07 August 2017
After another glorious week at Goodwood Racecourse, the initial battle was with the torrential weather that would later seriously impact the going.
In the first feature race of the Festival – the Goodwood Cup, much of the focus had been on Michael Bell’s Big Orange and their attempt to win the win for a third successive year.
John Gosden’s Stradavarius was the eventual winner at 6-1 with jockey Andrea Atzeni delighted to claim a third win of the opening day:
Wednesday’s Sussex Stakes was claimed by 20-1 outsider Here Comes When in desperate conditions. The Andrew Balding trained horse beat heavily backed favourite Ribchester to claim the feature race of day two:
There were more testing conditions on day three of the Festival but this time the favourite proved worthy of its heavy backing. Winter claimed her fourth Group 1 in fine style ahead of Blond Me and Sobetsu in the Nassau Stakes:
On the final day, Frankie Dettori steered 25-1 shot Lancelot Du Lac to victory in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup Handicap Stakes: