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Fifth goes forth in winning Position

By Keith Hamer

Fifth Position looked a smart prospect when getting off the mark at Nottingham, and can prove the point by registering a Listed success at Goodwood.

Roger Varian's three-year-old goes for the British Stallion Studs EBF Cocked Hat Stakes on the back of overturning odds-on shot Space Blues by a head, after a ding-dong battle at the Colwick Park track last month.

The form looked good as the first two pulled five lengths clear of the third horse, Rhythmic Intent. The subsequent impressive win by Space Blues in a hot handicap at York merely confirmed that.

Fifth Position may have received 7lb from the Godolphin-owned horse at Nottingham, but he had only made his racecourse debut 17 days earlier, when showing plenty of promise to take fourth place to the useful Fox Chairman.

The son of Dark Angel may not have any obvious lofty entries yet, but he clearly looks a horse for the future.

Green Power can benefit from the drop back to six furlongs by taking the Thomas Materials Bulk Excavations Handicap.

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