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Angel Gabrial (blue hat): runs in the Goodwood Cup

Still no joy at Goodwood but QUEST OF COLOUR won well at Redcar yesterday in the hands of Paddy Mathers. Only her fourth career start, the three-year-old appreciated the step up in trip staying on well in the final furlong to score a shade cosily.

Glorious Goodwood - Day Three

It’s the last day of July already and what better way to end the month than with a winner at Glorious Goodwood?! And we’ve four chances this afternoon with our Goodwood quartet headed by Northumberland Plate hero Angel Gabrial.

Owned by Dr Marwan Koukash the Hurricane Run gelding takes part in the Group Two Artemis Goodwood Cup (3.10) and with Paul (Hanagan) on the sidelines George is re-united with his Newcastle winner.

Richard says: “The going shouldn’t be too much of a concern for Angel Gabriel; he is quite a resilient horse who will handle the track too.

“He’s improving and has earned the right to have a crack at this today. He’s eight or ten pounds to find with the favourite Estimate on her best form but is on the way up and I hope he can progress again. There aren’t many options for a horse like this who is rated 106 so we’ll give it a go.

“It’s a shame Paul Hanagan isn’t available to ride but George Chaloner won the Northumberland Plate on him and takes over.”


Ventura Quest & Shot In The Sun

Ventura Quest is first up though in the opening Fairmont Stakes. Middleham Park’s three-year-old ran a blinder the last day when second at Newmarket over todays trip and goes there in good order. Richard is hopeful of a good run although very quick ground would be a worry.

Shot In The Sun also runs in the colours of Middleham Park Racing and the owners were keen to have a go in the Tatler Handicap. Richard says: “Shot In The Sun has to step up on what she’s done before and I’d be delighted if she hit the frame.”


Las Verglas Star

Las Verglas Star goes in the final race of the afternoon, the QIPCO Apprentice Handicap. Richard says: “You’d have to be worried the ground will be quick enough for Las Verglas Star but he’s in good order and runs at this meeting every year so knows his way around the place. Any rain would be very welcome for him.”

Richard runs through our Glorious Goodwood team in his column for sportinglife.com >> read it HERE

For details of all today's runners and recent results >> Runners/Results

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Apprentice George Chaloner: enjoyed successful season so far

Lincolnshire Echo feature: Rising star, George Chaloner...

In 2012 apprentice George Chaloner gave Johannes a great ride to land the Stewards' Sprint Handicap on the final day of Glorious Goodwood. Since then his claim has been reduced to 5lbs and among some superbly judged rides he has added a Royal Ascot winner and a Northumberland Plate to his rapidly growing CV.

Peter Hayward, sports writer for the Lincolnshire Echo, caught up with George – George was born a stone’s throw away from the old Lincoln racecourse - earlier this month and the feature can now be viewed here on the website. It is published in Press or simply click HERE to read.

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Several new photos have been added to our Musley Bank Stables Gallery >> click for more