Nuzooa strikes for Tregoning

Trainer Marcus Tregoning and owner Hamdan Al Maktoum have enjoyed plenty of success at Goodwood over the years and Nuzooa completed an across-the-card double for the pair when landing the feature race at the Sussex track this afternoon.

Trainer Marcus Tregoning and owner Hamdan Al Maktoum have enjoyed plenty of success at Goodwood over the years and Nuzooa completed an across-the-card double for the pair when landing the feature race at the Sussex track this afternoon.

Having struck earlier when Mayadeen took the opener at Bath, they teamed up with the 6-1 winner of the 12-furlong EBF Racing UK On Sky 432 Fillies’ Stakes.

Nuzooa stayed on in gallant style under Willie Supple to pull three and a half lengths clear of favourite Sand And Stars.

Tregoning’s assistant, Richard Gaskell, said: “She will probably go to the paddocks at the end of the season.

“To be honest, the race was muddling – they went no pace. But her form was solid and she is very game.

“She ran well in a Listed event at Newmarket and won a very good Newbury maiden on her seasonal debut. We put blinkers on her last time at Epsom and they didn’t work.”

The Rolls-Royce Dick Hern Trophy, awarded to the trainer of the most winners at Goodwood throughout the season, went to Richard Hannon, who recorded a 15-1 double to take his tally to 10.

Lord Links (3-1) and Turnstile (3-1) both clicked for jockey Ryan Moore and the former “will pay his way”, according to the Marlborough handler.

After saddling the three-year-old for a neck success in the one-mile Gordon’s Of Yiewsley Stakes, Hannon said: “He has only just started to become a racehorse again – we had him gelded three months ago and it seemed to knock him back a bit.

“He is in the sales, but he’s a horse that will always pay his way, so we might have to have a rethink.”

The double was completed by the Queen’s Turnstile, who outstayed Niobe’s Way as the pair pulled a long way clear of the remainder in the 14-furlong Autumn Extended Maiden Stakes.

“I’ve always thought a lot of him. He’s a good stayer in the making but he was a bit weak this year. I wasn’t happy with the results of his scope yesterday, but my vet told me to run him,” said Hannon. “He’ll be a nice horse next year.”

John Akehurst believes Goodwood to be his lucky track and Dr Synn (5-1) finally broke his duck at the 13th attempt when winning the six-furlong Cocked Hat Maiden Stakes under Michael Tebbutt by a head from Great Exhibition.

“The penny is slowly but surely starting to drop with him,” said Tebbutt, who echoed Akehurst’s sentiments that he was a “huge baby”.

Under an enterprising front-running ride from Richard Young, the David Elsworth-trained San Hernando (11-1) held off Madiba by a length and a half to take the two-mile Ucello II And Ubu III Trophy Stakes for jump jockeys.

“He’s a monkey,” said Elsworth. “He’s been a trying horse – I don’t know if he is just mixed up or simply ungenuine. He’ll go hurdling now.”

Cheekiest winner of the day was the Richard Quinn-ridden St Barchan (5-1), who took the 11-furlong Royal Navy Claiming Stakes by a cosy length and a quarter under restraint.

William Jarvis’s assistant, Malcolm Winter, said: “That was his race. He made this bunch look ordinary and I suppose you could think he will come on again for it.”

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