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17:00 Goodwood

Richard Baerlein Rated Stakes (Handicap) (Class C)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 59.94s
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
2(3)
Silk - Dark Blue and Light Blue check, halved sleeves, quartered cap

Zargus

46
10/3
  • Form 221-551
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression

3(9)
Silk - Pale Blue, Silver braid and tassel on Black cap
  • Form 26-0601
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

went left start, soon prominent until ridden and weakened over 1f out

4(6)
Silk - Purple, Mauve cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, White cap, Purple star
12/1
  • Form 302060
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

soon outpaced in rear, stayed on final furlong, never nearer

5(10)
Silk - BLACK, WHITE chevron hoop and cap
8/1
  • Form 162350
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders, ridden and one pace over 1f out

6(13)
Silk - Black, Yellow hoops, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap
8/1
  • Form 15100-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

7(5)
Silk - White, Emerald Green braces
  • Form 005061
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kept on

8(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, White braces, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White cap
14/1
  • Form 4-22643
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

always towards rear

10(12)
Silk - Black, Red stars, armlets and cap
  • Form 414622
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(14)
Silk - Purple and White diabolo, White sleeves, Purple armlets, hooped cap
11/2
  • Form 6-01132
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

made all, ridden final furlong, kept on gamely inside final furlong

12(8)
Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, Red sleeves, Royal Blue diamonds, White cap, Red diamonds
20/1
  • Form 042100
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

hampered start, behind and outpaced early, stayed on over 1f out, never troubled leaders

13(4)
Silk - Black, Yellow chevron, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 242162
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

prominent, slightly outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong

14(7)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 650340
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4

went right start, chased leaders until ridden and weakened well over 1f out

1(11)
NR
  • Form 514332
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7

9(1)
NR
  • Form 000402
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8

In depth

Verdict

Zargus confirmed the merit of previous efforts this season when a narrow winner over the re-opposing Fire Up The Band at Royal Ascot. There won't be much between the pair once agaon on the revised ratings but the latter would have preferred more cut in the ground. Both Strathclyde and Hufflepuff are progressing along the right lines and should give another good account while Dubaian Gift has been knocking on the door and should also be noted but in a tricky contest the TEAMtalk vote goes to Bryano De Bergerac who came back to form at Sandown last time and will go close from just a 1lb higher mark.