Goodwood Racecourse plays host to the Group 3 Weatherbys Racing Bank Supreme Stakes this weekend and welcomes a field of ten runners. Ran over seven furlongs the challenge offers £34,026 in prize money.
Sir Micheal Stoute’s stable star Dream Of Dreams latest runs, both being at Newbury, have been very impressive and the four-year-old is clearly versatile when it comes to the ground. The son of Dream Ahead is set to be ridden by Adam Kirby and connections of the four-year-old will be hopeful he can continue his improving form to a result that leads to the winners’ enclosure at Goodwood.
David Simcock-trained Raid is set to be steered by Oisin Murphy. The Irish jockey is coming off a successful week in York and will be eager to continue his good form with Simcock’s three-year-old colt. Although inexperienced, (has only run three times on the track) his last two outings he ran very well in Group-race assignments. His last outing was at Newmarket last May and although he will be rated by the bookmakers, his inexperience will be important to keep in mind.
David Simcock is double-handed in the Supreme Stakes and his other entry is eight-year-old Breton Rock. The George Kent-bred gelding is another big player and connections will be hoping for rain. The son of Bahamian Bounty ran impressively at Newbury on his last outing and prior to this finished third in a competitive Group 2 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. It will be interesting to watch his now return to the Goodwood track and he will be one to watch in the betting market.
Richard Hannon runs Anna Nerium and the filly is set to be ridden by Tom Marquand. The three-year-old has little experience running at seven furlongs but on her last run at this distance, she won. The daughter of Dubawi will also be experiencing the Goodwood track for the first time this weekend.
Charles Hills Godolphin-owned Dutch Connection will be hoping to make it a back to back win as he also won this Group 3 contest in 2017. The six-year-old has a good record at Goodwood and connections will be hopeful he can return to this previous form. The son of Dutch Art has not been at such top form recently but he may just come back fighting and if his history at Goodwood is anything to go by he certainly is one to watch. Dutch Connection is set to be partnered with James Doyle for the seven furlongs challenge.
Others to keep an eye on include, Amanda Perrett-trained Zuhi Feng who is set to be steered by Jim Crowley. The five-year-old has not been on form recently but on his last seven furlongs contest last May he finished second at Ascot to Ripp Orf.
Andrew Balding’s Dancing Star is another entry to consider and the five-year-old mare will be partnered by Martin Dwyer. The daughter of Aqlaam was unlucky not to win a Group 3 at Goodwood on her last outing and will certainly be one to watch in the betting market.