Very impressive win by Yalta in the Molecomb. Much the best.
He possibly could've won today f he'd had the kind of track position that The Gurkha & Galileo Gold had and not been stuck out so wide to make his run. I'm sure he will likely face them both again at some point, probably in the QE II Stakes. By the way, I agree with what you said about The Gurkha & Galileo Gold's rivalry looking a bit like Dawn Approach & Tornado's. There does seem to be very little between them based on the 2 runs we've seen from them taking each other on head to head. The kind of rivalry where if they squared off 6 different times it wouldn't surprise me to see both of them win 3 times each.
Possibly, but difficult to know for sure? Ribchester was actually my dark horse in this race. I thought he was the horse in the field that had the best chance of spoiling the party for the main players. He's definitely one of the most steadily improving horses among this group, IMO.
Last I heard Freddie Head was talking about wheeling him out soon, but I'm not sure for which race? He may drop down in grade first time out just to get a run under his belt, but I'm pretty sure the Breeders Cup Mile in November is still the main target. If I hear anything that's changed beyond that I'll definitely post it.
The Gurkha squares the ledger with Galileo Gold, reversing the St James's Palace Stakes form to win the G1 Sussex Stakes with a big run by G3 Jersey Stakes winner, Ribchester, in 3rd.
I agree. Honestly, and I'm sure you know this, The Major General nor Shogun aren't the strongest 3YO stayers that Aidan O'Brien has in the yard and he wasn't overly impressive in beating either of them. I'm not sure a trip beyond 12f will suit him that well either.
Where do you think Ulysses will go next? Great Voltigeur? St Leger?
Disagreeing with me is certainly your right mate, but that being said, I disagree with your disagree, LOL. I think War Decree absolutely hung away his chance of winning the Superlative that day.
War Decree's a really nice colt. He should've won the G2 Superlative Stakes last time out at Newmarket but hung a bit in the late stages of the race and ended up losing to Boynton by 3/4 lengths. Today at Goodwood he didn't hang and once Ryan Moore got him rolling in the stretch he swept right on by Godolphin's Thunder Snow by 1-3/4 lengths with Boynton a length further back in 3rd. With the American connections as part owner of War Decree(Andrew Rose), it won't surprise me if he's one of Aidan O"Brien's Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf horses at Santa Anita in November.
Dutch Connection gets home ahead of Home Of The Brave & Gifted Master to get a much deserved win in the G2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.
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