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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Consistent sprinter Es Que Love
earned a deserved return to the winner s
enclosure with a stylish performance in
the bet365 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood
Since joining trainer Clive Cox from
Mark Johnston at the start of the season,
Es Que Love has been placed in the Aber-
nant at Newmarket, the Duke of York
Stakes and most recently the Hackwood
Stakes at Newbury.
Sent off at 7-1 stepping up to seven
furlongs for the first time this year, Es
Que Love travelled with real panache in
the hands of Adam Kirby, who appeared
at pains to ensure he did not hit the front
Last year s champion juvenile Toormore,
sent off the 5-6 favourite to bounce back
from a couple of disappointing efforts in
the 2000 Guineas and the St James Palace
Stakes at Royal Ascot, was up with pace
from the outset and was in front inside
the final furlong.
However, he was unable to stop Es Que
Love quickening by him close home and
there was a neck in it at the line.
Toomore s stable companion Anjaal fin-
ished off strongly to grab third,
with last year s winner Garswood only
Kirby said: "(I m) really pleased with
him. We all thought we were coming here
with a massive chance. He loves the track,
he loves the ground.
"They didn t feel to me they went very
quick and I travelled very strong. He s
come there on the bridle and he s done
it easy to be fair to him.
"We learnt quite a lot about him last
time. He s not ungenuine, but today we
thought we d play it a bit later and it paid
"He s in real good form and Clive s
done a great job."
Cox said: "There was no pace in the
Hackwood last time and Adam took a
calculated decision taking it up two out
and he didn t quite last home.
"We came here with that confidence.
We just had to ride him a bit more
patiently and he did a super job.
"He s always been a good horse and
that s how he works in the mornings at
"He s entered well. He s in the Hunger-
ford, he s in the Park Stakes and we ll see
where we go in between times. I m just
so pleased for the guys we ve got a Group
Two in the bag."
Connections of Toormore did not hide
their disappointment but feel there are
still races to be won with him.
"I m disappointed (Toormore) didn t
win but he s run a good race," said Han-
"It probably suited the winner as he s
got a better turn of foot.
"He ran much better than he did at
Ascot and we ll find something similar.
He was obviously a very good two-year-
old and he s not as good a three-year-
old, that s all there is to it.
"But he s still a very decent horse and
can still end up back in Group Ones. He
needs to win something first and then
go back up again."
On the other hand, Hannon was pleased
with Anjaal, who showed a revival in form
by sticking on well for third place.
"Anjaal has run his best race since the
July Stakes, he loses his Group Two penal-
ty and there ll be races for him," said the
Toronado to lower colours of Kingman
and again land the group one, £300,000
Sussex Stakes over a mile of good
ground at Glorious Goodwood today,
what a mouth-watering prospect on the
second of five days; Battle of the Downs!
Richard Hannon s charge scored deci-
sively at Royal Ascot last month and King-
man was equally impressive, prompting
bookmakers to make him odds-on
favourite for this prestigious race which
Toronado landed last year when just too
strong for 2000 Guineas winner New
Judged on that herculean effort Toron-
ado is best-in on my time-handicap,
outstanding this month with a high level
of consistency which readers have appre-
Allowing weight-for-age, which invari-
ably favours three-year-olds, Toronado is
a confident selection; don t forget the
racing family Hannon trains Night Of
Thunder, half a length superior to King-
man in the truly-run 2000 on the New-
market Rowley Mile back in May.
Hannon has the line and is bullish about
Toronado but it promises to be a truly
wonderful occasion; John Gosden declared
Kingman after walking the course earlier
this week, reckoning the ground safe.
Aidan O Brien saddles Darwin and War
Command; they need to improve consid-
erably but there s every reason to believe
Breeders Cup winner Outstrip will make
strong representation for Godolphin with-
out troubling the big two which are supe-
rior on official ratings and the TH, which
Eight have been declared for the group
three Gordon Stakes over twelve furlongs
and they include Somewhat, pacemaker
and close third to Mukhadram in the
Eclipse earlier this month; find one to
beat Mark Johnston s charge and you ll
have a good-priced winner.
This is my St Leger pointer, two years
ago we pointed you in the direction of
50/1 Doncaster winner Encke, backed to
half those odds on the big day and tri-
umphant from Camelot; can lightning
Somewhat is ideal for the final classic
on Town Moor but he must win this deci-
sively; on the TH it s just a question of
making the running and staying; have a
solid each-way bet with three places avail-
Charles Hills-trained juveniles are reg-
ularly dong the biz and, apparently,
Hundi is quite useful and worth backing
each-way in the Maiden Fillies Stakes
over six furlongs; none with form has
achieved a useful TH mark.
