Watchable all set for Goodwood
3rd August 2018
Saturday promises to be an exciting day for Watchable’s owners as their battle-hardened campaigner travels down to Suffolk to take his place in the valuable Unibet Stewards’ Cup Handicap.
Watchable has only been racing in the blue and beige silks of Hambleton Racing since the turn of the year and he has certainly given his owners some serious fun already this season.
A winner at Doncaster on his seasonal debut, Watchable went on to race for his owners at Epsom on Derby Day before recording further placed efforts.
The eight-year-old son of Pivotal returned to winning ways at Pontefract last time out and is proving a fine advert for David’s renowned talent of getting these older horses into top form, and then performing at a consistent high level.
Indeed, David’s horses have been in cracking form in recent weeks and those that have made the journey to Goodwood this week have ran with plenty of credit.
Suedois, winner of the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes last season, was unlucky to be caught close home, going down by a short head in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes, while Lord Glitters, another stalwart of the yard, was placed in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes and looks sure to land a big prize this season. Like Watchable, both horses are fine adverts for David’s skills of improving horses considerably from elsewhere.
For our owners, Saturday represents the chance to be in amongst racing’s elite on the one of the biggest stages. You would struggle to find a more beautiful setting for a racecourse than the Sussex Downs track - the title of Glorious Goodwood is well deserved!
Owned by the Duke of Richmond, this stunning venue is steeped in history and will no doubt provide owners with a day to remember.
Watchable has had a great year so far and his connections will be hoping that he can continue his rich vein of form in 2018.
In a race of this nature, you need a lot to drop right for you to be in with a shout and we’re hoping Watchable can continue his great work as he bids to take a share of the mammoth prize fund on offer.
Win, lose or draw we are certain it will prove to be a memorable day for all!