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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY 1 REPORT | Trueshan claims the Goodwood Cup

Alan King’s stayer battled with the heavy ground to claim Group 1 success on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood



Trueshan Goodwood
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Trueshan benefitted from the late withdrawal of Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup, as the gelding cruised clear of his rivals in the two-mile Group 1 contest in West Sussex.

After the news broke of John & Thady Gosden choosing to declare their superstar stayer as a non-runner due to the ground, Trueshan became the odds-on favourite for the contest.

watch: Trueshan wins the Goodwood cup [credit: racing tv]

The five-year-old justified his market price with a comfortable victory on a testing surface in Chichester.

Partnered up with Hollie Doyle, the gelding was second coming into the home straight and he was given the challenge of catching the front-running Nayef Road.

He swallowed up his opponent and began his charge for home, with several of his rivals in pursuit.

The gelding showed his stamina in the final furlong, pulling away in style to win by three and three-quarter lengths.

Away He Goes ran a cracker to finish second at odds of 33/1 for Ismail Mohammed, while Sir Ron Priestley claimed third for Mark Johnston.

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Ralph Beckett claimed a double on the card at Goodwood

Ralph Beckett had a memorable afternoon in West Sussex as the Andover trainer claimed a quickfire double, starting in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes.

Angel Bleu got the better of the unbeaten Berkshire Shadow in the 7f contest, keeping on well in the final furlong to land victory by three-quarters of a length.

Kinross completed the double only 35 minutes later, as he defeated some useful rivals in the Group 3 Lennox Stakes.

The gelding pushed in front of Happy Power in the final strides and managed to fend off the late challenges of Creative Force and Space Blues to claim success by a neck in the 7f contest.

Migration showed a rapid turn of foot to land the Chesterfield Cup Handicap for David Menuisier, while Roger Teal’s Sisters In The Sky gave Hollie Doyle a double in the 6f Stakes.

Anghaam claimed the 1m Fillies’ Handicap for Richard Hannon and Hugo Palmer‘s Lovely Breeze landed success in the 6f Handicap.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.