Unibet Vintage Stakes (Group 2) 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040 5th £4,035 6th £2,025
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 32.85s
  • Off time: 14:25:10
Full result
Result 14:25 Goodwood
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Angel Bleu 10/3
2nd 1 Berkshire Shadow ¾ 13/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (5) 11
Red, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Berkshire Shadow 42
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 107
2 130 9-4 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 107
3 (6) 31102
Mauve, gold chevron hoop, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple star Angel Bleu (FR) 3
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 31102
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 95
2 127 9-1 R M Beckett L Dettori 95
4 (2) 16
Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Austrian Theory (IRE) 17
  • T:C & M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 16
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
2 127 9-1 C & M Johnston J Fanning 89
5 (1) 225
White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Eldrickjones (IRE) 19
  • T:R Fell
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 225
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 104
2 127 9-1 R Fell D Tudhope 104
6 (7) 24102
VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap Secret Strength (IRE) 31
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:Rossa Ryan
  • Form: 24102
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
2 127 9-1 R Hannon Rossa Ryan 89
7 (4) 4198
Dark Blue The Acropolis (IRE) 31
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 4198
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 94
2 127 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 94

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 (3) 1311
Lusail (IRE) 19
  • Distance Winner
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 1311
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 108
2 94 R Hannon P J Dobbs 108

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020 7 Battleground (USA)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
2 9-1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 13/8

In depth

Verdict

The Hannon stable won this four times in a row between 2010 and 2013 and July Stakes winner Lusail has been successful in three of his four outings to date, though his only defeat came over Pontefract’s stiff 6f on soft going. On a line through Eldrickjones, Coventry Stakes winner Berkshire Shadow may need to improve and he is held up in his races so may not be suited by this sharp track. THE ACROPOLIS has five lengths to find with the latter on Royal Ascot form but Aidan O’Brien has a good recent record in this contest and the son of Churchill should get much closer today on the changed going and with a pull in the weights.

Formwatch

Lusail (IRE)15-2 (9-0) Prominent, led 2f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, ridden and rallied to lead close home, won at Newmarket 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul beating Asymmetric (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.

Angel Bleu (FR)4-1 (9-3) Pulled hard and prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind New Science (9-3) at Ascot 7f lst stks (1) gf in Jul.

Berkshire Shadow11-1 (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ascot 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jun beating Eldrickjones (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.

Austrian Theory (IRE)14-1 (9-1) Raced centre, tracked leader, pushed along when groups merged 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Native Trail (9-1) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.

The Acropolis (IRE)12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Go Bears Go (9-5) at Curragh 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.

Eldrickjones (IRE)9-2jfav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lusail (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.

Secret Strength (IRE)7-2 (9-8) Prominent, effort 2f out, led final 150 yds, caught on line, 2nd of 8, shd behind Catch Cunningham (9-2) at Newcastle 5f stks (3) pol in Jun.