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14:35 Goodwood

Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £34,026
  • 2nd: £12,900
  • 3rd: £6,456
  • 4th: £3,216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.00s
  • Off Time: 14:36:34
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap
11/4
  • Form 311
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 106

held up in 5th on inside, nowhere to go from entering final 2f, travelling well when hampered and squeezed out over 1f out, soon switched right to inside, kept on inside final furlong, took 3rd post, not recover

2(6)
Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
5/2
  • Form 102
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 105

went left start, soon led and always going well, ridden and in command inside final furlong, stayed on well

3(4)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
14/1
  • Form 431
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 86

chased winner, driven 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong

4(7)
Silk - Pink and Maroon stripes, Pink sleeves
  • Form 2D4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 105

pushed left start, pulled hard, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, chasing leading pair when hung right over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post

5(1)
Silk - Purple and White diabolo, White sleeves, Purple cap

Minal

11 D
25/1
  • Form 52231
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 80

held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never in contention

6(5)
Silk - White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 11
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leading trio, pushed along 3f out, hung right inside final 2f, staying on same pace and loooked held when hampered and squeezed out over 1f out

7(2)
Silk - White, red cross belts, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star
5/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leading pair on inside, went 2nd approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Red Duke and Chandlery fought out the finish of the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket with the former just coming out on top despite racing green. He has a 3lb penalty which should enable the runner-up to reverse the form but the winner may have had enough in hand and can get the better of the pair again. Chandlery is one of a quartet from the Richard Hannon yard and presumably the pick with Richard Hughes on board but none of the remaining trio can be lightly dismissed. Elkhart will have to improve markedly from his Beverley victory though it would be no shock to see him do so but the form pick has to be LETHAL FORCE. Clive Cox' grey produced an outstanding effort when beaten less than two lengths in the Coventry Stakes and with normal progress can take this prestigious event.

Formwatch

Red Duke (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf beating Chandlery (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.

Chandlery (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 11, nk behind Red Duke (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.

Elkhart (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Made all, shaken up to go clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf beating Badea (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.

Lethal Force (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, effort when groups merged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 23, 1 3/4l behind Power (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.

Minal 9-2 (8-12) Close up, led entering final 2f, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Freddy Q (9-3) by 1l, 11 ran.

Red Seventy 2-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up last but in touch, not clear run 2f out, headway between horses over 1f out, chased leader entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final 120 yards, won going away, won at Ascot 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd beating Sixx (9-5) by 1l, 5 ran.

Rockinante (FR) 9-2 (9-3) Steadied into mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun beating Burano (9-3) by nk, 15 ran.