Cotai Glory wins
for Jeffery Ross
Guardian's tipsters nap Cotai Glory and George
Baker took the bet365 Molecomb Stakes, as favourite
Beacon failed to get the breaks yesterday.
The Richard Hannon-trained Beacon was all the
rage for the five-furlong Group Three having com-
pleted a hat-trick in Sandown's Dragon Stakes at the
start of the month, but Richard Hughes was having to
bustle up the 10/11 market-leader from an early stage.
Cotai Glory, on the other hand, travelled within him-
self for a long way at the head of affairs and was still
moving strongly passing the final furlong marker.
Fast Act was right on the premises and Beacon
eventually found top gear once switched very wide,
Hughes having failed to find racing room between ri-
vals as he tried to throw down a challenge.
But 3/1 shot Cotai Glory found plenty for pressure
and passed the post with half a length in hand, Fast
Act just holding Beacon for second in a photograph.
"Racing has really improved him, he was quite hard
to settle earlier this season, but he's going the right
away and he's a very, very quick horse," Baker told
Channel 4 Racing. "I think he bumped into quite a
good one at Newbury last time."
The winner was racing just 11 days after running a
good second to Henry Candy's Limato at Newbury
and trainer Charlie Hills admitted: "We were slightly
worried that today might come too soon. He's quite a
highly-strung horse but he's settled down a bit with
racing. He's all about speed."
Sennockian Stars for Johnson
Sennockian Star got this year's Glorious Goodwood
meeting off to a flyer for Mark Johnston in a thrilling
bet365.com Handicap Stakes.
The Middleham maestro has a tremendous record
on the Sussex Downs and saddled three runners in
the opening event of this year's Festival.
As is often the case with runners from the yard, all
three were ridden positively in the mile-and-a-quarter
contest, with Sennockian Star tracking stable com-
panions Salutation and Busatto in the hands of Joe
Salutation and Busatto briefly looked to have
shaken off the field when striking clear over a furlong
out, but both Sennockian Star and the fast-finishing
Ajman Bridge came from out of the pack to challenge.
Ajman Bridge looked sure to collect having being
produced with a withering run by William Buick, but
Sennockian Star refused to be beaten and stuck on
determinedly close to finish to take the spoils by half
Salutation and Busatto were third and fourth re-
spectively in a great result for Johnston.
in Goodwood field
Estimate, The Queen's 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner,
is among a field of ten declared for the Artemis Good-
wood Cup on Thursday
The mare has been at the centre of the recent mor-
phine controversy as she failed a drugs test, believed
to be down to contaminated feed, after finishing sec-
ond in the Gold Cup last month.
However, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-
old is allowed to race on.
Last year's winner Brown Panther will bid for a re-
peat after connections decided not to take the Tom
Dascombe-trained six-year-old to Ascot for the King
George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the week-
Ahzeemah, runner-up last year, is in the mix again,
while owners Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor
also have Princess of Wales's Stakes victor Cavalry-
man and Excellent Result declared for the two-mile
Northumberland Plate scorer Angel Gabrial goes for
Pattern-race success while Brass Ring, Forgotten
Voice, Whiplash Willie and Moment In Time make up
There is no Irish representation after Aidan O'Brien
withdrew Eye Of The Storm at the 48-hour final dec-
Battle of the Downs
Love prevails in Lennox Stakes
10.30 Somewhat (e.w)
12.15 Hundi (e.w)
15-5--- 10.30 pm
22-3--- 6.30 pm
Times played this year
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30 pm Total
01 CENTIPEDE 7
02 OLD LADY
04 DEAD MAN 6
05 PARSON MAN 8
15 SICK WOMAN 2
18 WATER BOAT 5
10.30 am 1 pm 6.30pm Total
27 LITTLESNAKE 6 6 2 14
28 RED FISH
29 OPIUM MAN
30 HOUSE CAT
31 PARSONWIFE 1 8 3 12
34 BLIND MAN
35 BIG SNAKE
LAST DRAW: MONDAY
WHEN DE MARK BUSS
Play Whe results to July 28
26 (Fowl) 6.30 pm
TODAY'S STAR BETS
15 (Sick Woman)
23 (House) 1 pm
13 (Crapaud)---10.30 am
26 (Fowl) --- 6.30 pm
8 (Tiger) 10.30 am
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