Saturday Racing Blog Replay! Glorious Goodwood day five and Newmarket

There were no spectators at Glorious Goodwood

Replay our blog from the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival as Summerghand stormed down the centre of the track to win the Stewards' Cup.



All times BST


1715: Heartbreak for Overwrite backers as he looks the winner all the way until MURAAD scorches out of the pack to deny him in the closing stages!

Thanks for joining us throughout the week, we'll have more live blogs coming up including every Saturday and at York's Ebor Festival in a few weeks' time.


1707: The lucky last now and the LG Signature Apprentice Handicap over nine furlongs.

A tight betting heat here with Overwrite, Muraad and Alfred Boucher disputing favouritism, but who would bet against Mark Johnston finishing the meeting with a winner?

Overwrite has Thomas Greatrex on board and he'll be hoping for a better start than he ggot on Atalanta's Boy in the Stewards' Cup.


1650: TITAN ROCK travels well and wins despite being a little green under Danny Tudhope for John Quinn.

The son of Belardo had shaped nicely on debut behind Fancy Man at Haydock on soft ground last time and he's improved on that run to get his head in front here.

Longlai looked the likely winner inside the final furlong but was worn down late on. In fact Raging Rascal ran on to nab him for second at 66-1.


1638: Two races left of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. We'll see this through to the end.

A seven-furlong maiden coming up with William Haggas' Titian and Mark Johnston's Golden Flame disputing favouritism.

Tasfeeq, for Marcus Tregoning, a fascinating newcomer.


1632: Things didn't pan out well at all for Rhythmic Intent at Newmarket as NATTY NIGHT shows a great attitude to get back up once headed to deny that Buick five-timer.

Great win for William Muir and Ben Curtis with the son of Nathaniel who led for most of the way, then was headed by Zuba and seemingly beaten, before he knuckled down to get back up in the shadows of the post.


1622: It's the finale over at Newmarket and we finish with that RHYTHMIC INTENT race as Oisin Murphy aims to make it 3-4 versus William Buick on the July Course this afternoon.

Buick's on Zuba as he chases a five-timer with the market making Natty Night the biggest danger to the odds-on favourite.


1617: Short, schmort. Easy as you like for Society Lion who lands the money with a very taking success under Ryan Moore for Sir Michael Stoute.


1605: Tricky little handicap coming up at Goodwood.

Society Lion looks short at 11/8 but that's the only opinion I have, really. He just looks short enough for a horse that is one from four on the fastest ground he's ever faced, but I couldn't find one to take him on with.

Matt Brocklebank has - Homespin - and you can read why here.


1555: WITHHOLD wins over at Newmarket under Oisin Murphy, nice to see the old boy get his head in front this year after a few below-par runs.

Good ride from Murphy and it's William Buick 4-2 Oisin Murphy over at Newmarket today. Could we get a Liverpool-Newcastle-esque 4-3 thriller?


1547: Some trainer, David O'Meara.

Can't be many who have done the Golden Mile-Stewards' Cup double in the same week?


1540: SUMMERGHAND wins the Stewards' Cup!

That is a magnificent performance off top weight, a mark of 108, from David O'Meara's horse who swooped late down the centre of the track to strike under Danny Tudhope.

He loves a strong-tempo to run at and he obviously got that here, travelling well and coming with a late run to deny Kimifive who looked like he might've won it on the far side from stall one.

Brian The Snail runs a huge race in third at 66-1 with Swindler running on well from an uncompromising position for fourth.

And put a line through poor Atalanta's Boy who lost 10 lengths at the start after not coming out of the stalls with the others.


1530: Stewards' Cup coming up next, one of the great sprint handicaps of the year.

It doesn't look an exceptional renewal but in Nahaarr we have a hot favourite that's improving quick and the nature of this race should suit.

But with pace on the face side and considering the consolation race he might not be ideally berthed in stall 19, so it might be worth taking him on with a couple.

ATALANTA'S BOY is an interesting contender for David Menuisier, a dual course & distance winner who's in great nick.

He steps up in grade and has to prove himself at the level, but I like his chances of stepping up under Thomas Greatrex at 16s.

Kimifive is the other interesting one from a low draw. I had my eye on him for the Wokingham but he didn't get in, and he's another course winner who should be suited by this test.

Good luck with whoever you're backing in what is always a great spectacle.


1519: Very nice performance from KATARA who travelled sweetly and navigated through a narrow gap to hit the front.

Once in the clear she put the race to bed quickly and this was a no-fuss performance from a rapid improver.

