Goodwood

  • 14:10 Summer Vase Heritage Handicap1m 1f 192y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.18s
  • Off time: 14:10:29
14:10 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roman Republic (FR) 9/2
2nd Sopranist 14/1
3rd Mirrored 4/1
4th River Captain (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 13-5810 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alazeyab (USA) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M A Jarvis R Hills 101 20/121.00
3 (9) 172 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Sopranist 13
Distance Winner
3 9-5 J H M Gosden J Fortune 99 14/115.00
4 (11) 43-1133 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Mirrored 26
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 4/15.00
5 (7) 0-31615 Mauve, Black braces and armlets, White cap River Captain (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
3 9-2 S Kirk E Ahern 96 10/111.00
6 (12) 13122 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Set The Trend 35
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 A M Balding W Buick 96 12/113.00
7 (5) 4212-90 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Ra Junior (USA) 19
3 9-0 b1 B J Meehan L Dettori 94 40/141.00
8 (14) 71-1062 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Roman Republic (FR) 21
3 9-0 M Johnston N Callan 94 9/25.50
9 (15) 0-83318 Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap Midnight Cruiser (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 8-13 R Hannon R Hughes 93 40/141.00
10 (3) 116 Dark green, red chevrons on sleeves, red cap, dark green diamond Alpen Glen 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston R Ffrench 93 16/117.00
11 (17) 2-5126 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Hyades (USA) 42
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 92 8/19.00
12 (16) 23-1231 Pink, Royal Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Pink diamond Sandor 26
Distance Winner
3 8-10 P J Makin R Mullen 90 20/121.00
13 (4) 132515 Light Blue, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue cap Changing The Guard 21
Distance Winner
3 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 12/113.00
14 (2) 21-7811 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fastnet Storm (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
3 8-7 T P Tate M Fenton 87 14/115.00
15 (1) 585131 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Geneva Geyser (GER) 28
Distance Winner
3 8-5 J M P Eustace L Morris 85 50/151.00
16 (10) 1-31407 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Takaatuf (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-5 M Johnston T P O'Shea 85 20/121.00
17 (6) 2-54121 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally) Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dome Rocket 14
Distance Winner
3 8-1 p W J Knight David Probert (3) 81 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (8)622305Shampagne39-6P F I ColeM Dwyer100

Verdict

A tremendously tricky handicap to open the card where RIVER CAPTAIN is taken at a double-figure price to be too good for Fastnet Storm, while there are stacks of potential dangers. The Sylvester Kirk-trained selection is now 2lbs higher than when beaten just a couple of lengths in Royal Ascot's Britannia Stakes when last seen six weeks or so ago. The break is taken as a positive as, moreso, is the step back up in trip. He acts on good ground and will welcome any further rain and he looks capable of running a very big race at a price. Thomas Tate has his runners in good form and Fastnet Storm arrives here chasing a hat-trick. The Rock Of Gibralter gelding goes on any ground with good in the description and races from a mark just 3lb higher than when scoring at Pontefract last time and he has been kept back since with this race in mind. Also lower in the weights is Geneva Geyser, twice a winner over this trip at Redcar this time around. He is 4lbs higher than the most recent of those and has so far shown his best form on fast ground, but being by One Cool Cat he should handle genuine good ground equally well, though he does have a little to prove in this bigger and more competitive field. Mark Johnston saddles three here and the least easy to fancy would be Takaatuf, though he has won from this mark earlier in the campaign. He now appears to have gone off the boil, while Roman Republic looks more solid despite beng 3lbs higher than when behind Firebet at Newmarket over this trip. Alpen Glen may well emerge the pick of the trio, though he has a bit to prove after being thrashed at Sandown from a lower mark last time. Sopranist is not written off after just three runs so far, despite being raised 4lbs for a defeat, while Mirrored has every chance of showing more now stepped up to this trip for the first time. Sir Michael Stoute's colt will act on the ground and looks a clear danger as an unexposed runner at the trip. Alazeyab has a tough job with top weight if his York run is any sort of yardstick, while a 5lb rise for Sandor makes this a fair bit tougher than the Sandown contest he took earlier in the month. River Captain is suggested in a difficult start for punters.