Junior has Goodwood date

Junior will head to Goodwood later this month as the hardy stayer strives to supplement his Royal Ascot triumph.

David Pipe’s seven-year-old ran amok in the two-and-a-half-mile Ascot Stakes, after which he was in contention to line up in the Northumberland Plate.

Connections resisted the temptation to run at Newcastle, however, and will instead look forward to an outing on the Sussex Downs.

Tim Palin, racing manager for owners Middleham Park Racing, said: “It took a little while for him to get over Ascot.

“We really ummed and ahhed about running in the Northumberland Plate as he’d been put up 8lb by the handicapper and that was his last chance to run under a 5lb penalty instead.

“We decided to give it a miss, though, and he will go for the two-mile-five-furlong Goodwood Stakes at Glorious Goodwood now.

“Long term, the target is the Cesarewitch, but if he were to win at Goodwood, he might just start handicapping himself out of these races.”

More in this Section

Tottenham sell Christian Eriksen to Inter MilanTottenham sell Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan

Debut for Doris as O’Mahony misses out in Andy Farrell's first Ireland teamDebut for Doris as O’Mahony misses out in Andy Farrell's first Ireland team

Reading apologise to Cardiff supporters over discriminatory abuse announcementReading apologise to Cardiff supporters over discriminatory abuse announcement

Controversial ex-Australia international Israel Folau signs for Rugby League sideControversial ex-Australia international Israel Folau signs for Rugby League side


Lifestyle

That may say more about how the media treats flaws and beauty than it says about Alicia Keys herself, but nevertheless, it was refreshing at the time to see someone say no to the Hollywood expectations of beauty.The Skin Nerd: Unlocking Alicia Keys’ secrets to gorgeous skin

From Audrey Hepburn wearing a strapless ballerina gown, to Angelina Jolie in a suit, the red carpet rarely disappoints.13 of the biggest fashion moments in Bafta history

You might not be able to dictate when you menstruate, but you might be able to help alleviate some of the symptoms.Can you ‘biohack’ your period?

The American actor never fails to impress with her fashion choices.Blake Lively’s 7 best red carpet moments

More From The Irish Examiner