Tuesday 23 January 2018

Johnston opens Goodwood account as Broxbourne outstays rivals

Tom Peacock

Course specialist Mark Johnston got off the mark for the meeting when Broxbourne outstayed her rivals to win the UBS Goodwood Stakes.

Winner of the Brown Jack Stakes at Ascot on Friday, the 7-1 chance was carrying a 3lb penalty for that success but powered home under Joe Fanning.

 

Beyond Conceit and Lieutenant Miller were fighting it out two furlongs from home but Seaside Sizzler and further back Broxbourne were making headway.

 

It was Johnston's runner, giving the trainer a fourth win in the race, who stayed on best of all to beat Lieutenant Miller by half a length

 

Fanning said: "She's very game, she doesn't travel great but stays all day.

 

"They went an even gallop and once they straightened up I always felt I'd get there as she stays all the way to the line.

 

"She won very well at Ascot so fair play to her to come back so quick."

 

The trainer's wife Deirdre said: "It was completely new territory over two miles and five furlongs but when you've got a horse who tries as hard as her it makes our job easier.

 

"We had seven winners here last year so it's nice to get off the mark."

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