Goodwood

  • 18:05 Gordon's Amateur Riders' Handicap1m 1f

  • Winner £3,120 2nd £968 3rd £484 4th £242
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 58.33s
  • Off time: 18:06:06
18:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmoral Castle 4/1
2nd Time Square (FR) 16/1
3rd Lady Sylvia 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 91-8651 Black, white seams, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Space War 21
Distance Winner
6 11-0 t M W Easterby Miss Anna Hesketh (5) 70 6/17.00
2 (3) 608-890 Orange, Black star and armlets, Black cap, Orange star King Of Windsor (IRE) 85
6 10-12 J S Wainwright Mr Kaine Wood (7) 68 33/134.00
3 (14) 23-8040 Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Balady (IRE) 8
Course Winner
4 10-12 D J S Ffrench Davis Ben Ffrench Davis (5) 68 8/19.00
4 (5) 22890-0 Maroon, White stars, armlets and star on cap Bountiful Girl 6
Distance Winner
4 10-11 J S Wainwright Mr A French (7) 67 40/141.00
5 (2) 2625-37 Pink, purple braces, pink sleeves, purple stars, pink cap, purple star Lady Sylvia 98
4 10-10 J Tuite Miss Hayley Moore (3) 66 14/115.00
6 (11) 570-906 Pink, Black triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Megalala (IRE) 10
Course and Distance Winner
12 10-9 J J Bridger Miss S Brotherton 65 12/113.00
7 (8) 78105-7 White, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Wordismybond 146
4 10-7 P J Makin Mr S Walker 63 7/18.00
8 (4) 486/224 Emerald Green, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Piccolo Mondo 21
7 10-6 P Hide Chelsey Banks (7) 62 10/111.00
10 (10) 42-3522 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Chrissycross (IRE) 67
4 10-3 v R A Teal Mr George Crate (5) 59 8/19.00
11 (16) 72-7223 Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Balmoral Castle 15
Beaten Favourite
4 10-3 J G Portman Mr J Harding (5) 59 4/15.00
12 (15) 114353 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Time Square (FR) 23
Distance Winner
6 10-0 t A W Carroll Mr Chris Martin (3) 54 16/117.00
13 (12) 362499 White, dark blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and cap Benandonner (USA) 26
10 10-0 P Butler Miss M Bryant (5) 54 33/134.00
14 (7) 77860-5 Dark Green, Gold diamond, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and Gold quartered cap Attain 32
Beaten Favourite
4 10-0 p Miss J Feilden Mr R Birkett 54 20/121.00
15 (13) 405263 Pink, Grey star, Grey and Pink halved sleeves, Pink cap, Grey star Byrd In Hand (IRE) 3
Course Winner
6 10-0 p J J Bridger Miss A Deniel 52 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (1)232465Spirit of Xaar (IRE)710-4Mrs L C JewellKevin Jones60
16 (9)072040-Goodie Goodie410-0S KirkMiss C Boxall51

Verdict

Amateur riders' handicaps around this idiosyncratic track usually need approaching with a degree of caution as luck in running is paramount. Space War concedes weight all round but was a comfortable scorer for this pilot last time for a yard that enjoys a good record in such contests. He's a prime contender although his hold-up style of running is not ideal around here and gaps will need to arrive at the right moment. He may also find the concession of 11lb to the consistent CHRISSYCROSS beyond him. Narrowly beaten the last twice with Richard Hughes and Ryan Moore aboard, George Crate is taken to make a name for himself and go one better on this reliable Cape Cross filly. Piccolo Mondo, Balmoral Castle and Time Square are all in decent nick at present and worth a slot on the shortlist.