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Goodwood: Red hot Barry gets his half century

Redwood was rewarded for some valiant efforts in previous races when winning the Coutts Glorious Stakes — trainer Barry Hills’ 50th Goodwood triumph.

Hills' colt had finished a fair way behind the 5-4 favourite Duncan when they were both brushed off by Harbinger at Royal Ascot, but Redwood's latest second at Newmarket was more encouraging.

He swooped under the trainer's son Michael to steal the hot-looking Group Three from under the nose of Sri Putra.

“He was my 300th Newmarket winner and now my 50th at Glorious Goodwood,” said Hills snr.

“He has always been a good horse but had some niggling problems last year. I'll have to discuss the plan with (owner) Prince Khalid Abdullah, but there are races like the Canadian International and a race in Turkey, and they are keen to run in America.

“I'd only want him to travel once this season and I'd very much like him to stay in training next year as I think he's improving, but I don't know if that would be with me, or in America.”

Dandy Nicholls' unofficial nickname of the ‘Sprint King' was showcased as he provided the first two in the six-furlong Rolf Group Stewards' Sprint Handicap, with Joseph Henry (28-1) and Victoire De Lyphar split by just a head.

The winner was partnered by David Probert and Nicholls said: “I think it's the first time I've even spoken to David but if he's good enough to ride for Andrew Balding, he's good enough to ride for me.

“It's great for Joseph as he's so often been the bridesmaid and it's nice he's finally won one.

“I sort of inherited Victoire De Lyphar from Patrick Haslam. He's a very nice young horse and I think he could end up being one of the best I've had.”

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