Four Horses To Take Out Of Glorious Goodwood

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing


The first horse we are pointing out as one to follow for the rest of this season off the back of her run at Glorious Goodwood is the French raider Samahram for trainer Francis-Henri Graffard.

Seen three times before heading over to the UK for the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes, she has been seen winning two of her three events in good fashion and looking like a very smart prospect.

Frankie Dettori took the ride on Wednesday for owners Al Shaqab and having hit trouble, she came from the rear to fly home into third.

It was strange to see her drop in trip to 7f for the race and going forward she will likely be seen over a mile to 1m2f.

She looks a very progressive type that needs a trip to get the best out of her and she is clearly a group winner in waiting in her native France.

The Platinum Queen

One of the most impressive winners of the week also came on the Wednesday in the Fillies' Conditions Stakes over 5f, with The Platinum Queen for a Richard Fahey looking an extremely classy juvenile sprinter to go to war with.

Seen three times before Goodwood, she had won two events in good fashion, with her latest run before last week being very impressive.

Although looking hard to beat on Wednesday, she showed a superb attitude and then when asked to go for home showed a superb turn of foot, only seen in group sprinters.

She has a huge future ahead of her and with Fahey known for developing sprinting fillies, she is certainly one to watch next year in the big sprint events.

Al Karrar

Thursday's action from Goodwood saw some great performances, and one that took the eye came from the Tom Clover trained Al Karrar in the Group Two Richmond Stakes.

A winner at Windsor on his sole start before the festival last week when bolting up over six furlongs, the son of Dark Angel stepped up to Group Two company for the first time and was not disgraced at all.

Finding a bit of trouble when looking for room, the bird had already flown when it came to the winner but the way he stayed on into second was very taking and he is one to keep on side going forward in these sprint events.

He might not get the recognition he deserves coming from a smaller stable, which could leave him a nice prize some big races next season.

Super Superjack

The final horse of the afternoon we are going to put up as one to follow is the Milton Harris trained Super Superjack who was smashed off the boards in the betting from 8/1 into 7/2 before the 2m4f Coral Goodwood Handicap and he was an unlucky loser back in second.

This season the five year old had been seen three times before Friday, winning over two miles at Goodwood off a mark of 70 in April, he then went to Ascot over the same trip and made it back to back successes off 4lb higher.

Looking for a hat-trick at York when next seen he was a bold second behind the progressive Evaluation off 79 and then next time off the same mark as his run last week he was a very close third at Salisbury.

The gamble said everything we needed to know and if not hit too hard by the handicapper, he can still go close in marathon events on the flat this season, with the Cesarewitch an obvious one.