Goodwood

  • 20:55 Goodwood Farm Shop Handicap6f

  • Winner £3,408 2nd £1,006 3rd £504
  • Going: Good, Gd to Firm in places on the round course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.67s
  • Off time: 20:55:59
20:55 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dont Have It Then 7/2
2nd Faure Island 9/4
3rd Royal Brave (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 064-04 ETON BLUE Faure Island 12
3 9-7 H Candy Dane O'Neill 69 9/43.25
2 (1) 811362 Black, grey and black striped sleeves, grey cap Dont Have It Then 16
Distance Winner
3 9-6 W J Musson C Catlin 68 7/24.50
3 (2) 4628-31 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Royal Brave (IRE) 9 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 9-6 W R Muir Michael J M Murphy (3) 62 9/43.25
4 (9) 13456-6 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons on sleeves Captain Ryan 3
3 8-12 P J Makin S J Drowne 60 10/111.00
5 (5) 49-388 Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Why Not Now 31
3 8-10 b1 R Charlton R Hughes (ex1) 58 6/17.00
7 (4) 565-4 Dark Blue, Mauve epaulets and diamond on cap Pelagian (USA) 23
3 8-6 M J Attwater Cam Hardie (7) 54 16/117.00
8 (3) 099- Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Ignight 205
3 8-2 M D I Usher David Probert 50 20/121.00
9 (8) 097-86 Pink, Grey braces and stars on cap Spirited Silver 28
3 8-2 h J J Bridger Ryan Powell (3) 45 33/134.00
Non runners
6 (6)850-Prize38-8S KirkKieran Shoemark56

Verdict

Roger Charlton seldom wastes his time with low-rated handicappers so, with first-time blinkers applied and Richard Hughes booked for the mount, there seems a desperation to make something happen with Why Not Now. FAURE ISLAND did enough on his last visit to suggest himself as a capable of winning a race and he can do so on a return to his favoured trip. Royal Brave was all out to win at Yarmouth and, though a 6lb penalty is probably enough to stop him, he is at least in form. Prize also makes plenty of appeal on her debut for Sylvester Kirk as the daughter of Exceed And Excel was sold cheaply out of Richard Hannon's stable and with very few miles on the clock and only three previous runs in maidens - she could yet prove to be a bargain. Captain Ryan was a winner on fast ground at Bath last term and he is likely to have come on significantly for his seasonal reappearance.