Tuesday, Goodwood, Britain
BET365 GORDON S.-G3
, £60,000, Goodwood, 7-31, 3yo, 1 1/2mT, 2:37.02, gd.
1--@NOBLE MISSION (GB), 126, c, 3, by Galileo (Ire) 1st Dam: Kind (Ire) (MSW-Eng, GSP-Ire, $132,389), by Danehill
2nd Dam: Rainbow Lake (GB), by Rainbow Quest
3rd Dam: Rockfest, by Stage Door Johnny
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms; T-Sir Henry Cecil; J-Tom Queally; £34,026. Lifetime Record: 6-3-3-0, £102,096. *Full to Frankel (GB), Horse of the Year & Co. Ch. 2yo Colt-Eur, Co. Hwt. 2yo Colt-Eng, Ch. 3yo Colt-Eur, Hwt. 3yo Colt-Eng, MG1SW, $2,678,100; and 3/4 to Bullet Train (GB) (Sadler's Wells), GSW-Eng. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 126, c, 3, Kingmambo--Shawanda (Ire), by Sinndar (Ire). O-Godolphin; B-Darley; T-Mahmood Al Zarooni; £12,900.
, 126, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)
--Intrigued (GB), by Darshaan (GB). (550,000gns yrl '10 TATOCT). O-Bjorn Nielsen; B-Denford Stud & Balmerino Bloodstock; T-John Gosden; £6,456.
Margins: NO, 2HF, 3 1/4. Odds: 11-4, 8-1, 6-4.
Also Ran: Girolamo (Ger), Minimise Risk (GB), Farhaan, Ed De Gas (GB). Click for the Racing Post chart or the brisnet.com PPs. Video, courtesy Racing UK.
A day before his illustrious sibling Frankel (GB) arrives here, Noble Mission did his part for family honor when outgaming Encke for an initial pattern-race score. Following a narrow win the May 5 Listed Newmarket S. over 10 furlongs, the homebred, who has been a work in progress for Sir Henry Cecil, failed by only a neck to give five pounds to the subsequent Epsom Derby fourth Thought Worthy (Dynaformer) in the Listed Fairway S. back over that track and trip a fortnight later. Runner-up in the G2 King Edward VII S. at Royal Ascot last time June 22, the hooded bay was held up in last early by Tom Queally before creeping into contention out wide in the stretch. As Mickael Barzalona committed Encke, the 6-4 favorite Michelangelo had first go at that rival, but quickly backed out of matters, as Noble Mission was produced on the front end passing the quarter pole. Encke refused to buckle in the run to the line and had the narrow call at one stage, but it was the Juddmonte representative who eventually won the bobber. "I think he has matured, both physically and mentally, which is the most important factor, and he put his nose down and battled pretty hard when he needed to," the owner-breeder's Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe explained. "Henry thought he had just come on, and he looks more the finished article physically now. The plan is to go for the G2 Great Voltigeur S. [at York Aug. 22] and the G1 St Leger [at Doncaster Sept. 15] is in the back of our minds."