Craven Stakes winner Toormore to regain his form in the Group Two Lennox Stakes on day one of Glorious Goodwood 2014
Richard Hannon’s top two-year-old of last season has not quite delivered this year and will look to get back to the Winners Enclosure when he runs on day one of Glorious Goodwood. A good winner of the Craven Stakes, the fancied Toormore was not even placed in the Guineas before finishing again down the field in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Parallels may be drawn with his stablemate Toronado who regained his form at Glorious Goodwood last season.
In Toormore’s way will be the 2013 Lennox Stakes victor Garswood who has a clear liking for the track and distance. The 2013 Free Handicap winner looks to be short of the class of Toormore and may have to settle for a place. The other dangers include Gosden’s Gregorian and Hannon’s Professor.
Hannon also looks well placed to take the Molecomb earlier on the card (2.30) with his speedy juvenile Beacon.
On day one of the Galway Festival, the Master Of Rosewell started with one winner (Timiyan) and three seconds (Postulation, Grecian Tiger and Call Vinnie). Day two holds more good prospects for Weld with Chinese Light, Calibrate, Hidden Universe and Antique Platinum.
CROCKFORD’S DEAD CERT – TOORMORE (LENNOX 3.05)
Good winner of the Craven Stakes back in the spring and the top two-year-old last season. Toormore may have disappointed a little since in the Guineas and at Royal Ascot, but expect him to bounce back when he re-visits the Glorious meeting.
CROCKFORD’S WHISPER – BIG THUNDER E/W (3.40)
Ultra-consistent last season and certain to be sharper after his run in the Northumberland Plate last time out. This big grey is certain to be ready with his trainer targeting this valuable handicap.
Crockford’s Gambles on Day One of Glorious Goodwood and Day Two of Galway Festival:
Glorious Goodwood – Cameron Highland e/w (1.55), Beacon (2.30), Acaster Malbis (4.15), Showpiece e/w (4.50), Jillnextdoor e/w. Daylight e/w and Chooseday e/w (5.20)
Galway – Shield (5.05), Domination (5.35), Chinese Light (6.05), Calibrate (6.40), Hidden Universe (7.10), Battleoftheboyne (7.45) and Antique Platinum (8.15)
(Featured Photograph – Toormore after the Craven Stakes by Stuart Rice)