Charlie Appleby seems to have a stranglehold on the Unibet Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, with each Area Blues and Artistic Power lining up for the Godolphin coach.
Appleby has loved a dream season, with Adayar and Hurricane Lane dominating the three-year-old center distance races, however Area Blues and Artistic Power won’t be hanging about over seven furlongs on Tuesday.
Area Blues gained the race 12 months in the past, whereas three-year-old Artistic Power had his profitable streak delivered to an finish within the July Cup however misplaced little in defeat when simply two lengths behind Starman.
“He is a previous winner of the Lennox and is a part of the furnishings at Moulton Paddocks,” Appleby stated of Area Blues, who dissatisfied when final seen within the Al Quoz Dash.
“He hasn’t been seen since operating down the sphere at Meydan. I feel now we will fairly safely say Meydan is just not his observe – particularly over the six there.
“However we have seen previously what a seven-furlong specialist he’s, together with at Goodwood.
“He seems to be incredible – and of all our runners at Goodwood, he’d be the one I would be wanting ahead to. He won’t be a Blue Level, however he is very stable.”
Of Artistic Power, the Newmarket coach informed www.godolphin.com: “We’re wanting ahead to stepping (him) again as much as seven furlongs – it is a sharp seven at Goodwood, which can go well with him.
“The bottom was a bit fast for him at Newmarket final time, however ought to be extra to his liking right here. He’s a really stable horse, who’s getting a three-year-old allowance, and he goes there in nice form.”
Secure Voyage completed fourth within the race 12 months in the past for John Quinn, and put two disappointing early-season runs behind him when profitable at Chester final time.
Quinn stated: “We had been very happy with him at Chester, and he is come out of the race nicely.
“He likes Goodwood – he ran nicely on this race final 12 months. It is a spicy race, as you’d count on, however we’re hopeful of an enormous run.
“The rain has come, and reduce within the floor is spot on for him.”
As for his two poor runs, Quinn added: “He had a tough time in America on the Breeders’ Cup – it simply did not work out. The bottom was like concrete, and it perhaps took him longer to recover from it than I first thought.
“Within the Lockinge it did not work – we acquired concerned in a frenetic early tempo, after which he truly ran higher than his ending place at Haydock with out fairly operating as much as his greatest.
“From Haydock we had been very joyful going into Chester, and it was good to see him bounce again there.”
Andrew Balding runs Completely satisfied Energy, who can be ridden by Ryan Moore, with Silvestre de Sousa selecting Fivethousandtoone.
Balding stated: “Completely satisfied Energy will love the bottom. He was a bit disappointing final time, so he is on a retrieval mission, however he is a course-and-distance winner and takes his racing nicely.
“Fivethousandtoone would not need rather more rain. If the bottom acquired very smooth it will be an issue for him.
“He was disappointing at Haydock final time. He is a horse with immense potential, however it did not pan out for him at Haydock.
“He is acquired plenty of capacity and he might go nicely.”
Final 12 months’s second and third, Duke Of Hazzard and Escobar, are additionally a part of of the 14-strong discipline.
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