Classy Master Carpenter can carve out victory at Goodwood
Master Carpenter can gain a deserved success in the Group Two Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood today.
Rod Millman's charge, with Oisin Murphy on board for the first time, has been more than holding his own in good quality events, finishing third in the Sandown Classic Trial before going on to Group Three glory at Chantilly in June.
He was most recently sighted when finishing a fair third in the Prix Eugene Adam where the 10-furlong trip just seemed to stretch him a bit too far.
Dropping back to a mile here is a definite plus in what might not be the strongest Group Two run in Britain this term.
All eyes will be on Reckless Abandon as he returns to action after an abortive stud career in the Stobart Members Club Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket but preference has to be for Intrinsic who bids to build on his fantastic Stewards' Cup victory.
Al Kazeem should be given another chance in the 188Bet Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.
Another to return to the training ranks after a failed stud spell, Al Kazeem won three Group Ones last term but ran no worse than really expected when fourth on his return last month.
Golden Spear is the pick at Redcar in the Download The RacingUK iPad App Straight Mile Championship Stakes, while Cartmel's Burlington Stone EBF Beginners Chase can go the way of Fantasy King.
Steeler's know-how of the difficult Goodwood terrain should stand him in good stead for tomorrow's Doom Bar Supreme Stakes.
Godolphin's colt has won twice on the Downs, when trained by Mark Johnston, and warmed up for this Group Three with a good effort back at the same track in the Betfred Mile, getting to within three-quarters of a length of the winner Red Avenger.