Goodwood

  • 17:05 Lifetime In Racing Handicap1m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 25.71s
  • Off time: 17:06:05
17:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sherman McCoy 9/2
2nd Cool Strike (UAE) 25/1
3rd Harlestone Snake 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Aboukir 209
3 9-4 P F I Cole L Dettori 70 8/19.00
2 (13) 0-87 Orange, White halved sleeves Flannel (IRE) 19
3 9-4 J R Fanshawe A Kirby 70 16/117.00
3 (8) 68-67 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Abulharith 40
3 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam R Hughes 69 11/26.50
4 (7) 99-34 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Theologist (IRE) 9
3 9-2 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 68 5/23.50
6 (1) 756-23 Grey and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves Sherman McCoy 19
3 9-1 B R Millman J Millman (3) 67 9/25.50
7 (3) 74-6436 Royal Blue, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Grey star Cayman Sky 19
3 9-1 b R Hannon P Hills (3) 67 14/115.00
8 (6) 309-16 OXFORD BLUE, GREEN sleeves, FLAME cap Spinning Waters 26
3 9-1 Eve Johnson Houghton S Carson 67 20/121.00
9 (12) 590-0 Black, Maroon sleeves and hoop on cap Harlestone Snake 28
3 9-0 J L Dunlop C Catlin 66 8/19.00
10 (11) 0640-54 Yellow, Black diamond on cap Arrogance 28
3 8-13 G L Moore G Baker (ex1) 65 14/115.00
11 (9) 528-0 Primrose, Black hoop, armlets and cap Cool Strike (UAE) 19
3 8-13 v1 A M Balding F Norton 65 25/126.00
12 (4) 08-612 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Eightdaysaweek 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-5 S Kirk Charles Eddery (7) 57 12/113.00
13 (2) 800- Khaki, Dark Green cap Kidson (USA) 270
3 8-4 George Baker N Pollard 45 66/167.00
Non runners
5 (10)367-149Peter Grimes (IRE)39-1H J L DunlopR Mullen67

Verdict

Trainer Silvester Kirk won this race last season and has a good chance take it this year with EIGHTDAYSAWEEK who is our selection for this decent handicap but only just ahead of winning debutant Aboukir and Sherman McCoy. The selection ran well off this mark to find just one to good last time against similar opposition at Southwell. That was following a win over the same course and distance under a burden four pounds lighter and while it's not form to get too excited about it might just be enough this time. Aboukir seems to have been harshly treated for a close success on debut in a weak Southwell maiden but it is interesting that trainer Paul Cole has book Frankie Dettori for the ride so it looks as if a big run is expected. Sherman McCoy has been fairly treated in two starts in handicap company so far and the same can be said this time. A couple of placings in similar events on fast ground point to the fact he should win a race soon but he might need that mark to ease first. Arrogance finally looks weighted to be competitive after struggling under higher burdens but we marginally make preference for Eightdaysaweek.