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Goodwood

  • 15:30 EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes 1m 3f

  • (Listed) £40,000 added 3yo 4 ran
  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Result
  • Winning time: 2m 33.74s
  • Off time: 15:30:27

Algometer stakes Epsom claim with Goodwood victory

Last Updated: 20/05/16 6:28pm

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Jim Crowley and Algometer (centre) win the EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes from Prize Money at Goodwood.

Jim Crowley and Algometer (centre) win the EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes from Prize Money at Goodwood.

Algometer got the better of Prize Money in a rousing finish to the EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.

David Simcock's grey cannot have been suited by the sedate pace set by Prize Money and it is a credit to the son of Archipenko that he ground it out to overhaul that rival by half a length.

Those who fancy the chance of an inclement Derby week can still get 33-1 about Algometer, who ideally needs cut in the ground.

Algometer remains a 25-1 chance for the Derby with Sky Bet, but Simcock said that he would only be tempted to go if there is cut in the ground.

The Newmarket handler said of the 13-8 scorer: "The way the race panned out was the opposite of what he wanted but, as you saw, he gives everything.

"He's a hard horse to work out because at home you could work him with a horse rated 60 or 100 and the outcome would be the same.

"If it rained at Epsom we might think about it, but, realistically, the Leger is the right race for him later in the year.

"If it doesn't rain at Epsom we'll leave it and go to Ireland (Irish Derby)."

Frankie Dettori gave Persuasive (10-11 favourite) a peach of a ride to take the Goodwood Aero Club Fillies' Handicap in a race dominated by owners Cheveley Park Stud.

The Italian tracked market rival Aristocratic on Persuasive and managed to get inside that filly after the cutaway, from which point the combination pulled away to score by a length and a half.

Dettori said: "She's a nice filly and quickened nicely when I asked her. I hope she might be a Listed filly."

Cheveley Park racing manager Chris Richardson ruled out running Persuasive in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

He said: "John Gosden rang and said let's wait and see how we get on.

"I think she could be a Listed-class filly, while the runner-up could drop back in trip now."

Quench Dolly provided jockey Michael Murphy with his third winner in as many days when she held Peachey Carnehan by the smallest margin that the pixel will allow in the Spitfire Novice Auction Stakes.

There was a flood of late money that forced the price of trainer John Gallagher's filly down from 18-1 to 8-1, and it proved to be well directed.

Apprentice Murphy engaged in a tussle that saw both the winning filly and her rival in front at some stage in the final 200 yards, but the photograph showed Quench Dolly as the victor by a nose.

Royal Ascot could now be in the offing for the grey daughter of Hellvelyn.

Gallagher said: "It's so nice to see a home bred do it like that and her homework has always been encouraging.

"Mentally she will come on stacks for this, and as Quench Racing (owners) like a good day out we might think about running her in the Queen Mary."

Ryan Tate was hit with a seven-day ban after he "allowed his mount to drift right-handed over a sustained period" in the Levin Down Stakes.

Tate was first past the post aboard Seeking Magic but was demoted into third, with Go Far (16-1) and Huntsmans Close promoted into first and second respectively.

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