Buick has to settle for second this time with the juggernaut halted.


1514: Okay back to Newmarket and the William Buick show.

He's on Expressionism here as he goes for a five-timer but the market has honed in on Oisin Murphy's mount, KATARA, a Deep Impact filly trained by Sir Michael Stoute.

She's 6-5 to get the job done and certainly looked a horse of some potential when winning at Kempton last time out.


1507: You know when you've had a bet and regret it almost as soon as the stalls open?

Well, yes. ENBIHAAR wins with authority, opening up in impressive fashion to totally outclass the three-year-olds in the Lillie Langtry.

Snow led but stopped quickly and wasn't good enough, with Cabaletta shaping quite nicely in second.

But this was all about Enbihaar, with a Group One assignment surely next for her.

Enbihaar pulls clear at Goodwood


1455: Right then, Lillie Langtry time at Goodwood and Team Sporting Life are rolling the big dice and taking on 1/2 favourite Enbihaar here.

Both Fran Berry and Oisin Murphy fancy the Aidan O'Brien-trained filly, SNOW, a full sister to Kew Gardens, now she steps up in trip on ground she likes with the hefty 11lb WFA allowance.

So a few of us have followed them in, including Richard Mann who needs this to pay for all of the prosecco he quaffed on his recent caravan holiday. His words, not mine.

The solid support for Enbihaar, though, is concerning. She won this race easily last year, has her ground and perhaps soft conditions are a valid excuse for her below-par reappearance.

Cabaletta isn't without a chance, either, in a fascinating three-runner race. But come on Snow.


1447: FOUR for Buick as KARIBANA wins the races for Richard Hughes.

The son of Hallowed Crown travelled well behind horses, went through the gap when asked and stretched away for a convincing success.

Buick has chances in the last three races. Is a seven-timer out of the question? 👀 #eyes


1439: Rosadora got rid of Andrea Atzeni on the way to the start and has been withdrawn ahead of this imminent 2.40 Newmarket.

Karibana your 7-4 favourite for Richard Hughes with the on-fire William Buick on board.


1429: Well, well, well. Mark Johnston horses don't dominate the pace as Quloob goes hard up front but he does win the race for the fourth time in the last six years thanks to HOCHFELD.

He settled in mid-division and proved himself well handicapped by wearing down Platitude and seeing off Shailene, last year's runner-up, with a strong staying performance.

This victory has come off a rating of 92 and he'll be nudging towards a rating of 100 now, so the Sky Bet Ebor might be on the horizon for him if he gets in.

In a normal year he probably wouldn't get in, you want to be rated north of 100, really, but he might do this year, and he ran quite well when fourth off 102 on his sole appearance at York.


1420: Mark Johnston will attempt a quick across-the-card double here as he saddles three horses in the upcoming Unibet Summer Handicap at Goodwood.

King's Advice and Themaxwecan are both around the 6/1 mark with Hochfeld priced up at 9s.

It's a race he's won three times in the last five years, so the trio are obviously respected, with King's Advice now 4lb lower than when he won the contest last year.

Tactics could be vital here - will the other jockeys let the MJ trio dominate? That wouldn't be advised but it's not an unlikely scenario by any means.

I thought MORDRED was quite interesting for Richard Hannon, though. He's got his stamina to prove but if they don't go too hard he could have a say in this off a low weight.


1410: Another one for Billy Buick as BASILICATA responds well to pressure to wear away at the hot favourite and win dropping back in trip.

She led, looked beat when pumped along at halfway, but kept on finding, displaying a likeable attitude, to win off a market of 82 for Mark Johnston.


1404: Fillies nursery next at Newmarket and the market is all over She's So Nice for Karl Burke as she's been smashed into 5-4 favourite.

A winner at the track last time, somebody somewhere clearly thinks she's well treated off 82.


1357: TREACHEROUS does that very nicely from stall three and horses drawn out in the middle of the track have dominated with Dream Today second from stall five.

Ed De Giles' horse has done that easily and the son of Paco Boy is thriving with this victory his fifth of the year.

He really strides out impressively down the middle of the track under Harry Bentley to win the race and he's clearly loving the game at present.

Highly Sprung, a son of Zebedee, was stopped a couple of times and looks to have been most inconvenienced by the way this panned out, but keep an eye out for our free video replay to jot down some more hard-luck stories etc...

In the meantime, here are the closing stages...


1351: They're circling at the start past post time as a surcingle is brought to the starting gates to fit the aforementioned Tommy G, so a slight delay. Still time to get those combo trifectas on.


