Fahey: Gabrial's mission impossible

  • By: Richard Fahey
  • Last Updated: August 1 2012, 8:09 BST

Top trainer Richard Fahey with his unmissable guide to his runners over the first two days of Glorious Goodwood.

Gabrial: Faces the ultimate test as he goes in against Frankel at Goodwood

We're having a punt with Mica Mika by running him over this trip of two miles and five furlongs in the Goodwood Handicap.

He's a very relaxed horse, I just thought the handicapper was very tough on him for winning a bad race at Chester this year.

He's run all right a couple of times and if a horse is going to stay it'll be him as he does relax, but not many flat horses get this trip and it's a watching brief.

If he does get home, he's got a small each-way chance.

There's not a lot we can say about the Qipco Sussex Stakes as I'd be a lunatic to say I was going to go and beat Frankel with Gabrial.

There's plenty of prize money on offer and it'd be nice to finish second, although he does have to improve to do that.

It's fantastic to have a runner in a race like this but there's not a horse in the world who looks like he can beat Frankel, so we're playing for second.

She's A Character is drawn low in the British Stallion Studs Turf Club E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap although she does like to drop in so she will need some luck-in-running.

She's a funny little mare who does her own thing and pops up every now and again, although a drop of rain would be good for her.

I was extremely disappointed with Common Touch at York last time, he came there and looked like running a big race but flattened out.

He just got beat at Goodwood last year so we were keen to bring him back for the Harwoods Racing Club Handicap as it's a horses-for-courses track and his draw in five is a huge advantage.

He'll have to bounce back to his best to be competitive but it wouldn't surprise me if he does now he drops back to seven.

We're hoping he runs into a place but he does have a chance of winning too.