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Classy Kachy secures Goodwood win
29 Jul 2015 20:08
Kachy looks the real deal for Tom Dascombe after winning the Fairmont Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
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There was a confident air coming from connections pre-race, but with Richard Hannon's King Of Rooks and even money favourite he looked to be up against it.
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Despite missing the break, Richard Kingscote found a gap up the rail on the 4-1 chance and he beat the market leader by three-quarters of a length.
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Dascombe said: "Nothing seemed to go perfectly to plan, but anyway, he's won and it's great.
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"He's a very straightforward horse. We ran him at Chester first time out because we thought he was a superstar and he's going the right way.
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"He's crying out for six furlongs really. Today was the plan and we'll have a think about what's next. He has options in France.
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"He's not just a two-year-old. He's going to improve."
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Highland Reel (7-4 favourite) won the Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes for Aidan O'Brien, but a St Leger bid seems unlikely.
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Second in the French Derby, he wore down Scottish to win by a length and a half under Joseph O'Brien.
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"He ran in the French Derby and Joseph thought he would stay, then he disappointed in the Irish Derby so we were a little bit worried, we didn't really know what to expect," said O'Brien.
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"I thought looking at him there that maybe he was running a little bit on empty at the end, but Joseph felt that he wasn't stopping, so obviously what you are looking at and what he felt may be two different things.
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"I suppose we'll have to leave it (Leger) open, the lads will talk and decide what they want to do, but he looks like he's definitely getting a mile and a half so you'd have to be very happy with him.
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Willy Twiston-Davies rode his rivals to sleep as Sands Of Fortune made all the running to land the Victoria Racing Club Goodwood Stakes.
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Trained by his father, Nigel, the 16-1 chance was beaten at Catterick last time out but the six-year-old never looked in any danger of being caught on this occasion.
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"Dad's horses are always very fit and Sparky (Richard Bevis, head lad) has put so much work into this horse. All the credit goes to him.
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"I wanted to drop in sixth or seventh, that was the plan, but he jumped out and gallops all day. I managed to get a couple of breathers into him and I knew he'd stay well. I knew they'd have to be fit and hardy to get to me."
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Roger Varian saddled his first winner at Glorious Goodwood when Tazzfin (7-2 favourite) gamely held off Nancy From Nairobi in the EBF Stallions Veuve Clicquot Fillies' Stakes to give James Doyle another success.
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"We were disappointed when she got beaten at York as we thought she was on a nice mark but then the winner (Covert Love) went and won the Irish Oaks!" said Varian.
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"I'd like to think she'd be a black type filly of the future."
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Marcus Tregoning is also thinking along those lines for Alamode (7-1) after she got the better of the Richard Hughes-ridden Winter Rose in the Markel Insurance Maiden Fillies' Stakes to give Martin Dwyer a nice winner.
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"She's very well bred so black type will be the aim at some point. Maybe something like the Rockfel might suit, she'll get seven furlongs no problem,"
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Pastoral Player (14-1) won for the first time since 2012 when claiming the Nat West Stakes for Hughie Morrison and Charlie Bennett.
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"We've had to be patient and he can be a bit of a monkey," said Morrison.
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