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SPACE BLUES: 2019 Derby Festival winner bids for Glorious Goodwood two-timer

Can Charlie Appleby’s Space Blues rules at Goodwood once again?

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Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival

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.

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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.

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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.

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William Buick (pictured) continued his fine form in the saddle when landing a hat-trick at Ascot on Saturday afternoon and he sides with Space Blues over Creative Force on Tuesday

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.

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Goodwood’s Tuesday card gets underway at 1:50pm

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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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