15:00 Goodwood

Tuesday 27 July 2021

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:2017:50

    Unibet Lennox Stakes (Group 2)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   7f  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 1m 31.02s
2
(14)
Horse silk
Escobart24
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-3| J: D Tudhope| T: D O'Meara| OR:  103| D
33/1
Very useful 7f/1m winner at his best but he has gone 16 runs since his last win in 2019. Good fourth in Sandown handicap last time but this is a different ball game.
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3
(5)
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Happy Power17
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: S De Sousa| T: A M Balding| OR:  112| CD
16/1
All his 3 wins last season came at 7f, including over C&D, but he followed good fourth in Diamond Jubilee at the Royal Meeting with poor run in Summer Mile there. He needs to get back on track now.
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Timeform
5
(13)
Horse silk
Kinross59
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Rossa Ryan| T: R M Beckett| OR:  114| D
6/1
Finally produced the very smart performance he'd threatened on a few occasions when returning from a gelding operation to take 7f Haydock Group 3 in May. This demands more but he's much respected.
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9
(3)
Horse silk
Safe Voyage17
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-3| J: Jason Hart| T: J J Quinn| OR:  114| D
5/1
Three-time scorer in 2020, including a brace of Group 2s, and back to winning ways in 7f listed race at Chester earlier in the month. This is a much deeper contest but he shouldn't be underestimated.
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10
(12)
Horse silk
Space Blues122
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  120| CD
11/4
High-class horse who landed this contest in taking style 12 months ago. Returned with smooth win at King Abdulaziz before disappointing at Meydan in the spring but he can bounce back in style here.
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11
(10)
Horse silk
Toro Strike59
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: P Hanagan| T: R A Fahey| OR:  108| BF| CD
50/1
Smart colt at his best and a C&D winner too but followed Thirsk reappearance win with below-par sixth to Kinross in John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock in May. Plenty more is required after his break.
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12
(2)
Horse silk
Creative Force17
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: James Doyle| T: C Appleby| OR:  114| D
2/1
Has flourished this term, completing four-timer when landing Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, before good fifth of 19 to Starman in July Cup at Newmarket. Can make his presence felt again back at 7f.
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14
(1)
Horse silk
Fundamental17
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: L Dettori| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  104| D
10/1
Very useful form when winning twice at Chelmsford and arrives on back of good 7f runs in Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and handicap at Newmarket. Plenty more required in this grade, though.
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Non-Runners

1
(8)
Horse silk
Duke Of Hazzard31
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 5
T: P & O Cole  J: P J McDonald
NR
4
(11)
Horse silk
Khuzaam31
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 5
T: R Varian  J: Jim Crowley
NR
6
(6)
Horse silk
Pogo42
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 5
T: C Hills  J: K Shoemark
NR
7
(4)
Horse silk
Prince Eiji42
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 5
T: R Varian  J: Andrea Atzeni
NR
8
(7)
Horse silk
Real Appeal47
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: Oisin Murphy
NR
13
(9)
Horse silk
Fivethousandtoone11
Weight: 8-10|  Age: 3
T: A M Balding  J: S De Sousa
NR

Forecasts

Creative Force (2/1), Space Blues (11/4), Safe Voyage (5/1), Kinross (6/1), Fundamental (10/1), Duke Of Hazzard (12/1), Happy Power (16/1), Khuzaam (16/1), Real Appeal (16/1), Fivethousandtoone (25/1), Escobar (33/1), Prince Eiji (33/1), Pogo (33/1), Toro Strike (50/1)

Verdict

SPACE BLUES is a real 7f specialist who has won off a break before so he is fancied to continue Charlie Appleby's fine recent form and follow up his stylish win in this event 12 months ago. Stable-companion Creative Force appeals as the one to chase him home on the back of his excellent July Cup fifth, with Kinross and Safe Voyage both worth a second look for place purposes.

  1. SPACE BLUES (IRE)
  2. CREATIVE FORCE (IRE)
  3. KINROSS

Previous Winners

2020
Space Blues
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £102,078.002nd: £38,700.003rd: £19,368.004th: £9,648.005th: £4,842.006th: £2,430.00

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