Goodwood

  • 16:45 Wellchild Fillies' Novice Stakes1m 1f 197y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.89s
  • Off time: 16:45:41
16:45 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Litigious 7/1
2nd Merry Vale 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (7) Red, white sash, royal blue cap Litigious
3 9-0 J H M Gosden R Havlin 7/18.00
3 (9) Dark Blue, Yellow armlets and cap Merry Vale
3 9-0 J H M Gosden K T O'Neill 12/113.00
5 (1) 98 Red, Green cap and striped sleeves Mousebird (IRE) 24
3 9-0 H Morrison P J McDonald 25/126.00
6 (6) 52 Pink, White sleeves Norma 24
3 9-0 J R Fanshawe Oisin Murphy 13/82.62
7 (2) 0-2 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Shrewdness 37
3 9-0 W J Haggas James Doyle 13/82.62
8 (5) 7-5 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Thakaa (USA) 53
3 9-0 C Hills Dane O'Neill 10/111.00
9 (3) 7 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green seams, red cap Voice Of Salsabil 17
3 9-0 P D Evans R Kingscote 50/151.00
Non runners
1 (4)3Caen Na Coille (USA)39-0E A L DunlopNon Runner
4 (8)4Monaafasah (IRE)39-0M P TregoningNon Runner

Verdict

Norma finished well ahead of Mousebird when narrowly beaten at Salisbury and should be in the mix once again. But SHREWDNESS finished well clear of the rest when beaten less than a length over today’s trip on the Turf course at Lingfield and the winner has subsequently landed a handicap. That looks strong enough form to get the vote in this. Jockey bookings suggest Thakaa is preferred to Monaafasah as she steps up in trip while Caen Na Coille ran well at Wolverhampton on her debut back in February. Litigious is a half-sister to a winner and preferred to stablemate Merry Vale of the Gosden newcomers.