Former Surrey Stakes winner Space Blues heads to Goodwood for a second tilt at the Lennox Stakes as he hopes to retain his crown in Chichester on Tuesday afternoon.
Charlie Appleby’s season got even better on Saturday when Adayar won the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot but attention now turns to five days at Glorious Goodwood.
The Dubawi gelding enjoyed a thrilling 2020 campaign, despite not getting off to the best start when a well-beaten odds-on favourite at Meydan.
However, he bounced back to form at Haydock Park and Paris Longchamp, respectively, before reigning supreme at the Glorious meeting under William Buick to secure a calendar hat-trick for Godolphin.
The fun wouldn’t stop there, and further wins at Deauville, a first Group 1 at that, and Riyadh at the turn of the year confirmed a sequence of five back-to-back successes.
He disappointed at Meydan last time out but has been given plenty of time to overcome that effort and opposes stable-mate and fellow royal blue rival, Creative Force.