Racecards

18:20 Goodwood

Elm Farm Research Centre Stakes (Handicap) (For Amateur Riders) (Class F) (Class F)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Good (Round Course: Good to Firm)
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 59.20s
  • 16 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
4th
Silk -
1(16)
Silk - WHITE, BLACK disc, striped sleeves
  • Form 30-0402
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7

held up, ridden and some headway 4f out, no further impression

2(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow hollow box
  • Form 001220
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-3

led, ridden 2f out, kept on but no extra when headed final strides

4(14)
Silk - White, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 000-606
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

in touch, headway 3f out, pressed leaders 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

5(6)
Silk - Lilac, Rose quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 003313
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

held up towards rear, some headway 3f out, no impression after

6(15)
Silk - Royal Blue and Red check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and Red striped cap
20/1
  • Form 502620
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9

held up, switched right and headway 2f out, kept on

7(5)
Silk - Maroon, Yellow cross belts and sleeves
20/1
  • Form 0-25000
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8

mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

8(3)
Silk - Light Blue, White diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamond
20/1
  • Form 00000-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4

always towards rear

9(10)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue and Yellow hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 02500-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2

chased leaders until weakened over 2f out

10(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange chevron, Orange and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap
7/2
  • Form 222513
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-2

mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace

11(7)
Silk - Red, Black seams, striped cap
33/1
  • Form 425000-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-13

always behind

12(9)
Silk - Dark blue, maroon seams, white cap
14/1
  • Form 00-0020
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-11

always prominent, ridden to press leader 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led final strides

13(8)
Silk - Yellow, Red hoop, Red cap
50/1
  • Form 05505
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11

chased leaders until weakened well over 2f out

14(13)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, halved sleeves, quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 1400-65
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10

mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong

15(2)
Silk - Emerald Green and Orange (halved), sleeves reversed, Brown cap

Tarkwa

11
16/1
  • Form 60-6010
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10

mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace

16(1)
Silk - Maroon, dark green armlets
  • Form 00-0006
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-9

in touch on outer, headway after 3f, weakened over 3f out

17(11)
Silk - Pink, Maroon sleeves and cap
  • Form 000-005
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6

always towards rear

3(17)
NR
  • Form 034312
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

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In depth

Verdict

Cases can be made for a number of these as the likes of He Who Dares Wins, Pay The Silver and Rainstorm all hail from yards that do well in races of this nature, but preference is for Parnassian, who is in flying form at present. The only doubt about the selection would be his tendency to tag along in behind in the early stages which has sometimes left him with a little too much to do. However, this course is notoriously hard to predict with regard to the tactics employed and the Sabrehill gelding may find the race unfolds to suit his strengths if they go off too fast from the start. A saver on He Who Dares Wins is also recommended as he also comes into the race with a rock-solid profile in the context of this race. However, he has never yet won beyond a mile and his profile suggests he will be at the end of his tether when they come up the hill to the finish. Therefore, Parnassian is factored in as the main selection as he usually finishes his races with a flourish and has no doubts about his stamina tonight.