2023 Lennox Stakes & Goodwood Cup Recap

Tuesday saw the start of Glorious Goodwood, with two old favorites stealing the show in the Grade 1 Goodwood Cup and the 2023 Lennox Stakes.

Breeders Cup Odds

First up we saw Kinross battle bravely to win his second Lennox Stakes in three years after being narrowly denied in the 2022 Lennox Stakes.

That win was put in the shade thirty-five minutes later in the 2023 Grade 1 Goodwood Cup as jockey Tom Marquand gave a masterclass gate-to-wire ride aboard the veteran stayer Quickthorn.

The Goodwood Cup

Grade 1 – Purse $632,000 – 2 miles – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up

Everybody knew that eventual winner QUICKTHORN would use his “catch me if you can” tactics, and as the gates opened, Marquand took his mount to the front.

But nobody could have expected what was about to happen. He opened a five-length lead inside the first couple of furlongs with the pack content to let him go.

As they turned around Oak Tree Corner onto the backstretch the lead had widened to twelve lengths, and by the top of the hill he must have been twenty lengths clear, and Marquand showed great skill by quickening again as they went down the hill at the top of the stretch.

2023 Goodwood Cup Video

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At the two-furlong pole, the others started to close, but Quickthorn galloped on bravely to the wire to win by six lengths.

It was blanket for the minor slices as Emily Dickinson held well for second, with Coltrane third, and late closer Eldar Eldarov in fourth spot.

2023 Goodwood Cup Race Payouts

HorseWinPlace
1. Quickthorn$17.00$4.20
2. Emily Dickinson$1.90
3. Coltrane$1.60

WINNING TIME: 3 mins 33.65 secs

Lennox Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $227,500 – 7 furlongs – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up

Isaac Shelby had been unlucky in his previous two runs, but there was no hard luck story this time as he went down bravely in a pulsating finish.

Isaac Shelby bobbled at the gates but was soon in behind the speed set by Audience, while Dettori had found a nice spot on the rail on eventual winner KINROSS.

As they entered the top of the stretch with three furlongs to the wire, it was Audience and Isaac Shelby who led the field.

Kinross was caught in a pocket behind the leaders but Dettori was waiting for the inside cutaway, and as that appeared, he switched his mount to the inside rail to challenge.

2023 Lennox Stakes Video

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At the furlong pole, Isaac Shelby and Kinross flanked Audience either side and it was Isaac Shelby who hit the front, but Dettori urged the chalk for more, and they both settled down for the drive to the wire with neither horse giving way.

As they approached the wire, Kinross edged ahead to win by a neck, with the longshot Marbaan rallying well for third, with Holguin in the fourth spot.

2023 Lennox Stakes Race Payouts

HorseWinPlace
1. Kinross$1.90$1.18
2. Isaac Shelby$1.40
3. Marbaan$6.60

WINNING TIME: 1 mins 28.75 secs

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