Goodwood

  • 15:20 ITWCP Festival Stakes 1m 1f 192y

  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places Straight Course;Round Course;G/Firm)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.63s
  • Off time: 15:21:54
15:20 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Leader (IRE) 16/1
2nd Class Is Class (IRE) 6/1
3rd Principal Role (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 13/9634- Royal blue Al Zir (USA) 218
4 8-12 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 109 11/43.75
2 (4) 04054/5 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap City Leader (IRE) 24
Course Winner
6 8-12 B J Meehan M Dwyer 110 16/117.00
3 (5) 0/70124- Red, Black sash, hooped sleeves, Black cap Class Is Class (IRE) 266
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-12 v Sir Michael Stoute W Buick 111 6/17.00
4 (8) 1011-63 Emerald green, white sash, yellow seams, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom Forte Dei Marmi 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-12 L M Cumani K Fallon 111 5/23.50
5 (3) 426142- Royal blue, white cap Prince Siegfried (FR) 203
Distance Winner
5 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor R Mullen 109 12/113.00
6 (6) 81340-1 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Spanish Duke (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
4 8-12 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 105 13/27.50
7 (7) 1/34148- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Principal Role (USA) 218
Distance Winner
4 8-7 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 103 12/113.00
8 (2) 11024-2 Red and White (halved), diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 8-7 R Charlton S J Drowne 103 9/110.00

Verdict

Class Is Class had already run twice when landing this a year ago and his two subsequent starts were in Group 3's on soft ground. He should win some good races this year but the lack of race fitness may count against him in this very competitive event. Al Zir is another who should be up to scoring at a higher level but the Derby sixth may be better over further than he faces today. Forte Dei Marmi didn't look suited to the track at Chester and should do better but this can go to SPANISH DUKE. John Dunlop's charge has had plenty of experience but looked very progressive when landing a strong Epsom handicap a month ago and can take advantage of his fitness against rivals who may just need the run.