Magic Mohaather Reigns Supreme On The Downs

News | 29th July 2020

Day Two of Glorious Goodwood showcased some of the very best thoroughbreds in training. In the end Mohaather stole the show with a hard-fought victory in the Sussex Stakes. Get all the reaction to a brilliant day's racing below!

Following a run of well supported favourites yesterday, day two kicked off with an outsider taking the spoils. Harry Bentley won well for trainer Ralph Beckett as Chamade landed the opener with an impressive performance.

That race was followed by a marathon 2-mile 5-furlong handicap that was won by in form jockey Tom Marquand on board the William Muir trained Just Hubert.

It was a race that looked to be a Silvestre De Sousa masterclass as he strung along the 15-horse field from the front. However, his mount Rochester House just faded into second spot in the final furlong, with Just Hubert continuing to find more as he powered through the line.

Then came the Group 3 Molcomb Stakes featured plenty of classy young horses. The Irish-trained Steel Bull certainly caught the eye when winning on debut 7 days ago, and his connections’ ambition was well rewarded as he followed up with a very taking performance to land the sprint.

It was a welcome winner for jockey Colin Keane, who would have been hoping the victory might act as the perfect warm-up for his ride aboard the hitherto unbeaten Siskin in the Sussex Stakes.

Then came the feature race of the day and arguably the best race of the season so far. The big race pitched the two Classic winning three-year-old’s, Kameko and Siskin, against their elder competitors for the first time. Of that group Circus Maximas and Mothaather looked on paper to be the real challengers and that proved the be the case.

Circus Maximas and Ryan Moore took the field along for much of the contest setting the early pace with Coolmore stablemate Vatican City. As they turned for home the challengers began to line up to take a crack.

Kameko and Oisin Murphy looked primed to feature but were unable to get through the wall of horses in front of them. All the while Siskin was able to get first run on Mothaather as he surged down the outside. It was however to be a famous Group victory for trainer Marcus Tregoning as Mohaather showed a blistering turn of foot to come all the way round the field and take the spoils.

Here’s all the reaction to a wonderful Sussex Stakes…