Richard Fahey has always highly regarded his European Free Handicap winner, Garswood, and he justified the odds to beat Caspar Netscher, who was running at 10 to 1. Boom and Bust, running at odds of 20 to 1, had been the leader for much for the race but finished in third place.
It was not an easy race for Garswood, who made a lot of ground on the outside. However, the eventual winner always looked like he would make it by Caspar Netscher, who ran nothing less than a fine race.
Jockey Ryan Moore said “He was just running around a bit, he’s still a bit immature but once he levelled off he found a good rhythm. I feel he’s learning and may improve a bit more”. He went on to say that the ground was not a problem at all. It was slightly soft, but that was not a problem for Garswood, and actually helped him gain an advantage over the other runners.
Fahey added that he looked like he was going to win as soon as he started his sprint on the outside and that his early work was sensational. He is planning to take on the Foret on Arc day which is coming up.
Harris Tweed Back to Form in the Goodwood Bet365 Summer Stakes
William Haggas’ horse has not been in the lead since April 2012 when he made the best of his 105 handicap mark with his all the way victory under jockey George Baker
In his standard front-running role, Harris Tweed faced a challenge early on from Sit Graham Wade, who was ignited by the application of blinkers. The six year old, however, saw of his rival with a stop start gallop then began to gain a lead in the final two furlongs. Camborne, who was initially at the rear, caught up significantly and ended up finishing in second place under jockey William Buick with Suraj in third.
Buick Seeks Latern Rematch
Elusive Kate raced to victory in France last week in the Prix Rothschild for the second time in an impressive finish, a performance Buick felt demonstrated her talent.
Following the Falmouth race, there were plenty who thought Sky Lantern was unlucky to lost, but Buick is keen for a rematch as he is convinced Elusive Kate is getting better all the time. Buick commented on Channel 4 after the race “I wasn’t surprised by how she won. I’ve always believed in her and I think she is still improving with age.”
“I supposed there were question marks after the Falmouth as she got no credit whatsoever, so it was nice for her to go and do it.”
He said he was like to see her take on Sky Lantern again and that it would be good to have a proper race to determine who’s the best, instead of people talking about what might’ve happened.