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Richard Fahey: Great Garswood

30th July 2013, 05:54pm

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Garswood: Lennox Stakes winner

Garswood: Lennox Stakes winner

Star columnist Richard Fahey reflects on Garswood's win and looks ahead to day two of Glorious Goodwood.

It was fantastic to see Garswood get back on the winning trail in the Lennox Stakes and I was absolutely delighted for the owners, David Armstrong and Cheveley Park.

As soon as Ryan [Moore] pulled him to the outside I knew he was going to get there but he's not at all the finished article yet. He's a big boy and he's growing up all the time.

He will be in training next year and we haven't really got stuck into him 100 per cent this year as there will be more to come.

We're hand picking our way with him so far with that in mind but if we do have a Group One target for him this year, it's the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.

Earlier on, Supplicant was a bit unlucky in the Molecomb. Ryan could just never get a run and I'm afraid it was just one of those things that can happen at Goodwood.

Moving onto Wednesday and we start with High Office in the UBS Goodwood Stakes. I don't know if he'll stay two miles five furlongs, I don't think anyone can be confident over such marathon trips. If he stays he'd have a chance.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Parbold run again in the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes. He has done extremely well since Royal Ascot and looks absolutely fantastic. He's in great order at home and I'm confident the step up in trip will suit him. I'm very hopeful he's going to run a huge race.

Flycatcher is a filly we love. She ran okay on debut but has come on an awful lot for it. The Markel Insurance Maiden Stakes is a competitive race and I'd be delighted if she was placed but as I said we like her and she has a future.

I don't want to keep repeating myself but rain would help Eastern Destiny in the British Stallion Studs Turf Club E.B.F. Fillies' Handicap. We tried to nick a bit of Black Type with her at Newcastle last time when she finished fourth. We'll try again before the season is out but she's in good order, will handle the track and travels well through her races. She'd definitely have each-way claims.

Finally we run two in the closing Harwoods Racing Club Handicap. Johannes was a bit on his head throughout in the Scottish Stewards' Cup last time so we're trying him over seven furlongs here. We think he might want the trip now as he's not getting any younger but does love this track.

Alejandro was back to form at Ayr last time. That was a good performance and he'd have a good chance here with his confidence back.


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