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Guineas Plans For Zebedee's Goodwood Winner

Zebedee youngster Barraquero entered the 2000 Guineas picture for 2018 when he ran out an impressive winner of the G2 Richmond Stakes overt 1200m at the Glorious Goodwood festival on August 3.

Guineas Plans For Zebedee's Goodwood Winner

Zebedee youngster Barraquero entered the 2000 Guineas picture for 2018 when he ran out an impressive winner of the G2 Richmond Stakes overt 1200m at the Glorious Goodwood festival on August 3.

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Barraquero, racing in the famous Manton colours of the late Robert Sangster, finishing third to brilliant Vintage Stakes winner Expert Eye on his Newbury debut before winning a novice event at Chepstow by six lengths.

Among his Richmond Stakes rivals were the July Stakes winner Cardsharp, the Superlative Stakes runner-up Nebo and Royal Ascot Coventry Stakes runner-up Headway.


“He’s a wonderful horse, so straightforward and he looks very good,” said trainer Brian Meehan who was winning the race for the third time.

“My past winners of the race (Easycall in 1996 and Carrizo Creek in 2003) were lovely horses but he’s for sure a Group 1 horse and will get further.

“I’d think he’d go for the Prix Morny next.”

A possible rematch with Expert Eye could also beckon in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

“Maybe we’ll go different directions for now and meet at the end but I think looking at the way he finished today he’d get a mile next year,” Meehan said.

Jockey William Buick –winning the race for the first time – was impressed with his demeanour.

“He’s got a great temperament,” he said. “He handled that ground but I think he’d be better on better ground. His temperament is the big thing.”

Out of a mare by Oasis Dream, Barraquero is the third G2 winner for Zebedee who has reached 102 individual 2YO winners from his first four crops.

Zebedee’s oldest Australian born crop are now yearlings and averaged just over $52,000 at recent weanling sales.

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R3 GB - GOODWOOD 3 August 2017
Qatar Richmond Stakes (Group 2) 2 C1, 1207m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. BARRAQUERO (IRE)
2yo Colt
B J MEEHAN
WILLIAM BUICK
57.0
$5.00
 
ZEBEDEE (GB) - CHICA WHOPA (IRE)
MANTON THOROUGHBREDS II
2nd  
9. NEBO (IRE)
2yo Colt
C HILLS
JIM CROWLEY
57.0
$4.00
 
KODIAC (GB) - KINDLING (GB)
MRS JULIE MARTIN AND DAVID R MARTIN
3rd  
1. CARDSHARP (GB)
2yo Colt
M JOHNSTON
J DOYLE
58.5
$3.00
 
LONHRO (AUS) - PURE ILLUSION (IRE)
 SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAKTOUM
4th  4. ETEFAAQ (IRE)
2yo Colt
RICHARD HANNON JR
FRANKIE DETTORI
57.0
$17.00
5th  6. GREEN POWER (GB)
2yo Colt
JACK GALLAGHER
B A CURTIS
57.0
$17.00
6th  7. HEADWAY (GB)
2yo Colt
W J HAGGAS
P COSGRAVE
57.0
$5.00
7th  3. BULLINGTON BANDIT (IRE)
2yo Colt
JANE CHAPPLE-HYAM
STEPHEN DONOHOE
57.0
$23.00


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