13 The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 28 July 2020 *** Sport Racing Armytage’s Goodwood Cup 1-2-3 1 2 3 Stradivarius Santiago Nayef Road Big-race verdict Marlborough’s horse-by-horse guide Gorytus aiming to have better luck than ‘nobbled’ namesake 3.15 AL SHAQAB GOODWOOD CUP STKS (GP 1) Eagles By Day Spanish Mission Santiago ITV1 (1) 2m 3yo plus Winner £141,775 Recently switched to David O’Meara, and last-time-out winner of a Group Three for his new stable. Should stay two miles, holds place claims. Very consistent colt who has finished in the frame on seven of his nine starts. Has a bit to find with some of these, but can give a good account. Queen’s Vase and Irish Derby winner in receipt of a generous 15lb allowance from his elders. Far and away the biggest threat to Stradivarius. 1 EAGLES BY DAY D Tudhope 638-91 (10) 4-9-9 (6)Runs: 8 Wins: 2(F,G) Places: 3 £57,581 Trainer: D O’Meara Owner: Clipper Logistics (10)(D) 7-9-9 (2)Runs: 27 Wins: 7(F,GS,G) Places: 6 £240,655 Trainer: J Goldie Owner: Mr W M Johnstone 537-12 (40)(C,D) 4-9-9 (1)Runs: 17 Wins: 5(F,A,G) Places: 5 £357,075 Trainer: M Johnston Owner: Mr Mohamed Obaida 131-62 (23) 4-9-9 (3)Runs: 9 Wins: 3(F,A,G) Places: 4 £296,812 Trainer: D M Simcock Owner: Team Valor LLC & Gary Barber 112-31 (40)(CD3) 6-9-9 (7)Runs: 22 Wins: 15(S,F,A,G) Places: 4 £2,718,017 Trainer: J Gosden Owner: Mr B E Nielsen (38)(V,D) 8-9-9 Wins: 7(F,S,A,GS,G) Places: 8 £253,368 Owner: Hp Racing Who Dares Wins (31) 3-8-8 Wins: 3(S,GS,G) By Marcus Armytage 2 21/396 EUCHEN GLEN O Murphy A famous name from the past will be among the runners today at Goodwood. Older racegoers will recall the mysterious defeat of Gorytus, the 1-2 favourite, in the four-runner Dewhurst Stakes in 1982. The two-year-old colt, trained by Dick Hern, had been a wide-margin winner of his first two races, but finished tailed-off last behind even the 200-1 outsider as Diesis triumphed. There was speculation that Gorytus had been “got at”, and though he finished fifth in the following season’s Guineas and was beaten by only two lengths in York’s International, he never realised his early potential. Another Gorytus, this one trained by Richard Fahey and a winner first time out at York (albeit by only a head), runs in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. “I asked his owner, Mal Greenwood, how he came up with the name, because so many people have been asking me,” Fahey said yesterday. “He said the original Gorytus was the first horse he remembers as a child and was the horse that got him into racing. It is a big ask for him today, but if he’s half as good as the original, that will do for me.” 3 NAYEF ROAD A Atzeni Euchen Glen Stradivarius Verdict Should find this two-mile trip to his liking, but the form of his three runs this year leaves too much to find here. Three-time Ascot Gold Cup winner going for an unprecedented fourth Goodwood Cup. Imperious in victory at Royal Ascot last month. Stradivarius has followed up three successful trips to Royal Ascot with a win in the Goodwood Cup, and looks sure to do the same. In receipt of over a stone, expect Santiago to serve it up down Goodwood’s straight in what could prove to be a fantastic tussle. Nayef Road can uphold the Gold Cup form to a degree by faring best of the outsiders. 4 SPANISH MISSION James Doyle 5 STRADIVARIUS L Dettori 6 1447-1 WHO DARES WINS T Marquand Nayef Road (4)Runs: 27 Trainer: A King 221-11 (5)Runs: 5 Trainer: A P O’Brien (IRE) Owner: Mr M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs John Magnier Who Dares Wins Ascot Gold Cup runner-up, but a long way behind the re-opposing Stradivarius. Winner of only start at Goodwood and proven at the distance; solid place claims. Narrow winner of a thin renewal of the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot last month. This is much harder and he looks up against it, even with the first-time visor. 7 SANTIAGO R L Moore Places: 2 £450,591 2019: Stradivarius 5 9 9, Frankie Dettori 4-5 Fav (J Gosden), drawn (2), 8 ran. BETTING FORECAST: 8-15 Stradivarius, 11-4 Santiago, 12 Nayef Road, 16 Spanish Mission, 20 Eagles By Day, 33 Who Dares Wins, 66 Euchen Glen.
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