Goodwood

  • 19:20 Glorious Goodwood Maiden Fillies' Stakes1m 1f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 56.56s
  • Off time: 19:21:01
19:20 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tearless 12/1
2nd Almashooqa (USA) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) Royal blue Tearless
Nag me
4 9-11 C Appleby Martin Lane 12/113.00
2 (4) 5-62 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Almashooqa (USA) 33
Nag me
3 9-0 R Varian Dane O'Neill 82 6/42.50
4 (7) 232-7 Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, hooped cap Casual Smile 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 89 5/42.25
5 (5) 3-7 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Dianora 34
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R Hughes 5/16.00
7 (2) 09- Purple, Yellow star, Purple sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Highland Stardust 288
Nag me
3 9-0 C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 40/141.00
8 (3) 95 Pink, Royal Blue armlets Pink Diamond 18
Nag me
3 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton J P Fahy 20/121.00
9 (6) 45 Dark Blue and Red diamonds, Red sleeves and cap Sixties Love 30
Nag me
3 9-0 S Dow S J Drowne 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (8)07-Bella Varenna (IRE)39-0M BottiDaniel Muscutt
6 (1)7Exclusive Contract (IRE)39-0J A OsborneD Sweeney

Verdict

This race has traditionally been won by a decent type and CASUAL SMILE appears capable of continuing that trend. Andrew Balding's filly was sent off as a hot favourite for the Lingfield Oaks trial but she got upset in the preliminaries and never ran any sort of a race. The handler's decision to give her a month off seems sensible under the circumstances. Almashooqa took part in a hot Newbury maiden in April though she now has something to prove having been readily outpointed at Ripon since. Dianora didn't find a great deal on her reappearance at Newbury despite substantial market confidence but Tearless is a fascinating debutant for Godolphin. Things clearly haven't gone to plan for the half-sister to an American Grade 2 winner but she's been kept in training so must have some ability.