Goodwood

  • 15:45 Sterling Insurance Lillie Langtry Stakes 1m 6f

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.27s
  • Off time: 15:45:27
15:45 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Missunited (IRE) 3/1
2nd Arabian Comet (IRE) 7/1
3rd Waila 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 111-001 Yellow and royal blue stripes, halved sleeves Baroness Daniela 28
Nag me
4 9-6 H A Pantall James Doyle 96 25/126.00
2 (1) 408-160 Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Beacon Lady 40
Nag me
5 9-6 h W J Knight T P Queally 94 25/126.00
3 (4) 23-3413 Brown and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 M Winters Jim Crowley 114 3/14.00
4 (5) 1360-35 Silver and lilac diagonal halves with silver and lilac sash, lilac sleeves, quartered cap Nymphea (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 9-6 P Schiergen A de Vries 110 8/19.00
5 (7) 1723-53 Grey and White stripes, Red cap Talent 26
Nag me
4 9-6 R M Beckett R Hughes 109 9/25.50
6 (10) 517-422 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 100 6/17.00
7 (9) 57-1131 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Arabian Comet (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-6 W J Haggas J Fanning 89 7/18.00
8 (8) 1-12853 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Groovejet 12
Nag me
3 8-6 P W Chapple-Hyam F Norton 88 33/134.00
9 (2) 73-1104 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, white cap, royal blue star Honor Bound 21
Nag me
3 8-6 R M Beckett David Probert 94 33/134.00
10 (6) 1 Pink, White sleeves Stella Bellissima (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-6 J H M Gosden W Buick 82 4/15.00

Verdict

Last year's Oaks heroine Talent hasn't won subsequently but she showed her liking for the trip with an excellent run behind Leading Light in the St Leger. MISSUNITED also finished behind that winner in this season's Gold Cup where she led for most of the way over that 2m4f trip. She'd earlier landed a Leopardstown Listed contest over this distance so will be very difficult to beat. As we've seen over the past year or so, German-trained horses are very much on the rise and the Group 1 winner Nymphea is greatly respected as she's only had two runs this season and will be fit for action. Waila hasn't quite looked up to this class so far but there could be more to come over this trip.