Sunday October 14
Goodwood 4.20 WIN
The Newmarket maiden, over 1m, in which Godolphin’s choicely-bred colt made his debut last month, was undoubtedly a hot one, won by one of the leading fancies for next year’s Derby. Yet the strong and lengthy son of Shamardal, out of a Sadler’s Wells mare, acquitted himself with huge credit, travelling strongly and only losing second place close home. He has to overcome softer ground, an extra furlong and a wide draw today but his pedigree suggests he ought to be able to cope and get off the mark. The dam won a Group Three race on this track and is a half-sister to a winner of the Great Voltigeur Stakes over 12f and also to the dam of Golan, who won the King George over the same trip ten years ago.
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).