Qatar Lennox Stakes
Group 2, Goodwood 15:00
£300,000 added,
3yo plus,
7f, Class 1
  
Tuesday 31st July 2018

Royal Ascot winner  Expert Eye and G1 St James's Palace Stakes second Gustav Klimt feature among 37 entries remaining for the £300,000 G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes, staged over seven furlongs on Tuesday, July 31, day one of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Gustav Klimt
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Gustav Klimt
 
Gustav Klimt, one of seven entries for Britain and Ireland's champion Flat trainer Aidan O'Brien, stayed on well to finish a half-length behind unbeaten Without Parole over a mile at Royal Ascot on June 19.

O'Brien's entries also include G1 Cheveley Park Stakes victor Clemmie, G3 Jersey Stakes third Could It Be Love as well as G2 scorer Spirit Of Valor and G3 winner Intelligence Cross.

Expert Eye
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Expert Eye
 
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Expert Eye bounced back to form with a sparkling four and a half-length success in the G3 Jersey Stakes (7f) at the Royal Meeting on June 20. The three-year-old son of Acclamation registered a thrilling four and a half-length victory in the G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes over seven furlongs at the 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival.
 
Two previous winners of the G2 Qatar Lennox Stakes, 2016 scorer Dutch Connection (Charlie Hills) and shock 2017 victor Breton Rock (David Simcock) are also entered for this year's renewal.
 
Tip Two Win
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Tip Two Win
QIPCO 2000 Guineas runner-up  Tip Two Win finished fourth in the G1 St James's Palace Stakes and Lambourn valley handler Roger Teal is eyeing a tilt at the Qatar Goodwood Festival with the progressive three-year-old.
 
The son of Dark Angel has won two of his three starts over seven furlongs, including a convincing two-length victory in the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster in September.
 
Teal, based at Shefford Valley Stables, said: "Tip Two Win is in good form at home and has come out of his run at Royal Ascot fine.
 
"We have entered Tip Two Win in the Qatar Lennox Stakes and we might end up running in the race
 
"The Lennox is over seven furlongs and my thought process is that if we are going to take on older horses for the first time, I would prefer to do it over seven.
 
"The G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes is over a mile, but he is a late foal and I feel that it will be a different test for him to take on horses of all ages and therefore, we are keen to go back to seven furlongs.
 
"I have been very proud of his efforts this year. We were slightly disappointed with his run in the St James's Palace as we felt he could have finished closer if things had turned out differently in the race.
 
"Things didn't quite go to plan as we were caught behind horses early and he was slow away from the stalls and pulled hard.
 
"However, that's racing and it was another solid run and we're looking forward to the rest of the season.

"He is having a little quiet time at the moment after his Ascot exertions and we will start riding him again next week."
 
North Yorkshire handler Mark Johnston has an excellent record at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. He could run G2 winner Threading, who was the G1 Coronation Stakes runner-up at Royal Ascot and won the Markel Insurance Fillies' Maiden on debut by six lengths at the 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival,along with recent Listed scorers Lake Volta and Cardsharp.
 
Recent Wokingham Heritage Handicap winner Bacchus (Brian Meehan) and G1 Commonwealth Cup ninth Invincible Army (James Tate) are other entries.
 
The Andrew Balding-trained  Here Comes When, a narrow winner of the G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at the 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival, is also entered. He could be joined by stable companions Absolutely So and Donjuan Triumphant.
 
The Henry Candy-trained Limato has won three of his five starts over seven furlongs, but was only fourth when the 3/1 favourite for the 2017 Qatar Lennox Stakes. The six-year-old son of Tagula has finished down the field the G1 Lockinge Stakes and the G1 Queen Anne Stakes, both over a mile, so far this year.
 
Progressive three-year-olds Fighting Irish (Harry Dunlop) and Emaraaty (John Gosden) and  Emmaus (Roger Varian) are other possible starters.

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Qatar Lennox Stakes, Group 2
£300,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 1
37 remaining entries
Six-day confirmations and £15,000 supplementary stage July 25, final declarations 10am July 29.

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
ABSOLUTELY SO (IRE)
8
The George Smith Family Partnership
Andrew Balding  
ARABIAN HOPE (USA)
4
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor  
BACCHUS
4
G P M Morland, D J Erwin, John G S Woodman
Brian Meehan  
BRETON ROCK (IRE)
8
John Cook
David Simcock  
CARDSHARP
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston  
CLEMMIE (IRE)
3
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier
Aidan O'Brien IRE
COULD IT BE LOVE (USA)
3
Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Aidan O'Brien IRE
D'BAI (IRE)
4
Godolphin
Charlie Appleby  
DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (IRE)
5
King Power Racing Co Ltd
Andrew Balding  
DUTCH CONNECTION
6
Godolphin
Charles Hills  
EMARAATY
3
Hamdan Al Maktoum
John Gosden  
EMMAUS (IRE)
4
China Horse Club International Limited
Roger Varian  
EXPERT EYE
3
Khalid Abdullah
Sir Michael Stoute  
FIGHTING IRISH (IRE)
3
Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don
Harry Dunlop  
FLEET REVIEW (USA)
3
Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Aidan O'Brien IRE
GUSTAV KLIMT (IRE)
3
Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Aidan O'Brien IRE
HEADWAY
3
The Royal Ascot Racing Club
William Haggas  
HENCE (IRE)
3
Sue Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Markus Jooste
Aidan O'Brien IRE
HERE COMES WHEN (IRE)
8
Fitri Hay
Andrew Balding  
INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA)
4
Sue Magnier,Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
Aidan O'Brien IRE
INVINCIBLE ARMY (IRE)
3
Saeed Manana
James Tate  
LAKE VOLTA (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston  
LARCHMONT LAD (IRE)
4
Cheveley Park Stud
David O'Meara  
LIMATO (IRE)
6
Paul Jacobs
Henry Candy  
OH THIS IS US (IRE)
5
Team Wallop
Richard Hannon  
SIR DANCEALOT (IRE)
4
C Benham/D Whitford/L Quinn/K Quinn
David Elsworth  
SO BELOVED
8
Thoroughbred British Racing
David O'Meara  
SOCIETY POWER (IRE)
3
Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
William Haggas  
SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA)
4
Smith/Magnier/Tabor/Stonestreet Stables
Aidan O'Brien IRE
SUEDOIS (FR)
7
George Turner & Clipper Logistics
David O'Meara  
TABARRAK (IRE)
5
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Richard Hannon  
THREADING (IRE)
3
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Mark Johnston  
TIP TWO WIN
3
Anne Cowley
Roger Teal  
TOP SCORE
4
Godolphin
Saeed bin Suroor  
UNFORGETABLE FILLY
4
Dr Ali Ridha
Hugo Palmer  
YAFTA
3
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Richard Hannon  
ZHUI FENG (IRE)
5
John Connolly & Odile Griffith
Amanda Perrett