Chapple-Hyam considers Hamoody options

Peter Chapple-Hyam revealed that unbeaten juvenile Hamoody is likely to next run in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes on September 29 or the Darley Dewhurst Stakes a fortnight later.

Peter Chapple-Hyam revealed that unbeaten juvenile Hamoody is likely to next run in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes on September 29 or the Darley Dewhurst Stakes a fortnight later.

Hamoody appears to have suffered no ill-effects from his hard-fought head victory over Bodes Galaxy at Glorious Goodwood judged by the way he enjoyed some routine exercise on the Newmarket gallops on Tuesday morning.

He was out with Chapple-Hyam’s second lot, cantering up Long Hill under his regular work-rider Steve DaCosta.

The Newmarket-based trainer told www.peterchapplehyam.com: “Hamoody has come out of his Goodwood race fine – he is as good as gold.

“I was very pleased that he won the Richmond but obviously the way the race unfolded wasn’t ideal.

“He was drawn six of seven, which effectively meant he had to race without cover.

“We couldn’t drop him in and get a lead – which, ideally he’d want – from that draw.

“As things stand, he will have one more race this year. He will go for either the Middle Park or the Dewhurst.

“I know there is a lot of improvement to come from him still. He is a better horse than he has shown at the track.”

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