Stella Cidre Handicap 1m 7f 195y
- (3yo, 1m 7f 195y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 53.20s
- Off time: 17:16:06
|2nd||4 Gabrial The Master||5||9/1|
|3||131 9-5 b1||R M Beckett||Andrea Atzeni||76||15/2|
Chocala (IRE) 39
|3||130 9-4||A King||Martin Harley||75||11/8f|
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 28
|3||130 9-4||R A Fahey||T Eaves||75||9/1|
Montjess (IRE) 32
|3||128 9-2 v||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||73||16/1|
White Month 31
|3||128 9-2 p1||A M Balding||David Probert||73||6/1|
Young Jay 8
|3||116 8-4||M Johnston||J Fanning||61||7/1|
|3||115 8-3||M R Channon||D Fentiman||60||5/1|
Honey Haven (IRE) 19
|3||114 8-2||W M Brisbourne||Noel Garbutt (5)||54||33/1|
||3||97 p||A Hollinshead||P Mulrennan||78||NR|
Snowy Dawn scored over 1m6f here in July but today's slower ground is a worry and Fitzwilly makes more appeal on his latest second at Goodwood. Young Jay and White Month are looking for that elusive first win and both step up in trip today having finished runner-up on their latest outings. 1m6f winner Chocala may have been a little rusty on his first start since May when third at Kempton and makes more appeal than Montjess, but another chance goes to course regular GABRIAL THE MASTER. He's been threatening to score in better company than this including when second to Lemon Pearl here last time and today's longer distance may see him finally do so.
Snowy Dawn 20-1 (8-3) Held up behind, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakend over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Dark Crusader (8-13) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Chocala (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, disputing 2nd 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Spice (9-3) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked winner, pushed along and dropped to 3rd 2f out, rallied to regain 2nd final stride, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lemon Pearl (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Fitzwilly 11-8fav (8-5) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Cherry Princess (8-3) at Goodwood 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Montjess (IRE) 7-2 (8-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 4, 7l behind Fledged (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Honey Haven (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 10l behind Vertueux (9-7) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Mombasa 6-1 (9-2) In rear, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Royal Signaller (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
White Month 5-2fav (8-4) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Young Jay 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, went 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Dean Iarracht (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.