1345: Goodwood proper about to kick-off and we begin with the Stewards' Cup consolation race at 1.50, just your 16 runners to go through here with Spirited Guest the sole non-runner.

Let's not beat about the bush and get into the bets, as I thought MAY REMAIN was overpriced at 20/1.

He's been in great nick for new handler George Baker, had good form at this track as a juvenile and his five-furlong speed could be useful here.

He has drifted this morning, perhaps as he has questions to answer on good to firm ground, but at 20s, with Cieren Fallon taking another 3lb off, he'll do for me.

Tommy G looks the big danger at the top of the market.


1336: LIGHTNESS doesn't make all but she does win the races under Frankie Dettori. They didn't look to go hard early and I was concerned that she was a little bit too keen in third, but she settled better than last time and that's helped.

Frankie took it up inside the two and she's won cosily from Dutch Painting in second, with Baarrij slightly disappointing in third, with perhaps relative inexperience getting the better of her.


1322: A five-runner fillies' handicap over 10 furlongs coming up at Newmarket and an interesting little race.

William Haggas' Baarrij is your favourite after winning at Windsor last time and the opinion her trainer has of her may well be indicated by her Musidora entry that she didn't take up due to the soft ground.

Ben Curtis takes the ride with Tom Marquand at Goodwood and she looks the filly with the most potential in this race.

However, the Queen's LIGHTNESS is interesting tactically here under Frankie Dettori. She was just denied by Margaret Dumont at Ascot over 12f last time and I'd expect her to make the running here dropping back in trip.

Odds of 9/4 about her look slightly more appealing to me than 7/4 the favourite.


1320: WATCH: Dave Ord, Michael Shinners and myself talk market movers, Stewards' Cup bets and best wagers elsewhere in this little video...


1316: No blog bet in the Arabian race at Goodwood. Let's not get too giddy after a 3/1 winner.


1315: Oisin Murphy's gone to Newmarket today searching for winners as he bids to consolidate his slender lead in the jockeys' championship.

The aforementioned Rhythmic Intent looks his best chance this afternoon, although Oisin is a bit worried about the possibility of a tactical affair.

Check out all of Oisin's thoughts below, including at Goodwood where he takes at look at the Stewards' Cup and the Lillie Langtry...

Oisin Murphy - check out his Saturday thoughts


1301: That Ghaly win is a boost for RHYTHMIC INTENT's York form and that horse runs in the 4.25 at Newmarket later on.

While Ghaly was dropping back from 10f, Rhythmic Intent steps up to 12f and he's even-money to go in again under Oisin Murphy later on.


1257: GHALY wins under a keep-it-simple ride from William Buick, a quickfire double for the jockey. In the first two, along with Desert Caravan, throughout, Ghaly takes it up at the two-furlong pole and sees off all challengers with a gutsy display.

The mile looks his trip for now, a small rise for this win looks likely and his winning might not be over for the year.


1250: One mile handicap coming up on the July Course. I've missed the July Course this year, there's no better place to enjoy racing in the summer months.

This looks a good little race and GHALY is a very worthy favourite. He's the first blog bet of the afternoon. He drops back in trip after not quite staying over 10f at York last time out.

William Buick should ride him prominently here and he could be hard to pass. 3/1 looks perfectly fair to me.


1230: Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Saturday afternoon Sporting Life racing blog. A slightly tardy start today, but it's Saturday, Goodwood's coming to an end and we're all a bit more relaxed aren't we?

It's a real shame the crowd experiment was ditched at the 11th hour, it would've been lovely to see a smattering of panamas this afternoon, but behind closed doors it is as we've become used to these last few months.

It feels a bit back to square one and with no crowds at York's Ebor Festival, either, the whole summer has been wiped out for racegoers. It seems a long way away from when we'll be able to go racing again.

No doubt these are worrying times, but at least we have racing on. So sit back in your gardens and your living rooms and enjoy this afternoon's live sport with us.

It's all about quantity today, the quality was earlier in the week, and with no Group Ones the main focus is the 27-runner Stewards' Cup with only Danzeno (Going) pulled out this morning.

In the Lillie Langtry Manuela De Vega is a non-runner as well, again due to the faster ground conditions, and if you're finalising your afternoon wagers around the country you best check out all of the NRS here.

The first result is in with Danilova winning at 4/6 at Newmarket. Keep up to date on all the results with our fast results page this afternoon or stay here for some relaxed racing chat, blog tips and all the latest news.

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