Plenty of winners as Glorious Goodwood lives up to name
Godolphin enjoyed an excellent Glorious Goodwood, with six victories in the royal blue silks helping Charlie Appleby and William Buick secure top trainer and jockey honours at the prestigious meeting.
New London provided one of the highlights of the week when scoring impressively in the G3 Gordon Stakes. Having won four of his five career appearances, the Dubawi colt looks set for a shot at Classic glory in the St Leger at Doncaster in September.
Secret State, another three-year-old son of Dubawi, also continued his superb season with a fourth straight victory in a 12-furlong handicap. A step up to G2 company for the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York is next on the agenda for the progressive homebred, where Bahrain Trophy third Walk Of Stars could join him.
Last year’s UAE Derby hero Rebel’s Romance continued his renaissance on turf as he edged out Kemari for a second time in the G3 Glorious Stakes.
Modern Games produced a valiant effort in the G1 Sussex Stakes, chasing home the world’s best horse Baaeed in the meeting’s showpiece. Heading back to the Breeders’ Cup is the ultimate aim for the Classic-winning colt and he could head out to North America in the interim for the Woodbine Mile or Keeneland Turf Mile.
A minor setback ruled Coroebus out of the Sussex Stakes but the 2,000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes victor looks set to be rerouted to the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville later this month.
Matareya will bid to extend her perfect season this Saturday when she goes for back-to-back G1 wins in the Test Stakes. A busy weekend at Saratoga will also see Nations Pride tackle the G1 Saratoga Derby and With The Moonlight line up in the G3 Saratoga Oaks.