Goodwood

  • 15:40 Betfred King George Stakes 5f

  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 56.72s
  • Off time: 15:43:32
15:40 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moviesta (USA) 5/1
2nd Swiss Spirit 6/1
3rd Justineo 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 90-2102 Red, White Sash, Red Cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 112 14/115.00
2 (12) 155107 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Spirit Quartz (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 9-5 p R M H Cowell J P Spencer 110 33/134.00
3 (14) 91090-6 Royal Blue, Maroon stars Borderlescott 20
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-1 R Bastiman S De Sousa 108 40/141.00
5 (7) 015186 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Duke Of Firenze 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 101 9/110.00
6 (2) 99-6447 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Elusivity (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
5 9-1 D O'Meara K Fallon 103 20/121.00
7 (3) 203251 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Justineo 14
Distance Winner
4 9-1 b R Varian Andrea Atzeni 105 40/141.00
8 (4) 25-2721 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Masamah (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 p M Botti N Callan 107 10/111.00
9 (11) 369105 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 34
Distance Winner
7 9-1 b J Gask James Doyle 109 25/126.00
10 (17) 510-728 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Spirit 45
Distance Winner
4 9-1 J H M Gosden W Buick 111 6/17.00
11 (16) 12-2144 Emerald green, yellow cross belts and armlets, hooped cap Bettolle (ITY) 13
4 8-12 M Botti L Dettori 102 50/151.00
12 (15) 21-4004 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Bungle Inthejungle 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 102 20/121.00
13 (10) 1-57625 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Glass Office 41
3 8-12 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 108 25/126.00
14 (6) 2-57221 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), orange sleeves, orange and white check cap Jwala 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 R M H Cowell S J Drowne 103 20/121.00
15 (8) 2-11051 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Ladies Are Forever 21
Distance Winner
5 8-12 b G R Oldroyd P Hanagan 105 14/115.00
16 (5) 1-81122 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Moviesta (USA) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 B Smart P Mulrennan 104 5/16.00
17 (18) 0-12312 Red, White sash, White cap Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 62
Distance Winner
3 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 106 8/19.00
18 (1) 21-1951 Grey, Yellow hoops, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Grey star Tickled Pink (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 8-12 Lady Cecil T P Queally 109 3/14.00
Non runners
4 (13)31730-8Definightly79-1R CharltonJohnny Murtagh104

Verdict

Borderlescott won this in 2010 and has come out of retirement to try again. MASAMAH won it in 2011 and has bounced back to form having landed a tough Ascot handicap last time. He loves the track and trip and is taken to regain his crown. Swiss Spirit couldn't quite get to Kingsgate Native at Haydock but should turn the tables on the penalised winner though he didn't run as well at Royal Ascot. Jwala landed a Listed contest at York in good style and certainly deserves a crack at this level but the biggest threat may emerge from Tickled Pink, who would definitely have been the selection if the rain had stayed away as she looks a high-class sprinter on fast ground.