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  • 14:45 Audi King George Stakes 5f

  • (Group 2) £85,000 added 3yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner £48,204 2nd £18,275 3rd £9,146 4th £4,556
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 56.67s
  • Off time: 14:52:55

Full result

14:45 Goodwood Result 28th July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Masamah (IRE) 9-0 J P Spencer K A Ryan 5 4/1
Made all on rail, ridden inside final 2f, ran on strongly inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £5000-£1000 £18000-£4000 £4500-£1000 £2250-£500(x3)
2nd (11) Amour Propre 9-0 Dane O'Neill H Candy 5 6/1
Raced on rail, chased leaders, ridden 2f out and soon slightly outpaced, staying on when switched right entering final furlong, went 2nd soon after, no chance with winner opened 5/1 touched 7/1
3rd (12) ½ Group Therapy 9-0 Jim Crowley T D Barron 6 16/1
Chased leaders, outpaced and lost place halfway, headway when not clear run and hampered over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, ran on well to 3rd close home opened 10/1 touched 16/1
4th (7) 1 Beyond Desire 8-11 N Callan R Varian 4 9/1
Went right start, chased winner until 3f out, pushed along and lost prominent position halfway, driven and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, weakened to 4th towards finish opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £16000-£2000
5th (10) 2 Humidor (IRE) 9-0 M Davies George Baker 4 14/1
Reared start, mid-division, headway on outside halfway, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong opened 12/1 touched 14/1
6th (9) ½ Breathless Kiss (USA) 8-11 P Makin K A Ryan 4 40/1
Outpaced towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat opened 40/1 touched 40/1
7th (1) ¾ Kingsgate Native (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 6 4/1
Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, in touch under pressure 2f out, no impression over 1f out opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £4500-£1000
8th (3) ½ Rain Delayed (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes M Dods 5 22/1
Steadied start, held up in rear, switched left to stand rail over 4f out, ridden and not on terms when hung left over 1f out opened 22/1 touched 25/1
9th (4) 1 Noble Storm (USA) 9-0 Graham Gibbons E S McMahon 5 7/2f
Awkward and went left start, chased leaders, chased winner 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2250-£500(x2)
10th (2) ½ Stone Of Folca 8-10 L Morris J R Best 3 22/1
Towards rear on outside, ridden and struggling halfway opened 20/1 touched 22/1
11th (5) 4 Golden Destiny (IRE) 8-11 W Buick P J Makin 5 16/1
Hampered start, badly outpaced throughout and always behind opened 14/1 touched 16/1
NR (6) Swiss Diva 8-11 K Fallon D R C Elsworth 5

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.80,£2.40,£5.10
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£4.80 2&3:£12.80 1&3:£13.80

Jackpot: £39,054.40, Pool: £55006.21, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £761.40, Pool: £291455.5, 279.43 winning tickets
Quadpot: £124.80, Pool: £12328.35, 73.09 winning tickets


MASAMAH had never raced at Goodwood prior to this race but he seemed to relish the task and won this Group Two (in name at least) with something to spare. Smartly away from a middle draw, he quickly made his way to he stands rail. He set strong fractions (nothing could match him) but did come under pressure some way from home. However as favourite Noble Storm moved alongside, he found plenty for pressure and, with the rail to help, found another length on the chasing pack. Clear with half a furlong to run he still kept the gallop up and this was an impressive run, albeit with question marks over some of those in behind. The five-year-old may well head to the Nunthorpe after this, where his speed would be a huge asset, however his form would need to take another step forward. Runner-up Amour Propre was never too far off the speed, and he has now put in two solid runs this season. He was always tracking the pace and tried to conjure an effort at the furlong pole, but, like the majority of the field, he never looked like catching the leader. The exception to that may be Group Therapy who was placed in the race for the second successive season. He got no sort of run here, having been switched numerous times for an effort. His first block came three furlongs out, before finding Amour Propre in his way two out. His jockey may regret not switching him to the middle for a gap then, but, holding onto the horse for another second or two, he got a run on the rail. Once in the clear he really powered home, and, although it could be deceptive, he looked an unlucky loser. Fourth home was Beyond Desire who seemed to get a bit unbalanced when coming off the bridle before the two pole, but she found her stride late on and was far from disgraced. Noble Storm held every chance but he weakened markedly late on. He's all speed so may do better when able to dominate a smaller field, whilst Humidor has plenty of talent and ran well in fifth, although his profile suggests that this field wasn't a vintage one. Kingsgate Native had a poor draw in stall 1 and was unable to match them in the early stages for pace. He worked his way into the contest at halfway but that effort told in the end and he was easily brushed aside. He was the best horse coming into the race on ratings but ran another poor race and looks to be struggling at present. Rain Delayed tried to run on once the race was over but he could never get competitive and may be better off searching for a weak handicap in Dubai over the winter.