14:15 Goodwood

Al Basti Equiworld Festival Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 192y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £28,355
  • 2nd: £10,750
  • 3rd: £5,380
  • 4th: £2,680
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 14.56s
  • Off Time: 14:15:40
  • 8 Ran
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    Silk - Dark blue, large yellow spots

    Battalion (IRE)

    16 p DCD
    • Form 1516-45
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 109

    steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last pair, effort on rail 3f out, soon pushed along, never reached leaders and no impression final furlong

    Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap
    • Form 31191/
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 112

    steadied start, held up in rear, promising headway on outside travelling well 3f out, pushed along inside final 2f, weakened soon after

    Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 80-0097
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 106

    held up in last trio, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    Silk - Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves
    • Form 21134-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 107

    raced keenly tracking leaders, smooth headway to challenge 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

    Silk - Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap


    208 D
    • Form 200706-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 96

    held up in 5th, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner

    Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

    Kings Fete

    616 D
    • Form 411239/
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 104

    tracked leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up and no extra inside final furlong

    Silk - Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap
    • Form 850-443
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 110

    tracked leader, pushed along and every chance 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, no extra soon after

    Silk - Black, Red sash, quartered cap

    Black Cherry

    21 BFC
    • Form 11532-3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 102

    soon led and set steady pace, quickened over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace and lost 2nd towards finish

    Previous results

    In depth


    A couple of these missed the whole of last year including Berkshire. Paul Cole’s charge won a Group 3 at Newmarket when last seen at the track and has plenty to spare on these terms with the returning Kings Fete. But MASTER CARPENTER (NAP) separated higher-rated rivals than these when third to Cannock Chase in the Huxley at Chester earlier this month with Battalion back in fifth. Rod Millman’s charge has leading claims on that form and gets the vote. Educate finished runner-up in last year’s renewal but this looks tougher while Decorated Knight has yet to win over further than a mile. Black Cherry and Bossy Guest may have stamina limitations.


    Battalion (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, edged left, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost place final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cannock Chase (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in May.

    Berkshire (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway when switched right and not clear run over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct beating Mutakayyef (8-13) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

    Bossy Guest (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen held up in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Mahsoob (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Apr.

    Decorated Knight 7-1 (9-0) Raced centre, tracked leader, every chance well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Gm Hopkins (9-0) at Ascot 1m lst stks (1) gd in Apr.

    Educate 9-2 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 9 3/4l behind Storm Rock (8-7) at Leicester 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.

    Kings Fete 12-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 11 3/4l behind Kingston Hill (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.

    Master Carpenter (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to press for 2nd on outside throughout final furlong, no impression with winner, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Cannock Chase (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in May.

    Black Cherry 11-4fav (9-7) Led, 5 lengths clear halfway, hard driven when challenged over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Blond Me (9-7) at Goodwood 1m lst fll stks (1) gd in Apr.