• 14:30 Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £45,368 2nd £17,200 3rd £8,608 4th £4,288
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.08s
  • Off time: 14:32:28
14:30 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snow Sky 9/2
2nd Windshear 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 1-1524 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Cloudscape (IRE) 41
3 9-1 t J H M Gosden W Buick 104 9/25.50
3 (1) 2-21 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Observational 68
Course Winner
3 9-1 R Charlton G Baker 103 10/34.33
4 (5) 221-465 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Galileo 53
3 9-1 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 107 17/29.50
5 (3) 31-433 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Scotland (GER) 40
3 9-1 A M Balding Jim Crowley 109 9/110.00
6 (7) 418-214 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Snow Sky 40
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 108 9/25.50
7 (6) 29-5373 Maroon, Black epaulets Somewhat (USA) 25
3 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 115 7/24.50
8 (8) 1-21222 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 20
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 103 13/27.50
Non runners
1 (4)510Ayrad (IRE)39-1R VarianDane O'Neill96


Somewhat held on for third in the Eclipse at Sandown having poached an early lead and may be flattered by the bare form. Scotland is preferred having finished just ahead of Snow Sky when third in a Group 2 at Ascot. The latter has the beating of Windshear on a line through his earlier victory in the Lingfield Derby Trial where he also beat Red Galileo. Ed Dunlop's charge has since finished a respectable fifth in the Derby. Aryad never figured in the French Derby last time and Cloudscape makes more appeal stepping up in trip after a fourth in the Group 3 Tercentenary at Ascot when easily beating Somewhat. But the vote goes to OBSERVATIONAL, whose track knowledge should stand him in good stead and may well have improved since landing a Listed event here in May.