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Aljamaaheer set for Glorious Goodwood

Updated: Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 08:26 | Comments

Aljamaaheer (far right) should run at Goodwood on Tuesday
Aljamaaheer (far right) should run at Goodwood on Tuesday

Summer Mile winner Aljamaaheer is among 16 horses standing their ground at the confirmation stage for the bet365 Lennox Stakes on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.

The Roger Varian-trained four-year-old was rewarded with victory in the Group Two prize at Ascot following fine efforts when placed in both the Lockinge and the Queen Anne Stakes on his two previous starts.

Third on his two visits to this track last summer, Aljamaaheer also holds an entry in the Sussex Stakes next Wednesday.

Another Sussex possible with an entry in the Lennox is Glory Awaits. Kevin Ryan's colt was third to Dawn Approach at 150-1 in the Qipco 2000 Guineas and was fifth to the same horse in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Richard Fahey has left in 2000 Guineas seventh Garswood while Music Master, Tawhid and Professor also represent this year's Classic generation.

The latter is one of three left in by trainer Richard Hannon along with Producer and Libranno, who has finished second and fourth in the last two runnings of this race.

Boom And Bust, Caspar Netscher, Fencing, Krypton Factor, Monsieur Chevalier, Pastoral Player, Red Jazz and Rex Imperator make up the list.

Caspar Netscher is due to have his first start for Newmarket handler David Simcock after proving to be sub-fertile as a stallion.

The four-year-old was third in the Richmond Stakes at this meeting in 2011 before winning three Group Two races for trainer Alan McCabe, including the German 2000 Guineas at Cologne last season.

"Caspar Netscher is set to run at Goodwood. He has settled in well and I couldn't be happier with him," said Simcock.

"He has proven very straightforward but we haven't rushed him. He was a horse who was let down to become a stallion and the likelihood is that he will improve for the run.

"The Lennox Stakes seems a nice starting point for him. It looks like being a competitive race and I am looking forward to running him."

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