28 photos, video and report as Goodwood's superb bank holiday weekend of racing closes
The weekend of action began on Friday night, when the Chichester Observer Fillies’ Handicap was won by the 10// favourite Queen Emma, ridden by Adam Farragher for William Haggas. Callum Shepherd rode a double – winning on two 7/2 winners, Zain Nights and Liberalist, in two William Hill-sponsored contests. Other Friday winners were Alcazan, Heartfullofstars and Dream By Day.
The six-race card was followed by a wonderful fireworks display while cicrus entertainers and musicians entertained crowds between races. It was the start of a weekend festival that has become one of the highlights of the Goodwood racing calendar, and Saturday’s top-class racecard lived up to expectations.
Angel Bleu (9/2), ridden by Hector Crouch for trainer Ralph Beckett, who was top trainer at Glorious week, won the William Hill Celebration Mile with a superbly timed late run to beat Knight and thirdplaced Charyn. The William Hill Prestige Stakes went to the 5/2 favourite Darnation under Sam James for trainer Karl Burke.
Saturday’s racing opened with the British EBF 40th Anniversary Fillies' Restricted Novice Stakes being won by Adaay In Devon (9/2). Other Saturday winners were Rhoscolyn, Sweet Reward, Lihou and Zealandia.
Sunday’s racing included the William Hill Selling Stakes. which went to Tom Marquand and trainer Haggas with Ramensky (11/2), who was put up for sale at an auction in the winners’ enclosure afterwards.
Other Sunday winners were Remaadd, Many A Star, Sea King, Cherry and The Gatekeeper.
See Clive Bennett’s pictures from the three days on this page and the ones linked – and see coverage in the Chichester Observer, out on Thursday (Aug 31).
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