Prize Money Back At Goodwood For Gordon Stakes
Prize Money returns to Goodwood, UK, for the G3 Beringice Gordon Stakes (14.35hrs local time) over a mile and a half on day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, Wednesday, July 27.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained three-year-old stayed on well to go down by half a length to Algometer at the Sussex course in the 11-furlong Listed EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes on May 20.
He was also the runner-up in the G3 Tercentenary Stakes over 10 furlongs at Royal Ascot on June 16, when finding another Godolphin runner and subsequent G1 Coral-Eclipse winner Hawkbill a length and a quarter too strong.
The Authorized colt, who finished second in a 10-furlong Newmarket handicap on his seasonal return on May 1, faded to eighth on his latest appearance in the G3 Bahrain Trophy over 13 furlongs at Newmarket's July Festival on July 7.
James Doyle has partnered Prize Money on all five of the colt's starts, including on debut in 2015 which resulted in a Newmarket mile maiden victory, and will do so again on Wednesday.
Prize Money opposes eight rivals including Platitude and Harrison, who were second and third in the Bahrain Trophy.
Saeed bin Suroor commented: "I was happy with Prize Money's first three runs this season but he disappointed on his latest start at Newmarket.
"The ground could be a concern on Wednesday but I have been happy with his work at home and I am hoping for a good run."
Godolphin is also represented on Wednesday's Goodwood card by Bouquet De Flores (Charlie Appleby/James Doyle), who lines up in the six-furlong Markel Insurance Maiden Fillies' Stakes (16.20hrs local time).
The two-year-old daughter of Street Cry shaped promisingly after breaking slowly to finish a close seventh behind Easy Victory in the six-furlong British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Maiden at Newmarket on July 7. She is drawn 10 of the 20 declared runners.
Charlie Appleby reported: "Bouquet De Flores was very green on her first start and she looks to have come on for the run mentally.
"She is a promising filly and I am confident that she will be competitive."