 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Buckstay (IRE) 66
3 8-0 P W Chapple-Hyam K T O'Neill 76 50/151.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston has won this twice in recent years and is represented by the improving Mushaakis and the lightly-raced Broughton, who found 1m4f too far at Ascot last time. The former was beaten three lengths by CODE OF HONOR at around this trip at Sandown and Henry Candy's colt is progressing fast enough to defy a 6lb rise. Ajmany was dropped in grade for an easy victory at Nottingham and a 7lb rise makes this tougher but Red Avenger ran into a well-handicapped winner in Maputo at Newmarket and, though well beaten, it's a surprise that the assessor has dropped him 1lb. Tha'ir is the class act of the race and bounced back to winning form at this level at Ascot. Everything points to a big run despite his weight and he could provide the main threat.