Goodwood Racehorse Owners' Group
First & foremost I apologise for this late update due to LingfieldPark's meeting on Saturday being 'sold out' in advance; as a result it has taken some while to agree entry arrangements. Thank you for your patience.
Goodwood Sonnet has been declared to run in the Barrier Trials Here 15th August EBF Novice Stakes at LingfieldPark on Saturday, 11th August over one mile. The race has attracted a field of 9 runners with our colt drawn from stall 3 under Luke Morris. The race is due off at 6:15pm.
Members wishing to join the paddock party at Lingfield on Saturday evening should call this line between 9am and 9.30am tomorrow morning (Friday) when the first 10 callers will be invited to join the paddock party. Because the event is sold out, ALL Members wishing to attend the races tomorrow need to call me in advance. I will need a list of the names of everyone to pass to Lingfield and have only a LIMITED NUMBER of badges available. I will receive calls to 01798 865150 from 9am through to 10:30am tomorrow (FRIDAY only). Thank you.
Please may I suggest that we meet up in the conservatory at 5:15pm to talk through the race. After the race we will give a debrief from wherever he is unsaddled, so please make your way to that area. A full report will also be given via this line on Sunday. William feels our colt has progressed from his debut so good luck everyone!
This line will be updated again on Sunday, 12th August with a report on Goodwood Sonnet's performance. Until then, I look forward to seeing Members at Lingfield.
Goodwood Showman is working nicely and will be entered in a 0-65 handicap at Salisbury over one mile on 16th August (3:40pm) and a 0-75 handicap on the all-weather at Kempton over one mile on the previous day (15th August) at 7:30pm. William will enter for both and take a view pending the weather.
Goodwood Sonnet will NOT run at Sandown on Thursday evening. The race looks competitive and possibly will result in small field which is not ideal for an inexperienced juvenile. He is more likely to contest the Barrier Trials Here 15th August EBF Novice Stakes at LingfieldPark on Saturday, 11th August over one mile and due off at 6:15pm. His participation is likely to be dependent upon there being some rain before the weekend, which according to the forecast is possible.
This line will be updated again on Thursday, 9th August with confirmation of Goodwood Sonnet's declaration. Until then, I'm much looking forward to getting these two horses going again.
This earlier than scheduled update is to bring Members the good news that both of our horses have prospective entries.
Goodwood Showman has been pleasing William Knight and will be entered in a 0-65 handicap at Salisbury over one mile on 16th August.
Goodwood Sonnet is fit and well and holds an earlier than scheduled entry at Sandown this coming Thursday in the Slug and Lettuce 2-4-1 Tanqueray Thursdays EBF Maiden Stakes. There are 16 quality entries in the one mile contest scheduled for 6:35pm. If William decides against declaring our colt for this race, it is likely that he will revert to the Lingfield contest on Saturday evening.
I hope you enjoyed a truly glorious Goodwood week and found a winner or two.
This line will be updated again on Tuesday, 7th August with news on both horses.
Goodwood Showman completed an easy piece of faster work on the long sand gallop on Saturday morning. William hopes it is not wishful thinking, but really believes that our horse worked nicely and finished his work with increased ease. He will work again next weekend and we can then think of an entry for him.
Goodwood Sonnet is fit and well and is likely to return to the racecourse at Lingfield on Saturday, 11th August where there is a seven and a half furlong Novice on the turf. This should suit him ideally as a next stepping stone. We will confirm this entry next Monday.
We very much hope you are looking forward to the Qatar Goodwood Festival this week and hope you will find plenty of winners! Members will wish to note that they have use of Sussex Box Number 9 in the Sussex Stand on the first day of the meeting tomorrow. Thereafter the allocation is: Wednesday (no availability); Thursday ~ Sussex Box 10; Friday ~ Sussex Box 10. We hope you will enjoy the use of these viewing boxes.
Reservations for the Summer Reception have now closed and attendees should have received an e-mail from me confirming the arrangements. We look forward to seeing you from 12 Noon on Saturday.
This line will be updated again on Monday, 6th July with news on both horses.