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15:00 Goodwood

Qatar Gordon Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 218y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £150,000 added
  • Winner: £85,065
  • 2nd: £32,250
  • 3rd: £16,140
  • 4th: £8,040
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 31.39s
  • Off Time: 15:00:16
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap

Bombyx

29 D
8/1
  • Form 31-241
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 98

led 2f, settled 3rd 8f out, challenged for 2nd over 2f out until hung right inside final 2f, soon ridden and no extra in 3rd

2(2)
Silk - Royal blue
7/4
  • Form 1-1241
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leader, led 10f out, ridden clear just inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, unchallenged

3(4)
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap

Dee Ex Bee

21 C
6/4
  • Form 2-32273
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 116

never travelled and pushed along most of way, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, no chance with winner

4(3)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
7/2
  • Form 4-13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 106

held up last, pushed along on downhill run over 4f out, ridden and no response 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Just the three runners take on Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee, who will likely be a short price. However, he’s run poorly the last twice and his only two wins have come on ground with plenty of give so he may be worth opposing. SUN MAIDEN is also entered in the St Leger and she still showed signs of inexperience when third in the Ribblesdale at Ascot – Sir Michael Stoute’s filly has the greater scope for improvement. The gelding Cross Counter has won three of his five starts and is a smart handicapper but Bombyx has plenty to find at the weights.

Formwatch

Bombyx 10-11fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (4) gf in Jul beating Polish (9-6) by 3 3/4l, 4 ran.

Cross Counter 13-8fav (9-7) Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul beating Berkshire Royal (8-2) by 2l, 7 ran.

Dee Ex Bee (9-3) 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind Kew Gardens (9-3) at Longchamp 1m 4f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Jul.

Sun Maiden 3-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 5 1/2l behind Magic Wand (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Jun.